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‘Creepy clowns’ scare in carlow Stories of ‘Creepy Clowns’ have abounded in Carlow over the past seven days, as a pre-Hallowe’en craze that began in the USA appears to be growing out of control. The craze generally sees people dress up as creepy clowns and then wander the streets to scare unsuspecting passers-by, but some such incidents are said to have a more sinister element too. Two Carlow women have spoken publicly about ‘Creepy Clown’ experiences in the past week. One said she was driving through the Willow Park area, with a child in her car, when two people dressed in clown costumes jumped out in front of her vehicle. She added that they were carrying implements that appeared to be baseball bats. Another woman claimed her daughter was

assaulted by three men wearing clown masks as she walked between Burrin Manor and Riverview Close at about 8 p.m. on the same day. She said her daughter was struck across the back of the legs with an iron bar or similar item. She ran away, and luckily, she wasn’t followed. While she was not seriously injured, she was afraid afterwards to go out after dark. The mother also told how her daughter had decided not to report the incident to Gardaí, because she had so little information to actually give them other than the time and place of the incident. Gardaí say however that all such incidents can be reported the same as any other, and they will fully investigate any instances of ‘Creepy Clowns’ causing fear or nuisance.

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Prizes presented to art contest winners Hundreds of entries were received in the recent Féile an Fhómhair art competition, where pupils in local primary schools were invited to submit art pieces of their choice on the general theme of ‘An Fómhar/ Autumn’. Entries were varied and of an extremely high standard with pictures, paintings and collages of various colours and hues making it difficult for the adjudicators to choose the winners in the various categories. First, second and third prizes were awarded in each section from 2nd to 6th class. A very enjoyable prizegiving ceremony was organised by Glór Cheatharlach and held in the Cathedral Parish. All of the prizewinners were presented with a certificate and a selection of art materials. Ruth Ní Bhraonáin, a 4th class pupil at Gaelscoil Cheatharlach, was declared overall winner of the competition for her carefully crafted picture of a tree in its glorious autumn foliage. Ruth was presented with the Féile an Fhómhair Cup. The full list of winners was:

Some of the winners from the Féile an Fhómhair art competition. Rang 2: 1 - Ryan Ó Cearra Ó Scolaí (Gaelscoil Cheatharlach), 2 - Eoghan Ó Caomhánaigh (Scoil Fiacc), 3 - Tara Webb (Scoil Bhinn an Choire) Rang 3: 1 - Sara Ní Chianáin (Scoil Bhinn an Choire), 2 - Chloe Ní Thiarnaigh (Scoil Fiacc), 3 - Alannah Ní Chunascaigh (Gaelscoil Cheatharlach)

Rang 4: 1 - Ruth Ní Bhraonáin (Gaelscoil Cheatharlach), 2 Lily Nic Craith (Gaelscoil Átha Í), 3 - Sophie Roycroft (Scoil Fiacc) Rang 5: 1 - Kasia Paulus(Scoil Mhuire gan Smál), 2 - Will Baird (Scoil Phádraig Naofa, An Tulach), 3 - Lailia Begum (Scoil Mhuire gan Smál).

Rang 6: 1- Alexandra Jolondcavschi (Scoil Mhuire gan Smál), 2 - Arte Bomereos (Tigh an Raoireann), 3 - Ella Ní Bhraonáin (Scoil Ard Lios) agus Kayleigh Ní Laoghaire (Scoil Laisrian Naofa) Overall Winner: Ruth Ní Bhraonáin (Gaelscoil Cheatharlach)

Motorists take note of ‘Slow Down Day’ Carlow County Council will join with the Gardaí, the Road Safety Authority, and othesr in calling on all drivers to slow down on ‘National Slow Down Day’, which runs from 7 a.m. next Friday (October 21) to 7 a.m. the following day. ‘Whether driving for business or pleasure, always drive within the speed limit and at a speed appropriate to the prevailing conditions,’ said John McDarby, Part-time Road Safety Officer with Carlow County Council. Sadly there has been a marked increase in road deaths in 2016 in Ireland. Excessive speed is a major contributory factor in crashes and is a factor in one third of all fatal collisions. ‘The higher the speed, the greater the likelihood is of a collision happening and he

more severe the outcome of that collision,’ said Assistant Garda Commissioner, John O’Mahoney. ‘Reducing your speed is essential to improving your safety’. Gardaí will mount a major exercise on national primary and secondary roads. All the technology at their disposal will all be deployed. The operation is being supported by Local Authorities, and the Road Safety Authority. The objective is to reduce the number of speed related crashes, save lives and reduce injuries on Irish roads. Motorists are reminded that a speeding offence brings a penalty of three penalty points and an on-the-spot fine of €80 if paid within 28 days, or €120 if paid in the subsequent 28 days.

Prize-winning pudding Seery’s Bakery at Tinryland was among the winners at the recent Blas na hÉireann (Taste of Ireland) Irish Food Awards ceremony held in Dingle, Co. Kerry. Seery’s won a bronze medal for its Christmas Pudding, which is sold as part of Aldi’s ‘Specially

Selected’ range. It was one of 15 Aldi products to enjoy success at this year’s awards. Seery’s is renowned for its ‘real home baking’ taste, and produces popular treats like fruit cakes, tea bracks, and Madeira cakes all year round, as well as its Christmas pudding.


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Host of talent announced for gaelscoil show The full line-up for this week’s special gala concert to celebrate 35 years of Gaelscoil Cheatharlach has been confirmed and announced. The concert will take place on Friday night (October 21) in the Woodford Dolmen Hotel, starting at 8 p.m..It will feature talent from past pupils, teachers and the school community showcasing the very best in music, song, dance and drama. Topping the bill on the night will be the ever popular singer, musician and composer Eric Butler. Another distinguished performer on the night will be the very talented singer, harpist and composer Pádraigín Caesar. Others lined up for the show include Kathleen Nic Dhiarmada, the Butler Family, Janice de Bróithe, Tadgh Ó Grifín, An tAthair Conn Ó Maoldomhnaigh, Abbie Ní Cheallaigh, Paul Harland, Karen Ní Néill, Ciarán Ó Nualláin and an ensemble from the Carlow

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Nicole Kelly and Reilly Corr attending the Family Fun day at the Rainbow Hub Cafe. Pic by: Sunderland Media.

Eric Butler will top the bill at the concert. College of Music of Gaelscoil past pupils. Meanwhile, a traditional group specially put together for the occasion will feature teachers and some former pupils of the school while champion dancers Nicola, Leanne and Claudia will step it out on stage.

Proceeds from the event will be shared with Carlow’s Hospice CÚRAM, which has just commenced construction. Tickets cost €10 and are available from the Gaelscoil on 059 9131634 and the Woodford Dolmen Hotel on 059 9142002 as well as on the door. .

Chairperson Claire Healy with Jenette O’Brian

Mario Rosenstock coming to Carlow

The crew from Pimento with their award.

Tapas Bar wins ‘Best Casual Dining in Leinster’ honours

A popular Carlow dining spot won a top honour at the ‘Yes Chef Awards’ held recently in Dublin – less than a year after opening its doors for the first time. The Pimento Wine & Tapas Bar on Kennedy Avenue took the accolade for ‘Best Casual Dining in Leinster’, to the delight of its proprietor, Paddy.

Paddy puts this success down to the hard work of his innovative and enthusiastic team in Pimento and also to his loyal customers for their continued support. He was delighted to be nominated in such a prestigious awards ceremony and was honoured to accept the award on behalf of his entire team at

the gala ceremony held in the Citynorth Hotel. ‘Without them, none of it would have been possible,’ he said. Part of Pimento’s success is also down to its use of local producers and suppliers for ingredients such as meat, fruit and veg, cheese, and other dairy products.

Renowned funnyman Mario Rosenstock is bringing his hilarious Winter Tour show to Carlow on the first weekend of December, and a night full of riotous and topical comedy is guaranteed. Mario – who is perhaps most associated with ‘Gift Grub’ and the vast range of impersonations he performs – will be at the Woodford Dolmen Hotel on Friday December 2. Tickets from €35 are now on sale. They can be reserved directly from the hotel at (059) 9142002 or www., from Ticketmaster online at www., or from the Ticketmaster hotline at (0818) 719300. Mario has already enjoyed five storming sell-out nights at The

Gaiety in Dublin with his 2016 show, and his upcoming trip to Carlow is part of a nationwide tour to follow that success in the capital. The show focuses mainly on the events of 2016 so far, and there’s plenty of material – the Apple tax controversy, Brexit, Donald Trump, and the Olympics, to name just a few. And the show continues to evolve too, with so much still going on in the world. As Mario himself says: ‘The way things are going, it could be changed on a nightly basis!’ Rosenstock, from Waterford, has come a long way since appearing as Dr David Hanlon on ‘Glenroe’. His ‘Gift Grub’ work has seen him enjoy a Christmas number 1 single and several bestselling albums.

