Wednesday 16 October 2019

Around the Districts

Rebecca Devlin and Craig Wall enjoying their night out at the Wexford Youths dinner dance in the Talbot Hotel on Friday night.
Rebecca Devlin and Craig Wall enjoying their night out at the Wexford Youths dinner dance in the Talbot Hotel on Friday night.


Tidy Towns

Blackwater Tidy Towns is delighted to be selected as the best presented environmentally aware village in the county at the annual County Council awards held in the Ferrrycarrig Hotel on Monday 9th November.

The group is also pleased to receive joint third place in the best Biodiversity Project. It is a just reward for the big contibution made by all involved over the past year.

The AGM of the Blackwater Tidy Towns will be held on Thursday 3rd December in the Shipley Room. This is an open meeting and all interested parties are cordially invited to attend.

collection thanks

The Wexford Branch of Down's Syndrome Ireland would to thank everyone who gave so generously to their collection in Blackwater. The amount collected & banked was €206.82.

Your support as always is very greatly appreciated, every cent collected will stay in the Wexford branch & will be used to benefit all children & adults with Down's Syndrome throughout County Wexford. Thanks a million to the collectors for all their time & help.

Christmas Shopping Bus

Get all your christmas shopping done under one roof in one day, beat the crowds and leave the car at home. On Saturday 5th December there is a bus leaving Blackwater and Oulart and going straight to Blanchardstown shopping centre.

Bus is leaving Blackwater at 8am and Oulart at 8.20am. We will arrive in Blanchardstown at 10am approx and leave at 5pm, leaving loads of time to get your bits and pieces done. Cost of the bus is only €20 per person, with a €10 deposit per person required to avoid disapointment. For all details contact David on 087 9562978.

Tai Chi

Tai Chi lessons have begun in the Ballyvaloo centre on Mondays at 7.30pm and cater for all levels from beginners to experienced. For enquiries please call 053-9137160. Donations if desired.


Christmas Fare

Annis Kehoe of Slaneylodge has planned a coffee morning and sale of Christmas cakes, puddings, bracks, biscuit cakes, vegetables, bread, jams etc to take place in Kyle Forge on Saturday, December 5. During the morning a special raffle will also take place and there are some splendid prizes on offer to the lucky winners.

Annis is back out on the roads of the parish on her bike getting fit to take on the arduous cycle to Lourdes in March of next year on behalf of the Irish Pilgrimage Trust, which caters for young people with special needs.

There are two respite centres in the country, one in Kilrane, Co. Wexford and the other in Clarinbridge, Co. Galway. The Trust brings hundreds of young people to Lourdes on Easter Sunday for a week. Annis is now taking orders for Christmas puddings, cakes etc. She can be contacted on 087-2426146

GAA U21 Champions

Heartiest congratulations to the magnificent Crossabeg/Ballymurn team who outplayed Glynn/Barntown to win the county U21 Premier Championship final in Wexford Park on Sunday week last. There were some great individual displays from the boys who also worked very well together to take the title. It was richly deserved and makes up for the disappointment of losing out in the Intermediate hurling final as well as the Intermediate A football final.

senior citizens party

The annual Christmas party for the senior citizens of the parish will take place on December 13 at Ferrycarrig hotel. The organising committee are busy calling to householders in the parish with raffle tickets for the party and again would welcome your generous support.

Ladies Football

Crossabeg/Ballymurn Ladies Gaelic Football Club held their annual general meeting recently in Kyle Forge. An excellent crowd gathered on the night and there were lots of changes to the management of the club.

The following officers were elected:- Niall McDonald (Chairperson) Aleisha Cullen (Vice-Chairperson) Susan Neville (Secretary) Ann Doyle (Assistant Secretary) Tilly Kavanagh & Marian Downes (Joint Treasurers) Peadar O'Connor (P.R.O) Orla Joyce (Registrar) Elaine Barlow (Child Officer) Siobhán Cummins (Assistant Child Officer) Donnacha McDonald & Ann Doyle (County Board delegates) Rita Cummins, Laura Corrigan, Diarmuid McDonald, Tara Moloney, Aoife McDonald, Mairéad Cummins, Diurin McDonald, Katie Redmond, Mary Eviston, Marguerite Scallan (committee).

