for 20th March 2023 to 26th March 2023
you have any news or upcoming events you would like
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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 72.......18th
Community Newsletter is now a fortnightly publication
any individual or groups wants to have their activities,
events or items of local interest
included in this Newsletter, please
email the following address email@example.com 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,
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)
Newsletter - 19th
view or download the current Parish
Newsletter please click/tap on the above image (PDF
Clonegal Tidy Village Association
Clonegal Tidy Village Association will hold its Annual General
Meeting in St. Brigid's Hall on Wednesday 22nd February
All are most welcome.
Confession & First Communion Dates & Times:
Clonegal - Tuesday 14th March at 7.00 pm
Kildavin - Tuesday 14th March at 8:15 pm
Kildavin - Sunday 21st May at 11:30 am
Clonegal - Sunday 21st May at 1:30 pm
Parish Hall, Kildavin - Statement.
And Hall Committee Statement on
Spellman Parish Hall
view / download the above statement please click / tap
on the image (PDF Format)
A great Read:
The Veteran Players 2022 Publication:
A Century of Change (A Peoples Story) is still
available at Plunketts Clonegal, Steamers O Leary’s
Bunclody, McAsseys Ballon, Roberts’s Myshall and may
be ordered directly from Tom 087 91110555 or Mgt 087 8380018,
email firstname.lastname@example.org or
any member of the committee. The book costs €12.
It covers the views and stories of many members of our community
and beyond. It will make a great Christmas Read. So get your
copy sooner rather than later.
Clonegal wins Carlow Pride of Place 2022
At the Carlow Pride of Place Awards which were held in the Woodford
Dolmen Hotel on Wednesday 30th November 2022 it was announced
that Clonegal was the overall winner of Carlow Pride of Place.
Also, Frank Murphy of Moyacomb Meadows came second in the front
garden category and his grandson Dylan got a special commendation
in the Youth Awards.
Clonegal Tidy Village would like to thank the committee for their
commitment, dedication and hard work in keeping the village in
beautiful condition for the entire season. Also, thank you to
all the volunteers who helped out in any way during the summer
months; your help and support is very much appreciated. Our success
is because of the great work that was carried out in the village
throughout the season. Thank you one and all.
view / download the adjudication report please click
/ tap here
Tidy Towns Competition
On Friday 28th October 2022 in the RDS in Dublin 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 is very pleased
to be awarded First in County Carlow with 356 points and has
retained its Silver Medal. Clonegal Tidy Village Association
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. All the hard work has paid off. Thank
you so much.
the adjudication report please click / tap here
Month in Carlow – welcoming the
first signs of Spring
The delicate white and green blooms of the snowdrop peeping through
the cold winter ground heralds the start of the gardening year.
Their arrival is celebrated throughout some of County Carlow’s
fantastic gardens by a dedicated series of events during February.
The very popular Snowdrop Month at Altamont Gardens runs from
February 1st – 28th
Arboretum’s Inspirational Gardens has a specialist snowdrop
programme for 2023.
Snowdrop fun for all the family is on offer each weekend during Snowdrop
Month at Huntington Castle, starting 4th February
For further information click / tap here
in Clonegal and Kildavin
20th March -
Tuesday 21st March - No Mass
Wednesday 22nd March- No Mass
23rd March - No Mass
Friday 24th March - No Mass
25th March at 6.30pm
26th March 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)
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
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.
Day Care Services
Bunclody Day Care Serices are open Tuesday & Thursday 10.00am
Monday Club 10.00am - 2.00pm
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.
/ Clonegal GAA, Ben Mulhall Park Lotto Results
Sunday 5th March 2023
Numbers drawn were 10 - 11 - 12 -
Jackpot: €10,000 - No winner
- No online winner
1 Match 3 winner receives €150
Ann Nolan, Ballon
Sellers Prize: €50 - Ken Rothwell, Bunclody
Next draw will take place in Conway's, Kildavin on Sunday 19th March
2023 at 9.30pm
A Special Draw for St. Patrick's weekend.
Tickets €2.00 each or
3 for €5.00
Click on the button below to play the Lotto
Business & Training Service
All of our courses can be booked directly through our website
Check out our courses on the link below.
any courses, please contact 059-9159447
Ballon Business & Training Service
The Old School
Ballon Co. Carlow
Tel: 059-915-9447 email@example.com
Monday night 8:45pm in Day Care Centre Bunclody.
of Exaltation of the Holy Cross, Myshall - Webcam
link with the Myshall Parish webcam please click / tap on
the image below
for this week via
the webcam are as follows:
21st March at 10.00am
Wednesday 22nd March at10.00am
Thursday 23rd March at 10.00am
24th March at 10.00am
Sunday 26th March at 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 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.
