CCÉ Camross are delighted with the success of the recent Stephen Conroy memorial workshop and concert. Many pupils travelled from all parts of Ireland to participate. We would especially like to thank all those from our neighbouring branches who supported us. A memorial Mass was celebrated by Fr Lalor and this was followed by a concert where members of CCÉ Camross entertained the audience with music, song and dance.

Whist Results

Top Score Tom Gowing / Norah Doran 1st Gent Sean Dowling 2nd Gent Mick Kennedy

1st Lady Mary Gowing 2nd Lady Sadie Delaney 1st Qtr Mai Comerford 2nd Qtr Betty Thompson 3rd Qtr Mick Scully 4th Qtr Joe Dooley

Raffle: 1st Betty Thompson 2nd Sean Dowling 3rd Sean Dowling 4th K Kennedy Free Ticket Mai Comerford

Lotto Results

Winner: Cuddy Grand Children, Northgrove Jackpot €4,500. Winning Nums 26-14-6-9 €75 Maureen Cuddy Northgrove, €30 Muriel Gill Kilbricken €30 Anne O Keeffe Mountrath, €30 Bridie Dooley Derrynaseera, €30 Kathleen Kennedy Lacca €30 Kathleen Byrne Knockanina

Promoters: €40 Kathleen Lalor, €20 Maureen Cuddy, €20 Andrew Lowry,€20 Sean Bergin,€20 Patsy Ryan, House Prize €20 Rick Bannon

Computer Classes

There are places available for farmers on Thursday nights in Camross Community Hall from 7 to 10pm. Participants must have a herd number. Computers are supplied on the night for training purposes. Please note these classes are free. Contact Marian O Reilly @ 087 1777879 for details.


Bus to Clonfert leaves Camross on Wed. 19th Nov. @10am. Fare €15. Anyone interested in travelling can contact Joan Grady, Frank McGlynn @ 087 6251118 or Gerry Wallace.


Chiropodist visits Camross Community Hall on Thursday November 27 @ 2pm. Please note change from usual date.

Camross notes November 18th

Late Johnnie Moore

There was great sadness at the untimely passing of Johnnie Moore of Rossmore Ballyfin who passed away in the care of the staff of the Midlands Regional Hospital Portlaoise on Monday November 10. Johnnie was pre-deceased by his brother Fint who passed away exactly a year and a day previous and neither were very old.

Johnnie had been ill for a short time and like his brother both were well known in Camross where they worked with Bord Na Mona over many years.

Johnnies remains reposed at Burkes Funeral home in Mountrath on Monday evening where recital of the Rosary took place.

On Tuesday evening after funeral prayers his remains were removed to St Fintan’s Church Ballyfin and on Wednesday Fr Joe Brophy paid tribute to a great Parishioner who will be sadly missed by all who made his acquaintance

Chief mourners are his sister Sheila, Nephews, Nieces, relatives and many great friends, neighbours and former work colleagues in Bord Na Mona. May he rest in peace.

Fr Edward Dowling

With the media tracing the events of World War and the Irish involvement there was a nice remembrance of Former Camross Parish Priest Fr Edward Dowling or Fr Ned as the writer in the Irish Times remembered him on Monday week last.

The writer recalled been shown the Diaries of the Kilkenny man earlier this year and recalled how he was Chaplin to the Irish Fusiliers in 1934, he came to Camross in the early forties. The writer recalled how Fr Dowling was stationed in a rural Parish in Ossory but his thoughts and prayers were with his fellow Irish men in the Trenches on foreign soil.

Fr Dowling passed away while celebrating Mass in Camross Church in 1964 and is laid to rest just outside the ruins of the old Church in Camross.

GAA Honours

Congratulations and best wishes to John Carroll of Shrahane who will be inducted into the Laois GAA Hall of fame and to Pak Cuddy of Northgrove who will be honoured as the Laois junior player of the year at the Laois GAA Dinner Dance. Completing the hat trick is Molly Donnery from Coolrain who will be honoured for winning All-Ireland honours in Scor competition, last year.