Have you contemplated Suicide or do you know someone who has? If you have been touched by Suicide in any way, you are not alone. Talk It Over (Carlow) provides a listening support service to individuals, groups and families. Our listeners are professionally trained in the area of Suicide Prevention, Suicide and General Bereavement Support. If you wish to avail of our services please contact 0863364961,


Killeshin FC recent lotto results, the numbers drawn were 06, 07, 13 and 14. There was no Jackpot winner. €25 lucky dip winners were Marie and Michelle Ryan, 3 Amigos, Stefan Comerford, Catherine, Mick and Danny. Seller’s prize went to Eddie Gorman. Jackpot now stands st €1,200. Killeshin FC Whist Night every Wednesday night at 8.30pm in the Old Den beside Killeshin Hall. Entry is only €5 per person and all are welcome. Refreshments served. Beginners from 7.30pm to 8pm.


The new rota is being drawn up therefore if anyone wishes to be added to or taken off list please contact Cem Crowe, Eucharistic Minister Co-Ordinator at 086-2606733 as soon as possible please.

Noise in Church

Following a number of complaints received about the noise and talking during Mass, the priests of the parish have been asked to remind people that the church is a sacred space. It is the “Lord’s house” where we come to worship God together. Please respect that the people around you wish to pray and keep any conversation till Mass is over.

St Clare’s Hospitality

St Clare’s Hospitality Volunteers now deliver over 150 food parcels each week to families who are struggling. To continue to provide this service we urgently need your help.

Parish Donations

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, and 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. This is a way the government supports the work of charities. If your combined annual donations to Red Bag, Blue Bag or priest’s collection make up to a total of at least €250 the parish can claim back Tax that you have already paid, from the Government. This will in no way affect your financial salary as an employee or self-employed person. It will not affect your retirement pension. This is a wonderful opportunity for the Parish and your help would be very much appreciated. Forms are placed at the back of the church. We would appreciate it if you would complete a form and return to the Parish Centre. For further information about this scheme please contact Fr. John or the Parish Centre who will be glad to help. Phone 059 9141833.


Our parish 2014 Annual is currently on sale in the Parish Office and local shops. Price €5.


Bingo every Tuesday night at 8.30pm in St Fiacc’s Hall. Great money to be won on the night. Jackpot €2,020 in 50 numbers. Check on double number and win €2,350.


The Éist Carlow Cancer Support Centre is open Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursdays from 9.30am to 4pm daily. The Centre offers support to people and their families who have received a cancer diagnosis including Counselling, Reflexology, Yoga etc. The Centre also runs a walking programme ‘Strides for Life’ at the St Laurence O’Toole Athletic Club each Thursday morning at 11am.

The Centre offers Yoga on Wednesdays at 11am and Pottery on Thursdays at 11am. Please contact the Centre for further information at 059 9139684 or email: or drop in any Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday.

HOLY LAND Memories

A Magazine has been compiled by Anne O’Hara and William Fitzgerald of the Parishes of Graiguecullen/Killeshin and Carlow Cathedral’s trip to the Holy Land in April this year. It is available at the Parish Centre. Donations if wished, may be made to St Clare’s Hospitality Food Kitchen.


The Irish Cancer Society’s Care to Drive service is currently seeking volunteer drivers to drive local patients to and from their hospital chemotherapy treatments. They are looking for volunteers to pick a patient up at their home, drive them to the door of the hospital, then when they have finished treatment, to pick them up again and bring them home. The service is free to the patient and all drivers’ expenses are paid. Telephone the Irish Cancer Society on 01 2310 566 or 01 2316 642 or email


Enrolments for Sept 2015. Expression of Interest to Enrol Forms are now available from School Office during school hours. Contact Number 059 9132444.


Alcoholism can tear a family apart. If someone you care about has a drinking problem. You can see what it’s doing to them but can you see what it is doing to you? For information and help contact Al-Anon Information Centre, Room 5, Capel St, Dublin 1, Telephone 01 873 2699, website or email Local Al-Anon Meetings in Carlow are on Monday, St Catherine’s Social Service Centre, Station Road, Carlow at 8pm and Thursday in Askea Parish Centre, Askea, Carlow at 8pm


Led by volunteers who have lived experiences of Mental Health difficulties, Clann Nua, St Dympna’s Carlow is open daily from Monday to Friday, 9.30 to 2.30pm. The involvement Centre is a peer led recovery focused space which offers a warm welcoming place in which mental health difficulties are understood to be part of life and are accepted in a non-judgmental way. Call for further information to 059 9136342 / 0868185760 or email


The Graiguecullen women’s group has resumed on Wednesdays in the Lazy River Cafe at 7.30pm. New members always welcome


St Clare’s Children’s Choir, on Mondays from 4.30pm to 5.30pm in the Parish Centre. The choir is open to all primary school children and first year secondary school students. New members more than welcome.

Parish Youth Choir has resumed on Saturdays from 12.45 to 2pm in the Parish Centre. The choir is open to all secondary school students and young adults. Musicians also very welcome.


Thursday Morning Club has resumed after the 10am Mass in St Clare’s. People are invited to come to the Parish Centre for tea or coffee and some friendly chat.


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.