€1500 was donated to Laois Hospice during 2012 from the sale of homemade jam which was made by Mary Doheny and sold by Costcutters and Phelan’s Shop Castletown. We would like to thank everyone for their support for this worthy cause buying jam donating fruit and jars. The sale of jam contines in these shops


The monthly meeting takes place in the ICA hall on Thursday night March 7 at 8pm. Speaker/ Demonstrator on the night will be Fonola Darcy. Competition for March Spring flower table arrangement. Scrap supper will be served on the night.

LATE Hannah Delaney

Condolences to the family of the late Hannah Delaney , (née Kelly) of Coole, Kilbricken and Cuain Bhríde, Rathdowney, Laois who died peacefully in her 102 nd year on March 1. Reposed at the Brookhaven Nursing Home with Funeral Prayers at 6pm followed by Removal at 6.30pm to St. Edmund’s Church, Castletown, arriving at 7pm.

Funeral Mass last Saturday, with burial afterwards in Churchtown Cemetery. Cemetery.