Drumphea Community Centre Committee will hold a
Cabaret on Saturday Dec 18th in High Nellies. Music by local
band’ Stuntman Jack’. Tickets €2 available from any committee
member. Door prize and raffle on the night. Your support for the
committees first fund raiser would be greatly appreciated.
Christmas Raffle took place on 14th December. Winners- Hamper Mary Nolan, Ballydarton. Bottle Whiskey - Tony McCluskey, Myshall.
Tin Biscuits - Renee Fenelon, Shangarry. Wine - Nuala Nolan, Kilconnor. Tin Sweets - Jim Murphy Drumphea. Thanks to all who supported the raffle.
MYSHALL COMMUNITY CENTRE
Myshall N.S. Christmas Concert on Dec. 21st.
On January 8th we are hosting our second Juvenile Disco with a very special theme that will be announced later and on February 12th we will host a Tea Party. The committee is also holding a Cabaret on St. Stephen’s night in Roberts Lounge Myshall as like most people in Ireland at the moment the committee is in debt but not by billions or millions – just thousands. While we recognise the difficulties most voluntary groups are in at present we appeal to others to try and not host fundraisers on the same dates as we are all in the same boat and need the support of each other now more than ever.
Cathedral of The Assumption Carlow Organ Restoration Fund .
Sponsor a Pipe: Individuals €100 Business €250. Contact
Cathedral Parish Centre 059 9160486
Myshall National School
Annual Christmas Concert will be held on Tuesday December 21st at 7.30 pm sharp in Myshall Community Centre with Monster Raffle on the night. All support would be appreciated.
Mass for Mr. Mc Garvey has been cancelled for Friday December 17th, however, past pupils, parents and members of the community are welcome to attend the school after 1.30 pm on Wednesday 22nd to wish a fond farewell and best wishes to Mr Noel Mc Garvey on his retirement after 25 years as Principal of Myshall National School.
The local Montessori still has places available
for children aged between 2 and 6 years of age. Free ECCE scheme
places also still available, contact Fidelma on 0857481829.
MYSHALL/DRUMPHEA SENIOR CITIZENS Christmas
Party which was scheduled to take place on Friday 10th Dec 2010
has been cancelled due to severe weather conditions. It has been
rescheduled for Fri 21st JAN 2011.
Sorry for any inconvenience caused. Weather permitting the
monthly Bingo will be held on Wed 15th Dec in Myshall Community
Centre from 8 -10pm.
Myshall Parent Teachers Association
There will be a celebratory mass for Mr. Noel McGarvey who is retiring as principal after 25 years in Myshall National School. Mass will be held in Myshall Church on Friday the 17th December at 7pm. All past and present pupils and parents are invited to come along and anyone who wishes.
Myshall ICA December Guild meeting take place
in Myshall Community
Centre on Tuesday 14th December at 8pm. Christmas Raffle takes place at the meeting so all cards to be returned on the night.
Drumphea Community Centre Committee will hold a
Cabaret on Saturday Dec 18th in
High Nelly's. Music by local band’ Stuntman Jack’ .
Tickets €2 available from any committee member. Door prize and
raffle on the night. Your support for the committees first fund
raiser would be greatly appreciated.
Myshall & Drumphea & Surrounds: In Song and in Story
Down through the years and the centuries our forefathers and mothers left us a rich legacy especially by word of mouth, handed down from generation to generation, around the fireside, other great stories was handed down in writings, and also by other means. In the last sixty years Ireland has seen unprecedented changes in all walks of life, and it has happened in every town, village and town lands in the country. Sadly the changes is also seeing much of the this great material disappearing, especially as we stand at the gravesides of loved one’s knowing full well we did not listen when they were relating the real stories, and now it’s gone forever.
The parish of Myshall and Drumphea and surrounds is one such parish where there is a wealth of folklore still to be tapped, and it is up to us the present generation to leave the best we can for the generations to come.
To start the ball rolling the first meeting or get together for all people in the parish and beyond to come on next Tuesday December 14th in Myshall Community Centre at 7-30 pm. This meeting is open to everyone it’s about our heritage and we will take it from there. Jenette O’Brien, Community and Enterprise, Carlow Co Council will also attend.
MYSHALL COMMUNITY CENTRE
Dec. 11th the Hall will be the venue for the Co. Carlow G.A.A. convention which will see a new chairman elected and it is expected to be full to capacity on Dec. 21st for Myshall N.S. Christmas Concert. On January 8th we are hosting our second Juvenile Disco with a very special theme that will be announced later and on February 12th we will host a Tea Party. The committee is also holding a Cabaret on St. Stephen’s night in Roberts Lounge Myshall as like most people in Ireland at the moment the committee is in debt but not by billions or millions – just thousands. While we recognise the difficulties most voluntary groups are in at present we appeal to others to try and not host fundraisers on the same dates as we are all in the same boat and need the support of each other now more than ever.
Cathedral of The Assumption Carlow Organ Restoration
Sponsor a Pipe: Individuals €100, Business €250.
Contact Cathedral Parish Centre 059 9160486.
MYSHALL PARISH MAGAZINE
Hurry, Hurry, Hurry and email your articles, photos, club and school news for the 2010 Parish Magazine to: email@example.com or hand them in to any committee member: P.J. & Brigid Fox, Theresa Butler, Peter Jordan, Sean Keogh or Tommie Murphy. The next meeting takes place on this Monday night November 15th at 9 p.m. in the Community Centre and anyone else interested is more than welcome to come along and join us.
MYSHALL COMMUNITY CENTRE
Myshall Hall Committee would like to congratulate its Chairperson P.J. Walsh on being nominated ‘Community Carlow Person of the Year’ P.J. well deserves the award having spent hours and hours in the Centre over the past few months. The next item on the Agenda for the committee is the Craft and Small Business Promotion Day on Dec. 5th from 2 – 5 p.m.
Entrance for customers and onlookers is free and there will be a free Santa so don’t miss out ……… Be there ………and maybe you could pick up some nice cheap presents for Christmas and at the same time support the locality. Next meeting Thursday November 18th at the earlier time of 8 p.m.
MYSHALL MUINTIR NA TIRE
At the Co. Carlow Pride of Place Awards Night on Tuesday 9th November Myshall was placed second in its category in Floral Pride; the Church of the Holy Cross was placed 3rd in the ‘Burial Grounds not in Use’ and Margaret Doyle, Carlow Road, was nominated in the ‘Best Individual’ category for her work cleaning up the litter in her area. Mountain View was placed second in the Residential Estates category and Drumphea Graveyard Committee scooped top prize in the ‘Cemeteries Not in Use’ category. Well done to everyone and a special word of praise for Muintir’s Chairman P.J. Walsh who will receive an award for community work at the Carlow People of the Year Awards Night on Nov. 26th.
