Craft Fair

Craft Fair

Craft Fair in Aghancon Hall, Roscrea on Sunday, November 16 from 11am to 5pm.


Camross Macra members along with hundreds of other Macra Members from around the country had a fantastic time at the Macra na Feirme Annual Conference/Rally, the October Bank Holiday weekend. Well done to Susie Manson representing Laois in the All Ireland sheep stock judging and a MASSIVE well done to Alan Delaney who came second in the under 23 All-Ireland beef stock judging on the Sunday of the Rally. Fantastic result for the club. Camross Macra always welcomes new members and will have their next meeting Friday, November 14 at 9pm in Bergins pub. Membership is now being taken for the upcoming year.

The county round of welding will take place Wednesday, November 13 in KWS Portlaoise, sign in time 7.00-7.30pm. Please wear overalls and steel toecap boots. Please contact the Facebook page or the Macra phone on 085 7032192 for more information on any of the above.

Whist Results

Top Score Sean Dowling 1st Gent Mick Kennedy Sean Kennedy 1st Lady Kathleen Kennedy 2nd Lady Mai Conroy 1st Qtr Sadie Delaney 2nd Qtr Joe Dooley 3rd Qtr Billy Jackson 4th Qtr Bridie Kavanagh

Raffle: 1st Cissie Collier 2nd Mary Gowing 3rd Bridie Kavangh 4th Betty Thompson. Free Ticket Mai Conroy

Lotto Results

No Winner Jackpot €4,400

Winning Nums 3-5-13-17 €75 Kilmartin Family Longford, €30 Liz Burke Clonin, €30 Peadar Phelan Ballaghmore, €30Tim Drennan Knocknagad, €30 Nuala Cuddy Cardtown, €30 Eimear Walsh c/o Nora Doran. Promoters: €40 Noel Mortimer €20 Breda Cuddy €20 Ann Buckley €20 Ciaran Moore €20 Jim Wynne

House Prize €20 Fr Lalor

Coaching Course

Camross Juvenile GAA Club have organised a foundation level coaching course to be held in Camross Hall on Sat. 15th November from 10.00am to 1.30 pm. We encourage all interested individuals to avail of this opportunity. The course costs €10.00 per person. Please contact Arien Delaney 087 7715772 or Tadhg Doran on 087 9162730 to book a place.


The monthly meeting of Camross ICA took place on Tuesday 4th Nov. President Mary Kilmartin presided. Votes of sympathy were passes with Cissie Collier, The Cuddy Family, Joan Grady, The Dooley Family, the Palmer Family and the Lowry Family an the death of Maria Lowry, May they all rest in peace. Two members hope to attend Federation meeting in Knockaroo on the 30th Nov. Margaret Culleton said Ferderation voted to contribute to the upgrade of a room in An Grianan in memory of the late Kathleen Gorman R.I.P. It is hoped that all guilds will contribute to the fund. Josephine Phelan gave a wonderful talk and pictures of her trip to Malawi. This project was set up by Fr. John Ryan to help further the education of higher level students. Josephine found the experience of working and teaching very rewarding and interesting and hopes to return to Malawi next Sept. The raffle was won by Cissie Collier.

Months Mind Mass

The Months Mind Mass for the late Jack Dooley Mountsalem will be celebrated on Saturday next November 15th at eight o’clock in St Fergals Church Camross. On Sunday 16th the Sunday morning Mass will be for the Anniversary of Patrick Ryan Cappinarrow Camross.

Claire prepares for World Elite games

Kilkenny born Claire Grace whose grandfather was Joe Delaney of Rossnaclonagh Coolrain whose family are steeped in Camross GAA history is this week in preparation for the World Elite boxing games in South Korea, alongside Olympic champion Katie Taylor. After going so close in the European championships the Callan, and Irish camps are both confident she can bring home a medal. The DCU Student who boxes in the 69 kgs division is ranked tenth in the World after claiming a Bronze medal in the Europeans earlier this year her cousins in Camross wish her well.

Pony Club

Not happy with one title in the bag the Camross Pony club carried off a second trophy last week when they competed in the Leinster Primary Inter schools Show jumping at Kildare International Equestrian centre. Congratulations to all concerned.

Parish social

Another great nights enjoyment was provided at the November Parish social on Saturday last which means there is only one more outing before Christmas and that will be on Saturday December 6th when music will be provided by Catherine and The Images.

Late Naomi Larkin

The death took place following an illness of Naomi Larkin of the Bungalow Coolrain Village on Wednesday last. Formerly of Wetherby Road Leeds England the family left England to take up residence in Coolrain many years ago and since their arrival have been an integral part of the community.

The family were devastated when their only son Daniel passed away a few short years ago. Mrs Larkin had not enjoyed the best of health in the intervening years and was a patient at St James Hospital in Dublin when she passed away on Wednesday November 5.

Having reposed at her residence Rosary was recited on Thursday evening and on Friday the remains were removed to St Fergals Church Camross for requiem Mass at midday celebrated by the PP John Lalor who spoke of a wonderful Mother and wife who had made Coolrain her home and will be sadly missed by her husband and all her good neighbours who enjoyed her company since coming to live among them.

Chief mourners are her husband Noel a native of the Ridge Road in Portlaoise her sister Janet and brother James, nieces, nephews, Brothers –in-law Brian, Norman, Barry, Allen, Niall, John, sister-in-law Bernie, Marie, Ann, Emily, extended family friends neighbours in Leeds and Coolrain. May she rest in peace.

Late Michael Heffernan

The death took place on Friday October of Michael Heffernan of Paddock in his seventy ninth year at the Ballard nursing home. Michael was the oldest of eleven and had been in ill for some time.

Michael’s remains reposed at Burkes funeral home on Friday evening with recital of the rosary and on Saturday evening the remains were taken to St Edmunds Church Castletown. Requiem Mass celebrated by Fr Willie Hennessey Michaels remains were removed to St Fergals cemetery Camross to be laid to rest in the family plot.

Chief mourners are his brothers Joe, Lazerian, (Patrick England), Jim, Anthony, Thomas, sisters Mary (England), Margaret O’Brien Mountrath, Lil Cuddy Carrowreigh, Ann Cuddy Aughduff, extended family and friends in Paddock. May he rest in peace.