Saturday 17 August 2019

Around the District

Sean Thompson and Liam Flood who got their Leaving Certificate results at Bridgetown Vocational College last Wednesday.
Sean Thompson and Liam Flood who got their Leaving Certificate results at Bridgetown Vocational College last Wednesday.



The weekly '30' card game continues in the Community Centre this Friday, August 25, at 9 p.m. Thanks to the ladies for the tea last week. Catering on Friday, August 25, will be Marian Kelly, Catherine L Kelly, Catherine J Kelly and Mary Fortune; catering on Friday, September 1, will be Eleanor Smyth, Emma Staunton and Bernie Conway; on Friday, September 8, will be Breda Whelan, Deirdre Whelan and Bessie Fortune; on Friday, September 15, will be: Rosie Siggins, Marie Murphy and Maura Barden. Proceeds going to Parish Funds.

Adamstown lotto

The next draw in the Adamstown lotto takes place this Friday, August 25, in the Community Centre for a jackpot of €13,000. Keep on buying the tickets to be in with a chance. All proceeds from lotto goes to Adamstown GAA, Soccer Club and Parish Committee. When this jackpot is won the next will start at €9,900

Childcare Facility

We are delighted to announce the enhancements to the existing childcare facilities at the Adamstown Community Centre. A new child care room is being added to the existing facility to extend much needed childcare sessions. This will be open on Monday, August 28, Adamstown Community Centre Committee.

Forge Vintage Club

The Forge Vintage Club will hold an all vehicle road run on Sunday, August 27, All vehicles new and old are welcome on the event. Registration in Foulksmills begins at midday and leaving Foulksmills at 1 p.m. For further information please contact 085 2720888 or 085 2732575. Your support on the day would be greatly appreciated.

Church Notices

Patron Mass on Sunday, September 2, at 1.30 p.m. in the Cemetery (Weather permitting)

St Anthony's Mass and Novena Prayers will take a break for August and will resume in September.

Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament will also take a break for the remainder of August and will resume in September.

Prayer group meet up every Sunday night from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. and all welcome.

Supervised study

Wexford Local Development in partnership with Taghmon Action Group are running supervised study sessions for secondary school students.

Commencing on Monday, September 4, to October 27 inclusive (8 weeks). Student study facilities will be available from Monday to Thursday from 5.30 p.m. to 7.30 p.m. There will be a very small weekly charge to cover the cost of heat and light. Contact WLD Community Development Officer Dubháin Kavanagh 053 9155885 or Taghmon Action Group Office 053 9134997 to register. Limited places available so please book early to avoid disappointment.


Bree Barndance

This Saturday, August 26, sees the annual Barndance in Byrne's of Bree Grainstore. Tickets for the Barndance are available from Bree post office, Byrnes Shop, Keeley's Shop and from members of the Hall Committee. Entertainment starts at 10 a.m. with local girl Colleen Coughlan followed by Wrecking Ball and then DJ till late. Enjoy a good night out.

Active Retirement

The postponed outing of Bree Active Retirement will take place on this Wednesday, August 23. The bus will leave Bree Community Centre at 10 a.m. They will visit Kilfane Gardens, the Arboretum for lunch and come back through a scenic route. They expect to return to Bree at approximately 6 p.m. Enquiries to 086 0747823.

The Full Irish

The Full Irish show, in association with Celtic Roots, is running in Bree Hall for only two more Tuesday nights August 22 and August 29.

The night's entertainment begins at 8.30 p.m. with a scone and light refreshments followed by an hour and a half show of music, song, dance and storytelling. Admission is €10 for adults with concessions for children and groups. Bookings are advised for these final evenings, contact 087 7535354.


Sincere sympathy is extended to the wife, daughters, family and friends of Pat Darcy, Ballyhogue, who died recently.


Congratulations to Colm Parnell on winning the Wexford under-17 60x30 Handball Singles title. He beat opposition from Coolgreaney and St Joseph's and then Ballymitty in the final.

