The next meeting is on Wednesday September 10 at 7.30pm in the town hall, new members welcome.
Meetings resume following the summer break. It will be on Wednesday September 10 at 8.30pm in ICA House, Davitt Road (opposite primary school). New members welcome to join. Call 087 2331514 or any member for details.
LINE DANCING CLASSES
Line dancing classes have resumed in the ICA hall Davitt Road (opposite school). Why not come along on Thursday night September 11 at 8.30pm to 9.30pm All welcome.
Bridge resumes on Thursday September 11 for the new season. The AGM will be on Thursday September 18. New members always welcome.
INTERNET FOR SENIORS
Senior surfer internet training begins in the library on Tuesday September 23. It is a 6 week course with each session lasting 2 hours. Cost €25 per person. To enquire call Orla Mulligan at Laois Partnership, email@example.com or 057 8661900. There are 12 places available which will be filled on a first come first served basis.
Introduction to computers begins on Wednesday September 24in the library. This is a 10 week course with each session lasting 2 hours. Cost €25 per person. To enquire call Orla Mulligan at Laois Partnership, firstname.lastname@example.org or 057 8661900. There are 12 places available which will be filled on a first come first served basis.
An exhibition titled ‘Traversing the Littoral’ by artist Karen Hendy will run in the library gallery until the end of September.
Junior Bookclubs in the library for ages 8 to 9 and 10 to 12 resume in September. If you would like to join or to find out more details about the bookclubs please contact 057 8644572.
CHILDREN’S SEWING GROUP
A children’s sewing group will begin in the library for ages 10 to 12 which will meet every fortnight. If you would like to join this group, call 057 8644572.
LAOIS SOCIAL HISTORY
A series of folklore cds covering all aspects of the social history of Laois are available to borrow from the library.
Yarn Bombing Mountmellick are continuing to meet every alternate Monday and Tuesday, with next meetingon Tuesday September 16, in Methodist Hall. All welcome, bring your needles and yarn and exchange ideas and skills. €2 contribution towards costs.
LOOMING AT LIBRARY
Loom banding continues every second Saturday at the library. The next session is on Saturday September 20 from 11.30am to 12.30pm. All are welcome.
The closing date for completion of the Mythical Maze Reading Challenge is Friday September 12.
We are investigating obtaining premises, shed or disused building that can house the tools of the trade. If anyone knows of such a place please call 087 657 8736.
The St Vincent de Paul pilgrimage to Knock is on Saturday September 13 with bus leaving MDA car park at 8.30am. Adult €10, child €5 which includes enroute refreshments. Contact 057 8679553 or 085 1091350.
Kilcavan 5k fun run/walk is on Friday September 12 at 7 pm, registration from 6 pm. Race entry €10, juveniles €5. Funds in aid of St Mary’s hall, Clonaghadoo. Prizes 1st, 2nd, and 3rd male & female.
New members welcome, call secretary Emma 087 6962626.
Mondays: Boccia in Macra Hall 7.30pm. Tuesdays: aqua aerobics in Portlaoise Leisure Centre at noon (free bus from MDA at 11.15am. Thursdays: music and song in St. Vincent’s Hospital. Fridays: ‘Go for Life Games’ Macra Hall 7.30pm.
Active retirement meetings resume on Wednesday September 10 from 10.3oam to 12.30pm at MDA. New members always welcome phone 086 0618955.
Classes resume on Tuesday September 16. Remember Sharon Shannon plays at the Arts Centre Mountmellick on Friday September 12.
SYLVIA PLATH TALK
Dr Arthur Broomfield will give a talk on the works of poet Sylvia Plath at the library on Friday September 19 from 2.30pm to 3.30pm. The focus will be on Plath’s works included in the leaving certificate programme.
READINGS AND MUSIC
Poet Anne Egan and musicians Eddie Sheehan and Niamh Furlong will present an evening of readings and music at The Old Bank House on Friday September 19 at 6pm.
ADULT ART WORKSHOP
This will be held in The Forum Hostel on Friday September 19 from 7pm to 8pm with Collette Dunne. Limited places, book at 057 867557.
THE IRISH MIDLANDS CONCERT ORCHESTRA
Enjoy chamber, classical and concert music on Friday September 19 at 8pm in the Arts Centre. For information call 086 3751604.
A Joint Fundraiser for Mountmellick Sports Complex together with the Parent’s Council of Mountmellick Community School, takes place on September 28 at 1pm in the sports complex. Call the sports complex at 869 7970 for more details.
LAOIS MARTIAL ARTS
Classes available: ladies and gents kickboxing and self defence classes for all ages, Ladies and gents TRX suspension training and ladies keep fit classes. Call 086 3399287 or find us on Facebook.
Classes in the sports complex. Tuesdays and Thursdays: Junior (5 to 14) 6pm to 7pm. Senior (14 +) 8pm to 9.30pm. Ladies bootcamp on Tuesdays from 7.15pm to 8pm. Ladies core & kettlebell workout on Thursdays from 7.15pm to 8pm. New members welcome, contact Tommy Delaney 086 8496205.
Community care, August 20. Top score L Pierce. Lady 1 V Kearns. 2 C Fitzpatrick. Gents 1 S Coffey. 2 C Casey. Half lady 1 J O’Shea. 2 M O’Brien, R Cole. Half gent 1 T Dunne. 2 S Langton, J Harrison. Lowest score M Gowing. Hatcher J Codd. Raffle T Gowing, J Codd, T Mulhare, J Harrison, P Dowling. August 27. Top score V Kearns. Lady 1 A Rochford. 2 B Hogan, D Byrne. Gent 1 T Kearns. 2 J Delaney. Half lady 1 B Keegan. 2 Sr Rosarii. Half gent 1 M Barrett. 2 B Coffey, F Keenan. Lowest score L Pierce. Hatchers S Langton, B Fitzpatrick. Raffle D Kelly, S Langton, Sr Rosarii, J Harrison, T Dunne.
Old school. August 28. Top score J Harrison. Lady 1 C Fitzpatrick. 2 B Fitzpatrick. Gent 1 D Kelly. 2 T Dunne. Quarter 1 Mrs Gorman. 2 V Kearns, B Keegan. 3 J O’Shea. 4 J Delaney. Best of three S Wilkinson, N Thompson, B Thompson. Worst of three L Kavanagh. Raffle D Byrne, J Delaney (x2), S Wilkinson.
THE LATE KEN MEHRTENS
The death of Ken Mehrtens of Emmet Street on Friday August 29 at the Midlands Regional Hospital Portlaoise occasioned much regret. Remains reposed at The Chapel of Rest at the Midlands Hospital until removal to St Paul’s Church Mountmellick. Funeral Service was held at 4pm on Sunday with interment afterwards to the adjoining churchyard. The deepest sympathy of the community is extended to Ken’s family, relatives, neighbours and friends on their bereavement.