Saturday 18 November 2017

Around the Districts

Emily Lacey, Jack Dean, Marian Kinsella and John Fennelly at the 'T'hooley in Tomhaggard' for Fintan's Murphy's 70th on Sunday afternoon.
Emily Lacey, Jack Dean, Marian Kinsella and John Fennelly at the 'T'hooley in Tomhaggard' for Fintan's Murphy's 70th on Sunday afternoon.


GAA lotto

The St Fintan's GAA lotto now stands at €4,600 and tickets can be purchased from local shops and the club grounds on Tuesday evenings from 8 p.m. And from club members at a cost of €1.50. There is also a match-three prize of €200 up for grabs each week and Teresa Colfer shared in this prize with the following numbers drawn were 1, 15, 19 and 29. Many thanks for your continued support.

Forever Fit

Hi energy Dancefit Classes are ongoing in Ballycogley Hall on Monday and Wednesday at 7.30 p.m. Plus 'Forever Active 55's +' Mondays at 11.30 a.m. Call Amanda Burke. Forever Fit Wexford 087 9713339. Beginners and all levels welcome - see

Michael English

Following his very successful cabaret last year, the community of Mulrankin are delighted to announce that Michael English and his band will be returning to Clayton Whites hotel this year on Thursday, November 30, in concert with special guest Brendan Shine. Tickets cost €22.50 and it promises to be another great night if last year is anything to go by.

We're very lucky to be part of Michaels concert tour this year, he's starting in the Olympia on October 11 and finishing with us in Wexford on November 30, all his concert tour dates will be advertised nationwide in the national papers and also through his own website so demand is going to be high.

To avoid disappointment order your tickets early by calling 087 2052820 or 087 9136932 or email us at

Autumn Fundraiser

St Fintan's autumn fundraiser, 'the F factor', will take place mid November. The club is currently looking for contestants who are willing to strut their stuff and show their talents on the night. There will be a lead up of various fundraising events which the different contestants will run off to raise funds for the clubs. Anyone interested in taking part or helping out in any way just get in touch with any of the club commitee or secretary Sharon Pettit. Watch this space for details of contestants and events in the lead up to the grand finale night.

Gardening Show

Organised by the Killinick and District Garden Club, the seventh annual Gardening Show will take place inside the Agricultural Museum at Johnstown Castle Gardens on September 9 and 10. The show is open to anybody who wishes to enter the various prize competitions for homegrown fruit, flowers, vegetables, herbs, preserves and flower arranging.

Entries must be brought to the museum on Saturday the ninth (9.30 a.m. to 1.30 p.m.) and the show opens to the public on Sunday the 10th (9.30 a.m. to 4.30 p.m.)Show schedules and full details can be obtained from Bernard at 086 2442000.

Grotto Mass

In thanksgiving for the harvest and the Lord's bountiful goodness, Mass will be held in Ballycogley Grotto at 7 p.m. Thursday, September 21, weather permitting. The choir will be present to add to the ceremonies and it is hoped that as many as possible can join together in this community celebration of faith.

Thank You

The Hooley in T'haggard last Sunday to mark Fintan Murphy's 70th birthday raised €1155.26 in donations to his two community projects Tomhaggard Social Centre and Ballycogley Hall Development. Fintan says a big thank you to everyone who supported the Hooley, donated confectionery, helped out, Adrian Ryan for the brilliant music and those who contributed to the donation bucket. He's still on cloud 99.


The new scouting year is upon us. Registration Night is September 13 from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. annual Registration Fee of €45 is payable to Head Office, can be paid on the night or over the next few weeks. Beavers 6-8 resume Saturday, September 16, Cubs 9-11 and Scouts 12-15 resume Wednesday, September 20.

Due to increased numbers in Venture Section and following consultation with some youth members it was decided that Ventures will meet every second Saturday. Date to be decided at Planning meeting. Open to boys and girls. New leaders also needed, all training provided. To book a place or get details contact 087 6858480.

Crafty Sewcialising

Do you have a Sewing machine and don't know how to use it or want to use it more? Learn a skill while meeting like minded people and enjoy a cuppa. Beginners' class September 13, Intermediate October 17 7-9.30, cost e80 per six-week course, max six per class. Contact Angela 087 2840272 for details and to book a place.

Tomhaggard centre

Tomhaggard Women's Shed resumes Monday, September 4, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., new members welcome; art class resumes Tuesday the fifth from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. (contact Maria 086 3848364)

St Fintan's Ladies

Another season comes to an end with twenty five girls registered two teams entered and a hair or two or either that just gone greyer.

This great bunch of girls had their ups and downs but loads of laughs also a big thank you for your continued support in bringing the girls to training and matches. Twenty girls turned up for last session and it was great to see... even tough most just wanted to have fun.

