Raheen senior citizens had a very enjoyable party on Sunday 8 March in the Manor Hotel, Abbeyleix. Over one hundred people attended and they dined, danced and sang to the music of Ruben James. The cake was cut by Millie Lalor-Fitzpatrick and Joe O’Toole the two most senior citizens present. All in all a very enjoyable afternoon. Well done to all concerned in the organisation of our annual party!


Table quiz in aid of Shanahoe national school will be held in the Horseshoe Inn, Abbeyleix on Friday 27 March at 9 pm. Entry fee for table of 4 is €20. First prize of €100. There will also be a raffle on the night for a hamper. All support greatly appreciated.


Mary Prendergast will launch her new album “Debut” on Tuesday 31 March in the Manor Hotel Abbeyleix with guest radio presenters and the Paddy O’ Brien Band with supporting guests. . Compere on the night will be Kevin Lalor-Fitzpatrick of Midlands Radio 3.


Top score: Nancy Dowling. First lady: Rose Cunningham. Second lady: Sheila Fogarty. First gent: Tom Lalor. Second gent: Mary Doheny. First half: Séan Fitzpatrick. Second half: Nora Breen. Consolation: Mary Morris. Raffle: Anne Sinnott, Frank Fogarty, Nora Breen & Tom Lalor.


Laois Open Door Theatre present the final showing in Laois of “The Hen Night Epiphany” by Jimmy Murphy in Mountrath Golf Club on Thursday 19 March at 8pm. Don’t miss The Hen on tour with Mary Delaney, Edel Finnegan, Eadaoin O’ Connell, Sarah O’Sullivan and Ciara Carroll. Directed by Anne Campbell.


Numbers drawn: 3– 4 – 6. No winner. 4 x €20: Emily McGowan Lynch, Richard Lalor, Sarah Carter & Michaela Dunne. This week’s Jackpot: €1,700.


Shanahoe National School is now enrolling for 2015 – 2016. Contact the school office at 057 87 39715 or email shanasch@eircom.net

Table Quiz

Tobar An Leinn Parents Association are holding a table quiz on Friday night the 20th March at 9 in Eamonn a Chnoic Raheen. €20 per table. Lots of great prizes to be won


Ballinakill Bingo Committee would like to encourage more people to come and support us on a Monday night in the hall on the square. We start at 8.30pm and there is €1,000 in prize money every week. We also run a raffle. Books are reasonably priced at €7.50 for a single book with sheets and €15 for a double book with double sheets. Why not come and join us for a great social night out and you migh.

t be lucky. There is also a bus running from the following areas Rathdowney, Ballacolla and Durrow. For more information on pick up times please contact Dick on 086 8402139. From Ballyragget and Castlecomer please contact Ger on 086 2538164 for pick up times. From Abbeyleix and Ballyroan please contact Ned on 087 415 3401 for pick up times in your area. Your support would be greatly appreciated. Hope to see you next Monday.