Mountrath Ladies Football Club would like to say a very big thank you to every one who supported the U14 girls in the Feile Peil na nOg on June 22 - 24. The tournament was a great success and this was made possible by the many helping hands of the girls’ parents and families. Our guests from San Francisco were delighted with the warm welcome and freindships that they made during their stay. Thank you all very much for your time and support over the weekend. We would like to especially thank our sponsors. We also wish to thank all of the local businesses who were very generous with donations over the Feile weekend and to those who have supported our previous fundraising ventures, we are very grateful. As a new club, we have done a lot in our first year and this could not have happened without all of your help, donations and support. Thank you very much.
TOTS & CO PLAYSCHOOL
would like to say well done to all the tots and parents who took part in the Barnardos Big Toddle on June 28, they raised a fantastic €1058. Good luck to all the girls and boys who are of to big school in September, and a special word of thanks to all the parents for there support though out the year to help make playschool an enjoyable experience for all the children. For any information on enrolment for September contact Colette 087 4162377.
LAOIS HEART FOUNDATION
The Mountrath support group for the Laois Heart Foundation will hold its monthly meeting in St Fintan’s Hall Mountrath on July 18 at 8pm. All are welcome
The winning numbers for June 28 were 10, 13, 16, 22. There was no jackpot winner. There were 24 match 3s won €42.
ST FINTAN’S GAA
The numbers drawn for June 25 were 05, 08, 13, 25. There was no jackpot winner. Tickets can be got from any promoter. Promoters prize was won D. Wrest, J Dooley.
The sale of homemade jam continues in Costcutters and in Phelan’s shop in Castletown. The proceeds of this goes to the Cuilse Centre Portlaoise. You support is greatly needed. Thanks to all who have supported.
THE MOLLY MAGUIRES
Ring or text 087 2859651 or 087 0567918.
The next library book club meeting will take place on Thursday July 5, 6.30- 7.30pm. The book for discussion this month is Dubliners by James Joyce. New members are always welcome. Our knitting group ‘A Good Yarn’ continues to meet every Friday morning 10.30am - 12.30pm.
The Thursday 7pm litter pickup is going well, thanks to all our volunteers throughout the town who can be relied upon to keep their own area clean along with helping their neighbours as well. Our town’s traders are doing great work in keeping their premises tidy in all seasons and it is much appreciated. Some of our Tidy Towns committee will be calling on our traders over the coming weeks to collect funding which will go towards keeping the town beautiful for the summer and in to winter. All donations are used for this purpose and are very much appreciated
OLD TIME DANCING
Every Sunday night in Portlaoise GAA Centre from 9.30pm to 11.30pm for only €7. Music will be supplied by Dermot Lyons this coming Sunday night, July 8.
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 9am to 12 noon in The Macra Hall on Main Street. Come and see for yourself. To place an order phone 87 32510 or 8735368.
July 17-24 staying at Hotel Solitude €770pps. Bus transfers included. Accompanied by Fr Pat Hennessy. Contact Eleanor 087 7670915 or 057 8624216.
August 15-22 €639pps. Accompanied by Fr Pat Hennessy. Contact Eleanor 087 7670915 /0578624216 or Rena 087 7670915/ 057 8624379.
Annual pioneer pilgrimage to Knock Shrine on Sunday July 15. Contact Betty 0 Rourke Mountrath on 87 32531 to book a seat at cost of €20 per person.