Wednesday 16 October 2019

Around the Districts


Parish Lotto

Results for Wednesday 4th November: This week=92s winning numbers 17, 18, 20 and 30. No Jackpot Winner. 5 Match 3 Winners receive €130 each. May Murphy, 4 Liam Mellows Park; Paddy & Margaret, C/O Margaret; Elsie Murphy, C/O Y Nolan; Martha Butler, C/O Susan, and Ann Fenlon, 14 Avondale Drive.

Jackpot for 11th November is €5,300. Tickets €1.50 each at Clonard Parish Office or from any promoter. Lotto draw takes place every Wednesday night at Clonard Bingo at 8.30 p.m. If you wish to join or be a promoter, please call to Clonard Parish Office to have it arranged.

church news

Ecumenical Service Of Remembrance: Wexford General Hospital is holding their annual Ecumenical Service of Remembrance at Clonard Church on Friday 13th November at 7.30pm. Tea and coffee will be served afterwards.

Centering Prayer Introductory Workshop: Thursday 12th November introductory workshop into the method of Centring Prayer in Clonard Church from 7 to 9.30pm. Telephone Sister Mary Rowsome on 087 2432947 or e mail for further details.

Coffee morning

A Coffee morning in Clonard Community Centre takes place on Thursday 19th November from 10.30am to 12 noon. All proceeds in aid of building a community hall for the children in the township of Lwandle, South Africa.

Any funds raised will be used to help the children who live in very harsh conditions in the township. The purpose of the community hall is to have a place of security for the children so they can get off the streets and have a place to play.

As most of these children live in shacks and do not always have access to electricity, the hall will also be used as a place of study for these children to do their homework and get help with their schoolwork. There are also plans for a creche to be established there so that the women of the township will have a safe environment for their young children to gather and learn.

Fashion Show

The 13th Wexford Clonard Scouts are hosting a fashion show on Friday, 13th November in the Talbot Hotel at 8.00 p.m. Our boutiques are Carraig Donn, Wallis, Name It, DV8 and Mountain Warehouse. Tickets are available on the night or at Carraig Donn please join us for this worthy cause and have a great night.

drama night

Camross Drama Group will present 2 One-Act Plays on Wednesday 11th November in St Michael's Hall, Green Street, Wexford. A play is not a play without an audience.

First Aid Course

The Order of Malta are running a First Aid Course in their training centre on Saint John's Drive. (Top of Saint John's Road.) The classes run each Thursday for six weeks from 8 to 10pm. The cost of the course is €90 per person and there is no need to pre-register, simply turn up on the night.

Course content includes First Aid, Basic Life Support (CPR) and the use of Defibrillators (AEDs). The certificate awarded is in Paediatric First Aid with Basic Life Support. All are welcome. For more information check out our Facebook page.

Hospice Homecare

There is a Coffee morning in aid of Wexford Hospice Homecare at Boggan's Tea Room, Newtown Road, Wexford on Thursday 12th November from 10am to 12.30pm. We welcome your support. Light refreshments available. Lovely prizes to be won.

ica guild

Wexford Town ICA Guild will hold their monthly meeting on the 19th November at 7.30pm in the Coolcotts Community Centre. The meeting will start at 7.30pm sharp because of the speaker talking.

As the wintery dark nights close in, we all need to think more about our own security. The speaker for our November meeting will be Paddy Carley. He will talk about crime prevention and security. Well worth coming to hear him. He will be speaking at 7.30 pm sharp.

The competition for this month is a round barm brack. Yeast or non-yeast'. It will be going on to federation to go forward November 2015. Looking forward to seeing you all as always for the cuppa. Please don't forget 7.30pm sharp as Paddy will be speaking at the start of the meeting.



Congratulations to our boys football team who won the Rackard League Football Title for the first time in the history of the Rackard League. They played lovely football on their way to a 3-7 to 1-3 victory over St. Senan's. A big thank you to Mr. Lynch and Mr. Crean for preparing them and to all the people who came out to support the team.


A date for the diary! The annual Christmas Bazaar will take place in Glynn on Sunday 13th December. Further details to follow.


Team Celtic Challenge will be holding a "Waxing" fundraiser in Declan's, Killurin on Saturday 14th November. The event is to raise funds for the team's 96 mile row across the Irish Sea (Arklow to Wales) and kicks off at 8 pm. Looking forward to seeing you there!

Weigh Lighter

Weigh Lighter the straightforward nutrition & weight loss programme is now in Taghmon TAG Centre. You are welcome to join Frances on Wednesday mornings from 9.45 to 10.45am and learn how to lose weight the right way. For further information contact Frances on 087 7789511 or visit


Kenpo Karate and Self Defence classes at Gymstars, Barntown for all ages continue on Wednesdays from 7pm. Beginners very welcome. Phone Anne on 087 0891803 for enquiries.


