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Westmeath Topic - 15 February 2018


24 NOTES SITUATIONS VACANT MOTOR MART RYAN'S PHARMACY DAINGEAN are seeking a new member of staff to join our Over the Counter (OTC) team. The ideal candidate will have excellent customer service skills, be patient-focused, have a willingness to learn, be a team player and work on their own initiative 1+ years OTC experience is ESSENTIAL This is a FULL-TIME POSITION in our Daingean Pharmacy Please forward your CV marked: 'Daingean OTC position' to: The Manager, Ryans Pharmacy, Main Street, Daingean, Co. Offaly SENIOR ACCOUNTANT AND BOOKKEEPER POSITION IN MULLINGAR PRACTICE This is a great opportunity for a senior part qualified/accountant to work for a small but rapidly expanding accounting firm in Mullingar. The successful applicant will be qualified/part qualified with practice experience and possess excellent communication skills, as this is a client-facing role. Applications to A well established butcher shop in Edenderry requires a FULL-TIME SHOP ASSISTANT The ideal candidate: • Should be passionate about fresh foods and have a love for cooking • Have the ability to work in a fast-paced productive environment • Will be responsible for the preparation and presentation of meats and convenience meals - Some heavy lifting will be involved - Some weekend work required - Fluent English essential Email CV to: WHAT HAPPENS WHEN YOU DON’T ADVERTISE? NOTHING. Where an advertiser is acting in the course of a trade or business, this must be clearly stated in the advertisement, i.e., the name of the garage must be included. DIESEL CARS FOR SALE - 2016 HYUNDAI 1.6 CRDi - Blue Drive SE, 5dr, choice silver or black 22k. 2013 HYUNDAI i20- Blue Drive, 5dr, white, choice 58k + 66k. 2012 KIA CEED SW 1.6 CRDi - Eco Dynamics, Black 72k. 2011 KIA CEED 1.6 CRDi - Eco Dynamics, 5 dr., silver 78k. 2011 VAUXHALL ZAFIRA 1.7 CRDi - 7 seater, silver 54k. All vehicles have warranted mileage and 2 years NCT. Phone Pat: 92-245-92 / 087- 256- 8748. 3(01.03) ’03 VOLKSWAGEN TRAN - SPORTER TDi, blue. D.O.E. until August. Taxed until April. 208,000 miles. Priced €1500. Tel: 087-276-6416. 3(01.03) BMW 530D SE - Silver, 2005, Auto, 173,000mls. - 1 owner from new. Pristine condition, up - grade alloys, sports multi-function stirring wheel, cruise control, NCT 2/19, leather, blue tooth phone system, immaculate in every way. Many other extras. €3,900 – private sale. Ph: 086-241-2252 9a.m. to 9p.m. 3(01.03) FORD MONDEO ESTATE for sale. 1.8, ’08, NCT October 18. Well serviced and cared for car, new used and dry timing belts last year, 195k miles. Excellent condition all round. €2950 o.n.o. Phone: 086-823-2163. 3(01.03) MERCEDES VITO VAN for sale. ’06, 238k klms. Service van so light work only. Tow bar, floor boarded out. NCT 6/18, Tax 4/18. Clean van ready for work. €2995 o.n.o. Tel: 086-823-2163. 3(01.03) 2011 HYUNDAI IX20 1.4 DIESEL for sale. NCT to February 2019. 57,000 miles. €200 road tax. Very good condition, lady owner. Very easy on diesel up to 60ml per gal.€7500. Contact: 087- 674-1766. 3 (08.03) 2014 HYUNDAI i30 ACTIVE CRDi - Silver 5dr., one owner, 57k, full service history. Price €12,500. 2011 HYUNDAI i30 COM- FORT CRDi- Silver, 5dr., 60k, full service history, 2 years NCT. Price €8500. Mullingar Motor Sales. Phone: 087-256-8748/ 044-922-4592. 3(15.02) 2012 SKODA OCTAVIA AMBITION DIESEL 1.6 for sale. Grey. Only 72,000 km, one owner. NCT to October 2019. €9,700. Contact: 087- 272-2959. 