Late Patrick BERGIN

Late Patrick BERGIN

Conodolences to the family of the late Patrick ‘Paddy’ Bergin of Ballyquaide, Ballybrophy, who died Peacefully, at the Midlands Regional Hospital Portlaoise, on Thursday, November 21. Sadly missed by his loving wife Mary, daughters Maureen and Ann, son Donal, brother Kieran, sister Mary, extended family, neighbours, and friends. Reposed at his home with removal to the Church of Assumption Killasmeestia for Funeral Mass, followed by burial in the adjoining cemetery.


For adults on every Wednesday night at 8pm in the Golf club. Contact 087 2388046 for more information.


Mass will be held at the CYMS hall at 7pm on Tuesday, November 26, for deceased members. All are very welcome to attend. We look forward to meeting with you.

The CYMS hall has re-opened and everyone is very welcome. Membership will also be due, adult €20, child €10 and family €30 per year.


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.


From the Men’s Shed to the Easyriders Chartity Cycle committee who presented them with a huge cheque for €1,000. Thank you to the committee and to all the cyclist, this money will be put to good use and we are entirely grateful.


The annual general of the club will be held on Thursday 28th November in O’Reilly’s lounge at 8.30pm. It is hoped to see many club members in attendance.

For those interested in some winter training, turbo training classes are on every Wednesday evening in the Marian Centre at 8pm sharp. The only criteria is that you must have your own turbo trainer.


There was no winner of this week’s Jackpot which was €10,600. The numbers drawn were 12, 18, 24, 27. The 10 winners of €15 were Jimbob loughman, Hilda Finane, Jim Houlihan, Paula Loughman, Ed Dowling, Olive Browne, Mary Hennessey, S. Quigley, John Power, Sandra Brennan. Next week’s Jackpot is €10,750. T ickets can be purchased in all shops or any local promoters.


Hosted visitors from Clara, Edenderry, Mount Bolas, Tullamore, Birr, Banaher and Rhode on Thursday November 21. Around 50 visitors were shown the facilities at the Rathdowney Men’s Shed, progress and potential were discussed. After refreshments were served a useful and informative discussion took place, chaired by Oliver Kennedy. The gathering was addressed by members of Rathdowney Committee and the organisers of the visiting groups. Rathdowney’s Men Shed hope to make reciprocal visits to the visiting sheds in the future. The important role the Sheds play in their communities was emphasised by all the speakers.


Computer classes for me are on every Wednesday morning from 11am to 1pm in the old convent school, catering for all skill levels from beginners.

Art Classes take place in the Men’s Shed is open every Thursday morning from 10am to 12pm in the old convent school, the new heating system is up and running so a nice warm welcome will greet you on arrival. New members welcome every week.


This month’s book is Chocolat by Joanne Harris. The book club meets once a month in the Library on a Monday 8-9pm.


Meet on Friday mornings from 10am to 12pm in the Marion Centre. All welcome parents and minders with children from new born to pre-school.


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