Celebrating 175 Years - This year the Presentation Sisters will celebrate 175 years in our Parish of Bagenalstown. All are invited to come to the convent, especially past pupils, on Thursday, February 21 at 8pm so that planning can be put in place to mark this special occasion.
SCHOOL ENROLMENT - Parents wishing to enrol a pupil in Garryhill National School for next September are asked to kindly contact the school office any morning for information. The school office number is 9727355. Information is also available on the downloads page of the school website www.garryhillschool.ie
BALLYLOUGHAN GUILD ICA - Ballyloughan ICA will hold their next meeting in the Castle Hall, Ballyloughan on Monday, Feb. 18 at 8 pm. Guest speaker will be Dr Michael J. Conry, author and historian. This meeting is open to all who are interested. Tin whistle lessons starting on Monday, February 25 for 6 weeks. Any further information about the Guild please contact 086 3616540.
CAMOGIE AGM - Ballinkillen Camogie Club will hold their annual registration on Wednesday, February 13 from 7-8pm at Ballinkillen Community Centre. Indoor training resumes for under 6, 8, 10 and 12 on Tuesday, February 26,with under 6 and 8 from 6.15pm -7.15pm and under 10 and 12 from 7.15pm to 8.15pm.
ENROLMENT NOTICE - Enrolment for September 2013 will take place in Muine Bheag Vocational School from Monday, February 18- Friday, February 22 from 9am to 4pm. Please bring a copy of your child’s birth cert and PPS number.
FAMILY RESOURCE CENTRE UPDATE – ALARM SCHEME - Bagenalstown Family Resource Centre is offering a Monitored Alarm Scheme for people over the age of 65 years. You may even qualify for a grant to cover the initial installation costs. So if you are interested in having an alarm installed contact Tara on 059-97-22028 for more information.
PENNY BANK - Bagenalstown Family Resource Centre Penny Bank is a great success and looking to increase the number of members; so if you have a little to spare and wish to save for Communions, Confirmations, birthdays, Christmas, no matter what the occasion, come on down to the Centre on Thursdays between 10 and 12.30pm or Friday in Deja Vu Charity Shop 10.30am to 11.30am and at the Centre from 11.30am to 12.30pm.
DÉJÀ VU CHARITY SHOP - This charity shop located in Main Street, Bagenalstown, supports the Bagenalstown Family Resource Centre. They are calling on the general public to get in and carry out their spring cleaning early! The shop accepts good quality clothing for men, women and children, also household bric-a-brac, so if you have any of the above and wish to donate them, the shop would be delighted to take them off your hands. You can drop them into the shop between 10am and 4pm or alternatively drop them down to the Centre between 9.30am and 5pm.
WOMEN’S CLUB - Bagenalstown Family Resource Centre’s Women’s Club has just got together and enjoy a range of activities every Thursday morning from 10.30am to 12 noon, so why not drop in and check it out. All ladies from the age of 21 yrs and over are welcome! For more information contact Josie on 059-97-22028 also creative sewing classes in the evenings, mosaic and a lot more....call Josie for the details.
MEN’S SHED - Bagenalstown Men’s Shed has a Garden Accessorise Enterprise up and running! So why not drop in and check out their fantastic handcrafted garden pieces! The men will even make to order....so if you want to purchase or maybe you would like to join in with the men, call Dave on 085-1548256 for more info.
PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT COURSE - Bagenalstown Family Resource Centre is running a Personal Development Course starting on Thursday Feb. 21, so if you would like to improve your people skills or build your confidence and be more assertive then this course is for you. Call Marie to book your place now! Marie can be contacted on 059-97-22028 or 087-9316279.
BAGENALSTOWN ATHLETIC CLUB - Athletic training takes place every Friday in the Vocational Hall. All welcome, Admission €2. Cross country training every Sunday at 2.30 pm in De La Salle College grounds U10 and upwards. Contact Kathleen at 085 7816733 or Sean at 085 7648331.
MUInE BHEAG CAMOGIE CLUB - Muine Bheag Camogie Club will hold their registration day on Sunday, February 17 at 2pm at the McGrath Park, Bagenalstown. Registration fees: €15 per child, €25 per family and €5 for non players.
