Sunday 19 January 2020

Around the districts: Adamstown, Glynn-Barntown

Tina Moloney, Aileen Mullens and Ann Marie Carthy at the coffee morning for Brody Rae in Our Lady’s Island Community Centre
Tina Moloney, Aileen Mullens and Ann Marie Carthy at the coffee morning for Brody Rae in Our Lady’s Island Community Centre

Adamstown: Raheen Calendar 2020 - A calendar titled 'Statia's Snaps' Memories of Raheen post office' is now on sale.

The calendar comprises of photos taken primarily by the late Statia Murphy, spanning across four decades, these photos feature many local faces and is a great keepsake or gift. Costing €10 with all proceeds in aid of Raheen senior citizen's Christmas party.

The calendar will be available for sale after all weekend Masses in Raheen or can be purchased from any committee member. Contact Séamus at 086 6014837 or Shane at 087 1335582.


The weekly '30' Card Game continues in the community centre this Friday, November 22, at 9 p.m. Thanks to the ladies for the tea last week. Catering on Friday, November 22, will be Ann Marie Mackey, Ann Redmond and Catherine Furlong. Catering on Friday, November 29, will be Ellie Walsh and Stella Delaney. Catering on Friday, December 6, will be Cáit Bradley, Josephine Hendrick and Betty O'Shea. Catering on Friday the 13th will be Mary Kirwan, Lorna Komsa and Betty Cullen. Proceeds going to parish funds.

Card winners on Friday, December 8, were Paddy Furlong, Séamus Wickham, Seán Cullen, John Nolan, Nick Doyle, Andy Reville, Terry McDonald Betty O'Shea.

Adamstown NS News cake sale hosted by Adamstown NS parents' association along with the students council in the school hall on Thursday the 21st from 9.30 a.m. to 10.30 a.m. Split-the-pot draw this Wednesday, November 20. envelopes available costing €2 in Cullen's Gala, Adamstown Pharmacy, Brad Óg's Pub and Chipper and in the school. Thanks to everyone who donated clothes for clothes recycling fundraiser on Thursday last and also those who supported our wooden on the November Remembrance Tree in St Abban's Church. Your support is greatly appreciated.

St Abban's GAA

The Big Breakfast morning took place on Sunday, November 10, in Adamstown Community Centre. It was a very sociable occasion and received wonderful support from the community. Thank you to anyone who supported the event in any way - Adamstown ICA, Adamstown Community Centre, O'Neill's Foods, Gerard and Mary Kelly. Sponsorship - (Pettit's, Enniscorthy and Glanbia), everyone who attended the breakfast, gave donations and the fantastic team of workers from all areas of the club.

Congratulations to the Adamstown under-13 Hurlers, who won the New Ross Standard under-13 hurling Division 4 Shield by defeating St Patrick's 4-7 to 2-5. The team was: Conall Doyle, Alex Roche, Philip Wickham, Charles Kent, Martin Sinnott, Matthew Dunleavy, Seán Murray, Richard Whelan, Conor Curtis, Charlie Purcell, Ross English, Oisin McManus, Thomas McDonald, Frankie O'Brien, Watt Crean, Subs: Alfie White, Joe Whelan, Matthew Myers, Paddy Cash, Darragh Guinan and Luke Siggins.

Athlete of the Month

Congratulations to Joe Mooney, who was awarded Athlete of the Month Award from Wexford Athletics.

West Side Story

The Musical 'West Side Story' opens in St Michael's Theatre, New Ross this Tuesday, November 19, and continues till Saturday the 23rd. Among the cast are James Dobbs and Anthony Finn, both work in Cullen's Gala by day, but nighttime - it's a whole different world. Best wishes lads for a wonderful show.

