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. If anybody knows anything can you contact me or Tom’s details are below. 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. If anybody knows anything can you contact me or Tom’s details are below. Contact number is 087 2761151 and email thomas.anthony@live.ie

SHAVE and DYE: Fundraising night in aid of The Irish Cancer Society. SHAVE OR DYE in Feericks Hotel on Saturday 4th May. Live music by Chuck and June and Stephen Keary. Lots of celebrities taking part on the night. Admission free. Donations on the door will be appreciated. Raffle and spot prizes galore.

PLAYGROUND CLOSURE: 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.

LOTTO: Still no winner of Rathowen Lotto with jackpot not standing at e9,400. Draw was on Monday 29th so results in next week’s notes. 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 e20 (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 Gardai 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, just last week thanks to text alerts, the Garda were altered to a stolen car parked in the village. Any queries please contact a committee member, Avril Whitney, Willie Rabbitte, Martina Reilly, Lisa Fulham & Lorraine Tormey.

THE GATHERING FOR RATHOWEN: Meeting May 1st in Rathowen Community Centre at 8pm, please attend if interested in getting a gathering event organised for the community.

NOTES: Due to a change with Newspaper 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.

GOOD LUCK: Best wishes to Claire Cullen who will be representing St Masry’s NS in the Easons Spelling Bee which takes place on Tuesday, 30th April in Moate. Claire is in 6th Class. Fourth, 5th & 6th Class enjoyed a great day at the Soccer Blitz in Gainstown on Tuesday last. A big thank you to all the parents who helped with transport on the day and also for helping out with the different teams at the Blitz. A word of thanks to Pat Kelly, Deirdre McKeon and Margaret Beirne who coach the school team every Monday evening.