Slieve Bloom Assoc

Slieve Bloom Assoc

The next meeting of the Slieve Bloom Association will be held in the Community Centre, Kinnity on Thursday, September 4 at 8.30pm. All welcome, especially if you are interested in preserving, yet promoting the heritage of the Slieve Bloom area – we are always looking for new members. Check our website:

The Slieve Bloom Association annual bus tour will be on Saturday, September 6 and includes a visit to Portumna Castle & Gardens, Athlone Castle, a Viking trip on the Shannon and a three course meal in the Hodson Bay Hotel. The bus will start from Portlaoise at 7.30am and pick people up in Mountmellick, Rosenallis, Clonaslee, Cadamstown and Kinnity as required. Booking is essential.

For booking and further information, please call Carole Keegan 0871350555 or Matt Barrett 0876726290.

Mountmellick Comhaltas

We look forward to welcoming everyone back for another year of music. Registration night is on Tuesday September 9 at 7.30pm in the sports complex of the Community Secondary School. On the night we will have instruments from our instrument bank and musicians and potential musicians are welcome to try them out. If anyone would like to donate an instrument for the bank please bring along on the night also. Classes will return on September 16. Remember Sharon Shannon plays at the Arts Centre Mountmellick on September 12. Committee meeting on September 2 in the ICA Hall at 8pm.

Irish Dancing

Irish dancing classes commencing Thursday, September 4, 2014 in the Green School, Rosenallis commencing at 6pm. All ages welcome, for further details please contact Christina Dunne TCRG 086 3619303.

Vintage Run

The Tower Classic and Vintage run on Sunday, September 7 starting at Ballyfin Community Hall at 2pm. In aid of Laois Hospice & Bone Marrow for Lukemia Trust Fund, St James’s Hospital. All welcome to attend. For more information contact Denis at 087 9488015.


Kilcavan 5k fun run/walk is on Friday September 12 at 7pm, registration from 6pm. Race entry €10, juveniles €5. Funds in aid of St Mary’s hall, Clonaghadoo. Prizes 1st, 2nd, and 3rd male and female.


‘Calvary’ starring Brendan Gleeson will be shown on Friday September 5 at 8pm.

Run for Cuisle

Run, jog or walk for The Cuisle Centre, 10km and 5km run, 5km jog or walk on Saturday, September 6 6.30pm in Ratheniska. Entry fee €15, children free. Registration at Rathineska Hall 4pm - 6pm. All proceeds to The Cuisle Centre. Enquiries to 0876877556.