Is our train station best? Carlow railway station is a previous winner of the annual award for best station in Leinster and now people have the chance to vote for it again if they wish. Voting forms can be obtained at the station or any railway station, and you can also vote

online at Everybody who votes will be entered into a draw for five weekends away to the towns of the five main winners in the awards (Best in Leinster, Munster, Connaught, Ulster, and overall Best in Ireland).

A lucky Carlow person picked up a cool six-figure sum from National Lottery HQ in Dublin last after matching five numbers plus the bonus number in the Lotto draw of Saturday October 8, with a ticket bought in Michael Hosey’s XL shop on the Staplestown Road. The winner, who wishes to remain anonymous, travelled to Dublin last Wednesday to pick up the €111,049 prize. Speaking afterwards, they said that they still have not come to terms with the incredible win. ‘It is all so much to take in. It is a surreal feeling to be in the National Lottery picking up a cheque for what is a life changing amount of money for our family,’ the person said. ‘It only feels real when you finally get the cheque into your hand. I am going to take some time out and think about the win. My family and I are going to plan a wonderful Christmas and after that, we will make some decisions to put some money away for the future,’ added the delighted winner. Meanwhile, there was other Lotto luck for the south-east last week too, as a €500,000 winner in the Euromillions draw was sold in Co. Wexford.

‘Mama Mia’ in Tullow

Students of Tullow Community School are this week entering final rehearsals ahead of their production of ‘Mama Mia’, the hugely-popular musical based around the music of Swedish supergroup Abba. The students will present the show in Tullow Town Hall from Wednesday to Friday next week (October 26 to 28), with curtains up at 8 p.m. each night. Ticket prices are €12 for adults and €8 for students on both the Wednesday and Thursday nights, and €15 for adults and €10 for students on the Friday night. Tickets can be bought at school reception or ordered by phone at (059) 9151473. The lead parts are being played by Catherine Ronan and Myles Reilly, while the producer and director of the show is the school principal, Paul Thornton. The full cast is drawn from the entire school population, from First Year all the way through to Sixth Year. ‘Mama Mia’ tells the story of a young girl’s quest to discover her father’s identity, just days ahead of her own wedding. A hugely popular film version starred Meryl Streep and Pierce Brosnan.

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Students Invited to Compete for €2,500 in prizes Carlow County Council has launched a major drive to spur entrepreneurial primary and secondary level students to develop innovative business proposals, as part of the Student Concept Competition 2016. This is a great opportunity for ambitious and enterprising students to develop their entrepreneurial skills, while also giving them a chance to win prizes which includes a prize fund of over €2,500. The Student Concept competition is co-sponsored by AIB, Carlow Regional Youth Services, Fairgreen Shopping Centre, IT Carlow, Thermo Air Ireland and VISUAL Centre for Contemporary Art. A key priority of the competition is to get students thinking about starting their own business as a career option in the future. The sponsors bring their expertise which can help the finalists in the competition to commercialise their concepts

€1,500 is raised at fun night

Some of the lucky winners Girls Night Out’ in aid of the Irish Heart Foundation

At the launch of the contest were (from left) Lisa Hutton (Carlow Regional Youth Services), Ann Marie Freyne (AIB Carlow), Niall Browne (CEO, Thermo Air), John Mulcahy (Local Enterprise Office), John Brophy (Fairgreen Shopping Centre), Josephine Mullally (AIB Carlow), Brian Ogilvie (IT Carlow), and Ciara Dowling (Carlow Regional Youth Services). if they wish to do so. The overall event is aimed at supporting young entrepreneurs and to get them thinking about real-life business ideas.

For more information on the competition and how to enter, visit the website www. or call 059 9123783

Sarah Ashmore Kehoe,Sinead Doyle and Catherine Nolan hair and beauty demonstrators on the night

Diabetes Testing Day a big success

John Shortall, Acting County Librarian, Councillor John Murphy, Cathaoirleach Carlow County Council; John Kelly, Webmaster and Bertie Watchorn, President of Carlow Historical and Archaeological Society at the website launch

Historical & Archaeological Society launches website

The main focus of the Carlow Historical and Archaeological Society is obviously always on the past, but now they’ve an eye on the digital age, as the Society has just launched a new website. The site, carlowhistorical. com, had its official launch at a function in Carlow Museum, with Acting County Librarian, John Shortall, doing the honours. The huge range of content on the new website includes digital editions of the Carloviana

journal since 1946. Searching previous editions from 1946 to 2010 is also made easier with an online index of every article ever published between those years. The site also allows online purchase of Carloviana 2016, the latest edition of the annual journal. The website also includes audio recording of lectures and audio visual recordings of recent lectures as well as a shop and contacts page. Overall, it is a

treasure trove of information and archive material to do with the Society, going back seven decades. Meanwhile, Society events continue with a lecture on Wednesday this week (October 19) on The Battle of the Somme. It will be presented by Paul Maguire of Carlow Military Museum, and it will take place in Leighlinbridge Parish Centre, beginning at 8 p.m. Admission is free and all are welcome.

The free diabetes tests and risk assessments offered at Kevin Kelly’s Pharmacy on Kennedy Avenue in Carlow proved a great success, with people arriving throughout the day to avail of the offer. The offer at Kelly’s formed part of the ‘Diabetes Roadshow’ initiative by Diabetes Ireland, in partnership with healthcare company MSD. . The day was open to all adults, particularly those with diabetes or with a family member who has the condition. Now in its third year, this hugely successful free education and screening programme has to date helped over 1,900 people around the country to either take steps to prevent Type 2 Diabetes or to get additional advice to prevent diabetes complications.

With the quick and simple screening process, visitors to Kevin Kelly’s Pharmacy availed of a free test and risk assessment as part of the awareness day. Supported by a specialised nurse from Diabetes Ireland they also received information and advice on how best to prevent, manage and treat type 2 diabetes. More than 850,000 Irish adults over 40 are at increased risk of developing, or already have, Type 2 Diabetes and this figure is set to rise dramatically. Type 2 Diabetes, which usually develops slowly in adulthood, is progressive and can sometimes be treated with diet and exercise, but more often requires management with medication and/or insulin injections.

‘Bizfest’ Networking A free event called ‘Bizfest’ aimed at helping Irish companies to develop their networks and expand their business in 2017 is being hosted in Kilkenny on Thursday October 20 next as part of the South East Action Plan for Jobs.

The event will be hosted by Dragons Den presenter Richard Curran. Bizfest was attended by over 340 businesses in 2015. For further information on the event, see www.localenterprise. ie/carlow or e-mail enterprise@

Lots of fashionistas and bargain hunters flocked to the Woodford Dolmen Hotel for their big ‘Girls Night Out’ in aid of the Irish Heart Foundation, which raised just under €1,500. The evening kicked off with a champagne reception and included some very informative hair and make-up demos, giving the ladies in attendance lots of expert hints and tips. Meanwhile, event organiser and self-confessed ‘shoeaholic’ Aisling Maher had been collecting pre-loved shoes and handbags for weeks in advance of the night and these were all on sale at knockdown prices of between €5 and €10, so for all in attendance, there were lots of bargains bagged that night. The evening was rounded off with a fashion show of the latest trends for Autumn/Winter 2016 from Penney’s Carlow and Erre Esse on Kennedy Avenue, and a raffle with great prizes from Lloyds Pharmacy on Tullow Street, Nuxe, and Shiseido. Demonstrations on the night were from Catherine Nolan in Stockholm Hair & Beauty, and Sinead Doyle from B-Beautiful. MC was Sarah Ashmore Kehoe, author of the ‘Simply Beautiful by Sarah’ blog.

Annual Shoebox Appeal People from throughout County Carlow are once again asked to help bring some joy at Christmas to many less fortunate children across the world, by contributing to the annual Team Hope Christmas Shoebox Appeal. The idea is simplicity itself – just fill a shoebox with suitable items for a needy child, wrap it up, and drop it off at one of what will be more than 400 collection points nationwide. A full list of those collection points will soon be published online at Suggestions for what can be put in the shoeboxes include pens, pencils, books, toothbrushes, hairbrushes, a small item of clothing and a treat. The annual Appeal enjoys great support each year from many County Carlow schools in particular, and your local school, if taking part, may be willing to accept your shoebox donation too. People supporting the Appeal are asked to please also attach €4 to each box, to help with costs of distribution and delivery. The Appeal will close on November 11.

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Compiled by Margaret Cushen | tel 059 9721333 St. Andrew’s Carlow Intermediate Football Champions Congratulations St. Andrew’s GAA on winning the Carlow Intermediate Football Championship 2016. A great win for the town. Senior Hurling Champions Congratulations to St. Mullins GAA, Carlow Senior Hurling 2016 Champions. Another great win for the county. Ballinkillen Hurling Club Many thanks to Barrow Training and Consultancy, Bagenalstown, for their kind sponsorship of playing gear for Ballinkillen Junior Hurling Team who contested the County Final recently. The club greatly appreciates the support and encouragement from Barrow Training and Consultancy to the team and the club. Liz Doran of Barrow Training and Consultancy made the presentation to Patrick Minchin, Secretary of Ballinkillen Hurling Club and Junior Hurling Team Management Joe Nolan and Mick and Lar Kinsella. Club Development Draw-Local Draw

Winners of €50 each were James and Mary Doyle, Corries, Jamie and Sinead Phelan, Knockmanus, Sean Sheehan, Ballinkillen, Lar, Frank and Patrick, c/o BHC. Sincere thanks to all who supported this draw.

