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MOUNTMELLICK HERITAGE SOCIETY: Mountmellick Heritage Society will launch an exhibition entitled ‘Mountmellick Memories’ at Mountmellick Library on Tuesday 1st August at 7pm. This exhibition will bring together photographs, artifacts and documents highlighting life in the town since the 1800s. The exhibition will be available for viewing during library opening hours until Thursday 31st August. All are welcome to attend the opening.   …

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Around Portarlington Way

All the latest news from Portarllington

BINGO Bingo will continue in Portarlington GAA Centre every Tuesday night at 8.30pm. Over €2,000 in prize money.   ST VINCENT DE PAUL (DANCING) Dancing continues every Monday night in The Gandon Inn, from 9.30pm to 11.30pm in aid of Portarlington St V de Paul.  July 24-Checkers. Come along for a great night out.  Admission €7.  All welcome.   PORTARLINGTON …

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Laois Schools get CRAFTed

Laois Education Centre in partnership with The Crafts Council of Ireland, brought to a conclusion a very successful CRAFTed ‘Learning Skills for Life’ programme for primary schools when they hosted a CRAFTed Exhibition in the Education Centre on Monday 29th May for the four schools that were successful in their applications to become involved in this very exciting CRAFTed Schools …

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Mountmellick Library News

SUMMER STARS AT YOUR LIBRARY: You can still register your children for the summer reading challenge. It’s free and your children will get rewards for reading books over the summer. Children who read over the summer months maintain their reading levels rand return to school well able for the new school year. Drop into your local library!   FREE DOG …

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Stradbally ‘Gran’ needs her home back

Granny’s house robbed in Stadbally A house has been robbed in Stradbally, but this is no ordinary house or robbery. ‘Granny’s House’ is a much loved art installation by Dublin based art collective The GlowDepot, that features prominently each year in the ‘ArtLot’ area of the Electric Picnic music festival in Stradbally, County Laois. The Art installation was being stored …

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Ard Eireann Festival 2017

Ard Eireann Festival 2017 is upon us again. Saturday 29th & Sunday 30th July, two days of celebrating the Slieve Bloom Mountains. Traditionally the festival was an ancient pre-harvest festival and was revived 7 years ago by The Slieve Bloom Association. As part of the Ard Eireann Festival 2017, The Slieve Bloom Association will host a bus tour of the …

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Mountmellick Library News

KILBRIDE ART GROUP: The Gallery at Mountmellick Library is delighted to host an exhibition of work by the Kilbride Art group beginning on Tuesday evening 4th July. All are welcome to come and view the works by various artists. The exhibition will run until Thursday 27th July.   SUMMER EVENTS AT YOUR LOCAL LIBRARY: Due to the high demand for the summer …

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Laois Arts Office Summer Arts Programme Review

Laois County Council Arts Office Summer Arts Programme of workshops are well underway in the county.  A Three day workshop titled Cog and Axle with Colm O’Hanluain was held in Portlaoise.  This innovative workshop, gave young people an insight into the world of paper engineering through story and play, as they learned how to construct pop up cards and mobiles.   The …

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Rathdowney Youth Drama News

Laois Drama going from strength to strength!

Introduction to Drama at the Youth Café, Rathdowney Laois Arts Office in association with The Youth Café, Rathdowney will host a three day introduction to drama for young people,  led by drama tutor Mirjana Rendulic.  Learn new skills, gain confidence and meet other young people who are interested in learning about acting and performing with an emphasis on having fun.  …

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Scarecrow Festival Update

LATEST FROM DURROW SCARECROW FESTIVAL. Photo courtesy of Yvonne Kennedy

ROUND BALE DECORATING COMPETITION: Open to Clubs/Families/Groups of Friends. Book your pitch and hay bale on (086) 8320139 or (087) 2319393 and join in the fun on competition day, Bale decorating will start on Saturday 29th July and be completed on Sunday 30th July by 12 Noon ready for the opening of The Scarecrow Festival. Entry Forms on Website www.durrowscarecrowfestival.com – it costs €10 per entry …

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