Drumphea National School
launch their fundraising campaign Scoil Mhuire Drumphea, Myshall invite you to the launch of their
School Extension Fundraising Campaign to be held on Wednesday
Nov 24th from 1pm - 2pm. Refreshments will be served and the
pupils will be unveiling their target chart on the day. The
campaign is to raise sufficient funds for the extension of the
school. Local pillars of the society as well as pupils and
parents will be in attendance so please come and show your
support for this worthy cause.
Myshall Garden Club held their AGM recently and the following
officers were elected:
Chairperson - Margaret Whelan
Vice-Chairperson - Breda Wiltshire
Secretary - Karen Mahon
Assistant Secretary - Joan Salter
Treasurers - Ann Ryan and Carmel Nolan
P.R.O. - Margaret Whelan
The club are organising flower arranging classes starting Monday November 29th for 4 weeks. There will be a Christmas flower arranging demonstration gala on 22nd November @8PM in the Community Centre, all welcome.
Hacketstown Parish Hall will
hold a Birds, Poultry and small animal auction on
Sunday 21st November 2010. It's a very
spacious hall with seating for over 200 people. The venue will
be heated, tea and coffee and snacks will be available through
out the day. Doors will open at 9AM
for anyone that wants to sell or wish to see what's for auction.
The auction will start at around 11.30 to 12.00 am. We expect to
have on sale on the day, poultry, rabbits, guinea pigs, finches,
parakeets, canaries, pigeons, and accessories etc. Contact Tom
on 059 6471442 or 086 8735092 if you are interested in attending
either to buy or sell or just to have a fun day out chatting to
like minded breeders.
Myshall Foróige is reopening this year as a Youth Café and Drop
In. This year we will be based in the former CRISP room at the
local hall. Meetings take place every Friday from 7.30pm -
9.00pm. Anyone between the ages of 13 -18 are welcome to come
along. We have lots of activities and plans made out so come
along and check it out. Registration is €15 per member / €25 per
family per annum €2 weekly fee towards running costs.
Fancy Dress in High Nellies on Saturday October
30th in aid of Our Lady’s Childrens Hospital, Crumlin. Prizes
for best male 7 female in Fancy Dress, Spot Prizes, Raffle etc
on the night.
K-9 Grooming Parlour. Dog Wash
from only €15.00. Special Offers: Small was €20 …. Now €15
Medium was €25…. Now €20 Large was €30- €35 ...now €25. Contact:
Bunclody Library is delighted to announce
details of a much sought after talk being given by Organic
gardening expert Richard Mee. Organic vegetables how to & why to
grow your own on Thursday 18th November 2010 at 7pm.
All are welcome to this free event, however places are
limited and demand is expected to be high so booking is
essential. To book your place please contact Library staff on
Congratulations to Naomh Eoin intermediate footballers on winning the Intermediate football championship defeating St. Andrews by 1-13 to 1-9 well done lads, to all players and management, super last twenty minutes, you fully deserved it. That win also saw them qualify for the senior football league div 2 final v Ballinabranna.
This Sunday they travel to Tagoat Co. Wexford to take on St. Marys Roslare at 2-30 in the Leinster Club Intermediate championship, all support welcome.
The minor footballers made no mistake as they won the replay against Slaney Rngs 1-6 to 0-8, and are in their first ever minor football A final. That final is next week end.
The intermediate hurlers had a fine win in the semi final of the intermediate hurling championship defeating Rngs by three points 1-13 to 1-10. They will now play St. Mullins in the final.
Naomh Eoin are also in the Under 21 hurling final v Mt. Leinster Rngs.
To complete the Carlow GAA domestic scene there are four finals left to play and Naomh Eoin are involved in all four. The club will have competed in seven adult finals by the end of the season and also broke new ground.
Well done to all players on all teams and the people over all the teams. It costs serious money to run the club and in an effort to defray costs there is a monster race night on Saturday November 27th at the High Nellies Miltown, during the year all the players have put their shoulder to the wheel in all fund raising events, and we thank them for that, and we ask all people past players, supporters and workers to get involved, as the adv, says “You are the Club” Treasurers Har Smithers and Andy Ryan are distributing race cards, or contact any committee member. The club needs you.
Naomh Eoin GAA Club extends deepest sympathies to the Roberts Family relatives and friends, on the death of the late Bill. “Ar a Dheis go Raibh a Anam”.
Miseal Juvenile Club – Fashion
Show The club would like to remind everyone that their
Fashion Show will be held on Wednesday 10th November in The Lord
Bagenal and that tickets will be on sale in the coming weeks. As
this is our only fundraiser for the
coming year, we would very much appreciate your support.
- Myshall Parish Magazine
next meeting will be held on Monday Nov 15th at 9 pm.
All clubs and organisations are asked to have their articles in by that date. Email address firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Hair & Beauty Fayre at High
Nellies, Milltown Sun Nov 7th fro 2—6 pm. A chance to win a free
make-overin our raffle. 10% off all appointments made on the
day. Hair by Angie. Beauty by Sinead.
- Community Alert reminder to
any person over 65 in need of Personal Monitoring Alarm please
do not hesitate to contact any committee member over the next
few weeks to have an alarm fitted. Next meeting Monday Nov 1st
at 8 pm in Roberts Lounge. All welcome.
- Myshall Camogie Club AGM
will take place in the club house on Tuesday 2nd of November at
8pm sharp. New members are more than welcome.
- Drumphea PTA will launch a
Major Fundraising Draw in aid of Drumphea National School
Building Project in the coming weeks. Your support would be
greatly appreciated. Further details will be published over
- MYSHALL PARISH MAGAZINE 2010
A meeting to discuss the possibility of a parish magazine this year will take place on Wednesday night next October 27th at 9 p.m. in the Community Centre and anyone interested in going on a committee - young, old, long-time residents or newly arrived in the parish would be very welcome. If a decision to continue with the magazine is taken it will be full steam ahead for the month of November.
- Myshall–Drumphea Sports Club: Mountain Walk - Mt.
Leinster to Myshall
Myshall Drumphea Sports are holding their annual Halloween 'Sponsored' walk on Sunday 31st October 2010 from The Nine Stones to Myshall Community Centre, where refreshments will be served to rejuvenate all those who have taken part! Enjoy a relaxing walk downhill, catch up with old friends or make new ones and at the end enjoy a cup of tea and a chat in our Community Centre. All are welcome. For further information contact Catherine on 086 6075203.
- Google Street View
Just like the rest the country, the Google Street View car got around to visiting Myshall, sometime during the summer of 2009.
- Many thanks to Liam Kelly who sent us in
this picture of Rathnageeragh School circa 1932. It includes his
father Pat Kelly and his 2 sisters.
Thanks to Lisa Kavanagh for sending in this photo of Doyle's Pub (late 80's/early 90's?)
- Miseal Juvenile GAA Club
We are running a fashion show in the Lord Bagenal Hotel on Wednesday the 10th November @ 8.30PM. Compere on the night is Faith Amond and our models on the night are none other than parents brothers, sisters and grannies of our juvenile members. All proceeds are in aid of the juveniles and a great nights entertainment is in store. We look forward to your support. Tickets can be purchased for €15 from committee members or contact Catherine on 087 6129518 for names of ticket sellers in your area.
