Knitting from the Heart party takes place on Tuesday 04 March from 10am to 12.30pm in Graigue Parish Centre. Materials and free hand massages supplied. Phone Ana in Carlow County Development Partnership on 0599720733 or 086 8249195.


Fashion Show on this Thursday 06 March in Talbot Hotel, commencing at 8.30pm sharp. The Compere is Faith Amond. Admission €10. Punch Reception on arrival. Proceeds to Graiguecullen/Killeshin Evergreens.


There will be a table quiz in the Talbot Hotel on Monday 10 March at 8.30 in aid of the athletes representing Carlow Special Olympics Club who are taking part in the Special Olympics All-Ireland games in Limerick in June. Table of four is €40.


The Annual Draw will be held on Saturday 15 March and draw cards will be available from this Wednesday next. There are small changes to the Draw and this year each line will be only €5 with 20 lines on each card and four free lines for the seller. Hopefully this will make it easier for each of the promoters and it’s felt it’s definitely worth a try for this year anyway. Looking forward to Lourdes Pilgrimage in July.


A meeting this on this Tuesday 04 March at 8pm in the Parish Centre. All groups, clubs, societies, organisations who hope to take part are invited to attend.


Recent Lotto results, numbers drawn were 03, 04, 06 and 08. There was no winner. €25 lucky dip winners were Mary Hennessey, Julia Dempsey, Deirdre Whelan and Michael Hoy. The seller’s prize went to Darragh McDonald. Jackpot now stands at €4,500. 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.


Killeshin GAA Annual Social and Awards Night will be held on Friday 07 March in Seven Oaks hotel at 8.30pm. Admission is €10 and food served. Contact Pascal 085 2109353 for details.


It’s the 130 anniversary of the founding of the Holy Cross Sodality. It’s the 70th anniversary of the revival of the Procession from Graiguecullen which the Pipe Band will lead for the 50 year in a row. It’s all on Sunday 04 May.Bishop Denis Nulty has accepted an invitation from the Holy Cross Sodality to walk in the Procession which leaves from St Clare’s at 10.30am and celebrate 12 noon Mass in Holy Cross Church. Everyone is invited to be part of this very special occasion by walking with us.


Every Monday at 7.30pm; “Keep Watch With Me” Holy Hour in Parish Centre. Adoration and an hour of reflection, music and prayer for the five weeks of Lent. Starts Monday 10th March. Every Friday at 7pm; Stations of the Cross.

St Clare’s Hospitality;

Food appeal continues, food can be placed in the barrels at church doors. Trócaire Boxes; boxes are available at church doors. Families are asked to take one to make your contribution to the needy of the Third World.


The Society of St Vincent de Paul “Vincent’s “ shop at 46 Tullow Street Carlow urgently needs donations of good quality clothes, small furniture items, bric-a-brac and household goods. Donations will be gratefully received in the shop Monday to Saturday from 10am to 5pm. The Society would like to thank everyone for supporting the shop during the past year.


Any JPII Gold or Papal Cross Award participants interested in taking part in our Stay Awake Fundraiser taking place on Holy Saturday 20 April please collect a sponsorship card from Cathriona in the parish centre.

Congratulations to all our JPII Award recipients. Your commitment to this award has been outstanding; we hope that you continue in Parish ministry now that the award is over. Papal Cross Award applications are due by Thursday 06 March.


Bingo every Tuesday night at 8.30pm in St Fiacc’s Hall. Great money to be won on the night. Jackpot €1,090 in 43 numbers. Check on double number and win €2,000.


This Friday 07 March is the First Friday of the month. There will be the usual penitential service during the 10am Mass in St Clare’s.


Thank you to everyone who supported our recent St Brigid’s Cross fundraiser. A total of €658 was raised for the Youth Ministry fund.


Talk it Over suicide and general bereavement support service will hold its AGM at its premises in Castle Hill House, Castle Hill, Carlow on Tuesday the 25 of February at 8pm.


Anyone interested in getting involved with any team coaching, mentoring etc. please contact Ned Hayden on 085 1065925


St Clare’s Hospitality is hoping to have a car boot sale. Do you have any unwanted Christmas presents or bric a brac? Items can be left in the Parish Centre.


The next meeting for parents who are presenting their child for Baptism will be held on Monday 07 April from 7 to 8.30pm in the Parish Centre. All parents who are having their child baptised during April and May are asked to attend.


Connect Ireland in partnership with Laois Co Council are asking local people who have relatives or friends working in Canada, Australia, America, etc. to sound out the management of the companies where they work and see if they would be interested in expanding to Ireland. If they show an interest, all your relative or friend has to do is to send the company’s contact details to you and you send them on to Connect Ireland who will take it from there. In the event of the company setting up here and creating jobs there will be reward for both you and your community. For every ten new jobs created there will be a reward of €15,000 stepping up to €150,000 for 100 jobs. Further details from Pat Whelan at 059 9147868.


Any child interested in taking part in gymnastics, art or talent competition that lives in the area but does not attend St Fiacc’s NS, please contact Bernie at 086 1593994


Enrolments for September 2014. Expressions of Interest forms are now available from School Office during school hours. Contact 059 9132444


A course for new Eucharistic Ministers will start during Lent. Anyone interested should contact the Parish Office at 0599141833. If you are interested in finding out more about this special ministry you are welcome to attend the course. No obligation to commit.


Pilates continue in Oisín House every Thursday at 7pm. Join in anytime and its ideal for anyone with back problems or post natal. Call 0868596607 for details.


Are you or is someone in your family affected by a cancer diagnosis? Dealing with the cancer itself is only one aspect of coping. Treatments, financial concerns, relationships with family and friends and work worries and concerns for the future can pile on the stress when you least need it. We can help you with the wider effects of cancer and how you can best cope with them. Contact the Éist Cancer Support Centre Carlow, The Waterfront, Mill Lane, Carlow. Phone 059 9139684 or visit us on Facebook.


Killeshin Badminton Club has resumed on Thursdays at 8.30pm in Killeshin Hall. All new members welcome. For further information, contact Siobhan 086 0703491


Boccia is a competitive sport similar to bowls. It is an inclusive sport that may be enjoyed by people of all abilities. It’s on Thursdays in St Fiacc’s Hall from 5 to 6pm for 10 to 18 year olds. Costs are €2 per week. Contact Tracey or Siobhan at Carlow Youth Service 085 7897288 or 085 7897339 or Joanne County Carlow Sports Partnership 087 2568189


2014 Pilgrimage will take place from 06 to 11 July. Cost €739 per person. Anyone interested contact Tully’s Travel.


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.