INDOOR MARKET - An indoor Sunday Market and Car Boot Sale every Sunday from 8am to 4pm in Borris.
New stall holders welcome. Contact 087 6997377 / 087 6778832.
SWIMMING CLUB - Water safety begins at Bagenalstown Swimmng Club and pool on Mon. August 13 at 11am and from 6pm to 7pm. All ages from 9 years up to lifeguard.
CARER’S ASSOCIATION - The Carers Association [Carlow / Kilkenny Branch] will hold their monthly meeting on Wednesday, Aug 8 in the Cathedral Parish Centre, Carlow at 11am. All carers in the home are welcome for an exchange of information and an update on future activities. Further information from Carmel / Gina at 056 7721424.
B.I.G. TIDY TOWNS - Eye Spy is on the rounds again. Our Lady Queen of the Universe School is looking splendid with lovely window boxes and the grass and flower beds well maintained. The Long Range is well looked after – fair play to all involved! Morrisseys Butchers smashing window boxes, nice bit of a colour and premises spotless inside and out! Nice One! Tom Connolly of Super Valu spotted spraying weeds early one morning. A few flower pots around with only weeds in them. Come on, there’s one near you please take care of it. BEAM Centre as always looks top class. Flower beds at Aldi are a picture. Presentation De La Salle and the houses on Oak Grove always at their best; just because something always looks good doesn’t mean we don’t notice. It’s good to see that Kilree Street and Upper Kilree tipping around and keeping the area litter free. Eye Spy will be spreading outwards to the approaches of the town in the next couple of weeks.
Pat on the back to the takeaway restaurant owners who take responsibility for keeping their areas litter free under ‘challenging circumstances’ ! Its not always humans either, the crows are masters at pulling stuff out of litter bins.
Take a bow if you are one of the civic minded people who have contributed to keeping our town looking so well – and it is looking very well indeed !!!
Tips: Cigarette ends – watch where you stub them out please, and drivers – don’t empty your ashtrays on the road. Pooper scoopers! Clean up after your doggies please.
FUNDRAISER - Tullow Cabs 2nd Annual Fundraising Event 7km Sponsored Bed Push from Ardattin to Tullow in aid of 3yr old Andrew Dawson Leukaemia Fund on Sund. September 2, starting at Halfway Pub, Ardattin at 2.30pm sharp. Free bus from Tullow to Ardattin at 1.45pm (outside Tullow Cabs Office). Ladies only event BUT men can enter, only in women’s attire. We need your help for little Andrew. It will be a guaranteed fantastic fun day. For sponsorship cards contact: Danielle Mc Hutcheon on 0851263621.
INFORMATION DAY -Carlow Volunteer Centre will hold an Information Day in Bagenalstown on Friday, August 10 at the Credit Union from 10am – 12.45pm. and in Supervalu from 1.30pm-3.30pm. 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: firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 059 91 73033 or website www.volunteercarlow.ie
PARISH BINGO - Bingo in aid of Bagenalstown Parish every Wednesday at 8pm in the McGrath Hall.
CARLOW COUNTY MUSEUM - The museum is open seven days a week. Opening times Mon. to Sat. 10am to 5pm and on Sunday from 2.30pm to 4.40pm. The museum is located on College Street. Adm. free. Tel. 059 0131554.
PARISH YEAR BOOK 2012 - All groups, clubs, schools and organisations within the parish are invited to submit articles for inclusion in the year book. Personal contributions are most welcome. All articles should be no more than 600 words long. Photographs should be originals or sent by J peg. All contributions should be sent by email to email@example.com. If this is not possible. or if any assistance is required please call 087 9845024. Latest date for submissions is Sept. 21, 2012.
ACTIVE RETIREMENT - Bagenalstown & District Active Retirement Association is organising a summer outing on Mon. August 20 to Glenavon, Japanese Garden and Courtown. Coach will leave the McGrath Hall, Railway Road, at 11am. Non members welcome. Details from Kate on 059 9722903.
ST. VINCENT DE PAUL - NEARLY NEW – Over the years your generous donations of clothing and household goods have been much appreciated. Please continue to support your local branch of the St. Vincent de Paul Society by donating your unwanted clothes and items to their shop at Church Road.
10K FUN RUN/WALK - Sunday, August 12 at 12 noon in aid of Bagenalstown Family Resource Centre. The run starts at the McGrath Hall, down by the lovely River Barrow and then takes a turn for the scenic country route around by Dunleckney. Cash prizes for the first two male and female runners over the finish line! Fun Run medal for all participants on the day! Entry fees: €20 fur runners and €10 for walkers. Family discounts available.
You can register in a number of different ways - online: by http://www.runireland.com/events/bagenalstown-family-resource-centre-10k-fun-run or on their facebook page http://www.facebook.com/bagenalstown.frc If you prefer, call into the Centre and register! For more information contact Tara by calling 059-9722028 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org.