There was 8 tables. Winners on 11 games were Kate Walsh and P Sheeran. Runners-up on 10 games were Gerry Kelly and Mick Holland. Raffle winners were Mick Holland, Eilis Phelan, Eileen Carroll, Mary Kelly.

Parish Lotto

Numbers 19, 20, 22, 25. No Winner. €20 each to Joe Cass, Marnie Egan, Paul Doyle, John Dollard, The Newsome Family, Dolly Murphy, Pat and Elizabeth Fitzpatrick, Grace O Connell, Billy Carter, Anne and Damien. Next weeks jackpot €6,600.

Late Anastasia Lalor

Condolences to the family of the late Anastasia Lalor, Ironmills, Ballinakill who died on May 27. Deeply regretted by son Pat & daughter Mary, sisters Bridie & Mary, relatives, neighbours and friends. Reposed at her residence. Removal to St Brigid’s Church, Ballinakill for funeral Mass followed by interment in St Brigid’s Cemetery.

1916 grants

Applications being taken by Laois County Council for grants to commemorate 1916 in 2015. Maximum grants are €1,500 and there is no lower limit. The scheme is for projects taking place this year (2015) but applications are welcome for the planning/research phase of events or projects to take place next year (eg research for publications, writing of dramas, composing of musical pieces etc). There is no restriction on the type of events to be supported. The closing date is 12th June. The details are also on line at

Laois Hospice Sunflower

This year Laois Hospice Sunflower Day takes place on Friday, June 5. Would you have an hour to spare on that day. Laois Hospice Foundation will be selling Sunflowers on that day throughout the county and is seeking volunteers who would have an hour to spare to collect at the various locations in Portlaoise. All monies collected in Laois will be spent on hospice services in Laois.

Please support Laois Hospice on that day and buy a Sunflower and thank you for your continued support.

If you have an hour on the Friday, June 5 contact Mary Delaney, Secretary, Laois Hospice 086 8157280.