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News for 4th December 2023 to 10th December 2023

If you have any news or upcoming events you would like included in this section please contact one of the addresses below:



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 90.......25th November 2023
The Community Newsletter is now a fortnightly publication
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 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, 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)



Parish Newsletter - 3rd December 2023

Change of Telephone Number at the Parochial House Myshall
Due to technical difficulties the contact telephone number for the Parochial House, Myshall has to be changed. The new contact number is 086-3196978. Please help to circulate this new number. Apologies for any inconvenience caused.

Carlow Choral Society – Christmas Celebration Concert
Carlow Choral Society presents a Christmas Celebration concert in the Cathedral of the Assumption, Carlow, on Saturday 09 December at 8pm. The programme includes Handel's Messiah part one plus the rousing Hallelujah chorus, Monteverdi's Beatus Vir, as well as many favourite Christmas carols for the audience to sing along with. The concert will feature the Marlborough Baroque Orchestra, soprano Eva Waters, organist Yvonne Collier and conductor Blanaid Murphy. Admission is €25.00 and the concert is free for under 16s accompanied by an adult. Tickets are available on and from choir members.

Kildavin Childcare facility Christmas Market
10th December 2023 2pm to 5pm Spellman Hall Kildavin
Come along to this fundraising event for your local afterschool facility. The children in the afterschool are developing their entrepreneurial skills and will be selling their products made during the afterschool. They will be working in teams developing their skills and knowledge Lots of Local Vendors will be there on the day and of course the main man Santa. Contact

Give Blood


Community Policing

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Community Podcast ChatterboxY21 - Number 1
The Clonegal Kildavin Veteran Players have launched the first episode of their Community Podcast ChatterboxY21. Carmel Gibson talks to Deputy Michael Healy Rea on the challenges facing Rural Ireland. The role of the independent T.D. his principles, passions and family
Comments to

Ms. Carmel Gibson

Deputy Michael Healy Rea

To link with the Podcast please click / tap on the images above.

Community Podcast ChatterboxY21 - Number 2
The Clonegal Kildavin Veteran Players have launched the second episode of their Community Podcast ChatterboxY21. Enda Smyth interviews John Shark Hanlon about his life and times and the horse racing industry he is a part of.
Comments to

Enda Smyth

John Shark Hanlon

To link with the Podcast please click / tap on the images above

Community Podcast ChatterboxY21 - Number 3
Tom Murphy Seanachaí extraordinaire
Tom Murphy local storyteller shares three very entertaining stories with us. He speaks about his love of storytelling and how Toastmasters helped him pursue his passion.
Comments to

Carmel Gibson

Tom Murphy

To link with the Podcast please click / tap on the images above


Heritage Audit of Kildavin




This Heritage Audit of Kildavin, Co. Carlow was commissioned by the Cranavane Holy Well
Committee and was supported by the Heritage Council's Community Heritage Grant Scheme 2023(Reference number: CH18040). It will provide a baseline study of all the monuments and heritage
assets found in Kildavin and its surrounds. The audit was carried out by Colm Moriarty, who is
licensed archaeologist.

To view / download the Kildavin Heritage Audit please click / tap on the image

(PDF format - 6.4MB download)







Spellman Hall
Spellman Hall has undergone a complete rewiring of the building, along with a bit of cosmetic facelift. The Spellman Hall is now re-opened for business. Spellman Hall is a parish facility that is available to the community of Clonegal & Kildavin and the surrounding areas for various meetings and gatherings. If you wish to make use of the hall, contact: the caretaker - Luke Hayden (087) 6430152 or any member of the Hall Committee

SuperValu Tidy Towns Competition 2023
On Friday 6th October in Croke Park Conference Centre the results of the Tidy Towns Competition were announced. Minister Heather Humphreys T.D. and the CEO of SuperValu Mr. Ian Allen were present at the Awards Ceremony. Clonegal was awarded a bronze medal and second in County Carlow with the total points of 362 an increase of 6 points on last year. Clonegal Tidy Village Association wishes to thank the Committee for their commitment, dedication and all their hard and constant work which is very much appreciated. Also many thanks to all the volunteers who kept the village looking so good for the adjudication. Thank you so much.
To view the adjudication report please click / tap here

Dance Classes

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Fitness Classes

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Masses in Clonegal and Kildavin

Monday 4th December - Mass at 10.00am
Tuesday 5th December - Mass at 7.30pm
Wednesday 6th December - Mass at 10.00am
Thursday 7th December - Mass at 6.30pm - Vigil Mass for the Immaculate Conception

9th December - Mass at 6.30pm

Friday 8th December - Mass at 11.30am - Feast of the Immaculate Conception.
Sunday 10th December - Mass at 11.30am

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 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)

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

Spellman Parish Hall, Kildavin:
It is with regret that the Spellman Parish Hall, Kildavin, has to be closed temporarily due to issues of Health & Safety. Due to the nature of these issues, it is difficult to predict the timeline for the closure. Apologies in advance for any inconvenience caused. See the above statement.

