Kildavin / Clonegal GAA, Ben Mulhall Park
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to the Kildavin/Clonegal Junior Team who won the final
of the league on Wednesday 3rd July in the
Centre of Exellence in Fenagh. It was a great victory beating
Rathvilly by 4 points.
to Isobel Cronin a student at Clonegal National School, who has been
selected to represent Allianz Cumann na mBunscol Carlow in the Mini
Seven's Football during half time in the All Ireland Championships games
in August/September. The staff and pupils are very proud of Isobel’s
achievement and honoured that she will represent the school and county
at such a prestigious event.
and Kildavin N.S - “To Be Continued… 2019” Ben
This year’s “To Be Continued…2019” is Ben Markey’s
story called “The Wash Away Goblins” Pupils were invited to
write the ending (500 words max) for the story started by the late Ben
Markey who tragically passed away in 2013. Congratulations to the young
authors who had their stories published in the book: Clonegal N.S Abbie
Gray, Salima Currey-Nurdin, Lia Dunne and Oisin Caulfield. The eighteen
sixth class pupils worked on a collaborative ending and their collaborative
work was published. Kildavin N.S. Niamh Cox, Stacey Binions and Sophie
Byrne. The presentation of books took place in Our Lady of Lourdes N.S.
on Wednesday, 10th April . All of the authors received three copies of
Authors from Clonegal National School
Authors from Kildavin National School
There was plenty of fun and football recently for the
Kildavin/Clonegal girls who finished up the Gaelic4Girls programme with a
very enjoyable blitz in
Carlow Town Hurling Club. Most of these girls aged between 8 and 12 had never
played football before and this eight week programme saw girls learn the
basic skills and participate in some fun mini games. It is hoped the girls
will now continue to train with the club into the future. On the day two
teams participated with both playing three matches. The girls also recently
received their Gaelc4Girls t-shirt and will shortly receive their certificate
of participation. A big thanks to all involved. Anyonel interested in
joining should contact Sarah on 087 2823110.
you – Ben
Mulhall Park Committee
The Ben Mulhall Park Committee
would like to express their gratitude to all who supported the Cabaret held
in Dunne’s Lounge on Saturday,
July 6. The cabaret was a great success and was enjoyed by all on the night.
Thank you to our sponsors of the door prizes and those who sponsored the
wonderful raffle prizes on the night. A sum of €970 was raised. Thank
you to the organiser’s on the night, to the ladies selling the raffle
tickets and thank you to Johnny Dunne for the use of his premises.
Thanks to all who prepared the cemeteries in Clonegal and Kildavin for the
annual Cemetery Masses. Those who care for the cemeteries deserve our sincere
appreciation. Many thanks to all who attended to the graves and all who
prepared and took part in the Masses.
Bunclody Day Care Services
Volunteer Part Time Drivers Required
Tuesdays/Thursdays (varied hours)
Contact: Maria Breen, Day Care Services CLG, St. Mary's Road, Bunclody. 053 937
Sunday 2019 - Sunday 28th July
The annual national pilgrimage
to Croagh Patrick "Reek Sunday" takes place on Sunday
28th July. Mass will be celebrated on the summit of the mountain
on the hour with the first Mass at 8am and the last Mass at 2pm. Confessions
will be available on the summit from 7.30am to 2.00pm.
Cúl Camps will take place on the following dates: Hurling: 22nd - 26th July in Spellman Park Kildavin.
For further information contcat Yvonne Dunne, Junvenile secretary 087 249
Lough Derg 2019
The Three Day Pilgrimage is currently open. You may begin
on any day until Tuesday 13th August 2019. Advance booking is not necessary.
The Lough Derg team can help you to co-ordinate public transport or link
up with Pilgrimage Organisers in your locality. Phone Lorraine on 071 9861518
(from NI 00 353 71 9861518) email: firstname.lastname@example.org
National Dawn Walk for
The National Dawn Walk for Cancer will take place on Saturday 24th
August 2019 and statrs at 5.45am in the Presentation De La Salle College, Bagenalstown,
Co. Carlow. Register online at www.nationaldawnwalk.com Support of this event would
be greatly appreciated.
