The Defibrillator for the Clonegal
area is Located at:
(Right of the Entrance)
2 2 2
Kildavin Community First Responders - Defibrillator
The Defibrillator for Kildavin area has been relocated on
the external wall at Conway's Pub, on the Clonegal road, at
the stop side. This is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week,
should it be required in the case of an emergency.
Video A video of
Clonegal has been produced by Ellard Browne Limited
directed by the late Hugh Browne and music is by
Kildavin / Clonegal GAA, Ben Mulhall Park
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Next draw will be held in Conway's Kildavin on
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Tickets €2.00 each.
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Do you want to Re-home Unwanted Items?
/ Kildavin Community Website has set up a Facebook
page to facilitate people to recycle and re-home items
they no longer have need of. All items published on
this page must be free as the page is not a selling
platform. It is a Facebook public group page and to
participate you must join the group.
Afternoon Tea in St. Bridget Hall on Saturday
25th January was a roaring success. The organisers
would like to thank
everyone for volunteering, donating and supporting
this wonderful cause. It was fantastic to see so much
The amount raised was €5,331 and it is gone
to the Carlow Kilkenny Homecare Team.
Ladies Gaelic Football Club
Indoor pella has resumed for girls age 10+ Sundays from
7.00pm - 8.00pm. (Training
for younger girls
ages 7 - 9 will take place on Sundays from
6.00pm - 7.00pm,
start date TBC).
New and existing players all welcome.
For the first time this year we will cater for girls
up to the age of 17.
Please come along and try it out, its a beautiful sport
and so much fun.
Gaelic 4 Mothers
Gaelic 4 Mothers and others started Monday 3rd February from
8.15pm - 9.15pm in Spellman Park, Kildavin (indoors). Cost
€12. Contact Sarah Kirwan for more details 087 282 3110.
/ Clonegal Drama Group
Kildavin / Clonegal Drama Group will stage their production of "Mother Knows
Best" by Jimmy Keary on Saturday 22nd
Februaryat 8.00pm in Spellman Hall Kildavin. All funds
will go to the Clonegal / Kildavin Senior Citizens Christmas Party. Members of
the Senior Citizens Committee will be out during the week selling tickets. Please
support this worthy cause. There will be another performance on Sunday
at 8.00pm. A
night of entertainment and laughter is guaranteed.
Snowdrop Month in Carlow
The delicate white and green blooms of the
snowdrop peeping through the cold winter ground heralds
the start of the gardening
year. Their arrival is celebrated throughout some of County
Carlow’s fantastic gardens by a dedicated series of
events during February.
St. Willibrord Echternach Pilgrimage 31st May to 4th June 2020
Spiritual Directors Bishop Denis Nulty and Bishop
Michael Burrows. Participate in the UNESCO recognized “Hopping Procession” in
honour of St. Willibrord (reliquary in Carlow Cathedral), trip
includes 3 nights B&B in Luxembourg,
1 night B&B in Utrecht, city tour of Cologne to include
Cologne Cathedral. Cost €745pps. The Hopping Procession
is a great experience in the beautiful town of Echternach.
Our group will once again be led in the procession by
School Band from Carlow. Book with Tullys Travel Carlow
059 913 6100.
Mulhall Savings Club
Ben Mulhall Savings Club takes place every Friday,
in Johnny Dunne’s bar, Clonegal, from 6.45pm
- 7.45pm. New members welcome.
Kildavin National School
Enrolment forms for Kildavin National School for 2020/2021 are
available now in the school office. Call in or phone us on
053 937 6456
Clonegal National School
forms for Clonegal National School for 2020/2021 are
available now in the school office. Call in or phone us on
053 937 7513. The4 enrolment form can be downloaded
from the website www.clonegalns.com/Parents/enrolment.html
Retains Gold in Tidy Towns 2019
The results of SuperValu Tidy Towns Competition were announced
in the Helix Theatre, DCU, on Monday 30th September 2019
by Minister Michael Ring TD, Minister for Rural and Community
Development and Mr Michael Kelleher, Managing Director
of SuperValu. Congratulations to Clonegal on retaining
the Gold Award for the 10th successive year also, for the
County Award which is the highest marks in County Carlow.
Clonegal Tidy Village Association thanks the entire community,
all the volunteers, businesses and the national school
for all the support during the season which kept the village
in pristine condition. Without this support these awards
would not have been achieved. To
view / download the Clonegal adjudicator’s
report 2019 please click/tap here
Kildavin increases points in Tidy Towns Competition
Congratulations to Kildavin for the increase
in points in the Tidy Towns Competition.
An increase in points
in the following categories: Community/Planning;
Streetscape and Public Places; Sustainability
and Approach Roads.
