There are still some places available on the second bus leaving June 17 for five nights, six days. Those travelling will be staying at the four star Lake Hotel nestling on the Lakeshore of Lough Lein, Killarney’s lower lake. Rate is €400 per person sharing which includes bus, bed and breakfast, dinner and trips. There is a supplement for single rooms. Contact the swimming pool office at 059 9140330 for further information.

Everyone involved with the Evergreens would like to sincerely thank all who contributed in any way to making the variety night such an outstanding success. A special thanks to all the hosts who did such an outstanding job, to all the entertainers who participated free of charge, to all the parish staff who prepared St Fiacc’s Hall and had it looking so well on the night. To Joe, Ursula and The Thatch staff for their generosity with the bar service, to the sponsors and all who supported the event in any way, thank you. The event raised €4,900 for our Parish Evergreens which goes towards subsidising their summer holiday, paying for Christmas dinner and other outings throughout the year. A special thanks to the organising committee for their great work and dedication. The whole event was a wonderful example of community spirit and Christian generosity at work.


Thirty six Children from Killeshin NS will receive their First Holy Communion next Saturday May 12 in Holy Cross Church.


Celebrating 50 years of Graiguecullen bingo there will be a monster bingo on Sunday May 20 at 3pm. There will be over €5,000 in prizes, plus bumper jackpot. All enquiries 0599140330 or 9141833


The third annual mountain walk in aid of the Carlow Hospice this year to Mount Leinster takes place on Sunday May 27 starting from the Nine Stones at 9.30am. Anyone interested in taking part or supporting this project is invited to contact their local promoters. For further information visit or call either 059 918270 or 087 7865057.


There was no winner of the recent Lotto jackpot. The numbers drawn were 11, 19, 23 and 30. The four lucky dip winners were Dan Brennan, Theresa Whelan, Breda Dargan, and Emily and Jack each will receive €25 and the sellers prize of €25 was won by Brendan Fitzpatrick. The jackpot now stands at €4,100 and tickets can be purchased for €2 from any club member or from local shop or public houses. Killeshin FC would like to thank everyone for their support of our fundraising lotto and you can see how your money is being spent by taking a trip down Joe’s road and having a look at the work on our new pitches.


Fr Dunphy and Madden will bring Holy Communion to the sick and housebound on Tuesday and Wednesday May 8 and 9. Please note they will not be calling during the coming week as normal.


The seventh Solemn Novena continues every Monday night. The theme for this year’s Novena is ‘The Eucharist: In Communion with Christ and with One Another’.


Carlow dyspraxia support group next meeting on May 9 at 7.15pm in Carlow Town hall, Haymarket. Admission is just €5 and the speaker will be Julie O’Sullivan, occupational therapist. For further information contact Karin at 0873545083.


Photos of St Patrick’s Day parade, dawn mass and the Evergreens variety night are now up on our website


Need to recertify your first aid qualification? A one day refresher course with recertification will be held in Oisin Park on Saturday May 19. Bookings to 086 8596607. Personal development classes continuing on Wednesdays at 7.30. All are welcome. Dance lesson every Tuesday night at 8.30pm. Tuition by Don Brennan and Mick Behan, all welcome. Beginners and advance so contact Mick at 059 9146213.


Talk It Over the free and confidential bereavement service wish to announce their new walk in service which is now available at their premises at Talk It Over House Castlehill, Carlow, formerly HSE offices. This is a free confidential service available to those in need. Contact us on 086 3364961 for further details.


Our parish pilgrimage to Lourdes will be from July 5 to 10 inclusive. We will be staying in the Hotel Paradis and have been promised good flight times. The cost is €739 per person and anyone who has a voucher from last year will be able to use it towards this year’s trip. Please contact for bookings.


Bingo every Tuesday night at 8.30pm in Graiguecullen Hall. This week’s jackpot is €1,740 in 48 numbers.


This week’s Killeshin Lotto jackpot is €10,000. The weekly Lotto can now be played online. For more information please visit Whit weekend trip to Armada Hotel, Spanish Point, Co Clare from Thursday May 31 to Monday June 4 inclusive. Dinner, bed and breakfast inclusive for €400 per person. Deposit of €100 by end of February to Eddie Whelan. For further information please phone 086 8173843.


Irish charity warehouse supporting Holy Angels Daycare Centre are appealing for used furniture and household goods. If you have something you would like to donate, please phone 059 9140622 or text 086 4004680.


Recent Lotto results, numbers drawn were 08, 11, 27 and 31 and there was no jackpot winner so next jackpot will be €10,000, reserve €7,000. There was no match 3 winner. Lucky dips of €40 each went to: JC c/o Mick Regan, Liz McEvoy c/o Jamie Parr, Frank Callinan c/o The Thatch, Megan and Holly c/o John Corcoran and James Dooley c/o James Dooley (PC). The seller’s prize of €20 each went to Mickey Martin, Sean Slater and Nancy Hutchinson.


Bridge club on Wednesday afternoons in Graiguecullen Parish Centre at 1.45pm. All welcome. Bridge classes for beginners, enquiries to Ann 087 9914682.


Carlow Cancer Support Group is now recruiting walkers, joggers and runners for the Dublin Mini Marathon on Monday June 04. Free bus provided on the day or sponsorship card contact Mary 0851440510.


Medjugorjie Pilgrimages 2012, enquiries contact Noeleen 0599142670. Savings scheme can be arranged.


Family support network group for families affected by drug and alcohol abuse. A meeting will be held in Cill an Óir House, behind St Mary’s Church, Graiguecullen, on Monday, May 14 at 7.30pm. All welcome.


Fit-Kids Active fun classes for children 3 to 12 years will take place in St Fiacc’s Hall from May 4 for eight weeks and classes are from 5pm to 6pm. Cost €6 per child per class. Activities include basic gymnastic skills, tumbling, parachute games, relays, circuits, and lots more. The classes help build self-esteem and confidence while encouraging an active and healthy lifestyle. Call Linda 087 6808134 for more detail and to book your child’s place.