The Club’s Juvenile AGM will take place on Thursday 7th February @ 8pm in the clubhouse.


Want to clear out the attic or garage? Want to pick up a bargain? Come along to our Car Boot Sale on Sunday, February 10 from 10 to 3 in Ballypickas GAA Grounds! Traders set-up from 8.30am. Sellers: Cars €5 & Vans €10. Public Admission: Adults €2 & children are FREE. All proceeds go to the running of the club


Sinn Fein TD Brian Stanley said that �Shanahoe is to get a Drainage System to alleviate the flooding in the heart of the Village. Two locations have been flooding badly and this has affected local residents and people going about their daily business. It has also been hampering the efforts and hard work of the Shanahoe Tidy Towns Committee.
Laois County Council will carry out works this year in Shanahoe that will provide a drainage system for the Village at a cost of almost �€50.000.
The planned work is the only permanent solution and is long overdue. Work is scheduled to be carried out in the coming months, subject to the agreement of local landowners. IFASHION SHOW

Our Lady’s Meadow Primary School, Durrow invite you to support a local Fashion Show 
as a major fundraising event on Friday 1st March in the Castle Arms Hotel. Admission 10euro.
tickets available through the school, Parents Council and on the door. Proceeds will benefit the building 
of a new classroom and upgrading of essential facilities. Come along and support family and friends on the catwalk and enjoy a night 
of fashion and fun.’

Scoil Mhuire Enrolmnent

Scoil Mhuire, Abbeyleix will hold an enrolment week from Monday, February 4 to Friday, February 8. Parents who wish to enrol their children for Junior Infants beginning September 2013 are invited to visit the Junior Infants classroom from 2p.m. – 2.30p.m. any day during enrolment week. Enrolment Forms and School Handbooks are available from: Junior Infant teachers and the secretary in Scoil Mhuire, Mrs Fionn Bardon – Merry Mornings Preschool Gort na nÓir, Jelly Tots Playschool – CYMS Hall Abbeyleix, The Children’s House – The Fairways Abbeyleix and Norefield House Ballacolla Rd., Abbeyleix, Co. Laois. All completed enrolment forms must be returned to the school by Wednesday February 13. Please note that it is only by returning a completed enrolment form that a place can be secured for your child in Junior Infants 2013.


Local interest in a community led initiative, called “Men’s Shed”, is currently being explored. Sheds are voluntary clubs where men get together socially and usually engage in a variety of DIY projects.

We would like to know if the need for such an initiative exists within the broader community and would like to broaden the concept to include women. Any person who would be interested to share their skills or learn new skills, or just want to know more about the project, please contact Mick Tynan (087 2489975) or Chris Uys (083 1106210).


Parents wishing to enrol their children in Junior Infants in the South School for September 2013 can obtain enrolment forms from the Principal. To be eligible forms must be returned by midday on Tuesday, February 19 2013. School Telephone no : (057)8731920. Open Night for Prospective Parents will take place on Thursday, February, 7 from 7-9pm. Intention to Apply Forms and application forms will be available on the night.