mountrath news



Mountrath GAA are running strictly come dancing on Friday 25th October in the Heritage Hotel, Portlaoise for the re-development fund for the clubrooms and playing field. 15 couples across the community are taking part in this competition which will be a night of fun filled, family entertainment not to be missed.

Tickets are €20 each. For tickets contact Colette on 0874162377 - Lynda on 0864002140

Irish History Live

Heritage week WWII Friday 23rd 10.30am–11:30am (FREE) An interactive history show for children. Learn about World War II by examining weaponry, dressing up in uniforms and listening to interesting stories about life during the war. Places are limited. Booking essential. Venue: Mountrath Library, Shannon St. Mountrath. Organiser : Laois Libraries, Aoife Anton,, 057 8756378

late martin lawlor

Condolences to the family of the late Martin Lawlor of Killiney, Co. Dublin and formerly of Trumera who died on July 19 (peacefully), at St. Vincent’s Hospital, Dublin. Darling husband to Carmel predeceased by his loving son Kenneth Michael and brother Richard; he will be very sadly missed by his loving wife, sisters Anne, Mary and Patricia, extended family, relatives and friends. Removal to the Church of Our Lady of Good Counsel, Killiney for Requiem Mass. Funeral immediately afterwards to Deansgrange Cemetery.

High Nelly Event

Camross High Nelly Club wish to extend awarm welcome to everyone in support of this year’s Gathering Event in aid of the “MuirIosa Project Mountrath”. On Saturday evening August 3 in conjuction with the Camross and Mountrath GAA clubs we are holding an U/10 and over 30’s hurling matches.

The matches are being held in Camross hurling field at 5pm, refreshments to follow in The Camross Inn.

The following day Sunday, August 4 we are holding our Guinness Book of Records Highest High Nelly Challenge. Registration €10 per person & will be at 12.30pm SHARP IN Camross Village(Transport for cyclists and bike provided to The Cut). The cycle will be held from The Cut(Slieve Blooms) all the way down to Camross Village. The cycle is approx. 23.2kms from start to finish. We will have a short stop in Roundwood house for light refreshments. BBQ after the event in The Camross Inn with lots of entertainment. We ask people to come out to support The MuirIosa Centre who do great work for families with special needs children and adults.


Congrats to Mairead Feehan, Mountrath who won €200 in the annual pioneer draw.


The Mountrath branch of the Laois heart foundation will hold there monthly meeting in the Cosy Cafe at 8 p.m on Wednesday August 14. All are welcome


Text to win a calf worth €5000 competition is still running to help support Crumlin Children’s Hospital and Mountrath G.A.A. To be in with a chance to win simply answer the following question Celtic sires is based in the same Midlands County that Mick O Dwyer trained to win a Leinster Senior Football title in 2003 it is A Laois or B Carlow Text CELTIC along with your name and answer to 57080 (e.g. CELTIC B JOHN DOE)text cost 2 Euros.


Training for girls Gaelic Football continues at the changed venue of Burke’s Field, Shannon Rd, Mountrath (200 yards on right after end of footpath).

Training every Monday evening at 5.30pm for all girls aged 5 up to 10 yrs old. We are very keen to encourage new members to join.

Subscriptions are €2 per week.

For info contact Carmel on 0872023608 or the Club Secretary on 0851119550.


The knitting club continues to meet every Friday morning 10:30-12:30pm all welcome.


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. Local awareness to identify the dog owners is required. Please contact the Council’s free phone litter hotline @ 1800 323230 with specific details if witnessed i.e. name and address of dog owner, location, time and date. Thank you.