Mountrath /Ballyfin



The Mountrath branch of Laois Heart Foundation AGM in the Cosy Cafe at 8pm on Wednesday October 16. All new members are welcome.


Only two weeks to go the big night and the excitement is growing. Limited amount of tickets left, on sale from Centra, Costcutters, Simply Beautiful, The Cosy Cafe and Tots & Co Playschool. Late bar and disco to 2pm after show. Buses will be leaving from Eddie Kirwans Pub and Ollie Gormans on the night at 6.45pm. Tickets on Sale for €20, from Lynda 0864002140/Colette 0874162377. The final of the event takes place on October 25, in the Portlaoise Heritage Hotel from 8pm.

late mary ann phelan

Condolences to the family of the late Mary Ann Phelan (née Dunne) of Trumera, Mountrath and formerly of the Killeshin who passed away on Sunday, October 6 at the Midlands Regional Hospital, Portlaoise. Deeply regretted by her loving sons, daughters, sister, relatives and friends. Reposed at her daughter Elizabeth’s home Coolnareen, Trumera with removal to St Fintan’s Church, Mountrath for funeral mass followed by burial in St Fintan’s Cemetery, Mountrath.

Pre Christmas Market

This sale takes place in the parochial hall Mountrath on December 11 from at 7.30pm. Usual stalls. Details nearer to time.


The scouts troop and cubs did a fundraising cycle last Saturday with the help of Martin Phelan and co. who cycled from Kilkenny. In Abbeyleix they met up with some of the scouts and some of the High Nellies who then cycled to Mountrath. En route they met at Coogan’s Forge with the Beavers and Cubs who also cycled to Mountrath. They finished at the scout hall in the Kiln Lane where refreshments were provided. Thanks to all who helped.

Bridge lessons

Castletown and Mountrath bridge club intend holding lessons for anyone who would like to learn how to play bridge. Please contact 0578735135 or any club member.


The annual church gate collection held on Saturday October 5 and Sunday October 6 at all parish masses at Ballyfin, Mountrath and the Hollow. Your support was greatly appreciated. We collected €700. Thanks to all the collectors.