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Dance Show/Carol Service
All the students in Adamstown NS had a very busy week as they performed their Dance Show on Friday, December 16, in Coláiste Abbain Sports Hall, which was thoroughly enjoyed by the many parents present. Also they put on their Carol Service in St Abban's Church, which was attended by many parents and family members. The children gave brilliant performances with their Nativity plays and carol singing. Well done to children and teachers - a wonderful way to finish up the year. Thanks to the children for the lovely crib scenes in St Abban's this Christmas.
On Wednesday, December 21, students and staff of Coláiste Abbain staged 'The Burning Flag - Towards 1916'. Beginning in the aftermath of 1798 Rebellion and continuing on through the Famine, Home Rule, World War one and finally on to Easter Week in 1916. Played out in Drama, song and dance, music, recitation in a brilliant fashion by the young students and staff.
It was a brilliant performance, with such a command of stage and presence, powerful singing and dramatic events portraying Irish history at its best. Compiled by Principal Senan Lillis. Director Paul Walsh, Musical Director Rosaleen Power. With a strong cast of 27, for some it was their first taste of stage, but looking at their talent - it will not be their last. At the end of the show, they received a standing ovation from the audience who were overwhelmed by their outstanding performance.
Thanks also to all the other staff and parents who helped out on the night. Well done, everyone. This pageant will be staged again towards the end of February, and it is well worth seeing.
Marriages In 2016
Jason Foley and Ruth Walsh, Mary F Rochford and James Furlong, Clodagh O'Shea and Richard Hamlet, Seán Lambert and Ester Kirwan, Brian Murphy and Ashleigh O'Gorman, Stephen O'Shea and Geraldine Thorpe, Derek Rochford and Caroline Kinsella, Alan O'Shea and Richenda Sinnott, David Lawlor and Michelle Redmond, Desmond Doyle and Sandra Druhan. Extended good wishes to all couples and wishing them the very best for the future.
Baptised and welcomed into St Abban's Christian Community during 2016 were: Sophie Elle Traynor, daughter of John Paul and Lisa Cathal Anthony Finn, son of Vincent and Sinéad, Seán Eamonn Ryan, son of Jim and Pauline, Killian Redmond Moore, son of Shane and Vanessa,
Thomas Anthony Connors, son of Thomas and Rosie, Conor Patrick Bowe, son of Nicholas and Paula, Lilia Katie Marie Murphy, daughter of Brian and Aisling, Eve Noelle Galway, daughter of Thomas and Helen, Joe John Whelan, son of Colin and Mairead, Hannah Siobhán Rochford, daughter of Patrick and Laura, Niamh Hannah Mooney, daughter of John and Caroline, Grace Rosie Kelly, daughter of Adrian and Diane, Jack Anthony Jordan, son of John and Fiona, Croia May Moore, daughter of Jonathan and Chairmaine, Kevin Thomas Conway, son of Aidan and Bernie
Aaron Vincent Doheny, son of Vincent and Annette, Olly Ciaran and Nathan John Morrin (twins) sons of Celina, Phoebe Helen James, daughter of Darren and Gloria, Mary Ellen Connors, daughter of John and Mary, Conor Brendan Noel O'Brien, son of Adrian and Ann Marie
Sadbh Anna Heffernan, daughter of Pádraig and Aisling, Mikayla O'Rourke, daughter of Derek and Rebecca, Sophie Walsh, daughter of Shane and Lynda. Our congratulations to all parents and children and every good wish for the future.
Katie Nolan r.i.p.
Ms Katie Nolan, the oldest person in County Wexford passed away in December 2016 at the age of 108 years. Born on September 29, 1908, in Oldtown, Camross, to Denis and Margaret Nolan, she was the oldest of seven children, Paddy, Martin, Mary, Robert, Andy and Denis.
She went to school in Caroreigh NS and when she left there she went to work in her uncle Mikey's drapery shop in Mountrath, Co Laois. She also worked in Hadden's Drapery, Wexford, and in many housekeeping positions in Wexford and Dublin. She had a huge love of knitting and craftwork. In 2000 she moved back to live in Dungeer with her nephew Mick Evoy. When she was 97 she suffered a fracture and had to move to full time nursing care.
She is survived by her brother Denis, who lives in England and is 28 years her junior. Her funeral Mass took place in Caroreigh Church with burial afterwards in Kilgarvan Cemetery.
To her surviving family and friends our sympathy. May she rest in peace.
Hannah Falvey r.i.p.
The death has occurred in England of Mrs Hannah Falvey (née Jackman, Raheenduff). Hannah was the oldest of the Jackman family and had celebrated her 89th birthday on December 12. Hannah who worked as a nurse, married her husband Danny Falvey, from Kerry in 1955 and lived in Goldsmith Road, London from then up to the time of her death. She was very involved and devoted to her parish and community.
Her funeral Mass took place in St Stephen's Church. She is survived by her husband Danny, seven children, brother Phil, sisters Kate, Bess, Mary, Mag (who both live in Australia) her many relatives, friends and neighbours to whom our sympathy is extended. May her kind soul rest in peace.
Seán Doyle r.i.p.
