BUS TO CLONFERT
Bus to Clonfert for a day of prayer and healing on Saturday, January 25. Bus leaving Athy 8am, Ballylinan 8.15, Stradbally 8.30, and Portlaoise 8.45am. To book contact Eileen, 059 8625215 or 059 8625902.
Portlaoise Small Group annual pilgrimage takes place this year from July 1 to 6. Five nights full board in the Jeanne D’Arc Hotel. Deposit needed to secure a place.
PHOTOGRAPHS OF MARKET HOUSE TRESTLE TABLE
The Market House Restoration Committee are looking for any old photographs or cine film of the Market House which show the trestle table or any information relating to it. Contact James Deegan 086 2428655, Paddy Nolan 086 8892306 or any member of the committee and photos will be returned when copies are made.
THE LATE PAT DRENNAN
The death occurred peacefully at his home on January 15 of Pat Drennan, Cool-na-Carraig, Ratheniska. Beloved husband of Peggy and much loved father of Caroline. Deeply regretted by his loving family, son in law Tom (O’Donnell), grandchildren Jim and Tom, sisters Eileen, Pauline and Chris, brothers in law, sister in law, nieces, nephews, extended family relatives and friends. His remains were reposing at home until removal on Sunday to the Church of the Holy Cross, Ratheniska and following 2pm requiem mass. interment took afterwards in the adjoining cemetery.
The GOAL Mile run on Christmas morning held in Oakvale Woods raised €1,800. The organiser Billy O’Neill would like thank everyone who took part.
DRAMA WORKSHOPS FOR ADULTS
Informal and fun workshops for grown ups starting in St Mary’s Hall in Stradbally on Wednesday, January 22 from 7 – 8.30pm, €5 workshop. Enquiries Siobhán Coffey 086 3300943.
STRADBALLY SENIOR CITIZENS CHRISTMAS DINNER
Annual Christmas dinner for senior citizens will take place in the Seven Oaks Hotel, Carlow on Sunday, January 26 at 1pm. Bus will leave Social Services Centre at 12pm, ring 8625161, or 8625149.
The AGM OF Stradbally Neighbourhood Watch will be held on Monday, January 27 in St Mary’s Hall at 7.30pm.
A table quiz will be held in St Patrick’s Hall, Stradbally on Friday, January 31 commencing at 8.30pm.
A meeting of the Stradbally Anglers Association will be held in St Mary’s Hall, on Monday, January 27 commencing at 8pm.
HEYWOOD COMMUNITY SCHOOL
Heywood Community School, enrolment night on Thursday January 23 at 7pm.
Please note next preparation is on Tuesday, January 21 in St Colmans School at 7.30pm. Speaker will be Maeve Mahon.
Deepest sympathy is extended to Terry O’Connell, Vicarstown on the death of his sister Sr Ursula O’Connell, Holy Family Convent, Newbridge who died recently.
VICARSTOWN ACTIVE RETIREMENT AGM
The Vicarstown Active Retirement will hold their AGM on Wednesday, February 12 at 8pm in the old community centre.
A collection of electrical items will be held on February 4 at St Michael’s Church, Timahoe from 2pm-5pm.
Meet current members and leaders and find out all about Laois Youth Theatre on Saturday, February 1, in the Dunamaise Arts Centre - 11am-1pm. Ages 12-18.