A train has arrived recently in Attanagh, unfortunately not into the station which sadly closed in 1962 but rather into the post office. A photo of a ballast train taken at Attanagh Station in 1952 has aroused much interest particularly as photographs of the station are few. This invaluable piece of railway heritage was discovered by Mr Ron Bramley, Abbeyleix and depicts stationary Steam Locomotive 252 with crew facing Ballyragget. The station house (present day residence of Martin and Bridog Kelly) can be seen in the background. Many thanks to Mr Bramley for sharing this treasured piece of history.

25 Progressive Card Games

There were six tables at last week’s (February 7) 25 Progressive Card Games in Ballyouskill Hall. winners were the Daltons (10 games); the Walshs (10 games); Tony Dooley and Frank Dooley (10 games).


The death occurred on February 3 of Katie Keirns (nee Moylan), late of Birmingham and Grennan, Attanagh. Predeceased by her husband Oliver and son Michael Katie was also sister to recently deceased Mikey Moylan, Grennan, Attanagh. She was nearing the age of 103 years and was the oldest resident from the area. She is mourned by her daughter Patricia Horton, brother John Moylan, sister in law Sheila, grandchildren, relatives and friends.