Late Mary QUINN

Late Mary QUINN

Condolences to the family of the late Mary Quinn (nee O’Dwyer), Sue Ryder Home, Portlaoise and late of Clonaslee & Cashel who died on September 8, peacefully at the Midlands Hospital, Portlaoise. Beloved wife of the late Joe and sister of the late Sr Helen OP. Deeply regretted by her brother John extended family, relatives and friends. Requiem Mass in St John the Baptist Church, Cashel followed by Burial in Ardmayle Cemetery.


Official Opening Saturday September 12 from 10am to 1pm in the Heritage Centre. Fresh produce, home baking, knitwear, arts, crafts, wood crafts, soaps, and more.


Clonaslee St Manman’s are holding a Strictly Come Dancing night on December 5. If interested in dancing, there are a few spots still available. Dancers must be over 18 and deadline to join is September 19. Phone Jody Conway 087-250-6469, Donna Conroy 087-991-1665 or Margaret White 087-650-8177.


The mobile blood collection team will be in St Patrick’s National School, Mountmellick on Thursday September 17 5 pm – 8:30 pm. Patients always need blood, please support.


Clonaslee Comhaltas music classes begin on Thursdays from 4:30 pm in the Community Centre. Instruments taught; tin whistle, fiddle, button accordion, piano accordion, flute, banjo and keyboard. Classes are open to beginners and advanced, children and adults. New students contact John Conway on 085-285-1772.


Beginner’s patchwork quilt class is starting on Tuesday September 15 in the Heritage Centre. Morning class from 10am-12 noon or evening class, 7.30pm – 9:30 pm, depending on numbers. Six weeks of classes. Contact Annette Doolan on 087-988-1046.


The hardworking tidy towns committee have been invited to the National Awards on September 28 in the Helix in Dublin. Fingers crossed. Best of luck to Patrick Blake, who has left for college in Galway. Work continues on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 6pm starting from the Heritage Centre.


Thank you to all who supported the recent Irish Wheelchair Association church gate collection and to the collectors. Total amount collected was €476.32.


Please be vigilant as the dark nights approach. Don’t entertain unwelcome visitors. Press your panic button and please wear it at all times. Call Teresa if you have any problems with the alarm on 087-970-5661. Sign up to text alert by contacting Matt on 087-672-6290.


Bingo at the Heritage Centre resumes on Wednesday Sept 23 from 2 pm – 4pm all welcome.


Sunday September 6: Top Score: Jim O’Brien, Margaret Harte, PJ Connolly plus ongoing jackpot. Gents: 1 Tom Kearns 2 Martin Delaney. Ladies: 1 Matt Barrett 2 Teresa Byrne, B Daly. Quarters: 1 Heather Kelly 2 Becky Thompson 3 Thomas Casey 4 V Kearns. Hatching: Dinny Kelly, Norman Alexander. Lowest score: Teresa Muldowney. Raffle: Becky Thompson, Martin Rigney, Liam White, Dinny Kelly, Matt Barrett, Norman Alexander, Michael Muldowney.


Jackpot not won. Winning no: 18-12-11. €30 winners: Mick McRedmond, Clarahill; PJ Connolly, Kinnitty; Kathleen Blake, Barradoo; Nickey Dunne, Ballymacrory, L Costello, Clonaslee; The Delaney Girls, Larrigan. Promoter’s prize: Fallons, Maura O’Gorman, MJ Dunne. Next week’s Jackpot: €650.


Jackpot not won. Winning no: 20-9-7-4. €40 winners: Martin Fallon, Jane McManus, Áine Dunne, Marty Corcoran, John Molloy. Promoter’s prize: Post Office. Next week’s Jackpot: €6,900.

Laois 2 Calais

We are a group set up in Laois to collect essential supplies for refugees in the camps of Calais and other European locations. We need men’s clothing, footwear, tents, blankets, duvets, pots, pans, candles, toiletries & first aid supplies. To donate call 0868787307.