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Carlow Historical & Archaeological Society will host the first of their Autumn /Winter lectures will take place on Wednesday October 16 at 8pm, in Borris Vocational School, entitled The Bridges of Carlow’s Mountain River and it’s Tributaries by Francis Coady. The lecture will discuss previously unrecorded river bridges from the mid Carlow area. These bridges vary in style, composition and condition, while all maintain an important place in their local landscape. Their architectural details vary enormously from bridges within walled estates to those found on small boreens. The bridges recorded data from the 18th to the 21st century. Admission free. All welcome. Contact Noreen Whelan at 059 9131597.


Newtown/Dunleckney National School Parents Association now taking orders for advertising space on its very successful school calendar. For €50 a business can have an advertisement displayed on a particular month within the calendar, which reaches over 100 families in the community., For further information please contact the Parents Association through the school at 059 97 27299.


The well known military adage was certainly very pertinent recently when the Senior Scouts from the 1st Bagenalstown Baden Powell Scout Troop were put through their paces by the Defence Forces during the Senior Scout Admissions Test part two., Teamwork was the order of the day as the Patrols tackled each and every military – themed task and scenario with their usual Scouting spirit and positivity., Their performance during the weekend was truly fantastic and, as true Scouts, they kept smiling through it all., The leadership displayed by the Senior Scouts during the weekend was particularly impressive and as the going got tougher they rose to the occasion with a tenacity that would have made Robert Baden Powell himself very proud indeed. The Senior Scouts greatly enjoyed what was a memorable military experience and they would like to thank the Defence Forces for the great opportunity afforded them., They would also like to thank the Leaders who assisted at the event and McEvoy Coaches for their courtesy and cooperation.


in The Hunters Rest Fenagh on Thursday, October 17 at 9pm. Table of four €20. Cash prizes for winners. Numerous spot prizes.


Benefit 4 Computer

Classes beginning soon, learn how to email, Skype, Internet browse etc.. For further information or to book a place, please ring Joanne on 059 9722028
Monitored Alarm

If you are over 65 years old, you may be entitled to a Government Grant towards a Personal Monitored Alarm. If you want further information on this, please ring Olive at 059 9722028

Felt Making Workshop

County Carlow Women’s Network is holding a Felt Making Workshop on Thursday, November 14 from 7pm. to 10pm. Venue Bagenalstown Family Resource Centre. Please phone Josie at 059 9722028 for further information


St. Lazerian’s House, Bagenalstown invites applications for the post of Chef/Cook who will be required to work alternate Saturdays and holidays. Must be a qualified chef or cook. Contact Marian or Catherine on 059 9721146.


Results for September 2013

1st, €400, Winner, Pat Butler, Kilconnor , Promoter, Imelda Hughes

2nd, €200, Winner, The Murphy Family, Newtown Hill, Promoter, Dinny Murphy

3rd, €100, Winner, Darragh Murphy, Graiguecullen, Promoter, Kenneth Murphy

4th, €100, Winner, Roisin Murphy, Augha, Promoter, Imelda Hughes

5th, €50, Winner, Mary Hickey, 2 Fenagh, Promoter, Patrick Hickey

6th, €50, Winner, Caroline Hughes, Ballybromell, Promoter, Imelda Hughes

7th, €50, Winner, Veronica Dobbs, Promoter, St. Fortcherns

8th, €50, Winner, Joe Murphy, Kildrenagh, Promoter, Joe Nolan

9th, €24, Winner, John Corcoran, Ballybromell, Promoter, Oliver Gavigan

10th, €25, Winner, Mary Lillis, Eastwood, Bagenalstown , Promoter, Patrick Hickey,

Fenagh G.F.C. would like to thank all who supports the draw.

October draw takes place in Hunters Rest Monday, October 27.

Fit 4 Teens is Back!

It started in Bagenalstown o Monday October 14 from 7pm to 8pm,

meeting at Gleann na Bearu Community Centre. The programme targets

all young people regardless of their fitness level. The focus is on fun and

fitness and not on competition. This programme is for teenagers and cost, €1 per session.


Bagenalstown Athletic Club is now, training on Tuesday evenings from 5.30pm to 6.30pm in the Presentation De La Salle College. All welcome.

Well done to all who took part in the cross country in Ballon recently. Medals on the day were presented to Shauna O’Neill, Dara Nolan, Con Murphy, Rachel O’Brien. Shauna, Dara, Rachel, Oisin, Dillon have all qualified for the U12 Leinster., Training is now indoors., No charge. Please bring a bottle of water., Contact Kathleen on 085 7816733 or Sean on 085 7648331.


A Table Quiz on Friday, October 18 in the Estoria at 7.30pm to raise funds for new equipment for Bagenalstown Cricket Club.


Erin’s Own Hurling Club and St. Andrew’s Football Club Winners this week in the Supporters Club Lotto €50 Lorcan Kelly c/o N. Gordon; €25 Carol Witford c/o Gala; €25 Mick Lee, c/o Christy Cody; €25 Joe Sinnott c/o Joe Phelans and €25 Tara Wilson, Garryhill.


At the Fire Station, Fair Green, on Saturday, October 19 from 9.30am to approx. 4.30pm., All proceeds will be donated to Queen of the Universe National School. Your support is greatly appreciated.


Country Night on November 22 at 8pm in Muine Bheag Vocational School., Marian Manning, Director St. Lazerian’s House, is planning their next concert and is looking for country singers., If you would like to sing for St. Lazerian’s on the night please call Marian on 086 1258480.


Ballymartin NS which closed in Feb 1969 holds its Reunion in the Step House, Borris, on Sunday, October 27 at 7.30pm. Tickets at €15 each are available from, Mrs Kiernan, Mary Doyle Maher 087 1315297, Mary Lennon Lawler 086 8974331, Mick Kinsella 087 2037394 or any of the organising group. In conjunction with the reunion, a Country School Remembers. is being launched. This book charts the history of the school, with memories from pupils and teachers, complimented by a rich array of photos. There is also a local history element and all in all it will be of great interest to anyone from the locality.


Deepest sympathy to the families of Martin Brennan, Oak Grove, Royal Oak Bagenalstown, John Roberts, 1 Fair Green, Bagenalstown and Nan Kelly, Kilcruit, who died recently. May they rest in peace.


Rehearsals are in full swing for the production of the Musical Back to the Eighties by students of Presentation De La Salle College which will take place in the college from October 22 to 25 at 8pm. Tickets can be booked at the college office on 059 9721860.


NURNEY VILLA SEPT. 50/50, 1st, Patsy Murphy , Newtown Road; 2nd, Peter Kelly , Garryhundon; 3rd, Paul Murphy, Ballinaboley; 4th, Denis Nolan, Augha; 5th, Mary Flynn, Green Road, Carlow; 6th, John O’Rourke, Cummins Park, , Bagenalstown; 7th, Anna Walsh, Goresbridge; 8th, Agnes Murphy, Newtown Road

9th, Paddy Byrne, Nurney; 10th, Tom and Trish White, Oldtown. Next draw Wednesday, October 30 in the Nurney Inn.


Bagenalstown Cricket Club is having a fun table quiz on Friday, October 18 at 7.30pm in the Estoria to raise funds for much needed equipment to improve facilities.

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