Bagenalstown: Open night at De La Salle

COLLEGE OPEN NIGHT - Presentation De La Salle Open Night will take place on Thurs. Oct 4 from 7- 9 pm. 6th class and 5th class pupils along with their parents are invited to attend. The Open Night will display the many curricular and extra-curricular activities that form part of the school life. Presentation De La Salle is an excellent school with a fine tradition for boys and girls of all abilities. The school has excellent teachers and top class facilities. There is a great tradition of sports and musicals. The school is a caring school and is proud of the emphasis it places on good behaviour and good results for all. School Principal Gerard Watchorn will make a presentation about the school, starting at 7.40 p.m. Enrolment forms will be available and should be returned to the school by Dec 3.

COLLEGE OPEN NIGHT - Presentation De La Salle Open Night will take place on Thurs. Oct 4 from 7- 9 pm. 6th class and 5th class pupils along with their parents are invited to attend. The Open Night will display the many curricular and extra-curricular activities that form part of the school life. Presentation De La Salle is an excellent school with a fine tradition for boys and girls of all abilities. The school has excellent teachers and top class facilities. There is a great tradition of sports and musicals. The school is a caring school and is proud of the emphasis it places on good behaviour and good results for all. School Principal Gerard Watchorn will make a presentation about the school, starting at 7.40 p.m. Enrolment forms will be available and should be returned to the school by Dec 3.

SONGS OF PRAISE - St. Lazerian’s House will hold a fundraising concert Songs of Praise in the Parish Church on Oct. 12 at 7.30pm. The concert will include traditional and modern hymns and reflections in the company of Fr. Liam Lawton and Fr. Paddy Byrne. They will be joined by several local guests, including the Folk Choir, St. Andrew’s Male Choir, Ciaran Somers, some of the new deacons and Matthew Campbell. Please support this evening of enjoyment and reflection.

PARISH BINGO - Bagenalstown Parish Bingo takes place every Wed. at 8pm in the McGrath Hall. Your support would be appreciated.

CARLOW FENCE FOR FENAGH - Fenagh Improvement Group (F.I.G.) is planning to build a traditional granite fence opposite “The Hunter’s Rest.” F.I.G.’s Chairman, Tom Cox, said that this project will enhance and promote the village of Fenagh, whilst also promoting the origins of Carlow fencing in this region. “It will also improve the village’s ranking in the Tidy Towns as we aspire to continue with our wonderful positive village improvements. Donations of any suitable granite (8” x 8”, 200mm x 200 mm). approx) in any lengths are sought; however any suitable stones would be appreciated. The length of the completed fence will be 40 metres more or less”. The “Carlow Fence” is believed to have originated from the Watson family who were local landlords and lived in Ballydarton House where a fine example of this style of fencing can be seen. If you have, or are aware of, discarded, unwanted or unused materials that could be contributed to this worthy project. F.I.G. will collect any suitable stones for this project. For more information contact F.I.G. Chairman, Tom Cox, on 087 9189962. You can also email Tom at tomcoxsnr@gmail.co

CARLOW/KILKENNY HOME CARE - Bagenalstown Branch of the Carlow/Kilkenny Home Care Team raised a total of €726 at their recent coffee morning. Thanks to all for their donations and to Sean in the Community Centre.

PINK RIBBON DAY - will take place on Fri. Oct. 5. If you can spare one hour please contact Marian on 059 9721164 for rota.

PARISH BINGO - Bagenalstown Parish Bingo takes place every Wed. at 8pm in the McGrath Hall. Your support would be appreciated.

CHILD MINDING - If you are child minding or considering child minding in your own home you may be interested to know that Carlow County Childcare Committee is running a two day Child Minders Start Up Programme to assist current and potential child minders to set up and run a quality child minding service in their own home. This programme will take place on Sat.Oct. 6 and Sat. 13 from 10am to 4pm at Enterprise House, Carlow. Cost €10. For further information or to book your place contact Eilish on 059 9140244.

PARENT EVENT -Carlow County Childcare Committee invites you to attend their Parent Event “ Happy Parent – Happy Child – Tips for Positive Parenting” taking place on Thurs. Oct. 4 from 7.30pm to 9.30pm in Carlow town. This Parent Event is free of charge and is full of practical take home tips and skills to parent at your best. For further information or to book your place contact Carlow. Co. Childcare Committee on 059 9140244.

CELTIC SUPPORTERS - If you are interested in joining the new Celtic Supporters Club which meets in the Estoria, Main Street email your name and phone number to estoriabar@gmail.com or drop details into the bar. They will be running promotion during all Celtic matches and will hold raffles throughout the year for members.

COMPUTER COURSES - The Family Resource Centre offers Computer Courses. Beginners start on Wed. Oct. 3 and Intermediates Tues. Oct. 9. Eight weeks for €30 from 7.30pm to 9.30pm. If interested, call Josie on 059-9722028.

CLOTHES COLLECTION - Muine Bheag Juvenile Club will hold a clothes collection on Sat. Oct. 6 in the McGrath Hall. You can drop unwanted items off at the McGrath Park from 10.30am to 12.15pm.

HIP HOP CLASSES - from Wednesday, October 3 for Primary School children from 5-6pm and on Friday, October 5 for Secondary School children from 5-6pm. Call or text Kate in the Family Resource Centre on 087-7435015 for more details and to book your places.

WED. LUNCH CLUB - If you are aged 50 plus and would like to enjoy a delicious meal every Wed. from 1.30pm to 3.30pm you are invited to the Family Resource Centre to enjoy a home cooked meal along with a game of bingo and cards. Transport can be provided within town area.

SPEECH AND DRAMA - A new ten week term will start on Oct. 3 at the Clonegath School of Speech & Drama, located between Newtown and Fenagh village. The following term from Jan. 2013 to Easter will include Grade Examinations through the Irish Board of Speech and Drama. For enrolment and further information ring Amy Nolan at 087 7459092.