An information evening regarding Rural Broadband Scheme will be held in Granard community centre on Thursday 2nd June at 8.00pm. People are eligible to apply under the NBS if you live outside of the areas covered by the NBS, You are unable to obtain a broadband service from the internet service providers operating in your area and you are willing to allow your contact details to internet service providers to assess whether they can offer you an internet service. Details of the Scheme can be found by visiting the website of the Department of Communications, Energy and Natural Resources , and follow the links for the Rural Broadband Scheme, where you can apply quickly and easily online. You can also apply by post using the application form on the website or by phone. Call the RBS on 1850678100 or 01 6782020.


The results of recent lotto were as follows. The numbers drawn were 4, 24, 26, 29. Unfortunately the jackpot remained intact. The following received consolation prizes of €20 each. Bernie Rogers, Mullinrore. Áine Matthews, Culeenmore. Daniel Lynch, Culleenmore. Patsy Mc Nerney, Moynagh and Mairéad O’ Reilly, The Hideaway. On duty for sales this coming weekend are Hideaway : Conor Mc Elligott. Keogh’s / Angler’s Rest: Ben Cusworth. Please ensure that all tickets are handed in to Post Office no later than 5.30p.m. The club are planning are on having a scrap metal collection day on Saturday 18th June next. If you have any old scrap lying around, the club would appreciate donations. A collection point will be announced at a later date. For further information contact Seamie Collumb , 087 9665499. Rurai Mc Elligott, 087 9293909. John Dermody, 086 6071949.Thomas Mc Cabe. 087 7982556 or Thomas Mc Nerney 087 2235422.


We appeal to all in the area to be conscious of judging in tidy towns competition. Residents are requested to look after their area by keeping weeds under control, hedges trimmed and fences or gates that may need painting.


Our heartiest congratulations are extended to David and Roisin Jones, Dring on the birth of their first child a baby boy to be named David. The maternity wing at Mullingar General Hospital was the venue for this happy occasion. We are delighted to report that Roisin and newborn are in excellent health.