MOUNTRATH & Ballyfin

World Day Of Prayer

World Day Of Prayer

World Day Of Prayer takes place this year in St Peters Church Mountrath on Friday, March 6 at 8pm . Written by Christian women of the Bahamas. Join us. Warm welcome awaits you at your local service.

Ballyfin Vintage & Veteran Club

Annual ploughing match in Coolnamona, Ballyfin at 12 noon on Sunday, March 1. Open-class and pre-1959 will be the two competition classes. An entry fee of €20 will apply for each plot. Spectators are free & welcome. Proceeds to local charities.

NO Limits

No Limits Ability Centre Ballyfin Special Needs Parent & Toddler group Monday 12pm-1.30pm, Friday 11.30am-1pm. Call Nicola/Laura on (057) 8755920. No Limits in conjunction with CoderDoJo Laois are hosting a fundraising Black and White Ball will be taking place in the Heritage Portlaoise on February 28. Tickets available now at €50 each from the Heritage Hotel and through Paypal on our Facebook page.


The Lourdes Pilgrimage organised by Mountrath, Ballyfin and Mountmellick Parishes will depart on July 19 for 7 nights. Full Board Accommodation in Hotel Solitude. Cost is €799 per person inclusive – room sharing. (Single room supplement €245). Deposit €200 per person. Call Eleanor Duff or Fr Pat Hennessy.


Lotto results for February 18, numbers drawn 3,6,29,31 No jackpot winner. There were 12 match 3’s getting €84 each, Ballyfin had no winners. next week’s jackpot €12,000. Thank you for your support.


The committee would like to invite people to enter a float inthis year’s parade on St Patrick’s day March 17. To enter please contact Celine at 087 2179504. All the community are asked to come and support the parade this year. Looking forward to a great day.


Clonenagh Parish are holding Golf Classic at Mountrath Golf Club on Friday May this is to raise funds for the necessary repairs to windows at St Peters Church . More details in to time .


There was no winner and next week’s jackpot stands at 4,400 and the draw will be held on Monday February 23. Reminder that membership is now due. Membership is €20 for non playing members, €30 for adult players, €10 per juvenile and €20 for two or more juveniles in a family. Also tickets are still available for the All County Members draw. Tickets are €130 and there are 4 monthly draws with prizes starting at €10,000 with over €100,000 worth of prizes to be won. This is a vital fundraiser for the club and your support would be greatly appreciated.


Irish Dancing Classes in Ballyfin Community Centre at 6 pm every Wednesday. All ages welcome. For further details contact Christina Dunne T.C.R.G. 086 361930


The sale of jam continues in Costcutters Mountrath and Phelan’s Shop Castletown. We would like to thank everyone for their continuing support for this worthy cause by buying jam and donating fruit.


The outdoor gym in the local amenity park can be used by all ages. We would encourage all local clubs and groups to use this facility.


Mountrath Country Markets continues every Friday morning from 8.30-12.30pm in The Macra Hall on Main StreetTo place an order phone 087 2110436.


Grow Community Mental Health Movement meets in the Bungalow opposite St Fintan’s Church, Mountrath on Thursdays at 7.30pm. Anxious, isolated or depressed? We can help. Why not join us and learn a practical psychology of mental health. Call John 086 – 8033126. Infoline: 1890 474 474

Paddock NS fundraiser

Clothes collection fundraiser for Paddock NS on Saturday March 7. Clean bedclothes, clothes, shoes, handbags and stuffed toys welcome. Drop to school during school hours, or arrange collection by calling Sue at 087 2473805.