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News for 19th June to 25th June 2017

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


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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.

Masses for the coming week please click here

Lotto Results for 11th June 2017
Kildavin / Clonegal GAA, Ben Mulhall Park
Last Week’s winning numbers: 05 - 11 - 24 - 26
Jackpot Result: No winner
3 match 3 winner each received €50
Marie Fox Myshall 05 - 11 - 13 - 24
Anne Flynn c/o Luke Hayden 05 - 11 - 17 - 24
Eddie Slye Kilbride 03 - 05 - 24 - 26
Sellers Prize €50: Damien Treacy
Current Jackpot: €7,400
Next draw will be held in Osborne's, Clonegal, Sunday 25th June 2017 at 10.30pm
Tickets €2.00 each.

Tus position available in Clonegal Village
Gain Valuable work experience
Break the employment cycle
Increased payment, min €215.50

Tus eligibility

Have been continually unemployed for at least 12 months and “signing on” on a full time basis
Have been receiving a jobseekers payment (Jobseeker’s benefit or Jobseekers Allowance) for 12 months
Over 18 years of age

If you meet the above criteria you may self-refer to Tus
If interest please call or text Cherish Kinsella on 086 4121743

Relocation of Kildavin Bottle Banks

Following an investigation by the waste collection company responsible for the collection of our recycling facilities around the County, it was determined that the current location of the Bottle Banks at Kildavin were deemed unsafe under their Health & Safety regulations.
The Bottle Banks at Kildavin have been removed from their current location at Spellman Hall and are relocated to a new site at the GAA grounds.
Carlow County Council apologise for any inconvenience caused.

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)
Current opening hours: Monday to Friday 9.00am - 4.00pm
Saturday & Sunday 12.00pm - 4.00pm

Visit the Weavers' Cottages website please click here

‘The Monday Club’
St.Marys Centre, Ryland Road, Bunclody.
Come and join us and brighten up your Monday mornings
Continuing with the June Programme 10am – 2pm
Throughout the year we will have information sharing, entertainment, arts & crafts, guest speakers and many more topics.
Monday 19th June: “Insight into Charity Work in Moldova” with Maureen Byrne
Monday 26th June: “Annual Outing” to Newbridge Silverware & Museum of Style Icons, Kildare Village & Meal on way home.
The Monday Club is closing for July & August, reopening on Monday 4th September.
Entrance Fee: €4 which includes Tea/Coffee & Light Lunch
This Club will suit the 60+ age group. Transport not provided.

House 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 19th June 2017. All are most welcome.

Diamond Jubilee
With great joy, we the Parishioners of Clonegal / Kildavin celebrate Fr. Fleming's Diamond Jubilee with him and his family. Bishop Denis Nulty will preside at a Mass of Thanksgiving on Friday 23rd June at 7.30pm. in St. Brigid's Church. A reception will follow in the Spellman Hall Kildavin. Everyone is invited to this joyous occasion. To mark his Jubilee, Fr. Fleming will be presented with a ticket for the inaugural Kildare and Leighlin Diocesan Pilgrimage to Lourdes.

Patron Masses

The Patron Masses will be celebrated on the following dates:
Clonegal - Saturday 1st July at 6.30pm
Kildavin - Sunday 2nd July at 11.30am

Silk Painting Workshop for Adults
One Day Silk Painting Workshop for Adults at Brownshill Art Studio. Covering aspects of the Gutta Resist Technique of Silk Painting and related techniques. Participants will paint fabric dye on silk and create beautiful pieces of silk for card making and a finished wall hanging. Silk painting is quick, fun and easy to master. Open to all levels with an emphasis on relaxation and enjoyment.
All Day Courses run from 10am to 4pm. Course Fee: €85- Lunch and materials are included. Next Course will be held on Saturday 1st July 2017 at Brownshill Art Studio, Brownshill Road, Carlow. Max 5 places, booking is essential.
Contact Jean at 086 8686783 or Register Online at

Free Internet and Email Courses for Beginners

Free Internet and Email Courses for Beginners – on Computer, Smartphones or Tablets.
Courses currently being organised in various locations around the county, if you are interested in enrolling yourself or arranging some FREE training for a group you are involved with, please contact Andrea Dalton in St Catherine’s Community Services Centre on 059 9138706 or email

Carlow Garden Festival 2017

Huntington Castle Events

No. 1. Jane Fearnley, Whittingstall. Gold medal winner at Chelsea Garden Show –
Saturday 22nd July at 3.00pm

