Annual Dinner and Dance in Abbeyleix Golf Club on Friday November 16 at six thirty sharp. Names to any member of the Social Services or Breda Whelan on 87 31613.


The group are holding a dinner dance on November 10 in the Abbeyleix Manor Hotel. Tickets €25. Music by Damien Bowe and lots of extras on the night. Tickets can be purchased from any member or contact 085 7678983.


On Friday November 9, Niamh Sharkey Author, will conduct a reading session for six to eight year olds at 3.30pm. Booking essential. Call 057 87 30020. Also every Thursday, story telling and singing aimed at children between 3 and 6 years. The event takes place between 3pm and 4pm and all are welcome.


Eadrom Children’s Art class for over 6 year olds will take place on Saturday November 10 between 12-1pm. Places are limited and can be booked through Abbeyleix Library on 057-8730020.


Abbeyleix Library knitting club takes place between 11am and 1pm each Tuesday. If interested give your name at the desk or contact Aideen and Gillian on 057-8730020.

Adult Book Club

Abbeyleix Library adult book club takes place on the last Thursday of each month between 6pm and 7pm. Our next one is on Thursday November 29 at 6pm. The book to be discussed at that meeting will be ‘Room’ by Emma Donoghue.


The Parents Association of the school are having a Seasons Eatings, a celebration of christmas day cooking with Author, Broadcaster and Chef Instructor Frank Moynihan at the school on Monday November 12 2012. Commencing at 8pm, admission €10. For more information contact 057 87 31920/0578731272.


Baptisms are celebrated on the first Saturday of the month in Ballyroan and on the third Sunday in Abbeyleix at 12.15pm. Please give at least three weeks notice to Fr Ahern at 87 31151. Please note that in choosing godparents one must be male and the other female (god-father and god-mother).


Congratulations to the members of Durrow/Abbeyleix Macra; Thomas Delaney, Bernard Dunne, Patrick Hennessy and Sarah Delaney, who won the All-Ireland Know Your Agriculture Table Quiz at the Annual Macra Rally in Waterford recently. Next Club meeting will take place in Bobs Bar Durrow at 9pm on Friday November 23. For more information or for information on joining Macra please contact Joe on 0857665838


Wany to clear out the attic or garage? Come along to our Car Boot Sale on Sunday November 11 from 10am til 2pm in Ballypickas GAA Grounds. Traders set-up from 8.30am. Sellers: Cars €5 and Vans €10. Public Admission: Adults €2 and children are free.Table quiz

The Swan Hall Development Committee are holding a Table Quiz in The Swan Inn on Friday November 9 at 9pm. Admission is €10 per person. Everyone is welcome and plenty of spot prizes.

Sustainable communities

Abbeyleix sustainable communities plan will be launched on Saturday November 10 at 4pm in the Abbeyleix Manor Hotel as part of the Celebrating Laois Heritage conference. For details contact Catherine Casey 057 866 4129.