Clonaslee

LITTER CHALLENGE

LITTER CHALLENGE

Judging for this twelve week competition starts in May and continues to July.

We are appealing to all business people and those living in and around the village to please sweep early each morning and make sure there is no litter or cigarette butts on the footpaths.

Judging is done by staff from the Environment Section at Laois County Council.

National judging begins from June 1. We thank you all for your support in the past.

FIRST COMMUNION

First communion is on Saturday May 11 at 12 noon in St Manman’s Church.

200 year CONCERT

St Manman’s Church is 200 years old this year and the first event to celebrate is a concert in the church on Friday May 24 at 8 pm.

We have a fantastic line up with the Portlaoise Gospel Choir, La Cheile, Sax Sisters, Community Choir, school children, Emer Dunne, Phoenix Ensemble and James Kilbane, the feature artist.

Music will be varied and fun so it’s an event for all the family. Tickets will be available from local shops, during mass times and from Annette Doolan or Dolores Murray.

For further information please contact 087-988-1046.

ENROLMENT DAY

Scoil Bhríde, Clonaslee enrolment day for Junior Infants is on Friday May 17 at 1:15pm.

Parents and child to be enrolled are welcome to the school on that day.

FAMILY BINGO

Family bingo on Sunday May 12 from 2:30 -4 pm in the Parochial hall. Prizes galore.

Cost €2. All welcome.

CLONASLEE ST MANMANS GAA CLUB

We are holding a special general meeting on Thursday May 9 at 9 pm in the Community

Centre. Agenda is club constitutional change. Runaí Seosamh Mac Conbhuí.

GREAT FAMINE

In memory and to honour the victims of the Great Famine, churches throughout Ireland will ring their bells on Sunday May 12 at 2pm.

This simple gesture of bell ringing will help on the long unfinished road to peace and reconciliation when both Churches unite and lead by example.

WHIST

Whist every Sunday night starting at 9 pm sharp in the Parochial hall. All welcome.

THANKS

Thanks to all who made the recent Women’s Party Night such a success.

To the CCDA,

Patricia and Fas workers, those who gave spot prizes, caterers, ticket sellers and all who helped out on the night. Many thanks to you all.

IRISH DANCING

Irish dancing classes on Tuesday evenings in the Parochial hall from 4:30 pm- 5:30 pm.

Beginners welcome.

STEPHEN’S WALK

Please return any outstanding sponsorship cards as soon as possible to Sheila Bourke or

Michael Dunne.

CEMETERY MASSES

Clonaslee cemetery Friday May 31 at 8 pm.

Corrigeen cemetery Friday June 28 at 8 pm.

Kilmanman cemetery Friday July 5 at 8 pm.

WHIST RESULTS

Sunday April 28: Top score: Heather Kelly. Gents: 1 Paddy O’Donovan 2 Tom Kearns and

Martin Rigney.

Ladies: 1: Mary Gowing 2 Sadie Delaney.

Quarters: 1 Tom Gowing, Sister Mary, B Daly 2 Mick Kelly 3 Becky Thompson 4 Sean Kennedy.

Raffle: Mick Kelly, Mary Gowing, Sean Kennedy, Dolores Murray, Matt Barrett.

PARISH LOTTO

Jackpot not won. Winning no: 19/11/24.

€30 winners: Billy Multaney, c/o L Conroy; Claire

Dunne, Broughla; Pat Hyland, c/o Peavoys; Sean McPartlan, c/o Swans; Pat Dunne, Bally

macrory; Noel Foynes, Clonaslee.

Promoter’s prize: N Smith, C Horan, S Langford.

Next week’s Jackpot: €1,700.

ST MANMANS GAA LOTTO

Jackpot not won. Winning no: 8-28-9-11.

€40 winners: Declan Carroll, Dermot Scully,

Aine Condon, Johnny Flynn, Conroy Family.

Promoter’s prize: Tommy Smith.

Next week’s Jackpot: €3,100. Next draw on Tuesday May 7.

John Feehan

The Geology of Laois and Offaly - John Feehan’s new book on the Geology of Laois and Offaly will be formally launched on Wednesday, May 8 at 8pm in Stradbally Library and Arthouse.

The prepublication offer is still available, details at http://www.laois.ie/LeisureandCulture/Heritage /Geology/ Signed copies of the book can be collected at the launch..