Bagenalstown -

Carlow Rose Recruitment 2013 - Calling all young ladies from Carlow between the ages of 18 and 27yrs to enter the Carlow Rose Of Tralee 2013. The final will be held in the Mount Wolseley Hotel on Sunday May 5. For further details contact the Carlow Rose Centre
email: or mobile: Evie on 086 6020104

Carlow Rose Recruitment 2013 - Calling all young ladies from Carlow between the ages of 18 and 27yrs to enter the Carlow Rose Of Tralee 2013. The final will be held in the Mount Wolseley Hotel on Sunday May 5. For further details contact the Carlow Rose Centre
email: or mobile: Evie on 086 6020104

Presentation - Carlow Historical & Archaeological Society illustrated presentation on Ballybar Races 1769-1901 by Frances Cole on Wednesday, March 20 in Mount Wolseley, Tullow, at 8pm. Admission free. All welcome. This was a very important event in the Racing Calendar of the time, often lasting up to five days.

BALLYLOUGHAN GUILD ICA - Ballyloughan ICA will hold their next meeting in the Castle Hall, Ballyloughan on Wednesday, March 20 at 8 pm. Please note change of night. This meeting will be the AGM and all members are asked to please attend. Nicola Byrne, Federation President, will be scrutineer on the night. The outing to Cork in July is now full and all payments to be paid in full to Ann Geoghegan by May meeting. For any further information about the Ballyloughan Guild please contact 086 3616540.

Bagenalstown Rounders Club - The Bagenalstown GAA Rounders Club season is starting soon, and the committee is looking for new female players for their Senior Team. Any one interested from the age of 16 upwards is more than welcome to go along and see how the game is played, and hopefully join the panel.You can contact the following numbers for more information and training times 085 1585373 and 085 1012785. The Chairperson is Alice Clarke.

Old Mobile Phones Needed - Queen of the Universe N.S. is collecting old mobile phones. Irish Autism Action and Children’s Health & Safety Educator (CHASE) have teamed up to raise awareness of anti-social behaviour and bullying. Queen of the Universe NS has registered its support for this important campaign.
Most of us have old mobile phone lying at the bottom of that drawer, so please take a look, then send them in to Queen of the Universe N.S. with your child and they can put the old phones into the collection box located outside the office or leave at reception. You can also contact Special Class Teacher, Tommy Cox, at the school by email at School website is

Bagenalstown/Borris/Ballywilliam Railway - The last train on this line was 50 years ago this year. In conjunction with BEAM Bagenalstown and Borris Tidy Towns Fr. Pierce Murphy is editing a souvenir booklet. He would like to hear from anyone with stories, information, photographs or memorabilia etc. from that railway. Anything about the line or the people who worked the line would be appreciated. If you have any information contact Fr. Pierce on 087 2408519.

Muine Bheag VEC - Muine Bheag Vocational School presents CYBER BULLYING AND YOUR CHILD on Wed. March 20, at 7.30pm. Guest Speaker Brian Comerford (classroom guidance). All welcome. As places are limited please ring to book your place – 059 97- 21335.

Dog Walkers - Fr. Cummins Park Green Committee is sending out a message to all dog walkers from Conway Park, St. Brigid’s Crescent and surrounding areas asking them to please carry with them necessary supplies to clean up their own dog’s litter. It is necessary to keep the pathways clean for fellow walkers and their children playing. Your co-operation will be greatly appreciated.

Fashion Show - A Fashion Show in aid of Muine Bheag Juvenile GAA Club will take place at the Lord Bagenal Hotel on Thursday, April 25 at 8pm. Compere on the night will be Fashion Consultant Marietta Doran. Get tips on this season’s latest fashion trends from exhibitors. Glad Rags Boutique, La Femme Boutique, Rea’s Family Fashions, Karlo Shoe Heaven and Cel Design, all from Bagenalstown. Erre Ese From Mt. Wolseley Hotel, Tullow and Serena’s Boutique, Victoria Bridal and Evening Wear, Mac’s Menswear and JF Sports from Carlow. Tickets available at present from committee members or from players and their families.

Action Stations - Well done to the members of the Scout Section of the 1st Bagenalstown Baden Powell Scout Troop who took part in an exciting military style adventure at the week-end. All concerned thoroughly enjoyed themselves with some impressive marksmanship on display. The Scout Section would like to thank everybody who made the event possible, particularly the Leaders, Senior Scouts and McEvoy Coaches.