November Masses

The November Masses in St Abban's Church will take place as follows: Monday, November 18 - Tomgarrow, Misterin, Rathkyle, Adamstown, Coolnagaree. Tuesday, November 19 - Oldcourt, Brocurra, Doononey, Woodview Drive. Wednesday, November 20 - Newtown, The Leap, Knockreigh, Coonogue Thursday, November 21 - Kellystown, Chapel, Raheenduff, The Barracks. Friday, November 22 - Glenour, Ballyvergin, Rathsilla, Fairfields. Saturday, November 23 - For all who died during the year. Mass in St Abban's Oratory will be celebrated at 7.30 p.m. each evening.

All present will receive a candle which will be left lighting before the Blessed Sacrament after Mass. Please return your envelopes as soon as possible, an offering is optional. You are welcome to attend every night or any other night.

St Vincent de Paul collection

The annual collection in aid of St Vincent de Paul will take place after Masses in Adamstown Church on Saturday and Sunday, December 7 and 8. We would ask people to be as generous as possible please, bearing in mind that all money collected stays in the local area to help those who are in need.

ICA News

The monthly meeting of the guild was held in the community centre on Wednesday, November 13. The president Helen Furlong welcomed everyone. After the business of the meeting was done with it was down to finalising details of the senior citizens Christmas party, on Sunday, December 8, in the Horse and Hound at 6 p.m. Invitations will be out next week and anyone who doesn't receive an invite and is eligible to attend please contact any ICA member, or Helen at 086 3454036.

Many thanks to all who supported our sponsored walk in aid of Christmas party and those who gave us donations. Total raised was €1,161 and will all go towards the party. Congratulations to Eileen Thorpe and Eleanor Power, who represented the guild at the ICA Bowling Competition in Wexford Leisure Max and were on the team who came second. The competition for Autumnal Arrangement of Foliage in a jam jar was won by Frances Gallagher, who goes on to represent the guild at the Federation meeting November 25 in the Riverbank Hotel Wexford. Raffle was won by Eileen Thorpe. Twelve guild ladies are attending the musical West Side Story, in New Ross next week.

A lovely tea was served by hostesses Cait Bradley and Liz Furlong, thank you ladies. A big thank you to all the ICA ladies for the wonderful response to the appeal for toiletries, clothing etc, for the Women's Refuge, we have a huge hamper of goods to deliver thanks to you're generosity. Next meeting Tuesday, December 10. Don't forget we love to welcome new members.


Community Games

Please join us at our annual fundraising table quiz for Glynn-Barntown Community Games, in the Sycamore House on Friday, November 22, at 9 p.m. Your support would be greatly appreciated.

Barntown Community Centre

An open invitation is extended to the more senior members of our community, for a free coffee morning and Social Gathering. Please come along to share ideas and have a chat about things you might like to see happening in our Community Centre. The date is TODAY - Tuesday, November 19, and the time is 10.30 a.m. Please join us in Barntown Community Centre - we would love to hear your thoughts.

The community centre is also available for hire - birthday parties, meetings events. Please get in touch and we will be happy to accommodate. Please contact Jimmy Dempsey at 086 3858429.

Glynn NS

Fundraising appeal: Please donate your unwanted items of clothing to raise funds for the Glynn NS Development fund. Please drop off items before 10 a.m. to Glynn Hall on Monday, December 9, We accept all reusable, re-wearable clothing, shoes, coats, bags, sheets, blankets, towel and soft toys. We cannot accept duvets or pillows. Thank you for your support.

Guests to our school: TD James Browne visited our school on Monday, November 11, and we now look forward to a visit from TD Brendan Howlin on Monday the 25th.

On the pitch: Our boys played Piercestown in the final of the Rackard league A Football - losing out narrowly in an epic encounter. Well done to all concerned.

Well done to the boys who have qualified for the final of the Mini Sevens and which is scheduled for Tuesday evening, November 19.

The girls Mini Sevens team lost out narrowly in the semi-final stages.

Our Rising Stars team play Bannow in the semi-final on Monday, November 18, at 2 p.m. in Killurin.

Science week: Our fourth class visited Teagasc as part of Science Week.

