General Information

Published on September 10, 2023

Iverk Show

On behalf of the Chairman, President and show committee we would like to thank everyone for their support for the 2023 Show. The Show was once again a great success. Every one of you play your part, big or small. Without it the event could not have kept going for 197 years. Your help on the day or leading up to it is essential. We are already starting to plan for 2024 so anyone that would like to join the committee would be more than welcome. Your ideas are important and we want new thinking. Remember it is your show. So again thank you all very much.


Kilkenny Mobile Library

Kilkenny Mobile Library will visit our parish on September 14th

The locations and times are as follows;

Templeorum National School            –       9:50am

Little Stars Iverk show field               –       11:00am

Happy Days Montesori Fiddown      –       11:35am

Piltown National School                    –       1:10pm

Owning National School                    –       2:50pm

All are welcome; the van stocks a great range of adult books in all genres. The full timetable can be viewed on


Community Centre

Chairobics exercise classes for older adults returns on Wednesday nights starting on Wednesday, September 6th at 11am in the Community centre. All are welcome.


Benefit Night

There will be a Kehoe Family benefit night in aid of the Liver Transplant Unit in St. Vincent’s Hospital, Dublin on Saturday, 23rd September at 9pm. Live music by Carrig Bróg and there will be a raffle and spot prizes on the night. Your support would be much appreciated.


Fiddown Village Improvement Works – Scheme Overview – August 2023.

Benefits of the scheme:

  1. Improved permeability and connectivity within the village and externally.
  2. Traffic calming measures.
  3. Improved and additional pedestrian facilities.
  4. Junction modification.
  5. Formalised and accessible bus stop facilities.

Detailed drawings & plans by Kilkenny County Council and ROADPLAN Consulting are available to view in the community centre for a few weeks.

HCT Floor & Wall Tiling Course

A Floor & Wall Tile, QQI level 3, 3N0523 Programme will take place in Owning House, Owning on 13th September, 20th September and 27th September from 9:30am – 4:30pm on each of the three dates. For further information and booking please contact Owning House on 051-643136.


Diocesan Pilgrimage to Lourdes 2024

The 2024 Ossory Diocesan  Pilgrimage to Lourdes led by our Bishop Most Reverend Niall Coll DD will take place from Tuesday May 21st to Sunday May 26th inclusive.  The organising committee are confident in offering places to pilgrims in need of assistance, youth helpers, support staff and able-bodied pilgrims. The youth section is organised through the head of RE in secondary schools and places are limited. A follow up announcement and posters on church notice boards will carry further details. (The price has yet to be established but the 2023 cost was €899 PPS).


Diocesan Monthly Draw

The Diocesan Draw is in its fifth year and is a very valuable source of support for the work carried out in the Cathedral. A Diocesan wide draw it is generously supported by parishioners of the 42 parishes of the diocese.

The draw is held monthly in Chapter House – generally the last Wednesday of every month at 8pm. Tickets are €10 per month and are available from local Sacristies, the Diocesan Office, St Mary’s Cathedral Parish Office and the Chapter House Bookshop.

Thanks to all who have helped with the draw over the years…be in to win!