Stoneyford, Hugginstown, Newmarket & Ennisnag

26th Márta 2018

Stoneyford Station now manned.

Stoneyford/ Ennisnag News


Business Tourism Meeting.

A ‘Business Tourism’ meeting will take place at the Community Centre Stoneyford tomorrow Tuesday at 1.00pm. All businesses in the locality are invited to attend.

Kilkenny County Council Grant Scheme:

Do you know that there are over 30 different grant schemes available that community groups, sports clubs and local organisations can benefit from? For FREE booklet on the various grant schemes contact Kilkenny County Council. Contact Community Department: Tel 056-77944000 or Donie Butler PRO at the SDA

Stoneyford Tidy Towns 2018:

The Tidy Towns Group are planning a major charge this year for the National Tidy Towns Competition. Initial judging commences late May early June. We urgently need volunteers from all age groups for Landscaping, Painting Jobs, Odd Jobs and some special feature work. Please contact us at or 087-3156359.

Village Renewal Scheme 2018.

Following consultations between the SDA Officers and the County Council official’s plans are at an advanced stage for the submission of a major new proposal by the Kilkenny County Council for serious funding via the EU Town & Village Renewal Scheme to complete major works proposed under the scheme. White smoke is expected towards the end of April.

Heritage Week –August 2018.

In conjunction with Heritage Week 2018 we will publish a booklet on the ‘Built Heritage of the Village’. It will include a list on protected structures in the village and district as well as the Churches, Mills, Schools, Big Houses and Bridges in the area. It is also intended to mount the ‘Old’ Photographic Exhibition at the Community Centre in August. Finally a potted history of Carrickshock Hurling Club will also be published this summer.

Knockdrinna Café now open.

We are pleased to announce the Helen Finnegan has reopened her very popular Café at Main St. The usual selection of delicious homemade food choices will be on offer. Come and relax in the very homely farmyard environment in the heart of the village.

Abandoned Vehicle:

The owner of an abandoned vehicle in the village is requested to remove same as soon as possible. Kilkenny County Council and the Gardai have been notified.

Learn to Waltz, Tango, Quick Step etc.

Yes learn to Waltz, Tango, Quick Step, Foxtrot, Jive and Samba at Stoneyford Community Centre. Classes commence Wednesday 4th April from 8pm to 9.30pm. €10.

Dog Pooh at Community Centre:

This continues to be a problem and is a serious health risk for our children playing there. Dog owners are requested NOT to let their dogs off their leads. It is an offence not to clean up your Dog’s pooh or to release your dog from its lead in a public place. Dog owners are requested to Bin the Dog pooh and do not discard the bag in a ditch or on a grass verge. Gardai & Environment Dept. of Kilkenny County Council have been notified.

Spring Clean-up: Stoneyford Litter Pick:

The major clean-up of the year ‘The Spring Clean-up’ will take place on Saturday 7th April at 10,30am. We invite all to partake including adults and children. Please clean the immediate area in front of your house, grassed areas, roadsides, estates, footpaths etc. Bin all litter please. If everyone looks after the public area near their home the workload on our volunteers will be reduced greatly. A Litter free environment is the responsibility of all of us. See it-Bin it.


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


Newmarket/Hugginstown News

Newmarket/Hugginstown Social Club:

The Newmarket/Hugginstown Social Club will have their ‘Get Together’ on Tuesday 27th. March in “Gáirdín an Ghorta” from 2.00p.m to 4.30p.m.. All are very welcome.

Gairdín an Gorta – Draw:

The results of the Draw which took place on Tuesday 20th. March can be viewed on Hugginstown Church Notice Board.

Many thanks to all who sold tickets and supported the Draw. Work on Gairdín an Gorta Centre will begin in late April.

Nuacht Eile

Carrickshock GAA Fixtures

Carrickshock fixtures for the coming week, subject to change so check website before travelling – Under 15 League: Carrickshock vs Fenians, Thursday 29th March, 6.30pm in Hugginstown. Senior League: Carrickshock vs Mullinavat, Sunday 1st April, 1.00pm in Piltown. Minor League: Barrow Rangers vs Carrickshock, Sunday 1st April, 11.30am in Paulstown. Under 15 League: Carrickshock vs Fenians, Thursday 29th March, 6.30pm in Hugginstown. Minor League: Barrow Rangers vs Carrickshock, Sunday 1st April, 11.30am in Paulstown.

Croke Park Trip

Carrickshock Under 8s have this year been selected to take part in the Leinster ‘Go Games’ in Croke Park. The boys are making the trip next Tuesday, 3rd April, where the boys will enjoy the full Croke Park experience, using the dressing rooms, running out through the tunnel and playing a game on the famous turf. Enjoy yourselves boys

Pulse-wave Ireland:

Pulse-wave Ireland is holding Heart Screening clinics locally. Clinics on Thursday 29th. March in Hotel Kilkenny: and on Friday 6th. April in the Brandon House Hotel, New Ross.   Appointments are available from 11.00a.m. to 8.00p.m. each day. Call 087 715 1623 to make an appointment as spaces are limited. The Screening is medically approved and each person will receive a detailed printout which they may discuss with their own G.P. For further information please call 087 715 1623

Lotto Results:

Draw: Monday 19th. March 2018.             Numbers: 06; 14; 32.                         Bonus No: 21.

One Match 3 Winner

No Match 4 Winner

No Jackpot Winner:

€1,000.00 Winner:

Bill Cassin, Ballygerdra: €50.00 Seller of Ticket: Tom Cassin

Sellers x 3: €15.00 each:

Eamon Irish;

Alice Murphy;

James Irish.

Next week: Match €1,000.00;       Match 4 –   €2,000.00;            Jackpot – €12,600.00;

Next Draw on Monday 26th. March.   Please submit returns by 8.30p.m.; Draw at 9.00p.m.

Blood Donation Clinic:

A Blood Donor Clinic will be held in The Newpark Hotel, Kilkenny on Sunday 25th. March from 12.00Noon to 3.30p.m. and on Monday 26th. March to Thursday 29th. March from 4.30p.m. to 8.00p.m. Blood Donation is essential to ensure Hospital Patients get the treatment they need. 1 in 4 need Blood but only 3% give blood. One Donation can save up to 3 Lives. Full details of all clinics and on Giving Blood can be found on or by telephoning LoCall 1850 731 137.

Stoneyford/Hugginstown Notes:

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