STRADBALLY

LATE EMMA BOOTH

LATE EMMA BOOTH

The death occurred (peacefully) surrounded by her family, at her residence, on July 30, 2012, of Emma Booth, (nee Nerney), (Ballyduff, Stradbally). Emma, beloved wife of the late Joe and loving mother to Richard, Catherine, Michael, Betty, Cinta, Anne, Joe and Mary. Sadly missed by her adoring family, daughters-in-law Norma, Margaret and Geraldine, sons-in-law Philip, Stuart, Mick, Jim and Pascal, sister Teresa, brothers Jim and Michael, grandchildren, nieces, nephews, relatives and her many friends. Her remains were reposing at her residence with removal on (Tuesday) evening to the Church of the Assumption, The Heath. Requiem mass tomorrow on Wednesday at 12 noon followed by burial in the adjoining cemetery.

MEALS ON WHEELS FUNDRAISER

Tickets are now on sale for the annual raffle which will take place in St Joseph’s Hall, Stradbally on Saturday, August 25 commencing at 7pm. €700 in prizes. Your continued support would be much appreciated. Thanks to everyone, collectors and contributors to our church gate collection held last weekend. It was a great success.

STEAM TRAIN

The train runs for 1km through the woodlands of Stradbally Hall Estate, Stradbally. It will be running on Sunday, August 26 from 1.30pm until 4.30pm. Contact Clifton Flewitt, Irish Steam Preservation Society Limited at 01 8554081 for more information.

HERITAGE LECTURE

There will be a lecture on the Earls of Portarlington and the Dawson Damers by historian John S. Powell in Emon Court on Sunday, August 26 at 2pm. Contact Margaret Delaney at 057 8626573.

STORY OF STRADBALLY 1828

A talk on the historical novel ‘The Manor of Glenmore’ showing life in Stradbally 1828, organised by the Laois Heritage Society takes place on Thursday, August 23 in the Arthouse, Stradbally commencing at 8pm. Contact Julie Shead at 057 8641773 for more details.

IRISH HISTORY LIVE: TITANIC

Michael Moylan returns with his hugely popular interactive history show for kids. This year, experience a unique historical re-enactment of life on the board the Titanic. Booking is required. This takes place in Stradbally Library and Arthouse on Thursday, August 23 commencing at 4pm.

BENEFIT NIGHT

A benefit night in aid of the Make A Wish Foundation will be held in the Napper Tandy back lounge, Stradbally on Saturday, August 25 commencing at 7pm to close. Live music featuring the Abbey Folk, Shawn Mullins, Chris Conroy, DJ Sean Savage. Spot prizes and finger food and admission is only €5.

WHIST DRIVE

Next whist drive will be held on Friday, August 17 commencing at 8.30pm sharp. Thank you to all our supporters, new and old.

SIMON COMMUNITY

Laois Friends of Midland Simon Community annual church gate collection will be taken up at all masses and services on August 11 and 12. Your support would be gratefully appreciated.

ELECTRIC PICNIC COMMITTEE

The Electric Picnic committee will now accept written requests for funding from local charities, clubs and associations to reach the secretary on or before Friday, August 24. Detailed letters to Carmel Dillon, 10 Church Avenue, Stradbally

VINTAGE RUN

Club Le Cheile are holding a vintage run on Sunday, September 16 commencing at 11am in Timahoe. Contact 086 1515325.

VICARSTOWN ACTIVE RECREATIONAL

Annual outing will take place in Ballingarry House Hotel, Tralee on August 13 and 14 returning August 15. Walking from bridge every Wednesday at 8pm.

PARISH LOTTO

Tickets available from John Donohue, Paddy Ramsbottom. Seller receives 10% of jackpot winning ticket.

LOUGH DERG

Three day pilgrimage to Lough Derg from Monday, August 13 to Wednesday, August 15 (Feast of the Assumption). Contact Michael Sammon 087 6697902.

STRADBALLY ST VINCENT DE PAUL

The Stradbally parish St Vincent de Paul shop situated on Main Street, Stradbally (in the youth centre premises) opened its doors on last Friday, August 3. They are looking for donations which can go on sale in the shop. If you have any unwanted items such as ladies, gents and childrens clothing and footwear, household goods, giftware, small furniture, books, bric-a brac and also if you have any paper or plastic bags which you no longer want. These can be dropped off in the shop any night between 7-9pm. For more information contact Pascal 087-1359382, Frank 086-3658905, Breda Maher 085-7573468 or Mary 086-3312621. Your support would be greatly appreciated. A big thank you to everyone who have donated unwanted items so far.

IRISH HISTORY LIVE: TITANIC

Michael Moylan returns with his hugely popular interactive history show for kids. This year, experience a unique historical re-enactment of life on board the Titanic. Find out what it was really like to sail on the doomed ship. Booking is required. This takes place in Stradbally Library and Arthouse on Thursday August 23 at 4pm.

A STORY OF STRADBALLY 1828

Talk on the Historical novel “The Manor of Glenmore”, showing life in Stradbally 1828. Organised by Laois Heritage Society, this takes place on Thursday August 23 at 8pm in the Arthouse in Stradbally. Contact Julie Shead at 057 86 41773 for more.

HERITAGE LECTURE

There will be a lecture on the Earls of Portarlington and the Dawson Damers, by historian Dr John S Powell in Emo Court on Sunday August 26 at 2pm. Contact Margaret Delaney, OPW Emo Court at 057 86 26573 for more information.

HERITAGE STEAM TRAIN

The train runs for 1 km through the woodlands of Stradbally Hall Estate. This is Ireland’s longest established heritage railway, in operation since 1969. It will be running on Sunday August 26 at 1.30pm and 4.30pm. Contact Clifton Flewitt, Irish Steam Preservation Society Limited, at 01 855 4081 for more information.