Congratulations to Clonegal Tidy Village Association who
have retained the Gold Medal in the Tidy
Towns Competition 2018
for the 9th successive year. Clonegal was also awarded the
County Award having achieved the highest
points in County Carlow. In the “Can
Clonegal was runner up for the presentation
at the recycle
centre using cans. It
is obvious fantastic work has been done in Clonegal village
over the season and great praise is due to all concerned. To view/download the Clonegal Tidy Towns 2018 Report please
of Ireland National Enterprise Town Awards 2018
The Bank of Ireland National Enterprise Town Awards competition aims to promote
enterprise by bringing business and community groups together, in each town,
to showcase the spirit of enterprise in their local area. Clonegal entered this
competition. Three judges arrived in Clonegal at 9.00am on Thursday 23rd
August 2018 and spent the following 4 hours gathering information and
viewing the village.
To view a selection of photos of the day please click on the image below. All
the photographs are courtesy of Tony Jackson.
Pride of Place Judging Day
The Judging Day took place on Thursday 26th July 2018.
The judges arrived at 10.00am and were greeted by a
large crowd. The judging took several hours and they
were entertained along the way with Irish dancing and
music by local children. They were reminded along the
route of the history of Clonegal with several people
dressed up as key people from history. The day concluded
with a BBQ in Huntington Castle.
It was a great day of celebration for the village of
Clonegal which was very much enjoyed by a very large
number of locals and visitors.
Many thanks to all who helped in any way in making
the day a great success. Very special thanks to the
Community Section of Carlow County Council; to all
the committees / organizations that gathered information
and prepared displays for the day. To the National
School and both Churches, thank you. Many thanks to
all the children who entertained the crowd along the
route and in Huntington Castle. Thanks to the actors
along the route who brought alive the history of the
village. Many thanks to Huntington Castle for the very
warm welcome and hospitality that everyone received.
To view a selection of photos of the day please click
on the image below. All the photographs are courtesy
of Tony Jackson.
Results for 16th September 2018
Kildavin / Clonegal GAA, Ben Mulhall Park
Last Week’s winning numbers:02 -
04 - 11 - 18 Jackpot Result: Angela Kavanagh, Lackabeg,
Match 3 winners
Nathan O'Leary, c/o Tossie
Amy Murphy, c/o Sadie Lennon
Farrah Ryan, Fennagh
Pat Keogh, Tinahealy
Madge Kirwan, Kilcarry
Nigel Moran X 2
Caoimhe & Lochlann
c/o C. Moran
Conor Byrne, Crowsgrove
Fiona Doyle Byrne, Crowsgrove
John O'Leary, Bunclody
B. Murphy, Monaughrim
Minie Roberts, Orchard
John Byrne, Bunclody
Megan & Cathal, c/o C. Moran
P.J. Keogh, Monaughrim
Sellers Prize €50: Tommy Moran
Next draw will be held in Moss House Sunday 30th
September 2018 at
Tickets €2.00 each.
Play Lotto Online Click on the button below to play the Lotto Online
for Clonegal Tidy Village Association
Tidy Village has uploaded an online survey on Clonegal’s
involvement in Tidy Towns Competition and on waste.
The survey will take about 2 minutes of your time. Please
log on to
the link below to complete the survey. https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/P8Y7ZXS
Amount Raised at Ben Mulhall Park Cabaret
The Ben Mulhall Park Committee would like to express their
gratitude to all who supported the “Reformation of the
Ben Mulhall Park” Cabaret held in July. The total amount
raised for the Ben Mulhall Park was €1,715. The cabaret
was a great success and enjoyed by all.
Ben Mulhall Park Committee will be hosting a Table Quiz
in Osborne Lounge, Clonegal on Friday, 28th September
at 8.00pm in aid of the Ben Mulhall Park
Funds. Raffle prizes on the night. Table of four
An Invitation from Bishop Denis
In appreciation of your contribution to the World Meeting of
Families 2018, Bishop Denis warmly invites you to join him
for a Mass of thanksgiving in the Cathedral of the Assumption,
Carlow on Friday 28th September at 7.30pm. Light refreshments
afterwards in the Cathedral Parish Centre.
Autumn/Winter Fashion Show 4th October 2018 at 8.30pm Venue: Seven Oaks Hotel, Carlow Host: Faith Amond
Featuring Local Boutiques. Fantastic Prizes to be won on the
Proceeds to Irish Wheelchair Association Carlow
from: IWA Carlow 059 9140983 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Past & Current Players & Supporters
in Conways Friday October 19th at 8.00pm
Meal Served and All are Welcome
Meet Old Friends & Make New
Contact: Christy O'Neill 087 1378569; George Coleman 087 2501105; Tom Doyle
Monday Club’ St Mary’s Day Centre,
Come and join us and brighten up your Monday mornings 10.00 am to 2.00pm
Mon 24th Sept: Arts
and Crafts. Cards, Darts, Bingo and lots more. Mon 1st Oct: Monthly Quiz Mon 8th Oct: Arts & Crafts – Projects for Christmas Mon 15th
Oct: Questions & Answers Session on Money Matters
given by Joseph Kinsella Chartered Accountant Mon 22nd Oct: Make your Credit Union work
for you! With Eugene McDonough
New Members Always Welcome
Throughout the year we will have information sharing, entertainment,
Arts & crafts,
guest speakers and many more topics.
This Club would suit 60+ age group Entrance Fee: €4 which includes Tea & Light
Carlow County Museum Special Exhibition
St. Willibrord, Patron Saint of Luxembourg and his County Carlow
Connections. Discover Carlow's impact on the heart of Medieval Europe!
