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THE STEP HOUSE BOUGHT BACK BY COADY FAMILY The award-winning Step House Hotel in Borris, which went into receivership in Summer 2015, is back in the control of the local family who had built the business up from scratch over the previous eight years. A statement issued last week by the Prem Hotel Management Group, who were appointed to run the hotel following receivership, stated simply: “The Step House Hotel has now been sold and has been bought back by the Coady Family”. The family had invested some €8 million into the premises and had developed it into a highly-renowned “destination hotel”, before WKHEXVLQHVVKLW¿QDQFLDOGL൶FXOWLHVGXULQJWKH recession and fell into receivership. No further details regarding the deal that has seen the family re-assume ownership

of the hotel have been disclosed, but local councillor Denis Foley has warmly welcomed the development. “It”s good news for the family, good news for Borris, and good news for tourism,” said Cllr Foley, whose son Alan served as head chef at the hotel and won several awards for it before being let go in controversial circumstances by the Prem Group last year. “I think it”s very positive that the hotel will be run locally again, because I think standards there slipped a bit while it was being run by others,” he added. “I wish the family all the best, and I am sure they will make a great success of it again. Donald Trump says he”s making America great again – well, this should make the Step House Hotel great again!”

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PUPILS SHOW OFF THEIR KNOWLEDGE AT QUIZ FINALS

Twenty-two teams from National Schools all over Carlow took part in the County Finals of the annual Credit Union Schools Quiz, which was recent held in the Holy Family Boys National School. The competition was split into two age categories: UnderV *URXS $  DQG 8QGHUV *URXS%  The Group A teams were put through their paces with ten rounds of questions, while Group B had twelve rounds of questions. Topics covered included general knowledge, geography, The Bishop Foley NS team won the Under-13 contest. history, sport, and music, with D ZLGH UDQJH RI GLŕľśFXOW\ of Group A, and Killeshin NS in making the local rounds level. Some were seen as ‘easy claimed the Group B crown. of the quiz such a success, enough’, but there were some Both these teams now go including quizmaster Diarmuid real ‘sorter outers’ too, that even forward to the Credit Union 2Âś'RQRYDQ ZKR KDV ÂżOOHG some of the adults in attendance &KDSWHU 5RXQG 6WDJH   WR EH that role for a good few years were glad they weren’t being held in Kilkenny. If successful QRZ  3UHVLGHQW RI &DUORZ asked to answer! there, they will then go on to Credit Union Michael Lyons Competition was close represent Carlow Credit Union ZKRZDV0&RQWKHQLJKW DQG throughout, and some tiebreakers at the National Finals in the RDS Tom O’Neill, a Director with were necessary before Bishop during April. Carlow Credit Union, who was Foley NS emerged as winners Thanks go to all involved adjudicator.

BIRTHDAY CHEER

Jason Kelly, James Douge, Rachel Douge, Becky Kelly, Sarah Douge and Grace Kelly at the Talbot Hotel to celebrate Essie Kelly’s 80th Birthday.

â‚Ź250,000 cannabis seizure A massive haul of an estimated â‚Ź250,000 worth of mature and almost-mature cannabis plants was made when GardaĂ­ raided what was described as ‘a highly sophisticated growhouse’ close to Borris last week. The raid took place on Tuesday evening. A team of GardaĂ­, who were acting on information received, entered a premises at Killedmond, in the foothills of Mount Leinster

and approximately 4km from Borris. They proceeded to search the premises and uncovered the ‘highly sophisticated’ operation with a large number of cannabis plants growing, at a mature stage of growth. The drugs were taken away for forensic analysis, and the SUHPLVHV ZDV VHDOHG Rŕľľ IRU some time afterwards, while the investigation and examination of

the site continued. A man aged in his 20s was later arrested in connection with the ÂżQG He was detained for questioning at Carlow Garda Station under Section 2 of the Criminal Justice 'UXJ 7UDŕľśFNLQJ $FW RI  before being charged to appear at Carlow District Court last Friday. He was remanded there to appear again at a later date.


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SVdP SOCIETY TO HOST A FASHION SHOW NEXT WEEK A fashion show in aid of the Carlow branch of the St Vincent de Paul Society is to be held in the Seven Oaks Hotel on Thursday of next week, February 23. It will begin at 8 p.m. and tickets at â‚Ź10 are already on sale from the St Vincent de Paul charity shop on Tullow Street in Carlow. Tickets can also be bought on the door on the night. All who buy a ticket in advance or pay in on the night will be entered into a draw for a Door Prize of â‚Ź250, while there will also be another draw on the night for lots of others prizes, LQFOXGLQJ D YHU\ VSHFLDO ÂżUVW prize of a solid fuel stove. The fashion show follows on from a very successful show that was held last year. Some of the local volunteers with the Society, together with some IULHQGV ZLOO EH GRQQLQJ ÂżQH VW\OHDQGVWUXWWLQJWKHLUVWXŕľľRQ the catwalk that night, all under the direction of Brenda Amond,

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Hollie Collins, Lindsey Kennedy, Pat Kennedy and Paige Collins out in support young Carlow musical talent, hosted by the Seven Oaks Hotel and organised by Micheal Hennessy. Catherine Yeats, Veronica McAssey, Marie Walsh and Betty Nolan modelling clothes on behalf of the Carlow St. Vincent De Paul society ahead of a fashion show later this month who is co-ordinating the event. The MC for the show will be Faith Amond, who did a great job at least year’s event, so everyone can look forward to a great night again. The Society of St Vincent de Paul has been operating in County Carlow for more than 160 years. It currently has approximately 60 visitation

volunteers, and also operates a hostel in Carlow town, while a further 50 volunteers work in the shop on Tullow Street. Extra volunteers are always welcome, and as the Society is currently setting up a new education group, anybody with experience in that area would be particularly welcome at the moment. Call (086) 6653252.

Barrow Towpath info day Waterways Ireland will tomorrow (Wednesday February 15) host a Public Information Event in the Seven Oaks Hotel in Carlow, to help inform people of plans for the proposed ‘Barrow Towpath’ development. The event will run from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. and is one of four such events taking place this week, with the others being in the Scout Hall in Graiguenamanagh

today (Tuesday), the Clanard Court Hotel in Athy tomorrow (Thursday), and the Vicarstown Inn in Vicarstown, Co. Laois, on Friday. Those three other events all also run from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. The public information sessions come as Waterways Ireland has applied for planning permission to develop the existing Barrow Way into what it says will be ‘a 115km multi-

Changes on the way at libraries

Minister Mary Mitchell O’Connor being guided around Walsh Whiskey by its founder and managing director, Bernard Walsh, as Pat Deering TD looks on.

Minister for Enterprise pays a visit to Walsh Whiskey Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation, Mary Mitchell O’Connor T.D. was in high spirits for part of her visit to Carlow last Friday, as she took in a tour of the fabulous Walsh Whiskey Distillery at Royal Oak. The Minister was in Carlow on an informal visit with her party colleague Pat Deering TD when they took time out to view the ₏25 million distillery

on the banks of the Barrow, near Bagenalstown, where 32 people are currently employed, with hopes to expand this to 55. Minister Mitchell O’Connor met with members of the distillery team and was given a personal tour of the whiskey distillation process in what is a unique distillery, as it is the only one in Ireland that produces all three styles of Irish whiskey (pot still, malt, and grain) in the one

still house. She also heard how the Royal Oak faciliity has the capacity to produce 650,000 cases (8 millions bottles) of whiskey each year. Walsh Whiskey Distillery Managing Director, Bernard Walsh, said: ‘We were delighted to welcome Minister Mitchell O’Connor to our distillery and show her the passion and care that our team puts in to each bottle of whiskey.’

