CLONASLEE

Clonaslee NS

Clonaslee NS

The boys hurling team had a comfortable win over Mountrath in Roinn 2 of the Cumann na mBunscol. Third and fourth classes had a great day at the Primary Schools Basketball Blitz in Portlaoise. For Active schools Week last week, children from Scoil Bhríde participated in swimming, hiking, the ‘run a mile’ challenge, dancing and co-operative games.

TIDY TOWNS

Work evenings on Tuesdays and Thursdays starting from the Heritage Centre at 6pm. All fly posting must go outside the 60 km speed signs.

CLODIAGH PLAYERS

It’s getting close, the booking line opens on May 5 for our new production Just Outside Mountmellick written by Dan E Riley. Book your seats for Tuesday May 19, Wednesday May 20 and Saturday May 23 by ringing 085-783-1104. Play starts at 8pm sharp in the Parochial Hall. A fun night of laughs and mystery guaranteed.

MASTER COMPOSTER PROGRAMME

The programme continues May 6, 13, Saturday 16, Wednesday 20 and 27 in the Maldron Hotel, Portlaoise from 7 – 9 pm. Friday May 29 and Saturday May 30 will be in Clonaslee at the compost demo site. Contact Anne Marie Kelly at amkelly@laoiscoco.ie or phone 864-4331.

HOLY CROSS

Bus trip on Thursday May 7 leaving Clonaslee at 5:45 pm, collecting in Rosenallis and Mountmellick. €15 return, €5 for tea and sandwiches. Names to Maura on 087-212-2766 to book your seat.

THANKS

Clonaslee Pharmacy thank all who participated and donated to their coffee morning on Daffodil Day. The generous support raised €545 for the Irish Cancer Society.

SOCIAL SERVICES BINGO

Bingo is on again on Wednesdays at 2 pm in the Heritage Centre. We hope to see all there for a cuppa and chat. All welcome.

CÓR an tSAMHRAIDH

Rehearsals continue in Portlaoise Library each Wednesday at 6.30pm for persons who enjoy singing familiar songs in our native Irish language. On Wednesday May 20 there will be a public performance as part of the Bealtaine Festival. All are welcome. Further details Maureen Culleton 087-648-2038 or from the Library.

MUSIC CLASSES

Clonaslee Comhaltas now have two music teachers on Thursdays in the Community Centre. Karen McCormack teaches button accordion, flute, tin whistle, keyboard and fiddle from 4:15-8 pm. Maria Hearnett teaches beginners from 6-8 pm. Instruments being taught are tin whistle, banjo, mandolin, concertina, fiddle and button accordion. If your child has an interest in any of the classes please contact branch chairman John Conway on 085-285-1772.

CEMETERY MASSES

Clonaslee cemetery Friday June 5 at 8 pm; Corrigeen cemetery Friday June 26 at 8 pm; Kilmanman cemetery Friday July 3 at 8 pm.

WHIST RESULTS

Sunday April 26: Top score: Martin Rigney. Gents: 1 Dinny Kelly 2 Mick Kelly Ladies: 1 Mary Gowing 2 Annie Parnell, B O’Brien. Quarters: 1 Angela Walsh 2 Matt Barrett 3 Tom Delaney 4 Thomas Casey. Lowest score: PJ Connolly. Hatching: Roseleen Cole. Raffle: Teresa Byrne, PJ Connolly, Becky Thompson, PJ Connolly, Teresa Byrne, Paddy O’Donovan. Ongoing jackpot plus a bonus prize. Join us every Sunday at 8:30 pm in the Parochial Hall.

PARISH LOTTO

Jackpot not won. Winning no: 6-14-22. €30 winners: Clieve Peavoy, Clonaslee; Pauline O’Reilly, c/o MJ Dunne; Sean Conroy, Boyle; Joseph McRedmond, Clonabeg; Maura O’Gorman, Clonaslee; Joe O’Meara, Clonaslee. Promoter’s prize: Mary Rose Corbet, Peavoy’s, Fallons. Next week’s Jackpot: €1,700.

CLONASLEE ST MANMANS GAA LOTTO

Jackpot not won. Winning no: 12-6-24-20. €40 winners: Mary Brophil, Padraig Conroy, Betty McEvoy, Jimmy Carroll, Val Bracken. Promoter’s prize: Shane Conroy. Next week’s Jackpot: €4,050.

Darkness into Light

Darkness into Light Walks in aid of Pieta House suicide counselling centres take place in Mountmellick and Tullamore at 4am this Saturday May 9. Register at dil.pieta.ie