St Manman’s Church is 200 years old this year and the first event to celebrate is a concert in the church on Friday May 24 at 8 pm. We have a fantastic line up with the Portlaoise Gospel Choir, La Cheile, Sax Sisters, Community Choir, Scoil Bhríde and Castlecuffe NS children, Emer Dunne and James Kilbane, the feature artist. Music will be varied and fun so it’s an event for all the family. Tickets will be available from Ger Kelly Butchers, Flynn’s Post Office, Hogans Shop, during mass times and from Annette Doolan 087-988-1046 or Dolores Murray 087-414-8093. For further information please contact 087-988-1046.

SHOW society

Clonaslee Show Society is holding its AGM on Thursday May 16 at 8 pm in the Community Centre. It is important that all members attend this meeting.


Scoil Bhríde Parents Association would like to thank Bernie Chalke of the Mark Heffernan Foundation for the recent donation of a defibrillator to the school. It was decided to place the defibrillator outside the school to facilitate both Scoil Bhríde and the GAA.

The defibrillator was presented to Caroline Mulhall, Chairperson of the Parents Association and John O’ Sullivan, Principal of Scoil Bhríde. Also present on the day was Jody Conway representing the GAA. The Ambulance service will be providing training on the use of the defibrillator to parents and members of the GAA in the near future.


Scoil Bhríde, Clonaslee enrolment day for Junior Infants is on Friday May 17 at 1:15pm. Parents and child to be enrolled are welcome to the school on that day.


Whist every Sunday night starting at 9 pm sharp in the Parochial hall. All welcome.


A silver cross was found two weeks ago in the church grounds. Please contact Fr O’Reilly.


Irish dancing classes on Tuesday evenings in the Parochial hall from 4:30 pm- 5:30 pm. Beginners welcome.


A 5.5K in aid of the RISE Foundation is on Friday May 17 starting at Centrepoint car park at 6.30pm. The RISE Foundation provides support for families of addicts. Frances Black will attend. All fitness levels welcome. For those taking part in the Flora mini-marathon this is a chance to test your fitness level and help a great cause.

Participants are asked to donate €5 to the RISE Foundation. A monster raffle will be held at the end of the walk. If you are available to help on the day, or can play music enroute to add to the atmosphere or wish to sponsor a prize, phone Brenda on 085 8551107.



Sunday May 5: Top score: Martin Rigney. Gents: 1 P Grogan 2 Tom Delaney. Ladies: 1: Sadie Delaney 2 Annie Parnell. Quarters: 1 Becky Thompson, Kathleen Kennedy 2 V Kearns 3 Matt Barrett 4 Olivia White. Raffle: Matt Barrett, John Fitzpatrick, Martin Delaney, PJ Connolly, D Kelly, Tom Delaney


Jackpot not won. Winning no: 2-23-8. €30 winners: Tom Feery, Killeigh; Larry Costello, Clonaslee; Mary A Hogan, Brittas; Sean Hyland, Clonaslee; Liam Dunne, Broughla; Kathleen and Helen Rigney. Promoter’s prize: Hetty Dunne, Larry Costello, Maura O’Gorman. Next week’s Jackpot: €1,850.


Jackpot not won. Winning no: 9-8-13-11. €40 winners: Mary and Paddy Deane, Rosney Family, Castlecuffe, Jody and Monica Conway, Sheeran Family, Marie Conroy. Promoter’s prize: Tom McRedmond. Next week’s Jackpot: €3,250.


Total for Community Alert church gate collection was €455. Thanks for all who supported. Committee ask everyone to be vigilant, report any strange vans or cars you see hanging around. Phone Garda 867-4100 or dial 999. Those with monitor alarms please wear panic buttons and don’t be afraid to press it if unwanted callers visit your home. Be alert.


Work evenings Tuesday and Thursday at 6pm from Heritage Centre. We welcome help from all ages. We have a large village to cover with few people. Please use litter bins. Thanks to Pat for doing great work every morning litter picking, it is much appreciated by committee.


Judging for this twelve week competition starts in May and continues to July. We are appealing to all business people and those living in and around the village to please sweep early each morning and make sure there is no litter or cigarette butts on the footpaths. Judging is done by staff from the Environment Section at Laois County Council. National judging begins from June 1. We thank you all for your support in the past.