The exhibition continues until 31st October 2018
Free Admission. Carlow County Museum is located on College St. Carlow
Town, and is open Mon - Sat 10am - 4.30pm Fully Wheelchair Accessible.
Pope Francis in Ireland
A full colour commemorative publication containing pictures of the
events and transcripts of all Pope Francis' homilies, speeches and
addresses during his visit to Ireland is available in all Veritas
stores and online for €4.99.
Robot for Clonegal
picturesque village of Clonegal, Co. Carlow has a new resident
- one who has a very distinct look. Its arms are conveyor
rollers from a quarry; its feet are the bucket teeth from
a digger. It has bolts for fingers and an engine for a
stomach. Its eyebrows are wire brushes, its hair comprises
motorbike chains and its cheery smile is thanks to the
roller from a conveyor belt.
This smiling metal man, who carries a suitcase, is completely made from recycled
scrap parts and was created by Liam Birmingham, a second-year mechanical engineering
student from Institute of Technology Carlow. And on Wednesday 13th June Liam,
alongside his engineering lecturers Dr. Anthony Nolan and Dr. Cathal Nolan, presented
the smiling ‘Tin Man’ to the Clonegal Tidy Towns committee. He will
reside in the square opposite the church in Clonegal village where his suitcase
will store used batteries as part of Clonegal’s ongoing efforts to “reduce,
reuse and recycle”.
Pictured above L to R: Marie Byrne, Tony Jackson, Liam Birmingham Carlow IT (creator
of the robot), Dr. Anthony Nolan Carlow IT,
Dr. Cathal Nolan Carlow IT, Kay Jackson, Margo Corbally and Johnny Dunne.
In that context the Presentation Sisters share with you a brochure which invites
enquiries from those interested in living in the spirit of Nano Nagle today.
If you wish to find out more; invite a speaker or receive further literature,
the contact information below or on the brochure may be used.
Vocation Link Sister
Presentation Sisters, Acorn Centre, Warrenmount
28 Blackpitts, Dublin D08 W2X8 Mobile - 087 203 3006 Email - email@example.com To view / download the brochure please click on the image
This FREE event continues every Saturday morning at 9:30 in Rathwood. Just register
for free on www.parkrun.ie and print your barcode. You can run, jog, walk or
stroll. Check out our facebook page for more information.
You can buy your Kildavin Clonegal Kidavin GAA Gift Vouchers now from the club.
You can give your friends the gift of gym membership, club membership or room
The Honour of The Little Village”
Clonegal Kildavin Veteran
Players book “For
The Honour of The Little Village” is selling out
fast. The books features the stories and opinions of twelve well known
retired GAA Players from Carlow, Wexford and Wicklow
with hundreds more mentioned, retailing at only €10 ideal for the GAA
addicts among your friends and family.
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
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)
Monday, Wednesday and Thursday 9.00am
Tuesday 9.00am - 2.00pm - Friday: 9.00am - 1.00pm
Saturday & Sunday - Please phone 053 9376749
the Weavers' Cottages website please click here
Parent and Toddler Group
Bunclody Parent and Toddler Group takes place every Wednesday morning from 10.00am
to 12 noon in St. Aidan's Hall, Irish Street. Admission €3.00. A place to
meet other parents in a nice relaxed atmosphere.
Internet and Email Courses for Beginners Free Internet and Email Courses for Beginners – on
Courses currently being organised in various locations around the county, if
you are interested in enrolling yourself or arranging some FREE training for
you are involved with, please contact Andrea Dalton in St Catherine’s Community
Services Centre on 059 9138706 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
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
Booking advisable for all events. Bunclody Library
The Art Bank will exhibit a new selection of paintings
in Bunclody Library during September. Always worth a visit!
Digital Skills Course
If you are interested in gaining confidence and skills to participate in today's
digital world this course is for you.
Course is delivered over 5 sessions 2 hours per week.
Introduction to Internet, Internet Safety & Security, Email, Social Media,
Online Banking and Security, • Online Government Services, Shopping Online.
Course 2: Commences Monday 22nd October 10.30am - 12.30pm
Places limited, booking
essential at 053 9375466.
27th September 7.00pm. Wexford Walking Trail Talk with
Ann Murphy. A selection of beautiful walks awaits you
in Wexford: wooded, historic, coastal and mountain trails.
Choose a different walk each day. Ranging from long sandy
beaches in the east to the wild Hook Peninsula in the
south-west. Walk through bird-rich polders beside Wexford
town. Traverse the slopes of Mount Leinster and the Blackstairs
Mountains in the west. Come along to this talk and find
out more about new and existing trails in the area.
29th September 2.00 - 4.30pm. Talking and Telling Oral
History Network Ireland with Adrian Roche and Dr Ida
Milne. These free regional networking events are open
to both members and non-members. The events are designed
for anyone who is interested in oral history to meet
in an informal setting and get to know other people in
the region involved in oral history. They are also an
opportunity to learn about the work of OHNI and decide
if you would like to be involved.
Knitting Club Wednesday mornings at 10.30am. All Welcome
Story Time Join us on Friday mornings at 11.00am. Come
along with your toddler or preschooler for stories, rhymes
Vincent de Paul Society, St. Teresa's Conference,
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
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.
MABS 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
Community Education Programmes provided for Transition/Leaving Cert Students & Community Groups
for the coming week
24th Sept. at 9.30am
Wednesday 26th Sept. at 9.30am
Friday 28th Sept. at 9.30am
29th Sept. at 6.30pm
25th Sept. at 9.30am
Thursday 27th at 9.30am
30th Sept. at 11.30am
Saturday 29th Sept. at 6.30pm
Sunday 30th Sept. 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: email@example.com
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or
phone Nicola Gray on 053 9376389