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Development Association identified the need for an AED
in our community in early 2011. Fundraising was undertaken
and every household in Kildavin was invited to contribute €10
towards the purchase of the device.
Following on from this we were put in contact with the Barry Geoghegan Trust
Fund in Carlow. They have undertaken to supply life saving equipment (AED’s)
to schools, clubs, businesses and wherever possible throughout Carlow Town
and County. This trust fund was set up in memory of their son and brother,
Barry Geoghegan, who died of such a sudden heart death. They agreed to provide
us with a defibrillator and training. We acknowledge their kindness and generosity
and are deeply grateful to them.
AED was installed in April 2011 in Spellman GAA
Park, Kildavin. Contact details
are on the hall door and throughout Kildavin village for
anyone who should require it in emergency. The same list
is provided here and training will continue so that as
many people as possible will be trained in the use of an
AED. This list will be updated as new people are trained
and added to it.
We are also deeply grateful to the people of Kildavin who contributed so generously
to this cause and the monies collected will go towards the Barry Geoghegan
Trust Fund as our contribution from Kildavin towards their very wonderful work.
Bunclody Public Library
Address: Millwood, Carrigduff, Bunclody, Co. Wexford.
Phone: +353 53 9375466
Executive Librarian: Patricia Keenan
Day Opening Hours
Monday 10.30 - 5.30, Closed for lunch between 1pm to 2pm
Tuesday 10.30 - 9.00, Open lunchtime
Wednesday 10.30 - 5.30, Open lunchtime
Thursday 10.30 - 9.00, Open lunchtime
Friday 10.30 - 5.30, Open lunchtime
Saturday 10.30 - 5.30, Closed for lunch between 1pm to 2pm
(Closed on Saturdays of Bank Holiday weekends)
Free Internet Access
Adult Lending & Reference
Local Studies Information
Special Events - Wexford Public Library Service provides a program of lectures,
exhibitions, book launches, readings and children's activities throughout the
Library Services available to assist include:
Large Print Material
Computer software Jaws reader available on public access pc (Software that
can read what's written on the computer screen)
Computer assist hardware available on accessible pc e.g. keyboard with large
keys, tracker ball as an alternative to a mouse
Portable loop system to aid hearing impaired users.
Secretary: Frank McCarthy
Treasurer: Cathal Nolan
Email Contact: email@example.com (firstname.lastname@example.org)
There are many
other committee members who are energetically and enthusiastically
involved in the care and beautification of this idyllic
village. The present committee was formed in 1998 and has
gone from strength to strength over the years. Many newcomers
to the area are involved and have joined with more settled
residents in putting their time, money and energy into
the maintenance and care of Clonegal.
members are always welcome and volunteers are greatly appreciated.
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Towns Results for 2012:
Clonegal has indeed accrued a fine list of achievements over the years. These
Ireland and Carlow in Washington D.C. in Nations in Bloom
bronze medals in Tidy Towns Competition.
village to win national Pride of Place
Action League on 5 separate occasions
gold medal in 2010 (3rd in Ireland's tidiest village, 5 points
behind the winners Tallanstown)
gold medal in 2011 (4 points behind the winners Emily, Tipperary)
gold medal in 2012 (4 points behind the winners Abbeyshrule in
of Place 2012: Two awards. Environment strategy - best bring bank;
also joint second in population category 500-1000.
gold medal 2013
Gold in the Entente Florale European Competition 2013
Overall Winners of Carlow Local Authorities Pride of Place Awards
Village in Ireland in the Tidy Towns Competition 2014
Village in Ireland in the Tidy Towns Competition 2015
received a Gold Medal (Tidy
Towns Competition) for
the 7th consecutive year and winner of the County Awards
Clonegal was winner
village/towns category (250 – 750 population) Carlow Pride of Place
2016 (further details below)
Medal for Clonegal
Clonegal Tidy Village Committee secured another Gold Medal
in the Tidy Towns Competition for 2012. Congratulations to all the
committee and volunteers who gave their energy, dedication and expertise
to achieve the top marks in Carlow - a massive 308 just 4 points behind
the overall winners Abbeyshrule in Co. Longford. The village was in
pristine condition all summer even though our weather was not conducive
to working outdoors but the committee and volunteers braved the elements
to have our village looking its best.
Thank you to everyone involved in achieving a third Gold Medal; the people of
Clonegal are so proud to be once again the overall winners in Carlow.
