Thursday 23 November 2017

Around the Districts



The weekly '30' card game continues in the Community Centre this Friday, November 18, October at 9 p.m. Thanks to the ladies for the teas last week. Proceeds going to Parish Funds. Cateringn Friday, November 18, will be Dympna Rochford, Mary Lawlor, Edel Crean and Marie Dunphy; on Friday the 25th will be Ann McDonald, Sinéad O'Gorman and Una McDonald; on Friday, December 2, will be Ellen Furlong, Bridget Colfer and Margaret Furlong.

Card winners on Friday, November 4, were Séamus Joyce, Patsy Byrne, Séamus Wickham, Paddy Furlong, Kathleen Whelan, Ann Lawlor, Chris Byrne, Bridie Dillon, Matty O'Sullivan and Pat Murphy.

Gardening Group

The gardening group meet every Friday in Raheen Family Resource Centre from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.; the group is open to everybody, so whether you are a complete beginner and would like to learn how to grow your own fruit and vegetables or an experienced gardener you are very welcome to come along. For further information contact Raheen FRC at 051 428805. This project is supported by WWETB Community Education Programme and the tutor is Betsy Hickey.

Recent Deaths

Our condolences to Eileen, John Walsh and family Brocurrow on the death of Eileen's aunt Kitty Butler New Ross in her 93rd year who died recently

Our condolences to Callie, Séamus Doyle and family Adamstown on the death of Callie's sister in law Sara Anne Power, Ballykillane Drinagh Wexford. Sympathy also to her husband Tom her sons Raymond, John her brother George, her extended family, relations and friends. Her funeral Mass took place on Monday, November 7, in St Martin's Church Piercestown with burial afterwards in Piercestown Cemetery.

Our condolences to Lizzy Whelan and family Brocurrow on the death of Bridie Whelan Chaple Clonroche who died recently. Our sympathy also to Bridie's extended family and relations and friends, her funeral Mass took place on Sunday, November 6, with burial afterwards in Cloughbawn Cemetery.

Our condolences to Catherine and Liam Kelly and family Doononey Adamstown on the death of Catherine's Uncle Owen Murphy, Barmony Galbally who died recently. To his extended family, relations and friends our sympathy also. May they rest in peace

GAA News

The annual general meeting of the local St Abban's Adamstown GAA Club will take place in Raheen Community Centre at 5 p.m. on Sunday, November 27. Nominations for all positions must be with the club secretary by Saturday, November 19, all motions must also be with the secretary by that date.

Firewood Auction

St Abban's Adamstown GAA Club are holding a firewood auction in Adamstown on Sunday, November 27, at 11 a.m. Trailer loads, large and small bags of wood are available. This will be a great opportunity for you to purchase your winter firewood.

First Holy Communion

First Holy Communion is on Saturday, May 13, 2017. A meeting for parents will take place in Scoil Abbain on Thursday, November 17, at 7.30 p.m.


Bree ICA

Mass will be celebrated this Tuesday, November 15, at 7.30 p.m. in the Church of the Assumption Bree in remembrance of past and deceased members of the Guild. This will be followed by a Guild meeting in Bree Community Centre.

Community Games

Bree-Davidstown Community Games Chess and Draughts continues on Tuesday evening from 7-8.30 p.m. in Bree Hall. All children from 8-16 years are welcome. Cost is €1 per child.

Bree Holy Hour

The Bree Holy Hour of Thanksgiving will be held this Friday, November 18, from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. in Bree Church. All parishioners are invited to this special celebration.

Bree Youth Club News

Bree Youth Club's split-the-pot fundraiser is up and running. Envelopes are available in local shops and at Youth Club each Friday night. Draw will take place on the last Friday of each month. Please support this venture as all funds raised will go back into the youth club. Preparations are under way for our first variety show which will take place in December. Anyone wishing to take part should attend auditions and rehearsals in Galbally Hall each Tuesday from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Extra rehearsals will be arranged in the coming weeks.

Who's Got Talent

After seven years the return of 'Who's Got Talent' hosted in Bree Community Centre is finally on its way with cash prizes. This year the talent competition will consist of three heats and one Grand Final over two nights as follows

Heat 1 - November 19, Heat 2 - November 26, Heat 3 - December 10, Grand Final - January 6 and 7, 2017. Watch Wexford Academy Facebook page for full details and/or contact 087 7535354 with entries.

Bree AC Results

Well done to Bree AC athletes on their continued success in the Kilmore Autumn League. Boys U9 Jayden Kenny 1st; Girls U9 Lea Bolger 2nd, Ciara Laffan 12th; U10 Katie Doyle 1st.



