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News for 16th May 2022 to 22nd May 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 31........14th May 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, 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)


The Carlow County Council Community Liaison Officer is available to meet people clubs and organisations in the Spellman Hall Kildavin @ 8pm on Tuesday May 17th to discuss the supports and funding available to enhance the community and the life of its people. The meeting is being facilitated by Clonegal Kildavin Veteran Players and we ask as many people as possible to come along to discuss a vision for your community. This is not a meeting to recruit volunteers and attendees may leave without obligation.









To view or download the Centenary Insert please click / tap on the image







Parish Newsletter
- for Sunday 15th May





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

Masses in Clonegal and Kildavin


Monday 16th May at 10.00am

Tuesday 17th May at 10.00am

Wednesday 18th May at 10.00am

Thursday 19th May at 7.30pm

Friday 20th May at 7.30pm

Saturday 21st May at 6.30pm


Sunday 22nd May 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)

Carlow Choral Society – Vivaldi Gloria and Magnificat
Carlow Choral Society presents an uplifting and joyous performance of Vivaldi’s most famous Choral works on Sunday 22nd May at 7.30pm in the Church of the Most Holy Rosary in Tullow, Co. Carlow.
Conducted by Blánaid Murphy and accompanied by the Irish Choral Sinfonia Orchestra and Yvonne Collier playing organ. Soloists include Aisling Kenny, Soprano and Laura-Joy Copeland, Mezzo Soprano
Tickets are €20.00 each and accompanied under 16’s are free. Tickets are available online on www.eventbrite.ie and from Tullow Parish Office, and choir members.
For further information please contact carlowchoralsociety@gmail.com or Miriam Kelly, Secretary of Carlow Choral Society, on 087-9422608

Carlow Summer Walking Festival 2022
Friday, May 27th – Sunday, May 29th 2022
Carlow’s stunning Blackstairs Mountains and River Barrow along with the quaint and historic villages of Ballymurphy, Borris, Myshall, St Mullins and Rathanna will feature in this year's Carlow Summer Walking Festival which takes place from Friday, May 27th – Sunday May 29th 2022. The Carlow Summer Walking Festival features 18 different walks, suitable for every type of walker, from hikes up the peaks of the Blackstairs Mountains, to leisurely, peaceful strolls, where walkers can admire the views and scenery. Walkers will be guided through the beautiful Carlow countryside by local and experienced tour guides. Routes include a magical night hike through the Blackstairs Mountains, a walk focused on the rich history and heritage of the Blackstairs, and some of the ancient sites of Carlow, along with a walk through the newly developed Kilbrannish Trail covering some 14km.
If interested, further details on registration for the walks,
Starting points and rules of participation are available on carlowtourism.com/walkingfestival
or phone Carlow Tourist Office on 059 913 0411 where details will also be provided.
Booking of all walks and events essential.

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.

Ballon Business & Training Service

19th May 10am x 6 weeks

Beautifully locally handmade communion and confirmation cards.
Personalised with name and date, Call to order yours.
Confirmation/Communion personalised labels made to order.

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

Tullow Day Care Centre
Tullow Day Care Centre are inviting expressions of interest from people from Kildavin/Clonegal/Myshall areas who are interested in availing of our meals on wheels service Monday-Friday. 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 0599151833 to find out full details.

Important Parish Events

First Communion
Clonegal - Saturday 28th May at 11.00am
- Saturday 28th May at 2.00pm

Kildavin / Clonegal GAA, Ben Mulhall Park Lotto Results
Sunday 15th May 2022
Numbers drawn were 07 - 10 - 13 - 20
Jackpot: €10,000 - Reserve Jackpot €8,200 - No Jackpot Winner
8 Match 3 winners - each receive €20.00
Murphy family syndicate
Paddy Murphy, Clonegal
S & R Murphy, Clonegal
Bernie Murphy, Kildavin
Edel James, Ballys'agh
Angela Kavanagh, Lackabeg
Jim Tracy
Michael Dunne, online
Sellers Prize:
€50 - Ronan Brennan
Next draw will take place on 29th May 2022 at 9.30pm inDunne's, Clonegal
Tickets €2.00 each.