Ballycogley Players

The Ballycogley Players will come to Kilmore N.S. on November 20th at 8pm. Come along and see reprise of audience favourites 'What's for Pudding' and 'Religious Knowledge' and introducing 'Last Respects'.


Tomhaggard Women's Shed have organised a bus to the Knitting and Stitching Show in the RDS on Friday November 13th. Tickets are €11.50 (Group rate). Booking and details on 0872840272.

Indoor Bowling

Both Kilmore ARA indoor bowling teams had to give second best to teams in the league last week. The B team of Clare Moore, Josephine O'Shea, Anne Lawless and Joe Bulmer lost to The Ballagh 21 to 8 at home.

The A team had a mighty match with New Ross where they were level 9 all with the final end to come, but the home team got three points in that end to clinch the game on a final score of 12 to 9. Toddy Moore, Noel Howlin, Mike Richards and Joe Barry were the team members.

The A team are still top of the league by two points, the team is playing away to The Ballagh on Monday at 1pm while the B team are at home to Gorey in the Stella Maris Centre on Wednesday at 2-00pm.

Active Retirement

The Director of Services of the Hope Cancer Support Centre in Enniscorthy Mr. Michael Kavanagh was the guest speaker at the monthly meeting of Kilmore ARA on Thursday 5th November. It was the view of all present that this was the best talk that was ever given at our meetings, it was enlightening, positive, direct and to the point no fancy palaver, and above all a pleasure to listen to the wonderful work being done at the Centre. Joe Bulmer our chairman thanked Michael for coming from Ballindaggan to tell us of the wonderful work being done at the Centre.

In other business our Christmas lunch and social is on Wednesday 18th November at 1-00pm., members who were not at the meeting should book immediately. Arrangements were made for the holding of our AGM on Thursday 3rd December, and also arrangements were made to attended concerts in the Opera house in Wexford in the New Year.

bake sale thank you

A huge thank you, on behalf of the Kilmore PA, Kilmore ICA and Bridgetown School Completion Programme, to all who donated baked goods & to those who came and supported the Bake Sale on 23rd October.

There was just under €1,000 raised on the day, which has been split between the two nominated charities; counselling services for the community via Talk to Tom & the Cottage Autism Network. Many thanks again. Your support, as always, is greatly appreciated.

Taghmon/ Camross

Camross ICA

The November meeting was held in Old School, Caroreigh on Monday 2nd with Dympna Kelly presiding. Correspondence, Minutes and Finance were dealt with by Breda Banville, Margaret O'Gorman, Poulpeasty and Margaret O'Gorman, Caro.

Sympathy was extended to Dolores Whitty on the recent death of her aunt, Marie Williams. Breda Nolan was congratulated on the birth of her first grandchild, Liam Robert.

Invites were distributed for Senior Citizens party which will be held in Taghmon/Camross GAA complex on Sunday 29th November. Members will provide full Christmas Dinner commencing at 1.30pm.

Members will attend Federation Cookery demo in Clonroche hall on Thursday 26th November with Wm. Kinsella from Wild Flower Cafe in the kitchen. Bowling representatives were congratulated as was Alice Whitty Co. Sports officer.

Members were encouraged to make circular, flat, Christmas tree decorations for federation meeting in any medium, further details contact any of the officers.

Mairead O'Gorman made the best 7inch round Barm Brack and will be our rep at Federation meeting which will be held in Ferrycarrig Hotel on Monday 30th November. The guild's Christmas night out will be held on Friday 27th November in La Marine, Kellys Hotel, interested ?, contact Margt O'Gorman, Caro.

Members were encouraged to bring non perishable items to next meeting for Womens Refuge. Craft night for unfinished objects will be held in Camross Hall on Monday 9th whilst some members were to attend Environment Awards in Ferrycarrig Hotel on the same evening. Raffle winners were Vero Rooney and Mary Ger Kelly, with Margt O'Gorman, Caro and Breda Banville providing a delicious tea. Shoe boxes were collected on the evening also.

An Ecumenical Service for deceased members and deceased family members followed the meeting with Rev. Nicola Halford and Fr. David chief celebrants. Mary Nolan proposed a vote of thanks to them both.

Next meeting will be held in Camross Hall on Monday 7th December at 8pm, new members always welcome and competition will be for the most amusing or funky pair of shoes with proceeds to Mental Health.

Dancing at Camross

T Bone Country had all our supporters dancing the night away in Camross Hall on Friday last. The December dance will be held on Friday 4th with music by Glenn Flynn and a jiving competition will take place. More details later.

Camross Hall committee wish all the best to Camross Drama group as they take their play 'Rainbows is the Boys' to the various festivals. The group will perform in St Michaels Hall, Thomas St. Wexford on this Wed. 11th Nov at 8pm with 'The Proposal' by Anton Chekov and the festival play 'Rainbows'. Break a leg!