3(015.02) TOPIC • 15 February, 2018 District Notes - Nótaí na gCeantar CASTLETOWN-GEOGHEGAN BAILE CHAISLEÁIN MHIC EOGHAGÁIN SEASON OF LENT The season of Lent commences on Wednesday, 14 February which is Ash Wednesday, a day of fast and abstinence. Mass in St. Michael’s church, Castletown-Geoghegan at 10am and in St. Stephen’s church, Tyrrellspass, Mass will be at 8am and at 6.30pm. Trocaire boxes are available at all churches and your support would be much appreciated. ST. VALENTINE’S DAY Happy Valentine’s day, which falls on Ash Wednesday this year. G.A.A. LUCKY NUMBERS DRAW There was no jackpot winner and no three number winner in last week’s draw. Special draw winner was Pat Clavin. The promoter’s prize was won by Eamonn Clarke. Winning numbers were 06, 26, 27 and 30. Next week’s draw will be held in ‘Drakes’ and the jackpot will be €7,000. St. Malachy’s G.A.A. Table Quiz And Club Awards Night The annual table quiz and club awards night for St. Malachy’s G.AA will take place in ‘Drakes’ on Saturday, 24 February starting at 9pm. CASTLETOWN-GEOGHE- GAN COMHALTAS - MONTHLY SEISIÚN Our next seisiún takes place on Wednesday, 14 February in Ned Claffey’s from 9.30pm. Traditional musicians, singers, storytellers and dancers of all levels are welcome. If you want to improve your playing style and repertoire, then the local seisiún is the place to do it. JUNIOR SEAN NÓS Classes have resumed with Tutor Laura Kelly on Tuesday evenings in St. Michael’s Hall, Castletown- Geoghegan, from 7.30pm to 8.30pm. Children and teenagers of all ages are welcome at a cost of €5 per class. ENROLMENT FOR ST. PATRICK’S NATIONAL SCHOOL, BALLINAGORE Please note that enrolment for children will take place from Monday, 26 February until Friday, 04 March. Forms are available at the school office or on the website ballin - BCDL FRIENDSHIP CLUB BCDL Friendship club would like to thank Teresa from Kilbeggan community group CLG for her work with the club over the past three years and wish her every success and happiness in the future. The club continues each Monday in St. Michael’s Hall, Castletown-Geoghegan, County Westmeath from 10.30am. Do come along and you will be made most welcome by the members, staff and volunteers. We look forward to seeing you. CARA – CASTLETOWN ACTIVE RETIREMENT ASSOCIATION. Castletown Active Retirement Association is a member of the Active Retirement Ireland Organisation. The Group was formed in 2017 and is actively seeking to increase membership. Currently the members enjoy playing Indoor Mat Bowls at 11am on Tuesday mornings in the village hall and Pickle Ball at 7pm on Monday and Thursday evenings in the village hall. It is also hoped to arrange further activities, as requested by our members. Anyone who is interested in joining the group can make contact at any of these sessions. A full programme of events and excursions are being planned for 2018. IRISH CANCER SOCIETY FREE TRANSPORT SER- VICE FOR CHEMOTHER- APY TREATMENT The Irish Cancer Society operates a free transport service for patients attending hospital for chemotherapy treatment. Volunteer drivers pick the patient up at the door of their home, drop them at the hospital door, then when they are finished their treatment, driver will pick them up and drop them home. Volunteer expenses are paid. Patients wishing to avail of this free service should contact their healthcare professional, visit the society’s website at or contact the Irish Cancer Society for more information on 01 2310522. SOCIAL DANCING ST. JAME’S HALL, KILBEG- GAN For a great night’s social dancing and fun, make your way again to St. James’s Hall, Kilbeggan on Friday night, 16 February. SOCIAL DANCING IN STREETE PARISH PARK, STREETE, COUNTY WEST- MEATH Social dancing takes place this Friday, 16 February in Streete Parish Park, Streete, County Westmeath. Music by Olivia Douglas. Dancing from 10pm to midnight. Admission is €10.00. There will be a free draw as well as a free sit down supper during the break at approximately 11.15pm. This is always a most popular event. Come along and have a great night. SYMPATHY We extend our deepest sympathy to the Flynn Family, Adamstown, Castletown-Geoghegan on the death of their father, Mr. John (Jack) Flynn, Mr. Flynn lived a great, long life and died in his 101st year. Sympathy is extended to Andrew Roche, Middleton, on the death of his Mother, Mrs Maureen Roche, Killare and sympathy to Mrs Vivian Cuskelly, Garthy, Castletown- Geoghegan on the death of her father, Mr. Philip Lowry, Tullamore. May they rest in peace.

