Stoneyford, Hugginstown, Newmarket & Ennisnag

4 Nollaig 2017
Stoneyford  News.

Stoneyford Village Logo

The Village Logo:

The village logo/emblem depicts an Anvil representing the centuries long tradition of the Blacksmith in the village carried out by the Peter’s, Lee and Lanigan families. Today the O’Dwyer brothers Michael & Joe continue the art through Stoneyford Engineering. The Hammer and Chisel represent the millennia long tradition of the Stone Mason’s in the area. This craft is carried on today by village resident Martin Raggett. The river and the bridge emphasises the importance of the Ford and King’s rivers as well as An Batta Duibh and An Loch Mor streams to the area as well as their stone bridges in particular Lawcus/Ennisnag 12th Century Bridge. The warm Maroon colour represents the closeness and friendly disposition of the entire community of Stoneyford.

 Vacancy for (2) TUS Scheme Workers in Stoneyford for 2018.

  • Vacancy for Community Centre Employee.
  • Vacancy for Tidy Towns Employee.

Please Contact Mike Redmond 086-026 3283 for further details.

Senior Citizens Party.

The Stoneyford Senior Citizens Christmas party will take place at the Community Centre on Sunday 17th December. It is planned to unveil the new Heritage Board & the Village Logo immediately before the dinner at the Village Memorial Garden. It is also planned for our Senior Citizens to lay a wreath at the Remembrance Monument. Senior Citizens are also asked to bring along old photographs which will be scanned and returned after dinner to the donors. It is intended to mount a permanent exhibition at the Community Centre in 2018.

New Rubble Stone Raised Bed at Main St.

Thanks to our Stone Mason Martin Raggett that our latest new rubble stone raised bed has been completed in record time. It should add considerably to the overall attractiveness aesthetics of the village at a key pivotal viewing point near the bridge. Thanks also to Seamus Hurley who removed the fallen tree at our Memorial Garden recently.


Village Heritage Board.

Our new Heritage sign should be erected at the Local Information Board at the Memorial Garden this week. It is intended to officially unveil it on Sunday 17th December in advance of our Christmas Senior Citizens Party.

Stoneyford School:

Meeting of ‘Board of Management’ will be held in the School on Monday 4th. at 8.00p.m

Stoneyford Bingo:

Bingo Session in the Community Centre, Stoneyford on every Tuesday at 8.30p.m.



The Annual Torchlight Procession from Hugginstown to the Carrickshock Monument will take place on Thursday 14th. December at 8.00p.m..   All are welcome to take part.

Newmarket/Hugginstown Social Club:

The ‘Get Together’ will take place on Tuesday 12th. December from 2.00p.m. to 4.30p.m. in “Gáirdín an Ghorta”, Newmarket. All are very welcome.

Children’s Art Club:

Club takes place on Monday nights from 6.00p.m. to 7.30p.m. in “Gáirdín an Ghorta”, Newmarket.   For further information call Sinead on 086 853 8245. All are welcome.

Hugginstown Voluntary Housing:

House No. 5 is still vacant in Hugginstown. If you are interested or know someone who may be eligible, Application Form from the Secretary; Telephone 056 776 8008.

Nuacht Eile

Lotto Results:

Draw: Monday 4th. December 2017     Numbers: 04; 12; 19.   Bonus No: 15.

One Match 3 Winner:   No Match 4 Winner:                    No Jackpot Winner:

€1,000.00Winner:         Bernard Dunne, Lawcus, Stoneyford.

€50.00 Seller of Ticket:   Ann Power

3 Sellers €15.00 each:     James Irish;        Trish Power;    Teresa Fitzgerald;

Next week:   Match 3: €1,000.00;     Match 4: €2,000.00;             Jackpot: €11,200.00;

Next Draw on Monday 11th. December. Please submit returns by 8.30p.m. Draw at 9.00p.m                                                                                                                           

“Anam Cara”:

The organisation that supports bereaved parents, is holding its next monthly Parent Evening on Monday 18th. of December from 7.30p.m. to 9:00p.m. in the Horse & Jockey Hotel, Thurles. This event is open to all bereaved parents regardless of the age your child died, the circumstances of their death, or whether the death was recent or not.

South Kilkenny Historical Society:

Winter Solstice at Knockroe on Thursday December 21st.  Meeting time at 2.00p.m. outside Owning Church. A free shuttle bus will operate from Owning Church car park to Knockroe, returning at approximately 5.00p.m.


Irish Blood Transfusion Service:

The Mobile Clinic will visit The Newpark Hotel, Kilkenny on Sunday 10th. December from 12.00Noon to 3.30p.m. and on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday (11th. to 14th. December) from 4.30p.m. to 8.00p.m. Please donate because it makes a difference.

South Kilkenny Historical Society:

A Night of Reminiscing on Friday, December 8th. at 8.00p.m. in The Thatch, Grannagh, Kilmacow. This will be preceded by Colcannon and Ribs, Christmas Pudding and Tea, which will be served at 6.30p.m. To reserve a place for food please contact Brigid Barron (087 950 7295, or Eddie Synnott (086 812 4349,

Coping with Christmas:

A Morning Workshop facilitated by the Recovery College South East, Greenshill, Kilkenny on Monday 11th. December or Wednesday 13th. December from 10.00a.m. to 1.30p.m. This workshop will help you to thrive, not just survive the holiday season.   For further information and bookings, visit the website on or call 056 770 3666.



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