SCHOOL ENROLMENT -Parents wishing to enrol a pupil in Garryhill National School for next September are asked to kindly contact the school office any morning for information. The school office number is 9727355. Information is also available on the downloads page of the school website www.garryhillschool.ie
FUNDRAISING NIGHT - Sat. February 16th in the Hunter’s Rest, Fenagh in aid of the Mater Foundation Adult Sudden Death Syndrome, featuring Richie Kavanagh, Country Cousins, The Exiles, Eddie Sinnott and others. Adm. €5. Please support this very worthy cause.
AGM - Fenagh Improvement Group A.G.M will be held at 8pm on Friday. Feb. 8 in the Hunter’s Rest. Fenagh.
THE ASSOCIATION OF CATHOLICS OF IRELAND - Information meeting at 8 pm on Wed. 6th February, Lord Bagenal Hotel, Leighlinbridge. This recently formed group seeks to support the Renewal of the Catholic Church to make it both relevant
PENNY BANK - Bagenalstown Family Resource Centre Penny Bank is a great success and looking forward to increasing the number of members, so if you have a little to spare and wish to save for Communions, Confirmations, nirthdays, Christmas, no matter what the occasion, come on down to the Centre on Thursdays between 10 and 12.30pm or Friday in Deja Vu Charity Shop, Main Street, 10.30am to 11.30am and at the Centre from 11.30am to 12.30pm. Deja Vu Charity Shop in Main Street Bagenalstown supports the Bagenalstown Family Resource Centre, and are calling on the general public, to get in and carry out your spring cleaning early! They accept good quality clothing for men, women and children, household bric-a-brac, so if you have any of the above and wish to donate them, the Centre would be delighted to take them off your hands. You can drop them into the shop between 10am and 4pm or alternatively drop them down to the Centre between 9.30am and 5pm.
It’s a great way to save for Christmas, holidays, Communions, Confirmations and a whole lot more! So whatever your reason for saving, get on down and open your account today! Save as little as you like and up to €50.00 a week, a little goes a long way and its not long before it grows! Open accounts for the kids, great way to teach the importance of saving and encourage a habit of a lifetime! Penny Bank operates Thursday from 10am to 12 noon and again at 5.30pm-6.30pm at Bagenalstown Family Resource Centre or Friday from 10.30am-11.30am at Deja Vu Charity Shop, Main Street, Bagenalstown and again at 11.30am-12.30noon at the Bagenalstown Family Resource Centre. Open your account today and watch it grow week by week!
CARERS’ ASSOCIATION - Carers’Association [Carlow Kilkenny branch meets on Wednesday, Feb. 6th at 11am in the Parish Centre, College Street.
Carlow. Various topics for discussion and update on all existing queries and circumstances. Further info from Carmel or Gina at 056 7721424.
WOMEN’S CLUB - Bagenalstown Family Resource Centres Women’s Club has just got together and enjoy a range of activities every Thursday morning from 10.30am to 12 noon, so why not drop in and check it out. All ladies from the age of the 21 yrs and over are welcome! For more information contact Josie on 059-97-22028 also creative sewing classes in the evenings, mosaic and a whole lot more....call Josie for the details.
MEN’S SHED -Bagenalstown Men’s Shed have their Garden Accessorise Enterprise up and running and will be at the Country Market on Saturday mornings at St, Marys, Church Road, from 9am to 1pm. So why not drop in and check out their fantastic handcrafted garden pieces! The men will even make to order....so if you want to purchase or maybe you would like to join in with the men, call Dave on 085-1548256 for more info.
ANNUAL FUN RUN - Are you following Operation Transformation like the rest of the country? Would you like to set yourself up for a challenge?? Well why not kick start your training and sign up to the Bagenalstown Fun Run in June, more details to follow later!
ICA - The next monthly meeting of Leighlinbridge ICA takes place on Thursday, February 7th in the Community Centre. New members are always welcome. The Guild has now started basket making which is funded by the VEC.
BAGENALSTOWN ATHLETIC CLUB - Athletic training takes place every Friday in the Vocational Hall. All welcome, Admission €2. Cross country training every Sunday at 2.30 pm in De La Salle College grounds U10 and upwards. Contact Kathleen at 085 7816733 or Sean at 085 7648331.
MUINE BHEAG CAMOGIE CLUB - Muine Bheag Camogie Club will hold their registration day on
Sunday, February 17 at 2 pm at the McGrath Park,Bagenalstown. Registration fees: €15 per child, €25 per family and €5 for non players. Training dates and times will be announced at a later date.
