Rathowen March 4



With Spring now here, Rathowen Tidy Towns are getting ready to do a Spring clean of the area!!!! Volunteers are needed and everyone is welcome to come along every Saturday morning at 10am outside Sexton’s Shop. Please come and bring gloves for your hands but pickers and bags will be supplied.


A Monster Quiz Night is also planned to raise some much needed funds and the date for the quiz is 12th March in Feericks Hotel at 9pm. €20 per table.


No lotto winner for the €15,000.The numbers drawn were 6, 10, 11, 16.The numbers drawn for the second jackpot of €3900 were 3, 9, 16, 20. There was no winner of the jackpot. The six drawn winners are Jack Britton Keena, Kevin Boyhan, Rose Nugent, Silver, Bridie Lynch and Darren Dervan.Tickets can be brought in Sexton’s Shop, Rathowen Post Office, Connaughtons Pub and Feericks Hotel, along with several people selling. If you would like to sell envelopes please contact Peter or Liz on 6676189. It’s worth buying a ticket and remember if you’re not in you can’t win!!!!!


St Mary’s National School is looking for old phones, to get a free interactive whiteboard. The Jack & Jill foundation will give them a free interactive whiteboard if they collect old mobile phones. The school is hoping to collect over 500, so please check all drawers and ask extended family, neighbours, friends and work colleagues if they have any old phones. Please bring all phones to Rathowen Post Office or drop into Fiona & Basil in the shop. Many thanks for your help.


Stepping Stones Parent & Toddler group is a group which welcomes parents, grandparents and carers of children to meet with other parents, grandparents and carers. This happens every Tuesday morning from 11am until 1pm and it’s a great opportunity to meet up have a chat and a cup of tea/coffee, discuss how their week has gone for them while their children can socialize with other children of the same age and take part in set activities such as painting, singing rhymes, story time, play dough. Why not pop in one Tuesday and have a look yourself to see ? Stepping Stones After-School service is just a call away, we will collect your child from school provide supervised homework time and then your child can relax and have fun after a day at school. Call in or phone Lorraine on 087-2244584 or 043-6676877.


Training is back on with times as follows: U8 6 pm to 7pm every Friday, U10 & U12 7pm to 8pm every Friday.Any one interested in helping with training please contact Lennart Thomsen on 0877526004 or any committee member. Registration is still ongoing and anyone interested in registering their child/ children are all very welcome to do so.


On Friday the 1st April a momentous competition will occur, bigger than the elections!!!!!Our local publican Mr. Cyrian Connaughton will be “Chancin Irish Dancing” all in aid of LARCC Ballinalack. Well known local faces dance to raise money for LARCC and they will be judged by Guest Judges: Colm O’Se, ex-Riverdance & world Champion Dancer,Sinead Mulvey, who with Black Daisy represented Ireland in the EuroVision.Charmaine Kenny, 2009 Rose of Tralee and Mark McMahon, Champion Irish Dancer.Tickets for this display of talent are €10 and are on sale from LARCC or the Greville Arms Hotel. Cyrian is dancing along side Gemma Gorman, from Dalystowns. Gemma is a student of Kevin Lester School of Dancing, Rochfortbridge.Cyrian and Gemma will be up against 8 other dancers. Sponsorship cards are in Rathowen Post Office and Connaughtons Pub, so please give generously to sponsor Cyrian in this competition of competitions, the champion’s league of Irish Dancing, The Sam Maguire of all events!!!!!!


To book the community centre you can contact Peter or Liz on 043-6676189. To book the Community Centre for an event you are asked to give at least 4 weeks notice, and don’t plan your event ahead before the community centre is booked as the centre is used all the time and please don’t presume the date is free!!!! The C.E. office in St Thomas Hall is closed, anyone with notes for the paper can leave all with Lorraine in the Post office. Faxing and photocopying also available in the Post Office.


Any one who would like to put in notes please contact Vincent Maguire on 087 2603364 or drop in notes to Lorraine at the post office or e-maillorraine.tormey@gmail.com . Notes need to be in by Sunday morning at the latest to make it in time with the papers.