Monday 20 November 2017

Around the Districts


Musical Theatre Class

Names are now being taken for a new children's Musical Theatre Class in Raheen Hall. This class will cover all aspects of stage, including drama, movement/dance and signing as well as lots of games and improvisation fun. Subject to interest, it will take place on Thursday evenings. Call Joanne at 086 1073841 for more information.

Shamrock Vintage Club

The Shamrock Vintage Club wishes all its members and supporters a holy and happy Christmas and a bright new year for 2017.

St Abban's GAA Club

Thanks to everyone in the Adamstown, Newbawn and Raheen areas who have supported our monster draw. Your generosity is much appreciated. The co-ordinators and ticket sellers are taking a well deserved break for Christmas. We wish everyone a happy Christmas and New Year.

History of Adamstown

Some books on the history of the area and in particular the GAA are still available at a cost of €20, they can be purchased direct from Jimmy McDonald, Newcastle, Newbawn, contact at 051 428512 or 087 6230804 or from various shops including Nolans in South Street and Centra, Irishtown, New Ross and Byrnes Bookshop Ennniscorthy.

happy new year

The local correspondents for the Adamstown Notes wish a bright and eventful 2017.


Bree AC News

Indoor training resumes on January 12 at 7 p.m. for five to eight and from 7.45 p.m. for all others.


Heat 1 is on this Friday, January 6, and Heat 2 is on Saturday, January 7, in Bree Hall at 8 p.m. each evening. The Grand Final is on Saturday, January 21. See Wexford Academy Facebook page for full details on events for under-9, under-13 and over-13, and/or contact 087 7535354 with entries and further details.

Active Retirement

The next meeting of the group will be the club AGM on January 18. We would love to have full attendance for that meeting. For further information on any of the clubs activities please contact 087 7695329.

Charity Night

A special fundraising Charity Night in aid of the SERT. Bus Service (South East Radiotherapy Trust Bus) has been organised for Friday, January 13, in the Ferrycarrig Hotel commencing at 8 p.m. Acts on the night include Celtic Roots, Borderline, Michelle Delmar, Castlebridge Gospel Choir, Stephen Murphy and DJ Eoin Healy.

Tickets cost €10 per person with spot prizes on the night also. A photobooth will be run by @gueststarsireland. Tickets are available from Bree Post Office or check out the SERT Charity Night Facebook page for more information. All support for this very worthy cause would be greatly appreciated.

The SERT service is a transport service run on a voluntary basis for patients who need transport to and from radiotherapy treatment services in Waterford Regional Hospital. Many people from Wexford and indeed our own locality rely on this voluntary service to get to their treatment appointments so any support would be greatly appreciated.

Seasonal Wishes

A sincere thanks to the PROs and club officers who have contacted us during the past year with details of their organisations's activities. If you haven't been doing so then it's time to make a New Year's resolution. If you want the activities of your club or organisation to get publicity, then contact Jim and Clare Doyle at 053 9247706 or email before 10 p.m. on the Sunday night prior to publication. On Bank Holiday weekends the cut off time is Thursday night at 10 p.m.



Lotto Results for Wednesday, December 21: winning numbers 21, 26, 27 and 29. No jackpot winner. No match-three winners. As there are no match-three winners this week the €650 will be carried over to the draw on Wednesday, January 4, 2017. Therefore the match 3 amount on January 4 will be €1,300. Jackpot is €4,650.

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.



The camogie club will host a disco for first years and over in the clubhouse on Thursday, January 5, from 8.30.11 p.m. Admission is by ticket only. Tickets €5 each are on sale on Saturday, December 31, from 11 to 11.30 a.m. in the clubhouse. Maximum of four tickets per sale or text 087 7858641 AFTER 11 a.m. on Saturday the 31st to book remaining tickets.


Glynn-Barntown camogie club sends huge congratulations to club camogie coach Ciarán Walsh and his lovely wife Eleanor on the timely arrival of their baby boy on Christmas Day.


