Around the Districts

Published 21/07/2015 | 00:00

Emma Dempsey and Abby Mulligan having fun at the Cúl Camp at St. Martin's GAA club.
Emma Dempsey and Abby Mulligan having fun at the Cúl Camp at St. Martin's GAA club.


Monster Auction

A monster auction will take place in Kilmore Parish on Sunday 9th August, the venue for the sale will be Kilmore School at 2.00pm. How will it work? If you have something to sell, you put a reserve on it, and if that reserve is not reached, then it will not be sold and should it make more that your reserve, you will still get the full selling price.

So, like any public auction we will charge commission on sales of 10% on the selling price, and 10% to the new owner, this is much less, than you would be charged at an official auction.

For anyone who would like to sell goods or you have goods which you would like to donate to Kilmore Parish, you may contact any of the following people: Matty Reville on (086) 822 7440 Mary Cousins on (086) 389 2266 T.J.Power on (086) 267 6913 Josie Whelan on (087) 772 0129 or Fr Denis on (053) 91 35181

(087) 926 0430. If anyone would like to donate something, it would be much appreciated, as 100% of the sale price goes to the fundraiser (Kilmore Church & Parish Funds).Some of the items for sale to include Leisure Boat, Gents & Ladies Golf Clubs, Pair of Camping Tents, Suites of Furniture, Ladies Bicycle,Raleigh Shopper Fording Bike & Accessories, Pool Table, Side Board, Good as new Gas Cooker, Pair of Water Fountains, Knitting Machine including table & accessories, Conservatory Suite, Kitchen Table and Chairs, Office Chair, Pine Fireplace, Hay & Silage. More info on Kilmore Parish Facebook Page.

Scrap Saturday

We will also be taking wastemetal on the day before the auction (Saturday 8th). If you wish to donate waste metal you can do so by dropping to the skips in the New Car Park, in Kilmore Village from 9.00am to 5.00pm.

Festival Volunteers

The 30th Seafood festival was a resounding success due to all the hard work and effort put in by you, the volunteers. What a team!

Having held the volunteers night elsewhere for two years we decided to bring it back to the Stella Maris Centre this year on Friday 24th July at 8pm. The Festival Committee would love to see you for a night of chat, laughs, music, food and wine. Feel free to bring along a plate of food, sweet or savoury, but no pressure! Please please come along!

There are still some Festival Mugs left for sale. These mugs are a lovely memory of 30 years of Seafood Festivals in Kilmore Quay. They are in the Stella Maris Centre for sale fpr €4. Or you can ring Valerie on 086 3893278. Many thanks to the Cornmarket Project (Wexford Local Development) for producing such a lovely item.


Kilmore scouts took part in the Opening Parade of the Kilmore Quay Seafood Festival on Thursday evening. They had a float which was festooned with flags, pioneering project and alter fire. Beavers, Cubs, Scouts, and venturer did plenty of singing campfire songs along the route which added to the atmosphere.

The Scouts proudly displayed their trophies which they won recently at the Co Wexford Scoutcraft Competition. They will represent Wexford in the All Ireland Finals in Limerick in August. Scouts are spending the weekend in Davidstown where they have been invited to take part in Ballyhuskard and Davidstown annual camp.

The Shield team will continue to practice over the summer while all sections will resume in September. Anyone interested in joining should contact 0876858480. There are places in Beaver section 6-9, Venture section 15-18,very limited places in Cub section 9-12 and Scout section 12-15. We would also like to hear from any adults over 18 who would like to join the scouting fun.

scouts Fundraiser

Kilmore Scouts are holding a Cake Sale with Tea/Coffee on the Lawn after Mass in Kilmore Church on Sat 1st Aug,Sun 2nd Aug and in Mulrankin Church Sunday 9th August towards costs of team competing in National Scout Finals after winning the Co competition in June. The senior team will spend five days in Limerick 19-23Aug and we hope to bring the other team for the weekend as they all trained together over the past year and the Junior team put in such a good performance in the County Competition. This is the first time Kilmore have competed in the Finals since 2001. Your support would be greatly appreciated


Ballycogley Players Play reading committee of Fintan Murphy, Nick Hayes, Brenda Murphy, Con Doyle and Terence O Byrne are currently reading One Act Plays for the Autumn season. Readings for parts will be held in August with Rehearsals from September. Anyone interested in joining the group, acting, set building, backstage etc should contact Fintan on 0876812690.

