Pilgrimage to Lourdes, July 18 for 7 nights €790 per person sharing Solitude Hotel full board. Contact Eleanor 087 7670915


Pilgrimage from 21 August 7 Nights €759 per person sharing full board. Discount available if booked by February 3. Contact Eleanor 087 7670915.


A play ‘The Six Marys’ written and performed by Jean Farrell taking a comical look at life growing up in Ireland in the 50s & 60s will be performed in Mountrath Golf Club on Friday January 17 at 8pm. Local entertainers will also perform. Tickets €10 available from Jean’s sister, Sheelagh Coyle contact 057 8624421.

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.


The winning numbers of this week’s lotto are 4, 8, 12, 26. There was no winner of this week’s lotto. Next week’s lotto is €8,600. The venue is The Pub. House prize was won by Martin Phelan. Promoters prize won by Helen Ryan and Martin Phelan.


Knitting Club. The knitting group continues to meet every Friday morning 10.30am - 12.30pm. New members always welcome.


Under 11 years Monday, Wednesday and Friday 5.30 to 6.30pm, over 11 years beginners Monday, Wednesday and Friday 6.30 to 7.30pm, over 11 years advanced Monday, Wednesday and Friday 7.30 to 9pm. Girls over 11 years Tuesday and Thursday 7 to 8 and Saturday 1 to 2pm. Adults fitness classes Tuesday and Thursday at 8pm and Saturday 10.30am. Ladies fitness classes Monday to Friday mornings 9.30am and 11.30am. Any enquiries contact Noel on 0851981551.


The outdoor gym in the local amenity park can be used by all ages. We would encourage all local clubs and groups to use this facility.


Mountrath Country Markets is open every Friday from 9am to 12 noon in The Macra Hall on Main Street. Come and see for yourself. To place an order phone 87 32510 or 8735368.