Congratulations to Ann Brennan Doonane Road and James Wheatley, Wolfhill, who were married in St Abbans Church, Doonane on Saturday 30th June 30.


Top score at Newtown whist was won by Teresa Mulhare. 1st lady Birdie Langton. 2nd lady Betty Conway. 1st gent Gerry Kealy 2nd gent W. Murphy, S. Langton and Fr Murphy. 1st half Tom Kealy 2nd half Christy Maher. 1st quarter Kathleen Mooney 2nd quarter Rita Brennan and Eamon Wheatley. Raffle winners were Margaret Brennan, Willie Murphy, Tom Kealy, Owen Salmon and Betty Conway.


Reunion tickets cost €22.50 each for the Tolerton GFC 1956-59 dinner/dance which is being held on this Friday July 13. Mass will be in Mayo Church at 7pm followed by the dinner and dancing in the Seven Oaks Hotel, Carlow.


Last week’s winners in the Crettyard Footballers Lotto were Kyle McDonald, 1 Miners Walk, James Dunne, 5 Doonane Terrace and Mary O’Reilly, Crosskeys. The winning numbers were 4-8-19-23. There will be a family fun day on Sunday July 15 with live music, bouncy castles, BBQ, meggars, juvenile games, couples’ matches, tug of war, cake sale and plenty more fun for all the family. Teams required for tug of war competition, seeking ladies and men teams of six individuals. Contact 087 7683409. Closing date for entries is Saturday July 14 and the fee is €30 per team.


The well known floral artist and garden designer Enda Thompson-Phelan has very generously agreed to open her spectacular gardens at Clonohill House, Coolrain (beside the Laois Angling Centre)to the public on Sunday July 15 in aid of Laois Hospice Foundation. An ideal summer outing is promised either for the keen gardener, the armchair gardener or just to enjoy a day out in these spectacular gardens. Open from 1pm to 7pm, those attending can enjoy Enda’s informative guided tour followed by afternoon tea. Admission is €10 which includes afternoon tea. A day not to be missed.


Classes continue in Behans of Tolerton on Thursdays commencing at 8.30pm. All are welcome.


is recited at Our Lady’s Shrine, Rossmore, every Sunday at 3pm.