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38 NEWS TOPIC • 15 February, 2018 DOWN MOATE WAY With The Rambler Sadness for the late William Greaney The late William Greaney. It was with deep sadness that the Moate community learned of the death of William Greaney, Nottingham and formerly of Moate, Westmeath. William, Nottingham, England and formerly of Moate, Co. Westmeath. passed to his eternal reward on 3 February, 2018. William was the loving brother of Mary, Jim, Ellen, and Peggy, and the late Michael and Martin. He will be deeply regretted by his family, his sisters-inlaw Patsy, Anne and Josie, brothers-in-laws David and Doug, nephews, nieces, grand nephews, grand nieces, relativies and friends. William’s funeral Mass took place in St. Brigid's Church, Boher, Streamstown, Co. Westmeath, followed by burial in Boher Cemetery. May he rest in peace. RIGHT: Newly-confirmed Gavyn Shortall from Boher N.S., Streamstown, with Biddy, Peter, Eoin, Alan and Niall McLoughlin. Eircode may have helped save councillor’s life EIRCODES can save lives, that was the astonishing fact highlighted at the first meeting this year of the Joint Policing Committee in Westmeath. It was pointed out at the meeting that an emergency call made after the collapse of Moate councillor John Dolan gave the eircode of the address and this could possibly have saved the councillor’s life. Many of us may not even know our codes, but they are worth having to hand, as shown by the lesson to be learned from the Dolan family in Moate, following the collapse last year of John, a popular local farmer and an elected representative on Westmeath county Council. It was pointed out at the meeting by Cllr. Frank McDermott that the quick thinking of a family member in calling the emergency services at the time of the incident at the Dolan home reduced the response time. John’s son cited the eircode of the address and this helped considerably for those responding to the scene. Cllr. McDermott stressed that it is important for everyone to remember that this action could easily have saved Cllr. Dolan’s life. He said that the message to the public must be a reminder to have the code in a place where it is easily recovered, such as a noticeboard in the home or close to the phone. CONFIRMATION FOR SOUTH WESTMEATH PUPILS THE communities of Ballymore, Rosemount, Boher and Tubber were celebrating an annual occasion that marks an important milestone in the lives of local school children. The Sacrament of Confirmation was bestowed upon pupils from National schools in the four villages at a special ceremony that took place in the Church of the Most Holy Redeemer, Ballymore on Thursday, 8 February, 2018. Bestowing the Sacrament on the pupils was Bishop Michael Smith, who spoke in his homily of the importance of faith in the lives of young people as they meet the challenges that lie ahead. Newly-confirmed Adam Keane pictured with Geraldine, David and Aaron Keane. Pictured after the ceremonies were Jon, Zayna, Sara and Paul Ganly. Chief Executive Pat Gallagher agreed with the sense of knowing or having accessible the Eircode for your home. He said that it could also be useful in helping the local authority dispatch assistance more swiftly to locations. Chief Superindendent Peter Duff reinforced the message that knowing or having the code is good practice. Eircodes can be looked up online. Shane Wade (Rosemount National School) and Lisa Heavin are pictured after Confirmation. MOATE SHORTS HAPPY BIRTHDAY Birthday greetings to Fidelma O’Brien who celebrates her birthday at this time. Fidelma is wished many happy returns from all of her family and friends. SEE YOU THERE It was great to see a good turnout at this year’s Carmelite Lourdes fundraiser on Shrove Tuesday in the Well. Your support was much appreciated. Fr. Jaison says he would like to thank each and every one of many great friends and supporters of this fundraiser. CONGRATULATIONS Well done to the jackpot winner in this week's All Whites lotto draw! The numbers drawn MOATE is this week sorry to see the closure of a Main Street business, one that has been an important part of the business community for the past number of years. Moate Cycles and Hardware will close its doors this week, a decision that Joe Kelly, a founding member of the business says that he had taken with a lot of regret. “It is with a heavy heart that I made the decision,” said Joe. Moate Cycles and Hardware will be closing its doors but Joe stresses that the bike hire element of the business will continue and he can be contacted on 087 9824082 regarding this. One of Moate’s landmark buildings was home to Moate Cycles and