Rathdowney was a hive of activity on Sunday, April 22 when up to 200 cyclists took part in the first cycle club tour organized by the Ossory Cycle Club. Cyclists came from all over the country to participate in the tour. Riders were welcomed in the GAA centre where tea, coffee and refreshments were available. A percentage of the money raised will go to local charities. On arriving back in Rathdowney soup and refreshments were available for the tired and hungry riders. Certificates and medals were presented to all cyclists. A great day was had by all with all cyclists commenting on a well organized and enjoyable event. Thanks to marshals, motor bikers, registration, cooks, helpers at food stops, drivers, emergencies services, masseurs and all who helped to make the event successful. The club would like to extend their thanks to the Rathdowney GAA for the use of their facilities and to all our sponsors without whom our event could not take place. If you would like to come for a spin join us every Sunday morning from the Square at 10am all welcome.


to everyone to donated so generously at last weekend’s collection for Temple Street Children’s Hospital. A special thank you to the management and staff of the local business and to those who gave their time to sit at the collection table. A great total of €1,620.00 was collected.


8 week bootcamp courses starting May, Tuesday 22 and May Thursday 24, time 7-8pm. Men’s circuit training 8 week course starting May, Thursday 24, time 8.15 – 9pm. Pilates 8 week course starting May, Tuesday 22, time 8.15 - 9pm. In the parochial Hall, Rathdowney all fitness levels welcome. Contact Bríd 086 3850977 or at your town fitness on facebook.


will take place on Saturday, June 30 to Mahon Point Shopping Centre, Cork and to Titanic experience in Cobh. Bus leaving outside church at 9.30am. Contact Gina 087 2454722.


A great bingo is held every Tuesday at 8.30pm in the Rathdowney Community Centre.


The group meet every Friday morning in the Marion Centre from 10-12. All welcome parents, carers and minders with children from new born to pre-school. No joining fee, €3 per morning.


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