Free Events in Carlow Library Storytime for the Under 6s has now resumed on Saturday mornings at 11am. The library is delighted to host Crafts with Carmel which will have an autumnal theme and will vary each day as follows: Tuesday November 1, 11.30am to 12.30pm. Suitable for children 7 to 10 years. Wednesday November 2. 11.30am to 12.30pm. Suitable for children aged 7 to 10. Thursday, November 3, 3pm to 4pm. Suitable for children aged 4-6. Knit and Stitch Fair Bus going to Dublin on Thurs. Oct. 20 for Knit n Stitch Fair. Bus will leave leaving Ballinkillen at 9am and be back for 7pm. approx. For more information contact Mary on 086 1287733. This is a great day out for

anyone interested in crafts, sewing, knitting, crochet etc.

Halloween Dance Carlow Older Person’s Network is holding their Final Halloween Dance on Wednesday Oct. 26 in the Seven Oaks Hotel. The event will run from 2pm to 4.30pm and the tickets are €5 – which will be sold on a first come first served basis as there is only room for 200 safely. Music is by “The Ramblers”. There will be dancing, spot prizes, raffle in aid of Bethany House, afternoon tea and lots of fun! So why not go along and bring a friend or your whole group as this is the final Carlow Older Person’s Network dance. For more information and to purchase your tickets please contact Fiona Dunne on 059 9179376 as this is ticket only event. Ballinkillen Lorum Community Centre Activities Taekwondo for kids is held in the hall every Tuesday 7.30pm to 8.30pm and Friday from 7pm to 8pm Bingo every Monday night starts at 8pm. Jackpot €2,600 in 48 numbers.

Parent and Toddler Group meets every Tuesday from 9.30am to 11.30am. All newcomers welcome. Circuit Training every Thursday from 7pm to 8pm, for all fitness levels. Admission €5: Women’s Fitness Classes with Lyndsey from Fit4mums at the Community Centre Club will begin on Monday October 10 at 9.45am Wednesday and Saturdays at 10.a.m. €40 for 4 weeks unlimited, or €5 per class. Quiz Night on Friday, Oct. 21 at 8.30pm in Ballinkillen/Lorum Community Centre. €20 for table of four. Cash prize for winners and raffle on the night. Art Classes Bagenalstown Family Resource Centre is running art classes on Tues. mornings. For more information or to join the class please contact the Centre on 059 9722028. Top of Form Pink Ribbon Day in aid of Breast Cancer is on Friday October 28. Please note change of date. Helpers are needed. If you have a little time to spare for this very worthy day

please contact Marian for rota at 087 2401505. Table Quiz Garryhill ICA has organised a table quiz in the Hunter’s Rest, Fenagh, on Friday November 4 at 8.30pm. €20 per table. 19th Annual Cabaret in aid of Carlow/Kilkenny Home Care Team will take place in the Hunger’s Rest, Fenagh, on Saturday Oct. 29. Music by The Shannons. Kilmyshall Set Dancers and guest dancers will also participate. A night not to be missed, in aid of a very worthy cause. Spot prizes, door prize and raffle. Admission €5. Family Fun Quiz Night Muine Bheag Vocational School will hold a Family Fun Table Quiz in the Sports Hall on Thurs. Oct. 27 at 7.30pm. €20 per table. National Reuse Month As part of National Reuse Month in Carlow, you are invited to participate in Carlow’s Libraries’ Storybook Share initiative. For the month of October the library invites everyone to gather up those unused


Halloween dance Carlow Older Person’s Network is holding their Final Halloween Dance on Wednesday October 26 in the Seven Oaks Hotel. The event will run from 2pm to 4.30pm and the tickets are €5 – which are being sold on a first come first served basis as only have room for 200 safely. Music is by “The Ramblers”. There will be dancing, spot prizes, raffle in aid of Bethany House, afternoon tea and lots of fun! So why not come along and bring a friend or your whole group as this is our final ever dance. For more information and to purchase your tickets please contact Fiona Dunne on 059 9179376 as this is a ticket only event. Éire Óg Éire Óg lotto winning no’s Monday, October 10: 8, 17, 19, 23. No Jackpot Winner 4 x Match 3 received €40 each. Benny Kavanagh c/o Marie Kavanagh, Sandra Hennessy, Paddy c/o Séan Gannon, Joe Matthews, Highfield. Next week’s Match 3 win or share €150. Tickets may be purchased from the Club and Riverside Stores in Hanover. Next week’s jackpot €7,250. Draw takes place every Monday night in Teach Asca at 9pm. Bingo every Thursday night

St Vincent de Paul The Society of St.Vincent de Paul shop, 46 Tullow Street Carlow, is having a “good as new” gift and toy sale in their shop next month. Do you have any unopened gifts or toys at home? If you do why not donate them to the shop where they will be gratefully received.

Church Flower Donations If you would like to help with flower donations for St. Andrew’s Parish Church this year please contact Marie Kelly, Kitty Hickey, Ann Darcy, Geraldine Monaghan, Eileen Carton or Kathleen Byrne. Your generous donations last year were greatly appreciated. The Battle of the Somme Paul Maguire, Carlow Military Museum, will present a lecture on The Battle of the Somme in Leighlinbridge Parish Centre on Wednesday October 19 at 8pm. Admission free. All welcome.

Carlow Library Storytime for the Under 6’s has now resumed on Saturday mornings at 11am. We are delighted to host Crafts with Carmel which will have an autumnal theme and will vary each day as follows: Tuesday, November 1: 11.30 – 12.30. Suitable for children aged 7 – 10. Wednesday, November 2: 11.30 – 12.30. Suitable for children aged 7 – 10. Thursday, November 3: 11.30 – 12.30. Suitable for children aged 7 – 10. Thursday, November 3: 3.00 – 4.00. Suitable for children aged 4-6.

CE Scheme Are you interested in working with young people through varied activities, programmes and groups? Carlow Regional Youth Services are currently recruiting a Youth Support Worker on their CE Scheme. If you are interested in applying for this CE position or would like to check your eligibility please contact Lisa or Marie on 085 2101494.

Hacketstown AC Well done to all the children who took part in the AAI County Cross Country in Tinryland and Ballon and best of luck to those are got through to the Leinster’s. U10 1st Lucy Myers, Katie Myers 6th, Dylan Byrne 10th. U12 4th Ashling Kennedy.

Fundraiser in aid of the Carlow Branch of the M.S. Society in the Lord Bagenal Hotel, Leighlinbridge, on Wednesday October 26 from 10pm to 12.30am. Music by Unity. Adm. €10. Door prize.

Above commoration at Askea church 7pm Friday, October 14, to mark the passing of anyone who died from substance misuse. Being held by the Carlow Family Support Network “You are not alone”.

at 8.30pm.

Our House Presentation College will be performing the musical Our House on October 27, 28 and 29 at 8pm each night in the college.

children’s books that have been lying around your home or workplace and donate them to Carlow County Council in Bagenalstown library. Contact Janette O’Brien on 059 9136232 to arrange collection.

Rachel Redmond and Theresa Cullen from Netwatch attending Mensana festival on Tuesday last. Pic by; Sunderland Media. U9 2nd Katie Myers, 4th Aoibh Johnson, 7th Conor Forde. U11 1st Tara Lyons, 2nd Lucy Myers, 4th Leila Colfer, 5th Sophie Myers, 8th Kate Ryan and well done to Emily Heffernan who done so well and had injured her ankle. U11 boys 4th Cian Weekes, 12th Eoin Byrne and 14th Tadhg Johnson.

U13 11th Jack Weekes. Well done to them all for doing so well and finishing such a tough course. Askea senior citizens October Social night out on Wednesday, October 26 at 7pm-10pm. Bingo, music and tea. Annual Citizens Party is on Sunday, November 27 in Seven

Oaks Hotel at 1pm. This year members have to have names and money in by October 26 Social Night or leave in to Parish Office with name and contact number and €12 as we will only be ordering meals for people who have booked and paid. Contact Marion 059 91 43010 Memorial service

Barrow Valley Group of Painters The Barrow Valley Group of Painters in conjunction with Eist, Cancer Support Centre is holding their Annual Exhibition in the Milford Room, Seven Oaks Hotel on Friday, October 21 - Sunday, October 23. Official opening and wine reception in aid of Eist on Thursday, October 20 at 8pm. Tickets €10 at the door or from members of the group. Admission free from Friday - Sunday. All paintings are for sale.

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CHRISTMAS at MOUNT JULIET ESTATE Mount Juliet Estate at Christmas is a winter wonderland. Warm crackling fires and delicious cuisine will make your Christmas a special and memorable event. Mount Juliet Estate, Thomastown, Co. Kilkenny.

