Mountmellick

LIBRARY HERITAGE EVENTS

LIBRARY HERITAGE EVENTS

Tuesday August 25 3pm: children’s wildlife art workshop with artist Gordon D’Arcy. Wednesday August 26 10am: ‘1916 Easter Rising’ an interactive show for children aged 8 to 12 by Irish History Live. Wednesday August 26 3.30pm: ‘What’s In That Rock?’ a geology and fossil workshop for children aged 8 to 12. Wednesday August 26 6pm: ‘The Good Old Days’ a Victorian musical show. Booking for these events at 057 8644572.

W B YEATS EVENING

The Arts Centre is holding a WB Yeats evening on Saturday September 26 at 8pm. This will feature poetry reading by Eamonn Grennan (Curlew Theatre Company), music and song by Eimear Dunne and a play for 2 voices ‘The Muse & Mr Yeats’ by the Curlew Theatre Company. Admission €10, students & senior citizens €8.

ACTIVE RETIREMENT

Annual holiday from Sunday August 30 to Friday September 4 in The Holyrood Hotel, Bundoran and if interested in joining us call 086 0618955.

Activities: Mondays: Boccia in the Macra hall at 7.30pm. Tuesdays: aqua aerobics in Portlaoise Leisure Centre at noon (free bus from MDA at 11.15am). Thursdays: music and song in St. Vincent’s Hospital.

ATHLETICS

Training break until Monday August 17.

EXHIBITION

Artist Ray Murphy is exhibiting ‘Shackleton on Ice’ in the library gallery during August. This exhibition is inspired by the expedition ship “Endurance” trapped in the frozen waters of Antarctica, in summer, one hundred years ago. All are welcome to the official launch at 6pm on Tuesday August 4.

LIBRARY ART

Artist Caroline Keane will give two art sessions on Wednesday August 12 for ages 7 to 9 and 10 to 13. Booking essential, call 057 8644572.

MOUNTMELLICK EMBROIDERY

Three workshops will be held in the library on Wednesday August 19, Tuesday August 25 and Wednesday August 26. You must be available to attend all workshops, call 057 86445732.

WALKING GROUP

A new walking group has been set up. All walkers welcome, Tuesday mornings 10am at MDA.

TENNIS CLUB

Club membership open, call 086 9394556 to enquire. Club nights held each Tuesday and Thursday. Check Facebook page.

BADMINTON

Held Wednesdays at 8.30pm in Macra Hall. New members welcome, call Trevor 087 9143226.

KNITTING GROUP

The library knitting/crochet group meets each Tuesday from 10.30am to 12.30pm. Bring along your needles and wool and join us for a cuppa and a chat.

CÚL CAMP 

Kelloggs GAA Cúl football camp at the Rock from Monday August 17 to Friday August 21 inclusive, from 10am to 2.30pm daily. For more information log onto www.gaa.ie/kelloggsculcamps.ie. 

YARNBOMBING

Meetings continue Tuesdays at 7.30pm in Methodist Hall. Finals preparations are now underway for this year’s yarnbomb, which promises to be bigger and better.

MEN’S SHED

All men welcome, call Ray 087 6578736 or Joe 086 0760853.

MACRA

New members welcome. Find us on Facebook @Mountmellick Macra or call PRO Sadhbh on 086 0310111.

PARISH MEETING

There will be a meeting in St Joseph’s Church on Tuesday August 11 at 8pm for those who wish to assist with ticket selling for the ‘night at the dogs’ to be held on Friday September 18.

COMHALTAS

It was wonderful to see Mountmellick Comhaltas being part of the Edmondson Festival. Well done to all who played. It was also lovely to be joined by a saxaphone player who happened to be in the area. It added to the whole effect in an unusual way. Best of luck to all our members who are going to Sligo and are taking part in the All Ireland Fleadh. We hope it will be a wonderful experience for you all.

THE ROCK GAA

Training for u6, u8, u10, u12 & u14 Tuesdays and Thursdays 6.30pm to 7.30pm. New players welcome, call juvenile secretary John Allen 086 3264102. Adult training on Fridays at 8pm.

HOMECOMING THANKS

Mountmellick Heritage Society thanks all who helped to make Mountmellick Homecoming 2015 such a success.

LAOIS MARTIAL ARTS

Classes available:  Ladies and Gents Kickboxing and Self Defence classes for all ages, Ladies and Gents TRX Suspension Training and Ladies Keep fit Classes. Call 086 3399287 or find us on Facebook.

SLIEVE BLOOM BOOKLET

This interesting collection of articles and photos by people of the Slieve Bloom area available in O’Gorman’s at €10. It celebrates the 40th anniversary of the Slieve Bloom Association.

WHIST

July 29. Community Care. Top score C Martin. Lady 1 A Rochford. 2 P Horan. Gent 1 T Jacob. 2 P Dowling. Half lady 1 C Fitzpatrick. 2 L Pierce. Half gent 1 S Wilkinson. 2 W Sherlock, P Stephenson. Lowest score B Carter. Hatcher R Cole, S Duff. Juvenile D Carter, N Harrison. Raffle Fr J Dunne, S Wilkinson, H Kelly, T Jacob, L Pierce, A Rochford.

July 30. Top score T Kearns. Lady 1 P Horan. 2 B O’Brien. Gent 1 T Dunne, 2 J Harrison. Quarter 1 D Kelly 2 S Duff, J O’Shea. 3 B Kennedy, 4 F Keenan. Best of three P Dowling. Hatcher A Walsh. Raffle B Thompson, T Dunne, D Kelly, J Delaney.

GAA LOTTO

€50 G O’Neill. €20 P Walsh, L Molloy, Bernard & Ciaran, A Conlon.

THE ROCK LOTTO

€20 L Storey, A Dempsey, Katie & John, N Lawlor, P Deegan.

ARTHRITIS IRELAND LAOIS BRANCH

A new friendly strolling group meets each Wednesday at Portlaoise Leisure Centre from 7pm to 8 pm. 

It’s a social weekly meet up for a gentle stroll and a chat for any persons of any age, with arthritis, fibromyalgia or any such conditions. Come along and give it a try.

CAMOGIE

O’ Moore’s Camogie Club has been selected as one of the local good causes that will benefit from Tesco’s Community Fund Initiative.

Each time you shop in Tesco, you’ll receive a goodwill token which you can use to vote for our club and after 6 weeks we will have hoped to have received the most amount of tokens. 

LATE DAVID MARNELL

The death occurred on Saturday August 1 of David Marnell of Ashgrove and formerly Palmerstown.

Remains reposed in Moloney’s Funeral Home from Tuesday evening until removal to St Joseph’s Church on Wednesday morning. Requiem Mass was celebrated at noon on Wednesday with funeral afterwards to Newlands Cross Crematorium. The deepest sympathy of the community is extended to David’s parents Anthony and Deirdre, brother Tony, sisters Michelle and Audrey, family, relatives and friends.

LATE PHYLLIS BRADFORD

The death occurred on Tuesday August 4 of Phyllis Bradford (née Gregory) of Emmet Street and formerly Greater Manchester, Cheshire.

Remains reposed in Moloney’s Funeral Home from Wednesday until removal on Thursday to Newlands Cross Crematorium. The sincere sympathy of the community is extended to Phyllis’ son Tony, daughter-in-law Margaret, family, relatives and friends.