Tractor Run at Ticknevin

Tractor Run at Ticknevin

Ticknevin Community Group are holding a Tractor Run on Sunday, 24th March commencing at Ticknevin Bridge at 12 noon, finishing at The Turn Inn.

After the event refreshments will be served at The Turn Inn where a draw will also be held during the evening.

Entry fee per Tractor is €20. Your support will be greatly appreciated. All are welcome.

Vacancy for Grounds person

Carbury Community Employment Scheme Ltd currently has a vacancy for a Grounds person at Derrinturn.

Duties to include, cleaning; maintenance of Church grounds, graveyard, weed control, spraying, grass cutting, hedge cutting and minor DIY repairs.

You may be required to complete a form for Garda Vetting.

To apply for this vacancy you should contact the DSP Employment Services Offices to check your eligibility. Please quote Job Reference Number ES-748989.

You should also send a CV to Carbury Community Employment Scheme Ltd, Parish Hall, Derrinturn, Carbury, Co. Kildare.

The closing date for applications is Friday 29th March 2013.

Message from Fr. Fitzpatrick Parish Priest of Carbury

This week we bring you a message from Fr. John Fitzpatrick, Parish Priest of Carbury.

The message follows the theft of a Brass Plate from the Tabernacle from Holy Trinity Church, Derrinturn on Sunday, 9th March between the hours of 3pm and 5.30pm. Speaking on KFM Radio last week, Fr. John Fitzpatrick P.P. made an appeal to the people who removed the Brass Plate to return it to the Church. “The vandalisation of the tabernacle in Derrinturn Church, which was also a sacrilege (a mortal sin), damaging something sacred to God, came as a shock to the people of the Parish. It is first of all an offence against God. As Clem Ryan asked on K.F.M. “Is anything sacred anymore?” Perhaps the perpetrator is someone to be pitied.

The words of Jesus on the Cross came to mind, “Father forgive them for they know not what they do.” I received a text that said the following “What was stolen is 200 years old but what was in the Tabernacle is 2013 years old, i.e. the real presence of Jesus, and Thank God that was not touched.” Jesus said “Behold I am with you always” and he will be with us as we pick up the pieces, quite literally, and move on.

Our newly renovated Church will recover and be repaired because the faith and generosity of our people is never in doubt. Thank God.”


Refuse bins in the Parish Graveyards are for cemetery use only.

The dumping of household rubbish is strictly forbidden.

Carbury Youth and Children’s Choir

A youth and children’s choir is due to commence in Derrinturn Church as a folk group for mass and is requesting Primary or Second level young people to take part.

Please contact Rachel on 085 1673705 for further information.

Helpers required for church events

Helpers are needed to assist with various Church events, particularly around Holy Days – Easter weekend, Christmas etc. Call the Parish Office on 9553355 for details.

Derrinturn Tidy Towns annual spring clean

The Annual Spring Clean Up takes place on Saturday 23rd March from 10am to 12pm, with everyone meeting in K&D Carpark.

All are welcome to come along and help on the day.

Congratulations to cROKE PARK PLAYERS

Congratulations to Conor Gallagher, Karl Langan and all the young Kildare players on their performance in Croke Park at the interval of the Kildare V Dublin game last Sunday.

Carbury GAA Lotto

Carbury GAA Lotto Jackpot now stands at €9,150; match first 4 numbers drawn to win or share €2,800.

If you’re not in, you won’t win.