The best of luck to Stradbally, Timahoe and Vicarstown children representing their town and county next weekend in the National Finals at Athlone IT. They are: recitation, Bronagh Scully.
Drama, Aoife Horgan, Orla Hennessy, Sinéad Larkin, Adam Hennessy and Jill Cushin.
Gymnastics, Leah Kelliher, Maggie Kavanagh. Athletics, Blake Kemmy, Matthew Buggy, Arran Foley, Orla Fennelly, Laura Stapleton, Jenny Murphy and Sasha Kemmy.
RITA BOLAND RIP
Rita, from Courtwood, Vicarstown (formerly) Jamestown, passed away peacefully surrounded by her loving family at her son Eddie's residence Jamestown, Co. Leix on Monday, August 1. Predeceased by her husband Ned, deeply regretted by her devoted children Brid, Eddie, Ann Marie and John, daughters in law, sons in law, grandchildren, brothers and sisters, brothers in law, sisters in law, nieces and nephews, relatives, neighbours and friends.
Her remains were reposing at Eddie's residence in Jamestown until removal to the Sacred Heart Church, Rath and interment took place in Kildangan Cemetery, Co. Kildare.
A table quiz will take place in Crean's Lounge, Vicarstown on Thursday August 25 at 8pm. The quiz is being organized by Sean Sheridan in aid of the Portlaoise CBS Zambian Immersion Project. Sean and 15 other students will travel to Zambia in March 2017. Table of four, €10 per person.
Deepest sympathy is extended to Molly O'Brien, Main Street on the death of her brother Sean Owens, Carlow and Ballycullane, Athy.
The committee of Stradbally Active Retirement would like to thank everyone who supported their recent cake sale at the Stradbally Steam Rally. Also to those who gave cakes and buns.
Retirement celebrations for Fr Jim O'Connell will be held in the Church of the Sacred Heart, Stradbally in September/October. Anyone who wishes to contribute towards a retirement gift for Fr Jim can do so by contacting John Donohue 086-3441716, Mick Kelly 086 1903648, Michael Stapleton 086 3619652.
Timahoe, Joe Quigley 087 6683056, Mairead Ramsbottom 087 7995037 or John Delaney 086 2674355.
MEALS ON WHEELS
Tickets now on sale for annual draw. €700 in prizes. Draw for prizes will take place in St. Joseph's Hall on Saturday, August 27 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. All abilities needed. Email firstname.lastname@example.org
Vicarstown Recreation Group. Billy Elliott at the Bord Gais Energy Theatre on Thursday, September 1 at 2.30pm. Contact 0578626158. Limited number of seats.
Next whist drive will be held at St Patrick's Hall, Stradbally on Friday, August 19 commencing at 8.30pm.
Napper Tandy, Stradbally Darts Club are holding a darts tournament/draw fundraiser for PATH Portlaoise in the Napper Tandy on Saturday, August 20 at 4pm.
San Giovanni and Assisi Pilgrimagey on September 30. Price €919 pps. Also Holy Land at Christmas. Contact James Treacy for details 086 0572216.
The annual Swan Field Day, organised jointly by the Swan Development Committee and Wolfhill Athletic FC, will take place on Sunday August 28. Help needed, please contact John at 087 9027560, or any committee member.
A tea dance in aid of Shaen Hospital and Multiple Sclerosis, Laois Branch, will be held on Friday, August 25 in Portarlington Community Centre.