Bootcamp beginning January 8 and 10, Tuesdays 7-8pm, Thursdays 7-8pm. Pilates beginning January 8, Tuesdays 8.15pm to 9pm. All 8 week courses. All fitness levels welcome. For more details contact Brid 086 3850977.


Walking, jogging is on every Monday, from 7pm-8pm meeting in the square. There are several groups for walkers, walker/joggers, joggers all level of fitness welcome. Over 18’s only, high visibility vest must be worn. For further information contact Orla 087 2822331 or Annie 087 1311770. Registration in January €20 yearly membership.


Chess group meets every Wednesday at 8pm in Rathdowney Golf Club, over 18’s. Come along if you would like a game of Chess. Lessons available if anyone needs a refresher contact 087 2388064 for more details.


A great Bingo is held every Tuesday Night at 8.30 in the Rathdowney Community Centre. Your support would be greatly appreciated this Bingo is run by the Community Centre Group.


The Rathdowney Book Club meet once a month in the Library on a Monday night at 8pm. New members very welcome, this month’s book is A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled Hosseini. Next meeting on Monday, February 4.


December 5 Draw for Partners 1st N/S Cathleen Walsh & Joe Delaney 1st E/W Norah Harte & Teresa Cahill. 12 December Christmas Prizes 1st Anne Egan & Judy Maher, 2nd Maura Bourke & Kathleen Lee, Best Gross Sean Bolger & Anne Cummins, 3rd John Bowe & Joe Delaney, 4th Marian Holland Cathleen Walsh, 5th Lucy Hyland & Frances Stanley, 6th Mary Dooley & Marie Mahon, 7th Mary Campion & Brigid Harte, 8th Tom & Maura Daly, 9th Mary Maher & Mary Lalor. December 19 Christmas Fare 1st Brigid Harte & Mary Campion, 2nd Stais Dollard & Norah Harte, Best Gross Sean Bolger & Anne Cummins, 3rd Anne Egan & Marie Mahon.


The parent and toddler group is back after the Christmas break. The group meet every Friday morning in the Marion Centre (beside the RC Church) from 10-12. All welcome parents and minders with children from new born to pre-school.

table quiz

A table quiz in aid of the Rathdowney Playground Group will be held in O’Malley’s on Friday, January 25 starting at 8.30pm. A table of 4 is €40. Please support this cause and get the final bill for the playground paid.


RAthdowney GAA AGM will take place in Rathdowney Club rooms at 8pm on Friday, January 18. The Rathdowney/Errill GAA AGM will take place in Errill clubrooms at 7.30 on Sunday, January 20. All welcome.


Rathdowney/Errill GAA dinner dance will take place on Saturday, February 9 in the Templemore Arms. Music by Epic, tickets €35, great night assured. Rathdowney/Errill GAA would like to wish all members sponsors and supporters a happy and prosperous New Year.

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