The adjudicator’s report was a
very positive one and can be viewed /
thanks the community, all the volunteers
and the national school for their support
and help is very much appreciated. To
view / download the Kildavin adjudicator’s
report 2019 please click/tap here
Carlow Pride of Place 2019
At the 20th anniversary of Carlow Pride of Place which was
held in the Woodford Dolmen Hotel in Carlow on Wednesday
6th November 2019, Clonegal won 2nd prize in the “Towns
and Villages Category” (population 250
- 750). The "Butt
Out" award was given to Clonegal in recognition
of the absence of cigarette butts in the village. John Dunne
received the "Individual
Award" which recognises the work and service to the
community over several decades.
Kildavin was awarded "Best Side Out" which recognises
the cleanest approach roads.
Board of Management - Kildavin National School
The Board of Management of Kildavin National School appeals to the local
community not to let their dogs and cats on to the school grounds. We continue
to have a problem with dog fouling and cat littering which impacts on the
health and safety of the children in our care. Many thanks.
Monday Club’ St Mary’s
Day Centre, Ryland Road,
Come and join
us and brighten up your Monday mornings 10.00 am to 2.00pm
Members Always Welcome Throughout
the year we will have information sharing, entertainment,
Arts & Crafts,
guest speakers and many more topics.
This Club would suit 60+ age group Entrance Fee: €4 which includes Tea & Light
Fr. Liam Morgan of Naas parish is leading a group to attend
the Passion Play in
Oberammergau from 7th August to 14th August.
The total cost is €1750 per person sharing a twin room which
flights from Dublin to Munich, private transfers, walking
tour of Salzburg, 5 nights stay in Kitzbuhel - half board;
2 nights stay in Oberammergau - half board and category 1
tickets for the Passion Play on 13th August. There
are a few places available. If interested contact Tully's
Carlow 059 913 6100
Ben Mulhall Park Table Quiz a Huge Success
The Ben Mulhall
Park Committee would like to express their gratitude to all
who supported the “Bingo Night”,
held in Osborne’s Lounge, Clonegal on Friday
The total amount raised was €720. The money raised
will go towards purchasing tables for the upstairs sports
complex. Thank you to the winners for donating back their
prize money. Thank you to our sponsors for prize money
and raffle prizes: Jean, John, Paul and Sarah Kelly, Patsy
and Bridge Kirwan and Dorcas Rothwell. Thank you to the
Osborne family for their premises and Ned Byrne for the
equipment. A special thank you to Bippy, Bridge, Kitsy
and Mary Murphy for all their hard work, preparing for
this event. The night was enjoyed by all.
are not Alone Support Group
Drugs and alcohol addiction know no
boundaries. You are not alone, help is always available. Please contact You are
not Alone Support Group on 085 7872730 for a confidential
and non judgemental service.
20th February at 7.00pm – From
Seed to Table. Growing your own vegetables with Frank
and woodland specialist, and former head kitchen gardener
Frank Jesper, for a practical session
on growing your own vegetables. Booking essential.
27th February at 7.00pm – The mapping section
(GIS) of Wexford County Council will be demonstrating
some of our mapping applications. If you are interested
in Maps and Data don’t miss this free event. Booking
29th February – Library
Leaving Cert Film Screening at 2.30pm - Bunclody
Library will show a film screening of one of the prescribed
films for Leaving Cert 2020. For further
details please contact the library.
Events in Bunclody Library
Knitting Club - Wednesday mornings at 10.30
am, places limited, booking essential.
e-resources drop in clinic Why not drop by with your
smart phone, tablet or laptop and avail of our free
clinic in how to use our online services which include
ebooks, digital magazines, e-audiobooks and much more. Every
second Tuesday at 11.00am.
Regular Children’s Events:
Toddler/Preschool Story Time - Stories,
songs, rhymes and art and craft for under 5s. Join
us for a lively morning of fun and chat. All welcome.
Friday mornings at 11.00 am
If you would you like to receive a Text Message or Email Message
about our upcoming events please contact us in Bunclody Library on 053-9375466
Are you a tradesperson aged between 20 and 68 years. If so, The Ray
of Sunshine Foundation is seeking your help. A group of volunteers
will travel to Kenya in January 2020, to build classrooms in Mombasa.
Duration of the stay is 11 days. The cost is €3000 which covers
flights, accommodation, insurance and all the materials for the build.
Visit www.rayofsunshine.ie or
contact Olive on 087 699 4599 for more information
Accord Catholic Marriage Care Service
Catholic Marriage Care Service is currently recruiting volunteers
to train as marriage preparation course facilitators. If
you have appositive attitude towards marriage in the Catholic
Church, if you have the enthusiasm to be part of the Accord
team in supporting couples who are preparing for the Sacrament
of Marriage Accord want to hear from you! Successful applicants
professional training and will be part of a team delivering
marriage preparation courses locally. Contact Aisling on
01 505 3112 or by email
Accord is seeking marriage preparation course facilitators.