Bunclody Day Care Services
Bunclody Day Care Serices are open Tuesday & Thursday 10.00am - 4.00pm
Monday Club 10.00am - 2.00pm

Tullow Day Care Centre
Tullow Day Care Centre are delighted to advise that they are now fully operational and would love to see all their clients return and invite new clients to attend our service. We continue our meals on wheels and are delivering to the Kildavin/Clonegal/Myshall areas. 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 059 9151833 to find out full details.

Kildavin / Clonegal GAA, Ben Mulhall Park Lotto Results

Sunday 26th November 2023

Numbers drawn were 10 - 16 - 19 - 24
No Jackpot Winner - No online winner
Jackpot €7,800
1 Match 3 winner - receives €150

SMM Hayden, Kildavin
Sellers Prize: Sean Roberts
Next draw will take place in Dunne's, Clonegal on Sunday 10th December 2023 at 9.00pm
Please note: The Christmas draw will be on 27th December in the Spellman Club rooms.
Tickets €2.00 each or 3 for €5.00

Play Lotto Online

Click on the button below to play the Lotto Online

Ballon Business & Training Service

All of our courses can be booked directly through our website
Check out our courses on the link below.

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

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 5th December - Mass at 10.00am
Wednesday 6th December - Mass at 10.00am
Thursday 7th December - Mass at 10.00am
Friday 8th December - Mass at 10.00am
- Feast of the Immaculate Conception
Sunday 10th December - Mass at 10.00am

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 December 2023

Adult Events

Bunclody Library Adult Book Club
The book chosen for December's Book Club meeting is 'Small Things Like These' by Claire Keegan. The book club will meet on Thursday 7th December at 7.30pm.
Copies of the book are available at the staff desk. New members are always welcome. To register your interest, please contact the library on 053 9375466.
Please note that the book club will be taking a break for the month of January. The next book club meeting will take place on Thursday 1st February at 7.30pm and we will be discussing Matt Haig's 'The Midnight Library'. Copies of the book will be available to collect in January

Ireland and the League of Nations 1923 with Historian in Residence Barry Leacy
Saturday 9th December, 2.30-3.30pm
In September 1923, the newly established Irish Free State became a member of the League of Nations, taking its place on the international stage. Historian-in-residence Barry Lacey will discuss the context surrounding the event, the Free State delegation whom attended and what it meant for a country which had just come out of a bitter year-long civil war.
Booking essential. To book a space, please visit here. If you require additional assistance to participate in this event, please contact the library on 05393 75466

Christmas Folklore with Michael Fortune
Thursday 14th December, 7pm
Join Michael Fortune, artist/folklorist, for a special talk where he looks at Christmas from an uniquely Irish perspective. Delving into Michael's wealth of research and knowledge, this talk will introduce you to first-hand source customs and traditions found around the country- from Christmas mumming plays and carols, to the keeping of pieces of straw from the Christmas crib and the burning of last year's Christmas holly.
Booking essential. To book a place, please visit here. If you require any additional supports to participate in this talk, please contact the library on 05393 75466.

Festive Classic Film Morning at Bunclody Library
Friday 24th November, 11am-1pm
Join us every month for a classic film for adults. This month, library staff have selected a classic to bring you back in time to the golden years of Hollywood. This movie is for adults only.
Booking essential. To book, please visit here. If you require any additional assistance, please contact the library on 05393 75466.

Study Spaces at Bunclody Library
Calling all students! Here in Bunclody Library we will have a dedicated time each day in our meeting room for students to come in to study. Please note that these spaces are on a first come, first serve basis. We ask that the students follow a few rules- no talking, no eating or drinking (water is ok).
Every morning, the time the study space is available will be posted here on Bunclody Library Facebook. Please let any students who need a quiet space know.

Sensory Friendly Quiet Hour is coming to Bunclody Library! Every Saturday from 4.00-5.00pm, Sensory Friendly Quiet Hour will be observed in the library. We encourage you to come along and relax in the calm environment of the library. All welcome!

Radon Monitors
Radon monitors are available to borrow from all library branches in County Wexford.
All you need to borrow a radon monitor is a library card! If you would like to request a Radon Monitor, please contact the branch for details.

