for 4th December 2023 to 10th December 2023
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 90.......25th
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 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,
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 - 3rd
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.
Choral Society – Christmas Celebration
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 www.eventbrite.ie and from choir
Kildavin Childcare facility Christmas Market
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 email@example.com
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Podcast ChatterboxY21 - Number 1
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Ms. Carmel Gibson
Deputy Michael Healy Rea
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Podcast ChatterboxY21 - Number 2
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.
John Shark Hanlon
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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.
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Audit of Kildavin
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
assets found in Kildavin and its surrounds. The audit was carried
out by Colm Moriarty, who is
/ download the Kildavin Heritage Audit please click / tap
on the image
(PDF format - 6.4MB download)
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
to the community of Clonegal & Kildavin
and the surrounding areas for various meetings
If you wish
to make use of the hall, contact: the caretaker
- Luke Hayden
6430152 or any member of the Hall Committee
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
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
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.
view the adjudication report please click / tap here
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in Clonegal and Kildavin
4th December - Mass at 10.00am
Tuesday 5th December - Mass
Wednesday 6th December - Mass
Thursday 7th December - Mass
at 6.30pm - Vigil Mass for the Immaculate Conception
Mass at 6.30pm
Friday 8th December - Mass at 11.30am - Feast
of the Immaculate Conception.
Sunday 10th December - Mass at
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
26th November 2023
Numbers drawn were 10 - 16 - 19 -
No Jackpot Winner - No online winner
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
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:
5th December - Mass at 10.00am
6th December -
Mass at 10.00am
Thursday 7th December -
8th December -
at 10.00am -
Feast of the Immaculate Conception
Sunday 10th December - Mass 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 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.
To book a space, please visit here. If you require additional
assistance to participate in this event,
please contact the library on 05393 75466
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
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.
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
Booking essential. To book, please visit here. If you
require any additional assistance, please contact the library
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).
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.
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 are available to
borrow from all library branches in County Wexford.
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
is a library membership card! If you would like to request
an Energy Saving Kit or Radon Monitor, please contact the
branch for details.
Music with Mairéad
Saturday 9th & Saturday 16th
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
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
Creation & Colouring Station
Saturday 16th December,
As part of our Family Time at Your Library programme,
pop into the library for a fun Christmas colouring station.
not colour a festive picture or create a picture for Santa
that you can post to our very special North Pole Express post
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
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.
book a space, please visit here. If you require any additional
assistance to participate in this event, please contact the
library on 05393 75466.
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.
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 here to
find out more.
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!
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 Ireland! Members can borrow up to 12 items (books,
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
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
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
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.