Friday 24 November 2017

Around the Districts

Sinead O'Reilly and Catherine O'Connor at the opening of the annual Lions Club Art Exhibition in Wexford Arts Centre on Saturday afternoon.
Sinead O'Reilly and Catherine O'Connor at the opening of the annual Lions Club Art Exhibition in Wexford Arts Centre on Saturday afternoon.

Adamstown, Bree/Galball,, Clonard



The weekly '30 Card Game continues in the Community Centre this Friday 22nd January at 9pm. Catering on the night will be: Breda Whelan, Deirdre Whelan & Bessie Fortune. Catering on Friday 29th January will be: Siobhan Hynes, Rosie Siggins & Maura Barden. Proceeds going to Parish Funds.

Card winners on Friday 8th January were: Kate Power, Betty O'Shea, Phil Jackman, Ray Rochford, Ann Lawlor, Kathleen Whelan, John Furlong & Tom Rochford

Athletic Club

Registration forms are now available for 2016. Training for all athletes will resume on Thursday 21st January in Adamstown Hall. Sportshall Athletics will take place in February and therefore all the younger athletes will be training to participate at this event. We look forward to seeing everyone on Thursday 21st with their registration forms and money.

The Athletics club will be hosting a Fashion Show in the Horse and Hound on Friday 19th February. The event kicks off at 8pm sharp. The fashion show will feature the latest fashion from Lulu's Boutique, Si Jolie Boutique, The Loft Wexford, Wallace's Wellingtonbridge and Helen's French and Danish clothing lines. Entertainment on the night by DJ Liam Sharkey. There will be a door prize and spot prizes and raffle on the night. Proceeds on the night will go to the Athletic Club and to Console. Tickets are €10 and are now on sale. Please support.

Adamstown Lotto

The next draw in the Adamstown Lotto takes place this Monday 18th Jan in Foley's Pub, Newbawn for a jackpot of €15,400. Do buy a ticket and be in with a chance, it could be your best spent €2.00. All proceeds go to Adamstown GAA Soccer Club & Parish Committee. When this Jackpot is won, the next will start at €8,700.

Wexford Hunt Canter

The Wexford Hunt Canter postponed due to bad weather, will now go ahead if land is dry enough on Sunday 31st Jan starting in Camross at 10am.

Elizabeth Booth r.i.p.

Sympathy is extended to Caitriona and Ray Whelan & Family, Fairfields, Adamstown on the death of Catriona's granny Elizabeth Booth, Enniscorthy who died recently. May she rest in peace.

Anne McLoughlin r.i.p.

Sympathy is extended to Josie Barden & Family, Doononey Adamstown on the death of Josie Barden's sister-in-law Anne McLoughlin Shanoule, Foulksmills who died on Friday Jan 8th she was predeceased by her husband Sean and son Aidan. Sympathy to her daughter Nuala, Son Shane, son-in-law Joe, daughter-in-law Karine, her grandchildren, relations and friends. Her funeral mass took place on Sunday 10th Jan in St Garvans Church Caroreigh Church. Burial afterwards in Kilgarvan cementary. May she rest in peace.

Dick Kavanagh r.i.p.

Our Sympathy is extended to Pauline Kavanagh, Paul O'Brien & Family, Oldcourt Adamstown, on the death of Pauline's father Dick Kavanagh, Cleariestown, who died Monday 11th January surrounded by his family. Dick was a people's person, a kind and generous man, he was well known in the Adamstown area as The Coal and Gas Man, where he delivered for many years. Dick had always time for a chat.

A large crowd turned out to bid a final farewell to Dick at his funeral mass on Wednesday 13th Jan in Cleariestown Church. It showed how he was held in high esteem by all who knew him. To Dick's wife, family, relations and friends, our sympathy. May his kind soul rest in peace.

Castle Vintage Club

Castle Vintage Club held their annual AGM in the Scout Hall, Taghmon last Friday night. Officers elected as follows: Chairman-Pat Monaghan; Vice Chairman-Martin Dunne; Secretary-Davie Maher; Vice Secretary-John Whitney; Treasurer-Karl Winters; Vice Treasurer-John Murphy; PRO-PJ Williams; Route Organiser-Noel Wall; Safety Officer-Paddy McCrea. Committee Members-Mick Foley, James Whitty and Ollie Cadogan.

