St Aengus juvenile soccer club registration night this Thursday August 9 in St Fintans hall from 8 to 9.30. Please note players born in years 00 to 03 need to bring a passport size photograph and any new players will need to bring their birth cert. Registration fee is €30 per child and €50 for a family.
LAOIS HEART SUPPORT GROUP
The Mountrath branch of the Laois Heart Support Group will hold their monthly meeting in St Fintan’s Hall on Wednesday August 18 at 8pm. New members are always welcome.
There will be a ‘Hands on History’ workshop with Jude Stynes on Tuesday August 21 in Mountrath Library at 6pm. This workshop is for children aged from 8-12 years. Contact Bernie Foran at 057 86 74312 for more information.
INTRODUCTION TO BEES AND BEE-KEEPING
Tom Hussey will give an introduction to the fascinating world of the honey bee and the work of bee keeper in St Fintan’s Hall on Wednesday August 22 at 7pm. Contact Derek Banim, Dunamise Beekeepers Association at email@example.com for more info.
MOUNTRATH PARK THANK YOU
Thank you to Jimmy Hayes and his table tennis players for their recent table tennis demonstration in the amenity park. It was excellent and enjoyed by all there on the day.
Recently at the Community Games the girls won the under 13s cup, congratulations to Tiegan O’ Connor, Jessie Hayes, Hailey Hayes, Leanne Delaney and Nadia Krawczun. Jimmy has done great work with the club and we wish them all the best in the future. Thank you also to Karl from Laois Sports Partnership who also came along to the park to demonstrate how to correctly use the gym equipment and answer people’s queries.
MOUNTRATH CHRISTMAS LIGHTS COMMITTEE
Mountrath Christmas Lights Committee would gladly welcome new members. If you are interested contact one of the committee, Colette Phelan, Catherine Burke, Lynda Deegan, Celine Cripps, Carol Boyhan or John Joe Fennelly.
MOUINTRATH GAA CLUB
Mountrath GAA will hold a fun day on Sunday September 2 commencing at 1pm and finishing at 5pm with something for all ages. HOMEMADE JAM
The sale of homemade jam continues in Costcutters and in Phelan’s shop in Castletown. The proceeds of this goes to the Laois Hospice Portlaoise. Your support is greatly needed.
ST FINTAN’S GAA CLUB
This week’s winning numbers were 05, 11, 12, 20. There was no jackpot winner. The house prize was won by B. Donovan. The promoters prize was won by M. Tiernan, G. Dooley. Next week’s jackpot stands at €11,000. The draw will be in Tom’s.
The Library Summer Reading Challenge is underway and will continue until August 31. The book chosen for the August meeting of the Adult Book Club is ‘The Orange Mocha-Chip Frappuccino Years’ by Ross O’Carroll-Kelly. The club meets on the first Thursday of every month and new members are always welcome.
The knitting club meets every Friday morning, new members very welcome. For more information on any of the activities call Aoife at 057 8756378
Meeting every Thursday evening at the car park on Main Street at 7pm.
OLD TIME DANCING
Every Sunday night in Portlaoise GAA Centre from 9.30pm to 11.30pm for only €7. Music will be supplied by Unity this coming Sunday night, August 12.
The outdoor gym in the local amenity park can be used by all ages.
Mountrath Country Markets is open every Friday from 9am to 12 noon in The Macra Hall on Main Street. Come and see for yourself. To place an order phone 87 32510 or 8735368.