Monday 19 August 2019

Around the districts: Adamstown, Clonard, Glynn-Barntown and Kilmore

Adamstown - Cards: The weekly 30 card game continues in the community centre this Friday, December 28. There will be no catering on the night. Proceeds going to parish funds.

Coláiste Abbain

The parents' association who organised An Evening of Celebrating a variety of traditional and Christmas Carols in St Abban's Church would like to sincerely thank the following: Fr Nolan PP for the use of St Abban's Church, Senan Lillis, The New Ross Pipe Band, Tomas Whelan, Orla Quirke, Trad Group New Ross, Fiona Quirke, Rosaline Power, Darragh Doyle and Dermot Hynes for their wonderful music and singing. To the students of Coláiste Abbain, the lovely choir, musicians, singers and dancers they were outstanding in their performances.

There was a great attendance from a wide area and everyone thoroughly enjoyed the night's event. Thanks also to the raffle sponsors for their generosity and to all who bought tickets or attended this very successful Carol Service.


On behalf of the Parish Committee a word of appreciation to Isaac and Mary Wheelock for their very kind gesture of a gift of a Christmas Tree to the village of Adamstown.

Pharmacy Opening Hours

Adamstown Pharmacy Christmas Opening Hours Saturday, December 22 - 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday, December 23 - Closed. Monday, December 24, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday, December 25, Closed. Wednesday, December 26, Closed. Thursday the 27th - 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday, December 28 - 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, December 29 - 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday, December 30, Closed. Monday, December 31 - 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday, January 1, Closed. Wednesday, January 2, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Dr Catherine O'Donohoe

Dr Catherine O'Donohoe Christmas Opening Hours.

Normal surgery hours up to Friday, December 21, inclusive. This year Caredoc is providing cover from Saturday, December 22, to the morning of Thursday, December 27, inclusive. While Caredoc is covering for all Christmas Eve, the practice in Adamstown will be open from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. Christmas Eve morning should there be anything unexpected that anyone needs to contact us about.

Thursday, December 27, and Friday, December 28, Normal Surgery Hours. Monday, December 31 (New Years Eve) Caredoc is covering from 1 p.m. and all of New Years Day. Wednesday, January 2, 2019, Normal Surgery Hours. Caredoc Telephone No. 1850 334 999.


Our condolences to Ann and Terry McDonald and John and Mary Power and families on the death of Peter Byrne, Curraghnaboola, Bree, Uncle of Ann and John. His funeral was celebrated on Saturday, December 14, in the Church of the Assumption, Bree. May he rest in peace.

Shamrock Vintage Ploughing

The following are the results of Shamrock Vintage Ploughing at New Ross on Sunday, December 2. Single Furrow - first Dave Levingstone and Jim McGee Cup. Second - Oliver Power. Third Nick Walshe. Trailer Class - first Jim Cullen, second Willie Murphy, third Seanie Murphy. Two Furrow mounted TVO - first Aidan O'Neill and Byrne Bros Trophy. second Paddy Doyle. third Eamonn White. two Furrow Mounted Diesel - first Tom Jackman, second JJ Wickham, third Martin Furlong and Pat Byrne Cup.

The club would like to thank all its members, sponsors and supporters for their help during 2018 and wish them all a happy Christmas.

Fr Jim Furlong

A large crowd joined in prayer for Fr Jim Furlong recently in St Abban's Church. Fr Jim has been in hospital for some time, his family appreciated the large attendance of so many people. We wish Fr Jim every blessing and good wishes.

Urgent Church works

Following the discover of woodworm in some of the seats in the church recently, the Parish Committee have had all the seats and kneelers in both the church and Oratory, also the Vestry, Stations of the Cross and Gallery floor treated by a professional. This very necessary repair work which cost €1,800 was able to be done with generosity of parishioners who faithfully support St Abban's Church.

St Vincent De Paul

A sincere thanks to everyone who contributed to the recent collection in aid of St Vincent de Paul. Your generosity is greatly appreciated.



Results for Wednesday, December 19, will be listed in the next edition of the people newspaper. Tickets are €1.50 at the parish office or any promotor. 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 Your Diary: Blessing of children and Families Sunday, December 30, at 3 p.m. in Clonard Main Church. Taize Service Sunday, January 13, at 7 p.m. in Clonard Day Chapel.

Clonard GAA

Congratulations to M Hayes on winning the split-the-pot draw recently. Seller was Marlowe Cleaners Anne Street. Envelopes are on sale now for our next draw. Thanks to all for supporting us weekly. Split-the-pot is now available online at

Merry Christmas

Clonard District News In Brief wishes all a very happy Christmas and a Peaceful New Year.



Hard luck to our girls involved with Presentation Wexford Senior camogie team beaten by the smallest margin by Presentation Kilkenny on Monday. The girls are now in a playoff for a semi-final place.

ALL IRELAND LEAGUE CHAMPIONS - Well done to Chloe Cashe and Emma Kiely and the WIT camogie team who won the Division 1 all-Ireland League Final last week. What an amazing achievement.


The next disco will be held in the clubhouse on Friday, January 4, from 8.30.11 p.m. This disco is strictly for first and second years in secondary school. Admission is by ticket only. Tickets at €5 each are on sale on Saturday, December 29, 11 a.m. to midday in the clubhouse or text 087 7858641 AFTER midday on that date. Ticket sales/bookings may not exceed four per sale/booking.

Chirtsmas wishes

Glynn-Barntown GAA, Coiste, camogie, Ladies' Football and Tennis Clubs would like to wish all its members and supporters a very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.