No. 2. Mary Keenan, owner of Gash Gardens, Co. Laois –
Saturday 29th July at 12 noon

To view the larger image please click here or on the image

Pilgrimage to Medugorje
A Pilgrimage to Medugorje takes place 20th September 2017 for 7 nights. €709 fully inclusive. Departing from Dublin; Spiritual Director is Fr. Laurence O'Connor P.P. For further information please contact Ann Murphy at 087 2254206

Wexford Local Development
Wexford Local Development is currently updating their Rural Social Scheme waiting List for the 2017/2018 year. Are you a Farmer with an active herd number, a recipient of the EU Single Farm Payment/BPS Scheme and in receipt of one of the following Social Welfare payments?
o Farm Assist
o Job Seekers Allowance
o One Parent Family
o Disability Allowance
Then you may be eligible to gain employment on Wexford Rural Social Scheme.
For more information and an expression of interest form please contact:
Fiona Byrne - Tel: 087 057 2951

Clonegal National School
Clonegal National School is now accepting enrolments for the school year commencing in September 2017. Enrolment forms can be downloaded from the school website or collected from Mary in the office. You may also request a form by phoning the school 053 937 7513.

Kildavin National School
Enrolment Forms for 2017 / 2018 are available from the School Office - 053 9376456. Forms are also available on the school website

Tullow 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
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: and 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)



Bunclody Library Events for June 2017

For the month of June Bunclody library will host an art exhibition by our gifted local artists from Bunclody Active Retirement group. Call into the branch to see a lovely selection of watercolours and oils.

NB: Booking advisable for all events. Bunclody Library 053 9375466.

Thursday 22nd June 7.00pm - Logainmneacha Co. Loch Garman / Townland Names in Co. Wexford: Language & identity talk by Dr Conchubhar Ó Crualaoich. A fascinating talk which will look at the information that place-names and their research can provide about language, settlement and identity in Co. Wexford prior to the early nineteenth century.

Saturday 24th June 11.00am ‘Gymboree for babies +’ with Darina Gleeson. Join us for a fun time at our Gymboree session. Children will be introduced to dancing and singing and will also play some musical instruments. Fun time guaranteed! Book now as places are limited. Suitable for babies – 5 years.

Regular Adult Events

Adult Creative Writing The next meeting of the Adult Creative Writing Group ‘Drop of Ink’ will be on Thursday 15th June at 7.00pm. New members are always welcome.

Computer Classes Bunclody Library are currently running classes for beginners in association with CTEC Wexford. Next class commencing on 30th April. If you wish to be considered for future classes, please contact Bunclody Library as soon as possible.

Booking essential for all events. Tel: 053 9375466

Regular Children’s Events

Junior Reading Circle ‘Junior Reading Circle continues – next meeting Thursday 29th June at 4.00pm.

Toddler Story Time - We have a new time for our Toddler Storytime. Join us on Friday mornings at 11.00am. Come along with your toddler or preschooler for stories, rhymes and songs.

Bunclody Library branch is a wonderful – and free – resource for families. Check out what we are reading this week! Not to be missed.
Free Event. All Welcome.
Booking essential for all events. Tel: 053 9375466
For a full listing of events see Bunclody Library’s Facebook page: where you can sign up for our monthly what’s on e-newsletter. Also see our website:

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
Community Education Programmes
provided for Transition/Leaving Cert Students & Community Groups

Masses for the coming week


Monday 19th June at 7.30pm
Tuesday 20th June at 7.30pm
Friday 23rd June at 9.30am
Saturday 24th June at 6.30pm

  Ben & Nora Lambert, Kilcarry
Joe Bermingham, St. Brigid's Terrace

Margaret Murphy, Craan


Wednesday 21st June at 7.00pm
Thursday 22nd June at 9.30am
Sunday 25th June at 11.30am

  Eileen Breen, Drumderry

Margaret Murphy, Cranemore

Saturday 24th June at 6.30pm
John McCabe

Sunday 25th June at 11.30am
Mairin Byrne

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:

Clonegal Kildavin Notes
Anyone who wishes to have, Wedding occasions, Birthday wishes, Local News or Up Coming Events to be put on the local Clonegal/Kildavin Community Section of the Carlow Nationalist, The Enniscorthy Echo or Carlow People can email or phone Nicola on 053 9376119.