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News for 29th November 2021 to 5th December 2021

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.

Clonegal Kildavin Community Newsletter Issue 9........27th November 2021

If any individual or groups wants to have their activities, events or items of local interest included in this Newsletter, please email the following address maggie1980@live.ie Items received before close of business on Thursday of each week will be included in the following week’s edition. A hard copy of the Newsletter will be available free in the following locations, Jimmy Kelly's Kilbride, Conway’s Kildavin, Dunne’s Bar Clonegal, Plunkett’s Clonegal, Osborne's Clonegal, Ben Dunne's Clonegal and Egan’s of Parkbridge. The Veteran Players are grateful to these businesses for their support, and they encourage everyone to support them when picking up their copy of the newsletter.

To view or download the current Clonegal Kildavin Community Newsletter please click/tap on the above image (PDF format)

Parish Newsletter
- 5th December 2021

To view or download the current Parish Newsletter please click/tap on the above image (PDF format)

Masses in Clonegal and Kildavin


Monday 29th November at 7.30pm

Tuesday 30th November at 11.15am

Wednesday 1st December at 11.15am

Thursday 2nd Decenber at 7.30pm

Friday 3rd December at 7.30pm

Saturday 4th December at 6.30pm


Sunday 5th December at 11.30am

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

Parish Collections
The main source of Parish Income comes through our Sunday collections, as a result of the Covid-19 restrictions our collections have very much depleted. Please continue to support the parishes, offerings can be left in at the Parochial House or Parish Office at 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 Accounts are as follows:

Clonegal Bank Details
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)

SuperValu Tidy Towns Awards

At the Awards Ceremony of the SuperValu Tidy Towns Competition on Friday 12th November, Clonegal was awarded a Silver Medal and came second in Carlow giving way to Leighlinbridge who won the county award.
Clonegal Tidy Village Association would like to thank the community and all the volunteers who worked so hard to present the village in pristine condition. Tidy Village is very grateful to our volunteers for their dedication and commitment. Thank you.

To view the Adjudicator’s Report please click / tap here

Carlow Pride of Place Awards 2021

1. Clonegal won the Natural Heritage and Biodiversity Category. In this category the village was judged on how it promoted, protected and encouraged the natural heritage and biodiversity.
2. The village was commended on being Litter Free along with other areas in Carlow.
3. Clonegal was third in the Towns and Villages Category giving way to Fennagh who came second with Ballon winning the category.
(The category is for a population of 250 – 750)
Congratulations to all who worked so hard in keeping the village in pristine condition during the summer which resulted in the above awards. Clonegal Tidy Village Association is very grateful to all the volunteers for all the time and energy they devoted to the village, we appreciate all you have done – thank you so much.

Kildavin / Clonegal GAA, Ben Mulhall Park Lotto Results
Sunday 21st November 2021
Numbers drawn were 11 - 14 - 16 - 18
Jackpot: €10,000 - Reserve Jackpot €6,200 - No Jackpot Winner
2 Match 3 winners - each receive €75.00
Brian Plunkett 1 - 11 - 14 - 16
Jim Tracey 7 - 11 - 14 - 18
Sellers Prize:
€50 - Sean Roberts
Next draw will take place on Sunday 5th December at 9.30pm in Spellman Park, Kildavin.
Tickets €2.00 each.

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

Golden Memories II


The Veteran Players second collection of photographs of the people and places in the Clonegal Kildavin area Golden Memories II. will go on sale from Monday December 6th in the following outlets. Steamers O Leary’s Bunclody, Ben Dunne Clonegal and Brian Plunkett’s Clonegal or any member of the committee. Stocks will be limited so please buy early or pre- order. This year’s increased production costs will mean the book which contains over 150 pages of photographs will cost €12
You may pre-order your copy from 0879110555/ 0878380018 or any member of the Veteran Players Committee:
Tom Doyle, Enda Smyth, Jim Treacy, Carmel Gibson, James Whelan, Luke Hayden,
P.J Kavanagh, Mgt Doyle.






2021 Memory Wall Commemoration

click or tap on the image below to view the 2021 virtual commemoration

Once again in 2021 we gather virtually to remember those honoured on the Memory walls in The Ben Mulhall Memorial Park and the Spellman Park Kildavin. We thank Fr. Liam Lawton for giving us permission to use his beautiful musical composition "There is a Place".

Calendar of 2022


This Calendar of 2022 has been put together by TY students in FCJ Bunclody; Holly Rothwell and Sara Williamson. The Calendar has a wildlife theme and contains photographs from Mary Suttons collection. Proceeds from the Calendar are going to the Wexford Hospice and Homecare service and are available in several outlets in Bunclody.







