To Mrs Margaret Kelly, Rathowen on her marvellous achievement last Thursday on reaching the final of the National Brown Bread Making Competition. Margaret will take part in the final on the 23rd /24th September at the ploughing Championships. We wish you all the very best on the day .

Get well wishes

To Denise Fulham who spent a week in Hospital, hope your feeling much better now .

Pride of Place

Judging will take place this Tuesday, 19th August. All are welcome to be at the Community Centre for 9/9.30am . The village looks fantastic, so hopefully, all the hard work that was put in will be rewarded. August 19th from 9.30am to 1.30pm down at Rathowen Community Centre is where its all happening, a family fun morning with kids sports, presentation of achievements of Rathowen Community and celebration of the 20th Anniversary of Rathowen Community Development. Tea/coffee great food and treats on the day.

All welcome to come and celebrate all that is magnificent about our Community


Draw will take place on the 18/08/2014 in Connaughton’s Pub.


To the O’Neill family, Russagh, Rathowen, following the death of Joe Tighe, Joe was a brother of the late Eileen O’Neill. May he rest in peace.

The Ray Flynn Mile

The Co Longford Tourism Committee is hosting the inaugural Ray Flynn Mile in Longford Town on Saturday, the 23rd August, in honour of the Longford native, who holds the Irish record for the 1500 meters and the mile, as well as a world record as part of an all-Irish 4x1 mile relay team. This race will be run on the Ballinalee Road, begining at the roundabout and finishing at St Mels Cathedral Car Park. The meeting point will be the enterprise centre on the Ballinalee road. The event will help form part of a running festival weekend in Longford, that includes the 13th Annual Longford Marathon, scheduled for Sunday the 24th of August. The Ray Flynn event will include an elite race, an over 40s race, and juvenile races. People who just want to support the Tourism committee are most welcome and are invited to walk the mile with friends or family. Registration is €10 for adults and €4 for juveniles, and advance registration is available through Eventbrite, www.eventbrite.ie . People who are registered to run in the marathon on the following day can run the mile event at a subsidised fee of €5.

The Royal Canal Heritage Walk

As part of National Heritage Week, Longford Tourism are hosting a heritage walk along the route of The Royal Canal from Richmond Harbour in Clondra. Led by Fr Tom Murray this interesting and informative walk will take in some of the beautiful scenery of the newly opened Royal Canal Cycleway. Refreshments will be served afterwards in The Richmond Inn, Clondra. The walk starts at 7.30pm on Tuesday evening 26th August.