Late PADDY MCGRATH
Condolences to the family of the late Paddy McGrath of Newtown, Ballyroan/Blackwater, Wexford who died on October 16. Loving husband of the late Breda he is deeply regretted by his loving sons Sean and Patrick, daughter Marie, sister, extended family relatives and friends. Reposed at his residence with removal to St Patrick’s Church, Ballyroan for requiem mass. Funeral afterwards to St Patrick’s Cemetery. Donations, if desired, to Portlaoise Hospice.
KIDS AND KOFFEE
Ballyroan Playgroup, ‘Kids & Koffee’ takes place every Friday 10am - 12pm in the Ballyroan Community Hall. It costs just €3 per household and all parents, childminders and pre-school children are very welcome. It’s a community-run group and a great place to meet and make friends. If you’d like to join us, call Kyra on 0860651485, or just come along on Friday.
PEOPLE OVER WIND
All are welcome to attend an information meeting to be held at 8.30pm this Tuesday, October 22, in the Community Hall in Ballyroan. The meeting will be addressed by POW chairman and local resident Henry Fingleton. Henry will update those present on the status of the planning application lodged last month by Coillte for a proposed development of an 18 turbine wind farm on Cullenagh mountain. The status of other local applications proposed for neighbouring areas by other wind farm developers will also be addressed and residents from these area are warmly invited to attend.
LAOIS COMMUNITY FORUM AWARDS
Application forms for the 2013 Laois Community Forum Awards are now available and must be in before 5pm on October 31. Forms can be downloaded from www.laoiscommunityforum.ie.