The February meeting of the gardening club had Danny Dunne as guest speaker. He gave a very stimulating presentation on various aspects of the development and trials and tribulations of his own garden. The AGM was held afterwards. Outgoing secretary, Bill Boyhan gave a very detailed report of all that happened last year. He thanked all the speakers and owners of the different gardens visited. In particular the club had a very successful flower arranging in December in Tullynally Castle. The club are very grateful to Mr. and Mrs. Pakenham for the use of the hall and to all who helped in any way to make it such and enjoyable evening. Officers elected for the coming year are Chairperson - Frank Higgins, Secretary Carol Hayden, Treasurer Ena Courtney-Earley. Shirley Lamont and Bill Boyhan, who were outgoing officers, were thanked for the huge amount of work they did for the club and both agreed to stay on the committee. The next club meeting will take place on Thursday, March 27th, at 8pm in the Parish Community Centre, Church Street. Aine O’Meara from O’Meara’s Garden Pavilion, Mullingar, will give a talk on companion plants and some recently introduced plants. The competition on the night will be for the five daffodils. All are welcome.
Next Sunday, March 30th, sees Castlepollard Honda 50 Club hosting their eagerly awaited Annual Honda 50 Charity Bike Run in aid of a local charity. The event will start at 11.00am sharp, with registration in Ringtown GAA Centre, Whitehall, Castlepollard, prior to departure. Refreshments, raffle and prizegiving will take place in Ringtown Centre following the event. For further information contact 087-9329830 or 086-2661794.
We extend heartiest congratulations and very best wishes to Miss Sinead Lynch, representing Ringtown GAA, on being crowned winner of the inaugural North Westmeath Rose Competition, which took place in Hotel Castlepollard on Saturday night, March 15th. Sinead’s first official duty was to act as Grand Marshal at the North Westmeath St. Patrick’s Day Parade in Castlepollard on March 17th, accompanied by her escort Gordon Maxwell.