Wednesday, November 6, by popular demand The Quiet Man, 8pm (€5 & €6).

Friday, November 8, The Dark Knight Rises, 8pm (12A, €5 & €6).

Saturday, November 9, 3pm, Monsters Inc. (€5).

Saturday, November 9, 8pm, Olympus Has Fallen, (€6).

Sunday, November 10, 1pm, The Lion King, (€5).


Author Niamh Boyce will read from her novel ‘The Herbalist’ in the library today Tuesday November 5 at 11am. Niamh was named the Hennessy New Irish Writer 2012.


The regional meeting is being held in Portarlington on Wednesday November 6 at 8pm. The local council will meet on Monday November 11 at 8pm in ICA hall. This year’s regional dinner dance is being held in The Manor Hotel Abbeyleix on Friday November 29. Tickets are available from Sheila Kearney.


These will be given in the town hall starting on Thursday November 7 from 7pm to 8pm. Give your name to the parish office.


The annual sale is on Saturday November 9 from 10.30am to 1pm in the old school Pearse St. All the usual stalls present, teas served and a raffle will be held.


The next meeting is being held on Wednesday November 13 at 8.30pm in ICA hall.


The parishes of Clonaslee, Killeigh, Mountmellick & Rosenallis (Barrow Rise Pastoral Area) welcome Fr Liam Lawton in concert on Friday November 15 at 8pm (doors open 7.30pm) in the Community Arts Centre.  The concert will include a choir from all four parishes. Tickets (€20) from Mountmellick parish office 057 8624390.


The Community Care Meals on Wheels will hold their annual church gate collection on Saturday and Sunday November 16 & 17.


Science week runs from November 10 to 17. To celebrate this Deborah Saucier, a leading neuroscientist of the University of Ontario will give a talk in the library. This talk ‘how your brain works’ is on Tuesday November 12 at 11am. It will be followed by a question and answer session.


Line dancing classes continue every Wednesday from 8pm to 9pm in the ICA. 


The annual Mission Alive table quiz is on Thursday December 5 in the Druid Bar (note change of venue & day). All proceeds to the Orphan Project in Lusaka in Zambia.


Thanks to all who contributed to and assisted at the recent church gate. Children’s panto registration had a great turnout and rehearsals began on Friday November 1. Macra is holding a table quiz on Friday November 15. The next competition is welding and will take place in Rathdowney on Wednesday November 6. Badminton continues in the Macra hall each Monday and Wednesday, those interested can contact Trevor on 087 9143226. If you are interested in joining Macra or entering a competition contact 087 6962626.


Wednesday November 6: walking group meet at MDA 10.30am. Wednesday November 13: group meeting in MDA at 10.30am. ‘The Ageing with Confidence’ 8 week course continues on Mondays at 10.30am in the MDA. Weekly activities: Mondays: Boccia in the Macra hall at 7.30pm. Tuesdays: aqua aerobics in Portlaoise Leisure Centre at noon. The free bus to this leaves the MDA at 11.15am. Thursdays: music and song in St. Vincent’s Hospital from 2pm to 4pm. New members welcome.


The St Joseph’s Sunday Choir thanks the people of Mountmellick and surrounding areas for their overwhelming generosity to their collection (October 25 & 26) for their CD. All profits from the sale of this CD will go to the Cuisle Cancer Support Centre in Portlaoise. It will be on sale in spring 2014. Thanks also to Supervalu’s management for allowing the choir to collect at its store and to all choir members who helped at the collection.


FARE (Football against racism in Europe) fortnight was held from October 15 to October 29. Mountmellick Utd FC participated again this year in this Europe wide campaign. Juveniles (u9 to u16), parents, coaches and managers viewed the educational video ‘Show racism the Red Card’. Before matches players wore bibs with the slogan ‘united against racism’ and armbands with the slogan ‘show racism the red card’.


Officers elected at the recent AGM: president Mary B Culliton, chairperson Margaret Culliton, vice-chair Pat Stapleton, secretary Brenda O’Toole, assistant secretary Fiona Hunt, treasurer Yvonne Keady, assistant treasurer Kathleen Ward, PRO Mary Culliton, County Board delegates Kathleen Ward & Joan Culleton, Irish officer Mary Culliton, children’s officer Fiona Hunt, youth officer to be elected at a later date. Anyone who is also a member of a local GAA club is invited to take part in the GAA Scor competition on November 16 in Camross. Those interested can tell Brian or Fiona. Irish language class continues at 7.30pm each Tuesday. Our 25/21 celebration is on Saturday December 7 in the Gandon Inn. It is a free event but tickets (available from the committee) are required. Anyone with ideas for the night can contact the committee. We would like to borrow photographs, newspaper cuttings or any information that can be displayed. Befriend us on Facebook and see the 25/21 event on Gathering 2013.


A recent event organised on behalf of Blian na Gaeilge brought people from all over the country including Laois to the Island of Cape Clear off the coast of Baltimore. It was a weekend of walks, fishing, photography, and tours on this beautiful island where the people were most welcoming. All took part in a music session in a local pub on Saturday. It was a great fun weekend with an emphasis on using whatever Irish you had. 


The knitting circle meets every Tuesday from 10.30am to noon.


The Rock GAA thanks all who attended, supported and contributed to ‘The Rock Gathering’. The night was a tremendous success, very well attended by those associated with the area, past and present. Special thanks to all who travelled long distances to share in the celebrations. The highlight of the night was our guest speaker the legendary Kerry footballer Dara O’Se. The club committee thanks Dara for his entertaining and inspiring words and kindness and patience. Thanks also to all club and committee members.


October 16. €300 G Dunne. €50 D Shortall, A Reddin, A Poole & J Nevin.


October 23. Numbers: 3, 10, 18 & 27. Match 3 (€72) H Whelehan (C Conroy).


October 23. Community care. Top score J O’Shea. Ladies 1 B O’Brien. 2 Sr Madeline. Gents 1 S Duff. 2 T Gowing. Halves ladies 1 V Kearns. 2 A Walsh. Halves gents 1 H Kelly & C Thompson. 2 B Srahan. Lowest score R Cole. Hatcher F Keenan. Raffle R Cole, T Gowing, T Kearns, S Duff & M Barrett.

October 24. Old school. Top score V Kearns. 1 J Delaney. 2 B Thompson. Halves 1 Mrs Gorman & T Kearns. 2 C Thompson. Hatcher D Kelly.


NS 1 B & M Conlon. 2 H Meade & B Hourigan. 3 Srs Rosarii & Madeleine. EW 1 K Walsh & A Conroy. 2 A Bergin, K Dowling. 3 Joint A Higgins, K Horan, V Turley & A Rochford.