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Lisdowney - 70s and 80s disco in Mackey’s

GATHABAWN CAKE SALE - Creenkill National School Parents’ Council will hold their annual Easter Cake Sale after 11 am Mass in Gathabawn on Easter Sunday, 31st March 2013.

GATHABAWN CAKE SALE - Creenkill National School Parents’ Council will hold their annual Easter Cake Sale after 11 am Mass in Gathabawn on Easter Sunday, 31st March 2013.

EASTER SUNDAY WALK - Take a stroll on the MacGiollaphadraig Way (Durrow to Gathabawn) on Easter Sunday, starting at the Church Car Park, Durrow, at 12.30 pm with registration from 12 noon. A bus will be available before and after the walk from Gathabawn to Durrow. Refreshments will be available afterwards in Mackeys’ Bar. This is an opportunity not to be missed to view this scenic countryside. Further details are available from Michael G. Phelan on 087 2395357 or South Laois Tourism on 087 6015862.

CREENKILL NATIONAL SCHOOL FUNDRAISER - Creenkill National School Gathabawn are having a 70s/80s disco in Mackey’s, Gathabawn, on Saturday 6th April 2013. DJ on the night is the one and only Treacy Edwards. Admission €5. Doors open at 9.30 pm. All welcome.

STATIONS - The Pilgrims Stations of the Cross, as walked on Camino, will take place in Jenkinstown Wood on Palm Sunday March 24th beginning at 2.30pm from Jenkinstown Church.

DRUMMINGWORKSHOP - The Green Room, Rathbeagh Farmhouse, Ballyragget is hosting a Recreational and African Drumming Workshop, facilitated by Eddie O’Neill (, on Easter Monday, 1st April 2013, from 2 pm to 4.30 pm. The cost is € 20 and all drums are provided. Phone Phil on 087 6228141 or Peter on 085 7495016.

IRISH CANCER SOCIETY - A” Coffee Morning” will beheld from 8.00am until late evening on Friday 5th April in Jacinta Fitzpatrick’s Cullahill. All proceeds in aid of the \Irish Cancer Society. All are welcome.

CHRISTENING - Welcomed into the Parish Fath last weekend was Ellie Rose O’Shea, Bawnmore.

FLORA WOMEN’S MINI MARATHON FOR LOCAL SCHOOLS - Are you interested in doing the Dublin Women’s Mini Marathon (walk or run) on Monday, 3rd June 2013, and help to raise funds for local schools – a fun day out and a chance to get moving between now and then? If interested in doing the marathon in aid of Scoil Naomh Fiachra Clontubrid Parents’ Council, please contact Dorothea Bergin on 087-6818035 before this Friday. If interested in doing the marathon in aid of Creenkill National School, please contact the school on 056-8832111.

NATIONAL SCHOOL ENROLMENT - All three schools in the parish are currently enrolling for the coming year. For Scoil Bhride National School, Lisdowney contact 056-8833495 or email For Scoil Naomh Fiachra, Clontubrid, contact 056 8832417 or for Creenkill National School contact 056 8832111.

SCHOOLS CAMOGIE - Congratulations to Aoife O’Carroll who played on the Loretto Junior team who won the All Ireland final, last week.

UNDERAGE HURLING - Hurling has resumed for boys and girls from Under 6 up to Under 12 in Lisdowney GAA Club and will continue every Saturday morning from 10 am to 11 am. All are welcome. Children must wear helmets and shin guards.

SCHOOLS HURLING - The Lisdowney Schools Hurling Team began their season last Wednesday. They were defeated by a much stronger team from Gowran. Training continues after school on Wednesdays

HURLING CAMP - St Lachtains hurling club will hold their Easter hurling camp for boys and girls aged 7 to 13 years. The camp will be held on Tuesday 2nd April to Friday 5th of April. Camp will start each morning from 10am to 2pm in Parc Lachtain Freshford. The cost of the camp is €30 per child for the first two children and €20 for the third child onwards. For further information you can contact Sean Boland on 0876623280, Breda Dermody on 0868203390 or Irene Bergin on 086020741.

LOVE CAKES - Please bake a Love Cake for the Home Care Team. This involves baking a cake, bringing it into Oldtown Hill Shop on high Street where it will be judged. You can then take your cake and eat it. €5.00 should be paid towards the Home Care Team. The prize for the winning cake will be to have your house cleaned, top to bottomby McCreery Contract Cleanersand your own Personal Butler for the day. This is all part of theRomantic Gathering in May.

LISDOWNEY GAA AND CAMOGIE CLUB LOTTO - The numbers drawn in the Lisdowney GAA and Camogie Club Lotto on Monday, 4th March 2013, were 3,6,14 and 28There was no winner. Match 3 winner - John Carroll.

JUVENILE BADMINTON - Juvenile badminton continues on Friday nights at 7.30 pm in Lisdowney Community Centre.

TABLE QUIZ - A Table Quiz will be held on Friday, 22nd March 2013, in Fitzpatrick’s Bar, Ballyragget, at 9.30 pm in aid of Tidy Towns 2013. Tables of four - €20. All welcome.

ARC WELDING NIGHT CLASS - A new ARC Welding night class will start in Colaiste Mhuire, Johnstown (subject to a full class numbers) on the 19th March 2013, from 7.30 pm to 9.30 pm, for nine weeks. Cost of the class is 100 euro. To enrol, please ring 087-9057118.

TIG MIG WELDING - A tig mig welding classstarts on 21st March thursday 7.30-9.30 10 weeks €120..

FIRST COMMUNION - Dates for First Holy Communion in the parish this year are Saturday 11th May in Clontubrid, and Saturday 18th May in Lisdowney.

NEWS - If you would like information included in the Lisdowney notes, please e-mail notices to or text Theresa on 086-1985251 before 7 pm on Sunday nights for the month of March, or Deirdre on 086-8093647 for the months of April and May.

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