Rathdowney/Errill under 6’s and under 8’s are back training on Wednesday April 3, in Rathdowney GAA grounds at 5.45pm. Any player who did not make the registration night can do so at training. Membership for the year is €20 for one or €40 for two or more in a family.


Are having a 7km walk/run, in aid of the playground group, on Sunday, April 14 at 2.30pm start and finish in the GAA grounds. Entry fee is €5, supervised children free of charge. There will also be a shorter 5km route suitable for children, people with pushchairs and prams. Refreshments will be served afterwards.


Invite new members to come along any Tuesday afternoon at 2.30pm to Cuan Bhride dining hall. The club is open to both men and women. It will close for Holy Week and will re-open on Tuesdaym April 9.

Coach Trip

A trip will take place from October 7-11, staying in Torquay in Devon. There will be a couple of tours provided including a trip to Lands End in Cornwall. Price is €340 all included. Please ring Gina on 087 2454722 or 46513. Johnny Ryan will be the coach driver.


Charity cycle launch night will be held in Ian Mahers on Saturday April 13, at 9.30pm. This year’s cycle is from Rathdowney to Donegal Town. Packs available on the night. Entertainment by DJ Noel Brennan. All welcome.


Results of fishing competition on March 17, Juniors 1st Paddy McCane 1450g, 2nd Liam McCracken 595g, 3rd Dylan O’Neill 585g. Seniors 1st John Murphy 1440g, 2nd Sue Meagher 1105g, 3rd Sean Moore 695g. Next competition the Patrick White Memorial Cup will be held on Easter Sunday, March 31, entries taken in the square from 9-10am, weigh in at 6pm sharp in Corcoran’s Bar. Usual rules apply.


Held a meeting on Monday March 4, in the meeting rooms of the Show Grounds. The Ossory Agriculture Society Co Ltd presents the annual Laois County Show affiliated to ISA and IPS on Sunday July 28, 2013 with the following classes: Cattle, Sheep, Horses, Poultry, Eggs, Knitting, Vegetables, Jams, Flowers, Baking, Sewing, Photography and Junior classes. Dog Show and Trade stands with a lot more something for everyone. For more details contact Secretary Catherine Fitzgerald, Conoboro Road, Rathdowney 087 9975902 Fax 0505 48939 email ossoryshow@eircom.net, website www.ossoryshow.com Chairman Peter Ging 086 2394573 or Treasurer Irene Newman 086 8402125. As there was no other business a vote of sympathy was passed for the recently deceased. This concluded the meeting.


Meets every Wednesday at 8pm in Rathdowney Golf Club, over 18’s. Lessons available.


Easter draw, lines on sale in Vincent’s shop at €2 or 3 lines for €5. 1st Prize Saorview TV, 2nd DVD player 3rd CD Radio, 4,5,6th Gift Sets. The draw will take place on Holy Thursday March 28, at 3pm. The shop is open every Tuesday to Saturday 10am-5pm.


On Sunday April 7 departing Urlingford at 7.30am, Johnstown at 7.35am, Rathdowney, The Square at 8am, Borris in Ossory, Leix County Hotel at 8.30am, Roscrea, The Church at 9am, and Birr at 9.30am for more details or bookings phone Michael 089 4620860.


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 Emma by Jane Austen. Next meeting on Monday, April 15.


On Easter Sunday March 31, there will be three road races held in the area. Starting at the GAA centre, the route is to Coolfin to Larry’s cross, left to Knockabout to the Green roads, left to Donaghmore and back through the town. Two laps of this route will be done, total of 32 miles. All residents along the route will be notified nearer to event.


Every Tuesday Night at 8.30 in the Rathdowney Community Centre. Bingo is run by the Community Centre Group.


is open every Thursday morning from 10am to 12 noon at the old convent school.


Rathdowney Scouts if you require more information about Rathdowney Scouts please contact Fran Doyle on 087 8175025. The winner of the recent guess the value of the trolley Dave Morrissey receives a €150 Supervalu voucher.