I have put the following information together to address 98% of the queries I receive. This is not a 24/7/365 service and it is managed by one volunteer, so please remember your manners when contacting me – sadly, that it is necessary to say.
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The guidelines relate to incoming contact via the Delvin Village Website and the official social media channels – Delvin Westmeath on Facebook, Delvin Westmeath on Instagram, and Delvin Village on Twitter. I do not manage any other profiles and I am not responsible for the content shared on third-party sites or profiles. I have not authorised any third parties to speak or act on my behalf.
I charge €50 a year to advertise a business on the Delvin Village Website – and that includes the promotion of businesses on the Delvin Westmeath Facebook Page.
It’s less than a euro per week!
Before you complain about there being a fee to advertise your business, ask yourself why a volunteer should have to cover the costs incurred in hosting and maintaining a website as well as giving up their time to manage it, while someone offering a service they want to make money from should receive free promotion on it.
If you would like to add your business and help keep this site online, please click here.
This website includes a directory of local businesses that sponsor it. Please check the directory to see if the business/service you require is listed and if it is – please address your query directly to them using the contact information on their profile.
If a business/service is not listed, I will not seek out their details for you or invite social media users to make recommendations. This website costs money to run and people offering the services you are seeking should be paying the modest amount I ask for to include their details in the directory!
The website also includes listings of community organisations and other useful contacts. Please check to see if what you need is listed on the site as you will get your answer much faster than you would if you contact me.
If you have seen something that needs to be challenged or corrected, please take ownership and report what YOU have seen directly to the relevant authority. I will share certain information (within reason) at my discretion but please ensure you report any suspicious, anti-social or other unpleasant incidents to the appropriate authorities AND confirm in your message that you have done this.
I will not report these matters on your behalf.
Other than posting an appeal on your behalf, I cannot assist with family tracing/genealogy enquiries. If asking me to post, please include some background information and a contact email or phone number for publication. Your enquiry will not be processed or acknowledged without that basic information.
It is up to local community groups and event organisers to share their news and information with me. I have made it as easy as possible to get in touch, so after 12 years there is no excuse for them not using this service! There are restrictions on the promotion of corporate events, but generally, if I am aware of a community event, I will share details if they are shared with me. Event details and other content can be submitted here.
Regular users will know that the Facebook Page often carries details of missing or found pets. While I will allow this to continue (for now), some controls are unfortunately needed and these will be STRICTLY enforced from now on.
I am happy to post small ads for those seeking or offering work and also for individuals or families seeking accommodation, but I do have a set format for them and a public contact MUST be provided on all adverts.
Adverts submitted via the Facebook Page will NOT be processed.
I do not allow posts requiring users to “comment below”. Some people do not wish to publicly identify themselves in comments – I understand that. This can however mean that a legitimate post receives no responses at all and I do not have the time to pass messages on.
Click here to view current notices or to add your own.
If I am aware of an issue, I will post details on the Delvin Westmeath Facebook Page. If there is nothing there, it means that I have no information to share or I am not yet aware of an issue. I do not monitor messages 24/7. You can lookup service updates yourself as per the details below:
Please remember too that I am not employed by Westmeath County Council, ESB, or Irish Water so there is no point complaining to me if water or power supplies drop without notice.