MOUNTRATH GROTTO COMMITTEE
The committee of the Grotto are holding a fundraiser in Eddie Kirwan’s on Saturday 18 of October to raise funds for stone work restoration. Pat Conlon and Christy Cullen will supply the music; there will be a raffle for lots of prizes that have been kindly donated for this worthy cause. Please support this community effort. They would also like to thank everyone for their support to the church gate collection last weekend.
MOUNTRATH SNOOKER CLUB
The snooker club will hold their AGM on Wednesday October 15 at 8.30pm in St Fintan’s Hall. The new snooker season is now open for membership. Seniors €15, juniors €10, OAP €10. The new snooker room’s layout has acquired an extra table (3). All are very welcome.
MOUNTRAH CAMERA CLUB
A great night of laughs at our last meeting. Thanks to all for your input. We will be judging our October theme of ‘clouds’ during our next meeting on Tuesday October 21. One photo per person, photo size 8x6 inches. Welcome also to our newest member, hope you can stick with us. firstname.lastname@example.org
CHRISTMAS LIGHTS COMMITTEE
Thank you to all who contributed to the recent collection for the Christmas lights. Your generosity was greatly appreciated. A special word of thanks to the collectors who gave up their time to help out with the collection.
ST FINTAN’S GAA
On Friday October 24 the club will be holding a family fun filled night at the dogs at Newbridge Greyhound Stadium. Tickets are €10 per adult with children under 16 free. Doors open 7pm with first race 7-45pm. Tickets on sale at Martyn’s Centra and Carroll’s Costcutters Mountrath or phone 087
9173804 or 087 2731322 or from any committee member.
The lotto jackpot worth €6200 and held in Purcell was not won. Next draw is in Ollie Gorman’s and the jackpot is €6400.
IRISH DANCING CLASSES
Irish dancing classes in Ballyfin Community Centre at 6pm every Wednesday. All ages welcome.
The knitting club continues to meet every Friday morning 10.30-12.30pm, all welcome
The sale of jam continues in Costcutters Mountrath and Phelan’s Shop Castletown. We would like to thank everyone for their continuing support for this worthy cause by buying jam and donating fruit.
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.
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.
GROW IN IRELAND WEB
Grow Community Mental Health Movement meets in the bungalow opposite St Fintan’s Church, Mountrath on Thursdays at 7.30pm. Anxious, isolated or depressed? We can help. Why not join us and learn a practical psychology of mental health. Contact John 086 8033126. Website www.grow.ie. Infoline 1890 474 474.
The Aware Support Group for people experiencing depression, anxiety, stress and other mood related conditions meets every Tuesday at 7.30pm in St Peter and Paul’s Parish Centre, Portlaoise. This service is free of charge, no referral is required and you do not need to book.
If you require further information contact 016617211 or www.aware.ie or 1890303302.