The Late Mrs. Mai Maher - The death occurred on Friday, 18th January at St. James’ Hospital, Dublin of Mai Maher (nee Howard), of Walkinstown, Dublin and Portlaoise. She was born and raised in Rathdowney and was a regular visitor to her home town and was loved by everyone. She was predeceased by her husband Shem. Mai is very sadly mourned by her sons, daughters, extended family, grandchildren, sisters, cousins, relatives, friends, neighbours and everyone who knew Mai. Remains reposed at St. James’ Mortuary Chapel. Removal took place to Our Lady’s Church of The Holy Spirit, Greenhills, Dublin for Requiem Mass. Removal took place on Monday to O’Sullivan’s Funeral Home, Rathdowney. On Tuesday removal took place to the Church of the Holy Trinity, Rathdowney. Requiem Mass was celebrated and the burial followed to Bealady Cemetery. May she rest in peace.
Community Alert - We wish to get the message out to everybody that Community Alert is very much alive in Rathdowney. A lot of worry was caused by the Government about cutting down on alarms for the elderly. This was not going to be allowed to happen and in hindsight the decision was reversed. However the work continues as always and anyone over the age of 65 living alone or with a spouse is entitled to a panic alarm. Contact Betty O’Brien re same and she has been very busy out and about with Teresa Malone fitting alarms for those people who are entitled to them.
The Late Mrs. Kathleen Holohan - The death occurred on Saturday, 19th January at her residence of Kathleen Holohan of Castleiney. She had reached a great age and was lovingly cared for by her great family. She was predeceased by her husband by many years. A very noble lady, Kathleen did an excellent job for her home and family and will be always remembered. She is very sadly mourned by her sons, daughters, sons-in-law, daughters-in-law, grandchildren, great grandchildren, all her relatives, friends and neighbours. Remains reposed at Grey’s Funeral Home. Removal took place to Castleiney Church. On Monday 21st Concelebrated Requiem Mass was celebrated and followed by burial in Templeree Cemetery. Huge crowds turned out to pay a final tribute to Kathleen. May she rest in peace.
Parish Office - We now have a new parish office in Rathdowney where they carry a full stock of communion and confirmation gifts and cards, Easter cards, Mass Bouquets, Mass cards and other religious items are on sale. Opened Monday to Friday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. For enquiries contact (0505) 46282.
Bingo - Every Tuesday night we have a Bingo session in the Community Centre at 8.30 p.m. Great prizes plus a raffle. Come along and bring a friend.