for 18th September to 24th September 2017
you have any news or upcoming events you would like
included in this section please contact one of the
A video of
Clonegal has been produced by Ellard Browne Limited
directed by the late Hugh Browne and music is by
Masses for the coming week please click here
Results for 17th September 2017
Kildavin / Clonegal GAA, Ben Mulhall Park
Last Week’s winning numbers: 09 - 15 - 20 - 25
Jackpot Result: No winner
3 Match 3 Winners shared €150
Larry Kavanagh Lacabeg 09 - 13 - 15 - 25
Michael Brennan Kilcarry 09 - 15 - 19
Myra Nolan Raheengraney 02 - 09 - 20 - 25
Sellers Prize €50: Michael Brennan
Current Jackpot: €8,800
Next draw will be held in Dunne's, Clonegal Sunday 1st October 2017 at
Tickets €2.00 each.
to honour the late William (Willie) White
a personal level, it was a proud and certainly an emotional day
for members of the White and extended family. On Saturday evening,
12th August 2017, a large crowd from near and
far, gathered to celebrate the life of my late grandfather, William
(Willie) White, not only
for his talent as a writer and historian, but for his voluntary
work and dedication to the village throughout his life. His community
involvement included being PRO and Secretary for practically every
organisation in the area, to name a few, Clonegal Development Association,
Clonegal Village Fair Committee, Chairman of the 1798 bicentenary
committee, and Chairman of the Clonegal Heritage Committee. If
there was anything happening in Clonegal, Willie was sure to be
involved. In his memory, a commemorative stone is dedicated to
him, located on the soil, where he was born and reared, presently
known as the Wicklow Way Park. Opening the ceremony, John McCabe,
welcomed all present and invited Johnny Dunne, Chairman of the
Clonegal Tidy Village committee, to unveil the commemorative stone,
to honor Willie’s devotion to the village. In the course
of the stone blessing by Fr. Joseph Fleming, members of the 1798
bicentenary stood guard of honour, to the sound of the bag pipes
by Eugene Murphy. Dan Murphy, paid tribute to his friend, quoting
a poem “My Native Land”, by Walter Scott, which Willie
had often used. Dan believed, Willies greatest talent was “to
inspire others to believe, that this community was worth investing
time and money” and is “grateful on behalf of all who
knew him, to those who took the trouble to mark this place where
Willie was born and congratulate them for their efforts”.
Frank White, (son), also paid tribute to his father, describing
Willie’s life from a young age and for his love of Clonegal, “his
dream was for Clonegal to win the National Tidy Town’s”.
Thanks were expressed to the Tidy Village Committee, Phil Rooney,
and all those involved in the celebrations. The family invited
those present for refreshments in St. Brigid’s Community
Hall. Nicola Gray
To view some
photographs of the event please click here
KildavinClonegal GAA club premises has been the location for a
defibrillator, purchased by the Community of Kildavin some time
ago. The club is privileged for the opportunity to support the
community by housing the defibrillator and funding its maintenance.
Unfortunately it has been called into use a few times and as a
consequence of this a number of people have asked that consideration
be given to providing an outdoor location for it, eliminating the
need to get access to the building at a time when it is not in
use. As the club is merely a facilitator in the provision of a
community defibrillator, it feels it can only make a decision on
this proposal after consulting with the community who purchased
the defibrillator. If any one wishes to contact the club with a
proposal, suggestion or comment in relation to this situation,
please email: secretary.kildavinclonegal.carlowgaa.ie or
phone or text Mgt @ 087 8380018
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)
Current opening hours: Monday to Friday 9.00am - 4.00pm
Saturday & Sunday 12.00pm - 4.00pm
the Weavers' Cottages website please click here
of Song and Story
The House of Song and Story takes
place every 3rd Monday of the month in St. Brigid's
Hall, Clonegal at 8.00pm. The
next session will be held on Monday 18th
September 2017. All are most welcome.
Day Centre, Ryland Road
The September Programme - 10 am to 2pm
Come along-enjoy a social & informative gathering.
Monday 18th September: “Test your competitive
side” with games such as Darts, Boules, Croquet, Horse shoe throwing
and lots more.
Monday 25th September: “Modern Technology” continued......
