Abbeyleix Juvenile soccer club are holding an Auction on Sunday March 3 in the Parish hall, Fr Breen Park. If you have any good quality items in your attic and wish to donate them please ring Mick on 087 2765871.


Santa Claus made a visit to The Horseshoe Inn in Abbeyleix for Christmas 2012 and as a result Donal Mc Redmond ( Manager of the Horseshoe ) and his daughter Eva presented a cheque to the value of €350 euros recently to members of the Abbeyleix Lyons club.

A special word of thanks to all who helped out, or who dressed up, to everyone who supported and to all the children for making the event such a success on the day


The Abbeyleix Bridge Club League was played over the past three weeks, results were announced on Tuesday. The 2013 winner of the League Cup is Michael Delaney, runner -up Ita Ryder, 3rd Sean Bolger, 4th Frances Stanley, 5th Tom Reilly, 6th Tom Daly, 7th Anne Cummins.


The AIB League results are: Winner of the AIB Cup 2013 Shem Mulhall, 2nd Phil Kingston, 3rd Tom Reilly, 4th Frank O’Donnell, 5th Nuala Molumby, 6th Maura Sherman, 7th Louise Kavanagh, 8th Sam Moore, 9th Catherine Kirwan 10th Mary Holohan.

Sincere thanks to all who supported our Annual Charity Bridge night in aid of Laois Kidney Association and Multiple Sclerosis Association.


Walsh (nee Delahunty) (Ralish Abbeyleix, Co. Laois) - Feb 11, 2013, at her residence, Ann, wife of the late Todd; deeply regretted by her loving sons Paddy, Tommy and Jim, daughters Ann, Kathleen, Lily and Mary, brothers Jim, Fr. Tommy and Danny, sister Julia, brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, sons-in-law, daughters-in-law, nieces, nephews, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, relatives and friends. Rest in Peace.

Session in D’House

Heritage House Company wish to train a community based group of musicians, dancers and singers in the art of stage performance in order to create an attractive tourist contribution in Abbeyleix.

They wish to retain the local oral and aural traditions of the county, therefore it will focus on the local tunes and songs giving them a living presence in the community. It is envisaged over the longer term that this will transform itself into a part of the local community culture itself.

The project will be utilising the tuition of professional performers acknowledged by the industry as innovative and successful in order to develop a musically competent core group who will thereafter be empowered to play regularly. We plan to cater for a group approximately twenty to forty who have already demonstrated a proficiency in music, dance and singing but who do not have the necessary “stage craft” or experience.

This compliments one of the objectives of heritage house to develop and maintain the living tradition of the music, song and dance within the community.