MOUNTMELLICK

CEMETERY COMMITTEE

CEMETERY COMMITTEE

St Joseph’s Cemetery Committee would like to thank Mountmellick Gardai, Mountmellick GAA, Mountmellick Civil Defence, Martin Lawlor, Donie Williams, PJ Kerins, Con Farrell, and all who helped out at our annual cemetery mass. We wish to thank all those who gave to our collection which is very much appreciated.

IRISH ARCHEOLOGY WORKSHOP

There will be an Irish archaeology workshop on Tuesday August 21 at 3pm in Mountmellick Library. Hands on workshop to learn how archaeologists uncover the past, see their tools and some of the artefacts they might find. Aimed at children age 10 -14 years. Booking required. Contact 057 86 44572 for more.

REPTILE ZOO

The Reptile Zoo will visit Mountmellick Library on Wednesday August 22 at 11am. Learn about and hold reptiles that you would normally only see in books or on television. For children aged six years and over. Booking essential. Contact breda Connell at 057 86 44572 for more information.

MOUNTMELLICK EMBROIDERY DISPLAY

An embroidery display showcasing old and new Mountmellick work takes place in Mountmellick Museum and conference centre on Friday August 24 from 9am to 4pm. Contact Kathleen Comerford, Mountmellick Museum at 057 86 24525 for more.

SOCIAL DANCE IN MOUNTMELLICK

Old time dancing to traditional accordion player Pat Conlon and Richie Burke on keyboards. Refreshments served. This takes place in Owenass Hall, Parnell Street, Mountmellick on Saturday August 25 from 9.30pm to 11.45pm. Contact Ann O`Brien, Mountmellick Social Dancing at 057 864 4299 for more.

RE-DISCOVERING MOUNTMELLICK

Photographs, maps and histories chronicling the history of some of Mountmellick’s historic buildings and features. Refreshments provided. This takes place in Owenass Hall, Parnell Street, Mountmellick on Saturday August 25 and Sunday August 26 from 11am to 5pm. Contact Mary O`Brien, Owenass Active Living Group at 086 791 4933 for more.

FOR PEAT’S SAKE

A virtual walk through the bogs of the Midlands involving a slide show, display and hands-on exhibition of peatland activities, tools, equipment and maps throughout the ages. This takes place in Owenass Hall in Mountmellick on Saturday August 25 and Sunday August 26 from 11am to 5pm. Contact John O`Brien, Owenass Active Living Group at 086 809 8340 for more.

SIMON

Laois Friends of Midland Simon Community annual church gate collection takes place at all masses and services on Saturday and Sunday August 11 and 12. Your support would be gratefully appreciated.

CANCER PROJECT IN VIETNAM

Thanks to all in Mountmellick and the surrounding areas who supported the collection for Dr Bolger and his team from Tullamore who will travel to Vietnam in early September. To date we have collected €11,700 for which they are very grateful and look forward to setting up a cancer day ward there. Please return any remaining donation cards to Mary Egan at 087 6725440.

ACTIVE RETIREMENT ASSOCIATION

The activities continue with Boccia in the Macra Hall on Mondays at 7.30pm, aqua aerobics in Portlaoise Leisure Centre on Tuesdays at noon (the free bus to this leaves the MDA at 11.15am) and music and song in St Vincent’s Hospital on Wednesdays from 6.15 to 7.45pm. There will be no meetings during the month of August, but the above activities continue throughout August.

LIBRARY

‘White on White’, an exhibition of paintings by Antoinette Breen, will run until the end of the month. All welcome to view during opening hours. Mountmellick Library will host a number of events for Heritage Week. All events are free. Please check www.heritageweek.ie for details. Bookings are to be made directly with the library.

MACRA

Mountmellick Macra AGM will take place on Friday August 10. If you wish to find out more about Macra or would like to join please contact Gemma on 087 7933905 or Eoghan on 086 3976216

CÚL CAMP AT THE ROCK

Kellogg’s GAA Cúl Camps provide boys and girls with an action packed and fun filled week of activity during the summer holidays which revolves around maximizing enjoyment and sustaining participant involvement in Gaelic Games. The camp takes place at The Rock from Monday August 20 to Friday August 24.For more details contact John Allen the club’s juvenile secretary at 086 3264102. Coaching for u8, u10, u12 and u14 continues on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 7pm. New players are welcome.

LAOIS MARTIAL ART

Classes for all ages from 4yrs old upwards held in Mountmellick and Portlaoise on Monday, Tuesday and Friday. There is a full matted professional gym including punch bags and boxing ring. Classes are taught by a 4th degree Irish national coach and national champion. For details contact 087 2768843.

CEMETERY MASSES

Ivy Chapel cemetery Wednesday August 8 at 7.30pm. Portnahinch cemetery Sunday August 12 at 7.30pm.

LATE TONY CULLETON

The death took place of Tony Culleton of Hill 60 Acragar on Sunday July 29. Remains reposed at his residence until removal to St Joseph’s Church on Tuesday morning. Requiem mass was celebrated at noon with burial afterwards to St Joseph’s cemetery. The sincere sympathy of the community is extended to Tony’s family, relatives and friends on their bereavement.

LATE PATRICK PARKINSON

The death took place of Paddy Parkinson of Waterford and formerly of Emmet Street on Monday July 30. Remains reposed in Moloney’s Funeral Home until removal to St Joseph’s Church on Wednesday evening. Requiem mass was celebrated on Thursday at 10am with burial afterwards to St Joseph’s cemetery. The sincere sympathy of the community is extended to Paddy’s family, relatives and friends on their bereavement.

LATE WILLIAM MCGEE

The death took place of William McGee of Davin Park on Tuesday July 31. Remains reposed at St Vincent’s Chapel of Rest until removal to St Joseph’s Church on Thursday morning. Requiem mass was celebrated at noon with burial afterwards to St Joseph’s cemetery. The sincere sympathy of the community is extended to William’s family, relatives and friends on their bereavement.

SPLASH OF CASH

August 1. €300 Mathew McDonald. €50 each Jim Flanagan, Frankie Horan, Geraldine Carroll and Emer Dunne.

GYMNASTICS CLASSES

Gymnastics classes for all ages and abilities to commence in Mountmellick in September. Please contact Mary on 086 7914933 or Mary.e.obrien@ireland.com. All are welcome.

NUTRITION WORKSHOP

Nutrition and hydration workshop will take place in the Owenass Hall on Wednesday August 22 from 7 to 9pm. Presented by Coaching Ireland this course covers the types of foods and fluids that should be included in a healthy diet and those that should be avoided. This is an introductory course and suitable for all. Cost €6. Places limited. Please contact Mary on 086 7914933 to book a place.

THE LATE TONY CULLETON

On July 29, Tony Culleton of 12 Hill Sixty Mountmellick passed away after a brave battle with his sudden illness. Tony displayed a strong skilled work ethos throughout his life and this shone through in his love for mechanics, welding and vintage tractors. Tony will always be remembered for his dedication and devotion to his wife Mona, sons Mark and Sean, daughters Audrey and Isabel, brothers, sisters, extended family and friends.