Friday 20 September 2019

Around the Districts


mass times

Mass Times as follows: Tuesday 7.30pm, Thursday 9.30am. Saturday 9.30am & 8.15pm & Sunday 10am.

ladies football

The club are still looking for people to come on board to manage and help out with some of our underage teams. Anyone interested please contact either Donnacha McDonald 086-8343802 or Ann Doyle 086-8330405 Membership for the year is: U-10's €30, U-18's €50 and Adults €70.

Benefit night

There is a benefit night on this Saturday 31st January in Hotel Curracloe in aid of the Johnny Murphy treatment fund, to help this little boy from Ballymurn get a life changing operation. Doors open at 8.30pm, music by the Shindigs and an Buachalli. There will be fantastic door prizes and a raffle on the night. Tickets are €10 and are available on the door


Beginners class is on in Ballymurn hall on Mondays at 10am. This class focus on gentle exercises for flexibility balance and strength. Suitable for post natal, new to exercise and over 50s. Mixed ability class is on in Screen hall on Tuesdays at 10am. Booking essential call Debbie on 0868122535

Knitter Knatters

Ballymurn Knitter Knatters meet every Wednesday from 10.30am to 12.30pm in the club room of the Hall. If you would like to learn a new skill, have a chat and a cup of tea and make new friends why not come along and join us.

Youth Club

Ballymurn Youth club meet everyFriday night in Ballymurn Hall from 8pm to 10pm. Supervisors for Friday 30th January are: Joe Fradin, Hazel Fradin Tanya Murray, David Bury, Nicholas Murphy & Ciara Flynn..

Irish Dancing

The Margo Murphy school of Dancing classes takes place in Ballymurn Hall every Tuesday from 4.30pm.

Irish Night

If you like Irish music, song or dance why not come along to the Irish night sessions in The Anvil Pub Ballymurn on the last Friday of the month.


Parish Variety Show

The Blackwater Hall committee will be hosting a Parish variety show on Friday 13th and Saturday 14th February in the Blackwater Lodge Hotel. All are welcome to participate if interested contact Noel on 087 6887310. All proceeds raised towards the Parish Playground fund.

Notes for the paper

If anyone would like to have notes printed in this column of the weekly newspaper could they please forward them to the following email address:


Table Quiz

A table quiz will be held in Foleys of Crossabeg on Friday next, January 30 at 9 p.m. This is a local G.A.A, fundraiser for Elaine Kehoe and Oisin Foley who are participating in the upcoming `Strictly club Dancing`competition. Your generous support would be appreciated.

Ladies Football

Crossabeg/Ballymurn Ladies football club are still looking for people to come on board to manage and help out with some of the underage teams. Anyone interested should contact either Donnacha McDonald (086-8343802) or Ann Doyle on 086-8330405. Membership fees for the year are as follows:- U10's and U12`s €30; U18's and under €50 and adults €70.


Text alert warns parishioners to be extra vigilant following break-ins and robberies in the Kereight and Deeps area of Crossabeg on Friday and Sunday last. Any suspicious sightings should be reported to the Guards on 053-9165200. Keep an eye on your neighbours property too.


Mr. Denis McDonald, Clondalkin, Dublin (and formerly of Lonsdale, Crossabeg) died on January 19. His funeral Mass was offered up in Clondalkin parish church on Friday last followed by burial to Crossabeg cemetery.

Our condolences to his wife Helen, daughter Brenda, son-in-law, grandchildren, brother Paddy (Dublin) sisters Sr. Aine (U.K) and Nellie (Knockeen) nieces, nephews, extended McDonald and Murphy famiies, Crossabeg, relatives and friends.

Our condolences also to Mr. Ned Stafford and family, The Deeps, on the death of his brother Paddy, whose funeral took place following Requiem Mass in Glynn church on Saturday last to Whitechurch cemetery. R.I.P.

SNA Post

The DES recently approved an increase in SNA allocation for St. Patrick's national school, Crossabeg. The post is advertised on The closing date for applications is January 29 and the post will begin on February 16. For further details, please contact the school on 053 9159035.

Enrolment Forms

If you intend enrolling your child in St Patrick's school, Crossabeg, for September 2015 and are unsure his / her name is on the list, check immediately with Marie in the school office on 91-59035. Enrolment forms will be distributed shortly. The closing date for receipt of completed enrolment form is March 1.

