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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 15-05-2019 ~

Mostrim G.A.A. (04.05.2019)

There was no jackpot winner. Numbers drawn: 6, 7, 17, 22.
Twenty-five Euro Winners were Michael McGlynn, Gerard Cox, Noeleen Burke and Catherine Mulligan

Walking Group – Sports Hub

Edgeworthstown morning Walking Group every Wednesday morning at 10am from Edgeworthstown Community Centre. Suitable for all levels of fitness. A great way to get out and meet new people in the Community.

Table Tennis Thursday

Grab your friends/family for a game of singles or doubles.
€5.00 per table per hour. There will be 4 tables available and 4 slots per hour. 6pm-9pm every Thursday in Edgeworthstown Community Centre. You can text TABLE + Name & Time to 087-3626493

Mostrim United U-15 Longford District League Winners

Well done to Mostrim United who won the league final vs UCL. Both teams deserve great credit for providing a thrilling match for the crowd. It’s been a long season and it was topped off with the two top teams showing why they finished first and second.

UCL went 2-0 up then went 3-2 down and brought it back to 3-3. But in the end the team that finished top of the league won 5-3 after extra time. A huge shoutout to the Mostrim lads who fought tooth and nail for every single ball. Deserved winners on the day.

This is the first time Mostrim has ever won this trophy so a massive congratulations. A shoutout to Caolan Hussey who went in goal after the game went 3-3 and pulled off a man of the match performance making 5 wondersaves. A credit to Mostrim’s backline of James Connell, Josh Osebhuien, Jack Belton and Solomon Eduard who played like brave men. Ali Iqbal and Harry Kiernan racked up more mileage than a ’97 Toyata Camry dominating the midfield. Dwayne McDonald was a little magician on the wing producing lots of skills and Oliver Kuponyi and Brendan Nwogu doing a lot of dogged running for the team. Fahad Alan and Andy Devine couldn’t be handled up front and always looked dangerous together. Dillon Kelly’s kick outs were causing problems. A small squad of 13 that deserved to win on the day. Well done to all the players for all their hard work throughout the season. This is only the beginning of some of these lads careers.

Goals:
Harry Kiernan beauty from outside the box into bottom corner.
Dwayne McDonald scored a wonderstrike from 35 yards out leaving the goalie helpless.
Andy Devine scores 2 powerful penalties.
Fahad scores a great counter attacking goal slotting the ball past the goalkeeper provided with a beautiful assist from Ali Iqbal.

Mostrim Players

Mostrim Players present an adaptation of “The Shooting of More O’Ferrall” in The Backstage Theatre on Friday 24th May and Saturday 25th May at 8.00 p.m. each night.
Booking is essential. To book, please call 043 3347888 or online at www.backstage.ie
We are putting on a complimentary bus to and from the Backstage each night for all our patrons who do not have transport or for those who don’t wish to drive themselves. Call Pauline to book the bus on 086 1513152 or any committee member.

Receptionist/Administrator CE Scheme

Receptionist/Administrator CE Scheme – Longford Women’s Link temporary position. Reference: CES 2096520.
This is a developmental opportunity, no experience necessary. Accredited training will be provided to support your career.
Applicants should supply suitable character references and be prepared to complete a Garda vetting application form. Duties to include: Dealing with all telephone enquiries and visitors to the crèche. General Administration duties.
This role is based in: St. Marys Childcare Campus, Edgeworthstown.

After-School Assistant CE Position

This is a developmental opportunity, no experience necessary. Accredited training will be provided to support your career. Applicants should supply suitable character references and be prepared to complete a Garda vetting application form. Duties to include taking care of after-school children. This position is based in St. Mary’s Childcare Campus Edgeworthstown.
To apply for either of these positions or if you require further information please contact Siobhan McGoey at 086 4136718 Longford

Maria Edgeworth Documentary

Lyric FM will broadcast an hour long documentary on Maria Edgeworth her life and legacy. The broadcast will go out on Sunday evening next at 6.00pm and is presented by Dr. Susan Manly. The programme was recorded at the Royal Irish Academy, Trinity College Dublin and in Edgeworthstown. It will feature contributors from all around the globe and local people from the town.

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.

Spring 2019 Update:
Funding of almost €1.3m has been allocated under the rural regeneration programme to deliver a new car park and create a new public realm plaza alongside the new public library.

Together with a new enterprise hub on the site of the former Ulster Bank, it will see almost €4m spent on the town in the coming year.

Work on the library site is now expected to commence by this Summer.

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
Tidy Towns Spring Cleanup 2019 Poster
Edgeworthstown Tidy Towns Leaflet Spring 2019

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
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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

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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