Hardware and since it opened its MOATE crafters are good with a yarn and this is well illustrated at the knitting club, or the folks of ‘Knit and Natter’. The club meets each Thursday from 11am to 1 at Tuar Ard for a ‘wooly’ good morning in the best of company! Meet new friends, share ideas, learn from others or news@topic.ie were 11, 20, 23 and 24 and in with a nice bit of luck was Karen Rosney c/o Niall Cunningham. Well done Karen and we hope that you enjoy your winnings! THANKS Lorna and Ann at Moate library would like to say a big thank you to all who are supporting the Blind Date with A book. Once again, it is a great success and thanks to all of the patrons who gave the initiative a try! HOLIDAYS We hope that all of those on mid term break this week enjoy the holiday, no matter what the weather may have in store! Moate Cycles and Hardware closes its doors doors a number of years ago, the business served the community very well. Joe issued a thanks to all clients and customers fro their support over theses years. However, the closure was unavoidable. It is of great regret to the wider area as the Old Rail Trail in Moate has breathed a new life into the interest in cycling for many people and has given a boost to the visitor numbers coming to the area. However, for Joe and the Moate Cycles and Hardware team, the time has come to close the store and Joe’s many friends and neighbours in the locality and the business sector wish him well for the future. The cycle hire will continue, simply contact Joe for information and details. Drop in to Moate’s Knit and Natter Club help out someone in a tangle! The club is always open to new members! If you enjoy knitting or crochet, then do drop in, even if you haven’t a project on the go at the moment, you will enjoy the chat. Skills range from beginner to advanced and all are welcome. New Moate water reservoir planned Irish Water has applied to Westmeath County Council to put in place a new water storage reservoir at Ardnapondra, Moate, with a 1700 cubic metre capacity, above ground, and located adjacent to the existing reservoir at Ardnapondra. The new development, for which they applied on 22 January, will also involve ancillary works, including watermains, surface water drainage works, fencing an access road and other civil works.

W38 moate NEW.qxp_Layout 1 12/02/2018 6:50 p.m. Page 1 38 NEWS TOPIC • 15 February, 2018 DOWN MOATE WAY With The Rambler Sadness for the late William Greaney The late William Greaney. It was with deep sadness that the Moate community learned of the death of William Greaney, Nottingham and formerly of Moate, Westmeath. William, Nottingham, England and formerly of Moate, Co. Westmeath. passed to his eternal reward on 3 February, 2018. William was the loving brother of Mary, Jim, Ellen, and Peggy, and the late Michael and Martin. He will be deeply regretted by his family, his sisters-inlaw Patsy, Anne and Josie, brothers-in-laws David and Doug, nephews, nieces, grand nephews, grand nieces, relativies and friends. William’s funeral Mass took place in St. Brigid's Church, Boher, Streamstown, Co. Westmeath, followed by burial in Boher Cemetery. May he rest in peace. RIGHT: Newly-confirmed Gavyn Shortall from Boher N.S., Streamstown, with Biddy, Peter, Eoin, Alan and Niall McLoughlin. Eircode may have helped save councillor’s life EIRCODES can save lives, that was the astonishing fact highlighted at the first meeting this year of the Joint Policing Committee in Westmeath. It was pointed out at the meeting that an emergency call made after the collapse of Moate councillor John Dolan gave the eircode of the address and this could possibly have saved the councillor’s life. Many of us may not even know our codes, but they are worth having to hand, as shown by the lesson to be learned from the Dolan family in Moate, following the collapse last year of John, a popular local farmer and an elected representative on Westmeath county Council. It was pointed out at the meeting by Cllr. Frank McDermott that the quick thinking of a family member in calling the emergency services at the time of the incident at the Dolan home reduced the response time. John’s son cited the eircode of the address and this helped considerably for those responding to the scene. Cllr. McDermott stressed that it is important for everyone to remember that this action could easily have saved Cllr. Dolan’s life. He said that the message to the public must be a reminder to have the code in a place where it is easily recovered, such as a noticeboard in the home or close to the phone. CONFIRMATION FOR SOUTH WESTMEATH PUPILS THE communities of Ballymore, Rosemount, Boher and