Friday 20 September 2019

Around the Districts

Pictured at the Crossabeg senior citizens Christmas party in Ferrycarrig Hotel on Sunday evening were the organising commitee: back - Dorothy O'Connor, Rev Canon Arthur Minion, Joe Berney, Siobhan Kehoe, Fr Jim Finn, Alice Devine and Mick Kehoe; Front; Greg Hawkins, Mary Quinn, Nell Laffan and Noreen McDermot.
Pictured at the Crossabeg senior citizens Christmas party in Ferrycarrig Hotel on Sunday evening were the organising commitee: back - Dorothy O'Connor, Rev Canon Arthur Minion, Joe Berney, Siobhan Kehoe, Fr Jim Finn, Alice Devine and Mick Kehoe; Front; Greg Hawkins, Mary Quinn, Nell Laffan and Noreen McDermot.


Church news

Daily Mass every Wednesday and Friday morning at 9.30 a.m. Adoration every Monday from 1 p.m. till 7.20 p.m. with Mass at 7.30 p.m. Adoration then continues till 9 p.m. Confessions every Saturday evening at 6 p.m. Confessions for Christmas will be heard in the church on Thursday, December 22, at 7.30 p.m. There will be three Priests in attendance. Mass in Crossabeg church on Christmas Eve, December 24 will be at 11 p.m. Mass on Christmas Day at the usual time of 11.15 a.m.

55+ club

The local 55+club will hold their annual Christmas Mass in Kyle Forge today, Tuesday, December 13, at 2 p.m. All are welcome to join in.

Christmas party

In excess of 110 guest and committee members sat down for the annual Christmas party for the senior members of the community which was held in the Ferrycarrig hotel on Sunday night last, December 11.

As per usual the hotel was in festive mood, warm and cosy and a lovely 4-course meal was served up to all. Chairperson of the organising committee, Greg Hawkins had a warm welcome for all present and wished them all the very best for Christmas and the New Year. In attendance also were Fr Jim Finn, PP of Crossabeg and Rev. Arthur Minion, Rector of Wexford. The honour of cutting the Christmas (kindly made by Caitriona Cullen) was given to Kathleen Hayes and David O'Connell.

The organising committee are most grateful to each and everyone who supported them so generously by buying raffle tickets and for the courtesy shown to them when they called to their doors. They also appreciate generous donations of spot prizes for the parish raffle and the table raffle. Many thanks also to the staff and management of the Ferrycarrig hotel for once again making everyone feel welcome and for the lovely meal. Winners of the table draw were Peggy Sullivan, Breda Foley, Seán O'Neill, Gillian Hearn, Trish Kehoe, Edna Rothwell, Lar O'Leary and Phil Gaule.

The lucky winners in the parish raffle were Frances McDonald, Lonsdale; Stasia Roche, Sion; Kevin Weldon, Dublin; Gerard Keegan, Wexford Library; David Reck, Monmore; Paschal Gill, Ferrycarrig; Judy Browne, Kitestown; Margie Barron, St Patrick's Terrace; Michael Goggin, Tykillen; Josephine Daly, Kitestown; Judy Browne, Kitestown; Adrian O'Reilly, Killowen; Alex Maher, Kyle; Michael Kehoe, Kyle; Ken Foley Crossabeg; Annie Cloney, Kyle; Lily and Willie Murphy, Mountanna; James Quinn, Newcastle; Maebh Laffan, Monmore; Margaret O'Leary, Farmhill; Owen Devereux, Kyle; Albert McDonald, Killeen; Julie Foley, Crory; Annette Power, Kitestown; Maura Creane, Toberfinnick; Tracey Kehoe, c/o Joe Berney; Ken Foley, Crossabeg; Tom and Mai Carty, Galbally; Albert McDonald, Killeen; Pat Cashin, Coolamain, Oylegate.

GAA club notes

Lotto numbers last week in the Crossabeg-Ballymurn GAA Club draw were 10, 13, 22 and 28. Congratulations to Peter O'Brien and Tom Cullen who shared the jackpot of €10,000 between them. The sellers prize was won by Paul Larissy. This week's jackpot is worth €5,000.

The club's double winning under-14 team were presented with their medals and new tops in Ballymurn hall on Friday night last. The guest of honour was the clubs own Paudie Foley who made the presentations. Well done to the boys and their mentors on a great year.

The club is holding a Christmas draw with a first prize of €1,000, second is a load of firewood, third and fourth is €100 and the fifth prize is lunch for two in the Riverbank house hotel. Please give your support.

Ferrycarrig five mile

The annual Ferrycarrig five road race will take place on Sunday, January 8. Organised by the local St Killian's Athletic club with proceeds going to the new parish community field and centre, this very popular event is now in its fifth year and growing in stature and numbers every year.

The event gets under way from the local Wexford Youths FC grounds in Newcastle, heads out the main gate, turns left and heads off down to Newcastle cross, and comes out at Kitestown cross, up to Kyle Cross and finishes up at the Wexford Youths grounds.

As usual the committee are working hard towards the target of a friendly community event with a serious athletic competition included. Details of the race course, entry form and other details can all be checked out on Facebook.

Christmas Fare

The eagerly awaited Christmas Fare organised by Annis Kehoe of Slaneylodge, took place on Saturday last at Kyle Forge. This very popular fundraising event has been going strong for over 11 years and continues to one of the highlights of events organised in the parish each year. This year the local community centre and facilities at Garrywilliam were the recipients of the proceeds from same.

There was a very good response and over three hours or so, the Forge was bursting at the seams with young and old enjoying a nice cuppa and refreshments and having a good natter with friends. Annis had an array of goodies on offer from jams, to tarts, puddings, cakes, mince pies, vegetables, wreaths etc. Members of the community field committee and other volunteers were also on hand to help out during the day.

