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News for 21st November 2022 to 27th November 2022

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 57........19th November 2022

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, 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)


Memory Walls
Anyone interested in having their family members or friends remembered in either the Spellman Park GAA Club Rooms Kildavin or the Ben Mulhall Memorial Park Clonegal in advance of remembrance ceremonies please contact Tom 087 9110555 or Mgt 087 8380018 or any member of the committee.
The Remembrance Ceremonies will take place on the followings days
Ben Mulhall Park, Clonegal on Sunday 4th December at 2.00pm.

Parish Newsletter - 20th November 2022





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

Handel’s Messiah
Carlow Choral Society is back in full voice with a gala performance of Handel’s Messiah in the Cathedral of the Assumption, Carlow, on 3rd December 2022 at 8.00pm.
Having returned to singing in 2021, Carlow Choral Society is now back in full voice with over 70 members and presents an uplifting performance of Handel’s Messiah. Conducted by our Musical Director, Blánaid Murphy, with the Irish Choral Sinfonia, and soloists; Aisling Kenny – Soprano, Laura-Joy Copeland – Mezzo Soprano, Eamonn Mulhall – Tenor and Matthew Mannion – Bass, it promises to be a stirring performance of this beautiful oratorio.
Tickets are €20.00 and are available on www.eventbrite.ie and www.carlowchoralsociety.com and from choir members.

SuperValu Tidy Towns Competition
On Friday 28th October 2022 in the RDS in Dublin the results of the Tidy Towns Competition were announced. Minister Heather Humphreys T.D. and the CEO of SuperValu Mr. Ian Allen were present at the Awards Ceremony. Clonegal is very pleased to be awarded First in County Carlow with 356 points and has retained its Silver Medal. Clonegal Tidy Village Association wishes to thank the Committee for their commitment, dedication and all their hard and constant work which is very much appreciated. Also many thanks to all the volunteers who kept the village looking so good for the adjudication. All the hard work has paid off. Thank you so much.

To view the adjudication report please click / tap here

Masses in Clonegal and Kildavin


Monday 21st November at 10.00am

Tuesday 22nd November at 10.00am

Wednesday 23rd November at 10.00am

Thursday 24th November at 7.30pm

Friday 25th November at 7.30pm

Saturday 26th November at 6.30pm


Sunday 27th November 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)

The House of Song and Story
Tthe House of Song and Story continues on the forth Tuesday of every month from now on in Osborne's at 8.00pm. All are welcome

Spellman Parish Hall, Kildavin:
It is with regret that the Spellman Parish Hall, Kildavin, has to be closed temporarily due to issues of Health & Safety. Due to the nature of these issues, it is difficult to predict the timeline for the closure. Apologies in advance for any inconvenience caused.

Bunclody Day Care Services
Bunclody Day Care Serices are open Tuesday & Thursday 10.00am - 4.00pm
Monday Club 10.00am - 2.00pm

Tullow Day Care Centre
Tullow Day Care Centre are delighted to advise that they are now fully operational and would love to see all their clients return and invite new clients to attend our service. We continue our meals on wheels and are delivering to the Kildavin/Clonegal/Myshall areas. The Centre offers three-course meals each day and caters for individual needs, meals are delivered directly to your door. Please contact the Centre on 059 9151833 to find out full details.

Kildavin / Clonegal GAA, Ben Mulhall Park Lotto Results
Sunday 13th November 2022
Numbers drawn were 05 - 07 - 20 - 22
Jackpot: €10,000 - No winner - no online winner
4 match 3 winners - each receives €40
Frances Whelan, Clonegal
Liz Halpin, Clonogan
Conor c/o Frances Whelan, Clonegal
Roger & Mary Daly, online
Sellers Prize:
€50 - Bernie Hickey
Next draw will take place in Conway's Kildavin 27th November 2022 at 9.00pm
Tickets €2.00 each or 3 for €5.00

Play Lotto Online

Click on the button below to play the Lotto Online

Ballon Business & Training Service

Manual Handling Training Certification
Wednesday 25th November
10.00am to 12.30pm
6.00pm to 8.30pm
Cost: €50.00
Book here

All of our courses can be booked directly through our website

To book any courses, please contact 059-9159447
Ballon Business & Training Service
The Old School
Co. Carlow
Tel: 059-915-9447 ballonbts@gmail.com

Monday night 8:45pm in Day Care Centre Bunclody.

