Grow Community Mental Health Movement meets every Thursday at 2.30pm in Mooreville Day Centre, Rathdowney. If you feel anxious, isolated or depressed why not join us and learn a practical psychology of mental health. Contact John on 086 - 8033126. www.grow.ie Infoline: 1890 474 474


The Summer season has started from now until the end of September. The new opening hours are as follows: Monday to Friday excluding Bank Holidays 11am to 5pm. Saturday, Sunday and Bank Holiday 2pm to 5pm. Check us out on Facebook & Twitter.

Ossory Show

OSSORY AGRICULTURAL SHOW SOCIETY 1898 -2014 Laois County Show will take place on Sunday, July 26 Coolfin, Rathdowney Co Laois. Calf Championship, Crossbred Belgian blue championship, Working Hunter Championship, Vintage, Sidesaddle, Cookery Demonstration, Home Produce and side shows.

Other attractions : Cattle, Sheep, Horses, Poultry, Craft, Eggs, Flowers, Baking, Jams, Sewing, Knitting, Vegetables, Photography, Flower arrangements. Junior classes, most suitable dressed lady and gentleman on show day. Little Miss Ossory, most suitable dressed boy on show day. Fun dog show, trade stands, music and lost more. A fun day out for all the family. For details and schedule enquiries contact Catherine Fitzgerald, Conoboro Road, Rathdowney Mobile 087 9975902, Fax 0505 48939 email: ossoryshow@eircom.net website www.ossoryshow.com. Chairman Peter Ging 086 2394573.


A great Bingo is held every Tuesday Night at 8.30pm in the Rathdowney Community Centre. Your support would be greatly appreciated. Bingo is run by the Community Centre Group.

Summer Arts

Laois County Council Summer Arts Programme in Portlaoise from Tues-Thurs July 7-9. Workshops will include painting, drawing, creative writing and clay sculpture. Contact the Arts Office, Laois County Council on 057 8664033/13 or email: artsoff@laoiscoco.ie A full programme of activities will be available shortly.

Befriending Service

Brefriending Laois needs volunteers to visit elderly people for an hour weekly. Training to start shortly. if interested call Laois Partnership 087 2720715 087 1775729 befriending@volunteerlaois.ie

Older persons forum

Laois County Council intends to establish its own Older Persons Forum. To get involved call Geraldine Delaney further details tel (057) 8664107 or email gdelaney@laoiscoco.ie


If you wish to put a note in the Leister Express please leave it into the Card Stand by Thursday by 5pm.

Late Daniel DELANEY

Condolences to the family of the late Daniel Delaney Kilbride, Meath and Rathdowney who died peacefully at Connolly Hospital, Blanchardstown on June 28. Beloved husband of Teresa and father of Maria, Norma and Donal. Daniel will be sadly missed by his family, relatives and friends. Reposal, funeral and burial mass burial, in Ratoath Co Meath.

Late Donal HICKEY

Condolences to the late Donal Hickey, Lucan, Co Dublin & Rathdowney who died on June 28 unexpectedly. Predeceased by his parents, Dan and Margaret and his sister Angela. Deeply regretted by his loving wife Carmel, his son Daniel, daughter Claire, brothers Tommy and Michael, sisters Rita, Maura, Ann and Bridget, extended family, relatives and friends. Reposed at his sister-in-law Marcella Dollard’s residence, Kilcotton, Borris-in-Ossory. Removal to Holy Trinity Rathdowney for funeral Mass followed by burial in Errill cemetery.