Irish Guide Dogs

Thank you to all who supported the recent Church Gate Collection. Your contributions will be greatly appreciated. The total came to €415.

Rosenallis NS

Rosenallis NS are currently taking enrolments for Sept. 16. If you wish to enrol your child please send in your child's name, address,D.O.B., PPS No and your name and contact details to Rosenallis N.S. by Jan. 22nd 2016.

Arthritis Laois

"Gentle Zumba" classes in St Mary's Hall,Old Dublin Road, Portlaoise start on Tuesday January 26 from 6-7pm with a free "Taster Night" to try it out. Followed by 6 consecutive weeks - same time and place, cost €30. Instructor is Ms Suzanne Toumi. Contact branch at 089 2525344, Anne:087 9067386 or Caroline 086 8852503. email:arthritislaois@gmail .com or see facebook, Arthritis Ireland Laois Branch

Derrylamogue NS

Derrylamogue NS, Rosenallis are currently enrolling children for September 2016.If you wish to enrol your child in the school please phone 057 8628702 for an enrolment form.

johnny cash show

Mountmellick Arts Centre is hosting a Johnny Cash Tribute Show on Saturday February 6 at 8pm. Tickets €15 from the Arts Centre at 0578697600 or from O'Horain's shop.

St. Patrick's Parade

Happy New Year to all supporters and sponsors. The theme for this years parade is 'Easter Rising 2016'. The committee are inviting all community groups to participtate in this historical year's parade. They are holding their church gate collection on February 27 and 28, and would appreciate full support.


An open meeting for friends and supporters of the IFA presidential candidate Henry Burns will be held in Mountmellick Macra Hall on Wednesday January 20 at 8:30 pm. All welcome.

1916 grants

Grants for Projects to commemorate the centenary of the 1916 Rising are now available for community groups and organisations .

Projects must be in keeping with the Laois programme available to download at Printed copies on request. Closing date for applications is February 1.


St. Vincent’s Hospital Support Group is holding its AGM on Wednesday January 27 at 8 pm in the Town Hall. All welcome.

camera club

Mountmellick Camera Clubs's next meeting is on Weds Jan 27 at 8pm in MDA Mountmellick, New members are welcome.