Late John Conroy

Late John Conroy

The death occurred at the Regional Hospital, Portlaoise on Monday, 2nd September of John (Johnny) Conroy of Cullohill and Patrick Street, Durrow. He had been in failing health for some time. Johnny was a very special and true gentleman who was widely known by his caring and kind nature. He was the son of the late Michael and Mary Conroy and brother of the late Paul. He is very sadly mourned by his nephew, niece, sister-in-law Bridget, extended family, neighbours and many friends.

Reposing was at Phelan’s Funeral Home, Durrow. Removal took place to the Church of the Blessed Trinity. Requiem Mass was celebrated and followed by burial in the adjoining cemetery. May she rest in peace.

Happy Birthday

Congratulations are in order for Mary Kilmartin who celebrated her birthday on August 31st surrounded by her parents, brothers, sisters, extended family and friends, it was a wonderful party. Mary looked radiant and was the highlight of the evening. All sang Happy Birthday as she cut her cake, Mary is wished many more birthdays. A great night was had by all.


Rathdowney Macra held their A.G.M. on Friday, 23rd August, this was a great year for them, taking part and doing very well in a lot of competitions throughout the year. The Chairperson opened the A.G.M. by giving a summary of all that went on throughout the year and welcomed all the new members to the club and gave a brief run down on the activities during the year. Outgoing and incoming committee are Chairperson Aoibhinn Ryan replaced by Lisa Walsh; Secretary, Sinead Aherne replaced by Laura Walsh; Treasurer, Diarmuid Delaney replaced by Julie Lupton; P.R.O. Julie Lupton replaced by Ian Fitzgerald.

We want to thank all the outgoing committee members for their work during the year and wish the incoming members all the best in the coming year. Macra are always looking for new members so anyone interested in joining or finding out about Macra can contact Ian on (087) 1258015 or check out facebook at rathdowneymacra@facebook.com and remember it is not just for farmers, it is for anyone between 17 and 35.

Men’s Shed

A most welcome project in Rathdowney, open every Thursday morning from 10am. to 12 noon in the Old Convent School. This is a great opportunity for all men to come together and share their skills and talents. They can also learn new skills from each other and enjoy a chat and a cuppa. Every man is welcome, new members can just come along and join in the fun.

Set Dancing

On Thursday, 12th September set dancing classes will resume in Fitzpatrick’s Lounge, Clonmore at 9pm. All those interested are welcome to come along and attend. Beginners are especially welcome. For more information contact Paddy on (087) 6748199.