Heritage House

Heritage House

There will be a St. Brigid’s Cross Making Workshop on Saturday, January 31 at 2 pm, which is just in time for the feast day of one of our Patron Saints on 1st February. All are welcome and booking is recommended. For more check out Heritage House facebook page, call Paula on 0578731653 or email


Durrow /Abbeyleix Macra are holding our annual table quiz on Friday, February 20 in Decs Bar, Durrow. There will be food and raffle prizes on the night as usual. Most importantly, all proceeds will go to St. Vincent de Paul. We are also holding a food collection on the night and any non perishable items would be greatly appreciated. Hope to see you there.


Benefit night in aid of Pat Tynan in Abbeyleix Abbeyleix Manor Hotel on Saturday, January 31 9pm. Music by Abbeyfolk and guests. Finger food & raffle. Admission €10.

St Vincent de Paul

Abbeyleix St. Vincent de Paul would be delighted to accept donations of good quality men’s, women’s, and children’s clean clothing, toys and games and quality homeware.

Abbeyleix Bog

The Abbeyleix Bog Project is planning to build another section of the board walk in 2015, which will continue this loop across the entire bog. It will be open to the entire community to buy their very own metre of Board walk , which will have your own name plaque which you can dedicate to whoever you like . The cost per metre is €90 and all work will be done voluntarily . what a fantastic real community project. Contact Gary O’Keeffe 087 2651220,

The first Conservation Work Group for 2015 will take place from 10am on Saturday, January 31 in conjunction with IWT Laois/Offaly Branch and Groundwork. The aim of the day will be to sweep an area adjacent to the old railway, remove the smaller and manageable rhododendron saplings and trees, and map the bigger clusters for cutting and removal later on.

Bring wellies, weather suitable clothes and some lunch. Gloves, tools, tea & biscuits provided. Call 085 78322545 Meet at the Manor Hotel car park. Work for four hours.

George Clooney

Well done to all involved in promoting Abbeyleix during coverage of the upcoming visit of Hollywood actor George Clooney who has close links to the town.

Sue Ryder Shop

The Sue Ryder shop in Abbeyleix is always looking for donations of ladies, gents & childrens clothing. Bric a brac, bed linen, gift sets, jewellery and furniture. Contact Mairead or Marguerite.

Tidy Towns

Abbeyleix Tidy Towns is providing a recycling cage for small electric items such a kettles, toasters and batteries. Items can be dropped into the cages provided at the back of White & O’ Donoghue’s office at Market Sq for collection. Work is also underway on the 2015 Tidy Towns plan.


Condolences to the family of the late Kathleen Doyle (née GATLEY) of Spink, Abbeyleix, who died on January 9. Deeply regretted by her loving husband Paul daughter Paula, sons Sean and Seamus , extended family, relatives, and friends. Reposed at the chapel of rest, Midlands Regional Hospital, Portlaoise. Removal to St Lazerian’s Church, Knock for Requiem Mass. Burial afterwards in the adjoining Cemetery.

Late Margaret O’SHEA

Condolences to the family of the late Margaret O’Shea Rathmoyle, Abbeyleix and late of Marion Avenue, Portlaoise. Wife of the late John, deeply regretted by her loving daughters Anne, Agnes and Margaret, sisters Kitty and Ann, extended family, relatives and friends. Reposed at the residence of her daughter Anne, in Abbeyleix from 2pm. Removal to the Church of the Most Holy Rosary, Abbeyleix for Reqiuem Mass. Interment afterwards in St.Peters and Paul’s Cemetery, Portlaoise.