Around the Districts

Published 24/09/2016 | 00:00

Orla O'Gorman and Abbey Taylor from Selskar College who were taking part in the World Suicide Prevention event in Youthtrain recently.
Orla O'Gorman and Abbey Taylor from Selskar College who were taking part in the World Suicide Prevention event in Youthtrain recently.

Ballymurn

Mass Times

Mass times as follows: Tuesday 7.30 p.m. Thursday 9.30 a.m. Saturday 9.30 a.m. and 8.15 p.m. and Sunday 10 a.m. Vigil Mass at 8.15 p.m. Mass at 10 a.m.

Hertiage Group

Ballymurn heritage group still have some 1916 and Kilmallock cemetery books for sale. Contact any committee member or are available in the local shop.

Parish Dance

The Church of the Assumption are hosting a parish gathering for family and friends near and far on Saturday, October 8, in Hotel Curracloe. Music will be provided by Thomas Maguire and Phiona Ennis. Admission is €10 which includes refreshments and door and spot prizes. Ticket sellers will be calling around to your doors selling tickets in the next few weeks.

Fundraiser

Bygone Days Storytelling House, Oulart and friends, present a night of music, song, stories and Craic in Riverside Park Hotel, Enniscorthy, on September 25 at 8 p.m. A great night of entertainment is assured, please come along, bring family and friends and support our storytelling house. Tickets are €10 at the door.

Vintage News

The Over the water Vintage Club are holding a Tractor and Car Road Run on Sunday, October 9, in aid of Alzheimers Ireland (Wexford Branch), starting from Screen Village at 12.30 p.m. All support would be greatly appreciated.

Pioneer News

A meeting of the diocesan pioneer council was held in Bree on Tuesday, September 13, with spiritual director Rev. Robert McGuire in attendance. Centres represented were Bree, Courtnacuddy, St Seanan's, Cushinstown, Adamstown and Ballymurn, with apologies from Camolin and Davidstown.

Upcoming dates for your diary - Afternoon retreat in Ballyvaloo Sunday, October 16. Dinner Dance in the Riverside on Wednesday, November 23, to be preceeded by mass in St Senan's for deceased members. The next meeting is scheduled for tuesday November 1 at 8 p.m. in Bree.

Blackwater

THRESHING/FIELD DAY

Blackwater Vintage Club's annual Vintage Threshing and Field day will take place in Blackwater village on Saturday, October 1, at 1 p.m. Other attractions include bottle stall, dog show, live music and Dancing with Declan, vintage display and many more. Refreshments will be served. A great family day out is guaranteed. Proceeds to Blackwater Playground. Like us on Facebook for more information.

AA Open Public Meeting

An Open Public Meeting of Alcoholics Anonymous will take place in St. Michaels Hall, Thomas Street, Wexford on Friday September 30 at 8.30 p.m. This meeting is open to all and will include speakers from AA and Al-Anon.

The purpose is to provide information to individuals and/or their families who are concerned about the impact that alcohol is having on their lives. The meeting will conclude with refreshments , tea and coffee.

Details of AA meetings in Ireland can be found on www.alcoholicsanonymous.ie or by phone at 01 8420700.

Crossabeg

Community centre agm

The annual general meeting of Crossabeg-Ballymurn Community centre will be held in Kyle Forge on Tuesday, September 27, at 8.30 p.m. All parishioners and members of all clubs and groups in the parish are invited to attend.

Vintage News

The Over the Water Vintage Club are holding a Tractor and Car Road Run on Sunday, October 9, in aid of Alzheimers Ireland (Wexford Branch).

The run starts from Screen village at 12.30 p.m. There is a prize for the 'Best dressed vintage-style driver'. Your support for this worthwhile cause will be greatly appreciated.

Please note that the money that is raised in the county, stays in the county.

Whist

Results of play for Wednesday, September 14, as follows: Kathleen Hayes (first gent) Michael Galvin (second gent) Molly Murphy (third gent) Annette Robinson (first lady) Maura White (second lady) Caitriona Cullen (third lady) Eilish Darcy (best half) Polly Maher (hatchers) Betty Butler, Michael Galvin, Kathleen McDonald, Mary Morrissey were the raffle winners.

