SOCIAL SERVICES OUTING
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.
Night in aid of Little People of Ireland will take place in Allen’s, Errill on Friday, April 27 at 8.30pm. Teams of 4 €20. All welcome.
We are encouraging all clubs and associations to turn up in force wearing their club colours or uniform for the Abbeyleix Hospital Action Group march on Sunday, April 29. If you are in a position to help with stewarding and crowd control on the day or know anyone else who could please ring Mick Creagh 087 9407573. If you are not a member of a club why not get together with a few friends and go in fancy dress. We hope to create a carnival atmosphere and there will be live music on the day. We want to see lots of banners stating your view (nothing illegal) on this unjust closure. It’s your hospital too. If you are not in a position to get to the march or help please ask your friends to try to get to Abbeyleix on that date to protest about this proposed closure.
A great bingo is held every Tuesday at 8.30 in the Rathdowney Community Centre.
The next meeting for the Rathdowney Book Club is on Monday, April 30, in the library at 8pm. The book for review is Northern Lights by Philip Pullman. All welcome.
PARENT & TODDLER GROUP
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.
A trout fishing competition for seniors and juniors will be held on Sunday April 29 for the Smithwicks cup. Entries will be taken in the square from 9 to 10am. Weigh in in Corcorans Bar 6pm. Usual rules apply.
RATHDOWNEY FIANNA FAIL CUMANN
Rathdowney Fianna Fail Cumann held their AGM recently. There was a good attendance. Local politicians that attended included Sean Fleming TD, Councillor Brendan Phelan and Councillor John Joe Fennelly.
The officers elected for the forthcoming year are: president Mary Phelan & Kathleen Bergin, chairman Joe Bergin, assistant chairman Billy Delaney, secretary Margueritte Hickey, treasurers Maureen Bowe & John Kilcare, delegates to Comharla Dail Billy Delaney & Noel Hickey, ogra officer Julie Delaney.
A wide range of local issues were discussed. Sean Fleming TD noted it was great to see the new national school and extention to St Fergals College opened and thanked both County Councillor Brendan Phelan and the Late Senator Kieran Phelan (RIP) for the hard work and time spent by himself, Brendan and Kieran (RIP) on these projects. Councillor Brendan Phelan also said he had received commitment from the county council to address and commence works on roads in the area in the summer months. A vote of sympathy was passed for all families bereaved in the past year.
FIANNA FAIL ANNUAL CHURCH GATE COLLECTION
The Fianna Fail Annual church gate collection will be held in Rathdowney this weekend.
If you wish to put a note in the Leinster Express please leave it into the Card Stand by Sunday 5pm.