Around the districts: Bree-Galbally, Crossabeg, Over the Water, Oylegate
Bree-Galbally: Christmas Craft Fair - Galbally Sports and Leisure Club Christmas Craft Fair will take place on Sunday, November 24, 2pm to 6pm.
For bookings please contact Jackie Byrne on 087 2319219.
Draughts and Chess
Community Games activities for the coming year are beginning this Tuesday, November 5 with Draughts and Chess classes in Bree Community Centre from 7 p.m. to 8.30 p.m. each Tuesday night. All children from the parishes of Bree, Davidstown and Cloughbawn, under-8 to 15 years welcome. Cost is €2 per child to a max of €5 per family.
Bree Parish Journal
Preparations are under way for this year's edition of Bree Parish Journal. All clubs and organisations in the parish are asked to have a report of their activities over the past two years ready. The committee is also looking for photographs particularly of groups of people from times past, as well as items suitable for publication pertaining to places or people of the area including notable family celebrations. All items to be advised to Jim and Clare Doyle, Garranstackle. Phone 053 9247706 or email email@example.com.
Bree Active Retirement
The Bree Active Retirement Christmas Lunch will be held in the Riverside Park Hotel on Thursday, December 19. Further details from 086 0747823.
Bingo continues Tuesdays at 9 p.m. in Byrnes of Bree. Books are €10 on the night and €2 bonus sheets are available.
Bree NS Enrolments
Scoil Seosaimh Naofa, Bree are currently seeking expressions of interest for Junior Infant enrolments for September 2020. If you wish to place your child's name on the enrolment list, please contact Melissa at reception on 053 9247725 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Enrolment packs will be forwarded to successful applicants in the Spring term of 2020. We are also seeking information for future enrolments from 2021 onwards.
Indoor athletic training has resumed in Bree Community Centre on Thursdays at 7 p.m. for 5-11 year olds and from 7.45 p.m. to 9 p.m. for Bree Athletic Club members. Cost is €2 per child to max of €5 per family.
Yoga Classes continue in Bree Community Centre with Grace Reddington on Thursday mornings from 10.15 a.m. to 11.30 a.m. Please bring your own mat. Cost is €10.
Crossabeg-Ballymurn's Intermediate footballers are playing in the county final on Saturday next, November 9, at 2 p.m. The venue has as yet to be decided. Please go out and support our lads.
Ferrycarrig Five Mile Road Race
An important date to save. The ever popular Ferrycarrig '5' five mile Road Race is back for 2020 and will be held on Sunday, January 5, Sponsored by Sheridan Insurances, they have now opened their links for entries to the race. See popupraces.ie/race/sheridan-insurances-ferrycarrig-five/
To celebrate the launch, they have an early bird price of €17.50. The first 100 people to register will be entered into a draw to win back their registration fee.
Huge congratulations to St Killian's juvenile athlete, Emma McCarthy, who won a well-deserved silver medal at the Leinster Cross County championships which were held in Gowran, Co. Kilkenny on Sunday week last.
A birthday Remembrance Mass for the late Ned Reck, Rocky Road, Midleton, Co Cork (and formerly Monmore, Crossabeg) will be offered up in Crossabeg church on Saturday, November 9, at 2 p.m. Brother of Tom, Pat, Dave and Joe, Betty O'Brien, Annie Quinn, Cathy O'Driscoll, Josie Griffin and Lena Goucher, he was pre-deceased by his parents Paddy and Annie, and his sister Mary Daniel.
The board of management of St Patrick's National School invites applications for the position of school caretaker (part-time). This position is seven hours per week. The successful applicant must be able to work the hours during the times as agreed by the principal/board of management. Ideally, applicants will have general maintenance and gardening skills, an understanding of caretaking duties and be willing to work cooperatively with school staff and management. Please send a Letter of Application and Curriculum Vitae, including at least two referees, to chairperson, board of management, Crossabeg NS, Sion, Crossabeg, Co. Wexford. Applications by post only. Please mark the envelope 'Caretaker Application 2019'. Candidates may be shortlisted by reference to their application and CV Garda vetting will be required before appointment.
Juvenile athletic training
St Killian's AC Indoor juvenile athletic training has resumed in the school in Crossabeg with training from 6.30 p.m. to 7.30 p.m. for boys and girls in first, second and third classes. All older athletes will train from 7.30 p.m. to 8.30 p.m. Training on Thursday evenings from 7.30 p.m. to 8.30 p.m. is only for fourth class athletes and upwards.
Vintage Club news
The Over the Water Vintage Club held a Road Run on Sunday, October 13, This run was to fundraise for the Lourdes Pilgrimage Trust (Group 94 children and young adults). The amount raised was €2,810. The success of that run was due in no small measure to the other Vintage Club members who participated and also to the tremendous local voluntary support which assisted with the catering (food/equipment), sponsorship of prizes, road stewardship and the many other aspects of the Road Runs which ensure their success on and off the road. A sincere thank you to everybody concerned.
