Christmas fair in Stradbally Hall, Saturday and Sunday, December 14/15. Entry €2, 11am to 6pm. There will be a raffle in aid of Stradbally Cottages, with a chance to win a pair of Electric Picnic 2014 day tickets.
Congrats to all who were recognised for their voluntary work at the Laois Community Forum Community and Voluntary Awards, supported by the Leinster Express.
GOAL MILE 2013
Christmas Day in Oakvale Woods, 10am-12 noon. Organised by Billy O’Neill. Proceeds to GOAL project in the Philippines.
THE LATE HARRY KELLY
The death occurred on November 21 of Harry Kelly, Loughteague, Stradbally, peacefully in the loving care of the doctors, nurses and staff at the Midlands Regional Hospital, Portlaoise. Much loved husband of Chrissie and devoted father to Lucy, John, Michael Helen and Angela. Sadly missed by his wife, sons, daughters, brothers William and John, sisters Lucy (Gannon), and Josie (Deay), son-in-law, daughters-in-law, grandchildren, nieces, nephews, neighbours, relatives and a large circle of friends.
His remains were reposing at his home until removal on Sunday to the Church of the Holy Cross, Ratheniska for requiem mass at 12pm with burial afterwards in adjoining cemetery.
MARKET HOUSE RESTORATION
Richard McLoughlin and the building contractor deem it prodent to postpone the process until the weather improves.
Top score Alice Finn, 1st lady Birdie Langton, 2nd lady Muriel Hendy, 1st gent Michael O’Brien, 2nd gent Mary Prendergast, 1st half Dawn Stanley, 2nd half Chrissie Browne, low score Etta Craig, hatching Anne O’Dowd, no score in any one game Sylvia Wilkinson, Molly Kavanagh.
Next whist Friday, December 20, 8.30pm. This will be the Christmas whist, top score will be €60, plus other prizes.
FLOWER AND GARDEN CLUB
Demonstration of flower arrangements by Claire Feeney in St Josephs Hall on Wednesday, December 11 at 8pm.
The Stradbally Tidy Towns Christmas Tree Draw will be held in Dunnes on Saturday, December 21.
The Community Games silver circle, week two winners were €200 Martin Mahon, other winners Mary Walsh, John Donohue, Mary Holohan, Niamh Kavanagh, Mary Dwyer.
NIGHT VIGIL TO KNOCK
December 7. The bus leaves 6pm, contact Annie O’Neill 0578625323.
STRADBALLY PARISH ST VINCENT DE PAUL
Church gate collection Saturday, 7 and Sunday December 8 at all masses.
ST COLMANS BUMBER HAMPER DRAW
Friday, December 20 in the school. Tickets €2 and book of 11 for €20.
LAOIS RIDING FOR THE DISABLED
Christmas raffle in the Stradbally Equestrian Centre, Thursday, December 12, 12pm.
PARISH GAELS AGM
Tuesday, December 3, 8pm in the clubhouse.
RATHENISKA GOOSE CLUB
Sunday, December 8, 7.30pm.
VICARSTOWN GOOSE CLUB
Saturday, December 7, 8pm.
Deepest sympathy to Nan Holohan, Newtown, Stradbally on the death of her sister Mary Kearney, Ballybrittas. Also deepest sympathy to the extended family of Jim Scully, Clare and formerly of Timahoe who died in Shannon.
will be attended Friday, December 6.