LATIN MASS - There will be a Traditional Latin Mass in the Parish Church, Bagenalstown, on Saturday,January 19th at 12 noon and all are welcome to come. St. Conleth’s Catholic Heritage Association (www.catholicheritage.blogspot.com) had planned a Latin Mass in Bagenalstown in December but this did not happen as unfortunately the priest missed the train and so when a good number came to St. Andrew’s Parish Church for 12 noon Mass on December 1 the announcement was made that, for the first time in the history of the Association it would not take place.
The organisers, St. Conleth’s Catholic Heritage Association, thank all those who turned out in expectation of a Latin Mass, and to Fr. Declan and the Parish for welcoming them again this year and they sincerely apologise that the Mass didn’t take place due to those unforeseen circumstances beyond their control. The last Latin Mass in St. Andrew’s Church was organised in April last year for the Pope’s Birthday and was a great success.
CARLOW VOLUNTEER CENTRE 2013 - New Weekly Information Stands Fridays 10 - 4pm Carlow Library Shaw Room Mondays 2 - 4 pm Carlow County Council Lobby. Drop in for a chat and find out about the various volunteering opportunities available and how you can get involved. Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org 059 91 73033086 0285988 www.volunteercarlow.ie
ICA - The next monthly meeting of Leighlinbridge ICA takes place on Thursday, Feb. 7th in the Community Centre. New members are always welcome. The Guild will be starting Basket Making classes next week, Jan. 16.This course is funded by the VEC.
FITKIDS CLASSES - Come join Fitkids active fun class and keep kids active while making friends and having fun. The class is suitable for 3-6 year olds and started Wednesday, Jan 9 in the McGrath Hall from 3.30 to 4.30. Programmes are age appropriate and are a great foundation for any sport, teaching children the fundamentals of exercise - strength, flexibility, balance, endurance, agility and co-ordination in a safe and fun environment. Activities include: tumbling circuits using Fitkids specialised equipment, gymnastic skills, ball skills, music dance and rhythmic activities, active agility games and much more. Cost is €6 per class, places are limited so in order to guarantee a place, book online www.fitkids.ie or phone Majella on 087 6893663.
FAMILY RESOURCE CENTRE - Community Development - BTIE Community Development Level 5: Would you like to gain the skills and knowledge to actively participate in community work, further education or employment? Would you like to develop your facilitation and communication skills? This is an ideal opportunity to return to learning and develop new skills. You can avail of this free training on a part-time basis, for those without their Leaving Certificate, on a Social Welfare payment, or medical card. Starting January 2013: For more information please contact Josie on 059-9722028 (EXT 3 Community Development)
WOMEN’S GROUP - Bagenalstown Women’s Group: Membership is open to all women 21 years or older who reside in Bagenalstown and its vicinity. Because there are no age limits, this club will appeal to all women. Whether you are a newcomer or a native, recently married or single, retired or an empty nester, the Women’s Club welcomes you! Starting on Thursday mornings from 10.30am -12.00 noon, with a wide range of activities planned including: Arts and crafts, cooking, exercise and nutrition, knitting, crochet. If you would like to join, then why not go along on Thursday January 31 to Bagenalstown Family Resource Centre.
BEGINNERS’ MOSAIC - Come and learn the relaxing art of mosaic, Learn the different methods of cutting, laying and grouting mosaic. Decorate a small panel of your choice! Then explore the possibilities of making more ambitious projects. Starting Monday, Jan. 28from 10.30am -12.15pm, Cost €15.00 for 4 weeks, (all materials supplied)
CREATIVE SEWING CLASSES - Would you like to learn how to sew creatively, learn basic sewing methods, create, repair or re-invent clothes, curtains then why not try this course. Starting on Tuesday, Jan. 22from 7.30pm -9pm, Cost €20. There are many different courses planned for January – Easter 2013, including Ta’i Chi/relaxation, knitting, cooking on a budget, beauty techniques, and photography. If you would like to find out more information, please contact Josie on 059-9722028, EXT 3 Community Development.
