The ‘Paint it Pink Campaign’ is in full swing at the minute. Please join us in Graiguecullen bingo hall on Sunday 12 October from 12 noon to 1.30pm for a family Zumba class all in aid of cancer awareness. The tree of hope continues to stand in the Lazy River cafe in Graiguecullen for the month so why not drop in and place a ribbon on it. You will be supporting the fighters, admiring the survivors, honouring the taken and never ever giving up hope.


Parish Monster Bingo on this Tuesday 07 October at 8.30pm in Graiguecullen Hall.

Great money to be won on the night. All line checks €50, double lines €60, Full houses from €150 to €200, plus Jackpot, interval and flyer. All loose sheets costs €2 each, six panel book €5 and double book €10. Everyone welcome and bring a friend.

Laois connects

As part of the Laois Mental Health awareness week, a 6.5km Forest Walk will take place at Rossmore on Sunday October 12 at 12.30pm. The Forest Walk will start and finish at Oisín Park. Details from Pat Whelan 059 9147868.

Tickets for the St Abban’s annual three x €10 drawavailable from committee members. First draw in the Glenside on Saturday October 11.


Recent lotto result were 13, 21, 28 and 29 and there was no winner. The €25 lucky dip winners were Flipper, Bea Brennan, Mandy Dowling and Stretch. The seller’s prize went to Sharon Dempsey. The Jackpot now stands at €7,600.

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.


St Clare’s Hospitality have located a premises for our new food kitchen where we will serve hot meals to families in need five days per week. Some work is needed on the premises to bring it up to health and safety standards. They are looking for volunteers who may be able to help with the renovations. If you are a plasterer, carpenter, electrician or plumber and can give some of your time to volunteer on this project please come to a meeting in the Graiguecullen Parish Centre on Wednesday 01 October at 8pm.

Oisin House AGM

Oisín house A.G.M on Wednesday 15 October at 8pm. All welcome especially anyone who uses park or has an interest in the area.


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?. 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


Fibromyalgia Support Group Carlow meet every Thursday morning for coffee in the Seven Oaks Hotel, Carlow 10.30am to 12.30 and have monthly meetings in Askea Parish Centre., Mary 086 1693887 or Katharine 089 4387283.


Oisín Players Drama Group AGM will be held on this Thursday 09 October at 8pm in the Fás Office Monavea .Come along if interested in acting or helping behind the scenes. All welcome Contact Annette 087-9905205.


The children from Killeshin NS will be enrolled at the 10.15am Mass on Sunday 12 October in Holy Cross Church.


October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. A tree of hope will stand proudly in the Lazy River cafe Graiguecullen supporting the fighters, admiring the survivors, honouring the taken and never ever giving up hope. All are invited to drop in and hang a ribbon on the tree. Ribbons are €2 and all donations to cancer awareness.


Accord Pre Marriage Courses October 10 and 11 also November 14 and 15. Any couple wishing to attend can book on line at or phone Mary at 059 9138738.


St. Fiacc’s House Library open for lending Monday to Friday from 10am to 12 noon from Monday last. This is a free service and all people from the Parish are welcome to come and borrow a book and donate your used books if you wish.


Killeshin FC Whist Night has recommenced on Wednesday night at 8.30pm in the Old Den beside Killeshin Hall. Entry is only €5 per person and all are welcome. Refreshments served


Carlow Vocational School open night takes place on Thursday 06 November from 7pm to 9pm. It is an invitation for prospective students, Parents/Guardians, to discover the excellent learning experiences on offer at Carlow Vocational School.


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.


Bingo every Tuesday night at 8.30pm in St Fiacc’s Hall. Great money to be won on the night. Jackpot €3,300 in 50 numbers. Check on double number and win €1580.


The Parish Finance Committee A.G.M will be held on Wednesday 08 October at 8pm in the Parish Centre. Any parishioner with queries regarding parish finances is invited to attend. We sincerely thank all who contribute to our Parish Funds. The work of this parish is greatly helped by your regular financial support.


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.