Thursday 30 July 2015

Solemn Novena

Published 20/05/2014 | 05:24

On Monday 26th May it will be the 4th night of the Solemn Novena to Our Lady of Perpetual Help, in St. Clare's Church, Graiguecullen.

Invited speaker on the night will be Magnus MacFarlane, Founder of Marys Meals, to share his journey of faith throughout his life.

The Rosary begins at 7.10pm and the Solemn Novena begins at 7.30pm. Faith is very strong in St. Clare's church on these nights and is felt by everyone attending.


The ÉIRE ÓG winning Lotto numbers for Monday May 12 were 6,13, 19 and 28. There was no jackpot winner. There were three Match 3 winners who received €50. John Ryan, Pat Doyle c/o Darragh Ware, Marie O'Neill c/o Tony Noctor. Our jackpot now stands at €4,250. Next week's Match 3 win or share €150. Tickets may be purchased from the Club and Riverside Stores in Hanover.

Next week's jackpot will be €4,250. Draw takes place every Monday night in Teach Asca at 9.00pm

Sun June 8 sees the Family Fun Day in Éire Óg including an U8s Go-games blitz. BINGO every Thursday night starting at 8.30pm. Live band music next Saturday night May 24 by 'Level 2' with no cover charge.


A Charity 5km Fun Walk/Run is being organised by Fitnesse Fit Bootcamp on Sunday 25 May at Fenagh GAA grounds, in aid of M.S. Ireland, Carlow Branch. Registration takes place between 10.30 am and 11.30am. Run starts @ 12 noon. Adults €10; children and U16's €2.This is a Family Fun Walk/Run.


Tullow HillWalking Club walks coming up on Wednesday, May 21, evening walk in the Mount Leinster area. Meeting at Ascea Carpark, Carlow Town at 6.20p.m. to depart at 6.30pm sharp.

Please contact Barry on (086 ) 1098244 for further details. Friday 23rd May, there will be no evening walk due to Club Meeting in Carlow Boat Club at 8 p.m. Saturday 24th May, Michael (087) 06482050 will lead a scramble in the Comeraghs. Please contact Michael beforehand if you are interested in attending. Sunday 25th May, TJ (087) 6449802 will lead a medium walk in the Comeraghs. Please meet at Barrack St, Carlow at 9.30 a.m.

Priests' collection

The Diocese has designated the Offertory Collection from all Masses next weekend Saturday 24th and Sunday 25th May in Askea Church to be allocated to the Retired Priests' Collection Fund. Envelopes for donations for the support of the Retired Priests are available in the Church. Your support is greatly appreciated.

Trip to Knock

Bishop Denis Nulty invites all parishioners to join him in this year's diocesan pilgrimage to Knock on Sunday 1st June 2014. Bus leaves Askea Church car park at 7.30am.

Tickets €20 available from Askea Parish Community Centre.


Apostolic Work Society Retreat takes place on Sunday 25th May in St Patrick's College, Kiltegan. From 10am to 4pm. Open to all. Cost €15 including dinner and tea. Booking through Pauline at 085 7245537.


Lough Derg, Thursday 22nd May: A day dedicated to anyone who is living with and beyond cancer, including those who minister and provide support. This is a guided day with two Guest Speakers, Kathleen Gleenon & Brenda Drumm, and offers time for peaceful reflection & prayer on the Island. Advance booking is essential. For more details contact Maureen or Sharon Tel. 071 9861518 or email


The Irish Wheelchair Association will run a Pop -Up Shop at 43 Tullow Street Carlow, (beside Whites Chemist), from Tuesday 20th May to Wednesday 28th May from 9.30am - 5.30pm.

All proceeds will go directly to Carlow Resource & Outreach Centre, Kilkenny Road, Carlow.


The County Carlow Women's Network are running their Walk for Fun on Saturday May 24th at 10am sharp (registration from 9.45am) from The Leighlinbridge Parish Centre - an 8km looped river and countryside walk to Bagnelstown with options of a lift half way if you feel like it. Free refreshments provided. Contact Olive on 087 6165690


Craft Night in Aid of Relay for Life Sewing Night tomorrow Wednesday 21st May - 7.30pm to 9.30pm in New Oak Centre. Cost €10 per night - all proceeds to Relay for Life (Irish Cancer Society).

Bridge club night

Academy Bridge Club are holding a Charity Night on Thursday 22nd May in the Seven Oaks Hotel, Carlow at 7.30pm. €10 entry fee. All proceeds will go to two local charities: - Carlow Home care and Local Rehab.


A 'once-off' Solo Art Exhibition and Sale will take place in Askea Parish Community Centre on the weekend of 24th and 25th May after all Masses. Works are by John Keating, Beechwood Park and are available to view in the Centre during opening hours. Special knockdown prices to raise much needed funds for Missions in Bangladesh.

Coffee Day open day

Coffee Day Open Day at Codd Mushrooms in aid of St Columba's Parish Funds on Saturday 24th May, 2014 from 11am to 4pm. Location: Billy and Daphne Codd's, Downings, Tullow, Co Carlow. See how mushrooms are grown, picked and packed; Home produce stall and raffle; Take a walk up to see the windmill; bouncy castle for children; Face painter. All welcome.

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