Fr. Ray Kelly in Concert

The Tyrrellspass Tidy Towns Association is proud to present …. Fr Ray Kelly, “the Best Singing priest in Ireland”, in concert at the Greville Arms Hotel, Mullingar on Friday 29th. September 2017.

Fr. Ray was born in Tyrrellspass, Co. Westmeath in April 1953. In April 2014, Fr.Ray sung a personalised version of Leonard Cohen’s Song, Hallelujah, for Chris & Leah O’Kane on their Wedding day. The wedding was recorded on video and the song was put on YouTube where it has reached 58 million hits! He has performed globally to packed audiences. One of Fr. Ray’s ambitions is to have a series of concerts around Ireland and hopes to bring that to fruition over the next year or two.

“Tyrrellspass is my home and with this concert, I really look forward to helping the Tyrrellspass Tidy Towns Association to raise funds for the upkeep of the beautiful village that I and so many people are proud of” – Fr. Ray Kelly, September 2017.


Get your tickets here

Summer Saturday Festival and Best Dressed Lady – August 12th

The Summer Saturday Evening Festival is a whirlwind of excitement, colour and thrilling horse racing in a brilliant atmosphere. The Race Meeting attracts huge crowds from every corner of Ireland where people meet friends, mingle, and make new friends. The Kilbeggan formula has consistently provided fun, friendship and an electric atmosphere to the thousands of people who venture through its gates meeting after meeting.

This year we are delighted to welcome West Coast Cooler on board sponsoring our Best Dressed Lady Competition. The winner will receive two nights’ accommodation and two evening meals in the Luxurious Five Star Merchant Hotel Belfast for two people along with a €1500 voucher for Victoria Square shopping centre Belfast plus VIP front row tickets to the West Coast Cooler Fashion Week in Belfast.

Admission for adults to the event is €15. We are offering special discounts for staff, customers and friends for a group of 10 or more, Special Discounted Admission of €12 per person. We also have our Summer Party Pack which includes; Admission Ticket, €5 Drink Voucher, €5 Food Voucher and Free Race Card at just €22 per person for a group of 10 or more.

Online Offer only Tickets 10e – Ends Friday 28th 5pm.

To book your ticket, click here.

Current Vacancies

We currently have vacancies available throughout selected areas. All vacancies can be found here.

All of our current vacancies offer training and career development opportunities and progression with accredited QQI courses and industry related training, practical experience and personal support is provided to each participant to ensure the best possible start to furthering their career and achieving your goals!!!
For further information please contact our office on 057 9332711 or email!!

Ladies Day at Kilbeggan Races – July 21st

Kilbeggan Races are hosting Ladies day this Friday, July 21st 2017!!

The most significant sponsorship development to date has been the Midlands National, in a few short years the race has established itself as one of the most exciting chases of the summer racing calendar. The Midlands National Race Day at Kilbeggan has now become the biggest summer race meeting outside of the Budweiser Irish Derby and the Galway Festival and has also established itself as the social event of the year in the midlands.

With Darren Kennedy and Alison Roe as judges for best dressed lady on the day and a chance to win fabulous prizes including a 2 night stay in the Wineport Lodge’s Champagne Suite with dinner one evening, Afternoon Tea one afternoon and some top to toe pampering too. The winner will also be presented with €1,000 spending money.

To book your tickets click here


QQI Level 3 Horticulture Major Award Wrap Up

On Tuesday the 16th May 2017 11 learners from 5 Community Employment Schemes located across Westmeath successfully completed their final day of the QQI Level 3 Major Award in Horticulture. The programme was a joint venture by 5 Westmeath based Community Employment Schemes, the Department of Social Protection and the Longford Westmeath Education and Training Board.

The learners completed a number of horticultural projects in Co. Westmeath, planting flowerbeds in Ballymore, potting plants in Ballyhowen and planting a vegetable patch and designing and creating a landscaping feature in Dun na Si Heritage Centre, Moate.

  • Musical Instrument Display, Dun na Si, Moate

Rosemount Runners Up Pride of Place 2016

Congratulations to Rosemount on their outstanding performance in the Pride of Place Awards 2016. On Saturday the 26th of November at a gala awards ceremony in Belfast, representatives of Rosemount were awarded Runners Up in 2016 IPB Pride of Place Awards.

On the 14th July 2016 the whole community turned out to meet the Pride of Place judges. The community in Rosemount demonstrated great community spirit and the judges got a chance to see first hand the product of all of their hard work. It is great to see all their hard work rewarded.

Open Day

Are you in receipt of a social welfare payment for the past 12 months?
Are you looking for an exciting opportunity in the local area?

Come along for tea and a bun to our Open Day on Thursday 27th October.

Kilbeggan Community Group CLG are holding an Open Day on Thursday 27th October from 10am – 2pm in Kilbeggan Community Group CLG, St. Vincent de Paul House, Main Street, Kilbeggan, Co. Westmeath.

The event is open to all members of the public who are interested in learning more about Community Employment, our projects, our vacancies and our training opportunities, or anyone who want to come in for a cup of tea and a chat.

For more details call us in the office on 057 9332711

All welcome!!

Tidy Towns 2016

The results from this year’s National Tidy Towns Competition were announced on Monday the 26th of September 2016. Kilbeggan Community Group CLG are excited to share the fantastic results received by the Tidy Towns Groups in our area. Well done to all involved.

Volunteers and C.E. participants undertook a lot of work throughout the year and this was reflected in the well deserved results.
Ballinagore Tidy Village 284 marks (up 9)
Ballymore Tidy Village 267 marks (up 7)
Kilbeggan Tidy Towns 271 marks (up 14)
Loughnavalley Tidy Village 254 marks (up 15 marks)
Rosemount Tidy Towns 284 marks (up 12)
Tyrrellspass Tidy Towns 306 marks (up 10)

To see the latest adjudication reports for every TidyTowns area, click ‘Adjudication Reports 2016’