Bagenalstown: A word of caution

INFORMATION STAND - The Carlow Volunteer Centre will hold an Information Stand in Bagenalstown on Friday, Nov. 9 in Bagenalstown Credit Union from 10am to 12.30pm. Information is available on many different volunteering opportunities around the south of the county. It’s a chance to find out how to share your skills, interests and hobbies – without having to give any commitment. Contact:

INFORMATION STAND - The Carlow Volunteer Centre will hold an Information Stand in Bagenalstown on Friday, Nov. 9 in Bagenalstown Credit Union from 10am to 12.30pm. Information is available on many different volunteering opportunities around the south of the county. It’s a chance to find out how to share your skills, interests and hobbies – without having to give any commitment. Contact:

A WORD OF CAUTION - Emergency Response has recently been made aware of persons trying to gain access to people’s properties by misrepresenting themselves to be carrying out work on behalf of Emergency Response. The company wish to emphasise that all their registered callers carry official identification and should be asked to produce same. In addition to this, Emergency Response will always have made arrangements with the householder prior to their representative calling. Nowadays most companies will make contact prior to house calls so please be aware and should you have any doubt whatsoever that your caller is not genuine; under no circumstances allow them inside your house. A genuine person will understand your cautiousness.

CIVIL PARTNERSHIP & COHABITATION INFORMATION - If you would like to learn more about your rights on Civil Partnership and Cohabitation, please go along to the free information evening. It will take place on Monday, Nov. 5, from 7.30 to 9.30pm in the Dolmen Hotel, Carlow. Booking is essential so please phone Valerie on (086)8249327 to reserve your places.

SCHOOL FOOTBALL TEAM MAKES HISTORY - Congratulations to the Queen of the Universe girls’ football team who are the Division 1 champions for the first time ever. Following the final, played in Tinryland on Sat. Oct. 20, the girls are history makers and are a credit to the school, their parents and Bagenalstown. The team was made up of the following: Captain Roisin Meaney, Shona Geoghegan, Maeve Lawless, Ali Cushen, Shauna O’Neill, Chantelle Kelly, Rachel Hughes Doherty, Eve Sinnott, Molly O’Dwyer, Phoebe and Meadow Reddy, Jessica Tamas, Chloe Beck, Ellie Cody, Emily O’Hara, Sara Clarke, Emma Lillis, Raisin Jordan and Mary Ann Hickey. Special thanks to team trainers Linda Foley, Ann Hickey and George Darcy for their hard work and dedication.

CHRISTMAS MARKET - St.Lazerian’s House is pleased to announce the date of their annual Christmas Market. It will take place on Sunday, November 18, from 2pm to 5.30pm. and will be bigger than last year. All stalls including wheel of fortune, bottle stall, etc. will be located in a big marquee and will also include Christmas cakes, puddings and mince pies, all home -made by the brilliant cooks in St.Lazerians. Santa will be on duty inside and tea, coffee, mince pies and other delicious cakes will be available. Entry €5 (children will see Santa and parents, grandparents, friends, can enjoy tea, coffee, mince pies, etc.} Please go along to support St Lazerian’s House. If anyone would like to hold a stall (free) or drop in any unwanted presents or bottles for the stall, St Lazerian’s House is open 24 hours a day.
Director Marian Manning, Nurse Marie Lawless, Admin staff Catherine, Mary and all staff and residents thank you for your continued support for their fundraising to build an extension to comply with HIQA regulations. Great credit is due to Marian and her staff; they have turned St. Lazerian’s into a comfortable and caring home from home for their residents. Another €10,000 is needed before building can start. and they look forward to seeing you on Nov. 19 at 2pm.

RAINBOWS PROGRAMME - The Rainbow Programme will take place in the Presentation Convent, starting on Tues. Nov. 6 and consists of 12-14 sessions. Rainbows is a peer support group for children who are grieving a significant loss in their lives. If interested, contact Sr. Kathleen Ryan on 059 07 21263 or 086 4014058.

