There was no winner in this week’s RathdowneyGAA Lotto which had a jackpot of €7,000. The numbers drawn were 8, 9, 18, 26. The 10 winners of €15 were John Finn, Claire Dowling, Liam & Cillian, Noel O Gorman, Mick Bergin, Liam Browne, S. Qiugley, Cillian Stenson, Shane Dollard, Jean Behan. Next week’s jackpot is €7,150. Tickets can be purchased in all shops or from any local promoter.


Chess club (adults) has changed its venue it will be held in O’Malley’s on Thursday night at 8pm. All chess players welcome, phone 0872388064 for more information.


The Aware Support Group for people experiencing depression, anxiety, stress and other mood related conditions meets every Tuesday at 7.30pm in St. Peter and Pauls Parish Centre, Portlaoise. This service is free of charge, no referral is required and you do not need to book. If you require further information contact 016617211 or www.aware.ie or the local Helpline 1890303302.


St Vincent De Paul shop is looking for clothing donations all men’s, women’s and children’s clothing and accessories are gratefully accepted.


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 book for this month is The Sealed Letter by Emma Donoghue. For any more details contact the Library on 0505 46852.


Congratulations to all involved in the Christmas Carol Service which took place in the Church of the Holy Trinity Rathdowney on Sunday.

There was a great turn-out at the event which was a fitting way to get everyone into the festive mood.


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