Call 056 777 3094 for details



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common is that they go above and beyond to ensure that their customers receive the very best product or service. The county would not be the same without these businesses so it important to remember to give back and shop local. Support Carlow businesses and ensure that the county continues to grow and thrive. Opticians Jennings Opticians 2 Dublin Street, Carlow, 059 9143808, Jennings Opticians are dedicated to providing professional eyecare and quality eyewear at competitive prices. They offer outstanding customer services, in a friendly environment. They are committed to adopting the latest technology for your eye examinations. They hope to look after your eye care and eye wear for you and your family, now and in the future. Jennings Opticians offer a wide range of services including driving licence assessment, full eye examination, children’s eye testing, retinal imaging, diabetic, glaucoma and retinal screening and more. You will find a range of stylish frames to choose from instore with something to suit every face and taste. Your eyesight is priceless and deserves the best possible care, that’s why you should go to Jennings Opticians.

plumber John Lawlor Plumbing Carlow, 086 3599119, Over the past 11 years, John Lawlor Plumbing have been providing a great service to the Carlow community. Since 2005, they have branched into every aspect of plumbing such as oil and gas boilers, geo thermal, underfloor heating, solar panels, stoves, full bathroom renovations and everyday plumbing maintenance. With the help of top quality materials and support from their main suppliers such as Heat Merchants, Dempseys Hardware and Tile ‘n’ Style. Thanks to their team of fully qualified and highly experienced staff they are able to cover a huge volume of work without ever compromising on quality. JohnLawlor Plumbing have worked alongside some of Carlow’s best tradesmen and building contractors such as Holohan Construction, Relyabuild and Kelland Homes. When you need top quality plumbing service, call John Lawlor Plumbing.

Stairlifts Able Plus Broombridge Business Centre, 288 Bannow, Cabra, Dublin 7, 01 8245763, If you are thinking of installing a stairlift then let Able Plus make the process easy and fuss free. The team have years of experience and only recommend the right lift for your individual needs. Choose from straight stairlifts and curved stairlifts, all guaranteed to be the best quality at the best price. Able Plus offer a caring aftercare service and they promise to be with you within 24 hours should there be a breakdown. They are fully insured, C2 registered and offer 24/7 support 365 days a year. Call them today.

Auto parts Autoparts Warehouse Barrowside Business Park, Sleaty Road, Graiguecullen, Carlow, 059 9188133, Autoparts Warehouse are a motor factors for retail and trade customers, serving professional mechanics and general motorists alike. They provide all that you need to keep your vehicle running at its best. You are welcome to drop in to get a quote on car parts and accessories. The team at Autoparts Warehouse have a wealth of experience behind them and they are happy to help you to decide what products you require. They only stock the highest quality products. They stock a wide range of car parts and accessories all of which are available at competitive prices. Drop in today and see what Autoparts Warehouse can do for you.

best of the best

carlow is full of fantastic businesses that help to make our towns great. This week, the Carlow People decided to profile some these wonderful businesses. Whether you are looking for a bakery or trainer or something in between, you can find what you need right here. The thing that each of these businesses has in


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Kitchen and Bedroom Newhaven Kitchens Kernanstown Industrial Estate, Hacketstown Road, Carlow, 059 9176873, Your kitchen is where you spend most of your time. You want to be completely at home in it. Don’t you deserve something special? Newhaven Kitchens blend their expertise, skills and high quality components with your requirements and desires to create a kitchen you will be guaranteed to treasure. They will be launching their new range of kitchens at an open day on October 22. They are also hosting a Self Build Event where you can attend a presentation informing you about everything you need to know when building ot renovating yout home. Call today to book your design appointment.

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beauty MC Beauty Unit 7, Lismard House, Tullow Street, 083 8386603 When Mary Wybrant and Cliona Lawlor opened MC Beauty, they wanted to take a modern approach to the average beauty salon. Renowned for their stylish Brow Bar, MC Beauty offers the highest standard across all treatments including eyelash extensions and make up for all occasions. These ladies have a wealth of experience behind them and have been perfecting their skills for years to ensure that each client gets the best experience from their visit. Check out their Facebook and Instagram or call the salon for more information and upcoming special offers. Take advantage of their October special - Brow shape and tint plus eyelash extensions for just â‚Ź70.

hearing specialists Leinster Hearing Services Staplestown Road, Carlow Town, 059 9137670, Leinster Hearing Services are Independent Hearing Aid Specialists based in Carlow Town close to Carlow Credit Union. We offer hearing assessments, quality award winning digital hearing aids and provide an excellent local accessible Aftercare Service. Donal Keane FdSc HAA BC-HIS our highly experienced Hearing Aid Audiologist will take you through a hearing test using non-invasive techniques. When completed he will talk you through the results and explain the options available to you. We can then offer you the opportunity of a hearing aid demonstration and trial. The initial appointment can take up to 90mins and it is recommended to bring a family member to the appointment with you. Open 5 days Monday to Friday Ph. 05991 37670 to book an appointment

florist My Dear florist 10 Hanover Court, Kennedy Avenue Carlow, 085 1602383,, My Dear Floral Boutique is the place where your imagination becomes a reality. Marita has been in the flower business for over 15 years and has gained an excellent reputation for the high quality flower arrangements in the Carlow area with a wide range of fabulous flowers for all occasions catering to your specific needs from weddings, birthdays, anniversaries, funerals, corporate events and many other major special occasions. We are open six days a week: Monday-Wednesday and Saturday 9am-6pm, Thursday and Friday 9am-7pm and closed Sunday. Find us on Facebook.

contractor Ryan Building Contractors Limited 44 Castlehill, Carlow Town, 059 9176452,, Ryan Building Contractors Limited pride ourselves on providing a wide range of professional services, being able to link these together to give a service which is a step above our competitors. We are fully insured and VAT registered. We are currently offering services such as new builds, construction, renovations and extensions in the south east. We pride ourselves on providing a wide range of professional services, being able to link these together to give a service which is a step above our competitors. Ryan Building Contractors will manage your job professionally, delivering your finished product on time and within budget.

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Bakery Crotty’s Bakery Unit 9, Super Valu Shopping Centre, Hacketstown Road, 059 9176837

Hairdressing Sandra’s Hair Studio Sandhill Shopping Centre, Hacketstown Road, Carlow, 059 9137622, Sandra’s Hair Studio are celebrating 30 wonderful years in Carlow this year. It is their expertise and dedication to making sure that every customer is 100% satisfied which has helped Sandra Hennessy and her team remain so successful. At Sandra’s Hair Studio they know that your hair is your best accessory and they want every day to be a great hair day. They are on the cutting edge of all the latest trends and technologies. Sandra’s Hair Studio were one of the first in Ireland to offer Olaplex - the holy grail for hair colour - as an in-salon service. If you have a special occasion coming up, make an appointment for an elegant upstyle. Let Sandra’s Hair Studio transform your tresses and leave you feeling beautiful.

solicitor Roche & McGuinn The Square, Tullow, 059 9151823, We pride ourselves on providing the Tullow community and greater Carlow area with reliable legal expertise for almost 40 years. We provide a diverse range of legal services from property and land transactions to family law, probate and personal injury claims: • Estates, Property and Land transactions • Agricultural leases • Farm Partnerships • Personal Injury and Road Traffic Accident claims • Commercial Law • Gift Tax and Capital Taxes advice • Debt Collection • Family Law, Separation and Divorce • Wills and Inheritance Planning • Employment Law • Probate and Administration • Litigation Contact Len Roche, Anthony Coomey or Denise Healy for an appointment.

dentist Carlow Dental Centre Unit 9, Graigue Village Centre, Graiguecullen, Carlow, 059 9173762, Carlow Dental Centre (CDC) was founded in June 2011, by two dentists and a healthcare manager. On one dental chair, open weekends only - working hard to get the name out there. In 2016 CDC is among the largest private dental practices in Ireland. On nine dental chairs, open seven days a week, with staff of 63 including 15 dentists, and has engaged with over 15,000 patients in the last five years. Providing comprehensive dental care (general, endodontic, orthodontic, periodontal, oral surgery) under one roof. Being at the forefront of innovation, we ensure safe and thorough diagnostics with our CBCT, using oral scanners for high accuracy procedures, and completing the digital workflow with our own onsite CAD/CAM dental laboratory.

Recruitment Elk Recruitment Flemington House, 1 Brown Street, Carlow, 059 9176301, Elk Recruitment winners of the Best Niche Recruitment Firm 2016-Global have offices in Co Carlow and London. Our core competency is the placement of permanent and contract junior/mid and senior level professionals within the Construction, Fenestration, Window and Door and Curtain Walling industry throughout Europe – Asia – North and South America. At present we are working in partnership with both privately owned and multinational clients. We are an honest, reputable and knowledgeable company who prides itself on quality and service and will endeavour at all times to exceed the needs of our clients whilst also ensuring our candidates career aspirations are met.

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Crotty’s Bakery were recently named the Best Café in Carlow by Restaurants Ireland and if you have ever paid them a visit you won’t be surprised. Crotty’s baked goods are an institution in the county. From their fresh breads to their scrumptious treats, each delicious baked good is made with loving care. The café is welcoming with friendly staff and it is an ideal place to grab a quick bite or to while away the afternoon with a coffee and a cake. As the days start to get colder, why not warm up with some homemade soup with some freshly baked bread? They make cakes to order to help make your special occasion a little bit sweeter. Just drop in or give them a call today.