TOPIC • 15 February, 2018 District Notes - Nótaí na gCeantar NOTES 25 STREETE SRÁID BOHERQUILL RAMBLERS The Ramblers visited Derrycassin Wood, north of Granard, on 04 February. The woods are just part of what was once a large estate owned by the Dropping Heppenstall family but Coillte are now the owners. Their work in developing the woods was on show in the beautiful sunny weather with great views of Lough Gowna through the trees. On Sunday, 18 February the Ramblers will walk in Ballymahon. Cars will leave Boherquill at 1.30pm and meet at the Cattle Mart in Ballymahon at 2pm for an 8km road and canal towpath walk. Annual Memberships are now due at €20 each or €30 for a family which is great value for a full year's walks. See for this and much more information. STREETE WILDLIFE CLUB The club are holding a game tasting night on Friday, 09 March in the Crossroads Inn, Lisryan. There will be a selection of game food available on the night. There will also be a raffle for some valuable prizes and Olivia Douglas will be providing the music. All are welcome and the proceeds from the night will be donated to Longford/Westmeath palliative care. The club Spring Clay Shooting League got underway last Thursday night with over sixty shooters taking part, and the shoots are every Thursday evening from 7pm to 9pm until 29 March. Enquiries to Willie Campbell 086 2582370. The club offers its sympathy to Patrick Durkin, Coolamber, on the death of his father recently. SUNDAY WALK A very enjoyable walk was had last Sunday morning despite the snow and the cold. Our walk took us to Streete Wildlife Club house where the members put on a cup of tea and a snack. Seamus Denning filled us in on the gun club’s past history. Pat Denning and the members took us on a tour of the grounds. Joe Kelly showed us how the traps worked and shot some clays out of the sky for all to see his marksmanship. On behalf of the walking group we would sincerely like to thank the Streete Wildlife Club. Next week's walk will take us around Correally. Meeting at the Parish Park at 11am. SENIOR CITIZENS PARTY The date for the Senior Citizens Party unfortunately happens to fall on Mother's day. Due to this, the committee has decided to change that. A new date will be agreed at this week's committee meeting and will be announced in next week's notes. Because of the date change, the walk that was organised to fundraise for this event has also been changed. This will also be decided and announced in next week's notes. STREETE BOWLS All four of our teams were in action this week at the Streete Complex. Streete A had a comprehensive win against Athlone. Streete B played against Tyrrellspass B. Despite winning one game and drawing the other two, Streete lost out on the bonus point by three points to two. On the same night, Streete C and D went head to head. After four close games the C team came out on top. Streete C Team one: Pat Purcell, Tom Connell and Pat Kelly. Team two: Francis Butler, Bob Madge and Sean Flood. The draw for the Basil Sullivan cup is next week. Further details later. New and lapsed members are welcome. SOCIAL DANCE Our next social dancing event takes place on Friday, 16 February. Music by the well-known Olivia Douglas and a great night’s entertainment is guaranteed. Dancing is from 10pm to 12 midnight, with supper and free raffle on the night. TRACTOR RUN A tractor run in aid of the Agricultural Show Society takes place on Sunday, 25 February, starting from Granard Farmers mart. Registration for the run commences at 11am in the mart. For any further information, please call Breda on 085 1632901. Parents please note there will be a kid’s toy run at 12 noon. Children make sure you have your tractors ready in time and bring Mammy along for the fun! Refreshments will be served on the day and there will be a raffle and prizes on the day. Tell all your friends, boys and