Edgeworthstown notes



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

LEADER programme.

Longford Community Resources Ltd has commenced the consultation process to develop the Local Strategy for next round of the Rural Development Programme, commonly known as the LEADER programme. Letters and submission forms are currently being circulated. If you have not received a form and would like to put your ideas forward please visit www.lcrl.ie and download the submission form alternatively you can email leader1420a@lclr.ie or call 043 3345555 and request one.

Barn Dance

Motor Neurones Monster Barn Dance on Friday, 28th of August 2015 at Rawle’s Ballinalee, Tickets 5 euro on sale now 086-1798896.


Edgeworthstown Development Association has been to the forefront of community development for the last thirty years and is now delighted to announce that it has purchased a very historic site on the Main Street formerly known as “The Imperial”. This is a major achievement for the Association and adds to its existing facilities The Recreation Park in the Green and the Old Schoolhouse. In order to fund all of these community projects the Association are holding a Race night in Mullingar on Saturday the 12th September and we would ask all members and families to support it by buying a ticket and coming along on the night. Tickets cost €20 and are available in shops locally and members of the committee will be calling door to door selling over the next few weeks. Also tickets available from any committee member or from the Town Development Office. If you would like to make a donation you can do so through PayPal on www.edgeworthstown.net/contact/donation-page/.

Horticulture Classes

Edgeworthstown Development have set up a community garden on the Ballymahon Road. We will be starting horticulture classes in September. Participants can have a plot to grow their own vegetables. Classes are free to those who meet the criteria. For further information contact 043 6671801.

New School Year

Ardscoil Phadraig is reopening on Friday, 28th August for all First Years. Fifth years are due back on Monday 31 August. All remaining students are back on Tuesday 1st September. QQI Level 5 courses in Nursing Studies and Animal Care are also due to begin next week. Contact the school for times and dates.

Heritage Week

We have two events planned for Heritage week. On the 30th August we will have a Literary trail walk at 3pm from St. Mary’s Church and ending at St. John’s. At 5pm we will dedicate our World War One Memorial. As part of this event a laurel wreath will be laid and if there are family members present they are welcome to lay their own wreaths to mark the occasion. Afterwards there will be refreshments in St. Mary’s Hall and a display of information about the soldiers. Both events are free and all are welcome.