Tuesday 20 February 2018

School Gathering

The Community Alert Group is lending its support to the Haggardstown's School Gathering Reunion on Friday week.

The group will help to facilitate the attendance of older folk who were pupils at the school at the celebrations firstly in the school and later in the Geraldines clubs. They are keen to see that they can make the celebrations, and will arrange transport if necessary.


The jackpot remains elusive in the Geraldines lottery, and is now up to €17,000 with no player managing to select the four numbers drawn last week. They were: 12, 13, 16 and 27. One player Joe Arrowsmith, c/o Rory Conlon, chose three numbers to collect the €200 prize.


Blackrock Tidy Towns celebrates its 20th anniversary on Saturday afternoon with an exhibition in the Community Centre from 2.30 to 4.30 p.m.

Everyone is invited to drop in to view photos, videos and awards marking the first 20 years of Tidy Towns in the village. There will also be lots of children's activities and entertainment, including an amazing magic show and admission is free.

Tickets for the gala dinner in the golf club on Saturday night are still available at €25 each in Conor Hughes' shop, The Clermont, or from any member of Blackrock Tidy Towns.


The Community Alert Committee is keen to introduce in the Haggardstown area a form of the Text Alert scheme. The scheme has proved to be a deterrent to crime in other areas, a committee spokesman remarked.

However, the committee has to examine and satisfy itself regarding a number of aspects of the scheme, and to speak with gardaí.

There is an obvious cost involved to which the committee will have to have regard and it is likely that community area signs will require upgrading or a new sign placed on the existing poles.

The scheme is one of a number of issues that the Committee propose to discuss at it's meeting tonight (Wednesday) to which anybody in the local community is invited to attend.

The group has received a contribution to offset running costs from local Cllr. Linus English from his councillor's allocation.

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