Around the Districts
A mountain walk in aid of the Hope Cancer Support Centre, Enniscorthy will take place on Sunday, December 27. The walk will commence at the Nine Stones at 11 a.m. Donations on the day would be appreciated. For further enquiries please contact 087-2783335 or 087-2596356.
Christmas Masses as follows in Crossabeg church:- Christmas Eve Mass at 11 p.m. Mass on Christmas Day at 11.15 a.m. The sick of the parish will be visited this Wednesday, December 23 at the usual times. Wednesday, January 6 is the Feast of the Epiphany with Mass at 11 a.m. and again in the evening at 7 p.m.
A book for Christmas? Have you relations or family connections who would be interested in reading about happenings in Crossabeg over the last 100 years or more, and if more recent history is required, then it too is also available in "Crossabeg, a Parish and its People". Copies can be obtained from Alice Devine, Kevin McDermott, John Foley, Maura Joyce, Nicky Cowman or Liam O`Leary.
The next session of story telling and music and chat will take place at Kyle Forge on Sunday, January 3. All are most welcome.
Date for the Diary
The annual and most popular Ferrycarrig 5 mile run will take place in January. It has been deferred to the later date of January 24. Details and entry forms will be available online.
Crossabeg Soccer club committee would like to wish all their members and supporters a very happy Christmas and a peaceful New Year and to thank everyone for the support they received throughout 2015.
The club's annual Christmas jumper/tshirt night takes place on December 29 in Foleys pub commencing from 9 p.m. They are looking forward to seeing you all there.
A very happy and peaceful Christmas to all readers of the Crossabeg notes. Grateful thanks to each and everyone who supplied items for inclusion each week. News items are always most welcome. Forward same to firstname.lastname@example.org by 12 noon on a Friday in the case of a bank holiday weekend or by 10 p.m. on a Sunday night. You cam also text your message to 086-1980775.
Over The Water
Curracloe United AFC are holding a fundraising swim on St. Stephen's Day at Curracloe beach at 12 noon. Sponsorship cards are available from club members. Please give your generous support.
School of Music
The Shelmalier Music school operates at the Shelmalier GAA complex in Hollymount on Tuesday evenings between 4.30-6.30 p.m. There are classes for fiddle, banjo, mandolin, beginner concertina, button accordion, tin whistle, beginner harp, flute, singing, guitar, uileann pipes, melodica and keyboard.
The lessons last for forty minutes and the cost is €7 per lesson which also includes band practice, or €10 for lessons in two instruments plus band. Irish dancing is also back and here the cost is €7 per student. The teacher is Mags Boland. For information on any of the above please contact Catherine on 087-0533952 or Denise on 086-7302249. Like on facebook.
The overall winners of partners 45 grand Christmas final were Tracey Hall and Sean (Daw) Murphy. The runners-up were Kathleen Leacy and Blain Parnell, Sean Allen and Kenneth Hearne, Fr. Denis Kelly and Kathleen Murphy. Winners of the B final were Mary J. Whelan and Pat (Fags) Curran. The runners up here were Austin Hearne and Ollie Hearne, Charles Kavanagh and Jim Jackman. Thanks to all the card players and indeed all the customers of Hotel Curracloe and wishing all a very happy Christmas and prosperous new year.
Curracloe School news
The Parent's Association of St. Margaret's national school, Curracloe have produced a lovely school calendar for 2016. It is on sale in the school and in local businesses for €5. Christmas cards with pictures of the Parish churches are also available for sale in the school. A pack of 5 cards costs €2. All proceeds from the sale of cards will be donated to school funds.
On Wednesday of last week, children from fifth and sixth classes travelled to Castlebridge community centre to sing for the local Day Care Centre group at their Christmas gathering. They sang a variety of songs and Christmas carols. The experience was thoroughly enjoyed by all. Thanks to all at the centre who extended a very warm welcome to the children and very kindly gave them chocolates and thanks also to the parents who provided lifts.
Well done to all the children who performed so beautifully in their recent Christmas concert.
The new Student Council from fifth and sixth class are working hard and have come up with great ideas for fundraising and for improving their school in general. On Monday, December 21 they held a clothes "inside out" day to raise money for picnic benches in the yard.
