Hurling Blitz

Hurling Blitz

The Inaugural Moore’s Farm u8 Hurling Blitz in memory of the late Anthony Moore was held in Abbeyleix on Monday, August 4. Over 140 children from the clubs both inside and outside the county came together to demonstrate a level of hurling way beyond their years. There was no winners or losers on the day with every child attending, receiving a commemorative medal from Anthony’s parents Nora & Billy Moore. St Lazarians Abbeyleix thank the Moore family and all involved who made the Moore’s Farm a resounding success. A credit to the club which has resulted in new relationships built both inside & outside the county. Big thank you to our kind sponsors.

Memorial Lecture

The Inagural memorial lecture in honour of the late Kathleen O’Gorman, former ICA president takes place from 7.30pm-9.30pm on Tuesday, October 7 in the Abbeyleix Manor Hotel. Entitled Creating Resilience the speaker is Dr Fergus Heffernan, psychologist and family therapist. Dr Katherine Brown, consultant psychiatrist will chair the event which aims to set out strategies to help you cope with life. All welcome. Free of charge.

Fire STation

Laois Fire Service open night at Abbeyleix Fire Abbeyleix Fire Station Monday, October 13


Weekly Choir practice for Abbeyleix Parish Choir resumes this Tuesday night at 7.30pm in the Church. We would love to see you there.

Kids & Koffee

Ballyroan Playgroup, ‘Kids & Koffee’ every Friday 10am - 12pm in the Ballyroan Community Hall. Loads of toys for kids of all ages. Costs €3 per household and all parents, childminders and pre-school children/toddlers/babies are welcome. Community-run group and a great place to meet and make friends over a cup of tea or beaker of juice! Call Kyra 0860651485, or just come along.


New season starts soon. To get involved call Kevin Lalor-Fitzpatrick on 087 9614235.

Abbeyleix Library

Juvenile Chess Club every Saturday morning at 10am. Niav Reilly Millinery display from Saturday Oct 4 – Friday Nov. 7. All welcome to this wonderful display. Spanish Classes for Primary school children. from Tuesday, October 14 3.30pm. Eight week of classes €50 fee for 8 classes. Storytelling with Lesley for 3-6 year olds resume on Saturday, October 4 at 11.30am. CoderDojo resumes in Oct. Eadrom Art class for 6 to 12 year olds - next class time and details will be posted here later but booking is essential. Call the library at 057-8730020. Knitting Club has resumed as has the adult book club. We hope to set up a juvenile book club in October. Mount Henry Art Studio hold an Exhibition of paintings entitled ‘Narrative’ from Sat, September 27 until Friday, Oct 31. Next Adult Book Club on Thur, Oct 23 at 6pm. Book to be discussed is ‘The Secret Scripture’ by Sebastian Barry.