STRADBALLY STEAM QUEEN
Stradbally Steam Rally are looking for a 2013 Steam Queen. Last year’s winner Emma Brady will be passing on the crown on the August Bank Holiday Weekend at the Stradbally Steam Rally on August 4 and 5. Why not enter to be in with a chance to win a great cash prize kindly sponsored by Super Valu, Stradbally. If you are age 18 years or over and would like to represent a local business contact Gamma at 085-8239794.
ELECTRIC PICNIC TICKETS
St Mary’s Hall is the venue for the drawn of names for the residents Electric Picnic tickets on Thursday, July 25 commencing at 8pm. All welcome to attend.
LATE Tom GORMAN
The death occurred at the Regional Hospital Portlaoise on Sunday, July 14 of Tom Gorman, Mullen, Vicarstown, Laois. His remains were reposing at his son John’s residence Rossmore, Vicarstown on Tuesday until removal on Wednesday to the Church of the Assumption, Vicarstown for requiem mass at 2pm and funeral took place afterwards to Moyanna Cemetery. Tom beloved husband of the late Philomena and dear brother of the late Ciss is sadly missed by his loving family Mary, Frances, Phil, John, Rita and Thomas, sisters Sheila, Patty and Laura, extended family, relatives and friends.
The July meeting of the Stradbally ICA Guild was adjourned as a mark of respect to the latle Delia Dunne, Park, who was a member of the guild for many years. To her family and friends we extend our deepest sympathy.
STRADBALLY FLOWER AND GARDEN CLUB
Stradbally Flower and Farden Club are organising a trip to Maynooth on Tuesday, September 17 for the Big Gala Demonstration by Jonathon Moseley in the Glen Royal Hotel, Maynooth. Anyone intending to travel please phone or text Dorrie 0872596129, Frances at 0863551756 or Vera at 0857254361.
NATIONAL PLOUGHING CHAMPIONSHIPS
The National Ploughing Championships are taking place in Ratheniska from September 24 to 26. If you are interested in providing accommodation for visitors and would like to register with the National Ploughing Association, please contact Jessica at 087 3304539, or firstname.lastname@example.org
A raffle in aid of St Brigids Hospital, Shaen (patients comfort fund) will be held in Portarlington Community Centre at a dance on Friday, August 30 at 10pm. Tickets are €2 and your support would be greatly appreciated.
The organisers of the 49th National Steam Rally being held in Stradbally, County Laois on Sunday 4 and Monday 5 August 2013 are looking forward to another great event. Admission price €10. Children (under 12) free. 10am to 6pm each day.
ST VINCENT DE PAUL
They are also looking for unwanted items such as: good quality ladies and gents summer wear. Their furniture room is also opened in the Boys Old School on the Vicarstown Road, just phone Pascal on 087 1359382 and he will arrange a time. Confidential line 086 3384055.
Clopook cemetery mass will be held on Thursday, August 1 commencing at 7.30pm.
A benefit night in aid of Tullamore Oncology/Haematology Unit will be held on Friday, July 26 in Bergins, of Timahoe. Numerous spot prizes on the night, also raffle. There will be a donation box for anyone who wishes to give a donation on the night. Your support would be greatly appreciated for this very worthy cause.
NEW TOILETS AT PLAYGROUND
Construction has commenced on the provision of the much needed toilets, disability toilet and changing facilities at the Children’s playground at The Green, Stradbally. The new toilets are situated at the rear of the Cosby Cottages, which are listed protected structures. Casey Bros Builders, Stradbally were awarded the contract for the construction. As part the contract the Cosby Cottages are to be refurbished and provision will be made for the installation of lighting and CCTV cameras at a future date. The committee would like to thank Stradbally ICA Guild for their co-operation and goodwill in bringing this project to fruition, and regret any inconvenience during the construction.
Gathering of O’Dempseys
An American Dempsey has organised the first gathering of the worldwide clan of O’Dempsey from July 26 to 28 at the Heritage Golf and Spa Resort Killenard. These dates, to include lectures, tours, music and stories and a ‘Dempsey round of golf.’
Work is to begin on the restoration of the Market House, next month. The conservation works are being 75% funded by Laois Partnership, the community and the council are providing the rest. The conservation report was launched by Brian Hayes TD in Cosby Hall last week.