REAGHSTOWN Community Alert will have a final Quiz Planning Meeting in Aclint Hall tonight at 8pm. This year’s Community Alert Table Quiz will be held in Aclint Community Hall on this Friday March 29th, Good Friday. Through the monies generated from the quiz we are able to produce our newsletter which is delivered free to all homes in our community alert district five times a year. Teams of 4 €40 and light refreshments will be served on the night. This is a family friendly event with a raffle for good prizes on the night. Please help us further the good work of community alert by taking part in our quiz on Friday. If you are not already registered with our Text Alert you can do so by dialling 087-0903673.
LEARNING of the untimely death of Gerry Grimes of Cookstown reminded me of those heady days in the 60s when we were all so young and enjoying the exciting music and fashions of the times (The Beatles and the mini-skirt immediately come to mind,) when a few of us formed a group called Pete and the Pioneers. We at the time were pioneering pub music and it was about this time I think I first met Gerry. He was no mean tin whistler and I seem to remember him giving us advice on how we should proceed as a band. I sometimes wonder if we had taken this advice would we now be up there with others in The Hall of Fame! Anyway I got to know Gerry fairly well over the years and would like to extend deepest sympathy from those of us left who failed to heed his advice from that great time to his wife Margaret, their sons Gordon and Colin, sisters Betty and Kitty, daughters-in-law and grandchildren.
THE Creative Writing Course under the auspices of Reaghstown Community Alert with teacher Mary Toft from the VEC is going well and participants are finding it a very interesting and unique experience. There will now be an Easter break for two weeks until Tuesday April 9th 10am to 12noon. The sessions are free and it isn’t too late to join in.
SEVENTH week results. €150. Michael & Eileen Mulholland, Aclint. €100. Donna Scott, Cherrywood Park, Tallanstown. €50. Maggie Mackin, Mullacrew. €50. Joe Clarke, Glack.
Athletic training for the parish of Reaghstown/Tallanstown/Clonkeen are now in session on every Friday evening in the Westerns Pitch from 6pm to 7pm weekly from the age of 6yrs to 15yrs, weather permitting. The training sessions are fully supervised and Insured by County Louth Community Games Committee members.
LOTTO Jackpot €1,200. No winner of Thursday night’s draw dated 14th March. Numbers drawn were as follows: 1, 2, 3, 23and the sole match 3 winner was Miriam Murray; congratulations! Thanks very much for your continued support with our weekly Lotto. You can buy your Lotto ticket/s in advance 5 wks, 10wks, 20wks etc. in Hughie O’Neill’s Menswear Ardee, The Station Ardee, Post Office Ardee, Brady’s Bar, Edmondstown, The Danny Boy, Reaghstown Aclint Community Hall c/o Rose Murray or from any committee member. If you’re not in, you can’t win!
THE Westerns are going West!! Saturday 13th/Sunday 14th of April will mark a special occasion when a limited number of 20 fit/not so fit enthusiastic people will cycle from Ballinasloe to Reaghstown in aid of the Westerns GFC Clubroom fund. If you want to be a part of this epic journey or learn more contact Thomas on 086 8364207. Be part of history and have your stake in the development of a community focused project. All money raised will go towards the building of the Westerns new Clubroom’s. Westerns GFC Membership is now due and payable to any member of the committee Adults €25, Students/OAPs €20.Westerns training continues every Saturday at 11am for boys and girls aged 4 to 12.It is fully supervised and will continue each Saturday morning at 11o’clock.New players are welcome, contact Catherine 086-8123489.
The Peoples Club
THE Peoples Club for the Actively Retired next get together will be in Aclint Community Hall on Thursday April 11th from 11am to 1pm. And we are always looking for new members; if you are retired and reasonably active why not give us a shout at 041-6855406 or 087-2431501. We have a scarcity of men in our club and we would love to hear from any men (and women) interested in joining us. As well as meetings in Aclint Community Hall we alternate with visits to places of interest during the summer. On Thursday last members enjoyed a few hours shopping in The Marshes, Dundalk followed by a lovely meal in The Fairways.