Blood Donations

Blood Donations

Irish Blood Transfusion Service notice. Help ensure essential blood supplies are always available by giving blood regularly”

Your can donate on Thursday, November 20th at Scoil Bhríde Primary School, Rathdowney from 5pm to 8.30 pm.

CHESS club (adults) has changed it’s venue it will be held in O’Malley’s on Thursday night at 8pm. All chess players welcome, phone 0872388064 for more information.


Painting lessons every Wednesday from 10 to 12 noon, Set dancing for those aged 8 and over, adult or child on Wednesday from 7 to 8pm €5 per session, minimum of 10 required for classes to commence. For more details on above please contact Pauline on 087 6572701.


The Aware Support Group for people experiencing depression, anxiety, stress and other mood related conditions meets every Tuesday at 7.30pm in St. Peter and Pauls Parish Centre, Portlaoise. This service is free of charge, no referral is required and you do not need to book. If you require further information contact 016617211 or www.aware.ie or the local Helpline 1890303302.


St Vincents De Paul shop is looking for clothing donations all mens, womens and children’s clothing and accesserios are greatfully accepted.


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.


Inter town snooker tournament starting soon in the CYMS, this is a snooker tournament consisting of a two man team, €20 entry fee per team. Winners received €100, for more details please contact Anthony Costigan on 087 9104974. Reminder that membership is now due for new and existing members, €30 per family, €20 for senior and €10 for junior members.


The AGM will take place on Thursday November 20, in O R’eilly’s lounge at 8.30pm. Turbo training on Wednesday nights at 8pm in Community centre all welcome.


There was no winner in this week’s Jackpot which was €6,400. The numbers drawn were 3, 4, 8, 27. The 10 winners of €15 was Mick Hickey, John Murray, John Delaney, Mary Kelly, John Cahill Jnr, Mairead Gilmartin, P. Kavanagh, Elizabeth Hickey, Carmel Bowe, Brendan Fitzpatrick. Next week’s Jackpot will be €6,550. Tickets can be purchased in all shops or from any local promoter.


Errill National School Parent’s Coucil are arranging a “Tug of War” competition on Sunday November 30, at 2pm in Errill Village. We would be grateful if you can support this event by arranging your own team, (Team of 6-€60) or join us on the day for all the fun. Theere will be refreshments and a raffle afterwards in Dowlings All are Welcome. The Parent’s Council have also arranged a Bag2School collection. We will be collecting adult and children’s clothes, shoes, (tied together please), hats, belts, bags and teddies. The clothes have to be of good quality for reuse in Africa. Our school funds will receive a fantastic 50c a kilo which will be a great boost to our fundraising. The LauraLynn House will also receive an additional 10% from Bag2School on our behalf. Please return your bag (or bags) to us at St Bernadette’s Hall between 9am and 12 noon on Tuesday, December 2 and help us have a really good collection


The Annual Auction of Rathdowey/Errill GAA will take place on Sunday November 23, in St. Bernadette’s Hall, Errill. This annual event has always been a huge success for the club with items from firewood to keep you warm during the winter to sports equipment to keep you going during the summer. On the day there will be a cake sale with alot of delicious home baking. Our Wheel Of Fortune has proven to be very popular for young and old. Santa will be arriving in style at 1pm and the Auction will follow very shortly after that. Our senior hurlers will also make an appearance if any families would like to have their picture taken with BOB O’ Keeffe. Tea and Coffee will be on the go all day to keep you warm.


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