Saturday 21 September 2019

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Peter and Eileen Kinsella at the Our Lady's Island/ Tacumshane Senior Citizens Christmas party in the Riverbank House Hotel on Sunday evening.
Peter and Eileen Kinsella at the Our Lady's Island/ Tacumshane Senior Citizens Christmas party in the Riverbank House Hotel on Sunday evening.



Lotto Results for Wednesday, December 14. This week's winning numbers 5, 9, 13 and 16. Jackpot Winner Sarah Browne. Seller: Brenda O'Brien. 11 match-three winners receive €59 each. Patrick Bierney; Suzanne Ruttledge; Kathleen Nolan; Ena Thomas; Ella Conlon; C. Connell; Seán Kinsella; G. Whitmore; Freddit and Ena; Frankie and Eileen, and Betty Daly. jackpot for Wednesday, December 21, €4,000.

Church news

Christmas Services In Clonard: Confessions: Christmas Eve 10.30 a.m.; 11.30 a.m. Masses: Christmas Eve No 10 a.m. Mass. Family Mass 5 p.m. Children's Mass 7 p.m. Vigil Mass 9 p.m. Sunday, December 25 - Christmas Day 9 a.m., 10 a.m. and 11.30 a.m.

Acorn Shop In Clonard Parish Office: 20% Discount for One Week Only. Starts 9.30 a.m. Monday, December 19, and finishes at 1 p.m. on Friday, December 23. All full price items reduced, excludes cards and Mass cards. Opening Hours Monday to Friday 9.30 a.m. to 1 p.m., Wednesday 2 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Sacred Heart Messenger: It is 128 years since the first publication of the Sacred Heart Messenger. It has something of interest for all of the family. It features articles on spirituality and prayers, gardening, cookery among other items and special children's articles. If you would like to subscribe to this monthly magazine, the cost is €18 for the year. Please contact Karen in the Parish Office for more information.

Thrift Fund

Clonard Thrift Fund starts back on Friday, January 6 from 7 p.m. to 8.15 p.m. in the Community Centre. New Members welcome. If you have already left in your list, your books will be available for collection on Wednesday, January 4, between 2.30 p.m. to 4.30 p.m. in the bottom office.

Clonard GAA

Congratulations to Mary O'Reilly on winning €265 in the split-the-pot draw on December 13. Seller this week was Aidan Gilbert. A big thank you to all who supported us this week and to all of our sellers. Next week's envelopes are on sale now, your continued support is greatly appreciated.

Clonard Ladies GFC

Clonard ladies would like to wish all our members, parents, friends and Supporters a Very happy Christmas and also congratulate all our teams and players on another successful year. 2016 was a successful and extremely busy year for Clonard ladies where we catered for eight teams from under-6, under-8, under-10, under-12, under-14, under-16, under-18 and adult, this year could not have happened without the dedication, motivation and commitment from our coaches, parents, committee and members, a massive thank you to all involved with the club.

Clonard Volunteer Adult ladies are now senior and are looking forward to a good competitive challenging year and hope to cater for a second adult team in 2017. Well done to the girls who played for their county this year and best of luck to the girls who will represent Clonard in 2017 at county level.

The Clonard Ladies AGM will be held in Clonard Community Centre on Friday, January 6, at 7.30 p.m., we would encourage all members and parents to attend this important meeting. Anyone looking to join Clonard Ladies in 2017 from under-six to adult please join us on Facebook for up to date information or contact Suzanne at 089 6063488. sona Nollag agus bliain nua sásta.

Christmas greeting

I said a special prayer for you, As Christmas Day drew near, That God would bless you richly Throughout the coming year. I did not ask for Him to send You gifts of worldly wealth; But prayed that He would fill your life With peace and joy and health. Wishing all Clonard District News readers a very happy Christmas and a Peaceful New Year.


ARA news

Seasons Greetings to both our members and those who follow our musings in the Newsletters. The Carpet Bowls League has finished till the New Year as has our activities. A number of members are intending to attend a number of shows over the festivities and we wish them enjoyment. The Kilmore Journal was launched on Friday, December 9, and is on sale throughout the parish in a number of outlets. The Ten-Pin Bowlers are continuing to meet on Mondays in the Leisuremax and all are welcome.

The First meeting of the New Committee and the Section will take place in the Kilmore GAA Rooms on Monday and Thursday, January 9 and 12, respectively.


It was a night of celebrations at the annual Investiture in Tomhaggard on Wed night. Beavers, Cubs, Scouts and Ventures made their promises before family and friends. Anna Power and Peter Lyons received five year Service Awards while Mary Doyle received her 20-year Service Awards, and the group received its SQS Quality Scouting Award.

Two scouts who organised Wamboree Camp in the summer in aid of Syrian Refugee Crisis Josh Quigley Power and Haley Power were presented with Chief Scout Certificates of Merit for their work by Co Commissioner Dano O'Leary. Mayor Frank Staples accepted a cheque on behalf of Trócaire for €2,170. It was a real team effort by group who have 70 youth members and 14 adults who hail from parishes of Kilmore, Mayglass, Rathangan, Cleariestown and Rosslare. Thank you to everyone who supported, sponsored, attended and helped Wamboree. Happy Christmas

Women's Shed

The ladies had a fantastic Christmas party at the Social Centre on Mon last. Wonderful food was supplied by Devilicious Cakes (Jimmy Devereux), while the singing and party pieces went on long into the afternoon. Meetings resume on January 9.

