Rathowen

FINDING FAMILY TREE: Can anyone help with an enquiry from a gentleman searching for his family tree? Tom is trying to find information on a Miss Bridget O’ Donnell [dressmaker] and Bernard O’Donnell [butcher] who lived in Rathowen in the early 1900s. Anybody know anything can contact me or Tom’s details are below. My contact number is 087 2761151 and email thomas.anthony@live.ie

FINDING FAMILY TREE: Can anyone help with an enquiry from a gentleman searching for his family tree? Tom is trying to find information on a Miss Bridget O’ Donnell [dressmaker] and Bernard O’Donnell [butcher] who lived in Rathowen in the early 1900s. Anybody know anything can contact me or Tom’s details are below. My contact number is 087 2761151 and email thomas.anthony@live.ie

THE GATHERING: Anyone interested in the Gathering or organising a gathering event in Rathowen please attend a meeting being held in the Community Centre on Monday 15th at 7.30pm.

FACEBOOK PAGE: Just a quick reminder to all about our face book page called Rathowen Community Diary, if you look it up on Face Book and make friends you will be kept up to date with all that is going on in the village.

LOTTO JACKPOT NOW AT €9,200: Tickets can be brought in Rathowen Post Office, Connaughton’s Pub, along with several people selling. If you would like to sell a book please contact Peter or Liz on 6676189. It’s worth buying a ticket and remember if you’re not in you can’t win!!!!!

COMMUNITY TEXT ALERTS: The newly formed Community Alert committee have been hard at work setting up the text alert programme, so if you would like to join and receive Garda Text Alerts, please collect a application form from Rathowen Post Office and drop it back to Angela or Lorraine in the Post Office along with €20 (cover cost of insurance, affiliation to Muire na Tire and texts) for the year. Text alerts will be up and running for the Rathowen Community by April 22nd. Any queries please contact a committee member!!!

SYMPATHY: We extend our sincere sympathy to the family of Noel McGlynn Russagh who died last week. To his wife Vera and daughters and brothers and sisters and extended family we send on our prayers. May Noel rest in peace.

LEGAN VINTAGE CLUB: Legan vintage club are holding a raffle in aid of the DPOL 1st prise is a Massey Ferguson 20 TVO. Tickets cost €5 per ticket or a book of five tickets for €20 tickets can be got from any club member. Draw will take place in the village house Rathowen on 5th of October 2013

LEGAN CRECHE OPEN DAY: Naoi Rath Re are delighted to invite you to our open day on Saturday 13th April from 12 to 2pm. Enroling for September 2013. Free Pre school year and other places available for babies, toddlers, pre/after school. Offering a reduced rate for After/school kids of €4 per evening (including meal). Come join us on the day along with Legan National School Principle and Parents Committee. For more info contact Lisa on 044-9357080.

COMMUNITY GAMES: “Locals in the area are looking to set up rathowen community games. We are hoping to get as many people involved as possible so we can get it up and running ASAP. Anyone interested in helping to set up please contact vicky Harris 0857784849 or Donna McDonald 0894882728. We need people with fundraising ideas and locals with a keen interest to form a strong committee”

NOTES: Anyone with notes please e-mail them into Lorraine on lorraine.tormey@gmail.com for Sunday before 5pm any notes later than 5pm will not be guaranteed to be in the papers.