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Bagenalstown - Submissions for the Parish Yearbook can now be made

Submissions for the Parish Yearbook can now be made. All groups, clubs and organisations within the parish are invited to submit a report of their activities. This is entirely free of charge and is an excellent forum in which to present news and activities to the local community and wider diaspora. Personal

Submissions for the Parish Yearbook can now be made. All groups, clubs and organisations within the parish are invited to submit a report of their activities. This is entirely free of charge and is an excellent forum in which to present news and activities to the local community and wider diaspora. Personal

contributions are most welcome also. The absolute deadline for contributions is September 30, 2013. All contributions should be typed and sent by email to

Photographs should be included as jpegs.

If it is not possible to type submissions or if further assistance is required then please phone 087 9845024


Bagenalstown Swimming Pool is now open for the Summer season until late August. Swimming classes for children and adults available on alternate weeks throughout June and July, commencing June 17. Rescue and Water Safety classes will begin on August 12 until Aug 23. Opening hours: 11am to 12.30pm. 2.30pm to 5pm. 7pm to 7.45pm and the last session from 7.45pm to 9pm is reserved for adults only. Prices: Family membership €100: Adult €70: Child €60: Casual €5. Holiday tickets also available.


The family of the late John Walsh, and the Bagenalstown Athletic Club would like to extend thanks to the following for supporting the 3rd John Walsh Memorial Race in Dunleckney on Sat. June 1

Connolly’s Supervalu for donating all the refreshments for the kids race; the Estoria for providing finger food after the Adults 5K; Bagenalstown Credit Union for their kind donation; all the local shops who donated spot prizes and all who participated in and supported the event..


€500 Patrick Cummins, Nurney.
€50 Tony Doran, Nurney.
€50 Mick McCormack, c/o Leighlin Pharmacy.
€25 Michael and Eileen Miley, Oldtown.
€25 Michael and David Murphy, Fenagh.
€25 Sandra Smyth, Nurney.
€25 Seamus Hayden, Nurney.
€25 Fran Mullins, Philip St. Bagenalstown.
€25 Paul Dowling, Ballyloo.
€25 Paul Monaghan, Ballinaboley.
June Draw takes place in Nurney Inn on Wed. June 26.


Three young Bagenalstown students were successful in the 59th Texaco Children’s Art Competition. Well done to Niamh McCullagh, Glenaharry, a pupil at Queen of the Universe N.S. who won third prize in the 7-8 years category for her painting “Mr. Hedgehog”. She was presented with her award by Minister of State for Arts, Heritage and Gaeltacht, Dinny McGinley T.D. and Enda Riney, Chairman of Valero Energy (Ireland)Ltd: Eleven year old Ananya Basanth from St. Mary’s N.S. Bagenalstown and Dearbhla Reid, (17) from Presentation De La Salle College, Bagenalstown.


Stepping Stones Childcare Service currently has free pre-school ECCE places available for September next. Please contact Catherine on 059 97 22028 to book a place.


Childcare starting in July. FETAC LEVEL 5

5M2009 Carlow July. FETAC LEVEL 6

6M2007 Kilkenny July; Places still available ring 97 21416 for further information.

Fenagh Field Day committee members 2013 are busy organising this year’s Field Day which will be held on Sunday, June 30, in the GAA grounds. Donations of bottles, spot prizes and books can be left into Hunters Rest over the next few weeks and would be very much appreciated. Follow on Facebook for more info!!


Deepest sympathy to the families of the following people who died recently – Brigid Murphy, Fenniscourt (mother of Mrs. Marie Doyle and John Murphy, Wells); Eileen Sheehan, Welwyn Garden City, Hertfordshire and Dunleckney, Bagenalstown; Sarah Farrelly (nee Middleton), Tinryland and St. Brigid’s Crescent; Jimmy Mara, Canada and St. Brigid’s Crescent (brother of Mrs. Kathleen Lyons, St. Brigid’s Crescent).


Dunleckney Graveyard Improvement Group wish to thank most sincerely all who contributed to their recent collection and also those who made individual donations. They also thank Mickie Kelly, Jimmy Hickey and Bob Monaghan of Erin’s Own Hurling Club committee and Breda Byrne who gave of their time to assist with the collection.


Bagenalstown Fri. June 21: Dunleckney Fri. June 28: Ballinkillen Fri. June 14. All Masses at 8pm.


The streets in Bagenalstown are looking well, not much litter, which is great. Eye Spy is delighted to see work in Hurley’s Lane, the little beds around the trees weeded and some planted. Take five minutes to look at the area in front of your own house – are weeds springing up between the cracks in the path? A few minutes is all it takes and the rewards are great.

The swimming pool is open, let’s hope the weather continues to improve. It means a lot more traffic along the river bank, mind your litter please. There are bins at the picnic area or bring your papers home. No cans or bottles in the river please. Respect this beautiful amenity and the creatures that live in it. Swans don’t want your dregs of red bull, they’ve got their own wings thank you, and the fish certainly don’t.

The poop scoop bags are being used so that is a very good sign that people are becoming more aware of the dangers (and possible fines) of dog fouling. The sun brings out the best in us but it also shows up the grime, so a lick of paint here and there wouldn’t go astray – business premises especially. Delighted to see that even though some premises are empty, owners have made the effort to leave them freshly painted and tidy. Keep up the good work, Bagenalstown.


A special thank you to all who have helped out so far, and committee members are still looking for memorabilia from 1930 onwards e.g. school roll book, Communion /Confirmation/local area photos or information. The committee would love to hear from you in order to make the celebration a success. Please contact Jim Quirke on 087 3167696 or Noel O’Sullivan on 087 2770488.


Bagenalstown Family Resource Centre is calling on all people to kick start their savings with the Penny Bank, from as little as €1 per week to €50 per week; save for any occasion and access your savings when you want. It is a great way to encourage children to save their pocket money, keep their savings book and watch their savings grow. Penny Bank operates on Thursday from 10am to 12 noon at the Centre and in Déjà vu Charity Shop, Main street, on Friday mornings from 10.30am to 11.30am.

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