Our condolences to the family of Seán Doyle, Glynn who died on January 1. Seán was formerly of Glenour, Adamstown. Seán is survived by his wife Louise, his three sons and one daughter, extended family, relations and friends. Seán was buried in Glynn Cemetery. May he rest in peace.
Our first meeting of 2017 takes place in the Community Centre on Wednesday, January 11, at 8 p.m. There will be a guest speaker on the night, hostesses are Ann Stafford and Breda Bolger. New members are always welcome. Don't forget members our knitting class on Monday night, January 9, at 7.30 p.m. We would like to wish everyone a very Happy New Year.
The weekly '30' Card Game continues in the Community Centre this Friday, January 13, at 9 p.m. Thanks to the ladies for the teas last week. Catering on Friday, January 13, will be Brigid Boland, Edel English and Fiona Power; catering on Friday, January 20, will be Mary Delaney, Sheelagh Delaney, Catherine O'Rourke and Elizabeth Greene; on Friday the 27th will be Catherine Walsh, Eileen N Walsh, Eileen J Walsh and Denise Carthy Walsh. Proceeds going to Parish Funds.
Card winners on Friday, December 30, were Matt O'Neill, John Hanley, John Murphy, Tom Rochford, Terry McDonald, Pat Byrne, Seán Cullen, John Nolan, Michael Kavanagh and Ann Lawlor.
Athletic Club News
The Athletic Club will have their annual Awards night on Sunday, January 22, at 5.30 p.m. in the Community Centre. We would like to invite all past and present athletes along with their families and friends to celebrate all the athletes' achievements of 2016. Happy New Year to all our athletes, their families and friends.
Training will resume on Monday, January 9, and the training schedule is as follows: Monday and Wednesday nights for sixth class children and up in the hall at 7.30 p.m., Thursday nights 6: 30-7: 15 for children in second, third and fourth class, 7: 30-8: 15 for children in fifth and sixth class and all the older athletes will train from 8 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Registration is now due for all athletes for 2017. The registration fee for one athlete is €25 and €20 per athlete if registering more than one athlete. Registration needs to be paid by Thursday, January 26. Registration forms will be available at training on Thursday nights.
The next draw in the Adamstown lotto takes place this Friday the 13th January in the Community Centre for a jackpot of €13,000. It's still there to be won, do buy a ticket and be in with a chance. Adamstown lotto committee are delighted to announce their new on-line lotto facility, which will be available from January 1. The on-line lotto will run in conjunction with the current lotto structure, hosting draws on Friday nights every fortnight. The next draw will be on January 13. Play on-line and support our local GAA club, Soccer club and Adamstown Parish. Visit smartlotto.ie and search for Adamstown lotto under GAA discipline.'
Hunt Club Donation
Adamstown National School parents' association would like to thank Wexford Hunt Club for their very generous donation of €700, which they received before Christmas. A sincere thanks to all the members of the club, landowners for their continued support and all involved. Wishing everyone a Peaceful and Happy New Year.
Lotto results for Wednesday, January 4: winning numbers 6, 8, 22 and 23; no jackpot winner. Nine match-three winners receive €144 each: Brahim; Jacinta Roche; Lisa Doyle; Richard Whitty; Susan McEvoy; Purkiss Girls; Larr O'Connor; Billy Roche And Matt Murphy. Jackpot for Wednesday, January 11 is €5,300. Tickets can be purchased from Clonard Parish Office or from any promotor.
Clonard Pilgrimage To Lourdes: Full payment for this trip is required by February 13. If you haven't already returned your passport form, please ensure to do so as soon as possible, these are available from Karen in the Parish Office.
Clonard Parish Radio: All Church services are broadcast on 92.9 FM. Please inform people who are sick or housebound so that they can join us over the airwaves. Masses: Saturday Vigil Mass 6 p.m. Sunday 9 a.m., 10 a.m. and 11.30 a.m. Weekdays 10 a.m. and 7 p.m.
Acorn Shop in Clonard Parish Office: Opening Hours Monday to Friday 9.30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. Gifts Cards; Mass Cards; Statues; Prayers.
The St Vincent De Paul Society will hold a Furniture and bric-a-brac Sale in St Michael's hall, Thomas Street on Friday, January 13, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. All proceeds in aid of the society.
Clonard Cygnet and Brigins had a busy lead up to Christmas. They would like to say thank you to everyone who supported their raffle for the Wexford Oncology Unit, the girls raised €360. Now the girls and leaders have had a rest they are ready for another busy year. The Cygnets and Brigins will be back on Tuesday, January 10.
The club would like to take this opportunity to wish everyone a Happy New Year. Congratulations to Eddie Jacob on winning €217 in this week's split-the-pot draw, seller this week was Catherine O'Connor.
A big thank you to all who supported us this week and to all our sellers. Next week's envelopes are on sale now, your continued support is greatly appreciated in 2017.
The Clonard Ladies AGM will be held in Clonard Community Centre this Friday evening at 7.30 p.m. We look forward to seeing all our members and parents to help us kick start the 2017 season.
As always we need plenty of help for the coming year, so if you have a few hours a week to spend coaching our great teams you will be well rewarded with the enthusiasm these young girls give to their teams/club. For more up to date information please join Clonardladies on facebook or call Suzanne on 0866063488.