Saturday 18 January 2020

Around the districts: Clonard, Glynn-Barntown, Piercestown

Katie Byrne, Kathleen Burke, Kelly Ann Burke, Mary Roche and Andrew Skiff enjoying a cuppa at the Bewleys coffee morning in aid of Wexford Hospice Homecare in Clonard Community Centre
Katie Byrne, Kathleen Burke, Kelly Ann Burke, Mary Roche and Andrew Skiff enjoying a cuppa at the Bewleys coffee morning in aid of Wexford Hospice Homecare in Clonard Community Centre

Clonard: Clonard lotto - Results for Wednesday, September 25: winning numbers 1, 4, 18 and 25; no jackpot winner. 10 match-three winners receive €65 each: W Brennan; Margaret Dempsey; Kelly Whelan; Fergie Byrne; Pascal Foley; Pat O'Brien; Maura Rossiter; Karen Flood; Lorraine Walsh, and Lug Kehoe.

Jackpot for Wednesday, October 2, is €17,000, Reserve jackpot €8,550. 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 notes

Dates For Your Diary: Sunday, October 6: The Children's Family Liturgy Group 20th Anniversary Mass at 10 a.m. Sunday, October 13: Taize Service at 7 p.m.

Centering Prayer: Contemplative Outreach Ireland welcomes you to join us on our Centering Prayer Retreats third Saturday of each month. Venue: The Church of the Annunciation, Clonard Parish, Wexford. Time: 10.30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Contact Stasia Redmond 087 2251022 for further info.

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.

Bereavement Support

Bereavement Support Sessions will begin with an Information Night on Tuesday, October 8, from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. in the Shamrock Room of the Parish Centre. All welcome to attend. If you wish to attend, please contact 053 9123672/087 1008759. There is no cost, but donations are greatly appreciated.

Clonard Guiding Unit

The memory garden in front of the canteen in Clonard Community Centre is being looked after by the Clonard guiding unit. The girls are busy planting, decorating and building a fairy garden. We would like to ask everyone to please enjoy the garden but also to respect the garden and the hard work being done there. Guides meet every Tuesday from 4 p.m. to 8.30 p.m.

Set dancing classes

Set dancing classes have resumed on Mondays in Clonard Community Centre at 8.30 p.m.

Christmas Fair

The Clonard Christmas Fair takes place on Saturday and Sunday, December 7, and eight, from 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. A meeting for all Christmas Fair volunteers will take place on Monday, October 14, at 7.30 p.m. in the Shamrock Room.

Wheelchair Association

The Irish Wheelchair Association will be holding their church gate collection on Saturday and Sunday, October 5, and six. Your support would be gratefully appreciated.

Coffee morning thanks

Thank You to all who support and helped to make the Hospice Homecare coffee morning such a success. A total of €1,570 was raised. Your support is greatly appreciated.

SVP Bric 'a' Brac

The St Vincent de Paul Society will hold a Furniture and Bric'a' Brac Sale in St Michael's Hall, Thomas Street on Friday, October 4, from 10 a.m. - 12.45 p.m. All proceeds in aid of the society.

FAB services

FAB Huggie Bears and community resource centre offer services to the whole community, in the heart of Clonard district. Childcare facility, Women's Groups, family supports, Printing, photocopying and typing, room rental for community groups. We encourage and welcome young and old to avail of any of these services. For enquiries, please contact 053 9142018 or call in to us in our centre in Coolcotts shopping centre.

Na Fianna GAA

On Tuesday evening, September 24, we had our medal presentation for all our junior members in Coolcotts Community Centre. Our Academy and under-eights received medals for their hard work throughout the season. Our under-12 and under-10 girls, received medals from their final's days. Our under-11 boys received medals from their final's day. We had Kate Kelly and Martin Storey on hand to present the medals to all the boys and girls. Well done to all on receiving their medals and to all who helped with the organising, a great evening was had by all.

In camogie: The under-12s lost their Group E final against Camolin, but this alone was a great achievement to the girls to come second in the group and reach a group final. The under-10s played Adamstown in their final with Adamstown coming out the winners in a competitive match.

In Hurling: The under-11 boys' hurling team had a great end to their season when they played in their finals day, they played two games where they lost one and won the other.

Congratulations to Brian Kavanagh on winning split-the-pot. Seller was Marlowe's Cleaners. Envelopes can be purchased from committee members, local shops and also available on our website,

Any unwanted clothing, we can take them away for you. We will take any clothing, shoes, bags, curtains and bed linen. Contact Aidan Gilbert at 087 6285254 to arrange pick up or for further information.


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.

