DOCUMENTARY - Bagenalstown Youth Project would like to invite you to their new home in Gleann na Bearu Community Centre on Friday, Oct. 26 at 7pm for a screening of a documentary called “Sharing isn’t Caring - when it Comes to Smoking”. It was made as part of Carlow Regional Youth Service’s submission for the Irish Cancer Society’s X-HALE Awards. The documentary was filmed during the summer by the young people from Bagenalstown Youth Project. There will be a presentation made to the young people on the night in recognition of their fantastic work. There will be a raffle, light refreshments will also be served and everyone is welcome.
CABARET- 15th Annual Cabaret in aid of Carlow/Kilkenny Home Care Team will take place in the Hunter’s Rest, Fenagh, on Sat. Oct. 27. Music by Rambling Fever and guest artists. Spots and raffle. Adm €5.
AGM - Newtown Fenagh Nurney Senior Citizens committee will hold their Annual General Meeting on Thurs Oct. 25, in Newtown Dunleckney National School at 8.00pm.
MESSAGE IN A BOTTLE - The Lions Club, Carlow, launched Message in a Bottle recently. The bottle is a plastic one which is kept in the fridge. It is designed to contain all your medical details. This bottle would be a great asset to people who are on medication living alone or where there are two senior citizens. The person fills in details of all their medication, seals the bottle and places it in the fridge. Then they put a sticker on the fridge door and on the inside of their front door, so if at any time the medical services are called they will see the stickers and know to find the bottle in the fridge, thus saving time in getting the person to hospital. If you require one of these bottles or if you are a senior citizen needing a panic alarm, please contact a member of the Newtown Fenagh Nurney Senior Citizens committee or phone Maria Nolan 0872369031.
TABLE QUIZ - Pamela Whelan, Parish Pastoral Minister, is joining a Volunteer Trip to Haiti for “Build it Week 2012” later this year. The group of volunteers will work building houses in Haiti where 20,000 people died in the catastrophic earthquake in 2010. A fundraising table quiz -for Pamela will take place on Thurs. October 25 in the Estoria, Main Street, Bagenalstown, at 8pm. €40 per table. Your support would be very welcome.
MEDITATION CLASSES - in Ballinree x 5 weeks. Relax, reduce stress, energize your body and get some ME time. Classes start on Thursday, Nov. 8 at 70pm. For more info look up Meditation Creek or telephone 087 3167696
ANNUAL DINNER - County Carlow Association London will host their 44th Annual Dinner on Saturday, October 27, at The Crown Moran Hotel, Cricklewood, London. Following a most successful gathering last year at The Crown Restaurant the Association is moving up to The Sala Room where they will enjoy a three course dinner and be entertained by `Celtic Crunch`. This live band is indeed very lively, playing wonderful traditional Irish music, ballads to sing-along to and great dance music. They will be joined by guests from Carlow and London and hope you can join them in celebrating their love of their `Home County`.Tickets cost £30 to be booked and paid for in advance. If you are interested in attending please call Claire Nolan Sturley, Chairperson of Co. Carlow Association London on 07958978486 or 020 76094650 or Ned on 078024622741. Alternatively you can email email@example.com
YOGA COURSE - Need to get out of the house and do something positive for your mental and physical health this winter? Bagenalstown Resource Centre, All levels Yoga course, Wed. Nov. 7 at 7.30pm, 6 weeks, also Goresbridge Community Centre, Older Adults Yoga (chair) started Tues Oct. 23 at 12 noon. Yoga Beginners/Improvers Tues, Nov. 6 at 10.30am, 6 week course. For details and information contact Marian at086 308245
NUTRTION COURSE - Barrow Training introduces Nutrition, FETAC Level 5, on Nov. 28. December 5 and 12 in Kilkenny Education Centre, Callan Road, Kilkenny from 9.30am to 4.30pm. Cost €200. This module is designed to provide the learner with knowledge of the composition of food and an understanding of how food affects an individual’s personal well-being. This is an elective module on a number of Level 5 Certificates awarded by FETAC. If interested contact Barrow Training on 059 9721416 or firstname.lastname@example.org for further details or to book a place.
