Late Sadie Delaney

Late Sadie Delaney

The death took place at Portlaoise Hospital on Saturday October 19 of Mrs Sadie Delaney of Camross Village. Sadie was pre-deceased by her husband Denis nine years ago and celebrated her 87th birthday earlier this year.

Born on August 4, 1926, she was one of five children of and lost her Mother at the age of eight and her and her three sisters were reared by family friends. Sadie married Denis Delaney of Marymount, Camross in 1947 and their oldest son Michael was born in 1949 and they had three more boys and two girls.

Denis died in November of 2003. They lived in Johnsboro for a short while before moving to live in Camross Village. Sadie was involved in many organisations in the Parish including Muintir Na Tire, ICA, Legion of Mary and Tidy Towns.

Sadie was a keen follower of Camross GAA and for many years catered for the team when they were preparing for County finals. In recent years she looked after the Parish Church and immersed her self in the over sixties group in the Parish and was active in ensuring that the rural transport scheme was supported at all times.

Sadie had a passion for cards and seldom missed a whist drive within twenty miles of home and enjoyed bingo when it was played in the Parish Hall. In May of 1972 she supplied the weekly Camross notes to the Leinster Express and continued to do until her illness in late September.

Sadie took ill six weeks ago and was a patient at the Midlands Regional Hospital in Portlaoise until her passing on Saturday morning. Huge crowds travelled to pay their respects over three days and having reposed at her residence her remains were removed to St Fergals Church, Camross on Monday evening and on Tuesday morning her youngest son Fr Martin Delaney celebrated her requiem mass and he was joined by 40 other clergymen including Arch Deacon Murray of Rathdowney.

Sadie was laid to rest in the adjoining cemetery in the family plot.

Chief mourners are her sons Michael, Pat, Brendan and Fr Martin, daughters Mona and Vera sister Lily Sheeran Borris-in-Ossory, grand children, great grandchildren, sons-in-law, daughters-in-law, relatives and a large circle of friends May she rest in peace.


Camross Vintage Club will be holding their AGM in The Poets Cottage on Friday, November 8, at 8.30pm sharp. The club would like to express their deepest sympathy to the Delaney family on the recent death of their mother Sadie who will be greatly missed from the village.


Camross senior hurlers take Offaly champions Kilcormack-Killoughey in the Leinster Club Championship in O’Moore Park on Sunday next November 3 at 2.30pm.


Communications and basic computer course for farmers. Group size 6-8. Time span 7 weeks. Location Camross. Commencement early November. Course is funded by the Dept. of Education & Skills and delivered locally. Criteria applies. For further details, contact Marian at 087 1777879.

Folk Choir

Camross Folk Choir have returned after the summer break for practices every Wednesday night from 8-9pm. We welcome back all our singers and musicians and would like to encourage new members, children and adults male and female to come along and join. All are welcome.


Application forms for the 2013 Laois Community Forum Awards are now available. Entry deadline extended to Thursday, November 7 before 5pm. There are five categories in the group/clubs section while there is also an Unsung Hero Award. Application forms can be downloaded from

Community Dance

The monthly dance will take place in Camross Community Hall on Sat 2nd November. Music by Catherine & Images.

Shoebox Appeal

Completed shoeboxes can be dropped off in Abbeyleix at the golf club or library and in Mountrath at Centra.

The closing date for this year’s appeal is November 11.

Contact Laois coordinator, Tania Thompson if you would like to get involved or join our local team of volunteers.