Killeshin NS is hosting a fun table quiz on Thursday April 26 at 8pm in the Talbot Hotel to raise funds for equipment and resources for the reading room in the new school.
There was no winner of the recent Lotto jackpot, the numbers drawn were 09, 11, 24 and 27. The four lucky dip winners were Kevin Fitzgerald, Eileen Fitzgerald, Lorraine Nolan and David Minchin, each will receive €25. The seller’s prize of €25 was won by Dick Farrell. The next jackpot will be at €3900 and tickets can be purchased at a cost of €2 from any club member or from our local shop and public houses.
James Hennessy is looking for six to eight volunteers for two hours to weed between the new shrubs at the front of Holy Cross Church on Saturday April 28 at 10am. Please bring hoe or spade. Give him a call on 087 2142122 to confirm.
The guest speaker for the Novena on next Monday April 30, Michael English, international singer.
800 ANNIVERSARY OF THE POOR CLARE’S
Special events to mark the 800th anniversary will take place later this year. Cardinal Brady will celebrate mass in St Clare’s on Saturday June 30 and then the celebrations will continue with the Triduum of prayer from August 8 to 10 and conclude with the celebration of the feast day of St Clare on August 11.
FIRST CONFESSION & CEREMONY OF LIGHT
First Confession and Ceremony of Light for children attending Educate Together will take place on Thursday April 26 in St Clare’s Church at 7.30pm.
Sincere thanks to all who came to the Lenten Lunch in St Fiacc’s House on Good Friday and contributed to Sr Gaetti’s eye care clinic in Kenya. Amount raised was € 375.
This year’s Evergreens outing will take place on June 17, five nights over six days, staying at the four star Lake Hotel nestling on the Lakeshore of Lough Lein, Killarney’s lower lake. Contact swimming pool office at 059 9140330 for further information.
OISÍN PARK & HOUSE
Need to recertify your first aid qualification? A one day refresher course with recertification will be held in Oisin Park on Saturday May 19. Bookings to 086 8596607. Car boot and tag sale at Oisin Park on Sunday April 29 from 10am to 3pm. Sell your own items €10 per car or donate items for the tag sale with proceeds to Oisin House. We can collect your items. Enquiries to Denise 087 9884118 or John 086 8340387 or Kevin 086 8988137.
Personal development classes continuing on Wednesdays at 7.30. All are welcome. 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.
Our parish pilgrimage to Lourdes will be from July 5 to 10 inclusive. We will be staying in the Hotel Paradis and have been promised good flight times. Please contact 059 9136100 for bookings.
There is bingo every Tuesday night at 8.30pm in Graiguecullen Hall. This week’s jackpot will be €1,480 in 46 numbers. Check on double number on white sheet for full house and win €320. Over €3,050 in prizes every week plus two jackpots.
Whit weekend trip to Armada Hotel, Spanish Point, Co Clare from Thursday May 31 to Monday June 4 inclusive. For further information please phone 086 8173843
FIRST COMMUNION & CONFIRMATION
The parish preparation programme continues with special masses next weekend at 6.30pm on Saturday in St Clare’s and 10.15am on Sunday in Holy Cross.
SECOND HAND FURNITURE APPEAL
Irish charity warehouse supporting Holy Angels Day Care Centre is appealing for used furniture and household goods. If you have something you would like to donate, please phone 059 9140622 or text 086 400 46 80
Recent Lotto results, numbers drawn were 13, 14, 23 and 31 and there was no jackpot winner so next jackpot will be €10,000, reserve jackpot of €6,600. There was five lucky match 3 winners, and each received €40 each: Ambrose Doran c/o Ambrose Doran, Paul Hayden c/o Paul Hayden, Eugene & Liz c/o Liz M, Michael Martin c/o Michael Martin and Barry Murphy c/o Shaq.
Communion disco on Saturday 5 May from 7pm till 9pm and all are welcome
Bridge club on Wednesday afternoons in Graiguecullen Parish Centre at 1.45pm. All welcome. Bridge classes for beginners, enquiries to Ann 087 9914682.
HAPPY HEART WEEKEND
We are asking people to be part of Happy Heart Weekend on May 10 to 12. Volunteers are needed to sell hearts and key rings at various centres in Carlow and Graiguecullen. All money raised will help the Irish Heart Foundation’s fight against Ireland’s number one combined killer. To volunteer, please contact Anne Marie Burke on 086 0870998.
Medjugorjie Pilgrimage. For bookings and enquiries contact Noeleen 0599142670. Savings scheme can be arranged.
PIONEER CENSUS FORM
Graiguecullen Pioneer Census Form for 2012 can be signed in the parish centre.
WOMEN’S 5KM MINI MARATHON
St Abban’s AC are holding the M3 Monavea Women’s 5km Mini Marathon on Sunday May 6 at 1pm. Walkers, joggers and runners are all welcome.
HOLY ANGELS DAY CARE CENTRE
Holy Angels Day Care Centre is looking for ladies to take part in the Flora Mini Marathon in aid of their centre, t-shirt and transport on the day will be provided. Sponsorship cards are available at the centre. If you would like more information or would like to take part please contact 0599143911, Monday to Friday from 10am to 2.30pm.