MOUNTRATH & Ballyfin



Takes place in Mountrath Golf Club on Saturday, December 7, at 9pm. Music by Tim Chambers. Finger food served. In aid of Paddock NS, tickets €10.

Ballyfin lotto

Results November 20. Numbers: 5, 22, 28, 29. Jackpot not won. Eight match 3s won €125. One winner M & H Keating promorter P Gilligan. Next week’s jackpot €20,000.


Pilgrimage to Knock for night vigil on December 7. Bus leaves Mountrath at 6.30pm. Calll Maura 086 3344722 to book.


The AGM of St Fintans Mountrath a GAA will take place on the of November 29 at 8.00 in St Fintans Hall mass for deceased members at 7.30.we would encourage all members and interested people to attend as this is your club and your chance to voice your opinion and to see our future plans. There was no winner of this week’s lotto .numbers drawn were 15-16-21-24. Next’s weeks jackpot €1600


The DVD will go on sale Sunday December 1 2013. It can be purchased in Centra, Costcutters and Tina Daly’s. The cost of the DVD is €10. All proceeds will go to St Fintans GAA Development Fund. Your support is very much appreciated.


Mountrath Christmas Lights will be turned on, on Sunday December 1st at 5pm in the Square. This is a wonderful community event and we look forward to seeing you all there. Mountrath Does Strictly DVD will also be on sale on the evening for €10.


Mountrath Children’s Playground committee wish to kindly thank the 22 adults and 18 children from Mountrath and the Ballyroan /Abbeyleix athletic club for their participation in the walk which was organised on November 17 to raise money for a new piece of equipment for the playground. The committee would also like to thank the individuals/families who made a donation. It was very disappointing to see such a small turn out of locals on the day. The playground/park is a wonderful amenity but without the support of the community the maintenance and further development of the playground/park will be in question.

Christmas Sale

Christmas Sale in the Parochial Hall Mountrath on Wednesday, December 11 from 7 30pm at which there will be Holly wreaths, flowers, cakes and stalls.


The knitting group continues to meet every Friday morning 10:30-12:30. New members always welcome.


Country Markets open every Friday from 9am-12 noon in The Macra Hall on Main St. Come and see for yourself.


The sale of jam continues in Costcutters and Phelan’s Shop Castletown. We would like to Monday thank everyone for their support for this worthy cause buying jam donating fruit and jars. The sale of jam continues in these shops,


Classes every Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday 7-8pm in St. Fintan’s Hall Mountrath only €5 absolute beginners always welcome. Contact Mags on 087 8129149.


Under 11years Mon, Wed and Fri 5.30 to 6.30 p.m. over 11years beginners Mon, Wed and Fri 6.30 to 7.30 p.m. over 11years advanced Mon, Wed and Fri 7.30 to 9 p.m. Girls over 11years Tues and Thurs 7 to 8 and Sat 1 to 2pm. Adults Fitness classes Tues and Thurs at 8pm and Sat 10.30 a.m. Ladies Fitness classes Mon to Fri mornings 9.30 a.m. and 11.30 a.m. Any enquiries contact Noel on 0851981551.


The outdoor gym in the local amenity park can be used by all ages. We would encourage all local clubs and groups to use this facility.


Mountrath Country Markets is open every Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 12 noon in The Macra Hall on Main Street. Come and see for yourself. To place an order phone 87 32510 or 8735368.


Dog fouling is a growing litter problem in the town, every path in the town is covered in it daily. It is a nightmare for walkers and a health hazard for young children. Local awareness to identify the dog owners responsible is required. Please contact the Council’s freephone litter hotline @ 1800 32 32 30 with specific details if witnessed i.e. name and address of dog owner, location, time and date.