For a detailed
breakdown of the all results please click below:
view the adjudicator's report please click here
years in a row – Clonegal is awarded “Gold” 2013
It was announced in the Helix Theatre in Dublin on Monday 9th September 2013
that Clonegal once again achieved another “Gold Medal” in the Tidy
Towns Competition. The Clonegal Tidy Village Association is thrilled with the
result. To be awarded 4 “Gold Medals” in 4 successive years is
truly a great achievement. Great credit is due to all the members of the Tidy
Village Association who worked so hard throughout the summer to have the village
looking in pristine condition. Also great tribute must be paid to the entire
community who supported all the work with painting, planting, digging, weeding,
providing lunches and lots more. “4 in a Row” is a culmination
of all the work and development that has taken place in Clonegal over the last
20 years. Thank you to everyone.
To view the Adjudication
Report please click here
awarded "Gold" in Europe 2013
Community in Clonegal is ecstatic at the award of a Gold medal
in Europe. Clonegal represented Ireland (Village Category) in the
Entente Florale Competition across 11 European countries. The community
in Clonegal reached a very high standard and is very proud of what
has been achieved. Clonegal was honoured to have represented Ireland
and is so please to have done the very best for our country. Gold could
never have been achieved without the support, encouragement and direction
of the Community & Enterprise Department of Carlow County Council,
under the Leadership of Director of Services Bernie O'Brien and her
team including Anna Byrne & Jannette O'Brien. A thank you is
also due to the Community in Clonegal, Tidy Village Association and
the Steering Committee for all the hard work in preparation for the
the assessment Report please click here
To view the Entente
Florale results please click here
view a selection of photos of the Entente Florale Day in Clonegal
please click here
Clonegal Overall Winners of Carlow Local Authorities Pride of Place Awards
of Category A … Population category <500
Clonegal community carried out all the work they said they would do and to
a high standard.
Winners of the “Streets Award”
Main Street wins this award for being clean and free from litter, for its upkeep
of buildings, walls, kerbs, street furniture and for its planting schemes that
suit the architecture and rural nature of the village.
Winners of the “Colour me beautiful” award
For the colourful mural on wall at St. Brigid’s School and for keeping
the old water pumps in village painted, and for the colourful displays of permanent
St Fiaac’s Church won the “Butt Out” war on cigarette
butt litter campaign
St. Fiaac’s church in addition to their litter warden keeping a sign
out for butts have also bravely instigated a no smoking policy within the church
grounds – very effective.
Clonegal National School were runner up in the County Schools Category
Johnny Dunne’s Pub… (Sean O'Duinn )…. Was runner
up in the Business Category
Tidiest Village in Ireland 2014
The entire community and Tidy Village
Association are delighted with the announcement that Clonegal is the Tidiest
Village in Ireland 2014. It was announced at the awards ceremony in
the Helix Theatre in Dublin on Monday 8th September. On hand
to present the prizes were Mr. Alan Kelly, T.D., Minister for the Environment,
Community and Local Government and Mr. Martin Kelleher, Managing Director of
SuperValu, the competition’s main sponsor for the 23rd year. Clonegal
also was awarded a "Gold" medal making it the 5th Gold medal in five
successive years. Clonegal Tidy Village Association wish to
thank the whole community for their support in achieving this prestigious award.
A lot of hard work was done in preparation for the competition to have the
village in perfect condition and the committee wish to thank everyone involved.
view / download the Adjudication Report please click here
Clonegal wins Tidiest Small Village
It was announced in the Helix Theatre on Monday 28th September 2015 Clonegal
has been awarded the Tidiest Small Village 2015 in the Tidy Towns Competition. Congratulations
to Clonegal Tidy Village Association for this wonderful achievement. This is
the second year in succession Clonegal has won this award.
On hand to present the
prizes was Mr. Alan Kelly, T.D., Minister for the Environment, Community
and Local Government and Mr. Martin Kelleher, Managing Director of SuperValu,
the competition’s main sponsor for the 24th year. The Helix was packed
with representatives of Tidy Towns groups, from all over the country, eagerly
anticipating the announcement of the winners.
Clonegal Co. Carlow claimed the award of Ireland’s Tidiest Village. Other
winners included Listowel, Co Kerry receiving the award for Ireland’s Tidiest
Small Town, Westport Co. Mayo received the award of Ireland’s Tidiest Large
Town, while Letterkenny was declared as Ireland's Tidiest Large Urban Centre
and overall winner.
