Community Notes – Edgeworthstown





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What's on in Edgeworthstown, Rathowen & Streete (and also across County Longford)

St. Mary’s to St. John’s and Beyond Guided Walk

Location: Edgeworthstown

Join us for a tour around one of Ireland’s hidden treasures. Follow in the footsteps of Maria Edgeworth, Oscar Wilde, Walter Scott, Oliver Goldsmith and others

Included in the Irish Independent’s 100 great family days out in Ireland: Our county by county guide (24-07-2018):-

“Edgeworthstown

Take a tour around the grounds and restored walled gardens of Edgeworthstown House, ancestral home of novelist Maria Edgeworth (Castle Rackrent) and her famous father Richard Lovell. Hear stories of visits by Oscar Wilde and William Wordsworth. €5 per person, edgeworthstown.net”
 
 

St Mary's to St John's and Beyond - Guided Walk

Events across County Longford.
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Longford Event Guide – December

Edgeworthstown Notes (updated each Thursday)


Local Correspondent:
Edgeworthstown District Development Association Ltd.
The Old Schoolhouse,
Ballymahon Road,
Edgeworthstown
Co. Longford
043 – 6671801
edglocdev@eircom.net



 

~ Notes as published in the Longford Leader 13-12-2018 ~


 
 
From Four Continents

They came from four continents to celebrate the legacy of the novelist, writer and educationalist Maria Edgeworth on this the 250th anniversary of her birth. Four of Ireland’s leading institutions, The Royal Irish Academy, Trinity College, The National Library and the RDS, joined forces to organise the last in a series of events held throughout the year to remember one of Ireland’s greatest writers.
The weekend included a four-woman panel discussion on the legacy of Maria Edgeworth, a two-day conference held in Trinity College where contributors and participants from all over the world came to discuss and debate her legacy, they travelled from Canada, Australia, North America, Japan, South Korea, Italy, Finland and the UK. One of the highlights of the weekend was a visit to the manuscripts section of the National Library to view the rarely seen writings of Maria Edgeworth in their original. This was followed by a wonderful talk given by Dr Susan Manly of St Andrew’s University Scotland. Susan is currently working on a major project documenting the Private & Public Life of Maria Edgeworth which she hopes will be published next year.
Throughout the weekend proceedings and participants were recorded and it is hoped that the outcome will be a wonderful documentary which will be broadcast in 2019.
This ends the official celebrations for 2018 which included the brilliant performance of Castle Rackrent by members of the Mostrim Players in the Backstage Theatre.

Fundraiser – family Bingo Night

SCHOOL: – Please note the following which I received from St. Fintan’s National School, Lismacaffrey notifying us that this year’s, and I quote “fundraiser is a family Bingo Night on 14th December at 7p.m. in Feericks Hotel, Rathowen & Santa will visit and the Christmas Draw will also take place. Your continued support is greatly appreciated. This bingo is different and is suitable for young people. All welcome “

Mostrim G.A.A.

There was no jackpot winner. Numbers drawn: 6, 22, 28, 30. Twenty-five Euro Winners were Brian Farrell, Mary Kane c/o T Garvey, Fr. Earley and Cassandra Mooney

Coffee Morning in aid of Longford Hospice

Cllr Micheál Carrigy would like to invite you to attend a Coffee Morning in aid of Longford Hospice Homecare that he will be hosting on Friday 14th December from 10am to 1pm at his Constituency Office at 2 Dublin Street, Longford. So join me for a cuppa and a chat. All donations going to this great cause. All Welcome.

Fireside Tales

Jude Flynn’s book, Fireside Tales, issue 16 is on sale now in the following outlets, Costcutters, Edgeworthstown, Hanlon’s Gala, Dublin road, Longford, Newsround, Longford and Lyon’s of Ardagh. This would make a lovely Christmas prezzie. Cost €20

New Edgeworthstown Library Building

New Edgeworthstown Library Building

 

An application for planning permission was submitted to Longford County Council in August ’15 for the new Community Library in Edgeworthstown.

The building is to be developed by Longford County Council on a site owned by Edgeworthstown Development Association in a joint venture between the two organisations.

The plans for the new library can be viewed at the county council offices, the county library and the Edgeworthstown Development Association’s offices at the Old School
house.