- MYSHALL COMMUNITY CENTRE
Do you have a special craft or business that you want to promote? If so then
perhaps you want to book a stand at the Craft Fair being organised in Myshall Community Centre on Sunday December 5th as this just might be the opportunity to sell your wares. For further details contact Brigid at 9157711 after 6PM. Stands cost €20. We would love to see as many local people as possible present with home cooking, cards, pottery, etc. Meanwhile the Carrigbyrne Pike Choir are practising the Myshall version of 'The Croppy Boy' for their performance on October 22nd in the Community Centre and word on the ground has it that lots of young people have started work on their costumes for the Fancy Dress Disco which will take place on October 29th!
- MYSHALL MUINTIR NA TIRE
After a summer recess Myshall Muintir Na Tire are resuming activities for the winter with its first meeting taking place on Wednesday next October 6th at 8PM in the Community Centre. Everyone is welcome and this meeting is being attended by Mr. James O'Neill, a representative from National Headquarters to speak about various grants that are available to rural communities. Not a bad topic in these trying times!
- TULLOW COMMUNITY SCHOOL
OPEN EVENING on Thursday October 7th from 7.30—9 pm. 5th & 6th class pupils and their parents are welcome to come and view the school facilities.
ENROLMENT for September 2011 will take place ON:
Mon Oct 18th between 7.30—9 pm
Tuesday 19th to Thursday October 21st between 9 am and 4 pm.
No enrolments will be accepted in advance of these dates. The Board of Management has decided that the maximum number of pip##upils that may be enrolled in 1st year 2011-2012 is 120 pupils. This decision was taken in accordance with the schools Admissions Policy. Any applications received after 4 pm on Thursday October 21st will be treated as ‘ Late Applications’.
- A.G.M. Tullow Community School Parents Assoc. A.G.M. will be
held on Tuesday 12th October, 2010 in Tullow Community School at
8 p.m. sharp.
ALL PARENTS WELCOME
- Working Day:
Blackstairs Vintage Club will hold a tractor run, and
working day on Sunday October 3rd . The vintage working day is
on Michael Kellys farm Ballaghmore by kind permission. The
tractor run will start at 11-30 from the working field and
proceed through Myshall up by Corabut gap down to Bunclody turn
back for Kildavin, Myshall and the working field, There will be
refreshments on the field. We will have the date for the first
meeting of social history in next week's bulletin.
- Myshall Garden Club's next meeting will be held on Monday 18th October in Myshall Community Centre @ 8PM. it will be the AGM. We will have a flower arranging demonstration by Helen Lucas and there will the usual raffle and refreshments, all are welcome.
MYSHALL HALL COMMITTEE
Plans are well ahead for the visit of the Carrigbyrne Pike Choir to Myshall for the official re-opening of the Community Centre on October 22nd. Tickets are now available at only €5 and a good night's entertainment is assured. Although this choir has travelled extensively over Ireland and was in Georgia U.S.A for the 2009 St. Patrick's Day Parade this is its first visit to Co. Carlow and the members are really looking forward to performing in Myshall the true home of 'The Croppy Boy'. Of course not everyone is into music and to keep alive the tradition of Card playing there is a Beginners/Refreshers course to learn some card playing techniques in Myshall Community Centre on Thursday night next September 30th at 8 p.m. Come along and learn from 'the Masters.
Myshall Muintir Na Tire received the results of the 2010 Tidy Towns competition for
Myshall last week and the good news is that we improved by four marks on last year's score with a total of 279 points. The winners Tallanstown Co. Louth received 309 marks. Unfortunately we dropped marks in the 'Tidiness' section with weeds and litter near Tobar Bhride, the Community Centre and Car Park area, the area opposite the grotto and the entrance to Naomh Eoin. On the plus side the following areas got great praise: Catholic Church, Church of Ireland Church, Myshall School, The village centre with the pump, Myshall Inn and Roberts business premises, Tobar Bhríde itself and the
Millennium Park. The Meadows Residential area was one of the best observed anywhere on the day of adjudication and there was also high praise for Mountain View and St. Oliver's Park. Congratulations to all involved in maintaining the village. Unfortunately the work on the Community Centre made this area less attractive this year and since the adjudication huge improvements have been made thanks to our dedicated new Fas workers Michael Doyle and Garry Sinnott. With improvements like this we are really looking forward to 2011.
A big weekend for Naomh Eoin hurling teams this
On Saturday at McGrath Park Naomh Eoin-Miseal minor hurlers will take on Ballinkillen in the minor championship semi final at 5-30. Ballinkillen beat Naomh Eoin-Miseal at this stage last year. So lads go one better this year and reach the final.
On Sunday the time for talking is over and it’s time for action when Naomh Eoin take on Mt. Leinster Rngs in the Talbot Hotel senior hurling championship semi final at 3-30 at Dr. Cullen Park. It’s 2005 since Naomh Eoin were last in a senior final time to get back to another one lads. Best of luck to both teams and they
deserve our full support.
- Working Day: Blackstairs Vintage Club will hold a tractor run, and working day on Sunday October 3rd . The vintage working day is on Michael Kellys farm Ballaghmore by kind permission. The tractor run will start at 11-30 from the working field and proceed through Myshall up by Corabut gap down to Bunclody turn back for Kildavin, Myshall and the working field, There will be refreshments on the field. We will have the date for the first meeting of social history in next weeks bulletin.
MYSHALL HALL COMMITTEE – CHURCH GATE COLLECTION
Myshall Hall Committee will hold a Church Gate Collection at all Masses in the parish this weekend Saturday August 28th and Sunday August 29th. We are asking that you give generously to this cause as while the Community Centre was fortunate to get a grant from Carlow County Development Partnership 25 percent of the refurbishment has to be met by the local community.
The committee would like to express its sympathy to the Jordan Family Myshall on the death of Esther. A member of the Ladies Catering Committee many years ago she gave of her time generously, helping at many functions that were held in the Community Centre. We will be publishing our winter itinerary next week which will kick off on October 22nd with the Carrigbyrne Pike Choir in concert, followed by a Youth Halloween Disco the following weekend.
If your child was born between February 2nd and June 30th 2007 then he/she is eligible for a free pre school year in the local Montessori starting in
September. The Montessori is now taking enrolments. After school is also available starting in September. For more details contact 0857481829 or 0833900533
Mount Saint Anne’s Retreat & Conference Centre
Killenard, Portarlington, Co. Laois
“Come Away and rest awhile” Mark 6:31.
