Edgeworthstown notes



Corr: Edgeworthstown District Development Association Ltd. Tel: 043 66 71801. E-mail: edgelocdev@eircom.net


The local branch of CCE wish to extend their sympathy to the family, relatives and friends of the late Sean Callaghan. Sean was our Assistant Chairperson and will be greatly missed. He was a trojan Worker for Comhaltas in our region and his legacy lives on in his children. As dheis Dé go raibh a anam.

The Mostrim Players

On Saturday, July 5 the young children of The Mostrim Players drama group will display their annual mini production of Tiny Drama at 3pm in St Marys Community Centre. There will be singing, dancing, poetry, acting, fun and laughter. Come along and support our tiny theatre group.

Mostrim GAA

We are having our annual Night at the Dogs on August 1 – tickets will go on sale soon, you can be a part owner of a dog on the night for €20. There was no jackpot winner in the last Lotto draw – numbers drawn were 6, 10, 14, 18. €25 winners were Liam Monaghan, James Sheridan, Tom Dooley and Sinead Fay.

Adoration Vigil

The next First Friday/Saturday Reparation and Adoration vigil to the Sacred and Immaculate Hearts of Jesus and Mary is in the Chapel of Our Lady’s Manor, Edgeworthstown on Friday, July 4 commencing at 10 pm with the Holy Rosary and Confession. The vigil concludes after Benediction and the 6am mass. All are welcome. For further information contact 086 0405621 or 086 1900640.

Family Fun Day

The Edgeworthstown Development Association will be holding their Family Fun Day in The Green on Sunday, July 20 at 2pm. Something for everyone, games, entertainment, bouncing castles and stalls. Anyone interested in taking a stall to sell their crafts or home baking etc., can book at 043 66 71801 or email: edgelocdev@eircom.net

Cemetery Sunday

Cemetery Sunday for the Parish of Mostrim will be held on Sunday, July 6 with Mass followed by the blessing of the Graves in Aughafin Cemetery at 3pm. On Cemetery Sunday there will be no mass at 12 noon in the Parish Church.

Edgeworthstown Tidy Towns

The Tidy Towns committee have erected hanging baskets in the town, put in flower beds on all approach roads and painted some buildings. Great credit is due to all involved. Judging for the National Tidy Towns Competition will be taking place shortly. The town is looking great.

Men’s Shed

The Edgeworthstown Development Association are looking to set up a “Men’s Shed”.

A Men’s Shed is any community-based, non-commercial organisation which is open to all men where the primary activity is the provision of a safe, friendly and inclusive environment where the men are able to gather and/or work on meaningful projects at their own pace, in their own time and in the company of other men and where the primary objective is to advance the health and well- being of the participating men.

Men can just come and have a chat and a cuppa if that is all they’re looking for.

Members of Men’s Sheds can come from all walks of life – the bond that unites them is that they are men with time on their hands and they would like something meaningful to do with that time.

Anyone interested in getting involved or setting up a Men’s Shed in Edgeworthstown please contact Carmel at the Old Schoolhouse Office or at 043 6671801 or call in to the office.

Vocational Training Opportunities Scheme (VTOS)

Are you aged 21 or over and for 6 months, either you or your spouse have been in receipt of social welfare payments, have been signing for credits or you are a lone parent. If so, you could Join the VTOS programme and receive training FREE OF CHARGE. Interested? Contact the Adult Education Office, LWETB, Battery Road Longford Tel: 043-3345474 as soon as possible.


‘Work4You’ set up by Acquired Brain Injury Ireland will have a Pop-Up Information Stand in Drumlish Library on Monday, July 7 from 10.30am – 12.30pm and in Lanesboro Library on Monday, July 7 from 2pm-4pm All are welcome. For further information please call 044 9338773.

Weight Watchers

Weight Watchers in The Green every Wednesday morning at 11.30am and every Thursday at 8pm. New members welcome.