Year Established: 2000

Number of Members: 8

History of Area:

Ratheniska is a rural, agricultural, scenic area situated about 9km from Portlaoise. It has a RC Church – Church of the Holy Cross and its adjoining cemetery, St. Aongus Community Hall, a Primary School and Park / Ratheniska GAA Pitch and Clubhouse.

There are a number of clubs in the area, I.C.A who celebrated their 50th anniversary in 2014, Ladies Football, Comhaltas Ceoltoiri Eireann, Foroige.

Tidy Towns Information:

Over the years Ratheniska Tidy Towns has participated in and has been successful in various Tidy Towns Competitions.


Recent Awards or Achievements:

In 2007, Ratheniska represented Laois in the Pride of Place Competition and emerged Runner Up in their category.

Overall Area Award in 2000

Ratheniska Church – Best Public Buildings Category 2002

1st Prize – Absence of Litter Category 2003

Winner – Best Natural Environment 2007

Winner – Best Litter Control 2008

Inter Community Litter Challenge 2010