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The death has occurred of Liam Logan, unexpectedly, from Garrons, Stradbally, ex Garda Síochána, and formerly of 79 O'Dwyer Villas, Thomondgate, Limerick City, Co. Limerick. Deeply regretted by his loving wife Mary, daughter Orlaith, son Cian, parents Willie and Nuala, sisters, brothers, aunts, uncles, brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, son-in-law, grandchildren, nieces, nephews, extended family, colleagues and a large circle of friends.

His remains were reposing at the Presentation Chapel, Sacred Heart Church, Stradbally until removal to the Church of the Assumption, Vicarstown for funeral mass on Friday followed by burial in Moyanna Cemetery.


The Meals on Wheels church gate collection will be taken up at all masses in Stradbally, Timahoe, Vicarstown and Ratheniska on Saturday, July 30 and Sunday, July 31. Your support is very much appreciated.

Tickets are now on sale for the annual draw. €700 in prizes. Draw for prizes will take place in St. Joseph's Hall on Saturday, August 27 commencing at 7pm.


Looking for volunteers for to help at 'Lemmy Lives in all of us' Motorhead, Napper Tandy's, Stradbally Saturday, August 27 in aid of the Cuisle Centre. Email


Thanks to all who contributed so generously Stradbally parish of the St Vincent de Paul last weekend.


Vicarstown Recreation Group, musical of the decade Billy Elliott at the Bord Gais Energy Theatre on Thursday, September 1 at 2.30pm. Anyone interested please contact 0578626158.


The Alzheimer Dementia Bus will be at the Stradbally Steam Rally on Sunday, July 31 – August 1.


The Stradbally Town AFC soccer awards night held in the Napper Tandy on Saturday night last was a great success with a great attendance on the night. The recipients of awards were: Derek O'Gorman scooped player of the season and also the top goalscorer, John Clancy was young player of the season and Conor Brady took player's player of the season.


The death occurred on 12 July 2016 unexpectedly, but peacefully, at his home 4 Eaton Heights, Cobh, Co. Cork of Stradbally man Tony Carroll, formerly from the Court Square, and late of Verlome Cork Dockyard and Maritem Industries). Beloved husband of Joan (nee Horgan) and dear father of Jane and Brian, Grandad to Adam & James. Sadly missed by his loving wife and family, daughter-in-law Nicky and Jane's partner Mark, father-in-law Dan, sisters and brothers, sisters-in-law, brothers-in-law, nephews, nieces, relatives and friends.

His remains were reposing at his home on Friday until removal on Saturday to St Colman's Cathedral and following requiem mass his remains were interred in St. Colman's Cemetery.


Top score Lily Pierce, 1st lady Lily Pearson, 2nd lady Birdie Langton and Mary Gowing, 1st gent Sean Langton, 2nd gent Tom Gowing, 1st half Freda Coyle, 2nd half John Harrison, lowest score Billy Ransome, hatching Alice Finn, no trick in any one game Etta Craig and Peter Stephenson, student Nathan Harrison, raffles Molly Kavanagh, Mai Hendy, Lily Pearson and Nora Fisher.

Next whist drive will be held at the same venue on Friday, August 19 commencing at 8.30pm.


Deepest sympathy is extended to Declan and Angela Leonard, Portlaoise on the death of their mother Peggy Leonard (nee Fitzgibbon), Glenside which occurred on Friday, July 15. Peggy was predeceased by her husband Pat, formerly from Ballinteskin, Stradbally.


Napper Tandy, Stradbally Darts Club are holding a darts tournament/draw fundraiser for PATH Portlaoise in the Napper Tandy on Saturday, August 20 commencing at 4pm. Music on the night and sponsorship. cards are now available. Please do support this very worthy cause.