Monday 20 May 2019

Around the districts: Adamstown, Clonard, Glynn-Barntown, Taghmon-Camross

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.

Christmas Craft Fair

Coláiste Abbáin are holding their Christmas Craft Fair on Thursday evening, December 6, from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Free Entry to fair - Items on show will be wreaths, candles, fabric/knitted crafts, Christmas decorations/table centrepieces, buns/cakes, gifts and many many more.

This year trading is open to outside traders along with our own student creations. Looking forward to seeing you all there to enjoy the enterprise and creativity that is vibrant in Adamstown. Santas Grotto will be open from 6 p.m. to 7.30 p.m. Entry to Santa €3. Looking forward to your continued support.

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.

Coffee Break/Bingo

Raheen Family Resource Centre is hosting a Coffee Break and bingo morning for the older members of the community in Adamstown Community Centre on Tuesday, November 27, from 10.30 a.m. to 12.30 p.m.

The cost is €3 which includes tea or coffee and Toast followed by a novel game of bingo. Opened to everybody in the Adamstown community, do come along and enjoy.

GAA News

The AGM of St Abban's Adamstown GAA Club will take place on Sunday, December 2, in Newbawn Hall at 5.30 p.m.

Recycling collection

The parents' association in Adamstown NS will hold a Clothes Recycling Collection outside the school on Wednesday, November 28, from 9.30 a.m. Your support is much appreciated.

Senior citizens Christmas party

The senior citizens Christmas party will take place in the Horse and Hound on Sunday, December 2, at 6 p.m.

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, November 30, at 9 p.m. Thanks to the ladies for the tea last week. Catering on the night will be Cait Bradley, Josephine Hendrick and Betty O'Shea; Catering on Friday, December 7, will be Mary Kirwan, Lorna Komsa and Betty Cullen. Proceeds go to parish funds.


The next Adamstown National School split-the-pot draw is on Wednesday, November 28. Envelopes costing €2 are available in Cullen's Gala, Adamstown Pharmacy, Brad Óg's Pub and Chipper and in the school. Thanks for your support.

St Vincent de Paul

The annual collection in aid of St Vincent DePaul will take place on Saturday, December 8, and Sunday, December 9. Please give generously.

Rathnure Panto

Rathnure Pantomime Society presents their 24th Christmas Panto, Broomstick: Tinkerbell's Christmas Adventure in Rathnure hall on December 9, 10, 12, 13, 14, 16, 17, 27, 28 and 29 at 7.45 p.m. nightly. Early evening performances on the Sunday shows. Call 087 0687801 or 087 6954112, or book through Messenger on our Facebook page.


Lotto results

Clonard lotto results for Wednesday, November 21: winning numbers 4, 12, 18 and 23; no jackpot winner. 13 match-three winners receive €50 each: Ann Marie Sinnott; Ann Donovan; Jess Fenlon; B.J; Barry Murphy; Siobhán Cullen; Catherine O'Connor; Leona Farrell; Leo Stafford; Sophia Hendrick; Ann Gibbins; Liz Lane and Jay and Sam.

Jackpot for Wednesday, November 28, is €6,600. 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

November Pious List: This is available in your box of envelopes or at the back of Clonard Church.

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 Tuesday at 7 p.m.

Confessions In Clonard: Every Saturday from 5 p.m. to 5.45 p.m.

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.

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.

We would like to take this opportunity to thank all of the volunteers who have dedicated their time on a Friday night for so many years and to all of the people who have saved with us over the years, your support has been greatly appreciated.

Christmas Fair

The Clonard Christmas Fair will take place at Clonard Community Centre on Saturday and Sunday, December 8, and nine, from 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.

Saint Vincent de Paul

The annual Christmas Saint Vincent de Paul Appeal is due to take place across the churches of the diocese of Ferns on the weekend of December 1 and 2. Your support is sought.

A letter urging support for the many who still face food and fuel poverty will issue to the churches of the diocese next weekend. Saint Vincent de Paul - Neighbours Helping Neighbours.

SVP Christmas Fair

The Saint Vincent de Paul Society will be holding a Christmas Fair in St Michael's Hall, Thomas Street, Wexford on Saturday, December 1, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Coffee morning thanks

Wexford Hospice Homecare Committee would like to sincerely thank everyone who supported Ireland's biggest coffee morning for hospice together with Bewley's. This year an amount of €16,249 was raised. All funds raised at the community events will be used to benefit and enhance the local services of Wexford Hospice Homecare. Clonard Community raised €2,300 of this figure.

Cake sale postponed

Due to bereavement the cake sale in aid of the Rainbow Unit has been postponed.

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 are welcome.

Congratulations to Terry Hunt, selector of the under-nines on winning our split-the-pot draw, Seller was our Vice-president Aidan Gilbert, next draw is Tuesday, November 27. Envelopes are on sale now. Thanks to all for supporting us weekly. Split-the-pot is now available online at


Saint Vincent de Paul

The annual Christmas St Vincent de Paul Appeal is due to take place in Glynn and Barntown Churches, on the weekend of December 1/2. Your support would be greatly appreciated.

