Around the districts: Adamstown, Oulart, Taghmon Camross
Adamstown: Annual Adamtown Show - The 72nd annual Agricultural, Horticultural, Trade and Vintage Show will take place in Adamstown this coming Saturday, July 6. Judging will commence at 10 a.m. in the usual venue, Thanks to the Cullen, Whelan and Redmond families and Coláiste Abbáin Secondary School.
The show committee has spared no effort to have this year's show the best ever, with a total of 249 classes to be judged and be seen by young and old alike during the day-long event. There are 36 perpetual cups and trophies to be won in the Horse and Pony Section (contact Abi Kent at 087 915470); Sheep has 23 classes (contact Gavin Rothwell at 087 2023784): Horticulture, Cookery, Vegetables, arts, etc. has 123 classes (contact Mary Mernagh at 087 6320174): Dog entries and show jumping entries will be taken on field. Late entries will be accepted in all the above classes. Trade Stands welcome; contact Eunan Flood at 087 6143207.
There will be a Shamrock Vintage and ICA Display, Dolly's Super Confectionery and children's entertainment, plus the Tattersalls and Redmills all-Ireland Brood Mare Championship at 2 p.m. (approximately). Lots of car parking space available. Please obey the car parking stewards, and make their work easy. Admission for Adults is €8; OAPs and students €5; children under-12 are free. Come early and enjoy the event. Thank you for your support. For general enquiries contact Patrice Byrne at 087 6166926.
The weekly '30' card game continues in the community centre this Friday, July 5, at 9 p.m. Thanks to the ladies for the tea last week. Catering on Friday, July 5, will be by Breda Kelly, Valerie Kelly, Anne O'Brien and Eileen Moran. On Friday, July 12, catering will be by Dympna Rochford, Mary Lawlor, Edel Crean and Marie Dunphy. On Friday, July 19, catering will be by Ann McDonald, Una McDonald and Sinéad O'Gorman. Proceeds go to parish funds. Card winners on Friday, June 21, were Bridie Dillon, Chris Byrne, Matt O'Neill, John Hanley, Terry McDonald, Pat Byrne, Johnny Furlong, Jim Wickham, Kay Whelan and Patsy Byrne.
The next draw in the Adamstown lotto takes place this Friday, July 5, in the community centre for a jackpot of €6,000. Keep on buying the tickets and be in with a chance.
Hill Climb Rally in France
Congratulations to Brian Kirwan, Barrack's Road, who won his class and came 11th overall in the European Hill Climb Rally in France on the June Bank Holiday weekend. Well done, Brian.
On Tuesday, 20 June, 6th class children graduated from Adamstown NS. They attended Mass in St Abban's in which they were deeply involved in the ceremony. Thanks to Fr Nolan, principal Mr Cousins, class teacher Mrs Jennifer Carroll, Ms Rea and the school choir and all the other school staff who helped to make the day so memorable. They all received their graduation certificates and later enjoyed some lovely refreshments in the school with parents, grandparents and siblings. Thanks to the parents' association members for organising this. We wish the young students every happiness and good wish as they embark on the next stage of their lives in the various schools.
Thanks to the ladies from Brocurra for looking after the church and altars for the month of June. It is now the turn of ladies from Doononey/Rathkyle for the month of July. Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament takes place each week night. St Anthony's Mass continues every Tuesday night in St Abban's Oratory at 7.30 p.m.
Our monthly meeting was held on Wednesday, June 12, in the community centre. Our president, Helen Furlong, welcomed all and we got down to the business of the meeting. Everyone was enthusiastic about including an ICA stall again at this year at Adamstown Agricultural Show.
Our annual outing is on Wednesday, July 17, meeting in Adamstown at 9 a.m. and is open to non-members. A non-refundable deposit of €15 has to be paid by Saturday, July 6, as we need to know definite numbers by then. Total cost of outing is €70. This covers bus fare, breakfast at Wheelock's fruit farm, tour of Huntington Castle and dinner in the Bagnel Harvey on return journey and all tips. Contact any ICA member, or Helen at 086 3454036.
