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Corr: Edgew District Development Assoc Ltd. Tel: 043 66 71801 E-mail: edgelocdev@eircom.net

Tidy Towns

Every year Tidy Towns meets up at the start of a new year and reviews the year gone by and the year ahead. A series of small projects are drawn up with the primary aim of making our town look better and the secondary aim of possibly improving our marks in the competition compared to the previous year. And every year a lot of people contribute to the work that needs to be done, in small ways or big ways. And Edgeworthstown Tidy Town’s would like to to thank everyone who supports them in their efforts during the year. Unfortunately, there are some who only look forward to our activities as a source of mischief and petty theft. During the course of this year we would like to highlight that some of our plants and trees have been robbed, others were wilfully destroyed. It is sad to think that there is an individual or individuals living in our area or passing through our town that would do such a thing. We hope their gardens look lovely. Despite this, we’re determined to do our best to improve the town and try and improve our marks for the coming year. Again, a big thank you to all who support our efforts every year. - Tidy Towns Committee


Eircode, the new postcode system for Ireland, has launched. Local organisations in Longford and Westmeath are helping to spread the word about the benefits of Eircode. If you, or someone who you know, have any questions or would like assistance, including elderly family members or neighbours, please get in touch with Margaret Walsh, Longford Community Resources Ltd at 043-3345555 or email:  eircode@lcrl.ie. Alternatively, the Eircode helpline number is 0818 300 005.


Pilgrimage to Croagh Patrick, Reek Sunday, July 26th. Bus departing from the Granard at 5.00, Ballinalee Church 5.15, Killoe Park 5.20. To book a seat ring  086 0405621 or  087 6613510.

FETAC Level 5 Courses:

Ardscoil Phádraig are currently finalising their enrolment process for FETAC Level 5 courses in Animal Care and Nursing Studies. These FETAC Level 5 courses are suitable for both school leavers and mature students who wish to return to education and gain new skills or employment. They also provide links to certain courses in Universities and Institutes of Technology and can be worth up to 400 points. Please contact the school on 043 6686209 for further details

The Junior Legion of Mary

The Junior Legion of Mary meet each Friday evening at 4.45pm in the Family Centre (entrance via the side door). For further information contact Kitty on 086 040 5621.


Edgeworthstown Development Association has been to the forefront of community development for the last thirty years and is now delighted to announce that it has purchased a very historic site on the Main Street formerly known as “The Imperial”. This is a major achievement for the Association and adds to its existing facilities The Recreation Park in the Green and the Old Schoolhouse. In order to fund all of these community projects the Association are holding a Race Night in Mullingar on Saturday the 12th September and we would ask all members and families to support it by buying a ticket and coming along on the night. Tickets cost €20 and are available in shops locally and members of the committee will be calling door to door selling over the next few weeks. Also Tickets available from any Committee member or from the Town Development Office. If you would like to make a donation you can do so through PayPal on www.edgeworthstown.net/contact/donation-page/.

Tidy Towns

Business owners in the town are reminded that the Best Premises judging will be happening in August.