Tuesday 20 August 2019



National Day of Volunteering takes place this Friday 30th September. This is the one day of the year when clubs and schools are encouraged to volunteer for a project in the community.

The GAA Club have organized to paint the complex, Bri Beag staff and children will weed and litter pick and the Green School Committee in the National School will clear and litter pick the proposed wild garden area and the school. Borodale will be cleaned up from 6.30 pm on the evening of Friday 30th.

Everyone is asked to get involved and clean their own areas of litter and debris. If you would like to get involved in any of the above projects, contact Elaine or Robbie in the Parish office. The village has had a major facelift over the past few years and we would ask everyone to help keep the village litter free and tidy. CLOTHING COLLECTION.

Due to the success of the previous collection, Bree Utd Soccer Club will again take donations of textiles, clean bed linen, shoes, handbags, curtains, belts, clean clothing etc. Pease bring them along to the Community Centre on Friday 30th September from 6pm onwards. All donations appreciated. FASHION SHOW

Many thanks to all who supported the Fashion Show in the Riverside Park Hotel, in aid of Bree Community Centre Refurbishment, on Wednesday night last. It was a very enjoyable evening with a large crowd in attendance.

Thanks also to the many sponsors on the night: Delaney Concrete, Ciara Somers, Power Plant Hire, Garry Byrne & Sons, Bizzy Fingers Hairdressers, Galavan Supplements, Keeleys Shop, Ottiva Boutique, Audrey Carlyle, Coppens Pharmacy, Wexford Farmers Co-op, Nitrofert Ltd, Peter Smyths, Target Fertilisers, Janet Kehoe, FBD Insurance, Wexford Creamery, Glamour Boutique, Bridget Hairdressers, Riverside Park Hotel, Aisling Hair & Make-up and Bloom & Veg.

Winner of the Door prize was Kathy Dunne and the two winners of the Makeover vouchers were Julie Dollman and Ellen Whelan. BAG PACKING

Bree /Davidstown Community Games and Bree AC Annual Bag Packing Fundraiser will take place in Supervalu, Enniscorthy from 9.30am to 7.30pm on 6th, 7th & 8th October. Please book your desired spot with Clare after 4.30pm on 087-4151350. 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 by the end of September.

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 forwarded to Jim and Clare Doyle, Garranstackle. Phone 053-9247706 or email (Please note not 'james') GAA DINNER DANCE

Following requests from club members and others it has been decided that the long planned celebration of championship winning Ballyhogue players of the 60's, 70's and 80's which takes place on Friday 22nd October will now take the form of a club dinner dance. This will facilitate those born too early or too late for the aforementioned teams and anyone with a connection to, or interest in, the club to have a great night out. Tickets are available now from Liam Leacy, Nicholas Doyle or any committee member. KEEP FIT

Galbally Parish Hall, on Thursdays, 78pm a mixed cardio and toning class, perfect to kick start weight loss and improve body shape. Workout suitable for all fitness levels. Bring water and a mat. Class €5. For more information contact Niamh on 087 9567252. NCEF Qualified, REEBOK flexible strength & combat cardio instructor. Fitpro insured. PARENT/TODDLER GROUP

Bree Parent and Toddler Group meet every Friday from 10.30am to noon in Bree Hall. All are welcome to come along and meet people for tea or coffee while your little one plays (fee €2). For more information contact Lisa on 087-6871034. CHILDREN'S ART CLASSES

Children's Art Classes have started in Bree Hall on Tuesdays 3:15-4:30pm; 6-12 yrs (12 weeks every Tuesday) €100; all art material supplied. €50 booking deposit - balance made payable over 12 weeks. Contact: Sinead Ryan 087 2384779 (Graduate of NCAD and registered with the Teaching Council of Ireland) KARATE

Karate lessons for children are taking place in the Hall on Tuesday evenings from 6.30pm to 7.30pm under the instruction of Black Belt Liam Croke. Fee is €6.50 and sibling discounts apply. If you have any queries please contact Barbara at 087 2461445. Karate lessons for adults are starting Tuesday 27th September from 8.30pm to 9.30pm. DANCE ACADEMY

Wexford Academy of Irish Dance have resumed beginners classes in Bree Hall on Saturdays from 11.30 am to 12.30 pm. Contact 087 7504818 or 087 9981973 for further information. BREE YOUTH CLUB

Bree Youth Club is back in full swing on Friday evenings and the first Senior disco of the season will be on 30th September in Taghmon. There will be no youth club for Junior members that evening as all leaders will be travelling with the Seniors to Taghmon.

For anyone who has signed up for the disco but cannot attend we would ask that you text this information to the club mobile (085 7751175) with your name in the text. This will allow others who are still on the waiting list to avail of your place. Please be at Bree community centre on the night at 8.15 pm. GAA NEWS

There was no jackpot winner of the Ballyhogue GAA Lotto last week. The match 3 winners were Annie Parle, Joe Lewis and Anthony Green. The next draw for €6,800 will take place on 5th October in Byrnes of Bree. Hard luck to the minor footballers who lost the county final last Friday against St Mary's Maudlintown and also to the Intermediate footballers who lost to Bannow in the Intermediate quarter final last Saturday. U8 INDOOR HURLING

Boys and girls U8 indoor hurling has started on Monday evenings in Bree Community Centre from 7-8pm. All children are welcome but must have a helmet and shin guards and €2 (hurls will be provided, do not buy hurls at this stage).Children must be U8 and have completed one year in primary school. Further queries Charlie 086/8298568 or Stephen 087/8244873. COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT

There will be a meeting of Bree Community Development Group on Monday evening 3rd October at 8.30 pm. BREE HALL COMMITTEE

There will be a meeting of Bree Hall Committee on Monday evening 10th Octoberat 8.30 pm. PIONEER DINNER DANCE

The Ferns Diocesan Pioneer Dinner Dance will take place on 9th November at the Riverside Park Hotel, Enniscorthy. Tickets are now available from Eddie Dunne.

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