Castlepollard notes



Corr: Martin Farrell Tel: 044 966 1530 / 086 8301005. e-mail:

Clock change

Don’t forget to change your clocks next weekend! The clock goes back one hour at 2am on Sunday next, October 25th.

Coole Tidy Towns

Great satisfaction has been expressed locally at the impressive increase in points achieved by Coole village in this year’s Tidy Towns competition. Coole Tidy Towns achieved an increase of six points overall this year, increasing the points total to 253 point as against last year’s total of 247 points. The five categories in which points increased were:- Wildlife, Habitats & Natural Amenities - 18 points (+1); Sustainable Waste & Resource Management - 10 points (+1); Tidiness & Litter Control - 57 points (+1); Residential Streets & Housing Areas - 27 points (+2); Approach Roads, Streets & Lanes - 32 points (+1). Great credit must go to all those who helped in any way in this year’ impressive display - Coole Community Employment Scheme workers, staff and students of Coole National School, children from the local creche, local residents and businesses who cleaned and painted their premises, hung out flower baskets, and installed floral window boxes. Well done to all concerned.

Late Michael Maloney

The death took place on Tuesday, September 29th, peacefully, at the Midland Regional Hospital, Mullingar, in the loving care of the Matron and staff of Michael Maloney, Moylagh, Oldcastle, Co. Meath, and formerly of Mooretown, Castlepollard. The remains reposed at Michael’s home in Moylagh, Oldcastle, on Thursday, October 1st, from 2.00pm with prayers at 9.00pm, until removal to St. Mary’s Church, Moylagh, on Friday morning, October 2nd. The funeral took place following Requiem Mass at 11.00am, with internment afterwards in the adjoining cemetery. The attendance at the removal, Mass and funeral was very large and widely representative of the esteem in which the deceased was held. Michael will be sadly missed not alone by his immediate family, but by all who had the pleasure of knowing him. He is sadly missed by Marie (Flood), Dominica, Pearl, PJ, grandchildren Cian and Sorcha, son-in-law Tommy, other relatives and friends to whom deepest sympathy is extended.


Vincent’s is the name of the newly opened shop in Castlepollard by the St Vincent de Paul Society. The shop was opened on Friday, September 4th, by Rev. Fr Patrick Moore, PP, Castlepollard. Among those also present were Breda Cafferty, President of the John Paul 11 Conference of Castlepollard St. Vincent de Paul, Ruth Flynn, Regional Administrator, John Rooney, Regional Vice-President, John Burke, Mullingar Area Manager, Peggy Daly and Gerald Kenny, and John Ginnell. The shop offers a range of men’s, women’s and children’s clothing, shoes, handbags, and various other items, and is staffed by volunteers. Anyone interested in joining The St. John Paul 11 Conference of Castlepollard St. Vincent de Paul can do so by calling in to the shop and leaving their details, or collecting a leaflet with contact numbers provided.

40th Wedding Anniversary

We extend congratulations and very best wishes to Brendan and Mary Burke, Coole, who celebrated their 40th (Ruby) wedding anniversary recently with a Mass held in the Church of the Immaculate Conception, Coole, followed by a party for family and friends in Pat’s Bar, Coole. Among those present were the couple’s daughter, Mary Corcoran and their sons Martin and Patrick, as well as a wide circle of family and friends.

Home security

A presentation on Home Security and Crime Prevention will be given by Castlepollard Gardai on Thursday, October 22nd, at 10.30am in Hotel Castlepollard. The presentation will cover methods to increase home security and reduce crime, and will be given by Castlepollard Gardai.

Citizens Information

A representative from the Citizens Information service will attend the Castlepollard Civic Offices, Mullingar Road, Castlepollard each Wednesday from 9.15am to 12.15pm. for further information contact 086-10766660, or