STRADBALLY

THE LATE MICHAEL (MICK) MEADE

THE LATE MICHAEL (MICK) MEADE

The death occurred on Saturday, November 8 of Michael (Mick) Meade. No.2 Woodview, Stradbally, and formerly Poppintree, Ballymun and Coolock, Dublin. Michael’s remains were reposing at the Presentation Chapel, Stradbally on Monday, November 10 and burial took place in Oakvale Cemetery, Stradbally at 12 noon on Monday. Sincere sympathy is offered to his extended family.

NEIGHBOURHOOD WATCH AGM

The AGM of the Stradbally Neighbourhood Watch will be held in St Mary’s Hall on Monday, November 24 commencing at 7.30pm.

STRADBALLY & DISTRICT ANGLERS

A meeting of the Stradbally & District Anglers Association will be held in St Mary’s Hall on Monday, November 24. at 8pm. All juveniles to attend on the night.

CHRISTMAS CRACKER

The Park/Ratheniska GAA Club Christmas Cracker will take place on Sunday, December 28 with an all new obstacle course, which will stretch over 5k or 10k depending on your preference while still incorporating our 5k for walkers. We have nominated St Francis School, Portlaoise as our beneficiary.

FLOWER GARDEN CLUB

The annual Christmas demonstration is on December 10 in St Josephs Hall and this year’s demonstration will be given by Christine Hughes, from Blessington. The annual Christmas party night is booked for December 13 in the Heritage Hotel, Portlaoise.

WWI service

‘Stradbally Remembers their Fallen of the Great War’ are holding an ecumenical prayer service in St Patrick’s Church on November 21, at 7.30pm. More details from Fr Jim O’Connell 0868102675, Rev. Alec Purser, James Deegan 0862428655.

STRADBALLY GAA AGM

The AGM of the Stradbally GAA Club will be held in the clubhouse on Friday, November 28 commencing at 8pm. Nomination forms are being circulated and they are to be back before Friday, November 21.

WHIST DRIVE

Next whist drive will be held on Friday, November 21 commencing at 8.30pm and all are welcome on the night.

CONFIRMATION 2015

Stradbally, April 18 at 11am and in Timahoe on May 23 also at 11am.

HOLY COMMUNION

Stradbally, May 16 11am Timahoe on May 23 also at 11am.

Vincent De Paul

Stradbally parish St Vincent de Paul are holding a church gate collection on the weekend of December 6 and 7 at all masses.

T&S Utd Church Gate Collection

The T&S Soccer Club will hold their church gate collection on the weekend of November 22 and 23.

STRADBALLY COMMUNITY GAMES

Well done to Stradbally Community Games on winning the Clooney Cup for 2014 for the most improved area in Laois. Thanks to all our volunteers, parents and most importantly our young participants.

The Community Games Silver Circle series begins with the draws on November 22 and 29, December 6, 13, 20 in Dunnes on Saturday night. First prize of €200 with other prizes of €100, €60, €40, €20 and €20. Tickets are €2 each and 6t for €10.