Around the Districts: Adamstown, Clonard
Adamstown: Tea Day Thanks - Ellie Walsh and family would like to thank very sincerely all those who supported their Alzheimer's Tea Day on Saturday last. Donations received to date amount to €675. Thank you all so much. Raffle winners were Mary Power, Frances Gallagher, Catherine Kelly, Kathleen Delaney, Helen Furlong, Mary Fenlon, and Joan Franey.
The weekly '30' Card Game continues in the community centre this Friday, June 7, at 9 p.m. Thanks to the ladies for the tea last week. Catering on Friday, June 7, will be; Cáit Bradley, Josephine Hendrick and Betty O'Shea. Catering on Friday the 14th will be Mary Kirwan, Lorna Komsa and Betty Cullen. Catering on Friday the 21st will be Maureen Bradley, Linda Duffy and Denise Harler. Catering on Friday the 28th will be Gillian O'Neill, Edel Doyle, Ann Marie O'Shea and Geraldine O'Shea. Proceeds going to parish funds.
Card winners on Friday, May 24, were: Kathleen Whelan, Ann Lawlor, James Hendrick, Mick Bolger, John Hanley, Pat Quinn, John Murphy, Tom Rochford, Pat Doyle and Owen Elmes.
The next draw in the Adamstown lotto takes place this Friday, June 7, in the community centre for a jackpot of €5,600. Keep on buying the tickets, it could be your lucky day.
Coláiste Abbain Awards
Coláiste Abbáin had their Awards Ceremony on Thursday, May 23, in the college. Principal Mr John Nolan welcomed all members of the school community, special guests, parents/guardians.
Special Guests were: Minister Paul Kehoe, Ms Sínead O'Hara WWWETB Education Co-Ordinator, Mr Denis Kennedy, chairman BOM; Ms Míchael Butler, Past Student; Mr Matthew O'Hanlon, Wexford Senior Hurling Team (Joint Captain), parish priest Fr Robert Nolan and School Chaplin, Ms Pauline Kavanagh, BOM and parents' council, Ms Cait Bradley, BOM, Mr Paul Walsh, Director of Cinderella and Ms Betty O'Shea, Historical Society.
Among the many recipients of awards were local students: Donny McDonald, Maria Siggins, Gavin O'Dowd, Sharon Booth, Thyla Claire O'Neill, Ciara Booth, Kieva Hynes, Alannah Staunton, Sam Murphy, Liam Dooley, Cillin Duggan, Michéal Harler, Joshua Power, Nathan O'Brien, Pawel Jaglarz, Stephen O'Dwyer, Graham O'Reilly, Leon Sinnott, Nathan Thorpe, Katie Cash, Ellen Connors, Darren Redmond, Daniel Roche, Jack Carty, Philip Kearns, Rachel Redmond, Nell Delaney, Tomás Hynes, Karolina Jaglarz, Shane Roche, Jake Cadogan, Oscar MacGabhann, Congratulations and well done to all students.
Congratulations to Fr Jim Furlong, Tomgarrow on the occasion of the Golden Jubilee of his Ordination to the Priesthood. Fr Jim was ordained on May 31, 1969, in St Peter's College, Wexford.
He served for many years in the diocese of Southwark in England, on his return to the diocese of Ferns he served in Gusserane, Duncannon, Raheen and Newbawn. He also served in Belfast and with the Columban Missionaries in Figi. We join with his family, friends and former parishioners in wishing him every blessing and good health on this wonderful occasion. Ad Multos Annos.
We extend our prayers and good wishes to all our students who begin their junior and Leaving Certificate Examinations this week.
Adamstown Active Retirement are having a meal in the Horse and Hound Hotel on Thursday, June 6, at 1.30 p.m. for Johnie Bradleys 90th birthday. Anyone going to the meal, please ring Callie Doyle at 053 9240972 or Betty O'Shea at 053 9240777 before Thursday, June 6. All are welcome to come along.
Barn Owl Release Programme
Over the past four years we have been releasing white barn owls on Adamstown. The aim was to re-introduce barn owls to our local area. In total we have bred and released seventeen owls. We would be delighted to hear of any sightings so that we can monitor their progress. Ian Cullen 085 8270623.
