Culture Night

Culture Night

Drawing workshop in The Marian Centre on Friday, September 20. The aim of the workshop is to encourage children and adults to be as creative as possible, reinterpreting old classics in a modern way. For more information contact Sandra Kelly on 087-7540368.


Set Dancing classes will resume in Fitzpatrick’s Lounge, Clonmore on Thursday 12th September commencing at 9:00 pm All interested in set dancing welcome to attend. Beginners especially welcome. Further information phone Paddy on 087 6748199.


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


The museum has now extended the opening hours for the summer months to facilitate our many visitors, the times are as follows: Mon – Fri 11am to 5pm Sat – Sun & Bank holidays 2pm to 5pm. All welcome.


AGM was held on Friday August 23. This was a great year for Rathdowney Macra, taking part and doing well in alot of competitions throughout the year. The chairperson opened the AGM by giving a summary of all that went on throughout the year and welcomed all the new members to the club and gave them brief run down on the activities during the year. The outgoing and incoming committee members are Chairperson Aoibhin Ryan, replaced by Lisa Walsh. Secretary Sinead Aherne, replaced by Laura Walsh, Treasurer Dairmaid Delaney, replaced by Julie Lupton. PRO Julie Lupton replaced by Ian Fitzgerald. We would like to thank all the outgoing committee members for their work during the year and wish all the incoming committee members all the best in the coming year. Macra are always looking for new members, so anyone interested in joining or finding out about Macra can contact Ian on 087 1258015 or else check out our facebook page at rathdowneymacra@facebook.com. Macra is not just for the Farming community it is for everyone between the ages of 17 to 35.


There was no winner in this week’s jackpot which was €8,800. The numbers drawn were 4, 12, 14, 25. The 10 winners of €15 were Michael Creagh, S. Quigley, Mary Ann Creagh, Abe Kavanagh, S. Finane, Aine Loughman, Pat Mahon, Lisa Fitzpatrick, Alex Bowe, Peter Butler. Next week’s jackpot will be €8,950. Tickets can be purchased from all local shops and promoters.


Now is the time, if you have been thinking of coming along it is open every Thursday morning from 10am to 12 noon at the old convent school. It is great opportunity for all men to come together to share their skills and talents, learn new ones or simply meet for a chat and a cuppa. New members welcome every week.


There will be an open night for 2nd Laois Rathdowney Scout Group on Wednesday Sept 11, in the Marion Centre at 8pm. Parents/Guardians are invited to come along and register their child for Beavers (boys and girls) ages 6,7 &

8. Cubs (boys and girls) ages 9,10 & 11.


Starting Tuesday Sept 3 and Thursday Sept 5, 7-8pm. Pilates starting Tuesday Sept 3, 8.15-9pm. 8 week courses, all fitness levels welcome. Contact Brid 086 3850977.


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