From Tuesday February 28, Carlow Libraries will be using a new national computer system that will link with all public libraries in the country. The new system will lead to better services for library users. In order to switch to the new system, all libraries will close at 5 p.m. on Wednesday February 22. Normal opening hours will apply on Thursday February 23, with the exception of Carlow, which will have no late opening that evening. There will be no internet or printing service available on Thursday February 23. All libraries will be closed from Friday February 24 to Monday February 27 inclusive, with normal hours resuming at 12 noon on Tuesday February 28.

With the new system, library users will have access to a much wider range of books and other items. They will be able to borrow up to twelve books and other items for three weeks at a time in any public library in the country with their local library card. Users will also be able to return items to any public library. Library users do not need to get a new card in order to access the service, but to help get the most out of the system, users are asked to bring their library card with them. If you can’t locate your library card, drop in to your local library to receive a free replacement card. To keep up to date with the changes taking place in the library visit www. carlowlibraries.ie

Livestock fairs lecture The days of the old animal fairs will be recalled in the next lecture hosted by the Carlow Historical & Archaeological Society, to be held in the Seven Oaks Hotel tomorrow night (Wednesday) at 8 p.m. Jimmy Walsh, the manager

of Leinster Marts, will be delivering a lecture on the KLVWRULFDO VLJQL¿FDQFH RI WKH livestock fairs, their commercial importance nationally and locally, and their eventual replacement by today’s modern cattle marts.

activity leisure activity trail for all, including walkers, cyclists, wheelchair users, and families’. The 115km would stretch from Lowtown in Co. Kildare down to St Mullin’s here in Carlow. A spokesperson said they are inviting all interested individuals and groups to the public LQIRUPDWLRQ HYHQWV ¾WR ¿QG RXW exactly what is planned, and to make informed decisions’.

Decrease in sales of new cars

Figures just released by the Society of the Irish Motor Industry (SIMI) show that there was a drop in new car sales in County Carlow in January of this year, when compared to January 2016. Last year, there were 545 new car registrations recorded in Carlow, whereas this year, just 471 drivers sought a 171 registration for a newlypurchased vehicle. That equates to a drop of 13.5%, which is far in excess of the just 1.7% drop recorded across the country as a whole (39,019 sales this year, compared to 39,722 last year). 7KH ÂżJXUHV DOVR LQFOXGHG the interesting statistic from DoneDeal that 8,699 car ads from Carlow were placed on the popular online marketplace last year, with the combined asking price being â‚Ź65,977,168 (an average of â‚Ź7,584 each). As regards the cost of motoring, the report said the average price paid for a new car was 5.5% lower in December 2016 than it was twelve months earlier, although it is pointed out that this may be largely due to people buying cheaper cars rather than the price of cars dropping.


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THREE LOCAL ACTS LISTED FOR SONG CONTEST FINALS Three local entries have been shortlisted to appear in the QDWLRQDO ÂżQDOV RI WKH DQQXDO Pan Celtic Song Contest, to be held in The Seven Oaks Hotel in Carlow on Saturday February 25 next. They are MĂĄire UĂ­ GhrifĂ­n with ‘AmhrĂĄn mo MhĂĄthar’; Eva Kavanagh with ‘Irrus Domnann’, and Tadhg Ă“ GrifĂ­n with ‘Abhainn an Ghrå’. The UHPDLQLQJ ÂżIWHHQ ÂżQDOLVWV come from counties Kildare, Westmeath, Dublin, Mayo, Galway, Kerry, Cork, and even all the way from the Aran Islands. More than 40 entries were received in total for this year’s competition, and the DGMXGLFDWRUVKDGDGLŕľśFXOWWLPH in whittling them down to 18 to FRPSHWHLQWKHQDWLRQDOÂżQDOV Songs will be performed by soloists and groups on the night in front of a panel of well known judges and a live audience. Songs will then be judged based

This year’s national finals of the Pan Celtic Song Contest will be held in the Seven Oaks Hotel on Saturday Feb. 25 on the words, the music and the live performance. They will cross a number of styles from rock, pop and folk to traditional and classical. Three prizes will be awarded on the night - ₏100 for third place, ₏200 for second place and a grand prize of ₏1,000 and the Pan Celtic National Song &RQWHVW WURSK\ JRLQJ WR ¿UVW place and the overall winning song. The contest is kindly supported by main sponsor

IMRO in conjunction with Gael Linn, GlĂłr Cheatharlach and Pan Celtic. The winner of the National Song Contest will have the honour of representing Ireland in the Pan Celtic International Song Contest during the festival in Carlow in April where they will compete with entries from visiting nations Scotland, Wales, Brittany, Cornwall and the Isle of Man. The contest is one of the highlights of the festival which runs from April 18th-22nd in Carlow. Tickets for the National Song Contest in the Seven Oaks Hotel on February 25th cost â‚Ź10 and will be available on the door on the night. Doors will open at 7.30pm with the show kicking RŕľľDWSP$IDQWDVWLFHYHQLQJÂśV entertainment is guaranteed and the event is not to be missed. For further info please contact Emma on 085 1340047 or BrĂ­de on 087 2857048 or email pancelticcarlow@gmail.com

ESSIE’S PARTY

Frank O’Hagan, Annie Kirwin, and below Anne Kirwin and Maurine Keeting at Essie Kelly’s 80th birthday party at the Talbot Hotel

Carlow Brewery buys cider brand

John McDarby, Road Safety Officer with Carlow County Council (centre), with CiarĂĄn Masterson and Alexandra Teixeira of the RSA.

Younger pupils at two schools enjoy lessons in road safety Younger pupils in two County Carlow schools recently EHQHÂżWWHG IURP OHVVRQV LQ URDG safety, thanks to the Road Safety Authority with the support of Carlow County Council. Two members of the Road Safety Authority’s ‘Street Smart Service’, CiarĂĄn Masterson and Alexandra Teixeira, visited both Gaelscoil UĂ­ Thuairisc in Carlow town and Fr Cullen Memorial NS in Tinryland, to work with

all pupils from Junior Infants up to Second Class, about being safe when walking, cycling, and travelling in vehicles on roads where they live and when away from home too. The interactive sessions saw the ‘Street Smart’ team use a streetscape map with URDGV WUDŕľśF OLJKWV SHGHVWULDQ crossings, and other features. The trainers invited students to carry out typical, everyday

cycling and pedestrian tasks. Students dressed up and adopted various roles such as a nurse, GRFWRU¿UHRྜFHURUDPEXODQFH driver. The Road Safety Authority representatives were also on hand to coordinate the activities with the help of teachers at the schools. It was an action packed, IXQ¿OOHGGD\WKDWLPSURYHGWKH student’s knowledge of the rules of the road.