Loreto students Brona O'Dowd, Claire Banville and Orla Neiland will have their Christmas Eve Bags on sale at all masses in Barntown this weekend. (Saturday 7 p.m. and Sunday 9 a.m. and 11 a.m.). The bags will contain Reindeer Food, Elf Dust, a note for Santa and a Christmas Eve checklist. Each bag costs just €5 and is perfect for every child's Christmas Eve preparations.


Glynn-Barntown AFC are launching a new club half zip. Order's will be taken on Wednesday the 16th in Barntown Community Centre from 6.30 p.m. to 8.30 p.m. Sizes for ages 5-10 are €35. Age 13-14 are €40 and adult sizes are €45. There will also be a beanie-hat available for €10. Deposits will be taken on the night and the order will be delivered before Christmas.


A coffee morning in aid of Childline will take place in Glynn hall on Sunday, November 20, from 10 a.m. till midday All donations of cakes would be greatly appreciated and can be dropped into Glynn hall from 7 p.m. till 8.30 p.m. on Saturday evening or on the Sunday morning. Thank you for your continued support.


Join us in Barntown Community Centre for the second annual charity fundraiser 'Hannah's Day' in aid of Wexford Hospice Homecare. The event will take place on Saturday, November 26, from 2 p.m. till 8 p.m. Plenty of entertainment on offer on the day including Bouncy Castle, Nail Bar, Face Painting, Balloon Modelling, Brik a Brac and a raffle for 3 a.m. azing Hampers plus many other spot prizes. Relax with a nice cup of tea or coffee and a slice of cake. All welcome for this very worthy cause.


A coffee morning in aid of Wexford Hospice Homecare will be held in Boggan's Shop, Newtown Road this Thursday, November 17, from 10 a.m. - 12.30 p.m. Your support would be very much appreciated.


November is the month when we especially remember our deceased family and friends. A mass of remembrances for the recent dead and all buried in Barntown Cemetery takes place on Sunday, November 27, at 11 a.m. This will be followed by a cuppa at the church and the blessing of graves.


Unfortunately, due to unforeseen circumstances, the Craft Fare due to take place in the Ferrycarrig Hotel on Sunday, November 20, has now been cancelled. Sincere apologies for any inconvenience caused.


Save the date: This year's Christmas Bazaar will be held on Sunday, December 11, after 10 o'clock mass. Please start putting any bric-a-brac you have may have aside. This is a annual fundraiser for the upkeep of the hall and your support on the day will be much appreciated.

GAA club agm

Glynn-Barntown Senior club AGM takes place in the clubhouse on Friday, December 2, at 8 p.m.

LAdies football

Glynn-Barntown Ladies' Football Club AGM takes place in the clubhouse on Tuesday, November 22, at 8 p.m.


2016-2017 Glynn-Barntown GAA Club lotto launch takes place on Tuesday, November 15, in the clubhouse. All welcome to attend and hear the outline of structure and the reasons all club members need to support the lotto. Refreshments will be served on the night. We hope all our supporters renew their support and some of our newer members also come on board. The first lottery of 2016/17 will take place after the GAA Club AGM on December 2 in the clubhouse and €10,000 will be won on the night.


Notices for inclusion in the Glynn-Barntown area notes should be emailed to or alternatively, phone Hillary at 087 2028065.



The community of Oulart-The Ballagh was deeply saddened last week when news filtered through that Tony Sutton had passed to his eternal reward having been taken ill at his new home in Oulart a few days before. A former player and a present member of the local club, Tony was a great supporter of the hurling and camogie clubs and seldom missed a match in which they were involved and was a constant presence at their training sessions.

Sincere condolences are extended to his brother and sisters, his nephew Lar (whose expert videos are such an integral part of the hurlers' preparation and success), his extended family and wide circle of friends.

Tony was removed from St Mochua's Chapel, Oulart to the Church of St John the Baptist, The Ballagh on Thursday evening and his funeral Mass took place on Friday after which he was buried in the Ballagh Cemetery. A Guard of honour was provided on Thursday evening by Oulart Active Retired and by members of Oulart-The Ballagh GAA club on Friday. Solas na bh Flaitheas dá anam dílis.

Month's Mind

The month's mind Mass for the late Breda Sinnott, Ballyboy will be held on Saturday, November 19, at 7.30 p.m. in St Patrick's Church, Oulart Church Gate Collection Oulart Senior Citizens Committee will hold a Church Gate Collection outside St Patrick's Church on Saturday and Sunday, November 19 and 20. Your usual generous response will be much appreciated.

Senior hurling

Congratulations to Oulart-The Ballagh senior hurlers and management on their great victory over Offaly champions, St Rynagh's on Sunday, November 6, in Wexford Park. Well done to Dennis Morton on being selected as 'player of the match'.

