GRAIGUECULLEN - KILLESHIN

ACTIVITY CENTRE OPENING

ACTIVITY CENTRE OPENING

Fiacc’s House proudly announce the official opening of the activity centre at 4pm on Saturday June 9. This represents the latest expression of the spirit of generosity of our community. All volunteers past and present are invited to attend the ceremony as are all who contributed in any way over the years to Fiacc’s House.

PRIESTS SUMMER COLLECTION

This quarterly collection will be taken up at all masses next weekend June 9 and 10. Envelopes are available in the envelope boxes or alternatively special envelopes are available at church doors.

CEMETERY MASSES

The annual cemetery masses will be held as follows: Killeshin on Friday June 8 at 7.30pm; Leaugh on Monday, June 18 at 7.30pm; Sleaty on Friday, June 22 at 7.30pm and St Mary’s on Monday, July 11 at 7.30pm.

KILLESHIN FC

Killeshin FC will hold their AGM on Thursday June 7 in the Talbot Hotel Carlow. Start time is at 8pm and new members welcome to attend.

There was no winner of the recent lotto jackpot. The numbers drawn were 10, 11, 14 and 20. The four lucky dip winners were; Ollie Brennan, Colm Fitzgerald, Tom Hickey Jnr and Antony Pender, each will receive €25. The seller’s prize of €25 was won by Mary Hickey. The jackpot for next week stands at €4500 and tickets can be purchased for €2 from all club members and local shop and public houses.

PARISH SACRAMENTAL PROGRAMMES

The final week of our programme takes place next weekend with special masses on Saturday June 9 at 6.30pm in St Clare’s and at 10.15am on Sunday June 10 in Holy Cross.

MONSTER BINGO

Monster bingo this Tuesday night at 8.30pm in Graiguecullen Hall. Great money to be won on the night, all lines checks €50, double lines €60 and full house’s from €150 to €200 plus jackpot, interval and flyer on the night also. All loose sheets €2 each, six panel book €5, double book €10. Everyone welcome and bring a friend.

DONATIONS REQUIRED

Killeshin FC is looking for donations of old clothing, old hand bags, old shoes or even old bed clothes. Just put all you’re unwanted used or out of fashion clothes into big bin bags and donate them at our pick up point at the hall car park Killeshin on Saturday June 9 from 2pm to 4pm only. Anyone with a large amount to donate can contact 086 8533582 and we can arrange a van to collect. All money made from this collection will go towards our new pitch development.

SENIOR HELP LINE

Do you need someone to talk to?  Senior Help Line is a confidential listening service for older people by older people for the price of a local call anywhere in Ireland, LoCall 1850 440 444. Senior Help Line is open from 10am until 10pm, 365 days a year. 

SOLEMN NOVENA

The seventh Solemn Novena finishes next Monday night June 11 at 7.30pm and the guest speaker is Joe Canning, senior Galway hurler, All-Star Award winner and UNICEF Ireland Ambassador.

FLAG DAYS

St Fiacc’s House flag days will be held on June 8 and 9. Volunteers to help with the collecting would be greatly appreciated.  You can leave your name at St Fiacc’s House or contact Seppi on 9143892 during office hours or Margo on 086 3981213 anytime.

CONGRATULATIONS

Congratulations to the Killeshin girls who represented Laois for group singers in the community games and came second, well done girls. The group consisted of Ciara and Carla Hennessy, Rachel McDonald, Aoife Whelan, Leah Dowling and Aideen Dollard

OISÍN PARK & HOUSE

Upcoming First Aid refresher course leading to recertification will take place on June 30 in Oisin House Rossmore. They are now taking bookings at 086 8596607.

Dance lesson every Tuesday night at 8.30pm. Tuition by Don Brennan and Mick Behan, all welcome. Beginners and advance so contact Mick at 059 9146213.

ST CLARE’S ALTAR SOCIETY

Urgent extra help is needed to clean the church on Thursdays. This involves sweeping and washing of floors and takes about 1.5 hours. If you would be willing to help 11am to 12.30 or 2 to 3.30pm for one month three times a year please contact the parish centre.

COMMUNITY GAMES

Any child aged U8 to U16 interested in taking part in swimming, please contact Paul 087 6121666. Swimming Competition takes place on Saturday June 06.

TALK IT OVER

Talk It Over the free and confidential bereavement service wish to announce their new walk in service which is now available at their premises at Talk It Over House Castlehill, Carlow, formerly HSE offices. This is a free confidential service available to those in need. Contact us on 086 3364961 for further details.

CALLING ALL BRIDGE PLAYERS.

On Sunday the June 10, a bridge competition will take place in Rehab Care Killeshin Road, Graiguecullen, Carlow. The event begins at 2pm. Entrance fee is €10 per person which includes supper. For more information please contact Angela Dermody 0879718940. All are welcome and proceeds are in aid of Rehab Care Carlow.

KILLESHIN NS

Last call for new Junior Infant enrolments for new school year in Killeshin NS beginning September 2012. Please contact the school office 9147852

YOUNG PRIESTS SOCIETY

The next meeting of St Joseph’s Young Priests Society will be on Wednesday June 6 at 8pm in the Parish Centre.

PARISH CHILDCARE CENTRE

Graiguecullen Parish Childcare Centre is taking enrolments for the free ECCE preschool year for September 2012. There are also reduced rate and sub vented places, (CCS and GETS), in their preschool for the year prior to the ECCE preschool year.

MEN’S HEALTH SCREENING DAY.

The Irish Wheelchair Association men’s group are holding a men’s health screening day on Friday June 8 at their resource and outreach centre, Teach Failte, Kilkenny Road, Carlow from 10am to 2pm. Everyone is welcome to attend and refreshments will be available.

GRAIGUECULLEN GAA

Recent Lotto results, numbers drawn were 09, 27, 30 and 32 and there was no jackpot winner so next jackpot will be €10,000, reserve €7,800. There were two match 3 winners each received €100: John Doyle c/o John Doyle and Desray c/o The Lazy River. The seller’s prize of €20 each went to Chris Hurley, MOR and Rose Lawler.

BRIDGE CLUB

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

PILGRIMAGE TO KNOCK

Secular Franciscan Order pilgrimage to Knock is on Sunday June 24. Tickets €20 each are available from, Lamberts Newsagents or The Friary Office, Dublin Street. All welcome.

ANNUAL CLASS FEIS

Adeline Dargan School of Irish dancing annual class feis takes place on Saturday June 16 in St Fiacc’s Hall, Graiguecullen.

CELEBRATING THE CONGRESS AT HOME

The Parish Liturgy team are inviting any residents associations or estate groups to celebrate eucharist in their housing estate. If you are interested please send two representatives to a meeting in the parish centre on Thursday June 7 at 8pm.