We would also like to thank the outgoing secretary Mary White for all her hard work over the years. Any members wishing to travel on the May Bank Holiday 3 day run please attend the next meeting. Also, membership will be taken on the night.


Biggest Loser

The Cycle is this Sunday 24th January from Bree with the Walk / Run on Sunday 7th February from Bree. The Bog Run (Byrnes Bog), weigh out and closing event are on Saturday 27th February.

The Biggest Loser team captains for the four areas are: Galbally/Ballyhogue-Sean Rochford/Eoin Byrne 0868971839/ 0876855194, Bormount-Maurice Condon/Myles Roche 0872540021/ 0871262493, Bree- Eddie Galavan/Denis Asple 0876595985/ 0876502668 and Craan/ Wilton-James Whelan/Shane Dawson 0876680148/ 0874121403.

Training for the events will take place on Tuesdays with Una Doyle and on Thursdays with Johnny Roche from 7.30 pm at the GAA grounds.

Table Quiz

The Carrig and Wilton areas Biggest Loser team are holding a Table Quiz in Byrnes of Bree on Friday 29th January at 9pm. Cost of entry is €20 for a table of 4.

Bree Athletic Club

The AGM of Bree AC will take place on Monday 25th January in Bree Community Centre at 8.30pm.

Congratulations to Sophie McCabe on receiving a Leinster All Star Award at the presentation of Leinster Awards in the Seven Oaks, Carlow recently. Bree AC was also the recipient of the Leinster Shield Award for the best athletic club in the 9-11 age group in Leinster. Congratulations to all involved.

Indoor training for the younger age groups has resumed on Thursday evenings in Bree Community Centre at 7pm and for the older age group at 7.45pm. Outdoor training takes place on Monday and Wednesday evenings in the field. High Jump training takes place in Galbally Hall on Saturday nights at 7pm. Registration fees are now due.

Galbally Tractor Run

The Galbally Annual Tractor Run in aid of Galbally Parish Funds will take place on Sunday, 29th May.


Sincere sympathy is extended to the wife, sons daughters, relations and friends of George Doyle, Ballyhogue, to the husband, sons, daughter, relations and friends of Nora Malone, Bree Lane, to the sons, daughter, relations and friends of Bridie Byrne, Ballyhogue and to the father, mother and brother of William Tyrrell, Coolteigue, all of whom died recently.

School Enrolments

SN Seosamh Naofa, Bree are now accepting enrolments for September 2016. Please check in the school office to confirm that we have your enrolment form or if you need a new one please contact the school office at or 053-9247725.

Tidy Towns

Bree Tidy Towns Committee held their AGM on 11th January. Sheila Moriarty and Josephine Byrne stood down from their positions as Chairperson and Secretary respectively, having given 15 years of invaluable service to the organisation and the community, for which they are owed admiration and thanks.

New officers elected were Syl Doyle, Wilton Chairperson, Jutta O'Meara Secretary, Paud Moriarty and Billy Cosgrave joint Treasurers, Mairead Curtis, Josephine Byrne and Sheila Moriarty - Committee Members.

Due to the small numbers in the organisation and the huge workload involved in preparing a submission to enter the Tidy Towns Competition, we are anxious for new members to join to help.

The next meeting will be held in the Community Centre on February 22nd at 8pm.

GAA Lotto

The next lotto draw takes place on 20th January in Ryan's of Galbally at 8.30pm. Jackpot still remains at €10,000.

Irish Dancing

The Wexford Academy of Irish Dancing has resumed after the Christmas break. All new beginners are very welcome. Classes are taught by 3 fully qualified Irish dancing teachers. If you have any queries please contact Catriona on 087 7504818 or pm us on our facebook page.

Community Centre

Organisations using or intending to use Bree Community Centre for activities for the New Year are asked to contact Eddie Dunne to confirm, book regular meetings, classes and events. This is to ensure that there are no overlaps or confusion around bookings.

Bree CEP Vacancies

Bree CEP are currently taking applications for the following vacancies which will be available from the end of January.

