Rathdowney

Irish Blood Transfusion: Give the gift of life by donating your blood on Monday August 18th at St. Fergals College, Rathdowney from 5 p.m. to 8.30 p.m. Everyone welcome. New donors encouraged to come.

Irish Blood Transfusion: Give the gift of life by donating your blood on Monday August 18th at St. Fergals College, Rathdowney from 5 p.m. to 8.30 p.m. Everyone welcome. New donors encouraged to come.

Scrap Metal Collection: Rathdowney Playground Group are having a scrap metal collection on Thursday, Friday and Saturday, August 4th to 6th. All black objects, no white scrap. Collect up whatever scrap metal or iron you have and collection can be arranged, if required.

We will take bicycle frames, radiators, car batteries, old car engines, electric cables, stainless steel, aluminium, lead, copper, brass etc at Sandvic, Johnstown Road, Rathdowney. Contact Cormac Bracken 087 2336902, Laura Hayes 087 9423833 or John King 085 7207066

Ossory Show: On Sunday July 24th the annual Ossory Show was held in the Show Grounds at Coolfin Cross. From the erly hours of the morning there was a constant stream of traffic on the road, mainly large vehicles and trailers carrying exhibits. With the excitement in full swing, the rain came and made plans a bit difficult. However, the afternoon turned out very good. There was the largest attendance for many years at the Show with all sections up in exhibits.

The Horse Jumping in the evening was excellent with the Gardai Hunters giving a great display. The Committee were really satisfied and agreed the hard work over the year paid off in full. So we all look forward to next year. Le Comnabh De.

Community Centre: On Wednesday evening, July 20th, a meeting was held in the Community Centre to discuss the future of the building. Chaired by Trevor Stanley he outlined all the many improvements which would have to be done. The use of the hall shot up since it was re-opened. Trevor described the work required as more meeting rooms, improved toilets and heating and insulation. It is to erect a two storey building.

The guest speaker was Leslie Colton who said the entire place needs insulation and the echo would have to be eliminated. He went on to say the actual structure is all right but much work needs to be done. Basically, the financial end is the big issue.

The Committee already had some fund-raising events. Rent to Clubs for the use of the hall would be the corner stone. Right now Dulux have sponsored paint so Trevor is hoping for volunteers to come along and do some painting.

The Late Samuel Grogan: The death occurred peacefully on July 19th at Mullingar Regional Hospital of Samuel Grogan, affectionately known as Sam, of Knockardgannon, Errill. A true gentleman, he was held in high esteen by everybody. Sam is very sadly mourned by his heartbroken wife Nora, his son Cathal and daughters Mary and Kathleen, daughter-in-law, sons-in-law, grandchildren, his brother Charlie, sisters Mary and Annette, brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, nieces, nephews, relatives, friends and neighbours. Reposing was at O’Sullivans Funeral Home, Rathdowney. Removal took place on Wednesday evening to the Church of Our Lady Queen of the Universe, Errill. On Thursday morning July 21st, Requiem Mass was celebrated and followed by burial in Falcarragh Cemetery, Co. Donegal. May his noble soul rest in peace.

The late Mrs. Margaret Flynn: The sudden and untimely death occurred on July 22nd at her residence of Margaret Flynn (nee Kelly) of St. Fintans Terrace, Durrow. Her death brought sadness over a wide area. She was born and raised at Capplinnan, Rathdowney where she resided with her parents and family. She married and went to live in Durrow. A very quiet and gentle girl she will be sadly missed. She is mourned by her husband John and her loving son Mark, her brother, brother-in-law, sisters-in-law, niece, aunts, uncles, relatives, friends and neighbours.

Reposing was at Phelan’s Funeral Home, Durrow. Removal took place on Tuesday evening to the Church of the Holy Trinity, Durrow. On Wednesday, July 27th,

Requiem Mass was celebrated and followed by burial in the adjoining cemetery. May her gentle soul rest in peace.