Visitation of the sick and housebound on Friday and Saturday, June 7, and eight. Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament Monday to Fridayday each weeknight. St Anthony's Mass continues every Tuesday night in St Abban's Oratory at 7.30 p.m.
Church and Altars Decoration: Thanks to the parishioners from Adamstown for looking after the church and Altars for the month of May. It is now the turn of the ladies from Brocurra for the month of June. This will be the last of the year's rota the new one will be allocated during the month of June. A sincere thanks to all those who faithfully look after St Abban's Church and Altars.
Patrick Foley r.i.p.
Our deepest sympathy to Ann and Ian Foley and family on the sad death of Patrick (Pat) Foley, Adamstown and former publican Foley's Pub Newbawn. Our condolences also to Pat's sisters Ann, Helen and Mai, Grandchildren Alex and Paige, extended family, neighbours and friends.
His funeral Mass was celebrated in St Abban's Church on Wednesday the 22nd with burial afterwards in Adamstown Cemetery. May his kind soul rest in peace.
Rosemary Wickham r.i.p.
Our deepest sympathy to Tom and Mary Wickham and family, Raheen on the unexpected death of their daugher Rose. Our condolonces to Rose's brothers Tom, John Paul, and Dean. Her sisters Theresa, Jenny, Tracy, Lisa, Samantha, Lorraine, Bridget and Shauna, nephews, nieces, uncles, aunts, cousins and friends.
Rose's funeral Mass took place on Friday, May 24, in the Church of St John Paul Raheen with burial afterwards in the adjoining cemetery. May she rest in peace.
Tidy Towns News
The ethos of Adamstown Tidy Towns is the involvement of the community to deepen the sense of pride and spirit in our village by participating in the various events organised it gives everyone in the village an opportunity to get to know each other.
It has been a busy number of weeks for the Adamstown Tidy Towns, 48 people attended the CPR Training Course on April 29, thanks to the community centre for the use of the room and to Liam Morrissey for preparing the room.
In conjunction with Adamstown Tidy Towns and Cullen's Gala and with thanks to Ms Byrnes art students who recently painted a mural on Cullen's Gala, the Adamstown version of Van Gogh's 'Starry Night' depicting St Abban's Cross, Adamstown Hall and St Abban's Church. A big Thank you to the Shamrocks Men's Shed for making the wonderful flower boxes and to Teacher Dean O'Connor and his group of willing students who painted them.
With all the above work completed and with more projects in the pipeline we have entered the Tidy Towns 2019 competition, judging will take place from June to late August. Remember to visit our Facebook page for constant updates.
Finally a Painting and Planting morning will take place on Bank Holiday Monday, June 3, from nine - 11 a.m. All Volunteers are welcome and everyone is invited to attend, all supplies and equipment will be provided. For further details contact Lorna at 087 7631442.
Cllr Pat Barden
Congratulations to Pat Barden, Rathsilla on his landslide victory in the recent local election. The 'Local Man' topped the poll with a colossal 1980 votes to be the first candidate past the post in the New Ross District. A well run campaign on the ground and via social media helped to secure his victory. We wish Pat all the best of success in his new role of county councillor.
Rathnure Summer Musical
Rathnure Panto Society presents their 10th summer Musical 'Dancing at the Checkout', a brand new comedy musical full of 70's and 90's music, on June 20, 21, 24, 26, 27 and 28 at 7.45 p.m. nightly. Call 087 0680564 or 087 6954112 to book the best seats. Also find us on Facebook for more info.
A reminder for any club, organisation or individual who wish to place a note in the newspaper please use the following contact details as inclusion can only be guaranteed via this route. Email firstname.lastname@example.org or phone/text 087 7681866 after 5 p.m. Deadline for inclusion is Thursday lunchtime.