Collection thanks

Down Syndrome Wexford would like thank all who donated to their recent church gate collection. €243.94 was collected in Glynn and €551 collected in Barntown. Thank you to our collectors and to our parishioners for their generosity. Should you wish to donate, please visit our website

Glynn Hall AGM

The committee of Glynn Parish Hall will hold their AGM (in the hall), tonight, Tuesday, November 27, at 8 p.m.

Glynn NS

Enrolment: Application forms for enrolment are now available from the school office or also online at

Mini 7s: Wednesday, November 21, was a historic day in Glynn NS Both of our mini sevens teams qualified for the finals of the mini-sevens. They both put up a great show and while we were just beaten in both matches we were very proud of the way that the children played. They showed great spirit and brought great credit to the school and their families. A big thank you to the teachers who trained the teams. Photos can be seen on the following link.

Bag Packing: Thanks to all who supported our bag packing days in Dunnes Stores and thanks to Dunnes Stores for facilitating us.

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 Séamie Edwards, Pinewood, Wexford, who scooped €170. Congratulations to you Séamie. 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.


Badminton every Thursday night at 8 p.m. in Barntown Community Centre. Come on down and try it out. Equipment provided. Please contact Jimmy Dempsey at 086 3858429 for information or queries.


Taghmon Action Group (TAG) presents bingo, every Tuesday night in the TAG premises. Start time: 8 p.m. - doors open at 7.30 p.m. Also split-the-pot on the night. Tea and coffee available.

Barntown Heritage Group

Barntown Heritage Group have recently formed as a group which consists of a number of local volunteers. We are all about promoting and developing awareness of the huge depth of history within Barntown from famous events, historical structures and local people.

To achieve this we hope to work on a number of projects each year. At the moment we are working on resurrecting the Three Rocks Trail. This trail takes you through a historical journey of the famous three Rocks 1798 battle which was a huge part of the 1798 rebellion.

We will be adding information about our group's plans and progress on the website. We are always looking for anyone interested in getting involved and would be delighted to hear from you. Please send an email to or for more info contact Anne at 089 4316353.


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.


Disney Magic

The Little Sea Musical Society in association with the KSM Concert Orchestra are presenting their 'Disney Magic and Christmas Classics' concerts with performances also by the KSM Young Voices. There will be three locations, Carrig-on-Bannow Community Centre - Thursday, December 6. 8 p.m., St Mary's Hall, Fethard - Friday, December 7. 8 p.m. and Camross Community Hall - Saturday, December 8. 8 p.m.

Tickets can be purchased online at or call 089 9765414. Tickets can also be purchased in Camross Hall on Monday, December 3. from 7 p.m. to 8.30 p.m. Come and join us for a magical night's entertainment. Mulled wine, mince pies and sweets available during the interval. Adm. Adults €14, Children €10 (under-16).

Dancing at Camross

Liam Mannering will have you all dancing the night away at the December dance which will be held in Camross Ballroom on Friday December 7, with dancing from 9.30 p.m. to midnight. Admission is €10 including the tea.

Caroreigh NS

MR COUSINS AND MS KELLY - A fantastic day was had by all in Caroreigh NS on Friday last, as pupils, staff, parents and members of the wider community gathered to say thanks to Ms Kelly and Mr Cousins for all their work over the years and good luck in their new position as school principals in Glenmore NS and Adamstown NS respectively. Mass was celebrate in the church to begin with followed by entertainment, refreshments and presentation in the school hall. Many thanks to the parents' council for their help with this event.

RACKARD LEAGUE - Congratulations to the Rackard league boys' Football team who qualified for the final of Rising Stars Competition following a hard fought 1-5 to 0-3 win over near neighbours Clongeen.

TAG Bingo

All are welcome to join us Tuesday nights in the TAG centre at 8 p.m. Doors open at 7.30 p.m. This week's winners were jackpot winner Ann Codd €350, 50/50 €62 Louie Roche. Winner of the free books (door prize) was Anne McGee. Well done to all. Next week jackpot €200.

GAA Update

The Club Racenight is taking place on Friday December 7. Please ensure that all sponsorship and cards are returned on Wednesday night. Margaret will be collecting completed cards and sponsorships at the Centre on Wednesday night (November 2) between 7 p.m. and 8 p.m. Liam Spratt will be commentating and a night of great craic is guaranteed.

Please also note that the club's AGM is also coming up next Sunday afternoon at 3pm.


The AGM of the Camross IFA will be held on Tuesday, November 27, at 8 p.m. in the new school in Caroreigh. Speakers on the night will be JJ Kavanagh (IFA) and Brendan Moore (Crime Prevention Officer). Existing members and new members are welcome to attend.

History Society journal launch

The Taghmon History Society will launch their 2018 journal in Taghmon Community Centre on Friday, November 30, at 8 p.m. Members may pick up a copy of the journal on the night. The journal will also be on sale for €15. Refreshments will also be served on the night.

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