This is the eighth year to run our Solemn Novena and it begins on Monday 08 April and will continue for nine consecutive nights. Everyone is invited during Lent to place petitions in the petition boxes in St Clare’s. Guest speakers for this year’s Novena: 08 April, Joe Canning, Senior Galway Hurler, All Star Award, Winner and UNICEF Ireland Ambassador;


Following the great success of the supper dance last year we are holding it again this year on Friday 12 April in St Fiacc’s Hall. Supper will be followed by a cabaret and dance with an array of local artists taking part. This year the variety night will be in aid of Graiguecullen/Killeshin Lourdes Invalid Fund who takes over 40 people each year to Lourdes. Meeting for all table hosts on Tuesday, April 9 at 8pm in Parish Centre to allocate tables. Anyone who still wishes to host a table please contact parish office as soon as possible please.


The Sacred Heart Hospital, Carlow and The Parkinson’s Association of Ireland invite you, a person with Parkinson’s, a carer, relative or friend to a Parkinson’s Information afternoon on Friday April 12 from 2pm to 4.30pm in The Seven Oaks, Hotel, Carlow. Prior registration is necessary phone 1800 359 359 or email Registration closes Tuesday, April 9.


There was no winner of the recent lotto jackpot. The numbers drawn were 04, 07, 21 and 30. The four lucky dip winners were Joe Reddy, Jake Gardiner, Collette Lohan and Tina Lawler and each received €25. The seller’s prize of €25 was won by Mary Hickey. Next jackpot stands at €8,800 and tickets can be purchased for €2 from any club member or in the local shop and public houses.


Head Shave in aid of Éist Cancer Support Centre Carlow on Friday 05 April at 9pm in Teach Dolmen.


The Big Trad Train, comprising 20 musicians, four vocalists, singing soul, jazz, blues brothers, funk and much more are in concert in the Talbot Hotel on Wednesday, April 3 at 8pm. Tickets are €15 and all profits go to St Fiacc’s House. A show not to be missed. Tickets available from St Fiacc’s House or contact Vonnie at 0863629516.

A tea party with ‘Pervish’ takes place in St Fiacc’s House on Thursday, April 4 from 5pm to 7pm. It costs €10 and tickets available from St Fiacc’s Cafe or from Vonnie at 0863629516. Profits to St Fiacc’s House.


A special thanks to everyone who supported our Annual Draw. A total of €7,240 was raised which will go towards sending people on our pilgrimage in July.


The Parish Pilgrimage to Lourdes takes place from Mon. 01 July to Sat 06 July. If interested please contact Tully’s Travel.


The best of luck to our boys U/10 indoor soccer team who are travelling to Longford next weekend to compete in the Leinster Finals.


The Annual General Meeting of the Killeshin Fianna Fail Cumann will be held in the Old School, Killeshin on Friday, April 5 at 9pm.


Every Tuesday night at 8.30pm in St Fiacc’s Hall. Great money to be won on the night. Jackpot of €1,480 in 46 Numbers. Check on double number and win €320


The AGM of the Holy Cross Sodality and Cemetery Committee will be held immediately after 10.15am Mass on Sunday April 7. All members of the Sodality are requested to attend.


Table Quiz in Aid of Éist Cancer Support Centre, Carlow in Brennan’s Bar Graiguecullen on Friday, April 5 at 9pm. Tables €40 for four to six people and all are welcome. All ages welcome.


Graiguecullen Ladies GAA Registration night will take place on Tuesday 02 April at 7pm for all Girls involved in Graiguecullen. This includes Juveniles and Ladies teams.

Recent Lotto results, numbers drawn were 06, 16, 23 and 31. There were four Match 3 Winners of €50 each; JDSD c/o MOR, JcJcJc c/o Joe Nolan, Muck and Niamh c/o Muck and

J.P. Branagan c/o John Branagan. The seller’s prize of €20 each went to Helen Loughman, Kathleen Doogue and Davy H.


Carlow Regional Youth Services are holding a 5km fun run/walk and family day on Sunday 21 April at 11.30am from Carlow rugby club. Registration fees are €10 for adults and €5 for U18’s. For more information please email or contact 059 9130476 or 086 7712198.


We are looking for women to join and support us in the Flora Women’s Mini Marathon taking place on June 3 in aid of the Carlow and South Leinster Rape Crisis Centre. If you are interested in joining us to support a great cause and an excellent service, please contact 0599133344 or e-mail


Join the Saplings School for Children with Autism group and walk, jog or run the Dublin Flora Women’s Mini Marathon on bank holiday Monday, June 03. We will organise your registration and collection of your race number. We are running a bus from Carlow Town and each person will receive a free race t-shirt. Please contact Siobhan on 089 4616913 for full details. All funds raised will go towards Occupational Therapy for the children in the school.

Why not try and get a few friends together and a have a great day out.

Fashion Show

Gaelscoil Eoghain Uí Thuairisc will be hosting a Spring/Summer Fashion Show on Thursday 18 April at 8.30pm in the Seven Oaks Hotel. Tickets €10 and door prize. For tickets please call the school on 059 9131634.


Computer classes commence Wednesday 10 April in Open Door CCDP, 165 The Laurels, Tullow Road, Carlow. Classes for beginners from 10am to 12pm and classes for improvers from 2pm to 4pm. Classes are free of charge. Please contact Valerie on 086 8249327 to book your place.


Éist cancer support centre spring and summer programme starting week of April 1. Tuesday 11am Meditation/Relaxation, 2 pm Creative Reading and Writing. Wednesday 11am Men’s Support Group and 2pm. Education programme: 17 April Physical Activity after a cancer Diagnosis. Thursday 11am Yoga, 2pm Pottery for Beginners. All courses are free of charge to anyone coping with a cancer diagnosis, members of their families and carers. For more information contact the centre on 0599139684 or 085 1440510