Threatened closure

Threatened closure

The RCD committee are inviting you to a meeting on May 26th at 8.30pm in the Community Centre to discuss the finances of the group and the threaten closure of the Community Centre, Playground and Park. The Rathowen Lotto is the lifeblood of the RCD which allows for the maintaining and upkeep of the facilities that the community enjoys. Due to the dramatic reduction in the income of the lotto our funds have depleted and we expect to shut down in October of 2015. Please note accounts of RCD on back of letter. Letters will be distributed to all houses in the coming week. We would appreciate your attendance and support in this matter and look forward to seeing you at the meeting.


An Irish Language Summer Course (SIAMSA!) will take place from Monday, 6th July to Friday, 10th July in Gaels coil Longfoirt. The course will take place from 9.30am to 3pm each day and will cater for students from Second Class to First Year. Further information and applications forms available from Yvonne Ní Mhurchú 087-2642665.


No winner. The draw winners were Ray Ryan, Rose Fulham, Cyril O’Connor,

Sellers prize: Mary Murphy. Jackpot next draw will be €2,400 and the draw will take place in Cyrian Connaughtons pub on 18/05/2015. Tickets are available in Connaughtons pub and Rathowen post office or from any committee member . Its very important that the lotto gets all the support from the village and surrounding areas as you will have seen in the letter above the reasons for this. Their are 2 draws a month so If every house hold bought a ticket it would make a big difference. So please support your Lotto.

Lake County Nursery

Continued success to Brain Maguire who recently opened a Garden Nursery in Rathowen, you can call 087 665 6487 or 043 3376240 or just drop in, if your not sure just enquire in the village and we will be more than delighted to direct you to it.

Land League

Helping to keep people in their homes. Free information clinics for people in Mortgage arrears or other bank debts. We urge anyone with arrears to contact us for appointment at the following centres. Congress Centre, Mullingar, Fridays 2pm - 4pm. Tel 0892469827. Castlepollard on Wednesdays 10am -11am. Tel 0892467265.

First Communion

Congratulations to the following who made their first communion on Saturday last. Sophie, Ross, Oisin, Amy, Mark, Jake, Amie, Emma, Jasmine, Grace, Sean, Robert, Evan, Dineth, Jasmine and Simon.