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Lucy Rothwell and Valerie Power at the Coffee Morning for the Pakistan floods in St Mary's Church, Bunclody.

Lucy Rothwell and Valerie Power at the Coffee Morning for the Pakistan floods in St Mary's Church, Bunclody.

Lucy Rothwell and Valerie Power at the Coffee Morning for the Pakistan floods in St Mary's Church, Bunclody.


FCJ Fire Heroes

Three FCJ Students became heroes at the school recently when they became spur-of-the-moment fire fighters in the school.

Cian Raleigh, Ben Byrne and Hugh Byrne were passing a storeroom attached to one of the practical classrooms when they encountered a fire. Their quick reaction of getting a fire extinguisher and putting out the flames meant the damage was kept to an absolute minimum, saving expensive school equipment and preventing a threat to students and the school building itself. Well done, Cian, Ben and Hugh, heroes you most certainly are.

Clohamon Foróige

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Clohamon Foróige Senior Youth Club is back on Friday nights. For secondary school teens (aged 12-18). Club returning on Friday nights (7.30 p.m. to 9 p.m.) from September 16. Contact 087 3484622, clohamonforoige@gmail.com or the Facebook page. New members and leaders welcome.

Bunclody Foróige

Bunclody Foróige Junior Youth Club is restarting soon. The club will meet on Thursday evenings from 6.30 p.m. to 7.30 p.m. in St Aidan’s Hall Bunclody for 10- to 12-year-olds. Registration via the Facebook page @Foróigebunclody. New members and leaders welcome.

Men’s Shed

Bunclody Men’s Shed opening times are Monday and Friday 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. and Wednesday evening 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.

New members always welcome. For more information phone Peter at 087 6631588 or Jonathan at 089 4972664.

Druimcree History Group

Druimcree History Group are hosting a Centenary Commemoration of the shooting of Lt. Ignatius Redmond at 2.30 p.m. on Sunday, October 2, at Ballinavocran Bunclody (Pat Skelton’s) (Eircode: Y21 C8N2).

Upholstery for Beginners

Bunclody Men’s Shed is hosting a Beginners Upholstery course running for five Fridays from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. commencing on Friday, September 23, in the Men’s Shed, behind the Day Care Centre, Ryland Road.

If you have a chair you would like refurbished, bring it along. If you don’t, bring yourself and we will supply a chair.

For further information contact Jonathan at 089 4972664.

Sow, Store, Serve

WWETB and Bunclody Men’s Shed are running a free course on Thursday evenings beginning on September 22 for eight weeks from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. in the Bunclody Further Education and Training Centre.

This Sow, Store, Serve, course will show you how to sow and grow plants, methods of storing harvested vegetables and fruits, and ways to cook your own produce.

For further information or to sign up please ring Jonathan at 089 4972664.

The Monday Club

The ‘Monday Club’ has resumed following the summer break and meets in Bunclody Day Care Centre from 10 a.m. each Monday. New members welcome.

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.

Kilmyshall annual Parish Raffle

The annual Kilmyshall Parish Raffle will be the Parish’s main fundraising event year. Raffle tickets will be delivered to hoes in the area in the coming weeks. Tickets may be returned to the parish office Post Box, Parochial House, or Halfway Shop. There are lots of lovely prizes to be won. It is hoped that you will support this raffle as generously you have in the past.

Parent and Toddler Group

The Bunclody Baby and Toddler Group has resumed following the summer recess. They meet on Wednesday mornings from 9.30 a.m. to 11 a.m. The group will be meeting in the Pastoral Centre at the rear of the Church of the Most Holy Trinity, Bunclody weekly till end of June 2023 during term time. All are welcome for fun and chat. A fee of €3 includes tea or coffee and biscuits for parents/guardians. Contact Cat at 083 3219929 or Siobhán at 089 2030003 for details.

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 at FDYS, Market Square, Bunclody on Saturdays from 2.30 p.m. to 5.30 p.m. Contact Derek at 083 2073848 or Vicky at 083 2082584 for details.

