Clonaslee

CONFIRMATION

CONFIRMATION

Congratulations to 55 of our young students who received confirmation on Friday March 8th. We wish them a blessed future.

CEMETERY MASSES

Clonaslee cemetery Friday May 31 at8 pm. Corrigeen cemetery Friday June 28 at 8 pm. Kilmanman cemetery Friday July 5 at 8 pm.

POST PRIMARY CHANGE

The National Parent’s Council Post Primary will host an information evening for parents on the new Framework for the Junior Cycle, beyond 2014, on Thursday 14th March in Laois Education Centre, Block Rd., Portlaoise. If you would like to attend this important information evening on the upcoming changes to the Junior Cycle, please email information@npcpp.ie to register. The meeting will begin at 7.30pm with refreshments from 7.00pm and will conclude by 9.15pm.

MENTORING PROJECT

The Le Chéile Mentoring Project is looking for both men and women to volunteer with vulnerable teenagers in the Midlands. For just a couple of hours a week, you can make a real difference in the life of a vulnerable teenager. For more information on becoming a mentor, please contact recruitment@lecheile.ie, 087-2016801, www.facebook.com/LeCheileYouthJustice

EASTER DRAW

Easter Draw in aid of St Manman’s Church. Easter Hamper plus prizes galore. Tickets available from Edel Dunne, Chapel St or Ger Kelly’s Butchers. €2 per strip/3 strips €5.

CASTLECUFFE NS ENROLMENT

Please contact Castlecuffe National School on 057-864-8238 if you wish to enrol your child for the school term starting in September 2013. Enrolment forms and information will be given to parents.

SCOIL BHRÍDE ENROLMENT

The village primary school is currently endeavouring to determine numbers for the school year 2013 –2014. It is imperative that parents of all Junior infants for September 2013 contact the school in writing over the next few weeks. Please give details of child’s name, address, date of birth and PPS number and your own contact number. Actual forms will be given later in year.

PARTY TIME!

Women, women, women from far and near, we’re having a party! You will be wined, dined and dance the night away. It’s the 2013 Gathering in Clonaslee Community Centre on Friday April 19. Contact Dolores Murray on 087-414-8093 for more details.

SAINT VINCENT de PAUL

We are in urgent need of good quality, second-hand, saleable furniture and household equipment (non-electrical) for our new ‘Vincent’s’ shop in Offaly Street, Tullamore. We would also be delighted to assist with house clearance. Collection can be made by prior arrangement. Distance from Tullamore is not a problem. Call us on 057-932-2072 or 087-738-4828.

CLONASLEE ICA

Hairdresser Ann Marie Comerford from Cheveux Tullamore has been booked for our meeting on Wednesday March 13 at 8 pm in the Community Centre to give a talk on looking after your hair. Also a nail and makeup technician will be here. This is an open meeting so everyone is welcome to join in.

BICENTENARY CONCERT

A concert to celebrate Bicentenary of St Manman’s Church Clonaslee is planned for Friday May 24. We have eight different performers, both local and further afield, singing a variety of music on the night. Mark this date in your diaries for a special night of entertainment.

DANCE CLASSES

Learn how to dance with Maureen Culliton on Tuesday nights from 8pm – 9:30 pm in the Community Centre. No need for a partner. Everyone is very welcome to join.

DRAMA FESTIVAL

The following plays will be part of the festival which starts on Friday March 8 and runs to Friday March 15. ‘Sharon’s Grave’, ‘The Hen Night Epiphany’, ‘Dancing at Lughnasa’, ‘Eden’, ‘Sive’, ‘All My Sons’, ‘The Goat or Who Is Sylvia’, ‘The Loves of Cass Maguire’. Each show starts at 8 pm sharp in the Community Arts Centre, Mountmellick with nightly tickets €10.

WHIST RESULTS

Sunday March 3: Top Score: Paddy Grogan. Gents: 1 Noel Kelly 2 Paddy O’Dare. Ladies: 1 B O’Brien 2 Sadie Delaney. Quarters: 1 Olivia White 2 Liam White, PJ Connolly 3 Patsy Smith 4 V Kearns, Martin Delaney, P O’Donovan. Raffle: Becky Thompson, Olivia White, Kathleen Kennedy, Patsy Smith, Annie Parnell, Olivia White.

PARISH LOTTO

Jackpot won by Nora Foynes, Main Street €1,400. Winning no: 4-16-21. €30 winners: Trisha Sheed, Clonaslee Centre; Chris Horan, Clonaslee; Mike McEvoy, 27 Hillside; A.M. Visocchi, Main St; John Corbet, Ballykaneen; Hazel Duffy, Mountmellick. Promoter’s prize: Michael J Dunne, Kathleen Blake, Mary Rose Corbet. Next week’s Jackpot: €500.

CLONASLEE ST MANMANS LOTTO

Jackpot not won. Winning no: 6-27-28-20. €40 winners: Damien Moran, Finbarr Rosney, Ellen Rigney, Josh Flynn, Mary and Jane Conroy. Promoter’s prize: Swan’s. Next week’s Jackpot: €1,900. Congratulation to Fergal Hogan who won €500 in the first All County Draw.