This year The St. Patrick’s Day Parade will take place on Sunday March 16 at 12.30pm. The assembly point for participants is the GAA field. We hope to see all of you out on the day to enjoy and support the occasion. Also there will be a prize given to the best dressed window display of the business premises in the town. We the committee are looking for volunteers to help out on the day for more information on this please contact Celine on (087 2179504) or at her hair salon, Main Street, Mountrath.


The Mountrath branch of the Laois Heart Foundation will hold their monthly meeting in the Cosy Cafe, The Square Mountrath on Tuesday March 18 at 8 p.m.

Community Alert

People can register on the Mountrath Community Alert text alert service until Tuesday, March 4. Each phone €10.


Adult Book Club: Next meeting will take place on Thursday March 6. We will be discussing “Before I Die” by Jenny Dowhnam. Copies are available at the library and new members are always welcome.

The knitting club continues to meet every Friday morning 10:30-12:30pm all welcome

The library is pleased to announce that from February 7, third level students can now join the Library for the reduced rate of only €3.

We would like to remind the community that library membership is free to all children and OAPs, €3 for social welfare recipients and €15 for adults. The library stocks a large selection of fiction and nonfiction titles, DVDs, CDs, audiobooks and language resources. Internet access, photocopying and printing facilities are also available. Free Wi-Fi is also available for library members.


A bucket collection will be held on March 16 during the St. Patrick’s Day parade for the maintenance of the playground/park. This is the only collection taken up each year for the continued maintenance of the playground/park. We would greatly appreciate your support on the day for this great amenity in our town.


The sale of jam continues in Costcutters and Phelan’s Shop Castleton. We would like to Monday thank everyone for their support for this worthy cause buying jam donating fruit and jars. The sale of jam continues in the shops,


Boxing classes: Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, 6.30 to 8 p.m.

Adult Fitness classes: Monday, Wednesday, Friday, (men & women).

Tuesday & Thursday (women only). Morning classes @ 10 a.m. everyday. No appointments needed. Walk in at any time and train. All levels of fitness catered for. Good selection of weights/machines. Contact Noel @ 085 1654495.


The outdoor gym in the local amenity park can be used by all ages. We would encourage all local clubs and groups to use this facility.


Mountrath Country Markets is open every Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 12 noon in The Macra Hall on Main Street. Come and see for yourself. To place an order phone 87 32510 or 8735368.

GROW IN IRELAND WEB GROW in Ireland Infoline 1890 474 474.To donate to GROW please visit volunteer for GROW visit


Dog fouling is a litter problem in the town. It is a nightmare for walkers and a health hazard for young children. Local awareness to identify the dog owners responsible is required. Please contact the Council’s freephone litter hotline @ 1800 32 32 30 with specific details if witnessed address of dog owner, location, time and date.