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Wednesday 22 November 2017

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Oisin, Malachy, Moya, Tadhg, Frankie and Eilish Black from Pineridge having fun at the Wexford's Walled Town Medieval Day on Saturday at Westgate Heritage Centre.
Oisin, Malachy, Moya, Tadhg, Frankie and Eilish Black from Pineridge having fun at the Wexford's Walled Town Medieval Day on Saturday at Westgate Heritage Centre.

Ballymurn

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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.

Vintage News

Vintage enthusiasts enjoyed themselves on a bus trip to Moynalty last Sunday in brilliant weather. Special thanks to the organiser Seán Byrne, Oulart, secretary of the Wexford/Wicklow group, helped by John Redmond chairman of the Over the Water Group.

Sincere Sympathy

Sincere sympathy is extended to the White Families Ballina on the death of Marion's brother Adian Byrne, Blackwater last week.

Heritage group

Ballymurn Heritage Group undertook a project to have a crucifix erected in Kilmallock cemetery in memory of all entered there. Fr Finn and Fr Cullen blessed the crucifix on Sunday at the patron.

The group would like to express a sincere thank you to Anthony O'Gorman Ballysilla for his generous donation of the cross and also the great job he did putting it in place. The graveyard looked lovely on this special occasion, a great credit to everyone who looks after it so well.

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 info@wexfordcamping.com or see oularthill.ie.

Bingo

Bingo is playedevery Monday night in the Anvil Ballymurn at 9 p.m. Penny Bank Penny bank collections every Saturday and Sunday in the hall after Masses.

Congratulations

Congratulations to all the leaving cert students that received their results last week, and best of luck to all the junior cert students whom will receive their results next month.

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 fdysyouthclubs@fdys.ie Web: fdys.ie.

Blackwater

Mindfulness Day

A mindfulness day with Dee Hennessy will be held on August 27 at Ballyvaloo Centre from 10 a.m. to 4.30 p.m. Cost is €50 per person. Reserve your place by calling 053 9137160 or email office@ballyvaloo.ie Suitable for all. Please wear comfortable layered clothing. Bring a rug, a cushion, and a yoga mat if you have one.

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 info@wexfordcamping.com or see oularthill.ie.

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.

Training Scheme

COTS - Career Opportunities Training Scheme, Kilmuckridge is a WWETB (formerly Fás) training centre located in Kilmuckridge and is aimed at people in receipt of a social welfare payment between the ages of 18 and 35.

We are offering the opportunity to complete a Level five in Retail Practice with additional subjects: payroll, and book keeping.

This is a fulltime course scheduled to commence in September 2017.

To register your interest, please contact us at 05391 18995 email cotscheme@hotmail.com. Application forms available online at cotstraining.ie or call in for a chat at Cosher Centre beside KMH, Kilmuckridge.

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 fdysyouthclubs@fdys.ie Web: fdys.ie.

Crossabeg

Wedding Bells

Congratulations to Graham, elder son of Joan and Tony Corish, Kyle Upper, Crossabeg, on his marriage to Lisa O'Connor, which took place in St Cronin's church, Balla, Co. Mayo, on Saturday, August 5, The reception for family and friends was held at Knockranny house hotel, Westport. We wish them well in their future happiness.

Community Games

Well done to all the young boys and girls from the local Community Games Area, who competed in Group Music, Athletics and art at the weekend in Abbotstown last weekend. All are county winners and national representatives and should be very proud of themselves. Congratulations to Jack Forde, Crossabeg, who came home with the fourth placed Medallion won in the High Jump under-16 with a jump of 1.70.

Mr Peter Morris

The death occured on Tuesday, August 15, at Wygram nursing home. Davitt Road north, Wexford of Mr Peter Morris, Garrywilliam, Crossabeg. Pre-deceased by his wife Peg (who died on April 20 last) and son Anthony, he is survived by his grandson Anthony, daughter-in-law Maggie, great-grandchildren Holly and James, extended family and friends.

