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Sympathy to the family of Harry Kelly, Loughteague, Stradbally, who passed away recently. The much loved husband of Chrissie and devoted father to Lucy, John, Michael Helen and Angela by whom he is sadly missed. Mourned also by brothers William and John, sisters Lucy (Gannon), and Josie (Deay), extended family, neighbours, relatives and many friends. Removal from his home to the Church of the Holy Cross, Ratheniska for Requiem Mass. Burial in the adjoining cemetery.


Sympathy to the family and friends of Bill (The Welder) Fitzpatrick who passed away recently. Removal from the home of his nephew Jimmy Fitzpatrick to SS Peter & Paul’s Church, Portlaoise after which interment took place in Ratheniska Cemetery. Missed by his sister Peg, relatives, neighbours & friends.


Sympathy to Mary and Christy Fingleton, Dysart, on the recent passing of Mary’s father, James Tyrell.


The inaugural Park/Ratheniska GAA Christmas “Cracker” take place on Sunday, Dec 29 in the Park/Ratheniska GAA Club grounds. A fun day out for all, the Christmas “Cracker” is an endurance test like no other. It will be just the thing to help you run off that Christmas Turkey! A 5km walk/run for all, along with an optional obstacle course for the truly brave (or foolish!) The event is open to all, however competitors who wish to compete in the fun run/obstacle course must be aged 16 or over. Entrance €20 pp to compete in the 5km fun run/obstacle course, €10 fee the 5km walk.

Sign up on the day. Early Bird registration from now until December the 13th. Early registration gets a discounted fee of €15. Free Christmas “Cracker” t-shirt on the day. Register on line at or via our Facebook and Twitter pages.


AGM of the Park/Ratheniska GAA on Saturday, Dec 14 at 6.45pm. Paid up members will receive their nomination forms in the post. Contact Secretary Tommy O’Connell. Contact ASAP in not received.. Everyone welcome to attend. This is your chance to have your say.