Taghmon ICA

The October meeting took place on Wednesday 21st in the Scout Hall. This was an open meeting with the demonstration being a talk by Dr Mary O'Donovan on the decline of rural services in general but especially the Rural GP Practice. Some of the statistics were amazing and certainly gave us food for thought. It is hoped to have some information sheets printed and a petition to lobby TD's with for the coming election. It was great to have people from the community joining us to hear the talk.

After a cup of tea served by hostess Carol Gray, the meeting got underway. a vote of sympathy was passed with the Dunne, Breen and Cogley families on their recent berevements.

Dates for your diary are as follows: Thursday 26th November, a cookery demonstration by William Kinsella from the Wildflower Cafe in Clonroche Community Centre at 8pm and Monday 30th November Federation meeting in the Ferrycarraig Hotel at 8pm.

At the December meeting we will be having an open Flower Demonstration with Bernie Delaney from Wallaces of Wellington Bridge. This takes place at 7.30 sharp on Wednesday 9th December. All welcome. All arrangements will be very kindly raffled by Bernie. There will be a reminder in the coming weeks.

The raffle and the competition were both won by Chris Whitty. Members were reminded about the Shoe Box appeal and these can be given to Mary Monaghan for collection. The next meeting takes place on Wednesday 18th November.

Community Games

Following the recent AGM we are delighted to announce that Taghmon Community Games has a newly elected committee as follows: Chairperson/PRO-Gillian Kelly; Secretary-Michelle Kelly; Treasurer-Linda O'Toole; Child Officer-Helena Hore.

We look forward to serving the parish for another year as Community Games approaches its 50th year nationally in 2017. The committee very much appreciate the generous donation recently from The Castle Vintage Club. This enhances the participation of the Taghmon area at local, county and national levels at the games.

Weigh Lighter

Weigh Lighter the straightforward nutrition & weight loss programme is now in Taghmon TAG Centre. You are welcome to join Frances on Wednesday mornings from 9.45 to 10.45am and learn how to lose weight the right way. For further information contact Frances on 087 7789511 or visit


Our annual fundraiser was held on a glorious sunny day last Sunday week. The Club extends sincere thanks to all those who took part, a huge thanks to all those who sponsored our players. Thanks to everybody who helped to make this event such a huge success. Thanks to the Community Centre for enabling us to hold this family fun event. A special word to thanks to Joanne Dee for all her help.

In the Men's Cycle Michael Crosbie was the winner, with Joe Kelly taking the runners up spot. Margaret O'Regan was outstanding winning the Ladies Cycle and Run events. Susan Crosbie came runner up in the Cycle. John Dier was the winner in the Men's run event, Ray O'Brien came runner up. Sharon Dier was runner up in the Ladies Run event.

Congrats to Clodagh Dunne who came runner up in the Ladies Doubles in the Grade A Finals held in Dublin. Congrats to Eddie Cousins who represented Leinster on their Senior Team in England at the weekend. Mixed League results Div. 6A Gorey B 0, Taghmon 8. Captain, Patrick O'Reagan. Div. 6B Terrerath 5, Taghmon 4.

The Wexford Juvenile Graded Blitz tournamnent will be held on Sunday 22nd November in the Astro Active Enniscorthy. U11's at 10 a.m. Time for other age groups yet to be decided.

gaa club notes

Well done to our Junior hurling team over the weekend beating Shelmaliers 3-16 to 2-06 to capture the county title for the fourth time, a big word of thanks to all the panel of players and the management team.

Club Lotto: the club Lotto Jackpot was'nt won last week, there were four match 3 winners: Justin Kelly Castlehaystown, Ruth Colfer Assagart, Deirdre B Hannon Killarney, and Noel Quigley c/o Tir na Nog. Next weeks Jackpot will be €10100.

Club Fixture: our U21 footballers play Horeswood next Saturday at 6.30 in Horeswood in the District semi final. Please support our team.

The Taghmon Camross breakfast morning takes place on this Sunday morning 15th November between 9 and 1.30pm. Please come on down for a mug of tea and hearty breakfast.

Coiste na nOg

Well Done from Coiste na nOg to our Junior Hurlers who won the County Junior Championship beating Shelmaliers 3-15 to 2-06 on Saturday. It was a great game of hurling and team play.

Taghmon's Got Talent

The Taghmon's Got Talent competition is been held in the Taghmon/Camross GAA Clubhouse on 21st November. It will be a great night of local entertainment. Please support.

camogie club news

Taghmon Camross camogie club will hold their AGM on Friday 13th November at 9pm in the community centre in Taghmon. All players, parents and any new members are invited to attend.

The Camogie club would also like to thank all those who supported our recent Halloween cabaret in Rochford's in Camross, all support for the club is always greatly appreciated.

Caroreigh NS

Caroreigh Parents Council are holding a Clothes Collection on Monday 16th November. Please drop clothes into the Old School on Sunday 15th between 6pm and 7pm and from 8.30am on Monday 16th.

We are also holding a Table Quiz in Rochford's Lounge, Camross on Thursday 26th November at 8pm. Teams of 4 are €20. Your support would be greatly appreciated.

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