St Patrick’s Day

St Patrick’s Day

The Abbeyleix St Patricks Day parade takes on Marcy 17 starting at the Heritage House at 12:30pm finishing at the Abbeyleix Manor Hotel. To put a float or stall into the parade or on the street send your details to Caroline Cleland of Clelands Supermarkets.


Abbeyleix Business & Community Development Forum AGM will take place on Monday, March 3. Everyone welcome. Why not come along and have your say in your town. More details to follow soon.


The group present “ Out of Order”, a comedy by Ray Cooney, on Friday and Saturday march 28 and 29 at 8pm in Dunamaise Arts Centre/theatre. Bookings at 057 86 63355or on line at All other enquires to 087 9614235.


Takes place on Friday February 21 in Camross. The winning senior solo singer will receive the Perpetual cup presented by the Hearns Family in memory and honour of the late great Johnny Hearns who was secretary of Colt GAA club for many years. So all you senior solosts wouldn’t it be nice to bring that trophy back to Colt. All interested in taking part in aall competitions contact Kevin at 087 9614235. Scorn a Nog on Saturday February 22 Portlaoise, Scor na Paisti will follow .

Bog Walks

There will be weekly Guided walks on Abbeyleix bog on Saturday Mornings. The next walk will commence on Saturday Morning the 1st of February at 11am Sharp. Please assemble at the Manor Hotel car park at 10.45 am. Parts of the walk are mucky at present so suitable footwear will be required. Looking forward to seeing you there. Check us out on or like Abbeyleixbog on Facebook


Scoil Mhuire, Abbeyleix enrolment week from February 10-14. Parents who wish to enrol children in Junior Infants can visit the Junior Infants classroom from 2–2.30pm on Friday 14. Enrolment Forms and school handbooks are available from the school and various local pre-schools. Completed forms must be returned to the school by February 18 to secure a place for your child. Please inform the Principal of any possible special needs requirements.


The 100 years celebrations: January 25 to February 15 with an art and craft display in Abbeyleix library. All are welcome. Celebration dinner dance in Abbeyleix Golf club on February 28 at 7.30, music by Har Ramsbottom. Two members will go to An Grianan in June. 7 members are attending knitting club on Wednesdays from 10.30am – 12.30pm in the library. Next meeting on February 5 at 8pm.

Credit Union Quiz

Welll done to all the local schools who took part in the Abbeyleix Credit Union School Quiz.

Tennis Club AGM

Our AGM takes place in the Manor Hotel, February 13 at 8pm. Please come and help im the development of our club. All are welcome.

Library events

Juvenile Chess Club now on Saturday mornings. Members sought for new adult chess club every Thursday, 6pm - 7pm. Storytelling 3-6 year olds every Saturday at 11.30am. Our knitting club each Wednesday between 10.30am and 12.30pm. Next meeting of our Adult Book Club on Thursday February 13, 6pm-7pm. The book to be discussed is ‘The Great Gatsby’ by F Scott Fitzgerald. Janet O’Grady, Happy Mondays Group exhibition from Tuesday February 4 - Saturday March 1.


Durrow/Abbeyleix Macra table quiz on Friday, February 7 in Dec’s Bar Durrow from 9pm, Table of four €20, raffle on the night with lots of prizes to be won. Support welcome.


Laois Walks Festival AGM in the Manor Hotel Abbeyleix on Thursday February 6 at 7.30pm. Anyone with an interest in walking to attend.