Tubber were celebrating an annual occasion that marks an important milestone in the lives of local school children. The Sacrament of Confirmation was bestowed upon pupils from National schools in the four villages at a special ceremony that took place in the Church of the Most Holy Redeemer, Ballymore on Thursday, 8 February, 2018. Bestowing the Sacrament on the pupils was Bishop Michael Smith, who spoke in his homily of the importance of faith in the lives of young people as they meet the challenges that lie ahead. Newly-confirmed Adam Keane pictured with Geraldine, David and Aaron Keane. Pictured after the ceremonies were Jon, Zayna, Sara and Paul Ganly. Chief Executive Pat Gallagher agreed with the sense of knowing or having accessible the Eircode for your home. He said that it could also be useful in helping the local authority dispatch assistance more swiftly to locations. Chief Superindendent Peter Duff reinforced the message that knowing or having the code is good practice. Eircodes can be looked up online. Shane Wade (Rosemount National School) and Lisa Heavin are pictured after Confirmation. MOATE SHORTS HAPPY BIRTHDAY Birthday greetings to Fidelma O’Brien who celebrates her birthday at this time. Fidelma is wished many happy returns from all of her family and friends. SEE YOU THERE It was great to see a good turnout at this year’s Carmelite Lourdes fundraiser on Shrove Tuesday in the Well. Your support was much appreciated. Fr. Jaison says he would like to thank each and every one of many great friends and supporters of this fundraiser. CONGRATULATIONS Well done to the jackpot winner in this week's All Whites lotto draw! The numbers drawn MOATE is this week sorry to see the closure of a Main Street business, one that has been an important part of the business community for the past number of years. Moate Cycles and Hardware will close its doors this week, a decision that Joe Kelly, a founding member of the business says that he had taken with a lot of regret. “It is with a heavy heart that I made the decision,” said Joe. Moate Cycles and Hardware will be closing its doors but Joe stresses that the bike hire element of the business will continue and he can be contacted on 087 9824082 regarding this. One of Moate’s landmark buildings was home to Moate Cycles and Hardware and since it opened its MOATE crafters are good with a yarn and this is well illustrated at the knitting club, or the folks of ‘Knit and Natter’. The club meets each Thursday from 11am to 1 at Tuar Ard for a ‘wooly’ good morning in the best of company! Meet new friends, share ideas, learn from others or news@topic.ie were 11, 20, 23 and 24 and in with a nice bit of luck was Karen Rosney c/o Niall Cunningham. Well done Karen and we hope that you enjoy your winnings! THANKS Lorna and Ann at Moate library would like to say a big thank you to all who are supporting the Blind Date with A book. Once again, it is a great success and thanks to all of the patrons who gave the initiative a try! HOLIDAYS We hope that all of those on mid term break this week enjoy the holiday, no matter what the weather may have in store! Moate Cycles and Hardware closes its doors doors a number of years ago, the business served the community very well. Joe issued a thanks to all clients and customers fro their support over theses years. However, the closure was unavoidable. It is of great regret to the wider area as the Old Rail Trail in Moate has breathed a new life into the interest in cycling for many people and has given a boost to the visitor numbers coming to the area. However, for Joe and the Moate Cycles and Hardware team, the time has come to close the store and Joe’s many friends and neighbours in the locality and the business sector wish him well for the future. The cycle hire will continue, simply contact Joe for information and details. Drop in to Moate’s Knit and Natter Club help out someone in a tangle! The club is always open to new members! If you enjoy knitting or crochet, then do drop in, even if you haven’t a project on the go at the moment, you will enjoy the chat. Skills range from beginner to advanced and all are welcome. New Moate water reservoir planned Irish Water has applied to Westmeath County Council to put in place a new water storage reservoir at Ardnapondra, Moate, with a 1700 cubic metre capacity, above ground, and located adjacent to the existing reservoir at Ardnapondra. The new development, for which they applied on 22 January, will also involve ancillary works, including watermains, surface water drainage works, fencing an access road and other civil works.

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