Tomhaggard centre

Thank you to everyone who attended and helped at the Reception on Sunday, December 11. Hopefully we can make it an annual event.

Christmas Dip

Join Wexford Sub Aqua Club for their annual Christmas Dip at the Little Beach on Wednesday the 28th at 10 a.m. Sponsorship cards available - all money raised goes to the RNLI and WSAC Contact for more info.

Drama News

The Ballycogley Players would like to congratulate Wexford Drama Group on their 50th Anniversary which they celebrated recently. Our group had our Christmas get together last Thursday night in Greenacres, Tenacre. Thanks to Noeleen, Noel and staff for looking after us so well. A great night was had by all. Lastly, we wish all our families, friends and supporters a very Happy, Healthy and Peaceful Christmas with every good wish for 2017.

Kilmore NS

Kilmore National School is now accepting applications for enrolment for September 2017. The deadline is January 31, 2017. Please ring the school at 053 9135230 or call in person for an application form.

Christmas holidays

The Bridgetown Information and Resource Centre will be closed for Christmas holidays from noon on Tuesday, December 20, and will re open on Monday, January 9. We take this opportunity to thank everybody who has supported us in so many ways over the past year.

It has been a privilege to assist the extended community in our office in whatever problems or requests that were required, your needs were able looked after by our staff of Catherine, Maria and our new office assistant Elaine, whom we thank most sincerely. May we wish Catherine all the best for the future as she retires this Christmas from the RSS scheme.

Kilmore SCOPE sends best wishes for a lovely and peaceful Christmas to one and all and we hope that you may have a wonderful 2017.

mass at the rock

There will be Mass at the Massrock in Tomhaggard on Christmas Morning at 8 a.m.



The weekly split-the-pot winner this week is Vera Fox, winning €1,020, ticket sold in the community centre. Enjoy Vera. Be in to win.

School enrolment

Murrintown National School are now accepting enrolment for September 2017. Please contact Murrintown National School on 053 9139277 to obtain enrolment form.

Community Centre

We will be closing on Thursday, December 22, and will re-open on Tuesday, January 3. We at Murrintown Community Centre would like to wish you all a very safe and Happy Christmas.

Our Lady's Island

Christmas Masses

Parish Reconciliation Service Wednesday, December 21, at 7.30 p.m. in Our Lady's Island Church. Christmas Eve Mass Tacumshane 6.30 p.m., Our Lady's Island 8 p.m. Christmas Day: Tacumshane 10 a.m. Our Lady's Island 11 a.m. Fr, Cogley will visit the sick and housebound this Friday.


Carne FC would like to thank everyone for their support in 2016 and look forward to your continiued support in 2017. A huge thankk you to everyone who helped out in any way during the year. We wish you all a happy Christmas and a peaceful New Year. Split-the-pot

Congratulations to Shauna Saunders who won split-the-pot last week receiving €161 There will be no Draw on Christmas Day but two draws on New Year's Day. Thanks to all concerned.


Handball Club notes

2016 was a great year for our club. On behalf of the commitee we wish to thank all our kind sponsors and all the members of the public for their donations. A huge congratulations to all our players on their achievements throughout the year. Without our members young and old we would not stay going and your support is greatly appreciated and we can't thank you enough. Let's make 2017 even more memorable!. I would like to take this opportunity to wish you all a very happy Christmas and see you all in the New Year.

Caroreigh NS

Camross Hall was filled with Christmas spirit on Tuesday December 13, as the staff and students of the school staged their annual Christmas Concert. This year's new venue was a fitting setting to showcase the wonderful talent we have in our school. The children fused the old and the new in a mixture of classic Christmas music, drama and poetry, not forgetting the all-important traditional nativity play, with a modern twist. All this combined created a spectacle for the proud family, friends and the wider community.

A raffle was also held to raise funds for the school with results as follows: 1st Prize Hamper Conor Mernagh, 2nd Prize Hamper Peggie Winters, 3rd Prize Hamper Mary Clancy, 4th Prize 2 Tickets for "A Quest before Christmas" Christina Ryder, 5th 2 Bottles of wine Josie Colfer.

We would like to extend our thanks to the Camross Hall Committee for their accommodation and generous use of facilities; to John and Anita Cullen for their continuous support providing musical accompaniment and sound; to Nash's Minibus Hire for providing transport to and from the venue for rehearsals; to all those who donated raffle prizes; and last but by no means least, to the stars of the show: the children of Caroreigh for their hard work over the last few weeks. A fantastic night was had by all.

camogie club news

Taghmon/Camross camogie club are running a helmet collection. If you have any unwanted hurling helmets please drop them into Spar Taghmon. The helmets will be used for our new underage camogie academy in the New Year. All support would be greatly appreciated.

Coiste na nOg

Wexford Coaching & Games are providing the following course: Young Whistlers-Go Games Course Level 1. The course aims to provide participants with knowledge of the rules of Go Games and an understanding of fair play and the role of the referee. If anyone is interested in the above course please contact Niall Murphy on 087 2812241.

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