LATE HELEN LYNCH
The death occurred on Saturday, September 6 of Helen (Nellie) Lynch, Crannagh, Stradbally, peacefully, in her 91st year. She will be sadly missed by her loving brothers Michael and Eamon, sister Lizzie, nephew David, niece-in-law Gillian, cousins, her wonderful neighbours and many friends. Her remains were reposing at Rigney’s Funeral Home, Athy until removal on Sunday evening to St Joseph’s Church, Ballyadams and following requiem mass on Monday at 11am burial took place afterwards in St Joseph’s Cemetery, Ballyadams.
ELECTRIC PICNIC 2014
Now that the 11th Picnic is over, all feed back from this year’s event, however positive or negative is requested from local residents. All correspondence to be addressed to the secretary Carmel Dillon, Church Avenue, Stradbally before Friday, September 26.
LATE MARY FLANAGAN
The death has occurred of Mary Flanagan (nee Scully), Rahin Road, Ballylinan and formerly of Court Square, Stradbally. Her remains were reposing in Rigney’s Funeral Home Athy until removal on Monday evening to St Anne’s Church, Ballylinan and following requiem mass on Tuesday at 11am. Burial took place afterwards in the adjoining cemetery. To her extended family deepest sympathy.
Stradbally PlayHouse Drama Club for 8 to 12 year olds, and adults. For more info contact tutor Siobhán Coffey LTCL (Trinity College London) on 086 3300943.
The Irish Steam Preservation Society’s Narrow Gauge Railway will be up and running on Sunday, September 21 from 1pm-4pm. In the Lawn.
Eucharistic Adoration on Saturday, September 20 commencing at 11am, a training programme will commence in Mount St Annes for parish co-ordinators and eucharistic adoration.
STRADBALLY ANGLING JUVENILE CLUB
The club are holding a fundraising draw on Saturday, October 25 in Dunnes. There is €1,000 in prizemoney with the first prize being €400. Tickets now on sale at €2 each. Your support would be greatly appreciated.
Next whist will be held on Friday, September 19 in St Patrick’s Hall commencing at 8.30pm sharp and all are welcome to attend.
The Arthouse Gallery, Stradbally will host a magical exhibition in October by a young local artist Gemma Lalor from Portlaoise. The exhibition will be officially launched on Thursday, October 2 at 6pm by well known musician and songwriter Adela Meally.
Vintage car, tractor, and motor bike and modern tractor run from Ratheniska to Ballinakill on Sunday, September 21 starting at 11am in Ratheniska. For further information contact Paddy 086-3326338
A meeting of the Stradbally and District Anglers Association will be held on Monday, September 22 commencing at 8pm in St Mary’s Hall. All anglers please attend and juveniles.
BUS TO CLONFERT
Bus to Clonfert for a day of prayer and healing on Saturday, September 27 leaving Stradbally at 8.30am. Phone Eileen 0598625215/25902.
Conoert THE ROCK OF DUNAMASE
Friday, September 19 - walk and concert with Adele and the Meanits, Dysart Wood car park, Stradbally Rd, 5pm- return for 6.30pm - weather permitting.
OPEN STUDIO TALKS
Friday, September 19, open studio talks and art workshops, The Laois Arthouse Stradbally, 3.30-4.30pm. Join the Arthouse resident artists for an hour of creative art workshops open to families or individuals of all ages. Resident artist Lorraine Walsh’s workshops will include an exploration of light and shadow and artist Caroline Keane will use recycled materials to create fun pieces of art. All materials provided Children must be accompanied by an adult during the workshops. Booking essential. To book a place contact 057 8641740.