FOOD AND CRAFT FAIR
Rathdowney Community Centre, Friday, December 14, 11am to 3pm. Free admission, all welcome for more information contact Margaret Creagh 087 6756153.
SENIOR CITZENS PARTY
The party will take place on Saturday, December 8 at 1pm. The party will be held in the centre at Cuan Bride. All are welcome. Also a special welcome to all the meals on wheels drivers whose work we all appreciate so much.
PARENT and TODDLER GROUP
The group meet every Friday morning in the Marion Centre (beside the RC Church) from 10am to 12pm. All welcome parents and minders with children from new born to pre-school. No joining fee - €3 per morning.
A monster raffle in aid of the newly formed local branch of St Vincent de Paul Rathdowney will be held at the community Bingo on Tuesday, December 4. There will be the usual great bingo from 8.30pm to 10.15pm with a monster raffle, kindly sponsored by Rathdowney Credit Union. This is a very worthy local cause and your support really could make a difference you never know you might just win a few euros or one of the great raffle prizes.
WORLD TAEKWANDO ASSOCIATION
Classes every Tuesday night in Scoil Bhride NS Rathdowney. Children 6pm to 7pm, Adults and youths 7pm to 8pm. For fitness, confidence and self-defense. For further enquires contact 086 8359333.
Congrats to the groups from the area who were rewarded at the annual Laois Community and Voluntary Awards. These were: the Rathdowney Playground Group and the Diva’s Womens Club.
Classes starting soon if you are interested please contact, Billy Dollard 087 2394570.
RATHDOWNEY COMMUNITY CENTRE
Set dancing lessons for anyone over 8 years old are being held in the community centre, every Wednesday evening 7pm to 8pm.
WALKING JOGGING CLUB
Fif4life meets every Monday 7pm to 8pm in the square. Come along any week. There are several groups for walkers, walker/joggers, joggers all level of fitness welcome. Over 18’s only, high visibility vest must be worn. For further information contact Orla 087 2822331 or Annie 087 1311770.
Quiz in aid of Waterford Neonatal Intensive care unit and Irish premature babies will be held in the Rathdowney Golf Club on Friday, November 30 at 9pm. €40 per table, raffle on the night.
The club meet every Monday from 2pm to 4.30pm in the communal centre on Cuan Bhride. They do wonderful work and are like one big family. Our club is always anxious to get new members to join. So come along to us any Monday.
The next meeting for the Rathdowney Book Club will be after Christmas on Monday, January 7, in the Library at 8pm. The book for review is the epic Gone with the Wind by Margaret Mitchell.
Macra would like to say congratulations to Tersa Brennan from east Laois Macra who won the Queen of the Land recently. Our next competition is capers on Sunday, December 9 in Mountmellick. If you are interested in joining Macra contact Julie on 085 8480303 or check out email@example.com
A Christmas carol service will be held in the Most Holy Trinity Church, Rathdowney on Sunday, December 23 at 7pm. If you are interested in joining any of the choirs Adult, Folk or Childrens for this service please come along to the first practice on Thursday November 29, at 8pm in the church.
If you wish to put a note in the Leinster Express please leave it into the Card Stand by Thursday @ 5pm.
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