Sports – a new initiative

A Chara,

A Community Sports and Physical Hub has been developed in Edgeworthstown as part of the National Physical Activity Plan. The Hub itself is based in St. Marys Community Campus CLG on the Granard Road in Edgeworthstown. The Sports Hub will give the people of Edgeworthstown and surrounding areas the chance to experience the benefits of a Sports Hub. The Hub will maximise local sports facilities through linkages with local schools, sports clubs, community groups and other physical activity groups. The main objective of the Sports Hub is to increase the number of people of all ages participating in sport and physical activity in their communities targeting disadvantaged areas with a specific focus on adolescents/young people. If you would like more information on the Community Sports and Physical Hub, Please come along to our open meeting on Thursday the 28th June at 8pm in St.Marys Community Campus Clg. Please feel free to contact me with any queries you may have.

 

Regards,

 

Laura Doyle
Community Sports Co-ordinator
St. Mary’s Edgeworthstown Community Campus Clg.
Edgeworthstown
Co.Longford
087-9083039

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Two videos

Two contrasting videos here. The first one was recorded by a diver off the coast of Bali. It shows the rubbish in the water. There is almost no haze or murk so how crystal clear would these waters be if the rubbish wasn’t there

 

Our second video is a local one, filmed by local man Jimmy Connell and was taken during the snow fall towards the end of February and shows our town.

Mostrim Munch 2017

Along with the Edgeworthstown Traders we are out selling tickets for the Mostrim Munch – our fundraising breakfast.
But we are also handing out forms from Longford Credit Union. For those that don’t know – the Edgeworthstown Credit Union is a branch of the Longford Credit union and as a result has limited services to offer. The purpose of the form is to judge people’s interest in having a fully functional office in town that offers all the services that a credit union can.
The alternative is to close the office altogether and move all the functions to Longford.
There has been a lot of angry comments about the closure of the bank and the people of the town had no say in that decision. You have a say on the Credit Union – fill up the forms and return them to John Farrells. At the very least you might win a hamper.

Poster

1916 Re-enactment

2016 is the 100th anniversary of one of the ky events in Irish history – the Easter Rising of 1916. All around the country communities are marking the occasion and Edgeworthstown is no different. On the 1st May Mostrim Players, assisted by a number of other community groups put on a pageant featuring the funeral of O’Donovan Rossa as well as the reading of the proclamation in front of the GPO as well as a recreation of the Rising itself, focusing on the GPO and ending with the execution of the signatories. Some photos from the occasion are below – the rest can be found on the Edgeworth Society website.

Breakfast Morning

Well the breakfast morning has been done – we had a great turn out of people who helped out and who sponsored some of the food – above all we had a huge amount of people who turned up in the space of three  and a half hours to have their breakfasts served.

2015 Review

Video clip of events from 2015 – in photos. music by local artists.

Click on this link

 

Craft Fair and Christmas Lights

On Sunday the 6th – Edgeworthstown held a Craft fair in the Community Centre – it was well attended with about twenty exhibitors showing their wares. Santa attended as well so the kids were lined up to visit with him. Afterwards, Lisa Fox turned on the Xmas lights in the company of the local Folk group, MC Jimmy Connell and about 200 people. Lisa (who comes from the town) has made a name for herself as an actress, appearing as ‘Gertie Gúna ‘ on RTE television as well as ‘Once: The Musical’. This year marked the début of our first Xmas tree, delivered and raised into position by the local Fire Brigade who volunteered their services. Photos from the occasion below.