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Friday 15 December 2017

Around the Districts

Memebrs of the folk group Mustard Seed who sang songs at the special mass celebrated in the Friary by Fr Ciprian Budáu before leaving to take up his new role in London.
Memebrs of the folk group Mustard Seed who sang songs at the special mass celebrated in the Friary by Fr Ciprian Budáu before leaving to take up his new role in London.

Blackwater

community craft day

This year's community craft day is being held in the Blackwater Lodge on Sunday November 26. This has been a successful promotion, exhibition and sales of crafts of the highest standard for the past number of years. Any crafter who would like to take a table at this event can contact Yvonne or the Blackwater Lodge, Blackwater.

Coláiste an Átha

The annual open evening will take place in the school on Thursday, October 26, from 5.30 p.m. to 7.30 p.m. All fifth and sixth class pupils and their parents/guardians are especially welcome. Please come and take the time to meet some of the fantastic students who attend our school, to speak with our teachers and to view our beautiful school premises and buildings. Please visit our website colaisteanatha.ie for further information. Children must be accompanied by a parent/guardian. We look forward to meeting with you on the night.

School of music

Music classes at the Shelmalier/Crossabeg School of Music are back as follows (New timetable):

Beginner guitar with Mark.. 3.15 till 4. Mixed tin whistle 3.15 till 4.15 with Catherine. Keyboard 3.15 till 4 with Eve. Singing with Mark 4 till 4.30. Fiddle with eve 4 till 4.30. Bodhran 4.15 till 5 with Kevin. Advanced guitar 4.15 till 5 with Aidan. Adult and Secondary school students classes 4.45/5-5.30 to suit students coming off the buses. Button accordian/banjo mixed class 4.30 till 5.10.

Bree-Galbally

Halloween Disco

There is a Halloween Disco in Bree Community Centre on this Friday, October 27, from 3 p.m. to 5.30 p.m. for all primary school pupils. DJs are Liam Sharkey and Shane Roche. Admission is three euro. Tea or coffee available. This Disco is in aid of a TY Pupil Programme Work Experience in an orphanage in Bucharest.

Pioneer Meeting

A Diocesan Meeting of the Pioneer movement will be held in Bree Community Centre on Tuesday, October 24, at 8 p.m. All pioneers are asked to attend this very important meeting. Any pioneers in the parish who are due silver or gold pins are asked to contact Eddie Dunne before October 31.

Youth Club EGM

Bree Youth Club is holding an EGM in November 7 at 8 p.m. in Bree Hall. All parents/guardians are welcome to attend.

table quiz

The annual table quiz in aid of St John's Church, Clonmore will take place in Enniscorthy Rugby Club this Friday, October 27, at 8 p.m. A table of four costs €20 with refreshments and a raffle on the night also. All support would be greatly appreciated.

Bree Parish Journal

Preparations for Bree Parish Journal are under way for this year's edition due for publication before Christmas. All clubs and organisations in the parish are asked to have a report of their activities over the past two years ready for the end of October. All items to be advised to Jim and Clare Doyle, Garranstackle 053 9247706 or email jamcsdoyle@eircom.net.

Smart Fitness

Smart Fitness takes place in Galbally Hall on Tuesday and Thursday evenings from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. And on Friday mornings from 9.45 a.m. Cost per session is €7.50.

For further details contact Colette at 086 3927655.

Bree AC News

Indoor Training has resumed in Bree Hall on Thursday nights and outdoor training takes place on Monday and Wednesday evening, all starting at 7pm.

Well done to all the athletes who competed in the Co Cross Country Part 2 in Ferns last weekend. Results are as follows U9 Lea Bolger 2nd, Jayden Kenny 1st, Shane Laffan 7th U11 Katie Doyle 1st.

Next outing for the club will be the Leinster championships in Adamstown on November 12.

Glenbrien

Text Alert

A general meeting of Glenbrien Text Alert will be held in the Old School Centre on Tuesday, November 7, at 8 p.m. Please attend as important issues will be discussed such as the purchase of a defibrillator, security within the parish, possibly running a first aid training course and the Garda involvement in the text alert scheme.

A divisional meeting of the text alert groups is being held in November so if you would like any item to be raised then please attend this general meeting.

GAA lotto draw

In the draw held October 18, numbers were 18, 24, 25 and 27 bonus 20. Lucky-dip winners were, Bryan mc Cormack, Ken Bolger, Michael Shiggins Snr, Lisa Bruce, Anthony Doyle, Pat Murphy, J O'Connor, Ned/Polly Maher. Next draw in Mernaghs on November 1, tickets available locally.

Witch Walk

A Witch walk will take place on Friday, October 27. The children will walk from the school to the village on Friday morning in their Halloween Costumes and visit scare stations along the way. they will leave the school at 10 o'clock and return to the school for Halloween treats and games.

The community are welcome to come out to see the children and parents and Guardians are welcome to come back to the school for tea and refreshments afterwards.

