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Mountrath Strollers Walking Group in conjunction with Arthritis Ireland. Meeting at St. Fintan’s Community Hall Tuesday’s at 10.45am. Route: optional (approx. 40mins).

All welcome.

Suitable for all levels of fitness.

This is an open group, feel free to join at any time. Contact Ann Delaney 087 9067386 or Joy Hewitt 087 9381240.


Heritage Week event to remember the great Mícheál Ó Duinn (1883-1977), the Laois traditional Irish dance master at 7pm, Tuesday, August 23 7pm - 9.30pm.

Wreath laying ceremony at his graveside St Fintan’s, Cemetery, Ballyfin followed by sharing of stories, music and dance, with musical accompaniment on the fiddle he played, at an Sean Chistin from 7.30pm.

Admission free and light refreshments will be served. enue St Fintan’s Graveyard, Ballyfin and An Sean Chistin, Irey, Ballyfin. Contact Maureen Culleton Dance Group E T 087-6482038

Heritage Week Genealogy for Beginners with Sinead Holland Archivist. Booking Required. Thursday, August 25, 4.30pm - 5.45pm.

Venue Mountrath Library Contact Email T 057-8756378

Heritage Week talk by Tom Cox, local historian, on everyday life in Laois in 1916 on Thurday, August 25, 6.30pm - 7.30pm in Mountrath Library.

Contact Email T 057-8756378.


Mountrath Parish Lotto Thursday, August 4.

Numbers Drawn 9 11 18 23.

No Jackpot Winner. 18 Match 3 - Each Receiving €56.

Next week’s Jackpot €11,000.


This is an invitation to anyone who learned traditional style step dancing, for example, jig from our renowned dance master Mícheál Ó Duinn R.I.P to come to An Sean Chistin, Irey, Ballyfin on Wednesday, August 17 at 8 pm for a rehearsal in anticipation of our exciting heritage event during Heritage Week.

Further details Maureen 087 6482038.

Late Liam COSS

Condolences to the family of the late Rushin Rd, Mountrath and formerly of Kylebeg Kilcotton, Borris-in-Ossory who died on August 6, peacefully, at his home, surrounded by his loving family.

Deeply regretted by his wife Nora, sons Garry and Darren, daughters Georgina and Tara, brother Martin, sister Kathleen, extended family, relatives, neighbours and friends.

Reposed at home. Removal to St Edmund's Church, Castletown for funeral Mass. Burial in St Fintan's Cemetery, Mountrath.

Late Roger HILL

Condolences to the family of the late Roger Hill, Church St, Mountrath

who died August 5 peacefully at Portlaoise hospital surrounded by his family. Missed by partner Monica, son Jamesd daughter Victoria, brothers Herbert, Jeffrey, Mervyn, sister Evelyn, step father Alex Stone, extended family, neighbours, friends.

Reposed at Burke's Funeral Home.

Removal to Lacca Church for Funeral Service.

Burial took place in Annatrim Churchyard.


Condolences to the family of the late Patrick (Paddy) Kennedy of Shannon St, Mountrath who died on August 4 peacefully at Portlaoise Hospital following a short illness.

Predeceased by his wife Moira.

Deeply regretted by his sister Maisie, extended family, neighbours and friends. Reposed at Burke's Funeral Home Mountrath. Removal to St Fintan's Church at 7pm.

Mass of Christian burial followed by burial in St Fintan's Cemetery, Mountrath.

Late Alf OXLEY

Condolences to the family of the late Alf Oxley Blossom Cottage, Danganroe, Castletown, formerly of Mountrath who died peacefully at Portlaoise Hospital on August 2.

Husband of Sheila father of Deborah.

Deeply regretted by extended family, relatives, neighbours, many friends. Reposed at home.

Removal to St Peter's Church, Mountrath for Funeral Service.

Burial took place afterwards in John the Baptist Graveyard, Ballyfin.