Charity Gospel Concert

Charity Gospel Concert

Tullamore Gospel Choir (under the direction of Brendan Keely) and Scoil Bhride Pupils, will perform in St Fintan’s Church Mountrath on Tuesday, December 10 at 7.30p.m. Tickets are available from Costcutters Mountrath, Centra Mountrath, Scoil Bhride and on the door on the night. Tickets €10, children free. A fantastic night assured.

Clonenagh NS Christmas Fair

Clonenagh National School, Christmas Fair, Mountrath, takes place on Saturday, December 7 10am - 2pm. Trees, wreaths, fift shop, cakes & goodies. Further details please contact me on 087-1904307.

Community Forum

Congrats to all the Mountrath people and groups who were recognised for their voluntary work at the Laois Community Forum Community and Voluntary Awards which are supported by the Leinster Express. All the scouts, beavers, cubs and leaders would like to congratulate Mai Dunne (group leader) and Anne-Marie Phelan for being nominated for the Laois Community Volunteer Awards 2013.


Takes place in Mountrath Golf Club on Saturday, December 7, at 9pm. Music by Tim Chambers. Finger food served. In aid of Paddock NS, tickets €10.


Pilgrimage to Knock for night vigil on December 7. Bus leaves Mountrath at 6.30pm. Calll Maura 086 3344722 to book.

STRICTLY the movie

The DVD is now sale and can be purchased in Centra, Costcutters and Tina Daly’s. The cost of the DVD is €10. All proceeds will go to St Fintans GAA Development Fund. Your support is very much appreciated.

Christmas Sale

Christmas Sale in the Parochial Hall Mountrath on Wednesday, December 11 from 7 30pm at which there will be Holly wreaths, flowers, cakes and stalls.


National Parents Council Parenting & Relationships Introductory Session at Ballyfin NS, Cappanrush on Thursday, December 5 at 7.30pm (teas/coffees served from 7pm before the meeting).


Our last meeting of 2013 is on Tuesday December 3 at 8pm in METAC, Mountrath. Photo Theme is ‘Themes’, photo size 8x6 inches, one photo per member. You may choose one theme from the themes that ran during the year and either re-take or re-enter a photo. There will be awards for ‘Photographer of the Year 2013’ (1st, 2nd and 3rd places) on the night of our Christmas Party so there is still a chance of snatching a prize! Don’t forget €3.00 for the kitty.

We will be having our Christmas Party on Saturday, December 14 in Mountrath Golf Club. Tickets for buffet and music are €20, tables booked for 8pm, doors open from 7pm or €10 for entry to music only after 9pm. Contact a committee member for tickets and more details ASAP as places may be limited. It would be lovely to see as many members as possible for a good night

Congrats Pat

Congratulations to Pat Farrell who was the lucky winner of the €20,000 jackpot in the parish lotto. Mary Arthur of Centra in Mountrath sold the winning ticket.


Knitting Club: The knitting group continues to meet every Friday morning 10:30-12:30. New members always welcome.


The sale of jam continues in Costcutters and Phelan’s Shop Castletown. We would like thank everyone for their support for this worthy cause buying jam donating fruit and jars. The sale of jam continues in these shops,


Under 11years Mon, Wed and Fri 5.30 to 6.30 p.m. over 11years beginners Mon, Wed and Fri 6.30 to 7.30 p.m. over 11years advanced Mon, Wed and Fri 7.30 to 9 p.m. Girls over 11years Tues and Thurs 7 to 8 and Sat 1 to 2pm. Adults Fitness classes Tues and Thurs at 8pm and Sat 10.30 a.m. Ladies Fitness classes Mon to Fri mornings 9.30 a.m. and 11.30 a.m. Any enquiries contact Noel on 0851981551.


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 in the town, every path in the town is covered in it 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 freephone litter hotline @ 1800 32 32 30 with specific details if witnessed i.e. name and address of dog owner, location, time and date.