Oisín House presents Harvest Festival, 22 and 23 August. Rambling night music, song and storytelling on Friday 22 August all welcome 8pm. Harvest ball on Saturday, August 23, music by Double Diamond and dancing at 9.30. Tea served and full details available from 0868340387
CAR BOOT SALE
Car boot sale in aid of County Carlow Hospice at Carlow Cattle Mart, Killeshin Road, Carlow, held on the first Saturday of every month from 11am to 4pm. €10 per car, trailers €5. Prices for larger vehicles available on request at 087 7673240.
FIACC’S FOLK MAGAZINE
Items are now been accepted for the Fiacc’s Folk. Please submit any articles, stories or photographs that you would like to be considered for inclusion in this year’s annual. They can be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org or left at parish office for the attention of the editorial committee, Fiacc’s Folk. All items must be handed in no later than Friday September 26.
It’s the start of the new season and training for A and B teams has commenced on Monday nights at 7.30pm and new players are very welcome. Whist night that runs on Wednesdays will take a summer break until early September and they would like to take this opportunity to thank all those who supported the whist.
Bingo every Tuesday night at 8.30pm in St Fiacc’s Hall. Great money to be won on the night. Jackpot €2,520 in 50 numbers. Check on double number and win €1160.
MISSIONARY SISTERS OF ST PETER CLAVER
A member of the Missionary Sisters of St Peter Claver will be the parish on August 23/24 to appeal on behalf of the missions. They will tell you about the work of the Sisters and will be grateful for your financial support. If you would like to support their work you can leave your donation in the red bag and anything over and above will be forwarded to the sisters.
The retreat will take place on Thursday August 28 in St Fiacc’s House from 10.30am to 3.30pm. The cost is €10 and this includes lunch and afternoon tea. Names and money should be handed into the parish centre.
We are going to celebrate our 40th anniversary of the Graiguecullen/Killeshin Lourdes Invalid Fund in 2016. In order to make it special in 2016 there will be no parish pilgrimage in 2015. As there is a lot of interest in travelling in 2016 and there are only going to be a certain number of places available, we are asking that anyone who is planning to travel please give their name and a €20 deposit to parish office or Ursula Hayden at the Thatch Bar.
GRAIGUECULLEN COMMUNITY GAMES
Athletics training takes place on Tuesday and Thursday evenings in St Fiacc’s School at 6.30pm.
GRAIGUECULLEN PARISH SWIMMING POOL
July lunchtime special, only €3 Monday to Friday 1-2pm and 2-3pm.
ACCORD PRE-MARRIAGE COURSE
Accord Carlow are now taking bookings for the pre-marriage course on September 12/13 at St Catherine’s Community Service Centre, Carlow. For further information contact Mary at 0599138738 or book on line at www.accord.ie.
ST CLARE’S HOSPITALITY FOOD KITCHEN
The Food Kitchen still giving out 120 food parcels each week. They would like to thank everyone for their continuous support through food and donations. All food donations can still be left in the food barrels at the church doors or in the parish centre.
CARLOW SPECIAL OLYMPICS
Carlow Special Olympics Club is continuously looking for volunteers. Do you have an hour or two to spare, once a week or once a month or even just occasionally, then they would love to hear from you. If you are over 16 years and would like more information on becoming a volunteer please contact the Volunteer Co-Ordinator, Tess Fitzpatrick at 086 3366054.
ST FIACC’S HALL
Available to rent. Contact 059 9140330 for further information or call to the hall on Monday to Wednesday evenings from 9am to 10pm.
Graiguecullen and District Indoor Bowls now playing on Mondays and Wednesdays from 2pm to 4pm in St Fiacc’s Hall. All ages welcome.
Ireland’s only confidential listening service for older people provided by older volunteers is open 365 days of the year. The helpline is open every day of the Christmas holiday and New Year season from 10am till 10pm. So don’t be alone, we are there. Phone Senior Help Line LoCall 1850 440 444, (no call costing more than 30 cent).
ÉIST CANCER SUPPORT
The Éist Cancer Support Centre is open Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday each week from 9.30am to 4pm. The centre is there for anyone who has been affected by a cancer diagnosis, their families and carers. The centre offers counselling and reflexology by appointment. Drop in meditation every Tuesday morning at 11am and for the range of other activities that take place throughout the year. Please contact us at Éist Cancer Support Centre Carlow, The Waterfront, Mill Lane, Carlow Town, 059 91 39684 or www.eistcarlowcancersupport.ie.