Graiguecullen/Killeshin

EVERGREEN’S HOLIDAY 2013

EVERGREEN’S HOLIDAY 2013

The annual holiday commences on Monday 10 June for four nights, five days. The Hotel has been changed to the Four Star Ballymascanlon House Hotel, Dundalk, cost will be €300 per person sharing.

VARIETY SUPPER DANCE

Sincerer big thanks to all who contributed to making the night such an outstanding success. A special thanks to all the hosts who did such an outstanding job, to all the entertainers who participated free of charge, to the parish staff who prepared St Fiacc’s Hall and also to Joe, Ursula and the Thatch staff for their generosity with the bar service. A special thanks to the sponsors and all who supported. The event raised €4,500 for the Parish Lourdes Invalid Fund.

SOLEMN NOVENA

Guest speakers for Monday April 29, Fr Benny McHale CC, Athenry, Co Galway. The rosary is recited at 7.10pm and mass begins at 7.30pm.

KILLESHIN AFC LOTTO

There was no winner of the recent lotto jackpot. The numbers drawn were 05, 08, 11 and 24. The four lucky dip winners were Cathal Whelan, Nicky Kehoe, Mark O’Regan and Bertie Duignan, each received €25. The seller’s prize of €25 was won by Mick Brennan. Next jackpot stands at €9,100 and tickets can be purchased for €2 from any club member or in the local shop and public houses.

WORLD RECORD BREAKING ATTEMPT

Killeshin FC is running a fundraiser on Saturday May 04 at their pitch in the Quakers field next to the new school. This world record breaking attempt at three legged racing is open to all age groups. Sponsorship cards are available from Denise McDonald at 0860767731. The start time for this event is 11.30am sharp and registration will start at 9am.

HOLY COMMUNION

Next Saturday, April 27, 65 children from St Fiacc’s NS will receive their First Holy Communion at two special masses in St Clare’s at 10.30am and 12.30pm. There will be no 10am mass in St Clare’s next Saturday.

HAPPY HEART WEEKEND

The Irish Heart Foundation’s Happy Heart Weekend will take place on May 09, 10 and 11 of this year. Your support is greatly appreciated. To volunteer, please contact Anne Marie on 089 4681820. Meeting for volunteers will take place in Graiguecullen Parish Centre on Wednesday 24 April at 7pm.

CEMETERY MASSES

Killeshin, Friday June 7 at 7.30pm. Sleaty, Friday June 14 at 7.30pm. Leaugh, Monday June 17 at 7.30pm and St Mary’s on Monday July 8 at 7.30pm.

THE GATHERING 2013

St Fiacc’s School Reunion will this year marks the 21 year anniversary of the official opening of the school. To mark the occasion there will be a school open day and entertainment on May 31, a football blitz and night out on Saturday June 1 and a special mass in St Clare’s Church on Saturday evening June 1 at 6.30pm. Contact Jane Moore or Mary Fleming 9132444 for further details.

HOLY CROSS CHURCH

A few years ago the south face of the bell tower on Holy Cross Church was restored. The other three sides now need to be completed. This will cost in excess of €60,000 and the work will begin in the next few weeks. We apologise for any inconvenience during the restoration work.

STUDENT GAMES

The 40 annual student games for local primary schools featuring events for U/7 to U/17 will take place at St Abban’s sports complex on Sunday next April 28 commencing at 1.30pm.

ACTIVE RETIREMENT MEETING

Killeshin Active Retirement meeting on this Tuesday, April 23 from 7.30 to 9.30pm in prefab at rear of old school.  

VINTAGE ROAD RUN

The Three Counties Vintage Club, Carlow, Kildare and Laois, annual charity vintage tractor and car road run starting at Behan’s Tolerton at 12 noon, on Sunday April 28. Registration starting at 11am. Proceeds to St Fiacc’s House and other local charities.

BAPTISM

Pre baptism meetings will take place on Wednesday May 1 and Thursday June 27 from 7pm to 8.30pm in Graiguecullen Parish Centre.

GRAIGUECULLEN COMMUNITY GAMES

Registration and first night of training for athletics will take place on this Tuesday April 23 at 6pm in St Fiacc’s School, costs is €2 per child. Training 6.30pm to 7pm on Tuesday and Thursday evenings.

PARISH SWIMMING POOL

Sunday morning swimming lessons, contact Paul at 087 6121666.

Enrolment now taking place for Saturday morning swimming lessons which have resumed from 9 to 10am and 10 to 11am running for 12 weeks. Contact Graiguecullen swimming pool 05991 40330. Lifeguard course for new and renewals, starting Friday May 17 4pm for two weekends. Contact Ali at 0878231276 or 0578730969.

BOCCIA PROGRAMME

Thursdays in St Fiacc’s Hall from 5 to 6pm for 10 to 18 year olds. Costs are €2 per week. Contact Tracey or Siobhan at 085 7897288 or 085 7897339 or Joanne, 087 2568189.

PARISH BINGO

Every Tuesday night at 8.30pm in St Fiacc’s Hall.

ÉIST CANCER SUPPORT CENTRE

The Éist Cancer Support Centre is calling all runners, joggers and walkers to participate in the Dublin Mini Marathon, on Monday June 3 next, in support of the centre. Centre t-shirts and free bus to Dublin on the day. Sponsorship cards available from the centre at 0599139684 or contact 0851440510.

KILLESHIN HALL

Adult badminton has commenced on Thursday nights from 9pm to 10pm in Killeshin Hall. For further information contact Siobhan 086 0703491.

BIG APPRECIATION

Many thanks to all who sold tickets and came and supported the big train and the tea party. The funds raised for Fiacc’s House was €1,645.56.

THURSDAY MORNING CLUB

Thursday Morning club has resumed after 10am mass in St Clare’s.

SENIOR HELP LINE

Open daily from 10 am to 10pm. LoCall 1850 440 444 for the price of a local call anywhere in Ireland.

INDOOR BOWLS

Graiguecullen & District Indoor Bowls now playing on Mondays and Wednesdays from 2pm to 4pm in St Fiacc’s Hall.

THANK YOU

Thanks to all who sponsored our Pope John Paul II Award participants in their recent stay-awake fundraiser. They raised over €1,100 for Trócaire Lenten Campaign.

BRIDGE CLUB

Bridge club on Wednesday afternoons in Graiguecullen Parish Centre at 1.45pm. Bridge classes for beginners, enquiries to Ann 087 9914682.

GRAIGUECULLEN GAA

Recent Lotto results, numbers drawn were 04, 17, 19 and 20. There was no jackpot winner so next jackpot will be €10,000, reserve €10,000. There were four Match 3 Winners of €50 each: Seamus Doogue c/o Eamonn Doogue, Caroline Farrell c/o Eileen Shannon, David Wilson c/o Matthew Power and Eilish Horgan c/o Fran Doogue. The seller’s prize of €20 each went to Paddy Brennan, John Doyle and M. Keegan (PC)

PARISH PILGRIMAGE TO THE HOLY LAND

The parish is investigating the possibility of having their second pilgrimage to the Holy Land following the very successful trip in 2009. The cost of the pilgrimage will be €1,475 approx, so people have a full year to save for the trip.