Late Lil MAHER

Condolences to the family of the late Elizabeth (Lil) Maher, (nee McCormack) Killart House, Clonaslee who died on March 10, peacefully, at Oakdale Nursing Home, Portarlington. Predeceased by her husband Patrick. Deeply regretted by relatives and friends. Funeral Mass in St Manman's Church. Burial afterwards in St Manman's Cemetery, Clonaslee.


On Easter holidays? Why not go see the Clodiagh Players Sleeping Beauty Panto. Performances nightly from Monday March 21 to Thursday March 24 at 8 pm in the Parochial Hall. Booking line open on 085-783-1104. Selling out fast.


Annual Ladies Night is on Friday April 15. Buffet dinner and dancing to Age Factor. €25 including the raffle. Tickets from Dolores Murray on 087-414-8093, Annette Doolan on 087-988-1046, Betty Finnerty, Nuala Smith or Kathleen Blake. Come enjoy the craic!


Congrats to the Clodiagh Players on receiving third place overall in the Gorey Drama Festival. John Dunne won first place for best actor overall and Eddie Condon was nominated for best supporting actor. Well done for the first time out in the festival circuit. Clodiagh Players will be in Rathangan on Sat April 2 in Rathangan Drama Festival.

cemetery masses

All at 8 pm: June 3 – Clonaslee; June 24 - Corrigeen; July 1 – Kilmanman.


Membership is now due for juvenile and senior members. All players membership has to be paid by end of March. Juvenile membership is €10. Pay to club registrar Martin Fallon.


Items discussed at the monthly meeting: Pollution in Clodiagh River, Heritage Centre outdoor lights, safety doors at centre, gym, kerbing for one way road around centre, Social Services draw, Laois community awards, congrats to the Clodiagh Players. No dogs around the playground area, there is a lot of dog litter, hazardous for children. New members: Dolores Murray, Maura O’Gorman, Mary Rose Corbet, Matt Barrett, John Troy, Pat Carroll, Geraldine Fitzpatrick, Eileen Digan, Joe Digan, Johnny Casey, John Callaghan, Chris Horan, Eugene Doolan, Annette Doolan, John Cusack, Declan Good, Mary Woulf, Tony Dunne, Tricia Bracken, Michael Dunne. Next meeting April 11.

2016 HERITAGE talk

On Thursday March 24 at 8pm in the Heritage Hotel, Portlaoise, Dr Regina Uí Collatáin, PhD, will speak about ‘The Laois Links to 1916’ – a well-informed and

topical theme. Regina is head of the Department of Irish, Celtic Studies and Folklore in UCD.


O’Moores Camogie Club are holding a table quiz on Good Friday Night March 25 at 9pm sharp in Rosenallis Community Centre. Table of 4 €20 all welcome to attend.


Session at An Sean Chistin, Ballyfin at 7.30pm on Easter Sunday with music, dancing, songs, stories and poems. All welcome. Contact Maureen 087 6482038.


Céilí on Easter Sunday in Community Centre Ballyfin from 4-7pm. Music by Glenside Céilí Band so a great evening's entertainment assured. All are welcome.


Due to popular demand, an additional four weeks of 'Gentle Zumba' classes will run in St Mary's Hall, Portlaoise up to  Tuesday April 5,  6.15pm to 7.15pm. Instructor is Ms Susanne Toumi. €5 per night. Contact Branch at 089 2525344 or Caroline 086 8852503. Newcomers welcome.


Will parents of new Junior infants for September 2016 write to the school with child's name, address, date of birth, PPS number and a contact number. Enrolment forms provided later in the school year for those who make contact now. Queries 057 8648334 (2pm to 4pm).


Please contact Castlecuffe NS on 057-864-8238 if you wish to enrol your child for the school term starting in September 2016. Enrolment forms and information will be given to parents.


Clonaslee Country Market in the Heritage Centre will be on the second Saturday of the month, next day is May 14 from 10 am to 1 pm. Free tea and coffee.


Sunday March 13: Top score: Lucy O’Brien plus ongoing jackpot. Gents: 1 PJ Connolly 2 Jim O’Brien. Ladies: 1 B O’Brien 2 V Kearns. Quarters: 1 Angela Walsh 2 Becky Thompson 3 Mick Kelly, Tom Kearns 4 Dinny Kelly, Mary Gowing. Lowest score: Paddy O’Dare. Hatching: Tom Gowing, Olivia White. Raffle: Thomas Casey, V Kearns, Tom Gowing, Lucy O’Brien, Tom Gowing, Matt Barrett.


Jackpot not won. Winning no: 19-21-10. €30 winners: Declan Good, Shraduff; Jane Gonoud, Brocca; Bourke Family, Capparogan; Pat Bourke, Capparogan; Joe Digan, Coolagh; Michael Rigney, Garryheather. Promoter’s prize: S Fitzpatrick, Hogans Shop, Fallons. Next week’s Jackpot: €1,250.