Please note that the deadline for notes for Tuesday June 2 is Wednesday May 27 due to the bank holiday.


Mountmellick Summerfest street festival takes place this Friday, Saturday and Sunday in the town centre, live music, treasure hunt, dog show, street games , craft stalls and much more, all welcome.


The mobile blood clinic will attend St Patrick’s BNS on Thursday May 28 from 5pm to 8.30pm.


An open meeting about plans for the William Edmundson Homecoming Festival in Mountmellick and Rosenallis this July will be held in the Arts Centre on Thursday May 28 at 8pm. All are welcome.


Artist Shona Shirley MacDonald is exhibiting her art works entitled ‘Juniper’ in the library gallery until this weekend. All are welcome along to view.


The monthly social dance is on Saturday May 30 in the Owenass Hall with dancing from 9.30pm to 12.30pm. Music by Adrian Ryan. Refreshments served. All welcome.


The gymnastics county Community Games final will he hosted by Mountmellick Gymnastics Club in the Owenass Hall on Monday June 1.  Registration at 10am.  Contact Mary on 086 7914933 with queries.


Mountmellick Utd FC AGM will take place on Saturday June 6 at 6pm in the clubhouse in Conor Davis Park. All committee members, coaches and players are required to attend. The general public also welcome.


The Laois Fleadh competitions are taking place in Portlaoise in the Old CBS and the Old Educate Together schools near the Dunamaise Theatre from Friday 29 to Sunday May 31. Other events are taking place during that week in Portlaoise. Check out Laois County Fleadh Facebook page.


€50 L Molloy. €20 M Wall, B Conroy, C O’Connell, T O’Shea.

Supervalu are running a competition for the four local GAA clubs. If you spend €40 in Mountmellick Supervalu, you get a docket which can be put into the box of one of the clubs. We’re asking everyone to drop their docket into the Mountmellick GAA box and the winning club will get a set of juvenile jerseys.

Tickets now on sale for the Who Wants To Be A Thousandaire. The event is expected to draw a big crowd and promises to be a great night. It is on June 6 in The Heritage at 8pm.


€20 J Delaney, B Lee, T McDonald jnr, J Foyle, A Crossan.


This will be in the carnival field, Wolfe Tone Street on Sunday June 7 from 10am to 2pm. To book your car space call Annette at 087 9438430, cost per car €20.


Ballyfin Cemetery Mass will take place in Ballyfin Cemetery on Sunday June 7 please note the earlier time of 7pm. Please attend to your graves in preparation for the Mass.


The organisers of Daffodil Day in Mountmellick sincerely thank everyone involved in the day’s huge success. The help of everyone who donated, picked and wrapped daffodils was greatly appreciated. The work of volunteers on the day and in hosting coffee mornings as always must be commended. On behalf of the Irish Cancer Society we are very grateful to everyone who bought daffodils and merchandise and made donations. Special thanks to Pat and Mary Culleton for the use of their premises which is invaluable. The total amount raised locally was €8,202.69. Well done to all.


The library knitting/crochet group meets each Tuesday from 10.30am to 12.30pm. Bring along your needles and wool and join us for a cuppa and a chat.


Rosary will be recited at 7pm each Sunday in the cemetery for the month of May. The annual cemetery mass will be celebrated on Sunday May 31 at 7pm. All welcome.


The Rosary will be recited in St Joseph’s Church on Sundays at 7pm in May. All welcome.


Training: U8 & u10 Sundays 11am. U12 Tuesdays & Fridays 6.30pm. U14 Tuesdays & Fridays 6.30pm to 7.30pm. U16 Wednesdays 6pm to 7pm. New members welcome, call 087 9700505.


Meetings continue each Tuesday evening at 7.30pm in the Methodist Hall. People of all levels of ability in knitting and crochet welcome along.


The group are having their Bealtaine afternoon on Wednesday May 27 in the Macra Hall, from 2pm to 5pm with music, raffle, refreshments etc. A day trip to Arigna Mines and Strokestown takes place in early June. Any member interested in going can contact any committee member.

Boccia on Monday night in the Macra Hall 7.30pm to 8.30pm and on a Friday night 7.30pm to 8.30pm. It is hoped to have a team to travel to DCU in Dublin on June 6 to partake in the Go For Life Games.

Activities: Mondays: Boccia in the Macra hall at 7.30pm. Tuesdays: aqua aerobics in Portlaoise Leisure Centre at noon (free bus from MDA at 11.15am). Thursdays: music and song in St Vincent’s Hospital. Skittles, flisk, lobbers on Friday nights in the Macra Hall from 7.30pm to 8.30 pm. A good attendance is hoped, to prepare for the sports day in DCU in June. New members welcome, call 086 0618955.


Computer course in MDA on Tuesdays from 2pm to 4pm. The garden project is underway with plots in great demand. Woodwork on Wednesdays from 7.30pm to 9.30pm and music and song on Mondays from 8pm. Call Ray 087 6578736 or Joe 086 0760853.


Training for u6, u8, u10, u12 & u14 Tuesdays and Thursdays 6.30pm to 7.30pm. New players welcome, call juvenile secretary John Allen 086 3264102. Adult training on Fridays at 8pm.


May 13. Community care. Top score D Byrne. Lady 1 N Thompson. 2 B Fitzpatrick. Gent 1 T Jacob. 2 S Duff, B O’Brien. Half lady 1 Sr Rosarii & C Martin. 2 M Gowing. Half gent 1 H Kelly. 2 T Gowing. Lowest score C Fitzpatrick. Hatcher T Mulhare. Raffle H Kelly, T Jacob, B O’Brien, P Horan, J Bracken, T Gowing.

May 14. Old school. Top score B O’Brien, D Byrne. Lady 1 M Gowing. 2 Mrs Gorman. Gent 1 S Wilkinson. 2 H Kelly. Quarter 1 B Fitzpatrick. 2 C Drought. 3 P Horan, B Kennedy. 4 J Harrison. Best of three T Gowing. Hatcher D Kelly. Raffle 1 H Kelly, 2 N Thompson, 3 D Byrne, 4 P Stephenson.


NS 1 T Joyce, A Colgan. 2 I Power, Sr Rosarii. 3 B Hourigan, H Meade. EW 1 V Turley, A Rochford. 2  L Tynan, C Walsh. 3 M. McCabe, B Egan.

Bridge will resume in the autumn on Thursday September 10, with AGM taking place on the night


There was widespread shock at the death of Colm Mullen formerly of Emmet Street in Orlando Florida on Thursday May 7. Colm was held in great affection by all who knew him and his passing is most sadly regretted. Remains were returned to Ireland and reposed at Moloney’s Funeral Home from Sunday May 17. Removal to St Joseph’s Church took place on Tuesday morning. Requiem Mass was celebrated at noon with burial afterwards to St. Joseph’s cemetery.

Colm is mourned by his parents Terry and Mena, brothers Thomas, Paul, Terry, Charles, Marc and Philip, sisters Pauline, Annette and Margaret, family, relatives and friends to whom the sincere sympathy of the community is extended.