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Sunday 15 September 2019

Around the districts: Crossabeg, Glenbrien, Over the Water and Oylegate

Sylvia Wickham and Siobhan Tynan at the launch of Nicola and Austin Gregg’s book ‘25 Challenges To Do Before You’re 12’ in Wexford Book Centre
Sylvia Wickham and Siobhan Tynan at the launch of Nicola and Austin Gregg’s book ‘25 Challenges To Do Before You’re 12’ in Wexford Book Centre

Crossabeg - Open day at Artramon: Crossabeg senior citizens committee are delighted to host the open day at Artramon House and Gardens which will be held on Sunday, May 19, Gates open at 2 p.m. and admission is €5 per adult with children going free. During the afternoon, guests can relax and enjoy the beautiful gardens and ponds of Artramon while the children can explore the Fairy Garden. Refreshments will also be served and why not sit back and enjoy the lovely music which will be supplied by the ever popular Wexford Folk Orchestra.

Garden Evening

A date for your diaries. Castlebridge Show committee are holding a garden evening with Syl Doyle of Wilton Nursery, Bree, which will be held on Wednesday, June 5, in the Community Garden, Castlebridge, commencing at 8 p.m. Syl will do a walk and talk evening around the gardens and answer any questions you may have. He will also have a selection of plants for sale. Tea, coffee and some delicious home baking will be served after the talk and admission is free. The committee are also in the process of organising a flower arranging demonstration and a baking demonstration, to be held in the community centre. Dates as yet to be confirmed.

Silver Circle

Crossabeg-Ballymurn Community centre lucky April winners of €200 each were Michael and Marguerite Scallon, Ballymurn; Walter Carley, Ballyboggan; Crossabeg-Ballymurn Ladies' Gaelic Football Club; Alice Devine, Ballydicken and Joanne and Mary Eviston, Kitestown. Congratulations to all.

The Big Hello

Thanks to all who took part in the community centre 'Big Hello' event at the Community Field, Garrywilliam on Bank Holiday Monday. The committee look forward to many more community evenings at the community field over the summer months.

Annual general meeting

Crossabeg-Ballymurn Community centre committee will hold their annual general meeting on Tuesday, May 21, at Kyle Forge. This is an exciting time for the project and there will be lots to report and discuss. Architect's plans for the new building will be on display. All are welcome, particularly representatives of clubs and groups in both parishes. Coffee morning/Bring and Buy.

A coffee morning and Bring and Buy Sale will be held in Kyle Forge on Saturday, May 25, from 10.30 p.m. to 12.30 p.m. Your generous support would be much appreciated. All proceeds in aid of the parish centre.

Community Games

The local are athletics finals will be held at the community field, Garrywilliam, Crossabeg, on Thursday, May 16. Registration at 6.30 p.m. Events start at 7 p.m.

PROJECTS - Three teams from the local Games Area competed in the county under-13 Project competition, held on Thursday afternoon last. All teams had very good depth to their research and good presentation, and the judge was very impressed with their knowledge of the topic.

There was very little between the teams but the team going through to the national finals to be held at university of Limerick over the weekend of May 25 and 26 are Aoibhinn McDonald, Sinéad McGrath, Christine Molloy and Lily Carley. The runners-up in the competition were the team of Sadhbh McDonald, Issy Kearney, Orla Murphy and Eadaoinn Fanning and in third place were the team of Mya Peters, Sophia Murphy, Grace Stenning and Olivia Grennell.

DEBATING - The County Debating semi-final was held at Kyle Forge on Thursday evening of last week and featured teams from the local Games Area. Proposing the motion 'That all students should be required to volunteer in their community' were the team of Grace Stenning, Kate Stenning and Adam Carney (sub Mya Peters) and they faced a team of Sadhbh McDonald, Sophia Murphy and Hannah Redmond. Very confident delivery from all team members who worked on the debate on their own.

The winners were the Opposers of the motion and they are now through to the county final, where they will face another local team of Bronagh Boggan, Aoibhinn McDonald, Cait O'Carroll and James Kehoe. The motion to be debated at the final is 'School uniforms make school a more effective place to learn'.

Kyle Forge AGM

The annual general meeting of Kyle Forge will take place on Monday, May 20, at 7.30 p.m. in the Forge.

Table quiz

Crossabeg Childcare Centre will hold a table quiz in Foleys pub on Friday next, May 10, commencing at 9 p.m. Entry fee is €20 for a team of four persons. Great prizes for the winning team and winners in the raffle. All support would be greatly appreciated.

Athletics

Congratulations to St Killian's athlete Anna Finan, who picked up two bronze medals at the South Leinster Schools championships last week. Anna won her medals in the 200m and in the Hurdles. Part two of the County Championships will take place this coming Sunday, May 12, Best of luck to all competing. A reminder that outdoor training has now re-commenced and takes place every Monday and Thursday evening at the community field in Garrywilliam, from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. for all age groups.

John Jordan, RIP

One of Crossabeg's stalwarts, John Jordan from Kyle, died peacefully on Saturday, April 27, surrounded by his beloved family. A native of Tomahurra, Marshalstown, he married Betty Kavanagh of Crossabeg (who pre-deceased him June 26, 2016) and were parents to Jackie, Caroline, Esther, Lucy, Florrie, Diane and John.

A hard grafter and loyal employee, he took up employment with Wexford Pig Co-op, The Deeps, in 1969 and worked there for a long number of years. He then worked on the Community Employment Scheme and his dedication to his job could be seen by the pride he took in keeping areas around the church and cemetery in pristine condition.

He took up employment with Wexford County Council and was again a dedicated worker till his retirement. But his first priority was to his family and he was immensely proud of each of them, and in turn his grandchildren and great-grandchildren. He was a devout Catholic and a regular Mass goer, and also attended Adoration sessions.

