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News for 20th September 2021 to 26th September 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.

Masses in Clonegal and Kildavin


Monday 20th September at 7.30pm

Tuesday 21st September at 11.15am

Wednesday 22nd September - 11.15am

Thursday 23rd September at 11.15am

Friday 24th September at 7.30pm

Saturday 25th September at 6.30pm

Sunday 26th September at 11.30am

Dates for First Confession

Clonegal NS Wednesday 6th October
Current 4th Class: 6.00pm
Current 3rd Class: 7.30pm

Dates for First Communion

Clonegal NS Saturday 9th October
Current 4th Class: 11.30am
Current 3rd Class: 1.30pm

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)

St. Fiaac’s Church – Sponsored Walk
St. Fiaac’s Church will host a sponsored walk on Saturday 25th September at 10.30am in aid of Christian Aid. Walkers will assemble at St. Fiaac’s car park and take the Huntington Castle route.
Your support is greatly appreciated.

Kildavin / Clonegal GAA, Ben Mulhall Park Lotto Results
Sunday 12th September 2021

Numbers drawn were 08 - 10 - 16 - 21
Jackpot: €10,000 - Reserve Jackpot €5,600 - No Jackpot Winner
Match 3 winners - each receive €25.00
Chris Coleman, Kildavin
Maryann Gahan, Clonegal
James Byrne, Craan
Colette Doyle, Clonmore
Bernie Hickey, Kildavin
S & K Rothwell, Cranmore
Sellers Prize:
€50 -
Next draw will take place on Sunday 26th September at 9.30pm in the Spellman Park Kildavin
Tickets €2.00 each.

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

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

Clonegal Kildavin Veteran Players – Community Newsletter
The Clonegal Kildavin Veteran Players group will produce a Community Newsletter for distribution in the Clonegal Kildavin area commencing in October. It is hoped to make the Newsletter available on a weekly basis. If any individual or groups wants to have their activities events or items of local interest included, 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. The Newsletter will be available free in the following locations, Jimmy Kelly's Kilbride, Conway’s Kildavin, Dunne’s Bar Clonegal, Plunkett’s Clonegal, Osbornes Clonegal, Ben Dunne 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.

Thank You - St. Fiaac’s Church Coffee Morning

Thank you to all those who supported and attended St. Fiaac’s Coffee morning on Saturday 21st August. All proceeds in aid of Church funds. Winners of the raffle are as follows: Vogue Deacon, Drumderry, Alfie Byrne, Kildavin, Breda Murphy, Clonegal, Eric Deacon, Barnahask, Joan Rothwell, Barnahask, Kyle Leybourne, Kilbride, Tom Porter, Ballingate and Billy Rothwell, Bunclody.

Golden Memories Volume 2

Following the success of Golden Memories, a book of photographs of local interest, The Clonegal Kildavin Veteran Players group are busily preparing Volume 2 which will be published before Christmas 2021.For further information please contact
Tom @ 087 9110555, Mgt @ 0878380018 or Email maggie1980@live.ie or contact any member of the committee.
Thanks to all of those who have contributed to date.

Below is a small taster of what has been received. Can you recognise anyone? Kildavin N.S 1990 and some of the founding members of the Ben Mulhall Association 1997.


Kirwan Academy of Irish Dance.
Registration is now open:
Classes begin on Friday 24th September
Clonegal Parish Hall at 3.15pm
Contact Emily:
Mobile – 087 214 0324
Facebook – Kirwan Academy of Irish Dance……….click/tap here
Instagram - @Kirwanacademy
...............click/tap here

Eist Cancer Support Centre
The Eist Cancer Support Centre has moved to 46 Idrone Park, Carlow. Eist continues to provide emotional support and prctical help to all affected by cancer. To make an appointment or for more information please contact: 085 866 1499 or
Email: info@eistcarlowcancersupport.ie

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.com

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 21st - 10.00am

Wednesday 22nd - 10.00am

Thursday 23rd - Mass in Drumphea - 7.30pm

Friday 24th - 10.00am

Sunday 26th - 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 21st Ballon 7.00pm

Thursday 23rd Ballon 10.00am

Saturday 25th Ballon 6.00pm

Sunday 26th 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 September

Summer Stars Reading Adventure 2021

The Summer Stars Reading Adventure for 2021 has now ended and Certificates for all those who participated are now ready for collection at Bunclody Library. Congratulations to all the boys and girls who participated this year. We are delighted that over 200 children signed up for the adventure this summer and we hope that the boys and girls will keep reading and visit the library throughout the year.

A huge thank you to all the children who participated this year.

Don't forget to call in and collect your Certificate. Your Online library is open 24/7
Free eBooks, eAudiobooks, eNewspapers, eLanguage learning, online courses, comics and graphic novels, business and company research and more can be found on our eBooks and eResources section of the library website: https://www.wexfordcoco.ie/libraries/ebooks-and-eresources
Not a library member? Not a problem. Join today online.
It is free and easy.

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.
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.

Book Call
Do you know someone who is elderly or vulnerable and who is cocooning at home?
They can request a delivery of library books, audiobooks and DVDs from Wexford Libraries who will deliver directly to their door. To avail of this service please phone 053 9196566 between 9.30am - 5.30pm, Monday to Friday. Library staff will contact the person who is cocooning and organise delivery of suitable library material . All items are on long loan, there are no overdue fines and access to the service is always FREE.

