Rathdowney Credit Union AGM & Quiz

Rathdowney Credit Union AGM & Quiz

It has been a very busy time for Rathdowney Credit Union. The AGM was held on January 26 with an increase in attendees. Congrats to all our prize winners on the night. The annual Credit Union school quiz is always a popular event, this year the six primary schools within our common bond were invited to enter teams in the relevant categories. The winning team from each category goes on to represent Rathdowney Credit Union at Chapter level on February 27. If they are successful at chapter level they go onto National Level on April 12. Well done to all students who took part and the runners up in both categories. Congrats to winners in group A from St. Michaels National School, Cross Patrick and group B from St. Colmcilles National School, Errill, Patrick Hassett, Fiona Hayes, Brady Crous, and Chloe Martin. We wish both teams the best of luck at next level.

Please note the revised opening hourse at the Credit Union.


Taking place in the Priests house in Errill at the rear of the Church during the cold weather. Following 9.30am mass to 6pm, all are welcome to a comfortable encounter with Jesus.


Shop are looking for clothing donations all men’s, women’s and children’s clothing and accessories are gratefully accepted.


Congrats to St Fergal’s College 1st year hurling team who won the Laois Inter-schools blitz competition beating Heywood in the final. Well done to all involved.


No winner in this week’s Jackpot which was €8,050. The numbers drawn were 5,6, 9, 10. The 10 winners of €15 were S. Quigley, Nelly Bergin, Victoria Bergin, Vinny Meagher, Mark Delaney, Kevin Delaney, Ivan Harvey, Thomas Lawlor, Eddie Blanc, Mary Delaney. Next week’s Jackpot will be €8,200. Tickets can be purchased in all shops or from any local promoter.

Presentation night

The senior club will hold their presentation night in Ray’s Bar Errill on February 28. Buffet will be served 8-9pm. Music by Brennan Events. Tickets €20 each. Enjoyable night guaranteed.


A great Bingo is held every Tuesday Night at 8.30am in the Rathdowney Community Centre. Your support would be greatly appreciated. Bingo is run by the Community Centre Group.


The book for this month is The Thirteenth Tale by Diane Setterfield. The next book club is on Tuesday March 10 in Rathdowney Library. For any more details contact the Library on 0505 46852.

Public participation

All groups in this area are reminded to register immediately with the new Laois Public Participation Network so that you will receive your nomination papers which have to be returned by February 20. For further information, contact Georgina 057 8664074

Late John Frederick YOUNGE

Condolences to the family of the late John Frederick (Fred) Younge, Blackrock, Dublin/Rathdowney who died on February 9, peacefully in the care of Newtownpark House. Beloved husband of the late Pauline (Polly), and much loved Dad of Mark and Amanda. Sadly missed by extended family, relatives and friends. Funeral service of thanksgiving in St. Brigid’s Church, Stillorgan, followed by cremation in Mount Jerome. Donations, if desired, to The Irish Heart Foundation.


Open from Monday to Friday from 7.30pm onwards with many tournaments through the week. Membership fees to be paid to any committee member.

Panto 2015

Rathdowney Pantomime Group’s 2015 production is ‘You Can’t Hurry Love!’

The panto will run from March 12 to 15 at 8pm nightly in the Rathdowney Community Centre.

Bookings start on March 5 (no sooner) at the Card Stand Rathdowney.


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