Abbeyleix & District Lions Club social dance has now moved to the golf club. Ballyroan Rd Abbeyleix, every Thursday night from 9.30 - 12.30.


Spink Comhaltas are proud to announce that the adult music is back on the Thursday nights at 8pm in Heritage House, Abbeyleix. They are starting on September 20 with registration and then classes. Contact us on

Abbeyleix Junior Hockey Club

Training resumes for all players at Fr Breen Park, Abbeyleix this Sunday. 3rd and 4th class and 5th and 6th class groups at 9.30 am - 10.30am. Under 14s 10.30am - 11.30am. Under 16s 11.30am - 12.30am.

Hibernian Bridge Club

Monday October 1 at 7.45 pm in golf club. Abbeyleix bridge club Tuesday October 2 at 7.45pm in golf club and Sue Ryder Thursday October at 7.45pm in Ballaroan. All welcome.


August meeting held on Tuesday September 4. President Pat O Halloran presided. Vote of sympaty with Jena O Loughlin, Rathdowney, on the death of her mother. Lions club thanked all members who donated cake and cash. A walk for heart foundation will take place on September 30. Congratulations to the ladies who will play in all Ireland final in An Grianan on October 11, qualifiers are Pat O Halloran, Caroline Sheil, Mary Hearns, Stella Harking, Maureen Delaney and Breda Delaney. Congratulations to Kathleen Gorman who has been appointed national secretary. Catherine Smith gave feed back on trip to An Grianan. Meeting ended with high tea to celebrate three special birthdays with Bride Reilly, Nora Carroll and Bernie Carroll and two 50th wedding anniversarys with Pat and John O Halloran and Mary and Paddy Carroll. Mary and Fint Coffey celebrated their 58th wedding anniversary, congratulations to all. Hostess on the night was Maureen o Keeffe. Hostess for November Mary Carroll. Competition 1 Violet Rathwell, 2 Pat O Halloran, 3 Kathleen Cass. Raffle 1 Mary Carroll and 2 Sadie Chester.

tidy towns

The hard work of Abbeyleix Tidy towns committee was rewarded when Abbeyleix were declared overall national winners in the Sustainable Development Awards Category. The town also received a silver medal in their category. Abbeyleix had the same score as Abbeyshrule, this year’s winner in the overall approach, the built environment and landscaping. We all need to put our shoulder to the wheel to improve so let’s start planning for 2013.


Heritage House was the venue for the Midlands first model railway club exhibition. The participants were delighted with the huge turnout. Refreshments were provided by Anne Brennan, Heritage House. The exhibition was a very educational experience which captured the imagination of young and old alike. Sincere congratulations to the The Midlands Model Railway Club for all the time and effort they put in to organising a very succesful event and to Seamus Graham. Contact 0862671963.


Suicide alertness skills programme with Josephine Rigney, suicide awareness officer HSE to identify and help people with thoughts of suicide at Respond Community Centre on the Mountrath Rd, Abbeyleix. Thursday, September 20 from 10am–1pm. To book contact Josephine on 086 8157850.


Assemble at Swan Cross 7pm on Thursday, September 20. Contact Padraig Fleming 087 3279899 for details. Part of Laois Connects