Monster Parish Bingo on this Tuesday, August 5 at 8.30pm in Graiguecullen Hall. Great money to be won on the night. All lines checks €50, double lines €60, full house’s from €150 to €200 plus Jackpot, interval and flyer also. Cost is all loose sheets €2 each, six panel book €5 and double book €10. Everyone welcome and bring a friend. Bingo every Tuesday night at 8.30pm in St Fiacc’s Hall.


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, nest sale on Saturday 09 August. €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.


Keelogue Annual Mass will be celebrated at the Mass Rock on Thursday 07 August at 7.30pm.


Items are now been accepted for the Fiacc’s Folk, our Parish Annual. Please submit any articles, stories or photographs that you would like to be considered for inclusion in this year’s Annual. They can be emailed to or left at Parish Office for the attention of the Editorial Committee, Fiacc’s Folk. All items must be handed in no later than Friday 26 September.


The Annual Governey Park Mass took place last week. They enjoyed a beautiful evening on the green at Staunton Ave and were blessed with lovely weather as so many neighbours came out to celebrate. A special word of thanks to Fr Dunphy, the men’s choir who made it so special and to Mary Hurley for the lovely tea, sandwiches and cakes. AGM next Thursday, August 7 in Graigue GAA at 7.30 pm sharp. .


A Triduum in honour of St Clare takes place on Thursday, Friday and Saturday August 7, 8, 9 at 10am Mass in St Clare’s Church. Bishop Denis Nulty will celebrate the 10am Mass on the feast day Monday 11 August. All are invited and a cup of tea afterwards.


Recent Lotto results for Killeshin FC, numbers drawn were 04, 08, 23 and 26. There was no Jackpot winner. The four €25 lucky dips went to Lisa Hickey, Elizabeth Walsh, Richard Walsh and K Hayden, The sellers prize went to Colm Fitzgerald. Jackpot now stands at €6,700.

It’s the start of the new season and training for ‘A’ and ‘B’ teams has commenced on Monday nights at 7.30pm and new players are very welcome. Whist night that runs on Wednesdays will take a summer break until early September and they would like to take this opportunity to thank all those who supported the whist.


If so, you can really 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, which is a registered charity, we can claim back tax which you have already paid to revenue. Contact Fr. John or the Parish Centre who will be glad to help. Phone 059 9141833.


Second Chance Debs Charity night, Muisc, dinner and a great night out at the

Talbot Hotel, Carlow on Friday 08 August 7pm. Tickets are on sale now and moving fast so please contact Cathy Doyle on 0879817092 for all queries. They are eager to have a full house on the night and raise much needed funds for Éist Cancer Support Centre Carlow and SOCK.


New Cycling Club starting Killeshin and surrounding areas. Meeting to be held in prefab at back of old school Killeshin on this Friday 11 July at 8pm. Everyone welcome, all over 18. All standards welcome, new or old to sport, organized spins short and long. Please contact Dick 0851743381


Marian movement of prayer for priests invite you to St Fiacc’s House on this Tuesday, August 5 at 7.30pm for rosary, mass and benediction.


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


We are going to celebrate our 40 Anniversary of the Graiguecullen/Killeshin Lourdes Invalid Fund in 2016. In order to make it special in 2016 there will be no parish pilgrimage in 2015. As there is a lot of interest in travelling in 2016 and there are only going to be a certain number of places available, we are asking that anyone who is planning to travel please give their name and a €20 deposit to Parish Office or Ursula Hayden at the Thatch Bar.


Young Adult Pilgrimage open to any young people aged 18 and upwards. They will be travelling to Glendalough for an overnight stay on Monday August 11 and returning on Tuesday 12 August and it’s open to all young people, 18 to 35 years. Contact Catriona in the Parish Centre to save your place, costs €25 due by Friday 08 August.

Youth Pilgrimage Day Trip to Kildare, Open to First to Sixth Year Students on Thursday 31 July. What to expect; mixing with other teenagers, a tour of St Brigid’s Cathedral, a prayer service around St Brigid’s well, climbing the round tower and a celebration of the Eucharist together in St Brigid’s Church. Afterwards they will go to Whitewater Shopping Centre for some shopping, food and finish with a movie in the Odeon cinema. Cost is €15 due by Monday 28 July.


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


The St Clare’s Food Kitchen still giving out 120 food parcels each week. They 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.

New CD, L U M I N A by Liam Lawton, recorded with The Prague Philharmonic Orchestra is on sale at Parish Centre and cost €15. Proceeds to St Clare’s Hospitality Food Kitchen.


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 Éist Cancer Support Centre is open Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday each week from 9.30am to 4pm. The Centre is there for anyone who has been affected by a cancer diagnosis, their families and carers. The Centre offers counselling and reflexology by appointment. Drop in Meditation every Tuesday morning at 11am and for the range of other activities that take place throughout the year. Please contact us at Éist Cancer Support Centre Carlow, The Waterfront, Mill Lane, Carlow Town, 059 91 39684 or


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.