The recent Split the Pot winner was Shane Murphy who won €201. The next draw will be held on Monday, January 4. The teachers and staff would like to take this opportunity to wish everyone a very happy Christmas and to say thank you for your continued support during the year. The school is now closed for holidays until Wednesday, January 6.
Mass times for Screen Curracloe and Castlebridge as follows: Christmas Eve at 6 p.m in Curracloe church; 7.30 p.m in Screen church and 9 p.m in Castlebridge church. Christmas Day Masses at 9.15 a.m in Curracloe church; 10.30 a.m in Castlebridge church and 11.30 a.m in Screen church. There will be two children`s masses this year, on Christmas Eve at 6 p.m in Curracloe church and on Christmas Day at 10.30 a.m in Castlebridge church. The childrens toys will be blessed at both of these Masses.
A very happy and peaceful Christmas to all readers and their families and all the very best for 2016.
Congratulations to Padraig and Pamela Kilkenny on the birth of their fourth child a baby boy Sam who was born at Waterford University Hospital on Tuesday 15th December.
CHRISTMAS FAIR THANK YOU
Campile Hall committee would like to thank all who supported our Christmas Fair/ switching on of Village Lights on Sunday 13th December. The committee would also like to thank anyone who helped out in any way to make the day an outstanding success, and in particular Shauna Franklin who switched on the village lights.
Congratulations also to all the raffle winners who were, 1st prize Trish Clancy, 2nd Kathleen Jeffers 3rd Tommy Foley, 4th Siobhain Ennis, 5th Joe Shannon, 6th Mick Dunne, and 7th Joe Ryan.
Your local correspondent would like to take this opportunity to wish all readers of the Duncannon Notes and anybody who helped out in any way in the past year a very Merry Christmas ans a Peaceful New Year.
St. James GAA
St. James' GAA club will celebrate its successful season of 2015 with a Dinner Dance in The Talbot Hotel on Saturday 16th January. The Senior Football team will be presented with their medals on the night by John Maughan who managed Mayo to three All-Ireland football finals and also managed Clare to a Munster Football title in 1992. The Ladies Football Intermediate team will also be presented with their county medals on the night also. Tickets are available for €35 and can be ordered by contacting Joe Murphy (087-9506398).
The annual St Stephens Day Aussie Rules game will take place in Mersheen on 26th December at 12.30pm. This year you can expect big hits, a lot of whinging and most of all pain as those trying to burn off the turkey and mince pies take to the field. The ladies will also take part this year and they will add much needed class and skill to the game. A bucket collection for charity will take place on the day and it would be great to see everyone out in force to support your side of the parish.
The club would like to wish all its members, players and supporters a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.
The following are the Mass time for Christmas in the Church Of The Holy Spirit St Leonards. Christmas eve, Vigil Mass-7:30 PM followed by mulled wine and refreshments. Midnight Mass at 12 midnight. Christmas Day mass at 10:30 AM. Discs for the memorial Christmas tree are available outside of vestry and in John Joe's shop for a donation €3.
There was another large attendanc at the Skittles competition in Power's Pub Ballycullane last week. The winners on the night were; Esther O' Grady, John Mackey and Francie Stafford. In second place were; Danny Hayes, Mike Walsh and Tom Quigley. The skittles continue this Tuesday December 22 at 8.30pm sharp. All are welcome.
The organisers would like to take this oppertunity to wish everyone a very Happy Christmas and thank you for your support.
There was no Jackpot winner in the Tintern Lotto draw last week. Five lucky punters matched three numbers and each received €40. They were; Mriel Culleton, Boley. Paraticia Foran, Ballygarvan. Claire Power, Knockea. Emma Flynn, Cloonagh and Bea Doran, Tintern. The numbers drawn were; 6, 17, 19, 27.
Next weeks Jackpot will be €7,100 and next weeks match three winners will share €200. Tickets on sale in all local shops and from committee members.
The author of these notes would like to wish everyone a very happy Christmas and prosperous new year.
Thanks to all who contributed items for inclusion in the notes over the past year. I look forward to your support in the future.