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Around the Districts: Bree-Galbally to Kiltealy-Ballindaggin


Caitlin Jolly, John Maher and Anthony Doyle having fun at the Family Fun Day in the Astro Active Centre in Enniscorthy. the Astro Active Centre on Saturday..

Caitlin Jolly, John Maher and Anthony Doyle having fun at the Family Fun Day in the Astro Active Centre in Enniscorthy. the Astro Active Centre on Saturday..

Caitlin Jolly, John Maher and Anthony Doyle having fun at the Family Fun Day in the Astro Active Centre in Enniscorthy. the Astro Active Centre on Saturday..



Bree Patron

Bree Patron will take place on Sunday, August 21.

Community Games

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Hard luck to the under-10 footballers who recently lost 2-5 to 0-2 in the Leinster semi-final to a team from Meath.

GAA lotto

The numbers drawn in the Ballyhogue GAA lotto on Wednesday, July 20, were 5, 7, 18 and 21. There was no jackpot winner. Match 3’s – Anthony and Joanne Pepper, Eamon Doyle, Stephen Ennis, Fintan and Maria Doyle, Séamus Patton, Andy Fraser, Nickey Dempsey, Anna Wickham, Natasha Nowacki. Next draw is on August 3 with the jackpot up to €2,600.


Eucharistic Adoration

There will be no Eucharistic Adoration for the months of July and August.

Caim Vintage Club

Caim Vintage Club’s annual outing to Moynalty is on August 14. To book your seat contact 087 7468759, 087 2749106, 087 6341532. There are some seats still available.


Sympathy is extended to Peg Casey and family on the recent death of her sister.

Well done Jordan

Well done to Jordan Gainford, who had great success at the Galway Races winning the opening race at 18 to 1 and winning the plate at 16 to 1.


Lotto Results

There was no winner or online winner of the Kildavin-Clonegal GAA and Ben Mulhall Park lotto draw of €10,000 held on Sunday, July 24. Numbers drawn were 4, 9, 26 and 28. The winners that matched three were: Bernie Sheil, Clonegal, Hickeys c/o Bernie Hickey, James Gray Jnr, Clonegal and Caroline McGettigan (online), receiving €40 each.

Next draw will take place on Sunday, August 7, at 9 p.m. in Conway’s Pub, Kildavin. Tickets are also available to purchase through ‘Club Force’. You can download this app and get instant results notification. This will make purchasing a line for the draw as easy as three clicks of a mouse. Tickets cost €2 per line or three lines for €5. Tickets must be purchased before 6 p.m. cut off time.

Cranavane Well Kildavin

The Cranavane Well Committee would like to thank Carlow County Council, who have erected improved signage on the site and at the entrance. Cranavane is on the road between Kildavin and Myshall and is an Ancient Holy Site and an ideal place for those seeking peace and tranquillity to visit.

A Date for your Diary

There will be a coffee morning and raffle taking place in St Fiaac’s church Clonegal on Saturday, August 20, from 10.30 a.m. to 12.30 p.m. A huge selection of cakes and treats as well as great prizes for our raffle which will take place at 12.30. We look forward to seeing you there.

Items for Parish Newsletter

Local organisations and groups are welcome to place items of interest for the community in our newsletter. All items for the newsletter should be emailed to pmjhughes@yahoo.ie or myshallparishnewsletter@hotmail.com on or before Wednesday afternoon.

Weavers’ Cottages Museum

Come and visit the Weavers’ Cottages Museum which were once the home of local weavers dating back to the 17th century and now houses many artefacts of the cottage weaving industry. Opening Times: Monday, Wednesday and Thursday 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Tuesday 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. – Friday: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Saturday and Sunday. For more information please phone 053 9376749 or visit their website page clonegalkildavin.ie/weavers/index.htm.

Huntington Castle Vintage Market

Huntington Castle are delight to have their bi-annual vintage and Antique Market return this October. Sign up to their Newsletter to ensure you do not miss out huntingtoncastle.com/upcoming-events. Date to be confirmed.

Ardattin Fundraisers

Ardattin Fundraisers would like to thank everyone who took part and helped out in any way during the very successful Tractor Run. A sum €1,570 was raised for Carlow Kilkenny Home Care Team.


Don’t forget that you can advertise any upcoming events on the clonegalkildavin.ie website. Or you can tell us of stories or achievements in our local area. Maybe you are planning a meeting or want to start a group or a class. Whatever is local is of interest to us. We are delighted to share your achievements and plans with all. Send your information to info@clonegalkildavin.ie.

Notes contact

Anyone, who wishes to have upcoming events, wedding occasions, birthday wishes or local news, to be issued on the local Clonegal/Kildavin Community Section of the Guardian can email clonegalkildavinnotes@gmail.com.


Kiltealy Patron and field day

After a break of two years due to Covid the Kiltealy Patron and field day takes place on Sunday next August 7th beginning with prayers in the Church graveyard at 1 pm. Mass will be celebrated in the New Cemetery at 1.30 pm.

Ballindaggin Pipe Band will lead the attendance to the field day which will follow immediately afterwards with a full programme of attractions including–bottle stall, produce stall, duck racing, bingo, roulette, skittles, guess sweets-in-a-jar, childrens pony and tractor rides, face painting, hurling and children’s sports, raffle for trailer load of firewood, BBQ, teas, coffee, cakes ice cream and raffle for valuable prizes all on the field. The parish raffle will take place on the field in the evening, tickets have been delivered to all households in the area and will also be for sale on the field. All proceeds go to parish funds. A great day out for all the family at the foot of Blackstairs, entertainment in the village in the evening, come and enjoy.

The raffle has some great prizes: 1st prize €250 cash. 2nd–dinner for 4 in Riverside Park Hotel. 3rd–€100 voucher for Holy Grail. 4th–€100 fuel voucher. 5th–Hand crafted wishing well from Wood Hub. Prizes 6 to 10–brandy whiskey and wine. Tickets €2 each or book of 3 for €5.

Blackstairs Community Playschool

Blackstairs Community Playschool is located in Kiltealy Community Centre. The facility includes two spacious and well equipped pre-school rooms and an outdoor purpose built play area.

We are now accepting applications for children aged over two years and five months and children eligible for the ECCE scheme for September 2021. The out of school club is also located in Kiltealy Community Centre.

The club operates from 7.30 am to 6 pm with children being dropped to and collected from Kiltealy N.S., There are also places available for children in the out-of-school club. If you would like to enrol your child in either of the above please contact Linda O’Leary on 087-9012194.

Local Link Bus

Local Link Bus Ballywilliam to Enniscorthy every Friday. Departs Ballywilliam 9.15 am, taking in Rathnure 9.25, Killanne 9.40, Kiltealy 9.45, Ballindaggin 9.55, arriving Enniscorthy 10.20 for a stay of two hours returning at 12.20.

You don’t need to book for scheduled services as they work to a timetable but you do need to book for a flexible service so we can find where your rural location is and see if we have a suitable service in your area. You can also register with us so we can pick you up every week without you having to call.

On a scheduled service the bus stops at the above listed locations. On the flexible service we will arrange a suitable pick up or if possible pick you up and drop you off at your door. Free travel pass holders and children under 5 years travel FREE. For further information call 053-9196276.

Ballindaggin Community Park

Following a few recent problems occurring around the toilets at Ballindaggin Community Park a security camera has been erected at the entrance to the building. In all 99% of people respect the facility. Please be observant of any unusual activity around the building.

Date For Your Diary

A celebration prayer will take place At Ballinacoola Holy Well, Ballindaggin on Sunday August 14th at 7 pm. Bishop Ger Nash will attend.