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ABBEYLEIX

De Vesci Gardens

De Vesci gardens will once again open their gates for the public enjoyment. Taking place on Sunday August 10 from 2pm - 5pm in aid of Abbeyleix and Portlaoise Lions club, the day will include side attractions as well as walks around the beautiful gardens. Admission is €5 per adult and kids free so come along and bring a friend.

SOCIAL DANCING

Takes place every Thursday night in the Golf Club, Abbeyleix from 9.30 - 12.30pm. proceeds in aid of Lions club funds. With performers such as Pat Daly, Pat Costello, Unity and Laurence Campion, a great nights entertainment is guaranteed. This Thursday, July 31 Pat Daly will be appearing so come along.

Abbeyleix Bog

Abbeyleix Bog Project has commissioned a CMP for the local amenity and the draft plan can now be seen in the Abbeyleix Library as well as the Abbeyleix Heritage House. Comments are welcomed and details on how to do that are available at both venues. The CMP was made possible by a grant received from the Heritage Council. Enquiries to info@abbeyleixbog.ie

Library events

On Thursday August 21 a talk on World War 1 relating to Laois will be held in the library between 6.30 and 7.30pm. It will be given by well known author Neil Richardson who wrote a book about Irish participation in the war entitled ‘A Coward if I Return A Hero if I Fall’. Admission is free and all are welcome. Booking is not essential but it would be preferable if people could contact us if wishing to attend so that we can estimate numbers arriving. Tel 057 87 30020.

On Tuesday August 26 at 3pm Michael Moylan will hold an Irish History Live Show on World War I in Abbeyleix Library. The target audience is 8-13 year olds. Admission is free. Booking is essential.

On Thursday August 28 a two hour genealogy seminar will be held in the library between 5.30pm and 7.30pm. It will be conducted by Sinead Holland, archivist and Laois Library staff member. Admission is free. Again booking is not essential but we would appreciate if people could let us know if they were coming so we can have an idea of numbers. Tel 057-8730020.

Our chess club for adults and children will continue to run throughout the summer. Other clubs such as our book and knitting will resume in September.

Please contact the library at 057 87 30020 to more details on any of the events coming up.

ST VINCENT DE PAUL

The St Vincent de Paul are opening a shop on Main Street, Abbeyleix. We are accepting donations of clothing, footwear, homewares, books and toys in the shop from 10am to 8pm from Monday to Saturday. These items will then be sold in the store, any profits raised in the shop will be spent on the society’s activities assisting individuals and families in the local community.

Ballinakill poool

Grand opening of the heated outdoor pool in Ballinakill on Sunday, July 6 at with a family fun day which starts at 1pm All welcome.

Harvest moon dance

Harvest Moon Dance in aid of Knock National School Renovation for Education Fund takes place on Saturday, August 16 in the Abbeyleix Manor Hotel. Launch of the Threshing Day on Sunday September 14 at the launch. Music by Crystal Swing. Bring your dancing shoes and help us to build our new school in knock.

Tickets available from Audrey Brennan 085 7202828 or through the Manor Hotel.

Laois Architecture

Portlaoise Library will again host a series lectures on the historical architecture of Laois. www.laoislibraries.ie.

SOCIAL DANCING

Takes place every Thursday night in the Golf Club, Abbeyleix from 9.30 - 12.30pm. proceeds in aid of Lions club funds. With performers such as Pat Daly, Pat Costello, Unity and Laurence Campion, a great nights entertainment is guaranteed. This Thursday, July 31 Pat Daly will be appearing so come along.

 

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