girls welcome. ST. FINTAN’S N.S. St. Fintan’s National School are now enrolling for September 2018. Enrolment forms can be collected from the school. The school contact number is 043 6685233. VINTAGE As mentioned before, Street Parish Park Vintage Chairman and Committee wish to announce new dates for their 2018 Vintage. As we have clashed over the past few years with the Mullingar County Westmeath Agricultural Show it has been decided to move dates this year as follows – from the second weekend in July back to the last weekend in June. It is hoped this change will give the opportunity to the farming community and to the many vintage enthusiasts to attend both events. Details will be advertised as follows: Saturday, 23 June - Philip Moran Memorial Tractor Run at 3pm Sunday, 24 June - Annual Vintage Day Stalls can be booked in advance via email to, John Parker on 086 8301347, Declan Carthy, Chairman on 086 8123514, James Parker on 0863125876, Kevin Brady on 087 1375222 or any Parish park member. DANCING CLASSES Dancing classes take place in the Parish Park on Sunday nights starting at 8.30pm. James and Bernie are an award-winning husband and wife team from County Cavan with over 20 years of professional dance teaching experience. The Parish Park committee have invited them to come along to the Parish Park to offer lessons to first timers and people who enjoy dancing, or would like to learn all the steps properly in a fun and friendly atmosphere. Lessons for the wedding first dance as well as all social dance moves like jive, waltz and many more are on offer. Please pass the word around For more information contact 086 2003739. ROSEMOUNT BAILE AN BHRIC ÓIG PROGRESSIVE ‘25’ The weekly game scheduled for Tuesday, 06 February was cancelled owing to the weather and the dangerous road conditions. Our normal game will resume on this Tuesday at 8.45 pm. Admission €10 all in. TAUGHMON/TURIN NOTES CONDOLENCES We extend our deepest sympathy to the following families on their recent bereavements: The O'Toole family, Currackbrack, on the death of their mother, Peggy. The Dowdall family, Clonkill, Monilea, Mullingar, on the death of Daniel Dowdall. COURSES Our Mood Food and Hormones course started last Monday. This was a very interesting evening and I am sure we are all looking forward to the next one. This course continues on February 19th and March 5th and 19th. PILATES Pilates will commence in the clubhouse on February 23 (Thursdays) for 6 weeks. There will be 2 classes from 7pm to 8pm and 8pm to 9pm. Anyone interested in this should contact the committee phone or any committee member as soon as possible as places are filling up fast. OUTINGS We are currently organising a trip at Easter to Dublin Airfield in Dundrum and also a trip in May to Tullamore Dew and Boora Bog. If anyone interested please contact any committee member. CONGRATS Huge congrats to Loreto College Mullingar on reaching the All Ireland camogie final. There are a number of girls from our parish part of this team. We wish them the very best of luck in their All Ireland final on March 3rd. NOTES If you have any messages of congratulations or votes of sympathy which you wish to have included in our notes please contact any committee member and we will include them if at all possible. COLLINSTOWN/FORE/ DRUMCREE BAILE NA GCAILLEACH/BAILE FHOB- HAIR/DROIM CRIA LOUGH BANE ANGLING ASSOCIATION Lough Bane Angling Association has scheduled its AGM to take place on Friday night of this week, February 16th, at the Community Centre, Dromone, County Meath. The starting time for this L.B.A.A. AGM is 8 p.m. ELIZABETH CARTER Elizabeth (Betty) Carter (née Finn), a resident of Glenidan, Collinstown, died peacefully on Thursday, February 1st, in the loving care of the nurses and staff of the Inny Unit, Cluain Lir Care Centre, Mullingar. The deceased lady thereafter, reposed at the residence of