Library Events for
Bunclody Library Adult Book Club
The book chosen for this month is Kevin Barry's 'Night Boat
to Tangier'. The book club will meet on Thursday 6th
April at 7.30pm to discuss Barry's book.
Copies of the book are available
at the staff desk. New members are always welcome. To register
your interest, please contact
the library on
Astronomy Week Talk: The Moon - An Unofficial Biography with
Dr. Donnacha O'Driscoll
Thursday 23rd March at 7pm
To celebrate Astronomy Week, Dr. Donnacha O’Driscoll,
scientist and founder of the website themoon.ie, a free to
access educational website, will be giving a fascinating talk
on the moon. The Earth’s constant companion, the Moon,
is ever present and we are all very familiar with the sight
of it in the sky but few of us really know very much about
it. What is it? Where did it come from? Why does it seem to
vary so much in the sky? How does it affect life on Earth?
Will we really walk on it again this decade? These and many
other questions will be answered in a clear visual manner free
of technical jargon. The Moon has been part of all our lives,
shouldn’t you get to know it a little better?
Donnacha O’Driscoll is a scientist
by profession. He is a committee member of the Irish Astronomical
where he leads the Lunar Observatory Group. He set up the website
themoon.ie which is a free to access educational website that
deals with all aspects of the Moon. He lectures regularly to
children and adults on Astronomy and the Moon.
To book please visit here or ring 05393 75466.
Spring and Summer in the Irish Garden with Maria Ryan of Bell
Thursday 30th March at 7pm
Join Maria Ryan of Bell Meadow for a fascinating talk on
growing an abundance of flowers to bring beauty to your garden
and home. A look at some easy to grow annuals and dahlias,
with an emphasis on some that are very productive and have
many purposes. We'll look at some that are great for pollinators,
for cutting from, look good in the garden and can be dried.
We'll also choose two vegetables and two flowers that could
be grown for easy seed saving this year.
To book, please visit
here or ring the library on 05393 75466.
Classic Film Morning at Bunclody Library
Friday 31st March, 11am-12.30pm
Join us every month for
a classic film for adults. Library staff will select the perfect
movie to take you back in time
to some of the film greats. This movie is for adults only.
essential. To book, please visit here or ring the library on
05393 75466. If you require any additional assistance,
please contact the library.
Friendly Quiet Hour is coming to Bunclody Library!
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 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, this kit 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
is a library membership card! If you would like to request
an Energy Saving Kit or Radon Monitor, please contact the
branch for details.
Just Read! Junior Book Club
Just Read! Junior Book Club meets on the last Saturday of the
month from 2.30-3.30pm. Suitable for ages 9-12 years.
It is currently fully subscribed, but if you would like to
add your child's interest for future spaces, please contact
the library on 05393 75466.
Storytime for pre-schoolers and toddlers has returned to Bunclody Library and
takes place on Wednesdays from 11.00-11.30am.
Join us for stories and lots of fun!Booking is not required for this event, please
come along on the day.
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.
can choose from thousands of audio-picture books in 50+ languages,(Irish
picture books will be added
with English translations, and it’s suitable for ages
LOTE4Kids is available to access right now! All you need is
your library card number. To see what LOTE4Kids is all about,
please visit: www.wexfordcoco.ie/libraries to find out more.
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!
find out more: please visit www.wexfordcoco.ie/libraries/ebooks-and-eresources
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,
school in County Wexford can apply for a STAR card.
Items have been chosen to aid various skills such as
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
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
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
Members can borrow up to 12 items (books, audiobooks,
CD's, DVD's) for 3 weeks . Free Wifi, computer access and
spaces are also available. Bunclody Library also provides
a safe and comfortable place to sit down and read a book
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
We are delighted to have our knitting group back in Bunclody
The group meets every Monday from 10.30 am to 12noon.
are welcome. No booking required.
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
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.
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.
the app it is easy to find your nearest library, with directions
via Google maps along with opening hours and contact
The app is contactless, safe and hygienic. It allows
library members to simply tap the item they wish to borrow
smartphone and the item details are registered to their
Library App is available on both Google Play and the Apple
Store, just search for 'Wexford Libraries' and download
You can also find the app by visiting http://www.yourlibraryapp.com/WexfordLibrary
For further information please contact Bunclody
Library at 053 9375466.