STRADBALLY

LATE KATHLEEN MOORE

LATE KATHLEEN MOORE

The death occurred on July 27 of Mrs Kathleen Moore (better known as Colin) formerly of Lake Glen, Portlaoise and Garrons, Stradbally, Co. Laois. Her remains were removed from her residence on Tuesday morning last to the Church of the Sacred Heart, Stradbally following which interment took place in Oakvale Cemetery. She is survived by her husband Fergie, sons, daughters, grandchildren and her extended family to whom we tender our deepest sympathy.

EP RESIDENTS TICKETS

If you were lucky enough to come of the draw for two Electric Picnic residents tickets, you can collect them on Tuesday, August 6 between 6.30pm and 9pm in St. Mary’s. €30 euro charity donation per ticket is required. Please also bring photo I.D. and proof of address.

NEIGHBOURHOOD WATCH

The Stradbally Neighbourhood Watch would like to thank everyone who contributed so generously to their recent church gate collection. A reminder that a meeting of the Neighbourhood Watch will be held on Monday, August 19 commencing at 7.30pm in St. Joseph’s Hall.

MEALS ON WHEELS UPDATE

Tickets on sale for their annual fundraising raffle with €700 in prizemoney. The draw will take place in St. Joseph’s Hall on Saturday,

August 24 commencing at 7pm.

ANGLERS

A general meeting of the Stradbally and District Anglers Association will be held in St. Mary’s Hall on Monday, August 12 commencing at 8pm sharp. All members to attend and on the agenda will be the recent worm and fly competitions held at the lake recently.

WHIST DRIVE

Next Whist Drive will be held on Friday, August 16 of which the proceeds will be given to the committee of the Tidy Towns. We would be grateful for your support.

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.

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 npaunregaccom@gmail.com

RAFFLE

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.

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.

YOUTH FESTIVAL

A reminder that the Youth 2000 Summer Festival will be held from August 15 - 18 in the Cistercian College, Roscrea. This festival is or young people aged 16-35, and will include inspiring talks, workshops, dramas, concerts, prayer, mass and times of sharing. This is a donation only retreat and free buses are available throughout the country - just bring a sleeping bag. Book online www.youth2000.ie

VICARSTOWN COMMUNITY ALERT

Vicarstown Community Alert will hold a meeting in the Old Community Centre on Friday, August 9 commencing at 9pm sharp to arrange what type of texting system will be put in place for the community.

VICARSTOWN RECEATION GROUP

Walking from the bride every Wednesday at 8pm. All welcome.

TROCAIRE DOOR TO DOOR

Trocaire’s door to door fundraisers will be in our your area for a couple of days during August and September. The fundraisers are clearly identifiable as they will be wearing a blue branded Trocaire jacket. Also, each fundraiser will be carrying photo I.D. To find out

more about Trocaire’s work visit our website.

MARKET SQUARE

Work is to begin on the restoration of the Market House this month. The conservation works are being 75% funded by Laois Partnership, the community and the council are providing the rest.

STRADBALLY ST VINCENT DE PAUL

They are looking for unwanted items such as quality ladies and gents wear. Phone Pascal 087 1359382 for more.