The successful Carlow Brewery Company, one of Ireland’s leading independent producers of highly-regarded craft beers, has just announced further expansion in the form of the acquisition of the Craigie’s Cider brand. The Carlow company, which trades as O’Hara’s Brewery, says that Craigie’s Cider will complement its own existing cider label, ‘Falling Apple’. The deal, for an undisclosed sum, was announced by Seamus O’Hara (the chief executive of Carlow Brewery Company), in conjuction with Simon Tyrell and Angus Craigie, who together founded Craigie’s Cider at Ballyhook Farm in County Wicklow in 2011. The sale includes the purchase of all of the Craigie’s Cider

production equipment, which will enable the Carlow Brewery Company to bring all production in-house to its microbrewery premises at Bagenalstown. ‘We launched Falling Apple Cider in 2015, and the goal was to take the cider production inhouse, the deal with Craigies has facilitated this objective. It will allow us to expand and innovate our Falling Apple range, and also continue to produce the Craigies cider range to the high standard their many fans expect,’ said Seamus O’Hara. ‘We see the ciders as complementary, and we look forward to introducing some really interesting and exciting new ciders from both Falling Apple and Craigies to Irish cider lovers and beyond this year,’ he added.

Rathoe Childcare Rathoe Community Childcare Outdoor Learning Pre-school and After School are now taking enrolments for Pre-school places for September 2017. 7KH IDFLOLW\ RŕľľHUV D FKRLFH of outdoor or indoor learning for children, and has both

environments especially designed to maximise the children’s early years experience and help the After School children unwind after National School. For more information or enrolment forms drop into the centre or call 059 91 48879.

Carlow Plough Results Results of this year’s County Carlow Ploughing Championships, held at The Fighting Cocks on land provided by the Reddy family, were: Senior Ploughing- 1, Eamon Treacy; 2, Pat Brandon; 3, Martin Kehoe; 4, John Treacy. Second Senior – 1, Pådraig Brandon; 2, DJ McHugh; 3, Billy Donnelly; 4, Alan Davis. U-28 Conventional – 1, Lorcan Bergin; 2, Benny Greene; 3, Frank Cullen; 4, Tomås Cullen. U-21 Conventional – 1, John Murphy; 2, James Shine. Farmerette – 1, Laura Grant. Three Furrow Conventional – 1, John Somers. Reversible Senior – 1, John Whelan; 2, Jim Ryan; 3, Brian Ireland. U-28 Reversible – 1, Stephen Whelan; 2, Eric Wickham; 3, -DVRQ&DXO¿HOG Standard Reversible – 1, Frances Harney. Vintage Single Furrow – 1, David Livingstone; 2, Phil Jackman; 3, Tommy Cullen. Mounted Vintage – 1, Nick Cullen; 2, Paddy Doyle; 3, Eamonn White. Trailer Vintage – 1, Bertie Murray; 2, Jim Cullen 3, Tommy Pierce. ,URQ+RUVH¹5LFKDUG'X྾\ Benny Usher.

Calling future engineers Transition Year students are currently being invited to apply for this year’s ‘Engineering Your Future’ (EYF) programme at IT Carlow, which is a handson programme of giving them a practical and in-depth look at the prospect of choosing engineering as a Third Level course and a future career. The event will run this year from May 9 to May 12 in third level institutes across Ireland, including IT Carlow,. Participants can expect to attend a number of talks and presentations, visit local industries, meet engineers in varied disciplines and at GLŕľľHUHQW VWDJHV LQ WKHLU FDUHHUV and get hands-on experience with group activities. Full details and an application form are available online at www.steps.ie and applications will remain open until March 10. Some 76% of those who attended it four years ago are now studying engineering or another STEM subject in college, while 80% of those who attended last year say they are now more likely to choose one.


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ÉIRE ÓG Éire Óg lotto winning no’s Monday, February 6 are 2, 4, 7 and 8. No Jackpot Winner. 4 x Match 3 received €40 each Ray Hennessy c/o Hugh Kelly, Mary Murphy c/o Tony Noctor, Kathleen O’Keeffe c/o Tony Noctor, Dave Gipson c/o Don Walker. Next week’s Match 3 win or share €15. Tickets may be purchased from the Club and Riverside Stores in Hanover. Next week’s jackpot €9,800. Draw takes place every Monday night in Teach Asca at 9pm. Bingo every Thursday night at 8.30pm.

CARLOW LIBRARY Carlow Library will be using a new national computer system that will link with all public libraries in the country. The new system will lead to better services for library users. In order to switch to the new system, all libraries will close at 5pm on Wednesday, February 22. Normal opening hours will apply on Thursday, February 23 with the exception of Carlow which will have no late opening. There will be no internet or printing service available on Thursday, February 23. All libraries will be closed from February 24-27 inclusive with normal

hours resuming at 12 noon on Tuesday, February 28. With the new system, library users will have access to a much wider range of books and other items. They will be able to borrow up to 12 books and other items for three weeks at a time in any public library in the country with their local library card. Users will also be able to return items to any public library. Library users do not need to get a new card in order to access the service, but, to help get the most out of the system, users are asked to bring their library card with them. If you can’t locate your library card, drop in to your local library to receive a free replacement card.

CREDIT UNION QUIZ 22 teams battled it out during the local round of the Credit Union Schools Quiz which was held in Holy Family Boys NS on Friday, January 30. There were two groups U.11’s Group A and U. 13’s Group B. Group A had 10 rounds and Group B had 12 rounds of general knowledge, sport and music questions, some easy enough and some even the adults were glad they weren’t trying to answer on the night. Diarmuid O’Donovan was

the Quizmaster and he is no stranger to these quizzes, having been Quizmaster for years. Michael Lyons, President of Carlow Credit Union was MC and Tom O’Neill Director was Adjudicator. There were some tie breaker rounds with the eventual winners being: Group A – Bishop Foley NS and Group B - Killeshin NS. Both of these quiz teams now go forward to the Chapter round in Kilkenny (Stage 2) and if successful they will represent Carlow Credit Union at the National Finals in the RDS Dublin in April. Great credit is due to the teachers who prepared the teams, doing knock out competitions in the schools to award team places to the strongest students. Students from St. Mary’s CBS helped the Credit Union Directors and staff on the night and were a credit to their school. FASHION SHOW The Carlow Society of St. Vincent de Paul fashion show will take place on Thursday, February 23 at 8pm in the Seven Oaks Hotel Carlow. Tickets at €10 each are now available in the Vincent’s shop Tullow Street Carlow or on the door on the night. The

compere for the show will be Faith Amond so everyone can look forward to a great night out. Your support would be much appreciated. HACKETSTOWN COMMUNITY GAMES Best of luck to all the children taking part in the cross country on February 18 in Ballon and also best of luck to the u11 and u14 Tag Rugby teams taking part on February 19 in Ardattin. Anyone interested in the talent competition, swimming, model-making and handwriting please contact Eileen Lyons on 0851442357 for more information. Best of luck to the u13 girls and u13 boys indoor soccer teams who will take part on February 26 in Ballon. IRISH CLASSES FOR ADULTS There are a few places available on the spring series of Irish language courses for adults. Classes are on Tuesday from 7-9pm in Carlow County Council offices, Athy Road and will run for ten weeks. For full details and to register please contact Glór Cheatharlach immediately on 087 2857048, 085 1340047 or emma@ glorcheatharlach.ie. FREE LIBRARY EVENTS There is Storytime

the Under 6’s on Saturday mornings at 11 am. Come along to Carlow Library Valentines Night to hear some beautiful poetry “The Luck of Love” Written by John MacKenna’s Writing Group at 8pm. Smart Phone training recommences at Carlow Library on February 15 at 10am. Computer Classes for beginners (Seniors) starting soon which will be one morning a week for 8 to 10 weeks. Contact 059 9129701 if you are interested as places are limited. Jean Robertsons illustration workshop for children are having their exhibition at Carlow Library on week beginning February 20. To facilitate the Libraries new shared computer system, branches will be closed for training as follows: February 22 – all our libraries will close at 5pm February 23 – Carlow branch will have no late. No public computer facilities in any branch February 24-27 – all our libraries will be closed February 28 – normal opening hours resume from 12 noon.

