Denis and Dorothy Delaney lodged �2467 to the Irish Wheelchair Association Sports account and presented a cheque to their grand-daughter Sinead Keon, who is an active member with the association.
Whist Drive

Whist Drive

Camross Whist Drive Committee hope to resume their weekly whist drive on Monday May 6 and we are appealing to all our players inside the parish and outside to come as we all miss it very much. It was a fundraiser in its own right. We subscribe to every other organisation in the Parish let it be Church, GAA, Vintage ICA no matter how little, we always donate money and it would be very sad to see it go altogether. We are appealing to all whist players to come and support us.

Monthly Dance

The monthly dance will take place on Saturday night May 4. Music on the night will be provided by Liam Mannering.

CCÉ Comhrá

Comhrá Gaeilge is a competition during the Fleadh for un 9,11,13,15, and 18s. It is a conversation in Irish and can be most useful as a preparation over the years for the oral exam in the Junior/Leaving Certs. We encourage the children to take part The Laois Fleadh will take place in Stradbally on the weekend of the 1st and 2nd June. Entry to the competition is €2 per competitor. Further information from your local Branch or 085 713 8940. It is open to members of CCÉ and non-members.

Parish Lotto

There was no outright winner in this weeks Lotto. The numbers were 4,14,23,25. €75 Sadie Delaney Camross, €30 Angela Scully Portlaoise, Seamus Kilmartin Derries, Sean Lowry Cappanarrow, Ava Kilmartin Longford, Ed Bergin C/o Molly Bates. Promoters €40 Ann Buckley, €20 Kathleen Lolar,Mai Conroy, Violet Carroll, Jim Wynne, Door Prize €20 Ann Buckley.


Any pupil starting school in Camross and Killanure in September 2013 and have not enrolled yet will you please do so immediately.

ICA Federation

There was a good attendance at the Federation meeting on Wednesday last. We were honoured with a visit from the 
National President as well as our Co President Betty Gorman. Almost all guilds were present


Congratulations to Wendy Bastick daughter of Denis and Imelda (nee Cuddy) and Keith Delaney youngest son of Martin and the late Gladys on their beautiful wedding in St Fergals Church Camross. They held their reception in the Bridge House Tullamore on Saturday last

Senior Citizens

The above annual party took place in the parish hall on Sunday last and was an outstanding success.

The catering was in the hands of our own caterers Pat and Mary Anne Coyne. They served a beautiful meal and the music was supplied by Mary Cuddy Bacca so all services provided were our very own. We are very grateful and proud to have such services in our own community. Sincere thanks to one and all.


Acquired Brain Injury Ireland and Spinal Injuries Ireland would like to thank everyone who participated and or took part in our recent fundraisers, Hit the Road and Couch to 5K .In spite of the current economic climate there is a huge sense of generosity and good will among the people in our community. It was also an honor be a part the personal rewards and achievements shared at the events when that Finish Line came in sight.


Our Annual Road Run is taking place on Sunday May 5. This year it is in aid of Camross Community Alert Scheme and a donation will be made to Suicide Awareness. The run will leave the community center in Camross at 12.30pm and will do a local run through the Sliabh Blooms stopping for a short break at Glendine east. Our next meeting will be held on Friday May 3 at 9pm in The Poets Cottage. The club would like to congratulate Dave and Karen on their recent marriage.


The AGM of the Slieve Bloom Association will take place in the new Café, Cadamstown on Thursday, May 2nd at 8:30. All members are kindly asked to attend if at all possible. Any new members interested in joining this small, but motivated group are more than welcome. The aim of our organisation is to promote the natural amenity that is the Slieve Bloom mountain area, while preserving its unique beauty and appeal.