Bishop Daniel Delaney memorial

Bishop Daniel Delaney memorial

The organising committee on the Bishop Daniel Delaney Commemorative Plaque as is situated on the Rushin Road Bridge, Mountrath welcome the postive comments. If anyone would still like to be associated with this noble venture you may make a contribution to the treasurer who is Mrs Maura Reynolds, Patrick Street, Mountrath, so that we can bring this project to a conclusion.


A meeting for parents on cyberbullying takes place on at Mountrath Community School on Tuesday, February 5. The have been organised by Mountrath Community School Parent’s Association. Ms. Siobhan McCarthy Vice Principal will speak about How parents should talk to children about cyber-bullying and not wait until it happens. She will also provide information about safer mobile phone and internet use and how they can be used in a negative way. She will speak about when to intervene in cases of cyber-bullying. How young people can be given confidence to respond effectively to cyber-bullying. She will also advise on evidence saving, reporting any incidents to the service provider and/or the Gardaí. Ms McCarthy will also outline the school’s policy.

There will also be a wide-ranging talk on Internet Safety presented by Mr. Tom Mullen (CEO Techcheck). He will speak about everthing from the internet and how to access it to policing the use of the web. The talks will start at 7pm sharp. There will be a short interval and tea and coffee will be served. There will also be a Q&A session at the end of each talk. Entrance to the talks is free and all are welcome. Should you require any further information please contact Pierre Hanneffy, Chairman

Mountrath Community School Parent’s Association, M: 087 4101977, E:


Lourdes Pilgrimage 17-24 July from Mountmellick Mountrath & Ballyfin. Staying at the Solitude Hotel, € 770 per person sharing. Contact Eleanor 087 7670915. Spiritual leaders Fr Pat Hennessy PP & r Míchéal Murphy PP.


A group from Mountrath are now into their 4th week of training and there is still time for people to join in. Training sessions are Tuesdays & Thursdays meeting up in Castletown outside the ICA hall at 7pm, and on Sunday mornings either outside Costcutters at 10am or Castletown ICA hall at 6pm. All are welcome, call Doreen on 0879305400 for further information.


The knitting club continues to meet every Friday morning 10:30-12:30pm all welcome.


The numbers of this week’s lotto were 12/18/23/28. There was no jackpot winner. Next week’s jackpot stands at €16,200. Tickets can be bought from any promoters. Next draw is on January 28.


Under 11years Mon, Wed and Fri 5.30 to 6.30pm over 11years beginners Mon ,Wed and Fri 6.30 to 7.30pm over 11years advanced Mon, Wed and Fri 7.30 to 9pm Girls over 11years Tues and Thurs 7 to 8 and Sat 1 to 2pm Adults Fitness classes Tues and Thurs at 8pm and Sat 10.30am Ladies Fitness classes Mon to Fri mornings 9.30am and 11.30am. 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.


Dog fouling is a growing litter problem Local awareness to identify the dog owners is required.Please contact the Council’s free litter hotline @ 1800 323 230 with specific details if witnessed.


Mountrath Country Markets is open every Friday from 9:00am to 12 noon in The Macra Hall on Main Street. Come and see for yourself. To place an order phone 87 32510 or 8735368.


A practical first aid course will start in Red Cross training centre in Raheen on Monday, February 11. This is an excellent opportunity to learn to maybe one day save someone’s life. For info please contact Monica on 087 9513344.


Condolences to the family of the late Peter Bennett, Paddock, Mountrath who passed away on January 29 peacefully at home. Beloved husband of Agnes, loving father of Seamus and Miriam, loving brother of Eddie, Mary, Una, Katie and Bridie, predeceased by his brothers Seamus and Pat. Sadly missed by extended family, neighbours and friends. Reposed at his residence followed by removal to St Edmund’s Church, Castletown for Funeral Mass last Thursday followed by Burial in Churchtown Cemetery.