YOGA FOR ALL - Yoga For All returning to Bagenalstown Resource Centre. commencing Wed. Jan 16 6.15 to 7.15pm - complete beginners and 7.30/8.45 Experienced. beginners/Improvers. Time to get moving and feeling better about ourselves. Other Classes in Goresbridge. Register with Marian 086 3082450
CHARITY SHOP - Deja Vu Charity Shop, Main Street, Bagenalstown would like to take this opportunity to thank all volunteers who donated all the fantastic prizes for their Christmas Draw, and of course a massive thank you to all who supported their draw both selling lines and buying lines, without you all it wouldn’t have been such a great success! Thank you to Fr. Declan Foley and Sgt. Martin O’Halloran for conducting the draw on the day! Poster listing all the winners is posted up in the shop window. Thank you to all who donated clothes and household goods to the charity shop throughout 2012 and to all the loyal and trusted customers too, The organisers e look forward to seeing you all at the shop so be sure to drop in and checkout all the fantastic bargains! All proceeds supporting Bagenalstown Family Resource Centre! 059-9722028/086-3700829 email@example.com
BALLYLOUGHAN DECEMBER MEETING 2012 - Ballyloughan ICA Guild meeting was held in the Castle Hall, Ballyloughan on Monday, Dec. 17th. At this meeting upcoming events for 2013 were reviewed and discussed. Christmas meal on the 25th January in the Lord Bagenal at 7.30. The Guild hopes to have a Summer outing it was suggested to go on a week-end maybe to Cork or Galway. All members to bring in ideas to next meeting. Grants have been received from Carlow VEC for the coming year. Tin Whistle will begin on Feb. 25. Crochet to start in March, Painting to start after Easter. Speaker for January meeting from VEC. Next meeting January 21 at 8pm. New members always welcome contact any committee member or telephone 0876162022 for further information.
MEN’S SHED - Bagenalstown Family Resource Centre’s Men’s Shed very first meeting took place on Friday, Jan 11th from 10.30am to 12.30pm. It is an exciting new venture for men only and the Centre would like to invite men of all ages to come along and take charge of the activities and projects you would like to get involved in, this is a great opportunity for men to engage in meaningful projects and enjoy the craic with other men, so come on down to the centre where you will have your very own shed! For more information contact Tom/David on: 059-97-22028 or 085-8295209. Christmas is past and everyone is feeling the pinch, therefore the New Years Resolution at Bagenalstown Family Resource Centre is to kick start savings with the Penny Bank! Their community Savings Bank enjoyed great success in 2012, with in excess of 100 members who saved what they could afford to save weekly and throughout the year; all members had a nice little fund to collect in time for Christmas, so why don’t you join up! The Penny Bank has savers from young and old with savings from €1.00 and upwards, how much you save or how often is up to you, there is no pressure and you can take your savings out during the year if you have any kind of occasion or if you just want to treat yourself, you have complete control over your savings, so come on down to the Centre on Thursday mornings from 10am to 12 noon or alternatively drop into Charity Shop Deja Vu on Main Street on Friday mornings at 10am to 12 noon to open your account and deposit your savings each week. It’s a healthy habit and a great New Years Resolution which helps ease the pressure at Christmas etc. contact Marie on 059-97-22028.
SENIOR ALERT SCHEME - Are you over the age of 65 years old and living alone or perhaps your partner is also over the age of 65 years? Are you looking for that extra piece of mind and security, well Bagenalstown Family Resource Centre is running a Senior Alert Scheme with monitored alarms, and will provide the initial installation fee in excess of €250.00 and arrange the installation. There is a small charge for the year that is paid to the monitored alarms company directly. If you are interested in availing of this worthy service, contact Tara today on 059-97-22028 for more information.
CAREER GUIDANCE - Career Guidance Counsellor M.I.G.C Each one of us are so unique .. Guidance available to source the correct career /course path for you Psychometric Testing available .. Catherine Ryan 086 3580234
BAGENALSTOWN FUN RUNNERS - Join the runners for a fun run every week along the scenic Barrow track. Meet at river, opposite Rudkins old Mill at 3:40pm on Saturdays for an enjoyable run or jog. Contact David Ashmore @ 087 2766570; Christian Dermody @ 0851094421; Sean Dillon @ 085 7648331; Rock Pender @ 087 6565290. All levels welcome.