MOUNTRATH & Ballyfin



Lotto results for Feburary 4: The jackpot of €20,000 went to Abbeyleix parish congratulations to them. There was 26 match 3,s. Ballyfin had one winner Bridget Mary Dunne getting €39. Promoter Mary Dunne. Next week’s jackpot €10,000. Thank you for your support.


The above committee would like to invite people to enter a float into this year’s parade which will be held on St. Partick’s day March 17. if you would like to enter please contact Celine at 087 2179504. We also hope that the community will come. And support our parade this year. Looking forward to a great day.


The lotto was held in Purcell’s Bar Mountrath on Monday February 2 and the numbers drawn were 2, 5, 18, 22. There was no winner and next week’s jackpot stands at 4,000 and the draw will be held on Monday 9th February in Tom’s Bar.

Reminder that membership is now due. Membership is €20 for non playing members, €30 for adult players, €10 per juvenile and €20 for two or more juveniles in a family. Also tickets are still available for the All County Members draw. Tickets are €130 and there are 4 monthly draws with prizes starting at €10,000 with over €100,000 worth of prizes to be won. This is a vital fundraiser for the club and your support would be greatly appreciated.

Thinking of Spring cleaning? Well, the club are running a clothing recycling drive that could help you get rid of your old clothes etc. and help your local club at the same time. The closing date for dropping clothes etc is on February 21, clothes, bed clothes, curtains etc can be dropped down to the hurling field any time between now and then.

Laois Senior Scor is taking place on Friday February 20 and we are delighted that the Scor competition is taking place in St Fintan’s Hall,Mountrath at 8pm with registration starting at 7.30pm. The competition is open to all aged 17 and upwards so if you can sing, dance, tell a yarn or play an instrument and are interested in competing on belalf of the club you can contact Monica on 085-2445610

NO Limits

No Limits Ability Centre Ballyfin Special Needs Parent & Toddler group Monday 12pm-1.30pm, Friday 11.30am-1pm. Call Nicola/Laura on (057) 8755920. No Limits in conjunction with CoderDoJo Laois are hosting a fundraising Black and White Ball will be taking place in the Heritage Portlaoise on February 28. Tickets available now at €50 each from the Heritage Hotel and through Paypal on our Facebook page.


The Lourdes Pilgrimage organised by Mountrath, Ballyfin and Mountmellick Parishes will depart on July 19 for 7 nights. Full Board Accommodation in Hotel Solitude. Cost is €799 per person inclusive – room sharing. (Single room supplement €245). Deposit €200 per person. Contact Eleanor Duff or Fr. Pat Hennessy.

Late Mary LAWLOR

Condolences to the family of the Late Mary (Mamie) Lawlor of Upper Ballyfin, Ballyfin who died on February 1 peacefully at the Regional Hospital Portlaoise & in the care of the staff of St Fintan’s Hospital. Deely regretted by loving sister to Annie Conroy, extended family, relatives, neighbours and friends. Reposed at the Hospital’s Chapel of Rest. Removal to St Fintan’s Church Ballyfin for Requiem mass followed by interment in Ballyfin Cemetery.


Irish Dancing Classes in Ballyfin Community Centre at 6 pm every Wednesday. All ages welcome. For further details contact Christina Dunne T.C.R.G. 086 361930


The sale of jam continues in Costcutters Mountrath and Phelan’s Shop Castletown. We would like to thank everyone for their continuing 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 continues every friday morning from 8.30-12.30pm in The Macra Hall on Main StreetTo place an order phone 087 2110436.


Grow Community Mental Health Movement meets in the Bungalow opposite St. Fintan’s Church, Mountrath on Thursdays at 7.30pm. Anxious, isolated or depressed? We can help. Why not join us and learn a practical psychology of mental health. Contact John 086 – 8033126. Infoline: 1890 474 474