Cuisle Centre

Cuisle Centre

The Cuisle Centre sincerely thanks all who helped with and donated to the recent church gate collection.

Mid Summer cycle

South Laois Tourism & Ossory Cycling Club stage the 90k Mid Summer Cycle Challenge on Sunday, June 21. Starting from the Square Durrow at 10am with registration from 9.30am the tour continues through Cullahill, Rathdowney, Clough, Ballacolla, Ballinakill, Ballyouskill (where refreshments will be had in the Wheel Inn) Ballyragget, Lisdowney, Gathabawn and concludes back in Durrow. Fee €20 BBQ at finish in Decs Bar Durrow. A 20k Family cycle will also be held with a start time of 11am. This spin will leave the square Durrow and continue through Cullahill, the Five Cross roads to Supermac’s Junction 3 Ballacolla where refreshments will be provided before returning to Durrow via Harveys Cross and the Woodenbridge .This event which is part of National Bike Week is free of charge so come along and enjoy the day.


Easyriders fundraiser features a music session by local artists in aid of this year’s charity Cuisle Centre, in Touhys Bar on Friday 26 June at 9.30. Come along and enjoy a very worthy cause. Also training every Tuesday and Thursday evening at 7pm leaving the square, don’t forget money can be paid off the easy pay option to any committee member or call into Ianos.


Starting Tuesday 30th June & Thursday 2nd of July 7pm, 6 Week Courses. All levels of fitness welcome, places limited. Contact Bríd 0863850977


Workhouse & Agricultural Museum summer season until the end of September. The new opening hours: Monday to Friday excluding Bank Holidays 11am to 5pm. Saturday, Sunday and Bank Holiday 2pm to 5pm. Check us out on Facebook & Twitter.


Ossory Agricultural Show Society is proud to announce that the Laois County Show will take place on Sunday, July 26 Coolfin, Rathdowney. Calf Championship, Crossbred Belgian blue championship, Working Hunter Championship, Vintage, Sidesaddle, Cookery Demonstration, Home Produce and side shows. Other attractions : cattle, sheep, horses, poultry, craft, eggs, flowers, baking, jams, sewing, knitting, vegetables, photography, flower arrangements. Junior classes, most suitable dressed lady and gentleman on show day. Little Miss Ossory, most suitable dressed boy on show day. Fun dog show, trade stands, music and lost more. Fun day for the family. Details & schedule enquiries contact Catherine Fitzgerald, Conoboro Road, Rathdowney Mobile 087 9975902, Fax 0505 48939 email: ossoryshow@eircom.net website www.ossoryshow.com. Chairman Peter Ging 086 2394573.


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.

Older persons forum

Following the recent forum for older people in Abbeyleix, Laois County Council intends to establish its own Older Persons Forum. To get involved call Geraldine Delaney further details tel (057) 8664107 or email gdelaney@laoiscoco.ie


To put a note in the Leister Express leave it into the Card Stand by Thursday by 5pm.