Irish history Live

Irish history Live

Interactive live history show for children with Michael Moylan is back in Mountrath Library as part of Heritage Week on Wednesday, August 27 from 11.45pm. Children get a chance to dress up in costume and use replicas and historical artefacts. This year it features World War I. Booking essential. Age 8-12. e 057 875 6378.

St Aengus FC

St Aengus juvenile soccer final registration night this Wednesday, August 13 in St Fintan’s Hall from 8 to 9.30pm. It is important that any players interested in playing soccer with our club register now as we are organising teams for the coming season. Cost is €30 per player or €50 for a family.


At an Sean Chistinon August 28, 8.30pm - 10.30pm. Rambling House with music, dance, songs and stories by locals and visitors who provide the entertainment themselves. An Sean Chistin, Iry, Ballyfin Contact Maureen Culleton E, 087 648 2038.


The lotto jackpot worth €4400 was not won. Next jackpot is worth €4600 in Kirwans. The club would like to extend to our senior selector PJ Cuddy, his mother Teresa and sisters Geraldine, Eilish, Olive, Siobhain, Roisin and the Cuddy family Castletown, our sincere sympathy on the death of their father Jimmy Cuddy. Sympathy to the Bergin family on the death of Mrs Eileen Bergin, grandmother of our minor player Collie. Ar dheas de ar a ainm.


To tie in with the reading challenge we will be hosting a mythical creatures drawing workshop on Tuesday August 5 11am - 12am. The workshop is suitable for girls and boys aged between 8-12 years old. Free workshop but places are limited so booking is essential. Call Aoife at 057 8756378 to book your place.

LateEileen BERGIN

Condolences to the family of the late Eileen (Nell) Bergin (née Lynch) of Patrick Street, Mountrath, Castletown, and Coolea, Cork who died on August 2. Wife of the late Fintan, deeply regretted by sons Micheal, Seamus, Fintan and Sean, sisters Abbey and Nonie, Mairead, brother Connie, extended family, relatives and friends. Removal to St Fintan’s Church, Mountrath, for requiem mass followed by burial in St Fintan’s Cemetery Mountrath.

Knitting Club

The knitting club continues to meet every Friday morning 10.30am - 12.30pm all welcome. Why not drop in for a chat and a cuppa.


The sale of jam continues in Costcutters Mountrath and Phelan’s Shop Castletown. We would like to thank everyone for their continuing support for this worthy cause.


The Aware Support Group for people experiencing depression, anxiety, stress and other mood related conditions meets every Tuesday at 7.30pm in St. Peter and Pauls Parish Centre, Portlaoise. This service is free of charge, no referral is required and you do not need to book. If you require further information contact 016617211 or or the locall Helpline 1890303302.


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 9:00 a.m. to 12 noon in The Macra Hall on Main Street. Come and see for yourself. To place an order phone 87 32510 or 8735368.

Knitting Club

The knitting club continues to meet every Friday morning 10:30-12:30 pm all welcome. Why not drop in for a chat and a cuppa.