BALLYLOUGHAN GUILD ICA - Ballyloughan ICA held their monthly meeting on Monday, Oct.15 in the Castle Hall, Ballyloughan. Two representatives from EIST were their guest speakers and they spoke about the new Cancer Support Facility opened in Carlow which will be opened three days per week in their new building opposite Carlow Castle. ICA members presented EIST with a cheque for €400 from their recent draw. Upcoming Events: swimming lessons will resume on Nov. 6 in Seven Oaks. Christmas flower arranging classes will be starting in November. It is hoped to start crochet and knitting classes in January. Ballyloughan Guild is hosting the next Federation meeting on Wednesday, Dec. 5 in Ballyloughan Hall at 8pm. A table quiz with teams of three will be held on the night to decide which Guild will represent Carlow Federation at National Level in March 2013. New members welcome, contact any of the committee, or telephone 087 6162022 for further information.

CARLOW FIRE STATION - Congratulations to the Carlow Service Team who took part in the World Rescue Challenge in London recently and took the World Title. Special congratulations to local man, Andy Fisher, part of the Bagenalstown crew who is on the Carlow team.

SHOE BOX APPEAL - Queen of the Universe N.S. has been asked again this year by the Heart to Hand Charity to help with their appeal for street children in Albania. The items required this year are any of the following New: hats, scarves, mittens or gloves, colouring books, crayons, pencils, pens, markers, tootbrush and toothpaste, jigsaws, soap etc. The age range of the children is 5 to 12 years boys and girls. It is especially important that all items are new as this may be the only gift these children receive this Christmas. If you would like to help, please send any of the above items to the school in week beginning Mon. Nov. 5. When wrapping the box please wrap the lid of box separately (for Customs inspection) or just send in paper and the children can wrap them.

FAMILY RESOURCE CENTRE SAYS THANKS - Bagenalstown Family Resource Centre held a very successful Fashion Show at the Lord Bagenal Hotel, on Oct. 23. There was a magnificent turnout on the night with over 350 people seated for the show and many more buying tickets to support their efforts. The Centre would like to extend a big thank you to all who participated and donated prizes. The management and staff would like to thank the following for their participation and donations: Lord Bagenal, Leighlinbridge; Step House Hotel, Borris; O’Hara’s, Carlow Brewing Company; Muine Bheag Business Park; Phelan’s Pharmacy, Main Street; Healy’s Pharmacy, Main Street; Nolan’s Pharmacy, High Street; The Hot Irish Man, Urglin Glebe, Carlow; Supervalu, Bagenalstown; Estoria, Main Street; Manor House, Market Square; Tea Rooms, Borris; Doyle’s Railway House, Church Road; New Image, Main Street; Boramic/Torc Candles, Borris; Zen Therapy Beauty Salon, Main Street; Bagenalstown Credit Union; Dunne’s Butchers, Kilree Street; Beauty Room, High Street; Glad Rags, Kilree Street; Le Femme, Main Street; Deja Vu, Main Street; Rea’s, Fairgreen; FITT Gym, Kiddies Kingdom, Bagenalstown Industrial Park; Tempted, Carlow Shopping Centre; Serena, Carlow Shopping Centre; Carlow Buy Design, Crookstown Business Park, Ballytore; Edinburgh Woollen Mill, Arboretum, Leighlinbridge; Carlow Rustic Hair Salons, Carlow and Klkenny; Karlo’s Shoe Haven, Kilree St; Faith Amond Pair Pieces, Leighlinbridge. A massive Thank You to all the fantastic models who represented the Bagenalstown Family Centre with pride; to all the staff and volunteers that worked so hard behind the scenes, to Compere Faith Amond, and to all who supported the event and bought tickets and to those who donated spot prizes etc.

ICA - Leighlinbridge ICA Guild would like to thank most sincerely all those who came to their recent Coffee Morning. €500 was raised towards Suicide Awareness funding.