To view the adjudicator's
report on Clonegal please click here
Clonegal overall winner in Carlow Pride
Congratulations to Clonegal Tidy Village Association for its success in the Carlow
Pride of Place competition. It was announced on Thursday 22nd October
2015 in the Lord Bagenal Inn, Leighlinbridge, that Clonegal was the
overall winner of Carlow Pride of Place 2015. Clonegal was also
awarded the best village in the category (250 – 750 population). Clonegal
also achieved the No. 1 award in the “Street Category”. Main Street,
Clonegal, was judged as the most beautiful street in Carlow. In the “Estate
Category”, Moyacomb Meadows was 2nd in the awards for small estates (less
than 40 houses). Clonegal Tidy Village Association would like to thank everyone
who helped and supported in any way to achieve all these awards.
Towns Results 2016
Tidy Towns Results were announced on Monday 26th September
2016 in The Helix Theatre. On hand to present the prizes
were Mr. Michael Ring, T.D., Minister for Regional Development and
Mr. Martin Kelleher, Managing Director of SuperValu, the competition’s
sponsor for the 25th year. The Helix was packed with representatives
of Tidy Towns groups, from all over the country.
Clonegal its points on last year by 3 points.
Clonegal received a Gold Medal for the 7th consecutive year and winner of the
County Awards (Carlow).
view/download Clonegal Adjudication Report
please click here
Pride of Place Awards 2016
Clonegal was winner of the
village/towns category (250 – 750 population); the Street Category; received
the Litter Free Award and St. Brigid’s Terrace was runner up in the small
Clonegal Retains the Gold Medal Award 2017
Clonegal Tidy Village Association is really pleased to be awarded
a gold medal for the 8th successive year in the Tidy Towns Competition
with a score of 328 points just 4 points behind the overall winners – Birdhill
Co. Tipperary to whom we send our congratulations. The second achievement
was the county award coming 1st in County Carlow. Tidy Village
Association would like to thank everyone who helped out in any
way. Your assistance is very much appreciated. Thank you.
To view/download the adjudication report please click here.
Carlow Pride of Place 2017
The Carlow Pride of Place Awards night took place in The Lord Bagenal Hotel on
Wednesday 18th October 2017. Clonegal was winner of the
Towns / Villages section in the category 250 - 750 population and also was
Side Out" (Litter Free Award) in the same category. Congratulations is extended
to John McCabe who was presented with the Individual Award in recognition of
all he has done for the community over the years. Johnny Dunne (Séan Ó Dúinn)
won the Business Award for the presentation of his premises and also for all
the eco friendly additions he has made on the premises.
is one of the oldest committees in Clonegal.
Treasurer: Peter Whelan
Advisor: Emily Corrigan
The heritage committee has been
devoted to celebrating and displaying the heritage and culture which is part
of all of our past. The success of this committee is based on the good will
and enthusiasm of those dedicated to such a worthwhile endeavour.
House of Song and Story- This social
event was initiated by the heritage committee and originally met in the Weavers
Cottages. However due to the popularity of this event they had to move to
bigger premises and now meet in St Brigid’s Hall in Clonegal on the
third Monday night of every month.
For more information please
contact John McCabe on 087 948 9342
The House of Song & Story
an Tí: John McCabe
Committee: Peter Whelan and Kathleen Whelan
House of Song and Story commenced with the opening of the Weavers Cottages in
2000. It was origanally scheduled to be held monthly in the Weavers Cottages,
but due to outstanding success had to move to the local comunity centre on its
second night. It has gone from strength to strength with artists travelling from
counties Carlow, Wexford, Laois, Wicklow and Kildare. The House of Song and Story
celebrated its 10th anniversary in September 2010. Many of the original artists
who were present at the first night in 2000 returned for the celebrations. In
recent years, a number of young generations have expressed a keen interest in
the monthly meetings and contribute their wonderful musical talents to the entertainment. "Fear
an Tí" - John McCabe and all who participate in the night, promise
the best of home grown entertainment.
Meetings of the Clonegal House of Song and Story takes place on the 3rd Monday
night of every month. Tea and light refreshments are provided by the Ladies Committee
and a successful raffle is held to conclude the entertainment. An entertaining
night is guarateed to be had whilst listening to traditional Irish music, song
Kildavin Clonegal Drama Group
little village has its own drama but few indeed can boast the achievements
and excitement of Kildavin Clonegal Drama Group. They have been in existence
since 1918. For many years the drama group did their rehearsals in Sinnotts
loft on the main street of Kildavin village. They then presented their production
in the old school which was in the grounds of the Catholic Church.
