Thursday 22 August 2019

Around the districts: Adamstown, Caim, Clonegal-Kildavin, Clonroche-Poulpeasty, Marshalstown-Castledockrell

Chantell O’Leary, Edel Kenny, Martina Byrne, John Kenny, Mary Joel and Theresa O’Connor at the Ichthyosis Support Group coffee morning in Bellefield GAA Complex
Chantell O’Leary, Edel Kenny, Martina Byrne, John Kenny, Mary Joel and Theresa O’Connor at the Ichthyosis Support Group coffee morning in Bellefield GAA Complex

Adamstown: Circus Skills/Street Theatre Workshops - Raheen Family Resource Centre in conjunction with Wexford County Council Creative Communities programme intends running Free Circus Skills, carnival arts and street theatre workshops from Monday, July 22, to Saturday, July 27, from 10am to 1pm daily.

During the weeklong workshops the participants will explore circus skills and drama games, create their own performances and get creative making props and costume pieces for the final showcase.

These workshops are open to all from 11 years upwards. For further information or to book a place contact Joyce or Bridget at 051 442888.


The weekly '30' Card Game continues in the community centre this Friday, July 19, at 9 p.m. Thanks to the ladies for the tea last week. Catering on the night will be: Ann McDonald, Una McDonald and Sinéad O'Gorman. Proceeds going to parish funds.



Adoration takes place in Caim Church on Mondays. All are welcome to participate.


Mass takes place on Sunday morning at 10 a.m. and Wednesday morning at 9.30 a.m.

Vintage Rally

Caim annual Vintage Rally and Road Run will take place in Caim on Sunday, September 8.


Under-12 Ladies' Football

Hard luck to the Kildavin-Clonegal under-12 ladies' football team who lost out to Bennekerry/Tinryland LGFA County finals in Fenagh on Tuesday, July 9. This was a wonderful achievement for these girls, as eight months ago; parents got together and formed the first ladies' Football Club. The girls along with the coaches and parents, worked hard throughout the year to reach their first ever-County Finals. They battled hard till the very end. Thank you to their coaches, Oliva and Ted for their never-ending commitment, to the all those who helped and their loyal supporters. The final score: Kildavin-Clonegal 2-3, Bennekerry/Tinryland 2-7.

GAA lotto

There was no winner or online winner of the Kildavin-Clonegal GAA lotto held on Sunday, July 7. Numbers drawn were 15, 16, 24 and 27. There were no match-three winners. Lucy dip winners were Joseph Jackson, Clonegal, S & K Rothwell, Craanmore and Sinéad Gray, Clonegal receiving €50 each. Seller's prize goes to Paul Murphy, receiving €50. The next draw will take place in Conway's Lounge, Kildavin on Sunday, July 21, at 10.30 p.m., with a jackpot worth €10,000. Tickets €2 each.

Ben Mulhall Park Committee

The Ben Mulhall Park Committee would like to express their gratitude to all who supported the Cabaret held in Dunne's Lounge on Saturday, July 6. The cabaret was a great success and was enjoyed by all on the night. Thank you to our sponsors of the door prizes and those who sponsored the wonderful raffle prizes on the night. A sum of €970 was raised. Thank you to the organisers on the night, to the ladies selling the raffle tickets and thank you to Johnny Dunne for the use of his premises.

Garden Festival at Huntington

Huntington Castle are very excited to welcome one of the best known faces on Irish television on Saturday, July 27, at 3 p.m. Colin is currently filming a new series for the BBC Natural History Unit following animal families around the world.

Earlier this year, Colin was on our screens presenting Wild UK on BBC one. Last year, Colin filmed and presented Wild Ireland, 'The Edge of the World' on BBC two and the eighth series of 'Living the Wildlife' on BBC One in which he examines the richness and variety of Irish wildlife. He has also presented a six-part radio series 'Wild Lives' for RTÉ. His documentary On a River in Ireland, based on his exploration by canoe of the flora and fauna of the river Shannon through four seasons, won the Grand Teton at the Jackson Hole Wildlife Film Festival and the Golden Panda at Wild screen. He also presented Bioblitz, a live TV event celebrating biodiversity for RTÉ. In 2013 he presented and filmed 'Meet the Monkeys', for BBC NHU Natural World. Admission €5.

Accommodation Required For Ploughing

From September 17 to September 19 over 250,000 people will visit Ballintrane, Fenagh for the National Ploughing Championships. While local hotels, self-catering premises and B&B's will cater for many visitors, there is a definite requirement for additional accommodation in the County Carlow area and surroundings.

If you have a house or room available to rent at reasonable rates, and would like to support the National Ploughing Championships, please register your interest on or alternatively, you can contact Carlow Tourism at 059 9130411 or for further details.



The winner of split-the-pot drawn in Cloch Ban was Betty MacDonald, Poulpeasty, the pot was €234.

Cloughbawn GAA lotto

There was no winner from the last lotto draw. Numbers 15, 23, 27 and 31. Kathleen Murphy c/o Tom Furlong was the only match-three winner. Next draw on Friday, July 19, in Aughyvoir at 9.30 p.m. Jackpot still stands at 10,000. On duty are the green team, D Flood, K Flood, I and PJ Dempsey and Vera Murphy.


Yoga by Lynn continues in Poulpeasty hall Tuesday mornings at 11.30 and also Thursday evening 7 p.m. Beginners always welcome. Open to men and women. You don't have to flexible to do yoga, yoga teaches you to be flexible and enhances your muscle strength. Yoga is good for your mind, body and soul and also a fun way to stay fit and healthy. Come along and try it out. You can contact Lynn personally at 083 0035460.


AED Meeting

An AED meeting will be held in Marshalstown Community Centre on Tuesday, July 16 (tonight) at 8.30 p.m. It is for all who are interested in learning how to use AED machine which we have on the outside wall of the centre.

Parish Night

Marshalstown-Castledockrell parish councils present Shawn Cuddy and his band with Ally Harron and Marian Curry in the Riverside Park Hotel, Enniscorthy on Sunday, July 28. Dancing from 8.30 p.m. Tickets €10 each are available at the door on the night. Proceeds in aid of parish funds. Shawn is this year celebrating 30 years in the music business and we promise a great night to celebrate after the match.


Next session of storytelling in Castledockrell is on Thursday, July 18, at 8 p.m. Refreshments served and a raffle held on the night.


Sympathy is extended to the family of the late Brian Davis. May he rest in peace.

Social Dance

The next Social Dance in Marshalstown is on Friday, July 19, with music by Checkers. Doors open at 9.30 p.m. and dancing starts at 10 p.m. Admission including tea is €8.

Mass Times

Weekend Masses in the parish are as follows Saturday in Marshalstown at 7.30 p.m. and Sunday in Castledockrell at 10 a.m.

Please note also that baptisms in both Marshalstown and Castledockrell are on Saturdays only.

Notes Deadline

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Enniscorthy Guardian