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News for 7th June 2021 to 13th June 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 7th June at 7.30pm

Tuesday 8th June at 11.15am

Wednesday 9th June 11.15am

Thursday 10th June at 7.30pm

Friday 11th June at 11.15am

Saturday 12th June at 6.30pm

Sunday 13th June at 11.30am

Due to the sizes of our churches, a maximum of 50 can attend Mass at any one time.
Funerals - a maximum of 50 in attendance
Weddings - a maximum of 50 can attend the ceremony (reduced to 6 in attendance at the reception)
Baptisms - a maximum of 6 in attendance
First Communions - due to so much uncertainty at this point in time, dates for First Communions will not be issued for the foreseeable future.

The churches will be open each day for private prayer.

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

Trocaire Boxes
‘Please return Trocaire Boxes as soon as possible. Please do not leave the boxes unattended in the churches.
Please help families hurt by conflict to survive and thrive. You can donate any of the following ways:-
Through the website: www.trocaire.org
Call-save to 1850 408 408
Post to: Trocaire, Maynooth, Co. Kildare.

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. It’s looking likely that this lockdown will continue for some weeks yet, 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)

Volume 2 is on its way

A picture paints a thousand words they say and so the Veteran Players collection of local photographs Golden Memories sold out to within a week of arriving on the market and they know many of you were disappointed and unable to get it. They are also heartened by the number of people who offered photos for any further publication. So, the inevitable decision has been made to publish another collection of photos. If you have photos which will jog the memories of readers and remind them of events now passed, they would love to hear from you.
Email Photos to maggie1980@live.ie
or contact: Tom @ 087 9110555 or Mgt 087 8380018


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 8th - 10.00am

Wednesday 9th - 10.00am

Thursday 10th - 10.00am

Friday 11th - 10.00am

Sunday 13th - 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 8th Ballon 7.00pm

Thursday 10th Ballon 10.00am

Saturday 12th Ballon 6.00pm

Sunday 13th 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

Free Online Course

Kilkenny and Carlow Education and Training Board

Growing Herbs with Eddie
Course Day: Thursday
Time: 7.00pm – 8.30pm
Course Dates: 10th June & 17th June

If you would like further information or if you would like to book a place on the above course contact Fiona fdunne@kcetb.ie

Online Theology Open Day
Online Theology Open Day, 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. Click on the link below to find out more about our Online Open Day on 19th June.

Email: enquiries@prioryinstitute.com

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 for June 2021
Bunclody Library is open for browsing and “contact and collect” during normal opening hours.

You can Borrow
• Visit Bunclody library and select items for yourself and your family. We recommend a visit of 30 minutes or less.

• Order your favourite books online. We will text you when they are ready for collection. Note this service will be available from 17th. May

• “Contact and collect” by appointment. Library staff will pick a bag of up to 6 books/DVDs/CDs in your chosen genre/subject. We will let you know when they are available for you.

• Printing can be emailed from home and collected during opening hours. Limited scanning and photocopying facilities are available.

• In line with government guidance from 10th May until further notice, computer and study facilities will not be available.

You can Return
Drop your items in the returns bin and go.

We can Deliver
Book Call Service for homebound citizens.
You can request a bag of books and we will deliver directly to your door. Phone Bunclody library at 053 9375466.

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.

Age Friendly Digital Ambassador
Would you like to be able to access your local library Services on the internet, download your favourite books listen to audio books but you’re not sure how to do this. Let our library Digital Ambassadors show you how to get online. You don’t even have to be a member of your local library already, we’ll help you join.
We will provide tutoring sessions over the phone for older people. Through these tutoring sessions, participants will be empowered to access the fantastic range of online library services, particularly BorrowBox which is used to download books and audio books to a phone, tablet or laptop/computer. This will help empower older people to further avail of the fantastic range of library services available online.
It will help familiarise participants to access the internet and assist them when downloading apps to help participate in the other online activities.
In time, this may even give older people the confidence to become mentors themselves and show their peers how to do the same.
Why not give it a try!
If you would like to find out more about this programme, contact Margaret Lanigan at margaret.lanigan@wexfordcoco.ie or call 053 9375466 for further details.

Free eBooks, eAudiobooks, eNewspapers, eLanguage learning, online courses, comics and graphic novels, business and company research and more can be found on the eBooks and eResources section of the library website: https://wexfordcoco.ie/libraries
If you are not already a member of the library you can join here: https://www.wexfordcoco.ie/libraries/join-the-library and start using these online resources straight away.

Should you need any assistance with these resources or need to reset your password, staff are available by email and are happy to help. Pleaseemail us at bunclody.library@wexfordcoco.ie

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.

World Book Day 2021
Check out our fantastic new World Book Day selection the next time you're in Bunclody library!
We have plenty of FREE World Book Day children's books to take home!

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
Join our online book club on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/groups/278963496612690/
Our June read is The Testaments by Margaret Atwood and this will be discussed in the FaceBook group on Thursday 1st July from 7 - 8pm.
Hope you are enjoying the Online Book Club 's choices!
All are welcome to join our Online Book Club.

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.
The title we will read on 16th June is Deaf Republic by Ilya Kaminsky 1
All books are available on borrowbox.
People are welcome to join at any time throughout the duration of the book club.

Changes To Your Transparent Language Online Access
If you are a previous RBdigital user that had accessed Transparent Language Online through RBdigital, you will need to perform a password reset in order to gain access to your account and your learning history. This is a one-time password reset and when you come back to the Transparent Language Online login page, you will be able to access Transparent Language Online with your username and new password.

To recover your Transparent Language Online account:

1. Go to the login screen of your Transparent Language Online account and click "Forgot your username or password?". (If you are not sure of the link to your library's Transparent Language Online account, you can go to https://www.transparent.com/login/ and enter your email address in the Transparent Language Online box.)
2. On the next screen, fill in the USERNAME OR EMAIL field with the email address that was previously associated with your RBdigital account.
3. If the reCAPTCHA box appears, mark the I'm not a robot checkbox. This Feature may not appear for all users. When present, this checkbox is required.
4. Click SUBMIT. You will soon receive an email with a link to reset your password.

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

Lotto Results 15th March 2020
Kildavin / Clonegal GAA, Ben Mulhall Park
Last Week’s winning numbers: 06 - 13 - 16 - 20
Jackpot Result:
No winner
/ No online winner
13 Match 3 Winners each recieve €15
Sellers Prize: €50 -
Jackpot: €10,000 - Reserve Jackpot €5,400
Tickets €2.00 each.

Please note: draws are suspended until further notice

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

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.

Ballon Business & Training Service
All courses and classes are now postponed until further notice. As we fall into the category of an educational center, we have closed the centre, as per the recommendations.
We will be following government guidance in relation as to when we will be reopening the centre.

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

Stay 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

Weavers' Cottages Museum

Closed until further notice.

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

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 7th June at 7.30pm
Tuesday 8th June at 11.15am
Wednesday 9th June 11.15am
Thursday 10th June at 7.30pm
Friday 11th June at 11.15am
Saturday 12th June at 6.30pm



Sunday 13th June 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