Table Quiz - 1st Bagenalstown B.P Scouts will hold a Fun Easter Egg Table Quiz on Friday, March 15 - 7pm for 7.30pm start at McGrath Hall. €25 for table of five. Refreshments available.

Mater Foundation - Sudden Adult Death Syndrome fundraising night was held in the Hunter’s Rest, Fenagh, on February 16.

The organisers would like to thank the entertainers including Richie Kavanagh, Country Cousins, The Exiles, Michael and Colette Lakes, Joe Wall and Eddie Sinnott, all of whom gave their services free.

Thanks also to the sponsors of spot prizes, ticket sellers, all who bought tickets and everybody who turned up on the night. Thanks to Joe and Mary for the use of the lounge and refreshments, and to Caroline in Bagenalstown Office Services for her help. The amount raised was €2,187 and the presentation of a cheque to a representative from the Mater Foundation took place on Mon. March 11 at 8.30pm.

Ballinkillen Golf Society - Ballinkillen Golf Society 2013 membership fee of €30 is due on or before March 15. First outing of the year will be at Gowran Park Golf Course on Sat. March 30. New members welcome. Please contact John Whelan on 087 695 8858 for further information.

Leighlinbridge ICA - Leighlinbridge ICA would like to thank everyone who came to their Bring ‘N Buy recently. Thanks to your generosity €900 was raised for the Community Garden Tunnel Project. Prize winners – Luke Kelly, Karen Hopkins, Annette Reddy, Alice O’Leary, Breda Aylward, Nicole Doran, Declan Delaney, Dolores Rea, Fr.Pierce Murphy, Bridget McArdle, Olive Carey, Jean Breen, Jack and Nicole Watchorn, Mrs. Kennedy and Barbara Roe.

Parish Bingo - Bingo every Wednesday night in the McGrath Hall at 8pm. Your support would be appreciated.

Bagenalstown Camogie Club - Training for girls U6, U10, U12 in McGrath Park on Fridays from 4pm to 5pm. All are asked to attend.

Community Games - Upcoming events for the Community Games are as follows –

March 24 Basketball U11 mixed

April 6 Hurling U11 Boys

April 6 Camogie U14 Girls

April 6 Pitch & Putt U16 Girls and Boys

April 13 Gaelic Football U10 mixed and U12 Girls.

Anyone interested in the above should contact Paula on 087 7516254. The Leinster Finals will be held in Longford this year on April 7 and July 6. The National Finals will be held in Athlone on May 24, 25 and August 16 – 18.

Scrap Saturday - Scrap Saturday for Ballinkillen Hurling Club Fundraiser on Saturday, April 6. The club is collecting all unwanted metal and clothes. All scrap metal: steel, stainless steel, copper, aluminium, zinc, dishwashers, fridges, car/tractor batteries, cookers, washing machines, cars, bicycles etc. Clothes: Clean reusable clothes, shoes, hand bags, curtains etc.

Bring what you can to Ballinkillen Hurling Club grounds on Sat. April 6 between 10am and 4pm or ring one of the following numbers to have items collected. Sean Minchin 087 6280710, Pat English

087 6782098, Mick Kinsella 087 2037394 or Lar Kinsella 087 6977417. Your support is much appreciated.

St. Patrick’s Day Got Talent 2013 - This competition for primary schools will take place in the McGrath Hall. Show starts 3.30pm. Doors open 3pm. Admission €2 per person. 1st prize €100. Closing date for entries is March 9.

Borris Golf Club - Borris Golf Club has a special offer for 2013. Full membership for €350 or country membership €200. All welcome. Ph. No. 059 9773310. email info@borrisgolfclub. ie

Family Resource Centre AGM - Bagenalstown Family Resource Centre Ltd., is having their Annual General Meeting in the Centre on Thursday, March 14 at 7pm, all are welcome.

Flora Mini Marathon - Bagenalstown Family Resource Centre is looking for people to get involved and raise funds for the Centre by participating in the Flora Mini Marathon on Monday, June 3. If you are interested in taking on the Flora 10K Challenge and would like to help raise money for the Centre contact Anne on 059 9722028 for more information.

Computer Courses - Computer courses are back due to popular demand. Beginners and Intermediate will start in April. If you would like to avail of these computer courses the cost is €30.00 for 8 weeks. Contact Josie today to book your place, 059 9722028.