Monday 18 December 2017

Around the Districts

Evan Daly and Jack Pierce selling products from their company JAVIN at the CBS Secondary School Craft Fair on Friday afternoon.
Evan Daly and Jack Pierce selling products from their company JAVIN at the CBS Secondary School Craft Fair on Friday afternoon.

Adamstown, Bree/Galball, Clonard



The weekly '30' Card Game continues in the Community Centre this Friday 11th Dec at 9pm. Thanks to the ladies for the teas last week. Catering on Fri 11th Dec will be: Martina McCarthy, Ann French, Kathleen Flood & Pauline Kavanagh. Catering Fri 18th will be Callie Doyle, Angela Furlong, Louise Furlong. Proceeds going to Parish Funds.

Card winners on Friday 27th November were: Nick Doyle, Andy Reville, Phil Jackman, Ray Rochford, Bess Wickham, Mary Jackman, Betty O'Shea, Kay Whelan, Michael Kavanagh, Pat Ryan, Sean Cullen & Johnny Nolan. Christmas ham winners were: Tom Rochford & Mary Jackman. .

Christmas Play

Adamstown National School Children will present their Christmas Nativity Play and concert in St. Abban's Hall on Tuesday 15th December.

ICA News

A meeting of Adamstown ICA was held in the community centre on 11th Nov 2015. There was a good attendance. A talk was given by Betty O'Neill on nutritional therapy. The Brack competition was won by Frances Gallagher. The draw was won by Helen Furlong and before we concluded a lovely tea was served by Betty McGrath & Rita Furlong. Our next meeting is on the 9th December. The competition is mince pies.

The Senior Citizens party on Sunday 13th December invitations are out if anyone didn't get an invite and feel they should let an ICA member know.

Coiste Na Nog

The underage GAA AGM will take place on Thursday 10th December in Newbawn Hall. All parents of players and intending new players are invited to attend.

Ladies fundraisers

Clothing collection: please contact Liz on 087-3559275 if you have cloths to donate. Church gate collection in Newbawn, Adamstown and Raheen on 12th & 13th December. In January operation transformation details to follow.

Day Care Centre

Raheen Day Care Service offers older members of our community a social outlet and place to meet in friendly and warm surroundings. This service prioritises those people who are living alone, isolated, not partaking in community activities, and who are suffering from mobility problems or poor health. The aim of the project is to enhance older peoples well being and to encourage independent living for us as long as possible within their own community.

Activities carried out include, Social outlet, Provision of a hot meal, Chiropody, Alternative therapies, Gentle exercise, Card making, Pottery, Art, Bingo, Music, Hairdressing and Mass. Opening hours on Wednesday and Thursday from 11am to 3pm for more details just ring 051-428805.


We extend our deepest sympathy to Ken Quinlivan (Former Principal, Colaiste Abbain ) and his wife Maura, Mill Road, Bunclody, on the death of their daughter Clíodhna on Sunday last.

Clíodhna's funeral Mass was celebrated in the Church of the Most Holy Trinity, Bunclody on Wednesday 2nd with burial afterwards in Calvary Cemetery.

Our sympathy also to her sister Aoife, brother Kevin, extended family and friends. May she rest in peace.


It is with sadness that we learned of the death in Bandon, Co. Cork of Josephine (Josie) O'Gorman (nee Turner) and formerly of The Barracks, Adamstown. Josie passed away recently with farewell ceremony was at the Island Crematorium, Ringaskiddy on Monday 23rd November. She was predeceased by her husband Sean.

They came to live at the Barracks following their marriage and ran a successful farming and construction business for years, employing many local people during that time. Josie was a kind neighbour to all who knew her.

To her family, Barbara, John, Colm, Deirdre, Joy and Eamon, grandchildren, relatives and friends our deepest sympathy. May she rest in peace.

Coláiste Abbáin

Coláiste Abbáin Adamstown recently held an Information Evening with regards to new entrants for the 2015 - 2016 school year.

The meeting was very well attended and established that there is significant interest in Coláiste Abbáin and the new facilities which will come on stream after the Easter holidays 2016.

With the opening of the new school in 2016, applications to Coláiste Abbáin undoubtedly will increase. We are currently enrolling for the 2016 First Year in-take and welcome all completed application forms up to and including 23rd January 2016. Please note that the maximum number being enrolled into First year is 60 and the practice of "first come, first serve" will apply.

The school will hold an assessment Day on Saturday 23rd January 2016 at 10.00am. Meanwhile should you have any queries please contact the main office on 053 9240564.

Bree/ Galbally

Winter Fun Run & Walk

Bree Youth Club are organizing a Winter Fun Run / Walk this Sunday December 13th starting at 2pm from Bree Community Centre. This will be a timed event and there will be prizes for the first male and female home and also sport prizes for walkers. All entrants will be included in a free raffle on the day. Entry fee is €10 for the 10k Run and €5 for the 5k Walk. All levels of fitness welcome. Soup and sandwiches will be served afterwards in Bree Community Centre, sponsored by Oven Door Catering. Please come along, support your local youth club and have a great day's fun.

Senior Citizens Tea party

The Bree Macra Senior Citizens Party is back with a difference this year. The group will host a Senior Citizens Tea Party complete with tea, cake, chat and entertainment on Sunday January 3rd from 2-4pm in Bree Community Centre. Bree Macra members will be delivering invites in the coming weeks.

