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News for 22nd May to 28th May 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 14th May 2017
Kildavin / Clonegal GAA, Ben Mulhall Park
Last Week’s winning numbers: 09 - 21 - 23 - 27
Jackpot Result: No winner
1 match 3 winner received €150
Ber, Aine, Orlagh 09 - 15 - 21 - 23
Sellers Prize €50: P. J Conway
Current Jackpot: €7,000
Next draw will be held in Conway's Kildavin, Sunday 28th May 2017 at 10.30pm
Tickets €2.00 each.

Tus position available in Clonegal Village
Gain Valuable work experience
Break the employment cycle
Increased payment, min €215.50

Tus eligibility

Have been continually unemployed for at least 12 months and “signing on” on a full time basis
Have been receiving a jobseekers payment (Jobseeker’s benefit or Jobseekers Allowance) for 12 months
Over 18 years of age

If you meet the above criteria you may self-refer to Tus
If interest please call or text Cherish Kinsella on 086 4121743

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

Cranavane Mass
Mass will be celebrated at Cranavane Well, Ballinvalley, Kildavin on Wednesday 24th May at 7.30pm

5km Memorial Walk in aid of Hospice Ireland
Friends of Tina Kelly welcome you to join in their 5km memorial walk and music night on Saturday 27th May, in aid of The Irish Hospice Foundation. Walk will start at St. Brigid's Hall, Clonegal at 11:00 am, with registration at 10:45 am. No registration fee, donations welcomed. Spot prizes and refreshments at end of the walk. Music night will be held in Dunne's Pub, Clonegal from 9:00 pm. Spot prizes on the night. No cover charge, donations welcomed.

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 19th June 2017. All are most welcome.

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

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

Red Setter Found



Male Red Setter around 2 years old found in Clonegal on Wednesday night/ Thursday morning (10th/11th May 2017). If anyone knows who owns the dog please contact Jonathan @ 087 9665416

Clonegal National School
Clonegal National School is now accepting enrolments for the school year commencing in September 2017. Enrolment forms can be downloaded from the school website or collected from Mary in the office. You may also request a form by phoning the school 053 937 7513.

Kildavin National School
Enrolment Forms for 2017 / 2018 are available from the School Office - 053 9376456. Forms are also available on the school website

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 May 2017

For the month of May Bunclody library will host an exhibition of watercolours by the renowned wildlife artist and illustrator, Dave Daly. Sketching in the field is what Dave loves most of all – be it a humble sparrow or an elusive warbler! Working from life in the field is ever changing and the endless quest to capture the bird’s unique character is the driving force behind his life as a bird artist. An exhibition not to be missed!

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

Thursday 25th May 7.00pm Book reading with crime writer Sam Blake, author of ‘In Deep Water’ and ‘Little Bones’ in the Det Garda Cat Connolly series. Sam Blake is a pseudonym for Vanessa Fox O’Loughlin, born in the UK but living and working in the foothills of the Wicklow Mountains for many years. She runs the works only national writing resources website as well as a publishing consultancy – she is Ireland’s leading literary scout.

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.

Regular Children’s Events
Junior Reading Circle ‘Chatterbooks’ Junior Reading Circle continues on Thursday 25th May at 4.00pm.
Toddler Story Time - We have a new time for our Toddler Storytime. Join us on Friday mornings at 11.00am. Come along with your toddler or preschooler for stories, rhymes and songs.

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


Monday 22nd May at 9.30am
Wednesday 24th May at 7.30pm
Friday 26th May at 9.30am
Saturday 27th May at 6.30pm

Mass at Cranavane Well

Andy and Molly Nolan, Raheengraney; James Hendrick, Johnstown


Tuesday 23rd May at 9.30am
Wednesday 24th May at 7.30pm

Thursday 25th May at 9.30am
Sunday 28th May at 11.30am

Mass at Cranavane Well

Saturday 27th May at 6.30pm
John Doyle
Sunday 28th May at 11.30am
Margaret Murphy

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.