The children from St Fiacc’s NS will celebrate the Sacrament of First Penance on this Wednesday 26 March at 7pm in St Clare’s Church and the children from Killeshin NS will celebrate the Sacrament on this Thursday 27 March at 7pm in Holy Cross Church.


Recent Lotto results, numbers drawn were 12, 19, 22 and 25. There was no winner. €25 lucky dip winners were Mick Dargan, Columba Dunne, Catherine Doyle and David Walker. Seller’s prize went to Edel Nolan.

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.


Dog fouling has been a persistent problem in the grounds of St Fiacc’s Primary School. Dog waste is a serious danger to the health of the children. Please be advised that no dogs are allowed on green areas or playgrounds. Dogs are not permitted in the school grounds while children are on the premises. We appreciate your co-operation with this matter.

ST CLARE’S appeal

The food appeal continues during Lent. Presently they are giving out up to 120 food parcels a week. They are surviving because of donations and the huge number of volunteers helping out. To help make the Lenten Season more meaningful people are invited to leave non-perishable food items in the baskets at the church doors and in the Parish Centre and these will be used to help make up our food parcels.


An amazing €12,955 was made on the draw this year. Many thanks to all who worked so hard to make this possible.


K Factor Talent Competition is back. Final qualifying date is March 29 in Killeshin Hall at 8pm. Final will be held on Saturday April 05.


Bingo every Tuesday night at 8.30pm in St Fiacc’s Hall. Great money to be won on the night. Jackpot €1,480 in 46 numbers. Check on double number and win €2,210.


It’s the 130 anniversary of the founding of the Holy Cross Sodality. It’s the 70 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.


Special Olympics are holding their collection day on Friday April 11 around Carlow Town. If you would like to volunteer an hour or two of your time to help out with this fantastic cause, then please contact Bernie on 086-1593994

Carlow Special Olympics Club is continuously looking for volunteers. Do you have an hour or two to spare, once a week or once a month or even just occasionally, then they would love to hear from you. If you are over 16 years and would like more information on becoming a volunteer please contact the Volunteer Co-Ordinator, Tess Fitzpatrick at 086 3366054. It is a very rewarding pastime and a great way to make friends!


A short service will take place at all Masses on the weekend of 05 and 06 April in St Clare’s and Holy Cross.

HOly Cross AGM

The Annual General Meeting of the Holy Cross Sodality and Cemetery Committee will be held after 10.15 Mass on Sunday April 6. All members to attend.


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.


Well done to the children, parents and staff at the Graigue Parish Childcare Centre who raised €1,000 for National Pyjama Day. Thanks to everyone who donated money. All money raised will go towards a very worthy cause “The Irish Hospice Foundation” home care for children programme.


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.


Staying at Dromoland Inn, Co Clare. Five Days and four nights, 09 to 13 June. Dinner and bed and breakfast Cost €285 per person sharing. Single supplement is €15 per night. Price also includes bus and trips each day and traditional Irish night including four course traditional dinner in Bunratty Folk Park. First bus is full now. Anyone who wishes to travel we will need your names very urgently as it is needed to book the Irish night in Bunratty Castle.


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.


The 36 Annual Cork to Carlow Cycle in aid of County Carlow Wheelchair Association will take place on the 14 and 15 June with further details later. All monies raised stays in Carlow and County to support local services.


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.


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


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


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.