Rotary Club of Carlow presents an Autumn Fashion Show in aid of Éist, Talk it Over, Delta Centre, Carlow / Kilkenny Homecare and Carlow Day Care on Wednesday 24 September in the Seven Oaks Hotel starting at 8pm. Tickets €15 and there is a door prize on offer. SUICIDE PREVENTION

World Suicide Prevention Day is looking for your support on Wednesday 10 September. There will be a balloon release and some great music in Carlow Town Park at 8pm on the day followed by refreshments in Graiguec Parish Centre. Proceeds to Lourdes Invalid Fund, Petta House and the Irish Carers Association. Please support.


St Clare’s Children’s Choir, practice resumes on Monday 16 September 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 resumes next Saturday, 20 September 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.


Graigue/ Killeshin Parish Rainbows Group offers a 14 week Peer Support Programme for children age six plus who have experienced loss through the death of a close relative, separation of their parents or other painful change in their family. The programme will commence early in October and is free to participants. Applications must be returned to the Parish Centre by Wednesday September 24. Contact Anne at 0876636499.


Recent lotto result were 07, 12, 17 and 30 and there was no winner. The €25 lucky dip winners were Trevor Brennan, Fran Salter, Mary Hickey and E Hickey. The seller’s prize went to Denise McDonald. The Jackpot now stands at €7,200.

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.


Killeshin FC Whist Night commencing again on this Wednesday 10 September at 8.30pm in the old den beside Killeshin hall. Entry is only €5 per person and all are welcome. Beginners at 8pm on Wednesday 10 September also. Refreshments served


Killeshin Schoolhouse Graigue renovation project will host a Kevin Dundon Cookery Demo with an Artisan Food and Craft Market in the Lord Bagenal Hotel on Thursday October 23 commencing at 5pm with a cookery demo at 7.45pm. Admission is €20. Call 087 7790578 or 086 3818905.


A launch/information evening will take place on this Tuesday, September 9 at 8pm in the Cathedral Parish Centre to launch the new “Choral Scholars Programme” initiative by Kildare and Leighlin Diocese in partnership with Music Generation Carlow, offering excellent choral and vocal training to young people ages 15 to 18 years in Choral singing of church music. Visit or contact Marian Gaynor: or Liam Lawton:


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.


Thursday Morning Club resumes on this Thursday 04 September 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.


Bingo every Tuesday night at 8.30pm in St Fiacc’s Hall. Great money to be won on the night. Jackpot €2,910 in 50 numbers. Check on double number and win €1370.


The monthly Finance Committee meeting will be held on this Wednesday 10 September at 8.30pm in the Parish Centre.


Sunday school resumes on Sunday 14 September at the 11.30am Mass in St Clare’s. We invite all children aged between Four years to First Class to take part. Our aim is to introduce the children to the Mass by taking part in activities appropriate to their age. These activities will take place in the Parish Centre. The children will be supervised by a team of adults and students from our second level schools.


Come join and support Jordan Hennessy and his fellow teammates of Fusion F1 Matt Cullen and Tadhg Downey, an F1 in Schools team hailing from Presentation College, Carlow for a weekend Festival of Fun, on Saturday September 13 and Sunday 14 September. The fun will begin on the Saturday with a Coffee Morning, kindly hosted at Siopa Glás, Ballon from 10am to 3pm and will be followed at 8pm by a massive Variety Concert in the Presentation College which will feature a host of local talent and special guest appearances throughout the night. Tickets can be purchased in Presentation College, adults €10 and children €5. The weekend of fun will be rounded off the next day with the “Big Bounce”. This event, sponsored kindly by Scats Bouncing Castles, which will also be held in Presentation College Carlow from 1pm to 6pm with a huge variety of bouncing castles.


Fusion F1 Team, Presentation College Carlow are collecting used clothing, shoes, belts, handbags, linens and household textiles etc. no duvets or pillows, soft toys e.g. Teddies, books are accepted but no schoolbooks either text or copy, magazines or diaries and no household bric a brac. Bags of clothing can be left into the school between Monday 15 and Thursday 18 September during school hours and up until 4pm on Friday 19 September. Where possible please donate at least three plus bags as this really does raise much needed funds for our team. Please keep mobile phones and laptops which must be intact with power lead, in a separate bag. Further details contact 086 055365.


The monthly Finance Committee meeting will be held on this Wednesday 10 September at 8.30pm in the Parish Centre.


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


Legion of Mary Pilgrimage to Knock is on Sunday 28 September. Coach departs from the Bus Depot at Barrack Street at 8am and via The Thatch Bar at 8.15am. Contact D Roche at 059 9131830 from 1pm to 3pm and from 5pm to 7pm.


The next meeting will be held in the Parish Centre on Wednesday 17 September starting at 7pm. We invite and encourage all parents who are presenting their baby for Baptism over the coming week to come along.


Accord Carlow are now taking bookings for the pre-marriage course on 12 and 13 September at St Catherine’s Community Service Centre, Carlow. For further information Contact Mary at 0599138738 or book on line at


The 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; the Orchestral Music of 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.


A course for young readers begins on Monday 15 September from 6.30pm to 7.30pm in the Parish Centre and will run for four Monday nights. Any secondary school student who would like to become a reader in our churches are welcome to attend.


Talk it Over, Suicide, Bereavement and Loss Service are having an open information evening in the Seven Oaks Hotel on this Thursday, 11 September at 8pm. Speakers include Conor Cusack (Cork Hurler), Angela Hayes Kilkenny and also a speaker from Pieta House. Remember, Talk it Over are here to listen.


Éist Cancer Support Centre, The Waterfront, Mill Lane, Carlow, opens Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays 10am to 4pm. They provide Counselling, Reflexology Services, Support Groups, Meditation, Yoga and a host of activities free of charge to those diagnosed and their families and carers affected by cancer. Please contact them at 059 9139684 or visit their web site


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.