Annual Christmas Coffee Day
Annis Kehoe of Slaneylodge, Crossabeg has announced the date for her annual and ever-popular fundraising Coffee Day which will be held in Kyle Forge on Saturday, December 7, On the day, those attending will be warmly greeted (with a roaring fire) as well as tea or coffee and lovely cakes and buns. This year Annis has again decided that all money raised will go towards the local Crossabeg-Ballymurn community centre development project at Garrywilliam. During the event, there will be lots of tarts, buns, mince pies, Christmas cakes and puddings, jams, vegetables, etc on offer, just in time for Christmas. During the day, a raffle will also take place, with lots of lovely prizes to be won. If you would like to place an order with Annis beforehand, then you should contact her on 087 2426146.
Over the Water
Forever Fit Wexford
DanceACTIVE50+ classes take place in Castlebridge hall every Friday afternoon, commencing at 2.30 p.m. These classes are suitable for all levels. It's pay-as-you-go for €10. You can exercise to music, dance, stretch, tone and strengthen muscles. Contact Amanda for further information at 087 9713339 or you can just go along on the day.
As it is never too early to start thinking about your garden, including vegetables, fruit and flower areas, Castlebridge Show committee are holding a Gardening Forum in Castlebridge community centre on Friday, November 8, at 7.30 p.m. Everyone is invited to attend, especially all gardeners and wannabe gardeners. So why not go along and meet and chat with the panel of local garden experts for a night of myths and tips and share your ideas. Admission is free and complimentary tea and coffee will be served.
Results of the Curracloe United lotto draw for Sunday, October 25. The numbers drawn were 9, 15, 23 and 24. There was no jackpot winner and one match-three winner, Tommy Mahon, c/o Darragh Connor, who received €300. The weekly draw takes place every Sunday night at 9 p.m.
Vintage Club news
The Over the Water Vintage Club held a Road Run on Sunday, October 13. This run was to fundraise for the Lourdes Pilgrimage Trust (Group 94 children and young adults). The amount raised was €2,810.
The success of that run was due in no small measure to the other Vintage Club members who participated and also to the tremendous local voluntary support which assisted with the catering (food/equipment), sponsorship of prizes, road stewardship and the many other aspects of the Road Runs which ensure their success on and off the road. A sincere thank you to everybody concerned.
Winners of the partners 45 cards in Hotel Curracloe were Kathleen Lacey and Pat Curran, Previous week's winners were George Murphy and Mary Murphy. Cards continue every Thursday night at 9 p.m. for Christmas turkeys. There is an open draw and all are welcome.
News items such as weddings, anniversaries, notices of meetings, sports results, etc., are most welcome. Email items to email@example.com or text to 086 1980775 by Thursday evening of each week.
Annual general meeting
St Ibar's/Shelmaliers camogie club will hold their annual general meeting on Friday, November 22, at 8 p.m. in Hollymount. Notifications will be sent out in the coming days. If you do not receive one, and would like to do so, please contact the secretary at 087 6983334.
Due to phenomenal demand Bridge Drama have added two extra dates to their run of 'Thy Will Be Done' on Thursday and Friday, November 14, and 15, 8 p.m. nightly. Tickets at €13 from wexfordartscentre.ie or call 053 9123764.
Oylegate Craft Fair 2019
The annual Craft Fair will be held in Oylegate Community Centre on Sunday, November 17, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tables €20 each.
Exhibitors from Oylegate and Glenbrien parish will be given first preference.
A certain number of tables will be assigned for TY students' mini-companies and, again, first preference will be given to students from Oylegate and Glenbrien, who should book before November 8. To book a table, please phone 087 6617527.
GAA club news
Lotto: GAA lotto syndicate winners of €100 for October were Caroline/Michelle Whelan and Patricia Quigley/Browne. Lotto winnings were €141. Next draw is Wednesday, November 27.
Best of luck: Oylegate GAA Club would like to wish Fergal Doran, vice-chair of the GAA club, the very best of luck in his tour of duty in the Lebanon.
The lights will be on at the walking track at the GAA Grounds every Monday, Wednesday and Friday evenings from 7.30 p.m. to 9 p.m. and the facility is available to all in the community, so come along and stay fit over the winter months. The couch to 5k group meet on Wednesday evenings. All welcome to take part.
Congratulations and best wishes for future happiness are extended to Aiden Murphy and Laura Dagger who got married last week.
Baby and Toddler Group
Baby and Toddler Group gathering every Tuesday (term-time) in Glenbrien Old School Centre from 9.30 a.m. to 11 a.m. This is an opportunity for young children and their carers (parents/grandparents/childminders) to meet. For more information, contact Claire Atkinson 087 1373579. Looking forward to seeing you there for a cuppa, a chat and a play.
Bingo In Mernaghs
The bingo in Mernaghs is now being run to raise much-needed funds for the local Tidy Towns. Bingo commences at 9.15 p.m. on a Thursday night and all support for this worthy cause would be greatly appreciated.