The closing date for applications is 15th May. Contact details
Bottle Bank is for Recycling not Dumping
It is very disappointing that some people treat the
bottle bank as a dumping area. Volunteers keep the bottle
neat and tidy and it is grossly unfair to dump in
that area and expect volunteers to clean it up. Those
who use the bottle
bank are asked to bring their bottles/cans home with
them if the bins are full and return when the bins have
Do not leave them on the ground. Clonegal
Tidy Village Association will be installing CCTV
which will monitor the area.
From Carlow Streams
There is a long and rich oral tradition of song and story in
Carlow though much has been lost, which is why the creators
and collaborators of Carlow Streams are passionate about preserving
what we have, and ask for anyone with knowledge of local history
and traditions contact them at www.fromcarlowstreams.ie or
the Carlow Tourism website. Alternatively, contact Dave Barron
or 087 2204488.
The project was conceived by local man Dave Barron who has
a deep interest in the Irish language and folklore and the
of the Rambling House where culture was passed from one generation
to the next.
Support for the initiative has come from Carlow Tourism,
Creative Ireland Carlow, Carlow Museum and Carlow County
Library, along with the families of Luke Morrissey, Willie
White, Jim Nolan, Seamus Murphy and MC Nolan. To date, Dave
has gathered material for the site from a disparate group
of collectors around the county whose contributions are included
in this cultural website. These include Danny Browne, Carlow
Historical and Archaeological Society (CHAS), Tony Malone,
Eddie McDonald, the late Luke Morrissey, the late Seamus
Murphy, the late Willie White, John Candy, Dermot Mulligan,
John Shortall, Seamus Dunne and Michael Rice. The list continues
Grow Is Here To Help You
Are you struggling with anxiety or depression? Finding life
Our Mental Health Support groups are free
and confidential and open to all, no referral or booking needed.
Meeting times are: Tuesday at l0.00am - Grow Office, Barrack Street Kilkenny Tuesday at 1:45pm - Catherine's Social Services
Centre, Joseph's Road, Carlow Town (Across-from the Train Station) Wednesday at 8.00pm - Grow Office, Barrack Street, Kilkenny. Friday at 10.30am - Grow Office, Barrack Street,
(Ceart Grp: mental health effects of living with chronic
pain/long term illness. Charity No. 20023294
GROW (Ireland) info-line 1890 474 474,
GROW (Ireland) Web: https://grow.ie/
To Donate to GROW please visit https://grow.ie/donations/
To Volunteer for GROW visit https://grow.ie/get-involved/volunteer-form/
If you sing or play a musical instrument we would be delighted
if you join us. We meet on Monday evenings at 7.30pm in the
Spellman Hall, Kildavin (rear entrance) to practice. If you
need further information please contact Mary 086 8097521 or
just come along any Monday evening.
Affordable Live-In Homecare
Affordable Live-In Homecare Provide live in carers for the
elderly in your area. If you are looking for a live-in carer
for your relative, please call Eileen or Tom today on 087 9916791.
Our website is www.alhomecare.ie
Robot for Clonegal
picturesque village of Clonegal, Co. Carlow has a new resident
- one who has a very distinct look. Its arms are conveyor
rollers from a quarry; its feet are the bucket teeth from
a digger. It has bolts for fingers and an engine for a
stomach. Its eyebrows are wire brushes, its hair comprises
motorbike chains and its cheery smile is thanks to the
roller from a conveyor belt.
This smiling metal man, who carries a suitcase, is completely made from recycled
scrap parts and was created by Liam Birmingham, a second-year mechanical engineering
student from Institute of Technology Carlow. And on Wednesday 13th June Liam,
alongside his engineering lecturers Dr. Anthony Nolan and Dr. Cathal Nolan, presented
the smiling ‘Tin Man’ to the Clonegal Tidy Towns committee. He will
reside in the square opposite the church in Clonegal village where his suitcase
will store used batteries as part of Clonegal’s ongoing efforts to “reduce,
reuse and recycle”.
Pictured above L to R: Marie Byrne, Tony Jackson, Liam Birmingham Carlow IT (creator
of the robot), Dr. Anthony Nolan Carlow IT,
Dr. Cathal Nolan Carlow IT, Kay Jackson, Margo Corbally and Johnny Dunne.
This FREE event continues every Saturday morning at 9:30 in Rathwood. Just register
for free on www.parkrun.ie and print your barcode. You can run, jog, walk or
stroll. Check out our facebook page for more information.