Annis would like to thank each and everyone who attended, those who handed in donations of money, food and items for sale, those who donated prizes for the raffle, all who so generously supported the raffle and each and everyone who played their part in its success.

The raffle winners were Mai Wilson, Eibhlin Moran, Kathleen Hayes, Martina Gately, Emma and Diurin McDonald, Pat Gately, Donnacha McDonald, Lily Murphy, Nora Power, Kathleen Higgins, Caitriona Cullen, Aidean Kelly, Getta McDonald, Pat Cashin, Patricia O'Gorman, Josie Redmond, Liz Mernagh, Margaret O'Leary, Maura Heffernan, Emma Neville, Peggy Rossiter, Cillian Byrne, Mag Devereux, Annie Cloney, John Hassett, Michelle Doyle, Ellen Laffan, Máire Browne-Carley, Anne Cowman.



Parents/guardians who wish to enrol their child in Barntown NS for September 2017 should contact the school office at 053 9120376 or email for the appropriate forms.


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.


The quest to find the next Mayor of Barntown is well and truly ready to go, even though it's launch date is on January 6, 2017. The Candidates who will undergo various tasks to gain valuable votes are, Martina Brazzill, Billy Codd, Tom Dempsey, Mag Gurhy, Donie O'Dowd and Declan Power. Please support your favourite on what will be a fun filled event for everybody that will be run over 12 weeks culminating in one candidate becoming the New Mayor of Barntown on March 26, 2017. Check out Parish Newsletter, Barntown Notes and Facebook for full details. All proceeds go the continuing development of the parish. Best of luck to all involved.


Bree AC athletes competed well in the Juvenile winter league of Friday last. Results are as follows girls under-eight Lea Bolger first, Erin Ryan seventh: under-nine Ciara Laffan first, Chloe Casey fourth, Maura Doyle fifth: under-10 Katie Doyle first: under-11 Abbie Doyle first. Boys under-eight Jayden Kenny first, Jack Doyle seventh, Billy Doyle 14th: under-nine Cian Donovan second, Conn Frazer third, Oisin Harte 17th: under-13 Conor Doyle second. Well done to all competitors.


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

Over the Water

Christmas party

There has been a great response to the Shelmalier Christmas party which will take place this coming Friday, December 16, in Hotel Curracloe. Tickets costing €10 are on sale in the parish from any club member.

The night will include music by Freeway, a special Mr and Mrs contest with many mystery couples and the presentation of medals to the victorious junior hurling team and the recently crowned county under-21 football champions. Finger food will also be served on the night.

Coffee Day

The annual Porter House Christmas Coffee Day will take place on Wednesday, December 21, from 10.30 a.m till 6 p.m. All the usual treats on offer, mince pies, coffee cake, porter cake and much more. All proceeds from the day will go to the Castlebridge Day Care Centre. There will also be a raffle with some lovely prizes on offer. Your support would be greatly appreciated.

Christmas Bingo

The Porter House Christmas Bingo session will take place on Wednesday, December 21, at 10 p.m. There will also be live music with John Kenny and Pam Rossiter. The jackpot must go on the night. There will also be complimentary finger food, sit beside prizes and all the usual craic. A night not to be missed.

Wild Card winners

Congratulations to Annie and Aidan Howlin on winning the jackpot in the jokers wild draw in Furlongs pub, Curracloe. Other winners on the night were Orlaith Connor and PJ Redmond. Jokers wild draw will start back again in January. A reminder that darts continue every Friday night at 10 p.m. and Cards 45 every Sunday evening at 6.30 p.m.

Best wishes

Best of luck from all in Furlongs pub, Curracloe to Tim's Take Away which is now open daily for business. We wish them all the very best.

Painting classes

Screen hall committee provide a fun filled hour for the little ones. Painting classes have started in the hall catering for four - six-year-olds every Thursday from two 3 p.m. All enquiries to Kathleen at 087 3145212.


The weekly winners of the turkeys in partners 45 in Hotel Curracloe were Michael Byrne and Damian (Shots) Doyle. Please note the Christmas final will take place on Thursday, December 22, at 8.30 p.m. You must have played six nights to qualify for the Christmas final.

Curracloe school news

The parents' association of St Margaret's national school, Curracloe have produced a lovely school calendar for 2017. It is on sale in the school and in local businesses at a cost of €5. Christmas cards with pictures of the parish churches are also available for sale. A pack of five cards costs €2. All proceeds from the sale of cards will be donated to school funds.

The Infants class will perform their Nativity play in the school this Wednesday, December 14, at 1.15 p.m. On Tuesday, December 20, all pupils will perform in a carol service at 10.45 a.m.

Recent split-the-pot winner was Gavin Kinsella who won €179.

On Tuesday, December 6, pupils from third and sixth classes went to the Presentation secondary school to see the TY student's production of Snow White and 'Babes in the Wood'. The play was thoroughly enjoyed by all.

Development lotto

Results of draw held on Sunday last, December 11, in the Curracloe United AFC development draw as follows - the numbers drawn were 12, 18, 22 and 23. There was no jackpot winner and four match-three winners who each received €40, Marty Carty, Yellow road; Laurence Kehoe, Adamstown; Marie and Joe, Glenbough; Stan and Angela Sanina, c/o Roadhouse. Next week's jackpot stands at €18,500 and the draw takes place on Sunday next, December 18, at 9 p.m in the Roadhouse, Curracloe.

In the special Christmas draw the winners were Nora Gough, Ballinablake (brandy) Sue Stoute, c/o Tavern (whisky) John Doyle, Ballyvaloo (vodka) Aaron Doyle, Ballyvaloo (whisky) Grainne Redmond, Kinsealy (vodka) Eamonn McCarthy, Screen (wine)

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