Castlepollard notes



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

Sheep Shearing

It has recently been announced that the 2016 All Ireland and International Sheep Shearing Championships will take place in Castlepollard in June 2016. The official launch event will take place on Sunday next, December 6th, in Hotel Castlepollard at 5.00pm. The event will draw entries and visitors both from Ireland and internationally, and will be a great showcase for Castlepollard in particular and North Westmeath in general.


The annual Parish draw and Concert takes place in the Parish Community Centre on Wednesday, December 16th. Among the artists appearing at the concert will be Mick Foster, Noel Battle, Moira Frasier, Joe Meehan, P.J. Kennedy, Comhaltas and the Gurren dancers. A raffle and Mini Auction will also take place on the night. Draw cards have been issued to households in the parish, and additional cards are available from the Parochial House.

Baptism preparation course

The next Baptism Preparation Course for Parents takes place on Thursday, December 17th, at 8.00pm in the Parish Community Centre, Church Street. The course is being run by the Castlepollard Group. Parents who do not have a babysitter may bring baby with them to the meeting.