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”
 
 

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

Events across County Longford

Events in County Longford during September 2019

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 18-09-2019 ~


 

Harvest Thanksgiving

Corboy Presbyterian Church Harvest Thanksgiving Service will be held on Sunday 22nd September at 3.00 p.m.
All welcome. Refreshments served afterwards.

Edgeworthstown Tidy Towns

Judging for this year’s Best Kept Business Premises competition will take place between now and September 20th. We encourage business owners and their staff to present their premises, inside and outside, in the brightest and neatest way possible, not just for the judging but for your customers. Wishing you all the best.

Longford Alzheimer Cafe

Longford Alzheimer cafe will take place, on Wednesday evening next 25th September at 7.00 pm. in the room at the back of Longford Credit Union.
Entrance and car parking facility are at the rear of the building, between Longford Shopping Centre and Longford Motor taxation office.
Guest Speaker on the night is Frank Gearty Solicitor, and his topic is Advice on Legal Matters.
This is an information and social evening with tea, coffee, and refreshments being served. Anyone who is affected by Dementia is welcome to come.
For more information you can contact Eileen or Breda on 085 8724475 or Longford ASI office on 043 3348402 / 3347221

Free Carbon Monoxide Alarms for the Elderly and Vulnerable

Muintir na Tire have secured funding from the Department of Rural and Community Development to supply ‘’ Free Carbon Monoxide Alarms ‘’ to Community Alert Groups to install in the homes of elderly and vulnerable persons, where needed in their community. This programme is aimed at persons who do not have existing alarms and who do not have the resources to install alarms themselves. It will be rolled out through Muintir Community Alert Groups and Community Councils. These groups will apply for alarms for residents in their areas and will install them on a voluntary basis. They are battery powered alarms so installation is straightforward by way of an adhesive pad which is included. Application forms are available from the Post Office and completed forms are to be returned to John Farrell’s.

The Irish Cancer Society – National volunteer driver recruitment

The Irish Cancer Society run a free transport programme for patients struggling to get to their chemotherapy appointments. We are really struggling to get referred patients to hospitals as demand for the service grows on a monthly basis so we are doing a national volunteer driver recruitment.
Please note that all drivers get their expenses back (0.24 cent per km, €8 towards some food and all road tolls are paid) and the service is completely free to the patient. Patients are identified as being in need by the hospital social workers / nurses and referred to the service for transport to and from treatments.
The Irish Cancer Society is looking for volunteers to drive patients to and from their chemotherapy treatments in all public hospitals nationwide. Volunteers will need their own car but expenses as above are paid.
If you have 2 free days a month (Monday – Friday) and an active email address we would love to hear from you. Please call Laura on 01 2310 594, email: transport@irishcancer.ie or go to www.cancer.ie for more information. The Irish Cancer Society would be really grateful for your assistance in this matter.

Mostrim G.A.A.

There was no jackpot winner. Numbers drawn: 15, 23, 24, 26. Twenty-five Euro Winners were Brendan Bracken, Thomsen Family, Claire & Marie Farrell and Fr. Earley

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.

June 20th, 2019
The Minister for Rural and Community Development, Michael Ring, accompanied by The Minister for the Office of Public Works and Flood Relief, Kevin Moran, turned the sod on the library site. The contractor, Adstone, will commence site works on Monday next for what is expected to be a 49 week construction period.

Minister Ring spoke about the cost of the project:
The Department of Rural and Community Development has approved funding of €2.4 million under its Library Capital Programme towards the overall €3.9 million cost of this project. The Libraries Capital Programme is approximately €29 million and supports a total of 19 projects.

Minister Ring commended the local development association for their fundraising efforts and praised them for having the initiative to purchase the site in the first place and subsequently donate it to the Longford county council, praise that was reiterated by Cathaoirleach Micheál Carrigy.

Minister Ring said, “I commend Edgeworthstown the Development Association for their initiative and fundraising effort to secure this property for the library.”

The Minister also acknowledged the role of Longford County Council staff and commended the collaboration between the Local Authority and the community that has brought Edgeworthstown Community Library to this stage. Minister Ring then commended Longford county council CEO Paddy Mahon for his work on the project and the continuous work of the county’s library staff.

Tenders have been issued for the ESB’s plans to underground all wires through the town and work on the interior of the business innovation hub at the former Ulster bank is being undertaken presently.

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)

 

  • Ina McCormack

CLICK HERE (running time 54 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 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

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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
7-10pm Longford Torpedo’s Basketball
Mel 087 682 1365

6:30-8:15pm Beginners/Advanced Class Irish Dancing
Doolan/ Cullen School of Dancing,
Annette Doolan 087 207 5695

TUESDAY

5:00-6:30pm Longford Youth Services Mark 043 334 0907

6:30-8:30pm Pilates Michelle 086 101 3431

***BINGO COMING SOON***

WEDNESDAY

4:30-5:30pm Afterschool (Private Group)

5:45-7:15pm Kids Badminton Paula 086 357 5726

5:30pm & 7:30pm Slimming World Jenny 086 109 4773

8:00-10:00pm Badminton Club

THURSDAY

Sports Hall 3.30-6.30pm Soccer Academy

8:00-10:00pm Set Dancing
9:00–10.00pm Longford Torpedo’s Basketball

Mel 087 682 1365

FRIDAY

General Hall 5.00-6.30pm Sizzle Dance

Big Room Upstairs 6.30-8.00pm GLEE CLUB

SATURDAY

9:50-10:50am Thomas Doyle Music Class

2:30-3:30pm Mostrim Players Amateur Drama Group
Brigit 086 198 8171

8-9:30pm Longford Torpedo’s Basketball
Mel 087 682 1365

Email us at:
stmarys.etown@gmail.com

Visit our Facebook page and join our Community
http://www.facebook.com/Edgeworthstowncommunitycampus

Follow us on Twitter @EtownCCentre

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