MOUNTRATH & Ballyfin

Vintage Table quiz

Vintage Table quiz

Ballyfin Vintage & Veteran Club annual table quiz at the Deadmans Inn, Ballyfin from 8:30pm on Friday, January 30. Entry fee of €40 applies for a table of 4 with spot prizes on the night. Proceeds going in support of ONE (Our New Ears) which is part of (formally the National Association for the Deaf). For queries or info on the Ballyfin Vintage & Veteran Club, call Enda Gilligan at 087-9172375.

NO Limites

No Limits Ability Centre Ballyfin Special Needs Parent & Toddler group Monday 12pm-1.30pm, Friday 11.30am-1pm. Senior citizens afternoon tea party, Thursday, January 22 3pm-5pm. All welcome, booking essential. Call Nicola/Laura on (057) 8755920.

New Rector

Rev Brian O’Rourke has been appointed the new rector for Portlaoise, The Rock & Ballyfin union of Church of Ireland Parishes. Rev Brian has been rector in Cork City for the last 15 years. His institution took place at St Peter’s Church, Portlaoise on Friday, January 9.


Beginners bridge classes in the community centre, Ballyfin. For further details contact Catherine 086-3946335.


If you are interested in joining our winning teams at St Fintan’s GAA Club Mountrath. All ages are catered for from 6 years and upwards. Meet new friends and get plenty of exercise!!! so please come along. For further information contact 0852445610. Winter hurling training commenced on Wednesdays in the Mountrath Community School hall. Training times are U6 & U8s from 6pm -7pm, U10s from 7pm - 8pm, U16 & Minors from 8pm - 9pm and all adults from 9pm - 10pm. New players more than welcome.

O’Moore’s Camogie Club AGM

O’Moores Camogie Club AGM will take place on Friday, January 23 8 pm in the Deadmans Inn Ballyfin. All existing and new members are welcome.


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.


Mountrath Country Markets continues every Friday morning from 8.30-12.30pm in The Macra Hall on Main Street. To order call 087 2110436.


Grow Community Mental Health Movement meets in the bungalow opposite St. Fintan’s Church, Mountrath on Thursdays at 7.30pm. Join us and learn a practical psychology of mental health. Contact John 086 – 8033126. Infoline: 1890 474 474

Late William GILLMAN

Condolences to the family of the late William Bill Gillman of Woodbrook, Mountrath, who died on January 11 in the company of his family at the Midlands Regional Hospital, Portlaoise. Deeply regretted family, relatives, and friends. Reposed at Burke’s Funeral Home Mountrath. Removal to St Fintan’s Church Mountrath for Funeral Mass followed by burial in Clonenagh Cemetery.

late Paula byrne

Condolences to the family of the late Paula Byrne (née Delaney) of Patrick St, Mountrath, who died suddenly at home on January 13. Beloved wife of Ollie, dear mother of Dara, Oisin, Bróna and Fionn. brothers James and Fintan, sisters Breda and Mairead, extended family relatives and friends. Reposed at home. Removal to St Fintan’s Church, Mountrath for Requiem Mass. Burial in St. Fintan’s Cemetery.


The death occurred in England on December 15 of Mamie Whitehead nee Tynan at the age of 91. Predeceased by her husband Leslie in 1999, known to one and all as Mick, Mamie is mourned by her sons Leslie and Neil and their families, her brothers Billy and Pat, nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. Mamie was the eldest daughter of Katie and Matt Tynan of Dysartbeigh, Mountrath. She was followed by Billy, Phil, Aine, Matt, Ben and Pat. Mamie went to England after the war in 1946 to do her nurse training; a career she spent the rest of her life at until she retired; 30 years of which was spend as District nurse in the Medway area not far from where she lived on Pattens Lane, Rochester, Kent.

Mamie was laid to rest on December 29. May she rest in peace.