As the College of Psychiatrists of Ireland warned this week that cannabis is now the “gravest threat to the mental health” of young Irish people, Topic learned about a young local father-of-three who has set up a new group that aims to guide and support those wishing to recover from drug addiction, mainly cocaine, which has become a major problem drug in Mullingar area.
Last Friday was a special and emotional day for Lucy Harris, who has been working in Rochfort’s Superstore, Mullingar for over four decades and is now retiring from her post.
A local National School teacher has just completed a new book for primary school pupils covering science, history and geography. Claire Taaffe, Deputy Principal and fifth and sixth class teacher at St. Brigid’s NS, Ballynacargy,...
Mullingar people heard with great regret of the death on Saturday last, May 1 of Mrs. Nuala Holmes (nee Shaw), wife of the late Packie Holmes, who predeceased her by less than two months. A native of Raharney, she was aged 85 and the couple enjoyed more than 62 years of married life.
This year's Jack & Jill Foundation Incognito Art Sale collection featured a who's who of the art world, with works from over 1,200 artists including Robert Ballagh, Peter Curling, Maser, Una Sealy, Helen Steele and Vincent Devine to name but a few. The collection also included celebrity names including U2's The Edge, rock star Bob Geldof, fashion designer Paul Costelloe and comedians Tommy Tiernan and Jason Byrne.
There was great excitement in Castlepollard and Fore on Friday, 16th of April when Patrick D’Arcy, a Leaving Cert student at Castlepollard Community College was announced as a winner of a European Youth Award at the Virtual YouthStart European Awards held in Vienna, Austria.
Starting this weekend, on Saturday, 1 May, Mullingar Lions Club invite all cyclists, runners and walkers to take part in the Paris2Nice Challenge.
Some people in Westmeath have been left to sleep on couches because of the Department of Housing, Local Government and Heritage’s delay in reviewing the threshold limit of income for people who need assistance to rent homes, Westmeath councillors were told this week.
The village of Clonmellon was a hive of activity last Sunday morning for the bi-weekly Clonmellon Farmers Food Market (CFFM).
Cllr. John Shaw (FF) enquired at the monthly Mullingar-Kinnegad Municipal District Council meeting last week if members could be updated in relation to progress with the Just Transition walkway project linking Thomastown to Killucan/Rathwire.
In his homily on last Sunday, Good Shepherd Sunday or Vocations Sunday, Bishop Tom Deenihan made a heartfelt appeal to everyone in the Diocese of Meath to pray for and to support and encourage priestly vocations, and those called to the religious life, saying that only if this happened would young people find it possible to respond to Christ’s calling for those needed to be good shepherds and to lead and protect His flock.
“Kinnegad is Westmeath’s ‘front cover’ and it’s important that the County Council works to ensure that it represents the county in the best possible way.”
Cllr. Hazel Smyth asked the Municipal District meeting of the Mullingar-Kinnegad members that the district write to the HSE regarding allocation of additional resources to the endocrinology department (paediatrics) at Mullingar Hospital, which has recently been forced to cease provision of services due to lack of staff and resources.
A resident from Cathedral View, Mullingar was injured on Tuesday afternoon of this week, 20 April, when he fell through the floor of his Council-owned home on Tuesday afternoon.
Lynn Heights in Mullingar was filled with the roar of motorbikes on Sunday morning last and also with joy on a youthful face, as members of the local Inland Bikers club along with other motorcyclists from the Freewheelers biker club rocked up.
Elected members of Westmeath County Council, fully aware of how much it is costing annually to deal with littering abuse and attendant problems, and intent on gaining a firm grip on the problem, are pushing for bigger fines and “naming and shaming” of those who are found littering.