MOUNTRATH & Ballyfin

Barnashrone NS

Barnashrone NS

Barnashrone NS now enrolling for September 2014 for all classes. You can contact the school on 05786 44020 or email for enrolment form. Enrolment day June 10.


A Good Yarn Knitting Club meets in the library every Friday morning 10:30 - 12:30 am. Join us for a cuppa, good company guaranteed.


All ages wanted to join Mountrath Ladies Football Club. Have fun and exercise. In Burkes Field, Shannon Rd, 6-7pm every Monday. Contact 085 1119550 for more information.


Work continues on the re-development of the club grounds, so if you have a few hours to spare all help is greatly appreciated. Many thanks to Eddie Kirwan and Seamus Burke for their sponsorship. The new pitch will be cut for the first time over the next few weeks. So a remarkable volume of work completed over the last 53 weeks. Well done to all, keep up the good work.

Lourdes Pilgrimage

There are some seats still available on our Pilgrimage July 18 Full payment needs to be in by May 30. Contact Eleanor 087 7670915

Fatima Pilgrimage

12 seats remaining on our Pilgrimage to Fatima August 21. Contact Eleanor 087 7670915


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.


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.

Forestry walk

Farm forestry owners whose forests are approaching 4 years or a little older are invited by Teagasc in association with the Forest Service to a Forest Walk on the

“Management of Young Plantations” on May 13 at 7pm starting at at the Emo Filling Station, Portlaoise Rd, Mountrath. All are welcome to the forest walk including all land owners that may be considering forestry at which foresters from Teagasc and Forest Service will address a range of management issues in forests at this critical early stage of development. For further information please contact Liam Kelly (087 9090495), your local Teagasc office.

Late Michael O’SULLIVAN

Condolences to the family of the late Michael O’Sullivan of Pallas who died on April 30. Beloved husband of Kathleen and father to Michael, Seamus, Anne and the late Séan. Deeply regretted by his loving family, brothers Stephen, Anthony, Noel, Thomas, James, and John, and sister to Teresa Martin extended family, and brieds. Reposed at his son Michael’s residence. Removal at 7.30pm to St Fintans Church, Ballyfin for Requiem Mass followed by interment in Ballyfin Cemetery.

Late Brigid O’GRADY

Condolences to the family of the late Brigid ‘Bridie’ O’Grady (née O’Connor) of Market Square, Mountrath formerly Headford, Galway who died on April 26 in her 98th year (peacefully), in the tender loving care of the Matron and Staff of Oghill Nursing Home, Monasterevin. Loving wife of the late Patrick and dear mother to Tom, Pauric and Mary (Fitzgerald); she will be sadly missed by extended family, relatives and friends. Reposed at Burke’s Funeral Home. Removal to St. Fintan’s Church Mountrath. Funeral Mass followed by Burial in Claretuam Cemetery, Co Galway.

Late Elizabeth PHELAN

Condolences to the family of the late Elizabeth ‘Lizzie’ Phelan of Forest, Mountrath, Laois / Monasterevin who passed away on April 25 at St Joseph’s Unit, Moore Abbey, Monasterevin, in the loving care of Matron and Staff. Deeply regretted by her loving daughter, extended family and friends. Reposed at Burke’s Funeral Home. Removal to St Fintan’s Church, Mountrath for Funeral Mass followed by Burial in St. Fintan’s Cemetery, Raheen.