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Laois Fleadh

Welldone to all who helped with the organisation of the Laois Fleadh which took place in Clonaslee over the June Bank Holiday Weekend. The village was sun drenched to welcome a wealth of talent from all around Laois. Congrats and well done to all the local competitors.

Cuisle Centre

Please support the church gate collection for the Cuisle Centre cancer support service on Saturday & Sunday June, 18-19.


Work evenings are Tuesday & Thursday each week starting at 6 pm from the Heritage Centre. Huge amount of work needs to be done for this year’s competition. We would appreciate more help as the few are trying to do the best they can. Please use the bins provided to dispose of your litter and butts.


The Laois Age Friendly Strategy will be launched on Tuesday June 14 at 2:00 pm in the Abbeyleix Manor Hotel, Abbeyleix. The Retired TD Mary O’Rourke and Cathaoirleach Catherine Fitzgerald will launch the Strategy and this will be followed by a Tea Dance and music will be by Paddy Bracken, Clara. Notification will be sent out to all Active Retirement Groups and ICA Groups but for anyone not affiliated to a group – all over 55’s will be very welcome. Please contact Geraldine Delaney at Laois County Council if you are interested in attending or for more information on 057-866-4107 or


Social Services Bingo will be in the Community Centre kitchen on Wednesdays from 2 – 4 pm. All are welcome to come along.


Music classes continue each week, beginners welcome. For more information please contact 085-285-1772.

Cemetery Mass

Cemetery Masses all at 8 pm: June 24 - Corrigeen; July 1 – Kilmanman.


We meet every Tuesday morning from 9.30am to 11:30am during the school term in the Community Centre. All welcome. For more information contact Elaine on 087-236-2723.

Walks Festival

The 15th Annual Laois Walks Festival takes place from July 1-31. The event The event feature 25 walks in 25 locations with a number in the Slieve Blooms. On Saturday, July 9 walkers meet at 7.30pm at the Heritage Centre for a 10km walk passing the Rickets Rocks Waterfall. from more details see the brochure, see facebook or go to

Late Pat Dooley

Condolences to the family of the late Patrick Joseph (Pat) Dooley, Tinnahinch, Clonaslee formerly Clonduff, Rosenallis who died on June 3, peacefully after a short illness at the Midland Regional Hospital, Tullamore. Predeceased by his wife Sheila. Deeply regretted by sister Rita, nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. Reposed at home. Removal to St Manman's Church, Clonaslee for Funeral Mass followed by burial in St Brigid's Cemetery, Rosenallis.

Bike week

Derrylamogue NS hosts a Laois Bike week event on June 16.