Wednesday 29 January 2020

Around the districts: Adamstown, Glynn-Barntown

Kay Gahan, Brendan Kirwan, Frances Kirwan, Penny Daly and Marie Baker at the Wexford Gymnastics Club 40th year celebrations in the Farmers Kitchen Hotel
Kay Gahan, Brendan Kirwan, Frances Kirwan, Penny Daly and Marie Baker at the Wexford Gymnastics Club 40th year celebrations in the Farmers Kitchen Hotel

Adamstown: Environment Awards - Congratulations to John and Ann O'Brien, Adamstown, who received an award and hamper at the recent annual Wexford County Council Environment Awards Ceremony in the Ferrycarrig Hotel. Well done John and Ann.

Adamstown lotto results

The winning numbers in the Adamstown lotto draw on Friday, November 29, were 1, 9, 21 and 25. There was no jackpot winner. One match-three winner - Catherine Asple, Garryduff, who received €200. The next draw is on Friday, December 13, in the community centre for a jackpot of €8,200. Keep on buying the tickets and in doing so help our local GAA, Soccer Clubs and Parish Committee.

St Abban's GAA Club

A word of thanks from St Abban's GAA Club for your co-operation and support over the last six years. The club has made great progress in recent times and this would not be possible without the support of the entire parish. Any progress made, we hope will be of benefit to everyone in the community. From Dessie Doyle. who has stepped down as club chairperson.


The weekly '30' Card Game continues in the community centre this Friday, December 13, at 9 p.m. Thanks to the ladies for the tea last week. Catering on Friday, December 13, will be Mary Kirwan, Lorna Komsa and Betty Cullen. Catering on Friday, December 20, will be Maureen Bradley, Linda Duffy and Denise Harler. Proceeds going to parish funds.

Card winners on Friday, November 29, were Andy Reville, Pat Quinn, Tom Rochford, John Murphy, Matt O'Neill, John Hanley, James Hendrick and Mick Bolger. Christmas Ham winners: Mick Bolger and Matty Sullivan.

The card players extend their sympathy to Chris Byrne on the death of her brother in England and formerly Ballyshannon Lane. May he rest in peace.

Wishing Terry a speedy recovery to full health soon from all the card players.

Coláiste Abbáin Christmas Craft Fair

Excitement is building in the school in the run up our annual Christmas Craft Fair from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Thursday, December 12. Entry is free.

Lots of wonderful Christmas presents will be on sale from both our own students and outside traders. Tea and coffee will be served.

Santa will also be making an appearance in his grotto from 6 p.m. to 7.30 p.m., €5 per child. Face painting €1, free entertainment, art activities and Christmas tattoos available on the night. Come along, support local traders and enjoy the festive and entrepreneurial spirit that is vibrant in our village.

ICA News

ICA ladies, remember our monthly meeting takes place on Tuesday, December 10, as school concert is on Wednesday the 11th.

Please have your membership money on the night and please bring €10 in lieu of Kris Kindle. Like last year it was decided to donate the money instead to the Women's Refuge. Put on your festive gear ladies, jumpers, hats, jewellery, whatever takes your fancy, we're going to have a fun night Ho. Ho. Ho.

Adamstown National School News

Split-the-pot winner on Wednesday, December 4, was Daniel Payne (first class) who got €60 purchased in the school. School winner was Róisin Cullen. Next split-the-pot draw on Wednesday, December 18, the last one for 2019. Thanks to everyone for their support.

Adamstown National School Children's Concert is on Wednesday, December 11, in Coláiste Abbáin at 7 p.m. Admission on the night is €5 for all excluding Primary school children. There will also be a raffle on the night organised by the parents' association with some great prizes. All funds raised will go towards funds to upgrade the school playground. Hope to see you all there on the night.

Shamrock Vintage Club News

The Shamrock Vintage Club held it's annual Ploughing Match in New Ross on Sunday, December 1. The following are the results.

Pedestrian class: 1st-Dave Levingstone. 2nd Joe Kehoe. Single Furrow 1st-Phil Jackman, 2nd Nick Walsh, 3rd Oliver Power Trailer Class: 1st-Jim Cullen, 2nd Willie Murphy, 3rd Sean Murphy. 2 Furrow Mounted T.V.O: 1st Tommy Kielty; 2nd Seamus Byrne, 3rd Aidan O'Neill. 2 Furrow Diesel: 1st J.J. Wickham, 2nd Liam O' Reilly, 3rd John Moore. Jim McGee Cup Phil Jackman. Byrne Bros Trophy Phil Jackman. Pat Byrne Trophy John Walshe. Novice: Tom Jackman, Steven O'Gorman.

The club would like to thank the landowners, sponsors and judges and wish all its supporters a happy Christmas.


Our sympathy to Margaret and Pat O'Leary on the death of Margaret's mother Mrs Mary Kate (Maisie) O'Donohoe, Rathimney, Gusserane, who died on November 29. Our sympathy also to Fr Noel Hartley on the death of his sister Anastasia Finn, Kilcormac, Boolavogue on November 27. May they rest in peace.

