The AGM of the Stradbally Flower and Garden Club was held on Wednesday, October 3 in St Joseph’s Hall, Stradbally. There was a good attendance and Pauline Harrison welcomed everyone to our 20th anniversary meeting. She gave a special welcome to three new members and paid tribute to all who participated in the club’s activities during the year. Frances Scully gave her treasurer’s report and informed the meeting that the club was in a healthy position. Vera Donohue gave the secretary’s report and thanked the committee and members for their hard work in making 2012 a successful year with a lot of events. The committee was elected for the coming year. Chairperson Dorrie Moran. Assist Brenda Corcoran, treasurer Frances Scully. Assist Mary Whelan, secrerary/PRO Vera Donohue. Assist Mary Fenlon. Commitee Margaret Delaney (A) Deirdre Wolfe, Marg. Delaney (S), Phyllis Bennett, Molly Bambrick, Pauline Harrison. Next Meeting in Wednesday, November 7 in St Joseph’s Hall at 8pm.

and this will be a work night and members are asked to bring materials for this.


The death occurred (peacefully) at Portlaoise General Hospital on October 2 of Gordon Carter, Loughehoe, Stradbally. Gordon, beloved husband of Doreen, he will be sadly missed by his loving family Ruth, Mervyn, Wesley and Paul, his sister Alice, brothers Willie and Bertie, sisters-in-law, brothers-in-law, daughters-in-law, son-in-law, grandchildren, nephews, nieces and many friends. His remains were reposing at his home on Wednesday and following funeral service on Thursday in St Patrick’s Church, Stradbally at 2 o’c. burial took place in Timogue Cemetery.


A meeting will be held on Wednesday, October 17 commencing at 7.30pm in St Mary’s Hall, Stradbally.


The death occurred on September 27 of Mr Billy (William) McDonald, No 2, Stradbally Road, Timahoe. His remains were reposing at his home until removel on Saturday last to St Michael’s Church, Timahoe and following 12 noon requiem mass his remains were interred in adjoining cemetery. Pre-deceased by his wife Rita twelve years ago, he is survived by his sons Willie, James and John, daughter Mary, brothers Jimmy, Pat and Martin, sister Margaret, daughter in law Mary, grandchildren and extended family to whom we tender our deepest sympathy.


The death occurred (suddenly) at his residence on September 30 of Mr Tom Duff, Orchard, Timahoe. He is sadly missed by his loving wife Sheila, sons Pat and John, daughters Deirdre and Fiona, sister Nora Brennan, sister-in-law Maureen, brother-in-law Danny, daughters-in-law, son-in-law, nieces, nephews, grandchildren, relatives and friends. His remains were reposing at his residence until removal on Wednesday morning at 10.30am to St Michael’s Church, Timahoe for requiem mass. Interment afterwards to adjoining cemetery.


Residents are asked for feedback on this year’s Electric Picnic. Send all written comments about this year’s event to the secretary Carmel Dillon, No 10 Church Avenue, Stradbally. Closing date is Friday, October 12.


Members please note that there will be no meeting in October. Next meeting will be held on November 6 in St Patrick’s Hall at 8pm.


We are looking for host families for 2013 for Adie Roche Chernobyl International Stradbally/Portarlington group or surrounding areas. Applications need to be in by October 12 and any enquries please contact Aishling 087 1245291, Audrey 087 7984177, Orlagh 086 0892699 or Ann-Marie 087 7809369.


Next whist drive Friday, October 19 at 8.30pm sharp.


The Laois Scor na nOg will be held on Saturday, November 3 in Timahoe Community Hall commencing at 5pm. For all information on Scor contact 057 8660674.


New members welcome from 6th class upwards. Existing members and new members will have to pick up a new enrolment form. Please note volunteers and help are desperately needed. Contact 086 0766716 for more details.


Carers Association Laois are holding an information day in St Joseph’s Hall, Stradbally on October 11 from 11am until 3pm. For further information contact Alison Hackett at 086 7957086.


Deepest sympathy is extended to Marie Graham, The Green, Stradbally on the death of her sister Brigid Byrne, formerly Kildare who died in England.


Thanks to all who supported the recent church gate collection. A big thanks also to the collectors.


On Wednesday, October 10, Kathleen Delahan will give a talk on healthy living and alternative medicine. 8pm in the community centre. All are welcome.

Dunnes 100 YEARS

Dunnes bar and lounge are celebrating 100 years in business and there is a party to celebrate the occasion on Saturday, October 13 and all are welcome on the night.


Garda Billy Delaney retired completing 30 years service on 5 October. The Stradbally native was stationed in Monasterevin since 2000. Garda Delaney has been heavingly involved with the Stradbally GAA club over mnay years The retirement function take place in the Hazel Hotel on Friday 26 October. Tickets cost €20 and are available from Monasterevin Garda Station.