Monday 22 July 2019

Around the districts: Clonegal-Kildavin, Clonroche-Poulpeasty, Marshalstown-Castledockrell, Rathnure

Clonegal-Kildavin: Cabaret Fundraiser - The Ben Mulhall Committee will hold a cabaret in Dunne's Bar on Saturday, July 6, after the Clonegal Patron Mass.

Tickets just €5 each and will be available from the following committee members. PJ Kavanagh, Sinéad Gray, Breda Murphy, Chris Moran, Johnny Dunne, Pboy Murphy, Nicola Gray and Marty Murphy or you can buy your tickets on the night. This event promises to be great night with live music and dancing on the night. There will be door prizes and raffle prices. Your support is appreciated.

GAA lotto

There was no winner or online winner of the Kildavin-Clonegal GAA lotto held on Sunday, June 9. Numbers drawn were 17, 22, 23 and 27. One winner match three, Joan Lavin, Abbeydown, receiving €150. Seller's prize goes to Paul Murphy, receiving €50. The next draw will take place in Osborne's Lounge, Clonegal on Sunday, June 23, at 10.30 p.m., with a jackpot worth €9,600. Tickets €2 each.

Patron Masses

The Patron Masses will take place in the parish on the first weekend of July. Clonegal Mass, Saturday, July 6, at 6.30 p.m. and in Kildavin Mass, Sunday, July 7, at 11.30 a.m. People of the parish are reminded that graves should be tidy and if we know of a grave that no longer has anyone to look after it we should make sure that it is clean also.

Clonegal Tidy Village Association

Clonegal Tidy Village Association will hold its next meeting on Wednesday, June 26, at 7 p.m. in St Brigid's Hall, Clonegal.

Community Work Day

A big thank you to all those who helped at the Clonegal Community Work Day. A major clean-up of cleaning dirty flower beds, pruning, planting fresh flowers and shrubs, painting, picking up litter, sweeping and much more to prepare for this year's Tidy Town Competition for 2019. More needs to be done and we are asking all local residences to help in any way they can to make their garden or housing estates extra special, by planting flowers, painting of an old door or picking up litter.

Cúl Camps

Summer is here and Kildavin will be hosting Kellogg's Cúl Camps during the month of July. This will be an opportunity for your children to learn the skills of Gaelic Games in a full filled environment.

Football will be held from Monday, July 1, to Friday, July 5. Hurling and camogie will be held on Monday, July 22, to Friday 26. Brendan Hayden will supervise both camps. Cost for each camp is first child €60, second child €55 and subsequent children €45. To book a place, please go to Places are still available.

Deepest Sympathy

The community was saddened to hear the death of the late Mary Ann Kelly (née Walsh), Ballinavortha, Clonegal, who passed away on Sunday, June 6, surrounded by her loving family in Beaumont Hospital. Beloved wife of Kevin and mother of Seán and grandmother of Dean and Jayden. Reposed at Carpenter Bros Funeral Home, Carlow on Tuesday, June 11. Removal on Wednesday, June 12, to St Brigid's Church, Clonegal, for Funeral Mass, followed by burial afterwards in the adjoining cemetery. May she rest in peace.

School summer Holidays

Clonegal and Kildavin NS will close their doors for the summer holidays on Friday, June 28.

Deepest Sympathy

The community was saddened to hear the death of the late Bro. Pat O'Neill, Patrician Monastery, Newbridge, Co. Kildare, formally of Kildavin, Co Carlow, who passed away on Thursday, May 23. Deeply regretted by his Sisters Julia, Catherine, Sadie, Mary and Margaret, Brothers Christy and Matthew, Patrician Confreres, brothers-in-law, sister-in-law, nephews, nieces, extended family, relatives and friends. Funeral Mass at St Conleth's Parish Church, Newbridge, followed by burial afterwards in St Conleth's Cemetery. May he rest in peace.

Bunclody Library Events

Thursday, June 20, at 7 p.m.: German History; A Brief Overview of its three Empires and the Weimar Republic. Join John Power for an overview of the history of Germany: from Varus the Roman General, through the turmoil of the Holy Roman Empire, and from Bismarck to the GDR.

Saturday, June 22, at 11 a.m.: Yoga for children with Catherine Callaghan of Croi Yoga; Catherine Callaghan, CroíYoga will host a yoga session for children. There are many benefits of children practising yoga. Children's yoga is hugely beneficial for their growing bodies and more importantly their developing minds.

Thursday, June 27, at 7 p.m.: Seven Cs to Calm; Reclaiming Your Anxiety Free Self. Caroline Cunningham shares the wellbeing strategies that helped her over-come anxiety. This workshop will open your mind to the fact that you have the potential to restore calm.

Saturday, June 29, at 7 p.m.: Mother and Baby Wellness with Mary Fitzpatrick ITEC CIMI; Join Mary from Sonny Holistic Therapy for a relaxing and fun morning learning how to help, soothe and relax you and your baby through nurturing touch, using Massage and Reflexology techniques. Massage and reflexology brings many benefits for both parents and baby.

Regular Adult Events: Bunclody Knitting Club every Wednesday morning at 10.30 a.m. All Welcome Free Event. Adult Reading Circle, Friday, June 14, at 11 a.m. New members are always welcome. Join us any time, just drop in. Drop of Ink Writing group on Saturday, June 22, at 11 a.m.

Regular Children's Events: Toddler Story Time every Friday morning at 11 a.m.

If you would you like to receive a Text Message or Email Message about our upcoming events please contact us in Bunclody Library at 053 9375466 or For a full listing of events see Bunclody Library's Facebook page:

Library/events where you can sign up for our monthly what's on e-newsletter.

