The Late Joseph Davy - The death occurred suddenly at his home on Wednesday, 12th September of Joseph (Joe) Davy of Knockardgannon, Errill. His death caused great sadness in the area and beyond. Joe owned the Motor Works Garage in Rathdowney where he was very popular and helpful, Joe is a big loss to everyone. Joe is sadly mourned by his heartbroken wife Anne, daughters Joanne and Emma, son Garry, his grandchildren Conor and Sarah, son-in-law Joe, his sister Mary, brothers David, Ger, Pat-John and Frank, sisters-in-law, brothers-in-law, mother-in-law Imelda, nephews, nieces, relatives, friends, neighbours and all his customers. Reposing was at his home. Removal took place on Sunday morning to the Church of Our Lady Queen of the Universe. Requiem Mass was celebrated by Fr. Seamus McEvoy C.C. and followed by burial in Bealady Cemetery. Large crowds attended to say a sad farewell to Joe. May he rest in peace.
The Late John Mulrooney - The death occurred after a short illness bravely borne with great dignity on Friday, 14th September of John (Sean) Mulrooney of Middlemount, Rathdowney and formerly of Shinrone. He was a perfect gentleman who was a friend to everyone, he was involved in the haulage business where he made a legion of friends. Sean is very sadly mourned by his heartbroken wife Marcella, daughter Jennifer, sons Kevin and Garry, mother Margaret, brothers Martin and Jimmy, step children Jackie, Stephen and Andrea, grandchildren, daughter-in-law, sons-in-law, brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, relatives, neighbours and all his faithful friends in the Motor Bike Club. Reposing was at his residence. Removal took place on Monday 17th to the Church of the Holy Trinity, Rathdowney. A Guard of Honour by the Lost Souls Motor Bike Club and lorries to represent his career in haulage flanked down the cortege. Concelebrated Requiem Mass was celebrated by Fr. Tom Corbett and Fr. Seamus McEvoy. The burial followed to Bealady Cemetery. Very large crowds paid tribute to Sean and wished him farewell and a very peaceful rest in Heaven.
Macra - Upcoming events, Know Your Agriculture Quiz on Friday, 28th September; Beef and Sheep Stock Judging on Wednesday, 3rd October; Bowling on 13th October in Roll and Bowl; Impromptu Public Speaking on Sunday, 21st October. For all the details, contact Julie on (085) 8480303 or
Rathdowney Macra Face Book.
Bingo - Every Tuesday night we have Bingo in the Community Centre, Rathdowney at 8.30 p.m. Do come along and bring your friends, a great night is assured.
Event - On Tuesday, 18th September, Laois Community Forum hosted an ‘Even’t here in the Parochial Hall. It was part of the Laois Connects week which took place from 15th September to 22nd. The Facilitator was Josephine Rigney who gave a wonderful lecture and showed a DVD on all aspects of life’s pressures and problems and spoke on mental health in general. Also taking part were two members of Laois Community Forum, Kathleen Gorman and Noreen Byrne. The event was very successful and interesting, the attendance was poor for such a good event in the town.