Trainng dates and times will be announced at a later date.
BALLINKILLEN CAMOGIE CLUB - Ballinkillen Camogie Club will hold their annual registration on Wednesday. Feb. 13, 7-8pm at Ballinkillen Community Centre. Indoor training resumes for under 6, 8, 10 and 12 on Tuesday. Feb. 26 with under 6 and 8 from 6.15pm -7.15pm and under 10 and 12 from 7.15pm to 8.15pm.
DAWN MASS - The fifth annual Dawn Mass will be celebrated at 6am on Easter Sunday, 31st March on Mt. Leinster at the “Nine Stones” area. Please feel most welcome to participate in this memorable morning of celebration. Father Declan, Father Joe and Father Tom.
ST. LAZERIAN’S FUNDRAISING CONCERT - “ Songs from the Musicals”. Please note that there is a change of venue from St. Andrew’s Church to Muine Bheag Vocational School Hall on Friday,March 8 at 7.30 pm. The concert will feature songs from Les Miserables, Phantom of the Opera, Oklahoma, Sound of Music, Calamity Jane, Mama Mia and many more. Tickets €10 adults. €5 children, available from Marian Manning or St. Lazerian’s House. Refreshments will be served in the hall after the concert.
Bereaved - Deepest sympathy to the families of the following people who died recently – Sean Casey, Pairc Mhuire, Eileen McDonald, 2 Conway Park; James Roche, Kilcarrig; Agnes Cahill, 28 Conway Park and Thomas Clarke, Kilree Cottages. May they rest in peace.
VISUAL ART PROJECT - Carlow Regional Youth Services are doing a visual art project to celebrate 2 years of service. Project runs Jan - June 2013. All young people 12-18 welcome. First meeting: Mon. Feb 4 at The Vault, Burrin Street, 4:30pm-6pm. For more info contact Angela (0857897303) or Aoife (0867713793).
VISUAL CENTRE FOR CONTEMPORARY ART AND THE GEORGE BERNARD SHAW THEATRE, CARLOW - presents a dynamic programme of contemporary art, exhibitions, workshops, performing art, including; theatre, drama, dance, music comedy, family shows and education in a new state of the art multi-disciplinary facility. For information email Visual and George Bernard Shaw Theatre, Carlow at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 91 72411. Address Visual and G B Shaw Theatre. Old Dublin Road, Carlow. You can download a schedule of events for the coming months from the excellent website and there are many exciting events coming up over the next few months.
FOOD AND CRAFT FAIR - Borris Food and Craft Fair every Friday in Borris Town Hall from 9.30am to 12.30pm. Baking, vegetables, candles, jewellery, soap, pottery, flowers, knitwear etc. Call in for a cup of tea or coffee along with some homemade treats.
TABLE QUIZ - in aid of Killedmond Church in Step House Hotel, Borris, at 8pm on Friday, Feb. 22nd. Table of four €30. Refreshments and raffle. Your support would be very much appreciated.
KIERAN GOSS CONCERT - Following three sell-out concerts in Killoughternane with Niall Toner and Mick Hanley the hall is thrilled to announce that Kieran Goss is coming on April 12 to do a show. He is currently touring Austria, Switzerland and Germany where he is playing to packed venues and rave reviews. As a venue Killoughternane has few equals. It holds one hundred people and is a special venue for both audience and performers. It is expected that this event will be quickly sold out. Tickets are available from Jim on 087 2612194 or any committee member.
PAPAL AWARDS - The 1st Bagenalstown Baden Powell Scout Troop sends its congratulations to the five Troop members who were among the group of young people from Bagenalstown parish to receive awards at the Pope John Paul 11 Awards ceremony at the Seven Oaks Hotel, Carlow on January 24. The awards were the culmination of much hard work and dedication on the part of the young people involved and great credit is due to all involved from our schools and Parish. The members of the Baden Powell Troop to receive awards were Liam Fitzgerald (Gold Award), Ciara Nolan (Papal Cross). Eoin O’Halloran (Gold Award). Jessica Kidd (Gold Award) and Paul Holligan (Gold Award). Well done to all the Bagenalstown awardees, priests, teachers and Parish staff.