Wednesday 29 January 2020

Around the districts: Adamstown, Glynn-Barntown

Catherine Wallace and Theo Morrissey at the launch of the Picture House 2019/2020 season in Wexford Arts Centre
Catherine Wallace and Theo Morrissey at the launch of the Picture House 2019/2020 season in Wexford Arts Centre

Adamstown: Parents' association AGM - The annual general meeting of Adamstown NS parents' association took place on Thursday, October 3.

Thanks to all who turned up, your support and input is appreciated. It has been agreed that all efforts of fundraising this year will go towards the cost of additional dry area (tarmac) for the school children to play on during the wet days.

Thanks for all the help to two outgoing members from last year - Orla Doyle and Maryka Graham, and extending a warm welcome to two new members, Liz Moran and Noeleen Burrows.

The members of the committee for this school year are: Michelle Payne - chairperson: Ann Marie Nolan - secretary: Bridget Colfer, Sharon Whelan, Yvonne English, Annette English, Caroline English, Lisa Egan, Liz Moran, Noeleen Burrows. Thanks to everyone for your continued support to the fundraising activities of the committee, which benefits all the school children.


The weekly '30' Card Game continues in the community centre this Friday, October 18, at 9 p.m. Thanks to the ladies for the tea last week. Catering on Friday the 18th will be Rosie Siggins, Maria Murphy and Maura Barden. Catering on Friday, October 25, will be Breda Bolger, Helen Furlong and Liz Furlong. Catering on Friday, November 1, will be Frances Gallagher and Mary J Furlong. Proceeds going to parish funds.

Card winners on Friday, October 4, were Bridie Dillon, Chris Byrne, Phil and Mary Jackman, Matt O'Neill, John Hanley.

Adamstown lotto Results

The winning numbers in the Adamstown lotto draw on Friday, October 4, were 1, 7, 14 and 16. There was no jackpot winner, the following three players matched three numbers and each got €70. Paddy Cahill, Taghmon, Eugene Bradley, Newbawn and Shane O'Neill, The Boola. The next draw is in the community centre on Friday, October 18, for a jackpot of €7,400. Do keep on buying the tickets be in with a chance.


Our deepest sympathy to Kay Tawse, Bushpark, Oldross on the death of her husband Peter following a tragic accident on Sunday last. Sympathy also to his family in England and all the Furlong family, Misterin, His funeral service took place in St Abban's Church on Friday last with burial in the adjoining cemetery. May his gentle soul rest in peace.

Split-the-pot Draw

The lucky winner in the Adamstown NS split-the-pot draw in Wednesday, October 9, was Louise Whelan (Jun Inf) who got €80. The school seller's prize went to Ava Kelly. Many thanks for your continued support.


The death occurred on Thursday, October 3, of Benny McCabe. Templenacroha, to his wife Kay, daughters Marie, Therese, Bernie and son Aidan, grandchildren, sisters our deepest sympathy. Our sympathy also to his brothers-in-law Jack and Jimmy Galway, sister-in-law Anna McCarthy, extended family, neighbours and friends. Benny's funeral Mass was celebrated in the Church of St John Paul, Raheen on Saturday, October 5, with burial afterwards in Adamstown Cemetery. May his kind soul rest in peace.

Our sincere sympathy to Jack O'Donohue and family, Tomgarrow on the death of his grandmother, Mrs Maureen Ivors, Upper Ballingarry, Co. Tipperary, who died on October 2. May she rest in peace.

Tidy Towns Committee

Congratulations to Adamstown-Maigh Arnaí on entering for the first time in SuperValu Tidy Town competition 2019. Adamstown Village has great potential further in the competition. The completion of some high profile projects in the coming years will help attract a greater number of volunteers to the cause and this will ease the future workload of the committee in progressing ongoing enhancement schemes. You are wished well for the future. Well done to all.