Funding of €1.25 million from the Department of the Environment and the Libraries Capital Investment Programme was announced in January ’16.

Edgeworthstown Development Association will also unveil plans for a new streetscape in the town shortly.

It hopes that the library will be finished by 2017, the 250th anniversary of the birth of Maria Edgeworth and the 200th anniversary of the death of Richard Lovell Edgeworth.

Love where you Live!    Edgeworthstown Tidy Towns

Tidy Towns - Watering Flower Baskets

Edgeworthstown Tidy Towns


 
SuperValu tidytowns-celebrating-25-years
 
Litter Picks and Cleanups

Saturday afternoon and Wednesday evening work groups (weather depending):
Meet at The Edgeworth Hotel Wednesdays (during the Summer months) at 7.30p.m. and Saturdays at 2.00 p.m.

Sunday morning litter picks continue each Sunday morning.
Meet at 8.00 a.m. at The Edgeworth Hotel
 
Tidy Towns – Philosophy and Recruitment Drive

 
 

Edgeworthstown Tidy Towns – volunteers always needed
Come and help make our town and surrounding areas a better place to live in

Is Éireannach mé

I am Irish. How can I join?

Our main work group meets outside the Edgeworth Hotel each Saturday afternoon at 2.00 p.m.
Contacts: Tom Dooley, Chairman 087 2405387 or John Cahill, Secretary cahilljohn23@gmail.com
www.mostrimtidytowns.wordpress.com

Is Éireannach mé. Conas is féidir liom a bheith páirteach?
Buaileann ár bpríomhghrúpa oibre lasmuigh d’Óstán Edgeworth gach tráthnóna Dé Sathairn ag 2.00 p.m.
Teagmhálacha: Tom Dooley, Cathaoirleach 087 2405387 nó John Cahill, Rúnaí cahilljohn23@gmail.com
www.mostrimtidytowns.wordpress.com

Polish

I am Polish. How can I join?
Our main work group meets outside the Edgeworth Hotel each Saturday afternoon at 2.00 p.m.
Contacts: Tom Dooley, Chairman 087 2405387 or John Cahill, Secretary cahilljohn23@gmail.com
www.mostrimtidytowns.wordpress.com

Jestem Polakiem. Jak mogę dołączyć?
Nasza główna grupa robocza spotyka się poza hotelem Edgeworth w sobotnie popołudnie o godz. 2.00.
Kontakty: Tom Dooley, Przewodniczący 087 2405387 lub John Cahill, Sekretarz cahilljohn23@gmail.com
www.mostrimtidytowns.wordpress.com

Slovak

I am Slovakian. How can I join?
Our main work group meets outside the Edgeworth Hotel each Saturday afternoon at 2.00 p.m.
Contacts: Tom Dooley, Chairman 087 2405387 or John Cahill, Secretary cahilljohn23@gmail.com
www.mostrimtidytowns.wordpress.com

Som slovenčina. Ako sa môžem pripojiť?
Naša hlavná pracovná skupina sa stretáva mimo hotela Edgeworth každú sobotu popoludní o 14.00 hod.
Kontakty: Tom Dooley, predseda 087 2405387 alebo John Cahill, tajomník cahilljohn23@gmail.com
www.mostrimtidytowns.wordpress.com

Czech

I am Czech. How can I join?
Our main work group meets outside the Edgeworth Hotel each Saturday afternoon at 2.00 p.m.
Contacts: Tom Dooley, Chairman 087 2405387 or John Cahill, Secretary cahilljohn23@gmail.com
www.mostrimtidytowns.wordpress.com

Jsem Čech. Jak se mohu připojit?
Naše hlavní pracovní skupina se schází mimo Edgeworth Hotel každou sobotu odpoledne ve 14:00.
Kontakty: Tom Dooley, předseda 087 2405387 nebo John Cahill, tajemník cahilljohn23@gmail.com
www.mostrimtidytowns.wordpress.com

Latvian

I am Latvian. How can I join?
Our main work group meets outside the Edgeworth Hotel each Saturday afternoon at 2.00 p.m.
Contacts: Tom Dooley, Chairman 087 2405387 or John Cahill, Secretary cahilljohn23@gmail.com
www.mostrimtidytowns.wordpress.com

