MOUNTRATH & Ballyfin

Barnashrone NS

Barnashrone NS

Parents who wish to enrol their children in Barnashrone NS for September, 2015 are invited to attend a meeting in the school on Thursday April 30 at 1:45pm. At this meeting the children will meet their classmates and parents will have an opportunity to see the school, meet the teachers and sign enrolment forms. Parents are asked to bring the child’s Birth Certificate, Baptismal Certificate and PPS Number. Children must be at least four years old on September 1 2015. Please note that if your child’s name has not already been given to the school you are welcome to attend the meeting but a place for your child is not guaranteed. Story telling Workshops

Folklore

Storyteller and Folklore collector Nuala Hayes will host an events in Laois Libraries in May. entitled, “Sharing local stories”, the exchange of local folklore and stories will take place in the following Libraries. Thursday, May 14, Mountrath Library 7pm. Supported by the Heritage Council, these events are part of the Laois Arts Office Bealtaine Festival –details of other events through Laois during May are available at http://www.laois.ie/LeisureandCulture/Arts/Festivals/Bealtaine%20Festival/

Holy Communion

To be celebrated on Sunday May 24 in St Fintan’s Church Mountrath at 11.30 am.

Cemetery Mass

Cemetery mass will be held on June 26 at 8pm

Golf Classic

Clonenagh Parish Golf Classic at Mountrath Golf Club on Friday May 22. The purpose of this fundraiser is to raise funds for the restoration of the windows in St Peter’s Church Mountrath, which are currently in very poor condition and need to be repaired urgently. If you wish to enter a team contact Mabel Peavoy 086 2033720. Sponsors are also sought.

Bealtaine Walk

On Saturday, May 23 meeting at the Cattle Mart, Mountrath 11am. A walk to the Highest peak on the Slieve Bloom Walk. This is a Grade A (difficult) walk for approx 3hrs so please wear suitable attire. Contact Mick Dowling for further details (087) 4106493.

Bealtaine Dance

Tuesday, May 19 at An Sean Chistin, Irey, 12noon. “To dance is human, to dance is divine”, come along and join in the line. Line Dancing exhibition in the kitchen. All Welcome. Contact Maureen Culleton for more info. Adm €5

Apostolic Society

The Apostolic Society of Ireland annual sale of work and display of Blessed Vestments in St Fintan’s Community Hall, Mountrath on Sunday May 10 from 12 noon to 3pm. There will be plenty of goodies and bric-a-brac plus flower plants etc also on sale, plus a draw. Your usual generous support will be greatly appreciated.

Daffodil Day

The organising committee would like to thank all who so generously supported their recent Daffodil Day, which again, was as successful as ever. A big thanks to all who donated fresh daffodils and to the sellers who so generously gave of their time to sell the daffodils. A total of €5565 was collected which even surpassed every other year. Many thanks to you all.

MOUNTRATH GAA

The lotto was held in Eddie Kirwans Pub on Monday April 20 and the numbers drawn were 6,9,27,28. There was no winner and next week’s jackpot now stands at €6,200 and the draw will be held on Monday April 27 in Purcells pub. St Fintans Gaelic Football - Our football season began under the banner of St Fintans, which is an amalgamation of Mountrath & Colt GAA clubs for the sole purpose of Junior Football.

MOUNTRATH GIRLS GAelic

Indoor training in the Mountrath Community School from 6.30-7.30pm every Monday. All age groups from U-6 upwards. Looking forward to seeing you all again for fun, fitness and friendship. Mountrath Ladies Football wish our coaches Linda Lanham and Catherine Phelan very best wishes in the upcoming ‘Fight Night’ in association with Laois Ladies Football. The girls have been very busy training for the night which takes place on Saturday May 2 in Portarlington GAA Centre at 8pm. Best of Luck Ladies.

Parent & Toddler

Little Monsterz Parent & Toddler Group, An Garran, Community Centre Kiln Lane Mountrath, Every Monday (except bank holidays) From 10am - 12 pm.

Come meet other parents & guardians have a cuppa & chat.

let your little one come play, do arts & crafts and interact along with Educational Toys all are welcome . Facilities for New-born up to Preschool ages. All are welcome €2 per family per morning. Find us on Facebook or Contact Teresa 087 7882596 or Gina 085 7496531. We have a Art Teacher working with the kids for the next few weeks in Association with Laois Partnership and Respond

LAOIS HOSPICE

The sale of jam continues in Costcutters Mountrath and Phelan’s Shop Castletown. We would like to thank everyone for their continuing support for this worthy cause by buying jam and donating fruit.

OUTDOOR GYM

The outdoor gym in the local amenity park can be used by all ages. We would encourage all local clubs and groups to use this facility.

BEALTAINE EVENTS AT THE LIBRARY

Sharing Local Stories : On Thursday 14th May at 7pm , storyteller and folklore collector will host an evening called Sharing Local Stories. This is a free event , places can be booked by dropping into the library or calling 0578756378 Get to Grips with your Smartphone: New course starting for seniors interested in getting more out of their smartphone or tablet. Participants must have their own smartphone/tablet. Course begins on Thursday May 21 2-4pm. Free course but places are limited to book drop into the library or call 057 8756378.b

GROW IN IRELAND WEB.

Grow Community Mental Health Movement meets in the Bungalow opposite St. Fintan’s Church, Mountrath on Thursdays at 7.30pm. Anxious, isolated or depressed? We can help. Why not join us and learn a practical psychology of mental health. Contact John 086 – 8033126. Websiteww.grow.ie. Infoline: 1890 474 474

MOUNTRATH COUNTRY MARKETS

The above markets have ceased trading since April 10 2015. Thanking all our customers for their

dedicated support over the years. Winner for customer draw on the final day were Joyce Graham, Caroline Clegg, P. Ryan.

6 WEEK BOOTCAMP STARTING

No Limits Fitness in An Garran Community Centre Kiln Lane,Mountrath.6 WEEK BOOTCAMP STARTING Saturday of May 2 10am- 11.15am weight and measurements taken on week 1, 3 and 6 . Diet plan supplied ! 70 euro upfront payment .LIMITED PLACES AVAILABLE . You must be registered before the start date . PM me for registration on Facebook Or Call :087 349 3895 ! Also available are Body Conditoning Classes Monday nights 8pm - 9pm €5 per class all welcome all fitness levels Adverts 1:

Little Monsterz Parent & Toddler Group, An Garran, Community Centre Kiln Lane Mountrath, Every Monday (except bank holidays) From 10am - 12 pm. Come meet other parents & guardians have a cuppa & chat, let your little one come play, do arts & crafts and interact along with Educational Toys all are welcome . Facilities for New-born up to Preschool ages. All are welcome €2 per family per morning. Find us on Facebook or Contact Teresa 087 7882596 or Gina 085 7496531. We have a Art Teacher working with the kids for the next few weeks in Association with Laois Partnership and Respond