Rosenallis Tidy Towns

Rosenallis Tidy Towns

Rosenallis tidy towns are holding their church gate collection this weekend, we would like to thank you for your ongoing support also to ask that if you would like to get involved please contact Sheila Mahon or Lucy Conroy.

Gathering Festival

Plans are in place and bookings are in from France, Germany, Switzerland and Japan for the finest Gathering Festival in Laois which will take place in Community Centre Ballyfin from Wednesday July 31 to Monday August 5. Maureen Culleton has planned this extensive event which includes music, song, dance, sightseeing tours, mountain walks and rambling house sessions. Further details on sets email or call 876482038.

12th Annual Laois Walks festival

Started on July 1 and finishes on July 31. This is the year of The Gathering and we are delighted to invite you to meet and walk with our visiting French walkers who will be joining us from July 18 to July 21. Details of all walks and trails workshops are available on our facebook page also on or contact Ann at 057 8661900 for a brochure.

Rearymore Cemetery Mass

Annual cemetery mass on Tuesday 16 July 2013 at 7.30pm. All welcome to attend.

Foundation of Mountmellick

Contrary to popular belief, Mountmellick was not founded by the Quakers. Mountmellick was officially created on February 12, 1631, almost 30years before William Edmundson, the Father of Quakerism in Ireland, arrived in Mountmellick.

If you’d like to know more, make sure you reserve a seat at ‘Foundation of Mountmellick and Rosenallis and their Quaker Heritage Talk’ during Heritage Week on Friday 23 August. Book now as places are limited. Tickets are €5 with proceeds going to cover cost of Heritage Week events. Contact Mountmellick Arts Centre on 057 8697600 to book.

A Night at the Dogs

Rosenallis GAA are holding a night at the dogs fundraiser and buster draw winning ticket receives €1000, on Saturday July 27 in Mullingar Greyhound Stadium. Doors open at 6.30pm, first race at 8pm. Tickets €20 available from players and committee members.

Heritage Week 2013

It’s not too late to register your local event for Heritage Week at We’ll be drawing together details soon for the Laois events guide so get your details up on the site now.

Don’t forget to also register with the Gathering website if your event could be a Gathering event (likely to attract overseas visitors).