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.

mini marathon

Éist Cancer Support Centre is now looking for walkers, joggers or runners to participate in this year’s Flora Mini Marathon on June 02 next. If you would be interested in taking part for Éist they would like to hear from you. Please phone Mary on 0851440510 or Elaine on 0851641811 or contact the centre on 059 91 39684. Bus and T-Shirts provided and they would ask only that you register yourself online at


The Ninth Solemn Novena has begun on Monday nights and will run for nine consecutive nights. The Theme for this year’s Novena is “Our Faith – Our Story” and each night of the Novena a guest speakers will speak on this theme. The fourth Novena night is on Monday 26 May, Magnus MacFarlane, Founder of Mary’s Meals, will speak.


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.


A special Mass to pray for all who will be sitting their Junior and Leaving Certificate examinations in June will be celebrated at 6.30pm next Saturday 31 May in St Clare’s. We take this opportunity as a parish community to pray for our students that they will try their best and have peace during the days ahead.


Killeshin Community Development is going to erect outside free library boxes in the Killeshin area initially with more area’s being considered. These will work on an honesty policy of borrowing a book. We require adult and children fiction and non-fiction books in good condition. Any donations of books can be left into the Den, Killeshin


This ceremony and reconciliation service for the children of Killeshin NS and their families will be held on this Wednesday 28 May at 7.30pm in Holy Cross Church.


Killeshin, Friday 06 June at 7.30pm. Sleaty, Friday 13 June at 7.30pm. Leaugh, Wednesday 18 June at 7.30pm and St Mary’s, Monday 14 July at 7.30pm.


A reunion for all those who travelled on the recent pilgrimage will be held this Friday 30 May in the parish centre beginning with Mass at 7.30pm.


Athletics training takes place on Tuesday and other evenings in St Fiacc’s School at 6.30pm. Any child interested in representing our area in swimming under 8 to under 16. Under 8’s and 10’s must be capable of swimming one full length, Under 12s and upwards must be capable of swimming two full lengths of pool. Please contact Paul 087 6121666 before Tuesday 27 May. Competition date is Saturday 07 June.


A beautiful walk along the River Barrow from St Mullins to Graiguenamanagh and back again the latter is optional, is being organised in aid of Éist Cancer Support and Carlow Kilkenny Homecare on Bank Holiday Monday 02 June. The walk will begin on the Quay in St Mullins at 11am. Your support on the day would be greatly appreciated. Let’s make it a great success again this year. Sponsorship cards are available from Mary Ellen Doyle, Cathy Kehoe, Mary Coady or donations are also welcome on the day. The Eist Cancer Support Centre is open on 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. The next meeting of our bereavement group will take place on this Wednesday May 28 at 10.30am at the centre, please phone to confirm attendance. Counselling and Reflexology are by appointment only. Contact Eist Cancer Support Centre Carlow The Waterfront Mill Lane, 059 91 39684 or


Car Boot Sale in aid of County Carlow Hospice at Carlow Cattle Mart, Killeshin Road, Carlow, held on the first Saturday of every month starting on Saturday 07 June 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.


Kildare and Leighlin Diocesan Pilgrimage to Knock Shrine is on Sunday 01 June led by Bishop Denis Nulty with the Diocesan Choir. Director will be Fr Liam Lawton. Ceremonies in the Basilica begin at 2.30pm. The Bishop wrote “Following the outstanding diocesan response to the recent Chrism Mass, I invite all parishioners across the Diocese to join with me in pilgrimage to the Shrine of Our Lady of Knock. I trust it will be both a joyful and uplifting experience for all of us who travel, under the guidance and protection of Our Blessed Lady. Looking forward to meeting you on the 01 June.” Bishop Denis


The Secular Franciscan Order Monthly Meeting in the Friary, Dublin Street will be a two hour retreat given by Fr Patrick Flynn OFM Cap from 7pm to 9pm on Thursday 29 May. All members are asked to attend. All are welcome.


Bingo every Tuesday night at 8.30pm in St Fiacc’s Hall. Great money to be won on the night. Jackpot €830 in 41 numbers. Check on double number and win €2,770.


The Irish Cancer Society is offering a free transport service to patients undergoing chemotherapy treatments in the following hospitals: The Mater, Tullamore, Blanchardstown, St James’s and Tallaght. For more information, patients can contact their treatment team in the hospital or call Gail on 01 2310 566.


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