Mountrath

PARISH LOTTO

PARISH LOTTO

The winning numbers this week are 06,07,29,31. There was no jackpot winner. Their was three match 3’s who each won €334. Next weeks jackpot stands at €20,000.

PRAYER WITH HEALING

Their will be a Evening of Prayer with healing at St. Peter’s 7 Paul’s church Portlaoise

Co. Laois on Friday August 31 at 7 pm. It will be led by Eddie Stones, from Emmanuel House Clonfert. All ages are welcome.

HEART SUPPORT

The Mountrath branch of the Laois Heart Support Group will hold their monthly meeting in St. Fintan’s Hall on tonight August 18 @ 8pm. New members are always welcome.

WORKSHOP

There will be a “Hands on History” workshop with Jude Stynes on Tuesday August 21 In Mountrath Library at 6pm. This workshop is for children aged from 8-12 years. Contact Bernie Foran at 057 86 74312 for more information.

CLONFERT

Day of Prayer and Healing Service at Emmanuel House of Providence, Clonfert Co Galway led by Eddie Stones and team on Saturday August 25 at 10.30 am. Bus times are Athy 8 am, Ballylinan 8.15am, Stradbally 8.30am, Portlaoise 8.45 am, Mountrath 9am, Castletown 9.15 am. Booking for bus is necessary in advance: phone 059 86 2525215 or 087 7828531. Packed lunch is advised.

BEES AND BEE-KEEPING

Tom Hussey will give an introduction to the fascinating world of the honey bee and the work of bee keeper in St Fintan’s Hall on Wednesday August 22 at 7pm. Contact Derek Banim, Dunamise Beekeepers Association at derekbanim@yahoo.co.uk for more info.

LIBRARY NEWS

Hands on History : Workshop for 8-12 yr olds on the history of Laois Date :Tuesday August 21. Time: 2pm. Booking essential . Contact Aoife 057 8756378

ADULT BOOK CLUB

Next meeting will take place on Thursday Sept 6th 6:30-7:30pm. We will be discussing “The Master” by Colm Toibin, copies are available at the library and new members are always welcome.

KNITTING CLUB

The knitting club continues to meet every Friday morning 10:30-12:30pm all welcome

CHRISTMAS LIGHTS

Mountrath Christmas Lights Committee would gladly welcome new members. If you are interested contact one of the committee: Colette Phelan, Catherine Burke, Lynda Deegan, Celine Cripps, Carol Boyhan or John Joe Fennelly.

GAA CLUB

Mountrath GAA will hold a FAMILY FUN DAY on Sunday September 2 commencing at 1pm and finishing at 5pm with something for all ages.

ST AENGUS LOTTO

The weeks winning numbers were 2,12,14,27. There was no jackpot winner. The house prize was won by J Mc Dowell. The promoters prize was won by M Phelan and G. Fitzpatrick. The jackpot next week stands at €20,000.

HOME MADE JAM

The sale of homemade jam continues in Costcutters and in Phelan’s shop in Castletown. The proceeds of this goes to the Laois Hospice Portlaoise.

OLD TIME DANCING

Every Sunday night in Portlaoise GAA Centre from 9:30pm to11:30pm for only €7. Music will be supplied by John & Terry this coming Sunday night, August 19.

COMPUTER LESSONS

Like to learn how to use your computer! Individuals and groups can avail of 3 x 2 hour sections for just 20 euro. Contact Veronica on 087 - 7739713.

ST FINTAN’S GAA

This week’s winning numbers were 03,05,07,19. There was no jack pot winner. The house prize was won by R, Massey. The promoters prize was won by C Russell H. Mortimer. Next week’s jackpot stands at €11,600.

MOUNTRATH HIGH NELLIES

Adults Interested in cycling for a bit of fun during the long hot summer evenings, dust-down your old bike ( it doesn’t have to be a High Nelly ) and come along. All welcome. Ring or text PJ @ 087 2859651 or Donal @ 087 0567918.

WEEKLY CLEANUP

Various members and volunteers of Mountrath Tidy Towns committee, which is a sub-committee of Mountrath Development Association, will be meeting every Thursday evening at the Car Park on Main Street at 7:00pm - weather permitting, for a quick tidy up of the town. This usually involves picking up litter and keeping an eye on areas which might need a more thorough cleanup by our local Fás scheme participants. All are welcome to come along for the odd half hour or so from 7:00pm to 8:00pm.

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.

DOG FOULING

Dog fouling is a growing litter problem Local awareness to identify the dog owners is required Please contact the Council’s free litter hotline @ 1800 323 230 with specific details if witnessed.

COUNTRY MARKETS

Mountrath Country Markets is open every Friday from 9:00am to 12 noon in The Macra Hall on Main Street. Come and see for yourself. To place an order phone 87 32510 or 8735368.

SOCCER

St Aengus soccer club registration night next Thursday August 16 from 8pm to 9.30pm in St Fintans Hall. All teams from juvenile to adults will register on the night. Please note all players born 00 to 03 need to bring a passport size photograph and all new players must bring origional birth cert. Membership is €30 per player and 50 euro for a family.

ICA

Harvest Festival takes place in An Grianin on August 25. Day trip is arranged , anyone interested in going contact president Mary Keenan on 087 2741340, it is open to guilds in surrounding areas and open to new members

GLEE CLUBS

Glee Clubs now starting in Mountrath (Kiln Lane) and Portlaoise (O Moore Place). Music Generation Laois, in association with Laois Partnership Company and Youth Work Ireland Laois, are now taking names for Glee Clubs membership. Think Florence and the Machine and Gotye meets Flashdance ! Build confidence, enhance your singing skills, perform, meet new people, have fun! Commencing in September, €1 per weekly class. Contact Music Generation Laois on 057 8674370 or email musicgenerationlaois@laoiscoco.ie or find us on facebook.

COUNTRY MARKET

Mountrath Country Market is celebrating 36 years in business. They would like to thank their customers for their continued support.