WEE Ireland free recycling of electrical items as follows: Tuesday, Feb 3 at Turley’s pub carpark in Vicarstown 3-7pm; Thursday, Feb 5 The Final Furlong carpark, Ballybrittas 9am-1pm; Thursday, Feb 5 Killenard Community Centre 3pm-7pm.

Scoil Naomh Eoin

Enrolment forms for the school year 2015/2016 at Scoil Náisiúnta Naomh Eoin, Killenard available from school reception. Closing date for application is Friday, January 30 at 5pm.


Emo NS is accepting enrolments for the 2015-16 school year. Ring school for application forms between 9am and 1pm or email Closing date for applications is Friday, Jan 30.


Enrolment for Rath NS Junior Infants September 2015. Application forms at school office from Monday, January 5 . Closing date for applications is Friday, January 30.

St Pauls LGFA

St Paul’s LGFA will hold an AGM on Friday, January 30 at 7.30pm in Emo Community Centre. Membership of the club is open to all in the Emo Portarlington parish and surrounding areas. 

The club’s annual sponsored walk will take place on Sunday March 1, at 2pm, meeting at Emo Community Centre. Sponsorship cards from Mary Keegan 086 3619010 or collect in Emo Shop. Call Dominica Scully 086 1637828 or Declan Lawlor 086 8055022. 

Emo Gaa

Laois county board tickets are now on sale.


Courtwood GAA club membership for the year is now open. The rates are; Adult (player): €30, Adult (non-player): €20, Family: €35, Student/Under 18: €5, OAP: €10. Please contact treasurer Damien Behan on 085 7881916 to renew your membership or join the club. Club’s presentation Dinner Dance takes place on Friday, March 6 in the Heritage Hotel, Killenard. Great night of celebration. Tickets priced at €40 each can be obtained any of the committee members.


Juvenile AGM held on Thursday January 22 2015. Chairman Niall McCormack, Vice Chairman Thomas Fallon, Secretary Catherine Cahill and Treasurer Michelle Fitzpatrick were re elected. Child Welfare officer Ann Hogan, assistant secretary Daryl Byrne, assistant treasurer Dave Ryan were all elected and chairman welcomed them on board. The club is looking forward to a busy season ahead.

O’Dempsey’s GAA would like to invite all to their Valentines Ball and awards night on Saturday February 14 at 7.30 pm in the Heritage Golf and Spa Resort Killenard. Music by Damien Bowe and the Vows followed with DJ. Tickets €25 each and are available from Enda Behan 087 9765406 Louise McCormack 087 7854640 Michelle Fitzpatrick 087 7659609 or any committee member. So to all you romantics out there and the not so romantics why not join us and bring your loved ones out on the most celebrated romantic night of the year. Guaranteed to be the social event of the year. Club Lotto is a vital income stream for the Club, taking care of all our day to day running costs. Your support is greatly appreciated in this regard and we are delighted to receive it however our ticket sellers have diminished over the past number of years resulting in lower sales. The club are looking for additional sellers if you are interested in selling tickets please contact any Enda, Louise, Michelle or any committee member for details even selling 5 tickets a week will make a difference. Tickets cost just €2 each if you don’t already buy a lotto ticket and wish to do so the club also have a standing order facility where families can purchase membership, co board tickets and lotto tickets using this facility. There are a number of options available depending on what you wish to purchase.

No jackpot won last week, numbers drawn were 03, 10, 14, 26. Match 3 winners were Mary Keller, Kevin and Heather, Gwen Behan. Promoter Mick Aherne.