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Trish and Gemma farrell and Rylee Behan at the Bunclody Union Parish Fete in the Rectory Grounds on Saturday.

Trish and Gemma farrell and Rylee Behan at the Bunclody Union Parish Fete in the Rectory Grounds on Saturday.

Jane, Hannah and Patrick Kenny and pet Sadie at the Bunclody Union Parish Fete in the Rectory Grounds on Saturday.

Jane, Hannah and Patrick Kenny and pet Sadie at the Bunclody Union Parish Fete in the Rectory Grounds on Saturday.


Trish and Gemma farrell and Rylee Behan at the Bunclody Union Parish Fete in the Rectory Grounds on Saturday.


Men’s Shed

Bunclody Men’s Shed is holding its AGM in the Shed, Ryland Road this evening, Wednesday, August 17, from 7 p.m.

New members are welcome to join the meeting.

For further details please contact Peter at 087 76631588 or Jonathan at 087 4972664.

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The members of Bunclody Men’s Shed would like to thank everyone who bought tickets for the Trolley Raffle in SuperValu. Congratulations to the winner, Kathleen Doyle.

Heritage Week visit to the Rectory Garden

All are welcome this Friday, August 19, at 10.30 a.m., to enjoy a walk around the old walled garden and farm buildings behind St Mary’s Rectory, Ryland, Bunclody, Y21 CV 44. The visit will be followed by refreshments at the Rectory Marquee.

This will also be the last of the weekly coffee mornings, before the marquee is taken down, till next summer.

For more information, please contact Rev Trevor Sargent at 087 2547836.

Bunclody Area Youth Support

Bays LGBTQIA+ Youth Group meets at the FDYS centre, Market Square, Bunclody on Saturdays from 12.30 p.m. to 2 p.m.

For details contact Derek at 083 2073848 or Vicky at 083 2082584.

Tea and Talk

All teens are welcome to call in to tea and Talk ay FDYS, Market Square, Bunclody on Saturdays from 2.30 p.m. to 5.30 p.m. Contact Derek at 083 2073848 or Vicky 083 2082584 for details.

Kilmyshall split-the-pot

Kilmyshall split-the-pot envelopes are available from HWH Shop, Steemers, Cahill’s hardware, D & M Laundrette, Glanbia, Redmond’s Bar, Byrnes Hardware Ryland Lower, Kilmyshall parish office and Kilmyshall School.

The pot is split between Kilmyshall School and the parish. Draw takes place every Friday. Your ongoing support is greatly appreciated.

The Mall Market

The Mall Market, Bunclody’s Street Market, is on every Saturday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. rain or shine.

The market has lots to offer from lovely homemade jams, baked breads and cakes, soaps candles, hand-knitted items baby cardigans and set toys, handmade soft toys by Ella, beautiful made ladies tops by Pat, Niall Toner leather handbags and other leather items, including guitar straps leather belts etc, bric-à-brac, books, bits and bobs and all sorts. There’s also beautiful hanging baskets, flowers and window boxes, children’s toys and Siobhán, who does beautiful prints for special occasions.

Congratulations to those in the market who are already doing shows and winning all around them with crochet knitwear jams and bakes. We are a group who really enjoy chatting to all who call our way. Thank you to those who support us. We have met people from all over the world so far this summer and we direct them to all the local places in beautiful Bunclody.

Official Opening

The official opening of Kavanagh’s Funeral Home, Bunclody will take place on Sunday, August 21, from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Hot Meals Delivered

Bunclody Meals on Wheels service is looking for volunteers to help deliver a hot dinner to people living in the general Bunclody area.

People with availability between 12.30 and 2 p.m. on a Monday, Wednesday or Friday are urgently needed. Please contact James Doyle at 087 9594639

or Barbara-Anne Murphy at 087 6736966 if you can help out either on a regular or occasional basis. All help is very much appreciated to deliver this essential service.

Bunclody Library Events

Doodle your way to Wellbeing – Adult Drawing Workshop with Sarah Bowie will take place on Thursday, August 18, at 7 p.m. Doodling is a powerful tool that helps to calm the mind, process thoughts and emotions, and connect us with our own creativity. In this session with illustrator and author Sarah Bowie, participants will explore patterns, lettering and, best of all, Doodle character creation.

Participants will be guided through the exercises step-by-step, and even those who think they aren’t ‘arty’ might be surprised at their own creativity. By the end of the session, everyone will have discovered tips for doodling to release anxious thoughts, improve concentration and nurture their own creativity.

Places are limited, booking is essential. Telephone 053 9375466 or register online.

Hanging Heart Decoration with the Craft Room – Adult Workshop takes place on Thursday, August 25, at 7 p.m.

Join Andrea from the Craft Room and learn how to make a hanging heart decoration. Each participant will learn some basic sewing stitches and get to take their creation home with them.

This is a small, informal workshop that allows you to relax and learn a new skill. All materials will be provided on the night. Places are limited, telephone 053 9375466 to book a place or register online.

Creation Station: For the month of August, we will have a Creation Station available in the library for young children. Paper, colours, stickers and lots more will be provided for children to create some crafts to take home – no need to book.

Lego Challenge Workshop takes place on Thursday, August 18, from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. Suitable for seven- to 10-year-olds.

‘Make a bridge using only blue Lego’. ‘Make a creature using one hand’.

Join us for a fun Lego challenge workshop and let your imagination take over. All Lego pieces will be provided.

Places strictly limited, telephone 053 9375466 or book online.

Pre-school Storytime – Storytime for pre-schoolers and toddlers continues weekly on Wednesdays from 11 a.m. to 11.30 a.m. Suitable for two- to six-year-olds.

Please note change of time. Join us for stories and lots of fun.

Booking is not required for this event, please come along on the day.

Coffee morning and raffle

St Fiaac’s, Clonegal parishioners are inviting everyone to enjoy the beauty of Clonegal and meet friends over a cup of coffee and other refreshments on Saturday, August 20, for their coffee morning and raffle from 10.30 a.m. to 12.30 p.m.

The TÚS Programme

The Tús programme is open to anyone in receipt of a social welfare payment for one year or more. Examples include job seekers allowance or benefit, PUP payment, disability allowance, or a qualified adult on a partner’s social welfare claim.

The programme provides part time 19 and a half hours, flexible work with a top-up payment. We find work for you in the area that you live. We find the type of work that you would like to do.

On Tús you get paid into a bank account – you don’t have to sign on for the year with social welfare. The minimum payment we pay is €230.50 per week. If you are under the age of 25 years, that is doubling the amount of money you usually receive. If a partner is means tested because their partner is working full time, their money will increase to €230.50 per week. You get to keep all your secondary benefits. You can take up more work elsewhere and not affect your payment. All our work placements are based in not-for-profit community-based areas. Some of the types of work we have available are in sports, administration, cleaning, maintenance, community work, caretaking, retail, working with older persons, working in the disability sector. Training, for example, manual handling, Safe Pass and other work related courses will be provided, including language supports.

We also supply ‘kits’ such as toolboxes to enable you to access work opportunities. PPE is also provided.

For further information please contact any of our team: Ann Crimmins, 086 0652552, Fergal Bolger, 086 0408240, Michelle Byrne, 086 0418444, and Paula Hughes: 086 0439172.

Bunclody News

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