Youth Club

Parents are still strongly encouraged to get Garda vetted before the Youth club resumes so that we may continue to provide a meeting place for the young people of the parish and surrounding areas. Garda vetting application forms can be obtained by sending your email address to 087 2319219.

Our Lady's Island

The Bree Parish Pilgrimage to our Lady's Island will take place on Monday, August 28, Please assemble in the Island at 6.45 p.m. for procession around the Island. We will conclude with Mass at 8 p.m. This year our neighbouring Parishes of Davidstown and Oylegate will join with us on Monday, August 28, Each day during the pilgrimage season there will be Mass at 3 p.m. and 8 p.m. The Sacrament of Confession will be available following Mass each evening.

Community Games

Bree-Davidstown competitors were in great form at the National Community Games last weekend at National Sports Campus in Abbottstown, Dublin. Well done on a total five gold medals, seven silver medals and 11 fourth place medallions returning to the local area.

The boys under-16 Relay team of Daire Rochford, Leon Sinnott, Shane Kehoe, Eamonn Doyle and Jim Doyle won the gold medals. Harry Devereux won a silver medal in the boys under-10 100m as well as the under-15 Mixed Relay Team of Katie Whelan, Sophie Codd, Aoibhinn Crean, Shane Kehoe, Cillian Doyle and Seán Fitzpatrick.

The fourth Place medallion winners were the under-12 Relay team of Abbie Doyle, Gracie Kehoe, Aleisha Furlong, Amelia Furlong, Ella Doyle and Sadhbh Crean. Galbally NS Sketch, 'Taxing the Farmer'were also winners of the fourth place medallions. Members of that team were Tadhg Doyle, Hazel Murphy, Casey Cullen, Seán Vaughan and Garry Laffan. The sketch was produced by Siobhán Doyle and written by Peter Byrne.

The local area was also represented by individual athletes under-8 PJ Breen 80m, under-10 Keira Wilson 100m, Charlie Kehoe 60mHurdles, Maura Doyle 200m, under-12 Abbie Doyle 100m, Gracie Kehoe 600m, under-14 Yvonne Hennebry Long Jump and under-16 Daire Rochford 100m and under-10 Mixed Relay Keira Wilson, Maura Doyle, Ava Kehoe, Jayden Kenny and Harry Devereux; under-12 boys Relay of Oscar Redmond, Oisin Rochford, Cathal Kehoe, Ryan Whelan and Tadhg Doyle; under-14 Relay Team of Jessica Blyth, Jessica Wickham, Lucy Kehoe, Donna Delahunty, Anna Jevens and Yvonne Hennebry. All of these athletes reached the semifinals of their event.

Sam Devereux competed in the under-8 art. Athletics managers for the weekend were Una Doyle, Margaret Cloke Rochford, Jane Codd, Paudie Codd and Lar Rochford. Congratulations to all involved.

All athletes and their coaches will have a well earned rest over the next few weeks.


Local Notes

Items for inclusion in these local notes should reach me no later than 9 p.m. on Thursdays. Secretaries/PROs of organisations are invited to inform me of their successes, forthcoming events and fundraising efforts while details of family or school events will be published if submitted on time. Pease contact me by phone, text, email or hand-written note. Items arriving after the 9 p.m. deadline may/will be included in the following week's notes. Ring or text 086 1686978 or email

Scoil Mochua

Oulart National School will re-open, for all pupils, on Thursday, August 31. Classes for all pupils (The School Day) will start at 9 a.m. For pupils from first class to sixth class the school day will finish at 2.40 p.m. School for Senior Infants will finish at 1.40 p.m. daily. Up till Friday, September 8, the Junior Infants will go home at midday. From Monday, September 11, the school day for Junior Infants will finish at 1.40 p.m. (the same as for Senior Infants). Pupils, staff, parents/guardians are wished all the best as the new school year begins.

Hurling for Cancer

Well done to Oulart-The Ballagh's Martin Storey and Ursula Jacob, who took part in the Jim Bolger/Davy Russell 'Hurling for Cancer' in St Conleth's Park, Newbridge, Co. Kildare last Tuesday, August 15.