Glynn-Barntown GAA, Coiste na nÓg, camogie and Ladies' Football Clubs extends it's deepest sympathy to club coach Larry Murphy and his family at the news of the sad passing of Larry's father Jay recently. Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam dílis.


Glynn-Barntown GAA Club extends it's deepest sympathies to the Hynes family on the recent passing of Mrs Kay Hynes. Ar dheis Dé go raibh a hanam dílis.


Club lotto numbers drawn on Wednesday, December 28, in Declan's; 2, 3, 9, 28. No jackpot winner. Three match-three winners - Joe and Mary Cashe, PJ Carley and Tony and Sarah Butler. The next draw will be in Mary Jo's on January 11.


Glynn-Barntown GAA, Coiste na nÓg, Camogie, Ladies' Football and Tennis Clubs would like to wish all of their members and supporters a very Happy and prosperous New Year both on and off the playing field.


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.


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. 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.

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.


I would like to take this opportunity to thank all those who have supported the Glynn-Barntown Area Notes during 2016 and look forward to your continued contributions during the coming year. A very happy New Year to all. Hillary.


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


social dancing

The next date for social dancing in Oylegate Community Centre is Sunday night January 8, 2017. Music for the evening is by Pat Daly. Pat has played on previous occasions in Oylegate and is very popular with dancers so a large crowd is expected to get the new years dancing dates off to a great start. Dancing from 9.30 p.m. Admission €8. Come along for a lovely night of music, and dancing.

GAA Club Penny Bank

Many thanks to all who saved with the club penny bank for 2016 and huge thanks to all the collectors, without your help this great facility would not be possible. The 2017 penny bank will resume on January 6 and new members are always welcome. contact any committee member if you wish to join.

Camogie Club news

The camogie club would like to wish all our players and supporters a happy new year. We look forward to seeing you all in the field again in 2017.

community fitness

Crossabeg-Ballymurn Ladies Gaelic Football Club presents Operation Transformation and Between the Bells 2017, a community fitness activity for all the family - let's get fitter together.

Crossabeg Ballymurn Ladies Gaelic Football Club organised a fundraiser to get the community active in 2016. It was a great success and we will be running the same format in January 2017.

The fit-fun starts at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, January 3, and finishes on Tuesday, February 21. The final get together will take place on Tuesday, February 28. More information can be found on the Crossabeg-Ballymurn Ladies Gaelic Football Facebook page.

GAA Club dinner dance

Reserve Saturday, January 21, to celebrate with the club at our dinner dance in the Ferrycarrig hotel.

Medals will be presented on the night to our winning county intermediate and minor teams and our under-21 district winners. Music will be provided by American Heart, tickets €25 available from any committee member, we look forward to seeing you there.

Reprint of book

In 2008 our book 'Oylegate-Glenbrien, A Look Back in Time' was published and it sold out in three weeks. Since then, many people have asked about getting a copy. The Oylegate-Glenbrien Journal Committee is now considering ordering a reprint, possibly in soft cover.

At present we would like to gauge the level of interest in purchasing the book. If you would like to buy a copy please contact email or call or Text: Tom Miller at 086 8677334 giving your contact details. The Journal Committee will then get back to you in due course.

The book, in soft back, will cost approx. €20 per copy, and a non-refundable deposit of €10 would be needed to place an order, if we go ahead with the venture. The closing date for ordering your copy will be January 15, 2017.

Rathangan/ Cleariestown


If you have any news or information that you would like to submit in the weekly notes you can contact Rathangan Parish Hall at 051 563039 between 9.30 a.m. and 1.30 p.m. or leave a message. Also you can email your notice to At the latest all notes must be received by 10 a.m. on Friday morning.

Community lotto

There was no winner of last week's jackpot of €3.000 the winning numbers were 10, 12, 27 and 30.

Congratulations to the five match-three winners who each received €60. The match-three winners were Sarah Codd, K Miskella, Irene Doyle, Johnny Harpur, John Doyle.

