Monday 22 July 2019

Around the districts: Caim, Clonegal-Kildavin, Clonroche-Poulpeasty, Kiltealy-Ballindaggin, Marshalstown-Castledockrell and Rathnure

Nuala Conway, Jonathan Conway and Anna Cunningham at the Brendan Grace concert in the Riverside Park Hotel.
Nuala Conway, Jonathan Conway and Anna Cunningham at the Brendan Grace concert in the Riverside Park Hotel.

Caim - Adoration: Adoration takes place in Caim Church on Mondays. All are welcome to participate.


Sympathy is extended to the family, relatives and friends of Chrissie Buckley, whose Funeral took place in Davidstown last Saturday. RIP.

Men's Shed

Caim Men's Shed will resume on Wednesday, January 16, from 7.30 p.m. to 9.30 p.m.

Caim Vintage Club

Membership is now due and can paid to any committee member.


Sympathy is extended to the Relatives and friends of Mary Sinnott, formerly of Augnaclappa, whose death has taken place in the USA. RIP.

Duffry lotto

Kathleen Kehoe was the match-three winner last week. The numbers drawn were 20, 21, 24 and 26, The jackpot is now €1,600. The next draw will be held in the Thatch on Tuesday, January 15, at 9.30 p.m.

Knit and Stitch

The Knit and Stitch has returned after the Christmas break and the next night is on Monday night, January 28. New members welcome.

New Years Party

The Caim annual New Years party, hosted by Caim Youth club will be held on Sunday, January 20, in the hall. As there is no senior youth club this year, we would love to see some of the former members or leaders helping out, or indeed any members of the parish that would like to help out, by preparing or serving food on the day. It would be greatly appreciated. Please contact Larry Kavanagh or Trish Dagg if you'd like to help.

Caim Youth Club

Junior club this Friday night, 7 p.m. to 8.30 p.m. We would love to see you all there. We will be hosting the annual New Years party in the hall on Sunday, January 20, and will need some help on the day preparing and serving food. It's always a very enjoyable day. If you'd like to help out, please let us know.


Dates for Your Diary

First Penance will be held in Kildavin Tuesday, March 26, at 7 p.m. and Clonegal on Wednesday, March 27, at 7 p.m. First Communion will be held in Clonegal on Saturday, May 11, at 11 a.m. and Kildavin on Sunday, May 19, at 11.30 a.m.

Yoga with Catherine

CroiYoga begins in Spellman Hall, Kildavin on Wednesday, January 6. Classes run from 10 a.m., 7 p.m. and 8 p.m. For more information or to book a spot, please contact Catherine at 087 9409009.

Camogie Club EGM

Kildavin-Clonegal camogie club will hold an EGM on Thursday, January 17, at 8.30 p.m. in the Spellman Park Kildavin. Anyone interested in the continued growth of our camogie club is encouraged to attend. Enquiries to Catherine 087 9409009.

Tidy Village AGM

Clonegal Tidy Village Association will hold its annual general meeting on Wednesday, January 16, at 8 p.m., in St Brigid's Hall, Clonegal. Everyone is welcome.

Deepest Sympathy

The village of Clonegal and the wider community was saddened to hear the death of Angela Fitzpatrick (née O'Grady), St Brigid's Tce, Clonegal, who passed away on Sunday, December 16, 2018. Angela died peacefully, surrounded by her family.

Beloved wife of John and loving mother of Seán, Billy, Michael, Geraldine and Mary, sister of Phyllis-Ash and Lissie. Sadly missed by her husband, children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, sisters, nieces, nephews, sons-in-law, daughters-in-law, relatives, neighbours and friends.

Reposed at Lennon's Funeral Home, Bunclody. Removal to St Brigid's Church, Clonegal for Funeral Mass, burial afterwards in the new cemetery. May she rest in peace.

