Castlepollard notes



Corr: Martin Farrell. Tel: 044 96 61530 / 086 8301005. E-mail:


Householders and residents in and around North Westmeath are urged to remain vigilant following burglaries in the Coole and surrounding areas in the last week. In one incident, a house was broken into while the householder was attending a wake for a local resident, and returned to discover their home recently broken into. Make a note of any suspicious activity, individuals or vehicles in you local area, and contact the Gardai immediately, as well as family, friends and neighbours.

Comhaltas Tour

Ringtown GAA Centre, Whitehall, Castlepollard, will be the venue for Macalla na hEireann, the 2014 Comhaltas Concert Tour of Ireland, which will take place on Sunday evening next, October 19 at 8pm. The Tour features the very best of traditional talent from all over Ireland, with established artistes and many new faces making their debut. The concert showcases the best in music, song, dance and storytelling, all blended into a fast moving and entertaining show.

Birthday Wishes

We extend congratulations and very best wishes to local man Brian Brophy on celebrating his 21st birthday recently with party for family and friends in the Town & Country pub, The Square, Castlepollard.


Currently running in Castlepollard Library is an exhibition entitled “Forgotten Fatalities” by textile designer Rebecca Connell, a recent textile design graduate from GMIT. The exhibition explores the boundaries of revulsion and attraction through the carcasses of animals via traditional art forms and printed digital designs. The exhibition launched in Castlepollard Library on Thursday, October 9 and will continue until October 24 during Library opening hours.

Well Done

Very well done to all the teachers and students from Castlepollard Community College who participated in the recent 5K run at Athlone Institute of Technology in aid of the Irish Motor Neurone Disease Association.

Hurling Final

Congratulations and very well done to all involved in Castlepollard’s defeat of reigning senior county hurling champions Castletown-Geoghegan to reach the final next Sunday, October 19 in Cusack Park, Mullingar. All approach roads to the town have been decorated with blue and yellow bunting, and flags and banners are to be seen everywhere. Excitement and and anticipation is growing around the area as Castlepollard face Raharney in the final, which will be a tough match, but not beyond the capabilities of a talented and motivated Castlepollard team. Best of luck lads!

Young Scientists

Castlepollard Community College will be represented by two groups of students in this year’s Young Scientist Exhibition, entries for which closed recently. Project One features Fifth Year students Anthony Fagan, Stephen Smyth and Ciaran Lynch, whose project is entitled “Young GAA Players - an endangered species?”. Project Two features First Year students Rebecca Smyth and Megan D’Arcy with “Ragworth - Out Of Control?”. The students are wished the very best of luck with their entries.