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1916 dvd

Danny Campbell has produced a high quality D.V.D recording of the unveiling ceremony at the newly developed 1916 Easter Rising commemorative garden at Derrycloney Bridge held on Sunday April 3.

The committee has donated a copy to Mountmellick Library for the publics use. A copy has also been donated to Laois County Council.

The DVD would make a beautiful gift for collectors and family and friends abroad. To buy a copy please contact Danny at 05793 43778 or 086 – 8308547. €15 per copy.

The committee wishes to express its thanks to Danny


Fun for all at the Summerfest on Saturday and Sunday June 4 & 5. Activities in MDA grounds on Saturday and O’Connell Square on Sunday. Live music, entertainment, craft stalls games and a teddy bears picnic are some of the line-up. Highlights of the weekend will include a visit from Laois Rose Kate Hyland and the Gordon Bennett Rally. See Mountmellick Summerfest on facebook, or leaflets in local shops.


Mountmellick and its museum will be visited on June 4 at 3pm by a splendid parade of vintage cars as part of the Gordon Bennett Irish classic car run.


Regional meeting: Wednesday June 1 in Portarlington leisure centre. Annual Mid Leinster Mass: June 19 at 7pm in Mountmellick ICA hall, all members welcome.


Scouts are holding a family table quiz in the Owenass Hall on Friday June 10 and all are welcome.


Thanks to all who attended our recent 50th celebrations. The commemorative book celebrating the 50 years is on sale in O’Gorman’s at €10 or call Ursula 083 4825090.


Loretta O’Brien, Irish Patchwork Society, will launch an exhibition ‘My Quilting Journey@ by Ethelda Ellis on Tuesday June 7 at 7pm in the library gallery. Refreshments served. Attendees please email by June 3. The exhibition continues to Thursday June 30. 



Full day quilting workshop with Ethelda Ellis on Thursday June 9 from 10.30am to 4.30pm (lunch break 12.30pm to 2.30pm) in the library. You must bring a sewing machine with a darning foot. Packed lunch may be brought. Cost €10 for materials. Booking: 057 8644572. 


Quilted cushion workshop with Annette Doolan on Saturday July 2 from 10am to 4.30pm. Cost €20 for materials. You must bring a sewing machine, thread, scissors etc. Packed lunch may be brought. Booking: 057 8644572.


All welcome to bible study facilitated by Rev Hayes on Wednesdays from 8pm to 9pm at MDA.


Professional tennis coach Bryan Stewart will provide free coaching on Wednesday June 1, June 8 & June 15 at Irishtown tennis courts from 7pm to 9pm. All welcome, racquets supplied. Private message Facebook page to register.


Yoga classes in The Rock GAA centre, Weds 8pm, call 087 9852682 for details.

1916-2016 DVD

A DVD of the commemorative ceremony at Derrycloney is available from Danny Campbell 057 9343778 or 086 8308547. Cost €15. The committee have donated a DVD to the library for the public and also to Laois County Council. They thank Danny for his work.


Féile Teanga celebrating 1916 in first week of June. Lán le craic, spraoi agus Gaeilge. Call Sean 086 335 2250 for details.


Grow Mental Health meets in the Primary Health Care Centre at 2.15pm on Wednesdays. Call John 086 8033126. 


New members welcome (086 0618955). Activities: Mondays Boccia at 7.30pm in Macra Hall. Thursdays: music and song in St Vincent’s Hospital.


Wednesdays 8pm: music. Thursdays: gardening (3pm to 5pm) & woodwork. All men welcome, call Michael 086 3767530.


Rehearsals continue each Tuesday for the upcoming Laois Fleadh in Clonaslee, Grupa Cheoil: 7pm to 8pm, Ceilí Band: 8pm to 9pm. All members invited to join with Laois Comhaltas for a musical fest in Mullingar on June 11 from 3pm to 6pm. Call 086 8764471.


The parish joins the Diocesan pilgrimage on Sunday June 5 with bus leaving St Joseph’s Church at 8am. €10 per seat, call parish office 057 8624390.

A 2 night pilgrimage from September 7 to 9 with B&B and evening meal, €170 to include bus (single room supplement €20/night). Call Eleanor 087 7670915 or parish office 057 8624390.


May 18. Community Care. Top score B Fitzpatrick. Lady 1 C Drought. 2 H Kelly. Gent 1 S Wilkinson. 2 B Srahan. Half lady 1 T Mulhare. 2 A Thompson & B Cooley. Half gent 1 P Quinn. 2 J Harrison. Lowest score T Dunne. Hatcher F Keenan. Raffle J Feeney (x2), P Dowling, S Duff, D Thompson.

May 19. Old School. Top score B O’Brien. Lady 1 J O’Shea. 2 C Fitzpatrick. Gent 1 J Harrison. 2 V Kearns. Half 1 D Kelly, M Gowing, A Thompson. 2 T Gowing. Best of 3 N Thompson. Raffle T Gowing, B Thompson (x2), S Wilkinson.


NS 1 M Watchorne, B Sheils. 2 B Conlon, P Storey. EW 1 K Walsh, A Conroy. 2 K Booth, A Egan. Bridge will resume on Thursday September 7.


The book celebrating 50 year of Mountmellick Macra is on sale in O’Gorman’s shop and Breda’s Giftshop or call Ursula 083 4825090. Thanks to all who joined us in our recent celebrations.


Cathaoirleach Catherine Fitzgerald & retired TD Mary O’Rourke launch the Laois Age Friendly Strategy on Tuesday June 14 at 2pm in the Abbeyleix Manor Hotel.  Tea Dance afterwards with music by Paddy Bracken.  All over 55s welcome. Contact Geraldine 057 86 64107 or


Laois Branch of the Alzheimer’s Society thanks all who supported the Alzheimer’s Tea Day. All money raised stays in Laois.