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Weekly News Roundup - Sunday 8 Nov 2009

Reaching Out Magazine

The annual Parish Magazine is now in preparation. Articles, club reports and photos of
special events including awards, graduations, anniversaries etc would be very welcome.
Please forward to Maureen Byrne, St Gerard's, Ballybar Upper by Friday November 20th
or email to


The wedding took place in Ballintubber Abbey Co.Mayo on Thursday October 29th last of Grainne O'Neill, Staplestown, daughter of Tommy and Goretti and Declan Murtagh
of Swinford Co. Mayo. The best man was Enda Murtagh (brother of the groom) and the bridesmaid was Eimear O'Neill (sister of bride). A large number of family and friends travelled
to the wedding and the reception was held in Ballina.


Sympathy is extended to Mrs. Stephanie Townsend, Ballyloo on the death of her mother Molly Bowen (nee Lyons) of Dun Laoghaire, Dublin and formerly of Killeshin who died in Carlow last week.
She is also survived by her sons, daughters, brother Dave, sons-in-law, daughters-in-law, sisters-in-law, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, relatives and friends.
Removal took place on Sunday evening at 7pm to the Church of the Holy Cross, Killeshin, Carlow, arriving for 7.30pm. Funeral Mass was held on Monday in The Church of the Holy Family, Kill o the Grange, Dublin, at 10am.
Burial took place afterwards in Deans Grange Cemetery.


In the Draw of Wed 28 October the winning numbers were 22, 26, 31, and 32.
Two winners got €500 each for matching 3 numbers.

Go Leir Womens Group

GoLeir Women's Group is hosting a coffee morning in the Askea Parish Centre on Tuesday 10 November from 10 am to 12 noon in aid of the
Carlow Hospice Fund. Come along and bring a friend for a morning of chat, tea, buns and a raffle to support this worthwhile cause.
All are welcome to attend.

Support Groups

Next Cuidiú breastfeeding support groups Askea Parish centre, Carlow Tues
Nov 17, 10-11:30, Breastfeeding and expecting mothers welcome.If
coming ring 9146069.

Ministers of Eucharist

Training for Ministers of the Eucharist: A three-night Training Course
will take place in Baltinglass Parish Centre on the Wednesdays 11th
and 18th November. We would like a few more Parishioners to offer to serve
in this ministry. Contact Fr John McEvoy.

Fairtrade Carlow

Carlow Fairtrade Group has been established since 2005 and through the
dedicated work of the Fairtrade Committee; Carlow achieved Fairtrade
status in 2007. Products with the Fairtrade mark guarantee that Producers
in developing countries get a fair price for their produce. The group
meets once a month and organise events to heighten awareness of Fairtrade
within Carlow Town and to encourage local business to stock Fairtrade
products. If you would like to become involved in some way with this
group, please contact Joanne on (087) 9737169 or Bernadette on (087)

Music Lessons

Enrolment is now taking place for guitar and drum lessons for next term.
For further information contact Michael at 087-2783125.

Also music for fun, keyboard and accordion lessons. For more information
contact Mary at 087-6261670.

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