The Clonaslee Show is on September 7 this year. Schedules including all the classes in the show, are available in local shops. Closing date for entries is August 27. See Facebook.


Thanks to all who participated in the annual Paddy Breen Darts Tournament recently. Total amount raised was €70, towards the upkeep of Clonaslee graveyard.


Meeting for the Clodiagh Players will be on Wednesday August 20 at 8 pm in the Parochial Hall.


The local playschool reopens on Tuesday September 2 at 9:30 am.


Heritage week is from August 23 to 31. Find an event near you by going online to Select the times, days and type of event that interests you and get directions to it with Google maps.


“Chris’s Journey”, composed and performed by singer and pianist Tom Conroy, will be performed in Mount St Anne’s Retreat Centre, Killenard, on Friday, August 22 at 8 pm. Tickets €10 (€5 consession), available on the door. Last chance to see Tom perform in Ireland before he takes his show to America. Featuring original compositions and popular covers, the show is about a young Irish boy in the 1960’s who emigrates to Australia and later returns.


Arts and craft course for children continues every Thursday from 3 – 5 pm in the Community Centre. For more information contact Sylvia on 086-345-0964.

school uniforms

Wanted: school uniforms for Scoil Bhríde and Clonaslee College, to be resold at a reduced rate. Please leave into the Heritage Centre Monday to Thursday 9:30 am to 1.30 pm and Friday 9.30 am to 1 pm.


Bus tour is on Saturday August 30 leaving Portlaoise at 7.30 am via Mountmellick, Rosenallis, Clonaslee, Cadamstown and Kinnitty. Visiting Portumna Castle then Clonmacnoise where refreshments are served, then on to Athlone Castle followed by a Viking tour on the Shannon. Finishing with dinner in the Hudson Bay Hotel. Cost €60 pp. Call Matt Barrett 087-672-6290 or Carol 087-135-0555.

sponsored walk

The Slieve Bloom Association annual Sponsored Walk takes place on Sunday, August 24. Meet in Clonaslee at 2pm for a walk around Brittas Lake. All welcome to join in the walk. Refreshments afterwards in the Swan Bar. For more call Mick Dowling @ 0874106493.


Circuit training is on Thursdays from 7-8 pm and Saturdays in the Community Centre from 10 – 11 am. Suitable for male or females and caters for all levels of fitness, from beginners to the advances. Cost is €7 and all welcome to join in.


Whist every Sunday night starting at 9 pm sharp in the Parochial Hall. All welcome. RESULTS: Sunday August 10: Top score: Dolores Murray. Gents: 1 John Fitzpatrick 2 Dinny Kelly. Ladies: 1 V Kearns, Teresa Byrne. 2 Patricia Quinn. Quarters: 1 PJ Connolly 2 Angela Walsh 3 Annie Parnell 4 Mary Daly. Hatching: Olivia White. Lowest score: B Daly. Raffle: Angela Walsh, Michael Kennedy, Dolores Murray, Tom Gowing, Liam White, Dolores Murray, B Daly.


Jackpot won! Congratulations to Ann Marie O’Keeffe, Brocca on winning €1,250. Winning no: 14-18-13. €30 winners: Nancy & Lary Rigneys c/o Peavoys; John Joe Carroll, Shracullen; Kathleen Cusack, Brittas; Val Rowney,Shraduff; Patricia Barrett, Bellair; Mary Dunne, Cloonaghmore. Promoter’s prize: N Dunne, Kathleen Blake, Peavoys. Next week’s Jackpot: €500.

CLONaslee/ST MANMANS gaa clubs

The €1 to €18 draw date is Saturday September 6. Tickets available from all members. Take a chance to win one of 20 prizes in this draw. Please support your local club.

Lotto Jackpot not won. Winning no: 15-20-25-22. €40 winners: John McDonnell, Camillas Kelly, Maura O’Gorman, Ann Stanley, P.V. Dunne. Promoter’s prize: Mick Fallon. Next week’s Jackpot: €2,500.


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