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Margaret Cushen


Margaret Cushen



Hip Hop starting on Friday, October 11 from 5pm.

6pm. €2. per child. To register, please ring 087 7435015 or call to Bagenalstown FRC.

Guitar Lessons for children beginning soon, small groups. €2 per class. Please contact Kate on 087 7435015 for more information.

Intermediate Computer. Classes starting on Thursday nights from 7.30pm.

930 p.m. Cost €30 for 8 week course. Please contact Centre to reserve your place on 059 9722028


Ballyloughan Guild ICA monthly meeting will be held in the Castle Hall, Ballyloughan on Monday, October 21. Guests for this meeting will be Mary and Ann who will do a session in “Laughter Yoga” This meeting will be open to all. New members are always welcome. Please contact 086 3616540 or any member of the Guild.


The Presentation De La Salle College presents Back to the 80s, a musical featuring the biggest hits of the 80s. in the College Hall, Oct. 22 to Oct. 25 at 8pm. Director Olivia Murphy Smith, Choreography Marie Cashin, Musical Director Marian Walsh. Music provided by Ollie Hennessy. To book your tickets contact the school office on 059 9721860. Tickets €10 adults. €7 concession. Featuring the biggest hits of the 80s – Kids in America, Glory of Love, Man in the Mirror, Footloose, We are the World, Material Girl and The Time of My Life.


Well done to St. Bridget’s National School and Queen of the Universe National School who took part in the school cross country races recently. Medal winners were Oisin Dillon, Shauna O’Neill, Conor Carew and Roisin Jordan.


Eye Spy would like to give a big “Shout Out” to Bagenalstown for securing three extra points in this year’s Tidy Towns Competition. One extra point is very hard to get, so having got six points extra in the last two years is a testament to all the hard work undertaken by locals. There is still a long way to go so it is extremely important that everybody looks after their own areas. Great work happening in Conway Park, it is good to see it coming back to its former glory, well done to Ann and Larry. St. Mary’s School and Church are in tip top shape, thanks to Stephen Bambrick. Pairc Mhuire always looks fantastic and came in for some great comments from the Tidy Town judges. Hughie and crew deserve great credit for this.

Gleann na Bearu always looks immaculate and considering the number of kiddies and teenagers living there just goes to show how conscientious our young people can be. Well done to all and also to Brendan Ryder and his crew.

Once again a big thank you to all the volunteer groups who dedicate their time to keep the town looking so fabulous – clean, in bloom and welcoming to visitors. In general, a lovely place to live.


Bagenalstown Country Market is open in St. Mary’s Hall, Church Road, every Saturday from 9am to 12 noon, selling local produce, including bread, cakes, eggs, butter, jams, flowers, knitwear, knitted toys, baby wear and wood pieces. They would appreciate your support.


Kilkenny and Carlow Contact urgently need volunteers for befriending in the Bagenalstown and surrounding areas. If you have empathy with older people and could commit to one hour per week to befriend an older person please contact Eleanor or Mary on 059 9136340 or 086 4108902.


Congratulations to Fenagh Intermediate team who came out winners recently when they played some excellent football against Ballinabranna. Well done to all members of the team and to the mentors involved. Watch out The Netherlands!


St. Andrews lined out against a big Eire Og team recently in the Semi Final of the football, in Tinryland. Both teams were slow to start but there was some fine play from Bagenalstown. The score of 2 points all did not reflect on the game. Eire Og went ahead in the second half and scored a quick goal and some fine points, but the local boys replied with a goal, but with injuries on the day they weren’t going to beat Eire Og. Well done to all involved with the boys – Keith, Eddie and Hamish and Joe.


The St. Vincent de Paul Shop

on Church Road is now open Monday to Friday from 10.30am

until 12.30pm and Friday afternoon from 2pm to 4 pm. The committee would welcome any donations of toys, clothes, etc. in good condition.


Staging their upcoming production of Tommy Marren’s play,”It’s The Real McCoy” on, October 18, 19 and 20 at 8pm nightly in Gowran Parish Hall. Admission €8. Seating is limited so booking is essential. Booking 0871331130.


Anyone who wishes to contribute to the Church Flower fund for St. Andrew’s Church can do so by leaving a donation into the Parish Office or by giving same to any member of the teams Ann Darcy, Marie Kelly, Eileen Carton, Kitty Hickey, Kathleen Byrne and Margaret Collins. Your contributions are very gratefully acknowledged and appreciated. If you would like to assist with the Church flowers, feel free to contact any of the team members mentioned above.


Barrow Training and Consultancy offers the following

Courses. Venue Talbot Hotel, Carlow

Work Experience Nov. 2, 9, 16 and 23

Communications Jan 11, 18, 25 and Feb. 1

Early Care and Education Feb. 15, 22, March 1 and 8.



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


Donal Clancy and Pipers Union will perform at 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. Contact 087 6759363 for tickets.


Due to demand The Ducks of Borris, compiled by Fr. Pierce Murphy, has now been reprinted and is available at The Little Shop and Bagenalstown Office Services, Kilree Street. Cost €5.


Best wishes to David Andrews who recently opened a Photography Studio on Main Street, Bagenalstown.


Tuesday night 8pm to 10pm is knit and stitch night where all crafters can go to share their skills and learn knitting, sewing, patchwork etc. Cost €3. Refreshments included. Thursday night 8pm to 10pm card crafters are invited to go along and trade tips and skills. Afterschool activities, including club games with a little homework assistance if needed. Contact 086 4002571 as soon as possible as places are limited.


A black and white female terrier is missing in the Bagenalstown or Paulstown area. This little terrier has a black head with stripe on forehead and a brown patch on her side. If you have seen this dog please contact Bagenalstown Office Services, Kilree Street. Another dog is missing in the Fenagh area – a black and white springer spaniel. If you have seen the dog please call 087 6167342.