Home Energy Saving Kit
Did you know by implementing easy energy saving measures, you could reduce your energy bill by up to 20% while improving the comfort of your home and helping contribute to a better environment at the same time?!
The Home Energy Saving Kit is the ultimate toolkit that helps you save energy at home. With 5 easy-to-use tools and 6 practical exercises, thiskit allows you to get a better understanding of the energy usage inyour home. The Home Energy Saving Kit is now available to borrow from Bunclody Library. All you need is a library membership card! If you would like to request an Energy Saving Kit or Radon Monitor, please contact the branch for details.

Children's Events

Moo Music with Mairéad
Saturday 9th & Saturday 16th December, 11am-12pm
As part of our Family Time at Your Library programme, join Mairéad from Moo Music for a fun, interactive music session for 0 to 5 year old children and their parents, grandparents or carers too, where the children sing, dance, play, learn and have fun while doing it.
Music is an essential part of every child's development and the 125+ original Moo Music songs used at the sessions are positive, uplifting, fun and educational. The interactive sessions will help your child gain confidence and develop memory, language and coordination skills in an exciting, enjoyable and multi-sensory way.
Booking essential as places are limited. Please book for the child only. Please note that this event will be held twice (on Saturday 9th & 16th December) to accommodate numbers so book for one session only. Should you require any additional supports to enable you to fully participate in this event, please contact the library at 05393 75466.
To book for the Saturday 9th December session, please visit here.
To book for the Saturday 16th December session, please visit here.

Christmas Creation & Colouring Station
Saturday 16th December, 2-3.30pm
As part of our Family Time at Your Library programme, pop into the library for a fun Christmas colouring station. Why not colour a festive picture or create a picture for Santa that you can post to our very special North Pole Express post box?
This is a fun family creative event. All materials will be provided. Open to all - no need to book. Parents/guardians must remain in the library for the duration of the event.

Polar Express Storytime and Festive Film Screening
Thursday 21st December, 3.30-6pm
Join us for a very special festive storytime where we will be reading Polar Express by Chris Van Allsburg. It will be followed by the screening of a magical Christmas movie. For ages 7+. Please book for the child only. Parents/guardians must remain in the library for the duration of the event.
To book a space, please visit here. If you require any additional assistance to participate in this event, please contact the library on 05393 75466.

Christmas Storytime
Thursday 21st December, 7-7.30pm
Join us for a very special Christmas bedtime storytime. For ages 3-6 years. Children can wear their cosy pjs and bring along a teddy. Please book for the child only. To book a space, please visit here. Parents/guardians must remain in the library for the duration of the event.

Sensory Friendly Hour at Bunclody Library
Every Saturday from 4-5pm
Sensory Friendly Hour will be observed in Bunclody library every Saturday between 4-5pm. We encourage you to come along and relax in the calm environment of the library. All welcome! No booking required.

Check out LOTE4Kids (Languages Other Than English), a new resource available for all our library users!
LOTE allows children and culturally and linguistically diverse families to learn a language and connect with books through the magic of storytelling.
Users can choose from thousands of audio-picture books in 50+ languages,(Irish picture books will be added soon!) together with English translations, and it’s suitable for ages 3+.
LOTE4Kids is available to access right now! All you need is your library card number. To see what LOTE4Kids is all about, please visit here to find out more.

Rhymetime at Bunclody Library
Every Wednesday at 11.15am
Join us for stories, songs and rhymes for toddlers and young children. All welcome and no booking required. This event is perfect for ages 0-5 years.
Should you require any additional supports to enable you to fully participate in this or any library event please contact the library at 053 9375466.

Transparent Language- your free language eResource
Did you know that you can learn over 110 languages on our free library app Transparent Language? All you need is a library card and a pin number. There is a dedicated English course for Ukrainian speakers available and also a kids' version!
To find out more: please visit

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.

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

Bunclody Library Knitting Group
Every Thursday, 10.30am-12pm
New members always welcome! Just pop in on Thursdays and meet the other members!

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
For further information please contact Bunclody Library at 053 9375466.

Bunclody Library
Mill Wood
Co. Wexford,
Y21 E970
Tel: 053-9375466

Drone Video of Kilcarry by Tom Murphy


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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




Ben Mulhall Savings Club



The Ben Mulhall 2021 Savings Club will not resume 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: GROW (Ireland) info-line 0818 474 474,
GROW (Ireland) Web:
To Donate to GROW please visit
To Volunteer for GROW visit

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: 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

 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 Email:

Masses for the coming week


Monday 4th - Mass at 10.00am
Tuesday 5th December - Mass at 7.30pm
Wednesday 6th December- Mass at 10.00am
Thursday 7th December - Mass at 6.30am

(Vigil Mass for the Immaculate Conception)
9th December - Mass at 6.30pm



Friday 8th December - Mass at 11.30am
(Feast of the Immaculate Conception)

Sunday 10th December - Mass 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:

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 or phone Nicola Gray on 053 9376389