2 Free Hazardous Waste Drop off days for Householders
Householders will have
the opportunity to drop off items at Powerstown Civic Amenity Site on Friday 26th July 9am -3pm
Kernanstown Industrial estate on Saturday 27th July 9am -3pm.
Items accepted are as follows:
Oil based Paints, Varnishes, & Thinners, Engine Oil,
Oil Filters, Adhesives, Aerosols, Herbicides & Pesticides,
We will Not be accepting:
Empty paint cans, Domestic oil tankers
This event is for Householders only, Commercial Operators will be refused entry.
Pilgrimage To Lourdes
The Annual Kildare & Leighlin Diocesan Pilgrimage To Lourdes will take place
from the 1st to the 6th August 2019. Direct flight from Dublin
to Tarbes-Lourdes Airport and return. Return airport transfers with guide assistance.
5 Nights hotel accommodation. Daily breakfast, lunch and dinner. Full programme
of religious ceremonies and special masses. Guided tours and social evenings.
Full assistance of Joe Walsh Tours guides and representatives.
If you require assistance or intend on taking a wheelchair to Lourdes you must
register your request by calling our office.
For additional information or to book over the phone, please call one of our
Lourdes Pilgrimage Specialists: 01241 0800
Booking forms available in the Sacristy's in the Parishes of Myshall and Clonegal.
19th 2019 the Community of Kildavin Clonegal will remember the 1919
Juniour GAA Football team who brought back the parishes first County title.
Because of the huge interest in the event the venue has been changed to Ballykealy
House Hotel Ballon. Tickets which are already being sought will go on sale
at the end of the summer. Keynote speaker Dr. Kevin Whelan. A profile of the
team members is being put together and will be published together with an account,
of the social, political and economic activity at the time The organising committee
would appreciate your help in harvesting this information. Do you know of someone
who fought in the War of Independence, or someone who returned from the battlefields
of Europe or died there? Do you know of someone who died from the Spanish flue
or survived it? Do you know of someone who contributed to the national loan
scheme to help finance the new state. If you have information contact 087
8380018 or 087 9110555. Email: email@example.com or
private message on ClonegalKildavin Veteran Players Facebook page.
Call For Volunteers
Are you a tradesperson aged between 20 and 68 years. If so, The Ray of
Sunshine Foundation is seeking your help. A group of volunteers will
travel to Kenya
in January 2020, to build classrooms in Mombasa. Duration of the stay
is 11 days. The cost is €3000 which covers flights, accommodation, insurance
and all the materials for the build. Visit www.rayofsunshine.ie or
contact Olive on 087 69994599 for more information
Tullow Health Centre
Dr. Sunhera Zaib’s clinic is a family general medical & primary
healthcare service. It is located at Shillelagh Road, Tullow, Co. Carlow
R93 H0C1. The following services are provided. Family doctor, consulting,
appointment & walk in service, childhood
immunizations, travel vaccination and seasonal vaccinations, maternity
care post & antenatal, gynaecology, respiratory clinic,
diabetic clinic, heart failure clinic, well woman’s health
including family planning & men’s health. Under 6 free GP care
is also available and over 70’s are accepted.
New patients also accepted.
Phone: (059) 9151492
Monday Club’ St Mary’s
Day Centre, Ryland Road,
Come and join us and brighten up your Monday mornings 10.00 am to 2.00pm
Closed for Summer Break July & August
Re-opening 2nd September 2019
Members Always Welcome
Throughout the year we will have information sharing,
entertainment, Arts & Crafts,
guest speakers and many more topics.
This Club would suit 60+ age group Entrance Fee: €4 which includes Tea & Light Lunch.