The event was an outstanding success with the huge attendance being entertained by the sports stars of the past and the present including Stephen Hunt, Peter Canavan, Lee Chin, Joe Deane, Niall Quinn, Charlie Carter and appearances by personalities such as Miriam O'Callaghan, Marty Morrissey and Paul McGrath as well as performance from the Castlecomer Male Voice Choir and Wexford's own Anthony Kearns.

Heritage Week Walk

In order to celebrate National Heritage Week, The 'Unyoke Walk' will take place on August 26 and will commence at the Trading Post at 10 a.m. and finish at Tulach a tSolais on Oulart Hill at 12.30 p.m. This moderate 11km walk, with expert guides, includes a 2km stretch of the original Dublin-Wexford Coach Road, into the medieval Lower Street of Oulart en route to the Battlefield of Oulart Hill.

Refreshments, courtesy of the Trading Post, will be provided free of charge to Heritage Week Walkers, at Tulach a tSolais. For further information phone 087 6109227, email or see

Visit of Relics

Relics of Saints Louis and Zelie Martin, parents of St Therese of Lisieux, will visit Oulart on Saturday, September 23. Bishop Denis Brennan will launch the Novena to St Therese that evening at the 7.30 p.m. Mass. The Relics will stay overnight in Oulart when an all-night vigil will take place. Watch this space for further information closer to the date.

GAA Draw

The August winners in Oulart-The Ballagh GAA Development Draw are Eddie O'Connor (€100), Pat and Mary Dempsey (€50), Alan O'Connor (€50).Congratulations to the winners and sincere thanks to all who subscribe to the draw.


The most recent winner of Scoil Mochua's split-the-pot is Mick Sinnott, Ballytarsna, who receives €120. Please continue to support this weekly fundraiser in aid of our local primary school. Envelopes are available from local businesses.

Camogie news

The under-16 Wexford team will play in the all-Ireland Final against Galway on Sunday, August 27. Best wishes to the team and especially to our club players Anais Curran, Siobhán Sinnott and Eimear O'Connor.

Bungee Jump - Some daring club players, including members of the senior team will be taking part in a bungee jump to raise funds for the camogie club. The event takes place on Sunday, August 27, on the Promenade in Enniscorthy. All of the senior team will have sponsorship cards and cards will also be available in the local shops and pubs. Your support, as always, would be really appreciated.

Vintage Club show

Pat the Chap Vintage Club Ballyedmond are holding their annual show on Sunday, September 3, in Ballyedmond. There will be tractor pulling, a vintage display and vintage working day, bric-a-brac, threshing etc. All proceeds to local charities. For more information please call 087 2672271.

FDYS in the community

Would you like a Youth Club in your community? Do you have young people looking for a safe social outlet, a suitable premises and adult volunteers? Then contact Mark Carley at 053 9123262/087 2490122, Fax 053 9123880, email Web:


GAA news

The best of luck to the senior hurlers when they play Rathnure in Bellefield at 2 p.m. on Saturday, August 26, Best of luck to the under-21s when they play in the county semifinal on Monday, August 28, at 6.45 p.m. against Gorey In Oylegate.

Camogie news

The very best of luck is extended to the under-14 camogie girls in their county final replay that will be played on Saturday, August 26, in Davidstown at 5.30 p.m.

The following are training times for 2017; under-8s Mondays at 6.30 p.m.; under-10s Mondays at 6.30 p.m.; under-12s Mondays at 6.30 p.m.; under-14s Mondays and Fridays at 6 p.m.; under-16s Tuesdays and Thursdays at 7 p.m.; Minor Fridays at 6.30 p.m.; Junior and Intermediate Mondays and Fridays at 7 p.m.

Half Marathon/10k

The Oylegate half marathon and 10km will take place on Sunday, August 27.

'A Look Back in Time'

We are delighted to announce that a small number of copies of the historical book 'Oylegate-Glenbrien, A Look Back in Time' has been republished and is also available at €25 from Aidan Quirke/Maureen Somers/Tom Miller/Freeman's Gala store/email

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