Like any organisation formed so
long ago there have been years when the drama just didn’t make it to
the stage. But still the spirit survives and the work and fun and sense of
camaraderie drive us forward. Since Spellman Hall was first opened in Kildavin
in 1956 it has become synonymous with the drama and indeed is known far and
wide because of this link. The present group have managed to put on a production
now for the past 13 consecutive years which is, in itself a wonderful tribute
to the committee. It enjoys the humour and vision of Dick Gibson as producer.
Dick manages to put nuances never intended into many productions and in doing
so can make a classic an unforgettable experience. He has been involved in
the group since the early 1960’s and has been producing since 1982.
John B. Keane has had a few runs out on the boards in Spellman Hall, Kildavin
and always brings great joy and laughter to those lucky enough to be present.
Kildavin Clonegal drama group has made a point of being involved in supporting
local charities and always put on a final production for a worthy cause. They
also pride themselves in maintaining and renewing many aspects of Spellman
Hall. For all of these endeavours they are to be commended.
The committee for 2017:
Secretary: Carmel Gibson
Treasurer: Dick Gibson
Committee members: All the Cast
Development Association has been in operation in the village of
Kildavin for many years. In that time it has seen the growth and
development of the village and has been involved in the promotion
of various aspects of the life of this beautiful little village.
walls have been restored; the old water pump and commemoration
of the fallen heroes of 1798, the renewal and maintenance of
Cranevane Well on the Myshall road, and many more projects
have been successfully completed by this dedicated team of
has always competed at the top level in the Litter League and
in 2010 it has re-entered into the National Tidy Towns competition.
In recent months the Spellman local community hall has been
renovated and many of the development committee have been involved
in this wonderful and worthwhile project.
Chairperson - Helen Kinsella 087 2797822
Secretary - Catherine Barry; email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Treasurer - Mary Conway
Pro - Helga Mullen 086 7828131: email: email@example.com
Maura Clarke, Dick Gibson, Margaret Doyle, Alex Morahan.
Members are always welcome and appreciated.
Leaps Forward in Every Area
Congratulations to Kildavin
Development Association and
all the volunteers who have given their time and energy to bring Kildavin to
the standard it is today. All the work that has taken place has
resulted in an increase in marks in every area in the 2011 Tidy
Towns Competition (category B).
view the adjudicator's report please click here
in Pride of Place
to Kildavin Community and the Pride of Place
Committee on coming runner up in the "Cooperation
Ireland Pride of Place all island" competition
2011 this is a great achievement for the area
and well done to all who helped out in any way
. This is a foundation stone on which we can
build great thing in our community , keep up
the good work!!!
Kildavin secure 3 awards
in Carlow Local Authorities Pride of Place Awards 2013
Winner Heritage Award - Kildavin - Cranavane Well & Old
This historic site which is a real pleasure to visit. It is almost perfect
with regard to the care and attention given to maintaining it. The overall
approach was one of less is more and any work was sensitively carried out with
respect for the site and the environment.
Winner Community Development
Congratulations to the community of Kildavin for planning and producing a splendid
and restful garden area in the middle of their beautiful village.
Winner Scoop the Poop - Aunty Litter Dog fouling
Kildavin had clearly outlined their strategy for dealing with dog fouling.
Each household in the area was provided with poop bags and signs erected in
the village. No signs of dog fouling were found at the time of judging.
Kildavin increases points in Tidy Towns
Congratulations to Kildavin Development Association who increased
their points by 9 in this year's Tidy Towns Competition. Great praise is due
to the committee members and all who helped in any way to have the village
impeccable for the competition.
view the adjudicator's report please click here
has won the Best Small Village Award
in County Carlow in the 2014 Pride of Place Awards.
The announcement was made at a gala awards ceremony
at Mount Wolseley Hotel in Tullow on Wednesday
29th October. Kildavin Development Committee
received the award for their commitment and hard
work in developing the village and in its huge
attention to the enhancement of the rural aspect
of the environment. Huge congratulations to Helen
Kinsella, Mary Conway, Helga Mullen, Margaret
Doyle, Ger and Steven Tangney and Jane Beer.
The committee is currently planning the creation
of a wonderful herb garden with seating in Crowesgrove.
Kildavin increases points
in Tidy Towns Competition
Congratulations to Kildavin Development Association for increasing their points
in the Tidy Towns Competition. Obviously a lot of hard work went into preparing
the village for Tidy Towns. All the efforts of Kildavin Development Association
and volunteers is very much appreciated.
To view the adjudicator's
report on Kildavin please click here
Kildavin celebrates awards in Pride
Congratulations to Kildavin Development Association for all the work, energy
and creativity for the Pride of Place 2015. The association had the village in
pristine condition for the competition. Kildavin is delighted to have achieved
the two awards in Pride of Place 2015. The village was awarded
second in the “Small Village” category (less than 250 population).
