The Late Mrs. Hannah Delaney - The death occurred on Thursday, 7th March at Brookhaven Nursing Home, Ballyragget of Mrs. Hannah Delaney of Coole, Kilbricken aged 102 years but came to Rathdowney several years ago where she was a resident of Cuan Bhride.
A very quiet and gentle lady she attributed her long life to hard work and the old lifestyle of bygone days. Hannah was predeceased by her husband by several years. She is very sadly mourned by her heartbroken family, extended family, relatives, neighbours, her brother and everyone who knew her. Reposing was at Brookhaven Nursing Home. Removal took place to Castletown Parish Church. On Saturday concelebrated Requiem Mass was celebrated and followed by burial in Churchtown Cemetery. May her noble and gentle soul rest in peace. Huge crowds turned out to pay tribute to the lady of 102 years.
The Late Jim Dillon - The death occurred on February 28th peacefully at the Sacred Heart Nursing Home, Crosspatrick of Liam Dillon of Graiguegarron, Rathdowney. He had been in failing health for some time. He is very sadly mourned by his sisters, Mary-Anne, Kitty and Lil, brothers Jack, James, Bob and Paddy, brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, nieces, nephews, neighbours, relatives and friends. Reposing was at O’Sullivan’s Funeral Home, Rathdowney. Removal took place to the Church of the Immaculate Conception, Galmoy followed by burial in the adjoining Cemetery. May he rest in peace.
Property / Home Tax - A meeting will be held in the Community Centre, Rathdowney on Thursday, 14th March at 8 p.m. This is an Information and Campaign meeting on the Implications for Home Owners / on Household Property / Home Tax. Also will be discussed at this meeting the alternative to this unjust tax on family homes. The meeting is being hosted by Deputy Brian Stanley, Sinn Fein. Do come along and bring your friends.
New Shop - The newly opened St. Vincent de Paul shop is situated in the Square, Rathdowney. They carry a wide selection of new and nearly new ladies and gents clothes, shoes, bags and also a wide variety of childrens clothes. Do come and give your support to a great cause.
Coffee Morning - The Parents of the Toddler Group are hosting a Coffee Morning on Friday, 15th March in the Marian Centre, Rathdowney from 10 o’clock to 12 noon. All donations received will be sent to Crumlin Children’s Hospital, Dublin. All support will be greatly appreciated. Everyone welcome to a cup of coffee.
Bingo - Every Tuesday night we have Bingo in the Community Centre, Rathdowney at 8.30 p.m. Great prizes and raffle. Do come along and bring your friends, a great night is assured. On Sunday, 3rd March the Bingo session was very disappointing with a very small attendance. It will not be held on Sunday in future but will continue every Tuesday nights.
Laois Educational Committee - In partnership with the Parents Council of St. Fergul’s College and the HSE, they have organised a talk on Suicide Prevention and Mental Health in general learn the signs to be aware of and respond if you are concerned about teenagers. All information will be given on Tuesday night, 19th March from 7 to 9 p.m. at St. Fergul’s College, Rathdowney. The facilitator is Josephine Rigney, Suicide Resource Officer and the HSE. For more information contact (086) 8157850.