Christmas market

Christmas market

The annuual Christmas Market, which is a primary fundraising event in the ongoing restoration work of the St. Michael’s Church of Ireland building, The Square, Castlepollard, takes place in Tullynally Castle on the weekend of November 29th and 30th. The Market is a major part of the preparation for Christmas, and will be staged under canvass in the courtyard of Tullynally Castle, and the tearooms will be open as well, with all manner of seasonal treats available. The event features stalls offering all types of produce and items, and also attracts stallholders from across the country. In the run up to Christmas, Santa Claus will attend to receive children’s letters, and there will be a raffle with a top prize of 300 euro, and a second prize of a hamper, in addition to other attractive prizes. There will be facepainting and other attractions. For further details contact Walter Fegan on 087-2750826, or email

The late Tony Fagan

The entire local community, and that of North Westmeath and further afield, were saddened to learn of the death which took place on Sunday, November 2nd, at his residence, of Mr. Anthony (Tony) Fagan, Finea Road, Castlepollard. The remains reposed at his residence until removal on Monday, November 3rd, at 5.00pm to St. Michael’s Church, Castlepollard. Requiem Mass took place in St. Michael’s Church at 11.00am on Tuesday, November 4th, followed by cremation to Mount Jerome Crematorium, Harold’s Cross, Dublin. The attendance at the removal, Mass and cremation was very large and widely representative of the esteem in which the deceased was held. Tony, was the deceased was known, was a member of an old respected family. He will be sadly missed not alone by his immediate family, but by all who had the pleasure of knowing him. He is survived by his loving wife Pam, son Anthony, daughter Clare, sisters Veronica and Eileen, daughter-in-law Martha, Clare’s partner Jim, grandchildren, brothers-in-law, sister-in-law, nephews, nieces, other relatives and wide circle of friends to whom deepest sympathy is extended.

GAA Reunion night

Ringtown GAA Club are holding their Reunion night celebrating the Clubs 1974 win of the Junior Championship on Saturday night next, November 15th, in Ringtown GAA Centre, Whitehall, Castlepollard. There will be music and refreshments available on the night and an opportunity to relive past glories and renew old friendships.

The late D Sullivan

The death took place on Friday, October 31st, peacefully, at the Midland Regional Hospital, Mullingar, of Mr. Daniel (Dan) Sullivan, Mooretown, Castlepollard, and formerly of Rhode, Co. Offaly. The remains reposed at Shaw’s Funeral Home, Mullingar, Saturday, November 1st, and removal took place that evening to St. Peter’s Church, Rhode. The funeral took place following Requiem Mass on Sunday, November 2nd, at 11.30am, and internment took place afterwards in the adjoining cemetery. The attendance at the removal, Mass and funeral was large and widely representative of the esteem in which the deceased was held. The deceased is survived by his loving wife Olive, brother Tim, sisters Kathleen and Helen, sister-in-law, brothers-in-law, nephews, nieces and other relatives and friends to whom deepest sympathy is extended.

Birthday greetings

We extend heartiest congratulations and very best wishes to local Councillor Frank McDermott, Ankerland, Fore, on celebrating his 70th birthday with a surprise party organised by family and friends in Con’s, Dominick Street, Mullingar.

Book Club

Castlepollard book Club will meet next Tuesday, November 11th, in Castlepollard Library between 6.45pm and 7.45pm. Two book will be up for discussion. The first is “The Green Mile” by Stephen King, and the second will be “The Guernsey Literacy and Potato Peel Society”, by Mary Ann Shaffer. New members are always welcome, and further information can be had by contacting Castlepollard Library on 044-9332199.