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Bagenalstown: Notes

TABLE QUIZ - Fun packed brain teasing table quiz on Thursday Sept 27 at 8pm in the Estoria in aid of 2nd Carlow (Bagenalstown) Scout Group. A table of four €20 with a raffle on the night. Your support would be very much appreciated for this volunteer led organisation that fulfils a very important role in the fabric of our children’s lives.

TABLE QUIZ - Fun packed brain teasing table quiz on Thursday Sept 27 at 8pm in the Estoria in aid of 2nd Carlow (Bagenalstown) Scout Group. A table of four €20 with a raffle on the night. Your support would be very much appreciated for this volunteer led organisation that fulfils a very important role in the fabric of our children’s lives.

Invitation - An Invitation to the Community of Bagenalstown from Margaret Moore, Community and Enterprise, Carlow Co. Council – “On behalf of the Cathaoirleach, Members, Management & Staff of Carlow Local Authorities I would like to cordially invite you, your group and your guests to join us on Wednesday, Oct. 4 at 8pm. in the Council Chambers, Carlow County Council, Athy Road, Carlow, to celebrate and acknowledge the efforts and work undertaken by “The Community of Bagenalstown” in their preparations for Co-Operation Ireland, National Pride of Place 2012. Light refreshments will be provided to all. Looking forward to seeing you there. Margaret Moore. Phone: 059-9136201 or email: <> “
DANCING CLASSES - After Schools Programme is launching Irish dancing classes from Tuesday, October 2 from 5-6pm. Limited spaces available so call or text Kate now on 087-7435015 with your children’s name and ages. 
FASHION SHOW - The Resource Centre is hosting a Fashion Show in the Lord Bagenal on Tuesday, October 23 at 8.30pm sharp. Tickets are only €10.00, a great night to be had by all, with high end affordable fashion and accessories on display. Compere will be the one and only Faith Amond. Tickets now available from Bagenalstown Family Resource Centre: Call Tara McAssey at 059-9722028 or 086 3700829 for more details or email

HIP HOP CLASSES - from Wednesday, October 3 for Primary School children from 5-6pm and on Friday, October 5 for Secondary School children from 5-6pm. Call or text Kate in the Family Resource Centre on 087-7435015 for more details and to book your places.

INTERNET WORKSHOPS - Family Resource Centre is offering Internet Workshops for as little as €1.for a total of 6 hours. This scheme is only available until the end of October, so call now and books your place, limited spaces available. Call Tara now on 059-97-22028

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED - Can you spare 2 hours? Collectors needed for Church Gate Collection on Oct 6 and 7 in Leighlinbridge and Ballinabranna in aid of Carlow Rape Crisis and Counselling Centre, 72, Tullow Street, Carlow. Contact Janet at the centre office at 91 33344’

PARISH YEARBOOK 2012 - All groups, clubs, schools and organisations within the parish are invited to submit articles for inclusion in the Yearbook. Personal contributions are most welcome. Articles should be no more than 600 words in length. Photographs should be originals or sent by Jpeg. Contributions should be sent by email to If this is not possible, or if any assistance is required, please phone 087 9845024. Latest date for receipt of submissions is September 21, 2012.

SPEECH AND DRAMA - A new ten week term will start on Oct. 3 at the Clonegath School of Speech & Drama, located between Newtown and Fenagh village. The following term from Jan. 2013 to Easter will include Grade Examinations through the Irish Board of Speech and Drama. For enrolment and further information ring Amy Nolan at 087 7459092.

CAMOGIE FUNDRAISER - Muine Bheag Camogie club held their 2nd annual All Ireland Camogie Ticket Fundraiser in the Manor House recently. There was a great turnout and the committee would like to thank everyone who helped out on the night and all the children who sold tickets. A special thanks to Jim and staff of the Manor House and to all the sponsors – Manor House, Morrissey Butchers, 2nd Carlow Bagenalstown Scout Group, the Little Shop, Noel Lillis Taxi.
Winners 1st Prize 2 Tickets to All Ireland Camogie Final.Winner: Cassidy family, St. Brigid’s Crescent 2nd Prize Kilkenny jacket signed by Brian Cody;Winner: Donal Ryan – Kilree Avenue.

FITKIDS - Come join a Fitkids active fun class and keep kids active while making friends and having fun. The class is suitable for 3-6 year olds and started on Wednesday, September 19, in the McGrath Hall from 4.30pm to 5.30pm. The programmes are age appropriate and are a great foundation for any sport, teaching children the fundamentals of exercise - strength, flexibility, balance, endurance, agility and co-ordination in a safe and fun environment. Activities include: tumbling circuits, using Fitkids specialised equipment, gymnastic skills, ball skills, music dance and rhythmic activities, active agility games and much more. Cost is €6 per class, places are limited so in order to guarantee a place book online or phone Majella on 087 6893663.
SET DANCING - Set dancing classes started in Bagenalstown Community Centre (opposite Railway House Bar) Tues. Sept 11 at 8.30pm. No partner needed and beginners most welcome. €5 per class. New floor needs dancers! Come along and join the fun- if you can walk and count to three you can set dance!! Contact Hilary at 087 2882451 or just go along and enjoy the evening.
WEIGHT WATCHERS - Classes are on Wednesday in CYMS Community Hall at 10am and Thursday in McGrath Hall at 6pm. Call 086 1736465 for further Information. 
YOGA CLASSES - Yoga returned to Bagenalstown Family Resource Centre, Royal Oak Rd. on Wed Sept. 12 at 7.30pm. Call Marian now on 086 3082450 for info.

HARVEST FESTIVAL WEEK-END - A Mass of Thanksgiving will be celebrated in St. Andrew’s Parish Church, Bagenalstown, on Sat. Sept. 29 at 6pm.

CHURCH FLOWERS - Donations of flowers for St. Andrew’s Parish Church, Bagenalstown, are most welcome and greatly appreciated. Contributions can be made to Kitty Hickey, Marie Kelly, Eileen Carton, Ann Darcy, Kathleen Byrne, Margaret Collins, Geraldine Monahan or to the Parish House, Railway Road. Anyone who would like to help with the flowers should contacted the above mentioned or Parish House at 97 21154.

BALLINKILLEN HURLING CLUB - Ballinkillen Senior hurlers have qualified for the Carlow Senior HurlingChampionship Semi Final for the first time in a number of years.The game will take place against Erins Own on Sunday, Oct. 7. The club is organising a clothes collection on Sat. Oct. 13 in the club grounds. All clean clothes welcome.

BAGENALSTOWN COMMUNITY CABLEVISION - The system will continue to operate regardless of the RTE change on Oct. 24. 2012. Some changes will be necessary to facilitate the changeover. These will be introduced before the October 24 deadline and will require retuning television sets to receive programmes.

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