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CARLOW PEOPLE | October 18, 2016

International credit union day

For over 50 years, credit unions in Ireland have been trusted to meet the financial, economic and social needs of their local communities. They are central to the everyday lives of millions of members. Credit unions remain popular and continue to succeed because we have stayed true to our values and ethos. While the future will bring opportunities for growth and innovation, we will be at the heart of communities, serving members’ best interests. This Thursday, October 20, Irish credit unions will join 57,000 credit unions in other communities around the world to celebrate International Credit Union Day® highlighting the role that financial cooperatives play in improving the communities they serve and the lives of their members. This year’s theme, “The Authentic Difference” celebrates what makes credit unions truly unique. The theme honours credit unions’ mission to put people before profit. All credit unions share a common goal to offer access to affordable financial services to all their members and provide even the most financially

Volunteers Claire Healy, Sinead Tynan, Jen Dawson, Tommy Quinlin and Katherine Dunn. Pic by Sunderland Media.

disadvantaged the tools and the opportunities to be financially self-sufficient. This is the credit union difference that makes a real impact in our world. Credit unions are unique because they are not-for-profit,

democratically controlled, member-owned cooperatives. Credit unions pool their members’ assets to provide lowcost loans and other financial services in the best interest of the members, not to earn

shareholder profits. Credit unions play a vital role in the economic development and stability of the communities they serve, helping people improve their lives through access to affordable financial

services and making the world a better place to live. Across the island of Ireland, 3.5 million people enjoy the benefits of credit union membership. This International Credit Union Day, we hope everyone

will join us in celebrating the credit union difference, our proud cooperative heritage and the wonderful opportunities credit unions and cooperatives offer members every day.

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Parish Lotto There was no winners of the parish lotto this week, numbers drawn were 9-6-11 bonus 18. €40 winners were M.J Doyle Knockballystaine. Mary Foley c/o bingo. Tess Keogh Knockeen Lr. Elizabeth Walker Shilleagh. Antoinette Brennan c/o bingo. Next week the lotto will be €1,000 (plus bonus no €2,000). Draw takes place at bingo in Ballyconnell hall every Sunday night at 8.30pm. Snowball €1,000 this week. Coláiste Eoin Hacketstown Open Evening / Student Enrolments Wednesday, October 19, 7–9 pm. Enrolments for new students for the 2016/2017 school year commencing September 2016 will take place in Coláiste Eoin during the week commencing Monday, October 17. Parents, with their children are requested to attend during one of the following times: Monday 17 - Friday 21 October 2016 from 9am to 4pm. Open Evening, Information Meeting and Enrolment from 7pm to 9pm on Wednesday, October 19. Please bring the completed Application Form and the student’s birth Certificate. Ballyconnell ICA Mairéad Phelan was delighted to present the Ballyconnell Perpetual Trophy to Laura Murphy, Ardoyne for the 2016 best Junior Certificate, Home Economics Student, at the annual Tullow Community School Awards Evening” Craft Classes On Mondays in Ballyconnell

hall, sponsored by V.E.C A variety of crafts are available, tutored by Ann Edwards at 7.30pm.Yoga on Tuesdays in Ballyconnell from 8 to 9pm All are welcome.

the patient at their home and drop them back after appointments. For application form please ring Gail on 01 2310506 or email transport@

Community Centre AGM The AGM of Hacketstown Community Centre will take place on Monday, October 24 at 8 pm. All clubs and patrons that use the hall are invited to attend.

Talk it Over Have you contemplated Suicide or do you know someone who has? If you have been touched by Suicide in any way, you are not alone. Talk it Over (Carlow) provides a listening support service to individuals, groups and families. Our listeners are professionally trained in the area of Suicide Prevention. Suicide and General Breavement Support. If you wish to avail of our services. Please contact 086 3364961.

Installment Ceremony Fr. John O’ Brien for our new Parish Priest, Installment ceremony will take place on Saturday, October 22 at 7.30pm in St. Mary’s Church Ballyconnell. Bishop Nulty will be attending the ceremony. Everyone welcome to attend. Charity Shop Grand Opening of Des’s APA charity shop in Hacketstown is on Thursday, October 20 @ 12noon entertainment and refreshments on the day . Hope to see you there. Coolkenno Lotto There was no winner this week of the Coolkenno GAA lotto. Numbers drawn were 1-8-12-18. €25 lucky dip were winners were Mark Mc Gowan Muskeagh. James Cullen Killinure.Daragh Whelan c/o C. Rossitor. Zoey Doyle Ballykillduff. Next week the lotto will be €7,200. Care to Drive We are looking for volunteer drivers in Carlow area to drive local patients to and from chemotherapy treatments centres in St. Vincents and St. James Hospital Dublin and Waterford Regional, Hospital. The service is free to all patients and the driver’s expenses are paid by The Irish Cancer Society, a driver picks up

Clonmore GFC Update The numbers drawn in the Clonmore GFC Lotto on Monday, October 10 were 4, 11, 13, 27. There was no winner of the Jackpot of €13,600 and seven match 3 winners each received €30: J Doran c/o Post Office; Tammy & Taylor c/o PO; Bobby Murphy c/o PO; Pat O’Brien c/o Tom Doyle; Mary Byrne c/o O’Reilly’s Londis; Carol Murphy c/o Des Byrne; Conal, Darragh & Lee Cullen c/o Brendan Cullen. The club is delighted to report that work on the refurbishment of the clubhouse started last week and is expected to be finished and back in use in March. During the refurbishment, the clubhouse and the toilets will be out-of-bounds but the good news is that the Walking Track will not be effected and will remain open as usual walkers are just asked to make their way onto the track using the steps only please. The club would be grateful for your cooperation with the health and safety measures that have been put in place during this major building project and we

apologise for any inconvenience caused. Best wishes to our Under 15 team who are taking part in a floodlit cross-border tournament involving teams from Carlow, Wicklow, Laois, and Kildare over the coming weeks. The first game was away to Graiguecullen last Friday and the next are two games are at home to O’Dempseys on Wednesday, 19 October, and Stradbally on Wednesday, 26 October. Congratulations to our neighbours, Knockananna, on winning the Wicklow Junior Championship on Sunday week and especially to our physio, Paddy Byrne, for kicking the winning point in their 1-14 to 3-7 win over Enniskerry. Well done to all concerned. To keep up to date with all club news, visit

final against Stradbally recently but the club are extremely proud of what has been achieved this year and would like to thank everyone from the management team, the players, team physio, the ladies for making sandwiches and to all the supporters of the club.

West Wicklow Cancer Support Breast Cancer Awareness Month Welcome all members to our communities to an evening with Cathy Mc Carthy ( Cancer Survivor and Renowned Author of Not the Year you had Planned). On Thursday, October 27 @ 7.30pm Venue Coimin Centre, Blessington. Cathy is full of inspiration a godsend not just to those whin are starting out with a diagnosis butb those who have been through the whole thing. ( Irish Times ). For more information call 087 4346004.

SET DANCING Classes in Set Dancing are held in Behan’s of Tolerton every Thursday commencing at 8.30pm sharp.

Hacketstown AC Well done to all the children who took part in the AAI County Cross Country in Tinryland and Ballon and best of luck to those who got through to the Leinster’s. u10 1st Lucy Myers,Katie Myers 6th ,Dylan Byrne 10th. U12 4th Ashling Kennedy. U9 2nd Katie Myers, 4th Aoibh Johnson, 7th Conor Forde. U11 1st Tara Lyons, 2nd Lucy Myers, 4th Leila Colfer, 5th Sophie Myers, 8th Kate Ryan and well done to Emily Heffernan who done so well and had injured her ankle. U11 boys 4th Cian Weekes, 12th Eoin Byrne and 14th Tadhg Johnson. U13 11th Jack Weekes. Well done to them all for doing so well and finishing such a tough course.

Crettyard SIMON SLEEP OUT Midlands Simon Community invites people from across Laois to get involved or support in it’s Sleep Out for Simon in Laois GAA Headquarters, O’Moore Park, Portlaoise, on Friday October 21. The event will support services for the homeless. Contact Michael on 0861223421. Register on the night at 9 pm. There will be music from 11 to 12.30am. WHIST Winner of Top Score at Newtown Whist on Saturday was Paul Kavanagh. Ladies: 1. Gerry Kealy/ Kit Farrell. Gents 1. Christy Maher. 2. Nora Fisher. Halves: 1. Joe Graham. 2. Tom Kealy/Ena Wallace. Quarters: 1. Mary Wheatley. Raffle winners were Rosaleen Cole, Joe Graham, Fr. Murphy and Joe Graham. Whist continues as usual on Saturday next. CRETTYARD GFC Last weeks winners in the Crettyard Footballers Lotto were Jason Purcell, Kilgorey; Fionn and Tadhg Snell, Doonane; Mag O’Reilly, Miners Walk and James Dunne, Doonane Terrace. The winning numbers were 5, 9, 13, 30. There was no winner of the jackpot. Unfortunately Crettyard Seniors were beaten in their semi-

CYCLING FOR FITNESS Anyone interested in cycling is asked to be at Mayo Church on Tuesday and Wednesday evenings at 7.30pm. Everyone must wear hivis jackets. CRETTYARD UNITED Week 41 Golden Goal winner was Kyle Rice, Week 42 Golden Goal winner was Mason Rice. Recent results: Crettyard U12 2-0 Nurney; Crettyard U13 2-1 Parkville; Crettyard A 2-0 Arlington FC. Well done to all involved.

