Camross Lotto

Camross Lotto

Lotto no 2 – 6 – 26 - 27. No jackpot winner. €75 Sadie Delaney, €30 Noel Bergin Camross, Marie Phelan Crannagh, Jimmy Conroy Drim, Chris Purcell Mountrath, Johnny Conroy Tinnakill. Promoters: €40 Mai Conroy, €20 Sean Bergin, Joe Abbott, Jim Wynne, Kathleen Lalor. House prize €20 Sean Kennedy. Next week’s jackpot €4,250 on Monday, October 21.

Vintage Run

Coolrain’s 6th annual vintage run takes place on bank holiday Sunday October 27 at 12 noon at The Village Inn Coolrain. Proceeds this year goes to Camross NS and Coolrain Tidy Villages. There is also steam threshing, Honda 50 run, High Nelly run followed by music and barbecue in The Village Inn Coolrain. Contact Bridget at 087 3523376.

Community Dance

The monthly dance will take place in Camross Community Hall on Saturday November 2. Music by Catherine and Images.

Mission Sunday

Mission Sunday is on October 26/27. A church gate collection will take place at Camross and Kilanure masses

Slieve Bloom Association

A meeting of the Sleeve Bloom Association was held on Thursday, September 19 in the Heritage Centre, Clonaslee. A minute’s silence was held in memory of Brian Healion’s brother Peter, who died since our previous meeting.

Matt Barrett was congratulated on organising the successful tour to Clare, enjoyed by all who ventured.

Items discussed on the night including an on going problem of people getting lost on the Slieve Blooms and the proposed 184 meter wind turbines to be erected in the Slieve Bloom area. The next meeting of the Slieve Bloom Association is on October 24 at 8.30pm in the Green School, Rosenallis.

Run to the Hills

Thank you to all those who filled sponsor cards, sponsored prizes or helped out in anyway on the day.

All proceeds from this event go towards the children in our school. Due to the positive feed back the run received it is hoped it will be an annual event. There are still a number of outstanding sponsor cards which can be returned to the school or any member of the parents council.

Folk Choir

Practices every Wednesday night from 8-9pm.

Late Sadie Delaney

Condolences to the family of the late Sadie Delaney, Camross, who died on Saturday, October 19 in Portlaoise Hospital.

Funeral mass today (Tuesday) at 12 noon, followed by burial in the local cemetery. More next week.

Late Frank Kenny

The death occurred on Saturday October 12 of Frank Kenny Roscomroe Ballybritt Roscrea. Frank was a very successful hardware business in Roscomroe and was most helpful and was known through out the length and breath of the Slieve Bloom Mountains where he supplied the farming community with farm stuff for many years and the business is now in the capable hands of his nephew Enda.

Frank had suffered from cancer in recent years and passed away on last Saturday week.

Having reposed at home his remains were removed to Roscomroe Church for requiem mass on Monday morning celebrated by Fr O’Meara and burial took place to the family plot in Dungar cemetery.

Chief mourners are his brother Joe sister Julia, sisters-in-law Mary and Lily, nephews, nieces relatives and great friends in the farming community and great neighbours in Ballybritt.

Late Danny Costelloe

The death took place recently of Danny Costelloe formerly of the Catholes Ballyfin and late of the Ballyfin road, Portlaoise. Danny was a builder by trade and was married to Anne Phelan of Drim, Mountrath who sadly passed away in January this year.

Danny had been ill for months and was cared for by the staff of St Vincent’s Hospital Mountmellick where he passed away on Saturday week. On Sunday evening his remains were removed to St Fintan’s church Ballyfin and on Monday morning Fr Willie Hennessey PP Celebrated requiem Mass and was joined by Fr Pat Hennessey PP Castletown.

The celebrant spoke of a man who loved the Catholes as he did his late wife and his two sons were close to his heart. Danny was a great lover of Irish music and was as his son very enthusiastic about anything with an engine. Danny and his wife made an annual pilgrimage to Knock Shrine and the choir sang Lady of Knock and his son Fergal played music on the accordion a tribute to his late dad.

After Mass the remains were interred in the adjoining cemetery.

Chief mourners are his sons Fergal and Dermot, his sisters, brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, cousins nephews, nieces special friend Jimmy Dunne many neighbours in the Catholes and on the Ballyfin road May he rest in peace.

Late Bernadette Tynan Peafield

The death took place on Saturday, October 12 of Bernadette Tynan Peafield, Pike of Rushall, wife of the late Aloysius who farmed at the Pike of Rushall for many years and kept some very good horses down the years.

Mrs Tynan was in her late eighties and passed away in the company of her family on Saturday morning at the Midlands Hospital in Portlaoise. Having reposed at Peafield her remains were removed to St Edmunds Church, Castletown on Tuesday morning for requiem Mass and burial took place to Aghaboe cemetery.

Chief mourners are her sons Michael and Gerard, daughters Jane, Mary and Paula brother Fr Pat O’Byrne sisters Brideen and Aghata, daughters-in-law, sons-in-law, grandchildren, sisters-in-law, nieces, nephews grandchildren, relatives friends and neighbours to whom deepest sympathy is extended.

Late Paddy Brophy

The death took place on Sunday October 13 at the Kilminchy nursing home, Portlaoise of Paddy Brophy Rushin Mountrath. Paddy had reached a great age and on Tuesday evening his remains were removed to St Edmunds Church, Castletown and on Wednesday morning Requiem Mass was celebrated and burial took place to St Fintan’s cemetery Mountrath.

Paddy is mourned by his nieces and nephews in Camross and Killenure and many friends and relations.


Application forms for the 2013 Laois Community Forum Awards are now available and must be in before 5pm on October 31. There are five categories in the group/clubs section while there is also an Unsung Hero Award. Application forms can be downloaded from