MOUNTRATH & Ballyfin



Irish dancing classes will commence in Ballyfin Community Centre on Wednesday September 3, 2014 at 6pm and every Wednesday thereafter. All ages welcome. For further details contact Christina Dunne TCRG, 086 3619303


The Tower Classic & Vintage Club, Ballyfin, car and tractor road run, in aid of Bone Marrow For Leukaemia Trust, Burkitt Unit, St James Hospital, Dublin & Laois Hospice Foundation Ltd. On Saturday September 7 at 2pm. Starting from the Community Hall, Ballyfin. Contact Denis 087 9488015.


August 27. Numbers 5, 17, 19, 22. Winner, €20,000 Mountmellick parishioner. 24 Match 3s €42 Ballyfin, Bridget Dowling, promoter Mary Dunne. Next week’s jackpot €10,000.


Aware Support Group for people experiencing depression, anxiety, stress and other mood related conditions meets every Tuesday at 7.30pm in St Peter and Pauls Parish Centre, Portlaoise. This service is free of charge, no referral is required and you do not need to book. If you require further information contact 016617211 or or the locall Helpline 1890303302.


Lotto results for draw held in Toms Bar. Numbers drawn were 6 21 22 23. Jackpot worth €5000 was not won. Next Lotto in Ollie Gormans Pub is worth €5200.


Results for our two recent themed competition that we hold every month for club members. July’s theme ‘Golf’. Results: 1st Lori Strang, 2nd Ger Molloy, 3rd Heather Rice. August’s theme ‘Colour’. Results: 1st DJ Doheny, 2nd Caroline Dunlea, 3rd Fiona Phelan. We now have a website, to add to our social media list! We are having an exhibition/open night for one night on Wednesday September 10 in METAC Mountrath (6-9pm in conjunction with METAC’s enrolment night for their night classes). Free event with nibbles. If you are in the area, do pop in. Themes set for the following months: October - clouds, November - Halloween, December - humour. We meet every Tuesday, September 2, usually in METAC and if not there then Phelan’s Restaurant. New members always welcome.

Knitting Club

The knitting club meets every Friday morning 10.30-12.30pm all welcome. Why not drop in for a chat and a cuppa.


The sale of jam continues in Costcutters Mountrath and Phelan’s Shop Castletown. We would like to thank everyone for their continuing support for this worthy cause by buying jam and donating fruit.


The outdoor gym in the local amenity park can be used by all ages. We would encourage all local clubs and groups to use this facility.


Mountrath Country Markets is open every Friday from 9:00 am to 12 noon in The Macra Hall on Main Street. Come and see for yourself. To place an order phone 87 32510 or 8735368.