Drama Group

Kildavin-Clonegal Drama Group are busy rehearsing their production of 'The Two Loves of Gabriel Foley' by Jimmy Keary the play will take to the stage on Saturday and Sunday, February 9, and 10, in Spellman Hall, Kildavin. So make a note in your diary where a night of entertainment and laughter is guaranteed.

GAA lotto

There was no winner of the Kildavin-Clonegal GAA lotto held on Monday, January 7. Numbers drawn were 1, 7, 20 and 21. Winner that matched three were, Lia Dunne, Clonegal, Liz Meredith, c/o A Kelly, Sinéad Gray and Mick Balfe, Clonegal, B Mitchel Graiguebeg and Ed O'Leary, c/o Ted O'Leary, all receiving €30 each. Seller's prize goes to Carmel Gibson receiving €50. The next draw will take place in Ryan's 'The Moss House', Bunclody on Sunday, January 20, a jackpot worth €7,400.

Grandparents Day

Clonegal NS will celebrate grandparents day on Wednesday, January 30. A ceremony will be held in St Bridget's Church. After the ceremony, grandparents will attend the school and talk to the children in the various classes followed by a cuppa.


Cloughbawn GAA lotto

Numbers drawn at the most recent lotto held on January 5 were 2, 4, 11 and 30 Kieran Cowman, Ballindoney and Mary Tector, Clonroche matched three numbers, jackpot still stands at 10,000. Next draw will be held in the Boro Inn on January 19 and the Yellow group are on duty, J & J Hendrick, J & S Flynn and M Langton.


The latest winner from split-the-pot was Kathleen Delaney, Courtnacuddy the pot was €314 remember all funds are used locally and envelopes can be bought in any of the local shops and businesses.

Cloughbawn Parish Party

Sunday, January 20, at 1 p.m. is designated for one of the highlights of the social calendar the Parish Party. With over 100 guests at last year's' event this year promises to surpass even that. An opportunity for social interaction amounts old friends and acquaintances with good food and an evening's entertainment is something to look forward too and not to be missed.


We would like to extend sympathy to the Buckley and Carton Families on the recent passing of their mother Chrissie Buckley eight Sli an Uisce, Clonroche, Daughter of the late Jack and Mary Ellen Leacy, Knockmarshall. Beloved mother of James, John, Jackie, Elaine, Roland, Catriona and Carol. Sister of Marie, Sadie, Mag and Bud. Sadly missed by her adoring grandchildren, nieces, nephews, extended family and friends. May She Rest In Peace.


Ballindaggin Story House

The first session of Ballindaggin Story House of 2019 took place on Thursday night last in Ballindaggin Hall. A very entertaining night was enjoyed by the many patrons present. The music, songs, recitations and tall tales were of the highest calibre.

Votes of sympathy were extended to Etty Kilbride on the death of her sister-in-law Bernie Doran. To Denis Finn on the death of his sister Mona Shortt. To the Deacon family on the death of Jenny and to the Kenny family on the death of Jack. Prayerful good wishes was extended to all who are unwell at present either at home or in hospital.

Raffle winners were Carmel Sinnott, Ballypreacus; Ted Sinnott, do; Breda Redmond, The Ballagh; Jim Roche, Tombrick; Jim Byrne, Ballindaggin; David Fenlon, Borris three prizes; Hugh Coogan, Dublin; Richie Warren, Curragraigue; Myles Heffernan, Kilcotty; Bill Doyle, Bunclody; Séamus Rafter, Monalee; Peter Hughes, Galbally; Johnny Taylor, Caim; Maurice Whelan, Adamstown; Nick Dempsey, Galbally; May Dagg, Monart; Séamus Dunne, Co Laois; Terry Shaughnessy, Garryhill.

Bean an Tí Anne wishes all a very happy, healthy and peaceful New Year and thanks for your continued support, looking forward to the same for 2019.


Social dancing in Kiltealy Hall on Friday, January 25, music on the night by K-Jo. Dancing from 9.30 p.m. to midnight, admission €8. This will be the 10th anniversary dance and is sure to be a great night of celebrations.