Full programme of events– Spirituality through Creative Arts, Mediation Tuesdays, Scripture Course, Yoga, Art & Crafts Groups, Al-Anon/ Alteen, Private Retreats, School Retreats, Primary Teachers Courses, Six Day & Weekend Retreats, Conference & Meeting Facilities. Contact 057 8626153 email: email@example.com or www.mountstannes.com
Myshall Community Games
Congratulation to 5 of our members that travelled to Athlone to represent
Carlow in the Community Games National Finals which was held over the last two weekends. Well done to Caoimhe Daly who did well in her heat in the u/8Freestyle swimming. Michael Nolan took part in the u/8 60m and did great in getting into his semi-final as did Tara Berminghan-Nolan in the girls u/10 200m. Well done to both of them. Therase Nolan took part in the girls u/8 80m and flew through her heat and semi and won a 4th place medal in her final. Scott Tracey did our Club and County proud in winning a bronze medal in the boys u/8 80m. Well done Scott!
Items for inclusion in newsletter can be left into the Parish Office
Emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org
By phone to the secretary at 9157731 by 8 pm each Wednesday
Thank You to Fr O’Shea for the lovely Mass in Temple Moling Cemetery, Ballinree on Thursday August 19th. Thanks to all who attend the mass on a wet evening, so the crowd wasn’t as big as usual because of that. Thanks to the Egars family for all their help, to Alish Egars for the music for the music and singing, to John Doyle for the chairs, to Ina Rice for the beautiful flowers. A special word of thanks to the Lucas family for their help and co-operation all year round, many thanks.
Ballinree Graveyard Committee
The Irish Heart Foundation Annual Church Gate
Collection on 11th & 12th September
Naomh Eoin-Miseal minor footballers lost to St,
Andrews on Monday last they will know who they are meeting in
the semi final after two other games were played on Thursday.
Naomh Eoin junior footballers had a good win over Milford in the ‘A’ championship quarter final at Tinryland on Wednesday last, on a score line Naomh Eoin 1-12 Milford 1-6. They now meet Palatine on Wednesday in the Junior A semi final.
The junior football ‘B’ championship team play Clonmore on Friday evening at Tullow at 7-00 pm.
On Sunday Naomh Eoin intermediate team play Rathvilly in Tullow at 1-00 pm
After that game they will know who they are meeting in the semi final.
Last chance to get your ticket
The Naomh Eoin GAA Club draw will be held on Saturday August 28th at a cabaret in Roberts. First prize is a Weekend for two in Killarney, 2nd prize is A pair of All Ireland final premium hurling tickets. 3rd prize is a pair of All Ireland Football tickets. The next seven prizes are whiskey or money. Tickets are €5 or three for €10.
Traditional Irish Music Lessons
Age group: 7+ years
Venue: Killoughternane Hall
Registration and info evening: Thursday 9th September at 7.30 p.m.
Music classes begin Wednesday 15th September at 7.00 p.m.
Cost: 10 lessons €50 per child, paid in advance.
Tin whistle, Accordion and Concertina.
Please note that children must have their own instrument.
For more information contact Anna on 086 2290018
Naomh Eoin GAA
Congratulations to our gallant Naomh Eoin-Miseal under 21 football team and panel who were crowned A champions for the very first time on Tuesday August 17th at Dr. Cullen Park, defeating Michael Davitts by a point in a trilling game. Leading by 0-4 to 0-1 after eighteen minutes, and then to fall behind by three points at half time 0-7 to 0-4 Naomh Eoin-Miseal showed great resilience, courage, and determination and never say die attitude in the second half. Then that magic goal and great defending until the final whistle and Denny Joe being presented with the first championship cup in Carlow this year.
Well done lads you fully deserved your win, and are pride of our Parish. Well done and thanks to manager Thomas Doyle and selectors Tom Quirke, Willie Eustace, Eddie Keddy, and Michael Neary.
A big thank you to the marvellous crowd of parents, children and supporters who were in full voice at the game and on the green sod after, that is what the club is all about. This win will spur on other teams to win.
A huge effort is going in, so don’t forget to get your tickets for the Naomh Eoin GAA club draw, which is on next Saturday August 28th at a Cabaret in Roberts lounge. First prize is a week end for two in Killarney, second prize is two all Ireland Hurling Final Premium level tickets, third prize is two all Ireland football stand tickets, the next seven tickets is whiskey and money. Tickets are €5 or three for €10. Players and supporters with sold tickets, please check them in as soon as possible.
J.F.C. Naomh Eoin v Fighting Cocks at Tinryland this Friday evening at 7:15.
IFC Naomh Eoin v Leighlinbridge at McGrath Park on Saturday at 7:00.
The Killoughternane Art
are holding their fifth annual art show over the weekend of
August 21st, featuring the work of fifteen local painters chosen
by artist Moira Robertson. The event is always popular and
features over fifty landscapes, still lives, portraits and
abstract works in oil, acrylic and pastel at keen prices. The
week--end also provides an opportunity to visit the newly
restored and extended Schoolhouse, with its spectacular views
over County Carlow. The show is open from 12 noon to 6pm on
Saturday August 21st and Sunday August 22nd.
Myshall ICA Guild meeting in Myshall Community
Centre on Tuesday Aug 10th at 8 pm to finalise display for
Tullow Show. All members asked to attend.
Myshall Community Games 7 St. Finian’s AC
Hacketstown AC Annual Track & Field Day in Ardattin Sun Aug 8th at 1 pm. Full range of events boys & girls u/6 to u/16. Community Games rules & age limits apply. Admission: Adults €5 Children €3
The Parish of Myshall and Drumphea Social History 2010
There is a growing number of people in our parish that have a deep love of social history, such as places, townlands, landmarks and sites that were on of the old maps, and have disappeared, from the modern maps, land marks and buildings, the census of 1901, 1911, photos and clips of videos from events way back and much, much more. There is a huge tradition in our parish and it is high time that all information is collated that we leave a copy of what life was like in our parish as far back as we can go, for the generations to come. To this end there will be an open meeting in early September for all to come, every ones contribution is welcome.
MYSHALL HALL COMMITTEE
A meeting of everyone interested in attending an open meeting to discuss
progress made on the refurbishment of Myshall Community Centre will take place on Thursday August 12th at 9 p.m. in the Community Centre. Any ideas for events that could be run in the Centre would be most welcome even if you cannot attend this meeting.
Myshall Muintir Na Tíre
Don’t forget the judging of the ‘Best Premises Competition’ will take place
towards the end of August and you could be this year’s winner!
Naomh Eoin Draw 2010
Congratulations to Naomh Eoin under 21 footballers who are in the U-21 ‘A.
Championship final after defeating Clonmore and a fancied Rathvilly last week, they will now meet Michael Davitts in the final, for a unique first time. 1968 and 1973, the last time they were in the A final.
The under 21 hurlers came from seven points down after twenty minutes to beat Ballinkillen by sixteen points at Dr. Cullen Park 4-18 to 1-11.on Wednesday . A magnificent second half display scoring 4-10. They will meet Mt. Leinster Rngs in the final. Well done lads
Well done to the minor footballers who are through to the minor ‘A’ football
semi- final with wins over Slaney Rngs, Rathvilly, Palatine, Tinryland, and
O’Hanrahans on Monday last 1-15 to 1-9 in Deerpark. They have one game left in the league section against St. Andrews. The last round of games will decide who meets who in the semi finals.
