03 Jul 2022




To Margaret Kelly, Rathowen on her fantastic achievement coming second in the All Ireland Brown Bread baking final at the ploughing championships on Thursday last. Rathowen is proud of you.

Sean Nos dancing

Sean Nos Dancing classes take place every Thursday in Streete Sports Complex at 6pm for children and 7pm for Adults. Teacher is Edwina Guckian who is renowned for her Sean Nos Dancing. So come and join the fun. Any queries contact 086 1649989


Are you or anyone close to you experiencing bullying at school, in the workplace or any other environment. If so please come to our NABC (National Anti Bullying Coalition) self-help Open Evening in The Family Centre, Longford (behind the Cathedral) on Thursday October 2nd at 8.00pm. Further information from Mary Lillis on 087 – 9625890 or visit

Irish Dancing

The O’Reilly Bransfield School of Irish Dancing has re-commenced classes after the summer break. Classes every Friday evening 6.15-7.15pm in Rathowen Community Centre. All newcommers welcome. Any enquiries please text Carole on 087 718 1698.

Piano/keyboard lessons

Also Accordion Trad lessons for beginners, please contact Kate at 0871658288 after 6pm.

Social dancing

Bop till you drop at Social Dancing in the Park House Hotel every Thursday night from 9 till 11. Refreshments served. €5 Admission.


Jackpot next draw €4,000 on the 29/09/2014 in Connaughton’s Pub.


The death occurred of Anne Grimes on Saturday, 28th September at her home. Sincere sympathy to her husband, Pat Grimes and family, Elaine, Darren, Louise, also to the Ledwith family. Ann Grimes removal took place on Monday at 7pm to St Mary’s Church, Rathowen and her funeral took place on Tuesday, 30th Sept with interment in Russagh Cemetry. May she rest in peace.


Sister Bernadette McGarry also known as Peggy from Rathowen but was a Sister in Mount Sackville Chaplelizod, died on Saturday, the 28th September in Mount Sackville. Funeral arrangements to be confirmed. R.I.P

Country Boy comes to Town

‘Country Boy’ a play by John Murphy and performed by Athlone Little Theatre takes place in Backstage Theatre, Longford on Friday, 3rd October at 8:30pm. The proceeds of this performance is to raise much needed funds for the Ardagh and Clonmacnois Assisted Pilgrims Fund. Each year it organises to take sixty assisted pilgrims to Lourdes for six days. These assisted pilgrims stay at the hospital and are looked after by voluntary helpers and a number of youth workers selected from a number of the schools in the diocese. Booking @Backstage 043 3347888.

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