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Monday 9 December 2019

Around the districts: Adamstown, Ballymurn, Bree-Galbally, Oulart & The Ballagh

Brian and Michael O’Connor attending the talk ‘Can We Change? A Climate Action Discussion’ in Wexford Library as part of Science Week
Brian and Michael O’Connor attending the talk ‘Can We Change? A Climate Action Discussion’ in Wexford Library as part of Science Week

Adamstown: Fellowship Award For Padraic - Local actor Páuraic Delaney has been presented with the Dan O'Herlihy Fellowship, from Wexford Film Society, The Picture House.

The presentation was made on the opening night of the Picture House 2019/20 season in the Art Centre, Wexford. Former recipients of the Fellowship have included Billy Roche and John Banville for their screening work. Declan Lowney, director, John Paul Kelly and Ann Rackard for their production design.

Páuraic got his big break as Teddy O'Donovan, alongside Cillian Murphy and Liam Cunningham in Ken Loach's film 'The Wind That Shakes the Barley'. Other films that he has starred in are: The Man Who Knew Infinity; alongside Jermy Irons and Blackthorn, a western in which he played a young Sundance Kid starring Sam Shepherd. He also featured in major television productions such as Tudors, Raw and recently completed two seasons of Kingfall for the History Channel.

Speaking to the Picture House chairman, Stephen Eustace after the presentation, Páuraic said he is currently involved in a movie called Seacole, which was shot in Malta, Romania and London. It tells the story of a Jamaican nurse, Mary Seacole, who cared for wounded British soldiers during the Crimean War. Páuraic plays the part of an Irish reporter with the Times, William Russell, who was considered to have been one of the first modern day war correspondents.

The first Fellowship recipient Billy Roche was in attendance on the night and Páuraic said he would love to get a role in one of his plays. He thanked the Picture House for honouring him with the Fellowship; it is always very special to get recognition from your own hometown. Congratulations and well done Páuraic and continued success from all in Adamstown.

Cards

The weekly '30' Card Game continues in the community centre this Friday, November 29, at 9 p.m.

Thanks to the ladies for the tea last week. Catering on Friday the 29th will be Ellie Walsh and Stella Delaney. Catering on Friday, December 6, will be Cáit Bradley, Josephine Hendrick and Betty O'Shea. Catering on Friday the 13th will be Mary Kirwan, Lorna Komsa and Betty Cullen. Catering on Friday the 20th will be Maureen Bradley, Linda Duffy and Denise Harler. Proceeds going to parish funds.

Card winners on Friday, November 15, were Nick Doyle, Andy Reville, Seán Cullen, Phil Jackman, Matty Sullivan, Pat Murphy, Richie Murphy and Patsy Byrne.

Adamstown lotto

The next draw in the Adamstown lotto takes place this Friday, November 29, in the community centre for a jackpot of €8,000 - a very nice Christmas present to win; make sure to buy a ticket and be in with a chance.

School News

Split-the-pot winners November 20 were: Jake Cadogan, €58 purchased in Brad Óg's. School winner was Aoibh O'Shea, junior infants. Next draw on Wednesday, December 4. Thanks for your continued support.

The cake sale on Thursday, November 21, raised €282 which will go towards the upgrade to the school playground. Thanks to all the parents for their donations of cakes for the cake sale and thanks to the members of the Student Council, who were a great help on the day.

After November 30, the Remembrance Tree wooden discs will be placed into envelopes with the name of the person who ordered them and will be available for collection in the church or if ordered in the school they will be dropped back to the school.

Children's Christmas Show is on December 11 and there will be a bumper raffle on the night with some great prizes.

GAA News

The AGM of St Abban's Adamstown GAA Club will take place in Newbawn Hall on Sunday, December 1, at 5.30 p.m. New members welcome.

Ballymurn

Ladies' football

Crossabeg-Ballymurn LGFC are looking for candidates to look after our Junior B and under-16 teams. If you are interested please contact crossabegballymurn.wexford@lgfa.ie or any member of the committee.

