Raheen senior citizens had a very enjoyable party on Sunday 9 March in the Manor Hotel, Abbeyleix. Over 100 guests enjoyed a lovely dinner and afterwards danced and sang all afternoon and evening. Annie Bergin and Tom Tighte cut the cake and received a presentation, as they were the most senior present at the party. Thanks to all who donated gifts and to all who helped out in any way.


Numbers drawn: 4,17,21. No winner. 4 x €20: Sean Lawler (Dublin), Shona Walsh, Liam Galvin & Peadar Lalor. This week’s Jackpot: €1,500.


Top score: M. Kennedy. First lady: Lorna Allen. Second lady: Sheila Fogarty & Kathleen Kavanagh. First gent: Mary Doheny. Second gent: Nora Breen. First half: Louise Kavanagh. Second half: Pattie Corcoran. Consolation: P. Cahill, Frank Fogarty & Michael Kelly. Raffle: Frank Fogarty, Michael Kelly, M. Kennedy, Lil Bennett, Nora Breen & Marie Murphy.


Bishop Denis Nulty will be officiating at the redication of St Fintan’s Church which takes place this Sunday, March 23 at 2pm. Shanahoe folk group and Raheen parish choir have come together with friends to sing on this historic occasion. All are invited to attend, and to enjoy refreshments afterwards in Eamon a’Cnoic’s.

Donations of baked goods such as tarts, buns and cakes -baked or bought, would be much appreciated. They can be left into Eamon A‘Cnoic’s that Sunday morning please or before the ceremony, with thanks in advance from PPC.