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News for 23rd November to 29th November 2020

If you have any news or upcoming events you would like included in this section please contact one of the addresses below:

Website: info@clonegalkildavin.ie
Secretary: secretary@clonegalkildavin.ie


The Defibrillator for the Clonegal area is Located at:

John Dunne
Public House
Main Street
(Right of the Entrance)

The Code is:

2 2 2 2

then press









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 sign. This is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, should it be required in the case of an emergency.

Clonegal Video

A video of Clonegal has been produced by Ellard Browne Limited directed by the late Hugh Browne and music is by Jason Culleton.

Remembering Our Dead….
“ Those who are dear to us never leave us. They live on in the kindness they showed. The comfort they shared. And the love they brought into our lives.”

November is traditionally the month of the year when we remember our dead. This month can be a challenging time, especially this year in the midst of a pandemic. The days are shorter and the darkness may seem to envelop us. It is the time when, as a faith community, we remember our loved ones who have died, and we pray for their eternal peace. This year we are unable to honour our dead as we usually did. There are other ways of remembering. One of our Catholic traditions associated with November is to visit the cemetery and say a prayer at the grave(s) of our loved ones. You can always come to the Church for private prayer and light a candle. Remembering the souls of the faithful departed, and praying for them, as the second book of Maccabees states, is a “holy and wholesome thought.” In this month of remembrance, we remember our loved ones especially those who died in our Parish in the last year.

Sean Kelly, Bunclody
Patrick Murphy, Kildavin
Patrick Sharry, Clonegal
Aidan Murphy, Kildavin
Gary Sinnott, Clonegal,
Anastatia Carton, Clonegal
Brendan Byrne, Kildavin
Desmond Byrne, Clonegal
Eamonn Fitzpatrick, Clonegal
Fr. Jimmy Doyle, Clonegal

A Mass will be offered during the month of November for the Repose of their Souls.

O Lord, support us all the day long, until the shadows lengthen, and the evening comes, and the busy world is hushed, and the fever of life is over, and our work is done. Then in your mercy, grant us a safe lodging and a holy rest, and peace at the last. Amen.

Parish Notice

On Wednesday 21st October, the entire country moved to Level 5 of the ‘National Framework for living with COVID-19’, this means:

No public Masses are allowed
, many of our neighbouring parishes have webcams, so availing of Mass on-line may be an option. All our churches will be open as usual, for private prayer only.

First Communion Celebrations
are postponed to a later date.

are all postponed.

, the maximum that can attend a funeral is strictly 25.

the maximum that can attend a wedding is strictly 25.

Anniversary Masses
, it is still possible to arrange Anniversary Masses, however all such Masses will be offered privately, without a congregation present.

It is unfortunate that these measures have to be taken, however we must do everything possible to reduce the spread of the virus and to keep each other safe.
It continues to be possible to make donations to the parish, offerings can be left in at the Parochial House in Myshall or Clonegal, and also in the Parish Office in Myshall. Donations can be made on-line using the diocesan website www.kandle.ie The diocese in turn will forward your donation to our parish. There is also an option of making a donation through your bank or using the on-line banking facility.

The details of our Parish Account are as follows:
Bank Name and Address: Bank of Ireland, Bunclody, Co. Wexford.
Name of Account: Clonegal-Kildavin Parish Church No 1 A/C - Current Account
IBAN: IE06 BOFI 9065 2311 1606 32
(you can put your name and address in the Ref. box)

Many thanks to all who contribute so generously to the collections for the upkeep of our parish.

Ballon Business and Training Service
Ballon Business and Training Service will be closed from 5.00pm on Wednesday 21st October for 6 weeks.
We will however be working from home, you can contact us on ballonbts@gmail.com for any work which needs to be done and a click and collect service will be in operation.
All In-House Courses have been postponed until further notice.
Online classes will continue.
If you have any questions or queries, please feel free to E-mail: ballonbts@gmail.com
Sorry for any inconvenience caused.

Free Accounting & Taxation for Small Businesses Course
Ballon Business and Training Service have recently secured funding to run a short 'Accounting & Taxation for Small Businesses' course over the next few weeks.
This course will be free of charge for all participants and will be hosted online (5 evenings) on Zoom with our experienced and highly recommended tutor, John Cooney.
The course will cover all areas of keeping your accounts and filing online tax returns for your new or established business. The aim of the course is to provide you with the knowledge, confidence and practical skills to take on this task yourself going forward as the owner of your business.
We hope to commence this course very soon and I would ask that if you, or someone you know wishes to register - please do so immediately by emailing ballonbts@gmail.com with your name and a contact number.
Spaces are limited so please don't delay in availing of this great opportunity to improve your business skills!
If you have any questions or queries please do not hesitate to contact directly on the mobile number 089 492 0777

Book of Local Historic Photographs - Veteran Players Group
The Veteran Players are proceeding with its book of local historic photographs, a challenging task as they are all working remotely from each other. They want to shout out a big thank you to everyone who has sent material. They are about to commence the task of selecting and editing the pieces for inclusion. So if anybody still has material they should consider please get it to a member of the committee before the forthcoming October Bank Holiday Weekend. For further information you can contact Chairperson Tom Doyle 087 9110055 or Secretary Mgt Doyle 087 8380018 or email maggie1980@live.ie Other members of the committee are Carmel Gibson, Luke Hayden, Jim Treacy, Seamus Whelan, P.J Kavanagh and Enda Smyth.

