Bishop’s Vintage Visit

Bishop’s Vintage Visit

The Right Reverend Michael Burrows, Bishop of Cashel and Ossory, will be travelling in a variety of various vintage vehicles to every parochial unit in the diocese to raise awareness and to extra funding for two projects in Rwanda and Swaziland, under the heading ‘Educate for Life’. On Thursday September 20 he will be in Portlaoise, Mountrath, Rathdowney Abbeyleix and Stradbally. The venue in Rathdowney will be the Square outside St Andrew’s Church where we hope to have a vintage gathering at approximately 1.45pm.

Coffee Morning

To host a coffee morning on September 20 with the proceeds going to Laois Hospice, please contact Irene at 0505 46311. Your usual generous support will be greatly appreciated.


The group meet every Friday morning in the Marion Centre from 10-12. All welcome parents, carers and minders with children from new born to pre-school. No joining fee, €3 per morning.


A set dance workshop, ceili and old-time waltzing will take place in the community centre on Saturday, September 15. Music will be supplied by Danny Webster. Times for the set dancing are 11am to 4pm. Ceili and old-time waltzing from 8.30pm to 11.30pm. Both sessions suitable for adults and children over 8 years old. The above program is a fundraiser for the community centre so please support. Admission adults €10, children €5. For further details contact Pauline Begadon at 087 6572701 or 0505 46879.


Every Tuesday at 8.30 in the Rathdowney Community Centre.


Held in the parochial hall, all fitness levels welcome for more details contact Brid 086 38509877.


The next meeting is on Monday September 24 in the library at 8pm. The book for review is That They May Face the Rising Sun by John McGahern.


well done to our two members James Barber and Billy Holland who won gold leadership awards at the county officers training in Ennis recently. Know your agriculture quiz Friday September 28. Beef and sheep stock judging Wednesday October 3. Bowling in Roll n Bowl on Saturday October 13. Impromptu public speaking on Sunday October 21. Contact Julie 085 8480303 or rathdowneymacra@facebook.com.


September 21. Drawing workshop in The Marian Centre, Rathdowney with local artists Sandra Kelly and Alison Cahill from 6.30 - 8.30pm. Contact 087 7540368.


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