Deepest sympathy is extended to Philip Kearney, Curraduff on the recent death of his brother Tom Kearney, Enniscorthy. Interment took place in St Mary's Cemetery on Tuesday January 8. May he rest in peace.

Split the pot

The winner of Kiltealy NS split-the-pot last week was Tess Fitzhenry, who won €285 (double week).

Wedding bells

Congratulations to Donna Moore and Shane Kehoe, who were married recently and celebrated with family and friends. Wishing Donna and Shane every happiness for the future.

Duffry Social Club

The Duffry Social Club resumes after Christmas break tomorrow, Wednesday, January 16, from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. New members are always welcome.


Mass Times

Beginning on Sunday, January 27, weekend Masses in the parish will be as follows: Saturday in Marshalstown at 7.30 p.m. and Sunday in Castledockrell at 10 a.m. Please note that from that weekend also baptisms in both Marshalstown and Castledockrell will be on Saturdays only.

Open evening

There will be an open evening in Marshalstown National School on Thursday, January 17, at 7 p.m.


Next session of storytelling in Castledockrell Hall is on Thursday, January 17, at 8 p.m.

Refreshments served. Thanks to all friends from far and near who month after month during 2018 travelled for Storytelling Sessions. We look forward to welcoming you back for 2019. Whether you can attend every month or only now and again you are welcome. Come along and bring a friend.


Sympathy is extended to the family of the late Jimmy Mulford, who died recently. May he rest in peace.

Enrolment Evening

There will be an Enrolment Evening in Castledockrell National School on Wednesday, January 23, from 6.30 p.m. to 7.30 p.m.


Bingo continues every Thursday evening in Marshalstown Community Centre starting at 8.30 p.m. with three big jackpots to play for.

Thanks to all who attended the bingo and to those who helped out at bingo each week for your continued support throughout 2018.

Social dancing

The next social in Marshalstown community centre takes place on Friday, January 18, with music by Glenn Flynn. Doors open 9.30 p.m. Dancing starts at 10 p.m. Admission including tea is €8.

Notes Deadline

Please note due to an earlier deadline items for the notes should reach me by 6 p.m. on the Thursday before each issue including on bank holiday weekends. Also only not for profit items should be included in the notes. Thank you for your co-operation.

Important Dates

Tuesday, February 19: First Confessions/Service of Light, Castledockrell. Friday, March 15: Confirmation. Thursday, March 21: First Confessions, Marshalstown. Saturday, May 4: First Holy Communion Marshalstown. Sunday, May 12: First Holy Communion, Castledockrell. Sunday, May 26: Patron, Marshalstown. Friday, July 5: Patron, Castledockrell.


Church Notices

Anniversary: Tuesday the 15th 9.30 a.m. - Patrick and Mary Doyle

Mass This Week: Tuesday, Thursday and Friday Mass at 9.30 a.m.


The bingo jackpot on Tuesday the 15th is €6,000 with the reserve jackpot at €900.

Rathnure NS Open Night

This will take place on Thursday, January 31, at 7 p.m.

Grandparents Day

Grandparents Day will be held at the school on February 1 with Mass at 1 p.m. followed by a visit to the classrooms and refreshments at the school. If Grandparents are unable to attend, other family members are welcome.

Talk on children's anxiety

Carina McEvoy, author of the children's book 'Sometimes I worry…how about you?' will hold a talk on children's anxiety in Rathnure NS on Thursday, January 17, at 7 p.m. Carina will have copies of her book and the parents support book on sale on the night. All are very welcome to come and listen to Carina and ask her questions and we will have a cup of tea afterwards.

GAA Club lotto

The numbers drawn last Tuesday were 1, 2, 19 and 25. There was no jackpot winner. Christina White, Grange Upper and Mary Power, Borris were the two match-three winners who won €100 each. Jackpot this week: €8,600.

Enniscorthy Guardian