Please note there will be no mass in Ballyouskill Church on Saturday 31st August and Saturday 7th September as mass will be celebrated instead at Ladywell Shrine at 8 p.m. on both evenings. The annual novena in Ladywell takes place from Sunday 1st September until Sunday 8th September with a different speakers each night. Sunday 1st September - Fr. Liam Lawton; Monday 2nd September - Fr. George Augustine; Tuesday 3rd September - Fr. Martin Tobin.
Congratulations to Mr. Pat Mooney, Grennan, Attanagh and his puppy hound Blackjack who greatly impressed the judges at the Laois Foxhounds Puppy Show which was held at The Kennels, Beechfield, Abbeyleix on Friday, 16th August last. Pat not only had to make room on his mantle piece for the Perpetual Trophy for Best Dog but also the Perpetual Trophy for Champion Hound. Pat’s wife Helen breeds and races greyhounds and has also enjoyed much success in the recent past.