Monday 19 August 2019

Around the districts: Adamstown, Ballymore-Mayglass, Bannow-Ballymitty, Clonard, Glynn-Barntown, Kilmore, Piercestown, Rathangan-Cleariestown and Taghmon-Camross

Adamstown - Cards: The weekly '30' card game continues in the community centre this Friday, January 4, at 9 p.m. Catering on the night will be Breda Kelly, Valerie Kelly, Christine Mackey, Anne O'Brien and Eileen Moran. Catering on Friday, January 11, will be Dympna Rochford, Mary Lawlor, Edel Crean and Marie Dunphy. Proceeds going to parish funds. Thanks to all card players for their continued support to our parish.

The card players extend their deepest sympathy to the Murray family, on the death of Johnny Murray, Robinstown, who died recently. Johnny had been a regular Friday night card player in Adamstown for many years. May his gentle soul rest in peace.

Lotto Results

The winning numbers in the Adamstown lotto draw on Friday, December 14, were 12, 16, 20 and 21. There was no jackpot winner. The following three players matched three numbers and each got Euro 70. Maurice Whelan, Kellystown; Caitriona Purdy, Hollyville; Killian Stafford, Tinnecarraig. The next draw is on Friday, January 4, in the community centre. Wishing all lotto supporters and sellers a very Happy and Peaceful Christmas and sincere thanks for your generosity and support over the past year and looking forward to your continued support in 2019.

ICA News

On Friday, December 7, 14 guild members attended Whitford House for their Christmas party. We all enjoyed a beautiful meal served up promptly, with a complimentary glass of wine. A lively music session followed, thanks Whitford House for a great night. Our monthly meeting was held on Wednesday, December 12, After our prayer and song the business was quickly dealt with. The guild officers Helen, Ann and Breda looked after the food and served up hot finger food, followed by delicious strawberry cheesecake and banoffee pie.

Helen thanked Mary J. for representing us at Federation with her beautiful Christmas table decoration and for all the items she managed to sew from the material samples we were given. Instead of Kris Kindle this year it was decided to make a donation to charity. The Women's Refuge was the name drawn out of the box.

Coláiste Abbain News

Carol Singing: well done to teachers Ms Power and Ms Quirke for organising Carol singing in Tesco, Wexford recently in aid of Raheen Family Resource Centre. It is great to be able to give back to an organisation that provides so many services to our community. Well done to all students involved, a total of €503 was raised.

Students are currently preparing for their Pantomime production 'Cinderella' which will be showcased from January 23 to January 25, 2019. The whole school community is very excited about this event following the success of last year's production.

Weekly Newsletter

Our weekly newsletter has been part of our parish for many years. It began under the direction of Fr Nolan. Terry McDonald was the co-coordinator and at present Betty O'Shea is. Each week Ellie Walsh has faithfully photocopied it and Cait Bradley places it on the website where it can be read in many parts of the world. Various members of CE Scheme have printed it.

Linda Goldsmith has printed it for the last three years and has done an excellent job. Linda will be finishing as CE Scheme secretary at the end of the year. We wish her well for the future. We are greatly indebted to all our correspondents who have supplied items for the newsletter. I hope you will continue to support, which contributes in no small way to our sense of community.


The death occurred on Sunday, December 16, of Johnny (Jack) Murray, Robinstown. To his wife Anna, sons Pádraig and John, brother Bill, sister Catherine and all the extended family, our deepest sympathy. Jack's funeral Mass was celebrated in St John Paul the Second Church, Raheen on Tuesday, December 18, with burial in the adjoining cemetery. May his kind soul rest in peace.

Farmers' Meeting

Camross IFA will host a meeting for all farmers in the local and surrounding areas to discuss the New Areas of Natural Constraint Scheme on Thursday, January 3, at 8 p.m. in Camross Hall. The meeting will be addressed by Mr Ned Lyng, chairperson of Wexford Rural Development and all farmers are invited to attend.

Dancing at Camross

Peter Burke will provide the music for the first dance of 2019 which will be held in Camross Ballroom on Friday, January 4, with dancing from 9.30 p.m. till midnight.

Notes Contact

Going forward into 2019, if any club, organisation or individual wishes to place a note in the newspaper please use the following contact details as inclusion can only be guaranteed via this route. Email or phone/text 087 7681866 after 5 p.m. Deadline for inclusion is Thursday lunchtime.


