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Grant of almost €400,000 on the way to four Laois towns

A grant of almost €400,000 has also been granted to the towns of Portarlington, Mountmellick, Mountrath and Rathdowney. This fund will be used to assist...

Rivers, roads and Rathdowney – series of issues ire local councillors

Rivers in a "third world state" and "the most urgent issue since I came into the council" were the basis of two motions raised...

Clarke’s Care Plus Pharmacy holding customer appreciation day this Friday, December...

Clarke’s Care Plus Pharmacy in Rathdowney will celebrate their second Christmas in business - and they are holding a customer appreciation day this coming...

In Pictures: Rathdowney and Errill show serious support ahead of hurling...

The Rathdowney-Errill hurlers were hugely disappointed to lose the 2018 county final to Camross and by their standards they're now enduring a bit of...

LISTEN: The legendary Pat Delaney joins us to look ahead to...

We've had some great guests in with us over the past couple of weeks discussing the busy GAA season - but ahead of this...

Star lineup as Rathdowney are set to go Cooking with the...

Rathdowney Community Development Group, in conjunction with the Parish, are hosting a 'Cooking with the Stars' night in the Manor Hotel, Abbeyleix on Thursday,...

Popular Rathdowney pageant set to take place this weekend

Director Michael Creagh and his cast of 35 children will present their brand new show this Saturday September 28 in Donaghmore Museum Rooms at...

JOB VACANCY: SuperValu Abbeyleix and Rathdowney looking to fill HR and...

SuperValu Abbeyleix and Rathdowney employ over 100 staff specialising in fresh foods and excellent customer service. Exciting plans for the coming months include renovations,...

Meadow Meats in Rathdowney may have to close permanently say owners...

The owners of the Meadow Meats in Rathdowney have warned the facility may close as a result of the ongoing blockade by protesters. Talks between...

Injunctions dropped against protesting farmers in Rathdowney as talks set to...

High Court injunctions against a number of local farmers protesting at Dawn Meats in Rathdowney have been dropped - but the protests will continue...

Local farmers continue protest outside Dawn Meats in Rathdowney over weekend

Despite a High Court against the protest, local beef farmers are continuing their presence outside the Dawn Meats factory in Rathdowney this weekend. The protest,...

Beef farmers continue to protest in Rathdowney despite court injunction

Beef farmers are continuing to protest outside Dawn Meats in Rathdowney despite an injunction from the High Court, taken by two of the meat...

Beef kill suspended in Rathdowney as farmers vow to persevere with...

The beef kill in Dawn Meats in Rathdowney was suspended today as farmers involved in the Beef Plan movement continue to protest at factories...

Hugely popular Ossory Show returns for another year

The Ossory Show is one of Ireland's longest-running agricultural shows and it's back again on Sunday, July 28. The hugely popular Ossory Truck Show takes...

Rathdowney ‘asylum seekers’ not sure how long they will remain in...

A group of asylum seekers who are currently staying in Rathdowney do not know for how long they will be staying in Laois. According to...

Winner announced in Clarke’s Care Plus hamper competition

To celebrate their milestone of one year in business, we recently teamed up with our friends in Clarke’s CarePlus Pharmacy, Rathdowney to give away...

Brendan Phelan out for the count and fairly sore with Fianna...

Brought to you in association with People First Credit Union Brendan Phelan from Rathdowney will long remember the 10th count in the Borris-in-Ossory electoral area...

From Rathdowney to PayPal and on – the incredible story of...

It’s a Friday evening in Glebe House, the Phelan family home at Donaghmore just outside Rathdowney and a number of members of the extended...

Big plans in motion to transform Outlet Centre in Rathdowney in...

The Retail Outlet Centre in Rathdowney was a hive of activity this morning as politicians, business people and council officials all attended a forum...

Free Parent and Child First Aid Training in Rathdowney

Following on a successful first year in business Clarke’s CarePlus Pharmacy in Rathdowney is hosting Parent and Child First Aid training this Thursday, May...

In Pictures: Hundreds gather for Rathdowney’s Darkness into Light event

Hundreds gathered in the main square in Rathdowney this morning for the annual Darkness into Light event. The annual 5km walk/run fundraising event – held...

Rathdowney Pharmacy to celebrate 1st Birthday on Friday, May 10

Clarke’s CarePlus Pharmacy arrived on the Rathdowney streetscape one year ago this month. Owned and managed by the effervescent Elaine Clarke MPSI, the pharmacy...

Row over lack of information on Rathdowney ‘refugees’

There was a bit of an argy bargy at the monthly Council meeting this week with contrasting views on the treatment of refugees coming...

Rathdowney Post Office to remain open as Breslin’s Supervalu comes to...

The Post Office in Rathdowney will remain open as Breslin's Supervalu Rathdowney and Abbeyleix has purchased it. Postmaster Pat Delaney has retired from the role...

In Pictures: Rathdowney turns out in style for their St Patrick’s...

Brought to you in association with Joe Mallon Motors, Portlaoise As ever, Rathdowney's St Patrick's Day held their high standards and equally high spirits. A superb...

In Pictures: 33rd annual pantomime in Rathdowney a major hit

Rathdowney fell under a magical spell as witches, wolves, a royal family, a woodcutter, a Baron & a Duke, some baddies, Laurel & Hardy, hot...

Laois community getting set for its 33rd annual Pantomime

Rathdowney is set to fall under a magical spell as its 33rd annual pantomime, “The Royals, The Witch and The Woodcutter” takes place in...

In Pictures: St Brigid’s celebrate double camogie success

The Brewery in Rathdowney was the place to be on Saturday night as St Brigid's camogie club celebrated double success in 2018. Their seniors claimed...

Laois student off to New Zealand on top Ag Science scholarship

A Laois Agricultural Science student has been awarded a prestigious overseas travel bursary. Andrew Mansfield from Rathdowney was among six others to receive the Agricultural...

Laois singer/songwriter announced as finalist in international songwriting competition

A Laois guitarist and singer/songwriter has just been announced as a finalist for the 2018 SongDoor International Songwriting Competition. Ciarán Finn, of popular alt-folk duo The...