Parish donation

Parish donation

You can help your parish community with the ongoing upkeep and running expenses of St Clare’s and Holy Cross Churches along with parish grounds, St Fiacc’s Hall, Sacred Heart Hall etc. When you are employed, self-employed or on a retired pension you are automatically paying tax. When you make a donation to your parish, a registered charity, we can claim back tax which you have already paid to Revenue. For further information about this scheme please contact Fr John or the Parish Centre who will be glad to help. Phone 059 9141833.


The ninth solemn novena will conclude on next Monday night June 30 and the guest speaker will be Bishop Denis Nulty, Bishop of Kildare and Leighlin Diocese. The theme for this year’s Novena is ‘Our Faith – Our Story’.


Killeshin FC recent lotto results. Numbers drawn were 01, 11, 18 and 27. There was no jackpot winner. The €25 lucky dip winners were Enda O’Rourke, Patrick McDonald, Nathan Brennan, Sarah Brady, Sellers prize Brendan Mc Donald. The Jackpot now stands at €6,100. 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.


Parish Pilgrimage will take place from 06 to 11 July. A few places still available, cost €739. If interested contact 059 9131257.


St Mary’s, Monday 14 July at 7.30pm.

Graduation Masses

The sixth class graduation ceremony for the children from St Fiacc’s NS on Wednesday 25 June at 7.30pm in the school.


New Oak Boys FC will be hosting their very first FAI Summer Soccer School this July in Carlow Town from Monday 21 to Friday 25, Monday through to Friday, 10.30am to 3pm each day in a safe and professional environment. To find out more on the programme or to book a place, call 1890653653 or go to and follow us on Facebook


Graiguecullen Community Childcare Centre, (non-profit) in the grounds of St Fiacc’s Primary School, is now taking enrolments for September 2014. Tel 0599137105 or 085 2238511 or 087 7097741


Carlow County Development Partnership (CCDP) can provide many supports for older people: care and repair programme, warmer homes scheme, monthly column for older people published monthly, recreational activities and community group training information sessions, Carlow Older Persons Network and Carlow Age Friendly Initiative.

CCDP has three locations in Bagenalstown, Open Door CCDP in The Laurels Tullow Road, Carlow and an outreach office on Dublin Street. For more information on any of the above please phone Valerie McDonald on 086 8249327


Parish Centre mass will take place on June 29 at 6pm. The Youth Choir will lead us in song. Come along and join us for our celebration of the eucharist in a more intimate environment with the use of visual aids. Movie night is on Thursday June 26 at 5pm in Parish Centre.

Youth Pilgrimage

We’re travelling to Glendalough for an overnight stay with our Young Adult Pilgrimage this year. Please save the date Monday 11 and Tuesday 12 August. Contact Catriona in the Parish Centre to save your place.

Sunday School group 5 are on Sunday 29 June. As Sunday school takes a break for the summer please let Catriona know if you would like to stay on the rota for September.


Athletics training takes place on Tuesday and Thursday evenings in St Fiacc’s School at 6.30pm.


St Clares are still giving out 120 food parcels each week. We 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.

Thanks to Mary Clare Nolan and Lorraine Hayden for the very kind donation of €530.23 being the proceeds from the raffle of a painting during their recent art exhibition. The winner of the painting was Agnes Broderick from Brownshill. A big thank you to everyone who called to the exhibition and supported the raffle.


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. Turn your clutter into cash for a good cause. No traders please.


Members are reminded to bring their annual membership up to date. Please contact James Hennessy or Pat Whelan as soon as possible.


Bingo every Tuesday night at 8.30pm in St Fiacc’s Hall. Great money to be won on the night. Jackpot €1,480 in 46 numbers. Check on double number and win €600.


Graiguecullen ladies and juvenile girls would like to thank everyone who bought and sold tickets in their recent raffle. American Tea Party in Graiguecullen Clubhouse Saturday July 5.

If you’re interested in hosting a table or coming along please contact Amy on 0879910502 or Mary on 0877307772


Sincere thanks to all who contributed to the quarterly collection for the support of the priests of the parish. Envelopes can still be handed in at any Sunday Mass. Your prayers, friendship and support is valued and appreciated.


Have you suffered a loss such as relationship, job, family member, pet etc. whatever loss means to you in your life. Would you like to meet others dealing with loss. Talk it Over will facilitate a group to meet every Tuesday night from 8pm to 10pm in their premises at Castle Hill, Carlow running six weeks commencing 06 May until and including the 10 June. For further information call 0863364961


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!


The Eist Cancer Support Centre is open Tuesday to Thursday from 9.30am to 4pm. The Centre caters for anyone who has been affected by a cancer diagnosis, their families and carers. The centre is currently running a drop in relaxation and meditation programme each Tuesday morning at 11am. Counselling and Reflexology are by appointment only. Our pottery class will commence shortly, please contact the centre for more information.


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.