The following team managers were appointed: Niall McDonald (U8) Garry Quinn (U10) Barry Murphy (U12) Michael Scallan (U14) Aoife Shiel & Kim Moloney (U16/18) Adult managers to be confirmed.

Youth Club

Crossabeg Youth Club has enjoyed a busy season since reconvening in September. The club is run by parents for all post-primary young people of the area and meets every Friday from 8 -10 p.m at the primary school hall. New members are always welcome. Contact Club Secretary Kate Fanning on 086- 0828544.

So far they have enjoyed taking part in quizzes, sports tournaments and discos with other youth clubs in the county. For Halloween, they screened a scary movie at The Forge with only popcorn and pizza for comfort.

Plenty more fun in store between now and Christmas. A great way to keep in touch with your local friends or make new ones.


St. Killian`s AC held their annual general meeting on Monday, November 9 and elected the following committee: Nicky Cowman (Life President) Fr. Jim Finn, P.P (Vice-President) Anne-Marie Forde (Chairperson) Niall Sheil (Vice-Chairperson) Kathryn Kinlough (Secretary) Anne-Marie Forde (Competitions Secretary) Alice Devine/Niall Sheil (joint Treasurers) Anne Cowman (P.R.O) Mick Kehoe, Therese Finan (Child Officers) Paul Kinsella, Mick Kehoe, Maura Browne-Carley, Therese Finan, Padraig Moriarty (committee members).

The coaches will be Nicky Cowman, Paul Kinsella, Mick Kehoe and Niall Sheil. Indoor training at Crossabeg community centre takes place every Monday and Thursday from 7-8 p.m. for the juveniles. New members always welcome.

Flower Arranging

A flower arranging night hosted by Lily Bloom Florists in aid of Wexford Swimming club will take place on Wednesday, December 2 at 7:30 p.m in Piercestown Scout Hall. Tickets cost €10 and there will be a door prize and raffle and light refreshments will also be served. Please go along to support the club.

Church news

Daily Mass every Wednesday and Friday morning at 9.30 p.m. Adoration every Monday from 1-7.20 p.m. followed by Mass at 7.30 p.m. and Adoration then continues until 9 p.m. If anyone wishes to have their name added to the restoration of the Station of the Cross, the closing date is November 22. To date €5,300 has been contributed. Each donor will have their name recorded in the Diocesan archives and receive a personal certificate of acknowledgement. Further enquiries to Fr. Finn.

Christmas Fair

The annual Christmas Fair in aid of the the Tracie Lawlor Trust for Cystic Fibrosis takes place in Castlebridge hall on Sunday, November 22. There will be a large variety of stalls to choose a perfect Christmas gift for the family. Doors open at 12 noon and the fair continues until 6 p.m.

The man himself (Santa) will arrive by sleigh at 2 p.m. Mrs Claus and the elves will be there to help Santa. Admission to the hall is free and €5 to see Santa which includes a gift and you will also have your picture taken with him. If you would like to book a stall contact 087-1661703, but hurry as tables are limited.

Annual general meeting

The annual general meeting of Oylegate/Glenbrien Camogie club will be held on Saturday, November 21 at 7.30 p.m in Oylegate community centre. All are welcome to attend.

Registration forms for new players will be available on the night. Anyone interested in helping out with teams for the coming year should contact Margaret O'Connor or Christine Martin. New skirts will be available to be purchased on the night. All are welcome to attend.

Over The Water


A one day workshop with Mary O`Callaghan,M.A. (Psychotherapist) will take place in Ballyvaloo centre, Blackwater, on November 21 from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m . The cost is €40 which includes lunch, teas and coffees. During the workshop you will learn with the aid of Mindfulness to train your heart to tap into your creative resources and to respond skilfully to your emotions and to recognise and embrace them. For bookings please call 053-9137160 or email

Social Dancing

The next social dancing session takes place in Screen hall on Tuesday, November 24. Music will be supplied by CHECKERS with dancing from 9.30 p.m. onwards. Refreshments are also served and admission is €8.