Throughout the year we
will have entertainment, information sharing, arts/crafts, guest speakers,
This Club would suit 60+ age group
Entrance Fee: €4 which includes Tea & Light Lunch.
Kildavin Veteran Players Launches its 4th Book.
The 4th of November 2017 will see the launch of the Clonegal Kildavin Veteran
Players fourth publication. Its title is “For the honour of
the Little Village” and features the recollections and opinions
of retired Gaelic Footballers and Hurlers from Carlow, Wexford and Wicklow. They
treat the reader to their experiences of playing the game and of dealing with
GAA officialdom. They offer their opinion on how the game and the organisation
is evolving. The contributors mention up to 500 people whom they encountered
during their playing careers. They have identified those they though were the
club and county greats. There is no one in the South East who won’t know
some of the people mentioned. Leo McGough is writing the foreword. The Book will
be launched by Jim Bolger Chairman of the Leinster Council in Mount Wolsely on Saturday
4th November this year at 8.00pm. All are welcome,
light refreshments will be served. The book will be on sale for €10 and
all are welcome. Keep the date in your diary
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 for
you are involved with, please contact Andrea Dalton in St Catherine’s Community
Services Centre on 059 9138706 or email email@example.com
Autumn Walking Festival
Friday 6th October - Sunday 8th October 2017
Choice of walks for beginner, experienced or advanced walker.
Themed walks including flora and fauna with RTÉ's Éanna Ní Lamhna
and history and heritage
Family friendly walks and new themed walks for 2017
Canoeing and cycling along the River Barrow daily
view/download the brochure please click here or on the image (8.5MB
Parish Holy Land Pilgrimage
Tullow Parish Holy Land Pilgrimage takes place from Wednesday 11th
October to Friday 20th October. The cost is €1,549 per person
sharing. Booking forms available from Tullow Parish Office 059 9151277 or MAP
Travel at 01 8783111. Booking deposit - €250.
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
details on our "Links" page. Please
Leinster Way Mapboard at Kildavin
view/download the map please click here or on the image (1.6MB
Library Events for
Booking advisable for all events. Bunclody Library 053
5th September - 30th September - Art Exhibition
of paintings by Eliza Foley, her daughters and her late husband,
John Edwin Foley.
23rd September 2.30pm - Wexford Wildfowl Reserve
Join us in Bunclody Library for a talk and presentation on
Wexford Wildfowl Reserve. The Reserve is located on flat
farmland on the North Slob which was walled off from Wexford
Harbour and reclaimed from the sea in the 1840s partly as
a famine relief project. Well worth a visit over the winter
28th September 7.00pm - Musical evening with local
artists - Following on from our successful musical evening
in July, Bunclody Library is hosting another evening of musical
entertainment with local artists featuring traditional and
other genres of music. Not to be missed
21st September 7.00pm - Adult Creative Writing The
adult creative writing group ‘Drop of Ink’ returns
after the summer break. New members are always welcome.
Reading Circle ‘Bunclody Book Cave’ Junior
Reading Circle continues on Thursday 28th September at 4.00pm.
Story Time - Join us on Friday mornings at 11.00am.
Come along with your toddler or preschooler for stories,
rhymes and songs.
Library branch is a wonderful – and free – resource
out what we are reading this week! Not to be missed.
Event. All Welcome.
essential for all events. Tel: 053 9375466
For a full listing of events see Bunclody Library’s Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/BunclodyLibrary/events where
you can sign up for our monthly what’s on
e-newsletter. Also see our website: http://www.wexford.ie/wex/Departments/Library/WhatsOn/
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
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
MABS offers free Debt Relief Advice under Personal Insolvency
Community Education Programmes
provided for Transition/Leaving Cert Students & Community Groups
for the coming week
18th Sept. at 9.30am
20th Sept. at 9.30am
Friday 22nd Sept. at 9.30am
Saturday 23rd Sept. at 6.30pm
19th Sept. at 9.30am
Thursday 21st Sept. at 9.30am
Sunday 24th Sept. at 11.30am
Saturday 23rd Sept. at 6.30pm
Ann Marie Whelan
Sunday 24th Sept. 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: firstname.lastname@example.org
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 email@example.com or
phone Nicola Gray on 053 9376389