GAA Club notes

Lotto - Numbers in the last draw 12, 16, 28 and 30. No winner, No Match 3s. Lucky Dips: Cillian Whitney, L Larrissy. Next jackpot €10,000.

Underage will be commencing 'Peil 4 All' before school on Monday mornings in January. They are asking any parent that would be able to help with supervision or coaching to please leave your name in the school office.

Christmas Craft Fair

Christmas Craft Fair and open day will take place on Sunday, December 1, in Ballymurn NS This year, we are also designating this day as a School open day, where any prospective parents of new pupils are welcome to come and have a look around our school to see the fantastic facilities we have to offer.

Irish Night

An Irish Night will take place in the Anvil Pub Ballymurn on Friday, November 29.Why not come along and join in.

Christmas Cards

Christmas cards in aid of Ballymurn Church are on sale in Doyles Daybreak. Please support this worthy cause.

Bree-Galbally

Bree Active Retirement

The Christmas lunch is on in the Riverside Park Hotel on Thursday, December 19, at 1 p.m. All enquiries to 086 0747823.

Parish Marriages

Any person from the Bree, Galbally or Ballyhogue area who got married since late 2017 and would like to have their marriage recorded in the Bree Parish Journal No 19 please email breeparishjournal@gmail.com with the names of both parties, townland of person or persons from parish, otherwise parishes/town/county or country of other party and also date of marriage asap.

Galbally St Stephen's Day Fun Run/Walk

The time to dust down the runners is approaching in time for Galbally's 'overindulgence' festive run, walk, trot or pram push. Galbally Sports and Leisure Club will host a 5k fun run/walk on St Stephen's Day, December 26. The event will begin at midday, with registration taking place from 11.30 a.m. onwards. Entry fee is €5 for adults, €10 for a family. Refreshments will be served in the hall afterwards. Everyone is invited to come along and get involved in what promises to be a fun community event.

Christmas Craft Fair

We are holding a Christmas Craft Fair to help us raise funds for the Enniscorthy Group of the Irish Pilgrimage Trust, who bring children and young adult from around the local area to Lourdes at Easter. The Craft Fair and Monster Raffle, will take place on Sunday, December 8, in Bree Community Centre, 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. For more information please contact Patricia at 085 1580082 or check us out on Facebook - Irish Pilgrimage Trust Group 94 Enniscorthy.

Bree Parish Journal

Preparations are under way for this year's edition of Bree Parish Journal. All clubs and organisations in the parish should have a report of their activities over the past two years already submitted. The committee would like all those who have been married for 50 years or more and have no already been included in the journal to contact them asap. The committee is also looking for photographs particularly of groups of people from times past as well as items suitable for publication pertaining to places or people of the area including notable family celebrations. All items to be advised to Jim and Clare Doyle, Garranstackle. Phone 053 9247706 or email jamcsdoyle@eircom.net.

Draughts and Chess

Draughts and Chess classes take place in Bree Community Centre from 7 p.m. to 8.30 p.m. on Tuesday nights. All children from the parishes of Bree, Davidstown and Cloughbawn under-eight to 15 years are welcome to come along. Cost is €2 per child to a max of €5 per family.

Bree AC News

Bree AC AGM will take place in Bree Community Centre on Thursday, December 5, at 7.30 p.m. This is our 50th AGM.

Indoor Athletic Training has resumed in Bree Community Centre on Thursdays at 7 p.m. for five- to 11-year-olds and from 7.45 p.m. to 9 p.m. for Bree Athletic Club members. Cost is €2 per child to max of €5 per family. Little athletics concludes this Thursday till the new year.

Bree Bingo

Bingo continues Tuesdays at 9 p.m. in Byrnes of Bree. Books are €10 on the night and €2 bonus sheets are available.

Oulart & The Ballagh

Bereavement

The sympathy of the community is extended to Johnny and Irene Hayden and family on the death of Johnny's sister Mrs Bridie Fitzgerald, New Range, Blackwater, who passed to her eternal reward on November 19 and was buried after.

