Great art classes starting Wednesday 9 Sept, 10-12 in Rathdowney Community Centre call or more information on 086 2485887.


Rathdowney Scouts anyone wishing to sign up for Beavers (boys and girls aged 6,7 & 8) or Cubs (boys and girls aged 9,10 & 11) should contact Fran Doyle on 087 8175025. Beaver section starting back on Monday 14th at 7pm and Cub section starting back on Thursday 17th at 7.30.


At the community centre, Rathdowney on Thursday 17, Friday 18 and Saturday 19 September. Thursday 17 September at 8pm is the music of Dan Fogelberg performed by Bren Younger & The Reach & Guest vocalese Tickets €15. Friday 18 September at 8pm Bob Dylan Tribute Night featuring Love Minus Zero Tickets €15. Saturday 19 September at 8pm Christy Moore Tribute featuring The voyager & support Tickets €10. Sunday 20 September in Toughy’s Bar Woodbine playing American Bluegrass.


There was no winner in this week’s jackpot which was €12,550. The numbers drawn were 9,11, 25, 28. The 10 winners of €15 were Philip Russell, Claire Fitzpatrick, Paddy Lowry, Noreen Breslin, Mary Collins, John Nolan, Margaret Murphy, Martin O Brien, Larry Dunne, Andrew Kavanagh. Next week’s jackpot will be €12, 700. Tickets can be purchased in all shops or from any local promoter.


Annual coffee day is Thursday September 17, please support or host a coffee morning in support of your local hospice. This is one of the main fundraising events to support local hospices throughout Ireland and is sponsored by stalwart supporter Bewley’s. All monies raised locally goes directly to Laois Hospice. If you would like to host a coffee morning please contact Seamus O’Donoghue , Chairman , Laois Hospice Foundation for your supply of Bewley’s coffee at 086 8709311. Thank you for your continued support to Laois Hospice


Due to recent changes in dental council regulations, Dr Padraig O Reachtagain will no longer be providing dental service at Church Street Rathdowney. All patient records from Rathdowney have been transferred to his Dental practice at Castle Street, Roscrea. Patients who have attended Dr O Reachtagain in Rathdowney can continue to receive dental care from him in Roscrea 0505 23000.


The book for the coming month is The Fault in our Stars by John Green. The next book club is on this Tuesday October 6, in Rathdowney Library. For any more details contact the Library on 0505 46852.

St VdeP

The St Vincents De Paul shop are looking for clothing donations. All items gratefully accepted.


St Brigids camogie are holding our Annual Clothes Collection on Saturday, September 19 between 10am & 12noon at Rathdowney GAA Pitch. We will accept clean clothes, bed linen, towels, curtains, shoes, bags, belts, soft toys and mobile phones. Your support would be greatly appreciated.

Laois 2 Calais

We are a group set up in Laois to collect essential supplies for refugees in the camps of Calais and other European locations. We need men’s clothing, footwear, hats and scarves. We also need tents, blankets, duvets, pots, pans, candles, toiletries and first aid supplies. If you would like to donate supplies please contact Madge on 0505 46282 or drop off donations to Dunnes Stores Rathdowney or Supervalu Rathdowney.


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.

Rathdowney Review

The Rathdowney Review is currently being compiled. It will contain articles and information on all the big events in the parish over the past year. Suggestions of articles to be submitted to Betty O’Brien, Maureen Guilfoyle or Niall O’Doherty. Articles can also be submitted by email to rathdowneyreview@gmail.com.


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