Extra busy Christmas in Mountrath starts with light switch on

Light switch on and Cosy Christmas event sure to brighten up the town this festive season

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Christmas light switch on in Mountrath.

You know Christmas is getting near when the town is lit up!!

So say the organisers of the the Mountrath Christmas lights which will be lit up this weekend at the start of what will be a extra busy Christmas season around the Laois town.

The Mountrath Christmas Lights Committee invites all the community to their annual 'Switching On' in the Square this Sunday, November 27 at 5pm, wrap up warm and enjoy! 

The event will be followed on with a very special Christmas event “A Taste of a Cosy Christmas” on Sunday December 4th in aid of the Cuisle Centre Portlaoise.

A Taste of Cosy Christmas  was a brain storming idea over a cosy chat among friends Sinead Hanlon owner of Cost Cafe and Marguerite Sheeran of Timber Manufacture CJ Sheerans. Both Ladies want to introduce Christmas to Mountrath with warmth and good  spirit while helping out The Cuisle Cancer Support Centre as they both had relatives in recent past with the dreaded illness. 

So lots of calls and contacts later with the help of our local sponsors (Listed below) The Taste Of Cosy Christmas is a reality and takes place in Mountrath Square 4th Dec / 4pm till 9pm . See more in next week's Leinster Express.

Mountrath Senior Citizens Christmas Party on Sunday, December 4. Invites have been distributed and if you haven't received one please contact Bernie on 086 085 2988. Please confirm if attending.

Meanwhile, the Mountrath Scouts Troop are looking for your support. The scouts have made a deal with a local Christmas tree supplier and for every tree we sell, they will give us a percentage.

Trees available in sizes from 6ft to 8ft, from €40-€50 to collect from our Scout Den on December 10 and 11. Contact Mark 087 2301949 or Mai 085 7867792.

Irish Guide Dogs for the Blind will again be selling Christmas Cards and 2017 calanders this year. Your support would be much appreciated. They can be purchased at Byrnes Shop, Main Street, Mountrath or contact Sean at 087 7676318.