BINGO - Bagenalstown Parish Bingo takes place every Wednesday night in the McGrath Hall, Bagenalstown at 8pm. Your support would be appreciated.
VOLUNTEER INFORMATION DAY - Kilkenny and Carlow Contact is a community based voluntary organisation for older people, covering Carlow and Kilkenny towns and counties and the committee is looking for additional volunteers to commit to one or two hours per week to befriend/visit older people who live alone in your area. They are holding an Information Day at Bagenalstown Family Resource Centre on Wed. October 24 at 2.30pm. You are invited to go along if you would like to volunteer or alternatively if you have any enquiries call Mary on
CHRISTMAS MARKET - St. Lazerian’s House is holding its annual Christmas Market on Sunday, Nov. 18 from 2pm to 5.30pm. Adm. €5. Santa will be there for the children and adults will be served tea/coffee, scones with cream and jam and mince pies. Lots of stalls and home made Christmas cakes and puddings. Excellent raffle prizes. If you would like to donate a bottle for the bottle stall or host a stall please make contact on 059 9721146.
KNIT AND STITCH - Laughlin Craft Club is running a bus to the Knit and Stitch Craft Show, in the RDS, Dublin, on Sat. November 3. Fee 20 includes bus and ticket into the show. To book your place phone Jennifer on 087 8318156 or 97 28549. Pick up points in Bagenalstown, Leighlinbridge, Sake and Castle Dermot.
BEREAVED - Deepest sympathy to the families of Patrick Dermody, Salthill, Galway and Harrow Cross (brother of Mrs. Annie Wall, Donore); Anna McDonnell, Rathwade; Bridget Ryder, Newtown; Laurence Farrell, Ballycormack and Michael Kelly, Nurney, who died recently. May they rest in peace.
RED DEVILS - Standard club membership of the Bagenalstown Red Devils is still open for the 2012-2013 Season. The club is currently planning upcoming events, such as a trip to Old Trafford (after Christmas), match day meet ups and the club Christmas party.
Membership fees: standard club adult €10, standard club junior €5. Standard membership entitles members to travel on official club trips through the club’s partner tour operator Wharton Travel, but does not entitle members to apply directly for match tickets through the club. A family trip is currently being planned to take place in the second half of the season. All members will also be invited to the annual Christmas party where a visit from Santa and a gift for junior members is guaranteed.
Membership payments can be dropped into the Red Lion, Bagenalstown, complete with name and contact details and will also be accepted by committee members on match day meet-ups. For more information contact new club secretary Bartley Murphy on 085 1571637.
PINK RIBBON DAY - A total of €2,900 was raised for Bagenalstown branch Carlow/Kilkenny Home Care Team, thanks to collectors who volunteered and all who donated. The AGM will take place on Nov. 6.
RACE NIGHT - St. Andrew’s GFC holding a Race Night in the Manor House on Fri. October 26 at 9pm, on the same night the Kilkenny hurling Captain, Eoin Larkin, will be present with the Liam McCarthy Cup. The club invites anybody who would like to meet Eoin and get photos on the night to come along from 7pm. Your support would be gratefully appreciated.
INTERNET WORKSHOP - Bagenalstown Family Resource Centre have a crazy Internet Workshop Offer for 6 hours for as little as €1.00 which includes a cup of tea and a biscuit. This crazy offer is only available until the end of November....so book your place now before it is too late! Contact Tara on 059 9722028
AFTER SCHOOL PROGRAMME - The Resource Centre’s Afterschool Programme has great activities with Irish dancing classes on Tuesday afternoons from 5pm-6pm. limited spaces available. Contact Kate on 059-97-22028 or alternatively on 087-7435015 This programme is also offering One to One Educational Support for secondary school students Monday through Thursday. Book a place now. This is a fantastic opportunity with one on one assistance. Contact Kate on 059-97-22028 or alternatively on 087-7435015
Afterschool Programme has secured funding to subsidise a Skills for Life Course for youths, therefore a small fee of €2.00 per class applies. Young people will benefit from money management skills, self defence and personal safety training, communication skills, career advice, food and nutrition, road safety training and lots of fun activities too....this course is not to be missed and limited spaces apply so pick up the phone now to avoid disappointment call Kate on 059-97-22028 or alternatively on 087-7435015