The next lotto draw will be held on Tuesday, January 10, 2017, and the jackpot now stands at €3,300.

We would like to wish all our Tuesday night crew, seller's, distributors and all who support the lotto a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

Parish AED's

We're delighted to now have Four AED's in our parish - Baldwinstown, Cleariestown, Duncormick and Rathangan. They are located at the shop in Baldwinstown; Church in Cleariestown; Former post office in Duncormick and on the school in Rathangan. They're in a bright yellow box.

If you suspect a cardiac arrest please call 999/112 FIRST and then, if you can, your voluntary AED team. We will try our best to respond and our number is 086 4011688. Volunteers for the team are always required. Call Jacqui at 087 2219302 for more information or Defib/

Rathangan Hall

Regular activities going on at present in Rathangan Hall. New members are always welcome to all classes/groups. Enquiries to 051 563039.

Monday and Wednesday Morning 9.30-10.30 a.m. and evening 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. - Exercise Classes with Macfit; Tuesday Morning 10.30 a.m. to midday - Mother and Toddler; Tuesday Afternoon 3.15 p.m. to 4.15 p.m. - Irish Dancing; Tuesday Evening 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. and 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. - Gymnastics; Thursday Evening 8 p.m. to 9 p.m. - Archery; Friday Evening 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. - Badminton.


Sunnydays Afterschool Rathangan Homework Club service is provided for the kids who attend between 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Kids who attend from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. remain in our afterschool room in the school.

Children who attend from 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. are cared for in Rathangan Hall. We have a designated homework room were the children can concentrate without distraction.

We offer assistance and guidance to allow them to complete their homework at their own pace. When homework is complete we provide a range of fun and activities.

Senior Citizens Party

All Senior Citizens are cordially invited to the annual Christmas party which will take place on Sunday, January 15, 2017, with mass in Cleariestown Church followed by traditional Christmas dinner and entertainment in the Community Centre. More details to follow later.

St Anne's NS

Applications for enrolment for St Anne's NS are now being accepted for September 2017. Enrolment forms are available from the school office-call in or ring Jenny at 051 563167 or from the school website

McCall's Cottages

Parishioners will be observing the long awaited construction of our seven new Elder Homes on the grounds of the old parochial house. To be known as McCall's Cottages, they will continue the parish connection to the patriot poet, PJ McCall. They are scheduled for completion after Easter 2017.

Anyone contemplating a home in McCall's Cottages for themselves or a loved one, should seek to get their name onto Wexford County Council, housing list as soon as possible. Enquiries can be made through any member of the Housing Association or parish council.

Ambrosetown Graveyard

A meeting will be held in Rathangan Hall at 8.30 p.m. on Thursday, January 5 to discuss issues relating to Ambrosetown Graveyard. All those with an interest in the cemetery are welcome to attend.


We extend sincere sympathy to Eileen Colfer & family Seefield on the sad passing of her father Gerry Guiney, Rockchapel, Co. Cork who died recently.

Also to Liam Moore and family Rath and Siobhan Pullen Duncormick on the sad passing of their mother Anne Moore, Coalspit, Ballycogly on St Stephen's Day. May they both rest in peace.

Penny Bank

Cleariestown Penny Bank will resume collection on Saturday and Sunday January 7/8. Collection will take place before mass anyone wishing to join or make payment outside these times can do so by contacting 086 2714291 or 087 2930148 new members welcome anytime and a great way to save for 2017.

Taghmon/ Camross

Camross ICA

Our first meeting of 2017 will be on Monday, January 9, at 8 p.m. in Camross Hall. The monthly competition is the 'Cutest Christmas Card'. If you want to expand your social life, learn some new skills, take part in some fun activities or just do something different in 2017, then joining our fun and friendly group could be just what you are looking for. We hope to welcome you in Camross on Monday the ninth - happy New Year.


We would like to thank all our participants and volunteers for a great 2016. We wish you a Happy New Year. The centre in Joseph Street will be open again to groups from Monday, January 9.

Wexford People

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