All-Ireland title

All-Ireland title

Congratulations to Natasha O’Reilly, Ballyhagen who won an All-Ireland Boxing Title in the National Stadium in Dublin last weekend. This is Natasha’s second All-Ireland win in a row.

Natasha puts in a lot of hard work and commitment to her chosen sport and we wish her continued success.

Tom Holt (Derrinturn) RIP

The news broke on Thursday last that Carbury has lost one of it’s oldest residents with the death of Tom Holt at Craddockstown House, Nursing Home.

Tom lived at Derrinturn and was very well respected by all who knew him.

He operated his very extensive farm all his life and was extremely well-known in farming circles throughout Carbury and neighbouring counties.

His funeral Mass at Derrinturn Church on Saturday last and burial in the adjoining cemetery was very well attended, which was a testament to his popularity in the Carbury area.

Deepest sympathy is extended to his sons Joseph, Muredach & Tommy, daughters-in-law Julie and Joan, sister-in-law Bridget, grandchildren Phyllis & Lena, his friend and carer Mary Foran, nephews, nieces, cousins, relatives and friends.

May He Rest In Peace.

GAA Lotto Draw

Congratulation to Ciaran Fox who won €200 in the Carbury GAA Lotto Draw last week when he correctly guessed the first four numbers drawn; 14, 17, 20 and 27. Next week the jackpot stands at €12,750 when you correctly guess the first four numbers plus the bonus number. You can win €6,400 if you have the first four numbers drawn on the night. These amounts will be shared if there is more than one winner.

Late Tommy Brennan

The people of Carbury are still reeling from the shock news on the tragic death of Tommy Brennan, Dunshaughlin and formerly Ticknevin, Carbury.

Tommy was on an Annual Golfing Outing in Malaga, Spain with his wife Ann Jane and some friends when he got into difficulties while swimming close to his hotel. His friends tried frantically to help him but they were unable to revive him.

Tommy (54) grew up in Ticknevin and went to the local National School and afterwards he went to the Vocational School in Edenderry where he was loved by all his school mates.

When he finished school he went to work with Air Lingus as an Aircraft Mechanic at Dublin Airport.

In recent years Tommy formed his own company and was a very successful businessman.

Seamus Mac Gabhann, Cathaoirleach of Dunshaughlin GAA Club said that “Tommy was a valued member of our club and took great interest in our teams performances. He was a committee member with the Golf society and only last Saturday week he enjoyed a great day out with us in Palmerstown House estate. He loved his beloved Kildare and never missed a chance to see them in action.”

“Dunshaughlin GAA club wish to extend our deepest sympathy to Tommy’s wife Ann Jane and their children Suzanne and Andrew and his large circle of friends on this sad occasion.”

Tommy’s funeral Mass took place to St. Patrick’s Church, Dunshaughin on Friday last, where the funeral route from his home to the Church was thronged with mourners.

Deepesy sympathy is extended to his wife Ann Jane, daughter Suzanne, son Andrew, mother Nan, father Andy, brother Ciaran, sisters Kathleen and Trish, brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, relatives and a large circle of friends.

May He Rest In Peace.

Pilgrimage to Italy

The Annual St. Padre Pio Pilgrimage to Italy takes place this year from Friday, 20th – Friday, 27th July. The all-in cost is €859 per person sharing.

During your week in Italy you will get the opportunity to visit the following places; Benevneto, Pietrelcina, San Giovanni Rotondo, Morcone, Lanciano and many more places of interest.

For further information or to make a booking, please contact the Group Leader, Pat Ryan on 086-8447326.

Holy Land pilgrimage

If you would like to join Fr. Brian Kavanagh, (Parish of Allen), on the journey to Bethlehem, Galilee and Jerusalem from the 22nd - 31st August (10 days/9 nights) please call Fr. Kavanagh on 087-6162675 for further details.

Sponsored Walk

Killina National School will be holding a 10k and 5k sponsored walk (run or cycle) in the Drehid Waste Management Facility at 11am on Sunday 13th of May. All welcome.

Anniversary Mass

To commemorate the anniversary of Fr. John Sullivan, S.J. mass will be celebrated in Clongowes Wood College on Sunday, 13th May at 3pm. The anointing of the sick and the Blessing with the Cross of Fr. John Sullivan will take place immediately after Mass. All are welcome.


Do you think you may have a calling to priesthood?

Would you like to hear the stories of some who are already in formation? The Vocations Team in Kildare & Leighlin are holding a ‘Come & See’ afternoon for those who would like to explore a priestly calling.

This will be taking place at the Portlaoise Parish Centre on Sunday, 20th May

from 2.30pm to 5pm. All are welcome. For more information contact: Fr. Ruairi O’Domhnaill, 045-434069.

Novena 2012

A nine-day Novena to the Feast of the Sacred Heart, beginning on Thursday, 7th June and finishing on Friday, 15th June.

This year the Novena coincides with the 50th Eucharistic Congress held in Ireland. This is a wonderful opportunity for parishes all over the country to join in prayer for the intentions of the Congress by praying this Novena. Many people may not be able to attend the Congress, therefore, by praying this Novena to the Sacred Heart they join not only with those attending the Congress, but the whole Church as it prays for the Universal Church.

Carbury Pattern Field Day

Preparations are in full swing for this year’s Field Day that will take place in the Parish Field on Sunday, 3rd June. The day will start with Mass celebrated at Trinity Well at 11am, this will be followed by the Parade starting from the Parish Hall at 1.30pm. The Field Day will commence at 2pm.

We invite all clubs, schools and organisations to participate in our Parade. We are looking for some volunteers from our community to help with putting up and taking down marquees on Saturday and Sunday.

We are also looking for Items for the Bric-A-Brac, Book Stall and Wheel of Fortune. We will be most gratefull if you can leave these items at the Church Sacristy after Mass any day.

Donations of cake will be accepted on the day.

Organist Required

An organist is needed for Kilshanroe Church to play at 11am Mass, also for Derrinturn Church for 11am Mass on Sundays.