Wednesday 17 January 2018

Around the Districts

Liz Barry and Ken Deasey at the RNLI fundraising dinner in Wexford Harbour Boat and Tennis Club.
Liz Barry and Ken Deasey at the RNLI fundraising dinner in Wexford Harbour Boat and Tennis Club.



The weekly '30' card game continues in the Community Centre this Friday, September 9, at 9 p.m. Thanks to the ladies for the teas last week. Proceeds going to Parish Funds. Catering n Friday, September 9, will be: Angela Dooley, Elizabeth Doyle and Maria Carty; on Friday the 16th will be: Nancy Walsh, Kathleen O'Connor, Catherine Moore and Tina Whelan; On Friday the 23rd will be: Liz Furlong, Ellie Walsh and Stella Delaney.

Card winners were: Tom Rochford, John Murphy, Bess Wickham, Betty O'Shea, Seán Cullen, Johnny Nolan, James Handrick and Mick Bolger.

Night of Fun

The community of Adamstown came together at Brad Og's pub recently to raise some much needed funds for a great cause in the form of the ASD unit at the Lady of Fatima School in Wexford. The evening of fun was the brainchild of for Trace Missing Persons Ireland who were the beneficiaries of the raffle. Rachel Morris whose son Gerard attends the ASD unit and she says that they are a most deserving cause.

'The school is absolutely amazing' she said. 'Gerard has also just done a summer programme where they did lots of trips and that kind of thing. Melissa Sinnott is the teacher over the ASD unit and she is just fantastic so we were delighted to be able to help'. A great night was had and Rachel was delighted to have raised €933 for Our Lady of Fatima and a further €120.

Festival Meeting

There will be a Harvest Festival meeting this Wednesday, September 7, in the Community Centre at 8.30 p.m. to make final arrangements for our Harvest Day on Sunday, September 18. If you would like to give a hand, please come along.

Carrigbyrne Hill mass

On a beautiful autumn evening on Sunday last, the annual mass was celebrated at the Mass Rock on Carrigbyrne Hill. Celebrants Fr Robert Nolan and Fr Jimmy Moynihan were delighted with the very large attendance. Many thanks to the local people who prepared the site and provided seating for the attendants. It is a beautiful quiet setting befitting the celebration of Mass and long may it continue.

prayer group

The Adamstown prayer group returns this week after its summer break, from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. in the oratory in Adamstown, on Sunday, September 11. Guest speaker is Fr Joe Walsh who will speak about 'The Role of family and Forgiveness'. Please come along and bring a friend, new people always welcome.


The Castle Vintage Club barbecue evening will take place in Rochford's Camross on Saturday, September 10, starting with an adult cycle run at 3 p.m. followed by music by Freeway and barbecue. All support would be greatly appreciated.


Bree CEP Vacancies

Bree CEP is currently taking applications for two vacancies: Childcare Assistant (Bri Beag) Ref CES-2010365 and Caretaker/Groundskeeper (Ballyhogue GAA) Ref CES-2010372. Applications should be made directly to your local Department of Social Protection Office quoting the reference number - qualifying criteria and Garda Vetting applies. Childcare applicants should ideally have a FETAC Level five or higher Childcare qualification.

Community Centre

All organisations and individuals using or wishing to use Bree Community Centre are asked to contact Eddie Dunne to confirm bookings for use for the coming months. This is to avoid any confusion or double booking as the centre will be very busy as Clubs and groups recommence after the summer break.

Guitar Classes

Guitar Classes with teacher Kevin Doyle will resume in Bree Community Centre in September. For more information or to book a place please contact Kevin at 086 2237819.

Irish Dancing

The Wexford Academy of Irish Dancing has returned to classes after the summer break. Class times are as normal. New beginners on Saturdays at 10.30 a.m. We will also be starting an additional beginners' class on Tuesday, September 6, in Bree Community Centre from four to five for girls and a boys class from five to 6. If you have any queries regarding the above please contact Catriona at 087 7504818 or check out our Facebook page Wexford Academy of Irish Dancing.


New Graveyard

A few months ago we approached Wexford County Council with reference to the new graveyard in Glenbrien. As many of you are aware, the new graveyard regularly floods. As well as this, the footpath up through the graveyard was very unsteady underfoot and almost impossible for someone to push a wheelchair or child's pram through it.

In the past few weeks, some drainage work has been completed in the graveyard. The main pathway up through the graveyard has also been resurfaced. This has been a major improvement and it is now much steadier underfoot.

We would like to thank everyone who helped to get this work done especially the Enniscorthy Local Engineer and local councillor Paddy Kavanagh

gaa lotto

In the GAA lotto held on August 31 winning numbers were 1, 4, 26 and 28 Bonus 2. Lucky-dip winners Damien Mahon, Willie Kavanagh, Frankie Kehoe, Martin Fitzgerald, Seán Fox, molly Quigley, J Rowsome, Celia Nolan. Next draw is on September 14 for a jackpot of €12,100, tickets on sale locally.

Bygone Storytelling

The Bygone Storytelling house in Oulart and friends present a night of Music Song and stories and Craig in the Riverside Park Hotel Enniscorthy on September 25 at 8 p.m. A great night is assured. Come along and bring the family bring friends we need you to support this in aid of the Thatching fund. Tickets can be bought at the door on the night.

Music lessons

music lessons are starting in September on Tin Whistle and Button Accordion Contact Orla at 086 2329880.


Tidy Towns

Oulart Tidy Towns Committee extends a sincere thank you to all who helped to keep the village clean and tidy over the summer months. Thanks are due to all the businesses, residents, local organisations and individuals who made a special effort.

A special word of thanks is due to Peadar Mythen who did a complete litter pick at 5 a.m. each morning, to Margaret and Gerard Furlong for creating the flower bed at the entrance to the village and to Maurice Harris for keeping Lower Oulart litter-free.

