Community Forum

Community Forum

Congrats to all the Clonaslee people and groups who were recognised for their voluntary work at the Laois Community Forum Community and Voluntary Awards, supported by the Leinster Express.

SANTA’S visit

Clonaslee ICA and Clonaslee CCE have worked out a deal to have Santa Claus come to town by sleigh on Saturday evening December 14 at 5 pm. Santa will park at AJ’s on Main Street. All welcome to visit.


Monthly meeting Mon Dec 9 at 8:30 pm in Community Centre. Members please attend.


Music classes Thursday 4.30 pm to 8pm  in the Community Centre. Beginners welcome. Learn tin whistle, fiddle, flute, button accordion, piano accordion, keyboard or banjo. €5 per class, pay weekly. Singing class on Saturday 10 am to 11 am, beginners & advanced welcome. Membership due; adult €12, child €6, family €20.

MUSIC & Song

Join the CCE on Friday December 6 in the Parochial Hall for a music and singing session. All welcome, especially singers & musicians, 8.30 till 11pm.


Fr O’Reilly’s book will be available in time for Christmas. Pre-order with Fr O’Reilly, 057-864-8030.


Thank you to all who contributed to and collected for the Social Services collection towards the Christmas dinner. Total amount €585.


Forms for new Text Alert service are available from Ger Kelly Butchers, Clonaslee Pharmacy, PO and Matt Barrett, Chairman who will explain how the system works. Those with alarms please wear the panic button & press it if ever worried. Be vigilant, Be safe.


AGM was on Thursday Nov 21. Chairperson Pat Carroll; Vice Chair Tony Hartnett; Secretary Pauline Fitzgerald; Asst Sec Sheila Fitzpatrick; Treasurer Sarah Bennett. Special thanks to parents who helped with fundraising and the Debs committee last year.


Clonaslee College Parents Council church gate collection is on December 7 and 8, help appreciated. Please ring or text if available to collect, specifying a time. Saturday 8 pm or Sunday 10 am. Pat 087-254-5187, Tony 087-933-0645


Boxing in the Community Centre for 8 – 14 years, Tuesday and Thursday, 7 -8 pm.


Dance lessons on Tuesdays 8 to 9.30 pm in the Community Centre. No partner is needed.


Social Services bingo Wednesdays 2 – 4 pm in the Heritage Centre. All welcome for bingo, chat and a cuppa. Family Bingo on 2nd and 4th Sunday of the month at 2:30pm in the Parish Hall. €2. All welcome.


Sunday night 9 pm in Parochial Hall. Nov 17: Top score: Martin Rigney. Gents: 1 Tom Kearns 2 Tom Gowing. Ladies: 1 Mary Gowing 2 Niamh O’Donovan. Quarters: 1 V Kearns 2 Ray Redmond 3 Becky Thompson 4 Paddy Grogan & Annie Parnell. Lowest score: Tom Delaney. Raffle: Heather Kelly, Dinny Kelly, Martin Rigney, Mary Gowing, Dolores Murray, B O’Brien. Nov 24: Top score: Patricia Quinn. Gents: 1 Tom Kearns 2 Padraig Dowling. Ladies: 1 Teresa Byrne 2 V Kearns. Quarters: 1 Martin Rigney 2 Paul Kavanagh 3 Paddy O’Dare 4 Niamh O’Donovan. Lowest score: Heather Kelly. Raffle: B Daly, Lucy O’Brien, Tom Kearns, Paddy O’Donovan, Niamh O’Donovan, Jim O’Brien.


Jackpot not won. Winning no: 15-22-6. €30 winners: Teresa Fitzpatrick; Bill & Eilish Dunne, Roisin O’Donovan, Rose Smith, Mary O’Neill, E Conroy. Paddy Farrell, Mary Flanaghan. Promoter’s prize: Imelda Cusack, Kathleen Blake, Ger Kelly, Mary O’Keeffe, Ger Kelly. Next week’s Jackpot: €2,300. Extra prizes next week.


Jackpot not won Winning no: 11-13-17-19 €40 winners: P.V. Dunne, Marty Corcoran, Siobhan Conroy, Evelyn Carrol, Pat Feery. Promoter’s prize: Post Office. Extra prizes: Tommy Smith, Dara and Roisin Scully, Bernie Lynch, JACD, Joe Digan, Mary Whyte, Murt Flynn. Next week’s Jackpot: €1,750.