A Charity Night Fundraiser in aid of the Kidney Dialysis Unit in Tullamore Hospital will take place in Hotel Castlepollard on Friday night, October 27, Bank Holiday Weekend. Tickets for the event cost 10 euro, and there will be a draw on the tickets for the first prize of 2 nights B&B in Cassidy’s Hotel, Dublin, second prize of a Petrol Strimmer, and other prizes. There will also be a raffle on the night with lots of spot prizes. There will be music and finger food on the night, and all money raised on the night will be donated to a very good cause which will make a difference to a lot of people. Make a note of the night in your diary for a great night in aid of a very worthy and deserving cause. For further information contact Eileen on 087-6225236 or any committee member.


At approximately 10.00am on Saturday morning last, October 5th, Castlepollard Fire & Rescue Service were called out to attend a two vehicle road traffic collision on the main Mullingar Road at Whitehall. Firefighters assisted Paramedics in removing the two casualties from the vehicles, and the casualties were then removed by ambulance to the Midland Regional Hospital, Mullingar. Gardai were also in attendance, and traffic flow was interrupted for a period of time.


Next Saturday and Sunday, October 12th and 13th, there will be a Church Gate collection in Castlepollard in aid of Castlepollard Tidy Towns Committee. Following on from the substantial increase in points in this year’s competition, the hard working Committee are already preparing for next year’s campaign. Your support will be greatly appreciated.


A Ceili Dancing Workshop will take place in the Parish Community Centre, Church Street, Castlepollard, on Sunday next, October 13th, between 2.30pm and 4.30pm, no experience necessary. The event is being organised by Cairde Rince Ceili na heireann, the national organisation responsible for promoting non-competitive ceili dancing in all age groups nationally. the organisation has been awarded a DEIS grant from the Arts Council to run six ceili dance workshops in the Midlands and West between now and early December. Admission is adults - 5.00 euro, children 2.00 euro. No advance booking is necessary. For further information contact 087-2770873.

Bridge Club

Castlepollard Bridge Club has recommenced following the summer break, and games take place every Wednesday at 8.00pm in Hotel Castlepollard. New members are welcome. For further information contact 086-8283343.