A big thank you to Alan, Chris and Ann Marie for their help throughout the season.We wish our 11 girls moving up a grade next season all the best and ye are all well capable and we look forward to seeing you all progress... And the rest of ye we hope enjoyed the season and we look forward to seeing Ye all again next summer.

Many thanks to Ann Marie and Niamh and all committee members who where there when needed for us and Sharon for all your help with pitch bookings.

Notes Deadline

The local notes deadline is now being brought forward, items for inclusion in the Ballymore-Mayglass section should be submitted to or Paddy at 087 9680419 on or before Thursday at 7 p.m. The new arrangement began on Tuesday, September 5, Please note that this deadline will apply at all times even on Bank holiday weekends.


Lotto Results

Results for Wednesday, August 30: winning numbers 3, 15, 22 and 31; no jackpot winner; 11 match-three winners receive €59 each. Jackpot for Wednesday, September 6, is €8,550. Seller of winning jackpot ticket will receive €855.

Tickets are €1.50 at the parish office or any promotor. Lotto draw takes place every Wednesday night at Clonard Bingo at 8.30 p.m. If you wish to join or be a promoter please call to the parish office to have it arranged. Results available on

church news

Clonard Parish Pilgrimage to Our Lady's Island: Tuesday, September 5. Rosary and procession around the island starts at 7 p.m., Mass at 8 p.m.

Contemplative Outreach Ireland welcomes you to join us on our Centering Prayer: Retreats Saturday, September 9 (second Saturday of each month). Venue: The Church of the Annunciation, Clonard Parish, Wexford. Time: 2 p.m. to 4.30 p.m. Contact Sr. Mary Rowsome at 087 2432947 for further details.

Clonard Parish Radio: All Church services are broadcast on 92.9 FM. Please inform people who are sick or housebound so that they can join us over the airwaves. Masses: Saturday Vigil Mass 6 p.m. Sunday 9 a.m., 10 a.m., and 11.30 a.m. Weekdays: 10 a.m. And 7 p.m.

Acorn Shop: Opening Hours Monday to Friday 9.30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. Gifts, Mass Cards, Statues, Prayer Books. Many items now reduced in price.

Confessions In Clonard: Every Saturday from five to 5.45 p.m.

The People's College

These are the proposed evening classes for the autumn 2017 programme, starting Monday, September 18: Yoga, Art Watercolour/Acrylic, Computers Level 1 and two, Creative Writing, Sign Language Levels 1 and two, Genealogy, Conversational Irish, Basic Spanish and Level two, Stained Glass Design Beginners and Introduction to Italian Intermediate.

For further information, please contact Wexford Council of Trade Unions (SIPT.U Office), O'Leary Road, Townparks, Coolcotts, Wexford during normal office hours.

Enrolment and payment must be made by Thursday, September 14, to avoid disappointment. Phone 053 9146774 Or email, Facebook: The People's College for further details.

Discovering Drama

Discovering Drama returns to class the week of September 5 Established 15 years, with fully qualified teachers, why not come along and try a class. Ages five years to 18 years catered for. The year ahead is jam packed with performances, exams, guest teachers and lots more. Call Olga at 087 6858457 or email for more details.

AA Open Meeting

An open public meeting of Alcoholics Anonymous will take place in St Michael's Hall, Thomas Street on Thursday, September 14, at 8.30 p.m. This meeting is open to all and will include speakers from AA and Al-ANON.

The purpose is to provide information to individuals and/or their families who are concerned about the impact alcohol is having in their lives. The meeting will conclude with refreshments, tea and coffee. Details of meetings in Ireland can be found on or by phone at 01 8420700.

FAB Huggie Bears

FAB offers high quality affordable childcare for children ranging in ages from 15 months to 12 years. There are a limited number of places available in our Playgroup/Toddler room, Playschool room and After schools room which includes a pick-up service from Scoil Mhuire Primary School.

As we are a TUSLA registered childcare service, we offer the new universal childcare subsidy for all children between the age of 15 months and 36 months and also the Free Pre-school year. Places usually fill up quiet quickly during the month of September so please hurry to secure your child's place by phoning 053 9142018.

FAB Huggie Bears are seeking to recruit a Childcare Practitioner to work in the ECCE room. The candidate should have a recognised Level 7 or Level 8 qualification in Early Years as per the DCYA Early Years recognised qualifications list. For further information please call in to FAB or phone Kay the Childcare Co-ordinator on 053 9142018.

Clonard GAA

Congratulation to Bonnie Donohue on winning €230 in this week's split-the-pot draw, seller Centra, White Mill Road. Next week's envelopes are on sale now. Thanks to all for selling and supporting us weekly.

Wexford People

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