Vintage poker Rally
Abbeyleix Vintage & Classic Club is hosting a charity event with a difference next Sunday September 9. Participants in the Poker Run will receive a playing card at each of five designated stops on this years run in aid of Abbeyleix Hospital. On their return to base at the Manor Hotel in Abbeyleix the winning hand will receive a prize. Starts from the Abbeyleix Manor Hotel at 10.30am. Return to the hotel by 2pm for the All Ireland hurling final. Call Arthur 0851238073.
September 21. Young persons’ music event at Heritage House Abbeyleix in Heritage House, Abbeyleix at 3.30pm (TBC). Contact Paul on 086 6071258. Abbeyleix heritage trail walk, meeting at Heritage House, Abbeyleix at 6.30pm.
CAR BOOT SALE
Ballypickas GAA car boot sale on Sunday September 9 from 10am to 2pm.
Youth Work Ireland Laois are looking for volunteer leaders to work in the Abbeyleix Youth Café. If this is for you, all enquiries should be made to Joe Thompson, project leader, YWI Laois, 057 86 65010, firstname.lastname@example.org.
ABBEYLEIX ACTIVE RETIREMENT
The group will be re-opening after the August break on September 6 at 2pm in the Respond Centre at Gort na Noir. Lots of exciting events and trips planned for the autumn and winter. New members always welcome.
MOTHER AND TODDLERS
Little Treasurers will be back from Wednesday September 12, 10am in Fr Breen Park, €3 per family. We have secured a grant from LCCC, which has been used to get a new kitchen, new shop, play food, kids tables and lots more. The group look forward to seeing everyone again and hopefully some new faces also. For further info contact 087 6400096, 0879107173.
Suicide alertness skills programme with Josephine Rigney, suicide awareness officer HSE, at Respond Community Centre on the Mountrath Rd, Abbeyleix. Thursday, September 20 from 10am–1pm. Contact Josephine on 086 8157850.
THE SWAN 7K WALK
Assemble at Swan Cross 7pm on Thursday, September 20. Contact Padraig Fleming 087 3279899 for details. Part of Laois Connects Mental Health Week.
Laois Down Syndrome Association is holding a meeting for families who use respite in Abbeyleix adults’, and Mountrath children’s houses on this Friday night at 8pm, at the Laois Down Syndrome Family Centre, Gort Na nOir. Contact 086 8064135.
Registration night on September 7 for the incoming year, at 7pm in Knock Hall.
CLUB LE CHÉILE
Club Lé Cheile function in Abbeyleix Golf Club this Friday, September 7 from 8.30 to 11.30pm. People from across Laois will be attending. Sunday, September 16, the Club Lé Cheile Vintage Run takes place. It is their major annual fund-raiser. Contact Eileen Grace (086) 1515325