We finished up the night with a most enjoyable game of bingo, with lots of ladies winning scratch cards. Competition for a 5X7 unframed photo 'The Best Smile', was won by Helen, raffle won by Eileen. Tea hostesses were Frances and Breda, thank you both. Strawberries and cream were served to finish off, courtesy of Helen and Ned Furlong. Don't forget to visit our ICA stand on Saturday, July 6, at the Adamstown Show; you will be sure of a warm welcome.
The Oulart Active Retirement Association will hold its AGM on Tuesday, July 2, at 2 p.m. in Oulart Community Centre. All are welcome to attend and new members are especially welcome.
Sheila Mythen, chief organiser of the recent coffee morning and bric-à-brac sale at the Oulart Hill Bar for the Autism Unit of St Senan's School, Enniscorthy is pleased to announce that €650 was raised and she wishes to thank everyone who helped in any way.
Deserving of special mention is Christine Smyth, who was an invaluable helper as was Joan Kavanagh, who is always ready to lend a hand. Thanks to everyone who attended, who bought raffle tickets, who sponsored prizes (many preferring to remain anonymous), to the mothers who sponsored prizes and did some home-baking, to Tony, Marie and Joan for the lovely items for the bric-à-brac sale, to Helen for the delicious home-baking, to Lar Corrigan, who sponsored the Meat Voucher for the raffle and to Gary and Conor for the use of Oulart Hill Bar.
The Door Prize was won by Betty Redmond. The winners of the raffle were: John Dempsey (Meat Voucher), Brooke and Darryl Kehoe, Rory Nangle, Pad Mythen, Una Kavanagh, Amanda Burke, Jay Mythen-Keane, Kayla James, Catherine O'Connor, Sarah Byrne, Sinéad Mythen, Joseph Masterson. Sheila's grandson Kai attends the Autism Unit in St Senan's School and she is full of praise for the brilliant Unit and the dedicated staff who work there.
Oulart-The Ballagh senior camogie team were away to Rathnure in the first round of the championship, last Monday, June 24, and were victorious on a score-line of one goal 20 points to 10 points. They will play St Martin's in the second round, in Oulart on Monday, July 8. This promises to be a cracker and is not to be missed.
Split the Pot
The latest winner of Scoil Mochua's split-the-pot is Cillian McKenna who won €134.The school benefits to the same amount as the winners. The next draw will take place on July 1. Entry envelopes are available from the school and from local businesses. The parents' association say 'thank-you' to all who regularly play split-the-pot in support of the local primary school.
Scoil Mochua parents' association is now taking advance payments for playing split-the-pot When you pay in advance for 10 weeks you get one week free. Simply do the following to play Upfront - (1) Fill out the split-the-pot envelope as usual and put €20 in it.(2) Write Upfront on the envelope. (3) Put the envelope in any of the split-the-pot boxes in local businesses before 6 p.m. on Monday, June 24. You will then be covered to play in every draw till and including Monday, September 2.
Model County Draw
Oulart-The Ballagh had two winners in the June Draw. Congratulations to Darren and Adam Nolan, who won the 12th prize of a Midlands Park Hotel Holiday Voucher valued at €250 and to Michael and Geraldine Doyle who (HJ1) won the 21st prize of a Sam McCauley Chemist Voucher valued at €250.
The numbers drawn on June 24 were 7, 8, 27 and 28 the Bonus number was 10. The prize-fund stands at €13,200. There was no jackpot winner. The lucky-dip winners of €30 each were Tom Boland, Edel and Dan Nolan, Jim Doran, Garry Phillips and Mary Graham. The next draw will be held on July 1. Tickets are available from local promoters and from local businesses. Book of six for €10. Book of 12 for €20.
Oulart Text Alert
It costs only €10 to cover membership for two years, up till the end of 2020.To join at any time contact 087 3316866. Well done to the local volunteers who administer the Text Alert.
