High Nelly

High Nelly

Camross High Nelly’s club are holding a charity weekend to raise funds for suicide prevention. On Saturday August 2 5k Fun Walk. €5 registration from 4.30pm in the Camross Inn. On Sunday August 3 the “Highest Nelly Challenge”. Any type of bike welcome. €10 regristration from 12.30 in the Camross Inn. Leaving the Cut at 2pm followed by BBQ and music by Martin Delaney in the Camross Inn. A 40k road cycle for racing bikes also on Sunday.


The Aware Support Group for people experiencing depression, anxiety, stress and other mood related conditions meets every Tuesday at 7.30pm in St. Peter and Pauls Parish Centre, Portlaoise. This service is free of charge, no referral is required and you do not need to book. If you require further information contact 016617211 or or the locall Helpline 1890303302.


Lotto. The lotto jackpot worth €4000 held in The Pub was not won. Next Jackpot draw worth €4200 will be in Kelly’s pub. Tickets can be bought from any committee member or from retail outlets in the town.

Juvenile GAA

Our Under 16’s were most unlucky to lose out in the final of the hurling league to St Josephs/ Barrowhouse in Raheen on Saturday. Despite being reduced to 14 players mid way through the first half we were well in control and leading by 2 points at the break. However as the second half progressed the numerical advantage of our opponents was beginning to take its toll despite an heroic performance by our own young hurlers we eventually lost on a score of 3-13 to 2-10. Well done to all the players and team manager and selectors. Also many thanks to all who came to support the team at the game. We are now looking forward to the championship. Under 6 and Under 8. Our U6 and U8 played Castletown in the Vintage Rally on Sunday last A very competitive day for all boys and girls . All the children were presented with medals after the games. A big thank you to John Lyons, Ger Cuddy and all involved for inviting us to participate. A great day was had by all. With the championships just around the corner, training for all underage teams continues.

Late Kathleen PHELAN

Condolences to the family of the late Kathleen Phelan (née Conlan) of Bacca, Killanure, Mountrath, formerly Wolfhill who died at the Midlands Regional Hospital, Portlaoise on Wednesday July 23. Deeply regretted by her loving husband Larry, daughters Elizabeth and Sinead, sisters and brothers, extended family, neighbours, relatives and friends. Reposed at her home. Removal to St Fergal’s Church Camross for Funeral Mass followed by Burial in the adjoining Cemetery.


To tie in with the reading challenge we will be hosting a mythical creatures drawing workshop on Tuesday August 5 11am -12am. The workshop is suitable for girls and boys aged between 8-12 years old. This is a free workshop but places are limited so booking is essential . Call Aoife at 057 8756378 to book your place.

Knitting Club

The knitting club continues to meet every Friday morning 10:30-12:30pm all welcome. Why not drop in for a chat and a cuppa.

Library Summer Holidays

The Library will be closed from Tuesday July 15 to Friday July 25 inclusive. Books can be renewed online or by calling 057 8660144/8644572. We apologize for any inconvenience caused.


The sale of jam continues in Costcutters Mountrath and Phelan’s Shop Castletown. We would like to thank everyone for their support for this worthy cause by buying jam and donating fruit.


The outdoor gym in the local amenity park can be used by all ages. We would encourage all local clubs and groups to use this facility.


Mountrath Country Markets is open every Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 12 noon in The Macra Hall on Main Street. Come and see for yourself. To place an order phone 87 32510 or 8735368.


The winning numbers of this week’s lotto are 4,7,18,22. There was no jackpot winner. Next week’s jackpot is €14,200 and will be held in Eddie Kirwan’s.