COACH BUILDING AND LOTS MORE-Barrowvale Local History Group will hold an exhibition in Ionad Dara August 18 to 26 to mark Heritage Week. It will be open daily from 2-6 and also open from 7-9 in the evenings. The exhibition presents a colourful display of photographs, information and artefacts and the focus of this year’s event is the building of horse coaches. Other themes include Kilkenny Abbey, The Paulstown Farmers Union and the Toler Aylward’s Estate and some more extracts from the John Murphy Journal. There will also be a collection of horse drawn coaches including a number made by Milletts of Borris on exhibit and an account of the craft and business of coach building using recently discovered documents from the Millett Coach Factory. It’s really worth a visit.
MURAL-The walkway between High St and Chapel St. got a makeover last week when a mural was designed and painted by a group of four. William Watson was the artist on site and he worked with Criostal Hennessy, Teresa Hearne and David Hennessy. This project was funded by Kilkenny Leader Partnership in association with Goresbridge Rural Development. A little test for all of you that look at it count how many birds and fish you can see, count from the left, then count from the right, it’s just a bit of fun. It looks great and really brightens up the area. It is hoped that more art might be done in this area, thank you very much to William, Criostal, David and Teresa for all their hard work last week and thank you to Alison Allan from KLP.
GRASS VERGES CUT-Gerry Murphy, Ballymurphy was the winner of €115 in Split the Pot, Tom Wall, Cluain Mhuire won €20 and Mairead McAllister, Barrowmount Drive won €20. Congratulations to the winners, thank you to all of you that support it and thank you to the local businesses who promote the draw, Kelly’s Hardware, Maher’s Spar, Maher’s Pub, Pauline’s Coffee Dock, Barrow Breeze, John D Butchers, Pat Minchin’s, Bridge Café, Connolly’s Red Mills, Donohoe’s Pub, Goresbridge Pharmacy, Beatrice Dempsey and Goresbridge Credit Union. This week the grass verges coming into the village were cut.
SUNDAY MARKET AND CAR BOOT SALE-Borris now have an indoor market and car boot sale on Sundays. It is situated on the Fenagh road opposite Keenan’s and takes place from 8 – 4. If you would like more information contact John at 087 6997377. New Stall holders very welcome.
COUNTY LIBRARY-Kilkenny County Mobile Library will visit Goresbridge at 12.40 - 1.15 on the following dates: August 8 and 29, September 19, October 10 and 31, Nov 21 and December 12.
REGISTRATION FOR PAULSTOWN SOCCER-Registration for Paulstown 06 FC Junior Football Team will take place in the Sports Hall, Paulstown this Friday, August 17, 7.30 – 9pm and Saturday August 18 from 12 noon to 2pm. New members very welcome for u8, u10, u11, u12, u14 and u16.
OUR LADY’S ISLAND-Anyone wishing to travel to Our Lady’s Island on Sunday August 26 may contact Eileen Heffernan at 086 1664471 or Mary Curran at 059 9775120.
CARLOW COUNTY MUSEUM-Popped into the office of Carlow Tourism recently and couldn’t believe the fantastic County Museum. It is really well worth a visit and guess what, it’s free. It is open seven days a week, Mon to Saturday from 10 - 5 And open 2.30 to 4.40 on Sundays. The museum is located on College St, a great way to spend an hour or two.LOTTO WORTH €6,325-Bridge United’s lotto is worth €6,325 so definitely worth winning. Tickets at €2 can be bought in Blake’s Pub, Pat Minchin’s Shop, Maher’s Pub, Maher’s Spar, Pauline’s Coffee Dock, the Barrow Breeze, the Bridge Diner or from any committee member.
Parish Public Meeting-Paulstown Development Association will hold and Parish Public meeting on Thursday August 16 at 8pm.
SERVERS OUTING-The servers outing takes place this Thursday August 16 to Splashworld in Tramore. Children are required to bring swimming gear and a packed lunch with them. The bus will leave Goresbridge Church at 9.30 and will pick up in Paulstown at 9.45. The bus is expected to return at 7.30.
FAI SOCCER CAMP-FAI Summer Soccer Camp will take place in Paulstown from 20 – 24 August. If you wish to book a place see www.summersoccerschool.ie or ring 1890653653.
CONCERT IN IONAD DARA-The annual concert run by the committee of Ionad Dara will take place on Friday August 31, Lumíere, Pauline Scanlon and Éilis Kennedy from Dingle will provide the entertainment and are considered to be two of the finest voices in Ireland. They will be supported by the widely acclaimed Oirachtas Sean-no’s dance champions, Colm, Padraig and Gearóid Devane from Carna, Connemara. Tickets are €20 and are available from Gerry Kavanagh 086 0443152, Martha Kelly 086 3479581, Mary Meaney 087 2103011, Ciara Murphy 086 8675560 or Ann Wall at 059 9775180.HENNESSY’S GARDEN CENTRE-Hennessy’s Garden Centre has a terrific sale on at the moment and it is good to support local business so if it is indoor or outdoor plants, shrubs you need, or new pots it’s worth taking a trip up there.YOU COULD WIN €5,000-Barrow Rangers lotto is worth €5,000, wouldn’t you love to get your hands on that. It costs €2, you choose 4 numbers between 1-24, and tickets are available in Pat Minchin’s, Maher’s Spar and from Peter Breen in the Goresbridge area. Tickets at €2 can be bought in Blake’s Pub, Pat Minchin’s, Maher’s Pub, Maher’s Spar, the Coffee Dock, Bridge Café and the Barrow Breeze or from any committee member.