SEVENTH ANNUAL NOVENA TO OUR LADY OF PERPETUAL HELP 2013 - The seventh annual Novena to Our Lady of Perpetual Help will commence on Tuesday, February 12, in St. Andrew’s Parish Church – 9 weeks period of prayer and personal petitions will be prayed for. A warm welcome awaits you if you partake in the fantastic journey over the nine weeks starting on February 12th at 7 pm.
BALINKILLEN CAMOGIE CLUB - Ballinkillen Camogie Club will hold their annual registration on Wednesday. Feb. 13 7-8pm at Ballinkillen Community Centre. Indoor training resumes for under 6, 8, 10 and 12 on Tuesday. Feb. 26 with under 6 and 8 from 6.15pm -7.15pm and under 10 and 12 from 7.15pm to 8.15pm. DAWN MASS -The fifth annual Dawn Mass will be celebrated at 6am on Easter Sunday, 31st March on Mt. Leinster at the “Nine Stones” area. Please feel most welcome to participate in this memorable
morning of celebration. Father Declan, Father Joe and Father Tom.
ST. LAZERIAN’S FUNDRAISING CONCERT. - “ Songs from the Musicals”
Please note that there is a change of venue from St.Andrew’s Church to Muine Bheag Vocational School Hall on Friday,March 8th at 7.30 pm.
The concert will feature songs from Les Miserables, Phantom of the Opera, Oklahoma, Sound of Music, Calamity Jane, Mama Mia and many more. ~Tickets €10 adults. €5 children, available from Marian Manning or St. Lazerian’s House. Refreshments will be served in the hall after the concert.
VISUAL ART PROJECT - Carlow Regional Youth Services are doing a visual art project to celebrate 2 years of service. Project runs Jan - June 2013. All young people 12-18 welcome. First meeting: Mon 4th Feb @ The Vault, Burrin Street, 4:30pm-6pm. or more info contact Angela (0857897303) or Aoife (0867713793).
SENIOR MONITORED ALARM SCHEME - Bagenalstown Family Resource Centre is working with the Department to make grants available for monitored alarms to be installed in homes of people
over the age of 65 years of age. If approved the initial installation fee of €250.00 will be covered and then you only have to pay a monitoring fee to the alarm company for €67.50 in a once off fee, if you choose to pay quarterly the cost will be €22.50 which amounts to €90.00 for the year. This scheme is fantastic and provides you with peace of mind for you in your home. For more information contact Tara today on 059-97-22028 to get your application form.
BAGENALSTOWN MEN’S SHED - is busy, busy , busy, opened from 10am - 4.30pm Monday to Friday! Their first project is a mini enterprise where they are buildng hand crafted garden furniture which will be available for sale. The Men’s Shed is currently working on wood crafted bird houses and you can get your hands on these lovely garden features for only €15.00. The garden line will include bird tables, also €5.00, Window boxes for €10.00 and large flower pots for €15.00. All monies raised will be pumped back into the Men’s Shed Enterprise to buy materials, so get behind and support their efforts and better still have a fantastically decorated garden for the Spring! Calling on all men, if you are at a loose end or want to engage in some of the exciting activities or have ideas of your own that you would like to kick start, why not come on down come to the Men’s Shed at Bagenalstown Family Resource Centre and join the craic! For more info you can contact David on 085-8295209.
HOMEMADE BAKED GOODS AND SCRUMPTIOUS DESSERTS FOR SALE - Due to popular demand Bagenalstown Family Resource Centre’s fantastic chef Elaine is now selling to the public! You can order in the Centre or by texting your name and order to Elaine directly of 086-2374381. Orders must by in on Friday for collection on Tuesday for a range of tasty breads to include, brown bread, onion bread, sundried tomato and basil bread, white bread, fruit loaf, banana bread also fruit scones (6 per order) and apple and cinnamon slices (6 per order), Price only €2.00, yes folks only €2.00....Also if you have family or friends for Sunday lunch, or any special occasions like Communion or Confirmations....you can order from a selection of homemade desserts.....only €10.00 for a tray that will serve 12 portions! Orders need to be in by Wednesday for collection on Friday. You won’t get that quality for those bargain prices anywhere else, so hurry get your orders in now!
BEGINNERS’ MOSAIC - Come and learn the relaxing art of mosaic, learn the different methods of cutting, laying and grouting mosaic. Decorate a small panel of your choice! Then explore the possibilities of making more ambitious projects! Started Monday 8th of January from 10.30am to 12.15pm, for four weeks. Contact Josie to book your place! For more info call on 059-97-22028.
CREATIVE SEWING CLASSES - Would you like to learn how to sew creatively, learn basic sewing methods, create, repair or re-invent clothes, curtains etc., then why not try this course! Started on Tuesday the 22nd January from 7.30pm-9.00pm. Cost €20.00. Contact Josie to book your place on 059-9722028 (EXT 3 Community Development)