Laois Trip request that you book your seat the evening before or early on Tuesday and Friday’s run to Portlaoise. The number is 087-743-7444 or 057-869-2168. For the summer months there is a lot of extra travelling and we cannot have overcrowding on the bus so please ring to avoid disappointment.


A trip to Knock will be on August 14.

Bus will leave Clonaslee Post Office at 8:30 am sharp. Fare is €15 return.

Last day to book your seat is August 12. Please give you name to 087-212-2766.


A trip to Tramore is planned for Saturday August 16. Fare is adult return €7, under 16 is €3, children must be accompanied by an adult.

To book your seat please phone Laois Trip on 057-869-2168.


Please note change of day, circuit training is now on Thursdays from 7-8 pm and Saturdays in the Community Centre from 10 – 11 am.

This training is suitable for male or females and caters for all levels of fitness, from beginners to the advances. Cost is €7 and all welcome to join in.


The Clonaslee Show is on September 7 this year; many new classes have been added especially for the younger ages.

Start creating your own design in Lego, paint a picture, or start practicing your baking skills.

There will be a competition for the best pair of Loom bands, best painted stone or keep your eye out for wild flowers to create a unique collection.


Win €1,200 for as little as one euro with Clonaslee St Manmans Juvenile GAA Club and Mark Heffernan defibrillator trust fund.

Draw will take place on Sunday August 3 in Fallon’s Bar, Clonaslee at 10 pm. Limited to 1,700 tickets. Take a chance; buy a ticket from €1 to €18 for a chance to win one of the prizes.

First prize: €1,200, 2nd €600, 3rd €300, 4th €100, 5th €100, and 14 prizes of €50 each and one surprise.

Tickets available from all club members.


Tuesday July 29 rambling house session at 8 pm, Thursday July 31st celebration of songs, poems and stories of Co Laois at 8 pm.

Both of these take place at An Sean Chistin Rambling House, Irey, Ballyfin. Further details and directions from Maureen on 087-648-2038. All are welcome.


Whist every Sunday night starting at 9 pm sharp in the Parochial Hall. All welcome. WHIST RESULTS Sunday July 20: Top score: Martin Rigney. Gents: 1 Tom Kearns 2 Patricia Quinn. Ladies: 1 Mary Gowing 2 Lucy O’Brien. Quarters: 1 C Casey 2 Mick Kelly 3 B O’Brien 4 Heather Kelly. Hatching: Tom Gowing. Lowest score: Dinny Kelly. Raffle: Martin Rigney, Becky Thompson, Tom Delaney, V Kearns, Matt Barrett, Heather Kelly, Becky Thompson.


Jackpot not won. Winning no: 21-5-23. €30 winners: Mary Margaret Daly, Coolagh; Aishling McRedmond, Clonabeg; Larry Costello, Clonaslee; Hazel Duffy, Mountmellick; Judy Hogan, c/o S Fitzpatrick; Niall Murphy, Broughla. Promoter’s prize: Shirley Langford, Nuala Smith, Ger Kelly. Next week’s Jackpot: €950.


Jackpot not won. Winning no: 3-6-13-24. €40 winners: Ann Rigney, Damian Conroy, JACD, Rose Smith, John Brereton. Promoter’s prize: Tommy Smith. Next week’s Jackpot: €2,050.

Slieve Bloom Wildlife Walk

A wildlife walk in the Ridge of Capard, Slieve Blooms takes place on August 26, from 2pm to 4pm. The walk is led by local Wildlife Ranger Jason Monaghan.

Free to join in, not suitable for children. Organised by the Clara Bog Visitor Centre and National Parks and Wildlife Service. Email

or telephone: 057 9368878 for more details.


Laois County Council invite all those aged 50 years and over to a public consultation about plans to make Laois, its towns and villages, more age friendly. This takes place in MDA on Wednesday July 30 from 11am to 1pm.