Diary Date

The Screen hall Christmas party takes place on Saturday, December 12 in Hotel Curracloe. Book your table for family and friends and colleagues. Doors open at 8 p.m. Dinner served and there is a band and a D.J. Tickets cost €15. Contact Sharon on 086-8702199.

Hall news

Screen hall committee would welcome old bikes, swings, gates and anything metal and will take scrap for free. The skip is located behind C & C Building Providers in the village. Book your birthday party at the hall. Entertainment is by Mrs. Oddsocks who can be contacted on 083-3009473.


We extend our condolences to the family of the late Evelyn Devereux, Ballyregan, Castlebridge, whose funeral took place to Castlebridge cemetery following 12 o`clock Mass in Castlebridge church on Sunday week last. Evelyn was a skilled dressmaker and made many a debs dress and wedding dress in her time. She was also very interested in many aspects of local life and will be sadly missed by her husband Victor, daughter Patricia, sister Breda, relatives and friends to whom we offer our condolences. R.I.P.

Day Care Centre

Castlebridge Day Care centre has a number of vacancies for their Wednesday activities Following light refreshments the group participate in Keep Fit and Dancing and also enjoy a 4-course meal cooked on the premises. They also have other activities after dinner, such as pongo. Transport is provided for people in the Screen, Curracloe and Castlebridge districts. On Monday the craft group meet between 1.30-3.30 p.m.

If you or someone you know wishes to join in the activities on either or both days, you would be most welcome. The groups are located at the community centre in Castlebridge where the members of the committee will be waiting to greet you.

1910 Remembrance Mass

The annual Shelmalier GAA Club 1910 mass in memory of all the deceased members of the club will take place on Sunday, November 22 in Castlebridge church at 10.30 a.m. This is an important occasion for all in Hollymount as it the one time in the year that they pay their respects to all the deceased women and men who served the club in a variety of ways in the past. The club would like to invite all club members and supporters to join with them on that date.

Christmas Fair

The Christmas Fair in aid of the Tracie Lawlor Trust for Cystic Fibrosis will take place in Castlebridge hall on Sunday, November 22. Doors open at 12 noon and Santa arrives at 2 p.m. Admission to the fair is free but there is a small charge to visit Santa. All proceeds go to the Tracie Lawlor Trust for Cystic Fibrosis. For further information or to book a stall contact Tracie Lawlor Trust on 087-1661703. Places are limited.

Developmnt Lotto

The numbers drawn in the Curracloe United AFC development draw on Sunday, November 8 were 4, 10,14 & 20. There was no jackpot winner and ten match 3 winners who received €15 each, Barry Redmond, Screen; Martin O`Neill, c/o Tony Hayes; Helen & Denis Redmond, Curracloe; Caroline McDonald, c/o DJ John; Kitty Roche, Garrylough, Screen; Declan Ivers c/o Billy Donnolly; Jem Doyle, Begerin; Mason, Connor c/o Darragh; Ciara & Mason Connor, Curracloe; Mason Connor, Curracloe. The draw takes place every Sunday night and tickets are available locally or from club members.

Annual General Meeting

The Shelmalier Ladies Football club will hold their annual general meeting on Tuesday, November 24 at 7 p.m in Hollymount. Players, mentors, supporters and general public are most welcome.

Tai Chi

Tai Chi lessons began in the Ballyvaloo centre, Ballyvaloo, Blackwater, yesterday, Monday, November 16 at 7.30 p.m. and cater for all levels from beginners to experienced. For enquiries please call 053-9137160. Donations if desired.


The weekly winners of the partners 45 for turkeys in Hotel Curracloe were Angela Griffith and Kenneth Hearne. Last weeks winners were Mary Doyle and Austin Hearne. Cards continue every Thursday night until Christmas and they begin at 9 p.m. All are welcome.

GAA Lotto

There was no winner of the Shelmalier development lotto for November 9. The numbers drawn were 9, 22, 23 & 24. There was one lucky match 3 winner,Miriam Carley who won €200. All in Hollymount would like to thank the people of the parish who continue to support the lotto on a weekly basis and thereby help support the continued development of Hollymount.

Under 21 football

The Shelmalier under 21 footballers begin their defence of the county title when they take on Glynn/Barntown in Hollymount on Saturday next starting at provisionally 2.30 p.m. Check press for final details.

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