Parkinson’s Disease info day

Parkinson’s Disease info day

Saturday September 8, in the Castle Arms Hotel. Will include a series of talks by a nurse specialist, a speech therapist, a pharmacist, an occupational therapist, a yoga teacher and a woman who has had Parkinson’s for sixteen years. There will be opportunities for people in attendance to ask questions of these health care professionals. We will start at 10.30am and finish at 3.30pm.

Registration for the information day costs €10 which includes lunch. People wishing to register can call Martina at 087 6550176 or Marian at 085 2112973.


Woodenbridge Paddlers canoe practice continues weekly and will continue until Sunday September 16, when we will hold our annual sponsored duathlon in aid of the Make believers. This event will also be held in association with Kilkenny River Festivals. The event will get underway from the Woodenbridge at 11.30am.

For more information on the event contact Michael G Phelan 0872395357, Bernard Ryan 0879736386, juvenile PRO Ann Marie Cannon 0876206555. For sponsorship cards contact Alma 0879434310 or Finn 0863898691.


Monday September 10 is designated World Suicide Prevention Day. Within the four counties of the HSE Midlands, a number of events will be held to highlight the importance of suicide prevention. These events include an ecumenical service of remembrance and hope in Christ the King Cathedral Mullingar, Westmeath and Church of the Assumption, Tullamore, Offaly on Monday September 10, at 7.30pm.

Everyone is welcome to attend the service and a cup of tea/coffee will be available afterwards providing a time for people to chat and support one another.


Abbeyleix Backstage Academy of Performing Arts is holding an open day for new students aged 7 – 18 on Wednesday September 12 from 6.30 – 8.30pm at the Youth Cafe, Fr Breen Park, Abbeyleix. This is its second year in Abbeyleix and further information is available from Backstage on 091 590706.

This year also sees the start of the Backstage Boost It workshop. If you are worried about your child’s lack of confidence or social interaction, this workshop may be of interest to you. For further information contact Backstage on 091 590706.


A new six week session of pilates commences on Tuesday September 18 from 8.30 to 9.30pm in the Castle Arms Hotel. Cost is €50. Places are limited so booking is essential. For more information contact Margaret on 0868547710.


Cullohill/Durrow flower and garden club meet on Monday September 10 at 8pm in Cullohill Community Hall. Helen Lucas well known AOIFA flower arranger demonstrator will be with us. New members and visitors are always welcome.


The parish lotto with a jackpot of €2,350 was not won, small winners were €30 Eddie Hutchinson, €25 Helen Kelly and €20 Darragh Conory. The lotto jackpot of September 10 could be €2,650 and it will be held in O’Connell’s, Cullohill. All tickets must be handed in before 9.30pm on the night of the draw to be included in that jackpot.


Congratulations to Liam Delahunty on a great captain’s day in Faithlegg Golf Course on August 25. Some great scores were posted on a lovely sunny afternoon. Well done to all the prize winners. 1st Liam Ryan, 2nd Seamus Duggan, 3rd Philip Monnelly, 4th Paul Monnelly. Front 9 Cathal Phelan. Back 9 Leo Dunne. Visitor’s prize Eamon Delahunty.


Takes place as part of Laois Connects Mental Health Week. Assemble at Dunmore Wood car park at 2pm (until 3.30pm). Contact Noeleen Dunphy on 087 9636460.