for 29th November 2021 to 5th December 2021
you have any news or upcoming events you would like
included in this section please contact one of the
The Defibrillator for the Clonegal
area is Located at:
(Right of the Entrance)
2 2 2
Kildavin Community First Responders - Defibrillator
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.
A video of
Clonegal has been produced by Ellard Browne Limited
directed by the late Hugh Browne and music is by
Clonegal Kildavin Community Newsletter Issue 9........27th
any individual or groups wants to have their activities,
events or items of local interest
included in this Newsletter, please
email the following address firstname.lastname@example.org 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,
Kildavin, Dunne’s Bar Clonegal, Plunkett’s
Clonegal, Osborne's Clonegal, Ben Dunne's Clonegal
and Egan’s of Parkbridge. The Veteran Players
are grateful to these businesses for their support,
they encourage everyone to support them when picking
up their copy of the newsletter.
view or download the current Clonegal Kildavin Community Newsletter
please click/tap on the above image (PDF format)
- 5th December 2021
view or download the current Parish
Newsletter please click/tap on the above image (PDF
in Clonegal and Kildavin
29th November at 7.30pm
1st December at 11.15am
2nd Decenber at 7.30pm
3rd December at 7.30pm
Saturday 4th December at 6.30pm
Sunday 5th December at 11.30am
use the hand sanitiser on entering and exiting the churches
Please observe social distancing
a face mask on entering and exitinig the churches
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
IBAN: IE06 BOFI 9065 2311 1606 32
(you can put your name and address in the Ref. box)
Tidy Towns Awards
At the Awards Ceremony of the SuperValu Tidy Towns Competition
on Friday 12th November, Clonegal was awarded
a Silver Medal and came second in Carlow giving way to Leighlinbridge
won the county award.
Clonegal Tidy Village Association would like to thank the community
and all the volunteers who worked so hard to present the village
in pristine condition. Tidy Village is very grateful to our
volunteers for their dedication and commitment. Thank you.
Report please click / tap here
Carlow Pride of Place Awards 2021
1. Clonegal won the Natural Heritage and Biodiversity Category.
In this category the village was judged on how it promoted,
protected and encouraged the natural heritage and biodiversity.
2. The village was commended on being Litter Free along with
other areas in Carlow.
3. Clonegal was third in the Towns and Villages Category giving
way to Fennagh who came second with Ballon winning the category.
(The category is for a population of 250 – 750)
Congratulations to all who worked so hard in keeping the village
in pristine condition during the summer which resulted in the
above awards. Clonegal Tidy Village Association is very grateful
to all the volunteers for all the time and energy they devoted
to the village, we appreciate all you have done – thank
you so much.
/ Clonegal GAA, Ben Mulhall Park Lotto Results
Sunday 21st November 2021
Numbers drawn were 11 - 14 - 16 - 18
Jackpot: €10,000 - Reserve
Jackpot €6,200 - No Jackpot Winner
2 Match 3 winners - each receive €75.00
Brian Plunkett 1 - 11 - 14 - 16
Jim Tracey 7 - 11 - 14 - 18
- Sean Roberts
Next draw will take place on Sunday 5th December
at 9.30pm in Spellman Park, Kildavin.
Tickets €2.00 each.
Click on the button below to play the Lotto
Golden Memories II
The Veteran Players second collection of photographs of the
people and places in the Clonegal Kildavin area Golden Memories
II. will go on sale from Monday December 6th in the following
outlets. Steamers O Leary’s Bunclody, Ben Dunne Clonegal
and Brian Plunkett’s Clonegal or any member of the committee.
Stocks will be limited so please buy early or pre- order. This
year’s increased production costs will mean the book
which contains over 150 pages of photographs will cost €12
You may pre-order your copy from 0879110555/ 0878380018 or
any member of the Veteran Players Committee:
Tom Doyle, Enda Smyth, Jim Treacy,
Carmel Gibson, James Whelan, Luke Hayden,
P.J Kavanagh, Mgt
2021 Memory Wall Commemoration
or tap on the image below to view the 2021 virtual commemoration
again in 2021 we gather virtually to remember those honoured
on the Memory walls in The Ben Mulhall Memorial
Park and the
Spellman Park Kildavin. We thank Fr. Liam Lawton for giving
us permission to use his beautiful musical composition "There
is a Place".
Calendar of 2022
This Calendar of 2022 has been put together
by TY students in FCJ Bunclody; Holly Rothwell and Sara Williamson.
a wildlife theme and contains photographs from Mary Suttons
collection. Proceeds from the Calendar are going to the Wexford
Hospice and Homecare service and are available in several outlets
Morning & Draw
Church, Kilrush &
Parents & Friends
of the Severally
Coffee Morning & Draw
2021 – 11.00am
to 1.00 pm
Contact: Rev. Trevor Sargent – 087
Business & Training
Paint & Sip
Friday 3rd December 7.00pm - 9.00pm €20
Manual and Computerised Book-keeping and Payroll QQI Level
These classes are now open for bookings for January 2022.
