Deadman’s Dash

Deadman’s Dash

Ballyfin AC will be holding a Deadmans Dash meeting in the Deadmans Inn on Thursday 3rd April at 8pm to discuss the event and its organistation. If anyone wants to help on the day or just come down and talk to us you are more than welcome. We look forward to a great meeting and the continued success of the 7km Dash which takes place on on Sunday, April 13 at 12 Noon. Registration is €15 on the day from 10am in the Deadmans Inn or register online at Refreshments and prize-giving ceremony afterwards at the Deadman’s Inn.


Mountrath & District Anglers Club Annual General Meeting on Thursday April 3 at 8 pm in Eddie Phelan’s Restaurant Main St. Mountrath. All committee members are asked to attend. We also welcome new members


Next meeting is Tuesday April 8 at the new earlier starting time of 8pm, in METAC. New theme for April is Portraits. Judging of our theme for April will be on April 22: so you have a couple of weeks to bribe a model! Themes for upcoming months: May is ‘Sport’ and June is ‘Work’. Well done to all who submitted photos for our theme of Detail in March, a special mention for 1st Place Lori Strang, 2nd Place Aine Purcell and 3rd Place Kate Wood. All photos can be viewed on our Facebook page, just google ‘Mountrath Camera Club’.


A cake sale will be held in St. Fintan’s hall on Saturday 12 and Sunday 13 April, after mass. All proceeds in aid of Mountrath Christmas Lights. Your support would be greatly appreciated.

Lourdes & Fatima

Pilgrimage to Lourdes July 18 for 7 nights €790 per person sharing Solitude Hotel Full Board. Contact Eleanor 087 7670915. Pilgrimage to Fatima August 21 for 7 Nights €759 per person sharing. Full foard. Contact Eleanor 087 7670915.

Clean up week

Clean Up Laois Week will again happen in conjunction with An Taisce’s National Spring Clean month of April. This year, the dedicated week in Laois will take place from Monday to Friday April 7-11 inclusive. Bags, gloves and litter picking devices will be distributed to everyone who registers with Laois County Council, free of charge, and resulting bags collected at an agreed location. Stocks are limited so will be given out on a first come/first served basis.


There will be a Brigidine Past Pupils’ Lunch on Sunday April 6 at 1pm in the Kaeden Hotel, Newbridge. If interested, please contact Maeve at 087 6569975.


Knitting Club: The knitting group continues to meet every Friday morning 10:30-12:30. New members always welcome


The sale of jam continues in Costcutters Mountrath and Phelan’s Shop Castletown. We would like to thank everyone for their support for this worthy cause by buying jam and donating fruit.


Boxing classes: Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, 6.30 to 8 pm Adult Fitness classes: Monday, Wednesday, Friday, (men & women). Tuesday & Thursday (women only). Morning classes @ 10 a.m. every day. No appointments needed. Walk in at any time and train. All levels of fitness catered for. Good selection of weights/machines. Contact Noel @ 085 1654495.


The outdoor gym in the local amenity park can be used by all ages. We would encourage all local clubs and groups to use this facility.


Mountrath Country Markets is open every Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 12 noon in The Macra Hall on Main Street. Come and see for yourself. To place an order phone 87 32510 or 8735368.


Dog fouling is a growing litter problem in the town, every path in the town is covered in its daily. It is a nightmare for walkers and a health hazard for young children. Local awareness to identify the dog owners responsible is required. Please contact the Council’s Freephone litter hotline @ 1800 32 32 30 with specific details if witnessed i.e. name and address of dog owner, location, time and date.