The full length play, The Cripple of Inismaan, by Martin McDonagh will be directed by Breda Hayes, readings for parts of 5 Men 4 Women will be held shortly. Anyone interested should contact 0876858480. Rehearsals will commence in September.

Ballycogley celebrate 40 years of drama this year and hope to mark the occasion with a suitable function before the end of the year. Anyone with memorabelia, photographs, anectdotes etc should contact Nick on 0872605506.

Irish Night

There will be an Irish Night in Tomhaggard Social Centre on Monday 20th July at 9pm as part of the Novena Fringe. Music by Bridgeridge Boys and if the last two years are anything to go by a great night is expected

Open Garden

Paula Hore will open her garden at Mount Eaton Tomhaggard on Monday 3rd August from 2 o clock onwards, in aid of the Hospice Homecare. All are welcome. Refreshments served.

Novena in Tomhaggard

Festival and Novena to St Anne in Tomhaggard continues until July 26th. Events include Mass each evening at 7.30 pm in Tomhaggard Church; Childrens Mass Tuesday July 21st; Healing Mass Wednesday July 22nd; Patron and field day on July 26th starting with Mass at 2pm.

Novena Fringe Events: Family Quiz Tuesday July 21st in Tomhaggard Social Centre at 9pm; Variety night Thursday July 23rd in Tomhaggard Social Centre at 9pm; Pongo on Wednesday July 22nd and Friday July 24th in Tomhaggard Social Centre at 9pm; Barbecue Saturday July 25th after 7.30pm Mass

Camino walk

On Saturday July 25th there will be a pilgrim walk from Our Ladys Island to Tomhaggard which is approximatly 10K. The walk will commence at about 3pm with a walk around the island then travelling to Tomhaggard via Tacumshane. The pilgrim walk will conclude with Mass at 7.30pm followed by a barbecue. This walk is being organised by Ferns Youth Ministry as part of preparations for the Camino walk in Spain later this year and World Youth Day in Poland in 2016.


Have you any articles for the next edition of Kilmore Parish Journal? The Journal Committee are now preparing material for the 2015 edition-No. 44. We invite you to send in articles for the Journal at this time. We are also interested in receiving old photographs relating to life and times in Kilmore. Please send material for the Joumal to or contact any member of the Committee.

Active Retirement

Kilmore ARA had their second day trip of the year on Wednesday last when we visited Dublin Castle and the Wax museum in Dublin city. It was a most enjoyable day especially at both venues which were well worth the visit and the journey both ways by train was lovely, especially on a nice day and at this time of year.

The week of the 20th sees Tenpin bowling at Leisuremax on Monday at 11-00am and Indoor bowls on Thursday from 7 to 9 in the Stella Maris Centre.

Tractor run

A tractor run in aid of Cleariestown Parish takes on Sunday 26th July. Registration takes place from 12 noon.


Piercestown Patron

The Piercestown Patron will take place on Friday 7th August at 7.30pm

St Martin's Tennis

Membership at St Martins Tennis Club is now open to new players at a reduced rate for the rest of the calendar year. Lessons with Ashley will take place on Mondays at 7.00 p.m. Enquiries to 087-9266055.

ARA club news

Piercestown/Murrintown ARA Club are heading West on 29 August 2015 to Breaffy House Resort Hotels Castlebar Co Mayo for a 3 night DBB stay at this wonderful hotel.Price per person sharing is €250. SRS applies. This will be a great weekend tour so book early. Day tours will include Visit to Knock Shrine, Museum of Life Castlebar, Foxford Woollen mills, Achill Island tour, Visit to Cong area and shopping time in Westport town. Lunches and morning breaks at own discretion. Ring Mary Dempsey 053 91 58186 to book your place, deposit of €80.00 secures your place.

Spanish Trip: October 2016 for 5 October 2016 - 7 nights half board basis (b'fast, dinner including wine) in Pineda de Mar, Costa Brava in the Golden Taurus hotel (or similar hotel) based on 25 travelling. €399.00 per person sharing, SRS applies. Price includes return flights to Barcelona, one checked in bag 15kgs and 1 cabin bag 10 kgs. Return transfers to hotel. Full day excursion to Barcelona. Fully comprehensive Travel Insurance. €100 deposit secures. To book please contact Mary Dempsey at 0539158186 or Ann Rochford 0539158029. Early booking of flights guarantees the above price.

