Emo tidy towns wish to thank PJ Harty for all his hard work for us over the last 12 months. He kept the area spotless and will be badly missed. Unfortunately his contract has come to an end and to date we have not been given a replacement. We ask all residents and everyone who use our village to keep it tidy and free from litter as judging for competitions is on going.


Lotto results July 28: Nos drawn were 13, 17, 25, 28. No winner Match 3 winner Collette Murphy Promoter: Enda Behan

O’Dempsey’s and St Conleths are holding their annual successful skills week in August commencing today Tuesday August 5 to Friday August 8. It is open to all boys and girls from 4yrs to 14 yrs. Cost €20 per child (additional children in family €5 each). Time 9.45 to 2pm each day with registration on Tuesday, August 5 at 9.15am Please bring a packed lunch and drinks.

O’Dempseys fundraising clothing collection on Saturday, August 23 from 9.30am to 11.30 am. Items accepted, clean re-wearable clothing, blankets, bedding, curtains, pairs of shoes, bags, belts and soft toys ( no other toys). Collection begins from August 18. Bags of clothing etc can brought to training that week. Each 10kg bag brings in €6.50 to the club.


On Sunday, August 31 all roads lead to Fisherstown Ballybrittas for the 100km cycle challenge, other events on the day include a 50km cycle and a short cycle for families and individuals high nellies also welcome. Start and finish at Fisherman’s Inn where refreshments will be served. Information call 087 2654001.

Bug Hotel

Bug Hotel Build and Bug Hunt on August 23 11am-2pm at Emo Court. Contact Irish Wildlife Trust E T 085 783 2545 F


Heritage week traditional music performance on August 24 12pm - 1pm at Emo Court. E T 057 862 6573

Late Mary Treacy

Sympathy is extended to the Treacy family of Morette Emo on the death of their sister Mary Treacy who died peacefully on July 19 at St James Hospital Dublin after a long ilness. Mary was a buyer in Cleary’s Dept Store Dublin prior to her retirement five years ago. Her funeral took place in Emo on Tuesday, July 22 with requiem mass celebrated by Fr Tom Dooley PP and concelebrated by Fr Eugene Clarkson, cousin, with internment in the adjoining cemetery. May her soul rest in peace.


Vicarstown Vintage Club Annual Road Run threshing and family day takes place on Sunday, August 24. Starts at 12.30pm. Proceeds to the Saplings School for Children with Autism, Graiguecullen. Support much appreciated.

Area Notes

If you wish to have your clubs events news etc advertised in the Leinster Express you can email them to me before 8pm on Thursdays. Laura Donoher, Ballybrittas Petrol Station has kindly agreed to accept notes etc for the Leinster Express and anyone wishing to submit their club notes can drop them into Donohers before 6pm on Thursdays marked Leinster Express.