Mountrath notes

Daffodil Day

Daffodil Day

Well done to all of our daffodil sellers in the Parish, they did trogan work again this year. Great credit goes to all these people who give their time. Certainly their work is much appreciated. Thanks to the Grincell Family Spring Gardens, Eileen Fitzpatrick Roundwood, Bridie Phelan Derrycanton, Joe Delaney Woodbrook, Kevin and Miriam Coss Corraun who gave us fresh daffodils. Our total of €4,615.00 is donated to the Irish Cancer Society. Again a big thanks to everyone who helped, bought daffodils & badges and also to Mai for her encouragement and help.


Calling all walkers, runners and joggers to take part in the Portlaoise Mini-Mini-Marathon on the May 17 2013 in aid of the RISE Foundation. Frances Black will be there to get proceedings underway. If you are available to help on the day of the walk, are part of a band who would like to play en-route to add to the atmosphere or wish to sponsor a prize please phone Brenda on 085 8551107.


Training for girls Gaelic football has resumed and will be held every Friday in St Aengus Soccer Pitch on The New Line Road from 4 pm-5.15 pm. All girls aged 5 yrs - 14 yrs are very welcome. We are delighted to welcome back our existing members and are keen to encourage new members from Mountrath & the surrounding areas to join our Ladies Football Club. It is a great way to get fit & to have fun and learn a new skill.

Sale of work

Apostolic Work Society will hold their annual sale of work in St. Fin tan’s Hall Mountrath on Sunday May 19 from 21-3 pm. Usual raffles –bric -a-brac and cake sale. Your support would be very much appreciated. All in aid of the missions.


Is the official name of a fundraiser in aid of St. Vincent‘s Hospital Mountmellick. This will be held in a marquee in Eddie Kirwan’s Mountrath on May 17. It will begin at 8.30 pm sharp. On the night a host of local talented singers will take to the stage in the marquee to display their wonderful talent. Also appearing will be the Super Midlife Crisis. Admission to the marquee is €5.00. Why not come along to a fantastic show for a worthy cause.

Late Tom DOYLE

Condolences to the family of the late Tom Doyle of Shannon Road, Mountrath, who passed away on Thursday, May 9 last. Reposing at his residence with removal this to St. Fintan’s Church, Mountrath for Funeral Mass, Burial in St Fintan’s Cemetery, Mountrath.


The sale of jam continues in 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 continues in these shops,


The knitting club continues to meet every Friday morning 10:30-12:30 pm all welcome.


Under 11 years Mon, Wed and Fri 5.30 to 6.30 pm over 11 years beginners Mon, Wed and Fri 6.30 to 7.30 pm over 11 years advanced Mon, Wed and Fri 7.30 to 9 pm Girls over 11 years Tues and Thurs 7 to 8 and Sat 1 to 2 pm. Adults Fitness classes Tues and Thurs at 8 pm and Sat 10.30 am Ladies Fitness classes Mon to Fri mornings 9.30 am, and 11.30 am. Any enquiries contact Noel on 0851981551.


The outdoor gym in the local amenity park can be used by all ages. We would encourage all local clubs and groups to use this facility.


Mountrath Country Markets is open every Friday from 9:00am to 12 noon in The Macra Hall on Main Street. Come and see for yourself. To place an order phone 87 32510 or 8735368.