Volunteers needed

Volunteers needed

Laois Hospice Foundation is seeking volunteers to collect on National Sunflower Day on Friday June 6. Would you have an hour to space on that day that you could give to Laois Hospice Foundation to sell sunflowers at various outlets in Portlaoise? This is one of the main fundraisers organised by Laois Hospice Foundation and all monies collected locally are spent on hospice services in Laois. There is an urgent need for volunteers to sell sunflowers and if you have an hour to spare on June 6 contact Mary Delaney at 086 8157280. Thank you for your continued support to Laois Hospice Foundation.

Laois Fleadh

Laois Fleadh Ceoil, organised under the auspices of Spink CCÉ will be held at Abbeyleix from May 30 to June 1. Thanks to St Mary’s Primary school all competitions will take place at the Ballyroan road venue.

Abbeyleix Library

From April 29 - May 30 Spink Comhaltas will hold an exhibition of photos, trophys etc as part of their hosting the Laois Fleadh Cheoil. Juvenile Chess Club meets every Saturday morning at 10am. Our Knitting Club takes place each Wednesday, 10.30 and 12.30pm.


Afternoon tea dance at the Manor Hotel Abbeyleix has been cancelled on Sunday June 1 from 2pm - 5pm to facilitate a number of events over the Bank Holiday Weekend. Rescheduled to Sunday, June 22 Music by Reuben James. Entry €10 which includes afternoon tea. Everybody welcome.


Next meeting on Wednesday May 21 at 8.30pm in Abbeyleix Manor Hotel.


Any one wishing to join the Pioneers contact Kevin Lalor-Fitzpatrick on 087 9614235.


Tennis continues for Secondary School students on Friday nights at 7.30. If you know anyone who wishes to join they are free to come down for a night or two and try it out. Free coaching will also be provided during the Summer.

De Vesci House

The ever popular Open day at De Vesci Estate Abbeyleix is on Saturday July 20th this year. This is always a wonderful day out for the family More details to follow nearer the date

Heritage Week

Registration of events for this year’s Heritage Week is now open. Please register your event at Events registered before May 31 will be included in the national printed guide.


Congratulations to Abbeyleix South School who have received their 3rd Green Flag. Well done to Bernie and her team from Dove House for doing a weekly clean-up on the street. Clean-up every Tuesday we would appreciate if you could find time to lend a hand.


Next meeting on Tuesday, June 3 at 8pm