The Community Care social resumes this Thursday October 23 in Wolfe Tone Court. Mass at 7.30pm with the social afterwards. The group welcome people to join them for entertainment and light refreshments. Those within the Mountmellick area requiring transport cancall 087 9812525.
Mountmellick Soccer Club is holding a Hallowe’en fancy dress disco on Friday October 31 from 7pm to 9pm in Conor Davis Park for children up to and including 14 years of age. €5 includes minerals and snacks. Please support.
Men’s Shed meet in the house beside St Paul’s Church. Open to all, regardless of age or ability. The group is busy with woodturning, guitar, drums and pipes and socialising. Call Joe 086 0760853 or Ray 087 6578736.
HOSPITAL GROUP AGM
St Vincent’s Hospital Support Group AGM on Wednesday October 29 at 8 pm in the Town Hall.
Mountmellick GAA is holding a Breeder’s Cup Race Night Live on Saturday November 1 in Butch’s Bar, first race at 9pm. Guaranteed jackpot of €300, Prizes include a weekend for two. Guest DJ is John O’Loughlin.
Rosary recited in St Joseph’s Church every Sunday evening in October at 7pm, and in Castlebrack cemetery at the same time, all welcome.
Yarn Bombing Mountmellick meets in the Methodist Hall on Tuesday nights at 7.30pm. All welcome. A bus will travel to the Knit & Stitch Show in the RDS on Sunday November 2. Seats still available, call Dolores 087 2713491.
THE ROCK GAA
New juvenile coaching times: u12 & u14 Wednesdays 6.30pm. U6, u8 & u10 Thursdays 6.30pm. New players welcome.
Junior Bookclubs in the library for ages 8-9 and 10-12 resume in October. Contact 057 8644572.
The children’s sewing group for ages 10 to 12 will meet on Tuesday October 28 from 4pm to 5pm in the library. Call 057 8644572.
LOOMING AT LIBRARY
Loom banding sessions continue on Saturday from 11am to 12.30pm and Thursdays from 4pm to 5pm. All welcome.
SCOUTS TEEN DISCO
In the Mellick Inn on Friday October 24 from 8pm to 11.30pm. Admission €8. Mineral bar only. Strict supervision.
Held by the Scout Association in the Owenass Hall, 7pm-9pm on Friday October 31 for children under 12 years, children under 6 must be accompanied by a parent. Admission €3, shop available, prizes for best outfits. Strict supervision by scout leaders.
The library knitting/crochet group meets each Tuesday from 10.30am to 12.30pm. Bring along your needles and wool and join us for a cuppa and a chat.
The library art competition closing date is today October 21, with a colouring competition for pre-schoolers to first class pupils, and a drawing competition for 2nd to 6th class pupils with the theme ‘I love Reading’, on A3 or A4 paper.
To book a space for Halloween crafts and storytime, call 8644572.
Mountmellick United Soccer Club will host Strictly Come Dancing on Saturday February 14 in the Heritage Hotel. Tickets and sponsorship cards for dancers available soon.
Training on Monday nights at 8.45pm and Wednesdays at 8.30pm in the Macra Hall. New members welcome. Enquiries call Trevor 087 9143226.
Rose Dooley and Charlie White’s recent coffee morning and cake sale for Beaumont Hospital’s neurosurgery department raised a massive €6,265. This money goes directly towards the purchase of an intra-operative MRI scanner for Beaumont, the first of its kind in Ireland. Rose and Charlie thank all who helped make this day such a success.
The meeting on Wednesday October 22 will be held at 10.30am in the Balcony Theatre to watch the film ‘The Butler’. The usual activities are: Mondays: Boccia in Macra Hall 7.30pm. Tuesdays: aqua aerobics in Portlaoise Leisure Centre at noon (free bus from MDA at 11.15am. Thursdays: music and song in St. Vincent’s Hospital. Fridays: ‘Go for Life Games’ Macra Hall 7.30pm. New members always welcome, contact 086 0618955.
A public meeting will take place in the Town Hall on Wednesday October 29 at 8pm, to elect a committee to organise the 100th anniversary commemoration of the Easter Rebellion 1916 in Mountmellick town and district in 2016. Open to anyone with an interest in being involved.
AGM today Tuesday October 21 at 8pm in the ICA Hall. All welcome.
A celebration of Laois members of Comhaltas who took part in All Ireland Fleadh 2012, 2013 and 2014 took place in the Abbeyleix Manor recently. It was a night of music and fun and participants were presented with a certificate. No music this week (Tuesday October 21) due to the open night in the Community School, or the following week (mid-term break). Tell the committee if you are interested in taking part in Scór na nÓg on November 14 in Mountmellick; singing, playing music, recitation, and quiz for GAA members aged 12 to 17. Well done to our musicians who played music in Supervalu recently.
GANDON ARTS GROUP
The Gandon Arts Group presents its autumn lecture series in the Arts Centre on Tuesdays at 7pm on ‘Benefactors of the National Gallery of Art’ by art historian Dr Ciaran Woods. The six lectures run from October 21 to November 25, €120 including refreshments. Film adaptions of Tennessee William’s books: 5pm Sunday October 26 ‘The Night of the Iguana’ and 5pm Sunday November 23 ‘Cat on a Hot Tin Roof’. €10 each including refreshments. Finally on Sunday December 14 at 5pm there will be a Christmas concert featuring King’s College Choir, Cambridge. €20 includes wine and finger food. To book call 087 2735385 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Community Care October 8. Top score B Hogan. Lady 1 T Mulhare. 2 C Casey. Gents 1 T Dunne. 2 T Delaney & J Harrison. Half lady 1 Fr Joe. 1 B Srahan. M Gowing. Half gent 1 T Gowing. 2 V Kearns. Lowest score C Martin. Hatcher Sr Michael. Raffle T Dunne, U Curran, P Dowling (x2), J O’Shea, F Keenan.
Old School October 9. Top score L Kavanagh. Lady 1 C Martin. 2 A Walsh. Gent 1 P Dowling. 2 F Keenan & V Kearns. Half 1 Mrs Gorman. 2 E Moran, J Delaney. Best of three M Gowing. Worst of three T Gowing. Raffle K Kavanagh, B Hogan, T Gowing (x2).
October 8. Numbers 3, 6, 19, 20. Match 3s Padraig & the Boss, E Delaney, P Byrne, I Burke, P Butler, D White, P Oxley.
€50 L O’Neill. €20 D McDermott, F Daly, M Conroy, L Molloy.
NS 1 C Lawlor, M Hourigan. 2 B & M Conlon. 3 K Dowling, T Mitchell. EW 1 H Meade, B Hourigan. 2 A Colgan, T Joyce. 3 A Higgins, B Egan.
BANK HOLIDAY DEADLINE
All news should be submitted for this column by Wednesday evening October 22.