Heritage Week nature fun

Heritage Week nature fun

‘Big Wild Camp Out’ on August 22-23 in Srahan Scout Lodge, Camross, overnight family camping adventure, learn about wildlife in the mountains during the day and night. €10 per family, call 085 7832545 to book.

Whist Results

27/07/2015 Top score: Billy Jackson, 1st Gent: Patrick Grehan, 2nd Gent: Michael Kennedy, 1st Lady: Sharon McBride, 2nd Lady: Nora Doran. 1st QTR: Sadie Delaney. 2nd QTR: Michael Scully. 3rd QTR: Michael Kelly. 4th QTR: Mary Gowing

Raffle (27/07/2015) 1.Michael Kelly 2.Sadie Delaney 3.Jackie McBride 4.Jackie McBride Free Ticket: Jackie McBride

Lotto Results

27/07/15 Lotto Numbers: 12-11-27-24 (No winner). €75 Martina Scully Longford. €30 /seamus Kennedy Lacca, €30 Seamus Moore Knocknagad, €30 Sadie Kelly Roundwood, €30 Leah D Hill Clonin, €30 Trish Delaney Cardtown. Promoters: €40 Nora Doran, €20 Marie Moore. €20 Sean Bergin, €20 Patsy Ryan, €20 Carmel McCartney, House Prize: €20 Joan Dunphy. Next week’s Jackpot €6,200. Next Draw: 3rd August 2015.

Lusekelo School Malawi.

Fundraising BBQ in Camross Village Sunday 23rd August from 2pm-6pm. Swingtime dancing with music by Papa Zitas Motwon Big Band, “Heavenward” Art Exhibition and Bric-a-brac/book sale. All proceeds will go towards the refurbishment of the school in Malawi and giving vulnerable young people the opportunity to get a reputable qualification at an affordable cost. All dontaions for the book and bric-a-brac sale would be greatly appreciated. Please RSVP to or (087)9526412 so as to give an idea of numbers for catering.

Annual Race Night

The Camross Community Employment Schemes annual race night will take place on Saturday night the 8th August in The Village Inn. First race at 9pm. Food served and raffle on the night. Horses €20 each available from scheme participants who will call locally over the next week or directly from the office in The Poet’s Cottage. All support would be hugely appreciated. Please contact (057) 87 35016 for more information.


Congratulations to the Camogie U14 team that retained the County championship title and completed the Feile and Championship double at the expense of St Brighids. The game was played at John Hearns Park in Raheen on Saturday week in good conditions. The entire team and subs played their part special mention must be credited to full forward Kirsten Keenan who accounted for five goals and four points. Final score Camross 8-6 St Brighids 2-6.

Well done to the Camross girls who have helped Laois maintain their unbeaten run en-route to that elusive All-Ireland title.

Cemetery Mass

Just a reminder that weather permitting and it will need to improve the annual cemetery Mass will be celebrated in St Fergals cemetery Camross on Friday week August 7th at eight pm but if it rains then all activity will move to the Parish Church.

Late Una Kelly (nee Cavanagh)

The death took place after a long illness of Una Kelly of Main Street Mountrath and originally from Derryduff Coolrain. Mrs Kelly was married to Tommy Kelly of Borris-in-Ossory and they ran a popular Ale House on the corner on Main Street for many years.

Their premises was frequented by many GAA followers travelling to and from big games in Croke Park for over 40 years and of course was frequented by local GAA followers after big club games in Mountrath and Portlaoise.

Tommy passed away some years ago and Una buried her son Vinny in recent years as well as a daughter Noelle and had been in poor health herself in recent years. Having reposed at the residence of John and Sadie in Roundwood on Thursday, July 30th the remains were removed to St Fintan’s church Mountrath on Friday morning for Requiem Mass at eleven o’clock followed by burial in the adjoining cemetery. Chief mourners are John, Jimmy, Kieran, Mary Healy, Pat, Fran, Grainne, Deirdre Reddy, Siobhan Farrell, Dermot, Sinead Phelan, Eimear Cullinane, sister Margaret, sons-in-law, daughters-in-law, extended family, neighbours, customers great friends.