Thursday 27 June 2019

Around the districts: Adamstown, Bree-Galbally, Clonard, Glynn-Barntown

Robyn and Tara Byrne from Coolcotts with Santa at the switching on of the Christmas lights in Wexford
Robyn and Tara Byrne from Coolcotts with Santa at the switching on of the Christmas lights in Wexford

Adamstown: Coláiste Abbain News - Coláiste Abbain parents' association are hosting an evening of traditional music and Christmas carols on Monday, December 10, at 7.30 p.m. in St Abban's Church, Adamstown.

Music and choir by members of New Ross District Pipe Band and Colaiste Abbain school choir with supporting guests from the community. Tickets are €5 each and are available for purchase from the School, Cullens Gala, Cullens Pub and also at the church door on the night. Your support on the night is appreciated.

Adamstown Tidy Towns

Adamstown Tidy Towns will be selling traditional handmade Christmas wreaths at the upcoming Coláiste Abbain Christmas Fair on Thursday, December 6, from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Holly and dry cone wreaths all €10 each. Your support will be appreciated.

Food/Toy Collection

Raheen Family Resource Centre is organising a collection of non-perishable food items and new toys to be distributed to families in need on our area this Christmas. If you would like to make a donation you can leave items in to Raheen Childcare Centre or to Raheen FRC in the Parish House before Friday, December 7.


The weekly '30' card game continues in the community centre this Friday, December 7, at 9 p.m. Thanks to the ladies for the tea last week. Catering on the night will be Mary Kirwan, Lorna Komsa and Betty Cullen. Proceeds going to parish funds.


Sports/Leisure Club Anniversary

The committee of Galbally Sports and Leisure Club would like to invite you to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the opening of the hall on December 8 in the Sports and Leisure Club. Entertainment starts at 9 p.m. and includes music, dancing, and storytelling with instrumental pieces and ballads. Licensed Bar on night. Free entry. Strictly over-18s only.

Galbally Hall

The committee of Galbally Sports and Leisure Club have recently secured a grant under the town and Village Renewal Scheme amounting to €100,000 to refurbish the hall and grounds. Members of the community are invited to an EGM on Sunday, December 9, at 5 p.m. to bring new members to the committee to become involved in the refurbishment and development of Galbally Hall.

Bree Active Retired

The Christmas Lunch for Bree Active Retired is booked for December 19 in the Riverside. Enquiries to 086 0747823.

Bree Bingo

Bingo continues every Tuesday at 8 p.m. All ages are welcome to attend. Jackpot this week is now €475.

Bree Youth Club Fun Run/Walk

Calling all runners and walkers to get your runners out and ready for our annual winter Fun Run/Walk on Saturday, December 29, at 1 p.m. This year we have a 10k and 5k route available for participants. €10 for adults, under-16 €5 and kids go free. A great day out for family with lots of prizes on the day.

Carol Singing

Bree Youth Club's annual Carol Singing in aid of HOPE will take place on after Mass on Saturday, December 22, Hot chocolate and refreshments will be available after the singing on the night.

Community Development Group win award

Congratulations to all those involved in Bree Community Development Group, who received the Leinster second runner-up award in the under 3000 population category in the bank of Ireland Enterprise Awards.

The prizes were presented last Wednesday night in Lyrath House in Kilkenny.


Lotto results

Clonard lotto results for Wednesday, November 28: winning numbers 7, 15, 29 and 30. No jackpot winner. Six match-three winners receive €108 each: Rita; Karen Flood; Billy Kinsella; T Hogan; Bernie Tyrell, and Fergie Byrne.

Jackpot for Wednesday, December 5, is €7,250. 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.

Church news

Dates for the diary - Taize Service: Sunday, December 9, at 7 p.m. Feast of the Immaculate Conception: December 8; Vigil - Friday the 7th at 7 p.m. Saturday the eighth at 10 a.m. Advent Reconciliation Service: Sunday, December 16, at 7 p.m.

Clonard Thrift Fund

Pay-out this year will take place on Tuesday, December 4, from 6.30 p.m. to 8 p.m. in the Shamrock Room of the community centre.

Christmas Fair

The Christmas Fair will take place in Clonard Community Centre on Saturday and Sunday, December 8, and 9, 2.30 p.m. to 5 p.m. Visits to Santa, Sleigh Rides, Christmas Wheel-O-Fortune, bric-à-brac, Craft Stalls, Hamper Raffle, Book Stall, Guess the Weight of the cake, tea and Christmas Pudding Served. The Children's Liturgy Choir will perform on Sunday, December 9, from 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. Admission €5 per child for Santa Visit. Adults Free.

First Aid course

Wexford Order Of Malta are running a three-day First Aid Responder course (this replaced the Occupational First Aid Course) on Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday, December 5/67, at 9.30 a.m., at their base in St John's Drive. For bookings and details please email

Clonard Guiding Unit

The Clonard Unit will hold their annual Carol Service and raffle in aid of the Wexford Oncology Unit on Tuesday, December 11, at 7 p.m. in Clonard Church. A lot of fun is planned for the girls in the New Year so look out for news of the activities.

Clonard GAA

Our annual general meeting will be held in Clonard Community Centre on December 10 at 7 p.m. Sharp, old and new members welcome. Split-the-pot is now available online at

Ladies' GAA

Congratulations to Clonard Volunteer Minor girls who secured their well deserved place in the Minor Division 1 Final V Taghmon/Gusserane on December 8 at 11 a.m., venue to be confirmed. Last Friday evening the town girls travelled out to Ballymurn pitch to play their semi-final under lights v St Martin's, this was an Absolutely exciting nail biting screamer of a game, 17 young girls played their hearts out from start to finish, they were on top from the start but only by a few points, the girls broke away the last 10 minutes to finish on a brilliant score of 4-11 v St Martin's 0-10, well done one and all and manager Estelle Sinnott. Best of luck in the final.

