Spanish Club

Spanish Club

Learning made easy through song and games at Abbeyleix libray. Primary children only from Tuesday, Feb 3 at 3.30pm (45mins) €50 per term of min 6 weeks Numbers Limited Please contact Valerie 0877843015 or Abbeyleix Library 057 8730826. Adult classes start in Februrary.

Strictly Dancing

Abbeyleix GAA presents Strictly Come Dancing on Sunday, April 5. If you are interested in helping out with organising this event or if you would like to participate by dancing please contact Denise Bonham on 086-8580857 or Richard Kennedy on 087-9254754. The winning couple will receive €1,000 for their chosen group or charity. More details to follow

Public Participation

Laois County Council is hosting public briefings in respect of the settin up of the new Public Participation Network which will allow representation for community, voluntary, social inclusion and environment groups in Laois. The Abbeyleix meeting takes place on Thursday, January 28 at 7.30pm in the Park Development Association. Contact Georgina Ireland in county hall 057 8664074 email

Heritage House

There will be a St. Brigid’s Cross Making Workshop on Saturday, January 31 at 2 pm, which is just in time for the feast day of one of our Patron Saints on 1st February. All are welcome and booking is recommended. For more check out Heritage House facebook page, call Paula on 0578731653 or email


Durrow /Abbeyleix Macra annual table quiz on Friday, February 20 in Decs Bar, Durrow. Food & raffle prizes on the night. All proceeds will go to St Vincent de Paul. Food collection on the night - non perishable items would be greatly appreciated. Hope to see you there.


Benefit night in aid of Pat Tynan in Abbeyleix Abbeyleix Manor Hotel on Saturday, January 31 9pm. Music by Abbeyfolk and guests. Finger food & raffle. Admission €10.

St Vincent de Paul

Abbeyleix St. Vincent de Paul would be delighted to accept donations of good quality men’s, women’s, and children’s clean clothing, toys and games and quality homeware.

Abbeyleix Bog

The Abbeyleix Bog Project is planning another section of the board walk in 2015, which will continue this loop across the entire bog. It will be open to the entire community to buy their very own metre of Board walk , which will have your own name plaque which you can dedicate to whoever you like . The cost per metre is €90 and all work will be done voluntarily . what a fantastic real community project. Contact Gary O’Keeffe 087 2651220,

The first Conservation Work Group for 2015 will take place from 10am on Saturday, January 31 in conjunction with IWT Laois/Offaly Branch and Groundwork. The aim of the day will be to sweep an area adjacent to the old railway, remove the smaller and manageable rhododendron saplings and trees, and map the bigger clusters for cutting and removal later on. Bring wellies, weather suitable clothes and some lunch. Gloves, tools, tea & biscuits provided. Call 085 78322545 Meet at the Manor Hotel car park. Work for four hours.

Tidy Towns

Abbeyleix Tidy Towns is providing a recycling cage for small electric items such a kettles, toasters and batteries. Items can be dropped into the cages provided at the back of White & O’ Donoghue’s office at Market Sq for collection. Work is also underway on the 2015 Tidy Towns plan.

Late Pat TYNAN

Condolences to the family of the late Pat Tynan of Bluegate, Killamuck, Abbeyleix, who died on January 16. Deeply regretted by his son Barry, extended family relatives and friends. Reposed at his residence. Removal to The Church Of The Most Holy Rosary, Abbeyleix, Requiem Mass. Interment afterwards in the adjoining cemetery.