For those interested in the project a photo taken in Kildavin N.S in 1932 which is described as a junior cycle photo has been received (above) but no one in the photo has been identified. If anyone thinks they know anyone in the photo please get in touch.

Bunclody Library November 2020
As per Government Guidelines for Level 5 Covid 19 Restrictions, Bunclody Library is presently closed to the public, however,
You can continue to use your library online!
Don’t forget, you can access our library services online, 24/7.
These online services will continue to be available as we move through the re-opening phases.
Free eBooks, eAudiobooks, eNewspapers, eLanguage learning, online courses, comics and graphic novels, business and company research and more can be found on the eBooks and eResources section of the library website: https://www.wexfordcoco.ie/libraries

If you are not already a member of the library you can join here: https://www.wexfordcoco.ie/libraries/join-the-library and start using these online resources straight away.

Should you need any assistance with these resources, staff are available either by phone or email and are happy to help. Please call us on 053 9375466 or email us at bunclodylib@wexfordcoco.ie

Book Call
Do you know someone who is elderly or vulnerable and who is cocooning at home?
They can request a delivery of library books, audiobooks and DVDs from Wexford Libraries who will deliver directly to their door.
To avail of this service please phone 053-9196566 or Bunclody Library at 053 9375466 between 9.30am - 5.30pm, Monday to Friday. Library staff will contact the person who is cocooning and organise delivery of suitable library material. All items are on long loan, there are no overdue fines and access to the service is always FREE.

Children's Book Festival Online 2020
Calling all Wexford Teachers! Wexford County Council Public Library Service is delighted to announce that we are going digital to bring Childrens Book Festival 2020 to you and your pupils.
All events will be available online ensuring maximum flexibility for schools.
There will be over 15 fantastic online talks and workshops from children's authors for teachers and students to view from their classrooms. If you know any teachers who may be interested in participating in this year's events, please ask them to contact us at Bunclody Library to make sure they are included on our schools emailing list. Each online workshop must be booked in advance by the school, and there is limited availability.
This year's wonderful authors include Mary Murphy, Gerry Daly, Nicola Pierce, John Farrelly, Myra Zepf, Wayne O'Connor, Briánóg Brady Dawson, Sinead O'Hart, Shane Hegarty and Caroline Busher, with talks to suit ages 4-12 years. Contact your local library branch to book the event you want to watch with your class.
Wexford Libraries CBF 2020 takes place online during the months of October and November..

Wexford Libraries Online Book Club
Join our online book club on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/groups/278963496612690/

e-Resources - Freegal Music
Freegal® Music is a Free Music Service from Wexford Libraries. Freegal offers access to over 13 million songs, including Sony Music’s catalogue of legendary artists. In total the collection is comprised of music from over 40,000+ labels with music that originates in over 80 countries. You also have access to 15,000 music videos. Streaming is unlimited and you can download and keep up to 3 tracks per week.
All you need is your library card number and PIN.

Welcome to Fr. Pat Hughes the new Parish Priest of Clonegal / Kildavin

The community of Clonegal / Kildavin extends a very warm welcome to Fr. Pat Hughes pictured above (front left) after celebrating his first Mass in Clonegal on Saturday 5th September 2020. We hope Fr. Hughes will be very happy in the Parish and his ministry will be very fulfilling. Also in the above photograph are Fr. Joseph Fleming, the sacristan John McCabe (centre) and a small number of parishioners.

The Blessing of the Graves - Clonegal Cemetery

To view the video of the Blessing of the Graves in Clonegal Cemetery please click / tap on the image above

Blessing of the Graves - Kildavin Cemetery

To view the video of the Blessing of the Graves in Kildavin Cemetery please click / tap on the image above

Times of Masses

All Masses in Clonegal and Kildavin are cancelled until further notice.

