Rathdowney to boom with visitors

GATHERING: Many people are expected to flock to Rathdowney for the first reunion to share memorabilia with the community. Photo: supplied

GATHERING: Many people are expected to flock to Rathdowney for the first reunion to share memorabilia with the community. Photo: supplied

THE Rathdowney community is set to host its first reunion with a picnic to remember the good times and share memories.

‘Back to Rathdowney’ will be held on Sunday, March 26 from 10am at the Memorial Grounds.

Anyone who has a connection to the town and its surrounding areas are invited to enjoy a day of meeting, greeting and retelling stories.

Live music entertainment, a marquee, limited chairs, tea and coffee will be available but it is advised to bring lunch, drinks and chairs.

Committee member Pam Hardgrave said she would encourage guests to to sign the visitor’s book and bring any memorabilia they would like to share.

“We have got books that have been published about early Rathdowney and photos of sporting teams and schools,” she said.

“We are welcoming the younger generation to come as well, it would give them a sort of feeling about the town and how it was and the comradery of the people who have gone and come back.

Ms Hardgrave said she was eager to welcome those who live or have lived in Rathdowney and its surrounding areas in the past.

“It will be a great day to just catch up, we’re hoping there will be lots of people who have a connection to the town or even ancestors from Rathdowney and the surrounding areas to get together for a good time,” she said.

Ms Hardgrave said many people have expressed a lot of interest on their Facebook page.

For more information, call 5544 3174.

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