Late Fr Patrick Kehoe

Late Fr Patrick Kehoe

Condolences to the family of the late Fr Patrick Kehoe, Abbeyleix, retired Parish Priest of Abbeyleix, who died on February 6. Predeceased by his brother Sean and sister Eileen. Deeply regretted by his loving brother Tom, sisters Mai Murphy and Sr M Regina, the Bishop and Priests of Kildare and Leighlin, his devoted housekeeper Nora, extended family, parishioners, relatives and friends. Reposed at the Church of The Most Holy Rosary, Abbeyleix where Requiem Mass was celebrated last Sunday. Interment afterwards in the adjoining cemetery.

School musical

Heywood Community School, Ballinakill, Co. Laois, Staff and Students present “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat” to Wednesday to Friday 25-27 at 8pm . Adults €12 / Students €10. Tickets available at The School and in Moran’s Newsagent, Abbeyleix. See Schools Express


An exhibition of work by A.G.E. Conceptual Artists runs in Abbeyleix Library from February 12 until March 5.

Strictly Dancing

Abbeyleix GAA Strictly Come Dancing on Sunday, April 5. To get involved call Denise Bonham on 086-8580857 or Richard Kennedy on 087-9254754. Winning couple receives €1,000 for their chosen group or charity. Details to follow.


Male and female volunteers required urgently to help out at Abbeyleix Youth Cafe. We have a fantastic facility in our community for our Youth and need an injection of leadership, new ideas and fun in our cafe. If you have time on your hands and would like to work with our Youth we would be very interested in hearing from you. Our Cafe currently is opening only twice or so a month due to lack of volunteers. It is an opportunity for Leaving Cert or college students to gain experience in a community project. Call Chris on 087 2424060 if interested.


The annual awards night will take place on Friday, February 27 with an adult/junior competition. Presentation of awards afterwards and food will be served. To take part put your name down in the clubhouse or text the club phone.


Durrow /Abbeyleix Macra annual table quiz on Friday, February 20 in Decs Bar, Durrow. Food & raffle prizes on the night. Proceeds to St Vincent de Paul. Food collection on the night - non perishable items would be greatly appreciated.

Cycling & Touring

Laois Cycling & Touring Club is looking for new members from all over Laois. The club meets each Sunday at the Maldron Hotel Portlaoise at 8:45am. Routes to suit all levels of cyclists. Beginners will be accompanied by one or more of our experienced club members. All cyclists should have a road worthy bike, helmet and a drink them. See our Facebook page or contact

St Vincent de Paul

Abbeyleix St Vincent de Paul accept donations of good quality men’s, women’s, and children’s clean clothing, toys and games and quality homeware.

Golf Society

The Horshoe Inn Golf Society closing date to sign up is February 22. Meeting on February 24 at 9pm.


Enrolling for 2015 – 2016 for Abbeyleix South NS. To enrol child in Junior Infants for September 2015 enrolment forms from the school office. Return forms by Tuesday February 17. Call (057) 8731920

Abbeyleix Bog

The Abbeyleix Bog Project is planning another section of the board walk in 2015, which will continue this loop across the entire bog. It will be open to the entire community to buy their very own metre of Board walk , which will have your own name plaque which you can dedicate to whoever you like . Cost per metre is €90 and all work will be done voluntarily. Contact Gary O’Keeffe 087 2651220,