Wednesday 29 January 2020

Around the districts: Clonard, Glynn-Barntown, Murrintown, Piercestown, Taghmon-Camross

Clonard: Clonard lotto - Results for Wednesday, October 9. This week's winning numbers 4, 7, 15 and 26. No jackpot winner.

18 match-three winners receive €36 each: Bridget Murphy; Ciara Edwards; Bridget Monaghan; P Kennedy; Seán Doyle; Kathleen Reynolds; M Murphy; Samantha Moran; Elizabeth Sullivan; Kathleen Burke; Trish Field; Geraldine Lennon; Maurine Rossiter; Leghainne Grace; Mrs Walsh; Nicola Hendrick; Mandy Slevin, and Ita Wilson.

Jackpot for Wednesday, October 16, is €17,000, Reserve jackpot €9,850. Lotto Tickets are €1.50 at the parish office or from any promoter. Lotto draw takes place every Wednesday night at Clonard Bingo at 8.30 p.m. If you wish to join or be a promoter, please call to the parish office to have it arranged. Results available on or Facebook.

Church news

Dates For Your Diary: Sunday, November 3, Clonard Parish Remembrance Service at 7 p.m.

Family Liturgy Group 20th Anniversary: We had a wonderful celebration of Mass to mark the occasion of the 20th Anniversary of the Family Liturgy Group. The idea for the new group came about in 1999 when Monsignor Lennon, Sister Marion of the Schoenstatt Sisters and a number of parishioners formed the Family Liturgy Group. Phil Walsh was invited to become musical director and Sister Marion was director of the group till she left the parish. The Family Liturgy Group has and continues to animate our 10 a.m. Mass, with music, readings, and pageant. It was great to see and welcome so many past members and leaders back. The Family Liturgy Group is always looking for new members. Children, who have made their First Holy Communion and upwards, are welcome to become members of the Family Liturgy Group, come and join us. May the Lord continue to Bless each of you as you carry on this important Ministry in our parish.

Adoration: on Monday 10.30 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Tuesday 7.30 p.m. to 9 p.m. Everyone is welcome to drop in at any time. Anyone, who would like to commit to one hour would be most welcome. Please contact the parish office at 053 9123672.

Acorn Shop: Clonard parish office. Opening Hours: Monday to Friday 9.30 a.m. to 1 p.m., Wednesday 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. Gifts, Cards, Mass Cards, Statues, Prayers.

Confessions In Clonard: Every Saturday from 5 p.m. to 5.45 p.m.

Clonard Parish Radio; All Church services are broadcast on 92.9 FM Please inform people who are sick or housebound so that they can join us over the airwaves. Masses: Saturday Vigil Mass 6 p.m. Sunday 9 a.m., 10 a.m., and 11.30 a.m. Monday, Wednesday Thursday and Friday: 10 a.m. and 7 p.m. Tuesday 10 a.m. Bank Holiday Monday 11 a.m. only. Service of Holy Communion Tuesdays at 7 p.m.

Christmas Fair

The Clonard Christmas Fair is on Saturday and Sunday, December 7, and 8, 2.30 p.m. to 5 p.m. Stalls available, book and pay by October 31 to avail of a €5 discount. One day - €30: Early bird €25. Two days - €45: Early bird €40. To book or for more information contact Karen at 053 9123672.

Active Retirement

Next Retirement Group meeting Wednesday, October 30, at 2.30 p.m. Clonard Community Church, New members always welcome. Please contact Tony at 087 6094587 for further details.

Na Fianna GAA

Winner of split-the-pot was Brid Doyle. Seller was Aidan Gilbert. Training for under-nine and under-11 boys 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. and under-10 and under-12 camogie girls 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. in St Peter's College Alleys.


Male Voice Choir

It's that time of the year and the Wexford Male Voice Choir will be in concert at the Spiegeltent on Bank Holiday Monday, October 28, at 2 p.m. Admission price is €10, which can be paid on the door, or tickets are available from the Spiegeltent Booking Office or from any choir member.

