19/10/18 40 YEARS OF WHIST IN RATHOE by Michael Dawson This week 40 years ago a group of people, under the guidance of Fr Tom Little CC, decided to run a whist drive in Rathoe Hall as a social night. It was so popular that they decided to repeat it the following week and the [...]
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A brief history of Rathoe Parish Hall and details of the restoration of the diamond design windows in that building by Seamus Hogan. School Plate Rathoe Hall is recognised as one of the great heritage buildings in Co. Carlow. It was built in 1837 as a national school for the area. This was shortly after [...]
If you have something to add to any of these pages, or start a new page please let me know. Ballintemple - Days of Yore Ballon Hill Ballon's memorial to unbaptised children Ballykealey address by tenantry to Colonel R.B. Lecky Ballykealey House Ballykealey Walled Garden Ballykealey Ordnance Survey 1839 Carlow notices for the registration of [...]
EILISH HOGAN RIP The communities of Ballon/Rathoe and Borris were united in grief following the news of the death of Eilish Hogan, Rathrush, which occurred peacefully and in the presence of her loving family at Oak Ward, Waterford Regional Hospital on Sunday, 20 August. Formerly from Tomduff, Borris, she was the daughter of Kathleen and [...]
Details from Michael Dawson with thanks: Links that might help you with your Grief Helping children to cope with grief David Lyons RIP David Lyons (48) Rathoe passed away peacefully at his home on Thursday, 30 December. His remains were reposed at Kearney’s Funeral Home in Fenagh before being removed to St Patrick’s [...]
21/12/19 Climate Change Winner: Will O Toole, Second: Ciara Lalor, Third: Shauna Kearney Seen with Noel Heffernan, Maire George, Bernie Mullins of Ballon NS 24/11/19 Congratulations to Helen Castle of Ballykealey, Ballon on recently graduating from Carlow College, St. Patrick's after being awarded a degree in BA (Hons) in Social, Political and [...]
A PLEASING RESPONSE TO MICHAEL'S ARTICLES FROM KIWI JOHN AND POSTED 2/1/18 Many thanks, Michael Dawson, for your selection of reminiscences marking your contribution to Ballon village. They brought back many memories of people I remember. It is unlikely that I will visit Ballon again with my loved brother, Maurice, now dead but there is [...]
30/11/17 DICK WINS ADULT VOLUNTEER AWARD Dick Fitzgerald, president of Ballon/Rathoe Community Games and vice-president of Carlow Community Games was awarded the Adult Volunteer Award for 2017 for Carlow. Dick has given over 30 year’s voluntary contribution at a local and national level to Community Games. It is the day to day work and [...]
Details from Michael Dawson with thanks: JACK SHANAHAN RIP The death took place at his home, Ballymogue, Rathoe, on Saturday 16 December of John (Jack) Shanahan. Aged 80, Jack farmed all his life as well as working as a steel erector in turn with Keenans of Bagenalstown and Mitchell Engineering, also Bagenalstown. GAA was [...]
Details from Michael Dawson with thanks: MRS NANCY LAWLER The death took place on Tuesday 27 December of Mrs Anne (Nancy) Lawler, Ballykealey Lodge, Ballon. Aged 81, she was formerly Nancy Egan from Rathoe. Nancy worked as a baker and confectioner in Carlow and Dublin before marrying her husband, James, in 1965. A quiet woman, [...]