The Community Care Association monthly social is being held on Thursday November 20 with the music starting at 8.30pm. They invite more people to join them for light refreshments and entertainment. Those within the Mountmellick area who require transport should call 087 9812525.


Mountmellick Camera Club this year celebrates 25 years in existence and the club is delighted to invite all to its annual exhibition in the Community School at 8pm on Friday November 21.

Laois Rose Teresa Brennan will attend to officially open the event. The exhibition will also open to the public on Sunday November 23 from 2pm to 6pm. Members will exhibit images of local scenes and scenes from around the world. This event always draws a large crowd so come along and enjoy the work on show.


Friday November 21 at 8pm ‘A Million Ways to Die in the West’.


The Scout group is developing a calendar for 2016 depicting scouting through the years in Mountmellick, to be on sale soon.


The Rock GAA is holding a monster auction on Sunday November 23 at 1pm in the clubhouse. The club needs items to auction such as household and farming items, furniture (good condition), working electrical goods, fuel, fuel vouchers, bric-a-brac, gift vouchers etc.

All items must be sold on the day so there’ll be bargains aplenty. Contact J Storey 087 9696220, D Mooney 087 9730470, J Murphy 087 9800498 or J Allen 086 3264102.


The annual Mission Alive table quiz will take place in the Druid Bar on Thursday December 4 at 9.30 p.m. Tables of four people €20. Michael Linehan is quiz master for the night. Proceeds will go to the AIDS/ HIV Orphan project in Lusaka in Zambia. Donations of raffle prizes would be most appreciated. We hope all our supporters will come out to join us for the 2014 quiz.


Practice is held on Monday nights at 8.45pm and Wednesday nights at 8.30pm in the Macra hall. Hard luck to the men’s grade 6 team who lost 4-0 to Royston. Well done to the ladies team who drew 2-2 with Kildare. New members welcome, contact Trevor 087 9143226.


The next meeting is on Wednesday November 19 at 10.30 in the MDA. The annual Christmas dinner and party is being held in O’Loughlin’s Hotel on Sunday December 14 at 7.30pm with transport provided. Details to follow at the meeting on November 19.

The usual activities are: Mondays: Boccia in Macra Hall 7.30pm.  Tuesdays: aqua aerobics in Portlaoise Leisure Centre at noon (free bus from MDA at 11.15am. Thursdays: music and song in St. Vincent’s Hospital. Fridays: ‘Go for Life Games’ Macra Hall 7.30pm. New members always welcome, contact 086 0618955.


Lessons in waltz, quickstep, foxtrot, jive and slosh starts on Tuesday November 18 at An Sean Chistin, Irey, Ballyfin and will continue each Tuesday for five weeks from 8pm to 9.30pm each night. All abilities welcome. Further details from Maureen 0876482038.


Line dancing continues each Tuesday from 11am to 12pm at An Sean Chistin, Irey, Ballyfin. All abilities welcome. Further details from Maureen 0876482038


There was great celebration in Clonaghadoo NS when both boys and girls won in division 5 and 6 of the Cumann na mBunscoil football finals in O Moore Park recently. Congratulations to all involved.


Yarn Bombing Mountmellick meets in the Methodist Hall (behind Methodist Church) on Tuesday nights at 7.30pm. All interested in being part of this project are invited to come along.


New juvenile coaching times: u12 & u14 Wednesdays 6.30pm. U6, u8 & u10 Thursdays 6.30pm. New players welcome.


Junior Bookclubs continue in the library for ages 8 to 9 and 10 to 12. If you would like to join or to find out more details about the bookclubs please contact 057 8644572.


The children’s sewing group for ages 10 to 12 continues in the library from 4pm to 5pm on Tuesdays in the library. Learn how to do basic stitching, sew in buttons and much more. To join this group, call 057 8644572.


Loom banding sessions continue every Saturday at the library from 11am to 12.30pm and on Thursdays from 4pm to 5pm. Call in and check out our folder of loom banding ideas for you to make. All are welcome.


The library knitting/crochet group meets each Tuesday morning from 10.30am to 12.30pm.

Bring along your needles and wool and join us for a cuppa and a chat.


Entries from the recent colouring and drawing competitions will feature in the gallery for the month of November. Call in and see all the entries hanging in the gallery.


The Ciorcal continues on Thursdays in the Library from 10am to 11am. All welcome to this opportunity to use whatever Irish you have. Ask in the Library for details of a Kiddie Comhrá which is hoped will start after mid-term break.


October 5. Community Care. Top score T Kearns. Lady 1 P Dowling. 2 A Walsh. Gent 1 J Bracken. 2 B Srahan & J Harrison. Half lady 1 F Keenan, C Drought. 2 Sr Rosarii. Half gent 1 B Fitzpatrick. 2 B Cooley. Hatcher T Dunne. Raffle A Walsh, L Pierce, F Keenan, P Stephenson, P Dowling, B Fitzpatrick. October 6. Old School Whist. Top score L Kavanagh. 2 V Kearns. 3 T Kearns, B Thompson. Half 1 M Gowing. 2 T Gowing. Best of three D Kelly. Hatching A Walsh. Raffle T Dunne (x2), A Walsh, J Harrison.


November 5. Numbers 5, 7, 19, 24. Match 3s (€32) B & J McEvoy, Ruth Williams, Rebecca Williams, A Smith, J Murray, A Carroll.


NS 1 A Colgan, T Joyce. 2 B & M Conlon. 3 P Storey, A Flynn. EW 1 V Turley, A Rochford. 2 C Walsh, L Tynan. 3 A Conroy, M Fennelly.


€50 Tommy Flanagan. €20 Phil Farrell, Eamon Comerford, Noel Westman, Deirdre Challoner


Ladies and men’s kickboxing and self defence classes for all ages, ladies and men’s TRX suspension training and ladies keep fit classes available. Call 086 3399287 or find us on Facebook.

water march

A march against water charges will be held in Mountmellick on Saturday November 29 at 2pm, starting in O’Connell Square, walking to O’Moore Street roundabout, back down the town to Supervalu and back. Support is requested. Call Donal 089 4994316.


There was much regret at the death of Mary Duffy (neé Conroy) of Wolf Tone Court at St Vincent’s Hospital on Tuesday November 11. Mary will be most fondly remembered by all who knew her. Remains reposed at her residence until removal to St Mary’s Church Clonaghadoo on Thursday morning. Requiem mass was celebrated at 11am with burial afterwards to St Patrick’s cemetery Killeigh. The sincere sympathy of the community is extended to Mary’s daughter Tina, son Derek, family, relatives and friends.