A special award was given in the “Aunty Litter” category for the
creative idea of painting green footprints approaching a litter bin and exiting
Towns Results 2016
Tidy Towns Results were announced on Monday
26th September 2016 in The Helix Theatre.
On hand to present the prizes were Mr. Michael
Ring, T.D., Minister for Regional Development
and Mr. Martin Kelleher, Managing Director of
SuperValu, the competition’s sponsor for
the 25th year. The Helix was packed with representatives
of Tidy Towns groups, from all over the country.
increased its points on last
year by 11 points (increasing
their points in six
areas of the competition).
view/download Kildavin Adjudication Report please click here
Carlow Pride of Place
Kildavin was winner in the community projects section for their
Community Garden and also runner up in the towns/villages category
(up to 250 population).
Towns Results 2017
Kildavin Development Association
had further success in this year’s Tidy
Towns Competition. Last year Kildavin's points
increased by 11 and this year by a further
4 marks. This is evidence of the hard and unwavering work that
is being carried out in the village. Great praise is due to all
the workers and volunteers who had Kildavin looking its best
for the adjudication. Well done to everyone.
To view/download the Kildavin adjudication report please click
Pride of Place Awards 2017
Kildavin Development Association was awarded
the Cathaoirleach's Award and also was given the "Best Side Out" in
the category - up to 250 population.
Well done to all the volunteers who helped out in any way.
Parish Council Clonegal / Kildavin Parish
In May 2010
the new members of the Clonegal/Kildavin Pastoral Council were
commissioned at a special Mass in St Brigid’s Church,
Clonegal. The following are the members and their roles.
Joseph Fleming & Fr Tom O'Byrne
Chairperson: John McCabe
Secretary: Carmel Gibson
Diocesan Contact: Margaret Doyle
Geraldine Byrne, Kevin Breen
Parish Council meets on a monthly basis.
Fr Tom O'Byrne at 059 915 7635
Fr Joseph Fleming at 053 937 7298
a Link: Kildavin
Who We Are
Ring a Link is a non-profit making, charitable organisation funded by the Department
of Transport, offering affordable and convenient transport for rural dwellers
of Counties Carlow, Kilkenny and South Tipperary. Ring a Link has journeys
for everyone whether it's for commuting, shopping, leisure, medical appointments
or meeting your friends on the bus. Our services will allow you to travel to
your local village or town, and many services link with mainline bus or train
Ring a Link services are demand responsive and door-to-door. This means that
when you have booked your seat on the bus it will collect you from your house,
take you to a central location in town and return you to your house. The services
run between Monday to Saturday depending on which area you live in.
To find out more call us on 1890 - 42 41 41 between 9.00am and 4.30pm
(Monday to Friday) and 9.00am and 12.30pm (Saturday) and request a membership
form by post. You can also fill out the membership form from the REGISTER page
or down load the membership form and post it back to us.
Ring a link operates from Kildavin on Thursday and Fridays travelling
to Tullow and Carlow. For further information
please contact the above phone number.
Country Market is a vibrant market with 25 local creative producers
working together. Artisan foods, Italian and Irish andgluten free breads, prize
winning home baking, fresh locally grown vegetables, garden plants and herbs,
chilli jam, local cheese and chutneys, jams, stuffed Portobello mushrooms,
savory tarts, free range hen and duck eggs, pesto, salad dressing, sugar craft
celebration cakes to order for any occasion, wood turning, crafts and much
Slaney Country Market is local producers from Clonegal, Kildavin, Bunclody.
Slaney Country Market takes place in "The Old Barracks", Bunclody
every Saturday from 10:00am - 1:00pm (from 11th December 2010)
country market opened in Fethard, Co. Tipperary, in 1947 and
is still in operation. Of those opened between 1946 and 1974,
35 have remained. Currently there are 58 branch markets around
The aim of Country Markets Limited is to market, by co-operative means, producer
members’ good fresh quality farm, garden and home produce and traditional
crafts using our natural resources. Marketing co-operatively in this way it
is hoped to enhance, in a small way the family income.
While our primary purpose is to enhance the home and farm
income we also believe in a vibrant rural life and help promote
it in every way available to us. Branch markets keep local money
in local areas and assist in developing a community spirit in
new markets and maintaining it in long established ones.
Chairperson: Margaret Dunbar 053 9377723
Secretary: Jane Beer 087 6620834
P.R.O: Rachel Gilsenan 086 8430367