Cheltenham four day horse racing festival starts today and the Ballinasloe syndicated horse Essex runs today. Last time he won the local bookies had not enough money to pay out until the banks opened. Martin Burke reckons the bet for today is that the Irish horses win the first three races.
Paddy Power Bookmakers are opening a new branch office in Ballinasloe just in time for Cheltenham. It is located in The Square in the former ESB shop.
Went to the Talk by Father John Cullen in Ard Chiarain last night. It turned out to be a group session where one was given a paper and pen and asked to write down what one thought of certain words such as sanctity ,hope etc. He will be back in April so keep an eye on the Bulletin and give it a lash.
After that there was the Community meeting in the Hall and about ten people attended. Appears the GAA had a meeting at the same time to finalize details of their annual golf outing to Moate on Easter Monday. Anyhow a follow up meeting for the Community is to be arranged and notice will again be given in the Newsletter.
Death occurred of Lorna Hogan, Banagher. Removal this evening and burial tomorrow. May she rest in peace.
No library this week or next week. The regular readers topped up with extra books last Thursday.
The weekly table quiz in Killeens on Wednesday night is a fundraiser for The Oblate Fathers mission fund and starts at 9.45 pm.
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