MOUNTRATH & Ballyfin

Mountrath Community Alert

Mountrath Community Alert

There were also 206 applications for the text alert service - applications re-opened. Register for €10 by July 6. From from committee: Joh Delahunty, Tony Phelan, Rita Watkins. The target is 350 on the system.

Registered with the senior alert scheme so applications being taken must be over 65, living alone or with an eligible partner.

Signs have also been erected with a garda number 057 8674100 should your see anything suspicious.

Ballyfin Community Alert

Thanks to all who contributed to church gate collection .€315 was raised for senior citizens Christmas party. Applications to join the Text Alert Scheme have reopened. Contact Sheila at 086 1570145 for more information.

aRts for kids

The Arts Office, Laois County Council is holding art workshops for children with artist Siobhan Keogh over three days for two hours each day in Mountrath from Tuesday-Thursday July 8-10 in the Kiln Lane Community Centre. Children aged 7-12 will get the chance to explore their creative side using many different art materials. All workshops cost €20. Places limited so book early. Call 057 8664033/13 or email

Camera club Golf

Mountrath & District Camera Club golf classic on Friday July 4 in Mountrath Golf Club to raise funds for the club. A percentage of proceeds to Mountrath Christmas Lights Fund. €80 per team of 4, €20 per person. Scramble format. Time sheet from 8am-5.30pm. Contact Kate 05787 32558 or 087 249 0957. 1st, 2nd & 3rd prizes for teams consisting only of GUI or ILGU members. 1st, 2nd & 3rd prizes for teams consisting of non GUI and ILGU members. Prizes also for ladies team, longest drive, nearest to the pin and hole in one. Raffle on the night with music fun.


Clonenagh Parish Mountrath golf classic on Friday June 27 in Mountrath Golf Club in aid of St Peters Church Windows Repair fund. Team of four men or ladies €100. Time sheet available at 057 87 32331. Support welcome.

Marquee Festival

From July 2 to 6 the club will host ‘Mountrath Marquee Festival 2014’ and there will be something for everyone to look forward to. This marquee event will be held in the GAA grounds. Wednesday July 2: fashion show strictly style. Teenage disco. Thursday July 3: spectacular teenage disco with DJ Noel Brennan.

Friday July 4: Dancing with music by Pat Costello followed by Declan Nerney & His Band.

Saturday July 5: Music by Radio Nowhere followed by Hot Fuss. Sunday July 6: monster bingo €5000 prize fund at 3pm. Sunday July 6: Festival close with Stars in your Eyes followed by music with the Kevin Byrne Band.

See the club’s facebook page.


The lotto jackpot worth €3,000 held in Kelly’s Bar was not won. Next jackpot in Bennet’s Bar for €3,200. We played Rathdowney/Errill in our last game in ACHL Div 1A and won 3 17 to 0 12. This result of this game and other results will determine our progression to the league playoffs.In ACHL Div 4 we had a very impressive win over Abbeyleix, 4-16 to 1-16. This result leaves us finishing the league in a creditable 4th place and should prepare us well for the upcoming championship. Juvenile Our under 6 and under 8s took part in the Boris/Kilcotton blitz held on Saturday last. And there were excellent performances from all the young players that attended. Our under 8s were very competitive and the skill level of all players is a credit to all the coaches involved. The upcoming Croke Park Experience day is scheduled for Monday July 14 next. Further details later. Training for all panels continues on the Shannon Rd. Please use the parking facilities provided.


A Good Yarn Knitting Club meets in the library every Friday morning 10.30 - 12.30am. Why not join us for a cuppa, good company guaranteed.

Late Pat Dunne

Condolences to the family of the late Pat Dunne of Cappinrush, Ballyfin, died peacefully at home on June 14, surrounded by his loving wife Ann and his son Paul, brothers, sisters, relatives, neighbours and many friends. Also deeply regretted brothers Eamon James, Martin, sisters Mary, Ena, and extended family. Reposed at home. Removal to St Fintan’s Church for requiem mass. Funeral afterwards to St Fintan’s Cemetery.