Our juvenile Chess Club takes place every Wednesday at 3.30pm. We are starting a new adult chess club and looking for people to sign up, it will take place every Thursday, 6pm -7pm. Storytelling 3-6 year olds every Saturday at 11.30am. We are currently taking names for a knitting club which we hope to start in mid November, more detail will follow. The next meeting of our Adult Book Club is on Thursday November 28, between 6-7 pm. The book to be discussed is ‘At Swim-to-Birds’ by Flann O’Brien. Our current art exhibition is by Sarah Delany. Paradzai Havetitye will continue to exhibit wooden sculptures in the art gallery. Eadrom children’s art class for Christmas takes place on Saturday December 7 between 11am and 12.30pm in the library. It caters for 6-12 year olds. Booking is essential. Contact the library at 057-8730020. Christmas Storytelling with Lesley on Saturday December 14 at 11.30am for 3-7 year olds, with Special Guest!


Vocalese will perform Christmas Carols in the library in Abbeyleix at 6pm on Thursday 19th December. All are welcome. Free Admission


Heywood Community School, Ballinakill, open night for prospective 1st year students and their parents on Thursday, November 29 from  7pm to 9pm. All are welcome.

Hibernian Bridge

7th October  7 Table Mitchell 1st N/S Louise Kavanagh Ita Dunne, 1E/W Nora O’Sullivan Canice Bergin 14th October, 7 Table Howell: 1st John and Gemma Downey, 2nd Lily McDonald Michael Coyne 3rd Breda Corcoran Helen Bergin 21st October 8 Table Mitchell:  1st N/S Sadie Phelan Nuala Molumby, 1st E/W Sam Moore Paddy Purcell, 2nd N/S Tom Reilly Paddy Prendergast, Maura Sherman Phil Ryan, 2nd E/W Breda Corcoran Marie Corby 28th October: 7 Table Howell  1st Dolly Harding Rose Talbot, 2nd John Bowe Jack Murphy, 3rd Sadie Phelan  Nuala Molumby.

Abbeyleix Bridge

15th October  6 Table Mitchell: 1st N/S  Nuala Molumby Mary Lalor 1st E/W  Sam and Noreena Moore 22nd October  6 1/2 Table Mitchell 1st N/S Tom Reilly Paddy Prendergast, 1st E/W Nora O’Sullivan Gemma Downey 29thOctober  6 1/2 Table Mitchell   1st Sean Bolger Mai Mulhall 1E/W Shem Mulhall Paddy purcell


Abbeyleix Business & Community Development Forum are putting the final touches to their 3rd Christmas Market and Craft Fair, which is due to take place on Sat December 7, 2013 in the Market Square from 4pm. The fair will include food stalls, school choir, craft stalls, music and entertainment, christmas fayre and gifts, and lots lots more.


The group present “A Variety Night”, with music, song, dance and comedy. Something to suit all ages on Thursday December 5 at Abbeyleix Manor Hotel, Friday December 13 at athy Arts centre, Saturday December 14 at Shanahoe hall and. All shows 8pm all enquiries to 087 9614235. Top talent with local and visiting artists. A night not to be missed at a venue near you.


Pilgrimage to Knock for night vigil on December 7. Bus leaves Abbeyleix at 6.45 pm. Calll Maura 086 3344722 to book.

Laois Carers

Support meeting for carers takes place in Abbeyleix on Wednesday, November 27 at 11am in Heritage House. Ideal way to meet with other carers while taking a break.


PTAA annual regional dinner dance takes place at the Manor Hotel Abbeyleix on Friday, November 29. Music by Solitaire. Cost €25. Tickets from council members or 087 286 8092


Free CPR/AED training at the Abbeyleix Manor hotel on Wednesday November 27 from 6.30- 9pm, AGM at 9pm. All are welcome.

Social dancing

Abbeyleix Lions Club & District Social dancing takes place every Thursday 9.30-12.30pm in the Abbeyleix Golf Club. Tea/cofee served. Adms €8.