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CASTLEPOLLARD

COMMUNITY | HERITAGE | ENTERPRISE

Castlepollard is a historic and bustling town and the Key Service Town in North Westmeath.  

This website has been commissioned by the Local Development Group - in conjunction with Westmeath County Council - to promote our local community & economy, celebrate our heritage and plan our future.

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2021 Parade Cancelled

The Castlepollard St Patrick's Day Parade Committee regret to announce that there will be no parade in 2021.
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Dark Skies - Our 2019 Parade

The Parade Committee has provided some photos of ominous skies before the 2019 North Westmeath St Patrick’s Day Parade in Castlepollard.
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Merry Christmas

We would like to wish our community, our friends and followers from near and far, all the very best for the most unusual of Christmases!
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Diary

We are happy to share details of meetings and events that will be of interest to our local community, here on our website. 

Click here to view our current event listing, or here to submit information about an event you are planning or supporting. Please try to give us as much notice as possible so that we can help get the word out.

There is nothing in the diary at the moment. Please come back soon.

OUR VISION

Castlepollard will be a socially inclusive town with a strong community and entrepreneurial spirit. With a rich and unique heritage, we will be a beacon for responsible and innovative rural tourism. The village will be a vibrant hub, based around an attractive centre that is alive with activity and that caters for all members of its community.   

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Free Funding & Resource Workshops & Clinics 2021 Are you a community looking for resources, expertise or funding? Would you like to learn what supports are available to you and how these can be accessed? Westmeath Public Participation Network is once again hosting its resource and funding workshop for community groups in Westmeath. This year we have had to go online via Zoom with the free and practical workshop, where your group will be provided with information on the supports and funding opportunities available and how they can be accessed. Please note: · 2 Representatives from your community or voluntary group are invited to register and attend workshops: Places are limited and will be allocated to organisations on a first come basis.· Registration will close for Workshops at 4pm day before each workshop· Please note also that this year there will be 2 Different workshops as follows: Funding workshop – Tuesday 2nd March 2021 - 7.30pm to 9pm via ZoomDetails:This workshop will include information on the following funding and resources:Westmeath County Council Grants & Awards - Tidy Town Grants, Residents Association Grants, Community Action Grants, Community Enhancement Programme, Pride of Place, & Christmas Lights.Westmeath County Council Cathaoirleach Award - Person of Year, Group of Year & Project of the Year.Arts, Cultural & Heritage GrantsEnvironmental SupportsWestmeath Community Development SupportsSports & Recreation Supports Please note that places are limited so only register if you know you can attend. This workshop will be recorded and will be available to view after the event on PPN website www.westmeathppn.ieTo Book a place at 2nd March Workshop Register here: www.eventbrite.ie/e/free-westmeath-funding-resource-workshop-2021-via-zoom-registration-142228379913 Funding workshop – Thursday 4th March 2021 – 7.30pm to 9pmDetails:This workshop will include information on the following funding and resources:LeaderRural Supports - Town & VillageORI - Outdoor Recreational InfrastructureCLÁRSEAI - Sustainable Energy Authority of IrelandLocal Authorities Water ProgrammeWestmeath Volunteer CentrePlease note that places are limited so only register if you know you can attend. This workshop will be recorded and will be available to view after the event on PPN website www.westmeathppn.ieTo Book a place at 2nd March Workshop Register here: www.eventbrite.ie/e/free-westmeath-funding-resource-workshop-2021-via-zoom-registration-142082086345 Additional Supports in following weeks:Online Funding & Resource Supports ClinicsThere will be additional online Funding & Resource supports clinics with staff of Westmeath County Council Community Section and Westmeath Community Development. These supports clinics will have One to One Assistance to Community Groups with Practical support including assistance with; Which Grants to apply for and assistance with filling in the grant applications:Tuesday 9th March 2021 via Zoom 10am to 4.30pm Thursday 11th March 2021 via Zoom 10am to 4.30pm Note: Details of Registration details will be emailed out next week Over the Phone Funding & Resource supports clinicsAdditional one-to-one over the phone supports will be available with staff of Westmeath County Council Community Section on following dates/times:· Tuesday 16th March - 10am to 1pm & 2pm to 4pm· Thursday 18th March - 10am to 1pm & 2pm to 4pm· Tuesday 23rd March - 10am to 1pm & 2pm to 4pm· Thursday 25th March - 10am to 1pm & 2pm to 4pmNote: Contact numbers and more details on Phone support clinics will be emailed out next week For more information please contact Brigid or Ursula by email: info@westmeathppn.ie or by phone at 044 93 32157/93 38939 ... See MoreSee Less
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New Scheme launched this week for businesses who didn’t qualify for other schemes.📍A new Covid Business Aid Scheme (CBAS) which is aimed at those businesses not eligible for existing sectoral supports or the Covid Restriction Support Scheme (CRSS) but whose turnover is down 75%.📍Eligible companies will receive up to €8,000, in two installments in Q1 and Q2 of 2021.📍The scheme will be administered via the Local Authorities through an online application. For more information visit enterprise.gov.ie/en/News-And-Events/Department-News/2021/February/09022021.html ... See MoreSee Less
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There will be traffic lights ...💦 KNOCKDRIN - WATER MAINS REPLACEMENT WORKS 🚧💧Start : Monday 1st Feb - April 2021🚦Traffic Management in place including a Stop/Go traffic system🆘️ Local and Emergency Access maintained at all times. 💦 Works may involve some short-term Supply DisruptionsThe essential #WaterMain replacement works progressing in Knockdrin, Co. Westmeath to improve the water supply and reduce high levels of leakageThe works involve the decommissioning and replacement of almost 1.5 km of old problematic water mains along the #Castlepollard Road (R394) with new, high density polyethylene (plastic) pipes. ⚠️The works will also involve✅ Laying new water service connections from the public water main in the road to customers’ property boundaries and connecting it to the customer’s water supply. ✅ Where the existing service connections on the public side are lead, these will be replaced as part of this improvement work. ☎️ Customer care helpline open 24/7 on 1850 278 278 📱Twitter @IWCare with any queries. Westmeath County Council Kilmaglish, Knockdrin, Mullingar Knockdrin J Shaw furniture design & furniture manufacturer's Donnelly Antiques Taughmon - Turin Women's Group Crookedwood GAA Castlepollard Tidy Towns Castlepollard Celtic Football Club Loughegar Community Playgroup Mullingar news and views ... See MoreSee Less
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It's Beginning To Look A Lot Like Christmas ...(December 12th 2020)CastlepollardWestmeath Ireland Image By Forde Photography ... See MoreSee Less
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Don’t forget to sign up to our Young Professionals Network event tomorrow on Careers in translation and interpretation to get practical career tips from our star panel below :

🗓 Wed 24 Feb, 6.30 pm Paris time, 5.30 Dublin time

Register here➡️ https://t.co/mIDkvAhupU

I had the pleasure of working with this brilliant group Castlepollard Mens Shed on the LEADER funded project to renovate the old school house @WestmeathComDev @Clann_Credo @IrishSheds..I am sure all the members can't wait to return when safe to do so.

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If you are spotted by our Dog Warden or Community Wardens cleaning up after your dog(s) or carrying clean up bags, you might receive a Golden Ticket for a raffle to win a dog hamper for your furry friend!

More details will be announced soon.

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