Library events

Library events

Juvenile Chess Club has moved to Saturday mornings since January 18. We are starting a new adult chess club and looking for people to sign up, to take place every Thursday, 6pm - 7pm. Storytelling 3-6 year olds every Saturday at 11.30am. Our knitting club takes place each Wednesday between 10.30am and 12.30pm. Next meeting of our Adult Book Club is on Thursday February 13, between 6pm 7pm. The book title to be discussed is ‘The Great Gatsby’ by F Scott Fitzgerald. George Thullier will exhibit in the gallery until January 31. It includes landscapes, pub scenes, street names and portraits. Abbeyleix ICA will exhibit from Saturday January 25 until Saturday February 8. The exhibition marks the 50th anniversary of the founding of the organisation. Janet O’Grady, Happy Mondays Group will exhibit from Tuesday February 4 until Saturday March 1.


Are you aged between 17 and 35? Join Macra today. Whether it’s completions, travel, sport or agriculture that you’re interested in, there’s something for you. To be a member of Macra, contact 085 7665838.

Tidy Towns

Do you know that there are 32 Tidy Towns Groups in Laois. If you are looking to do something different for the new year why not help out with your local group. If you are interested in becoming a volunteer contact Siobhan Donoher who will assist you in this regard. Email: or telephone 057 86 74330.