Adamstown Tidy Towns Adamstown Tidy Towns will be selling homemade Christmas Wreaths in Coláiste Abbáin Christmas Craft Fair on December 12 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Wreaths are now on sale in Cullen's Gala at a cost of €10. All proceeds will go towards our very own Adamstown Tidy Towns.

GAA Committee Meeting

An Adamstown GAA Committee Meeting will take place on Thursday, December 12, in Adamstown Community Centre at 8.30 p.m. Can everyone please attend this important meeting of the new committee.

Development Committee Meeting

A Development Committee meeting will be held in Adamstown Community Centre on Thursday, December 12, at 9 p.m. Can all members of the committee please attend this important meeting.


Glynn Community Hall

Join us at our Christmas Bazaar after 10 o'clock Mass on Sunday, December 15. All the usual novelties including wreaths, cake stall, bottle stall, bric-à-brac, toys etc. There's something for everyone in the family. See you there.

Barntown Community Centre

To all the older people in our community. Join us for a free coffee morning and Social Gathering at 11 a.m. on Thursday, December 12, to share ideas and have a chat. We look forward to seeing you there.

The community centre is 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.


Badminton continues in the 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. See you there.

Well Dance and Movement

Following on from a successful coffee morning held by Barntown Community Centre recently, an exciting new activity has commenced for the more senior members of our community. You are invited to join Saoirse, for a session of 'Well Dance and Movement' at 11 every Tuesday in Barntown Community Centre. Combining Music and Movement is a recipe to feeling wonderful.

This class will guide you through a some simple, gentle, modern dance movements and exercises to music, which help to improve balance, fluidity, flexibility and strength. Saoirse is a recent graduate from Inchicore College of dance and has also completed her first year of Exercise and Fitness Training with university of Limerick. Don't miss out - get to the session - €5 per class - and yes, there will be chairs to take a breather.

Glynn National School

Christmas Arrangements - dates for your diary. December 12: Infant Christmas Play (hall) at 1 p.m. December 12: First and second class Nativity play in the church at 7.30 p.m. December 17 and 18: Christmas play for third, fourth, fifth and sixth classes at 7.30 p.m. in the hall.

On behalf of the school community we wish to thank the parish and hall committee for the use of their facilities. Tickets for the shows on December 17 and 18 (third class to sixth class) will go on sale on Monday, December 9. Families of participating children will get first preference and will be limited to four per family. Any surplus ticket will be go on sale on Monday, December 16.

Christmas Jumper Fundraising initative - December 19: The Students Council are organising a Christmas Jumper Day when children are encouraged to wear a Christmas jumper, hat, tie, T-shirt, etc. All proceeds will go to Crumlin Children's Hospital. Please donate as much or as little as you wish and do not go to any expense.

School Holidays - December 20: School closes at 12.30 p.m. for the Christmas holidays. January 6: School re-opens.

Rackard League - Medals for the Rackard League and Mini Sevens will be presented on December 19. We will post arrangements on the school website as soon as they are finalised.

Parents' association - Please support the annual PA Christmas Raffle, which will be held on the night of the final show. Raffle cards are enclosed with this newsletter. Please return on or before December 18.

School Building - Building work on the new classroom and two new SET rooms will commence on January 6 the current fourth class prefab has been donated to Killurin Rowing Club. Between Christmas and summer, second class and third class will be in Room 11 (the present third class room) which will be divided in two and fourth class will go to room one (the present second class room). Apologies for the inconvenience. It is envisaged that all work will be completed before the end of August.

Split-the-pot - Congratulations to Mary Dunbar, who won €143 in the latest split-the-pot. The next draw will take place during the concert on December 17.


Hard luck to our minor camogie team beaten by St Martin's in championship recently. This brings all camogie activity on the field to a close for 2019.

Santa at the Clubhouse

Santa is coming to Glynn-Barntown GAA Clubhouse on Sunday, December 15, 4.30 p.m. to 6.30 p.m. Complimentary mince pies, tea, coffee, mulled wine, face painting, colouring competition, raffle, festive music and an opportunity to wish your neighbours a Merry Christmas. €10 per child max €25 per family. u1s free.

Senior GAA

The GAA AGM took place recently and we wish the new club executive committee for the coming season well in their endeavours. We are also delighted to welcome Ena Kehoe to the role of club president. Ena has been a long and loyal supporter of our club and is well deserving of the role.

New club lotto

The first draw of our new club lotto took place on Wednesday, December 4, Numbers drawn - 6, 24, 28, 32.

There was no jackpot winner but three match-three winners - Barbara Riordan, John Wickham and Michael Ryan. Next draw will be in Marty's on Wednesday, December 11. The jackpot is now €2,200

Bambinelli Sunday

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 was blessed by Fr Carroll 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 (December 15). Parents and grandparents are invited to begin discussion of the celebration with their children and grandchildren.

Christmas masses

The following times are 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.

Notes deadline

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

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