Friday 27 November 2015


Published 29/01/2013 | 12:16


LEIGHLIN GFC LOTTO: The results as follows: No's 7, 25, 26, 28. No winner. Jackpot €6,800. Next week's draw in the Garrison Bar.

OLD LEIGHLIN GFC LOTTO: The results as follows: No's 11, 22, 27, 28. No winner. Jackpot €6,050. Next week's draw in Sheerin's Lounge Bar.

BALLINABRANNA GFC LOTTO: The results as follows: No's 2, 4, 19, 24. No winner. Jackpot €4,900.


St. Lazerian's Community Games will be holding their area Art & Make & Model competition on Sunday, 3rd February in Parish Centre from 2-5pm. Art for girls & boys U8-U16 please bring own colours/pencils. Paper provided. Make & Model caters for girls & boys U10-U16 - please bring own materials. County Competition to be held on Saturday, 9th February. €2 entry fee please.

Chess Co. Competition in Rathoe on Sunday, 3rd February U12 & U16 girls & boys-this a team event and anyone interested in taking part for the area please contact Sinead - 087 - 9799134. The county church gate collection takes place on Saturday, 2nd & Sunday, 3rd February. Please support.


Leighlinbridge Garda Station will officially close on 31st January. The two Garda members will be transferred to Muine bheag Garda Station on this date. Muinebheag opening Hours 3pm to 5pm and 7pm to 9pm daily. Phone No. 059 9774120.

Carlow Garda Station open 24 hours a day. Contact No. 059 9136620


Leighlinbridge Improvement Group AGM is on Tuesday, 5th February in Parish Centre at 8pm. This is a very important meeting for anyone who would wish Leighlin to maintain the high standard it has reached and to progress to winning the Big Prize. Please come along and give us the benefit of your contribution.


There was a good turn-out for the 19th annual general meeting of Leighlin Parish Community Alert. Under any other business a number of issues were raised. Quite some time was devoted to the closure of the Garda Station since it will be the first time since 1922 that Leighlinbridge will be without the presence of a Garda. It is a cause of concern and worry for the locals in view of the spate of breakins that have taken place in recent times.

Further discussion took place on the recent introduction in some areas of a texting network. It is working well according to Gardai Michael Sloyan and Annette Phelan who attended the meeting. The reinstatement of the full grant towards the installation of emergency response units was welcomed by the committe.

The following officers were elected: Chairman, Martin Nevin; Vice-Chairman, James Campbell; Sectary/Treasurer, Patrick Roche. Committee: Mary Hanly, John Walsh, Terence Farrell, Ber Landy, Paddy Farrell, Paddy Kelly, Cllr. Michael Doran & Mary Hanly,


Chernobyl Aid Ireland Clothing Collection will take place on Thursday, 31st January 9.30 - 12.30 at Leighlinbridge Church car park. Contact Tina Kavanagh on 087 - 6301350 for more information.


Our Annual Dinner Dance will be held in The Lord Bagenal on 3rd February at 1pm, our President Mai McQuaid will attend. Tickets available from all members for €15. Pottery Classes starting on 11th February.


St. Valentines Social Dancing run by Carlow Lions Club in aid of Eist Cancer Support Centre on Tuesday, 12th February in Seven Oaks Hotel. Admission €7. Tickets available from 059 - 9139684


Meals on Wheels Volunteers meeting on Tuesday, 29th January at 8pm in Parish Centre.


Friendship Group continue the Keep Fit classes on Tuesday, 29th January in Parish Centre with Mary Cantwell. All welcome.


Internet for Complete Beginners only €10 for a 5 week course starts CRISP Carlow on Friday 1st February at 10am. (subsidised by the Department of Communications).

Digital Photography Intermediate Course starts Tuesday, 5th February at 10am. 8 week course including field trip €95. Digital Photography for Beginners Course starts Wednesday, 6th February at 7pm. 8 week course including field trip €95. Call 059 9143972.

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