Piano lessons

Fully qualified Piano Teacher, based in Barntown, is available to give Piano Lessons on Friday evenings and Saturday mornings - Exam preparation, Music Theory etc. All levels catered for - beginners welcome. Please call or text Brona at 086 8669125 after 6 p.m. for enquiries.

Gymnastics/Fun Open Day

Gymstars Gymnastic Club, Knockeen, Barntown are running a FUN/OPEN DAY on Sunday, October 6, from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m., This is a FUND RAISER for the clubs eight Gymnasts, who have qualified for the European Championships being held in Israel in October. Come along and experience the Gymnastic Equipment, Bars, Beams, Air Track, Double Mini Trampoline, Vaults, plus much more which will all be set out in their full time training facility. Lots of activities planned by the older Gymnasts, you can be sure of lots of fun and Play for everyone. Entry Fee €6 per child. (children must be over three years of age).


Well done to our under-14 camogie team who live to fight another day with a county final replay on the cards following a draw last Saturday morning. Final score Glynn-Barntown 1-6. Kilrush 1-6.

Our under-eight camogie and ladies' football squads had their end of season party on Sunday morning in the clubhouse. Manager Jean Quigley and her great backroom team organised ice creams after training and the presentation of the girls medals which were kindly sponsored by Equi-Ed. Thanks to all involved players, management and parents for all their support and hard work during the year.

Well done to our under-10s who finished up their season at the finals day in Ferns COE last Sunday.

Coiste na nÓg

Hard luck to our under-15 hurlers. After a gallant effort they bowed out of championship at semi-final stage last weekend to Shelmaliers 0-10 to 2-10.

Congratulations to our under-13 footballers who are Co Champions on Tuesday evening following a win over Bannow-Ballymitty 4-4 to 0-8. Our scores came from Jack Conneely 3-2, Fionn Nolan 1-0, Liam Cooney 0-1, Craig Laffan 0-1 and Co captains Liam and Craig accepted the cup on their teams behalf. Well done to boys and a huge thank you to the mentors for all their work.

Senior GAA

Our Junior hurlers advance to a Co semi-final with a convincing quarter final win over Monageer-Boolavogue last weekend.

Unfortunately the season has ended for both our Senior Hurling and senior camogie team but what a great year they all provided for their followers. Our players are the heartbeat of our club and ultimately their efforts on the playing field make our efforts behind the scenes worthwhile. Hats off also to our management teams who build their lives each year around their panels and the commitment involved. We salute you all.


Glynn-Barntown GAA Club is going to the Dogs. Gala race night on Thursday, October 3, 8 p.m. in Enniscorthy Greyhound Track-a fantastic night for all the family.

Please support us by sponsoring a dog for €50 (including two tickets and an option to lead out the dog), or buy an entry ticket €10 - kids go free. A great night guaranteed for all the family. Contact John at 087 2807679 or Danny 086 1089553 for further information.


Whist drive now back in full swing in Glynn Community Hall, every Wednesday at 8 p.m. See you there.


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, at 11 a.m. in Barntown.

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.

Social Dancing

Learn to jive, waltz, Quick-Step and more at dance classes in Glynn Parish Hall every Monday at 8 p.m. Classes start on September 23. Beginning and Advanced Dancers all welcome. For further information contact Aileen at 086 8469443.


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.

Zumba for kids and adults

Get fit to the beat. ZUMBA with Saoirse continues every Tuesday for Kids from 3.30 p.m. Barntown Community Centre.

ZUMBA with Saoirse for adults every Tuesday 7.30 to 8.30 p.m. Barntown Community Centre. Fully qualified Zumba instructor. Garda Vetted. Call Saoirse at 086 0891903 to register.


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. 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


ARA Club Outings

November 5 - Visiting Altamont Gardens Carlow and onto Rathwood Centre iN Tullow for lunch and shopping. Price €45 pp

December 3 - Shopping Trip Visit to Kildare Village and Whitewater Shopping centre Newbridge, with evening meal at Dolmen Hotel Carlow on way home and coach - price pp €50 including coach, evening meal.

August 24, 2020 - annual Coach Trip. Plans now booked for our 2020 Coach Trip to Great Northern Hotel Bundoran, two-day tours (details later) three nights DBB bases sharing, cost pp €300 pp and Single room supplement €15 pppnight. Contact Ann at 087 6677411 to book your place, don't miss out now book early.

Trips for Spring 2020 will be a Boat Trip on Liffey Dublin and visit to Farmleigh with evening meal in Chester Beatty's Ashford on way home, price for all visits and coach €65 pp based on 20 travelling.

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