Rathowen

WELCOME 2013: Hello readers hope you all had a very peaceful Christmas and we wish you and yours a very happy New Year, please continue to email in your notes for the Community also remember this goes up on the Rathowen Community Diary on Face Book and your family abroad can read all that is going on in Rathowen. E-mail to lorraine.tormey@gmail.com or phone Vinny on 087-2603364. All notes have to be in by Sunday to reach the notes for the coming week.

WELCOME 2013: Hello readers hope you all had a very peaceful Christmas and we wish you and yours a very happy New Year, please continue to email in your notes for the Community also remember this goes up on the Rathowen Community Diary on Face Book and your family abroad can read all that is going on in Rathowen. E-mail to lorraine.tormey@gmail.com or phone Vinny on 087-2603364. All notes have to be in by Sunday to reach the notes for the coming week.

STEPPING STONES PRE/AFTER SCHOOL: Stepping Stones Pre/After-School reopens on Monday 7th January. Christmas raffle winners were as follows Feericks voucher Kayleigh Sheehan, Sheelin meat voucher Fiona Sexton, Cleary electrical voucher Declan Forde, Sineads hair wash cut & blow dry Laura Duke, Yankee candle Paddy Fagan, Bottle red wine Aisling Browne, Bottle white wine Karen Kelly, Wolf Bass wine Enda O’Rourke, Tin of USA biscuits Sinead Gogan, Twin pack of wine Joseph Whelan. Sellers prizes went to Katie Reilly, Sarah Duke Hubbard, Mary & Simon Wilkinson and Joseph Whelan. We would like to wish all our families a very happy Christmas and New Year. A big thank you to all the children who sold raffle tickets for our Christmas Raffle.

CLANN GAELS AGM: The AGM for Clan Gaels will be held on Friday the 11th at 8.30pm in Tormey’s, Bunbrosna. All members are welcome to attend and new members very welcome, this is for girls from under age to intermediate.

DEEPEST SYMPATHY: We would like to extend our deepest Sympathy to our local Councillor Johnny Penrose and local TD Willie Penrose and their brothers and sisters on the death of their father over the Christmas period. May he rest in peace.

LOTTO: The lotto was being held on Monday night the 7th January so the results will be in next week’s paper. Jackpot at the moment is €7800 well worth buying a ticket, tickets cost €2 a line or 3 lines for a €5 and you can get tickets in the Post Office or Connaughton’s Pub and don’t forget the local sellers. Thank you to all who buy the tickets!!!!

WELL DONE!!: Congratulations to Ann Marie Durkin and her appearance on the Late Late show last Friday, Ann Marie was showing her product called the Steri Ova which will revolutionise how we sterilise babies’ bottles and make parents lives a lot easier!!! Ryan was very impressed on the show. To find out more on Ann Marie’s products and her company go to her Face Book page Shasta Baby Products and you will see all the great (hard) work Ann Marie has put into this. Well done Ann Marie delighted it went so well for you and best of luck for 2013!!!

FRESH START 2013: A group of people have started a weigh in and are hoping to work in conjuction with Operation transformation. So far there are 10 people who have joined and they have set Tuesday evening as walking evening starting at 8.30pm in Streete Parish Park for safe walking in the dark evenings and then Thursday evenings at 9.30pm in Rathowen Community Centre for Exercise and toning. New members welcome all the time, weigh in is held Sunday in Rathowen Community Centre from 11.45 to 12.15. The purpose of this group is to encourage each other on, get a little fitter and try and lose some weight. Come along if interested your very welcome to attend.