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