Once again it’s time for the annual 5K in Courtwood. The fourth year of the AAI approved event, starting at 11 am on Sunday 1st June from the local GAA grounds, will offer a lovely scenic walk or run over 5K along a beautiful canal side route.

The start and finish will offer toilets and changing facilities and there is loads of parking.

Top class hospitality guaranteed after the race with tea/coffee/sandwiches for all.

Prizes in all categories will be presented immediately after the run and the local family fun day will follow for the afternoon so it’s an ideal opportunity to get out for a bit of exercise early in the day and then enjoy the atmosphere for the rest of the day.

Ring Damien on 085 7881916 or Pat on 087 6894108 for more details.

Family Fun Day

The annual Courtwood GAA Family Fun day takes place this year on Sunday 1st June. All the usual attractions with the free bouncy castles, cake stand, bottle stall, BBQ and juvenile football games as always the main events. Come along and enjoy the day from 2 pm onwards. Admission just €3, all children free.


The annual outing will take place to Ballymascanlon House Hotel, Carlingford, on July 27. Cost €170, dinner and B&B for two nights. Phone 0578626158. Walking from the bridge every Wednesday evening at 7.30pm.

Wildlife Events

Irish Wildlife Trust Laois/Offaly Branch , upcoming “Bat Night”, Emo Court – led by Tina Augheny (Bat Conservation Ireland), 9:15pm, Friday May 30thth, meet in car park. Contact: iwtlaoisoffaly@gmail.com