Friday 22 November 2019

Around the Districts: Adamstown, Bree-Galbally, Glenbrien, Oylegate, The Ballagh

Karen Whitney and Robyn Walsh with Rosie at the dog walk for Relay for Life at the Raven Point
Karen Whitney and Robyn Walsh with Rosie at the dog walk for Relay for Life at the Raven Point

Adamstown: Free Circus Skills - Raheen Family Resource Centre in conjunction with Wexford County Council Creative Communities programme intends running Free Circus Skills, carnival arts and street theatre workshops on the following dates: three evening workshops from 6pm to 7.30pm on Friday, June 28, Friday, July 5, and Friday, July 12.

There will also be a week long programme from Monday, July 22, to Saturday, July 27, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. daily. At the evening workshops the participants will explore circus skills and drama games and help devise a theme for the week long workshops and showcase on Saturday the 27th.

At the week long workshops the participants will explore circus skills and drama games, create their own performances and get creative making props and costume pieces for the final showcase. These workshops are open to all from 11 years upwards. For further information or to book a place contact Joyce or Bridget at 051 442888.


The weekly '30' Card Game continues in the community centre this Friday, June 28, at 9 p.m. Thanks to the ladies for the tea last week. Catering on Friday the 28th will be: Gillian O'Neill, Edel Doyle, Ann Marie O'Shea and Geraldine Thorpe. Catering on Friday, July 5, will be: Breda Kelly, Valerie Kelly, Anne O'Brien and Eileen Moran. Catering on Friday, July 12, will be: Dympna Rochford, Mary Lawlor, Edel Crean and Marie Dunphy. Catering on Friday, July 19, will be: Ann McDonald, Una McDonald and Sinéad O'Gorman. Proceeds going to parish funds.

The card players were delighted to welcome Matt back last week following his recent illness, continued good health Matt and all the best.

Thank You

Fr Jim Furlong would like to thank the parishioners for their cards and presents for his Golden Jubilee; you have been so generous and kind. I am deeply grateful for your support and prayer. I will pray for you. May God bless your families. Thank You - Jim.

Show Entries

The closing date for entries for the 72nd Agricultural, Horticultural, Trade and Vintage Show on Saturday, July 6, in Adamstown is this Wednesday, June 26. Schedules are still available at Cullen's Gala or the Hon. Sec. Patrice Byrne at 087 6166926. Become an exhibitor and support your local show. Follow Adamstown Show on Facebook. Note: There will be a meeting to finalise arrangements this Thursday, June 27, at 9 p.m. Please attend.

Church Altars and Decorations Rota 2019/20

The following is the rota for looking after the church and Altars for the next 12 months, which was drawn up at Mass on Sunday last. July - Doononey/Rathkyle, August - Newtown/The Leap September - Tomgarrow, October - Brocurra, November - Coonogue, December - Adamstown. 2020 - January - Ballyvergin/Glenour, February - Kellystown, March - Oldcourt, April - Misterin May - Knockreigh, June - Raheenduff. Sincere thanks to all parishioners who faithfully look after St Abban's Church with such care and dedication, may God Bless you all.

Martial Arts Camps

Raheen Family Resource Centre will be running free Martial Arts summer camps in Adamstown Community Centre on the following dates.

Week 1: Monday, July 8, to Wednesday, July 10, 7-10 years. Week 2: Monday, July 15, to Thursday, July 18, 11 years upwards.

Participants will learn self-defence, self-awareness, boxercise and lots more. There will also be fun and games which will promote team building and confidence. The camp will be delivered by John Philips, who has a fourth Degree Black Belt. Booking is essential, please contact Joyce or Bridget at 051 442888 or email for more information or to book.


We extend our condolences to Ger and Christine Mackey and family, Glenour on the death of Ger's brother James (Jim) Tobergal, Boolavogue. Sympathy also to all his family. His funeral Mass was celebrated in St Cormac's Church, Boolavogue on Tuesday with burial afterwards in the adjoining cemetery. May he rest in peace.

Golden Wedding Anniversary

Congratulations to Jimmy and Betty O'Shea, who recently celebrated their 50th Wedding Anniversary. The couple marked the occasion of their Golden Wedding Anniversary with a meal in Whitford House Hotel surrounded by their extensive family. We wish them both many more happy years together. Kind regards Anne Marie.


Bree Youth Club AGM

The AGM of Bree Youth CLub will be held on June 26 at 8 p.m. in Bree Community Centre. We would like to welcome everyone to attend and for information regarding committee nominations please contact a member of the current committee.

School summer disco

Calling all primary and pre-school children from Galbally, Ballyhogue, Bree, Glynn and surrounding areas.

Celebrate the start of the summer holidays with a disco in Galbally Hall on Friday, June 28, from 7 p.m. to 8.30 p.m. Admission is €3 per child. Shop available on the night. Parents welcome to stay for tea or coffee. Music by the very popular Wexford Mobile DJ.

Ballyhogue Ladies' Football

The club would like to wish best of luck to the under-14 girls' team in the all-Ireland Féile in Connacht on June 28. We would also like to say a huge thank you to everyone who provided sponsorship to the team for this trip. Many thanks for your generosity.

Scoil Mhuire NS, Ballyhogue

A big thank you to the parents' association who organised a barbecue for the pupils on Sports Day last week. Thanks also to Naomhan Rossiter from the Wexford Senior football team who came out to present the medals and chat to the students. Thursday was the annual school tour to Castlecomer Discovery Park in Kilkenny. The week concluded with the HB Fun Day on Friday the 21st in aid of Down Syndrome Ireland. All parents and members of the community are welcome to join us on Wednesday the 26th in the school for our Graduation Mass at 1 p.m.

