The first general meeting of the North Westmeath Historical Society (NWHS) will take place in Hotel Castlepollard on Tuesday night, January 29th, commencing at 8pm. All are welcome.
The local, North Westmeath and wider community were saddened to learn of the death which took place, peacefully, at the Midland Regional Hospital, Mullingar, on Thursday, January 15th, 2015, of Mr. Thomas (Tommy) McCormack, Ankerland, Fore, Co. Westmeath. The remains reposed at his residence on Saturday, January 17th, from 2pm until removal at 5.30pm to St. Feichin’s Church, Fore, arriving at 5.50pm. The attendance at the removal, Mass and funeral was very large and widely representative of the esteem in which the deceased was held. Tommy was a member of an old respected local family, and had been predeceased by his son Michael, and more recently by his beloved wife Doreen. A quiet, friendly and obliging neighbour, devoted to his family, he will be sadly missed not alone by his immediate family, but by all who had the pleasure of knowing him. He is survived by his son Patrick, daughters Heather and Margaret, brother, sons-in-law, daughters-in-law, grandchildren, nephews, nieces, other relatives and wide circle of friends to whom deepest sympathy is extended.
The Alcoholics Anonymous group meets every Tuesday evening in the Parish Community Centre, Church Street, Castlepollard, in Room One at 8.30pm. For further information contact Bill on 087-6282646, or Jim on 044-9661887.
Volunteers are required to assist in supporting the residents from St. Peter’s Centre, Castlepollard, who are now living in the Castlepollard and Coole areas, to integrate into the local communities. For further information contact Lisa on 086-0235475, or Kathleen on 044-9661079.
Community Employment Scheme
There is a vacancy locally on the Community Employment Scheme, Castlepollard Tidy Towns work. The scheme operates for 19.5 hours per week. For further information contact 044-9661894.