Wexford Libraries Online Book Club
We are taking a break for September
Join our online book club on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/groups/278963496612690/
Hope you are enjoying the Online Book Club 's choices!
All are welcome to join our Online Book Club.

Back to SchoolAs children settle back into the routine of school, it's a good time to create some good habits and practices. Why not get into the habit of visiting the library with your children on a regular basis. Here in Bunclody Library we regularly receive deliveries of new books. If you or your family are not members you can join the library here or just call in with photo ID and proof of address and we will join you up - It's all FREE!

School Block Loans
Wexford Library Services Classroom Sets Scheme provides multiple copies of recommended titles for class reading and discussion. Sets can be borrowed by individual teachers or schools for a period of 1 term.
Titles are now available to your school, from this branch until June 2022. A list of available titles can be obtained from Bunclody Library.
Classroom Sets of books for 2021/22 can be booked by contacting Brian Kelly or Josephine Kehoe at bunclodylib@wexfordcoco.ie or by telephone at
053 9375466.

Important News for our Magazine Readers!
Our RBdigital Magazine & Comic Service is moving to Libby by Overdrive.
If there’s anything you haven’t finished reading on RBdigital, please don’t worry, you’ll be able to borrow almost all the same titles right away on Libby.
Almost 3,400 titles are available in a variety of languages including Spanish, Chinese, Japanese, Italian, German, French. Find out more at https://tinyurl.com/jzrzv5c

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.

Back to School Anxiety:
Supporting your child or teenager as they return to school
Presented by Dr Malie Coyne
Available online on all Wexford County Council Public Library Service Facebook pages and Wexford Libraries YouTube channel
Presented by: Dr Malie Coyne, Best-selling author, Clinical Psychologist, Lecturer at NUI Galway, Infant Mental Health Advocate and Mental Health Advisory Panel for A Lust for Life
Worrying and parenting go hand in hand, especially during times of change, and the return to school after summer break can bring simmering anxieties to the surface for children, teenagers and parents alike.
“Join us for an online talk with Dr. Malie Coyne, Senior Clinical Psychologist and Author, where she will speak about the anxiety children face in returning to school, and share practical suggestions using her SAFE compassionate approach from her critically acclaimed book 'Love in, Love Out: A compassionate approach to parenting your anxious child'.
Malie will also dedicate time to answering questions. Malie's approach is very down to earth, which stems from her experience as an anxious child, from being an 'at times' struggling parent, and from offering support to many anxious children and parents over the years. It is hoped you'll be left with a sense of reassurance as a parent and some very practical tools to help you and your children.
Background: Wexford County Council Public Library Service works in partnership with CYPSC (Children &Young People’s Services Committee) each year to deliver Parenting Today, an annual programme of free talks for parents and carers throughout Wexford County.

Plant Based Diet for Teenagers
Talk with Registered Dietitian Didi De Zwarte
How can I support my teenager in their vegan or vegetarian diet while making sure they are getting all the nutrition they need? In this talk, dietitian Didi De Zwarte will discuss the various plant-based diets around and will cover the key nutrients to consider for a balanced plant-based diet for your teenager.
Available fromThursday 16th September at 8pm on all Wexford Library Facebook pages and on our YouTube channel.
This talk is available as part of our Healthy Ireland at Your Library programme.

Bunclody Library Book Club Support Newsletter
Are you currently a member of a book club, thinking of joining or forming a new book club on Zoom or WhatsApp with friends or family?
If so, why not join our new monthly Book Club Support Newsletter, which will provide each member of the club with monthly updates on recommended reads, multiple titles available to borrow as eBooks or eAudiobooks on BorrowBox, literary events and any other information relevant to your book club.Members can sign up to our newsletter by emailing bunclodylib@wexfordcoco.ie
This is open to members of all libraries not just Wexford libraries, all you need is to be a library member, so you can access BorrowBox!

BorrowBox App
The BorrowBox App has a large selection of bestsellers, new releases and more for download as eBooks and eAudiobooks.
Download the BorrowBox App from the AppStore, Google Play or Amazon or view the BorrowBox website.
Check out the official BorrowBox User Guide Video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PU8rBqjbxWM! This video is the perfect introduction to BorrowBox for our new users. It covers all of the key functionality from downloading the app to borrowing a title, and shows just how easy BorrowBox is to use. All you need is a library membership number, pin number and email address to gain access to thousands of eBooks and eAudiobooks through BorrowBox.

Available for
• Any Smartphone or Tablet (Apple, Android or Kindle Fire)
• e-Readers that can read the EPUB file format
• PCs and Macs
All you need is your library membership card, PIN and an email address!

Memory Wall Commemoration 2020

In this most unusual of years the Veteran Players were unable to host commemoration ceremonies for those remembered on our memory walls at The Spellman Park Kildavin, and the Ben Mulhall Park Clonegal. The group has put this short slideshow together to assure those left that their loved ones are not and never will be forgotten. The slide show includes separate sections for each of the locations.

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: 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
Money Management Sessions
provided for Transition/Leaving Cert Students & Community Groups

Masses for the coming week


Monday 20th September at 7.30pm
Tuesday 21st September at 11.15am
Wednesday 22nd September - 11.15am
Thursday 23rd September at 11.15am
Friday 24th September at 7.30pm
Saturday 25th September at 6.30pm



Sunday 26th September 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