Congratulations to Katie Law, Emer O'Connor and Lucy Fitgearld, who will represent Clon.

Vols at county level with the under-14 county team and Tara Cullinane, who will represent the club also at under-16 level, well done girls and best of luck in the 2019 season. Clon Vols are now selling the National Club Draw Tickets, tickets are available from committee members, some fantastic prizes to be won, please support your local ladies' football club.

Clonard Volunteer Ladies were shortlisted for this year's South East Radio Sports Awards in the club of the Year of the category also our two senior players Aoife Tormey and Shirley Roche were shortlisted as Female Football Club Player of the Year, massive thanks to everyone who voted for our busy growing club, this is a great testament to the commitment/motivation given to the club from our busy underage section to senior adult, parents, management and mentors. Congratulation to the Shelmalier GAA Club, who were the well deserved winners and Deirdre McMahon Female Player on the night and also former Clonard ladies member Rianna Jarrett, who was awarded the Female Soccer Player of the year.


Christmas Bazaar

Join us on Sunday, December 16, at 11 a.m. in Glynn Hall for our Christmas Bazzaar. Wreaths, bottle stall, bric-à-brac, Christmas Raffle and much more. See you there.


Our Coiste AGM takes place in the clubhouse on Sunday, December 9, at 7 p.m. All welcome to attend.

MINI 7s - Hard luck to the girls and boys of Glynn NS Both teams were unfortunately beaten this last week in their Mini 7s finals. It was a great achievement to get there though so well done to all involved.

Senior GAA

Thank you to all who attended our Senior Club AGM recently in the clubhouse.

CLUB LOTTO - The first draw for the club lotto 18/19 takes place on Wednesday, November 28. This fundraiser is vital for the day to day running of the club and is separate from the development fundraiser. Please begin/renew your lotto membership (€150 for the year or pay by instalments/standing order) by contacting Paul Laffan at 086 6056091or any member of the club committee asap. Payments can also be made in the clubhouse Monday and Tuesday 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Glynn NS

Split-the-pot: The winner of this week's split-the-pot is Darrell White, who won €203.

The next split-the-pot draw will be on Monday, December 10, at 7.30 p.m. in the school. Envelopes will be sent home next week from school. Please return all envelopes by Thursday. Thank you for your support. The final split-the-pot will be in Declan's on Sunday, December 23.

Bag Packing: Many thanks to all who volunteered to pack bags in Dunnes Stores. We raised €1,733.73.

Enrolment: Applications for enrolment are available from the school office or at

2019 Calendars: Many thanks to Alan Roche, who has kindly produced a calendar with images of Glynn and the surrounding area. Remember Storm Emma. They are for sale for €10 - €6 of which goes to the school fundraising effort. They make a perfect Christmas gift. A preview of the calendar is on the school website.

Christmas Concerts: The arrangements for our Christmas shows are; December 13 - Infants - 1 p.m. - Glynn Hall

December 13 - First and Second - 7.30 p.m. - Glynn Church

December 18/December 19 - Third, Fourth, Fifth, Sixth - 7.30 p.m. - Glynn Hall

Split The Pot Barntown

The split-the-pot winner in aid of Barntown Parish, is Dave Gardner, Whiterock, Wexford, who scooped €165. Congratulations to you Dave. Envelopes available in Barntown Church, parish office, C & D Providers, O'Brien's Londis, Mary Jo's, Saucy Butcher, Clonard Laundry, Joyces Expert, Wexpartz and Barntown Community Centre. Many thanks for your continued support.

Barntown church flowers

Much gratitude goes to the parishioners who decorate the church throughout the year. Great credit is due for their creativity and genuine talent. To support their work, an annual collection is taken up. This will take the form of a collection box being placed at the front of the altar on the weekend of December 8/9. Your support would be much appreciated.


2019 Calendars are on sale now for in the parish office and also in the church. There are some lovely pictures of the church inside and also the grounds outside. It would make an ideal Christmas. Get yours early to avoid disappointment. Great value at €5 each or three for €10.

Christmas Masses

Glynn: 6 p.m. Christmas Eve. 8 a.m. and 10 a.m. Christmas Day. Barntown: 9 p.m. Christmas Eve. 9 a.m. and 11.15 a.m. Christmas Day. Latin Mass Christmas Day 12.30 p.m. Knockeen: 12.30 p.m. Christmas Day.

Christmas Trees

Support local this festive season and start with your Christmas tree. Beautiful home-grown Christmas Trees will be on sale from December 1 downstairs in Tesco. Pop in and pick yours or contact Willie Carley at 087 2933815 for more details.

Barntown NS

Barntown National School is now taking enrolments for September 2019. Application forms can be accessed through the school website on or contact the main office at 053 9120376.


Pop along to Glynn Hall on Wednesday nights where whist continues from 8 p.m.

Social dancing

Learn to jive, waltz, Quickstep and many more. Social dancing classes have resumed in Glynn Hall on Monday, September 17, at 8 p.m. Beginners and advanced - all welcome.

Notes contact

Should you have a notice for inclusion in the Glynn-Barntown area notes, please email or alternatively, phone or text Hillary at 087 2028065. Notices should be sent before midday on the Friday for publication the following Tuesday.

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