Peter fitted and fixed TV aerials for many people in the community and was always in a jovial mood when he visited houses with a great smile and a chatty demeanour. He also had a love of soccer and hot-racing racing and for a long number of years provided and set up the loudspeaker system for the outdoor Mass at Pattern evening in the local cemetery.

His remains reposed at Kearneys funeral home on Wednesday and Thursday of last week with removal to Crossabeg church on Thursday at 7 p.m. The Funeral Mass was offered up on Friday morning at 11 a.m. with burial afterwards to the adjoining cemetery. A Guard of Honour taken from the local Crossabeg AFC accompanied the hearse on its way to the cemetery. RIP.

Church news

Daily Mass every Wednesday and Friday morning at 9.30 a.m. Adoration every Monday from one to 7.20 p.m with Mass at 7.30 p.m. Adoration then continues till nine o'clock. Confessions every Saturday evening at 6 p.m and Prayer meeting every Wednesday evening at 8 p.m. in the parochial house. Our Lady's Island Pilgrimage continues till September 8 with daily Mass at 3 p.m. and 8 p.m.

Athletics news

It has been a busy time for St Killian's senior athletes over the last number of weekends. Pádraig Moriarty competed today, Sunday, in the Cloughbawn 5km where he had a great performance to take second place. Brian O'Shaughnessy and Niall Sheil were in Ballindaggin on Friday evening to compete in a 6km race hosted by Slaney Olympic as part of their summer series. Both athletes had good races with Brian finishing in fourth place and Niall taking the win. Brian has been in great form this summer.

Brian competed in the Camolin Woods 5k on August 6 and in a very competitive field finished in another superb fourth place.

Niall travelled to Waterford last weekend and competed in the Eilis Hayes Memorial race hosted by West Waterford Athletic club. Niall had a strong run to finish in second place. This follows on from his excellent performance where he did his club and country proud competing in the European Masters Track and Field Championships. Niall got to the final of the 1500m, came seventh in the cross country race and ninth in the 5k. In both he was only 15 seconds off medalling and he was really mixing it up with some of the best master athletes in Europe.

Don't forget Oylegate GAA are holding their annual 10k and half marathon races next Sunday. It is always a great event in aid of a good cause so it would be great to see it being well supported.

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 fdysyouthclubs@fdys.ie Web: fdys.ie.

Over the Water

Development lotto

results for Curracloe United development lotto for Sunday, August 13, The numbers drawn were 4, 5, 6 and 13. There was no jackpot winner and six match-three winners who each received €50, Philip Kinsella, Gorey; Jamie Hall, c/o Tavern; Ger and Chris Morris c/o Roadhouse; John and Eileen Furlong, Curracloe; Theresa, Mandy and Lorraine, c/o Theresa Kehoe and Ruth O'Leary, c/o Donal.

Playgroup re-opening

Curracloe Community Playgroup re-opens on Thursday, August 31, at 9.30 a.m.

Book Launch

Local man Eddie Murphy, Ardcavan, launched his book 'Trails of an Outrider' in the Porter House, Castlebridge recently. The book is beautifully illustrated by Artist and TV personality, Don Conroy. Irish actor Dermod Lynskey gave a recital on the night. Thanks to local South East radio presenter Alan McGuire, who was MC for the occasion. The launch was a huge success and Eddie would like to thank all who attended on the night and anyone who helped in anyway. Thanks also to Myles and Sharon Doyle for the use of their premises.

Appreciation

Castlebridge Show committee which organised the 77th annual Castlebridge horticulture and agriculture show on Sunday, August 13, would like to extend their thanks to the many participants who entered the show and to everyone who supported and attended to help make it a great success.

They would like to take this opportunity to thank the judges, their sponsors and all the dedicated volunteers who helped them on show day. It is through your help that the show continues to be a success every year. The show committee look forward to seeing everyone at next year's event. Roll on 2018.

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 fdysyouthclubs@fdys.ie Web: fdys.ie.

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