The Cuisle Centre sincerely thanks all who helped with and donated to the recent church gate collection.
Mountain Walk for Cancer Society
The annual walk in the Slieve Blooms in aid of the Irish Cancer Society takes place on Saturday June 17. Assemble for the 8km walk on at the Clonaslee Community Centre at 11am. Tea on the walk and meal after in the Community Centre. This is the 23 year of the walk. All are welcome. Call Joe at 085 8810382
Slieve Bloom Assoc AGM
The AGM of the Slieve Bloom Association has been set for Thursday June 24 next in Kinnity Community School at 8:30pm. The Ardeireann Festival coming up on the last weekend in July will also be discussed. All members are kindly requested to attend. Look us up on Facebook and on www.slievebloomassociation.com.
Laois Walks Festival
Walk the Ricket’s Rocks, Clonaslee on Fri, July 3. A mix of minor roads, sandy roadways and forestry tracks up into the Slieve Blooms passing Rickets Rocks waterfall. Meet at The Heritage Centre, Clonaslee 7pm Grade B 10 km 2½ hours
Enjoy a walk on the Ridge of Cappard on Sat, 25 July Grade A • 12 km • 2.5 hours Meet: Rosenallis Community Centre Carpark at 2.30pm.
Work continues on Tuesdays and Thursdays starting from the Heritage Centre at 6 pm. Judging has begun so please keep everywhere litter and cigarette butt free.
Bus leaving Clonaslee on Thursday July 2nd at 5:45 pm. Picks up in Rosenallis and Mountmellick. Cost is €15 return, €5 if you require tea and sandwiches. Names to 087-212-2766.
The chiropodist will be in the Clonaslee Pharmacy on Wednesday June 27. Please contact Pharmacy to make an appointment on 868-6990.
THE LOST VILLAGE
“The Lost Village” book (a Slieve Bloom story) written by Sean Flanagan was sold out.
However new supplies are in the shops this week. “The Lost Village” of The Cones is a very interesting history of the area, and the life and times of the people and how they lived. The book is a compilation of the history of the area from what the author knew, saw, heard and read about, and his hope is that it will never be forgotten.
Corrigeen cemetery Friday June 26 at 8 pm; Kilmanman cemetery Friday July 3 at 8 pm.
CLONASLEE PARISH LOTTO
Jackpot not won. Winning no: 8-19-23. €30 winners: Peter Costello, Cloonagh; Larry Costello, c/o Peavoys; Timmy Tynan, c/o Swans; Tom Delaney, Scaroon; Diarmuid Bracken, Capparogan; Anne Hooke, Rosenallis. Promoter’s prize: Chris Horan, Chris Horan, Ger Kelly. Next week’s Jackpot: €950.
CLONASLEE ST MANMANS GAA LOTTO
Jackpot not won. €40 winners: Mag Lalor c/o Mary Murphy, Kilmanman, Martin Dunne, Ryan & Jack Scully, Tara & Conor Digan, John McDonnell. Promoter’s prize: Ger Kelly. Next week’s Jackpot: €5,100.
Laois County Council’s Summer Arts Programme runs in July and August around the county. Workshops run for two hours over three days and cost €25. Places limited so early booking is advised. Application forms from The Arts Office on 057 8664033 or email@ firstname.lastname@example.org
older persons forum
Following the recent forum for older people in Abbeyleix, Laois County Council intends to establish its own Older Persons Forum. To get involved call Geraldine Delaney further details tel (057) 8664107 or email email@example.com
bread baking comp
The National Ploughing Championship brown bread competition, supported by the ICA, has a prize fund of over €€7,600 and is open to everyone, you do not have to be a member of the ICA. However there is a €20 charge for non members to enter the competition.
The first stage will take place in Clonaslee on June 24. Contact Maureen Cusack 087 757 1455 for further information.