Church of Exaltation of the Holy Cross, Myshall - Webcam

To link with the Myshall Parish webcam please click / tap on the image below

Masses for this week via the webcam are as follows:

Tuesday 22nd November at 10.00am

Wednesday 23rd November at 10.00am

Thursday 24th November at 10.00am

Friday 25th November at 10.00am

Sunday 27th November at 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 22nd Ballon 7.30pm

Thursday 24th Ballon 10.00am

Saturday 26th Ballon 6.00pm

Sunday 27th 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 or 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.

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".

Bunclody Library Events for November 2022

Sensory Friendly Quiet Hour is coming to Bunclody Library!
Every Saturday from 4.00-5.00pm, Sensory Friendly Quiet Hour will be observed in the library. We encourage you to come along and relax in the calm environment of the library. All welcome!

Radon Day
November 7th is Radon Day. Radon monitors are available to borrow from all library branches in County Wexford.
All you need to borrow a radon monitor is a library card! If you would like to request a Radon Monitor, please contact the branch for details.

Home Energy Saving Kit
Did you know by implementing easy energy saving measures, you could reduce your energy bill by up to 20% while improving the comfort of your home and helping contribute to a better environment at the same time?!
The Home Energy Saving Kit is the ultimate toolkit that helps you save energy at home. With 5 easy-to-use tools and 6 practical exercises, this kit allows you to get a better understanding of the energy usage inyour home. The Home Energy Saving Kit is now available to borrow from Bunclody Library. All you need is a library membership card! If you would like to request an Energy Saving Kit or Radon Monitor, please contact the branch for details.

Adult Events

Adult Creative Writing Workshop with Best-Selling Author Caroline Busher
Thursday 24th November at 7pm
Whether you are already writing a novel or want to know where to begin. Irish Times Best Selling author Caroline Busher, will give you her top tips for success.
Booking Essential as places are limited. To book a space, please visit here or ring 05393 75466.

The Glucksman Viewpoints Touring Exhibition is coming to Bunclody Library!
From the 17th- 30th of November inclusive, the Glucksman Viewpoints Touring Exhibition will be on display in Bunclody Library.
Viewpoints explores the potent realm of children’s literature as a place for young people to develop and understand their rights. The Glucksman commissioned 7 Irish picture book authors to respond to different themes within the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child. Artists Fatti Burke, Peter Donnelly, Chris Judge, Roisin Hahessy, Chris Haughton, Mary Murphy and Niamh Sharkey have created new illustrations for the exhibition.
This exhibition is for all ages. No booking required. Pop into the library to see these wonderful illustrations!

Children's Events

Creative Lego Play at Bunclody Library
Saturday 19th November 2.30-3.30pm
Come along to Bunclody Library and get creative with our lego. Suitable for 7-12 year olds, all Lego pieces will be provided. Parents must remain in library for duration of event.
To book a place (please book for each child that will be attending the event), please visit here or ring 05393 75466

Winter Claymazing Workshop with Helen
Saturday 26th November 11.30-12.30
Join Helen from Claymazing to make a festive wintery creature. All materials will be provided, the clay is quick drying and will be ready to take home at the end of the session.
For children aged 6-10 years. Booking essential. Please book for each child attending the event. To book a space, please visit here or ring 05393 75466.

Pre-school Storytime
Storytime for pre-schoolers and toddlers has returned to Bunclody Library and takes place on Wednesdays from 11.00-11.30am.
Join us for stories and lots of fun!Booking is not required for this event, please come along on the day.

