STRADBALLY

ICA craft classes

ICA craft classes

Ratheniska ICA are holding a series of craft classes and demonstrations in the local hall. Starting with an Easter flower demonstration on Tuesday March 31 at 7.30pm. The following week there will be a basket making demonstration. Refreshments will be served. A small admission fee will be charged.

THE LATE SHEILA (CHRISSIE) DEEGAN (NEE GORMAN)

Sheila passed away on Friday, March 13 at her daughter`s Una residence (suddenly) Corofin, County Galway. Beloved wife of the late Hugh and loving mother of Una, Hugh and John, will be sadly missed by her loving family, son in-law Pat, daughter in-law Mary, granddaughter Caroline and her husband Rachid, grandsons Conor and Ciaran, brothers Sean and PJ, sister Bedelia Kilbride, nephews, nieces, relatives, neighbours and friends.

Her remains were reposing at the Presentation Chapel, Stradbally until removal to the Church of the Sacred Heart Stradbally on Sunday, and interment took place afterwards in Oakvale Cemetery, Stradbally.

STRADBALLY CIVIL DEFENCE

Stradbally Civil Defence are looking for new volunteers. If you are interested in joining phone Seamus Carpenter 087 2512757 or Fergal Graham 086 3796980.

FLOWER AND GARDEN CLUB

Stradbally Flower and Garden Club Easter demonstration on Wednesday April 1 in St Joseph’s Hall, Stradbally at 8pm. The demonastration will be given by Paula and all creations will be raffled, admission €8. Trip to the Aboretum is fixed for April 9 (please note change of date). Bus will leave St Joseph’s Hall at 2pm.

ACTIVE RETIREMENT GROUP

Active Retirement Group Stradbally next meeting is on Wednesday April 1 at 10.30am in St Mary’s Hall. Craft fair in the Gandon Inn on Thursday, April 16. Anyone wishing to show their crafts please give your name to any member of committee as soon as possible.

Walk in Boora Bog in May, anyone planning to travel please give your name to any member of committee.

BUS TO CLONFERT

Bus to Clonfert for a day of prayer and healing on Saturday, March 28 leaving Stradbally at 8.30am. Phone Eileen 8625215/25902.

STRADBALLY VINTAGE RALLY

Stradbally Vintage Club Rally will be held this year on Sunday, June 21 at the Lawn. Admission €5, children free.

COMMUNITY GAMES UPDATE

Anyone interested in taking part please call 086 798885. The county finals for our draft class, talent, art and handwriting will be taking place over the coming weeks and we wish the best of luck ot all our competitors.

EASTER ART CAMPS

Creative fun for children and young people presented by Laois Arts Office & Music Generation Laois over the Easter at the Stradbally Arthouse. Booking 057 8664033/13 or artsoff@laoiscoco.ie

PASSION PLAY

Passion Play Easter 2015 in St Ann’s Hall, Ballylinan on March 27, 29, 31 and April 1 and 3. Entry by ticket only.

GROW

Community Mental Health Move would like to take this opportunity to thank all who contributed so generously to their recent collection.

VICARSTOWN RECREATIONAL GROUP

A meeting will be held in the Old Community Centre on Monday, March 30 at 8pm. Also walking will commence on Wednesday, April 8 at 8pm from the bridge.

RAFFLE IN AID OF PALLIATIVE CARE NURSING

A fundraising raffle in aid of Palliative Care Nursing will be held in Dunnes, Stradbally on Saturday, April 4. Tickets €2 each or three for €5.

KOLBE SPECIAL COLLECTION

A church gate collection will be taken up at all masses on the weekend, of April 4 and 5.