Anybody in the North Westmeath area with any items in the following categories - unwanted gifts, household goods, furniture, home heating fuels, ornaments, cattle feed, motor oils or parts etc., should contact a member of Whitehall Community Group to donate for the Monster Auction taking place next Sunday, April 13th, in Ringtown GAA Centre, Whitehall, Castlepollard. Doors open for viewing at 2.00pm, and the auction starts at 2.30pm. All items will be sold on the day with no reserve, and catalogues will be available. Items can be dropped off at Ringtown GAA Centre during the week, or collection can be arranged. for further information contact Thady on 087-9525430, Andy on 086-8391930, Anthony on 085-7735231 or TP on 087-6952976.

Cash for Clobber

Coole National School are organising a “Cash for Clobber” event to raise funds for their school. Anybody with unwanted clothing, towels, footwear, bedding (duvets, sheets etc.), should leave them at Coole National School in black bags on Thursday next, April 10th.


A fundraising walk in aid of St. Michael’s NS, Castlepollard, will take place in Mullaghmeen Forest on Sunday next, April 13th. Registration will take place from 1.30pm and entry fee is 5 euro per person and 10 per family. Hopefully the weather will remain pleasant and dry and make the day all the more enjoyable. Make a note in your diary and support this very worthy cause.

Postcard winners

Among the winners in the Castlepollard Library St. Patrick’s Day Postcard Competition were the following:- St. Michael’s NS, Castlepollard - Maeve Morrissey and Rachel Tulgara; Collinstown NS - Sinead Walsh and Kara Mulcahy; Castletown-Finea NS - Sean Dermody, Connor Gaffney and Ava Murphy; St. Earnan’s NS, Delvin - Hayley O’Connor, Aishlinn Duggan and Sarah Higgins. Congratulations and very well done to all.


The entire local community were saddened to learn of the death which took place on Tuesday, April 1st, peacefully, at her daughter’s residence, Coole, of Mrs. Kathleen Kilduff, (nee Sullivan, Coole, Co. Westmeath. The remains reposed at her daughter’s residence in Coole on Wednesday, April 2nd, and removal took place to The Church of the Immaculate Conception, Coole, on Thursday morning, April 3rd. Requiem Mass took place at 11am, and internment took place immediately afterwards to Mayne Cemetery. The attendance at the removal, Mass and funeral was very large and widely representative of the esteem in which the deceased was held. The deceased was a meber of an old respected family, and will be sadly missed not alone by her immediate family, but by all who had the pleasure of knowing her. She is survived by her daughter Ann, sisters Mary (Cavan), and Therese (Mullingar), son-in-law Pat, nephews, nieces, other relatives and friends to whom sincere sympathy is extended.