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.


The museum has now extended the opening hours for the summer months to facilitate our many visitors, the times are as follows: Mon – Fri 11am to 5pm Sat – Sun & Bank holidays 2pm to 5pm. All welcome.


this book for the summer read is The Mists of Avalon by Marion Zimmer Bradley. The book club meet once a month on a Monday night at 8pm in the Library. The next meeting will be Monday 2, September, it is a good time for new members to join for the months join.


are always looking for new members, so if you are interested in joining contact Julie on 085 8480303 or check out rathdowneymacra@facebook.com. It’s a busy time of year for Macra so it’s a great time to join up. Marca includes sports, drama, public speaking, competition nights and much more, it is for everyone not just farmers between the ages of 17 and 35 years.

Darts for charity

On July 13 a darts exhibtion with Wayne Mardle took place in Ray’s Bar in Errill in aid of the Coombe Hospital in Dublin, Wayne threw against 17 local throwers with only one getting the better of him. The organisers would like to thank all the sponsors and Ray Kelly for the use of his premises, Laura Kinsella and Stephen Delaney for ticket sales and Barry Bowe who organised the event and all who helped out with the bag packing to bring in a total sum raised €2,475.


There was no winner in this week’s jackpot which was €8,650. The numbers drawn were 3, 11, 12, 17. The 10 winners of €15 were Martin O Brien, Tadgh Barry, Billy Whelan, Numero Uno, Andrea McKelvey, Imelda Dunne, Joe Fitz, Martin Tynan, Robyn Percy, Harold Carey. Next week’s jackpot will be €8,800. Tickets can be purchased from all shops or any local promoter.

Late john Feeley

Condolences to the family of the late John Feeley of Rathdowney and Portlaoise who died on August 19 unexpectedly. John is deeply regretted by his family, relatives and friends. Reposed at O’ Sullivan’s Funeral Home, Rathdowney. Removal to the Church of the Holy Trinity, Rathdowney for funeral Mass followed by burial in Bealady Cemetery.

Late michael Whelan

Condolences to the family of the late Michael Whelan of Cuan Bhríde, Rathdowney who died on August 16. Deeply regretted by his family, relatives and friends. Reposed at O’Sullivan’s funeral Home, Rathdowney. Removal to The Church of The Holy Trinity, Rathdowney for funeral Mass followed by burial in the local cemetery.


The annual Churchgate in aid of Concern will be taken up before all masses on the weekend of 31stAugust/1stSeptember.Please support as generously as possible


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