Jackpot now 3,400 euro. The draw will be on the 07/06/2014 in Connaughton’s Pub

DVD available

The DVD of the retirement function held for Padraig Flynn are now available . Contact Geraldine Connaughton

Vintage rally

Sunday, 13th July in Kilmore Streete and on the 12th July the Philip Moran Tractor Run. This is a day not to be missed, its bigger and better than ever. There will be vintage cars, tractors, motorbikes, Stationary engines, Arts and Crafts, the Dog Show and much more. Something for all the family. If you want more info contact Brian Nerney 086 2596656 or by e/mail brian.nerney@gmail.com


To Monsignor Early who celebrated his Golden Jubilee in Rathowen last weekend.

Birthday wishes

A big happy birthday to our local postman, Gerry Moran who celebrated his birthday on Tuesday last .

Pride of Place competition

Rathowen Community will be representing Westmeath in the 2014 Pride of Place and the Judges will be here on Tuesday, 19th August for a morning inspection. All community groups are attending a meeting every Tuesday evening up to the day of the competition at 7.30pm in the Community Centre and all residents of the community are asked to help. Please come to the meeting and see how you can help Rathowen win this award, an award the Community deserves and can win when everyone comes out and puts their shoulder behind the wheel. Take a look at your houses and fences and grass and see how it could be improved, were asking for 1 hour of help a week for the weeks leading up to the day of the competition and then all to attend a great celebration and presentation of our Community on the day. Rathowen is a great place to live, the people living here are the reason its a great place to live, lets prove that on Tuesday the 19th August with a celebration that these two judges will never forget.

Pastoral Council

The Pastoral Council would like to thank all who came to celebrate the golden jubilee of Fr. Pat Early in St Mary’s Church and Feericks Hotel last Sunday.

Thank you to Bishop Duffy and Bishop Colm O’Reilly, along with all the priests who co-celebrated the mass. The choir, alter society and musicians who played were wonderful and also the staff in Feericks. We all send our best wishes and congratulations to Fr. Early for his golden jubilee.

Legan Vintage Club

Are holding their annual tractor run on July 20th starting in Connaughton’s Pub, Rathowen at 12pm. This year, we also have a vintage car run and a display by the local Fire Brigade and the highlight of the day will be a Ferguson tractor been built by the Heather Angels Ladies team from Virginia, Co Cavan who were 2012 All Ireland Champions. All proceeds from the day will go to MWB Austism Support, who is a parent run support group for families and children with Autism.

Strictly Come Dancing

Comes to Mullingar this Saturday, 12th July, it’s a fundraising event for the Amani Orphanage appeal, this is a very worthy cause and needs your support. For more information go to www.johnamaniorphanage.ie.

Local woman, Geraldine Connaughton is taking part, now that is something we all have to see. Anyone who would like to make a donation you can contact Geraldine or anyone in Whelehan’s Chemist, Mullingar. It takes place in the Greville Arms Hotel, Mullingar. There will be eight couples taking part and one couple will be crowned the champions on the night. So come on Ger, don’t let the side down ,


All notes to be in by 7pm on Saturday. davidpatrick7@eircom.net