Mountrath Does Strictly

Mountrath Does Strictly

All the dancers are geared up for this incoming weekend when rehersals begin for Strictly. The show is on Friday October 25 in the Hertiage Hotel Portlaoise. Tickets are €20 each and can be purchased from Colette on 087-4162377 or Lynda 086-4002140.

Strictly - The Movie

All roads lead to Mountrath GAA Field on Saturday September 21 at 3 pm. There will be a camera crew coming that day to make a short comedy promotional movie for the Strictly Come Dancing Show to be shown on the night. What we need is 100 people or more to come along as extras for the movie. It won’t take long and will be a bit of fun. All ages are very welcome to take part.

Wheelchair golf

The Irish Wheelchair Association Laois Golf Classic takes place in the Mountrath Golf Club on Friday, September 20. All proceeds will be invested in services the Association provides to people with disabilities. To register call the organiser John on 086 382 6541 or contact IWA Laois on 057 869 4030 / The cost of entering a team of 3 is €60, tee box and hole sponsorships are also available.

Set Dancing

On Monday Sept 16th and continuing each Monday (except on Bank Holidays)at 8.30pm in Community Centre Ballyfin set dancing classes will be held. All are welcome to come along and be part of this celebration of our culture.Further queries from Maureen 0876482038


The Mountrath branch of Laois Heart Foundation will hold it’s monthly meeting in the Cosy Cafe at 8pm. on Wednesday September 18. All new members are welcome.


The knitting group continues to meet every Friday morning 10:30-12:30. New members always welcome.


Text to win a calf worth €5000 competition is still running to help support Crumlin Children’s Hospital and Mountrath G.A.A. To be in with a chance to win simply answer the following question Celtic sires is based in the same Midlands County that Mick O Dwyer trained to win a Leinster Senior Football title in 2003 it is A Laois or B Carlow Text CELTIC along with your name and answer to 57080 (e.g. CELTIC B JOHN DOE) text cost €2.


Thanks to all parishioners who have returned CHY2 Forms to the Parish over the past few weeks. The work of compiling the information and of making the submission to The Charities Section at The Revenue Commissioners is currently being undertaken. If you have not yet completed the forms for your family, please do so immediately and return them to the Parish so they can be included in the Parish submission to the Revenue Commissioners.

Your parish, including its church, school and hall, cannot function without your support. Help US MAKE THE MOST of the money you have already donated


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 Markets open every Friday from 9 am to 12 noon in The Macra Hall on Main St. Come and see for yourself. To place an order phone 87 32510 or 8735368.


Dog fouling is a growing litter problem. Local awareness to identify the dog owners is required. Please contact the Council’s free phone litter hotline @ 1800 323230 with specific