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 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.


Starting Tuesday/Thursday, September 9/11, 7-8pm. Pilates starting September 9 8.15pm. 8 Week Course, all fitness levels welcome. Contact Bríd 0863850977.


There was no winner in this week’s jackpot which was €4,750. The numbers drawn were 4, 6, 10, 24. The ten winners of €15 were Shane Dollard, Mary Hanlon, Pat Whelan, Emma Brophy, Brian Campion, Brian Dowling, John Dalton, Catherine & Liam, Mark Delaney, Aidan Campion. Next week’s jackpot will be €4,900. Tickets can be purchased in all shops or from any local promoter.


Would you like to contribute to the plans to make County Laois and its towns and villages more age friendly? If so you are invited to further public consultations in Cuain Bhride Rathdowney on Tuesday 9 September at 2.30. Have your voice heard and input in this important Strategy for the future.


Classes are recommencing in Scoil Bhride, Rathdowney on Tuesday September 8, from 3-4pm and 4-5pm. The classes are for children aged 6 upwards and cost €5 per child per class. For those interested please call Linda on 087 1258030 as places are limited.


Meets every Tuesday night until end of summer. OCC are reintroducing their A, B and Leisure group cycles. Each group has its own team leader who picks a course that will suit their group. We welcome any new leisure cyclist to joins on our cycles. All are welcome. Juveniles must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. Important, helmets must be worn at all times. For information contact Terry Smeaton 0877605446.


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