You can buy your Kildavin Clonegal Kidavin GAA Gift Vouchers now from the club.
You can give your friends the gift of gym membership, club membership or room
The Honour of The Little Village”
Clonegal Kildavin Veteran
Players book “For
The Honour of The Little Village” is selling out
fast. The books features the stories and opinions of twelve well known
retired GAA Players from Carlow, Wexford and Wicklow
with hundreds more mentioned, retailing at only €10 ideal for the GAA
addicts among your friends and family.
in shape, Join that Gym
Sumer is coming to an end, kids are back to school and the evenings are drawing
in. Christmas is not far away now. Keep in shape. Join Kildavin Clonegal GAA
Gym Membership only €20 per month for an individual, €30 per month
for a household. Minimum period of membership only one month. Cash payments are
accepted. There are discounts for longer periods of membership or for groups.
Facilities are open 8am to 10pm seven days per week. The indoor sports hall is
available for rent for €30 per hour. Demand during the winter months is
high and advanced booking is necessary. Please contact the club if you or your
group feel any of our facilities may be of value to you. Phone Luke @ 0876430352
Come and visit the Weavers' Cottages Museum which were once the
home of local weavers dating back to the 17th century and now houses
many artefacts of the
cottage weaving industry. See our newly
restrung loom (photo left)
Monday, Wednesday and Thursday 9.00am
Tuesday 9.00am - 2.00pm - Friday: 9.00am - 1.00pm
Saturday & Sunday - Please phone 053 9376749
the Weavers' Cottages website please click here
Parent and Toddler Group
Bunclody Parent and Toddler Group takes place every Wednesday morning from 10.00am
to 12 noon in St. Aidan's Hall, Irish Street. Admission €3.00. A place to
meet other parents in a nice relaxed atmosphere.
Internet and Email Courses for Beginners Free Internet and Email Courses for Beginners – on
Courses currently being organised in various locations around the county,
if you are interested in enrolling yourself or arranging some FREE training
a group you are involved with, please contact Andrea Dalton in St Catherine’s
Community Services Centre on 059 9138706 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Bunclody Country Market opens every Saturday 10.00am - 1.00pm in
St.Aidans Hall, Irish Street, Bunclody.
We will have a selection of home made tarts, buns, cakes, scones and breads
along with a wide range of handmade crafts. Tea/coffee and treats available
for €3,so why not come along.
New members always welcome, for more information contact Grace on 087 654 6660
Vincent de Paul Society, St. Teresa's Conference,
St. Vincent de Paul Society Confidential Help Line - 087 3696883.
Please note: Recycling facilities for newspapers are in place at Supervalu
Bunclody; by using this facility you are helping St. Vincent de Paul
Free Number to
Call The Samaritans have launched a new free to call
number - 116
123 - for people who are struggling to cope. The number will make it
possible for people to access the service round the clock, every single day of
the year, free of charge.
The new free to call number has been made possible by a partnership between Samaritans
and the telecommunications industry. The HSE National Office for Suicide Prevention
is providing funding to support the Samaritans to build their capacity to roll
out 116 123.
MABS Carlow MABS Ltd (Money
Advice & Budgeting
Service) 72d Tullow Street Carlow, Tel: 076 107 2070.
Free and confidential, Money Management and Advice Service. Assisting people
in dealing with their existing debts and helping them to begin to manage their
own resources. MABS offers free Debt Relief Advice under Personal Insolvency
Money Management Sessions provided for Transition/Leaving Cert Students & Community Groups
for the coming week
17th Feb. at 7.30pm
19th Feb. at 9.30am
Friday 21st Feb. at 9.30am
Saturday 22nd Feb. at 6.30pm
& Tom Shiel, Valleyview
Frank & Ellen Ryan, Coolroe; Andy Nolan
& Molly Doyle, Raheengraney Bridge
Kathleen Kelly, Garryhasten
18th Feb. at 9.30am
Thursday 20th Feb. at 9.30am
Sunday 23rd Feb. at 11.30am
Saturday 22nd Feb. at 6.30pm
Sunday 23rd Feb. at 11.30am
Don’t forget that you can advertise any upcoming events
on this website. Or you can tell us of stories or
achievements in our local area.
Maybe you are planning a meeting or want to start a group or a class. Whatever
is local is
of interest to us. We are delighted to share your
achievements and plans with
all. Send your infomation to: email@example.com
Anyone who wishes to have, up-coming events, wedding occasions, birthday wishes
or local news, to be issued on the local Clonegal/Kildavin Community Section
of the Carlow Nationalist or Gorey Guardian can email firstname.lastname@example.org or
phone Nicola Gray on 053 9376389