The Aware Support Group for people experiencing depression, anxiety, stress and other mood related conditions meets every Tuesday at 7.30pm in St Peter and Pauls Parish Centre, Portlaoise.

This service is free of charge, no referral is required and you do not need to book.

If you require further information contact 016617211 or or the locall Helpline 1890303302.


The lotto jackpot worth €3600 and held in Johnny Purcell’s was not won.

The next jackpot which will be held in Tom Delaney’s is worth €3800.

Training continues for all underage teams.

Please check with team managers for details.

Our minor hurlers, although playing very well at stages, were very unfortunate in the league semi final against Abbeyleix Gaels on Monday last in Trumera.

We now look forward to the championship.


To tie in with the reading challenge we will be hosting a mythical creatures drawing workshop on Tuesday August 5 11am -12am. The workshop is suitable for girls and boys aged between 8-12 years old.

This is a free workshop but places are limited so booking is essential.

Call Aoife at 057 8756378 to book your place.

Knitting Club

The knitting club continues to meet every Friday morning 10:30-12:30pm all welcome. Why not drop in for a chat and a cuppa.

Library Summer Holidays

The Library will be closed from Tuesday July 15 to Friday July 25 inclusive.

Books can be renewed online or by calling 057 8660144/8644572. We apologise for any inconvenience caused.


The Mountrath branch of the Laois Heart foundation will hold their monthly meeting on July 16 in the Cosy Cafe Mountrath at 8pm. All members are asked to attend.

New members are also welcome to join in.


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.

GROW IN IRELANDWEB GROW in Ireland Info line 1890 474 474.To donate to GROW please visit volunteer for GROW visit


Dog fouling is a growing litter problem in the town, every path in the town is covered in its daily. It is a nightmare for walkers and a health hazard for young children.

Local awareness to identify the dog owners responsible is required.

Please contact the Council’s Free-phone litter hotline @ 1800 32 32 30 with specific details if witnessed i.e. name and address of dog owner, location, time and date.


A sum of cash was found this afternoon (Wednesday July 9) on Main Street near Telfords.

If any hears of anyone losing money please contact us.

Donal Horgan HFS Accountants Main Street, Mountrath Co Laois.