Radio Show: Shauna O'Reilly from the Ian Dempsey Breakfast Show will be in school on Tuesday, November 19, to talk to the children. She will be recording for a show at a later date.

School Calendar: Alan Roche Photography have produced a 2020 calendar to support the school development fund again this year. Last year's calendar was an enormous success so we hope you will support it again this year. The calendar is a high quality, ringbound A3 size, with photos from Glynn and the surrounding areas. A copy is also available to view on the Glynn NS website. The cost of the calendar will be €10 payable on collection.

Other activities: Congratulations to Izzy in sixth class who came second in Ireland in Gymnastics. Also congratulations to Aoife in sixth class who was seventh in the Leinster Cross Country running. She has qualified for the all-Ireland Championships.

Killurin Rowing Club

Table quiz in Marty's Pub in Killurin on Friday, December 6, start time 9 p.m. Raffle and quiz prizes. Table of four for €40. Owing to the success of last year's event, we will be hosting another 'Little Christmas' tea party and cake sale after Mass on Sunday, January 5, 2020.

Church news

Mass times: Masses this week are at 9.30 a.m. Tuesday and Thursday (Glynn), Wednesday at 9.30 a.m. in Barntown and Friday at 12.15 p.m. in Knockeen.

November Offerings: Envelopes are available at the back of both churches for remembrance of the dead.

Proposed Masses for Christmas Day: 7 p.m. Christmas Eve - Glynn. 9 p.m. Christmas Eve - Barntown. 8 a.m. Christmas Day - Glynn. 9 a.m. Christmas Day - Barntown. 10 a.m. Christmas Day - Glynn. 11.15 a.m. Christmas Day - Barntown. 12.30 p.m. Christmas Day - Knockeen Nursing Home. 1 p.m. Christmas Day - LATIN Mass Barntown.

Bambinelli Sunday

It's only four weeks away. An invitation will go to each child in the parish to bring the figure of the baby Jesus from their crib to weekend Masses to have Him blessed before Christmas. An olive wood Christmas tree decoration - which I blessed at Mass in Bethlehem recently - will be given to each child at the Mass. Festive gatherings are planned for both Glynn and Barntown after the 10 a.m. and 11.15 a.m. Masses on the day. Updates will be posted here. Parents and grandparents are invited to begin discussion of the celebration with their children and grandchildren.

Word of thanks

Much gratitude goes to teams on both sides of the parish for their work in welcoming the recently bereaved to the 10 a.m. and 11.15 a.m. Masses last weekend with refreshments. Both occasions highlight the care that lies at the heart of community here in Glynn-Barntown and the genuine thoughtfulness and warmth of so many of our people. Gratitude to Ms Cleary for the wonderful singing of the children's choir at the 11.15 a.m.

Split the pot

Congratulations to Richard Odlum on his recent lucky win of €113 in Barntown split-the-pot. Thanks to parish office for sale of ticket.

Galbally Craft Fair

Galbally Community Centre will host a Christmas Craft Fair, on Sunday, November 24, from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. Lots of local crafters will be in attendance with almost 20 tables already booked in with numerous gift ideas from a variety of vendors.

Come and enjoy the Christmas atmosphere, bring the kids to see Santa, and meet friends and neighbours while supporting a local community centre. Some tables still available.

For enquiries please call or text 087 2319219.


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.


Join us for lots of fun at 'After school ZUMBA with Saoirse'. Kids classes at 3.30 p.m. in Barntown Community Centre €5 per class. Adult class now at the earlier time of 7.15 p.m. - €7 per class. New members always welcome - call 086 0891903 or just turn up. See you there.


Yoga with Adrienne is back in Glynn Community Hall. Hatha Yoga on Wednesdays at 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.

Forever Fit Wexford

Active 50+ - Dance exercise to music with instructor Amanda Bourke. Every Tuesday in Glynn Community Hall 11 a.m. to midday. €10 pay-as-you-go. Amanda 087 9713339.

Social Dancing

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


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.

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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