CLONASLEE

CLODIAGH PLAYERS

CLODIAGH PLAYERS

Seats selling fast for the group’s new production ‘Just Outside Mountmellick’, written by Dan E Riley and directed by Danny Hyland. Book for Tuesday May 19, Wednesday May 20 and Saturday May 23 by ringing 085-783-1104. Play starts 8pm sharp in the Parochial Hall. A fun night of laughs and mystery.

PIETA FUNDRAISer

Swans Bar and Café are hosting a fundraising weekend for Pieta House -Suicide Awareness and Prevention, starting with a Fashion Show on Friday May 29 at 8 pm in the Community Centre. Prizes for best dressed lady and gent and arts and craft display stands. Tickets €10 in local shops and Swans Café. Saturday May 30: coffee morning from 10 am to 2 pm in Swans Café with a table quiz at 9:30 pm. Loads of prizes. Table of 4 €20. Sunday May 31: cake sale 10 am to 2 pm in Swans Café and a 5K Fun Run/Walk at 11:30 am. Adults €10, children €5, family €20. For more, call Tom McRedmond 087-947-6262 or Yvonne Comerford 087-191-6727.

TIDY TOWNS

Clean Up Laois Week was a great success with 68 bags of rubbish taken from the Clonaslee area. Thanks to CE Scheme, young workers, Scoil Bhríde students, those who did the main roads, Pat Fenlon who litter picks every morning and all who helped. Be vigilant about litter and use bins provided for litter and cigarette butts, as national judging starts in June. Congrats to Castlecuffe NS on their fourth green flag. Best wishes to Scoil Bhríde in aiming for their second flag. Work evenings on Tuesdays and Thursdays starting from Heritage Centre 6pm.

WOODCRAFT COURSE

Participants of this course at the Community Centre have made lovely coffee tables, bird tables, swift boxes and more.

FLY POSTING

All fly posting must go outside the 50 and 60 km speed signs. The village looks much cleaner, many thanks.

MASTER COMPOSTER

Compost making course continues May 13, 16, 20 and 27 in the Maldron Hotel, 7 – 9 pm. May 29/30 will be in Clonaslee at the compost demo site.

STOP FOOD WASTE

This interesting course finished last week. Participants wish to thank Anne Marie Kelly, Environment Awareness Officer from Laois County Council and Caitriona Cashin at the Community Centre.

BINGO

Social Services Bingo on Wednesdays at 2 pm in the Heritage Centre. All welcome.

CÓR an tSAMHRAIDH

Rehearsals in Portlaoise Library Wednesdays at 6.30pm for those who enjoy singing in our native language. On Wednesday May 20 there will be a public performance as part of Bealtaine. All welcome. Call Maureen 087-648-2038.

MUSIC CLASSES

Clonaslee Comhaltas have two music teachers on Thursdays in the Community Centre. Karen McCormack teaches button accordion, flute, tin whistle, keyboard and fiddle from 4:15-8 pm. Maria Hearnett teaches beginners from 6-8 pm, tin whistle, banjo, mandolin, concertina, fiddle and button accordion. Contact John Conway on 085-285-1772.

CEMETERY MASSES

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

WHIST RESULTS

Sunday May 3: Top score: Mary Gowing. Gents: 1 Tom Delaney 2 Tom Gowing. Ladies: 1 B Daly 2 Teresa Byrne. Quarters: 1 Martin Rigney 2 Becky Thompson 3 Dinny Whelan 4 Thomas Casey. Lowest score: Tom Kearns. Hatching: Roseleen Cole. Raffle: Heather Kelly, Annie Parnell, Martin Rigney, B O’Brien, Olivia White, Becky Thompson. Ongoing jackpot plus a bonus prize. Join us every Sunday at 8:30 pm in the Parochial Hall.

PARISH LOTTO

Jackpot not won. Winning no: 11-1-22. €30 winners: Edel Dunne, Chapel Street; Jim Rigney, Clonaslee; Niall Murphy, Broughla; Julia Davis, Gurteen, Mary Delaney, Coolaboughlin; Maura O’Gorman, Clonaslee. Promoter’s prize: Eamon Sammon, Mary Rose Corbet, Mary O’Keeffe. Next week’s Jackpot: €1,850.

CLONASLEE ST MANMANS GAA LOTTO

Jackpot not won. Winning no: 25-28-1-6. €40 winners: Deirdre Blake, Helena Dunne, Ger Kelly, Denis Guckivan, Peter and Emma Dunne. Promoter’s prize: Hogan’s Shop. Next week’s Jackpot: €4,200.