Mountmellick

Slieve Bloom Assoc

Slieve Bloom Assoc

On Sunday July 26 the group meets in Camross for a walk to the top of the highest mountain in the Slieve Blooms, then refreshments and entertainment at Srahan. See slievebloomassociation.com

NEVEN MAGUIRE

Mountmellick Arts Centre hosts a Neven Maguire cookery demo on Wednesday July 22 at 8pm. Tickets €20 from O’Horain’s, O’Gorman’s. Food fair 4pm to 8pm. Call Mary, Heritage Society 083 8435921.

CÉILÍ

In the Owenass Hall on Thursday July 23 9pm to midnight. Music by Danny Webster, newcomers welcome with co-ordinator Maureen Culliton. Refreshments served.

LIBRARY EXHIBITIONS

For the William Edmundson Homecoming the Library Gallery is hosting two exhibitions. ‘Quaker Samplers’ opens on Tuesday July 21 at 9pm, continues to Saturday July 25 at 5pm. ‘Mountmellick and Early Needlework” exhibits from Wednesday July 22 to Saturday July 25 at 5pm.

THE PEACE PROCESS

On Saturday July 25 at 11.30am in the library Dr Martin Mansergh, diplomat and negotiator, will speak on the role of the Christian Churches in the quest for peace and the Northern Ireland peace process.

STORYTELLING

Seanchaí Eddie Lenihan in the Balcony Theatre on Friday July 24 at 8pm. Tickets €10 in O’Horain’s & O’Gorman’s. Storytelling for kids in the Methodist church hall on Sat July 25 at noon. Guardian free with child €2, max €5 per family on the door. Call 8644299.

PUPPET SHOW

Miriam Lambert puppet show ‘Goldilocks & the Three Bears’ in the Arts Centre on Saturday July 25 at 2pm. Tickets €5. Enquiries 057 8644299.

SOCIAL DANCE

Saturday July 25 9.30pm to 12.30am in the Owenass hall, music by Checkers. Refreshments served. All welcome.

TRAD FESTIVAL

An Sean Chistin Rambling House, Ballyfin, Tuesday July 28 at 8pm Open House, music and stories with accordionist Sam O’Doherty. Wednesday July 29 11am to 4pm: Madam Bonaparte dance lessons. Thursday July 30 8pm: Laois Matters, All Ireland champions performing. New songs & poems about Laois welcomed. Friday July 31 11am to 4pm: sean-nós & brush dancing. Saturday August 1 10.30am to 40m in Community Centre Ballyfin: set dancing. Sunday August 2 7pm Gathering of talents in the Community Centre Ballyfin. Call Maureen 087 6482038.

BRENDAN BOWYER

Brendan Bowyer and daughter Aisling in concert in the Arts Centre on Saturday August 1. Tickets €20 from O’Horain’s shop, Parish Office, The Druid Inn or call 087 7951042.

SUMMER FUN DAY

The Rock summer fun day is on Sunday August 2 at 2pm. Juvenile football tournaments on inflatable pitch, bouncing castles, novelty stalls, kids animal corner and more. Free admission, all welcome.

ACTIVE RETIREMENT

Club closed until September 9, wishing all a happy summer. Day trip is on Thursday August 4 visiting DEW Tullamore, a boat trip on the Shannon, Portumna House and gardens. Annual holiday August 30 to September 4 in The Holyrood Hotel, Bundoran. Call 086 0618955 for details. New members welcome.

WALKING GROUP

A new walking group has been set up. All welcome, Tuesday mornings 10am at MDA.

TENNIS CLUB

Membership open, call 086 9394556. Club nights held each Tuesday and Thursday.

BADMINTON

Wednesdays at 8.30pm in Macra Hall. New members welcome, call 087 9143226.

CEMETERY MASS

St Joseph’s cemetery: Sunday July 26 3pm. Graigue: Friday August 7 7pm. Ivy Chapel: Monday August 10 7.30pm.

KNITTING

The library knitting/crochet group meets Tuesdays 10.30am to 12.30pm.

THE ROCK LOTTO

€20 A Carroll, P White, Mrs Nolan, Conlon family.

GAA LOTTO

€50 H Rochford. €20 M Conroy, B McDonald, G Graham, G Fitzgibbon.

CÚL CAMP

Kelloggs GAA Cúl football camp at the Rock from Monday August 17 to Friday August 21 inclusive, 10am to 2.30pm daily. See www.gaa.ie/kelloggsculcamps.ie

SARSFIELDS

Training: U8 & u10 Sundays 11am. U12 Tuesdays & Fridays 6.30pm. U14 Tuesdays & Fridays 6.30pm to 7.30pm. U16 Wednesdays 6pm to 7pm. New members welcome, call 087 9700505.

YARNBOMBING

Knitters and crochetiers all welcome to meetings on Tuesday evenings at 7.30pm in the Methodist Hall. Plans well underway for this year’s yarnbomb.

MEN’S SHED

Projects include a computer course, a garden project, woodwork, music and song. Call Ray 087 6578736 or Joe 086 0760853.

MACRA

New members welcome. Find us on Facebook @Mountmellick Macra or call PRO Sadhbh on 086 0310111.

THE ROCK GAA

Training for u6, u8, u10, u12 & u14 Tuesdays and Thursdays 6.30pm to 7.30pm. New players welcome, call juvenile secretary John Allen 086 3264102. Adult training on Fridays at 8pm.

RAFFLE

Handmade crochet patchwork quilt with matching chair being raffled in aid of Parish debt. Tickets from Parish Office, O’Horain’s, Charity Shop, D Flannery & N Grant. €2: 1 strip. €5: 3 strips.

WHIST

July 8 Community Care. Top score J O’Shea. Lady 1 N Thompson. 2 Sr Rosarii. Gent 1 B Srahan. 2 T Jacob, J Harrison. Half lady 1 B Fitzpatrick. 2 A Walsh. Half gent 1 M Barrett. 2 P Stephenson. Lowest score J Bracken. Hatcher S Wilkinson. Raffle B Fitzpatrick, H Kelly, T Jacob, N Thompson, V Kearns. July 9 Old School. Top score T Jacob. Lady 1 K Kavanagh. 2 P Horan. Gent 1 P Dowling. 2 J Harrison. Quarter 1 B Thompson, P Stephenson. 2 Mrs Gorman. 3 V Kearns, 4 B Kennedy. Best of three J O’Shea, T Dunne. Hatcher S Duff. Raffle M Gowing, T Dunne, K Kavanagh, T Kearns.

self harm awareness

MYDC and the HSE are holding a 2 hour workshop on self-harming behaviour on Tuesday July 28 from 11am to 1pm in MDA. Call Laura 083 1768193 to book.

LATE UNA BROPHY

There was much grief at the death of Una Brophy (née Reddin) at her home in Bay Road on Saturday July 11. Una was predeceased by her husband Liam on March 21 of this year. A most kindly person, Una will be fondly remembered by all who knew her. Remains reposed at her residence until removal on Tuesday morning to St Joseph’s Church. Requiem Mass was celebrated at noon with burial afterwards to St Joseph’s cemetery. Una is mourned by her son Michael, daughters Anne, Noeleen and Collette, family, relatives and friends to whom the sincere sympathy of the community is extended.