At the switch-on of the Christmas lights in Multyfarnham on Friday December 8 were Tidy Towns volunteers Mairead Greene, Ciaran Reilly Bernard Aherne, Anne Naughton, Helen Shaw, Mary Sharry, Anke Von Buna, Jim Gillespie, and Nuala Daly Moran.

Multyfarnham lights up

BMB Active notes

BMB Active congratulate the Multyfarnham Tidy Towns volunteers, who, despite inclement weather, erected Christmas decorations and bright lights in the village. Multyfarnham Tidy Towns chairperson Angela Cocoman paid tribute to Westmeath County Council for subvention and to Community Employment Scheme workers with Frank Brennan and Yuly Demidov, who provided assistance to the team of volunteers.

On Friday evening, many local children were there as Frankie May Coyle and Mia Nolan officiated the countdown to the switch-on of the Christmas lights. Busy bakers brought mince pies, and Fr Conor McGee, Jim Gillespie and Joan Tierney led the singing of Christmas carols. Credit goes to Multyfarnham Tidy Towns for organising an inclusive and memorable Christmas event.

Wreath making class

Wreath making craft class, Tuesday December 12, 10am, Multyfarnham Community Centre, materials supplied; text ‘Wreath’ to 087 172 3256 to book your place.

Christmas raffle draw

BMB Active Christmas raffle draw, Thursday December 14, O’Reilly’s MACE, Ballinalack, 1.30pm. Come along for a fun event, say hello and enjoy the refreshments.

Technology skills

BMB Active and Wilson’s Hospital School team up to teach technology skills, Friday December 15, 9.30am, in Wilson’s; transition year pupils will pair up with BMB Active members to share skills and co-learn, to mutual benefit. Please let Joe Scally know, text086 4022563.


Multyfarnham Pickleball Club and BMB Active Pickleball host festive pickleball, Saturday December 16, Multyfarnham Community Centre. Spectators wearing Santa hats or Christmas jumpers add to the atmosphere! All welcome to look on, enjoy a cuppa and chat, or pick up a paddle and join in the fun.