Coffee Morning & Draw
St. Brigid’s Church, Kilrush &
Parents & Friends of the Severally Intellectually Disabled
Coffee Morning & Draw at
St. Brigid’s Church, Kilrush Y21 Y032
Saturday 11th December 2021 – 11.00am to 1.00 pm
Contact: Rev. Trevor Sargent – 087 2547836

Ballon Business & Training Service

Paint & Sip
Friday 3rd December 7.00pm - 9.00pm €20

Manual and Computerised Book-keeping and Payroll QQI Level 5
These classes are now open for bookings for January 2022.
Due to restrictions, we are unsure as to whether it will be in house or online,
Please contact the office to secure your place

Ballon Business & Training Service
The Old School
Co. Carlow
Tel: 059-915-9447

Mount Leinster Region Community Employment
Mount Leinster Region Community Employment have job opportunities
available for Office and Clerical workers and General Operatives in the Ballon & Rathoe area.
These positions are developmental opportunities, no experience necessary.
Accredited training will be provided to support your choice of career.
For further details and to see if you're eligible, call 086-8484552.

Clonegal Kildavin Veteran Players – Time Capsule a Huge Success

Congratulations to the Clonegal Kildavin Veteran Players, on their successful burial ceremony of the “Community Time Capsule”, held on Wednesday 15th September. The time capsule contains over sixty records of this historic time written from the perspective of many effected by the Covid19 Pandemic and by the children of Kildavin and Clonegal primary schools. Keynote Speaker will be Dr. Kevin Whelan renowned historian, thanked the Kildavin Clonegal Veteran Players for their imaginative and generosity hosting the burial ceremony. Also to the Cranavane Committee and to the children of the Parish. Local men, women and children then witnessed, Committee member, Tom Doyle, placing these capsules in to the earth, at the ancient religious site of Cranavane Well. On 15th September 2050, these capsules will be erected, and presented to future people of the parish and those who were present on this historic event. Margaret Doyle, thanked all those present and who contributed their experiences during Covid19. Also to Dr. Kevin Whelan, Veteran committee, Cranavane Well committee and the owner property owner Mr. Gerry Murphy. A special word of thanks to P.J Abbey, Myshall for his generous donation the granite stone plaque. Light refreshments were served and was a great opportunity for community neighbours and friends to meet in a Covid compliant environment.
The above photos are courtesy of Nicola Gray.
A video of the event is available on our Facebook page - please click/tap on the Facebook button at the top of the page

Study Theology Online, is this for you?
The Priory Institute provides online Theology courses to degree level. Attend Saturday lectures in Tallaght or from the comfort of your own home. Register nowfor Autumn 2021. Find out more on our website, prioryinstitute.com/ Click / Tap here to see a 2 minute introductory film.
Email Contact: frances.oloughlin@prioryinstitute.co

Church of Exaltation of the Holy Cross, Myshall - WebcamTo link with the Myshall Parish webcam please click / tap on the image below

Masses for this week via the webcam are as follows:

Tuesday 30th November - 10.00am

Wednesday 1st December - 10.00am

Thursday 2nd December - 10.00am

Friday 3rd December - 10.00am

Sunday 5th December - 10.00am

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

Masses below are also available on radio FM 107.6

Masses for the coming week via the webcam below:

Tuesday 30th Ballon 7.00pm

Thursday 2nd Ballon 10.00am

Saturday 4th Ballon 6.00pm

Sunday 5th 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

Dog Owners – Please Comply
There has been an increase in dog fouling in the village of Clonegal. Clonegal Tidy Village Association asks dog owners to restrain their dogs and not allow them roam freely through the village. Also, dog owners who walk their dogs in the village are asked to pick up after their dogs. Unfortunately, dog fouling has occurred on graves and wreaths in the Cemetery on the Tullow Road. Everybody realizes that this is very upsetting for families who have loved ones buried in the Cemetery. Please ensure dogs do not enter the Graveyard. Dog litter is toxic and is very dangerous particularly to children. In the interest of health and safety, please keep Clonegal Village and the Cemetery free of dog fouling.

Bunclody Library Events for November

Further Re-Opening of Library Services
Bunclody Library is now fully open to the public for browsing, study, computers, printing and Wi-Fi.
Advance bookings are not required to visit the library, but it is recommended that pc's and study spaces should be reserved in advance via the website or by phone.
The numbers of visitors in each library browsing and using study and computer spaces will be limited to facilitate social distancing. The wearing of masks is mandatory.
Outdoor events continue to be held in some libraries weather permitting. Full details of the events on offer are available on
Indoor events and activities are expected to resume from 22nd October pending the lifting of government restrictions.
Why not download the library app in advance of your visit?
This app allows borrowers to easily manage their loans and reserves and even allows for “no touch” self-issuing of books which is perfect in the COVID environment.
In order to ensure that everyone has a safe and enjoyable visit to the library please note the following:
• Face coverings must be worn at all times when visiting the library as per public health guidelines.
• You should not visit the library if you, or a household member, has symptoms of COVID-19.
• If you or a household member has developed COVID-19 symptoms, then you should not return borrowed items until they have followed HSE advice in relation to self-isolation