Sensory Toys and Assistive Resources (STAR) Collection
The Sensory Toys and Assistive Resources (STAR) collection holds over 100 items and was developed to support children and young people with additional needs. Items such as toys, special aids and literacy apps can be borrowed from all libraries in County Wexford. Any person living, working or attending school in County Wexford can apply for a STAR card. Items have been chosen to aid various skills such as fine motor skills or sensory processing development.
This collection was carefully developed in collaboration with therapists and can be accessed free of charge in all library branches throughout Wexford county. Terms and conditions apply.
The Sensory Toys and Assistive Resources (STAR) catalogue can be viewed here .
Items in this catalogue can be requested by contacting Bunclody Library and collected from any branch in County Wexford.

Library Membership
If you are not already a library member, why not drop into Bunclody Library and sign up. It's free to join and once you're a member, you can use your card in any library in Ireland!
Members can borrow up to 12 items (books, audiobooks, CD's, DVD's) for 3 weeks . Free Wifi, computer access and study spaces are also available. Bunclody Library also provides a safe and comfortable place to sit down and read a book or newspaper.
Being a library member gives you access to a wide range of eResources for free with your card- BorrowBox (ebooks & audiobooks), Libby (magazines & graphic novels), Transparent Languages, PressReader ( newspapers), Freegal (music), Universal Class (over 500 online courses ) & much more.
All you need to join is photo ID and proof of address. Why not call in and join up today. You can also join online here

BorrowBox - August
Multiple copies of campaign titles including children's titles for Summer Stars are available to borrow now (no queueing) as ebooks and/or eaudiobooks on BorrowBox during August– perfect for book clubs or class groups.
Download the BorrowBox App from the AppStore, Google Play or Amazon or view the BorrowBox website here.
All you need is a library membership number, pin number and email address to gain access to thousands of eBooks and eAudiobooks through BorrowBox.

Bunclody Library Knitting Group
We are delighted to have our knitting group back in Bunclody Library.
The group meets every Monday from 10.30 am to 12noon.
All are welcome. No booking required.

Wexford Libraries App
Access your library 24/7. Online resources include eBooks, eAudiobooks, eMagazines, newspapers, eComics & Graphic Novels, music, take eLearning or language courses, business, education and research databases and more.
Wexford County Council Public Library Service now has its own user friendly library app. The Library App is user-friendly, so you can discover new experiences, online content, and so much more, quickly and easily.
The new app offers access to the library catalogue and to the library user's account, so you can reserve & renew items from anywhere once you have Internet access.
Families with numerous cards can keep the entire family’s account details in one place, with loans and requests for everyone available at a glance.
The online library and library social media platforms, news and our library events calendar are available in one place. eBooks, audiobooks, music, magazines, courses as well as other resources can be downloaded directly to your device.
Using the app it is easy to find your nearest library, with directions via Google maps along with opening hours and contact details.
The app is contactless, safe and hygienic. It allows library members to simply tap the item they wish to borrow with their smartphone and the item details are registered to their account.
The Library App is available on both Google Play and the Apple Store, just search for 'Wexford Libraries' and download for free.
You can also find the app by visiting http://www.yourlibraryapp.com/WexfordLibrary
For further information please contact Bunclody Library at 053 9375466.

Bunclody Library
Mill Wood
Co. Wexford,
Y21 E970
Tel: 053-9375466
E-mail: bunclodylib@wexfordcoco.ie
Web: http://www.wexfordcoco.ie/library

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




Ben Mulhall Savings Club


The Ben Mulhall 2021 Savings Club will not resume 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

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: 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 Email:

Masses for the coming week


Monday 21st November at 10.00am
Tuesday 22nd November at 10.00am

Wednesday 23rd November at 10.00am
Thursday 24th November at 7.30pm
Friday 25th November at 7.30pm
Saturday 26th November at 6.30pm



Sunday 27th 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