Clonaslee ICA is hosting a coffee morning on Friday June 21, 10 am to 12 noon, in aid of Garrett Culliton/Laois Sports Partnership’s fundraiser at AJ’s (Clonaslee Inn). All welcome.

cancer WALK

The 21st Annual Slieve Bloom Walk for the Irish Cancer Society is on Saturday June 29 starting from Clonaslee Community Centre at 11 am. Refreshments en route with meal at finish. Contact Donal Conroy 057-864-8034 or Joe Fitzpatrick 057-934-3638.


Tir na n’Og playgroup are now enrolling for September. Contact Mary on 057 864-8988 or 086-361-8905.


Laois/Offaly Friesian Breeders are hosting an open evening on Kevin Flynn’s Clonaslee farm on Thursday June 20 at 7:30pm. Stock judging by Padraig Murphy, followed by refreshments. All welcome.

cemetery masses

Thanks to all who participated in the cemetery mass on Friday May 31. The collection for the upkeep of the cemetery was €1,835.25. Thanks to the collectors.

Corrigeen Cemetery Mass is on Friday June 28 at 8 pm and Kilmanman Cemetery is on Friday July 5 at 8 pm.


Potential cast members for the new production The Cripple of Inishmaan are now reading scripts and studying parts. A workshop will be held on July 7 after which a cast will be chosen. Not too late to join!

ecumenical prayer

Ceremony of prayer by Church of Ireland and the Barrow Rise pastoral group on Sunday June 23, assembling in Killeigh village green at 7 pm. An introduction to historical religious sites in Rosenallis, Mountmellick, Clonaslee and Killeigh, with prayer and reflection.


RTE will record a live mass on Sunday July 21 at 11 am from St Manman’s Church. Fr O’Reilly is hoping for a large turnout.

Choir Practice is on Sundays at 6:30 pm in the church. A large group is needed to sing for the televised mass, male singers in particular.


Work evenings Tuesday and Thursday at 6pm from Heritage Centre. Judging for Inter-community litter challenge continues. Please put cigarette butts in the bins outside all premises. Thanks to all who sweep each morning, and to Fas for their hard work. Contact John if you would like to help, on 087-613-2044.


Social Services Bingo every Wednesday from 2-4 pm in the Heritage Centre. All welcome.


The Martin Fallon Traditional Music weekend is from Friday July 26 to Sunday 28, with workshops in Scoil Bhride on July 27. Closing entry date is June 28. Contact John Conway on 085-285-1772 or download entry form from


Bingo on Sunday June 23, 2:30 - 4 pm in the Parochial hall. Prizes galore. Cost €2. All welcome.


Sunday nights at 9pm in the Parochial hall. All welcome.


Sunday June 9: Top Score: Sadie Delaney. Gents: 1 Martin Delaney 2 D Tiernan Ladies: 1 Heather Kelly 2 Kathleen Kennedy, Mick Kelly. Quarters: 1 Jim O’Brien 2 PJ Connolly 3 Dinny Kelly 4 Becky Thompson. Raffle: Annie Parnell, Matt Barrett, D Tiernan, Annie Parnell.


Jackpot not won. Nos: 16-18-9. €30 winners: PJ Comerford; Billy Multany; Enda Comerford; David and Noeleen Smith; C Breen; Ann Hooke c/o Maura. Promoter’s prize: Maura O’Gorman, Nuala Smith, Rigneys. Next Jackpot: €650.


Jackpot not won. Nos: 6-5-12-27. €40 winners: Scully Family, Ber Sutherland, Eamonn Conroy, Lauren Fallon, Tom Hutchinson. Promoter’s prize: Podriag Conroy. Next Jackpot: €4000.