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Moment in Time: Ratheniska host huge table quiz in 2005

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Can you spot any faces you know among the crowd?

Huge numbers of then primary school pupils turned out to the Ratheniska table quiz from schools throughout the county on November 14, 2005.

Among these included Ballyfin NS, Scoil Mhuire NS Portlaoise and Ratheniska NS itself.

Stories that dominated the headlines that week 13 years ago were a lack of funding for Hospice care in the county.

Dr Peter Naughton spoke out against the lack of funding. “In this economic climate, I think it is very unreasonable to expect the people of Laois to voluntarily contribute for a service that is embraced nationwide.

“At this stage all counties now have a home care service,” reported by Grace Halford for the Leinster Express.

There was also a bomb scare reported on Main Street at the time, as Gardaí evacuated the Courthouse following a phonecall warning of a bomb on the premises.

There was also a renewed appeal for funding for Christmas lights in Portlaoise for the holidays.

You can see all the photos of the well-attended quiz in Ratheniska below:

Aoife Fitzpatrick, Jill Connolly and Amy Dunne, Ballyfin at the Ratheniska N.S. Table Quiz in Ratheniska Hall.
Picture: Alf Harvey.
Richard Gorman, Craig Deevy and Adrian Knowles, Ratheniska at the Ratheniska N.S. Table Quiz in Ratheniska Hall.
Picture: Alf Harvey.
Emma Howe, Niamh Tierney, Laura Foran and Roslinn O’Brien-Doyle, Ratheniska at the Ratheniska N.S. Table Quiz in Ratheniska Hall.
Picture: Alf Harvey.
Evan Ladd, Darren Doyle, Keith Finn, Rachel O’Connell and Ailbhe Lalor, Ratheniska at the Ratheniska N.S. Table Quiz in Ratheniska Hall.
Picture: Alf Harvey.
Niamh Tarleton, Niamh Conroy, Siobhan Ritchie and Rachel Geoghegan, Scoil Mhuire at the Ratheniska N.S. Table Quiz in Ratheniska Hall.
Picture: Alf Harvey.
Liam Dunne, Dean Taylor, James Moore and Noel Walsh, Ballyfin at the Ratheniska N.S. Table Quiz in Ratheniska Hall.
Picture: Alf Harvey.
Aoife Conroy, Claire Dollard, Eimear O’Sullivan and Kelly Preston, Scoil Mhuire at the Ratheniska N.S. Table Quiz in Ratheniska Hall.
Picture: Alf Harvey.
Scoil Mhuire girls at the Ratheniska N.S. Table Quiz in Ratheniska Hall.
Picture: Alf Harvey.
Ashling Flavin, Brona Allen, Emily Duff and Storm Holden, Ballyfin at the Ratheniska N.S. Table Quiz in Ratheniska Hall.
Picture: Alf Harvey.
Patrick Conroy, Shane Keane, Ryan Ging and Martin Bennett at the Ratheniska N.S. Table Quiz in Ratheniska Hall.
Picture: Alf Harvey.

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