Split the pot

Winner of split-the-pot this week in Barntown is Keith Brazzill, from Barntown. Tereance Kelly sold the winner and Keith now has an additional €150 in his pocket for Christmas. Congratulations to you.

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.


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: 7 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.

Glynn National School

2019 Calenders: 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.

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

Seasons Greetings: We wish all of our pupils, parents and all those who have supported us during the year a very blessed Christmas and a happy new year.

Seasons 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. Thank you also to the readers of the notes and as always, I continue to value your feed-back. May I also take this opportunity to wish you everyone, a very happy Christmas and a peaceful new year.

Notes deadline

There will be a People Paper on January 1, 2019. Notices for this edition should be sent by midday on Thursday, December 27, to or phone or text Hillary at 087 2028065.


Kilmore AC

National Uneven Ages Cross Country Championships, Navan, Co. Meath Well done to Ava Barry and Rayna Thompson, who ran the under-11 girls 1500m at the National Uneven Ages Cross Country Championships on Saturday in Navan in difficult conditions. The wind blew against them up the notoriously tough hill however the girls were lucky that the worst of Storm Deirde stayed away.

Both girls were on the County Team. Rayna came home in 35th, the third Wexford scorer while Ava was 105th out of a field of 185. Well done girls, we are very proud of you.

Senior Training: Kilmore GAA Grounds at 6.30 p.m. on Tuesday. All adult members welcome as well as experienced runners.

Juvenile Training: We train in Kilmore GAA Grounds on Monday and Thursday evenings at 6.30 p.m.

We also train on the burrow in Kilmore Quay (Sofrimar End) on Sundays at 10 a.m. S & C with Fiona on Wednesday in Kilmore GAA Centre at 6.30 p.m. for juvenile members. See training programmes for details. Young runners must be seven years old already this year to qualify under Athletics Ireland rules. New members welcome, parents can contact us on Facebook, Twitter or by emailing

Kilmore Parish Mile

Come join us for the annual Turkey Trot, the KAC Parish Mile on St Stephen's Day morning. The mile gets under way at 11.30 a.m. for those aged 12+, shortly before at 11.15 a.m. there is a Kids 800m race. Entry for mile is €5. Walk, run or jog leaving from one mile outside Kilmore Village and finishing at Kilmore post office. Adults and children welcome. Prizes and refreshments after also.

Kilmore Parish Journal

The 47th KPJ was launched on Friday, December 7, last and has a few athletics articles in it to make it the perfect stocking filler for your runner friends and families.

Mass Rock

Christmas Morning Mass at the Mass Rock in Tomhaggard will take place at 8 a.m. This is the 20th year of this special Mass which is hugely popular and well attended each year. To mark the event, Fr Danny McDonald will be celebrating the Mass.

It was Fr Danny's initiative back 20 years ago to follow in the footsteps of Fr Nicholas Mayler, who was martyred at the Mass Rock on Christmas morning 1653. You are all warmly invited to join us.


Sincere sympathy to the families of Billy Lambert, Rackardstown, Paddy McGee, Gentstown, Margaret King née O'Flaherty, formerly Chapel Gardens; Ann Sinnott (née Power), Piercestown and formerly Tenacre; and Kathleen Cahill (née Murphy), formerly of Moortown, who were buried recently.

Tomhaggard Social Centre

Wishing all the groups, organisations and people who use and visit the Social Centre a very happy Christmas and Best Wishes for 2019. Activities will resume in the new year.


A big Thank You to Youth members, parents and Scouters, who brought in donations of non-perishable food, toiletries and treats for the Wexford People Helping People Hamper Appeal.

Thank you also to anyone who donated items in the collection boxes placed in Murphy's Daybreak, Brady's Mace and Goff's Centra and the businesses for supporting the initiative. Fourteen bags of items was donated in total. Your generosity has ensured that those less well off will receive a Hamper in time for Christmas.

Cubs, Scouts and Ventures sorted the items for Hampers and finished up with a small party. Beavers enjoyed a trip to the Cinema. All sections will resume in January with our annual trip to the Panto.

Wishing everyone a very happy Christmas and good wishes for the New Year.

Active Retirement news

Kilmore Active Retirement teams didn't have a good week in the county bowls league as both teams went down to New Ross teams in the Stella Maris Centre on Wednesday 19th in the county league. The Gulls team of Frances Moore, Tom Dunne Ann Lawless and Agnes Behan were beaten by New Ross Alpha by 17 to 1. The Seals team went down by 11 to 4 in a close match for much of the game; team was Margaret Howlin, Joe Barry, Seamus O'Keeffe and Noel Howlin.

We extend season's greetings to all members of ARA, to all who supported us throughout the year we say many thanks and we wish all a very happy new year.

Kilmore Scope

Kilmore Scope and Bridgetown Information Centre wishes to extend seasons greeting to all who supported our work and supported our Information Centre in Bridgetown throughout the year. This support was greatly appreciated by all in SCOPE. We thank our Tuas workers, Margaret, Phil and Ray and Maria from our own committee all of whom work tirelessly for the betterment of our Centre.

To all who hired our hall over the year we say a very sincere thanks, you have all played a great part in the continuing work at the Centre and hall. We wish you all a very happy and peaceful Christmas and all the best for the New Year.

Best wishes

This correspondent would like to wish all readers of his notes a very happy christmas and a healthy 2019. I would like to thank everyone who sent notes to me and I hope you all continue to do so and all notes have to be in by midday on Fridays to me to the following email address the next lot of notes must be in by Thursday, December 27.

Wexford People

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