Slieve bloom assoc

Slieve bloom assoc

The association met on Thursday, September 19 in the Heritage Centre, Clonaslee. A minute’s silence was held in memory of Brian Healion’s brother Peter. Matt Barrett was congratulated on organising the successful tour to Clare. Discussions included the problem of people getting lost on the Slieve Blooms - recently members have come to the rescue in the Cadamstown area. Ray Redmond and Gerry Gorman spoke about the proposed 184 metre wind-turbines in the Slieve Bloom area and the negative impact they are likely to have on the views from Slieve Bloom Amenity Area. The night ended with refreshments, welcomed by all. The next meeting is on October 24 at 8.30pm in the Green School, Rosenallis. If you are interested in preserving and promoting Slieve Bloom amenities, do come along, new members welcome.

Heritage Society

Mountmellick Heritage Society has elected its first executive committee. Bill Lalor is the Society’s first chairperson, Gerry Mulvaney vice chairperson, Ann O’Brien secretary, Mary O’Brien assistant secretary, Mick Feely treasurer, Sinead Horan assistant treasurer and Mary Fallon PRO. Congrats and every success in efforts to preserve and promote the heritage of Mountmellick and Rosenallis.


It is hoped that Rosenallis GAA will enter the GAA Scór competition on November 16 in Camross, from 6.30pm to 9pm. The competitions are figure dancing, traditional singing, traditional group, ballad group, set dancing, and recitation. Entry is free, available to members (girls and boys) U17 (no younger age limit). If interested in taking part, or helping to co-ordinate entries, please contact Margaret on 085 713 8940.

Deepest Sympathy

To the Warren/Fitzgerald family on the death of Margaret (Peg) Warren nee Fitzgerald who died on October 14 peacefully in the loving care of staff in St Vincent’s Hospital Mountmellick. Rosary was on Tuesday evening with removal on Wednesday morning to St Brigid’s church Rosenallis for requiem mass at 12 noon followed by burial in St Bridid’s Cemetery. May she rest in peace.

Deepest Sympathy

To the Mahon family on the death of Charley Mahon, Graigue, Mountmellick who died on October 10. Rosary was on Saturday evening with removal on Sunday morning to St Mary’s church, Clonaghadoo for requiem mass at 10.30am with burial in the adjoining cemetery. May he rest in peace.


Application forms for the 2013 Laois Community Forum Awards must be in before 5pm on October 31. There are five categories in the group/clubs section and an Unsung Hero Award. Download forms from