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ABBEYLEIX

Late Patrick KIRK

Condolences to the family of the late Patrick Kirk of Boley, Abbeyleix who died on August 12. Reposed at his son Pat’s residence, Boley. Removal on Thursday at 10.30am to St Brigid’s Church, Shanahoe for 11am Requiem Mass. Interment afterwards in Shanahoe Cemetery.

Comhaltas

Lovely Laois is a new book of traditional Laois music published by well known musician Aine McGeeney of the band Goitse. Aine is also a tutor of the Music in d’House project run by Abbeyleix Heritage Company with local Comhaltas stalwarts Paul Lynch and PJ Phelan. Please contact Paula at info@abbeyleixheritage.com or 057 8731653 or at reception in Heritage House for information or to book an advance copy.

Abbeyleix Bog

During Heritage week on August 28, 2pm - 5pm the Bog Project launch their community built ‘High Bog’ walkway built by fantastic local volunteers with help from our funding partners, all are welcome to the opening on the bog (beside Abbeyleix Manor Hotel). E info@abbeyleixbog.ie T 086 046 6616 www.abbeyleixbog.ie. Abbeyleix Bog Project Conservation Management Plan funded by the Heritage Council available for review and comment at the Abbeyleix Library and Abbeyleix Heritage House. The plan was made possible by a grant received from the Heritage Council.

The Seoda - Treasures of the Wetlands exhibition open August 23 10am - 2pm; 26, 27, 28, 29 9.30am- 5pm; August 30 10am-2pm. Photographic exhibition by Tina Claffey, with spectacular photos of Abbeyleix Bog and other wetland sites in the Midlands. Venue Abbeyleix Library. Contact Abbeyleix Bog Project or www.tinaclaffey.com

Library events

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.

Textile conservation

Textile Conservation Launch and local history talk on August 26, 8pm - 10pm Details of Textile Conservation Plan, funded by the Heritage Council, followed by a local history talk at Heritage House.

‘Lovely Laois’ trad music

A new book of tradtional Laois music has been published by musician Aine McGeeney of the band Goitse. Aine is also a tutor of the Music in d’House project run by Abbeyleix Heritage Company in collaboration with local Comhaltas stalwarts Paul Lynch & PJ Phelan. Her first book ‘Lovely Laois’ combines well known and rare pieces by Laois musicians or about Laois places and faces. Copies of ‘Lovely Laois’ will be available from Heritage House €10. Proceeds cover music tuition, book printing, venue costs. Funding from Laois Partnership. contact Paula at info@abbeyleixheritage.com or 057 8731653 or at reception in Heritage House to book an advance copy of the book.

Abbeyleix Lions thanks

A very big thank you to all that helped and supported during the open day at DeVesci House. Special thanks to the Abbeyleix high nellies, Abbeyleix Vintage Classic Club and surrounding, Comhaltas, Michael Lynch of Heritage House for his guided tour and talk, Catherine and Kevin J Hutchinson for the guided tours.

A very special thanks to Mr David Davies(owner), Ross Irvine (manager) and all the staff for having the grounds looking so well.

All money raised will be used for local causes, thanks again, as always for supporting us!

 
 
 

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