Rathowen

Rathowen Community Development AGM: On Thursday 16th of May the AGM for Rathowen Community Development will be held, all directors will be in attendance and the community are very welcome to come and get a full report on the years finance and on the work done by the directors. 
New members are very welcome. Meeting is set for 8.30pm.

Rathowen Community Development AGM: On Thursday 16th of May the AGM for Rathowen Community Development will be held, all directors will be in attendance and the community are very welcome to come and get a full report on the years finance and on the work done by the directors. 
New members are very welcome. Meeting is set for 8.30pm.

ST MARY’S NATIONAL SCHOOL: Congratulations to Claire Cullen who represented St. Marys N.S. in the Easons Spelling Bee in St. Manchan’s N.S in Moate on 30th April. Claire won 4 out of her 7 rounds. Joan Tierney from the HSE did a workshop with 4th, 5th & 6th Class covering areas such as self esteem, respect. It proved to be a very beneficial and worthwhile project. A meeting has been arranged for Wednesday, 15th May at 8.30 pm in St. Mary’s Hall for any parents/guardians who are interested in helping set up community games for the Rathowen/Streete area. All parents/guardians are welcome to attend. Any queries, contact Donna 089 4069866.

PLAYGROUND & COMMUNITY PARK CLOSED: The RCD have contractors in who started work on the community Park and they are asking all parents to keep their children out of the community field and Play ground until work is completed. This is a Health & Safety issue and there will be large machines working so for the safety of all please make sure your children are aware of the dangers and respect that they have to stay out of the community field and Playground until all is finished.

RATHOWEN LOTTO JACKPOT NOW AT €9,500: 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 ALERT: Last week there were 3 houses in the village that were burgled and cars were targeted by thieves during mass. Please ensure your doors are locked and alarms are on when you’re not in your house and that you leave no belongings or anything of interest in your car for thieves to target. Thanks to the text alert program up and running in the Community we know that the Garda had 3 arrests last week on attempted burglary in another community, 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. Even though the Text Alerts are up and running now for all who have sent in their form and money you can still join at anytime. There have been no takers of the Text Alert program in Ballygarron, Ballydorey, Derrydoon, Winetown, Ballygarvey or Killenaugh, Rockfield, Crumlin, Corry, Louglinstown areas. The Garda recommend that there is at least one to two text alert recipients in every town land. If you live in any of these areas, and wish to join, just call to the Post Office for a form. This is a very effective system. Any queries please contact a committee member, Avril Whitney, Willie Rabbitte, Martina Reilly, Lisa Fulham & Lorraine Tormey.

NOTES: Due to a change with News Paper deadlines, our time has been moved back for having notes into the paper. The last time now is Saturday by 7pm, anything later than that will not be in the notes and will be put into the following week’s (if suitable). Please continue to e-mail them into Lorraine on lorraine.tormey@gmail.com