Esmu latviešu valoda. Kā es varu pievienoties?
Mūsu galvenā darba grupa tiekas ārpus viesnīcas Edgeworth Hotel katru sestdienu pēcpusdienā plkst. 14:00.
Kontakti: Tom Dooley, priekšsēdētājs 087 2405387 vai John Cahill, sekretārs cahilljohn23@gmail.com
www.mostrimtidytowns.wordpress.com

Lithuanian

I am Lithuanian. How can I join?
Our main work group meets outside the Edgeworth Hotel each Saturday afternoon at 2.00 p.m.
Contacts: Tom Dooley, Chairman 087 2405387 or John Cahill, Secretary cahilljohn23@gmail.com
www.mostrimtidytowns.wordpress.com

Aš esu lietuvis. Kaip galiu prisijungti?
Mūsų pagrindinė darbo grupė susitinka ne Edgeworth Hotel kiekvieną šeštadienio popietę, 14.00 val.
Kontaktai: Tom Dooley, pirmininkas 087 2405387 arba John Cahill, sekretorius cahilljohn23@gmail.com
www.mostrimtidytowns.wordpress.com

Russian

I am Russian. How can I join?
Our main work group meets outside the Edgeworth Hotel each Saturday afternoon at 2.00 p.m.
Contacts: Tom Dooley, Chairman 087 2405387 or John Cahill, Secretary cahilljohn23@gmail.com
www.mostrimtidytowns.wordpress.com

Я русский. Как я могу присоединиться?
Наша основная рабочая группа встречается за пределами отеля Edgeworth каждую субботу днем в 14:00.
Контакты: Том Дули, председатель 087 2405387 или Джон Кэхилл, секретарь cahilljohn23@gmail.com
www.mostrimtidytowns.wordpress.com

Portuguese

I am Portugeuse. How can I join?
Our main work group meets outside the Edgeworth Hotel each Saturday afternoon at 2.00 p.m.
Contacts: Tom Dooley, Chairman 087 2405387 or John Cahill, Secretary cahilljohn23@gmail.com
www.mostrimtidytowns.wordpress.com

Eu sou portugues. Como posso participar?
Nosso principal grupo de trabalho se encontra fora do Edgeworth Hotel todas as tardes de sábado às 14h00.
Contatos: Tom Dooley, Presidente 087 2405387 ou John Cahill, Secretário cahilljohn23@gmail.com
www.mostrimtidytowns.wordpress.com

 

Litter at Aughafin Cemetery - January 2018
We are appealing to users of Aughafin Cemetery, when tending to the graves of loved ones, to bring their old flowers/plants/plant pots and general rubbish home.
Longford County Council do not currently collect rubbish from the cemetery. Any discarded rubbish piles up and quickly becomes unsightly. Bring a plastic bag for soil and old plants/flowers which you can compost at home and collect plant pots and give them to the gardeners at Our Lady’s Manor.
Many thanks.
 

Litter at Aughafin Cemetery January 2018

Litter at Aughafin Cemetery January 2018

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Litter at Aughafin Cemetery January 2018
 

 
Tidy Towns Links
Be sure to check the Tidy Towns website and Facebook page as well as The Edgeworth Society website for more details and calendar of events locally. Use the links below.
 


Please Keep our town litter free notice

 
https://mostrimtidytowns.wordpress.com
http://edgeworthstown.org
https://facebook.com/edgeworthstowntidytowns
 

 
Tidy Towns Competition
Supervalu Tidy Towns - celebrating 25 years
After almost 6 decades (25 years have been sponsored by SuperValu), TidyTowns continues to go from strength to strength. The competition was designed to bring communities togrther in a spirit of neighbourly pride for the town in which they live. It celebrates the power of individuals within communities to effect positive and sustainable transformation; the power of a village or town to become a stronger community.

The results of the 2017 SuperValu TidyTowns Competition were announced on 24th September.

In this year’s Tidy Towns Competition we improved our marks in all categories:
Overall marks were 270, up from 263 in 2016, 253 in 2015 and 244 in 2014.
Many thanks to all who worked throughout the year to achieve this very positive result.