We are delighted to announce that we have released a new CD - 'What Would I Do Without My Music' and will be performing a number of the tracks from the CD at the concert. Thanks indeed for your continued support of Ireland's longest established Male Voice Choir.


Just a quick reminder to my fabulous Zumba team, that there will be no adult Zumba class this Tuesday, October 22, due to the Fireworks display in Wexford. My Kids class will go ahead as normal at 3.30 p.m. Have a great night everybody - see you all back on October 29 at the earlier time of 7.15 p.m. New members always welcome call 086 0891903 or just turn up. Saoirse x.


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

Glynn National School

Bag Packing: Glynn NS will be 'bag packing' slot in Dunnes Stores on Thursday, 24th, Friday the 25th and Saturday the 26th. Please support. All proceeds in aid of the school hall project.

Spooky Dress: The children will dress up in their Hallowe'en costumes on Friday, October 25.

Split-the-pot: Congratulations to Marguerite Curran, who won €182 in the latest split-the-pot.

On the pitch: The girls quarter final will be against Ballyellis at 2.30 p.m. on Wednesday, October 23, in Killurin.

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.

Coiste na nÓg

Hard luck to our minor footballers defeated by Naomh Eanna Gorey in the Premier county final on Wednesday evening. Our lads put up a good fight but Naomh Eanna took the title. Well done lads and management on a great season.

Senior GAA

The GAA club would like to thank all those who supported our recent race night and to acknowledge our generous sponsors and hard working committee. Well done, all.

CLUB LOTTO - Results Wednesday, October 16, Numbers drawn were 3, 16, 27 and 30. No jackpot winner.

Three match-three winners: Clem and Brideen Doyle, Fionn Cooney and Anne Marie Breen. Next draw in Marty's Wednesday, October 30.

Jackpot now €4,000

CLUB FORUM - A Club Forum will be held in the coming weeks. Details will be circulated closer to the time. All welcome to attend.


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, 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.

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.

Please go to and find the Sign Up on the drop down.

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.

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.


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.

Split the Pot Barntown

Congratulations to Jack Kent, who was the lucky winner of €130 in the recent split-the-pot draw. Thank you for your continued support.


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.

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.

Brigins and Guides

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.

Bless a Bulb

Parishioners at Barntown are invited to attend at the 'blessing of bulbs' during Masses on Saturday and Sunday, November 2, and three. It is hoped to sow the bulbs (daffodils) in the church grounds later that week. Each family is asked to pick a bulb at the church porch in memory of a deceased friend or relative. The bulb will be blessed during Mass and parishioners are then asked to place the bulb in a basket at the altar as Mass concludes. As November is the month traditionally associated with the deceased, this initiative affirms our belief in everlasting life for ourselves and our loved ones and it draws attention to 'our common home' - the earth - which we are asked to love and tend carefully. Remembering our passed loved ones - caring for our environment - cherishing local beauty.

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.

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


Split the Pot

In the last draw the lucky winner was Niall Crotty, who won €602. Niall bought his lucky ticket in Haven Pharmacy Clonard. Draw takes place every Monday night at Murrintown bingo. Remember you must be in to win.

Community Centre

BINGO - Mondays 8 p.m. to 10 p.m. Bus pick up at usual points: Ballycogley, Tenacre Pub, Bramble Park 7.30 p.m., Lakelands, Mayglass and Mulrankin. Town pickups: 7.10 Green Street opposite CBS through Kennedy Park by Lidl to Liam Mellows 7.15 p.m. Whiterock Hill 7.20 p.m. We are in urgent need of volunteers for bingo. Should you have some free time on a Monday evening and are willing to volunteer please contact the community centre at 053 9139328.

TAEKWON-DO - Mondays and Wednesdays 7 p.m. to 8.30 p.m. Contact Pat O'Rourke - 053 9145773.