So, Sew

So, Sew, Bunclody Family Learning Group will meet at Our Lady of Lourdes National School each Wednesday at 9.15 a.m. The group is currently enrolling members. For details contact Sharon at 087 6442027.

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 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.

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

The Ballinacoola Holy Well Project – a Talk by the Bunclody Traveller Women’s Group takes place on Thursday, September 22, 7 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Members of the Bunclody Traveller Women’s Group will be talking about their recent restoration project of the Holy Well at Ballinacoola. Booking essential. To book, please contact Bunclody Library at 053 9375466.

War of Independence and Civil War Walking Tour of Bunclody with Barry Lacey Saturday, September 24, 11 a.m. to midday. Join Historian in Residence Barry Lacey as he explores Bunclody’s history in both the War of Independence and Civil War periods. The walk lasts for approximately one hour and will be leaving from the entrance of Bunclody Town Library. Booking essential, please contact Bunclody Library at 053 9375466. Please check in at the staff desk in the library when you arrive.

FCJ Secondary School Time Capsule Project Talk – Thursday, September 29, 7 p.m. to 8 p.m.

This talk will look at how FCJ students accumulated the material for the time capsule and put together the exhibition which is on display in the library from Wednesday, September 21. To book, please contact Bunclody Library at 053 9375466.

New Home Energy Saving Kit – Our new Home Energy Saving Kit is now available to borrow from Bunclody Library. This kit contains a range of tools/exercises to help householders make sense of the energy they consume on a daily basis and to identify possible problem areas. Please contact the library at 053 9375466 or email bunclodylib@wexfordcoco.ie for further details.

Digital Radon Monitors – Do you want to test your home for radon? We also have digital radon monitors available to borrow, all you need is your library card.

Bunclody Tidy Towns table quiz

Bunclody Tidy Towns Committee will hold a table quiz in River’s Edge on Friday, October 7, at 9 p.m. so please spread the word. Table of four people, €40. Please come along and support this great cause.

Church Choir

Holy Trinity Church Choir has returned to singing at Masses and other church services. Rehearsals take place every Tuesday evening at 7.30 p.m. in the Church of the Most Holy Trinity. New members, male and female, are required and will be sincerely welcomed.

Contact Eileen at 087 2933545 or the parish office at 053 9376190 or any choir member if you are interested in joining the church choir.

For Your Diary

Bunclody Union Harvest Thanksgiving Services will take place as follows.

St Paul’s Church, Kildavin, Sunday, October 2, at 7 p.m.

St Mary’s Church, Bunclody, Sunday, October 9, at 7 p.m.

St Brigid’s Church, Kilrush, Sunday, October 16, at 7 p.m.

St Fiaac’s Church, Clonegal, Sunday, October 23, at 4 p.m.

Clothing Collection

Bunclody camogie club are holding a Clothing Collection on Thursday, September 22, and Thursday, September 29, at HWH/Bunclody GAA Pitch from 6.30 p.m. to 8 p.m. each evening. Items accepted include clothes, shoes, bags, belts and uniforms. No duvets or pillows please.

This is a great opportunity to clear out unwanted, unworn items and put them to good use.

GAA lotto

There was no jackpot winner of last week’s Half-Way-House/Bunclody GAA Club lotto draw. The numbers drawn were 01 – 02 – 07 – 12.

Four match-three winners each receive €25. They were: Micheál Mahon (Online), Linda Kehoe, Anne Doyle and Eamon Kehoe. Thank you for your continued support.

The next draw is on Monday, September 26, in the Halfway House Bar when the jackpot will be €5,100.

Tai Chi Classes

Tai Chi classes will commence in the Talbot Hotel, Carlow on Wednesday, September 21, from 7.30 p.m. to 9 p.m. This is a five-week course. Cost €80.

Further information: Contact Rosaleen Fadden at 086 0789241 or email info@rosaleenfadden.com.

A three-year Tai Chi Teacher Training course will commence in Carlow on Saturday, September 24. For information, contact Rosaleen at 086 0789241 or email info@taichiandwellnessacademy.com.

Bunclody News

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