The Late Mrs. Pauline McGovern - The death occurred on Monday, April 11th peacefully at her residence of Pauline McGovern (nee Quigley) of Cloverhill, Conoboro Road, Rathdowney and formerly of The Square, Rathdowney where she owned a business house. A very quiet and gentle lady she suffered a long illness with dignity and acceptance. She is deeply mourned by her husband Celsus, sons Declan, Danny, Celcus and Loughlin, daughter Alicia, sister Mary, daughters-in-law Imelda and Ann, grandchildren, nieces, relatives, friends and neighbours. Reposing was at her residence. Removal took place on Thursday evening to the Church of the Most Holy Trinity, Rathdowney. The cortege was flanked down by a guard of honour formed by the Golf Club. Requiem Mass was celebrated and was followed by burial in Bealady Cemetery. May her gentle soul rest in peace.
Condolences - Sincere sympathy is extended to all the Walsh families on the recent death of their brother Donal, who died in Carlow. He was on the staff of the E.S.B. May he rest in peace.
Turf - There is a great controversy over the bogs and turf all over the country. Our understanding was that the new Government if elected would protect the bogs. Apparently now they are not going to keep their word. One thing is certain and that is if we cannot get turf we are ruined. There is not a household anywhere that could survive without turf. We are all fitted with solid fuel cookers that can only burn turf and sticks. If turf is taken from us there will be a revolution in the country. We cannot afford oil and apparently things will get worse with the rising cost. We are all prepared to get out and save the turf and bring it home. It has been a way of life for generations and no way are we going to allow this to be taken away from us. It is up to all of us to fight for our rights.
Well Done - Congratulations are in order for Ross King of Church Street who has made fame. The Rathdowney / Errill chap flew to Scotland with the Irish School Boys soccer team and wore the green jersey. He flew back to Dublin the next day and rushed to Errill. Kilkenny and DL were due to meet Clare. A tired Ross arrived at the grounds and won all the way. Ross is the youngest son of Councillor John King and Bernie King. He has two brothers Jonathon and Darren. We salute Ross and say well done and we know he has lots more to come in the future.