Park open

Park open

The Play Ground is now open to the public and so is the new Community Park. As you all know this new park has been reseeded and the very young grass needs time to grow and be prepared to be played on. Bikes, Go Karts and Dogs are not allowed in the new community park or walk way. There is CCTV in the new park 24/7. . There will be new bins put around the green area but for the present time please use the bins supplied in the Play Ground. This is a public amenity area and there are rules which will be listed when RCD get signs up but we ask the Community to enjoy and respect this new park and understand that there are a few more jobs to get finished.

Lotto €10,400

Next draw is Monday September 16th. Results of last draw held 2nd Sept was no winner. The winning numbers were 1, 12, 16, 18, the drawn €30 winners were James Mannion, Marie Murphy and Mary Murphy. Tickets can be brought in Rathowen Post Office, Connaughton’s Pub, along with several people selling. If you would like to sell a book please contact Peter or Liz on 6676189. It’s worth buying a ticket and remember if you’re not in you can’t win!!!!!

St Mary’s NS

Congratulations and best wishes to Sue and Tommy Lambden on the birth of their baby son. I would like to extend my personal congratulations to Rathowen Gathering Committee on a job very well done. Many thanks to our Parents Association who have helped out with training the children for the upcoming Cross Country Championships. This is greatly appreciated. I would also like to express my thanks to Felim Heduvan who takes 2nd & 3rd class for football training every Friday between 1-2pm. Again this is greatly appreciated by myself and all the staff.


Guitar lessons available, acoustic and electric, beginners and more advanced. All ages welcome. All musical tastes catered for from rock to blues and country etc. Phone or text David at 0863706339

Vintage Club

The Legan Vintage Club tractor fundraising draw is in aid of the Disabled People of Longford the Phoenix Centre. Draw will take place on the 5th October 2013 in the Village House Rathowen, Tickets are €5 each or a book of 5 for €20. Please support this very worthy cause, tickets will be on sale at the Gathering on the 31st or call on any committee member. 1st Prize: Ferguson 20 TVO; 2nd Prize: LCD Colour TV, 3rd Prize: Weekend away for 2

Welfare Services

Closure of Streete Clinic, from 12th August 2013, Community Welfare Service will no longer be provided in Streete Health Centre. Persons wishing to access the Community Welfare Service should attend Edgeworthstown Health Centre on Wednesday’s from 2pm to 3pm. In case of an emergency or for further information contact head office on 043-3350150.


Notice is hereby given that referendums will be taken on the proposals contained in each of the under-mentioned bills. Thirty-second Amendment of the Constitution (Abolition of Seanad Eireann) Bill 2013. Thirty-third Amendment of the Constitution (Court of Appeal) Bill 2013. The bills may be inspected or obtained free of charge at Rathowen Post Office. The poll will be held on the 4th day of October 2013 between the hours of 7am and 10pm.


Due to a change with Newspaper deadlines, our time has been moved back for having notes into the paper. The last time now is Saturday by 7pm, anything later than that will not be in the notes and will be put into the following week’s (if suitable). David Smith will be taking over the notes from October so please continue to e-mail anything into Lorraine on lorraine.tormey@gmail.com until the weekend of the 28th September after that all emails go to David.