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CLAIRVOYANT RETURNS Suzanne and Veronica return to Carlow and Kilkenny after many requests from clients, Suzanna has been coming over from UK for many years as is renown to be one of Ireland top leading clairvoyant. It has been two year since we were here in Carlow as are work takes us to Cyprus ,Spain, Geneva, Channel Ireland’s. We have worked in Australia and find the Australia people are very much like the Irish and like advise on their future. With the ups and down in life and politics people or seeking help and advice in many ways ,we see a lot of old clients whom we have known for over twenty years or more In some case we have their grandchildren coming to see us now that is really nice, and they will tell us different things we predicted to their parents and grandparents, So we welcome all old and new. Suzanne Buxton buxts@aol. com: Come along and see me: Talbot Hotel Carlow 15th & 16th February 1pm – 7pm Rivercourt Hotel Kilkenny 19th – 22nd February 1pm – 7pm


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DRUMMER BOYS

Charlie Timmons and Oliver Walsh preforming a drum set as part of a showcase of young Carlowvian musical talent, hosted by the Seven Oaks Hotel and organised by Micheal Hennessy.


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AROUND THE DISTRICTS Clonmore PARISH LOTTO There was no winner of the parish lotto this week, numbers drawn were 13-24-22 bonus no 6. €40 winners were Kitty Kelly c/o bingo. Mary Dolan Ballyconnell N.S. Ann Byrne c/o bingo. Jim Dunne Liscolman. Mylo Gahan Knockatomcoyle. Next week the lotto will be €1,700. (plus bonus no €2,700). Draw takes place at bingo in Ballyconnell hall every Sunday night at 8pm. HOME CARE This February Home Instead Senior Care is running a Free Dementia workshop in the Seven Oaks Hotel, Carlow on Wednesday, February 22 from 7pm to 9pm. This Free educational workshop helps Family Carers and those concerned about Dementia how to provide individualised relationship based care. To book your place or register for future dates call Jillian 0567800508 or www.homeinstead.ie All are welcome. HEALTH AND WELL-BEING WITH PRANIC HEALING In Ballyconnell hall on Friday’s nights at 8pm. Classes are €8 per night and given by Ann Kearney. For more information contact Mary on 087 9850244. Also, Art and Crafts on Monday nights at 7.30pm. ENTRUSTED WITH THE WORD Are you a reader in the parish or would you like to become one? A three-night course for existing and new readers in the Cairdeas Centre, Tullow on Tuesday, February 28 and

Tuesday, March 7 and 14 at 8pm to 9.30pm. Presenter Julia Kavanagh (Faith Development Services). Booking essential through local parish. This course will offer participants an opportunity to explore the importance of God’s Word in our lives and in the celebration of the liturgy. Practical tips and guidance on how to carry out this ministry to the best of your ability. Each participant will receive a copy of Entrusted with the Word (the Diocesan Guide for Readers) and a Certificate of Participation. COOLKENNO GAA LOTTO There was no winner of the Coolkenno lotto this week numbers drawn were 5-13-16-23. €25 lucky dip winners were Jackie Doran Crecrin. Paul Doran Tullow, Richard Quinn Tullow. Sadie Byrne Aghowle. Next week the jackpot will be €8,900. HACKETSTOWN SES CLG. CE VACANCIES Hacketstown SES Ltd. has a vacancy on our Community Employment Scheme for a Care Assistant, St. John’s Caring Centre, Hacketstown, Co. Carlow To apply for this position: If you sign on in Baltinglass contact: David O’Hora, Employment Services Office, Moorefield Road, Newbridge Co. Kildare. Tel. 045-491500 If you sign on in Tullow contact: Brian Foley / Olwyn Grogan, Employment Services Office, Hanover House, Hanover, Carlow. Tel: 059-9152470 Or log on to www.jobsireland. ie Closing date for applications is Monday March 6. Applicants must be eligible for Community Employment and meet DSP criteria.

CLONMORE GAA LOTTO The numbers drawn in the Clonmore GFC lotto on Monday, February 6 were 9, 13, 29, 30. There was no winner of the jackpot of €17,400 and two match 3 winners each received €100: Margaret Forde, Coolmanagh c/o O’Reilly’s Londis; Karen and Ed, Kilmacart c/o Post office. The jackpot is now worth €17,600. CLONMORE JUVENILE GFC AND ST BRIGID’S LGFA CLUB REGISTRATION NIGHT Friday March 3 at 7pm-9pm in St John’s Hall, Hacketstown. Club gear will be available to purchase on the night. WALK OR RUN As part of our Health and WellBeing policy, Clonmore GFC has started a Walking / Running Club on our Walking Track in Woodside every Monday and Wednesday night 7.45 - 8.15pm. All men, women and children are very welcome, regardless of fitness levels. For more info, see Facebook. WHIST DRIVE Then next whist drive will be held in Ballyconnell hall on Saturday, February 18 at 9pm. Knock Shrine Pilgrimage to New York. A special pilgrim age to New York from Knock will take place From May 8-14. Flying directly from Ireland West Airport to JFK with Aer Lingus private charter, the pilgrimage offers the chance to be a part of a memorable and historic trip. The full itinerary includes a special Requiem Mass on Saturday 13 at old St. Patrick’s Cathedral for the reinterment of the remains of John Curry, the youngest of the Knock witnesses which will be celebrated

by His Eminence Cardinal Dolan. If you would like to find out more or make an enquiry, please contact the tour operators Joe Walsh Tours on 01 241 0800 or emailbrowyn. clintonatjoewalshtours.ie HACKETSTOWN COMMUNITY GAMES Best of luck to all the children taking part in the cross country on Saturday, February 18 in Ballon and also best of luck to the u11 and u14 Tag Rugby teams taking part on Sunday, February 19 in Ardattin. Anyone interested in the Talent competition, Swimming, Model-making and handwriting please contact Eileen Lyons on 0851442357 for more information. Best of luck to the u13 girls and u13 boys indoor soccer teams who will take part on Sunday, February 26 in Ballon. Congratulations to Coláiste Eoin, Hacketstown, on their magnificent 3-10 to 1-12 extra time win over Coláiste Lorcáin, Castledermot, in the South Leinster ‘D’ Senior Football Final in Fenagh TC recently. Well done to coach, Darragh Kelly, and to all the players, especially the fifteen Clonmore players on the panel: Frank Whelan, Rory McKiernan, Sean Tomkins, Josh Bowes, Daniel Quigley, Jordan Tallon, Jake Hickey, Cormac Malee, Billy Lawlor, James Whelan, Eoin Byrne, Luke Mullen, Cormac Connolly, Luke Connolly and Rory Maguire. They now play Oaklands CC, Edenderry, in the Leinster Semi-Final in Athy at 12 noon on Wednesday, February 22. Best of luck in the semi-final lads. The numbers drawn in the Clonmore GFC lotto on Monday 6th February were 9, 13, 29, 30. There was no winner of the Jackpot of €17,400 and two match 3 winners each received €100: Margaret Forde, Coolmanagh c/o O’Reilly’s Londis; Karen & Ed, Kilmacart c/o Post office. The Jackpot is now worth €17,600.