The intermediate footballers are also on track for a semi-final place with good wins over Ballinabranna and Clonmore, they have two games, Leighlinbridge and
Rathvilly left to play.
The Intermediate hurlers are playing Mt. Leinster Rngs in McGrath Park this Friday evening in the championship at 7-30.
The senior hurlers will be all out to make amends and defeat Erins Own when they meet in the senior hurling Championship at Dr. Cullen Park on Friday evening at 7-30.
The junior football teams ‘A’ and ‘B’ still have to play in their respective
We say well done to all our Co Players at all levels who have done
The amount of training and coaching that is going on in Football, Hurling, Camogie, Ladies Football from four years of age up to adult men and women is something else, and the response from all the players at all levels, is massive, and we thank them for that.
Away from the field of play there is a huge amount of work being done with the
provision of a wheel chair toilet, separate ladies and gents toilets, first aid room, and a referees room, as well as completing the hurling wall, the wall and gates separating the pitches from the parking and maintaining and looking after the two wonderful pitches. These facilities are for everybody young and old in the parish to enjoy and the club members are leaving a great legacy for the years to come. We urge every one to call down and see for your self every one is welcome
In all aspects support over the years from the whole parish for all Naomh Eoin teams, men and women at games, events and financial has been huge and always there and we thank every one for that loyal support.
To raise money the club has organised a good draw which will take place on
Saturday August 28th at a cabaret in Roberts lounge. Tickets are €5 each or three for €10. All the players and club officers are giving great support to every thing the club is doing this year and all the players are selling tickets and we
encourage the whole parish to get involved as well as selling to all our brothers
sisters and friends who are living away from the parish. The target for this draw is €15,000 plus. Thank you for your loyal support.
Myshall Hall Committee
The members of Myshall Hall Committee would like to extend sympathy to our secretary Theresa Butler on the death of her brother-in-law and to the whole Butler family. We would also like to offer apologies to any group or individual who has been inconvenienced due to our current refurbishments. The committee would also like to thank Leo Farrell who is now retired as caretaker of the Centre and wish the new Fas Workers every success. Work is still ongoing but the kitchen and toilets are now nearing completion and the new heating system will make a tremendous difference to the overall comfort of the Centre. There are a couple of stainless sinks and a few kitchen units available to anyone who might want them – contact P.J. Walsh (Chairperson) if interested. We expect to be back in full operation in September and we are currently looking into the possibility of hosting various activities – American Tea Party, Fashion Show, Cookery Demonstrations, Teenage Discos, Film nights are some of the items being discussed at the moment but the first major event will be a feast of music by the ‘Carrigbyrne Pike Choir’ details of which will be announced later. A meeting of everyone interested will take place at 9 p.m. in the Centre on Thursday August 12th to view progress made to date and to discuss further events. Your support is always welcome.
Myshall Muintir Na Tíre
The judging of the ‘Best Premises Competition’ will take place towards the end of August so keep those flowers watered – at least this year there was some possibility of having a colourful garden with more sunshine than in previous years. Judging will take place in four areas Tullow Road, Carlow Road, Church Road and The Village & Borris Road all of which will be confined to the areas within the Myshall Village signs. Tidy Towns judging is taking place at the moment so keep up the good work of keeping Myshall as tidy as possible. Myshall Muintir na Tíre was sorry to hear about the recent burning of ‘The Glebe’ – such a fine building gone overnight in a blaze!
Paediatric Clinical Therapy Services
The Saplings School for Children with Autism is now offering Paediatric Clinical Therapy Services which are open to the public. Speech/Language Therapy & Occupation Therapy Assessment, treatments available for children with a variety of special needs and training for parents and professionals.
Developmental language delay, Gross and fine motor delay, Unintelligible Speech, Sensory and motor processing disorders, school-age articulation difficulties, Play/social difficulties, Specific language impairment, Daily living skills deficits, Developmental/Neurological disorders such as Down Syndrome, Autism Spectrum Disorders, Cerebral Palsy, Dyspraxia, etc. For more information please contact the Saplings School, Carlow on Tel: (059) 9164759.
Myshall Garden Club Fundraiser
Townsend's Garden in Knocknabrid, Ardattin will be open on Sunday 8th August from 2pm to 6pm in aid of Sapling School Carlow. Admission is €5, refreshments included.
Parochial House, Myshall
July 14th 2010
Dear people of Drumphea, Myshall and surrounding areas,
Last week was one of my proudest moments in this Parish with the celebration of the Bi– Centenary of Drumphea Church. The week of prayer and celebration was a fitting way to mark this historic occasion. I was delighted to see so many people attending the various ceremonies, particularly the Celebration last Sunday.
I want to thank the organising Committee who planned, worked and made this Celebration a really great event. Thanks to all who came from far and near. Our thanks to Bishop Moriarty, the Priests and Religious, the musicians, singers and entertainers and to all who helped in any way. Thanks to all who prepared the Church area and its surrounds.
I was delighted to see so many young people who came on the Wednesday night. Thanks to Fr. Paddy and all who helped him on this occasion.
I thank God for such a wonderful week and ask God’s continuous blessing on all the families of the community and beyond.
St. Laserian pray for us.
Prayerful best wishes
Phil O’Shea, P.P.
Myshall Garden Club Visits
Monday 5th July,
visiting Betty Farrell, Ballyhide, We will meet at the community
centre in Myshall at 6.45pm. Monday
19th July, Smyths Garden, Hacketstow.
We will meet at the community centre in Myshall at 6.45pm.
Annual Outing - Thursday July 22nd, visiting Bray and Kilquade in Wicklow returning to Ballykealy for evening meal. Names can be given to Breda Wiltshire or Ann Ryan.
Naomh Eoin GAA will hold a Golf
Carrigleade Par 3 golf course on
Saturday June 26th. Teams of four cost €100 and anyone looking
to book tee times can contact Gary Murphy.
will also be a prize for the all ladies winning team.
for this fundraiser would be greatly appreciated.
Naomh Eoin qualified for the SFL Div 2 semi final with a meeting against St Andrews. Naomh Eoin finished top of the table with 20 points and only suffered one defeat that being to Rathvilly in the opening game of the year. The Senior Hurling Championship starts this week Sunday 13th June with the opening round against last years champions Mt Leinster Rangers with throw-in at 7:30 pm in Dr Cullen Park. The Intermediate Hurling championship will start on Friday June 18th against Ballinkillen. The Junior A footballers lost out to Fenagh in the play-offs of the SFL Div 3 after extra time in Myshall on Tuesday evening losing by two points.
Myshall Montessori will remain open throughout
the summer months.. For further information contact 085 7481829.