Scout Group news

Registration for new scouting year will be held on Tues 25th August at 7pm in Scout & Guide Hall Piercestown. Registration fee is €45. If you wish to put your son's name on the list for Registration please contact our Group Leader, Jane Power on 086 3265406. We need more adults leaders in our Scout and Venturer section, please contact our Group Leader.

Taghmon/ Camross

Caroreigh Field Day

All roads lead to Paddy O'Gormans field, Caroreigh on this Sunday 26th July for the 47th Field day. The event will kick off at 1.30pm with the Fancy Dress and Vintage Parade led by New Ross and District Pipe Band.

All the usual events will be in full swing from Pongo to Duck Race, Bottle, Cake, Garden produce, Clothes and Book stalls, Rings, Darts, Golf, Rolling Horse, Hurling Puck, Wheel o Fortune, Horse Races, Daisy the Cow, Childrens races from u6 to u14, Dog Show, Bouncy Castle, Basketball, Mini Tractor Rides, Balls in Bucket, Fishing, Skittles, Name the Doll, Coins in Jar, W. Board, BBQ, Teas, Cake Raffle and the Grand raffle.

Admission is by Donation and we hope to see you all enjoying one of the biggest and longest running events on the social calender.

Dancing at Camross

The August dance will be held on Friday 7th and music will be provided by Glenn Flynn and his Band. Dancing from 10pm to 12 midnight. Admission is €8 including refreshments.

GAA Notes

Hard luck to the Jun hurling team who were beaten by the Shels in the semi final of the league 3-11 to 2-18 over the weekend. Our minor footballers had a good win over Cushinstown by 1-18 to 2-06 and beat the Vols 7-10 to 2-10.

This week's fixtures are the U21 hurling championship away to Rathnure this Tuesday night at 7.30pm and the Jun B hurlers are away to New Ross this Thursday night at 7.30pm.

There was no winner of the Club Lotto last week; numbers were 4, 21, 27, and 28, there were six match 3. Brendan Doyle Ballyhennigan, Catherine and Aiofe Cullen Moortown Great, Deirdre Kehoe Aughfad, P Harris c/o AHC Vets, and Linda McDonald Taghmon. Next weeks lotto Jackpot will be €7700.

ladies football

All our age groups are still busy on the pitches. Our u10's played clongeen and had another great win in a good competitive game. The u12's were defeated by Adamstown in Taghmon last Monday evening.

The U14's defeated Clonard Wednesday eve in Taghmon scoring 1-12 Clonard 2-05,well done again girls. The u16's drew with Blackwater and quarter finals will be soon played in this age group. Our minor's munn Abbain Gaels defeated St Martin's by a point 0-12 to 2-5 and are now in the play offs for semi finals in division 1. Well done to all involved for your dedication in training ,playing and supporting our ladies.

Family Resource Centre

Our annual closedown will be from 27th July and re-open again on 10th August. Thank you to all our participants over the first half of the year and see you in August.

athletic club

More silverware was won in Tullamore by our athletes who competed the All Ireland B championships. Muireann Hore came 5 Th in the girls U 14 shot putt. Chloe O Toole was 4th by the narrowest of margins in the girls U 12 600m, she also competed in the impressively in the sprints and making it to the final. Hannah Roche Kelly won herself a silver medal in the girls U14 80m sprint final. Very well done to our 3 girls.

This concludes the track and field season for all our athletes bar 2 who will compete in the All Ireland community games finals in August. Chloe O Toole and Aisling Kelly. So it's feet up and rest for everyone else for a few weeks before we start into cross country training ! Enjoy the summer break.

We are also holding a cross country race to mark our 30th year, so highlight Sunday 20th September into your diaries.

Our 30th anniversary T shirts are selling well, we do have some still available in all sizes form 7yrs to men and ladies, any past members or members of the public who wish to support the club, that are interested in buying one e10 please contact Helena Hore

Remember when your are sorting out all the clothes that we have worn out or grown out of over the summer, to keep them to one side come September we will gladly take them off your hands and help raise much needed funds for the club.

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