her son Des, located at Glenidan, Collinstown, on Saturday, February 3rd from 1 p.m. until the commencing of prayers at 4 p.m. Following the conclusion of prayers, the funeral cortege departed, finishing its journey at 5 p.m. at St. Mary’s Church, Collinstown, where prayers were said by the mourners in attendance. On the following day, Sunday, February 4th, the funeral Mass of Elizabeth Carter was celebrated in that same church, commencing at 11.30 a.m. Afterwards, the deceased lady was laid to rest at St. Mary’s Cemetery, Collinstown. Predeceased by her husband Desmond (Des), in Septemeber 2009 and her daughter-in-law Jacqui, in May 2011, Elizabeth Carter is mourned by her sons; John, Des and Martin, sisters; Bridie, Carmel and Philomena, brothers; Eddie and Pat, daughtersin-law: Mags and Ita, grandchildren; Emma, Niamh, Aine and Darragh, other relations, neighbours and friends. TUESDAY NIGHT BINGO Bingo takes place at Collinstown Hall on Tuesday nights, starting 8.30pm. Proceeds in aid of Lough Lene Gaels Hurling Club. Jackpot €3000 at bingo on Tuesday night, February 13th. LOUGHNAVALLEY LOCHÁN AN BHEALAIGH WEEKLY DRAW - LOUGH- NAVALLEY The weekly draw was held on 06 February. Numbers drawn were 10, 12, 22 and 23. There was no jackpot winner. Four match three winners receive €50 each . The next draw takes place on Tuesday, 13 February with a jackpot of €2,300. WEEKLY DRAW - MILL- TOWN The last draw took place on 05 February. Numbers drawn were 07, 18, 20 and 26. The jackpot was not won. €40 euro winners were Edel McCann; Geraldine Murphy; Paul Scally; Leo John Penrose; Carmel Burke. The next draw will be held on Monday,19 February with a jackpot €8,400. IRISH MUSIC SEISIÚN The next Irish music seisiun will take place on Sunday, 18 February from 5.30pm in Fox’s Pub. Musicians, dancers and all welcome. Admission is free. SURVEY Please complete the survey that is currently circulating in the community regarding your opinion and wish list for Loughnavalley in the future. Your comments matter. BCDL FRIENDSHIP CLUB The club meets each Monday in the hall in Castletown Geoghegan at 10.30am. New members are always welcome. MUSIC TUITION In conjunction with Ballinacarrigy CCE (established 1951), active in the preservation and promotion of Irish music, tuition in tin whistle, keyboard accordion, guitar and banjo for adults and children will take place each Tuesday evening from 6pm in Ballinacarrigy National School. Classes cost €10 per half hour. One to one tuition with experienced qualified teachers. Contact 087 1809115 for further details. SYMPATHY Deepest sympathy is extended to Mrs. Irene Mullligan, her brother Andrew and sister Catherine on the death of their mother, Mrs. Maureen Roche, Killare. Ar Dheis De go raibh a anam dhillis. Wise Words …‘Always borrow money from a pessimist. He/she won’t expect it back.’ (Oscar Wilde). HAPPY VALENTINE’S DAY Happy St. Valentine’s day to one and all. BALLYNACARGY BAILE NA CARRAIGE 50/50 DRAW WINNER Congratulations to this week’s winner of the Cara Phort FRC 50/50 draw, Mick Molloy, who won €67. Our next draw will be on Thursday, 15 February. Tickets are €2 each. This is a fundraising initiative for Cara Phort Family Resource Centre. ST PATRICK'S CE PRO- JECT St Patrick's Community Employment Project has vacancies coming up soon for maintenance workers and an administrator, working 19.5 hours per week. Training will be given. Please phone 044 9373008 for details. MILLTOWN NATIONAL SCHOOL ENROLMENT Enrolment forms for Milltown National School for September 2018 are now available from the school office. Please phone 044 9355373 for more details. STREETE SOCIAL DANC- ING Social dancing takes place this Friday, 16 February in Streete Parish Park, Streete, Co. Westmeath. Music by Olivia Douglas. Dancing from 10pm to midnight. Admission is €10. Free draw as well as a free sit down supper during the break at approx. 