Whist concludes

The summer season of Whist sessions at Crossabeg community centre have now concluded and the committee wish to thank each and all who supported them. Thanks to all who attended regularly and gave generous donations and to all who supplied refreshments. A reminder that Whist sessions will now commence in Glynn hall on Wednesday, September 21, at 8 p.m.

Birthday Girl

Congratulations to Margie Barron, St Patrick's Terrace, Crossabeg, who celebrated her 60th birthday in Foleys of Crossabeg last weekend.

Altar Servers recognised

Congratulations to the boys and girls who were presented with certificates and medals in recognition of their two years as Altar servers at Crossabeg church from September 2014 to August 2016. Best of luck to all of them as they begin their secondary school education.

The presentation took place after Mass on Sunday morning last and the group included Cathal Gormley, Eoghan Cullen, Ciaran Ryan, Billy Reck, Aaron McNamee, Anna Doyle, Lily Moriarty, Abbie Carley, Emily Fortune, Laura Neville, Mary Moran, Lucy Walsh, Molly Davis, Matilda Meaney, Doireann McGrath.

GAA news

Last week's GAA lotto numbers were 9, 15, 24 and 26. There was no jackpot winner and one match-three winner, Tom T. Doyle. The jackpot is worth €10,000 this week.

Well done to the Junior B footballers who won the District final on Saturday last when they overcame St Mary's, Maudlintown 1-14 to 0-6. Crossabeg-Ballymurn led 0 - six to 0-2 at half time. Midway through the second half, they led 0-10 to 0 - six, and then St Mary's were awarded a penalty. Thankfully they hit the post and when Emmet Kehoe scored a goal at the other end, Crossabeg-Ballymurn went on to win comfortably. Emmet Kehoe had the honour of accepting the cup on behalf of the team.

Well done to the players and their mentors. They will play the county semi-final this coming Friday, September 23, at 7 p.m in Taghmon, while the Intermediate A footballers will play in their semi - final against Cloughbawn on Saturday evening at 6 p.m. in St Patrick's park. Best of luck to both teams.

Hard luck to the minor hurlers who last to Rathnure in the Shield semi-final on Sunday last. The intermediate hurlers have been drawn to play Oylegate in the county semi-final.

Church news

Prayer meeting every Wednesday night at the parochial house in Crossabeg at 8 p.m. Mass this Wednesday morning, September 21, will be at 10 a.m to facilitate the attendance by the school children, for the beginning of their new school term. Mass on Friday morning at 9.30 a.m. Confessions for fifth and sixth class children on October 13 and for the third and fourth class children on November 30. Parish Concert in the Ferrycarrig hotel on Thursday, November 3.

Radio Awards

Congratulations to Eamonn Buttle and family, who were joined by staff and friends to celebrate 25 years as governors of the very successful award-winning South East Radio at his residence in Crossabeg on Saturday week last. To add to that, Eamonn was inducted into the PPI Radio 'Hall of Fame' for 2016 along with three other presenters - Trevor Campbell, Ian Dempsey and Dave Fanning. They received the honour from the Broadcasting Authority of Ireland and the ceremony on Friday last marked the hosts enormous contribution to the airwaves, and a plaque was unveiled at the BAI offices in South Dublin.

Youth Club AGM

The annual general meeting of Crossabeg Youth Club will take place this evening, Tuesday, September 20, at 8 p.m. in Kyle Forge. All members must be accompanied by a Parent/Guardian to complete the Registration form and the membership for the year is €10. All parents required to supervise at least one or two nights during the course of the year. Parental support is vital for the continued success of the Youth Club.

Mindfulness Workshop

The art of 'letting go' workshop by presenter Mary O'Callaghan, Psychologist and Mindfulness Trainer, will be held at Ballyvaloo centre, Blackwater, on Saturday, September 24, from 10 to 4.30 p.m. The cost is €40, including lunch, teas and coffee. Contact 053 9137160 or office@ballyvaloo.ie This workshop will help us move beyond feelings of rigidity and 'stuckness' which can feel heavy and burdensome. Mary will offer a balance of theory and practices that will enable us to 'let go' and be more receptive to life - both within and around us.

