Heritage Week nature fun
‘Big Wild Camp Out’ on August 22-23 in Srahan Scout Lodge, Camross, an overnight family camping adventure, learn about wildlife in the mountains during the day and night. €10 per family, call Ricky at 085 7832545 to book. Tuesday August 25: ‘A evening with Irish Dippers’ at Monicknew Bridge in the Slieve Blooms, learn about this unique river bird from a Birdwatch Ireland expert, 7.30pm. For full listings of all Laois events see www.heritageweek.ie
Outing to Strokestown House on August 20, visiting the house, museum and gardens, €11 per person. Visit takes in Ardagh and St Mels Cathedral in Longford. Evening meal in The Longford Arms Hotel. Meal and bus €27. Names to Chairman John Callaghan 083-471-2546 or Secretary Maura O’Gorman 087-212-2766. Bus leaves Clonaslee at 8:30 am. If you do not want to visit the house please say when booking. Free raffle on the bus, a great day promised.
Pilgrimage on August 13. Bus leaves Clonaslee PO at 8:30 am and leaving Knock at 5 pm sharp. Return fare €15. Please give names to Maura 087-212-2766.
Bus leaving Clonaslee on Thursday August 6 at 5:45 pm. Cost is €15 return, €5 if you require tea and sandwiches. Names to 087-212-2766.
Work continues on Tuesdays and Thursdays starting from the Heritage Centre at 6pm. Judging continues until end of August so please sweep early and keep Clonaslee clean.
Clonaslee St manman’s lotto
JAckpot not won. Winning nos: 4-22-27-5. €40 winners: Peter & Emma Dunne, Bee Sutherland, Niamh conroy, Matt & Patricia Barrett, Jack & Noreen Carroll. Promoters prize John J Carroll. Next week’s jackpot €6,000.
Sunday July 26: Top Score: Mary Gowing. Gents: 1 Tom Delaney, 2 Jim O’Brien. Ladies: 1 Becky Thompson, 2 Patricia Quinn. Quarters: 1 Annie Parnell, 2 Martin Delaney/Sr Mary, 3 Lucy O’Brien, 4 Mick Kelly, Eileen Cleary, Teresa Byrne. Lowest score: Thomas Casey. Raffle: Mick Kelly, Thomas Casey, Matt Barrett, John Fitzpatrick, Matt Barrett and Thomas Casey.
Jackpot not won. €30 winners: Charleen Multany c/o E Sammon, Phil Carroll, Ballykaneen, Bill & Eilish Dunne, Broughla, Larry Costello, Clonaslee, Joe Finlay, c/o E Sammon, Jimmy McEvoy c/o S Fitzpatrick. Promoter’s prize: Mary Rose Corbet, Matt Marrett, S Fitzpatrick. Next week’s jackpot €800.
Clonaslee Show Society are holding their Annual Produce & Livestock Show on Sunday September 6. Entry forms available in local shops or download from www.clonasleeshow.com. Entries close on Wednesday August 26. Great family day out, live entertainment, vintage section, trade stands, amusements etc