Accord Catholic Marriage Care Service
Catholic Marriage Care Service is currently recruiting volunteers
to train as marriage preparation course facilitators. If
you have appositive attitude towards marriage in the Catholic
Church, if you have the enthusiasm to be part of the Accord
team in supporting couples who are preparing for the Sacrament
of Marriage Accord want to hear from you! Successful applicants
professional training and will be part of a team delivering
marriage preparation courses locally. Contact Aisling on
01 505 3112 or by email
Bottle Bank is for Recycling not Dumping
photograph on the left was taken on 17th January 2019.
It is very disappointing that some people treat the
bottle bank as a dumping area. Volunteers keep the bottle
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
Do not leave them on the ground. Clonegal
Tidy Village Association will be installing CCTV
which will monitor the area.
Accommodation Required for the National Ploughing Championships:
17th - 19th September 2019
In September 2019 up to 280,000 people will visit Ballintrane,
Fenagh, County Carlow for the National Ploughing Championships.
While local hotels, self-catering premises and B&B's
will cater for many visitors, there is a definite requirement
additional accommodation in the County Carlow area. If you
have a house or room available to rent at reasonable rates
and would like to support the National Ploughing Championships,
please register your interest on: www.carlowtourism.com/submityourproperty
Alternatively contact Carlow Tourism on 059-9130411 or firstname.lastname@example.org for further details.
From Carlow Streams
There is a long and rich oral tradition of song and story in
Carlow though much has been lost, which is why the creators
and collaborators of Carlow Streams are passionate about preserving
what we have, and ask for anyone with knowledge of local history
and traditions contact them at www.fromcarlowstreams.ie or
the Carlow Tourism website. Alternatively, contact Dave Barron
or 087 2204488.
The project was conceived by local man Dave Barron who has
a deep interest in the Irish language and folklore and the
of the Rambling House where culture was passed from one generation
to the next.
Support for the initiative has come from Carlow Tourism,
Creative Ireland Carlow, Carlow Museum and Carlow County
Library, along with the families of Luke Morrissey, Willie
White, Jim Nolan, Seamus Murphy and MC Nolan. To date, Dave
has gathered material for the site from a disparate group
of collectors around the county whose contributions are included
in this cultural website. These include Danny Browne, Carlow
Historical and Archaeological Society (CHAS), Tony Malone,
Eddie McDonald, the late Luke Morrissey, the late Seamus
Murphy, the late Willie White, John Candy, Dermot Mulligan,
John Shortall, Seamus Dunne and Michael Rice. The list continues
Grow Is Here To Help You
Are you struggling with anxiety or depression? Finding life
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,
(Ceart Grp: mental health effects of living with chronic
pain/long term illness. Charity No. 20023294
GROW (Ireland) info-line 1890 474 474,
GROW (Ireland) Web: https://grow.ie/
To Donate to GROW please visit https://grow.ie/donations/
To Volunteer for GROW visit https://grow.ie/get-involved/volunteer-form/
If you sing or play a musical instrument we would be delighted
if you join us. We meet on Monday evenings at 7.30pm in the
Spellman Hall, Kildavin (rear entrance) to practice. If you
need further information please contact Mary 086 8097521 or
just come along any Monday evening.
Affordable Live-In Homecare
Affordable Live-In Homecare Provide live in carers for the
elderly in your area. If you are looking for a live-in carer
for your relative, please call Eileen or Tom today on 087 9916791.
Our website is www.alhomecare.ie
Robot for Clonegal
picturesque village of Clonegal, Co. Carlow has a new resident
- one who has a very distinct look. Its arms are conveyor
rollers from a quarry; its feet are the bucket teeth from
a digger. It has bolts for fingers and an engine for a
stomach. Its eyebrows are wire brushes, its hair comprises
motorbike chains and its cheery smile is thanks to the
roller from a conveyor belt.