Story Telling

The next session at Kyle Forge will take place on Sunday, February 1. Proceedings underway at 8 p.m. All are welcome. Refreshments are also served.

Ned Doyle Fire Fund

If your envelope has not been collected yet, make contact with your collector or leave it in at Foleys of Crossabeg.

Johnny Murphy Fund

A Benefit night will be held on Saturday night next, January 31 in Hotel Curracloe. All proceeds are in aid of the Johnny Murphy treatment fund to help this little boy from Ballymurn get a life-changing operation . Doors open at 8.30 p.m. and music will be supplied by The Shindigs and An Buachalli. There will be fantastic door prizes and a raffle on the night . Ticket at €10 are available on the door.

Church news

Daily Mass at 7.30 p.m. on Monday evenings as well as Mass on Wednesday and Friday morning at 9.30 a.m. Prayer meeting every Wednesday evening at 8 p.m. in the parochial house. The Ferns Diocesan pilgrimage to Lourdes (Invalid pilgrim section) will take place from May 17 to May 22.

Application forms are now available in the Sacristy and must be submitted by March 1. Monday next, February 3 is the Feast of St. Blaise. It is a long standing tradition that candles are supplied by parishioners for their local church. If you would like to supply some for the coming year, please leave in the church over the weekend.

Likewise if you want to have candles blessed for your own home use, please label them, so that they will be not be confused with the church ones.

Walking club

It is hoped to get a walking club established in the parish. Once the weather starts to improve, why not get those walking shoes on and get out and start pounding the track in the new community field. If enough people are interested, walks round many scenic routes both in the county and outside may be arranged.

Over The Water


Castlebridge national school is now accepting enrolments for the school year 2015/2016. The school management would appreciate if all enrolments could be in before Friday, March 6, 2015. Enrolment forms can be obtained from the school office or by contacting 053- 9159442.

Music Lessons

Music lessons continue this evening (Tuesday) in Hollymount. Thanks to all who paid the registration fee of €10. Fees will be collected again this week for all who forgot. Kate McKenna will be in attendance this evening to teach keyboard and harp. All interested should contact Denise on 086- 7302249 or call to the centre at 6 p.m. If anyone has old instruments and would like to donate same to the school, they would be gladly accepted. Adult lessons are available. Call in for a chat to arrange times. The lessons are in tin whistle, flute, guitar, guitar and singing, bodhran, fiddle, keyboard, bango, mandolin, button accordion.

Senior Citizens party

The annual party for the senior citizens of the Screen and Curracloe areas will take place on Sunday next, February 1 at 2.30 p.m. in Hotel Curracloe. All are welcome. If you require a lift to the event, please call Fr. Kelly on 087-9470513. The organising committee are looking forward to meeting you all on Sunday afternoon.


Another session will take place at Castlebridge hall on Sunday, February 8 at 3 p.m. Proceeds in aid of Bridge Rovers AFC. All are welcome.


Maeve Redmond and family wish to thank the "Beardy boys" from Screen/Curracloe and also the "Ballymurn Movember", as well as Murt Kelly who had his head shaved, all in aid of Ard Aoibhinn services. €4820 was collected, while Barry Dooley who ran the Dublin City marathon raised €350. Thanks to all who supported them.

Split the Pot

Congratulations to Nicholas 'BONES' Furlong who won €240 in the 'Split The Pot' draw. The next draw will be held next Monday, February 2. The cost is €2 per entry.

School Calendars

A small number of 2015 calendars remain on sale in Curracloe school and local businesses at a cost of €5.

Shelmalier Reunion.

Tickets are now available for the Shelmalier reunion which takes place on Saturday, February 7 in Hotel Curracloe beginning at 7.30 p.m. Guests will be welcomed to the function with a 'cheese and wine' reception at 7.30 p.m and the meal will be served up at 8 p.m sharp. Music will be supplied by the band 'Elemeno' and will be followed by a disco with local DJ Nigel Quaid spinning the discs until the early hours. With the Bob Bowe senior hurling championship cup on display interest in the function is expected to be high. Tickets costing €25 can be purchased from Aine Donohoe in Curracloe, Peggy Kelly in Screen and Colm Flanagan in Castlebridge or from any club official.