COMMUNITY EMPLOYMENT VACANCIES In Monavea, Crettyard. There are a number of General Maintenance positions available. If interested call 057 8632900 or 057 8632901 quoting reference 2017845 to check if you are eligible. For further details contact Ben Brennan 056 4442711 or 087 9613360. GRANT AVAILABLE A grant is now available for people who wish to replace lead water pipes in their house. Full information available from Pamela Tynan, Laois County Council, 057 8665661. ST. ABBAN’S CHRISTMAS PARTY It’s getting near that time of year, anyone interested in attending the St. Abban’s A.C./Fit4Life Christmas party please sign up in the clubhouse immediately. The event will take place Friday, 9th December in the Talbot Hotel, Carlow. Places are limited! Contact Colette, James, Sharon or Noeleen for further details. ST. ABBAN’S MEMBERS DRAW Tickets are in circulation for the members draw and can be purchased from any club member. Anyone interested in being a promoter and helping out are welcome to call to the track any evening. Your support welcome. ST. BRIGID’S HANDBALL CLUB PILTOWN DRAW WINNERS The Club Internal Draw for 10 prizes of €50 for those who purchased Piltown tickets from the club took place recently Results as follows; 1st Andrew Dowling Ardateggle Killeshin. 2nd Paddy and Patricia Lennon Clogrennane,Carlow 3rd Anthony Lowry Ballyhide,Carlow. 4th Patsy Dowling Monavea, Crettyard. 5th Mary Brennan, Shanrath, Wolfhill,Via Athy. 6th Jimmy Farrell, C/O Francis Nolan Monavea. 7th Margaret and John Kealy 6F The Swan. 8th Patrick and Ann Murphy, Monavea Crettyard. 9th Mary Whelan and Jim Kelly, 10th David Willoughby, Mayo, Crettyard. HANDBALL ALLEY RENOVATIONS Plastering of the outside of the alley has commenced recently, this is a big undertaking and the club would like to thank everybody for supporting their fundraisers. 60 x 30 HANDBALL CHAMPIONSHIPS Congratulations to Paddy Donovan in his All Ireland success in the Golden Masters grade (Over 50) recently when he defeated Martin Cooney Sligo 21-6, 21-7. ST. ABBAN’S ATHLETICS CLUB Fantastic Turnout in Abbeyleix The club had a total of 83 athletes in Abbeyleix for the Downey’s

Auto Laois even age groups and Intermediate cross country championships. On an excellent course the G.U.9 got the show on the road with Cara English taking bronze and leading the team to victory, with Ciara Milton, Freya Jones, Caoimhe Brennan (B/A), Emma Malone, Holly Hughes, Aoibhin Brennan, Kerry McGuire and April Lawlor. Calum Buggy collected silver when leading his B.U.9 to the team title getting good support from Kyle Hancock, Ben Reid, Cian O’Sullivan, Fionn Gallagher and James McGrath. Maya Brennan ran a brilliant race to take the G.U.11 crown from a game Ciara Malone in her first competitive run nailing down the silver medal. With great support we took both gold and silver medals in the team with Jessica Murray, Katie Delaney, Caoimhe Byrne, Katie McGrath, Annie Hancock, Eabha Kehoe, Aisling Cawley, Lauren Rowan, Holly Byrne and Ava Delaney putting on a great show. The B.U.11 almost repeated the story taking gold and bronze in the team after Evan English (silver) and Harry Gordan (bronze) in the individual contest. The support coming from Timmy Byrne, Cameron Delaney, Jack Milton, Fionn O’Sullivan, Sean O’Sullivan, Scott Delaney and Luke Kehoe. The G.U.13 repeated the fine showing taking gold and bronze in the team event. Seoighe English looked majestic on the hills taking the title while Amy Brennan showed a welcome return to form taking the bronze. The teams were completed by Meabh Gallagher, Audrey Byrne, Aoibhin McDonald, Hollie Brennan, Zoe Hancock and Emma Brennan doing the business. The B.U.13 were in excellent form alas we only had 7 turning out and so missed out on a second set of medals. In one of the tightest finishes of the day we had three green, white and gold singlets sprinting to the line with Jack Fenlon getting the verdict from Lee Murray and Eoin Cawley. Support came from Adam Buggy, Shane Buggy and Ryan Harrington. The G.U.15 had to settle for silver team medals with individual bronze medallist Rebecca Fenlon leading them home, with Aoife Gallagher, Ciara Harrington, Sarah Graham and Eadaoin Coady doing the job. T.J. Burke was our sole representative in the B.U.15 and ran a fine race to take silver. Caragh Maher took the G.U.17 title in fine style, again with no team support. Cian Kelly added the U.17 title to his array of county championships and led the team to victory with Jack Lacey, Tom Buggy, Gerard Kelly and Niall Egan providing the vital support. Maebh Maher was 4th and Laura Graham 5th in the G.U.19, while in the boys equivalent Declan Roberts was 3rd and Killian Mulhall 4th. The intermediate ladies had a major battle with Portlaoise for the team title. Despite Portlaoise having first and second we packed superbly and had a point victory when the placings were added up. Mary Ellen Doyle took the bronze medal and led the team to victory with Sinead Kelly, Josceline Ayres, Marie Murray, Mairead Moore, Sharon Buggy and Deirdre Brennan providing plenty of support. The intermediate men had to settle for team silver against a strong Portlaoise outfit. Colin Coyne led them home in 4th with Sean Geoghan 6th, James Nolan, James Tyrerell, Niall English, Liam Byrne and Francis Fleming (Junior & Senior) completing our fine showing on a beautiful day. We had 17 individual medals with 5 gold, 5 silver and 7 bronze, while it was 8 sets of gold in the team, 3 silver and 2 bronze. Many congratulations to everyone that turned out and hopefully enjoyed the occasion. Thanks to parents, coaches and athletes for your


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assistance. Leinster’s on Saturday With the Dublin City Marathon moved from the Bank Holiday Monday to Sunday the Leinster even ages have been brought to Saturday, October 29 commencing at 11.40 In Tyrrellpass in Westmeath. Get in touch with James re-entries. The club hosted county board meeting last Thursday where entries for the forthcoming Leinsters were discussed.

Graiguecullen/ Killeshin Liturgy Group Meeting This Thursday, October 20 at 8pm in the parish centre. The Financial Statement for 2015 is now available at the church doors. FINANCE COMMITTEE A.G.M. will be held on Wednesday, October 26 at 8pm in the Parish Centre. Any parishioner with queries regarding parish finances is invited to attend. We sincerely thank all who contribute to our parish funds. The work of the parish is greatly helped by your regular financial support New Readers Rota is currently being prepared. Please contact the parish office 9141833 if you wish to take your name off the rota. Any adult who would like to join this very special ministry please contact us. Priests Collection The quarterly collection for the support of the priests can still be handed into the parish office. Envelopes available in boxes or people can use special envelopes at the Church doors. Your continued support, financial or otherwise is greatly appreciated. St Clare’s & Holy Cross Altar Societies are always looking for volunteers to join their teams to clean the churches. Teams are on a rota of one month in every 4 and it takes approximately 1.5 hrs once a week. Contact parish centre 0599141833 if you can help. St Clare’s Hospitality-Food Bins Just a reminder about our food bins at the church doors and in the Parish Centre. We would really appreciate any donations of tinned peas, beans, cooking rice, coffee, custard powder etc. as our stocks are low. Sale in aid of Shan Cake and unwanted gifts Sale in aid of Shan Tynan will be held in Parish Centre, on Sunday, October 16 after 11.30am Mass. Items can be left into the Parish centre on Friday, October 15 from 1012am. Contact 0860551025 or 0872211089 for information. Eist Prostate Cancer Programme Starting on November 20 this is a 6 week programme for prostate cancer survivors the aims of the programme will be to promote physical wellbeing, develop new coping skills, information and shared experiences – Please contact the centre for more details on 059 9139684. EIST Cancer Support Centre provides emotional and practical support to people affected by cancer including those who care for them, from the time of diagnosis, through treatment and afterwards. The Eist Centre opens at 10am to 4pm Monday to Thursday and 10am to 1pm of Fridays. Or you can have a look at some of our

services on our website at www. – where you can also fill in a contact form if you have any queries.


