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News for 17th July to 23rd July 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 9th July 2017
Kildavin / Clonegal GAA, Ben Mulhall Park
Last Week’s winning numbers: 01 - 22 - 23 - 27
Jackpot Result: No winner
1 match 3 winner received €150
Sinéad Gray, Clonegal 22 - 23 - 27 - 28
Sellers Prize €50: Thomas Redmond
Current Jackpot: €7,800
Next draw will be held in the Conway's, Kildavin, Sunday 23rd July 2017 at 10.30pm
Tickets €2.00 each.

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 17th July 2017. All are most welcome.

The Irish Blood Transfusion Service
Visit the Millrace Hotel on this Wednesday 19th July from 5.00pm till 8.30p.m. We appeal to all healthy adults to make a special effort to attend. Supplies of blood get low at this time of year due to Holidays etc. So please give up one hour to help someone in need.

Ardattin Development & Slaney Valley Community Games
On Sunday 23rd of July Ardattin Development are honouring Mim Gorman by naming the field in his memory. A granite stone will be placed at the entrance. Slaney Valley Community Games will hold a fun day at 2.30pm. to mark this occasion and to celebrate another successful year in Community Games The emphasis of this day is on fun for all ages and abilities! Refreshments will be served in Ardattin Hall. Looking forward to seeing all who knew Mirn down through the years from the wider community and all members of Slaney Valley Community Games in Ardattin on Sunday the 23rd July. There will be an opportunity to donate on the day towards the cost of the granite stone and to the upkeep of the field. See for full details of the fun Day.

Breda Murphy
Breda Murphy, (a member of Clonegal National School Parents Council) is pleased to advise that she has completed the London Marathon (April 23rd) and raised €1,250 for Clonegal National School. Many thanks for your wonderful contributions. A draw for €50 was also held and the winner was Gerry Darcy, Celbridge, Co. Kildare (a work colleague of Breda’s) who has kindly donated his winnings back to the school. Many thanks to Gerry for this very kind act. Therefore, a total of raised €1,250, was handed over to the School on June 27th to support the Social, Personal and Health Development/Education Program (SPHE).

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

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
The Monday Club is closed 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.

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

Youth 2000 Summer Festival
The Youth 2000 Summer Festival will take place in the Cistercian College Roscrea, Co. Tipperary from Thursday 17th August to Sunday 20th August 2017. The festival is for young people 16 - 35 years. It is an opportunity not to be missed to experience the Catholic faith and meet many new people, with over 1,400 young people from all over Ireland attending last year. The festival is donation only. Free buses travelling from all around Ireland. For more information and to book online log on to: or telephone 01 6753690.

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

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 July 2017

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

1st July - 31st July - Photographic exhibition by Jim Campbell, “Journey into the Unknown”. For the month of July a photographic exhibition by well known Wexford photographer Jim Campbell will be on display in the library. The theme of the display concerns Jim’s recent journey to the conflict areas of the Middle East, in particular Syria and Iraq.

Thursday 20th July 7.00pm - Sean Nós Dancing with Niamh Page. Niamh Page is a traditional Sean Nos Dance Artist. She has been instructing dance in Wexford for fifteen years. Niamh has taught and preformed with the old & young in many cultural events. She is also a committee member of the Wexford Comhaltas Branch 2015/2016.

Saturday 22nd July 2.30pm - Art and Craft for kids with Maeve Hunter. An event for 9-12 year olds.

Thursday 27th July 4.00pm - Bunclody Book Cave. Junior Reading Circle.

Saturday 29th July 11.00am - Gymboree for babies and toddlers up to 5 years old.

Regular Adult Events

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

Adult Reading Circle The adult reading circle will take a break for July and August and return in September. New members are always welcome.

Adult Creative Writing The adult creative writing group ‘Drop of Ink’ will take a break for July and August and return in September. New members are always welcome..

Adult Poetry Group The Poetry Group will take a break for July and August and return in September. New members are always welcome..

Regular Children’s Events

Junior Reading Circle ‘Bunclody Book Cave’ Junior Reading Circle continues on Thursday 27th July at 4.00pm.
Regular Toddler Story Time - Join us on Friday mornings at 11.00am.

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


Saturday 22nd July at 6.30pm

  Months Mind: Timothy Farrell, Moylisha


Sunday 23rd July at 11.30am

  Luke Murphy, Ballinastraw; Ned Murphy, Ballinvalley

Saturday 22nd July at 6.30pm
Pat Rooney

Sunday 23rd July at 11.30am
Damien McDonald

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.