The annual Dawn Chorus Walk will be on Sunday May 20 starting at 4.30am from The Green, Clonaslee. Bring the kids and listen to the early morning singing.


The official opening of the Clodiagh River Bridge is on Sunday May 20 at 3pm. Fantastic stonework replaces the tubular railing. Thanks to Laois Partnership for their support in this project.


Work evenings on Tuesday and Thursday at 6pm starting from the Heritage Centre. Judging starts on June 1 for national competition. The entry is being prepared at the moment, the committee would like more help as it’s a large village to keep tidy. Contact John on 087 6132044. Sincere thanks to the Vintage committee for cleaning the village last Sunday and leaving it spotless.


Congrats to Castlecuffe National School on winning the Tidy Schools competition and receiving full marks. Well done to all.


Congratulations to the 24 young people who received their First Communion on last Saturday. We wish you the best.


A mass will be held on Friday May 18 at 7.30pm in St Manman’s Church, Clonaslee to celebrate the life of the late ‘Sir’ Sean O’Sullivan, former principal of Castlecuffe National School who died last week. All past pupils and their parents are welcome to come.


Sgt Ingrid Moore and Garda Michael Greaney attended a meeting last Wednesday. It was a disappointing turn out. Sgt Moore gave a very informative talk on the situation they are in. It is all due to cut backs. She assured Clonaslee that she and Garda Michael will do their very best to cover Clonaslee. There will be no change at the station as yet. Any forms that people require are at the heritage centre. Please fill out forms and put in an envelope with your name and contact phone number and leave it at the garda station and Garda Michael will get back to you. They appeal to everyone to be vigilant, as there have been four robberies in recent week, also some vandalism. Clonaslee is a good community and it’s our aim to keep it that way. Sgt Moore said most of the time there is only Garda Michael and herself on, she wished we could have better cover, it just sometimes doesn’t work that way and they are doing their best. The committee extend sincere thanks to Sgt Ingrid and Garda Michael for attending. Monitor alarms, please wear your panic button and call Teresa Moloney if you have any problems on 087 9705651.


The Laoise Fleadh is on from May 16 – 20 Bealtaine in Clonaslee. Starting on Wednesday May 16 with a Céilí in Parish Hall from 8-10pm and from 9.30 – 11.30pm. Includes seisiún amhránaíochta, a talk on the place names of Laois, competitions, Fleadh mass, marching bands, face painting and more.


Bingo in the community centre every Thursday evening from 6.30 – 9pm. Light refreshments served. All are welcome


Sunday May 6. Top score Molly Bates. Gents: 1 PJ Connolly 2 D Whelan. Ladies: 1 Sadie Delaney 2 Olivia White. Quarters: 1 Tom Kearns 2 Noel Kelly 3 Martin Rigney 4 Tom Delaney. Juvenile D Tiernan. Raffle: Annie Parnell, Jim O’Brien, Annie Parnell, Martin Delaney, Liam White.


Jackpot not won. Winning no 17-15-6. €30 winners: Liz Carroll, Hillside; AC and Paul Egan; Matt Barrett, Bellair; Ava Horan, Clonaslee; Annette Downey, Glenkeen; AM Dowling. Promoter’s prize PV Dunne, Shirley Langford, Mary Rose Corbet. Next week’s jackpot €1,100.


Jackpot not won. Winning no 9-7-25-20. €40 winners Egan Children, Tom McRedmond, Patricia Lowndes, Rachel Hogan, Wayne Sheeran. Promoter’s prize Tommy Smith. Next week’s jackpot €10,250.


Clonaslee United are pleased to say that we sold one winning ticket in the recent CCFL draw as Noah and Josh Flynn received a cheque for €100. Everyone in Clonaslee United would like to thank all those that supported the club by selling and buying tickets for this draw. For full list of winners, please contact the club.

Clonaslee United would like to express its sincere gratitude to those who helped sponsor the under 11 and under 13 teams in their recent cup finals.


With more entries and bigger crowds this year proved to be Clonaslee Vintage Run’s most successful ever.

The fine display saw over one hundred vintage vehicles taking part, from tractors and bikes to cars and trucks, there was something for all vintage enthusiasts. Castlecuffe National School, one of the beneficiaries of the run, organised a long puck at the field. Paddy ‘Rock On Paddy’ Keating played auctioneer at an auction in the square. After that it was time for the presentation of the Tommy O’Brien Perpetual Cup for the best turned out Vehicle with the honour going to Cormac Plunkett for his John Deere tractor. There was a display of strength which saw teams from local pubs Hickeys, Swans and Fallons along with Ger Kellys Butchers battling it out in the tug-of-war. Swans proved the victors with Hickeys as runners up.