Stephen Hartnett Retires
Staff, former staff, Parents representatives,Management Members, family and friends attended a retirement party for Stephen Hartnett, former Principal of Ard Scoil Rath Iomghain at Keadeen Hotel on Friday April 27th. Some glowing tributes were paid to Stephen but it would be difficult to over estimate the work that he has done in his tenure at the school. He established a close relationship between parents pupils and staff, which are so essential for the success of any school. Under his stewardship the school has expanded to its present roll of over 600 pupils and offering a wide range of subjects in state of the art facilities. A legacy indeed that Stephen can be truly proud of. We wish good health and happiness in his retirement.
Rathangan Tennis Club have a special offer for early payment of the annual membership fee. If you pay the reduced fee before May 31st, you will be entered in a draw to win your money back. Fees for 2012 are Family €80, Adult €50, Student €25, Child €15.
Recently the citizens of Gweedore in Co Donegal were bemoaning the fact that they had only one member of their 9 member local Garda force able to transact business through Irish. We think they have little to complain about as the population of Gweedore is 4,065 people while the population of Rathangan is over 3,000 and we only have 3 garda.
It may be a useful fact if ever there is a threat to reduce the local force.
Rathangan Ladies Club
Rathangan Ladies Club would like to invite non members (€3.00 ea) to their next meeting on tonight Tuesday 8th May @ 8.00pm in the Library. Their guest speaker is Jessica Farrell from Bothan Doibe Garden Nursery. Jessica will give a talk/demo on summer hanging baskets.
Heather Kelly was 1st Lady at the recent fortnightly Whist in the Old School House, 2nd Lady Peg Higgins, 1st Gent Tom Higgins, 2nd Gent Joe Feeney 1st Quarter Lilly Broughall, 2nd Quarter Elizabeth Birch 3rd Quarter Tom Cobbe, 4th Quarter Francis Larkin, Next Whist is on this Thursday May 10th