Stoneyford, Hugginstown, Newmarket & Ennisnag

12 Nollaig 2017
Stoneyford  News.

Geimhreadh 2017

We want YOUR old photographs!

As part of our Stoneyford History & Heritage programme we are assembling a selection of old photographs so as to mount a permanent Photographic Exhibition at the Community Centre in 2018. We will be collecting the photographs in three phases as outlined. This session is confined to Phase I.

We are in particular looking for old photographs of the village streetscape such as Lanigan’s & Lee Forges, old Village Well, the original Humped Back Bridge, old Infant School, Kelly’s of The Castle, Old Dispensary, the Fever Hospital, old Houses at Ennisnag Rd, RIC Barracks, The Lamp Hotel, Spellman’s Post Office, The Pump, Finegan’s Farm Yard, Finegan’s Garage, Andy Brennan’s Garage etc. etc.

  • Phase I: Photographs from late 1800’s to 1960’s.
  • Phase II: Photographs from 1970’s to 1980’s.
  • Phase 111: 1990’s to 2010.

Faces and people are important so we would most especially welcome photos of following:

  1. School Photos
  2. Sports Teams & sports occasions.
  3. Street Photos
  4. Farming occasions i.e. Harvest & Creamery
  5. Church Occasions –First Communion & Confirmations
  6. Special occasions -Fete’s, Field Days, Carnivals, Circus or Festivals.

We do NOT require family occasion photographs as they are too numerous.

One final request. We would ask you to do the following:

  • Place your photographs in an envelope.
  • Do NOT bend photographs.
  • Write your name and address on the envelope.
  • Please caption each photograph. Write your name lightly in pencil on reverse of each photo for ownership ID purposes.
  • Include your telephone and email address if you have one. This will be for clarification purposes if required and safe return of photographs to you. All photos will be scanned and returned safely to you. You may hand in your envelope marked: FAO Donie Butler, Chairman Stoneyford History & Heritage Society to any of the following: Walshe’s Shop, Jen’s Café, Malzards Pub or the Community Centre at the Senior Citizen’s Party on Sunday 17th Thank You.

Stoneyford Senior Citizen’s Christmas Party.

The annual Christmas Party for Senior Citizens will take place this Sunday at 2pm at the Community Centre. The Village Heritage Board will be unveiled at the Memorial Garden at 1.30pm and a wreath will be laid at the Memorial plinth beforehand. All are welcome to attend both of these events.

Stoneyford Bingo:

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

Newmarket/Hugginstown News

Hugginstown Voluntary Housing:

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


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

Nuacht Eile

Safeguarding Children:

From the 11th. December, 2017 an important sections of Children First Act 2015 has become operational in Ireland.  A mandated person have a two main obligations under the legislation:

  1. To report the harm to children, above a defined threshold, to Tusla; and
  2. To assist Tusla, if requested in assessing a concern which has been the subject of a mandated report.

Mandated persons are people who have contact with children and families and who because of their role, qualifications, training and/or employment, are in a key position to help protect children from harm.  Mandated people are member of the clergy (howsoever described) or pastoral care worker (howsoever described) of a church or other religious community; Safeguarding officer, child protection officer or other person (howsoever described) who is employed for the purpose of performing the child welfare and protection function of religious, sporting, recreational, cultural, educational and other bodies and organisations offering services to children.

Lotto Results:

Draw: Monday 11th. December 2017     Numbers: 23; 07; 26.         Bonus No: 22.

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

€30.00 Winners:            Eileen Lalor, Annamult;               Paddy Egan, Dunamaggan;

“Fennelly 4”, Mullinahone; Ann & John Power, Lawcus;    Barry Grace, Lismatigue.

3 Sellers €15.00 each:     Mary Doyle;       ‘Heaslips’;         James Irish;

Next week:   Match 3: €1,000.00;     Match 4: €2,000.00;            Jackpot: €11,300.00;

Next Draw on Monday 18th. December. Please submit returns by 8.30p.m. Draw at 9.00p.m                                                                                                                          

 SVDP Christmas Collection:

St Brendan’s Conference (Aghaviller) of the St Vincent De Paul held their annual Christmas appeal at all churches in the Parish last weekend. If you missed it you can still help. Contact 087-7080230 for information on how to donate.

Irish Blood Transfusion Service:

The Mobile Clinic will visit The Newpark Hotel, Kilkenny on Wednesday and Thursday (13th & 14th. December) from 4.30p.m to 8.00p.m. Please donate because it makes a difference.

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. Visit the website on or call 056 770 3666. .

Carols at the College:

The students of St Kieran’s College would like to invite you to join them for a wonderful festive Carol Service in the College Chapel on Thursday 14th. December at 7.30p.m. The Carol service will last about 45 minutes and afterwards mulled wine and mince pies will be served to all guests. Admission is free, but limited places are available, so please contact Mary at 056 776 1707 in the school office to reserve seats in advance.

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.



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