Club will hold their annual
rally on Sunday July 4th with all the usual attractions more
details in the coming weeks.
- Garryhill Handball Summer Camp 19th to 22nd
of July from 1.30 pm to 5 pm Fee €25 each---- Family discount---
for further details contact PJ Donavan or Sean Ryan.
Field Day—Just to remind everyone that the Field Day is
this Sunday June 13th at 2 pm. We hope
you will join us and have a fun day!! If you have any books,
bric a brac, cakes, etc that you wish to donate, please contact
Catherine Redmond. Alternatively, you can deliver
goods, prizes etc to The Lawn on Sunday morning or to the
Community Centre on Saturday. If you need items collected,
please contact above or any of the following;
Peter Nolan, Michael Kelly or Charlie
Look on this as an opportunity to clear out your house of unwanted gifts, books etc, whilst helping your local community. All donations will be gratefully accepted and appreciated.
Most importantly, spread the word around among your friends, neighbours and relations that the Field Day is happening this Sunday in Myshall, and the craic will be guaranteed!!!
- Myshall ICA Summer Tour
- June Guild meeting takes place on Tuesday 8th June in
the Community Centre at 8pm. Officers for the coming year are
President Agnes Fitzpatrick, Secretary Ann Eustace, Treasurer
Membership fees are now due. Carlow Federation Centenary celebrations in St. Mullins on Thursday 17th June starting with Ecumenical Service in Glynn Church at 11am.
Reminder that deposit for holiday to Westport is due. Remainder to be paid by Tuesday 22th June. There are some places still available.
- Garden Club visits: Monday 14th June, visiting Brigid Kinsella, Camolin. Monday 21st June, BBQ in the Forge at 7.30pm. Further visits to be arranged. Thursday 22nd July, Annual Outing, bus leaving Ballykealy at 8.30 sharp, travelling to Bray. Names should be given to Breda Wiltshire or Ann Ryan.
- Myshall Camogie Club– the u/14 girls had
their first fundraiser on Friday last in High Nellies to raise
money for their Feile trip to Clare. Everyone had great fun at
the Table Quiz and all went well. A big Thank You to everyone
who supported it & thanks to Teresa & Patrick Foley for the use
of their premesis. Thanks to Joe for asking the questions and to
anyone who helped in any way. The girls are playing their Co.’A’
Final on Fri June 4th at 6.30 pm in Dr Cullen Park. All support
welcomed. Good luck girls.
- Drumphea National School
Parent Teacher association would like too thank everyone who
recently took part in or supported the school in their annual
sponsored walk held on May 15th. It was a lovely day and all who
took part really enjoyed it. Well done also to all the children
who took part.
- Lismaconly Cemetary has
again entered this years competition for the best kept Cemetery
in Co. Carlow for 2010. The cemetery which will celebrate 100
years in two years time, is looking well at the moment, thanks
to all the people who look after their graves. However it will
need an extra push if the cemetery is to win first prize. There
are a number of graves that have caved in after many years, and
needs attention, some graves have no one belonging to them left,
and holes have appeared making them dangerous if people walk on
them. The graveyard has been sprayed and some of the dead weeds
need to be removed
Work needed to be done.
The green grass on the path ways edged neat and straight.
Brush or blow and clean dirt from between coping stones.
A small few coping stones need to be lifted and levelled.
Rake paths and all around by boundary wall.
Fill up the holes in the unmarked graves and spread a small bit of hayseed.
Calvary also needs attention cleaning and painting.
Many people feel a few seats at different locations would add to the graveyard we will ask the Co. Council about this, also a couple of local people have expressed a wish to donate seats. Many people would like to see a nice plaque remembering all the Holy Innocence that are buried in Lismaconly Cemetery.
As judging is from June to September and three visits unannounced by the judges it is important that have the Graveyard looking well at all times.
We would welcome voluntarily help from people on Tuesday June 6th starting at 7-00 pm for a couple of hours bring a few tools, spade, shovel, rakes sweeping brush etc.
If any person needs a grave cleaned or attended to contact Tommy Murphy.
- MYSHALL MUINTIR NA TÍRE:
The next meeting of Muintir na Tíre will take place on Thursday
June 10th at 8.30 p.m. Don’t forget our weekly clean up sessions
on Tuesday nights from 7 – 8 p.m. Everyone welcome – why not
make it ‘Community Evening’ and have a chat while strolling
around with a litter picker or doing a spot of gardening!
- Myshall Community Games
Congratulations to all our athletes who took part in our area
finals which was held in the lawn on tuesday evening last .
U/6 boys 60m 1st T.J. Donohue 2nd Jake Condron 3rd James Kavanagh
U/6 girls 60m 1st Aine Kavanagh 2nd Zoe Condran 3rd Aoibheann Kavanagh
U/6 boys 80m 1st Declan Nolan 2nd Jack Nolan 3rd Darragh Cummins
U/6 girls 80m 1st Danneile Nolan 2nd Laurna Byrne 3rd Chole Murphy
U/8 60m boys 1st Micheal Nolan 2nd Jamie Behan 3rd Gerard Kavanagh
U/8 60m girls 1st Aibbie Foley 2nd Caoimhe Daly 3rd Micheala Donohue
U/8 80m boys 1st Scot Tracey 2nd Fiac Kavanagh 3rd Colm Beck
U/8 80m girls 1st Therase Nolan 2nd Gillian Doyle 3rd Kiara Nolan
U/10100m girls1st Aine Nolan 2nd Tara Bermingham Nolan 3rd Gillian Murry
U/12100m girls 1st Eva Mc Evoy 2nd Shauna Kavanagh
U/10 boys 100m 1st James 2Smithers 2nd Padraic Nolan
U/12 girls 200m 1st Laura Bermingham Nolan 2nd Aine Behan 3rd Tara Long
U/10 boys 200m 1st Tommy Dunne 2nd Colm Nolan
U/12 girls 600m 1st Leanne Nolan 2nd Rebecca Byrne
U/14 girls 100m 1st Aoife Smithers 2nd Beatrice Kelly
U/14 800m girls 1st Beatrice Kelly
Killoughternane Drama Club will present "Sharon's
Grave" in Killoughternane Hall
starting on Wed 12th. This years performance will open in the
newly refurbished hall which has undergone extensive renovations
and improvements. Work has been ongoing for the past three
months and hopefully the improvements to the hall will add to
the enjoyment of the public who are coming to see the play.
The play this year is the classic John B Keane play "Sharon's Grave". Sharon's Grave' was first performed in 1960 and tells of of Trassie Conlee and her fight to protect herself and her brother Neelus from their crazed cousin, Dinzee. The action takes place in a small farmhouse on an isolated headland on the south-western seaboard of Ireland during the 1930's. Keane's play about the struggle between the forces of good and evil and the mythical beliefs of 1930’s rural Ireland deals with a man’s ruthless lust for land, which overrides all family loyalties, and can ultimately lead to tragedy.
