Ballyfin vintage

Ballyfin vintage

Ballyfin Vintage & Veteran Club (est 2010) 4th annual vintage car and tractor road run on Sunday, June 22 starting from Ballyfin Community Hall at 2.30pm in aid of local charities. Contact Vincent 087 415 7538.

aRts for kids

The Arts Office, Laois County Council is holding a fun packed 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 are limited so book early. Call 057 8664033/13 or email

Camera club Golf

Mountrath & District Camera Club are holding a golf classic on Friday July 4 in Mountrath Golf Club to raise funds for the club. We will also be donating a percentage of proceeds to Mountrath Christmas Lights Fund. €80 per team of 4, €20 per person. Scramble format. Time sheet available 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’s 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.

Look out for more local advertising and in the local newspapers also on the club facebook page for specific events.

LATE Elizabeth Olive Harris COLE

Condolences to the family Elizabeth Olive Harris Cole of Clonagown, Ballyfin who passed away peacefully at St Vincents Hospital, Mountmellick on June 11. Reposed in Moloneys Funeral Home, Mountmellick. Removal to St John The Babptist Church, Ballyfin for funeral service. Burial afterwards in the adjoining churchyard.