Graiguecullen/ Killeshin EUCHARISTIC MINISTERS Would you like to join this very special ministry in our church? We are organising a training course for new Eucharistic Ministers. If you are interested in joining this course with no obligations to join the rota please contact the parish office 9141833. ST VALENTINE’S DAY February 14: we invite all couples to a special Mass in St Clare’s Church at 7pm on that day. Any couple who is celebrating a special milestone anniversary this year and would like it celebrated at the Mass are asked to contact the parish office. DAFFODIL DAY The first Carlow Daffodil Day Committee Meeting will be taking place Wednesday, February 15 in Graiguecullen Parish Centre at 7pm. All welcome. For more information, contact Emma Hayden 0872979228. GRAIGUECULLEN VALENTINES DAY BINGO Tuesday, February 14 at 8.30pm. Free Pink Sheet with every book purchased. Giving away €50 for 1 line, €50 for 2 lines and €200 full house. Great prizes - Bring a friend

HSE scheme for Waiting Lists under the European Union CrossBorder directive for people on long waiting lists for medical/ surgical treatment. Links to official information are on our Face-Book Page. Contact us on 0862567020 or email actiongraiguecullen@ gmail.com SWIMMING Anyone interested in representing the Graiguecullen area in swimming -from under 8 - under 16 please contact Joe Maher on 0877959692 or on facebook Graiguecullen Games. com before Saturday, February 18. Competition date Saturday, February 25 in Graiguecullen 5.30pm THE BIG TREE PLAYERS are presenting the play “Sive” in Aid of the Eist Cancer Support Centre on February 17 and 18. Tickets on sale at Eist Cancer Support Centre and the Lord Bagenal Hotel. SLAPDASH THEATRE presents Alice in Wonderland from April 7-9 in Visual Carlow. Tickets from Visual Carlow 9172400. THE EIST CANCER SUPPORT CENTRE The Waterfront, Mill Lane Carlow provides practical help and emotional support to anyone effected by cancer, their families and carers, from the time of diagnosis, through treatment and afterwards. At Eist we respect and support you on your individual personal journey. We ensure a confidential, professional and caring service in a peaceful environment. The Eist Cancer Support Centre opens at 10am to 4pm Monday to Thursday and 10am to 1pm of Fridays. Please do not hesitate to call Valerie with any queries you might have or to make an appointment. Telephone Number 059 9139684. Or you can have a look at some of our services on our website at www. eistcarlowcancersupport.ie IRISH WHEEL The Annual General Meeting of the County Carlow Branch of the Irish Wheelchair Association will take place on Sunday, February 19 at 3pm in Teach Failte, Kilkenny Road. ST. ABBANS ATHLETIC CLUB Monavea, Crettyard, Tuesdays and Fridays, 7.30pm-9pm 086 0865420 LEGION OF MARY CARLOW AND GRAIGUECULLEN Seek to recruit new members. Their works include visiting the old and lonely and hospital visits. If you are over 18 years and are interested you are welcome to St Fiacc’s House on Mondays @ 7pm. KEYS FOUND Set of keys found in Duggan Ave contact Parish centre 9141833. RAMBLING ROVER Walking group on Wed evenings from Carlow Youth Centre at 8pm. Cost €1, proceeds towards St. Clare’s Food Kitchen. Thank you to all who participated in the winter walk. €300 was raised towards Scoil Mhuire Presentation Band. Come along and bring a friend. Please wear Hi - vis jacket.

CORK TO CARLOW CYCLE The 39th annual Cork to Carlow cycle in aid of the Co Carlow Branch of the Irish Wheelchair Association will take place on the weekend of June 10-11. Further details later.

CARLOW/GRAIGUECULLEN POOL Monday children swimming lesson. Every Monday 6pm. Several qualified instructors. Minimum age 3 and a half. Contact Ali 0878231276.Swimming Instructor Training. A very rewarding career. Starting Saturday, February 22.

ACTION GRAIGUECULLEN would like to publicise the

FASHION SHOW The Society of St. Vincent de

Paul Carlow fashion show will take place on Thursday, February 23 at 8pm in the Seven Oaks Hotel Carlow. Tickets at €10 each are now available in the Vincent’s shop Tullow Street Carlow. A great night in store for all so your support would be much appreciated. KNITTING AND CROCHET EVENINGS in Sacred Heart Hall every Wednesday night 7pm-9pm with Tea/Coffee break at 8pm. Wool will be supplied just bring 4 or 5mm knitting needles or 5mm crochet hook. All hats and mitts will go to the homeless. Everyone is asked to contribute €2 towards the heating and electricity and any extra will go towards buying wool. All skill levels from beginners welcome. Contact Edwina 0857310553. GRAIGUECULLEN/KILLESHIN ACTIVE RETIREMENT Safety alarm system available for over 65’s. Contact Geraldine 086/0551025, Annette 087/9905205 or Catriona 085/1792236 for details. LOURDES PILGRIMAGE 2017 We will be travelling to Lourdes next year as part of the Diocesan Pilgrimage from July 16-21 and our parish will be staying in the Astoria Vatican Hotel. This is the first Kildare and Leighlin Diocesan Pilgrimage to Lourdes and will be a new and exciting experience for all. Bookings for our Parish should be made with Ursula Hayden, The Thatch 085 1794664 or at the Parish Centre. We will need a non-refundable deposit of €50 per person to secure your place and we will be able to take part payments towards the total cost which is €719, throughout the year. Booking forms are available at the Parish Centre and from Ursula Hayden at The Thatch. FRIENDS OF CUAN MHUIRE If you or someone you know is suffering with an addiction (alcohol, narcotics, gambling): Are you in recovery from addicton? Are you concerned you are struggling because of someone else’s addiction? We are here to support and listen to you with compassion. Meet and talk with people who understand your issues. Weekly Meeting: every Tuesday 7.309.30pm in Sacred Heart Hall, Cuffe Street, Graiguecullen (opposite Church). Phone Kieran 085 7554876, Liam 087 8298808 or Rosaleen 0598631493. KILLESHIN WHIST in aid of Killeshin FC every Wednesday night at 8.30pm. Refreshments served. Beginners at 7.30pm in the Den beside Killeshin Hall.

Rathvilly RATHVILLY AND CASTLEDERMOT GARDEN AND FLOWER CLUB Rathvilly and Castledermot Garden and Flower Club will meet in Teach Diarmada, Castledermot on Thursday, February 23 at 7.30 pm. Our speaker this month is renowned horticulturist, garden designer and writer Fionnuala Fallon. Her infectious enthusiasm will brighten up our dull February days. Fionnuala’s Talk and Slide Show is entitled “The Education of a Gardener”. Admission will be €5.00 with raffle for €5. The usual tea and chat will follow the meeting. All welcome. HACKETSTOWN SES CLG. CE VACANCIES Hacketstown SES Ltd. has a vacancy on our Community Employment Scheme for a Care Assistant, St. John’s Caring Centre, Hacketstown, Co. Carlow. To apply