The next challenge is the Leinster semi-final against O'Loughlin Gaels, Kilkenny, in Wexford Park on Sunday, November 20, at 2 p.m. The last time these two great clubs met was in the Leinster final of 2010 which was postponed on account of snow and was played on January 30, 2011. Having led for most of the match, Oulart-The Ballagh lost on a scoreline of 14 points to 1-8. Supporters will be hoping for a more positive result this time.

Thank You

The Wexford branch of Down's Syndrome Ireland extends a sincere thank you to everyone who gave so generously to their recent Church gate collection in Oulart. All money collected will stay in the Co.W exford branch and will be used to benefit the children and adults with Down's Syndrome. The amount collected and banked was €303. Thanks a million to the volunteer collectors for their time and help.

Mass Readers

This coming weekend, 19th/November 20, Maeve Whelan and Noel Doyle are the Ministers of the Word on reading duty in St Patrick's Church, Oulart. Kathryn O'Dowd and Pauline Rice are scheduled to read on the weekend of 26th/November 27.

Scoil Mochua News

All classes have worked hard, preparing to record a CD of songs which will be available to buy, priced at €8. A concert featuring all classes performing the recorded songs will be held in Oulart Community Centre on Wednesday, November 30.

The Hallowe'en Disco which was held on October 28 was a huge success and raised over €700 for Scoil Mochua. The students did themselves proud in their fantastic costumes. The parents' council would like to thank all who volunteered on the night, proving that 'many hands make light work'.

Everyone is encouraged to do 'Split-the Pot' to support Scoil Mochua. Entry envelopes are available in all local businesses. To be in with a chance to win just put €2 in the special envelope, seal it and write your name and contact details on the front. There is a winner every week. Congratulations to Charlie Redmond who won €220 in the most recent draw.

Bygone Days

The Bygone Days House of Stories Committee members are hosting a Craft Fair at the Thatched House in Lower Oulart on November 20. All crafts are welcome, the more unusual the better. Spaces are still available. Contact 087 9116695 for full details. Make a note of the date and come along and help support the Thatching Fund.


Text Alert

Oylegate community alert are currently updating the text alert service to a garda monitored service. All calls will now be made directly to Enniscorthy Garda Station and not the community phone. If interested in availing of the new text alert service, please get a form from Kavangh's, Mernagh's, Freeman's or Garry's, and return by November 17 with a €10 subscription. For more information contact Eamon Mernagh, Willie Kavanagh or Catherine Murphy.

Calamity Jane

A meeting in connection with the staging of the musical Calamity Jane will be held in Oylegate Community Centre on Thursday, November 17, at 8.30 p.m. The meeting is open to anybody interested in taking part in this very popular show, and no experience is necessary.

Craft Fair

The annual parish Craft Fair will take place in the Community Centre, Oylegate on Sunday, November 20. Bookings for the Craft Fair can be made through the Parish Office at 086 8259842.

Glenbrien Text Alert

Glenbrien Community Text Alert are holding two collection evenings to gather the subscriptions for the coming year. These will be held on Wednesday, November 16, and Tuesday, November 22, from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. in the Old School Centre.

The subscription for 2017 is €5 per phone. Your annual subscription is essential to the continued successful operation of Text Alert in the community so please spread the word to your neighbours and friends.

If you are unable to attend on either of these nights please contact a committee member - Pat Sludds, Theresa Shanahan or Mary Kehoe. Please note that new members will be required to pay €20.

Coffee morning

There will be a coffee morning in Mernagh's Lounge on Thursday, November 24, for the SERT radiotherapy bus to Whitfield clinic and for the Hope Centre in Enniscorthy. Both are worthy causes and are used so much by the people of county Wexford, Your support would be greatly appreciated.

GAA club notes

The hurlers of Glenbrien won the county senior championship in 1915 and 1916. A night in their honour is being organised and will be held in the Old School Centre Glenbrien, where they went to school on November 18. There is an open invitation to anyone who wishes to attend.

Demonstration Evening: The club would like to thank everyone who supported our festive demonstration evening it was a most enjoyable evening.

Cake Sale: We will hold a cake sale at the craft fair on the 20th if you can help with donations of home baking contact Anne or Majella.

Lotto: There was no winner of the lotto jackpot held on November 9. The numbers drawn were 13, 20, 22 and 26 and bonus number 23. Lucky-dip winners were Conor Doyle, Siun O'Mahoney, Claire Fogarty, Ml Shiggins snr, Mary Stafford, Paddy Bolger, Lee Kehoe, Billy Reck. Next draw November 23 for jackpot of €12,600 tickets available locally.

Camogie Club News

The club's AGM will take place on Sunday, November 27, at 7 p.m. in the Community Centre. All players/parents are expected to attend.

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