September 21. Art and music trail, commencing at the Cosy Café, Main St, Mountrath from 3pm. Contact Sinead on 087 7563150.
In aid of Jack & Jill and Concole. We are holding a shave and dye night in The Pub, September 8, 9pm, to raise much needed funds for these two charities. Promises to be an entertaining night and anyone who wishes to join in are more than welcome. For more information contact Carol 087 7621922.
Mountrath Garden and Flower Club are meeting up again after our summer break. The next meeting will be on Tuesday September 11 at 8pm in St Fintans Hall, Mountrath. Edwina Cuddy will give a demonstration on card making. All are welcome, new members and old.
Mountrath junior table tennis club, All Ireland team champions. We cater for beginner up to leading provincial and Irish players from many parts of Leinster. Small number of spaces available for new members 8-12yrs who would like to find a club or take up this olympic sport. Venue is Trumera hall Wednesday evenings 7- 8.30pm with academy on Friday evenings for selected players. Contact 086 8684693.
HEALTHY FOOD COOkERY DEMO
With Carola Diettrich, dietician, HSE Dublin/Mid Leinster at the Respond Centre, Kiln Lane, Mountrath 10.30am - 1pm on Tuesday, September 18. Contact Storm Powell, Laois Partnership on 057 86 86 62732. Part of Laois Connects Mental Health Week.
LAOIS HEART SUPPORT GROUP
The monthly meeting of the Laois Heart Support Group will be held on Wednesday September 19 in St Fintan’s Hall at 8pm.
ST AENGUS LOTTO
The winning numbers were 06, 10, 12, 23. There was no jackpot winner. The promoters
prize was won by H, Ryan E. Kirwan.
GAA LOTTO RESULTS
The winning numbers in last week’s jackpot were 22, 23, 26, 28. There was no jackpot winner. The jackpot now stands at €12,200. The promoters prize I. Moore, K. Ryan.
INTRODUCTION TO BEE-KEEPING
Tom Hussey will give an introduction to the fascinating world of the honey bee and the work of bee keeper in St Fintan’s Hall on Wednesday August 22 at 7pm. Contact Derek Banim, Dunamise Beekeepers Association at email@example.com for more info.
ADULT BOOK CLUB
Next meeting will take place on Thursday September 6 6.30 - 7.30pm. We will be discussing ‘The Master’ by Colm Toibin, copies are available at the library and new members are always welcome.
The knitting club continues to meet every Friday morning 10.30 - 12.30pm.
CHRISTMAS LIGHTS COMMITTEE
We would gladly welcome new members. If you are interested contact one of the committee Colette Phelan, Catherine Burke, Lynda Deegan, Celine Cripps, Carol Boyhan or John Joe Fennelly.
Sponsored cycle will be held Saturday September 8 to raise funds for the annual camp.
Local cyclist Martin Phelan will cycle from Dublin to Mountrath. The scouts will meet up with him in Portlaoise and cycle to Mountrath with him where refreshments will be provided. Your support would be greatly appreciated.
The sale of homemade jam continues in Costcutters and in Phelan’s shop in Castletown. The proceeds of this goes to the Laois Hospice Portlaoise. Your support is greatly needed. Thanks to all who have supported.
OLD TIME DANCING
Every Sunday night in Portlaoise GAA centre from 9.30pm to 11.30pm for only €7. Music will be supplied by Peter Burke this coming Sunday night, September 9.
THE MOLLY MAGUIRES
Adults interested in cycling for a bit of fun during the long hot summer evenings, ring or text 087 2859651 or 087 0567918.
WEEKLY CLEAN UP
Various members and volunteers of Mountrath Tidy Towns committee, which is a sub-committee of Mountrath Development Association, will be meeting every Thursday evening at the car park on Main Street at 7pm, weather permitting, for a quick tidy up of the town. This usually involves picking up litter and keeping an eye on areas which might need a more thorough cleanup by our local Fás scheme participants. All are welcome to come along for the odd half hour or so from 7pm to 8pm.
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.
Dog fouling is a growing litter problem Local awareness to identify the dog owners is required Please contact the council’s free litter hotline at 1800 323 230 with specific details if witnessed.
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.