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for this position: if you sign on in Baltinglass contact David O’Hora, Employment Services Office, Moorefield Road, Newbridge Co. Kildare (Tel. 045-491500); if you sign on in Tullow contact Brian Foley / Olwyn Grogan, Employment Services Office, Hanover House, Hanover, Carlow (Tel: 0599152470); or log on to www. jobsireland.ie. The closing date for applications is Monday, March 6. Applicants must be eligible for Community Employment and meet DSP criteria. ST. PATRICK’S NATIONAL SCHOOL, RATHVILLY The draw results for Week 2 are as follows: €100 – Laurence Farrell; €50 – Peter Gahan; €20 – Aaron O’Sullivan; €20 – Stephen Corcoran; and Promoter’s Prize €20 – Peter Doyle. RATHVILLY COMMUNITY ALERT We are in the process of upgrading many of the care units throughout the parish. Some users of care units will receive a call from TASK – the Monitoring Station – to arrange a suitable day and time to call with a new replacement unit. Be sure that you are happy with the person calling, who will have ID and a vehicle with the TASK logo on it. Call Phil on 91 61313 if you are unsure. We would urge people out walking during the day and late evening to wear Hi-Viz jackets so that they can be clearly seen by drivers. On many dull days it is difficult to see a person in dark clothing so it is in your own interest to be as visible as possible. This also applies to cyclists, who should have lights on their bikes. As lambing has commenced on many farms around the area, it is vitally important to keep your dogs under strict control. Last year was a very bad year in this area for sheep kills. It was featured in many newspapers and on Ear to the Ground because we were one of the worst areas for dogs killing sheep and lambs. It is an offence under the law to allow dogs to roam free, and farmers are fully within their rights to shoot any dog seem worrying their flock. Dogs should be locked up at night and if you are away from home during the day. TULLOW ACTIVE RETIREMENT ASSOCIATION TARA AGM will be held on Wednesday, February 22 in The Tara Arms - registration at 1.30pm and the meeting will commence at 2pm. A note to all: membership is now due and new members very welcome - contact Molly Mulhall on 087 952 3596 or post your application in The Family Resource Centre. Our next outing will be to Lawless Hotel in Aughrim on Wednesday, March 29 for an assured great nights entertainment which includes coach transfer, dinner and dancing. The cost will be €40 per person with a deposit of €20. For more information please contact 087 2221434. QUIZ IN AID OF SOPHIA COUNSELLING CENTRE A quiz evening in aid of Sophia Counselling Centre, Kiltegan is been held in Horan’s of Baltinglass on February 17. The evening also will involve an auction for a signed Ireland rugby jersey, plus a raffle with many lovely prizes to be won. For more details contact Mary on 0879374549. The centre provides a low cost counselling service for the community and beyond and needs the support of the local community many thanks in advance. RATHMORE NATIONAL SCHOOL Rathmore National School are delighted to invite you to an exciting evening of fantastic food and entertainment. This will be a

wonderful opportunity to enjoy a lovely evening with bundles of amazing prizes. Whether you are a past pupil, a member of the community or you just want a great night out with friends, we would be thrilled to see you at the Talbot Hotel on February 25 at 7pm. For more information and tickets please call 083 4747730. Rathmore NS Parents Association would like to thank Fr McEvoy for granting the parents permission to hold a collection at the church last weekend. Thanks to everyone who helped and supported. RATHDANGAN NOTES There will be a Valentine’s teenage disco ball on February 24. Formal dress or Valentine themed outfit. Fully supervised. 8pm to 11pm. All proceeds made from this disco will go to Sophia Counselling Centre Highpark. Limited amount of tickets will go on sale shortly €10. This year Rathdangan drama group will present “A wake in the west”. A hillarious comedy tickets will be on sale shortly for the following dates: March 24-26 and March 31 and April 1-2. If you have any enquiries about any of the above or you would like to make an enquiry about booking the hall for an event/class please ring Tess 087 6173879 or Angela 087 6440751. The Village Pantry is back open in full swing after the Christmas Break looking forward to seeing you all in 2017 opening hours 9.301pm daily. Serving toasted sandwiches, homemade cakes, Lavazza coffee etc. Supe valu daily delivery to The village pantry - ring here for enquiries of how to avail of this service Tess 087 6173879 Angela 087 6440751 RATHVILLY G.A.A. Congratulation to Stephen McCarthy of Slaney Bank who won the Lotto jackpot of €12,000. The winning numbers were 6, 17, 24 and 30. The Promoters Prize of €20 went to Collette and Helen. The next draw will take place on Tuesday, February 14 in Molloy’s for a jackpot of €1,300. Membership for the Walking Track of €20 is now due, payable to Collette Kelly. For health and hygiene reasons, strictly no dogs allowed. SLANEY ROVERS A.F.C. The Lotto jackpot of €20,000 was not won. The winning numbers were 20, 21, 25 and 30. As there were no Match 3 Winners the €150 was shared between 5 Lucky Dip winners: Ruth Hanbridge, Kiltegan; Tom Whittle, Stratford; Karen O’Brien, Fr Cullen Terrace; Breda Joyce, Fr Cullen Terrace; and Sharon Byrne, Bramble Court, Tullow. The Promoter’s Prize was won by Gabriel Deering. The next draw will take place Monday, February 13 for a jackpot on €20,000. Best of luck from committee and players alike to Eoin Curran, who has recently signed for the Wexford Youths U19s for the upcoming national U19 league. Eoin`s first appearance in Slaney colours was as a seven year old in the U9 Blitz and he scored his first goal in his second outing in a 1-1 draw with Nurney Villa on November 12, 2005. With the present senior team, he has made 36 appearances, scored 13 goals and signed off with a hattrick against Vale Wanderers first string, in what now was his second last appearance with the club.

FREE DEMENTIA WORKSHOP Home Instead Senior Care is running a free Dementia Workshop in the Seven Oaks Hotel, Carlow, on February 22 from 7pm to 9pm. This free educational workshop helps family carers and those concerned about dementia, on how to provide individualised relationship based care that - helps maintain a safe and calm environment for the person with dementia; encourages engagement; helps minimise symptoms; honours who the person was in earlier life and supports the entire family. To book your place, or register for future dates, call Jillian on 056 7800508. All are welcome. ACTIVE RETIREMENT Ballinkillen Active Retirement Association will hold their meeting on Thursday, February 16 at 2.30pm in the Community Centre. A guest speaker from Citizens’ Information will attend. Membership fees are now due. BEREAVED Sincere sympathy to the families of the following people who died recently: Patrick “Patsy” Hughes, Ballybromhill, Fenagh, Co. Carlow, who died suddenly at his home on February 7. Following Requiem Mass in St. Patrick’s Church, Newtown he was buried in the adjoining cemetery: Annie Hynes, Fair Green, Bagenalstown who died on February 7 in St. Luke’s Hospital, Kilkenny. Following her Funeral Mass she was buried in the Cemetery of the Assumption. May they rest in peace. The death has taken place of James (Jimmy) Fenlon, Knockdrumagh, Myshall on February 9. Beloved husband of Julie. Deeply regretted by his brother, Eamon, sister Mary, sisters in law, brother in law, cousins, relatives and friends. Following his Requiem Mass in the Church of the Holy Cross, Myshall, private cremation took place. May he rest in peace. FREE EVENTS IN CARLOW LIBRARY Storytime for the Under 6s on Saturday mornings at 11am. Come along to Carlow Library Valentines Night to hear some beautiful poetry The Luck of Love, written by John MacKenna’s Writing Group at 8pm. Smart Phone training recommences at Carlow Library on February 15 at 10am. Computer Classes for beginners (Seniors) starting soon one morning a week for 8 to 10 weeks. Contact 059 9129701 if you are interested as places are limited. Jean Robertson’s Illustration Workshop for children is having an exhibition at Carlow Library on week beginning, February 20. To facilitate the

libraries new shared computer system, branches will be closed for training as follows: February 22. All libraries will close at 5pm, February 23. Carlow branch will have no late opening. No public computer facilities in any branch. February 24-27- all libraries will be closed. February 28 - normal opening hours resume from 12 noon

February 23 at 8pm in the Seven Oaks Hotel, Carlow. Tickets at €10 each are now available in the Vincent’s shop Tullow Street Carlow or at the door on the night. The compere for the show will be Faith Amond, so everyone can look forward to a great night out. Your support would be much appreciated.

