Ramble round Rathdowney

Ramble round Rathdowney

Rathdowney’s Live Crib

We have been asked by a lot of people what is the admission fee to the crib. We do not charge an admission fee.

Rathdowney's 'Live Crib'

Rathdowney’s ‘Live Crib’

We have, however, a donation bottle in in crib this year. All donations will go to The Children’s Hospital in Crumlin,Dublin. A very good cause that is close to a lot of people’s hearts.

Rathdowney Aerial Video
This stunning video footage of the Rathdowney flood plains is courtesy of Terry Smeaton.


The Midland Hardware Ltd. Christmas Opening Hours are…
Christmas Eve 8am – 3pm
Christmas Day CLOSED
Stephens Day CLOSED
27th & 28th December CLOSED
29th, 30th & 31st Open 8am – 6pm
New Years Day 1st Jan 2016 CLOSED
Open normally from 2nd January 2016 onwards

Wishing all our customers a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year, thank you for your support in 2015.

Inter-County Pool Match 

The Hawthorn Bar, Ballacolla will be hosting an inter-county match in January. The match will feature Dublin and Cork; two very strong sides.

Match is set for Sunday 24th of January.

SuperMac’s Manor Stone Ballacolla News

The last day of the St Vincent De Paul collection that we have in the SuperMac’s Manor Stone Ballacolla store is today, Tues. Dec. 15th. Any old or new toys will be much appreciated.

SuperMac's Manor Stone Ballacolla News

SuperMac’s Manor Stone Ballacolla News

Rathdowney Golf Club 

Rathdowney Golf Club is a beautiful parkland golf course set in the south western corner of Co. Laois. Established in 1930 it covers 104 acres of countryside and offers a very pleasant round of golf. In 1997 the course was extended to 18 holes, using the advice of renowned golf course designer Pat Ruddy, and now offers a new challenge to its players. In recent years a new clubhouse was opened offering modern facilities and services. Today the course is of a matured state, with challenging holes and fairways. The bar and restaurant is open to the public and cater for all events including societies and open events.

Rathdowney Golf Club is a unique location to play an enjoyable round of golf and is just minutes from both the M7 and M8 Motorways.

Rathdowney Golf Club Latest Results

Xmas Fare No. 6
14 Hole Stableford
Cat 1 ( 0 ~ 14)
1st., Andy Whelan (14), 34 Pts
2nd., John Moriarty (10), 33 Pts
Gross, Aidan Galvin (5), 25 Pts
Cat 2 (15 + )
1st., Mick Webster (17), 34 Pts
2nd., Mick McCarthy (27), 33 Pts
3rd., Ned Sweeney (15), 31 Pts

Cat 1 (0 ~ 14)
1st., John O’Malley (5), 29 Pts
Cat 2 (15+)
1st., Dave Treacy (16), 29 Pts

Rathdowney Credit Union 

Christmas Opening Hours
Monday 21st Dec Closed
Tuesday 22nd Dec 10.00 AM. to 1.00 PM.
Wednesday 23rd Dec 10.00 AM. to 4.00 PM Open through Lunch
Thursday 24th Dec Closed

Rathdowney Credit Union is here to help.

Rathdowney Credit Union is here to help.

Friday 25th Dec Closed
Monday 28th Dec Closed
Tuesday 29th Dec 10.00AM. – 1.00PM.
Wednesday 30th Dec Closed
Thursday 31st Dec 10.00AM to 4.00PM. Open through Lunch
Friday 1st Jan Closed