Book Launch - The Lost Village

Book Launch - The Lost Village

“The Lost Village” book is a story of The Cones (The Lost Village) in the Barony of Tinnahinch and the Slieve Blooms. Sean Flanagan from Tinnahinch has recorded some very interesting history and stories of the area. The life and times of the people, and how they lived. The Clear family were the last family to leave their house in Cone in 1962 and as a result The Cones was deserted. On the other hand the Battle of Tinnahinch in 1691, wiped out Tinnahinch village. The book is now available in the local Towns and Villages. Copies are available at Poole’s Shop in Rosenallis.

Rosenallis NS

Cumann na mBunscol - Congratulations and well done to our 6th and 4th class girls who contested their third final in a row last Thursday. Sadly we didn’t bring home the silverware this time. The girls played very well and gave it their all . We are very proud of them and we are certain they will be back again next year. We would like to thank everybody for their support, our teachers, GAA coaches and the parents who helped with refereeing and washing jerseys. We would also like to thank our Parents Association for the lovely banner and for funding transport and food.

Derrylamogue NS

New infants for September are invited to attend the Induction Day on June 10th between 1.30 and 2.30pm. School contact no. 057 8628702. Well Done to the Derrylamogue Girls Camogie team who played in the Cumman Na mBunscoil final in O’Moore Park recently, unfortunately Castletown proved to be the stronger team on the day despite Derrylamogue’s endless efforts. Thank You to all the teachers, parents, mentors & supporters who helped the girls reach the final. Team: Emma Stephenson, Roisin McEvoy, Amy Cosgrove, Ruth Honner O’Rourke, Emer Feighery, Christine Bennett Wren, Muireann Dunne, Aibhilin McEvoy, Chloe Dwyer, Caithlin Dunne, Katie Egan, Caoimhe Kelly, Zoe Whiteley, Lily Gordon, Aisling McEvoy, Amy Flanagan, Emily Shelly, Hazel Conroy, Mary Grehan, Mia Doyle, & Roisin McEvoy. Thanks to the Parents Council who kindly provided refreshments after the match. Well done to Holly Lalor who was awarded a Special Merit Certificate in the Texaco Children’s Art Competition.

older persons forum

Following the recent forum for older people in Abbeyleix Laois County Council intends to establish an own Older Persons Forum. Call Geraldine Delaney in Laois County Council to put your name forward. For details tel. (057) 8664107 or email

1916 grants

Apply to Laois County Council for grants to commemorate 1916 by this Friday June 12. Maximum €1,500. This is for 2015 grants but applications are welcome for the planning/research of projects to take place next year. See /Heritage/Ireland2016