Gathering weekend

Gathering weekend

Party weekend is planned for Ballinalack this weekend of the 27th. It starts with a table quiz in Geerah’s at 10pm and on 28th there will be music and a BBQ starting at 6.30pm. All are very welcome to attend and have fun and challenge the brain as well, so please come along and support and have a great night!!!

Park open

The Play Ground is now open to the public and so is the new Community Park. As you all know this new park has been reseeded and the very young grass needs time to grow and be prepared to be played on. Bikes, Go Karts and Dogs are not allowed in the new community park or walk way. There is CCTV in the new park 24/7. . There will be new bins put around the green area but for the present time please use the bins supplied in the Play Ground. This is a public amenity area and there are rules which will be listed when RCD get signs up but we ask the Community to enjoy and respect this new park and understand that there are a few more jobs to get finished.

Tidy Towns

Well done to the Tidy Towns committee and all volunteers who helped out, the result just shows the small amount of work done by people was very appreciated by the adjudicator so a big clap on the back to you all and thank you from Rathowen Residents.

Lotto €10,500

Next draw is Monday September 30th. Results of last draw held 16th September, no winner. The winning numbers were 2, 7, 25, 28, the drawn €30 winners were Percy Carroll, Cyr, Ger & Marty, Declan Carthy. 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!!!!!


Next Saturday at 8pm mass there will be a collection in aid of Autism held at the church gate.

Guitar lessons

Guitar lessons available in Mullingar. Acoustic and electric, beginners and more advanced. All ages welcome. All types of music from rock to blues to country etc. Phone or text David at 086 3706339.

Legan Vintage Club

The Legan Vintage Club tractor fundraising draw is in aid of the Disabled People of Longford the Phoenix Centre. Draw will take place on the 5th October 2013 in the Village House Rathowen, Tickets are €5 each or a book of 5 for €20. Please support this very worthy cause, tickets will be on sale at the Gathering on the 31st or call on any committee member.

Welfare Services

Closure of Streete Clinic, from 12th August 2013, Community Welfare Service will no longer be provided in Streete Health Centre. Persons wishing to access the Community Welfare Service should attend Edgeworthstown Health Centre on Wednesday’s from 2pm to 3pm. In case of an emergency or for further information contact head office on 043-3350150.

St Mary’s NS

Many thanks to our Parents Association for helping out at the recent Cross Country Championships. Well done to all the competitors and also a big thank you to all the parents who brought the children to the event and helped out on the day. Best wish & congratulations to James Whitney & Irene Corcoran who got married on Saturday last, from Padraig


Due to a change with News paper 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). David Smith will be taking over the notes from October so please continue to e-mail anything into Lorraine on lorraine.tormey@gmail.com until the weekend of the 28th September after that all emails go to David and his email address is davidpatrick7@eircom.net