St Fintan's GAA

St Fintan's GAA Club wish all our players, members, supporters and wider community a very Merry Christmas and a healthy and happy New Year. We thank everyone in the club and community for their much valued support throughout 2018 and we look forward to an action packed 2019.

Save the date

The St Fintan's ladies will be holding an anniversary celebration dinner on March 8, tickets will be on sale in the new year.


There was no winner of the jackpot at the most recent lotto draw when it stood at €17,000 and the numbers drawn were 4, 17, 26 and 32. A match-three prize of €200 is up for grabs each week and Mark Ennis, David Day, Paul McDonnell and Chloe Rowe shared in this prize. The next lotto draw will be held on Tuesday, January 8, when the jackpot will be €17,200. Happy New Year to all and many thanks for your continued support.

All Blacks AFC

The under-11 girls played their Division 3 runners-up final vs Corach Ramblers on the new astro in the recent past. On a dry but windy evening, the teams served up a ding dong battle from start to finish. Ava Wallace opening the scoring with a well taken goal.

About five minutes into second half, corach leveled. Our girls continued to apply pressure and with five minutes to go Jolie Rankin was awarded a free kick. With her facing into a gale of wind, a perfectly taken free kick dipped just under the crossbar to give us the lead. Girls held out for the win and secured runners-up in their division.

All 13 girls on the night all played their part in the game, Holly May O'sullivan, Ava Newport, Leah Murphy, Ruby Lambert, Eva Smith, Rebecca Cloney, Grace Day, Ava Wallace, Jolie Rankin, Sinéad Mulligan, Tara Devereux, Hannah Dempsey and Nia Lambert.

Thanks to all parents who supported all the girls involved throughout this season. All the girls involved can be very proud of themselves, they have come on so well and they are a fantastic bunch to be around, thank you, well done all.


Sad Passing

Deepest sympathy to the Stafford family Blackhall on the sad Passing of their mother Annie, who was 96. She was the beloved wife of the late Larry and loving mother of Marie, Hilda, Paschal, Frances and the late Laurence. Sadly missed by her children, grandchildren, extended family and friends.

She reposed at her home on Thursday, December 20, with removal on Friday 21st to the Church of Mary Immaculate and St Joseph Carrig-on-Bannow, for funeral Mass at 1 p.m., burial afterwards was in Rathangan cemetery. May she rest in peace.

Grantstown news

Upcoming Events in Grantstown Community Village - Tuesday 1st: Closed. Wednesday 2nd: Pongo/Yoga in the morning and Cards/Games in the afternoon. Bingo at 8 p.m. Thursday 3rd: Pongo/Chair Exercises in the morning and music in the afternoon. Monday 7th: Exercise with Mairead/Pongo in the morning and music in the afternoon. Don't forget you can find all of this information on Facebook.

Beginners Yoga

Eternal Beginners Yoga continues every Tuesday from 7 p.m. to 8.30 p.m. throughout the winter in Grantstown Daycare Centre. €10 per class or €85 for 10 classes. Please contact Sorcha Hyland at 087 7022262 or just turn up on the night.


Clonard lotto

Lotto results for Wednesday, December 19: winning numbers 9, 16, 18 and 27. No jackpot winner. 12 match-three winners receive €54 each: Mary Whelan; Eugene and Mary Conway; Dom Roche; Niamh Byrne; Paula Convey; Martina O'Dowd; Denise Leniston; Declan Goodison; Margaret Ruttledge; O'Dowd grandchildren; Mark Goodison, and Maura Brady.

Jackpot for Wednesday, January 9, is €4,650. Tickets are €1.50 at the parish office or any promoter. 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 or Facebook.

Bingo/lotto break

There will be no bingo or lotto in Clonard Community Centre on Wednesday, January 2. Thank you for your support during 2018.

Church news

Thank You: As the year draws to a close, we would like to take this opportunity to 'Thank' all of the volunteers who have helped in the church and the community centre during the year. We appreciate the time that you donate to the church and Community Centre. May God bless you this coming year.

Date For Your Diary: Taize Service Sunday, January 13, at 7 p.m.

Clonard Christmas Draw

Winners as follows. First Prize - Crib: Phil Breen. Second prize - Hamper: Sue Cortes. Third Prize - €50 Voucher: Teddy Doyle. Thanks to all for supporting the draw this year.

Winners of Christmas Vouchers - Niamh Roche; John Thomas; Peter Kennedy; Philip and Saloris, and B Murphy.

