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Sunday 24 March 2019

Around the districts: Adamstown, Clonard, Glynn-Barntown, Piercestown

Anne Bierney and Ann Kelly enjoying their night out at the annual over 60s social night in Clonard Community Centre
Anne Bierney and Ann Kelly enjoying their night out at the annual over 60s social night in Clonard Community Centre

Adamstown: GAA dance in Adamstown Hall - Adamstown GAA is hosting a dance in Adamstown Hall on Saturday, March 9, Full bar on the night and tickets are €20, available from all committee members or by contacting 087 1852949. Music by the Kilkenny's. Over-18s only.

Cards

The weekly '30' Card Game continues in the community centre this Friday, March 8, at 9 p.m. Thanks to the ladies for the tea last week. Catering on Friday, March 8, will be Mary Delaney, Sheelagh Delaney, Catherine O'Rourke and Elizabeth Greene. Catering on Friday, March 15, will be Catherine Walsh, Eileen J Walsh, Eileen N Walsh. Catering on Friday, March 22, will be: Callie Doyle, Angela Furlong and Louise Furlong. Proceeds going to parish funds.

Card winners on Friday, February 22 were Seán Cullen, Johnny Nolan, John Hanley, Pat Quinn, John Murphy, Tom Rochford, Denis and Maria O'Connor.

All the card players send their best wishes to Matt for a speedy recovery and be back playing soon.

Adamstown NS News

The lucky winner in our split-the-pot draw on Wednesday, February 27, was Mary Lawlor, Newtown, who won €101. The school winner was Laura O'Gorman. Thanks for your continued support.

The parents' association are having a 'Clothes Recycling' collection this Thursday, March 7, outside the school at 9.30 a.m. and we appreciate your support. Our annual Book Fair will start this Friday, March 8, and continue till Wednesday, March 13.

Our First Holy Communion children made their First Confession on Wednesday night last, and they are working hard in preparation for their First Holy Communion day on Saturday, May 18.

Our junior classes had a lovely time visiting Cólaiste Abbain recently where they saw baby chicks and some lambs, thanks to Mr O'Connor and his team.

Coláiste Abbain News

Well done to Mr Haddigan for organising the ski trip to Italy creating fantastic memories for our students and exposing them to new cultures and expanding their worldview.

Mr O'Connor and the Agri Club have been very busy recently hatching eggs in the incubator, and looking after the baby chicks. We are so delighted that all aspects of rural life are being promoted and celebrated in Coláiste Abbáin and it is great to see the first year students so interested in the Agri Club.

Thanks to Brianna Furlong McGrath for designing our Past Pupils notice board outside the office. Hopefully this will encourage our exam students to work harder.

Lourdes Ticket Draw

Tickets are on sale now for our annual Lourdes Draw in which we hope to send three parishioners to Lourdes in May. Tickets cost €5 and any household may purchase up to four tickets. Draw confined to Adamstown Parish. Draw will take place on Palm Sunday, April 14. Your support is very much appreciated.

Active Retired meal

Adamstown Active Retired is having a meal in the Horse and Hound this Thursday, March 7, at 1.30 p.m. and all welcome.

Coffee/Bingo Morning

Coffee and bingo morning in Adamstown Community Centre this Tuesday, March 5, from 10.30 a.m. to 12.30 p.m.

Why not join us for a coffee, tea, toast and novel bingo, have a chat and meet new and old acquaintances. All older members of the community are welcome.

Cemetery Committee

Adamstown Cemetery Committee invites applications from tenders for the laying of a new path from the cemetery entrance in the churchyard to the cemetery toilets.

All applications to be submitted to the Hon secretary Liam Whelan in Kellystown no later than March 15.

Pat Byrne Memorial Road Run

A public meeting will be held in Adamstown Community Centre on Tuesday, March 5, at nine o'clock to make arrangements for the Pat Byrne Memorial Road run. The total proceeds will go to the St Abban's Church Parochial funds.

St Patrick's Day Trad Session

On St Patrick's Day there will be a Trad Session in Cullen's Lounge commencing at 9.30 p.m. March 17, music by local musicians.

The session is a fundraiser in aid of the Community Centre Development Fund. Tickets are €5 each, door prizes and raffle.

Clonard

Clonard lotto

Results for Wednesday, February 27: winning numbers 1, 5, 14 and 31; no jackpot Winner; 11 match-three winners receive €59 each: Billy Burke; Ann Thompson; Rita Earle; Anthony Bates; William, John and Anna Cleary; Derek Duggan; Harry K; P Malone; Megan Roche; Paul Lauhoff, and Siobhán Murphy.

Jackpot for Wednesday, March 6, is €9,850. Lotto 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 clonardparish.ie or Facebook.

Church news

Date For Your Diary - Taize: Sunday, March 10, at 7 p.m.

Ash Wednesday: Wednesday, March 6, Blessed Ashes will be available after 10 a.m. and 7 p.m. Masses. Trócaire Boxes: Trócaire Boxes are available at the back of the church. Weekly Envelopes: If you didn't get a chance to collect your weekly envelopes over the last few weekends you can now collect them from the parish office.

Medjugorje 2019 - May 16 to May 23. Cost €695 pps. Contact Mary Curran at 086 3947882 for more information.

FAB Huggie Bears

Register for childcare places for September in FAB Huggie Bears. Places are filling up fast in our toddler, pre-school and after-school rooms. There is limited space so hurry and call Kay at 053 9142018 today. We also are taking bookings for our summer camps, so don't miss out.

Clonard Guiding Unit

The Clonard girl guides will be holding their annual enrolment and prize giving on Tuesday, March 5, at 7 p.m. in Clonard Community Centre. Everyone is welcome to come along and support the girls. Refreshments afterwards. The girls will also be proudly marching in the parade again this year.