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

County Carlow Golf Classic 2022
Monday, 5th September – Wednesday, 7th September 2022
Once again three of Ireland’s premier courses have joined forces to offer a three-day golfing package in County Carlow.
With rates as low as €160 per person, the classic offers excellent value for money. There is an exciting range of daily, ladies, mixed pairs and overall prizes for the winners. Coupled with unbeatable rates in some of Carlow’s finest accommodation properties and in Mount Wolseley Hotel, Spa & Golf Resort, this really is the wHole In One package.
Book early to avoid disappointment as places are subject to availability.
Further details are available from Carlow Tourism t: 059-9130411,
Email: awatson@carlowtourism.com
Website: www.carlowtourism.com/golfclassic

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".

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 17th May at 10.00am

Wednesday 18th May at 10.00am

Thursday 19th May at 10.00am

Friday 20th May - at 10.00am Mass

Sunday 22nd May 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 17th Ballon 7.00pm

Thursday 19th Ballon 10.00am

Saturday 21st Ballon 6.00pm

Sunday 22nd 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.

Bunclody Library Events for May

Free Study Spaces at Bunclody Library
Online booking is now available for Study Spaces at Bunclody Library: https://wexfordcoco.libcal.com/
Please note that spaces are limited and should be booked in advance.
When you make a booking you will receive an email and you must verify your booking using the link in your email. You will then receive a second email and you must confirm your booking in this email, to keep your space.When you arrive at your specially numbered study space in the library, remember to check in using your QR code or the link in your confirmation email. This ensures that you can remain at your study space for your allocated time slot.If no check-in is recorded within 15 minutes the study space will be reallocated.

Bunclody Library Adult Book Club
All are welcome to attend our Book Club meeting in the library on Thursday 26th May at 7.30pm.
'The Midnight Library' by Matt Haig will be discussed on the night.
Register your interest by emailing bunclodylib@wexfordcoco.ie
Copies of the the book are available to borrow at the desk in Bunclody Library.

Bunclody Library Junior Book Club
Want to join our Junior Book Club?
Suitable for 9-12 year olds (or 4th – 6th Class)
Register your interest by emailing bunclodylib@wexfordcoco.ie or phone 053 9375466.

'By the Streams of Bunclody’ in the Revolutionary period
History talk with Barry Lacey, Historian in Residence
Thursday 19th May 7.30pm
During both the War of Independence and Civil War numerous incidents took place in Bunclody town and surrounding area. Historian in Residence Barry Lacey will recount and explore some of those events which occurred 100 years ago in an illustrated talk that will include ambushes, raids, reprisals and much more. This includes the shooting of an RIC constable in the town, the Munfin Ambush, the town during the Civil War and more.
Places are limited, please phone 053 9375466 to book or register online here.

Children's Events

Make your own Bee Hotel!
Workshop for 6 - 12 year olds.
Saturday 21st May 2.30 - 3.30pm
Join Rob from Red Meadow Woodworkery for this fun filled bee hotel workshop. Learn all about solitary bees in Ireland and how to make a bee hotel to encourage them into your garden.
Use your problem solving abilities to fill the bee hotel structure with recycled materials, including small branches and pine cones. All participants get to take the bee hotel home with them at the end of the session, along with a leaflet to help identify the most common solitary bees in Ireland.
Parents/Guardians must remain in the library for the duration of the event.
Places limited, to book a place for this event please telephone 053 9375466 or register online here.

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.

Writer's Group
Pre-pandemic Bunclody library hosted a writers’ group once a month on a Saturday morning, we’d love to offer our events space for a group to meet monthly again – please email us at bunclodylib@wexfordcoco.ie if you are interested in joining a writers’ group.

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 - March
Multiple copies of the following campaign titles are available to borrow now (no queueing) as ebooks and/or eaudiobooks on BorrowBox during February– perfect for book clubs or class groups:

Monster Doughnuts by Gianna Pollero
Our Chemical Hearts by Krystal Sutherland
How Beautiful We Were by Imbolo Mbue
The Wonder by Emma Donoghue
The Line of Beauty by Alan Hollinghurst
The Rome Affair by Karen Swan
A Minute to Midnight by David Baldacci

The Black Book by David Ellis, James Patterson
Wuthering Heights performed by Joanne Froggatt, wriiten by Emily Bronte
The Story of the Night by Colm Toibin
The Boy from the Woods by Harlan Coben
How to Feel Good in Difficult Times by Gael Lindenfield
Real Fake by Aly Mennuti

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




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

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 16th May at 10.00am
Tuesday 17th May at 10.00am
Wednesday 18th May at 10.00am
Thursday 19th May at 7.30pm
Friday 20th May at 7.30pm
Saturday 21st May at 6.30pm



Sunday 22nd May 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