Tidy town - we can do it

Tidy town - we can do it

We are now coming into the peak time for the Tidy Town Competition and the Village and surroundings are looking pretty good, with a few spots needing a little TLC. Sadly the Retail Sector has been decimated in recent times but if we allow these premises to look down at heel, the possibility of bringing in new business is more difficult.

So if we all make an effort at sprucing up ‘a la’ Dirty Old Towns, we can help ourselves and the Tidy Town effort.

Last week the Tidy Town Group planted up the flower containers with Summer bedding which will require watering, so if there are some near you, perhaps you could keep them watered. Everybody benefits from a well maintained area.

3 X 3 Exhibition

An Exhibition titled 3 X 3 featuring the works of 9 very talented artists, including two from Rathangan, Annette McCormack (nee Riordan) and Brian O’Loughlin, opened in the Court Yard Shopping Centre, Newbridge, on Thursday night last May 31, and runs until June 17, from 10am to 7pm.

The Exhibition includes bog sculpture, painting and prints. The other artists are Eleanor Swan, Eamon Keenan, Maeve Mulcahy from Newbridge; Margaret Becker, Clane, Padraig McCaul, Wicklow; Laurence O’Toole, Carlow, and Brock Butler, Kilkenny. Do drop in if you are in the area.

Charity Auction

The Parents Association of Ard Scoil Rath Iomghain would like to thank everybody who supported the Annual Auction on Sunday May 27. In excess of €3,000.00 was raised after expenses, which is down slightly on last year but a great result considering the times we are living in.


Mary Plant was 1st Lady at the recent fortnightly Whist in the Old School House, 2nd Lady Sheila Cunningham, 1st Gent Joe Feeney, 2nd Gent Heather Kelly, 1st quarter Rose McKiverigan, 2nd quarter Mary Bracken, 3rd quarter Louise Hurley 4th quarter Michael Pitt.

Whist has to be the best value entertainment to be had, for a small fee a nights fun in good company with refreshments. Why not join them for the next whist on this Thursday night June 7.