Mountrath & District Camera Club are holding a golf classic on Friday, July 4 in Mountrath Golf Club to raise funds for the club. We will also be donating a percentage of proceeds to Mountrath Christmas Lights Fund. €80 per team of 4, €20 per person. Scramble format. Time sheet available from 8am-5.30pm. Contact Kate 0578732558 or 087 249 0957. 1st, 2nd & 3rd prizes for teams consisting only of GUI or ILGU members. 1st, 2nd & 3rd prizes for teams consisting of non GUI and ILGU members. Prizes also for ladies team, longest drive, nearest to the pin and hole in one. Raffle on the night with music and good prizes.


The annual charity open day at Clonohill Gardens will be held on Sunday, June 8 from 1pm-7pm in aid of Laois Hospice and the new Solas Bhride Centre. Plant sales and afternoon tea will be available. The 1.5 acre garden features woodland, lawns, herbaceous borders and a walled garden overlooking the lake. Clonohill Gardens are on the Laois Garden Trail and have featured on TV and in the Irish Garden magazine and various print media. Clonohill Gardens are just off the old Dublin/ Limerick Rd .R445 (formerly N7)between Mountrath and Borris in Ossory. Drive through Mountrath town towards Limerick, after 1 mile, turn right, signed for Coolrain. Garden will be signed from there on the day.


The above parents council is seeking interested parents, family, friends, past pupils, of the school to participate in a sponsored walk on Croagh Patrick on June 14 to raise funds to purchase new equipment for our local school that all children will benefit from. Anyone that would be interested please text your details to 086 4008629 or 087 7086580 transport will be provided on the day.

Musical Festival

From July 2 to 6 the club will host Mountrath Music festival 2014 and there will be something for everyone to look forward too. This will be a marquee event in the GAA grounds. Wednesday July 2 fashion show strictly style; Thursday July 3 teenage disco with DJ Noel Brennan; Friday July 4 music By Pat Costello followed by Declan Nerney & His Band [ticket event]; Saturday July 5 music by Radio Nowhere followed by Hot Fuss [ticket event]; Sunday July 6 monster bingo €5000 prize fund 3pm; Sunday July 6 festival close with rising star from the local scene; Look out for more local advertising and in the local newspapers/ club facebook page for specific events.

Garden Fete Dove house

The annual garden fete at Dove House, Abbeyleix takes place on Sunday, June 8 from 2.30pm. Bedding plants, bric-a-brac, fund games and lots more attractions. A great family day so come and enjoy the fun.

Clonenagh NS

Clonenagh National School annual summer fete, Portlaoise Rd, Mountrath, on Sunday, June 15, from 2pm to 5pm. A fun day for all the family including games, cakes, face painting, bric-a-brac, Raffle and more.


Condolences to the family of the late John Delaney of Clonard, Mountrath who died on May 26 peacefully at his home. Deeply regretted by his loving sisters Lil, Agnes and Josephine reposed at Burke’s Funeral Home Mountrath. Removal to St Fintan’s Church, Mountrath for requiem mass on Wednesday morning at 11am followed by burial in Cromogue Cemetery.

Late Christopher DELANEY

Condolences to the late Christopher (Christy) Delaney, Camross, formerly of Cardtown, Mountrath and Cavansheath, Ballyfin, Portlaoise passed away peacefully at the General Hospital, Portlaoise on May 27. Funeral mass and burial in Camross.


A Good Yarn Knitting Club meets in the library every Friday morning 10.30am - 12.30pm. Why not join us for a cuppa, good company guaranteed.


The sale of jam continues in Costcutters Mountrath. Thanks to all.


The outdoor gym in the local amenity park can be used by all ages.


Mountrath Country Markets every Friday from 9am to 12 noon in The Macra Hall on Main Street.