FUNERAL CATERING COMMITTEE - The Funeral Catering Committee of Ballycallan Killaloe & Kilmanagh at their recent meeting discussed the funeral catering service that is in the parish. This service is available to all the people of the parish.

FUNERAL CATERING COMMITTEE - The Funeral Catering Committee of Ballycallan Killaloe & Kilmanagh at their recent meeting discussed the funeral catering service that is in the parish. This service is available to all the people of the parish.

An appeal was made at the meeting for new volunteers to help and support the funeral catering co-ordinators in their areas. It was decided that the easiest and most effective system is to contact either the Chairperson Ann Young at 7769370 or Secretary Miriam Purcell at 087 7953916 to assist on occasion at a funeral in your area. This does not commit you to every funeral.

TUPPERWARE - 52 years and still going strong. If any of you ladies fancy a demonstration of the products in our new spring/summer catalogue at your house, club or community centre? Call Anne on 086 3203205 or email for more details.

AGING WITH CONFIDENCE - Kilkenny Age Friendly County programme is available to provide ‘Ageing with Confidence’ in your area. The eight week workshop is a personal development programme designed to help people over 55 explore their ageing process.

The programme is run by two trained facilitators and looks at all aspects of ageing including physical, emotional and intellectual.

The workshop is free of charge and is usually run at local community/parish centres. Enquires welcome from community centres/individuals and groups. 

If you are interested in attending or holding a workshop please contact Moira in the Age Friendly office on 056 7772787 for further details or email

BALLYKEEFFE CEMETERY - Kilkenny County Council is doing its best, within diminishing resources to continue to keep graveyards such as Ballykeeffe cemetery in a fair and reasonable condition. One of the biggest costs in the upkeep of any cemetery is clearing away debris such as old wreaths, plastic bottles and so on. 

Kilkenny County Council is requesting that in future people tending to graves in Ballykeeffe Cemetery bring home and dispose of appropriately their old wreaths and other general items. This would help them immensely in focusing available resources on general maintenance such as grass cutting and keep Ballykeeffe Cemetery as it should be, tranquil and litter free. Everyone’s co-operation with this request is greatly appreciated.

COFFEE MORNING - Will be held tomorrow (Thursday, May 2) at 11am in Droicheád Family Resource Centre. This coffee morning will raise funds for the Irish Heart Foundation where information will be available to create awareness on the importance of having a healthy heart and minding it!!

Please come along and support this worthy cause and donations of cakes and buns are very welcome.

ALZEHIMER CAFE - Will be held from 11am-1pm this morning (Wednesday, May 1) in Harry’s Bar, Langton’s.

The Café will give people with dementia/their family members an opportunity to get together, chat and share information in a safe space. We will be having a talk from Caroline Clifford, Community Psychiatric Nurse.

There will be FREE tea, coffee and scones at the café. All are welcome.

For more info contact Ruth O’Gorman on 056 7771230.

CAMOGIE MEMBERSHIP - Membership is now due.

ST AIDAN’S - St Aidan’s NS took on St Canice’s NS recently in a windy Kilmanagh. A slow start by the home side saw them concede three goals inside the first 10 minutes. They settled down after this and Killian Egan scored 3 points before the half time whistle to leave the scores 3-2 to 0-3 at the break. 

However, Kilmanagh dominated the second half for long periods and goals from Aaron Brennan and Jack Walton put four points between the sides. A late goal from St Canice’s saw them run out winners on a score line of 5-2 to 2-4.

Team: L. Ronan, D. Lawlor, A. O’Brien, A. McCluskey, P. Brennan, S. Dwyer, K. Ging, S. Keoghan, A. Brennan (1-1), O. Egan, K. Egan (0-3), S. Lawlor, L. Cullen, F. Lanigan, A. Wall.

Subs: J. Walton (1-0), E. Delahunty, J. O’Brien, J. Cleere, JJ Ryan, J. Muldowney.

SUPPORTERS CLUB - Kilkenny Supporters Club tickets are available from Mickey Dermody at a cost of €20 for the year. For more information or to get your ticket call Mickey on 086 8865483.

KICK START 1 - The FAI’s Kick Start 1 Coaching Course is being held in Derdimus Park, Callan Road, Kilkenny on Saturday, 4 May between 9.30pm and 5pm. Anyone looking for more information should contact Darren Murray on 087 6378742.

KICK START 2 - This Coaching Course will take place at Paulstown’s FC grounds on Saturday and Sunday, May 18 & 19 from 9.30am to 6pm both days.

To sign up or for further information contact Darren Murray on 087 6378742 or Garry Coady on 086 7954468.

KILMANAGH NOTES - Anyone wishing to submit news items, events, announcements, etc. can do so by emailing before 9pm on Sundays. Any photos to be included should be sent as an attachment.