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Laois Hospice

The Laois Hospice Foundation annual public meeting takes place on Friday, January 17 at 8pm in the Killeshin Hotel, Portlaoise. Special guests are Mr Sean O’Rourke and Ms Eileen Dunne of RTÉ. Why not come along and hear about hospice services in Laois and where the monies collected are spent. This should be a very enjoyable and stimulating night. Everybody is welcome to this meeting and your support would be very much appreciated. Refreshments will be served on the night. Thank you for your continued support to Laois Hospice.

Tidy Towns

Do you know that there are 32 Tidy Towns Groups in Laois. If you are looking to do something different for the new year why not help out with your local group. Tidy Towns groups work tirelessly to improve the areas in which we live and a few hours a week can make a huge difference. If you are interested in becoming a volunteer in your local community you should contact a member or check the local newspapers / newsletter to find out what is happening in your area. If you do not have contact details for your local group please contact Siobhan Donoher who will assist you in this regard. Email: or telephone 057 86 74330.


Heywood Community School, enrolment night on Thursday, January 23 at 7pm for prospective 1st year students and their parents.