Friday 9 October 2015


Published 13/11/2012 | 14:21


Congratulation to the residents of Hillview Hacketstown on winning 1stprize in the County Carlow Pride of Place which was held in Mount Wolsey. This was in recognition of the great work which had been carried out on the green area and the erection of the new Grotto to Our Lady. The town of Hacketstown also picked up a third place prize.


A public meeting with a view to setting up a Community Alert Scheme in the Hacketstown area a meeting will be held on Tuesday November 13, in St. John's Hall at 8pm p.m. this covers Hacketstown, and surrounding areas

Make your community a safer place, foryour neighbours, for your children and Older People and for vulnerable people and also your home.


Raffle in aid of the Friends of St. Luke's Hospital, Dublin, will be held in Fr. McCormack's house on November 29, 1st Prize €200 food voucher, 2nd €50 meat voucher, 3rd bottle of red wine and many more prizes. €2 per line. Cards available at back of church.


Fitness class incorporating aerobics, circuit training and body conditioning to increase fitness and sculpt your body, in Hacketstown community hall, Fridays 7-8 pm, €5 per class, Contact Aoife for any additional information. 087 7839323


Any adults interested in getting together to start up a no name club in Hacketstown give Frank a call on 087 6304393 or call to the scouts den


During the month of November a novena of Masses for the Holy Souls will be celebrated in Hacketstown Church. The Masses will be at 9.30 a.m. Monday to Friday, 7.30 p.m. on Saturday and 11 a.m. on Sunday. Envelopes and blank forms for Altar List of the Dead available at the back of the church. Hacketstown Church - Collectors wanted for weekend Masses. Volunteers please give their names to Fr. McCormack.


Tynock School Parent & Toddler Group starting on November 12th at 9.30 a.m. in the prefab beside the school. Come along and have a cup of tea while your child makes new friends. Tynock National School Christmas Craft Fair on Sunday December 2nd 2012 12 -4 p.m. in Kiltegan Hall. Santa arriving at 1 p.m. Admission is free and Santa visit is €3. For more details contact 059 64 73210 or tynockschool@


Clonmore GFC recently presented Hacketstown National School with a cheque for €4,606 following a fundraising campaign for the newly laid Astroturf pitch in the school.

The cheque was presented to Gabriel Kane principal of St. Josephs National School and Bridget Connolly (School Council Representative. Also at the presentation were Jim Boland (Treasurer, Clonmore GFC), Jim Whelan (Chairman, Clonmore Juveniles), Gabriel Keane (School Principal), Dermot Byrne (Secretary, Clonmore GFC), Colin Doyle (Secretary, Clonmore Juveniles) Gabriel Kane thanked the club for the cheque, work is continuing on Astroturf pitch.


St. John's Caring Centre is most grateful to Willie Whelan, Nellie Blake, Betty O'Toole, Dan Kane, the girls from the Centre, and everyone who helped to make such a success of the Auction. Amount raised was €2,600.


Knitting every Tuesday 2.30 p.m in St John's hall. Come along and enjoy a chat and a nice cup of tea and goodies. Knitting, embroidery, crochet, stitching - whatever suits you. Hopefully a few more will join us this season and it is only €2 for a pleasant afternoon.

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