Margaret Cushen's News

Margaret Cushen is the news correspondent for the Carlow People and writes articles and news items for our Parish site.

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April 16th, 2015 by Margaret Cushen

Ballinkillen Hurling Club
Ballinkillen was represented on the Carlow Hurling team which recently had good wins over Wicklow and London in Division 2A of the NHL. With Pat English as Manager, and Micheal Ryan, David English, James Kinsella, Sean Murphy, Craig Wall, Damien O’Neill and Andrew Gaul in the squad. Their next outing is against Derry [...]

Bagenalstown Parish Website News for February 2015 by Margaret Cushen

March 11th, 2015 by Margaret Cushen

Singer/Songwriter Derek Ryan scooped two awards at the recent Sunday World 2015 Music Awards function in City West Hotel, Dublin.  Derek received the Entertainer of the Year Award and also Album of the Year Award for his album The Simple Things, which reached No. 1 in Ireland ahead of a number of top Irish and [...]

Bagenalstown Parish Website Bagenalstown Notes for January 2015

February 17th, 2015 by Margaret Cushen

Saturday January 31st, 2015
Sinead Wins Top Award
Congratulations to Sinead Hourihane, Maple Drive, Bagenalstown, who works as a stylist at Lynda Maher’s Hair Studio, in Carlow. At the Irish Hairdressers Federation Night of Legends. Sinead competed against over 300 applicants from all Ireland to make it onto the Federation’s Star Team 2014. The 300 applicants [...]

Bagenalstown Review of the Year 2014 – July to Dec.

February 17th, 2015 by Margaret Cushen

Pitch and Putt
Congratulations to Darren McNally, a member of Bagenalstown Pitch and Putt Club who finished third at the Leinster Championships held in Inniskeen, Co. Monaghan, recently.  Darren represented the club in the junior grade at the Leinster Handicap Stroke Play Championships. He has continued the club’s success in Leinster and National championships over the [...]

Carlow People Bagenalstown Notes For Tues. Jan 14, 2014

May 31st, 2014 by Margaret Cushen

Operation Transformation
Bagenalstown Family Resource Centre is taking part in Operation Transformation. Take time out for yourself in a friendly and relaxed environment. A healthier mind, a healthier you, make new friends and have fun. Enrolment Monday, Jan. 20 at 10am and 7pm in the Family Resource Centre, Moneybeg, Royal Oak Road. It is free [...]

Carlow People Bagenalstown Notes Tues. January 7, 2014

May 31st, 2014 by Margaret Cushen

Yoga Classses
Yoga For All returns to Bagenalstown Family Resource Centre Wed. Jan 8 at 7.30pm. Marian would like to wish all her yoga students a happy, peaceful New Year and look forward to 2014 in a positive, joyous way. Contact Marian to book your place 086-3082450.
Carlow Historical & Archaeological Society: Lecture by Padraig Laffan: The [...]

Carlow People Bagenalstown Notes Tuesday, November 19, 2013

November 26th, 2013 by Margaret Cushen

Table Quiz
Save Our Valleys-Against the Pylons. Table Quiz Thursday November 21 at 8pm in the Lord Bagenal, Cost €20 per team, €10 for student team. Please support this vital cause affecting all our communities of Bagenalstown, Fenagh, Newtown, Nurney, Oldtown, Leighlinbridge, Paulstown and many more. The feedback deadline is Tuesday, Nov. 26. Forms available and [...]

Carlow People Tues. Nov. 12, 2013 Bagenalstown Notes

November 20th, 2013 by Margaret Cushen

EirGrid Submissions
Submissions on the proposal by EirGrid to to upgrade Ireland’s transmission network through high overhead pylons. including a corridor through Co. Carlow, can be made to EirGrid before Tuesday, November 26 by post to The Grid Link Project Manager, EirGrid, PO Box 12213, Glenageary, Co. Dublin. Copies of submission forms are available at [...]

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