Bagenalstown: Speedy success for classy club

CARLOW VINTAGE AND CLASSIC MOTOR CLUB - Carlow Vintage and Classic Motor Club has again celebrated another good year of activity, attending lots of shows and going away on week-end breaks to places such as Blarney, Co. Cork and the ever popular Llandudno in Wales. Now that the Vintage activity is slowing down for winter the club held their Annual General Meeting in the Lord Bagenal which attracted a good attendance. This year The club has elected an Hon. President, which a position is created to thank a long standing member who has made a good contribution to the club over the years. The officers and committee for the coming year are as follows: President Seamus Dowling; Chairman P.J. Lawler; Vice Chairman Pat Ryan; Hon. Secretary Terry Curry; Hon. Treasurer John Graves; PRO Michael Lakes; Committee Michael Cox, John Paul Cunningham, Sean O’Neill, Frank Thompson. The club’s annual night out will take place in December.

CARLOW VINTAGE AND CLASSIC MOTOR CLUB - Carlow Vintage and Classic Motor Club has again celebrated another good year of activity, attending lots of shows and going away on week-end breaks to places such as Blarney, Co. Cork and the ever popular Llandudno in Wales. Now that the Vintage activity is slowing down for winter the club held their Annual General Meeting in the Lord Bagenal which attracted a good attendance. This year The club has elected an Hon. President, which a position is created to thank a long standing member who has made a good contribution to the club over the years. The officers and committee for the coming year are as follows: President Seamus Dowling; Chairman P.J. Lawler; Vice Chairman Pat Ryan; Hon. Secretary Terry Curry; Hon. Treasurer John Graves; PRO Michael Lakes; Committee Michael Cox, John Paul Cunningham, Sean O’Neill, Frank Thompson. The club’s annual night out will take place in December.

BAGENALSTOWN CREDIT UNION - All loan applications and relevant paperwork, i.e. payslips, bank statements, etc. must be in by 3.30pm on Tuesdays.

WEIGHT WATCHERS - Weight Watchers classes on Wednesdays at 10am in Muine Bheag Community Centre, Church Road. Thursdays at 6pm and Men Only at 7.30pm in the McGrath Hall, Railway Road. Contact Madeline Walsh at 086 1736465

COUNTRY MARKETS - Bagenalstown Country Markets is open every Saturday from 9am to 12pm in St. Mary’s Hall, Church Road, selling local produce, bread, cakes, jams, flowers, knitwear and wood pieces.

ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY - Barrow Training introduces Anatomy and Physiology (Fetac Level 5) in the Talbot Hotel, Carlow, on Nov. 14, 21, 28 and December 5. from 9.30am to 4.30pm.Cost €300. This course is designed to provide the learner with knowledge of the structure and function of the human body. If interested contacted Barrow Training on 059 9721416 or info@barrowtraining.ie For further information or to book your place.

ST. ANDREW’S CHURCH FLOWERS - Anyone who would like to contribute to the Church flowers should contact any of the following – Kitty Hickey, Marie Kelly, Eileen Carton, Ann Darcy, Kathleen Byrne, Margaret Collins, Geraldine Monahan or to the Parish House, Railway Road.

NEW OAK COMMUNITY CENTRE - The Centre is now booking for their annual Food and Craft Fair on December 1. To book, phone 086 4002571. New Oak Centre offers a warm, clean, friendly environment to rent Mondays to Fridays 9 to 5. Seats 100. Suitable for meetings, community groups, children’s play group. Enclosed play area outside. 3 offices to let to suit small business. Counselling Service one to one. Wi Fi throughout, kitchen facilities, caretaker on duty. Reasonably priced. Contact 086 4002571.

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: natasha@volunteercarlow.ie 059 91 73033 www.volunteercarlow.ie

CAMPAIGN AGAINST HOUSEHOLD TAX - Organisers are running a bus to Dublin on November 24 for a pre-Budget, anti-austerity rally to the Dail. For details contact 086 0649954 or 086 8442890.

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 21262 or 086 4014058.

CONCERT - Mick Hanly is giving a once-off concert in Killoughternane Hall on Friday, November 23. Tickets €20 are available from Jim 087 2612194, Sean 087 2609720, Hugh 086 8309874 and Olivia 087 2233307.

MUSIC LESSONS - Enrolling for Winter Courses now. Guitar, Bass Guitar, Piano, Banjo/Mandolin and Theory. All ages welcome. Contact 086 3384528.

RACE NIGHT - A Race Night will take place in the Manor House on Friday, November 9 in aid of St. Andrew’s GFC.

CHRISTMAS LIGHTS - The committee of Bagenalstown Traders Association wishes to announce that they are not in a position to supply Christmas lights this year. The small but dedicated committee has been struggling to maintain the lights for the last few years, but are unable to meet the expenses facing them this year. They would like to thank everybody who supported them down through the years and wish all traders a successful Christmas season.

CONFIRMATION DAY - Confirmation will take place in St. Andrew’s Parish Church on Saturday, February 23, 2013 at 2pm

INTERNET WORKSHOP - Bagenalstown Family Resource Centre is offering an Internet Workshop for six hours for as little as €1 which includes a cup of tea and a biscuit. The course is designed for beginners and will include how to set up and use email, search the internet, upload pictures to your computer and a lot more. This offer is only available until the end of November, so book your place now before it is too late. Contact Tara on 059 9722028.

ATHLETIC TRAINING - Athletic training takes place in the Presentation De La Salle College grounds every Tuesday evening from 6pm to 7pm. All ages welcome. Call Kathleen on 085 7816733 or Sean on 085 7648331.

FLOWER ARRANGING - Christmas flower arranging classes will start on Monday, November 12. Contact Emily Whitford-McDonald at 059 9775321 or 086 2368906.

CHRISTMAS DRAW - Presentation/De La Salle College Christmas Draw has many great prizes including Monster Christmas Hamper, Christmas Hamper, Homemade Christmas and Plum Pudding etc. Tickets are €1 and are available from the school office, any student or member of Parents Council. Draw will take place on December 17 in school hall. Please support as all funds raised will go to the school.

FUNDRAISING CONCERT - Newtown/Dunleckney N.S. Parents Association presents Derek Ryan and his band at the launch of his new album Dreamers and Believers in the Lord Bagenal Hotel, on Wed. November 7. Tickets available from the Black Cat Shop, Fenagh, Barrow Vision, Bagenalstown or at the door on the night. Doors open 9pm and dancing from 10pm.