Laois Hospice AGM

Laois Hospice AGM

The Laois Hospice Foundation AGM is on Friday, January 17 at 8pm in the Killeshin Hotel. Special guests Sean O’Rourke and Eileen Dunne of RTÉ. Come along and hear about hospice services in Laois and where monies are spent. This should be a very enjoyable and stimulating night. All welcome. Refreshments will be served. Thank you for your continued support.


Chess for adults Wednesday night, 8pm in the Golf club. Call 087 2388046 for more.


Meeting on Monday January 20, at 8pm in the library. New members welcome, the club meets once a month on a Monday evening. This month’s book is Little Women by Louise May Alcott. Looking forward to seeing you there.


A great bingo is held every Tuesday night at 8.30pm in the Rathdowney Community Centre. Your support would be greatly appreciated. Run by the Community Centre Group.


Lessons commencing on Tuesday January 21 in the community centre, from 10am to 12pm. Contact Pauline on 087 6572701 for information.


With the new year now is the time to coming along to the Men’s Shed. It is open every Thursday morning from 10am to 12 noon at the old Convent School. The hospitality room is now completed. A great opportunity for all men to come together to share their skills and talents, learn new ones or simply meet for a chat and a cuppa. New members welcome. Lots of new projects and classes to plan for the year.


December 4, draw for partners, 1st N/S Kathleen Lee & Mary Campion. 1st E/W Sean Bolger & Joan Shiel. December 11, Christmas Prizes, 1st Sean Bolger & Anne Cummins, 2nd Breda Creagh & Pauline Bowe, Best Gross, Stais Dollard & Norah Harte, 3rd Lucy Hyland & Francis Stanley, 4th Mary Dooley & Marie Mahon, 5th Maura Bourke & Kathleen Lee, 6th Cathleen Walsh & Catherine Campion, 7th Rita Mahon & Joan Shiel, 8th Tom & Maura Daly, 9th Anne Egan & Marian Holland. December 18, Christmas Fare, 1st Catherine Campion & Mary Bourke, 2nd Stais Dolland & Norah Harte, best gross Teresa Cahill & Marian Holland, 3rd Pauline Bowe & Breda Creagh.


Strictly Come Dancing Rathdowney/Errill Hurling Club and St Brigid’s Camogie Club are hosting Strictly Come Dancing in the Templemore Arms on Saturday March 1. More news in the coming weeks. Sure to be a great night.


Committee and staff would like to wish everyone a very Happy New Year. They thank everyone who supported them throughout what was a fantastic year with many visitors. Follow the museum on Facebook and Twitter.


Tuesday and Thursday 7-8pm. Pilates Tuesday 8.15pm. Eight week course, all fitness levels welcome. Places limited, contact Brid 086 3850977.


No winner. Numbers 1, 25, 26, 28. 10 winners of €15: Sophie Loughman, Marie Hempton, Eamon Edmunds, Deirdre Giltrap, Jimmy McCormack, Alex Delaney, John and Linda, Ed Dowling, Sarah Holohan, Niamh Hickey. Next jackpot €11,650. Tickets from all shops or any local promoter.


Rathdowney/Errill GAA club held their AGM in Rathdowney clubrooms. Outgoing chairman, Justin Kavanagh welcomed everyone and thanked the team mentors, committee and all who helped out in 2013. Secretary Raymond Kelly gave a report on the club’s performances. Treasurer, Pat Whelan outlined finances. There was a large turnout and many topics were discussed for 2014. Officers elected: chairperson Francis Carroll, vice chairperson Justin Kavanagh, secretary Alex Stenson, asst secretary Raymond Kelly, treasurer Pat Kelly, asst treasurer Pat Whelan, PRO Paula Loughman, County Board delegate Mick Fitzpatrick.


Spoken classes Monday evenings at 7.30, in Scoile Bhride Rathdowney. Classes suitable for adult beginners, please call 0505 46546 for more.


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