Due to restrictions, we are unsure as to whether it will
be in house or online,
Please contact the office to secure your place.
Ballon Business & Training
The Old School
Leinster Region Community Employment
Mount Leinster Region Community Employment have job opportunities
available for Office and Clerical workers and General Operatives
in the Ballon & Rathoe area.
These positions are developmental
opportunities, no experience necessary.
Accredited training will
be provided to support your choice of career.
For further details
and to see if you're eligible, call 086-8484552.
Kildavin Veteran Players – Time
Capsule a Huge Success
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
Study Theology Online, is this for you?
The Priory Institute
provides online Theology courses to degree level. Attend Saturday
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: email@example.com
of Exaltation of the Holy Cross, Myshall - WebcamTo
link with the Myshall Parish webcam please click / tap on
the image below
for this week via
the webcam are as follows:
30th November - 10.00am
1st December - 10.00am
2nd December - 10.00am
3rd December - 10.00am
5th December - 10.00am
Owners – Please
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.
Library Events for
Further Re-Opening of Library Services
Bunclody Library is now fully open to the public for browsing,
study, computers, printing and Wi-Fi.
Advance bookings are not required to visit the library, but
it is recommended that pc's and study spaces should be reserved
in advance via the website or by phone.
The numbers of visitors in each library browsing and using
study and computer spaces will be limited to facilitate social
distancing. The wearing of masks is mandatory.
Outdoor events continue to be held in some libraries weather
permitting. Full details of the events on offer are available
Indoor events and activities are expected to resume from
22nd October pending the lifting of government restrictions.
Why not download the library app in advance of your visit?
This app allows borrowers to easily manage their loans and
reserves and even allows for “no touch” self-issuing
of books which is perfect in the COVID environment.
In order to ensure that everyone has a safe and enjoyable
visit to the library please note the following:
• Face coverings must be worn at all times when visiting the
library as per public health guidelines.
• You should not visit the library if you, or a household member,
has symptoms of COVID-19.
• If you or a household member has developed COVID-19 symptoms,
then you should not return borrowed items until they have
followed HSE advice in relation to self-isolation
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.
New Ross/ Bunclody Library are working with the
EPA on a research project called RadoNorm. For Science
Week (7-14th November) the EPA will offer a 3-month
test free of charge to a limited number of library
members that have borrowed a digital monitor and
found their 1-month test results are high. If this
3-month test confirms that radon is high, there will
be practical support from the EPA for a small number
of householders to carry out remediation. Borrow
a digital monitor now to have the opportunity to
take part in this project!
contact us at 053 9375466 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to
reserve your radon monitor.
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.
Libraries Online Book Club
Wexford Libraries Online Book Club is back!!!
Join our online book club on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/groups/278963496612690/Our
November read to be discussed on Facebook (in typed format)
on Thursday evening 2nd of December is Holding
by Graham Norton. It will be hosted by Lorraine from Bunclody
Library, who is looking forward to reading this after many
You can borrow a copy from your local library or order it
in via your library account (or ask at the library desk).
are welcome to join our Online Book Club!
We are delighted to announce that Storytime for
pre-schoolers and toddlers returns to Bunclody
Library from 10.30
to 11.00am every Wednesday.
Join us for stories and lots of fun! All are welcome.
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 email@example.com 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.
books are available on borrowbox.
People are welcome to join at any time
throughout the duration of the book club.
Wexford Science Festival 2021
WexSci, Wexford Science Festival returns this year in 2021,
the WexSci team have been busy transforming activities
to digital formats for people of all ages to explore and
discover STEAM in new ways. Experience the full programme
of free events including talks, workshops and experiments
as part of our new online and in person festival programme.
programme includes after school workshops, opportunities
to meet with people working in STEM careers locally, national
and international scientists and researchers to taking part
in Climate Change Action and Renewable Energy Workshops,
exploring the Seal Rescue Centre and discussing topical issues
with the Wexford Science Café.
The 2021 Wexford Science
Festival will have something for everyone.
Full programme of events can be viewed here
Women and the Road to Independence”
by Barry Lacey, Historian-in-residence at Wexford Libraries
Barry Lacey explores the role that women from Wexford played
in the War of Independence and the Civil War. Barry has a
Higher Diploma in Archaeology and a Masters in Archaeological
Excavation. He has a keen interest in the War of Independence
in County Wexford and has already created a website dedicated
to this research. He was appointed Historian-in-residence
for Wexford Libraries in June 2021.
This video will be available on all Wexford Public Library
social media platforms on Friday, November 26th from
10.00 am (Facebook and YouTube).
Wall Commemoration 2021
to celebrate the lives of those remembered on the Memory
Walls in the Spellman Park Kildavin
and the Ben Mulhall
Park Clonegal are provisionally scheduled to go ahead this
November. If you wish to have a loved one remembered in either
location please contact a member of the Veteran Players committee
Phone 0879110555 or 0878380018 or email firstname.lastname@example.org It
is not necessary for your loved one to have had an association
with the organization who own the properties. The cost is €50.
view the slideshow please click or tap here or on the above