Tuesday 6 October 2015

Return Yoga for All is coming back

Published 23/08/2014 | 00:00

Return Yoga for All is coming back. Marian is back in full swing on Wednesday, Sept. 3 in the Family Resource Centre. There will be two classes at 6.15pm for beginners and 7.30pm for improvers. Please confirm your space by phone or text. Contact Marian at 086 3082450 or check out full timetable

Return Yoga for All is coming back. Marian is back in full swing on Wednesday, Sept. 3 in the Family Resource Centre. There will be two classes at 6.15pm for beginners and 7.30pm for improvers. Please confirm your space by phone or text. Contact Marian at 086 3082450 or check out full timetable


2014 Ireland - Newfoundland Connections Festival and Aloy


This festival, which has been ongoing since 2005, takes place in Southeast Ireland and Newfoundland on alternate years and covers social, historical, cultural and economic connections between Ireland and Newfoundland. The links between both areas stretch back over three centuries, with more than fifty per cent of the population of Newfoundland tracing their ancestry to South East Ireland. This year the Festival visits Carlow for the first time from August 25 - 28, with 55 visitors staying with host families in the St. Mullins area and enjoying three activity-packed days around the county.

As part of the festival each year a concert is held to commemorate a Newfoundlander 'Aloy O' Brien' who died in 2008, aged 93. Aloy was the last native Irish speaker in Newfoundland and had close family connections with Ballymurphy in south Carlow.

This year Myshall Community Centre has the honour of hosting the tribute concert which takes place on Wednesday, August 27 at 8pm. A packed programme will feature the best of talent including Newfoundland singers and first class banjo musicians Alan Ricketts, Sherry Ryan, Kelsey O' Keefe, Arsenault and Peter Smith and representing South East Ireland the Boys from Wexford, Scéal Eile, West Waterford, Dún Aill, Waterford, the Myshall Set Dancers and famed bluegrass singer and friends Niall Toner. This is a rare opportunity to view talent of this calibre. Tickets are €10 each and can be purchased from Roberts Pub, Myshall, O' Shea's Centra, Borris, Bridie Lalor, St. Mullins Phone 087 6812839 and Carlow Tourist Office.


Call into Muine Bheag Library and pick up the Heritage brochure announcing all events taking place in each library in the county.

Heritage Week 25- 29 Aug. Pick up the Heritage Quiz sheet, view Muine Bheag Town Council Memorabilia Display, check your Family Tree for Beginners, new selection of books, DVDs and cds. learn a new language, free internet and wifi, local newspapers, photocopying and printing, practice the Driver Theory test, Free membership for children, students, unwaged and senior citizens. €10 membership fee for working adults. If you live in the Borris area call in and pick up a heritage quiz sheet and enjoy all the library there has to offer during Heritage Week.


Bagenalstown Swimming Club ran the half mile river race on August 6. There was a great turnout on the night with 19 taking part in the men's race and 11 in the ladies race.

The winner of the Browne and Crosswaithe Cup was Christian Dermody and the winner of the Rose Bowl was Ellen Jordan.

Both Christian and Ellen were presented with their trophies on the night by Myan Gaynor and John McNally.

All participants were presented with medals. Well done to all participants, supporters and the dedicated committee members of the swimming club who run and organize the prizes.


Due to the increased interest in historic graveyards and genealogy the TUS office Carlow County Developments Partnership, Main Street,

Bagenalstown has organized a workshop detailing recording methods and positive non destructing conservation. The workshop which is open to all interested community groups and individuals will be held in Clonmelsh graveyard, Milford, on Tues. August 19. For further details contact Francis Coady, TUS Supervisor, on 059 97 20733.


Action for the club really steeped up to full on Championship mode last week.

The club had three teams battling at Minor, Junior and Intermediate levels.

The Minors started the ball rolling on August 4 in the McGrath Park versus a highly rated Tinryland team who are expected to reach the County Final.

The lads gave a very good account of themselves.

The action continued on Thursday, Aug 7 when the junior team were up against the Blues in Leighlinbridge. The decision of the club to build this team around the U-21 team, proved to be the correct one. This resulted in a well earned win by 7 points. They went on play Kildavin/Clonegal in Tullow on Thursday last, August 14. Again the young junior team gave a battling performance to come from 6 pts down to win by 3 points.

The final action of the week saw the Intermediate team take on reigning champions Fenagh,in Carlow. This proved to be a very tricky assignment. On a number of occasions during the game, the team edged into what was mistakenly considered to be comfortable leads, only for Fenagh, to their credit, to haul the lads back to reality. The final whistle brought a cocktail of emotions, of both delight at a win and relief at the monkey of a championship win off their backs. There is now a break of 4/5 weeks, before their next match.

The weekly joint club Lotto Jackpot was not won last week. The numbers drawn were 9, 12, 13, 21. Prize of nearly €6,000 still unclaimed. . The August Club Development resulted in two local winners.


The answer to last week's quiz: Name the local player who played senior football with Carlow and was also an Army Boxing Champion was the late Joe Hughes, Rathduff. He played in the forwards with Carlow in the early 60s and in October 1962, three weeks after Kerry had won the All Ireland, they played Carlow in the N.F.L. in Carlow. This Kerry team included such legends as Mick O'Connell, Mick O'Dwyer, Paudie Sheehy and Johnny Culloty. Joe's love of boxing came from his father Peter Hughes who was very involved in boxing in the days of the old Labour Hall in the town.

This week's question: Name two local lady residents who hail from the same county and each has a brother that played senior football with that county.

Text your answer and name as usual to 087 947715 not later than 6pm.Sunday Aug.24.

Carlow People

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