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The BEAM Annual Three Counties Cycle and Family Fun Cycle took place on Sunday, Sept. 27 and was a huge success. The organisers are very grateful to the countless volunteers, Gardai, Order of Malta, Civil Defence, local Fire Brigade, motorcyclists who provided the support on the 100km route, the Woodstock Arms in Inistioge, Cody’s Bar in Glynn, O’Shea’s in Borris who provided use of their premises for refreshments for the cyclists and also the sponsors who supplied food and drinks. They appreciate the work done before the Cycle by the staff in BEAM and the cycle committee and would also like to thank the Mt. Leinster Wheelers who teamed up with the cyclists this year. Congratulations to the lucky winners of the luxury hamper – Brian Moran, Myshall and Catherine Southern, Russelstown. Special thanks to all the cyclists who took part in the three cycles. Funds raised will benefit BEAM who will continue to develop the services they provide for their members.


The cheque presentation for the Mt. Leinster Way Walk will take place on Saturday, October 5 in Cootes, Main Street, at 7pm. The amount raised this year was an amazing €8,500 and this will be donated to the three charities – Relay for Life, Carlow/Kilkenny Home Care and Carlow/Kilkenny Hospice. The organising committee would like to thank all walkers, sponsors, volunteers and everyone who gave so generously.


1st Patsy Murphy, Newtown Road
2nd Peter Kelly, Garryhundon
3rd Paul Murphy, Ballinaboley
4th Denis Nolan, Augha
5th Mary Flynn, Green Road, Carlow
6th John O’Rourke, Cummins Park, Bagenalstown
7th Anna Walsh, Goresbridge
8th Agnes Murphy, Newtown Road
9th Paddy Byrne, Nurney
10th Tom and Trish White, Oldtown

Next draw on Wed. October 30 in the Nurney Inn.


Creative Sewing classes on Tuesday nights from 7.30 pm. to 9pm. To book a place or for further information, ring Josie at 059 9722028.

Deja vu Charity Shop, all monies raised in this shop help to support the many services provided by Bagenalstown Family Resource Centre If you wish to donate goods, you can leave them into Deja Vu Shop on Main Streeet or into the Centre.

First Steps Parent/Toddler (for babies

pre-school age) Group meets every Wednesday morning in Bagenalstown FRC from 12 noon.

Benefit 4 Computer Classes, suitable for beginners starting soon. If you wish to avail of these classes, please ring 059 9722028


A public meeting regarding Air Grid has been arranged for Wednesday, October 9 at 8pm in Ballinkillen/Lorum Community Centre, to discuss the proposed erection of high voltage overhead cables by Air Grid in the South Carlow area. Anyone with concerns regarding the route and danger of the proposal should attend. For more information contact Cllr. Tommy Kinsella on 087 9377386.


Ballinkillen Hurling Club will hold their Dinner Dance on November 15 in the Lord Bagenal, Leighlinbridge. This will be a special night as the Club will be honouring the l973 Senior Hurling Team that won the Championship for the first time.


Friday, October 4. Bagenalstown Branch of Carlow/Kilkenny Homecare Team is looking for volunteers who will give one hour to help out on the day. If you can help please contact Marian at 087 2401505.


The band is now recruiting new members. This is a great opportunity to learn various instruments. The Rathanna Ladies Club founded the band in l981 and it was used as a medium to promote and teach traditional music to the children of the locality under the tuition of the late Michael Byrne, Market Square, Bagenalstown. The band has performed at many events, both national and international. For further information and to enrol contact Patsy on 059 9773107


This event will take place in the Step House, Borris, on October 27. Ballymartin school existed from 1824 until its closure in Feb. 1969. In conjunction with the celebration the committee hopes to put together a booklet and would appreciate photographs/memorabilia relating to the school. Contact Mick Kinsella 087 2037394, Mary Doyle Maher 087 1315297 or Mary Lennon 086 8974331.


Donal Clancy and Pipers Union will perform in Killoughternane Hall on Friday, October 11 at 8pm. Donal Clancy is a son of Liam Clancy (Clancy Brothers) and Pipers Union is a collaboration of top Bagenalstown musician and BVS teachers Ciaran Somers and piper David Power. Cost €10. For tickets contact 087 6759353.


The Awards Presentation Ceremony, in association with KCLR, will take place at a Gala Banquet in the Mt. Wolseley Hotel Spa and Country Club, Tullow, on Saturday, Nov. 16. If you would like to nominate a person who has made a real difference by contributing to the betterment of people in their communities or who has inspired those around them you can fill in an application form (available from RehabCare, Killeshin Road, Carlow. Tel. 059 9132266); email or write a letter nominating the person of your choice and setting out your reasons for this to Carlow People of the Year Awards 2013 c/o RehabCare, Killeshin Road, Graiguecullen, Carlow by Friday, October 11 next.


Carlow County Development Project (CCDP) is holding a knitting party to celebrate Positive Ageing Week in Borris Library on Wednesday, October 2 from 3pm to 6pm. Activities are aimed at raising money for Age Action and having lots of fun with free aromatherapy hand massages and customised hand creams made for people participating to take home with them. There will also be needles and wool for people that don’t have them on the day. If anybody wants to start knitting before the event this would be fantastic.


Muine Bheag Vocational School is holding a Celebration Week end to mark its 50th Anniversary on Friday, October 4 and Saturday, October 5. All are welcome.


Everyone is welcome to Bagenalstown Library where the following classes will be available to celebrate Positive Ageing Week.

Friday October 4 at 2.30pm Introduction to Local Studies and Genealogy.

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