Community Games

Congratulations to all those involved with Bree Davidstown Community Games which received the Award for Best Area in Co Wexford at the recent National Awards held in Mullingar.

Ballyhogue GAA AGM

The Club Officers positions filled at the recent AGM were as follows. President Fr. Michael Byrne, Club Trustees: John Curtis, Nicholas Doyle, Denis Lacey & Peter Byrne, Chairman-Tony Hennebry, Vice Chairman-Eddie Galavan, Secretary-Cathal Byrne, Assistant Secretary-Melissa Dawson, Treasurer-Fintan Doyle, Assistant Treasurer-Eddie Galavan, PRO-Peter Doyle;

Coiste na Nog Secretary & Rep-Patricia Byrne, School Liaison-Denis Asple, Youth Officer / Child protection / Liaison Officer-Sharon Cairney, Building Project Coordinator-Henry Rochford, Biggest Loser & Barndance Coordinator-Des Kehoe, Players / Members Rep-James Parle, County Board Rep-Liam Curtis, County Development Draw Officer-Eddie Galavan, Health & Safety Officer-Niall Doyle, Pitch Bookings Coordinator-Nicholas Doyle

The following club manager /coach positions were filled at the AGM:

U8 Hurling & Football Fintan Doyle, U10 Hurling & Football Shane Dawson & Robert Kehoe, U12 Hurling & Football Denis Asple, U14 Football Colm Moriarty & Paud Moriarty, U14 Hurling Mick Parker, U16 Football James Whelan, U16 Hurling Enda Byrne, Minor Football Nicholas Doyle-Minor Hurling Enda Byrne, Minor Trainer John Roche, U21 Football Ciaran Corish, U21 Hurling Ger Cullen, Junior Football Denis Kennedy & Roly Buckley, Junior Hurling Lar O'Brien, Intermediate Football Syl Doyle, Intermediate & Junior Trainer to be confirmed.

Carol Singing for HOPE

Members of Bree Youth Club will sing Christmas carols after 7pm mass in Bree on Saturday December 19th. This is their annual fundraiser for the Hope Cancer Support Centre so please come join them and support this very worthy cause.


Parish Lotto

Results fFor Wednesday 2nd December: winning numbers 8, 13, 20 and 25; no Jackpot Winner; four Match 3 Winners receive €163 each. M Walsh, C/O Seller; Spencer Byrne, 92 Whitemill Road; Ger Murphy, 70 Corish Park, and Sean & Margaret Farrell, C/O K Saunders.

Jackpot for 9th December is €7,900. 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 notes

Christmas Renovation Fund.: The kneelers in the main church are in need of repair. The total cost is €15,000. We are holding a draw over the autumn to meet this cost. 1st Prize: €2,500. 2nd Prize: €1,500. 3rd Prize: €1,000. Tickets €2 each or 3 for €5 available at the Parish Office and from promotors. Please return outstanding tickets by Monday 14th December. The draw will take place on Wednesday 16th December.

Acorn Shop in Clonard Parish Office: Christmas goods now in stock. Novena Cards, Christmas Bouquet Cards, Across the Seas Cards, Candles and Gifts, Advent Calendars.

New Year's Eve Dance

Come and join us at our New Year's Eve Dance in Clonard Community Centre. Music by Ian & Eric. Admission €15. Finger food with tea/coffee served. Dancing 9.30pm till 12.30am. Tickets available at Parish Office or from Beatrice Roche or Marie Clancy. Please purchase your tickets by Tuesday 8th December to allow us to make catering arrangements.

Christmas Baking Classes

Christmas Baking Classes with Julie Nolan to include: Truffles, Chutney, Biscuits and Cake Icing in Coolcotts Community Centre on Wednesday 9th December from 10am to 12 noon. Cost €7.50. Contact Angela on 053 9163831 to book a place or for further details. Places are limited.

Ard Aoibhinn Cake Sale

The staff and service users of the Activation Unit, Ard Aoibhinn cordially invite you to our annual Christmas Coffee Morning & Cake Sale in Clonard Community Centre on Friday 11th December between 10.30am and 12.30pm. Admission €3.

Ladies Choir

Wexford Ladies Choir presents a festival of Christmas Carols and Christmas Tunes for your enjoyment in Clonard Church on Sunday 13th December at 3pm. Guest Artists: Lorna Mahon-Wall Soprano and The Faythe Rock Group under the direction of Mr Ian Grey, Compare: Mr Alan Corcoran. Donations if desired towards Clonard Church Fund.

Thank You

On behalf of her brother Father Martin Pender and herself, Claire O'Toole would like to thank all who supported her coffee morning on 19th November. Your attendance gave a great start to fulfil Martin's dream of building a centre for the children that he cares for, your generosity achieved €1,100 for which they are very grateful. Father Martin Will offer a Mass for your intentions.

ICA Guild

Flower demonstration with Mary Wilson at our next meeting on Thursday 10th December at 7.30pm in Coolcotts Community Centre. Our festive themed competition is a handmade Christmas decoration, any medium to be made. Please bring some cake or biscuits and we can all have a festive feast.

Wexford People

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