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Tuesday 17 September 2019

OULART

BALLAGH YOUTH CLUB

Members/Parents of The Ballagh Youth Club should take note that the meeting of Friday 29th June will be held in Oulart Community Centre. They are also reminded that the forms regarding the camping on 13th/14th July should be returned on or before Friday night.

OLYMPIC SUPPORT FUND

The people of Oulart are immensely proud of the exploits of Irish and European Welterweight Boxing Champion, Adam Nolan who will represent Ireland at the London Olympics, shortly. On Saturday, 30th June we will have an opportunity to demonstrate, in a practical and meaningful way, our support and appreciation, of this dedicated and ambitious young sportsman.

A Variety Night of "Ceol & Craic" will be held in the Paul Roche's "Oulart Hill Bar" and there will be entertainment, refreshments and a raffle. There will also be an Auction for an autographed Singlet & Boxing Gloves belonging to the man of the moment, Adam. Kiera Byrne, from Gorey, who reached the semi-finals of "The Voice of Ireland" will head the cast of entertainers, on a night not to be missed. Lar Kenny will provide the music and accompaniment and some local entertainers will add to the gaiety of the occasion.

Should his busy schedule allow it, Adam himself will attend. So let's all come together on Saturday 30th June to salute our parish Olympian and give Adam Nolan a great Oulart send-off!

DONATIONS

There will be no admission charge for the Variety Night on 30th June but a donation box will be available should anyone like to add to the fund.

Also, donations from individuals, businesses or organisations will be gratefully accepted, (and a receipt given) by any member of the organising committee, up to the time of Adam's departure to London. Contact Fr. John Jordan, Breda Jacob (086-1686978), Jimmy Bolger, Catherine Murphy or Marie Prendergast.

COFFEE MORNING

To facilitate the people unable to attend the Variety Night on Saturday 30th June and as a further gesture of solidarity, the "Adam Nolan Olympic Support Fund" Committee will hold a Coffee/ Tea Morning in Marty's Bar, Oulart on Thursday 5th July from 11 am until 1 pm.

Admission will be only €2. There will be a raffle for some valuable donated prizes. Anyone who would like to donate cakes/confectionery for the Coffee Morning should contact one of the committee members listed above. Bring your family and friends and drink a cuppa while listening to great music.

BEREAVEMENT

The sympathy of the community is extended to Rita and Andy Fenlon, Monageer on the death of their son, Shane at the young age of 31 years. Sympathy too is extended to his sisters Michelle and Yvonne, his partner Laura, and to the extended O'Connor and Fenlon families and to the many relatives and dear friends who will mourn the passing of this wonderful young man. Ar dheis De go raibh a anam uasal.

GREEN FLAG

Oulart National School hoisted their third Green Flag on Monday 18th June. St. Mochua's Green School Committee, headed by teacher Julie Corcoran, told how they had implemented various changes to ensure that the school was more water efficient.

Various water experiments were performed by sixth class pupils throughout the morning while the school music group, under the direction of Mr. Stuart and Miss N. Lenihan, entertained the assembly. Ms. Corcoran's class performed their "Green Flag" song to the tune of Jedward's "Waterline" and some pupils from 3rd & 4th classes presented a short "water" drama.

Oulart N.S. past Padraig Prendergast, Provost of Trinity College was invited to raise the Green Flag and he recalled the happy days he spent in primary school in Oulart and he praised the school community for its commitment to environmental matters.

Local TDs Paul Kehoe and John Browne along with Oliver Walsh and Pat Cody were present as well as Cliodhna Connolly from Wexford Co. Council and Rev. Fr. P. Browne, Chairperson of the Board of Management, Scoil Mochua, parents and past pupils.

OULART ACTIVE RETIRED

The June outing will take place on Thursday 28th.The group will have a guided tour of the Bishop's Palace, Waterford, visit Mount Congreve Nursery & Garden in Kilmeaden, take a trip on the Suir Valley Railway and dine at the Ramada Hotel. Anyone seeking further information or wishing to travel with the group should contact Mary on 053-9136160 or Hugh on 053-9136156.

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