Na Fianna Clonard

Come along to our Quiz Night on Thursday, March 14, at 8.30 p.m. in Wexford Golf Club. It's €40 per team of four, so get your team's together, come along to raise funds for the club and have some fun.

Congratulations to Martin Gordon on receiving the club Person of the Year award for Na Fianna Clonard. Martin is an active member of the committee for many years and a selector on the adult hurling team.

Adult training continues every Wednesday night from 8 p.m. to 9 p.m. in North End Astro, under the management of Paudge Courtney. Underage boys and girls training continues every Tuesday evening in St Peter's college from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. New members welcome. Hurls and Helmets provided if needed.

Congratulations to Tom McLoughlin on winning split-the-pot. Margaret O'Connor was the seller. Envelopes can be purchased from committee members, local shops and also available on our website, clonardgaa.ie.

Collection thanks

Wexford Mental Health Association would like to thank everyone who contributed to their recent church gate collection. A total of €401.87 was raised. Your support is greatly appreciated.

SVP bric-à-brac

The St Vincent de Paul Society will hold a Furniture and bric-à-brac sale in St Michael's Hall, Thomas St on Friday, March 8, from 10 a.m. - 12.45 p.m. All proceeds in aid of the society.

Glynn-Barntown

Invitation from O'Brien's Londis

We are tremendously excited to invite you to join us at our new look store in Larkin's Cross, for an afternoon of Food and Wine this Thursday, March 7, from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. We are super proud to welcome our Special Guest, Celebrity Chef, Catherine Fulvio, who has some mouth-watering recipes to be enjoyed at her Cookery Demonstration at O'Brien's Londis Store. Call in and enjoy our wonderful afternoon of entertainment - we look forward to seeing you there.

Barntown community playground

O'Brien's Londis is committed to the Barntown's Community Children's Playground initative. Join us on March 7 from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m., at our Food and Wine Fare, where all proceeds from coffee sales will be donated to the Barntown Community Children's Playground and any donations received on the day will be doubled. Come along for what's sure to be a great afternoon, with nibbles, treats, music and entertainment for the whole family. See you there.

Coiste na nÓg

Club Registration Night Tuesday, March 5, at 7 p.m. to 8.30 p.m. in the clubhouse. Players must be registered before the playing season begins. Further information available on our website.

Senior GAA

Congratulations to Lorcan Doyle Glynn-Barntown GAA Clubperson of tbe Year 2019 for his outstanding contribution to his club over many years both on and off the playing field.

Under eight camogie

Glynn-Barntown under-eight camogie training will recommence on Thursday, March 7, in Glynn Parish Hall from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. All girls born in 2011 and 2012 are welcome to attend. Please bring a hurl, helmet and shinguards, as well as €2 towards hire of the hall. Training will move outdoors in 5/6 weeks. Any queries, please contact Jean at 086 3478242. Looking forward to seeing you all.

Community games

Community Games Art and Handwriting competitions both take place in Glynn Hall on Saturday, March 9.

The art competition starts at midday and is for the following age groups: under-eight, under-10, under-12, under-14 and under-16.

The Handwriting event commences at 2 p.m. and is for ages under-10 and under-12. Plenty of time to get in more practice. Good luck to all.

Registration for Community Games Chess, Draughts, Gymnastics, Swimming, Talent and table quiz also takes place on Saturday, March 9, in Glynn Hall commencing at 11.30 a.m. Be sure to get your name. Please contact Melanie Ryan at 086 3377531 for further information.

Split the Pot Barntown

This week's winner of split-the-pot is Mary Breen, Barntown, who bought her winning ticket in Barntown Community Centre. Congratulations on your €145 win Mary. 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.

Bingo

Bingo continues in Marty B's every Thursday night from 8.30 p.m. A great evening of entertainment with the chance of winning a few bob. See you there.

Whist

Whist continues in Glynn Hall on Wednesday nights from 8 p.m.

Condolences

Deepest sympathy is extended to the Harrington Family on the recent passing of their beloved John. We will miss him terribly. He will be fondly remembered by all as one of the loveliest, friendliest, jolliest, 'People's Postman' ever in our area. May he rest in peace.

Deepest condolences also to the Redmond Family, Ballygoman, Barntown on the passing of their devoted Dad and Grandad Maurice. May he rest in peace.

Notes deadline

Notices for Glynn-Barntown area should be sent by midday every Friday for publication the following Tuesday. Please phone or text Hillary at 087 2028065 or email hillaryobrien@eircom.net.

Piercestown

Special meeting

There will be a meeting of parishioners in Murrintown community center on March 7 at 7.30 p.m. to discuss the sale of the parochial house - all welcome.

Scout Group news

On March 28 there will be a Parents Open information night at Knockingall Centre (Scout and Guide meeting hall) at 7 p.m. short presentation by County Commissioner Mr Dan O'Leary, Wexford.

Reserve Saturday, April 13, for Litter Pick up day, doing our bit for the environment, clean-up of the three roads from the church. We need lots of beavers/cubs/scouts and parents to come along and help please. More details at open information night for parents on March 28. 2019,

Active Retirement news

Day trip on Tuesday, March 26 - Nicholas Moss Pottery Bennettsbridge, Smithwicks Brewery Kilkenny, free time in Kilkenny shopping, €60 includes entry to above venues, coach and evening meal at Horse and Hound on way home. Contact Ann at 087 6677411 to book, or book through any of the committee members.

ARA Group Easter Hamper Draw - Lines on sale through ARA members for our annual Easter Hamper Draw, First Prize will be on display in Londis Piercestown from next week. €2 a line, or three for €5. Please support and thank you for your support in previous years.

Your news

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