Cystic Fibrosis Ireland & Co. Carlow Hospice ‘Rummage’ is back at Potato Market, Carlow (formerly Elaine Curtis). This chic ‘pop-up’ shop will open for 10 days only from October 19-29 selling new and barely worn designer, luxury high street and vintage ladies fashion and accessories at affordable prices. All ages from teens to much older are catered for. This time, all the proceeds will be shared equally between Cystic Fibrosis Ireland and Co Carlow Hospice. Check out www.rummagecarlow. com for more details.

Rathvilly and Castledermot Garden and Flower Club Rathvilly and Castledermot Garden and Flower Club will meet in Teach Diarmada, Castledermot, on Thursday, October 27 at 7.30 pm. This month we look forward to an interesting presentation from Colm O’Driscoll, Head of the Ornamental Gardens at Airfield, Dundrum. Colm will inspire us to grow more and better in the coming season. Come along and be inspired! Entry €5. Raffle €5. Tea, biscuits and chat to follow.

Art Exhibition The Barrow Valley Art Group in conjunction with Eist Cancer Support Centre, are holding their annual Art Exhibition in the Seven Oaks Hotel on Friday 21 to Sunday 23 October. Official opening and Wine Reception in aid of Eist on Thursday, October 20 @ 8pm. Tickets €10 available from members and at the door on the night. Adm free from Fri-Sun. All paintings will be for sale. St Vincent de Paul The Society of St.Vincent de Paul shop, 46 Tullow Street Carlow, is having a “good as new” gift and toy sale in their shop next month. Do you have any unopened gifts or toys at home? If you do why not donate them to the shop where they will be gratefully received. The Society of St.Vincent de Paul shop, Tullow Street is looking for extra volunteers. If you have a few hours free during the week why not contact Alex Stenson at 9173679 for further information. Niall Mellon Educate Vera Smith and Catherine Nolan, Niall Mellon Educate volunteers are holding a clothes recycling collection all year round in aid of their forthcoming trip to South Africa to help build schools in Capetown. Old clean clothes, shoes, bags, bed linen (no duvets or pillows please) curtains can be dropped at any time to Terry Smith Kitchens, Sleaty Rd, Graiguecullen, Carlow or collection can be arranged by contacting Vera 086 8317940 or Catherine 0868709846. Mobile phones also accepted. Thank you for your continued support. Killeshin GAA will hold their Annual Auction on Sunday October 30. If anybody has anything to donate or sell please contact any committee member. Collection service available. Further info- 087 2496115 or 087 9563831. Killeshin Whist in aid of Killeshin FC every Wednesday night @ 8.30pm. Refreshments served. Beginners @ 7.30pm in the Den beside Killeshin Hall. Graiguecullen Baby and Toddler Group Every Friday 9.45am – 11.45am in St. Fiacc’s Hall, Graiguecullen. €4 per family. Tea and Coffee provided. Killeshin Community Centre The new All Weather 5 a side pitch is now open for bookings. Special Introductory offers of €50 for a two hour party package which includes pitch rental and use of function room or €20 for one hour pitch hire. Contact 0873277070 for bookings.

Rathvilly Community Games Date for your diary: We will be holding a fundraising Clothes Collection on 5th of Nov. We would appreciate any donation of clean unwanted clothes, shoes bed linen, etc. Shop Opening The grand Opening of Des’s APA charity shop in Hacketstown is on Thursday, October 20 at 12noon. There will be entertainment and refreshments on the day. Hope to see you there. Rathvilly First Responders Many thanks to all those who supported our recent fundraiser. A total of €1,200 was raised, a fabulous response from our community for a much needed community service. Laurence Gavin was the winner of the door prize. Our defibrillator and box will be installed outside Mace in the coming weeks, for anyone to use in an emergency. We hope to roll out training in defibrillator use to all the community in the coming months. On-going funding will be needed and your support is appreciated. If you would like to know more about Rathivlly First Responders or can support us in any way, please ring Aisling Maher on 087 9528135. Rathvilly/Kiltegan Parish Draw The results of Week 1 are as follows: €200 – Patricia Carwood; €60 – Una Osbourne, Rathmore; €20 – Eabha Coyle, The Orchard; €20 – Saturday Night 70 Club; 20 – Mrs Osbourne, Garretstown; and Promoter’s Prize €20 – Sadie Donovan. There were also four prizes of €50 for fully paid up members on Week 1: Caroline Cunningham, Tommy Kehoe, Liz Fitzpatrick and Orla Curry. Cookery Camp Come join us for a magical two days of kids cookery camp to celebrate Halloween Harry Potterstyle! The camp will take place on Wednesday, November 2 and Thursday, November 3 from 10am to 1pm. The cost is €35 per witch or wizard. Come in costume and be ready for lots of fun. Book now to avoid disappointement. To reserve a seat at the table please phone 086 1702462. Community Magazine Rev Mairt Hanley convened a meeting recently with a view to produce a community magazine covering the areas of Castledermot, Baltinglass, Rathvilly, Kiltegan, Rathdangan, Glen of Imaal, Dunlavin, Balitore and Moone area. His proposal is that this publication will be: approximately 24 pages of A4; released every two months with the possibility of going to monthly; a free sheet, paid for by advertising; an invitation to all local community groups and organisations to contribute; and will include a centre page community diary. In order to facilitate this, it is proposed that an unincorporated association will be founded whose

aims would be: promoting the area; improving local community communications and information flow; identifying community sector group possibilities; and facilitating community co-operation. These aims would be achieved through the medium of the magazine. If you are interested in getting involved as a community representative, please contact Rev Hanley at the The Rectory, Church Lane Baltinglass, phone 087 6194733 or e-mail National Reuse Month As part of National Reuse Month in Carlow you are invited to participate in our “Storybook Share” Initiative. For the month of October, we invite everyone to gather up those unused children’s books that have been lying around your home or workplace and donate them to us here in Carlow County Council. Donation points will be located at the following: Carlow Library, Tullow Library, Bagenalstown Library, Borris Library, and Carlow County Council. If you want to participate within your own club or organisation please contact Jannette O Brien at 059-9136232 to arrange collection. Reuse your Leftovers with Henry Stone will take place on Tuesday, October 25 in Clonegal Sports Grounds at 7pm. Food waste is a real problem and the average Irish household is binning €1,000 worth of food each year. Join us in Clonegal for this free event and learn how you can save this money by preventing and reusing your food waste!! Henry Stone, Owner and Chief at the award winning Sha Roe Bistro in Clonegal will teach you to transform your leftovers into tasty new meals with a few of simple, but creative ideas. Slaney Rovers A.F.C. The Club Lotto jackpot of €20,000 was not won. The winning numbers were 2, 15, 17 and 18. There were two Match 3 Winners who share €150 – €75 each: Ann Connors, St Patrick’s Park; and Emma Furlong, Tynock, Kiltegan. The Promoter’s Prize went to Brian Curran. The next draw will take place on Monday, October 10 for a jackpot of €20,000. Slaney U8`s were in action with blitz matches in Ballon. Well done to both teams who played brilliant and big thanks to all parents who helped with the coaching on the day. At the AGM, the following officers were elected: President Martin Curran; Chairman Martin Timmons; Assistant chairman Noel Ryan; Secretary Anthony Byrne; Assistant Secretary Carole McGrath; Treasurer Gabriel Deering; Assistant Treasurer Noel Ryan; PRO Damien O Callaghan; and Child Welfare Officer Damien O Callaghan. The committee is: Pam Byrne, Brian Curran, Peter Keogh, Christie Connors, Bill Byrne and Joe Curran. The field committee is: Martin Curran, Joe Dunne, Martin Timmons, Noel Ryan, Anthony Byrne, Gary Owens, Carole McGrath, Laura Kavanagh, Damien O Callaghan, Pam Byrne, Brian Curran, Peter Keogh, Christie Connors, Bill Byrne and Joe Curran. Rathvilly G.A.A. The Club Lotto jackpot of €10,600 was not won. The winning numbers were 5, 12, 23 and 29. There were two Match 3 Winners who share €150 - €75 each: Ciaran Hennessy, Coolkenno; and Pat Kehoe, St Patrck’s Park. The Promoter’s Prize of €20 was won by Collette Kelly. The next draw will take place on Tuesday, October 18 in Molloy’s Bar for a jackpot of €10,700.