Community Centre Caretaker - Bree (2 positions) ref no: ES 1003667, Pitch Caretaker/Maintenance - Bree United (1 position) ref no: ES 1003674 and General Maintenance - Bree (2 positions) ref no: ES 1003670. For more information contact Elaine in the Bree CEP Office or your local DSP Office.

To apply for any of the positions listed please contact your local DSP Office quoting the relevant reference number. Qualifying and Eligibility criteria apply to all positions on Community Employment. DSP rates of pay apply to successful applicants also. Interviews will be held at end of January, beginning of February.

Bree Penny Euro Bank

Bree Penny Euro Bank has resumed taking in savings for 2016 following the Christmas break. The Penny Bank is open to all members of the community who would like to save towards Christmas 2016 with amounts saved being distributed to the members at the end of November. Deposit envelopes are available from Byrnes Shop and Bree Post Office.

collection thanks

The organisers of the recent Churchgate Collection in aid of County Wexford Community Workshop, Enniscorthy would like to thank all who contributed to their recent collection. A total of €393.52 was collected and will go towards supporting people with disabilities through the work of the Community Workshop.


Parish Lotto

Lotto results for 13th January: winning numbers 9, 15, 20 and 21; no Jackpot Winner. Seventeen Match 3 winners receive €38 each: D Mooney, C/O Seller; Ellie Barnwell, Coolcliffe, Foulksmills; Maura Connolly, Blackwater; Thomas Carley, C/O Jackie Murphy, Saoirse Kennedy, C/O P Kennedy; Fran Malone, 123 Kennedy Park; John Bayley, C/O John, Tanya Stamp, C/O Seller; Linley Perry, C/O Seller; Catherine Weeks, Drumcannon, Tramore; Penny O'Brien, C/O Karina Lane; Julie & Amelia O'Leary, Riverside, Crosstown; Kay Broaders, 16 Monke Street; Jade murphy, C/O Seller; Baby Susanne McGrath, C/O Kelly's, Katrina & The Girls, C/O Big Bad John, and Mary Banville, C/O Bingo.

Jackpot for 20th January is €10,500. 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

Feast Of Saint Brigid Of Cill Dara: An evening of song, poetry and prayer on Sunday January 31st at 7pm in Clonard Church. All are welcome.

Clonard Children's/Family Liturgy Group: The children and leaders of the Children's Family Liturgy Group have resumed after the Christmas break. They meet every Wednesday night from 7 to 8pm. The group are recruiting new members at the moment. Boys and girls who have completed Senior Infants can join. Enquiries to Angela McCormack at 086 1506623.

Acorn Shop in Clonard Parish Office: Cards and gifts available. Communion and confirmation stock arriving shortly.

Bereavement Support

The next bereavement support sessions begin with an information evening on Tuesday 2nd February 2016 from 7.30 to 8.30pm in the Parish Centre, Shamrock Room. All are welcome. If you wish to attend, please contact 053 9123672 or 087 1008759. There is no cost. Donations are acceptable.

Irish Dancing

Classes have recommenced with Children's class on Mondays from 4pm-5-30pm and Adults classes Tuesday nights from 8.30pm-10pm. Beginners and advanced available in both classes. Enquires to Gertrude Walsh on 087 2387806 or 053 9123691. E mail :

Clonard Thrift Fund

The Thrift Fund is now open on Friday nights from 7-8.15pm in the Community Centre Foyer.

Wexford ICA

Our first meeting for the new year will be held on Thursday the 21st January at 7.30pm in Coolcotts Community Centre. On the night we will have a speaker from Sam McCauley's doing a Benefit makeup demonstration. There will also be 10% off Benefit products on the night. The competition is anything to do with paper craft, so be really creative. Can't wait to catch up with you all and chat about the holidays over a nice cupán tae.


There is a general meeting in Clonard Community Centre on Wednesday 27th January at 2.30pm. Looking forward to seeing you there. WEXARA mobile number is 087 6094587.


Happy New Year to everyone. Despite any rumours you may have heard, Clonard Football and Hurling Club is alive and kicking. Football training has started on Friday nights at 7pm at the North End Astro Pitch.

Tim McGrath is taking the training sessions, looking forward to giving the championship a good shot this year and the panel has been boosted with the return of a number of players. A new team manager will be appointed soon. Well done to Pierce O'Connor who played his part in Wexford Footballers win last Sunday.

Wexford People

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