Cheer - This year Christmas came early to Rathdowney. On Sunday evening, 9th December the Christmas lights were switched on by Leah Quigley Hayes while a very large crowd were present and gave a huge applause. There was great excitement, Santa was in the Community Centre meeting all the children, giving out toys and dancing with them. Representatives from the G.A.A. from kids as young as the U/7’s to the Seniors were all present with the recently won Cups. Entertaining everyone was Helen, Margaret and Michael with Donal Ryan and Councillor John King singing their hearts out. In the Community Centre there was a welcome cup of tea. Liam Corcoran put on a lovely selection of sandwiches. It was a true example of the community spirit in Rathdowney bringing in the festive season to everyone.
Bridge Results - Results 7th November, Draw for Partners Mitchell, 1st N/S Marie Mahon and Mary Lalor, 1st E/W Frances Stanley and Mary Dooley. 14th November, Club Competition Howell, 1st Sean Bolger and Anne Cummins, 2nd Stais Dollard and Norah Harte. 21st November, Free Sub Competition Scramble Mitchell, 1st Joe Delaney and John Bowe, 2nd Sean Bolger and Anne Cummins, 28th November, Club Competition Mitchell, 1st N/S, Mary Campion and Brigid Harte, 1st E/W, John Bowe and Joe Delaney.
Christmas - The Christmas arrangements for the celebration of Holy Mass at the Church of the Holy Trinity, Rathdowney are as follows. There will be a celebration of family and children’s Mass on Christmas Eve at 6.30 p.m. The Christmas Vigil Mass will be celebrated at 9 p.m. on Christmas Eve and on Christmas Day Mass will be celebrated at 11a.m.
Carol Service - A Christmas Carol Service will be held in the Church of the Most Holy Trinity on Sunday, 23rd December at 7 p.m. If you are interested in any of the Choirs, Adult, Folk or Childrens do come along. This will be a very beautiful Service.
Knitting Club - The knitting Club is going very well in Rathdowney and at the weekly meeting on Monday, 10th December they took their annual Christmas break. They will commence the New Year on Monday, 14th January from 2 to 4.30 p.m. In wishing each other a very Happy Christmas and Prosperous New Year we are all very proud of our club and we will continue, new members always welcome. Even if you do not knit, you will soon learn. Come along with your wool and needles and you will be amazed at your efforts.