Sale of Bric a Brac in aid of St Clare’s Hospitality, Food Kitchen, in Parish Centre on March 22&23. Your support would be most appreciated. Food appeal continues during Lent. Giving out up to 120 food parcels a week. We are surviving because of donations and the huge number of volunteers helping out. Leave non-perishable food items in the baskets at the church doors and in the Parish Centre..


The Solemn Novena begins on Monday, May 5 and will run for nine consecutive nights. Speakers for the Novena. 5 May; Archbishop Eamon Martin, Archbishop of Armagh. 12 May; Maria Kidney, Friends of Londiani Kenya. 19 May; John McAreavey, Personal Testimony. 26 May; Magnus MacFarlane, Founder of Mary’s Meals. 02 June; Barry McGuigan, Former World Boxing Champion. 9 June; Bro. Kevin Crowley, Founder of Capuchin Day Centre for Homeless People. 16 June; Fr. Diarmuid Hogan, Former Chaplain of UCG. 23 June; Maebh Carlin, Young Person with Amazing Testimony. 30 June; Bishop Denis Nulty, Bishop of Kildare & Leighlin Diocese.


A table quiz in aid of Killeshin FC will be held in The Glenside lounge, Killeshin on this Friday March 21. The quiz starts at 9pm and a table of four costs €40.


Governey Park Residents Association meeting in Graiguecullen clubhouse this Wednesday 19 of March in Graiguecullen GAA clubhouse. The Association would encourage all residents to attend.


Recent Lotto results, numbers drawn were 02, 13, 15 and 21. There was no winner. €25 lucky dip winners were Mick Dargan, Deirdre Whelan, Ella and Cara and Mary Dermody. Seller’s prize went to Stefan Comerford. Jackpot now stands at €4,600. 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.


Dog fouling has been a persistent problem in the grounds of St Fiacc’s Primary School. Dog waste is a serious danger to the health of the children. Please be advised that no dogs are allowed on green areas or playgrounds. Dogs are not permitted in the school grounds while children are on the premises. We appreciate your co-operation with this matter.


K Factor Talent Competition is back. Qualifying dates March 22 and 29 in Killeshin Hall at 8pm. Final Saturday April 5.


A meeting of all parents of children preparing for First Penance from Killeshin NS will take place in the parish Centre next Thursday 20 March at 7pm and a meeting for parents of children from Graiguecullen NS at 8pm in the Parish Centre on the same night. This is a very important sacrament for your child so we would appreciate if you could attend this very brief meeting.


Bingo every Tuesday night at 8.30pm in St Fiacc’s Hall. Great money to be won on the night. Jackpot €1,350 in 45 numbers. Check on double number and win €2,140.


Parish Pilgrimage to the Holy Land will take place from 23 April for nine days. Contact Tully’s Travel for details.


The 130 anniversary of the founding of the Holy Cross Sodality and the 70th anniversary of the revival of the Procession from Graigue which the Pipe Band will lead for the 50 year in a row on Sunday 04 May. Bishop Denis Nulty to walk in the Procession which leaves from St Clare’s at 10.30am and celebrate 12 noon Mass in Holy Cross Church. All welcome.


Training for the Juveniles restarts next Sunday 23 at 11.15 and all new children are welcome who wish to play and also remind those who may not have registered they can do so at training. Thanks to all who supported our County Board draw fundraiser. Congrats to Club member Shane Whelan who was a prize winner.


Killeshin Pipe Band Recruitment Day is next Sunday 23 March at 3pm in the band hall Killeshin. All Welcome. Killeshin Pipe Band “Gathering” May Sunday in Glenside Lounge to celebrate the bands 50 Anniversary. Free Admission and all welcome.


Ballylinan Panto Group will stage Jack and the Beanstalk in St Anne’s Hall, Ballylinan Friday, Saturday and Monday 21, 22 and 24 March nightly at 8pm with a Matinee on Sunday 23 at 5pm. It will be another cracking show as always with lots of laughs. Bookings to 087 3844385.


Graigue Ladies GAA this year’s AGM will be held on Friday March 21 at 8pm. Anyone interested in getting involved with teams or on to join the committee are invited.


The Society of St Vincent de Paul “Vincent’s “ shop at 46 Tullow Street Carlow urgently needs donations of good quality clothes, small furniture items, bric-a-brac and household goods. Donations will be gratefully received in the shop Monday to Saturday from 10am to 5pm. The Society would like to thank everyone for supporting the shop during the past year.


Any JPII Gold or Papal Cross Award participants interested in taking part in our Stay Awake Fundraiser taking place on Holy Saturday 20 April please collect a sponsorship card from Cathriona in the parish centre.

Congratulations to all our JPII Award recipients. Your commitment to this award has been outstanding; we hope that you continue in Parish ministry now that the award is over. Papal Cross Award applications are due by Thursday 06 March.


The next meeting for parents who are presenting their child for Baptism will be held on Monday 07 April from 7 to 8.30pm in the Parish Centre. All parents who are having their child baptised during April and May are asked to attend.


The 36 Annual Cork to Carlow Cycle in aid of County Carlow Wheelchair Association will take place on the 14 and 15 June with further details later. All monies raised stays in Carlow and County to support local services.


Talk it Over suicide and general bereavement support service will hold its AGM at its premises in Castle Hill House, Castle Hill, Carlow on Tuesday the 25 of February at 8pm.


Carlow County Development Partnership are hosting a free Information Afternoon with afternoon tea for older people in Carlow. This will take place on this Wednesday 19 March from 1pm to 3.30pm with afternoon tea served at 1pm. Stands from local service providers that can support older people will be in attendance. The event will also celebrate the launch of the Over 50’s Handbook, which was created as a result of consultations with older people under the County Carlow Age Friendly Strategy. Come along and visit your local service provider stands, enjoy afternoon tea and receive your copy of the Over 50’s Handbook. Please phone Val McDonald at 0868249327 if you would like to attend as it preferable to book a place.


Any child interested in taking part in gymnastics, art or talent competition that lives in the area but does not attend St Fiacc’s NS, please contact Bernie at 086 1593994


Enrolments for September 2014. Expressions of Interest forms are now available from School Office during school hours. Contact 059 9132444


A course for new Eucharistic Ministers will start during Lent. Anyone interested should contact the Parish Office at 0599141833. If you are interested in finding out more about this special ministry you are welcome to attend the course. No obligation to commit.


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. It is a very rewarding pastime and a great way to make friends!


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


Are you or is someone in your family affected by a cancer diagnosis? Dealing with the cancer itself is only one aspect of coping. Treatments, financial concerns, relationships with family and friends and work worries and concerns for the future can pile on the stress when you least need it. We can help you with the wider effects of cancer and how you can best cope with them. Contact the Éist Cancer Support Centre Carlow, The Waterfront, Mill Lane, Carlow. Phone 059 9139684 or visit us on Facebook.


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


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


2014 Pilgrimage will take place from 06 to 11 July. Cost €739 per person. Anyone interested contact Tully’s Travel.


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).


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


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


Staying at Dromoland Inn, Co Clare. Five Days and four nights, 09 to 13 June. Dinner and bed and breakfast Cost €285 per person sharing. Single supplement is €15 per night. Price also includes bus and trips each day and traditional Irish night including four course traditional dinner in Bunratty Folk Park. First bus is full now. Anyone who wishes to travel we will need your names very urgently as it is needed to book the Irish night in Bunratty Castle.




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