Rathangan CORE Group had a very full agenda for their meeting on last Wednesday night April 4th. Among the main items discussed were that there are now six people employed under the TUS Scheme/Community Development by various affiliated groups. Two ladies are employed in an office at the Community Centre compiling details of all local Community Groups and will provide information to callers on anything you wish to know about what is happening in Rathangan, on Wednesdays and Thursdays or phone 089 4633062. Elizabeth Birch of the Tidy Towns complemented KCC on their speedy action at removing illegal caravans from local Council Estates over St Patrick’s weekend and carrying out work, which hopefully will prevent a recurrence. Councillor Fiona O’Loughlin told the meeting that the Council will construct a new footpath from Spencer Bridge to the Mill (‘River’ Bridge) within
the next couple of months and she is hopeful also of a new path in front of the Soccer Ground on the Lock Road. Joe Cully of RCAB reported on a meeting with the new Garda Superintendent in Kildare, on policing in the area and they were assured that the three Garda will remain in Rathangan. Seamus O’Donoghue alsoe of RCAB said the Group will soon be providing two defibrillators with financial help from Kildare Leader, one will be permanently at the Garda Station and the other with the First Responder on duty. Treasurer Sean Murray, wearing his Scouting cap, said plans for the reestablishment of the scout group are well advanced. They will be holding a meeting on May 10th at a venue to be announced, to progress the matter. He told the meeting that the numbers they can cater for will depend on the number of Leaders they can enlist and he is hopeful of a big turnout on May 10th.
The meeting ended with a discussion on possible participation in the Homecoming Festival and possible fundraising ideas which will be on the agenda for the next meeting on Wednesday June 6th at 8.30pm in the Old School House.
Rathangan Senior Ladies kick off their season with an away match on the 19th against Kill. We wish the ladies every success in the coming season. Training is continuing every Monday and Thursday nights at 7.30. New members are always welcome. The Minors have reached the final of their championship. Rathangan/Milltown girls will play Cappagh on Saturday 28th Apr - time and venue to be confirmed. The U/16s won their first match away to Ballymore. The 8 - 12 year olds have commenced their training every Saturday morning at 10. The u/10s played St. Brochans on Saturday 31st March and all had a great mornings fun. Info for Senior Players - any person who has not registered will not be able to play in the upcoming League so you are requested to contact Dawn Power asap to register. The Club would be grateful for any help from parents on Saturday mornings. The numbers have increased and help is required.
Local History Group
The next meeting of Rathangan Local History Group takes place on this Thursday night April 12th at 8pm in the Library. Everybody welcome.
Heather Kelly was 1st Lady at the recent fortnightly whist in the Old School House, 2nd Lady Rose McKiverigan, 1st Gent Tom Higgins, 2nd Gent Noel Kelly. 1st Quarter Elizabeth Birch
2nd Quarter Michael Pitt, 3rd Quarter John Walker, 4th Quarter Mary Plant. Next Whist on this Thursday night April 12th at 8.30 pm