Joan & Friends Fun Run
Joan Kavanagh and friends are organising a Charity Fun Run/Walk/Jog to be held on Sunday, July 14, at 4 p.m. in Oulart. It will start outside Oulart Hill Bar and the entry fee is €10 for adults and €2 for children. Proceeds will go towards the Cardiac Unit Wexford Hospital. Phone Joan at 087 9019027 for further information.
The 10th Anniversary of the First Friday dances will be held this Friday, July 5, with the very popular Michael Collins providing the music to help all our supporters dance the night away in Camross Ballroom. There will be a free raffle for meal vouchers. Dancing 9.30 p.m. till midnight, adm. €10 including the tea. We hope to see you all there and thanks for helping us keep the doors open over the last 10 years.
Athletic club notes
Well done to James Hanlon, who claimed second in the walk and Aisling Kelly, who claimed third in 100 and 200, and second with relay at the Tailteann games in Santry recently.
The club would also like to wish all our athletes a great summer and hope to see all our members, and hopefully a few new faces, back in September.
St Garvan's NS, Caroreigh
SPORTS DAY - The sports day took place on Thursday of last week. All children had a very enjoyable day. The students council organised a Bouncy Castle Obstacle Course and the parents' council organised a Ice Cream Van. Thank to everyone who helped out.
ROUNDERS - Congratulations to our Girls Rounders team who captured the county title with a hard fought win against Glynn on Friday last in Taghmon. Well done to all involved.
PRESENTATIONS - Our Rising star Boys' Football team and Girls Rounders team received their medals Monday last. Kevin Waters, Cathaoirleach of the Rackard League officiated at proceedings and an enjoyable afternoon was had by all.
SUMMER HOLIDAYS - We wish everyone a very enjoyable summer. We wish sixth class all the best as they prepare to move on to second level. We re-open on Tuesday, August 27.
Camross Drama Group
Readings and rehearsals for our autumn shows are already under way. This year's DLI One Act festival play is 'Pity about Kitty' by Jimmie Chinn. Directed by Mary Brown, the cast includes Kellie Cox, Brid Casey, Cheryl O'Neill and Paddy O'Gorman. The accompanying fundraiser comedy is 'The Last of the Last of the Mohicans', directed by Philip Howlin. Cast members are Cathal Byrne, George Hussey, Gillian Dunlop, Breda Banville and Fr Robert Maguire.
Performance dates and venues TBA - Like our Facebook page for updates.
Taghmon ICA held its last meeting on June 19. We sarted the evening with a visit to Kathleen Murray's garden. Kathleen's garden was full of summer colour, its arranged over many rooms, not a weed or slug to be seen, it was a delight to visit. Following the garden visit we went to Eithne Magee's home for the meeting. Mary Noonan opened the meeting, welcomed everyone. She thanked Kathleen for showing us her garden an Eithne for hosting the meeting. Sympathy was extended to the Fanning, Lacey and Doyle families.
Some dates for your diaries: July 7 - Anita Lett rememberance. September 13 to September 15 Wexford weekend in An Grianan. September 22 - ICA walk, venues to be confirmed. July 3 - our tour to Russborough Hse, June Blakes garden and Newbridge Silverware, evening meal in Talbot Hotel, Carlow. Bus leaving church car park at 8.30, €55.
The winner of the nicest rose was Marie Keane. The meeting ended with a delicious tea and lots of chat. Next guild meeting September 18
New members are always welcome, we hope to meet you after the summer break.
GAA club news
Our under-13 hurlers are at home on Wednesday evening at 7.30. The club will be doing clean-ups at the grounds on the next few Saturdays (at 10 a.m.) - please pop down and give a hand if you have an hour or two to spare.
The lotto jackpot wasn't won this week so the jackpot increases to €13,700. The next draw takes place on July 9 Please encourage any family or friends living away from the area to support the draw through the new online Taghmon-Camross page on the KlubFunder website. Tickets are also available locally through all the usual channels.
Finally, club gear can now be bought online and there is a wide variety of kit available. Why not have a look at Taghmon-Camross Page on oneills.com and pick out something new to wear to the game or training.