The Amenity Project being funded by Wexford County Council will be completed in the near future. The committee would also like to thank John Kennedy for all his voluntary work on the hall and the Old Graveyard.

Church Gate Collection

The annual Church Gate Collection in aid of Oulart Tidy Towns will be held this coming weekend, September 10 and 11. Your continued support would be greatly appreciated.

Intermediate Hurling

Oulart-The Ballagh's second team will contest the Intermediate Relegation final versus Blackwater in Wexford Park on Saturday, September 10, at 2 p.m. The senior relegation final between St Anne's and Faythe Harriers will follow at 3.30 p.m.

Senior Hurling

Our quarter-final opponents are Naomh Eanna, Gorey. That clash will take place in Wexford Park on Saturday, September 17, 2 p.m. It will be followed by the quarter-final between Rapparees and Cloughbawn at 3.30 p.m. In the event of a draw in the relegation or quarter-finals extra time must be played.

Camogie news

The senior ladies play the county semi-final on September 24.

Macra Club News

The very best of luck to the Blackwater Macra's crew getting ready to strike it lucky at the annual county bowling night where clubs will battle it out to win the first county title of the 2016-2017 year winners will then go forward to represent Wexford at the national finals next month. Blackwater Macra is a rural organisation for young people between the ages of 17-35 who are interested in getting involved in all sorts such as sports, travel, drama, debating, charity fundraisers to social events and much more.

We have kayaking and many other sports and social events coming up on the jam-packed calendar. Membership benefits include 15% off car insurance for young drivers, €50 FBD discount Voucher, 10% discount on selected Ballymaloe Cookery School courses and much more.

We are now taking New Club Member registrations which cost from only €20 for new members joining. Tel 087 9585376 or message us on Facebook

Thatching Fund

The Bygone Days House of stories in Lower Oulart is in need of thatching. In order to raise some funds to undertake this vital job the Oulart committee and friends of the Bygone Days House have organised a night of music, song, stories and craic in the Riverside Park Hotel, Enniscorthy to take place on September 25, beginning at 8 p.m. A great night of entertainment is assured. Please come along and support this worthy function. Do tell your family and friends and encourage them to attend. Tickets at €10 will be available at the door on the night. All proceeds in aid of the Thatching Fund?


Congratulations to our recent winners in split-the-pot: Seán Malone €74, Jimmy Fortune €84, Dylan OGorman €103, Clodagh Byrne €110, Rita Fenlon €83, Naoise Ormonde €89 and Katelyn O'Dwyer €85. Thank You to all who supported this fundraiser over the summer Holidays. Envelopes can be found in Tim's Chipper, The Sawdust Inn, The Trading Post, Tony's Daybreak, Bob's Bar and Bob's Shop and Takeaway. All funds raised go towards the Ballagh school fund.


youth Club

Oylegate Youth club will reopen on Friday, September 9, at 8 p.m. for registration of members for the coming year and our AGM. All Members new and present must be accompanied by a Parent/Guardian to complete the registration form. Membership of our club is confined to Oylegate-Glenbrien Parish. Membership for the year is €10. social dancing

Sunday night, September 11, is the next date for social dancing in Oylegate Community Centre. Music is by the very popular Pat Hayes who makes a welcome return to Oylegate. Dancing is from 9.30 p.m. Admission is €8 with the usual refreshments served. Come along and enjoy a great night of dancing, music and craic.

Music Lessons

Music lessons are starting in September on Tin Whistle and Button Accordion. Contact Orla at 086 2329880.


Yoga is ongoing in Castlebridge Community Centre on Mondays from 7.30 p.m. to 9 p.m., starting on Monday September 19. Over-40s are invited to come to a Yoga Class with gentle flow from a very experienced teacher. Deep relaxation will be an important part of the class. Bring a rug and Yoga mat. All levels welcome from experienced to beginner. Phone 087 9374131.


In our forthcoming Parish Journal, we would like to record all births marriages and deaths in our community from August 2014 to August 2016. Our church register only discloses those baptised or married in Oylegate church and those interred in our cemetery (e.g. grooms from Oylegate most often do not marry in Oylegate.)

Therefore in order to have a more complete record, please forward details of any births, marriages/deaths in our community which will NOT appear in church records, and which you would like to have included in our Parish Journal to oylegateparishnews or send a text to 087 6617527, giving details. Thank you.


Eucharistic Adoration takes place every Wednesday from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. in the Prayer Room in the church. This is a time of silent reflection and intercessory prayer for personal and parish intentions. We are looking for new members to commit to spending one-hour weekly (at a time of your choice) in prayer and reflection before the Blessed Sacrament. If you have an hour to spare each Wednesday, and would like to join us in prayer, please con-tact Vaughan at 087 - 7561770 for further details

GAA lotto

There was no winner of the lotto jackpot. Lucky-dip winners were Damien Mahon, Willie Kavanagh, Frankie Kehoe, Martin Fitzgerald, Seán Fox, Molly Quigley, J Rowsome, Celia Nolan. Next draw is on September 14 for a jackpot of €12,100. Tickets are available locally.

Parish Journal

Work is presently under way to compile the Oylegate-Glenbrien Journal 2015 - 2016, which we hope to publish at the end of the year. Clubs and parish organisations are requested to give us an update on their activities over the past two years. Anyone who would like to submit articles or photographs of interest is asked to contact oylegateparishnews@ or hand them in to: Tom Miller/Mary Somers/Maureen Somers/Maudie Maher/Aidan Quirke/Marie Quirke.

Mass Times

Please note mass times in Oylegate: Saturday vigil mass is at 6.30 p.m.; Sunday morning mass is at 10.30 a.m.

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