MOUNTRATH

GROTTO RESTORATION

GROTTO RESTORATION

The Parish and Grotto committee are holding a mass on this Sunday 26 at 7pm. It is in dedication to Our Lady. We also want to celebrate the restoration of the grotto.

We would like to invite all our surrounding parishes and parishioners to this mass in the Grotto (Factory Street). All are welcome to this celebration. Donations gladly received on the night to help with the continuous restoration. We would like to thank those who worked hard to get the Grotto restored, so that we could celebrate this mass.

EVENING OF PRAYER

Their will be a Evening of Prayer with healing at St. Peter’s 7 Paul’s church Portlaoise on Friday August 31 at 7 pm. It will be led by Eddie Stones, from Emmanuel House Clonfert. All ages are welcome.

LAOIS HEART SUPPORT GROUP

The Mountrath branch of the Laois Heart Support Group will hold their monthly meeting in St. Fintan’s Hall on tonight August 18 @ 8pm. New members are always welcome.

BUS TO CLONFERT

Day of Prayer and Healing Service at Emmanuel House of Providence, Clonfert Co Galway led by Eddie Stones and team on Saturday August 25 at 10.30 am.

Bus times are Athy 8 am, Ballylinan 8.15am, Stradbally 8.30am, Portlaoise 8.45 am,

Mountrath 9 am, Castletown 9.15 am. Booking for bus is necessary in advance: phone 059 86 2525215 or 087 7828531. Packed lunch is advised.

INTRODUCTION TO BEES AND BEE-KEEPING

Tom Hussey will give an introduction to the fascinating world of the honey bee and the work of bee keeper in St Fintan’s Hall on Wednesday August 22 at 7pm. Contact Derek Banim, Dunamise Beekeepers Association at derekbanim@yahoo.co.uk for more info.

ADULT BOOK CLUB

Next meeting will take place on Thursday Sept 6th 6:30-7:30pm. We will be discussing ‘The Master’ by Colm Toibin, copies are available at the library and new members are always welcome.

KNITTING CLUB

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

MOUNTRATH CHRISTMAS LIGHTS

Mountrath Christmas Lights Committee would gladly welcome new members. If you are interested contact one of the committee: Colette Phelan, Catherine Burke, Lynda Deegan, Celine Cripps, Carol Boyhan or John Joe Fennelly.

MOUINTRATH GAA CLUB

Mountrath GAA will hold a FAMILY FUN DAY on Sunday September 2 commencing at 1pm and finishing at 5pm with something for all ages.

MOUNTRATH SCOUTS SECTION

Sponsored cycle will be held Saturday September 8 to raise funds for the annual camp.

Local cyclist Martin Phelan will cycle from Dublin to Mountrath. The scouts will meet up with him in Portlaoise and cycle to Mountrath with him where refreshments will be provided. Your support would be greatly appreciated.

HOME MADE JAM

The sale of homemade jam continues in Costcutters and in Phelan’s shop in Castletown. The proceeds of this goes to the Laois Hospice Portlaoise. Your support is greatly needed. Thanks to all who have supported. We donated €500 to this worthy cause last week.

OLD TIME DANCING

Every Sunday night in Portlaoise GAA Centre from 9:30pm to11:30pm for only €7. Music will be supplied by Midnight Dynamos this coming Sunday night, August 26.

COMPUTER LESSONS

Like to learn how to use your computer? Individuals and groups can avail of 3 x 2 hour sections for just 20 euro. Contact Veronica on 087 - 7739713.

MOUNTRATH HIGH NELLIES

Adults Interested in cycling for a bit of fun during the long hot summer evenings, dust-down your old bike ( it doesn’t have to be a High Nelly ) & come along. Short cycles at your own pace around the locality with a bit of fun. All welcome. Ring or text P. J @ 087 2859651 or DONAL @ 087 0567918.

WEEKLY CLEANUP

Various members and volunteers of Mountrath Tidy Towns committee, which is a sub-committee of Mountrath Development Association, will be meeting every Thursday evening at the Car Park on Main Street at 7:00pm - weather permitting, for a quick tidy up of the town. This usually involves picking up litter and keeping an eye on areas which might need a more thorough cleanup by our local Fás scheme participants. All are welcome to come along for the odd half hour or so from 7:00pm to 8:00pm.

OUTDOOR GYM

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.

DOG FOULING

Dog fouling is a growing litter problem Local awareness to identify the dog owners is required Please contact the Council’s free litter hotline @ 1800 323 230 with specific details if witnessed.

COUNTRY MARKETS

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.