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TO ADVERTISE TEL: 059 914 1877 PLANNING NOTICES. Carlow County Council Retention planning permission is sought to retain treatment system and percolation area as constructed as a replacement for pre-1963 septic tank system, all ancillary site works and services at Shanroan, Butlersgrange, Tullow, Co. Carlow on behalf of Alice O Gorman. The planning application may be inspected or purchased at a fee not exceeding the reasonable cost of making a copy at the offices of the Planning Authority - Athy Road - Carlow during its public opening hours and that a submission or observation in relation to the application may be made in writing to the Planning Authority on payment of the prescribed fee of €20 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: P. Buckeridge. BE. Civil, DEAN DESIGN, (059 91 30544). Carlow County Council We, Kelly Precision Ltd, are applying to Carlow County Council for Retention Planning Permission and Planning Permission for the following,- 1). Retention planning permission for existing 1055m² industrial extension to ground floor, retention planning permission for 54m² office area to north east ele-

vation of building, retention planning permission for 30m² office area at first floor level, retention planning permission for existing signage on south east elevation of building, and retention planning permission for relocation of existing entrance from originally granted position. 2). Planning Permission for the construction of a single storey 530m² extension to the south west elevation of the existing industrial unit, an LV Substation, minor external and internal alterations and all ancillary site works at Industrial Estate, 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 offices of the Planning Authority, Civic Offices, 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, €20, 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. (, Phone 059-9104514, Mobile 0857609774.) Carlow County Council Planning permission is sought for the retention of a sunroom extension to side of existing dwelling with all associated site works at No.27 The Oaks,


Ballon, Co. Carlow. Signed: Breda Williamson. The planning application may be inspected, or purchased at a fee not exceeding the reasonable cost of making a copy, at the offices of thePlanning Authority, Civic Offices, 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, €20, 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. DEATH NOTICES BUGGY (5, Talbot Terrace, Brownshill Road, Carlow) October 13th 2016 (peacefully) at home, surrounded by his loving family. Seán, beloved husband of Angela, and much loved father of D.J., Kim, Lisa and Avril, adored grandfather of Shane, Zach, Noah, Rían and Josh. Sadly missed by his loving wife, son, daughters, brothers, sisters, sons-in-law, daughter-inlaw, brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, grandchildren, nephews, nieces, relatives and friends. R.I.P. Removal took place from R. Healy & Son Funeral Home Pollerton Castle to the Church of the Holy Family Church Askea. Burial followed funeral Mass on Sunday October 16th in St. Mary’s Cemetery. Anastacia (Anna) Lawler, (Coolnakeeran, Leighlinbridge, Co Carlow). 16th October, 2016, (peacefully) at The Sacred Heart Hospital, Carlow. Cherished sister of John and the late Ciss, Bridie, Maurice, Sonny, Sheila and Maggie. She will be sadly missed by her loving brother, sisters-in-law, nephews, nieces, relatives and friends. R.I.P Reposing at the Miley residence, Ballygowan, Milford, Carlow from 5.30p.m on Monday with Prayers at 9.30pm. Reposing on Tuesday from 10am with removal at 6.15p.m to St Lazarian’s Church, Leighlinbridge, Carlow (via Tomard, her home at Coolnakeeran and Moanduff) arriving at 7p.m. Funeral Mass on Wednesday at 3pm followed by burial in the adjoining Cemetery. Family Flowers only please. Donations, if desired, to The Sacred Heart Hospital, Carlow. McDONALD, Ada, (“Barrowside”, Crossneen, Carlow), October 17th 2016, in her 95th year in the loving care of her family and the nurses and staff of Ballard Nursing Home, Portlaoise; beloved wife of the late Jack and dear mother of Deirdre, Jack and Carol. Sadly missed by her son, daughters, brothers Jim and George, sister Ann, sons-in-law Dick and Kevin, daughterin-law May, brothers-in-law, sisters-inlaw, her five grandchildren Niall, Philip, Sinéad, Pat, Richard and Kevin, nephews, nieces, relatives and friends. R.I.P. Reposing from 4pm on Today Tuesday in R. Healy & Son Funeral Home Pollerton Castle, followed by removal at 7pm to St. Clare’s Church, Graiguecullen to arrive for 7.30pm. Funeral Mass tomorrow Wednesday at 10am. Burial afterwards in Killeshin Cemetery. 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. F.M. 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.



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Your guide to Winter Heating

As the colder, darker evenings begin to set in it is time for us to think about keeping our homes warm for winter. October marked the beginning of the 2016-17 Fuel Allowance Season which runs until March 31, 2017. A Fuel Allowance is a payment under the National Fuel Scheme to help with the cost of heating your home during the winter months. It is paid to people who are dependent on long-term social welfare payments and who are unable to provide for their own heating needs. Only one Fuel Allowance is paid to a household. As of January 2016, the Fuel Allowance was €22.50 per week. There are lots of things that you can do to help keep your home warm during the cold winter months. Use your heating system sensibly to make sure your home, particularly the rooms where you spend most of your time, is warm and comfortable. If you can, set your heating timer to turn on the heating before you get up and turn it off when you go to bed. If you’re not sure how to set

the timer, ask a family member or friend to help. Use a thermometer or temperature card to make sure your

house is warm enough - you can even download a free app to track the temperature in a room. If the temperature falls below

16ºC, you could be at risk of hypothermia. Hypothermia is when your body gets too cold to function properly.

Keep your living room warm throughout the day. Set your heating to 21ºC if you are active or 24ºC if you are not

able to move around. Only heat rooms when you use them. Close doors to separate heated areas from unheated areas of your home. Don’t open windows if your home is too warm. Instead, turn down your thermostat to lower the heat. Draw your curtains early in the evening but don’t let curtains or furniture block heat from radiators. There are many different gas and electricity companies operating in Ireland. It is a good idea to shop around for the best value. If you have central heating, get your boiler serviced every year. This will improve your boiler’s efficiency and could save you up to €150 over a year. If you’re buying a new room heater, choose one with a thermostat as it costs less to run. A thermostat responds to changes in temperature and automatically turns the heating on and off as required to maintain a comfortable temperature. During colder weather, be sure to check in on elderly relatives or neighbours to ensure that they are keeping their homes warm.


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boo! shankill castle gears up for scarefest Get ready for a ScareFest more frightening than anything you have ever experienced. Shankill Castle gets all the skeletons out of the closet for ScareFest, a Halloween festival with ghost tours and family events. This Halloween, the Cope family, who live in the 300-yearold house, invite you to join them for a tour of their home that is so frightening that it comes with a warning. Experience the mysterious happenings of the haunted castle and graveyard with the Cope family on night-time, candlelit ghost tours and murder mystery dinners. A member of the Cope family leads the tour through the most haunted areas of the castle and graveyard and relays the tales of past residents, along with an account of the recently recorded paranormal experiences. Shankill Castle also hosts murder mystery dinners for groups, ideal for Christmas parties or an off the wall stag or hen party. If you are not brave enough for the night there are charming children’s activities during the daylight hours. The enchanting Wand and Quill making workshop is running at Shankill Castle throughout the half-term holiday. There is also the spooky Children’s Ghost Tour suitable for toddlers to ten year olds and for teens there is the Twilight

Teenage Ghost Tour in the early evenings. Ghost Tours run October 14 -

OPEN EVENING THURSDAY 27th OCTOBER An Open Evening will be held in Borris Vocational School on Thursday 27th October from 7.00p.m. to 9.00p.m. This is an ideal opportunity for primary school pupils and their parents to view the school and meet with staff and students. Parents wishing to enrol students for next September may do so on the night. All members of the community are welcome.

ENROLLING FOR SEPTEMBER 2017 Enrolling of students for next September will take place in Borris Vocational School during the following times: Thursday 27th October (Open Evening) Monday 7th November to Wednesday 9th November Monday 7th November

7.00 p.m. to 9.00 p.m. 9.30 a.m. to 4.30 p.m. 7.00 p.m. to 8.00 p.m.

November 13. Book by October 15 for an early-bird discount. Children’s Events run October

29 - November 6. Online booking at www.shankillcastle. com/scarefest.

Elk Recruitment goes from strength to strength!

An interview with its founder Clive Dunne Our core competency here at Elk Recruitment is the placement of permanent and contract junior, mid to senior level professionals within the Fenestration, Façade, Construction and General industry throughout Europe – Asia – North & South America. At present our client list includes a partnership with both privately owned and multinational clients in the domestic and commercial markets. Elk’s aim is to become the global centre of excellence within our chosen field by consistently bringing together the industry’s top talent with the industry’s best companies across the globe. Elk Recruitment although a new small business has spent the last 16 months pouring a solid foundation to build on going forward comprised of knowledge, integrity, trust, systems and processes capped with a recognised Quality service. As a result, Elk Recruitment have grown from strength to strength in a short period of time and are competing at a high level with other well established recruitment firms that have been around a long time. A testament to the companies hard work says Clive Dunne, out of over 50 nominated companies Elk was chosen as Best Niche Recruitment Company 2016 – Global from Corporate Vision in the UK. Corporate Vision is dedicated to working around the clock to shine a spotlight on the brightest, best performing and most deserving companies and individuals from around the business world. This is a great achievement for the Elk team but is only the beginning says Clive Dunne, in addition Elk Recruitment hope to bag more awards at this years’ National Recruitment Federation Gala Awards Ceremony in the Shelbourne Hotel in Dec. Socially focused, the directors from Elk Recruitment have also decided this year to sponsor three national schools to take part in the ‘Irish Welfare Trust’ badger schools programme which is a programme dedicated to the conservation of our local wildlife. One of the national schools chosen by Clive Dunne is Scoil Maelruain in Old Bawn, Tallaght, “its great to be able to give something back to a school I attended for over 10 years, I have so many fond memories of Scoil Maelruain as a child and I still remember the GAA football teams song we sang in Croke Park with Christina McGinty as Captain, “up the left side, up the right side, up the centre forward line, we will beat them, when we meet them, up Scoil Maelruain every time”


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