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.


Every Tuesday 10-12 in the Rathdowney Community Centre also painting classes for children 3pm – 4.30 every Friday. Call Elga on 086 2485887 or 057 8737899 for more information.


Starting Tuesday May 13 and Thursday May 15 at 7pm. Pilates starting Tuesday May 13 8.15 -9 in the Parochial Hall. 8 week courses, all fitness levels welcome. Contact Brid on 086 3850977.

Agricultural show

Ossory Agricultural Show Society 1898 -2014 will be held on Sunday, July 27 at the Showgrounds on the Mountrath Rd, Rathdowney. Following classes: 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, pony games, trade stands, cooking demonstration, music and lost more. For any details call Catherine Fitzgerald Mobile 087 9975902, Fax 0505 48939 email: ossoryshow@eircom.net website www.ossoryshow.com. Chairman Peter Ging 086 2394573, Treasurer Irene Newman 086 8402125.


Meet on Friday mornings 10-12 in the Marion Centre. All welcome parents and minders with children from new born to pre-school.

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

Late Patrick ROCKE

Condolences to the family of the late Patrick Patsy Rocke of Kilcoran, Rathdowney and Killimor, Galway who died on May 5, peacefully, at Portlaoise Regional Hospital.Deeply regretted by his wife Winifred and his family, Maureen and Josephine his brother Vincent and his sister Josephine, extended family, relatives and friends. Reposed at his residence. Removal to Killimor for to repose followed by removal to St Joseph’s Church for funeral mass followed by burial at Kiltormer New Cemetery.