late jim tynan

late jim tynan

Condolences to the family of the late Jim Tynan of Clonincurragh, Mountrath, formerly of Jim’s Country Kitchen, Portlaoise who passed away at Beaumont Hospital Dublin, on Tuesday, September 10. Husband of Sarah and father of Kathy, Craig and Chloe, Jim is also deeply regretted by his extended family, neighbours, relatives and friends. Reposed at his home with removal to St Edmund’s Church Castletown for Funeral Mass followed by interment in St. Fintan’s Cemetery Mountrath. Donations in lieu of flowers to the Denis Burkett Unit at St James Hospital Dublin.


Taking Control Workshop run by Shine takes place as part of the Laois Connects Week on Tuesday, October 1 from 9.30am-4.30pm at the Respond Community Centre, Kiln Lane Mountrath. Facilitated by Karen Boylan of Shine the workshop is about practical ways to face life’s challenges by taking conrol of your physical nad mental well being. Booking esential. Contact Karen on 086 8525281 or

Vintage party

A super end of summer party was hosted by Ballyfin Vintage & Veteran Club in the hall last Sunday week. It was especially enjoyed by children with special needs and their families. Many thanks to the vintage club.

Camera Club

Mountrath Camera Club will host an open evening in the METAC Centre tonight (Tuesday) from 6pm to 8pm and all are welcome to attend.

Mountrath Does Strictly

All the dancers are geared up for this incoming weekend when rehersals begin for Strictly. The show is on Friday October 25 in the Hertiage Hotel Portlaoise. Tickets are €20 each and can be purchased from Colette on 087-4162377 or Lynda 086-4002140.

Strictly - The Movie

All roads lead to Mountrath GAA Field on Saturday September 21 at 3 pm.

There will be a camera crew coming that day to make a short comedy promotional movie for the Strictly Come Dancing Show to be shown on the night.

What we need is 100 people or more to come along as extras for the movie. It won’t take long and will fun. All ages are very welcome to take part.


The Mountrath branch of Laois Heart Foundation will hold it’s monthly meeting in the Cosy Cafe at 8p.m. on Wednesday September 18. All new members are welcome.


Text to win a calf worth €5000 competition is still running to help support Crumlin Children’s Hospital and Mountrath GAA. Simply answer Celtic sires is based in the same Midlands County that Mick O Dwyer trained to win a Leinster Senior Football title in 2003 it is A Laois or B Carlow. Text CELTIC, your name & answer to 57080 (text €2). on 087 8129149.


Under 11years Mon, Wed and Fri 5.30 to 6.30 p.m. over 11years beginners Mon, Wed and Fri 6.30 to 7.30 p.m. over 11years advanced Mon, Wed and Fri 7.30 to 9 p.m. Girls over 11years Tues and Thurs 7 to 8 and Sat 1 to 2pm. Adults Fitness classes Tues and Thurs at 8pm and Sat 10.30 a.m. Ladies Fitness classes Mon to Fri mornings 9.30 a.m. and 11.30 a.m. Any enquiries contact Noel on 0851981551.


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.


Dog fouling is a growing litter problem. Local awareness to identify the dog owners is required. Please contact the Council’s free phone litter hotline @ 1800 323230 with specific