CLONASLEE

DINNER DANCE

DINNER DANCE

Clonaslee United 25th Anniversary Dinner Dance is on Friday March 6. Tickets cost €40 and available from Flynn’s Post Office.

TIDY TOWNS

Tidy Towns meeting on Tuesday March 3 at 8:30 pm in the Community Centre. Please note change of date. We would like to see a representative from each house in the village and also business people. This meeting is to plan projects national entry this year. We welcome all ideas.

CCDA

The monthly CCDA meeting is on Monday March 9 at 8:30 pm in the Community Centre. This is open to everyone from our community.

COMMUNITY ALERT

Please be vigilant as a lot of unwelcome callers to the area. Please report registration numbers to the Gardaí. Elderly people do not answer the door; press your panic button if worried. This should be pressed once a month to make sure it is working. Best wishes to Teresa Maloney who is laid up at the moment but will be back working soon.

DRAMA FESTIVAL

TheAnnual Drama Festival runs in Mountmellick from March 6-13. Plays at 8 pm each night. Season tickets are €50, nightly tickets are €10 with concession €5.

MUSIC CLASSES

Clonaslee Comhaltas have a second music teacher with classes starting at 6 pm on Thursday in the Community Centre. The instruments being taught are tin whistle, banjo, mandolin, concertina, fiddle and button accordion. The classes are beginner classes for children and adults; class fee is €6 weekly. We have a rental system for button accordions and fiddles only. Contact John Conway on 085-285-1772. Next singing and music session on Friday March 6 at 9pm in the Parochial hall.

SCOIL BHRIDE NEWS

A big welcome to past pupil Reece Steele who is on work experience. Reece is a Third Level IT Student and will spend the next three weeks at our school where he will be giving instruction in computers and IT. Many thanks to all in the school community who helped Fr. O’Reilly in welcoming the Sacred Heart Tullamore Senior Choir to the local church for the celebration of the mass last Sunday. Thanks to parents who helped with the catering/reception after Mass. Confirmation candidates enjoyed their retreat in Castletown on February 23 as part of their preparation for Confirmation on March 24.

TALK ON HEN RESCUE

Karen Rogers from the Laois Hen Rescue group talk on re-homing caged hens at a meeting in the Mountmellick Development Association on Monday March 9 at 7.30pm.

HOLY CROSS

Next visit for Holy Cross mass and devotion night to Padre Pio is March 5 leaving Clonaslee at 5:45 pm Collects in Rosenallis and Mountmellick. Cost €15 return. If you require tea and sandwiches €5. Names to 087-212-2766.

KNIT/CROCHET & CHAT

Join us for a knit or crochet, a chat and enjoy a cuppa on Mondays in the Heritage Centre from 10:30 am – 12 noon. All welcome!

CEMETERY MASSES

Clonaslee cemetery Friday June 5 at 8 pm; Corrigeen cemetery Friday June 26 at 8 pm; Kilmanman cemetery Friday July 3 at 8 pm.

WHIST RESULTS

Sunday February 22: Top score: Matt Barrett. Gents: 1 Dinny Kelly, Padraig Dowling. Ladies: 1 Patricia Quinn 2 Mary Gowing. Quarters: 1 Margaret Harte 2 Jim O’Brien 3 Becky Thompson 4 Dinny Whelan. Lowest score: Teresa Byrne. Hatching: Martin Delaney. Raffle: Martin Rigney, Padraig Dowling, Heather Kelly, Mary Gowing, Becky Thompson, Mick Kelly.

PARISH LOTTO

Jackpot not won. Winning no: 4-3-9. €30 winners: Pat McEvoy, Derry; Deirdre Comerford, Brocca; Paddy Dunne, c/o L Costello; Julie Fitzpatrick, c/o Pharmacy; Denise Hogan, Shraduff; David Smith, c/o Nuala Smith. Promoter’s prize: Ann Rigney, Kathleen Blake, Fallons. Next week’s Jackpot: €900.

CLONASLEE & ST MANMANS

Jackpot not won. Winning no: 1-7-12-9. €40 winners: Tara & Conor Digan, Ned Conroy, Michelle Fallon, Ruth Conroy, Tony Tiernan. Promoter’s prize: Mary Hickey. Next week’s Jackpot: €2,650.