St Aengus juvenile soccer club table quiz in The Pub Olly Gormans on Friday February 7 at 9pm to raise funds to develop new facilities at New Line Road. Support will be greatly appreciated. Journalist and RTE broadcaster Brenda Power will be the host on the night, so come along and bring your friends for a great night out.


Mountrath Community School’s Parents Association have organised a talk by John Lonergan on “Parenting - The Challenges and the Rewards”, on Monday February 10 at 7.30pm. The talk will be held in the school. All parents and students are welcome.


A Public Meeting for Mountrath Community Alert will be held in St Fintan’s Hall on Tuesday Night the February 4 at 8 pm Sharp. Hall opens at 7pm for interested parties offering advice, distributing brochures, leaflets and displaying wares and also to answer any queries you may have.


The Parents Council thank all who supported our hugely successful Gospel Choir Fundraiser. Sincerest thanks to our many sponsors who’s help & support was greatly appreciated in continuing to help our children’s school.

GAA Fundraiser

The club will be holding a fundraising recyling day on Saturday February 15 for the Mountrath Development fund. Drop all items between 9am - 5pm to the GAA grounds. Please donate all clean unwanted clothes also bed linen, towels, & curtains, shoes bags belts & soft toys. Wearable clothes will be recycled and reused and other items to be recycled, such as, industrial wipes or soundproofing. Laptops (must be intact with lead also mobile phones are accepted but please keep separate. Books are accepted but no school books (text or copy), magazines or diaries. No household bric a brac. Contact 087-9173804,or 085-2445611, or 085-2445610, before February 15. to make arrangements for collection of items. Thank you for your support.

First Aid

Practical First aid course in Kiln Lane Community Centre Mountrath at 7.30pm on Monday, from February 10. To participate contact Monica Middleton 087 9513344 for info.

Camera club

Mountrath & District Camera Club thanks Alf Harvey who judged our ‘New’ theme during our last meeting. Winners: 1st- Aine Purcell, 2nd- Lori Strang, 3rd- Peter Haslam, and 4th- Heather Rice. Congrats to our Top 4 on the night and well done to all who entered. Our meetings at the new time of 9pm to facilitate members who attend Metac photography classes. The February theme is Winter Wonderland. Photo size = 8 x 6 inches STRICTLY - nothing under or above this size accepted. One photo per person. Membership renewal until the end of February at the latest, new members always welcome.


Pilgrimage to Lourdes, July 18 for seven nights, €790 pps. Pilgrimage to Fatima August 21, seven nights, €759 pps. Contact Eleanor, 087 7670915.

Late Annie FARRELL

Condolences to the family of the late Annie Farrell of 10 Woodbrook, Mountrath who died at St Luke’s Hospital Kilkenny on January 30. Deeply regretted by her brothers Pad and John extended family and friends. Reposed at Burke’s Funeral Home, Mountrath. Removal to St Fintan’s Church for Funeral Mass followed by Burial in St Fintan’s Cemetery.

Late Kathleen BERGIN

Condolences to the family of the late Kathleen Bergin of Derrylusk, Mountrath and formerly of The Square, Roskelton, Mountrath who died on January 28 peacefully in the loving care of St Vincent’s Hospital, Mountmellick. Deeply regretted by her loving nieces, nephews, extended family, relatives, neighbours and friends. Reposed at Guilfoyle’s Funeral Home, Castletown, Mountrath. Removal to St Fintan’s Church, Mountrath for Funeral Mass. Burial in St. Fintan’s Cemetery Raheen.


Condolences to the family of the late Margaret Dowling, Mountrath who died on January 25 after a short illness at the Mater Hospital Dublin. Deeply regretted by her beloved brothers Thomas and Seamus, sisters Kathleen, Bernadette and Pauline, extended family, relatives and friends. Removal to St Fintan’s Church Mountrath for Funeral Mass followed by burial in St Fintan’s Cemetery Raheen.

Late Dorothy Mildred WHITE

Condolences to the late Dorothy Mildren White (née Rainsberry) of Cavansheath, Mountrath who died at the Droimnin Nursing Home Stradbally on January 29. Beloved wife of the late Fred, deeply regretted by her sister Violet, extended family, relatives, and her very kind neighbours and friends. Funeral to St John the Baptist Church, Ballyfin for Prayers and Funeral Service followed by Burial in the adjoining Churchyard.


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.


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


The sale of jam continues in Costcutters and Phelan’s Shop Castleton. 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,