DANCEFIT - Tuesdays 7.30 p.m. to 8.30 p.m. Contact Amanda Burke - 087 9713339.

YOGALATES - Thursdays 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. Contact Sharon - 086 1943527.

PILATES - Fridays 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. Contact Elaine - 086 8431723.

IRISH DANCING - Sullivan Academy of Irish dancing in Murrintown Community Centre on Tuesday and Wednesday. Contact Sarah - 087 7863165.

Murrintown Community Centre also has facilities for squash, badminton, soccer, volleyball and basketball. The centre is also available for hire for children's birthday parties. Please call the centre for details. For more information contact Murrintown Community Centre at 053 9139328; email

LIBRARY - Community Centre library opening hours Monday to Thursday 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Friday 9 a.m. to 12.30 p.m. 5.30 p.m. to 9 p.m.

CE WORKER VACANCY - We are currently looking to hire a CE Worker for Murrintown Community Centre. For more information please contact Colette Kennedy (CE Supervisor) at 051 563038 or email

Art Exhibition

Murrintown Community Centre's 18th annual art exhibition takes place on October 25. We look forward to welcoming new and existing artists. All enquires to 053 9139328.


Draw results

Big thank you to Pettitt's SuperValu St Aidan's where Knockingall Org Community Centre (Piercestown Scout and Guide Hall) held its fundraising line draw - your support was very much appreciated. Thank you to everyone who bought and sold lines over the weekend which was very successful. This funding is going towards the upkeep of the centre, maintenance and necessary building repairs.

Winner drawn by Ms Fiona Murphy, Pettitt's SuperValu on Saturday, October 5, was Line no 498, Attracta Morrissey, Liam Mellows. Congratulations to Attracta winning a €100 Pettits Voucher.

St Martin's AGAA

Congratulations to the ladies camoige on their great win in county final. This is their third win in a row, and good luck in the leinster championship.

The best of luck to the senior men's team in the county final.

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Dancing at Camross

2020 is just around the corner and Camross Hall committee will welcome 2020 with a Super New Year Draw. How can you enter this draw? You will receive a free ticket at the November, December and January dances and the grand draw will be held at the January dance on Friday January 3. What are the prizes? There will be monetary prizes to the value of €400 plus lots of extra prizes, so come along to our dancing events because if you're not in you can't win.

T-Bone Country will have you all dancing the night away on Friday, November 1. Shane Moore on Friday, December 6. and Peter Burke will get 2020 off to a great start on Friday the third. Jan.

The committee wishes Camross Drama group all the best in the forthcoming competitions on the drama circuit and well done on a great night of drama in Camross on Sunday the 13th last.

Camross ICA

The guild extends sincere sympathy to the Roche family, Camross on recent passing of Davy and also to Dee Devereux and family on Bob's passing. RIP

Camross guild will host Wexford Federation table quiz in Rochford's Lounge, Camross on Thursday October 24 at 8 p.m. Details with guilds and all entrants must be ICA members.

What's on in TAG Centre

Tuesday: Yoga 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. Bingo - Doors open 7.30 p.m., start-time 8 p.m.

Wednesday: Pilates 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. Forever Fit 50+ 2.30 p.m. to 3.30 p.m. Jiving/Quickstep (with Paul) 8 p.m. to 9.30 p.m.

Thursday: Drama Classes 4.30 p.m. to 5.30 p.m. Irish Dancing 6.10 p.m. to 7.30 p.m. Line Dancing 7.30 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Friday: Chiropodist: First Friday of every month. Next visit - Friday, November 1.

Wexford Male Voice Choir

The Wexford Male Voice Choir will be in concert at the Spiegeltent on Bank Holiday Monday, October 28, at 2 p.m. Admission is €10, which can be paid at the door on the day and tickets are also available from the Spiegeltent booking office or from any choir member.

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