BLESSING OF PETS
To coincide with the Feast of St Francis, Patron Saint of animals, birds and all pets, there will be a special blessing of pets on Thursday October 4 at 6pm at the parish centre.
POSITIVE AGEING WEEK
Runs from Friday September 28 to Friday October 5. To celebrate this, Carlow County Development Partnership will be hosting afternoon tea on Thursday October 4 in Graiguecullen Parish Centre, from 2pm to 4pm. Phone Valerie on 059 9720733.
CHRISTMAS SHOE BOX APPEAL
Boxes can be left at Callinan’s Food Store. Information leaflets available in the parish centre and Callinan’s shop. Contact Bella at 059 9131494 or 8414891. Boxes need to be ready by November 11.
NEW BOOK LAUNCH
Fr Liam Lawton has just published a new book, ‘Where God Hides’. Fr Liam will sign copies of his new book after Mass at Saturday October 6 at the parish centre.
KILLESHIN FC LOTTO
There was no winner. Four lucky dips of €25 each were won by Lauren Nolan, Paddy Dowling, John Fitzpatrick and Julie Farrell. The seller’s prize of €25 was won by Tiernan Deane. Next jackpot €6,200.
Killeshin FC is running a Texas Hold’em poker night in the Glenside Lounge on Friday October 12. Registration takes place at 8pm and costs €20.
First Aid courses at Oisín Park beginning shortly. All enquiries and bookings to 086 8596607.
ANNUAL HALLOWEEN DANCE
Carlow Older Person’s Network Halloween dance on Wednesday October 31 in the Seven Oaks Hotel. For more information and to purchase your tickets please contact Olive Fanning on 087 6165690.
PARISH FINANCE COMMITTEE
The AGM will be held on Thursday 18 October at 8pm in the parish centre. The new parish finance committee will be elected at this meeting also.
Congratulations to Gerard Ralph and St Fiacc’s House on winning first prize in Tidy Towns Industrial Premises, Garages and Residential Homes Category and were also overall winners of the Perpetual Cup.
Boxes of envelopes are now available.
A special family mass will be celebrated in St Clare’s on the first Sunday of each month at 11.30am.
NCBI Charity Shop, urgently require donations. The shop is open Monday to Saturday 9.30 to 5.30.
KILLESHIN SCHOOL CALENDAR
Now on sale at the school and in Killeshin stores. All proceeds go towards providing additional equipment for our new school, so your support will be greatly appreciated.
Badminton has commenced on Thursday nights from 9pm to 10pm in Killeshin Hall. For further information contact Siobhan 086 0703491.
A course for young readers has commenced on Monday night from 7 to 8pm in Parish Centre and will run for four Monday nights.
ST PATS BOYS AFC
Training takes place every Wednesday and Friday evenings from 7pm to 9pm and on Sunday mornings from 11am to 1pm in the Meadows on the Sleaty Road, Graiguecullen. Ring Ger Cuddihy on 0851571575.
Every Tuesday night at 8.30pm in Graiguecullen hall.
Graiguecullen/ Killeshin Parish Rainbows Group is offering a 14 week peer support programme for young people who have experienced loss through the death of a close relative, separation or other painful change in their family. For further information contact Anne at 0876636499.
The numbers drawn in the recent lotto were 01, 02, 13 and 23. There was no winner so the amount jackpot amounts for the next draw will be €10,000, reserve €10,000, second reserve €2,200 There were three Match 3 winners of €70 each, Anna Melia c/o Mary Forbes, Fran Doogue c/o Fran Doogue and Conor Holohan c/o Eamonn Holohan, Seller’s prize of €20 each went top Eric Ryan, Eileen Shannon and Trevor Kelly.
OISÍN HOUSE NEWS
Help needed to organise the Halloween fun night at Oisín Park. Please come to a meeting at 8.30pm on October 3 in Oisín House. AGM of Rossmore Killeshin Development Association will be held on October 18 at 8pm.
Mondays and Wednesdays from 2pm to 4pm in St Fiacc’s Hall.
Wednesday afternoons in Graiguecullen Parish Centre at 1.45pm.
CENTRE STAGE STARS
Centre Stage Stars has returned on Thursdays at 3.20pm in Killeshin Hall. For more information contact Karen on 085 1122165.
YOUNG PRIESTS SOCIETY
St Joseph’s Young Priests Society next meeting will be held on Wednesday October 3 at 8pm in the Parish Centre.
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