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Rathdowney - Laois - B/W

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Rathdowney (Ráth Domhnaigh in Irish, meaning 'Daghda's fort') is a town in southwest County Laois, Republic of Ireland, located south of Portlaoise in the midlands of Ireland. Rathdowney is located where the R433 and R435 meet with some minor roads. The town's names arises from a ring fort, or rath, which was near the town until it was levelled in 1830. Brewing was a major industry in Rathdowney until 1966. It is also home to the Rathdowney Designer Outlet Shopping Centre.

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  • County: Laois
  • Town: Rathdowney
  • Scene: The Square
  • Date: 1910 (estimate)
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Rathdowney 

Rathdowney (Ráth Domhnaigh in Irish, meaning 'Daghda's fort') is a town in southwest County Laois, Republic of Ireland, located south of Portlaoise in the midlands of Ireland.

Rathdowney is located where the R433 and R435 meet with some minor roads. The town's names arises from a ring fort, or rath, which was near the town until it was levelled in 1830. Brewing was a major industry in Rathdowney until 1966. It is also home to the Rathdowney Designer Outlet Shopping Centre.

Rathdowney is best known for its proximity to Abbeyleix, a world famous heritage town about 12 miles away.

John Moyney (8 January 1895- 10 November 1980) was born in Rathdowney, County Laois, Republic of Ireland and was an Irish recipient of the Victoria Cross. Another Victoria Cross recipient James Pearson was also from Rathdowney.

Another famous Rathdowney inhabitant is Daniel O'Malley. He is considered to be one of the great community leaders in the town and the surrounding hinterland. Daniel was born in 1986 and is the son of John and Elaine. He is well know for he hurling ability and captained Rathdowney/Errill to their recent Laois County Championship win.Rathdowney (Ráth Domhnaigh in Irish, meaning 'Daghda's fort') is a town in southwest County Laois, Republic of Ireland, located south of Portlaoise in the midlands of Ireland.