LATE ANN MOONEY
The death occurred on February 12 (peacefully) at St Vincent’s University Hospital, Dublin, surrounded by her loving family, of Ann Mooney, (nee Conway), (formerly of Main Street, Stradbally, and Treascon, Portarlington. Pre-deceased by her loving mother Lil, father Tommy, sisters Irene and Theresa, sadly missed by her loving husband David, daughters, Rowena and Carla, son Delwyn, sister Joan, brothers Norman, John and Jimmy, her adored grandchild Lilja, nephews, nieces, her aunt Eva (Dublin), uncles Ronald and Frank (Canada), brother-in-law, sisters-in-law, relatives, her work colleagues, neighbours and all her friends. Her remains were reposing at
her home on Thursday until removal to St John’s Church, Killenard for 11.30 o’clock. Funeral mass on Friday morning and interment took place immediately afterwards in Oakvale Cemetery, Stradbally.
LATE MARY GIBBONS
The death occurred on Monday, February 11 of Mary Gibbons, nee Lynch, Dundrum, Dublin and formerly of Crannagh, Stradbally. Deepest sympathy is offered to her extended family.
COMMUNITY GAMES UPDATE
Congratulations to all our area children who participated in the community games art competition. Entries were received from Timahoe, Rathineska, Cosby and St Colmans national schools. We also had entries from first year students attending various secondary schools and thank you all for your obvious keen effort. Please note closing date for entries is strictly March 12 as names of entrants are given to Laois county on that date only and panel sheets have to be filled before hand. All entries to Claire O Neill please at 086 0519860 or
86 25638 after 6pm thank you. Also check out community games.ie.
A special whist will also be held in St Patrick’s Hall, Stradbally on Friday, February 22 with the proceeds in aid of Crumlin Children’s. Your support please for this very worthy cause and starting time is 8.30pm. Top score €70.
BUS TO CLONFERT
Bus to Clonfert for a day of prayer and healing on Saturday, February
23 leaving Stradbally at 8.30am. Phone Eileen 059 8625215/8625902.
DIOCESAN FAITH CONGRESS
The Diocesan Faith Congress will be held in Carlow on March 8/9. It
is essential that people pre-book by February 25 their places.
Complete booking forms can be posted or submitted on line to the Congress office. There is no charge for attending.
REGIONAL PIONEER MEETING
A regional Pioneer meeting will take place iin Stradbally on Wednesday, February 20 commencing at 8pm.
Is gambling an issue in your life? Open meeting in the Parish Centre,
Portlaoise on Tuesday, February 26 at 8.30pm. This is a meeting for
people who think they may have a problem with gambling and for those affected by someone’s gambling.
Anyone interested in joining as classes every Thursday night in St Mary’s Hall, Stradbally. Vera Donohue has more information, 057 8625273.
STRADBALLY COUNTRY MARKETS
Stradbally Country Markets open every Saturday from 10.30am - 1pm with
lovely fresh cakes, buns, vegetables, flowers etc.
STRADBALLY CONCERN GROUP
Personal alarms. Anyone interested in having an alarm installed can
contact any of the following: Joe Oakley 057 8625511, John Delaney 057
8627093, Pauline Harrison 057 8625359 for more details.
ST COLMANS NS
St Colmans relaunch for ‘Walk on Wednesdays’ February 20. All
welcome, refreshments handed out.
LAOIS GAA SENIOR SCOR
The Laois GAA Senior Scor is fixed for Sunday, March 3 in Timahoe Hall.
LAOIS FLEADH 2013
The Laois Fleadh 2013 will be held in Ratheniska and Stradbally on
June 2. The committee would very much welcome any suggestions, ideas
or volunteers to help to make this a great event. For more information contact Michael 087 9933162.
FIRST HOLY COMMUNION
First Holy Communion will be held in the Church of the Sacred Heart,
Stradbally on Saturday, May 18, 2013 and in St Michael’s Church,
Timahoe on Saturday, May 25, 2013.
Confirmation will be held in the Church of the Sacred Heart,
Stradbally on Saturday, March 9, 2013 and in St. Michael’s Church,
Timahoe on Saturday, March 2.
VICARSTOWN COMMUNITY ALERT
Muinter na Tire - An Garda Siochana - Vicarstown Community Alert. Creating greater community awareness and alertness, building safer communities. Meeting in Vicarstown Hall on Tuesday, February 26 at 8pm. Your support is of the upmost importance.
Lourdes 2013 - July 1-6, Portlaoise/small group from Stradbally. For
more information contact 057 86 22458.
STRADBALLY PARENT AND TODDLER GROUP
Stradbally Parents and Toddler Group every Tuesday from 10am to 12
noon in the GAA Hall, Polesbridge, Stradbally. Coffeee or tea and a
chat for parents, healthy snacks and play for the kids. All welcome, €3 per family. More information contact Orla Fee on 086 886244t or Fiona O’Donnell 086 3840052.
TIMAHOE KITCHEN UPDATE FUND
Please have envelope ready for collection this week.
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