January 2017

New years greeting from the Forum-mountmellick and the coming year ahead looks exciting with the continually increase in visitors from around the world and from around Ireland

Management is continuing to invest in the facilities with focus on restoring the old coach house and surrounding stone walls to create a walled court yard where visitors can relax


In addition, ornamental trees have been planted and Victorian style street lam posts installed in the car park to provide 24-hour security lighting with ambiance a key focus



October 2015

Photo No 3 Irish Dancers
Leona School of dancing

The Forum-Mountmellick formally opened on the 3rd October 2015 with a large crowd of people representing local community groups and members of the Laois Partnership group who part funded the extensive redevelopment of the historic building. The evening was complimented with Irish dancers from the Leona School of Dancing.  A large group from London were staying for the weekend and they joined in the celebration with their own music and song.

Photo No 1 UK group outside Forum
Visitors from London Front Row: Jane Hay (UK), Sarah Kipps (UK), Angela Dryden (IRL), Eugene Conroy (IRL), Wendy Sefton (UK) Janice Laidler (UK),Karen Fenton (UK), Back Row: Helen Tovey (UK),Derek Lomas (UK), Jeremy Watson(UK),Ann Harrison (UK), Paul Airey (UK), Jennifer Wainman (UK), Karen Fenton (UK),