Always willing to lend a hand to anyone, he was a good neighbour and friend. His health became an issue for him a couple of years ago, but he faced up to it and fought it tooth and nail. Indeed, so determined was he, he attended the wedding of his granddaughter Jamie last week.

His remains reposed at his residence on Monday from two to 9 p.m and removal took place to the local church in Crossabeg on Tuesday for Requiem Mass at 2 p.m. followed by burial afterwards in the adjoining cemetery. To his grieving son and daughters, his sister Maureen, brothers Mikey, Paddy, Jim, and Tom, sons-in-law, daughter-in-law, brothers and sisters-in-law, grandchildren, great grandchildren, nephews, nieces, relatives and friends, we offer our deepest sympathy. RIP.

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Glenbrien

Parish draw results

First prize, Dan and Majella Doran; €40 each. Niall and Ann o Byrne Oliver Sinnott Mick and Sandra Connolly and Pat and Mary Conroy. Congratulations to all. Next draw Sunday, May 26.

GAA lotto syndicate

The club thanks everyone most sincerely for rejoining our development draw for new year April 2019 to March 2020, your support means development work can continue at the grounds. Results of April draw are as follows: €100 each to Martin/Mary Shanahan and Crossbaeg/Ballymurn ladies' football. Paid up members draw winners were Willie/Bernie Hayden and Liam/Eileen Quirke, who receive 200 each. Lotto winnings were €89. Thanks for your continued support.

Over the Water

Community Games

The local are athletics finals will be held at the community field, Garrywilliam, Crossabeg, on Thursday, May 16. Registration at 6.30 p.m. Events start at 7 p.m.

Bridge Drama

Bridge Drama group will perform their RTÉ all-Ireland Drama final qualifier, 'Brighton Beach Memoirs,' by Neil Simon in the Dun Mhuire Theatre this evening, Tuesday, May 7, On Friday, May May 10, the group will perform in the finals at the Dean Crowe Theatre in Athlone.

The results of the RTÉ All-lreland Drama Festival will be announced on Saturday, May 11, at a Gala Ball in the Radisson Blu Hotel in Athlone. If you would like to see this multi award winning play before it travels to Athlone to represent Castlebridge in the all-Ireland, tickets are available from wexfordartscentre.ie. Your support is always greatly appreciated.

Castlebridge show date

At a recent meeting of the Castlebridge Show committee the date was set for the 79th Castlebridge Horticultural and Agricultural show, which will take place on Sunday, August 11, So it is time to get busy in your gardens. The committee hope everyone is looking forward to this year's show, and preparations are well under way for another brilliant show day.

Development lotto

results of the Curracloe United Development lotto draw for Sunday, April 28, The numbers drawn were 10, 19, 20 and 21. There was no jackpot winner, and three match-three winners, who each received €50, John Roche, Garrylough; Anthony Canning, Glenbough and Maria and Bridie Redmond, Newfort.

Garden Evening

A date for your diaries. Castlebridge Show committee are holding a garden evening with Syl Doyle of Wilton Nursery, Bree, which will be held on Wednesday, June 5, in the Community Garden, Castlebridge, commencing at 8 p.m. Syl will do a walk and talk evening around the gardens and answer any questions you may have. He will also have a selection of plants for sale. Tea, coffee and some delicious home baking will be served after the talk and admission is free. The committee are also in the process of organising a flower arranging demonstration and a baking demonstration, to be held in the community centre. Dates as yet to be confirmed.

Open day at Artramon

Crossabeg senior citizens committee are delighted to host the open day at Artramon House and Gardens which will be held on Sunday, May 19.

Gates open at 2 p.m. and admission is €5 per adult with children going free. During the afternoon, guests can relax and enjoy the beautiful gardens and ponds of Artramon while the children can explore the Fairy Garden. Refreshments will also be served and why not sit back and enjoy the lovely music which will be supplied by the ever popular Wexford Folk Orchestra.

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Oylegate

Social dancing

The next date for social dancing in Oylegate Community Centre, is Sunday, May 12. Music on the night is by Glen Flynn. Glen is a regular visitor to Oylegate and patrons are looking forward to his return. Dancing is from 9.30 p.m. Admission is €8. Come along for a lovely night of music, dance and good food.

GAA lotto syndicate

The club thanks everyone most sincerely for rejoining our development draw for new year April 2019 to March 2020, your support means development work can continue at the grounds. Results of Apr draw are as follows, €100 each to Martin/Mary Shanahan and Crossabeg-Ballymurn ladies' football. Paid up members draw winners were Willie/Bernie Hayden and Liam/Eileen Quirke, who receive 200 each. Lotto winnings were €89. Thanks for your continued support.

Spring Clean

Please hold on to any books you may no longer need. There will be a second-hand book sale held for adults and children in the school in May.

Open day at Artramon

Crossabeg senior citizens committee are delighted to host the open day at Artramon House and Gardens which will be held on Sunday, May 19, Gates open at 2 p.m. and admission is €5 per adult with children going free.

During the afternoon, guests can relax and enjoy the beautiful gardens and ponds of Artramon while the children can explore the Fairy Garden.

Refreshments will also be served and why not sit back and enjoy the lovely music which will be supplied by the ever popular Wexford Folk Orchestra.

Local Link Wexford

Local Link Wexford provides secure, reliable and affordable transport for the rural communities of County Wexford. Services are open to everyone and all ages. The services will accommodate those attending appointments, shopping etc. Where possible they will collect passengers from their homes. An information booklet together with timetable is available at the back of the church.

Mass Times

Please note Mass times in Oylegate: Saturday vigil Mass is at 6.30 p.m. Sunday morning Mass is at 10.30 a.m.

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