Sympathy is extended to Mrs Bríd Davin, Eglish on the recent death of her sister Mrs Mary Houlihan,(nee Butler) Garron, Ballybrophy whe died at the Regional Hospital Portlaoise. She was pre-deceased by her husband Patrick, sisters Eileen and Ann, brothers Thomas and Ned. Deeply regretted by her daughters Winnie, Maureen, Dympna, Joan, Kathleen, son Dan, her sisters Joan, Bríd and Kay.

She reposed at her daughter Dympna’s residence and from there she was removed on Wednesday evening January 9 to St Canice’s Church, Borris-in-Ossory for Funeral Mass. She was buried on Thursday January 10 in St Fergal’s Cemetery, Camross. May she rest in peace.


The death took place at her residence of Mrs Mary Gaffney, (nee Flanagan), Blessington. Co, Wicklow recently. Her husband was formerly from Errill. RIP. She reposed at her home, West Park, Blessington.

Her remains were removed from her home to the Church of Our Lady, Blessington. Following funeral Mass on Friday January 4, burial took place in Edestown Cemetery. She is sadly missed by her family, grandchildren, sons-in-law, daughter-in-law, brother-in-law Paddy, great grand children and all her relatives and friends. May she rest in peace.


There was no winner of the jackpot on the last draw which took place on January 7 and six match three winners. The numbers drawn were 2 – 12 - 20 and 24.

The jackpot on January 14 will be €16,400. Tickets can be purchased in Walsh’s shop, Rays Bar, Dowlings Bar and from local promoters.


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

dinner dance

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.