Stoneyford, Hugginstown, Newmarket & Ennisnag


22 Eanáir 2018
Stoneyford  News

Village Development:

The Stoneyford Development Association is presently preparing a detailed plan in conjunction with Kilkenny County Council Executive Staff for submission under the EU Towns & Villages Renewal Grant Scheme 2018. Top priorities are the parking issues in the village for the School and Community Centre, proper footpath to Old Bridge Rd linking in with linear Ennisnag-Kells walkway, traffic calming/control measures, street, tree planting, and restoration of old walls/well as well as visitor attraction signage and conservation projects.

Stoneyford Community Centre:

The Community Centre is a hive of activity at present with a whole plethora of clubs and groups using the centre such as: Circuit Training, Stage Door, Line Dancing, Bingo, Pilates, Computer Classes, Yoga, Foroige, Personal Training, Fit Club, Sewing Club, Active Retirement Group, Stoneyford Tidy Towns, History & Heritage Society all operating at full tilt. See Notice Boards in Village and at Community Centre for contact details or see or Facebook

Tidy Towns Group:

A very successful inaugural meeting of the Tidy Towns Group was held at the CC last week. It was decided to enter the 2018 National Tidy Towns competition.

Kathy Ryan will co-ordinate monthly Litter Picks as well as Facebook page;

Conchubhar de Róiste will manage website;

Tony Roche will take charge of street furniture;

Joe Whyte & Pat Phelan will head up conservation projects;

Helen Finnegan will co-ordinate the Landscaping Plan;

Paddy Ganly, Pat Phelan and Donal Sheridan will look after Ennisnag area.

Paschal Long, Regina Moran, Paddy O’Dwyer and Donie Butler will follow up in all other areas.

Ennisnag Anglers:

New members always welcome from all age groups. Watch out for 2018 meeting in coming weeks. Contact Paddy O’Dwyer, Merino Drive 087-2690558 or Michael Fennelly, Ennisnag 086-1275273 for further information or

Litter free environment:

Remember a litter free environment is the responsibility of all of us so PLEASE DO NOT LITTER and if you do see litter please PICK IT UP.

Dog Pooh continuing problem:

Please keep your dog on its lead and pick up any pooh. It is a serious health issue for our children especially around the Community Centre. Serial offenders will be reported.

School Parking:

Please note that in the interest of Health & Safety parking is NOT permitted on the roads in the immediate vicinity of Scoil Chiaran Naofa. Gardai will be monitoring the situation.

New Athletic Club
New Year’s Resolution! Stoneyford has a new athletic club for adults. If you would like to join or find out more about joining Kings River A.C., contact

More Club/Sports News wanted:

Would love to hear from all local sports clubs, leisure, youth groups and organisations wishing to let the public know of their activities. Match fixtures, training sessions, membership details etc.

Stoneyford/Ennisnag History & Heritage Society Nostalgia Evening:

An evening of Nostalgia was held at the Community Centre, Stoneyford on Monday last. A video recording and photos taken at the 2017 Easter Remembrance Ceremony, as well as photos from the recent Senior Citizens Christmas Party was shown. People brought along their Old Photographs and these will be considered for a permanent Exhibition at the Community Centre. Late discovery of old photos still welcome. It is expected to launch the Photographic Exhibition this Easter.

Stoneyford Bingo:

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

Newmarket/Hugginstown News

Monroe School:

Enrolment Forms are now available at Monroe National School for the school year, September 2018-2019. Please call to school or phone the school at 056 776 8931, for an Enrolment Form.

Aghaviller Parish News: See full text of Parish Newsletter on

Newmarket/Hugginstown Social Club:

The Newmarket/Hugginstown Social Club will not resume their ‘Get Together’ until Tuesday 6th. February 2018.   Mass will be celebrated at 2.00p.m to celebrate ‘World Day of the Sick’ (Our Lady of Lourdes) and will include the Sacrament of the Sick.

Nuacht Eile

Carlow/Kilkenny Home Care:

Valentine’s Fundraiser in aid of the Carlow Kilkenny Home Care Team will take place on Wednesday 14th. February in Langton House Hotel. Tickets for 4 Course Meal, Band and D.J. are available from Langton’s Hotel or from Mary Harrington at 087-212 8664

Farmers & Landowners.

Do note that your hedgerows must be cut back before 28th February as per EU directive. Please prioritise your roadside hedgerows. Thank you.

South Kilkenny Historical Society:

A Lecture on Alfie Byrne – ‘Lord Mayor of Ireland’ by Mr. Trevor White on Thursday, January 25th at 8.00p.m in Mullinavat Parish Hall. All are welcome

Local Lotto:

Draw: Monday 15th. January 2018     Numbers: 04; 16; 06.                     Bonus No: 22.

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

5 x €30.00 Winners:                   Eabha Carroll, Harristown;                                    Sean Lannan, Thomastown;

A & M Rohan, Carricketna;                  John Murphy, c/o Catherine Barron;                  Pat Delahunty, Catstown.

3 Sellers €15.00 each:                  Eamon Irish;                  James Irish;                  Willie Walshe;

Next week:   Match 3: €1,000.00;     Match 4: €2,000.00;                   Jackpot: €11,700.00;

Next Draw on Monday 22nd. January 2018. Please submit returns by 8.30p.m. Draw at 9.00p.m

Mullinavat Bingo

Bingo in Mullinavat Community Centre on Thursday 25th. January at 8.00 p.m Carlow/Kilkenny Home Care:

Valentine’s Fundraiser in aid of the Carlow Kilkenny Home Care Team will take place on Wednesday 14th. February in Langton House Hotel. Tickets for 4 Course Meal, Band and D.J. are available from Langton’s Hotel or from Mary Harrington at 087-212 8664

  Ordination of RC Bishop of Ossory:

The Ordination of Mgr. Dermot Farrell will take place at St. Mary’s Cathedral on Sunday 11th March at 3.00p.m. The community of Stoneyford, Hugginstown & Ennisnag wish him well in his episcopy.

Church of Ireland Kells & Ennisnag.

Church Services: Feb 4th & 14th Kells. Feb 18th St Peter’s Ennisnag.

Stoneyford/Hugginstown Notes: Please submit your News by email only preferably before 6pm on Sundays at latest or earlier if possible to


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