Development Meeting

Cllr Pat Barden will host Development meeting on Thursday, November 7, in Adamstown Community Centre at 9 p.m. All individuals, Clubs, Businesses and Organisations are invited to attend this important meeting with a view to establishing a Development Committee for the Adamstown Community. It is imperative for Adamstown to establish a Development Committee in order to capitalize on funding available with the overall aim of enhancing and developing amenities within our village. All individuals, Clubs, Businesses and Organisations are invited to attend this important meeting.

Rainbows Ireland

Raheen Family Resource Centre will be running a Rainbows Bereavement Programme for the first and second class children, on Monday from 3.30 p.m. to 4.30 p.m. beginning November 4 For more information or to book a place for your child contact Bridget at Raheen Family Resource Centre at 051 442888.

Free Parents Talks

Raheen Family Resource Centre is organising two free talks for parents in the coming weeks. The talks will be by the author and therapist Carina McEvoy. The next talk is on Thursday, October 24, and the subject is 'Raising Resilient and Confident Children'. Booking is essential. For further information or bookings contact Joyce or Bridget at 051 442888 or email

Adamstown GAA

Date for your Diary. St Abban's Adamstown GAA are holding a table quiz in Foley's Bar, Newbawn on Friday, October 4, at 8.30 p.m. All are welcome to come along to support your local club.

Line Dancing Classes

Line dancing classes have started in Raheen Hall every Tuesday Morning at 11 a.m. Come along and get and stay fit while enjoying yourself. This dancing is so good for bone density. Men and Women all ages welcome. For further information please call Sarah at 087 9792483.


Spooky coffee morning

You are invited to Barntown Community Centre on Sunday, October 20, for our Pumpkin Carving Competition Display and Spooky coffee morning. Please come along any time between 10.30 p.m. to 12.20 p.m. and have a creepy coffee and a spellbinding scone..

There will be a display of all the kids Pumpkin carvings with results announced at 12.15.

For details on how to enter the competition please call Sonia at 087 7537116. Spook you all there.


There will be an information meeting in Mary Jo's on Tuesday, October 22, at 8.30 p.m. Anyone with an interest in the activity is welcome to come along.


Badminton in Barntown Community Centre every Monday and Thursday night at 7 p.m. All levels from Beginners to Advanced players are welcome. Play for fun, or be competitive, the choice is yours. All equipment provided.


Yoga with Adrienne is back in Glynn Community Hall. Adrienne, a qualified and experienced yoga instructor, recently held a successful intro to yoga in Glynn Hall and now is planning a six-week block of classes. Hatha Yoga with Adrienne Wednesday, October 9, 7.30 p.m. Prices: Adult + child six wk = €75. Adult only six wk = €50. Child only six wk = €30. All ages from under-12 and up welcome. Text/call 087 2357584 to book your place.

Glynn NS

Workshops: George O'Connor will give a Mental Wellbeing talk for parents in Co. Wexford Education Centre on November 12. There is also an Autism Workshop for parents on November 5 also in Co Wexford Education Centre.

Sing out Loud: Our fifth and sixth classes are busy preparing for Sing out Loud which will take place on November 17 in the Opera House.

Mini Sevens: Well done to the girls who have qualified for the third phase of the Mini Sevens.

On the pitch: The girls Rising Stars team got off to a winning start last week while the two Rackard League teams have qualified for the A quarter finals.

Barntown Community Centre

Dear Fellow Barntowners, We hope by now that you are aware of our commitment to getting a new and improved Community Centre. We can only do this with your help. We are asking households to sign up to our three-year fundraising plan. To ensure we can finance the project to completion we are asking you to sign up to €250 a year. That's less than €5 a week. If you need more information or assistance, or would like us to bring you an information Brochure or Sign Up to your home, please let us know. Thank you. Contact: Anthony Whelan (chairperson) - 087 2833709. Niamh Doyle - 087 6571784. Anne McDonnell - 089 4316535.John Doyle - 087 7021218. Sonia Hunt - 087 7537116.

