We extend our deepest sympathy to the family of Arthur Moore, Lisdisson, The Pigeons, who died recently. May he rest in peace.


Congratulations and best wishes to Ronan Rasdale and Imelda Madden who were married on 14th February. We wish them every happiness in their future lives together.

Information evening

Tang Muintir Community Council - Preserving the history of our ancient Graveyards?

John Tierney from Eachtra Archaeological Projects held an information evening recently in Tang where he outlined how we can document and record information off headstones in our local cemeteries. This will be of special interest to descendants of past generations in tracing their roots. This Project will be carried out in our three cemeteries, Templeavalley, Noughaval and Ardnacraney over the course of six days, 27, 28, 29 March and 3, 4 & 5th April. This is a very worthwhile project and has been successfully done in many communities throughout Ireland. We are fortunate to have secured funding from Westmeath Community Development to carry out this Project. We would be delighted to have more people involved and if you are interested in taking part in this team project please contact Tom Conlon, Jill Stanley, Kieran Sheerin or Ben Lynn.

More street lighting

Petition forms are left in the Church, School, Community Centre and our local pubs so please sign wherever is convenient over the next couple of weeks to help us with our petition to present to Minister for Transport.

Tidy Towns

If you would like to join our Committee or help out in any way please contact Tang Muintir on 086 8249004. Tidy Towns have various projects to carry out over the coming months and we appeal for new members to come on board so please contact us if you are interested – many hands make light work and new ideas! As part of our landscaping project, we are proposing to plant native trees over the coming months. It has been suggested that perhaps some people of the parish might like to donate a tree or perhaps in memory of a loved one. This would be most welcoming and it can be acknowledged by way of a small plaque. If anyone would like to donate a native tree or require any further information, please contact Tang Muintir on 086-8249004.

Community Alert

Tang Muintir Community Council (Community Alert) is registered as a group with the Dept of the Environment and Local Govt to supply Monitored Alarms to older people in the community. Application forms are available from Tang Muintir Community Alert Committee. Other devices such as monitored smoke and carbon dioxide alarms. Internal emergency lighting and external security lighting are no longer available. To be eligible you must be 65 years or over. Anyone interested please contact a member of the Community Alert Committee below for application form: Seamus Laffan 086 2834282, Kevin Tormey 087 9628388, Ben Lynn 087 2379629, Berny Quinn 087 7690885, Denis Bannon 086 4045459, Kieran Sheeran 087 2848886, Mary Flanagan 086 3532054, Mervyn English 086 8571382.


Tai Chi classes continue every Tuesday night from 7-8pm in Tang Community Centre. Tai Chi is an ancient Chinese graceful form of exercise. It involves a series of movements performed in a slow focused manner accompanied by deep breathing. Further information contact Pat McHale on 087-9925816 – Come along any Tuesday night.

Set Dancing

Set Dancing Classes continues every Wednesday at 8.30pm. Come any Wednesday night. Everyone welcome. No need to have a partner just come along any night.

Lotto Jackpot €2,050

Results 17 February, numbers drawn were 2, 3, 21, 23. Four draws €25: Ciara Foxe, (S: Paul Foxe); Heather Cassells, (S: Paul Foxe); Eileen O’Dowd, (S: John Ward); Kevin Smyth, (S: John Ward).

Progressive 25

Fridays at 9.15pm in Tang Community Centre. Results Friday, 14 February - 1st: P.J. & Mike, 2nd: Johno & Ivan. Raffle: Jim Horan, Seamus Birmingham, Pat Rock. Tables: Kitty & Jim, Pat & Tommy, Seamus & John. Next Jackpot: €100 on 14 games.