Mountrath & ballyfin news

Irish History Live

Irish History Live

Heritage week: WWII Friday, August 23rd 10:30–11:30am (FREE) An interactive history show for children. Learn about World War II by examining weaponry, dressing up in uniforms and listening to interesting stories about life during the war. Places are limited. Booking essential. Venue : Mountrath Library. Organiser : Laois Libraries, Aoife Anton, scarroll@laoiscoco.ie, 057 8756378

heritage CÉilÍ

Heritage Week: Traditional Céilí & Set Dancing on August 21 8:30 - 10.30pm with Maureen Culleton. Adms - €10. Organised by Laois Heritage Office at the Ballyfin Community Centre. Email: timpeallanti@eircom.net Tel: 087-6482038.

GAA FUNDRAISING

Text to win a calf worth €5000 competition is still running to help support Crumlin Children’s Hospital and Mountrath G.A.A. To be in with a chance to win simply answer the following question Celtic sires is based in the same Midlands County that Mick O Dwyer trained to win a Leinster Senior Football title in 2003 it is A Laois or B Carlow Text CELTIC along with your name and answer to 57080 (e.g. CELTIC B JOHN DOE)text cost 2 Euros.

LADIES FOOTBALL

Training for girls Gaelic Football continues at the changed venue of Burke’s Field, Shannon Rd, Mountrath (200 yards on right after end of footpath). Training every Monday evening at 5.30pm for all girls aged 5 up to 10 yrs old. We are very keen to encourage new members to join.Subscriptions are €2 per week. For info contact Carmel on 0872023608 or the Club Secretary on 0851119550.

Marine experience

The Marine Experience Wednesday, August 21 2.30pm – 3.30pm (FREE) An interactive marine workshop that introduces all age groups to the wonders of Ireland’s marine world. Organised by Laois Libraries at Mountrath Library, Shannon St. Contact Aoife Anton Shannon St, Mountrath Email: aanton@laoiscoco.ie Tel: 057 8756378.

MOUNTRATH GROTTO

A big thanks goes out to Ballyfin Vintage Club for their kind donation towards the Grotto restoration .More funds are needed for this ongoing restoration. Any donations will be greatly be received by any committee member. Including Paddy Grehan, Dan Russell.

Ballyfin Lotto

Parish lotto draw results from July 24 No Jackpot win. Nos 6, 9, 12, 22, One match 3, Paddy and Phil Duff, promoter Mary Dunne. Results for July 31. No jackpot win. Nos drawn 1, 3, 9 , 28. One match 3 - Joe Lalor. Promoter - Mary McEvoy.Jackpot next week. €17,000.

MOUNTRATH DOES STRICTLY!!

Mountrath GAA are running strictly come dancing on Friday, October 25 in the Heritage Hotel, Portlaoise for the re-development fund for the clubrooms and playing field. 15 couples across the community are taking part in this competition which will be a night of fun filled, family entertainment not to be missed. Tickets are €20 each. For tickets contact Colette on 0874162377 - Lynda on 0864002140

LAOIS HEART FOUNDATION

The Mountrath branch of the Laois heart foundation will hold there monthly meeting in the Cosy Cafe at 8 p.m on Wednesday August 14. All are welcome

GAA FUNDRAISING

Text to win a calf worth €5000 competition is running to support Crumlin Children’s Hospital and Mountrath G.A.A. To be in with a chance to win simply answer the following question: Celtic sires is based in the same Midlands County that Mick O Dwyer trained to win a Leinster Senior Football title in 2003 it is A Laois or B Carlow Text CELTIC along with your name and answer to 57080 (e.g. CELTIC B JOHN DOE)text cost €2.

BALLYFIN PARISH TAX

Ballyfin Parish (RC) is in the process of applying for a tax rebate against donations made to the Parish over the past four years. Receipts [CHY2 Forms] for donations made in the years 2009 –’12 are being distributed. Please complete, sign and return them to the Parish asap or by August 25. Your parish, its church, school and hall, cannot function without your support. Help US MAKE THE MOST of the money you have already donated

LIBRARY NEWS

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

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.

COUNTRY MARKETS

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

DOG FOULING

Dog fouling is a growing litter problem. Local awareness to identify the dog owners is required. Please contact the Council’s free phone litter hotline @ 1800 323230 with specific details if witnessed i.e. name and address of dog owner, location, time and date. Thank you.

Late Paddy Farrell

Condolences to the family of the late Paddy Farrell of 42 Kiln Lane, Mountrath, who died peacefully at home on July 31 surrounded by his loving wife and family. Repoed in Moloney’s Funeral Home Mountmellick with removal to St Fintan’s Church Ballyfin for requiem mass. Funeral afterwards in St Fintan’s new cemetery Ballyfin. Donations if desidered to Laois Pallative Care.