STRADBALLY

Science week

Science week

Join the Midlands Astronomy Club and Laois Heritage Office for an evening of exploring extraterrestrials, with talks on stargazing, practical demonstrations of telescopes and (weather permitting) some star-gazing on the Green. The free event starts in Stradbally Library at 8pm on Saturday, November 16 and all are welcome.

Tractor Raffle

McCaughey Farrell Cumann are delighted to announce the winner of the Massey Ferguson 35X which was raffled in Napper Tandy’s Bar Stradbally on September 26. The winner is Ashling O’Hanlon from Roscrea, Tipperary. Congratulations and best wishes to the winner and thanks to everyone who supported the draw.

Exhibition

The Arthouse Gallery, Stradbally hosts a photography exhibition by fine art photographer Ollie Byrne entitled ‘Of Time and Place’ until Friday, November 15.

THE LATE CLAIRE O’ROURKE

The death occurred on November 4 at her residence of Claire O’Rourke, nee Heenan, 2 Woodview, Stradbally, Co. Laois and formerly of Lorrha, Nenagh, Tipperary. Her remains were removed to the Church of the Sacred Heart, Stradbally on Friday morning last for 11am requiem mass following which interment took place in Crookstown Cemetery. Pre deceased by her husband Joe only recently, we offer our deepest sympathy to her extended family.

STRADBALLY ANGLERS MEETING

A meeting of the Stradbally and District Anglers Association will be held on Monday, November 25 commencing at 8pm in St Mary’s Hall. Lake board members to attend.

THE LATE KATHLEEN BOWE

The death occurred on November 7 of Kathleen Bowe, nee Quigley, formerly of Main Street, Stradbally, and 45 Cois Marie, Rosslare Strand, Co. Wexford. Her remains were reposing at the Presentation

Convent, Stradbally until removal for 11am requiem mass on Saturday morning after which interment took place in St Patrick’s Cemetery,

Ballyroan.

NIGHT VIGIL TO KNOCK

Bus travelling from Stradbally for the Night Vigil to Knock for the Feast of the Immaculate Conception on Saturday, December 7. Contact Annie O’Neill 0578625323.

TROCAIRE EMERGENCY APPEAL

A church gate collection for Trocaire will be taken up on the weekend of November 16 and 17.

SCRAP METAL DRIVE

The parents council for the Heath National School are holding a scrap metal drive on Saturday, November 16. There will be a trailer provided on site beside the school between 10am and 3pm. All proceeds to the school.

FIRST HOLY COMMUNION 2014

Meeting of parents of children receiving their First Holy Communion in the Parochial House on Tuesday at 7.30pm and Timahoe School on Wednesday at 7.30pm.

GOLF CLASSIC

Stradbally GAA golf classic takes place in Newbridge on Friday, November 15. Contact Billy Delaney on 086 8824199 or Johnny Robbins on 087 9001858.

ST VINCENT DE PAUL

If you have any unwanted items please drop them into their shop at Main Street.

VICARSTOWN RECREATION GROUP

Carmel McLinden will be coming to the old community centre in Vicarstown on November 13 to give a demonstration on flower arrangements and Christmas arrangements. Admission €5. Also they will finalise their trip to Mount Wolsley Hotel, Tullow for the Phil Coulter show.

REGIONAL PIONEER DINNER DANCE

Regional Pioneer dinner dance in the Manor Hotel, Abbeyleix on Friday, November 29. Tickets €25, 8625321 or 8625271.

STRADBALLY GAME AND CONSERVATION CLUB

The club would like to thank everyone who supported their draw held in Dunnes. Winners included Donal Ryan, Martin Byrne, Collette Dooley, Liam Kelly and Paddy Headen.

VICARSTOWN YOUTH CHOIR

Practice for Vicarstown Christmas Day mass will take place after mass on Sunday, November 17 to December 22.