NO WINNER OF THE LOTTO FOR €6800: The last draw was October 15th and the numbers were 13, 15, 24 and 26 there was no winner and the drawn ticket winners were Thomas Tighe, Colette Doyle & Ann Casey. Next draw is the 29th of October in Connaughton’s. Thank you to all who buy a ticket, you are helping to support local projects and the next big project is to develop the rest of the RCD field into a community park. 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!!!!!
NEW FACE BOOK PAGE: RATHOWEN COMMUNITY DIARY - The RCD has organised a Face Book page called Rathowen Community Diary and it is simply all about the community and businesses we have in the area. We are asking everyone who is on Face Book to “like” the page and pass it on to your friends and family at home and abroad. Committee member Lisa Fulham has put in a huge amount of work in setting up the page and taking photos of the area and letting everyone know about events in the local community, so tell everyone and ask them to drop a line and let us know what they think.
CONGRATULATIONS: We would like to wish the very best to Ada Farrar Winetown, Rathowen who last Saturday became the new Mrs. Ken Cunningham!!! Ada and married last Saturday in All Saints Church, Mullingar with reception in Hodson Bay Hotel, Athlone. Ada is the only daughter of Johnny and Ethel Farrar and she has 3 brothers Cyril, John and James. We truly wish Ada and Ken they very best of what life can bring in the future!! Congratulations to Pauline Smith and Declan O’Reilly who also were married last Saturday by Fr. Mark English in St Mary’s Church. Pauline is the only daughter to Mary and Peter Smith, formally Cauren, but now living in Ballycorkey, Ballinacargy. We wish Pauline and her new husband Declan the very best in the future.
TABLE QUIZ: Rathowen Gun and Wildlife Club are holding a table quiz on Thursday the 1st November at 9.30pm, in Connaughton’s Pub. All support would be greatly appreciated on the night.
FREAKY FRIDAY: The festival committee are hosting “A Freaky Friday” in the hall for all the children on the 26th of October from 6.30 to 9.30pm. Fancy dress, Rathowen got talent and Rathowen got Art along with a disco are planned for the evening. All children from the national schools are welcome and those who put in the art for the festival will have their art on display and anyone who wants to put in their drawings can still do so by Monday the 21st to the Post Office.
RATHOWEN UNITED: Rathowen United played against a very strong Ballymahon B team which they played in Ballymahon. Rathowen drew with Ballymahon one all with Rathowen’s goal scored by Andrew Whitney. Great support turned out for Rathowen and they need more for the next game that is on this Saturday, all to be confirmed, so please keep an eye on their face book page for details. So come along and cheer on the lads!!!!
RATHOWEN R.A.D.S: The countdown has started, only weeks now before we have the launch night for the 2nd year running for the RADS. This year they are doing another Play by local Play write Jimmy Keary, a play called “I’m the one for you”. This is a 3 act play and we have new actors and a new director this year. It has a cast of 9 with many hands helping behind the scenes. The excitement is electric waiting for opening night; keep an eye on the notes and Face Book (Rathowen Community Diary) for more info on dates.
RATHOWEN’S NATIONAL SCHOOL: Rathowen N.S. played Coole N.S. last week. They were defeated by Coole. Walk cards have been distributed to families, the walk takes place on Friday, 26th October followed by the annual school Mass. There will be a fancy dress party for the children in the afternoon. We are asking all parents/guardians to return their walk cards by Thursday, 25th October. The school closes on Friday, 26th October for the Halloween break and reopens on Monday, 5th November at 9.10 am.
THE GATHERING: I am sure everyone has heard about the gathering by now!!! Well the RCD are asking if anyone in the community would like to take up mantel and organize an event for the Gathering in the Rathowen area????? If so please contact a committee member or leave a message on the Rathowen Community Diary Face Book page.
GRANARD COUNTRY MARKET: Spooky Saturday Market Lus na Gréine Sat 27th Oct. 11am-1pm. Colouring competition, face painting,pumpkin carving demonstration. Colouring sheets available from Postoffic, Library and Lus na Gréine. Entries to be received at Lus na Gréine before 11.30am on morning of competition. Don’t forget Granard Country market hours Fri 8.30-11am Market House. 11am-1pm Lus na Gréine frc Barrack St
NOTES: Any one who would like to put in notes please contact Vincent Maguire on 087 2603364 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org Notes need to be in by Sunday morning at the latest to make it in time with the papers.