The knitting circle will resume on Tuesday September 25 from 10.30 am to 12pm. If you are interested in getting together with other knitters to knit for projects then come along and join in. The group meets every Tuesday at this time. All donations of wool would be greatly appreciated.

The Titanic exhibition which was put together by the senior boys from St Patrick’s NS will end on Thursday September 27 so if you haven’t been down to take a look yet, hurry before it is gone. It is well worth a visit. Congratulations to all the boys and the teachers involved in putting on the exhibition.

Mountmellick Photographic Society will launch their exhibition of photographs entitled ‘Captured through the Lens’ on Saturday September 29 at noon. Refreshments will be served and all are welcome to attend. The exhibition will run until the end of October. Members of the photographic society will stage a free workshop on digital photography in the library on Saturday October 13. Please book a place through the library to take part.


A four week programme promoting positive mental health will take place on Tuesday mornings October 2, 9, 16 and 23 from 11am to 1pm each morning in MDA. This programme run by Grow in conjunction with Laois Partnership Company is aimed at young adults (under 35). To book please contact Storm Powell at 087 1775729.


The newly elected officer board of Mountmellick Hospital Action committee wish to extend their sincerest gratitude and appreciation to the outgoing committee. We would like to thank each member for their commendable contribution in bringing their concerns regarding Mountmellick Hospital to the attention of the public.
The new elected committee is as follows chairperson Cllr Pat Bowe, assistant chairperson Robert O’ Mara, secretary Abigail McEvoy, assistant secretary / PRO Gina Smith, treasurer Cllr Stephen Lynch, assistant treasurer Adam Haughton.
The Hospital Action committee would welcome any contributions or ideas from the public or if interested in joining the committee. Please contact Cllr. Pat Bowe 086 1018499 or Gina Smith 057 8679029


On Saturday September 29 at noon an exhibition by members of Mountmellick Photographic Society will open in the library. Titled ‘Captured : Through the Lens by Mountmellick Photographic Society’ this exhibition will run during library opening hours until the end of October. It will include landscape, seascape, nature, wildlife, portraiture and abstract images.

MPS is a long established club with a strong membership of many seasoned photographers and also includes a number of IPF (Irish Photographic Federation) Distinction holders.

The club meets every second Wednesday at the MDA. New members are always most welcome. Information about the club can be found by visiting our website and also on Facebook at Mountmellick Photographic Society.


The monthly social dance takes place on Saturday September 29 in the Owenass hall with music by David Rea. Dancing from 9.30pm to 12.30am. All are welcome.


The AGM will be held on Monday October 1 at 8.30pm, contact 086 3932756 for details.


The AGM has been deferred to Tuesday October 2 at 9pm in the Conor Davis Park hall. All welcome. Classes return on Tuesday September 25 with beginners at 6.30pm and the next class at 7.15pm.


A parent and toddler group meets every Tuesday and Thursday in the Methodist church hall from 10am to noon. Children up to and including 4 years of age with their parent or guardian are most welcome. Follow us on Facebook at Mountmellick Parent & Toddler.


Club officer training took place at the weekend in Limerick. The Know your Ag quiz takes place on Friday September 28 in Dec’s Bar in Durrow. If interested contact Eoghan on 086 3976216. Badminton, darts and pool continues every Wednesday at 8.30pm. All welcome.


Classes begin on Wednesday October 9 and Saturday October 12. Class schedules for all who have already completed and returned registration forms will be forwarded next week. Interest is high so places may be limited. Places will be assigned based on the date the completed registration form is returned. All are welcome. If you have any questions, please contact Mary at 086 7914933 or


The above will meet every Wednesday morning from 10.30am to 12.30pm in St Mary’s hall. All are welcome.


Ladies basketball team starting in September (all ages). If interested please contact Joan at 087 2221355.


The fortnightly club meetings in October will be held on Wednesday 3, 17 and 31 at 10.30am in MDA. New members are always welcome to attend.

Boccia continues in the Macra Hall at 7.30pm every Monday. Aqua aerobics continues in Portlaoise Leisure Centre every Tuesday at noon with the free bus leaving the MDA at 11.15am. Dancing is on Wednesdays from 3pm to 4.30pm in Wolfe Tone Court beginning on October 3. Art classes will resume on Thursday September 27 from 2pm to 4pm in Wolfe Tone Court.

The weekly music and song in St Vincent’s Hospital continues on Thursdays from 2pm to 4pm.

The outing to the Over 50s show in the RDS is on Friday October 12 with the bus leaving MDA at 9.30am. Please notify a committee member if you want a ticket to the show and/or a place on the bus.


Classes for all ages from 4yrs old upwards held in Mountmellick and Portlaoise on Monday, Tuesday and Friday. There is a full matted professional gym including punch bags and boxing ring. Classes are taught by a 4th degree Irish national coach and National Champion. For details contact 087 2768843.


Set dancing continues each Wednesday for advanced dancers and Thursdays for beginners in the community centre Ballyfin. Both classes are at 8.30pm.


September 19. €300 L Hannon. €50 C Dunne, J Meehan, M Doody and D O’Mara.


September 13. NS 1 A Colgan and T Joyce. 2 Srs Madeleine and Rosarii. 3 B and M Conlon. EW 1 A Bergin and K Dowling. 2 K Horan and C Lawlor. 3 C Walsh and L Tynan.


September 19. Top score A Walsh. Ladies 1 B O’Brien. 2 Sr Rosarii. Gents 1 F Keenan. 2 P Dowling. Halves ladies 1 M Gowing. 2 J O’Shea. Halves gents 1 T Gowing. 2 T Jacob. Hatcher C Thompson. Lowest score J Langton. Raffle J Harrison, D Kelly, Sr Rosarii and M Barrett.


September 20. Top score N Thompson. Ladies 1 R Cole. 2 D Byrne. Gents 1 S Wilkinson. 2 B Fitzpatrick. Halves 1 E Moran. 2 M Ryan. Best of three P Dowling. Hatcher J O’Shea. Lowest score K Kavanagh. All are thanked for their continued support.


Get fit while having fun on Monday nights in St Brigid’s hall Cloneyhurke. Beginners from 8pm to 9pm with improvers until 10pm. For details contact 087 9629338.