Model Railway show

Model Railway show

Midlands Model Railway Club’s second annual exhibition takes place on September 15 in the Abbeyleix Heritage Centre, Viscount Lord de Vesci has kindly agreed to perform the opening ceremony. The club is running for four years and has many members. Contact Ronnie Gaunt Club secretary 087 2542528


Group AGM on Thursday August 29 at 8pm, in the Abbeyleix Manor Hotel. New members are most welcome. If you have a talent for on or off stage, contact Laois Open Door Theatre on 087 9614235 or follow them on Facebook.


Raheen PTAA whist, Friday August 9. Top score Sheila Fogarty & Kathleen Kavanagh. First gent, Louise Kavanagh, First Lady Nora Carroll, Second Gent Damien Carter, Second Lady Mary McCabe and Brid Reilly. First half, Paddy Carter, second half Lena McEvoy & Angela Walsh. Best of three games, Rose Cunningham & Mary Gowing. Raffle winners: Padraig Dowling, Bride Reilly, Kathleen Kavanagh, Angela Walsh, Mary Doheny. Friday August 16. Top score Nora Breen. First Gent Louise Kavanagh, First lady Nora ni Euilaghin, Second Gent Mick Kelly, second lady Mary McCabe, First half K. Breen, Second half Damien Carter & Nancy Keogh. Best of three games Lil Bennett &Catherine Galvin. Hatchers Mary Delaney. Raffle winners: Frank Fogarty, Nancy Dowling, Damien Carter and Noreen Euilaighin. Whist continues on Friday at 9pm in the ICA hall.


Starting Monday September 2 from 8-9pm and Wednesday September 4 from 7-8pm. All 8 week courses in taking place in Fr Breen Park, all fitness levels welcome, contact Brid at 086 3850977.

late mary clooney

Condolences to the family of the late Mary Clooney (née Kavanagh) of Ballytarsna, Abbeyleix, who died on Tuesday August 20. Deeply regretted by her husband Paddy, daughters Anne and Particia, extended family relatives and friends. Reposed at her residence. Removal to the Church Of The Most Holy Rosary Abbeyleix for requiem mass. Internment afterwards in St Patrick’s cemetry. Donations if desired to Irish Cancer Society.