Results for Wednesday, May 29; winning numbers 9, 11, 27 and 29. No jackpot winner. 13 match-three winners receive €50 each: Caitlin Kelly; Doris Fortune; Karina Lane; John O'Connell; Fiona Byrne; Jonnie McManus; Shelia Tyrell; Theresa Roche; L Stafford; The Wicked Chickens; Nicola and Margaret; T Sinnott, and B Donoughe.
Jackpot for Wednesday, June 5, is €10,500. Lotto Tickets are €1.50 at the parish office or from 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 clonardparish.ie or Facebook.
Mass time change: Please be advised that the Saturday Vigil Mass will be at 5 p.m. on Saturday, June 8, and 15 due to road restrictions for the matches in the park. People, who live within walking distance of the church are advised to walk rather than drive to Mass on these evenings.
Dates For Your Diary: Sunday, June 16, annual patron, St Ibar's Cemetery, Crosstown at 3 p.m. Monday, June 17, Mass will be at 11 a.m. as Fr Ricky O'Connor will be celebrating a Mass of Thanksgiving. There will be no 10 a.m. Mass or Adoration on this day. All welcome to attend. Friday, June 21, annual patron in the Pauper's Graveyard, Coolcotts at 7.30 p.m. Sacred Heart Novena in the Church of the Annunciation, Clonard commencing on Thursday, June 20, and ending on the feast of the Sacred Heart Friday, June 28, Adoration: In the Church of the Annunciation, Clonard on Monday 10.30 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Tuesday 7.30 p.m. to 9 p.m. Everyone is welcome to drop in at any time. Anyone, who would like to commit to one hour would be most welcome. Please contact the parish office at 053 9123672.
Safeguarding: Applications are invited for the role of: Safeguarding Co-Ordinator (25 hours per week). The role will involve the following: Responsibility for implementing the diocesan safeguarding policies and procedures. Liaising with and supporting parishes and communities. Garda vetting for parishes. Outreach support for survivors of clerical abuse. Co-ordination and delivery of safeguarding training to parishes. Upholding the seven standards of the church in practice and behaviour. Excellent administration and interpersonal skills a requirement for the position. Experience of volunteerism and parish involvement desirable. Please send letter of application and CV on or before June 11 to Safeguarding Role Application, Bishop's House, PO Box 40, Summerhill, Wexford, Co. Wexford, Y35 X9C4.
Acorn Shop: Clonard parish office. Opening Hours: Monday to Friday 9.30 a.m. to 1 p.m., Wednesday 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. Gifts, Cards, Mass Cards, Statues, Prayers.
Confessions In Clonard: Every Saturday from 5 p.m. to 5.45 p.m.
Clonard Parish Radio: All Church services are broadcast on 92.9 FM Please inform people who are sick or housebound so that they can join us over the airwaves. Masses: Saturday Vigil Mass 6 p.m. Sunday 9 a.m., 10 a.m., and 11.30 a.m. Monday, Wednesday Thursday and Friday: 10 a.m. and 7 p.m. Tuesday 10 a.m. Bank Holiday Monday 11 a.m. only. Service of Holy Communion Tuesdays at 7 p.m.
The St Vincent de Paul Society will hold a Furniture and bric-à-brac sale in St Michael's Hall, Thomas St on Friday, June 7, from 10 a.m. - 12.45 p.m. All proceeds in aid of the society.
Upcoming games for underage are: U10 V Shells on 6th & 9th June, U12 & U8 V Shells on 12th, U14 V St Martins 23rd, U16 20th June, senior adult div 1 league semi final V Shells, Senior Championship quarter final v Kilmore, Junior league semi final all fixtures to be confirmed.
Well done to ClonVols Tara Cullinane, Katie Law, Emer O Connor & Lucy Fitzgearld who are representing the club well at U14/16 county level.
ClonVols will be supporting Wexford ladies Golf Classic on Friday 7th at Enniscorthy Golf Club and Na Fianna, Clonard Golf Classic on Friday 14th June at Wexford Golf Club, anyone interested in entering a team please contact Ray.
Best of luck to all clonVols Junior & Leaving cert girls as they start their exams this week. Underage training on every Thursday in Clonard U6 U10 6/7, U14/U16 7-8, for more information join ClonardVolunteer Ladies on facebook.