PILGRIMAGE TO LOURDES The Kildare and Leighlin Diocesan Pilgrimage to Lourdes will take place from July 16 to 21. Five nights. Cost €719 per person. Led by Bishop of Kildare and Leighlin, Rev. Denis Nulty. The Bagenalstown Parish group will stay in the 4 star Hotel Padoue. Twenty places have been reserved. Deposit €200.

ST. ANDREW’S GAA CLUB There was no winner of the recent club lotto draw. The numbers out of the hat were 8, 10, 27 and 28. The jackpot still stands at €10,000 and tickets are on sale from the usual outlets for €2 each. The club’s annual Awards Night will take place on March 10 at 8pm in the Woodford Dolman Hotel, Carlow and tickets are €25 each. Everybody is welcome to attend, officers, committee, club members (past and present), players, ex-players, supporters and anyone that would like to come along for a great night out. Food, music and the presentation of awards are all on the agenda for the night’s celebration. The club is still selling tickets for the GAA draw and these can be picked up from any member of the club for €10 each. Your support would be greatly appreciated as they look to improve facilities in the park by adding a gym and a kitchen over the next couple of years as phase one of a plan which hopefully will also lead to a hall being built for training purposes in the future.

FASHION SHOW The Carlow Society of St. Vincent de Paul Fashion Show will take place on Thursday,

CONFIRMATION 2017 Confirmation will take place on Saturday, March 11 at 11am in St. Andrew’s Parish Church,

PILGRIMAGE The Parish Pilgrimage to Medjugorje will take place from May 31 to June 7. Spiritual Director Fr. Declan Foley. Cost €719 per person. TABLE QUIZ There will be a table quiz in the Step House Hotel, Borris, on February 24 at 8.30pm. The proceeds will be donated to Killedmond Parish. SOCIAL EVENING Bagenalstown Senior Citizens committee will host an evening in Doyle’s Railway Bar on February 16 at 7.30pm. The committee looks forward to seeing everyone there.

Bagenalstown. GOOD NEWS FOR BORRIS The Step House Hotel, Borris, which went into receivership in 2015, has now been bought back from the receiver by James and Cait Coady and will once again be a family hotel. Talented and popular chef, Alan Foley, has returned to the kitchen. Good wishes to all. ANNUAL NOVENA The Novena to Our Lady of Perpetual Help will begin on February 28 in St. Andrew’s Parrish Church and continue each Tuesday for seven weeks, starting at 7pm. including Mass and Benediction. The Rosary will be recited at 7.10pm. The first guest speaker will be Maria Kane, Lenten Campaign on the work of Trocaire and on March 7 Fr. Tom Jordan, O.P will speak. Fr.Tom is a Dominican priest and a native of Bagenalstown. He has worked all over Ireland, is a former Provincial of the Dominicans in Ireland and is currently editor of Spirituality magazine, a Dominican magazine. MUINE BHEAG VOCATIONAL SCHOOL NEWS Monday, March 6: Table Quiz in Doyle’s Railway Bar at 8pm. €20 per table. Titanic Expo presented by local schools in Vocational School Sports Hall from 10.30am to 1pm. A talk by Nicola Pierce, author of Spirit of the Titanic at 12 noon. Does anyone in Bagenalstown have any relatives who had any connection with the Titanic? If you have a story to tell you can contact Maire Lee at 086 1923267 or email to leemaire@ gmail.com

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Corned beef and coarse grain mustard hash DIRECTIONS 500g Corned beef (roughly chopped) 500g baked potatoes (skin removed and chopped) 3 onions (chopped) 2 egg yolks 1 tblsp. Dijon mustard 1 tblsp coarse grain

mustard Worcestor sauce to taste. Plain Flour (to coat) Freshly chopped parsley (optional) Fry the onions in a little oil and butter, and cool. Mix all the ingredients

together except for the flour, season then shape into patties. Chill then dust in flour. Fry off in a little oil and butter, slowly until crisp and golden brown. Serve with some spinach, poached eggs and mustard hollandaise.

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TO ADVERTISE TEL: 059 914 1877 PLANNING NOTICES. Carlow County Council I Adrian Thackaberry intend applying to the above authority for Permission to Construct a New Cow Storage Cubicle House and storage tank, New Above Ground Slurry Store, Concrete Aprons and all associated works to my existing Farmyard area located at Rathglass – Tullow – Co Carlow. The planning application may be inspected, or purchased at a fee not exceeding the reasonable cost of making a copy, at the ofďŹ ces of the Planning Authority, Civic OďŹƒces, Athy Road, Carlow, during its public opening hours. A submission or observation in relation to the application may be in writing to the planning authority on payment of the prescribed fee, â‚Ź20, within the period of 5 weeks beginning on the date of receipt by the authority of the application, and such submissions or observations will be considered by the planning authority in making a decision on the application. The planning authority may grant permission subject to or without conditions, or may refuse to grant permission. Signed: Adrian Thackaberry Carlow County Council Retention permission is sought from Carlow County Council for the retention of two No. ďŹ rst oor apartments to the rear of my property “Roostersâ€? at Market square, Bagenalstown, Co. Carlow. Signed: Victor Treacy. The planning application may be inspected, or purchased at a fee not exceeding the reasonable cost of making a copy, at the ofďŹ ces of the Planning Authority, Civic OďŹƒces, Athy Road, Carlow, during its public opening hours. A submission or observation in relation to the application may be made in writing to the planning authority on payment of the prescribed fee, â‚Ź20, within the period of 5 weeks beginning on the date of receipt by the authority of

the application, and such submissions or observations will be considered by the planning authority in making a decision on the application. The planning authority may grant permission subject to or without conditions, or may refuse to grant permission. Carlow County Council Retention permission is sought for an existing domestic garage as constructed, childrens playhouse as constructed storage shed adjoining existing boiler as constructed, all located to the rear of an existing dwelling house. Retention permission is also sought for a structure containing dog kennels to the side of the existing dwelling and associated works at Rathrush, Ballon, Co. Carlow Signed Michael Moloney The planning application may be inspected and/or purchased at a fee not exceeding the reasonable cost of making a copy, at the ofďŹ ces of the Planning Authority, Carlow County Council, County Buildings, Athy Road, Carlow Town, during its public opening hours. A submission or observation in relation to the application may be made to the authority in writing on payment of the prescribed fee (â‚Ź20) within the period of 5 weeks beginning on the date of receipt by the authority of the application. Carlow County Council Planning Permission sought for the combination of two adjoining commercial premises on ground with alteration to the two existing residences above, comprising of the Irish Bar and ancillary works consisting of; t /FX BDDFTT EPPSXBZ GSPN Church Street to provide accesses to both upper residences though existing modiďŹ ed shopfront. t 1BSUJBM EFNPMJUJPO PG SFBS CBS with residential element above to allow a construction of double height space for use as a Bar area to rear of existing front bar, new glazed screen shopfront and bar

