Arrangements for the group’s annual holiday (September 11 to September 15) in Youghal are well underway.
Anyone intending travelling should contact Ann at 086 0618955 regarding deposit and fare as there will be no meetings in August.
Activities: Boccia on Monday at 7.30pm in the Macra Hall.
Aqua aerobics on Tuesday at noon in Portlaoise Leisure Centre (free bus from MDA at 11.15am). Thursdays: music and song in St Vincent’s Hospital.
The monthly social dance is on Saturday, August 27 from 9.30pm to 12.30am in the Owenass Hall with music by Checkers.
Refreshments served. All welcome.
JUNIOR TABLE TENNIS
Junior Table Tennis is held on Friday evenings in Ballyfin Community Centre from 7pm to 9pm.
Children aged from 8 to 16 from all areas welcome to join.
Come along on the evenings or call 086 8684693 for details. Beginners always welcome.
Wednesday, August 24 at 8pm: ‘My Big Fat Greek Wedding’, admission €5. To receive updates and information by text from Balcony Cinema Club contact 057 8697600 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Archivist Sinead Holland will lead a Heritage Week Genealogy for Beginners course on Tuesday, August 23 from 4.30pm to 5.45pm at the library.
Call in or phone 057 8644572.
Kevin Hutchinson will give A Heritage Week illustrated talk on the heritage trees of Ireland on today Tuesday August 23 from 6.30pm to 7.30pm in the library.
All are welcome along.
Artist and author Gordon D’Arcy will hold an Irish wildlife art workshop for those aged 8 to 13 years on Wednesday, August 24 from 3pm to 4pm in the library. Booking essential, call 057 8644572.
THE LOST VILLAGE
The book ‘The Lost Village’ about the Cones, Capard ridge boardwalk and Glenbarrow waterfall is on sale in Hogan’s Clonaslee, O Gorman’s Mountmellick and Eason’s Portlaoise. Walkers will find the index map particularly helpful.
Summer Stars Reading Challenge finishes on Wednesday August 31 at 5.30 pm.
Almost there, keep reading and remember to get your booklet stamped and your reward for the books you’ve read.
The Annaharvey Art Group’s exhibition continues in the library gallery until the end of August.
The group of eleven women formed four years ago following an art weekend with Anna Winiarska at Annaharvey Farm.
All are welcome to view.
The adult colouring group meets Thursdays at 10.30am in the Library. Pictures, colours and refreshments provided.
AN SEAN CHISTIN
As part of Heritage Week there will be a commemoration in honour of dance master Mícheál Ó Duinn RIP.
This is being held on Tuesday, August 23 when a wreath will be laid on his graveside in St Fintan’s cemetery Ballyfin followed by a celebration of the dances he taught at An Sean Chistin.
Call Maureen 087 6482038.
Yoga classes in The Rock GAA centre, call 087 9852682 for details.
Grow Mental Health meets in the Primary Health Care Centre at 2.15pm on Wednesdays.
Call John 086 8033126.
Wednesdays 8pm: music. Thursdays: gardening (3pm to 5pm) and woodwork.
All men welcome, call Michael 086 3767530.
A two night pilgrimage to Knock will take place from September 7 to 9 with B&B and evening meal, €170 to include bus (single room supplement €20/night). Seats remain available.
Call Eleanor 087 7670915 or parish office 057 8624390.
Classes available: kickboxing, self defence, TRX suspension training, ladies keep fit.
Call 086 3399287.
Thursday August 25 at 8pm (Heritage Hotel): retired Lecturer of Geography from UCD Dr Arnold Horner will show told historical maps of Laois, about which he is writing a book.
Plans continue for the monster auction in Acragar on Sunday, September 25 at 1pm.
Anyone who wishes to donate items, please contact 087 9813845 or 087 76123366 (no electrical items).
Community Care: August 10.
Top score B Srahan, Lady 1 M Flanagan. 2 L O’Brien. Gent 1 L Broughall. 2 F Keenan. Half lady 1 A Walsh. 2 B Fitzpatrick. Half gent 1 T Jacob and J Feeney. 2 S Wilkinson.
Lowest score M Barrett. Hatcher N Thompson.
Juvenile J Fox. Raffle D Kelly, F Keenan, R Cole, T Jacob, J Feeney.
Old School: August 11. Top score B O’Brien. 2 T Dunne. 3 S Duff.
Half 1 J Delaney. 2 D Kelly. Best of three B Cooley. Hatcher F Keenan.
Raffle R Cole, B Cooley (x2), P Stephenson.
€50 Rochford family. €20 F Molloy, J Moloney, JP Gormley, D Dunne.
€20 M Duggan, D and D Quinn, D Wall, T Flynn, B McDonald.
Condolences to the family of the late Richard Somers of Ashley Court, Tullamore, Offaly and formerly of Mountmellick who passed away on Thursday, August 18.
Peacefully, at The Regional Hospital, Tullamore, surrounded by his loving family.
Richard will be sadly missed by his wife Carmel, family Paul, Anne, Ben, Emmet and Helena, sons in law Tom and Tomás, daughters in law Ann, Dorothy and Yvonne, grandchildren, sister in law Statia, nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.
Reposing was at his home in Ashley Court on Friday evening.
Removal took place on Saturday afternoon to the Church of the Assumption, Tullamore, for Funeral Mass at 2pm.
Burial took place after Mass in Clonminch Cemetery, Tullamore.