Pilgrimage - The 2011 Ossory Annual Pilgrimage to Lourdes will take place from May 22nd to May 27th. The fare is 720 euro per person including the return trip by coach to Cork Airport. Anyone from Rathdowney parish intending to travel should contact Eleanor on (051) 880414 between 10.30 a.m. and 2.30 p.m. weekdays only, (except Wednesdays). The price also includes insurance, full board, full pilgrimage travel to and from Cork and Lourdes airport and the services of J.W.T. Travel Agency Staff.
The Late Mrs. Edith Sothern - The death occurred at the Midlands Regional Hospital, Portlaoise on Saturday, 2nd April of Mrs. Edith Sothern (nee Finnamore) of Grogan House, Rathdowney. She was predeceased by her husband George and son Brian. She is mourned by her sons George, Ronnie and Charlie, daughters-in-law, grandchildren brothers, sisters, nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. Reposing was at her residence. Removal took place to St. Andrew’s Church, Rathdowney. Funeral Service was conducted by Rev. Archdeacon John Murray Rector followed by burial in the family plot.
Concert - A Variety Concert will be held in Killesmeesta Hall on Easter Sunday night, April 24th. There will be music, song, dance and comedy, something to suit all ages. We have lots of local talent from the Open Door Theatre Group. This concert will be a night to remember and cannot be missed for its wonderful entertainment. Superbly organised all proceeds from the concert will go to the Cuisle Centre, Portlaoise. A most worthy and genuine cause. Enquiries and all details can be had from Margaret Ryan, (086) 3059765.
Daffodil Day - The organisers of Daffodil wish to thank everyone for their help and support in selling daffodils on March 25th. This was an extremely very worthy cause. The amount collected came to 2,800 euro and 27 cents for the Irish Cancer Society.
Pot Holes - Our roads are in a deplorable condition with pot holes when we hear all the plans for Obama and Queen Lizzie we hope they will both get the pleasure of a few bumpy journeys around the roads. All the cars are suffering the effects and in this time of recession we cannot afford to have tyres destroyed plus all other damage, all on top of exorbitant fuel costs. Motoring is no longer a luxury.