The performance will start each night at eight fifteen and its being staged on the following nights Wed 12th, Thurs 13th, Sat 15th, Sun 16th, Tue18th, Thurs 20th and Sun 23rd.
Table Quiz in aid of the
renovation of Killoughternane School, on Friday 7th May, at
8.30pm in Ballinkillen Community Centre, table of four EUR 30.
Guaranteed to be a fun filled night with prizes and raffle.
Memory Lane: New photos of the
1981 Booldorragh tug o'war team,
Pipe band and
Myshall and Ballinree United JHC 1965 have been added.
Myshall Garden Club
will hold their next meeting on Monday
19th April in the Forge Restaurant at 8pm. There will be a
cookery demonstration and all are welcome.
Carlow Little Theatre Society are delighted to
announce that they are now presenting their first ever 3 Act
play in the new fabulous and outstanding 350 seat GB Shaw
Theatre in the state of the art Visual Arts Centre in Carlow.
The play 'Lend Me A Tenor', a farce by Ken Ludwig, which won 3 Tony Awards and 4 Drama Desk Awards and was an instant hit on Broadway and The West End, is on stage from Thursday 15th to Saturday 17th April 2010 at 8pm each night.
So if you find yourself wandering around the southeast twiddling your thumbs, come along and see us, we are sure to make you laugh........till you can't stop!!
Tickets can be bought at www.gbshawtheatre.ie or www.carlowlittletheatre.com or by phone - Box Office - 059 9172400
- Myshall/Drumphea Parish Pastoral Council meeting in the Parochial House on Friday March 12th at 8.15 pm. All members asked to attend.
- FUND RAISING DANCE in aid of St. Patrick’s Centre, Kells Road, Kilkenny (catering for people with intellectual disabilities) will be held in The Lord Bagenal Hotel, Leighlinbridge on Wednesday March 17th. Donation €10. Doors open at 8.45 pm. Tickets available from usual sources and at the door on the night. Dancing to ‘ Cupla’ and ‘Ryan Brothers’ Bands. Please support.
Hip Hop on Saturdays in the new GAA Grounds 3-8
yr olds 10 –11 am ,
8-15 yr olds 11am—12 noon. Any queries contact Josephine Slye 087 9419165
- Myshall/Drumphea Senior Citizens PLEASE NOTE CHANGE OF DATE: As St Patrick's day falls on 17th March, it has been decided to hold the monthly Bingo a week earlier on Wed 10th March in Myshall Community Centre from 8- 10pm. All welcome.
- Myshall Garden Club Next meeting on Monday March 15th at 8 pm in the Community Centre. Guest speaker on the night will be Fionnula Ryan. Raffle & cuppa. All welcome.
- Myshall ICA Guild meeting in Myshall Community Centre on Tuesday March 9th at 8 pm.
Myshall ICA Annual Summer Trip takes place from
Sunday June 27th to
Friday July 2nd to Westport Woods Hotel. For information contact Ann
At 087 9404194
- Dawn Mass – Easter Sunday Morning at 6:00am on April 4th the Nine Stones area on Mount Leinster. Celebrate the New Dawn on this Easter Morning.
- Invalid Visitation will be on Monday March 8th If there is anybody who is ill and would like the priest to call during visitations, please contact the Parochial House as soon as possible.
St Lazerian's Church Drumphea Bicentenary:
At the meeting to organize the Bicentenary it was decide to change the date to weekend of Graveyard Ceremony in Drumphea with Graveyard Mass being on Fri 9th July and Bicentenary on Sunday 11th July.
Annual Chrism Mass which
will take place on Wednesday, 31st March in the
Cathedral of the Assumption, Carlow at 7.30pm. This is the Mass which takes place each Holy Week at which the Holy Oils are blessed for use in the various
Parishes of our Diocese throughout the year.
As you may be aware the Diocesan Choir has sung at the Chrism Mass for a number of years. It provides a very important service for the Diocese and since there are few such events it is important to have as much support as possible. These events provide an opportunity for All Parishes in the Diocese to come together and share a common unity of music, prayer and support. It is also an opportunity to learn new music which can be of further use within the local Parish. ALL people who sing in the various Choirs around the Diocese to come and join us for this special event. The Diocesan Choir is open to ALL Parish Choirs members, regardless of whether you have been involved before or not. Most of the music chosen will be known to you previously and there will be a short Rehearsal at 6.30pm for all who are coming to take part in the Liturgy. Refreshments will be provided after the Chrism Mass.
- CRISP Centre Myshall now has 10 new laptops with super fast broadband connection. We offer open access in the centre on Tuesdays, Wednesdays & Thursdays. We also offer photo-copying, fax & typing service . An Internet & Email course will begin on Tue March 9th and a beginners course will start on Thursday March 11th. For further details contact Julie on 059 9157787..
MYSHALL MUINTIR NA TÍRE
The first meeting of 2010 will take place on Tuesday March 9th. Everyone is invited to this meeting as a three year strategy for Tidy Towns needs to be discussed as well as other projects. Meanwhile don’t forget to tune into the website myshalldrumphea.com
St. Patricks Day Parade
Thanks: The organising committee of the St. Patrick’s Day Parade, wish to acknowledge and thank everyone for their outstanding support at last weekend's church gate collection. The collection raised €635
The Parish of Myshall and Drumphea annual St.Patrick's Day parade will take place on Wednesday March 17th commencing at 11:45. Grand Marshall for the parade will be Danny O'Neill. Killeshin Pipe band will also attend. There is a call for more people from the parish to join forces and enter floats, It would be nice to see all
business's take part. People can take part as marching, individual, in teams or as duets and do their party piece. There will be prizes for best floats and the best walking groups The Parade is for everyone. At the moment Myshall, Drumphea and Garryhill National Schools pupils are busy taking part in the art competition and all their work will be displayed in all the windows in the village. There will be street entertainment as well. Tell your friends about the parade and looking forward to a great day.
The organising committee are holding a Cabaret to help defray costs of Parade this Saturday evening in Roberts lounge . Adm. €2 all are welcome.
Tops Of The Parish
Naomh Eoin GAA club who are organising and hosting The Tops of the Parish and will stage two shows on Friday March 19th commencing at 8 p.m and two shows on Friday March 26th also at eight pm. Adm. €5 each .The four shows will be good and not to be missed.
Cairde Ceatharloch Draw,
Naomh Eoin GAA club are selling the Cairde Ceatharloch five monthly draw tickets for a brand new car each month plus holidays and cash. The club has to sell the first Twenty Five and the monies go to the Centre of Excellence. Any ticket after that sold and the club gets €60 . A lot of people bought tickets from neighbouring clubs around last year. This year we ask you to help and by one from Naomh Eoin. Contact Andy Ryan, Har Smithers, Gary Murphy, Sean Keogh, Tommy Murphy, Michael Mullins, Jimmy O. Neill, James Nolan,; Tickets are €20 a month or €100 in one payment.
