Graiguecullen Killeshin

Babies Remembrance Mass

Babies Remembrance Mass

This Mass will be held in Holy Cross Church on Sunday, June 14 at 10.15am. If anyone wishes to add a patch to our remembrance quilt this year please design the patch for your baby on a piece of cloth measuring 6” x 6”. Patches can be handed into the parish office.

Priests Collection

This quarterly collection takes place at all Masses next weekend. Envelopes available in boxes or alternatively special envelopes available at church doors. Your support, financial or otherwise is greatly appreciated.


Left for their annual summer holiday after 9am mass on Sunday morning and will return on Friday, June 12. We hope they all have an enjoyable and relaxing holiday.

CE Scheme

Are you eligible for a CE Scheme? Graiguecullen Killeshin Parish Company Ltd is seeking to recruit participants for our community development scheme. Candidates must be eligible for a Community Employment Scheme. For further information and details please contact 05991-34887.

Graveyard Masses:

Sleaty: Friday, June 12 at 7.30pm. Leaugh: Monday, June 22 at 7.30pm. St Mary’s: Monday, July 13 at 7.30pm.

The Kitchen

‘The Kitchen’ run by St Clare’s Hospitality volunteers is now open at The Waterfront, Mill Lane, Carlow. The opening hours are from 12.30pm-3.30pm on Tuesdays, Wednesdays & Thursdays (ideal family time from 1.30pm – 3.30pm) where a hot lunch is served. Lunches are free but a donation box is available should anyone wish to donate. Volunteers are essential to keep this service going. If you are interested and feel you could give a few hours per week please call into the centre or contact the parish office 0599141833.


Graiguecullen Bingo as usual on Tuesday night @ 8.30pm. The Jackpot is €2,000 in 50 nos. Check on DOUBLE Number for the full house and Win or share €1,790.


Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament in St. Fiacc’s House every Wednesday from 10.30am to 2.30pm.

The Den

The Den Community Childcare Killeshin, Places available for pre-school for Sept 2015. ECCE, non ECCE & CCS spaces available. Drop in for a registration form or phone 05991-47909.

SVP Shop

St. Vincent de Paul Shop, Tullow Street. If you are freeing up space in your wardrobe in advance of the summer why not donate your good quality clothes, shoes, bags and accessories to the Vincent’s shop 46 Tullow Street Carlow. Donations will be gratefully received in the shop from 10am to 5pm Monday to Saturday. The Society would like to thank everyone for supporting the shop over the past year.

Coffee morning

Niall Melon Educate: Catherine Nolan will host a coffee morning in her home in Crossneen on Sat 13th June from 10.30am to 2.30pm. Proceeds are in aid of Niall Melon Educate. Catherine and Vera will travel to South Africa in November to help build schools. Contact Catherine on 086-8709846.

Support Group

A meeting to help finalise the details of the Remembrance Mass for Babies will be held in the Parish Centre, tonight, Tuesday, June 9 from 8pm. The Mass itself will be celebrated in Holy Cross Killeshin on 14th June at 10.15am.

KNock Pilgrimage

Secular Franciscan Order Pilgrimage to Knock will be on Sunday 28th June. Bus from Car Park at 8am, Frasers Petrol Station, Church St, Graiguecullen at 8.15am. Tickets €20 are available from The Friary Office, Dublin St and Lamberts Newsagents, Dublin St. All welcome.

Oder persons Forum

Following the recent forum for older people in Abbeyleix, Laois County Council intends to establish an Older Persons Forum. Any older people who would like to be involved to call Geraldine Delaney in Laois County Council to put your name forward. For further details Tel. (057) 8664107 or email