Rathdowney

Late maura Loughlin

Late maura Loughlin

Condolences to the family of the late Maura Loughlin (nee White) of Moore Street, Rathdowney who passed away on October 28, peacefully at the Regional Hospital, Portlaoise. Maura, who is predeceased by her husband Jack, is deeply regretted by her loving family Elenor, Mary, Annette and Breda, Kieran, Noel, Brendan and John, extended family relatives and friends. Reposed at her residence before removal to the Church of the Holy Trinity, Rathdowney for Funeral Mass followed by Burial in Bealady Cemetery.

PARENT and TODDLER

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.

BINGO

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

KNITTING CLUB

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 PLAYGROUND GROUP

There is Tennis coaching every Saturday on the MUGA in the Playground (or in the community centre on wet days) ages five, six and seven at 2pm to 3pm, ages eight, nine and ten at 3-4pm and ages 11+ at 4-5pm cost €2 per week. Tennis rackets provided. The next six week sessions will be starting soon to book a place phone Laura 087 9423833.

DANCE CLASSES

Social dance classes will resume in St Kieran’s Hall, Johnstown on Wednesday October 3, at 8pm. If you will to dance the old time waltz, quick step, fox trot, jive etc come along, you don’t need a partner for further information phone 086 8825200.

TAEKWANDO ASSOCIATION

Classes every Tuesday night in Scoil Bhride NS Rathdowney. Children 6-7pm, Adults and youths 7-8pm. For fitness, confidence and self-defense. For further enquires contact 086 9359333.

PAINTING CLASSES

Painting classes are starting soon if you are interested please contact, Billy Dollard 087 2394570.

ST BRIGIDS CAMOGIE CLUB

The club are holding a fashion show in conjunction with Fortunes, in the Community Centre, Rathdowney Friday 16, November. Tickets are available from any committee member of at Fortune’s.

ST FERGAL’S 75TH

This year St Fergal’s College celebrates 75 years of educating four generations of students from Rathdowney and the surrounding area. At the end of November past pupils and staff will meet to mark the great occasion and honour those who contributed so much to the community over the past 75years. The organising committee are looking for any memorabilia which people might have to display on the night. Photos will be scanned and returned immediately, or can be emailed to admin@stfergalscollege.com. All items contributed will be very much appreciated.

RATHDOWNEY REVIEW

The 2012 review is currently being compiled and anyone wishing to contribute anything of interest is invited to submit these items. Such items might include wedding photos, obituaries, first communion, sporting achievements, family profiles, historical items, debs, etc. Please send items or call to Betty O’Brien, Maureen Guilfoyle or Niall O’Doherty as soon as possible.

RATHDOWNEY COMMUNITY CENTRE

Set dancing lessons for anyone over 8 years old are being held in the community centre, every Wednesday evening 7-8pm. Commencing on November 7, dance teacher Mick Doyle.

Rathdowney Macra

Well done to Rathdowney Macra on holding the welding last Thursday night in Cullahill. Best wishes to Teresa Brennan from East Laois who will represent Laois in the Queen of the Land next weekend. If anyone is interested in joining Macra, contact Julie on 0858480303 or check out Rathdowneymacra@facebook.com. Details of next event in next week’s Leinster Express.

RATHDOWNEY GOLD CLUB

The club are holding a race night in Rathdowney Golf Club on Friday 9, great night assured. All are welcome.

NEW WALKING JOGGING CLUB

Fif4life has started up every Monday 7pm-8pm. Meeting in the square at 7pm. Come along any week. There will be several groups for walkers, walker/joggers, joggers all level of fitness welcome. This is a Playground Group Initiative, for over 18’s. High visibility vest must be worn. For further information contact Orla 087 2822331 or Annie 087 1311770.

RATHDOWNEY NOTES

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