Stoneyford, Hugginstown, Newmarket & Ennisnag

12 Feabhra 2018


Stoneyford/ Ennisnag News

Appeal to Dog Owners:

It is your responsibility to ensure that your dog is under your control at all times. You may NOT leave your dog off its lead at any time in a public place and most especially in any of our public spaces either at the Community Centre or its playing fields. It is illegal to let your dog roam free at any time either day or night. Fowling of public spaces with dog pooh and the worrying of sheep are illegal offences.

Stoneyford Old Photo Exhibition Easter 2018:

Thanks to all who supplied old photographs for our forthcoming Photographic Exhibition due to be held at Stoneyford Community Centre on Easter Sunday April 1st. We are still looking for a photograph of the old pre 1927 ‘hump-back’ bridge in Stoneyford.

Carrickshock & St Brendan’s GAA Clubs:

As part of our 2018 History & Heritage programme we are seeking historic information and team photographs on both clubs. All information to or 087-3156359.

Tidy Towns Meeting:

The February meeting of Stoneyford Tidy Towns will take place on Monday 19th at 8.00pm at the Community Centre. Road & Estate Volunteers required for monthly Litter Picks commencing on the first Saturday in March. 2018 Targeted Projects will be decided at this meeting.

Farmers & Landowners February 28th:

Only two weeks left to final date for hedgerow cutting –Wednesday 28th February. Please prioritise roadside hedgerows and greatly oblige.

Litter free environment:

Remember a Litter Free Environment is the responsibility of all of us and just not the Tidy Towns Group. If you have litter bin it and if you see litter just pick it up.

History & Heritage Society:

A meeting of the History & Heritage Society will take place on Tuesday 27th February at a new time of 2.15pm. The programme for 2018 will be discussed and decided.

Stoneyford United AFC:

We are looking for historic information on the founding of Stoneyford United AFC as well as old team photographs. All information to

Stoneyford Bingo:

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

Stoneyford Active Retirement:

Donegal Holiday 5 days/4 nights; Starting 22nd. April 2018. For further information; See poster on Notice Board or or call 056 772 8225 or 087 641 4038 for details.


Newmarket/Hugginstown News

Monroe School Fundraising:

Edward Hayden will do a Cooking Demonstration on Thursday 22nd. February at 7.30p.m. in The Rising Sun. Doors open 6.30p.m.  Tickets are available from: Carroll’s Knocktopher; Walshe’s Shop Stoneyford; Fitzgerald’s Shop Hugginstown; and The Rising Sun.

Newmarket School:

Enrolment Forms for the school year September 2018/19 are available at the school.

Please call to the school or telephone 056 776 8919 for Enrolment Form.

Newmarket/Hugginstown Social Club:

The Newmarket/Hugginstown Social Club will resume their ‘Get Together’ in “Gáirdín an Ghorta”, Newmarket on Tuesday 13th. February. All are very welcome.


Nuacht Eile

Mullinavat Bingo:

Bingo in Mullinavat Community Centre on Thursday 22nd. February at 8.00p.m.

South Kilkenny Historical Society:

A Lecture on “Working Towards Peace in Northern Ireland” will be given by Walter Kirwan (formerly Dept. of the Taoiseach) on Thursday, February 22nd. at 8.00p.m. in Mullinavat Parish Hall.

Local Lotto:

Draw: Monday 5th. February 2018     Numbers: 14; 18; 32.               Bonus No: 12.

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

5 x €30.00 Winners: “The 4 of Us” c/o Rathduff;; Noeleen Butler, Knocktopher;

Natasha Silke & Issac Doyle; Marian Power, Hugginstown; Julieanne Drennan, Coolmean.

3 Sellers €15.00 each:            Catherine Duggan;            Mary Doyle;            Walter Broderick

Next week:   Match 3: €1,000.00;     Match 4: €2,000.00; Jackpot: €12,000.00;

Next Draw on Monday 12th. February 2018 Submit returns by 8.30p.m. Draw at 9.00p.m


Are you struggling with anxiety or depression? Finding life difficult? Feeling isolated? In need of support?   “Grow” is here to help you. “Grow” is a community-based mental health organisation which holds weekly meetings in your local community.  “Grow” meetings provide help and support to anyone experiencing mental health difficulties or struggling with any aspect of their mental wellbeing.  Meetings are confidential and no referral is necessary, simply come along. “Grow” promotes breaking social isolation and promoting social connectedness and is centred on the idea that ‘I alone can do it, but I cannot do it alone’.

For Kilkenny Groups: Meetings in the Grow Office, Ormonde Home, Barrack St, Kilkenny. On Tuesdays at 10.00a.m on Wednesdays at 8.00 p,m and on Fridays at 10.30a.m. For further information contact Margaret Power on 056 776 1624 or 056 775 1615

Parents Information Evening:

Free Information Evening for parents of school going-children: How to handle exam stress, bullying, peer pressure and other issues facing students of all ages! Meeting in Springhill Court Hotel on Monday 12th. February from 7.30p.m. to 9.30p.m.   For further information contact 086 820 3521

Kilkenny People Notes:

Please ensure your notice is received by us before 6pm on Sundays.

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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