Requiem Mass in Blackwater Church, on Thursday, November 21. Bridie is mourned and will be sadly missed by her husband Michael, daughter Bridget, son William, daughter-in-law Liz, brothers Paddy and Johnny, six grand-children and three great-grandchildren, other relatives and friends. Her daughter Josephine and her sisters Ann and Kathleen predeceased her. Solas na bhFlaitheas dá anam dílis.

Oulart senior citizens

The committee which organises the annual Christmas party for Oulart senior citizens will run bingo in Oulart Community Centre on Sunday, December 1, beginning at 8 p.m. Your generous support would be greatly appreciated.

Ministers of the Word

Readers at Masses in St Patrick's Church, Oulart are reminded to collect their Rota from the sacristy. The list till the end of the year is as follows: December 1 K. O'Dowd and P Rice, December 8 E Swords and M Prendergast, December 15 J Masterson and J Doyle, December 22 L Masterson and M Evers, December 25 B Jacob and N Mythen, December 29 N Doyle and M Whelan.

Ballaghkeen Book Fair

Ballaghkeen National School have organised a Book Fair featuring books from the Celtic Travelling Book Company.

This Book Fair providers an excellent opportunity for children to view and select books that they would like to read. It also encourages them to see reading as something fun and enjoyable. Every book bought will help to get free books for the school.

Books will be available for all to purchase on Tuesday, November 26, 1.40 p.m. to 3.30 p.m. and 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. Don't forget that books are ideal Christmas presents and stocking fillers too. Your support would be greatly appreciated.

Oulart ICA

The local ICA Guild held its monthly meeting on November 18. After the formalities of minutes, treasurer's report and correspondence the president Marie Poiritt demonstrated and led the members in making a 'Maisiúcháin Nollag' (Christmas Decoration).

It was decided to bring forward the next meeting in Oulart Community Centre to December 9 at 7 p.m. and members were reminded that membership fees would be due at that meeting.

The guild will hold its Christmas Lunch on Saturday, January 18, and members will do Kris Kindle at that event. Anne Byrne will represent the guild in the 'autumn Foliage' competition at the next Federation meeting. A majority of members signed up to attend the Wexford Federation Lunch on Sunday, February 9.

Ace Photographer

Congratulations to Oulart ICA secretary, Anne O'Connor on achieving third place in Ireland in the National ICA Photographic competition. The theme was 'Old and Abandoned' and Anne's colour photograph was awarded third prize in its section.

Christmas Cards

The parents' association of Scoil Mochua are producing Christmas Cards as part of their fundraising activities, this year. Packs of 10 cards will be on sale for €8, €15 for two packs and €20 for three packs.

Craft Fair

Oulart Community Centre will host a Craft Fair on Sunday, December 1, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. If you would like to book a stall or if you require further information please contact Theresa at 086 8227077.

Split-the-pot

Scoil Mochua's split-the-pot organisers congratulate its latest winner-Hubert McLoughlin who gets €147. The next draw will take place on November 25. Entry envelopes are available from the school and from local businesses.

Ballagh Split-the-pot

Congratulations to the recent winner-Anne Cussen - who gets €81. Thank you for your continued support. It costs just €2 to play and envelopes can be found in all local businesses: Tim's Chipper, Caroline's Hairdressing, Bob's Bar, Lounge, Shop and Takeaway, The Sawdust, Barry Walsh's Car Servicing, The Unyoke Cafe, Dick Britton PVC Ltd., The Trading Post, Angelo's Takeaway, The post office, The School Office and Bolands XL.

GAA Scór na nÓg

GAA, camogie, Rounders and handball members are reminded that the Scór na nÓg table quiz will be held in St, Martin's GAA Complex on Thursday, November 28.

AGM change of date

Oulart-The Ballagh GAA Club's annual general meeting has been re-fixed for Saturday, November 30, at 7.30 p.m., in Oulart Community Centre. The Coiste na nÓg 'End of Year' meeting will be held in January 2020.

Oulart Bingo

Bingo continues in Oulart Community Centre on Sunday nights, commencing at 8 p.m. and usually concluding before 9.30 p.m. Local causes benefit from the proceeds each session. The jackpot stands at €500 and would be a great prize to win before Christmas. If you are not in, you can't win.

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