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


Killeshin FC are holding their AGM on this Thursday July 10 at 8.30pm in the Old Den beside Killeshin Hall. All are welcome, please support.

Killeshin FC recent lotto results. Numbers drawn were 03, 05, 07 and 19. There was no jackpot winner. The €25 lucky dip winners were Bagenalstown FC, Gerry Nolan, Lee Coakley and M Monaghan. The seller’s prize went to Liam Dempsey. The jackpot now stands at €6,300.

Whist every Wednesday night in Old Den beside Killeshin Hall at 8.30pm, beginners at 7.30pm and it’s all in aid of Killeshin Soccer Club. Contact Antoinette for details 085 7483893.


St Mary’s, Monday 14 July at 7.30pm.


Thanks to everyone who helped out and contributed to Friends of Fiacc’s House Flag days. Your support is very much appreciated. Total amount collected €6,339.


Fr Brian will bring Holy Communion to the town area on Wednesday and Thursday 10 July 9/10.


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 July inclusive for girls and boys six to fourteen years of age. This year’s camps are priced at €65, €55 for additional siblings, continuing on from last year’s camps, which were more than a third off 2012’s prices. They come with the same high standards of coaching and care delivered by garda vetted FAI qualified coaches as well as a brand new full kit, ball and back pack, all exclusive to the eFlow FAI Summer Soccer Schools. The focus on each camp is for fun and development rather than competition and are open to boys and girls of all abilities from the ages of six to fourteen, 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

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Calling all readers, between 6 and 12 years old. Are you ready for the summer reading challenge? Because Carlow Library service are ready for you. Get involved and meet great characters like Neisse, the friendly Loch Ness Monster whose big wish is for someone to invent an underwater e-reader. The Mermaid, who loves to read books about human girls.

Leprechaun is always in trouble, he makes shoes for a living, but can’t stop picking up books and reading them. Not only will there be tons of great reading activities taking place in Carlow libraries, but there’s also going to be some fun new stuff online too.

So how does it work, all participants receive a reading card. Each time you read a book you get your card stamped in the library. If you read six books between June 30 and August 30, collecting stickers and other treats and rewards along the way, you have completed your card. Keep completing cards and see how many you can fill over the summer. Children can read whatever they like, fact books, joke books, picture books, just as long as they are borrowed from the library. Call into Carlow Library today, have a peek on or find them on Facebook.


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 Training for Carlow Older Persons Forum. 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


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.

Youth Pilgrimage day trip open to all young people in first up to sixth year of secondary school. Date and destination will be announced later.

Pope John Paul II Award, overnight retreat open to all gold and papal cross participants of Pope John Paul Award 2013/2014 from Graiguecullen/Killeshin Parish. A special trip for our JPII’s to reflect on the year gone by. Date and destination will be announced later.

Sunday school will recommence in September. Can any leaders who do wish to be included in the new rota please contact Cathriona as soon as possible.


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


Camp 3, 14 July to 18 July; camp 4, Camp 4, 20 July to 25 July; camp 5, 28 July to 01 August, camp 6, 04 August to 08 August.

The camps are on Monday to Friday inclusive from 6pm to 6.45pm and costs €35 per child. Bookings are being taken in the pool office and a deposit of €20 is required to secure a place. Summer courses at swimming pool: lifeguard course 14 to 18 July; teacher course 28 July to 01 August; first aid course 22 to 24 July; first aid refresher 26 July and CPD seminars 29 June.


There are no pre-marriage courses held in June, July or August. The following are the dates for the autumn courses, September 12 and 13, October 10 and 11 and November 14 and 15.


We 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.