Swans Bar and Café are hosting a fundraising weekend for Pieta House -Suicide Awareness and Prevention, kicking off this Friday May 29 with a Fashion Show at 8pm in the Community Centre. Prizes for best dressed lady and gent plus loads of art & craft stands. Tickets €10 in local shops and Swans Café. Saturday May 30 coffee morning, 10am to 2pm in Swans Café with a table quiz that night at 9.30 pm, loads of prizes, table of 4 €20. Sunday May 31; cake sale 10am to 2pm in Swans Café and a 5K Fun Run/Walk starting at 11.30 am. Adults €10, children €5, family €20. Call Tom McRedmond 087-9476262 or Yvonne Comerford 087-1916727.
The Clodiagh Players thank all who attended their production ‘Just Outside Mountmellick’, full capacity for three nights and standing ovations. Thanks to all who donated prizes and helped in any way.
Mobile blood collection team is in St Patrick’s National School, Mountmellick on Thursday May 28, 5 to 8:30 pm.
Clonaslee CDA clothes collection on Wednesday and Thursday May 27/28. Please drop off clean clothes, bed linen, towels, curtains, shoes and soft toys in black bags to the Community Centre between 2-7pm. Call 087-414-8093 if you need bags collected. Support your local community.
Work on Tuesdays & Thursdays starting from the Heritage Centre at 6 pm. Entry for the National Award is in. Congrats to Scoil Bhríde on gaining their 2nd green flag. Judging for National awards begins inJune so please keep Clonaslee litter and butt free.
Basic computer course for three weeks, €10, OAPs free. Names to Betty 864-8296.
Cuisle Centre is having a church gate collection on May 30/31. Your continued support is appreciated.
Demo site is complete at the Community Centre with tutor Mike Holden and Anne Marie Kelly, LCC. This course is the first in Laois, final evening Wednesday May 27 at 6:30 pm in the Community Centre. All welcome, thanks to Caitriona for organising the course.
BRING BANK TONNAGE
Green glass, 3,698; clear glass, 6,225; amber glass, 2,924; Total glass 12,848. Cans, 1,510. At rear of the Community Centre.
Bus leaves Clonaslee Thursday June 4 at 5:45 pm. Picks up in Rosenallis and Mountmellick. €15 return, €5 refreshments. Names to 087-212-2766
CCDA meeting update
Work at Astro pitch is complete, Laois Hospice gave donation for use of centre. No progress on the Clodiagh River clean up. Heritage light being looked after. Sign for barrier at centre with opening and closing times to go up, also at Brittas Lake. Improvements to soccer pitch to be looked at. Tributes paid to FAS supervisor for her work. Letter will be sent to Shannon fisheries re Brittas Lake. Sports and capital grant applied for.
Clonaslee cemetery Friday June 5 at 8 pm; Corrigeen cemetery June 26 at 8 pm; Kilmanman cemetery July 3 at 8 pm.
Sunday May 17: Top score: PJ Connolly. Gents: 1 Dinny Kelly 2 Tom Gowing, Liam White. Ladies: 1 Mary Gowing 2 Angela Walsh. Quarters: 1 John Fitzpatrick 2 Jim O’Brien 3 Tom Dunne 4 Paddy Grogan. Lowest score: Mick Kelly. Hatching: Martin Rigney. Raffle: Jim O’Brien, Becky Thompson, Dinny Whelan, Mick Kelly, Tom Dunne, Mary Gowing. Ongoing jackpot plus a bonus prize. Join us every Sunday at 8:30 pm in the Parochial Hall.
Jackpot not won. Winning no: 15-20-21. €30 winners: Paddy Farrell, Chapel Street: Mary Murphy, 15 Clodiagh Way; Sarah & Emily Corbet, Ballykaneen; Niamh O’Donovan, Tullamore Road; Sinéad Hogan, Brittas; Ber Sutherland, Brittas. Promoter’s prize: Nuala Smith, Ger Kelly, Kathleen Blake. Next week: €2,150.
CLONASLEE ST MANMANS GAA LOTTO
Jackpot not won. Winning no: 28-24-3-8. €40 winners: Matt & Patricia Barrett, Eamonn Sammon, Betty Sullivan, Mary Conway, Mag Lee. Promoter’s prize: Hogans Shop. Next week’s Jackpot: €4,500.