GAA update

Hollymount is the place to be on Sunday next, February 1 when the local Shelmaliers take on 'Over the Slaney' rivals Glynn/Barntown in the semi final of the minor football Jim Byrne Cup competition which will begin at 2.30 p m. The team has progressed very well in this competition having many fine games along the way to the semi final.

The club were honoured having five players on duty for the Wexford senior hurlers in their away fixture in the Walsh Cup clash with Laois on Sunday last. Joe Kelly, Benny Barron and Ciaran O Shaughnessy started the match with Simon Donohoe and Aidan Cash on the bench. Despite their best efforts Wexford were beaten and so go out of the competition.

There was no winner of the €16,000 jackpot in the club Lotto on January 19 when the numbers drawn were 2, 3, 30 and 31. There were two match 3 winners, Paula Hearne and Stephen & Mary Doyle. This is a wonderful prize so get our tickets early to be in with a chance to win €16,000.

Johnny Murphy Fund

A Benefit night will be held on Saturday night next, January 31 in Hotel Curracloe. All proceeds are in aid of the Johnny Murphy treatment fund to help this little boy from Ballymurn get a life-changing operation . Doors open at 8.30 p.m. and music will be supplied by The Shindigs and An Buachalli. There will be fantastic door prizes and a raffle on the night . Ticket at €10 are available on the door.

Camogie news

Congratulations to Kate Kelly on her appointment as Treasurer of the new Women's Gaelic Players' Association which was launched in Dublin last week.Happy birthday wishes from your many friends in the club to Mikaela Lanigan who celebrated her 15th birthday yesterday (Monday). Siobhán McMahon has been selected to continue in the role of Children's Officer, and the full list of general committee members comprises Gary Potter, Sinéad Kelly, Aine Donohoe, Mairéad Potter, Trish Fielding, Sharon Kelly, Peggie Kelly, Mag Murphy, Mick Lanigan, John Furlong, John Kelly, Mag Kelly, Seamus O'Leary plus the various team managers. The E.G.M. to vote on club colours will take place in Hollymount on Friday, February 6

Kung Fu classes

Five Thunder Lau Kuen Kung Fu classes take place in Castlebridge community centre on Mondays at 7 p.m. All are welcome. The cost is €8 for adults and €6 for children. The instructor is Dermot Malone, C.E.O.

Screen school update

Screen national school is currently taking enrolments for September 2015. The form can be collected from the school office during school hours or alternatively downloaded from the The closing date for applications is Monday, February 23.

An Anti-Bullying workshop for parents of children and teenagers in primary and post primary schools will take place in Screen school hall, today, Tuesday, January 27 at 7.30 p.m sharp. This workshop will be presented by Sharon Hayden, representative of the National Parents' Council. All are welcome.

The school will hold a 50th anniversary Mass on Thursday, February 12 at 11 a.m in Screen church, with refreshments served in the school afterwards. All are welcome.

Following this there will be an open day in the school from 12.30-2 p.m, giving parents, grandparents, past pupils and the wider community an opportunity to view the great work the children are doing in the school, as it is today-50 years on.

Talk on Parenting

John Lonergan, former Governor of Mountjoy Prison and the author of "Parenting-the challenges and the rewards", will give a talk in Screen hall on Tuesday, February 24 at 8 p.m . All are welcome to attend. Watch this space for further details.

Development Lotto

Results of Curracloe United AFC lotto draw held on January 25 last were as follows:- the numbers drawn were 3, 4, 21 & 24. There was no jackpot winner and 2 match 3 winners, George and Ann Monaghan, Galbally, Curracloe and Paddy Doyle, Begerin, Castlebridge, both of whom received €75. Next weeks lotto stands at €12,250 and the draw will take place in Curracloe Tavern on Sunday, February 1.

Curracloe Tidy up

A big thank you to all who helped last Saturday with the cleanup of roadside verges from Fahey's Cross to Ballinesker, White Gap and Culleton's Gap.

The cleanup was a joint effort between Curracloe Tidy Village Group and the Friends of the Raven Coastcare Team. The 16 volunteers collected 45 bags of roadside litter, including carpets and old car parts. And a big boo to the litter louts who made this operation necessary!

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