Charity Auction

A charity auction will take place in the community centre on Saturday, September 24, commencing at 2 p.m. The organising committee would welcome all items (except books and clothes) for the auction, such as chairs, tables, beds, sofas, shelving, cabinets, cots, playpens, garden equipment, crockery, kitchenware, bicycles, tools, musical instruments etc. All proceeds in aid of Crossabeg parish hall and toilets.

If you want to have items collected by the committee, please contact committee members on any of the following numbers - 086 8890996; 087 2647169 or 087 2737233. Your generous support would be appreciated. The community centre will be open this Thursday afternoon for parishioners to leave it donations..

Over the Water

Development lotto

Results of the Curracloe United lotto for Sunday, September 11, as follows: the numbers drawn were 2, 20, 22 and 23. There was no jackpot winner and seven match-three winners, who each received €25, Kayleigh Donnolly, Ballyfarnogue; Brian Chaney, Dublin; Jim Farrell, c/o Eddie Redmond; John Murray, The Ballagh; E. Kenny, Curracloe; George Monahan, Curracloe; Owen Murphy, Blackwater. Tickets available from committee members.

Back to school

The teachers of St Margaret's national school, Curracloe extended a warm welcome back to all their pupils and especially to the new pupils, as well as new members of staff.

The 'beginning of new school year'Mass will be held on Friday, September 30, at 1 p.m. in the school. This mass will also celebrate Pat Hackett's retirement after thirty eight years of teaching including seven years as Principal in Curracloe. Refreshments will be served after Mass. The school would like to extend an invitation to all parents/guardians and the wider community to join them on this special occasion.

The staff and children are busy working towards their second green flag (energy) and the Active Flag and look forward to raising both flags in due course. The staff would also like to sincerely thank the parents' association for their generous contribution to the new guided reading books and for their continued support.

The school have now got a new Student Council who have lots of ideas on how to keep improving facilities for the children in the school. We wish these sixth class children every success in their final year in primary school.

The split-the-pot draw resumed on Monday, September 12, and will continue every Monday during the school year. Well done to this week's winner Ian O'Connor who won €203. The specially designed envelopes are available in all local businesses. Thanks to everyone for the continued support.

Graduation

Congratulations to Joseph Lawlor, son of Ian and Philomena Lawlor, Mullinagower, Castlebridge who graduated with a Bsc in Neuroscience from UCD last week. Joseph is also a founder member of the charity Tracie Lawlor Trust for Cystic Fibrosis. Joseph is sister of Tracie who passed away in November 2007 from Cystic Fibrosis. This inspired Joseph to go down the path of helping others who suffer form CF. If you would like to do a fundraiser for the charity please contact 087 1661703.

Open Forum

There will be a special Open Forum focusing on and discussing all aspects of hurling and football in the Shelmalier GAA Complex, Hollymount, on Thursday night next, September 22, commencing at 8 p.m. The forum is an opportunity for all the people of the parish to air their views, suggestions and ideas on the future path that hurling and football should take in the club. Therefore, a special invitation goes out to anyone who is interested to attend. The club looks forward to hearing your views, suggestions and ideas on this topic.

Vintage News

The Over the Water Vintage Club are holding a Tractor and Car Road Run on Sunday, October 9, in aid of Alzheimers Ireland (Wexford Branch). The run starts from Screen village at 12.30 p.m. There is a prize for the 'Best dressed vintage-style driver'. Your support for this worthwhile cause will be greatly appreciated. Please note that the money that is raised in the county, stays in the county.

Bygone Days

The Bygone days story-telling house, Oulart and friends will present a night of music, song, story and fun in the Riverside Park Hotel, Enniscorthy, on September 25 at 8 p.m. A great night of entertainment is assured, so why not go along and bring your family and friends and support the house. Tickets at €10 are available at the door. There will also be a door prize. Proceeds in aid of the thatching fund.

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