Due to the recent amount of house burglaries, a one hour information evening on home security will take place in Graiguecullen Parish Centre on this Wednesday January 15 at 7.30pm. Information will be shared by community liaison officer Garda Ralph Holmes and Margaret Quinn of Muintir na Tíre. Details will also be provided on a text alert system.


Parish 2013 Annual is currently on sale in the parish office and local shops, price just €5.


Recent Lotto results, numbers drawn were 09, 10, 20 and 27. There was no winner. €25 lucky dip winners were John Fitzgerald, Pat McGee, Frank Nolan and Jason Hughes. Seller’s prize went to Eddie Gorman. Jackpot now stands at €3,800 Killeshin Whist every Wednesday night in Old Den beside Killeshin Hall at 8.30pm, beginners at 7.30pm and its all in aid of Killeshin Soccer Club. Contact Antoinette for details

085 7483893.


Killeshin Pipe Band is celebrating 50 years in 2014. If anyone has old photographs, articles or any information on the band they would love to see them. Contact Amy 0857213090 or drop them into Killeshin shop. Many thanks.


Enrolments for September 2014. Expression of interest forms are now available from school office during school hours. Contact 059 9132444


Graiguecullen/Killeshin Parish Pilgrimage to the Holy Land will take place from 23 April for nine days, includes visits to many sites including the Sea of Galilee, Tiberias, Nazareth, Cana, Mount Tabor, Jordan River, Jerusalem, Bethlehem and many other Biblical sites. There are a small number of places available. Cost of the pilgrimage will be €1,475 approx.


St Abban’s Athletic Club sixth annual senior table quiz in Behan’s of Tolerton on Thursday January 23 at 8.30 sharp. Entry is €40 per table of four. Cash prizes to top three teams, plus numerous spot prizes. Details from Pat Whelan at 059 9147868


St Fiacc’s House. Volunteering for rambling nights resumes on Monday 13 January from 8 to 9pm. Midweek movie night on this Wednesday 15 January from 6 to 8pm. Spirit of KandLe Choir rehearsals for our performance at the Pope John Paul II Awards Ceremony start at 6pm on Friday 17 January in the Dolmen Hotel Carlow. Contact Cathriona for more information on 085 1450321. Sunday School, group 6 are on next Sunday 19 January.


Pilates continue in Oisín House every Thursday at 7pm. Join in anytime and it’s ideal for anyone with back problems or post natal. Call 0868596607 for details.


The fifth week of the confirmation programme for Killeshin takes place at the 10.15am mass next Saturday 18 January in Holy Cross Church.


Every Tuesday night at 8.30pm in Graiguecullen Hall. Great money to be won on the night. Jackpot €1,610 in 47 numbers. Check on double number and win €1,440.


Thursday Morning Club resumes on Thursday 09 January after the 10am mass in St Clare’s.


Killeshin Badminton Club has resumed on Thursdays at 8.30pm in Killeshin Hall. All new members welcome. For further information, contact Siobhan 086 0703491


Medjugorje night of prayer in St Clare’s Church, Graiguecullen, rosary, holy mass, and adoration on Wednesday 29 January. Daniella, guide from Medjugorje and friends will join the night and speak at the mass. Rosary begins at 7.15pm led by the Poor Clare Sisters followed by holy mass and adoration.


2014 pilgrimage will take place from 06 to 11 July. Cost €739 per person.


No jackpot winner in the recent draw. The numbers drawn were 4,8,14,24. Next jackpot €10,000, reserve €10,000. Three match 3 Winners of €70 each: Noel Hurley c/o Noel Hurley, Danny Doogue Jnr. c/o Kathleen Doogue and Jim Nelson c/o Jim Nelson. The seller’s prize of €20 each went to Noel Hurley, Seamus Nolan and John Corcoran.


Hours available for indoor soccer, volleyball, basketball and badminton. Contact 059 9140330 for further information or call to the hall on Monday to Wednesday evenings from 9am to 10pm.

Training for basketball and indoor soccer on every Friday night for under 10 and 13 girls at 5pm to 6pm, under 10 boys, 6pm to 7pm and under 13 boys, 7pm to 8pm


Graigue & District indoor bowls Mondays and Wednesdays from 2pm to 4pm in St Fiacc’s Hall. All ages welcome.


Boccia is a competitive sport similar to bowls. It is an inclusive sport that may be enjoyed by people of all abilities. It’s on 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 Carlow Youth Service 085 7897288 or 085 7897339 or Joanne County Carlow Sports Partnership 087 2568189


Men are you concerned about your behaviour. Does abusive behaviour cause difficulties in your relationship with your partner? MEND programme is a free service operating in Carlow offering a weekly programme for men. A new programme starts shortly for detail contact: 086-8751131. , limited places.


Ireland’s only confidential listening service for older people prOvided by older volunteers is open 365 days of the year. The help line 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).


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