- Myshall Garden Club will resume after the Christmas break on Monday 15th February at 8pm in the community centre. Mr. Harry O' Brien will attend as guest speaker, he will answer any queries you have on what has survived after the very severe weather. There will be refreshments and a raffle, everyone welcome.
Schedule of Events for 2010Jan 6 Epiphany
Jan 28 Anniversary Mass Drumphea
Jan 30 Anniversary Mass Myshall
Feb 25 Anniversary Mass Drumphea
Feb 27 Anniversary Mass Myshall
Feb 17 Ash Wednesday
March 17 St Patrick’s Day
March 25 Confirmation
March 25 Anniversary Mass Drumphea
March 27 Anniversary Mass Myshall
March 29 Palm Sunday
April 2 Good Friday
April 4 Easter Sunday
April 24 Anniversary Mass Myshall
April 29 Anniversary Mass Drumphea
May 2 Bi-Centenary Drumphea
May First Communion Myshall
May First Communion Drumphea
May 27 Anniversary Mass Drumphea
May 29 Anniversary Mass Myshall
June 24 Anniversary Mass Drumphea
June 26 Anniversary Mass Myshall
July 3 Cemetery Mass Lismaconly
July 9 Cemetery Mass Drumphea
July 29 Anniversary Mass Drumphea
July 31 Anniversary Mass Myshall
August 15 Feast of The Assumption
August 19 Cemetery Mass Ballinree
August 26 Anniversary Mass Drumphea
August 28 Anniversary Mass Myshall
Sep 10/12 Quarant' Ore (Forty Hours' Devotion)
Sep 25 Anniversary Mass Myshall
Sep 30 Anniversary Mass Drumphea
Oct 28 Anniversary Mass Drumphea
Oct 30 Anniversary Mass Myshall
Nov 1 All Saints
Nov 2 All Souls
Nov 25 Anniversary Mass Drumphea
Nov 27 Anniversary Mass Myshall
Nov 29 First Sunday in Advent
Dec 8 Immaculate Conception
Dec 25 Christmas Day
Dec 18 Anniversary Mass Myshall
Dec 30 Anniversary Mass Drumphea
- Happy Christmas and Happy New Year to everyone in the Parish! The Myshall Parish Magazine is now on sale in the local shops.
- Muintir Na Tire are holding a 'Spirit of Christmas' Get together at the outdoor crib on Christmas Eve from 9.30 p.m. There will be carol singing, mince pies and mulled wine and a visit from Santa. Hope to see as many as possible there.
- Myshall Parish Magazine are currently accepting submissions for the Christmas Magazine. Please contact us by email: email@example.com as soon as possible with any content you wish to have included.
- Myshall Garden Club will hold a Christmas gala flower
demonstration on Tuesday 3rd of November in the Naomh Eoin GAA
Clubhouse @ 8pm. The demonstrator will be Helen Battigan form
Bunclody. Admission will be €5 which includes refreshments, your
support would be appreciated. At the Club A.G.M. on Monday,
October 19th, the following officers were elected:
Chairperson - Margaret Whelan
Vice-Chair - Breda Wiltshire
Secretary - Karen Mahon
Ass. Secretary - Joan Salter
Treasurers - Carmel Nolan, Ann Ryan
P.R.O. - Maire Esmond
- The Carlow Walking Festival is taking
place the weekend of the 12th of October with one walk starting
at Rathnageeragh Castle and a second one ending in Myshall. All
- Tractor Run & Vintage Working Day on Sunday 4th October 2009 at Lismaconly.
Myshall C.R.I.S.P. (Carlow Rural Information Services
Project) are looking for volunteers to help teach over 55's to
use the Internet and Email. Age Action Ireland organises free
basic computer classes for over 55’s in a variety of locations.
The aim of the “Getting Started” programme is to make older
people comfortable using computers. Class sizes are small with
one volunteer tutor for every few students. Basic computer
skills needed but patience and good humour just as important!
MyshallDrumphea.com has received some great publicity from
the Carlow People,
and also featured in a two-page article in the 'Home'
section of the Sunday Times (September 6th 2009).
The website was launched amidst great aplomb in Roberts' Lounge Myshall on September 5th. Offering a helping hand was the first secretary of Muintir na Tíre Danny O'Neill who was delighted to see the progress Muintir had made since the group was first founded 61 years ago!
- Congratulations to Myshall Ladies Football Club who beat
Mount Leinster Rangers on Saturday Sept 5th to take the 'B'
County Senior Title. Well done Girls!
Congratulations to Myshall I.C.A. who won the I.C.A. competition at the Tullow Show recently.
- Naomh Eoin, are still in with a chance of a semi-final place
in the Senior Hurling Championship after drawing with Naomh Bríd
on Saturday Sept. 5th. However the club bowed out of the
Intermediate Hurling Championship when they were beaten by Mount
Leinster Rangers also on Saturday evening.
The influence of the Black and Amber was evident in the Kenny house Straduff as they cheered on Cathal, a centre-fielder for Kilkenny in the Minor All-Ireland Hurling Final on Sunday Sept. 6th. His father Christy was a prominent member of the Naomh Eoin panel in the late 80's early 90's.
- The Tidy Towns results were announced
this week and Myshall scored 274 points, gaining three points
over last year.
- Myshall Garden Club's eagerly awaited Garden
Container: 1st: Bill Stacey, former Garda Station House; 2nd: Sean & Tina Scallan, 15 Mt. View, 3rd: Bill & Ann Roberts 13 St. Oliver's Park
Front Garden competition: 1st: Philippa Bayliss, 7 The Meadows, 2nd: Ken Hand 37 Mountain View, 3rd: Heidi Bowes, 2 St. Oliver's Crescent.
- Myshall Camogie Club won their 10th consecutive Co. Title on
Sunday August 30th 2009 and their 29th in all. Sheila Ryan is
the proud holder of all 29 medals, an amazing achievement!
Tracey finished 2nd in the 2009
World Ploughing Championship
held on September 4th and 5th in Toplice, Slovenia. John's final
score was 364 points, just 3 points behind the eventual winner
Werner Eder from Austria.
- Congratulations to Tara Bermingham Nolan who came 4th in the
U-8 80m in the National Community Games which were held this
year in Athlone, the first time in their history that they were
held here. To see who else is on the National Community Games
Roll of Honour see the St. Finian’s A.C. & Community Games.
- Spotted on television paying his last respects to Senator
Edward Kennedy was John Byrne formerly of St. Oliver’s Park,
Myshall. Before emigrating to the United States John was a
prominent member of the Naomh Eoin Club and of Carlow County
- Myshall was mentioned when the very first Rose of Tralee
contestant was being interviewed when she said she had to visit
Myshall to someone with ‘a gift’ or ‘cure’ to have the bones in
her toes mended as she had broken them. She was ‘put in her
place’ when she had to take her turn between a cow and a horse!
Of course she had to visit Danny O’ Neill the famous bonesetter
– see History & the
O’Neill family for more info.