Please use the hand sanitiser on entering and exiting the churches
Please observe social distancing

Please wear a face mask on entering and exitinig the churches

St. Peter and Paul's Church, Ballon - Webcam

Masses below also available on radio FM 107.6

Masses for the coming week via the webcam below:

Tuesday 24th Ballon 10.00am

Wednesday 25th Ballon 10.00am

Thursday 26th Ballon 10.00am

Friday 27th Ballon 7.00pm

First Sunday of Advent

Saturday 28th Ballon 6.00pm

Sunday 29th Ballon 11.30am

To link with St. Peter and Pauls Church Ballon webcam please click / tap here or on the image above

Please use the hand sanitiser on entering and exiting the churches
Please observe social distancing


If you need any help please contact the community support 24 hour phoneline below.
To link with the Clonegal Kildavin Community Group Facebook page please click / tap on the image below:








Community Support
24 hour Telephone Number:

087 7181850

At this time don't be afraid to call on your neighbours for help
There is a local group of volunteers
If there is anything you need let us know and we will try to help you

Up to date information is available on the HSE website https://www.hse.ie and their helpline is: 1850 24 1850

For older people ALONE also has a helpline in collaboration with the HSE 081 822 2024

All requests and contacts will be treated as strictly confidential
All volunteers will follow the HSE guidelines to keep everybody safe

Clonegal 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 bank area 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 been emptied. Do not leave them on the ground. We ask that if people are seen dumping please take their car registration number which will be passed on to the Environment Section of Carlow County Council, send the registration number to: info@clonegalkildavin.ie
The above photos were taken on 13th July 2020


Drone Video of Kilcarry by Tom Murphy











To view the above video click / tap here or on the image above

Lotto Results 15th March 2020
Kildavin / Clonegal GAA, Ben Mulhall Park
Last Week’s winning numbers: 06 - 13 - 16 - 20
Jackpot Result:
No winner
/ No online winner
13 Match 3 Winners each recieve €15
Sellers Prize: €50 -
Jackpot: €10,000 - Reserve Jackpot €5,400
Tickets €2.00 each.

Please note: draws are suspended until further notice

Play Lotto Online
Click on the button below to play the Lotto Online

Do you want to Re-home Unwanted Items?

Clonegal / 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.

To view the page please click / tap here




Tullow Day Care Centre
Meals on Wheels will be maintained by Tullow Day Care Centre for all existing clients Monday to Friday. If you have any queries please contact Tullow Day Care Centre 059 915 1833.

Attention Dog Owners
There has been an increase in dog litter in the village of Clonegal recently. Clonegal Tidy Village Association asks dog owners to confine their dogs and not allow them to roam freely through the village. Also, dog owners who walk their dogs in the village are asked to pick up after their dogs. Dog litter is toxic and is very dangerous particularly to children. In the interest of health and safety, please keep Clonegal Village dog litter free.

Ballon Business & Training Service
All courses and classes are now postponed until further notice. As we fall into the category of an educational center, we have closed the centre, as per the recommendations.
We will be following government guidance in relation as to when we will be reopening the centre.

Ben Mulhall Savings Club



The Ben Mulhall Savings Club has resumed and takes place in St. Brigid's Hall, on Fridays.



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
Enrolment 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

‘ The Monday Club’
St Mary’s Day Centre, Ryland Road, Bunclody.
Closed until further notice

You 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.

Grow Is Here To Help You
Are you struggling with anxiety or depression? Finding life difficult? Isolated?
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, Kilkenny.
(Ceart Grp: mental health effects of living with chronic pain/long term illness. Charity No. 20023294
Email: kateslater@grow.ie
GROW (Ireland) info-line 1890 474 474,
GROW (Ireland) Web: https://grow.ie/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/GROWIreland
To Donate to GROW please visit https://grow.ie/donations/
To Volunteer for GROW visit https://grow.ie/get-involved/volunteer-form/

Waste Prevention & Recycling

Tricks & Tips

To prevent waste and conserve
natural resources please use thesehelpful tips in your home.

To view / download the brochure please click here or on the image




Kildavin Clonegal GAA

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 hire

Stay 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

Weavers' Cottages Museum

Closed until further notice.

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)

Opening Times:

Monday, Wednesday and Thursday 9.00am - 4.00pm
Tuesday 9.00am - 2.00pm - Friday: 9.00am - 1.00pm
Saturday & Sunday - Please phone 053 9376749

Visit the Weavers' Cottages website please click here

Bunclody Country Market
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

Do you want to dispose of unwanted Items?
If you want to dispose of unwanted items, you can do so free of charge on the following websites: www.freetradeireland.ie and
www.jumbletown.ie Further details on our "Links" page. Please click here

South Leinster Way Mapboard at Kildavin


To view/download the map please click here or on the image (1.6MB download)






St. Vincent de Paul Society, St. Teresa's Conference, Bunclody

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 Society.

The Samaritans - 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

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 options
Money Management Sessions
provided for Transition/Leaving Cert Students & Community Groups

Masses for the coming week















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: info@clonegalkildavin.ie

Clonegal/Kildavin Notes
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 clonegalkildavinnotes@gmail.com or phone Nicola Gray on 053 9376389