access and delivery access from Bishops Street. Rear at roof extension in existing rear yard. t 3FNPWBM PG FYJTUJOH MFBO UP sheds to rear of both buildings and the replacement with toilets and accommodation stairs to overhead residence. t.PEJmDBUJPOPGUIFFYJTUJOHSFBS elevation openings to 3 storey front building to provide access to roof terraces for residences, and two new roof lights to rear of existing roof. t$POTUSVDUJPOPGBNPOPQJUDIFE keg store, cold store and sta toilet area to rear yard and rebuilding of existing boundary walls to gardens/yards adjoining. New pedestrian ďŹ re escape exit to rear Morrissey’s Pharmacy car park. ModiďŹ cation on boundary wall to increase the height to the car-park t$POTUSVDUJPOPGFYUFSOBMDPWFSFE walkway and rear screen wall to additional toilets accessed externally. For Jangold ltd for the Irish bar and adjoining Old Pizzeria , Church Street, & Bishops Street, Tullow, co. Carlow The planning application may be inspected or purchased at a fee not exceeding the reasonable cost of making a copy at the oďŹƒces of Carlow County Council, County Buildings, Athy Road Carlow during its public opening hours and a submission or observation in relation to the application may be made to the authority in writing on payment of the prescribed fee, â‚Ź20, within the period of 5 weeks beginning on the date of receipt by the authority of the application, and such submissions or observations will be considered by the planning authority in making a decision on the application. The planning authority may grant permission subject to or without conditions, or may refuse to grant permission. Carlow County Council We JDH Farms Ltd are applying to Carlow County Council for Full Planning Permission for The demolition of an existing piggery building and the erection of two replacement piggery buildings in its place. The erection of a third piggery building. The erection of 2 New Feed silos and the relocation of two existing feed silos along with all assocciated site works. All works and assocciated site works take place within the curtilage of an existing Pig breeding facility at Leaney, Ardattin, Co. Carlow. A submission or observation in relation to the application may be made in writing to the planning authority on payment of the prescribed fee, â‚Ź20, within the period of 5 weeks beginning on the date of receipt by the authority of the application, and such submissions or observations will be considered by the planning authority in making a decision on the application. The planning authority may grant permission subject to or without conditions, or may refuse to grant permission. Signed on behalf of the applicants by: Millennium Design, 33 SkeďŹƒngton St, Wexford, Phone 053 9122852 Email anthonytcm@ eircom.net. Carlow County Council We, Mary Redmond and Paul Traynor are applying for permission for the erection of a dwelling house and domestic garage/store with treatment system & percolation area and all associated site works at Kilmissan, Ballymurphy, Borris,Co Carlow. The planning application may be inspected or purchased at a fee not exceeding the reasonable cost of making a copy at the oďŹƒces of the planning authority, Athy Road, Carlow during its public opening hours. A submission or observation in relation to the planning

application may be made in writing to the planning authority on payment of the prescribed fee of â‚Ź20 within the period of 5 weeks beginning on the date of receipt by the authority of the application, and such submissions or observations will be considered by the planning authority in making a decision on the application. The planning authority may grant permission subject to or without conditions, or may refuse to grant permission. Signed: Byrne & McCabe Design, Architecture & Engineering Services. Tel: 059 9725684 Carlow County Council Planning permission is sought for the construction of 2no. proposed single storey dwellings adjacent to existing dwelling, domestic garage, proposed vehicular entrance to service same and all associated works at Shamrock Lodge, Mortarstown Upper, Carlow town Signed Paddy and Miriam Farrell The planning application may be inspected and/or purchased at a fee not exceeding the reasonable cost of making a copy, at the ofďŹ ces of the Planning Authority, Carlow County Council, County Buildings, Athy Road, Carlow Town, during its public opening hours. A submission or observation in relation to the application may be made to the authority in writing on payment of the prescribed fee (â‚Ź20) within the period of 5 weeks beginning on the date of receipt by the authority of the application. Carlow County Council Daniel Delaney, Patrick Delaney, Laura Delaney and Liam Delaney intend applying for retention permission (Ref. No. 11/6407) of an existing 36 metre high telecommunications support structure with wind turbine giving an overall height of 41.55 metres, carrying antennae, link dishes, telecommunications equipment containers and cabinets at Delmec Engineering Unit, 10a Barrowside Business Park, Sleaty Street, Graiguecullen, Co. Carlow. This development forms part of Three Ireland, Irish Broadband and Vodafone Ireland Ltd’s existing GSM, 3G & 4G Broadband telecommunications network. The planning application may be inspected, or purchased at a fee not exceeding the reasonable cost of making a copy, at the oďŹƒces of the Planning Authority, Civic OfďŹ ces, Athy Road, Carlow, during its public opening hours. A submission or observation in relation to the application may be made in writing to the planning authority on payment of the prescribed fee, â‚Ź20, within the period of 5 weeks beginning on the date of receipt by the authority of the application, and such submissions or observations will be considered by the planning authority in making a decision on the application. The planning authority may grant permission subject to or without conditions, or may refuse to grant permission. Carlow County Council SigniďŹ cant Further Information/ Revised Plans have been furnished to the planning authority in respect of this proposed development, We Walls Engineering wish to apply to Carlow County Council for Permission for the demolition of an existing Spray Painting shed, permission for the construction of an a new shed incorporating a workshop and spray painting area and also permission for the construction and installation of a 250 kV substation and all associated site services at Chaplestown Co. Carlow. And are available for inspection or purchase at the oďŹƒces of the Planning Authority, Athy Road, Carlow during its public hours. A submis-

sion or observation in relation to the further information or revised plans may be made in writing to the planning authority within the statutory time limit. A submission or observation must be accompanied by the prescribed fee, except in the case of a person or body who has already made a submission or observation. Signed James Kealy Planning & Design Services 059 9139484 085 100-2-200 DEATH NOTICE Margaret Nolan (nee Moran) of 44 New Oak Estate, Carlow, passed away peacefully on February 12th , 2017, surrounded by her loving family at St Luke’s Hospital, Kilkenny. Beloved wife of Stephen, much loved mother of Stephen, Ken, Ray, Brendan, Anthony, Denis, Paula and Fiach and cherished sister of Kathleen(Shaw). She will be sadly missed by her loving husband, sons, daughter, grandchildren, daughters-in-law Sinead, Fiona, Lorraine and Caroline, sister Kathleen, brother-inlaw, sisters-in-law, nephews, nieces, relatives, and friends. R.I.P. Reposing at Carpenter Bros. Funeral Home, Barrack St., Carlow from 2 p.m on Tuesday with Prayers at 8pm. Removal on Wednesday at 9.45am to The Cathedral of the Assumption, Carlow arriving for Funeral Mass at 10am. Burial afterwards in Sleaty New Cemetery, Carlow. Family flowers only please. Donations , if desired, to Cancer Research. MIRACLE PRAYER Dear heart of Jesus in the past I have asked many favours. This time I ask you this special one (mention favour). Take it dear heart of Jesus and place it within your heart where your father sees it. Then in his merciful eyes it will become your own favour not mine. Amen. Say this prayer three times for three days and your favour will be granted. Never been known to fail. Must promise publication of prayer. L.B. Dear heart of Jesus in the past I have asked many favours. This time I ask you this special one (mention favour). Take it dear heart of Jesus and place it within your heart where your father sees it. Then in his merciful eyes it will become your own favour not mine. Amen. Say this prayer three times for three days and your favour will be granted. Never been known to fail. Must promise publication of prayer. M&B McH.

THE MIRACLE PRAYER Dear heart of Jesus in the past I have asked many favours. This time I ask you this special one (mention favour). Take it dear heart of Jesus and place it within your heart where your father sees it. Then in his merciful eyes it will become your own favour not mine. Amen. Say this prayer three times for three days and your favour will be granted. Never been known to fail. Must promise publication of prayer. G.M.


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