Booking for the Clodiagh Players panto “Snow White and the Seven Dwarves” is open. This show is expected to book out fast so call 085-783-1104. The show runs from Tuesday January 27 until Saturday January 31, nightly shows at 8pm and matinee show on Saturday January 31 at 3pm. Tickets for adults €10, children/students/oaps €5. Family ticket €25 for includes two adults and four children. So hurry and book your place today.


A reminder about the importance of recycling after the Christmas period, the bottle bank and clothes banks at the back of the Community Centre for green, brown and clear glass. Take larger amounts of cardboard, cans, biscuits tins and plastic containers to the landfill at Kyletalisha for €3. The committee wishes everyone a happy and safe new year.


Be vigilant and don’t entertain bogus callers to your homes. They are in the Laois area. Ladies be careful of money in your handbags. Report anything suspicious to the Gardai on 057-867-4100. Elderly people please use your panic button and press it up and down to make sure it’s working. Teresa Maloney of Task is always there to help if anything goes wrong. You can contact Teresa on 087-970-5651. Sign up to the text alert by contacting Matt Barrett, chairman on 087-672-6290. Keep our community safe.


Next visit is on February 5, bus leaves Clonaslee at 5:45 pm, collecting in Rosenallis and Mountmellick. €15 return and €5 if you require tea and sandwiches. Lovely place to visit, a devotion night to Padre Pio. Names to 087-212-2766.


Past pupil Mr Michael Hyland will be teaching First and Second Class for the remainder of this school year. Our best wishes are extended to Miss Hennessy who is absent on Maternity Leave. You shall be my Witness programme sessions 3 and 4 for children receiving Confirmation this year shall be held at Scoil Bhríde on Monday January 12 and January 19 between 7 and 8 pm. See for photographs of school activities over the Christmas Season. We will be holding a small fundraising auction on Sunday February 1 to raise money for our Sensory Room upgrade. We ask anybody with unwanted toys, gifts, household goods or any other suitable items to drop them to the school over the next three weeks. All donations greatly appreciated.


An Sean Chistin, Irey, Ballyfin, Monday: Set dancing at 8:30 pm. Tuesday: Line dancing 11 am-12 noon. Wednesday: Line dancing 8-9 pm this is a new class. €5 per class. Sequence dancing starting soon, details to follow. Call Maureen on 087-648-2038.


The winners of the Clonaslee ICA Christmas raffle are as follows: 1st Ger Kelly and Fiona; 2nd Tess O’Brien, Tullamore; 3rd Liam Conroy, Afoley, Rosenallis; 4th Mary Hickey. Congratulations to the winners. Thanks to all who supported the raffle.


Beginner class starting today Tuesday January 13 at 7 pm in the Heritage Centre. It’s not too late to join. Advance beginners will resume on Wednesdays at 10 am and 7 pm in the Heritage Centre. Call Annette Doolan on 087-988-1046.


Sunday January 4: Top score: Patricia Quinn including the jackpot of €187. Gents: 1 Dinny Kelly 2 Mick Kelly. Ladies: 1 Mary Gowing 2 B Daly. Quarters: 1 Matt Barrett 2 Lucy O’Brien 3 Thomas Casey 4 B O’Brien. Hatching: Heather Kelly. Lowest score: Martin Delaney, Paddy Grogan. Raffle: Matt Barrett, TomGowing, Lucy O’Brien, Annie Parnell, Heather Kelly, Jim O’Brien.


Jackpot not won. Winning no: 21-16-6. €30 winners: Padraig Byrne, Clonaslee; Betty McEvoy, Clonaslee; Niall, Edel and Cathal Bourke, Clonaslee; Imelda Cusack, Clonaslee; Shirley Langford, Clonaslee, The Bourke Family, Clonaslee. Promoter’s prize: Larry Costello, Anne Rigney, Kathleen Blake. Next week’s Jackpot: €950.


Jackpot not won. Winning no: 15-19-8-5. €40 winners: Hillary Fallon, Ann Gannon, Brandy and Darkie, Colm Hogan, Helen and Mary. Promoter’s prize: Flynn’s Post Office. Next week’s Jackpot: €1,600. Please note that all lotto monies should be in before 8 pm on Mondays for the draw at 9 pm on Mondays.