Our town has the potential to achieve much better and will be rewarded with much higher marks provided we have support and practical help from all members of our community. While most of the visible effort comes from a small group of Tidy Towns volunteers sometimes the efforts of an individual shines through. This short excerpt from the 2016 adjudicators report comments on how he/she found St. John’s school:
“Another stand out building is a school – St John’s Church of Ireland National School 1886. It is very well presented and belies its age. Large, well filled window boxes and flower containers at the base of the schoolhouse wall add lots of colour. Well tended roses and shrubs along the boundary wall add further colour. Space has also been found for trees. Recycling bin. School yard spotless. All neat and tidy. A very well preserved and presented part of Edgeworthstown’s built heritage.”
This is the result of Michael McCormack’s work and is an example of how one person’s efforts can make a difference.

If you have pride in the town you live in and would like us to achieve higher marks please contribute a small amount of your time to work with the Tidy Towns group for a few hours each week.

Litter picking – Weeding – Flower basket watering
Volunteers are badly needed and are always welcome
– contact Tom Dooley on 087-2405387.

Volunteers needed for Saturday afternoon and Sunday morning litter picking (and for Wednesday evening work groups during the Summer). Or organise a group to litter pick in your own street, road or housing estate?

Edgeworthstown Lives - Video Interviews with Local People

Edgeworthstown Lives

Back in 2015 Gerry Lynn, Jimmy Connell and John McGerr discussed the idea of interviewing some members of the older generation of our parish with the idea of collecting their stories and memories.
The resulting videos below are interivews of local people reflecting on times past and how life has changed in and around Edgeworthstown. The interviews were conducted by Jimmy Connell and filmed by John McGerr (many thanks guys). More interviews will be added here as they are made available.
 
See also Facebook page EDGEWORTHSTOWN LIVES   CLICK HERE
 

  • Sean Logan, Church Street
  • CLICK HERE (running time 36 minutes)

     

  • Paddy and Lena McLoughlin, Kilsallagh
  • CLICK HERE (running time 58 minutes)

     

  • Gertie McEnroe, Pound Street
  • CLICK HERE (running time 25 minutes)

     

  • Jackie and Margaret Devine, Shantum
  • CLICK HERE (running time 51 minutes)

     

  • Liam and Linda Monaghan, Ballinruddy, Ardagh
  • CLICK HERE (running time 1 hour and 25 minutes)

     

  • Tom and Nora McLoughlin, Bracklin
  • CLICK HERE (running time 1 hour and 2 minutes)

     

  • Johnny Lynn, Main Street
  • CLICK HERE (running time 38 minutes)

     

  • Harry Burke, Barne
  • CLICK HERE (running time 63 minutes)

     

  • John and Anna McGerr, Aughafin
  • CLICK HERE (running time 40 minutes)

     

  • Loren Katie Logan, Liscahill
  • CLICK HERE (running time 50 minutes)

     

  • Mary Donohoe, Lisnageeragh
  • CLICK HERE (running time 57 minutes)

     

    Lesser Spotted Journeys

    Lesser Spotted Journeys
    Click HERE for the October 2017 show when Joe Mahon visited and explored Edgeworthstown
    (courtesy Westway Film Productions Ltd.)

    Midlands Busking Festival 2017
    EDGEfest 2017   Honda 50 Challenge   Motorhome Rally
    EDGEFest '17 Poster - Midlands Busking Festival

    EDGEfest ’17 Poster -Midlands Busking Festival

    EDFEfest '17 Poster

    EDGEfest ’17 Poster

     
     

