Scouts revival

Scouts revival

Following their recent very successful meeting, plans for a return of Scouting to Rathangan, are well advanced. Fifteen adults have so far offered to become Leader. Scouting Ireland

will be endeavouring to get these people trough their application process and training started in the coming months, They hope to have the Group back up and running by late

September.They will be looking at starting up Beaver Scouts (6 to 9 years) and Cub Scouts (9 TO 12 years). What was very positive about the meeting is that they had 6 Teenagers

who came to make inquiries about joining Scouts. They will certainly looking at the possibility of opening up a Scout (12 to 15 years) and Venture Scout (15 to 18 years) Sections

also. Further information can be had by emailing chealy@scouts.ie.

Golf Event

Rathangan Day Care Centre are hosting an Open Team Event (two person any combination) in the Cill Dara Golf Club on this Friday Saturday and Sunday March 30th, 31st and April 1st. Time sheet in Club House at 045 521295. €10 per head members and €15 per head non members.

Tractor Run

The recent Vintage Tractor Car and Bike Run made a very respectable €3,420.57 for the Day Care Centre. The organisers would like to thank everybody who supported it and

particularly the participants who give unstintingly of their time and money.


Your scribe has been asked to warn people of the danger of availing of the services of ‘dodgy’ door to door house repair men. A number of people have had a nasty experience. If

you have jobs that need doing there are plenty of reliable honest workers locally.

Illegal Dumping

Illegal dumping in the bog, near Cush Bridge on the Edenderry Road has reached crises proportion. Among the items dumped there at present is the carcase of a dead horse, minus its neck

which would contain its id. Owners of turf banks who contacted the Co Council about the matter were told that they themselves were responsible for any clean up. It is a strange

country we live in.


Rose McKiverigan was 1st Lady at the recent fortnightly Whist in the Old School House, 2nd Lady Heather Kelly 1st Gent Tom Higgins, 2nd Gent Lucy O’Brien, 1st Quarter Noel Kelly

2nd Quarter Lilly Broughall, 3rd Quarter Nuala Hurley, 4th Quarter Tom Cobbe. Next Whist this Thursday night March 29th.