Collection Thanks

Compassion in World Farming Ireland thanks each and every one who generously gave to our collection recently. The total raised came to €701.12.

Clonard GAA

The club would like to take this opportunity to wish everyone a Prosperous New Year. Congratulations to Emma Bergin on winning the split-the-pot draw, the last of 2018. Seller was Sharky's, our next draw is Tuesday, January 8. Envelopes are on sale now. Thanks to all for supporting us weekly. Split-the-pot is now available online at


Season's greetings

I would like to extend sincere thanks to everyone for their contributions to the Glynn-Barntown district notes during 2018. Whether you send weekly notices or just the odd one, they are all very much appreciated.

I am looking forward to more of the same during the coming year. Here's wishing everyone a peaceful and prosperous New Year.

Notes deadline

Deadlines for inclusion in the Glynn-Barntown district notes are back to normal next week. Notices should be sent by midday on the Friday for publication the following Tuesday. Please phone or text Hillary at 087 2028065 or email


Christmas Swim

The WSAC annual Christmas Dip takes place on Sunday, December 30, at 11 a.m. on the Little Beach in Kilmore Quay. Funds raised go to Kilmore Quay RNLI and WSAC.

'5 For the Dive' Fun Run

Wexford Sub Aqua Club are running their third annual '5Forthe Dive' Fun Run on Sunday, January 6, at 10.30 a.m. The run is a 5-mile looped course from the clubhouse at the back of the pier in Kilmore Quay around through Grange.

The registration fee of €10 is payable on the day or by pre-registering online. Registration from 9 a.m. Refreshments served afterwards. Spot Prizes. Runners, walkers, joggers, crawlers all welcome.

Happy New Year

This correspondent would like to wish all his readers a happy new year and above all a healthy 2019. Please keep sending in your news before midday on a Friday.


Thrift Fund

Piercestown Thrift fund will re-open on Sunday, January 6, at 10.30 a.m. in Knockingall Community Centre, Piercestown. Contact Jack at 087 6191349.

ARA club news

A reminder, book early for the Westport trip next year, leaving August 26, and staying at Castlecourt four Star hotel, Westport three dbb, 350.00 pp sharing (price locked in before hospitality tax goes up) book early to avoid disappointment. Contact Ann at 087 6677411.

St Vincent de Paul

St Martin's SVP would like to thank most sincerely all who supported their very successful Christmas concert which raised €785.

A very special thanks to organiser Liz McGuinness who brought along the Valda Choir and friends, who gave freely their time and talents and enthralled everyone with their singing and music. They were joined by the local childerns church choir who gave a wonderful performance of Christmas carols. Great credit is due to their trainers Margaret, Eimear, Liz. All proceeds will be used locally.



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 €17,000. The winning numbers were 4, 17, 26 and 32. There were seven match-three winners who received €30 each. The winners were Rebecca and Erika Kearns, Mark Ennis, Davis Day, Shane Carroll, Paul McDonnell, Chloe Rowe, James Dwyer. The next lotto draw will be held on Tuesday, January 8, and the jackpot now stands at €17,200.

Senior citizens' Party

The Rathangan senior citizens New Year Party takes place on Sunday, January 6, 2019, in Rathangan Bar at 2 p.m. Any enquiries call Gerry at 087 6951360.

St Anne's NS

St Anne's NS are currently taking enrolments for September 2019. Enrolment Forms are available from the School Office Tel: 051 563167.


There is bingo in Rathangan hall on Sunday, January 13 at 2.30 p.m., in aid of the church restoration fund. Your support would greatly appreciated by attendance or donation.

St Vincent de Paul

St Vincent de Paul would like to thank everyone in Rathangan and Cleariestown, who contributed to the annual church gate collection on December 1/2.


Last week's winners were Liam Kelly and the Sinnott Grandchildren winning €142 each. Next draw is on Thursday, January 10, in Rathangan Bar. Thank you for your support.


Farmers' Meeting

Camross IFA will host a meeting for all farmers in the local and surrounding areas to discuss the New Areas of Natural Constraint Scheme on Thursday, January 3, at 8 p.m. in Camross Hall. The meeting will be addressed by Mr Ned Lyng, chairperson of Wexford Rural Development and all farmers are invited to attend.

Dancing at Camross

Peter Burke will provide the music for the first dance of 2019 which will be held in Camross Ballroom on Friday, January 4, with dancing from 9.30 p.m. till midnight. Admission €10 including the tea.

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