Rathnure Musical

Rathnure Panto Society presents their 10th summer Musical 'Dancing at the Checkout', a brand new comedy musical full of 70's and 90's music, on June 20, 21, 24, 26, 27 and 28 at 7.45 p.m. nightly. Call 087 0680564 or 087 6954112 to book the best seats. Also find us on Facebook for more info.


Historical Society

Clonroche Historical Society will hold an important meeting in the Cloc Ban Lounge on Thursday, June 20, at 8;30 p.m. All interested in history are welcome.

Cloughbawn GAA lotto

There was no winner at the recent lotto draw, Numbers were 1, 7, 12 and 15 the match-three winners were Seán Wickham, Rathturtin; Sally Russell Pearse Road, Enniscorthy; Kevin Cleere, Clonroche and Niall Hendrick c/o Jimmy Hendrick. Jackpot stands at €10,000. tickets available for club members and local shops and businesses. Next draw Friday, June 21, in the Cloch Ban.

Cúl Camp

This year's Cúl Camp will take place from July 22 to July 26 in Cloughbawn. Sign up now at and be apart of the fun, make great memories and friends and learn new skills.

Rathnure Summer Musical

Rathnure Panto Society presents their 10th summer Musical 'Dancing at the Checkout', a brand new comedy musical full of 70's and 90's music, on June 20, 21, 24, 26, 27 and 28 at 7.45 p.m. nightly. Call 087 0680564 or 087 6954112 to book the best seats. Also find us on Facebook for more info.


Castledockrell NS

We look forward to raising our new flag on Friday, June 21, after our End of Year/Graduation Mass in the school. The Mass is at 9 a.m. and all are welcome to attend. For more information please contact the school at 053 9388892, or our website

Pilgrimage to Knock

The Ferns Diocesan Pilgrimage to Knock takes place on Sunday, July 7. If anybody would like to join with the choir in singing at the Diocesan Mass on that day please contact Eileen Carton 087 2933545.


Next session of storytelling in Castledockrell is on Thursday, June 20, at 8 p.m. Refreshments will be served and a raffle held on the night.

Castledockrell Patron

The annual patron and blessing of graves is in Castledockrell on Friday, July 5, with Prayers in cemetery at the church at 7.45 p.m. and Prayers in Present Cemetery at 8 p.m.

Mass Times

Weekend Masses in the parish are as follows Saturday in Marshalstown at 7.30 p.m. and Sunday in Castledockrell at 10 a.m. Please note also that baptisms in both Marshalstown and Castledockrell are on Saturdays only.

Social Dance

The next Social Dance in Marshalstown is on Friday, June 21. Music by the Images. Doors open at 9.30 p.m. and dancing starts at 10 p.m. Admission including tea is €8.

Crioshue Patron

The annual patron and blessing of graves is in Crioshue on Saturday, July 6, at 11 a.m.

Day Care

Upcoming events at St Mary's Day Care Service, Bunclody. Monday, June 24 - Mystery Tour. To book please contact Maria on Mondays, Tuesdays or Thursdays at 053 9376552. New members always welcome. Centre closed for July and August. Reopens on September 2.

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.


Church Notices

Anniversaries: Saturday, June 22, 7.30 p.m. - Eileen, Pat and Sonny Fenlon. Liz Ronan (Month's Mind)

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

Rathnure Patron: On Saturday, June 29. The Vigil Mass will be held in the cemetery followed by tea, refreshments and burgers at the John Kelly Memorial Hall.

Rathnure/Templeudigan Parish Safeguarding Representatives - Ann Morrissey: 087 6555161 and Marie Doran: 086 8323341. While we deeply appreciate the role of our Parish Safeguarding Reps we must remember that everyone who participates in the life of the church has a role to play in creating an environment in which children can develop and be safe.

Rathnure Church Restoration: Congratulations to J Codd, Rathfardon, who was the lucky winner of €184 last weekend. The next draw will be held at the bingo on Tuesday the 18th.

Rathnure Pantomime Society's summer Musical 'Dancing At the Checkout': Parish night on June 26 at 7.45 p.m. Tickets available from Committee Members.


Jackpot is starting at €500 next Tuesday the 18th.

The late Johnny Carty

We lost a good friend and the hall lost a dedicated servant with the passing of Johnny Carty. As a mark of respect to our former chairman, bingo was cancelled on Tuesday the 11th. To Johnny's family we extend sincere sympathy. May his gentle soul rest in peace.

Rathnure NS

A Celebration Day will take place at Rathnure National School at midday on Friday, June 21. The school will be celebrating the three in-a-row Mini 7's winning teams, raising flags for Green Schools, Active School, Hurling 365 and GAA All-Star achievements. Refreshments will be in the John Kelly Hall afterwards and everyone in the community is invited to attend this great day of celebration for the school. Our thanks for the great work by Taragh Nolan and all the school teachers as well as the pupils for all the work involved in attaining these awards.

Golf Classic

The Rathnure GAA golf classic takes place on Friday, July 5, in Enniscorthy Golf Club. Team of four costs €200 with meal included. GUI and amateur prizes. Sponsored holes from €50. Contact 087 2831798 for more information.

Summer Musical

Rathnure Panto Society presents their 10th Summer Musical 'Dancing at the Checkout', a brand new comedy musical full of 70's and 90's music, on June 20, 21, 24, 26, 27 and 28 at 7.45 p.m. nightly. Call 087 0680564 or 087 6954112 to book the best seats. Also find us on Facebook for more info.

Enniscorthy Guardian