This smiling metal man, who carries a suitcase, is completely made from recycled
scrap parts and was created by Liam Birmingham, a second-year mechanical engineering
student from Institute of Technology Carlow. And on Wednesday 13th June Liam,
alongside his engineering lecturers Dr. Anthony Nolan and Dr. Cathal Nolan, presented
the smiling ‘Tin Man’ to the Clonegal Tidy Towns committee. He will
reside in the square opposite the church in Clonegal village where his suitcase
will store used batteries as part of Clonegal’s ongoing efforts to “reduce,
reuse and recycle”.
Pictured above L to R: Marie Byrne, Tony Jackson, Liam Birmingham Carlow IT (creator
of the robot), Dr. Anthony Nolan Carlow IT,
Dr. Cathal Nolan Carlow IT, Kay Jackson, Margo Corbally and Johnny Dunne.
This FREE event continues every Saturday morning at 9:30 in Rathwood. Just register
for free on www.parkrun.ie and print your barcode. You can run, jog, walk or
stroll. Check out our facebook page for more information.
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
The Honour of The Little Village”
Clonegal Kildavin Veteran
Players book “For
The Honour of The Little Village” is selling out
fast. The books features the stories and opinions of twelve well known
retired GAA Players from Carlow, Wexford and Wicklow
with hundreds more mentioned, retailing at only €10 ideal for the GAA
addicts among your friends and family.
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)
Monday, Wednesday and Thursday 9.00am
Tuesday 9.00am - 2.00pm - Friday: 9.00am - 1.00pm
Saturday & Sunday - Please phone 053 9376749
the Weavers' Cottages website please click here
Parent and Toddler Group
Bunclody Parent and Toddler Group takes place every Wednesday morning from 10.00am
to 12 noon in St. Aidan's Hall, Irish Street. Admission €3.00. A place to
meet other parents in a nice relaxed atmosphere.
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
a group you are involved with, please contact Andrea Dalton in St Catherine’s
Community Services Centre on 059 9138706 or email email@example.com
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
Ken Saro Wiwa Exhibition
For the month of July Bunclody Library will host an archive
exhibition by Ken Saro Wiwa.
Summer Stars at Your Library
All children throughout the country are invited to join the
Summer Stars programme at their local library. Children can
borrow any children's books they like throughout the summer
and get rewards for reading along the way - and it's all
Thursday, 25th July at 7.00pm - Beau Williams Poetry Workshop
Wednesday 24th July: 1.45 -
2.45pm Summer Coding Classes with TEKcentral Parents/Guardians must remain in the library for the duration
of the class.
Monday, 22nd July 11.00am-12.00pm - Dogs Trust Parents/Guardians must remain in the library for the duration
of the class.
Saturday 27th July at 11.00am - Gymboree For Babies - 5 Year
Olds Parents/Guardians must remain in the library for the duration
of the class.
NEW! Online e-resources drop in clinic
Why not drop by with your smart phone, tablet or laptop and
avail of our free clinic in how to use our online services
which include ebooks, digital magazines, e-audiobooks and
much more. Every second Tuesday at 11.00am.
Adult Events: Bunclody
Knitting Club Wednesday mornings at 10.30am. All Welcome
Children’s Events: Toddler
Story Time Join us on Friday mornings at 11.00am.
Bunclody Bookcave Junior Book Club Meeting - Next meeting Thursday
25th July at 4.00pm.
you would you like to receive a Text Message or Email
Message about our upcoming events please contact us
in Bunclody Library on 053-9375466 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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
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: 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
Community Education Programmes provided for Transition/Leaving Cert Students & Community Groups
for the coming week
Wednesday 24th July at 9.30am
Thursday 25th July at 7.30pm
Saturday 27th July at 6.30pm
& Nora Lambert, Kilcarry
John Roche, Monaughrim Months Mind Mary Ann Kelly, Mary
Nolan, Raheengraney Bridge
23rd July at 9.30am
Friday 26th July at 9.30am
28th July at 11.30am
Eamonn Whelan, Johnstown; Mary & Tom Slye,
Saturday 27th July at 6.30pm
Sunday 28th July 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: email@example.com
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or
phone Nicola Gray on 053 9376389