Work4You set up by Acquired Brain Injury Ireland can help people with injury return to work, training or education. Information stand in Mountrath Library on Wednesday, July 9 between 10.30am-1pm. All are welcome. For further information please call 044 933 8773.

Bishop Daniel Delaney

The Brigidine Sisters and Patrician Brothers will mark the 200th anniversary of the death of their founder Bishop Daniel Delaney in Paddock, Mountrath on Tuesday, July 8 and Tullow Co Carlow on July 9. A ritual remembrance takes place at 3pm in Paddoc on July 8 on the partially restored Delaney homestead. A commemorative plaque will be unveiled by leaders of the two congregations. Local history will be shared and Camross Comhaltas will provide the music. A commemorative mass will be celebrated in St Fintan’s Parish Church, Mountrath at 5pm on the same day. Bishop Denis Nulty will be the main celebrant. All are welcome.

Pioneers to Knock

Mid-Leinster Region PTAA annual Pilgrimage to Knock Shrine on Sunday, July 20. Bus leaves Mountrath at 8.30am, Ballyfin 8.45am. Fare €20. For booking contact Betty at 057 8732531 or 087 2636767 or Pat at 057 8732308 before July 15.

aRts for kids

The Arts Office, Laois County Council is holding art workshops for children with artist Siobhan Keogh over three days for two hours each day in Mountrath from Tuesday-Thursday July 8-10 in the Kiln Lane Community Centre. Children aged 7-12 will get the chance to explore their creative side using many different art materials. All workshops cost €20. Places limited so book early. Call 057 8664033/13 or email


Mythical Maze reading challenge began on July 1 for primary school children. Sign up at the library to receive your wristband and chart. Participants must read 6 books over the holidays to complete the challenge and receive a certificate. Mythical creatures drawing workshop on Tuesday, August 5 11am -12am for girls and boys aged between 8-12 years old. Free but places are limited so booking is essential. Call Aoife at 057 8756378 to book your place. Adult book club next meeting on Thursday July 3 6.15-7.15pm. We will be discussing The Unquiet by John Connolly. The knitting club continues to meet every Friday morning 10.30-12.30pm all welcome. The library will be closed from July 15 to 25 inclusive. Renewals online or by calling 057 8660144/8644572.

Community Alert

Following a meeting of Ballyfin Community Alert recent issues raised by the community have been addressed and were forwarded to the chief superintendent. Please continue to report any suspicious activity in the area to 057 8674100.