Male Voice Choir

The concert will take place in the church on Friday, November 24. Members of the Glenbrien Parish Group will be going door to door in the next two weeks selling tickets for th night.

The children from the Holy Family Primary school will also be taking part in the concert. A great evening of entertainment is guaranteed on the night.

Parish Group Meeting

A meeting of the parish group will take place on Monday, November 6, in the Old school centre at 8.30 members will be notified.

Pastoral Group

A Pastoral Group meeting will take place in the Old school centre on Monday, November 6, at 7.30 p.m. - all members are asked to attend please.

Shoe box Collecttion

The Shoe box collection for the homeless people of Co Wexford is now under way. If you wish to make up a shoe box for the appeal collection will take place on Saturday, December 2, in the Old School centre from 10 a.m. to midday.

Items can include toiletries, socks gloves, hats scarves, travel mug, thermal items, torch, sweets, rain poncho and a Christmas card. Please label the box for adult Male or Female. For more information please contact Fiona at 087 7076496.

Glynn-Barntown

TABLE QUIZ

A Community Games fundraising table quiz will take place in Declan's Sycamore House, on Friday, November 10. The event kicks off at 9 p.m. so round up your buddies and save the date in your diary. A table of four costs €20. See you there.

YOUTH CHOIR

Barntown Parish Youth Choir will hold their first rehearsal on Thursday, October 26, at 6.50 p.m. in Barntown Church. The choir is open to all fourth Class Primary to sixth Year Secondary School pupils. BPYC endeavours to enrich, inspire, motivate and engage all the musical talent in the parish.

Gratitude to all who turned up last week for the registration evening, and for those of you still interested in signing up, you are not too late, please contact Vocal Coach, Ann Cleary (née Stamp) at 087 9004554 to find out more information.

PONGO

Pongo will take place in the Kitchen in Glynn Hall on the first Tuesday of every month at 8 p.m. Come along and enjoy the fun. The annual parish Christmas Bazaar will take place on Sunday, December 17, after 10 a.m. Mass - put the date in your diary.

MALE VOICE CHOIR

Annual Festival Concert which is 'Live at Lunchtime' in the Spiegeltent on Wexford Quayfront at 2 p.m. on Bank Holiday Monday, October 30. Tickets €10 are available from wexfordspiegeltent.com or from the Box Office on Main Street or by calling 053 9199199.

Special guest performer is well known Wexford singer Aileen Donohoe. Promises to be a hugely entertaining evening.

MUSIC AT THE MANOR

Barntown's Mayor, Mr Tom Dempsey presents MUSIC AT THE MANOR in aid of Wexford Hospice Homecare and Barntown Parish - Music, Live Bands, Finger Food, DJ's, Prizes and much more. Slaney Manor, Barntown on November 17 - 8 p.m. till late. Tickets are €20 and can be purchased at the parish office - 053 9120853.

NOTES CONTACT

Please be advised that there has been a deadline change for District Notes. The People Office new deadline is 2 p.m. on the Friday before publication. Notices for inclusion for the Glynn-Barntown area, should be emailed (before midday) to hillaryobrien@eircom.net or alternatively, phone or text Hillary at 087 2028065.

Oylegate

GAA lotto

In the draw held on September 20, numbers drawn were 18, 24, 25 and 27 bonus 20. Lucky-dip winners were Bryan McCormack, Ken Bolger, Michael Shiggins Snr, Lisa Bruce, Anthony Doyle, Pat Murphy, J O'Connor, Ned/Polly Maher. Next draw will be held on November 1 In Mernagh's Lounge. Tickets available locally.

Talent Night

A talent night will be held in Mernagh's lounge Oylegate on Friday, October 25, at 9 p.m. All support would be greatly appreciated as all proceeds go to hospice. So come along for a good night of fun and entertainment.

Hospice Fundraiser

Thanks to those who supported the fundraiser in Mernagh's lounge, which raised €629 in aid of Wexford Hospice Homecare. Thanks also to Eamonn and Sue for hosting the event and to Derek,/Paddy/Jonathan for providing the entertainment.

Glenbrien Text Alert

A general meeting of Glenbrien Text Alert will be held in the Old School Centre on Tuesday, November 7, at 8 p.m. Please attend as important issues will be discussed such as the purchase of a defibrillator, security within the parish, possibly running a first aid training course and the Garda involvement in the text alert scheme.

A divisional meeting of the text alert groups is being held in November so if you would like any item to be raised then please attend this general meeting.

Bingo Fundraiser

Bingo will be held in Mernagh's lounge every Thursday for the next few weeks. All proceeds will go to Oylegate Church Repairs Fund. Please support.

Local Link Wexford

Local Link Wexford provides secure, reliable and affordable transport for the rural communities of County Wexford. Services are open to everyone and all ages.

The services will accommodate those attending appointments, shopping etc. Where possible they will collect passengers from their homes. An information booklet together with timetable is available at the back of the church.

Wexford People

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