12 Aug 2022

Castlepollard notes



Corr: Martin Farrell Tel: 044 966 1530 / 086 8301005. e-mail:

Birthday greetings

We extend congratulations and very best wishes to Tommy Smith, Pakenhamhall Road, Castlepollard, who celebrated his 80th birthday on Friday, November 20th, with family and friends.

Tribute night

Castletown-Finea, Coole, Whitehall GAA Club are holding a tribute night for Ned Flynn on Saturday night next, November 28th, at 8.00pm in Hotel Castlepollard. Tickets cost 10.00 euro and this includes music and food on the night. Come along for a night of music, food, chat and craic. For further information contact Seamus Sheridan.

Historical Society

The North Westmeath Historical Society are holding their second annual general meeting in Hotel Castlepollard on Thursday next, November 26th, starting at 8.00pm. All are welcome.

Parish draw

The annual Christmas draw for the parish of Castlepollard, Castletown and Finea takes place this year on Wednesday, December 16th. Prizes include 1st. Prize of 250.00 euro, Second Prize of 100.00 euro, two oven ready turkeys, hams, O’Meara Garden Centre vouchers, Mr. Crumb Hamper and other cash prizes, and in addition there will be a Eugene O’Neill sponsored prize as well as a Donie & Anne Cassidy sponsored prize. Filled cards must be returned before the draw on December 16th, which will take place on the night of the concert. Filled cards may be handed into the Parochial House at any time or to the Depots there from 7.0pm - 8.00pm on Mondays (30th November, 7th and 14th December). Cards will also be sold before the draw. Extra prizes will be available on the night sponsored by parishioners and others. Notable entertainers will perform at the concert, of which details later. A card is being given to each home, and additional cards are available from the Parish Office and members of the Finance Committee.

Wedding anniversary

We extend congratulations and very best wishes to Tom and Ellen Smyth, Pakenhamhall Road, Castlepollard, who celebrated their 56th wedding anniversary recently, with family and friends.


In light of recent thefts and burglaries, householders, especially those living alone or in isolated areas, are reminded to exercise caution when dealing with unexpected door to door callers, offering goods or services at unrealistically low prices. Do not give any personal information regarding yourself or family, neighbours etc., and if in any doubt, keep your door firmly closed and alert the Gardai, family, neighbours etc. When leaving home, activate alarms if fitted, and secure windows, doors etc. Do not announce on social media if away from home for any length of time.

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