Radon Monitors
Do you want to test the Radon levels in your home? Bunclody library has digital radon monitors available to borrow for a 4 week period, along with leaflets advising you on what to do if your radon levels are high.
To borrow a monitor you must be a member of Wexford Library Service (you can join if you are not already signed up). You can borrow directly from Bunclody Library or ask for the monitor to be sent to your local Wexford library branch.
New Ross/ Bunclody Library are working with the EPA on a research project called RadoNorm. For Science Week (7-14th November) the EPA will offer a 3-month test free of charge to a limited number of library members that have borrowed a digital monitor and found their 1-month test results are high. If this 3-month test confirms that radon is high, there will be practical support from the EPA for a small number of householders to carry out remediation. Borrow a digital monitor now to have the opportunity to take part in this project!

Please contact us at 053 9375466 or email bunclodylib@wexfordcoco.ie to reserve your radon monitor.

Sensory Play Area
Our sensory play area has just been completed and is proving to be very popular with all young members. Now that we have re-opened why not call in with your children and experience our new sensory play area.

Wexford Libraries Online Book Club
Wexford Libraries Online Book Club is back!!!
Join our online book club on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/groups/278963496612690/Our November read to be discussed on Facebook (in typed format) on Thursday evening 2nd of December is Holding by Graham Norton. It will be hosted by Lorraine from Bunclody Library, who is looking forward to reading this after many recommendations!
You can borrow a copy from your local library or order it in via your library account (or ask at the library desk).
All are welcome to join our Online Book Club!

Pre-school Storytime
We are delighted to announce that Storytime for pre-schoolers and toddlers returns to Bunclody Library from 10.30 to 11.00am every Wednesday.
Join us for stories and lots of fun! All are welcome.

Lost in Translation Book Club
3rd Wednesday of the month @11.00am You are invited to register to join this discussion based Book Club on Microsoft Teams– please contact Bunclody Library at 053 9375466 or email bunclodylib@wexfordcoco.ie to book your place, and you will be sent the link with more information on the book being read each month. All books selected will be translated works.
All books are available on borrowbox.
People are welcome to join at any time throughout the duration of the book club.

Wexford Science Festival 2021
WexSci, Wexford Science Festival returns this year in 2021, the WexSci team have been busy transforming activities to digital formats for people of all ages to explore and discover STEAM in new ways. Experience the full programme of free events including talks, workshops and experiments as part of our new online and in person festival programme.
The programme includes after school workshops, opportunities to meet with people working in STEM careers locally, national and international scientists and researchers to taking part in Climate Change Action and Renewable Energy Workshops, exploring the Seal Rescue Centre and discussing topical issues with the Wexford Science Café.
The 2021 Wexford Science Festival will have something for everyone.
Full programme of events can be viewed here

“Wexford Women and the Road to Independence”
by Barry Lacey, Historian-in-residence at Wexford Libraries
Barry Lacey explores the role that women from Wexford played in the War of Independence and the Civil War. Barry has a Higher Diploma in Archaeology and a Masters in Archaeological Excavation. He has a keen interest in the War of Independence in County Wexford and has already created a website dedicated to this research. He was appointed Historian-in-residence for Wexford Libraries in June 2021.
This video will be available on all Wexford Public Library social media platforms on Friday, November 26th from 10.00 am (Facebook and YouTube).

Memory Wall Commemoration 2021

Ceremonies to celebrate the lives of those remembered on the Memory Walls in the Spellman Park Kildavin and the Ben Mulhall Park Clonegal are provisionally scheduled to go ahead this November. If you wish to have a loved one remembered in either location please contact a member of the Veteran Players committee Phone 0879110555 or 0878380018 or email maggie1980@live.ie It is not necessary for your loved one to have had an association with the organization who own the properties. The cost is €50.

To view the slideshow please click or tap here or on the above image

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

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

Drone Video of Kilcarry by Tom Murphy


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

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.

Ben Mulhall Savings Club



The Ben Mulhall 2021 Savings Club will not resume until further notice.



‘ 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 GAA Gift Vouchers now from the club. You can give your friends the gift of gym membership, club membership or room hire

Weavers' Cottages Museum

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 website: 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

MABS Carlow MABS Ltd (Money Advice & Budgeting Service) 72d Tullow Street Carlow, Tel: 0818 072070. Free and confidential, Money Management andAdvice 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


Monday 22nd November at 11.15am
Tuesday 23rd November 11.15am
Wednesday 24th November at 7.30pm
Thursday 25th November at 7.30pm
Friday 26th November at 7.30pm
Saturday 27th November at 6.30pm



Sunday 28th November 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: 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