Friday 20 September 2019



Youth Club closed on Good Friday, April 2. Many thanks to the supervisors for their continued support. We wish everybody a happy Easter holiday.


The numbers drawn on Monday, March 22 were: 13, 14, 23 and 25. There was no 'match 3' winner and no jackpot winner.

The numbers drawn on Monday, March 29 were: 9, 11, 17 and 26. There was one 'match 3' winner – Muriel Dunne c/o Breda Fenlon – but no jackpot winner. Next week's jackpot is ¤12,200. Good luck to all.


All Trocaire boxes should be returned on Good Friday.

Easter Vigil at 9pm on Saturday. Easter Sunday masses at 9 am and 11 am.


The recent concert in the Stanville raised ¤1,182. A big thank you to all who supported in any way.

Well done to Ian and Louise (and the singers) for their huge efforts – the show was outstanding.

All monies raised will be used to produce a choir CD.


Killurin Rowing Club are holding a table quiz on Friday, April 9 in Marty B's, Killurin at 9.30pm.

All welcome to attend – your support is appreciated.


Both the Intermediates and Juniors had great wins over the weekend. The Intermediates took to the field on Saturday evening against Buffers Alley.

The girls were behind at half time but after some impressive scores they took the lead early in the second half and came out the eventual winners.

The Junior team took on Ferns on Sunday morning in perfect conditions. The girls led from the start and were the well deserved winners. Well done to everyone involved and a big thank you to the new management – Mickey, Con and Bobby. Hopefully this is just the start of Glynn Barntown Camogie Clubs success for the year.


A disco for 6th class and up will take place on Friday, April 9 from 8.30 pm - 11 pm in Glynn Barntown G.A.A. Complex. Admission is ¤5. All welcome.


Recycling Magic Show: Marvin the Magician visited the school last Thursday and the children were wonderfully entertained by his presentation. Through the use of puppets, the magician promoted greater awareness of recyclable materials and encouraged the children to make recycling part of their lifestyle. It was a truly wonderful project and one well worth seeing.

History Field Trip: Mrs. O'Rourke and her 3rd class pupils had an exciting adventure at the Heritage Park during the week. The children completed a tour of the park while learning and listening to stories of the Stone and Bronze Ages and also Vikings and Celtic Times. To finish the day they got to see 'Fulacht Fiadh' - a hole in the ground in which a piece of meat was cooked. The children (and Mrs. O'Rourke) all had a wonderful time. Great praise was given to Damien the Tour Guide in the Heritage Park on the day who had the children engrossed from start to finish.

Green Fingers: Ms. Mernagh and her Snr. Infants were busy gardeners during the week. With wellies in tow, the children, Liz and Ms. Mernagh, planted vegetables in the school vegetable patch and they eagerly await to see the results. They also planted sweet pea seeds in the area surrounding the veggie patch in the hope the school reading garden will be awash with colour over the coming months.

Chess: Well done to the school's junior and senior chess teams who participated in the 'primary chess challenge' on March 25. The children competed against teams from all over the county and did their school proud. An hugely entertaining evening was had by all.

Gymnastics: Barntown NS was honoured to have some of its pupils head off to Geneva with the local gymnastics club, Gymstars, from March 19 to 22. The youngsters had a fantastic weekend at the competition and we are very proud of each and every one of the children who took part. Well done to all.

Easter Surprise: Green school coordinator, Mr. Padraig Quirke, was absolutely chuffed to be presented with a ' mug' inscribed with the school's environmental motto 'Be cool, be green, keep our school clean'. The presentation was made by Saoirse Doyle from Mr. Cleary's sixth class and saw Mr. Quirke stuck for words (for once)! Present also were Jamie Lee Dempsey and Aisling Maher.

Washing of feet: The children from the First Holy Communion Class have been invited to come along and to have their feet washed on Holy Thursday night at 7.30 pm.


Barntown Community Playgroup is currently enrolling for September 2010. The group now operates the new E.C.C.E. scheme.

Should you wish to enrol your child please make contact Nancy on (086) 8117550, Tracy on (087) 2741115 or Carol on (087) 2020491.


Anyone living in the Glynn Barntown parishes and under the age of 12 who would like to play U12 soccer in the Community Games please call (053) 9128450 for further information. Look forward to hearing from you all.


Tennis trials will take place at the GAA tennis courts in Glynn, on Good Friday, April 2. Under 13 trials will be from noon to 1pm and Under 16 trials from 1 to 2pm. Please contact Jane O'Shea on (087) 2742290 or John Donahue on (087) 7495635 for more info or just turn up on the day. Players must be living in the Glynn/Barntown area.

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