Monday 31 August 2015

Veteran rose and escort

Published 11/06/2013 | 05:24

In conjunction with the Gathering Weekend 19th to 21st July, Bennekerry Senior Citizens' Committee and Bennekerry Active Retirement Association are planning to hold a Veteran rose and Escort competition on Sunday 21st July in Duckett's Grove at 3pm.

The competition is open to anyone aged 50 years or older. We would love to see people entering who are visiting the area for the Gathering. Entry fee is €20 per couple payable in advance. Application forms available from Monica Mullins 087 9151650 or Ann Dunne 087 90188753 or from the Gathering Website. To add to the enjoyment on the day, we would like to see entrants dress in period dress and even adopt a character from the area to act – this is totally optional of course.


The Community Alert launch takes place on 26th June at 9pm sharp.

This is a meeting for the communities of Ballinakillbeg, Brownshill Slip Road, Chaplestown, Wall's Forge, Tullow Road, Ballinacarrig, Staplestown, Kilmeaney, Ballycrogue, Bennekerry, Busherstown, Longwood, Brownshill Avenue, Johnstown, Ardnahue and Friarstown. (Volunteer Representatives needed for Brownshill Avenue.) Please come along and support this Community Alert. Enquiries to: Ann on 087 9018753.


Over recent years a number of concerns have been raised about the annual Cemetery Mass. These revolve around both anti-social behavior and Health and Safety. These concerns have both upset people and taken away from the respect people wish to show for their deceased family and friends.

Last year (2012) the Joint Policing committee implemented a number of measures which made the experience much safer and enjoyable for all. A number of meetings of the JPC have taken place to plan this year's Mass and it was decided the following measures would further improve the experience for all concerned.

Only cars with valid invalidity passes will be allowed into the cemetery. Car parking will be available in the vicinity of the cemetery. The locations will be published in the newsletters in the coming weeks. There will be a drop off point outside the main gates. Hopefully this will ensure that the Emergency Services will have full access to the cemetery and also help to prevent unwanted items getting into the area in car boots.

Very tight restrictions on vehicles entering the Cemetery will apply from 2pm and the gates will be closed altogether from 6.30pm. People are advised to have all maintenance on graves completed by 2pm.

Vehicles will not be permitted to leave the Cemetery for twenty minutes after Mass concludes.


The Paintwell Artists in association with Artforms Studio, annual exhibition in aid of The Carlow & South Leinster Rape Crisis Centre and the Dolmen Activation Centre is opening on Friday, June 7, 2013, in the Atrium of the Shamrock Plaza, Carlow. Exhibition on daily from 10am to 6pm until Sunday, June 16.


Glór Cheatharlach in association with Carlow County Museum will hold a guided tour of the museum on today Tuesday, 11 June at 10.30am. The tour will be conducted 'as Gaeilge' by John McDarby, assistant curator, and will give an overview of the main features of the museum including the newly installed Mike O'Donoghue Rás Tailteann 40th anniversary exhibition. The meeting point is Carlow Library and all are welcome. There's no charge.


An Information Meeting for parents and prospective parents will be held in the Naíonra Preschool on Tuesday, 18 June at 8pm. Naíonra Cheatharlach is a non-profit community service providing preschooling through Irish and is based in the Swimming Pool Complex, Graiguecullen. The service offers the Free Preschool Education Year as well as fee paying hours for younger children. The meeting is an open information meeting to outline the Naíonra method and all are welcome. Further datails from Lorraine on 085 7377041 or Glór Cheatharlach on 059 9158105.Also the Irish morning circle 'Is Leor Beirt' will continue in Carlow Library every Tuesday at 10.30am until the end of June.


The Society of St. Vincent de Paul shop is looking for good quality school uniforms. If your child is finishing secondary school or moving from national school would you like to donate the uniform to the Society. Donations can be made from 10am to 5pm Monday to Friday at the Vincents shop 46 Tullow Street Carlow. Thank you for your support. Also The Vincent de Paul shop Carlow have a large selection of good quality blankets and throws for sale. If you are looking for a bargain why not drop into the Vincent's shop at 46 Tullow street Carlow any day this week.Thank you for your support.


ÉIRE ÓG LOTTO winning numbers for Monday June 3 were 8 11 19 and 32. No jackpot winner. No Match 3 winners. Our jackpot now stands at €8,000. Next week's Match 3 win or share €300. Tickets may be purchased from the Club, Flower Shop Fairgreen, and Riverside Stores in Hanover. Next week's jackpot will be €8,000. Draw takes place every Monday night in Teach Asca at 9.00pm.

There was Two Match Three winners who received €75 each. Terrence Fitzpatrick c/o Sean Hutchinson R.A.S and Don Walker c/o Ann Marie Thompson. Sellers prizes went to M. Condron €25 and Sean Hutchinson €15. Bank Holiday bonus draw winners of €50 each were: Roisin Ahern c/o Ann Ahern, Denis Byrne c/o M. Condron, Clare Purcell c/o Rhona McDaid R.A.S, Darren & Mandy c/o P. Whelan, Lillie Thorpe c/o Ann Marie Thompson. Tickets (€20) for Membership draw whether sold or unsold are to be returned as soon as possible. New members are always welcome at all age groups in the club.

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