11.15 pm. This is always a most popular event. Come along and have a great night. ST. BRIGID'S NATIONAL SCHOOL St. Brigid's National School, Ballynacargy welcomes enrolments for the coming academic year, 2018/2019. Enrolment forms are available at the school at any time and the school will be open for viewing to new pupils and their parents on February 22 and 23. Please call the school on 044 933300 if you require any further information or call into the school to collect an enrolment form. Please inform anyone you know who may be interested in enrolling a child in St. Brigid's. CONDOLENCES Condolences to the family and friends of Barbara Mills (née Synnott), Johnstown, Slanemore, Mullingar who died recently. May she rest in peace. ST PATRICK'S CE St. Patrick’s Community Employment Project has vacancies for maintenance workers and an administrator, working 19.5 hours per week, Training given. Please phone 044 9373008 for details. BALLYNACARGY YOUNG AT HEART Start spreading the news ‘Young at Heart’ resumes on Thursday, 23 February at 11:30am in Ballynacargy Hall. All welcome so tell your friends and come along and enjoy the day. Looking forward to seeing you all. BALLYNACARGY BOX- ING CLUB Training for children every Monday and Wednesday evening from 6pm to 7pm and for adults and teenagers 8pm to 9pm. LOTTO Congratulations to Gordon Ward who won the club’s lotto this week. HORSELEAP/ STREAMSTOWN ARDNURCHER/BAILE AN TSRUTHÁIN GET WELL Get well wishes are extended to all from the community who are either sick at home or in hospital. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this special time. MICHAEL MURPHY CLASSES Michael Murphy’s Classes continue on a Thursday night at 8pm in The Horseleap Streamstown Community Centre. The Classes are open to all on a €5 pay as you go. They consist of strength and conditioning classes / structured run session. If you require any further information please give Michael a call on 085 1362419. CARDS The following are the results from the game held on Monday night, 05 February where raffle winners were €20 Sr Immaculata, €10 Tommie Nally and €10 Mick Lennon. The winners on nine games were Mickey Carroll and Johnny Ward, Carmel Looram and Willie Fitzgerald, Seamus Robbins and Anne Keegan and each couple received €30. Table prize winners were Johnny Mc Manus and Marie Moran, Mick Rabbitte and Tommie Mc Cormack and each couple received €20. The night finished with a cuppa and goodies. Well done to all of the winners. SACRAMENT OF CONFIR- MATION Students from Horseleap and Streamstown 6th Classes joined with the Clara Schools for their Confirmation ceremony in St. Brigid’s Church, Clara on Sunday morning, 11 February at 11am where 77 students received the sacrament from Bishop Michael Smith, joined by Fr Paddy Keary, Fr Conor Mc Gee and Fr Ciprian Solomon. Congratulations to the students from Horseleap School, Ciara Daly, Eimear Keegan and Kaitlin Rowan. Congratulations to the students from Streamstown School, Amy O’Callaghan, Alannah Dowd, Caoilinn Elliffe, Grainne Kelly, Hannah Kealy, Katie Kelly, Kayla Mc Donnell, Shannon Lawlor, Sophie Campbell, Michelle and Martha Egan, Zara Montgomery, Ciaran Keegan, Damien Byrne, Gerard Reid, Josh and Jake Gannon, Mark Lynam and Thomas Conlon. Congratulations to the teachers and parents who brought them through to this day. Hoping you and your families made it a memorable day. SOCIAL DANCING The monthly social dancing continues in St James’s Hall in Kilbeggan on Friday 16 February with music by Footloose from 9.30pm to 12.30am. DATES FOR YOUR DIARIES I.C.A. Set Dancing Classes will take place on Wednesday nights at 8.30pm. Open to all. First Holy Communion in St Peter and St Paul’s church, Horseleap on Sunday, 13 May at 11.30am. TOPIC PRINT & DESIGN FOR ALL YOUR PRINTING REQUIREMENTS

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