    EDGEfest 2017 Busking Competition - Juniors

    EDGEfest 2017 Busking Competition – Juniors

    EDGEfest 2017 Busking Competition - Juniors

    EDGEfest 2017 Busking Competition – Juniors

    EDGEfest 2017 Busking Competition - Juniors

    EDGEfest 2017 Busking Competition – Juniors

    Edgefest 2017 Honda 50 Challenge

    EDGEfest 2017 Honda 50 Challenge

    Edgefest 2017 Honda 50 Challenge

    EDGEfest 2017 Honda 50 Challenge

    EDGEfest 2017 Honda 50 Challenge

    EDGEfest 2017 Honda 50 Challenge

    EDGEfest 2017 Honda 50 Challenge

    EDGEfest 2017 Honda 50 Challenge

    EDGEfest 2017 Motorhomes

    EDGEfest 2017 Motorhomes

    Edgefest 2017 Motorhomes

    EDGEfest 2017 Motorhomes

    Edgefest 2017 Motorhomes

    EDGEfest 2017 Motorhomes

    Edgefest 2017 Motorhomes

    EDGEfest 2017 Motorhomes

    Heritage Council National Award - Heritage Hero 2017 - Matt Farrell

    Matt Farrell Heritage Hero 2017

    Matt Farrell Heritage Hero 2017 and grandson, 10 years old Jamie Penrose

    The Heritage Council’s Heritage Hero Award celebrates someone who has made an outstanding contribution to the protection and promotion of heritage in Ireland. This year 86 individuals were nominated.

    Ireland’s Heritage Hero, Matt, established Edgeworthstown District Development Association and the Edgeworth Society in 1994. Recently he has been the driving force behind the Edgeworth Heritage project which involved the establishment of the Edgeworth Heritage and Literary trail which takes in Edgeworthstown House and Walled Garden, St John’s Rectory with its Wilde and Goldsmith connections and St John’s Graveyard and Church.

    Other projects include the development of The Fair Green and The Old Schoolhouse which function todays for training and education purposes and continues the example set by Richard Lovell Egeworth and Maria Edgeworth.

    Well done Matt in achieving this national recognition of your efforts over many years.

    St. Mary's Community Campus
    Granard Road, Edgeworthstown
    043 6672417
    http://www.stmaryscommunitycampusltd.ie
    Check our website for full details and to download our new app for Android and iPhone – keep updated on the go.

    MONDAY
    9.45-10.45a.m. Beginners Total Body Fitness NEW CLASS !!!
    Mags 087 7759411
    6:30-8:15pm Irish DancingBeginners/Advanced Class
    Doolan/Cullen School of Dancing, Annette Doolan 087 2075695

    TUESDAY
    5:00-6:30p.m. Longford Youth Services
    Mark 043 3340907
    6:30-7:30p.m. Pilates
    Michelle 086 1013431
    Sports Hall
    8.00–9.00p.m. Basketball Senior Ladies team training.
    Sports Hall
    9.00–10.00p.m. Basketball Senior Men’s team training.

    WEDNESDAY
    3:15-4:15p.m. Irish Dancing
    5+ yrs. O’Reilly School Carole O’Reilly 087 1191130
    4:30-5:30p.m.
    Afterschool (Private Group)

    5:45-6:45p.m. Kids Badminton
    Paula 086 3575726
    Slimming World
    Jenny 086 1094773
    Sports Hall
    Badminton Club
    Bridie Halpin 087 9075071

    THURSDAY
    Step Aerobics
    Mags 087 755 9411
    Damien Sheridan (Private Group)
    Set Dancing NEW CLASS!!
    Shane Ryan 087 7921362
    Basketball Open Session for men and women

    FRIDAY
    Zumba Dancing (with flashing lights for party atmosphere)
    Margaret Cummins 087 7759411

    SATURDAY
    Midlands Shotokan Karate Club
    Ciaran Wadd 083 3068331
    Mostrim Players Amateur Drama Group
    Jimmy 087 2891726
    Sports Hall:
    Basketball Senior Ladies team training and home game time
    8.30-9:30.p.m Basketball Senior Men’s Team training and home game

    Joe Callaghan Ceoiltas Coiltoiri Eireann
    Contact: Patricia Masterson 087 2970731

  • Music Classes
  • Dance Classes
  • Music Sessions
  • Céilí or Set Dancing
  • Edgeworthstown Library
    Summer ’17:
    Edgeworthstown Library is now open the following days:-
    Tuesday: 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.
    Thursday: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

    Library membership is free of charge with internet and printing/photocopying/scanning facilities. Books may be borrowed for up to 3 weeks and may be renewed online or by phone.
    On the days that the library is not open books can be returned by dropping them through the letter box (green door) of library.
    For enquiries contact Helen Martin or Helen Sheridan 043 6671927

    Community House, Cloverwell
    Coffee and information mornings for local residents take place every Monday at 11.00a.m. in the Community House, 43 Cloverwell, Edgeworthstown.
    If you would like to attend please contact Peter Masterson at 083-3051786