Anyone wishing to hire out the community centre in Barntown should please contact Jimmy Dempsey at 086 3858429.

Hospice Coffee Morning

The recent Bewleys coffee morning in O'Brien's Londis raised €350 for our local hospice. Thank you to the event organisers and to Londis customers for your support on the day.


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. Try your luck.


Whist drive now back in full swing in Glynn Community Hall, every Wednesday at 8 p.m. See you there.


Hard luck to our under-14 camogie team who unfortunately missed out on the title with a loss in their replayed county final last Sunday. The girls fought hard on the day but it was not to be and Kilrush took the spoils. Well done to all involved.

Our Junior B camogie team had to settle for second place also on Sunday when they were defeated by Taghmon-Camross in their county final. The girls put in an excellent performance in a very tight game but the opposition pulled clear in the end. Well done to all players and management.

Coiste na nÓg

Well done to our under-15 Footballers through to a Co Premier semi-final after a win over St Anne's recently.

We wish our minor footballers every success in their Co Premier final on Wednesday, October 16, at 7.15 p.m. in Bellefield.

Our Academy kids were delighted to pose with the Bob O'Keeffe and O'Hanrahan cups last Saturday morning at training.

Senior GAA

Wishing our junior hurlers all the best in their upcoming county final v Rosslare on Sunday, October 20, in Wexford Park. Time tbc. The men had an impressive win over St Martin's in tough weather conditions last weekend.

THANKS - Gratitude to everyone who supported and organised our recent very successful fundraiser - Our Gala race night was well attended and enjoyed by all.

WEDDING BELLS - Congratulations to club mentor PJ and his lovely bride Elaine, who exchanged wedding vows recently. We wish them many years of health and happiness.

GEAR ORDER - The final gear order of 2019 has been submitted. Those, who ordered will be contacted by text as the gear arrives. Thank you for your orders and thanks to all the volunteers who give so much time to the club gear and shop efforts.

Zumba for kids/adults

Join Saoirse for a session of Zumba and discover a fun way to exercise to a mix of traditional and zumba music. A good workout is guaranteed so bring water.

ZUMBA with Saoirse every Tuesday for Kids from 3.30 p.m. Barntown Community Centre - €5 per class. Hall open from 3 p.m.

ZUMBA with Saoirse every Tuesday for Adults 7.15 to 8.15 p.m. Barntown Community Centre - €7 per class. (Please note slight change of class time for adults).

Fully qualified Zumba instructor. Garda Vetted. Saoirse's contact details: 086 0891903.

Split the Pot Barntown

Congratulations to Paula Newell, who was the lucky winner of €110 in the recent split-the-pot draw. Mary Doyle sold the lucky envelope. Thank you for your continued support.

Confirmation and Communion

Confirmation in Glynn in 2020 takes place on March 21 at 11 a.m. Confirmation takes place at 2 p.m. in Barntown on the same day. First Communion takes place on May 9, 2020, at Glynn at 11 a.m. and on May 16, 2020, in Barntown.

Adoration at Barntown Church

Adoration takes place every Tuesday at Barntown Church from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Everyone is welcome. Anybody wishing to commit to one hour would be most welcome. Please contact the parish office at 053 9120853.

Social Dancing

Learn to jive, waltz, Quick-Step and more at dance classes in Glynn Parish Hall every Monday at 8 p.m. Classes start on September 23. Beginning and Advanced Dancers all welcome. For further information contact Aileen at 086 8469443.


Barntown CGI Brigins and Guides. Meetings continue on Wednesdays from seven to 8.30 p.m. New Brigins (seven to 10 years) and Leaders (18+) welcome. Contact Eithne at 086 2468940.

Notes deadline

Notices for Glynn-Barntown area should be sent by 10 a.m. on Fridays for publication the following Tuesday. Please phone or text Hillary at 087 2028065 or email

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