Maura O’Gorman, Slieve Bloom Park received the Unsung Hero award at the Laois Community and Voluntary Awards 2012, out of 24 nominees. Maura received a Galway crystal vase and framed certificate. Congratulations and thank you for all your hard work. The Clodiagh Players Drama Group, Tidy Towns and Community Centre also received framed certificates.
ST STEPHENS DAY WALK
The launch of the twentieth St Stephen’s Day Walk in aid of Laois Hospice is tonight, Tuesday December 4 in the Heritage Centre at 8.15pm. Liam O’Neill, President of the GAA, will be in attendance. All are welcome to attend.
CLONASLEE COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT ASSOCIATION
The monthly meeting of the CCDA is on Monday December 10 at 8:30 pm in the Community Centre. All members please attend.
SAINT VINCENT de PAUL
The monthly SVdP meeting is after evening mass on Friday December 7 in the Fr Shortall Room. All members asked to attend.
CLONASLEE ST MANMANS GAA
The AGM for Clonaslee St Manmans GAA is on Friday December 7 at 7:30 pm in the Community Centre. We encourage all members to attend.DRAMA
Clodiagh Players present the adult comedy Breezeblock Park in the Balcony Theatre, Mountmellick on Thursday December 13, and the Parochial Hall, Clonaslee on Friday December 14 and Saturday December 15. Performances begin at 8 pm sharp. Doors open at 7:15 pm. Cost is adults €10, concession €8 with student ID required. Booking must be made in advance by contacting 085-783-1104.
An advent card has been delivered to all houses in parish. Inside the card is a prayer for each week of Advent; Peace, Hope, Joy and Love. Families can say these prayers while lighting an advent candle before a meal together each day or once a week.
CCE CLONASLEE BRANCH
Music classes have now started in the Community Centre. Juniors 6-7pm and adults 7-8pm. Cost of 10 classes is €50.00. Rental of instruments can be arranged at reasonable rates. You may still avail of these classes. For more information contact John Conway 085-285-1772. Or any committee member.
CCE SINGING CLASSES
Singing classes held in the Parochial Hall every Saturday 10.30 to 11.30am. Cost is €4 per child.
Badminton for adults is on Tuesday evenings from 7 – 8 pm in the Community Centre. All are welcome to come and bash a few!
Join us every Thursday at 7 pm in the Community Centre. Please come along for a game of bingo, a chat and cuppa. Contact John Callaghan, Chairman on 087-613-2044.
Our library is open every Tuesday and Thursday from 2 pm – 4 pm. A great selection of books available. To join the library, drop into or contact Matt Barrett on 864-8519. A great way to pass the time on the long nights.
SOCIAL AND SEQUENCE DANCING
A great night of dancing and exercise every Tuesday night from 8 pm-9:30 pm in the Community Centre. No partner needed, light refreshments served after the session. All very welcome to join in the fun.
PARENT TODDLER MORNING
The Clonaslee branch of the Parent Toddler Morning is on Tuesday mornings from 9:30 am – 11:30 am in the Clonaslee Community Centre. Cost is €3 per family. Everyone is welcome.
Irish dancing is in the Parochial Hall on Tuesdays from 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm. All children are very welcome, all levels catered for. For more information contact Siobhan on 086-856-8029.
Pilates classes is on in the Heritage Centre on Wednesdays at 8 pm. For further information you may contact Marie Fogarty on 087-282-6088.
Please note that if you or any group, organisation or club wishes to put any item in the Clonaslee notes or parish newsletter it must be received by Thursday. You may leave note into Fr O’Reilly’s letterbox or contact Annette Doolan on email@example.com or 087-988-1046/864-8122.
CLONASLEE PARISH LOTTO
Congrats to Ann O’Keeffe, Mountrath who won the €1100 Jackpot. Winning numbers: 10-4-16. €30 winners: Fitzpatrick Clan, Brittas; Mary Clear, Cush; Val Rowney, Shraduff; Oisin Delaney, Coolnabanch; The Bourke Family, Capparogan. Voucher: Deirdre Comerford, Brocca. Bottle: John Callaghan, Hillside. Promoters prize: Mary Rose Corbet, Fallons, Matt Barrett. Voucher: Matt Barrett. Bottle: Flynns. Next week’s Jackpot: €500. The committee wish to thank the promoters and those who supported the weekly lotto over the last year for without this effort and hard work the following would not be possible. November 2011 to November 2012 the following was received: Community Centre: €12000, Parish Church: €6000, Scoil Bhride
(Parents Association) €1500, Scoil Bhride (B.O.M.) €1500, Castlecuffe (Parents Association) €1500, Castlecuffe (BOM) €1500. Total: €24000. The above contributions go a long way in helping to provide much needed facilities for the community young and old. Thanks again for all support and happy Christmas and Prosperous New Year.
CLONASLEE ST MANMANS GAA LOTTO
Jackpot not won. Winning no: 21-20-28-25. €40 winners:Patsy Kelly, Maria Dunne, Eddie Smith, O’Connell Family, Ger and Martin. Turkeys: Kevin O’Connell, Padraig Purcell, Adrian Brazil, JJ Carroll. Hogans voucher: Carmel Wisely, Kathleen and Christina Blake. Post Office voucher: Alice McRedmond. Promoter’s prize: Fallons. Next week’s Jackpot: €14,600.