Bree Community Centre Hub

Bree Community Centre is now offering for hire a standalone room/office area which is very suitable for a start up business. There are also 'hot desk spaces' for hire in the hub for any independent office worker. All enquires to Bridie Galavan at 086 8275943. Viewing is by appointment only.


Volleyball continues each Friday evening in Galbally Hall from 8.30 p.m. to 10 p.m. All ages and abilities welcome. For enquiries contact Gerry at 089 4052973.

Community Games

Best wishes to all the qualifiers for the Co Community Games Athletics Finals which take place in Enniscorthy Hub on Sunday next, June 30. Representing the local area will be Niamh English, Laura Pollock, Muireann Kehoe, Rihanna Sinnott, Ava Carberry, Ava Wilson, Sarah Lillis, Libby Coxon, Hazel Breen, Hannah Carr, Sarah Finn, Keira Wilson, Maura Doyle, Emily Murphy, Riona Kehoe, Abbie Doyle, Gracie Kehoe, Leah Sinnott, Grace Donohoe, Leah Nolan, Bill Furlong, Ollie Asple, Kai Kenny, Eoghan Ennis, Tom Ryan, Mark Doyle, Fergal Doyle, Ruairi Swan, Billy Doyle, Darragh Doyle, Aidan Wall, PJ Breen, David Doyle, Jayden Kenny, James Wall, Cathal Ennis, Tom Finn, James Breen, Jack Doyle, Larry Sludds and Oisin Rochford.

Bree Vintage Club

Bree Vintage Club will host a tractor run on July 21. This year's run will be in aid of Relay for Life, Wexford. Registration begins from 11.30 a.m. with the run leaving at 1 p.m. All are welcome to attend and support.


Leinster final

Oylegate-Glenbrien GAA Club wishes our club players Damien and Shane Reck and Séamus Casey and their Wexford senior hurling teammates the very best of luck in the Leinster final when they meet Kilkenny on Sunday the 30th in Croke Park, it promises to be a great occasion for the club and county.

There are a few seats left on the club bus if anyone wishes to book please contact 087 2845220 seats are €10. Bus will leave from the Slaney Inn at 10.30 in the morning Sharp. Let's get the purple and gold flags out in the parish to support the team Loch Garman Abu.

Baby and Toddler Group

Baby and Toddler Group gathering every Tuesday in Glenbrien Old School Centre from 9.45 a.m. to 11.45 a.m. This is an opportunity for young children and their carers (parents/grandparents/childminders) to meet. For more information, Contact Claire Atkinson 087 1373579 or Ana Egan 086 1939997. Looking forward to seeing you there for a cuppa and a chat.


Leinster final

Oylegate-Glenbrien GAA Club wishes our club players Damien and Shane Reck and Séamus Casey and their Wexford senior hurling teammates the very best of luck in the Leinster final when they meet Kilkenny on Sunday the 30th in Croke Park, it promises to be a great occasion for the club and county. There are a few seats left on the club bus if anyone wishes to book please contact 087 2845220 seats are €10. Let's get the purple and gold flags out in the parish to support the team Loch Garman Abu. Bus will leave the Slaney Inn at 10.30 a.m. on Sunday morning.

Patron Dates 2019

Glenbrien Patron - June 30 at 2 p.m. Oylegate Patron - July 7 at 2.30 p.m.

Bingo in Mernaghs

The bingo in Mernaghs is now being run to raise much needed funds for the Community First Responders, bingo commences at 9.15 on a Thursday night and all support for this worthy cause would be greatly appreciated.

Mass Times

Please note Mass times in Oylegate Saturday vigil Mass is at 6.30 p.m. Sunday morning Mass is at 10.30 a.m.

The Ballagh

Patron in the Ballagh

The annual patron and blessing of graves, followed by the usual field day will take place in the Ballagh on the first Sunday of July. The Oulart Patron and field day will be held on the previous Sunday, beginning at 2 p.m.

Ballagh Boxing Club

The Ballagh Boxing Club extends its sincere thanks to all who sponsored their recent golf classic and they thank all those who participated and helped on the day and they congratulate the winners of the various categories. GUI winners were John Somers, Tom Shiggins, Ollie Cahill and Pat Quirke. Non-GUI first Andrew Byrne, Hugh Doyle, Trevor Gough and Jerry Mahon. Second Maurice Mahon, Patrick Whelan, George Gaffney and Joe O'Connor. Third Richard Britton, Paul Britton, Richard Barlow, Joe Lacey. Fourth G Healy, P Tierney, John Murphy, Leo Delaney. Fifth Shane Fortune, Eddie Doyle, Tom Donovan, Garry Fortune. Longest Drive Men: Joe O'Connor. Longest Drive Women: Rita Parle. Nearest: Pin Joe McDermott.

Leinster Finals

Best wishes to Shaun Murphy, Oulart-The Ballagh's representative in the Leinster Senior Hurling Final, versus Kilkenny in Croke Park on Sunday next 3oth June and best wishes also to David Redmond, who is a selector with the Wexford Minor Hurlers, who will compete in the Leinster Minor Final in Croke Park, earlier on the same day.

Split - the - Pot Upfront

Thank You to everyone who supports this fundraiser. 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, The Trading Post, Tim's Cafe, Angelo's Takeaway, The post office, The School Office and Bolands XL. 'Split - the - Pot' Up Front begins on June 29 Simply mark the envelope 'Upfront' and insert €20 to be entered in 10 draws from June 29 to August 31.

Joan and Friends

Joan Kavanagh and friends are organising a Charity Fun Run/Walk/Jog to be held on Sunday, July 14, at 4 p.m. in Oulart. It will start outside Oulart Hill Bar and the entry fee is €10 for adults and €2 for children. Proceeds will go towards the Cardiac Unit Wexford Hospital. Phone Joan at 087 9019027 for further information.

Family/Club Notices

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