Friday 18 October 2019

Around the districts: Ballymurn, Caim, Kiltealy - Ballindaggin, Monageer, Oulart

Paddy Buckley leading off the tractor run at the Caim Vintage Day
Paddy Buckley leading off the tractor run at the Caim Vintage Day

Ballymurn: GAA Club lotto - Lotto results 3, 15 24 and 25. No winner. Match-three winners Martin Cummins and the Monday Club. Next jackpot €10,000. Tickets available from club members or online.

Orange Recycle Bin

The amount collected for this quarter was Crossabeg €170.31 Ballymurn €120.60 This is a great way to get rid of old clothes and make money for the parish at the same time.

Hospice coffee morning

A coffee morning will be held in the forge on Thursday, September 19, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Everyone welcome.

Deepest sympathy

Deepest sympathy is extended to Breda Murphy and family, Kilmallock on the death of her sister Eileen Doran Blackwater and Glasnevin, who passed away last week. May she rest in peace.

5k fun run/walk

Dynamic Kickboxing Academy are organising a 5k fun run/walk in Ballymurn on October 29. more details to follow. This fundraiser is to help fund five of their teenagers to represent Ireland in the world kickboxing championships in New York in November.


Bingo is palyed every Monday night in the Anvil Pub Ballymurn starting at 9 p.m.

Knitter Knatters

Ballymurn Knitter Knatters meet every Wednesday morning in the club room of the hall. Now that winter is approaching why not come along for a chat, a cup of tea and some crafts.



Sunday Mass at 10 a.m. and Wednesday morning Mass at 9.30 a.m.


Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament takes place in Caim Church every Monday 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. All are welcome to participate.

Duffry lotto

Terry Spillane was the match-three winners last week. The numbers drawn were 18, 24, 29 and 32. The jackpot is now €5,100. The next draw will take place in the Thatch on Tuesday, September 17, at 9.30 p.m.

Caim Vintage Club

Caim Vintage Club held a very successful road run and threshing day day in glorious sunshine on Sunday, September 8. Over 50 tractors took part in the road run followed by an old time threshing with the mill supplied by the Cosgrave Family. A substantial amount of money was raised for Wexford Hospice Homecare and Caim senior citizens outing. The full amount will be published when all donations are in.

Winners of the club draw were1st Elsie Barnes second Daire Farrell, third Sheila Doyle fourth Sarah Hammond. Winner of the bag of timberwas Hayley Carr, Coal winner was Elsie Barnes, Hamper winner was Murt Furlong.

A sincere thak you to everyone who worked, donated or helped in any way to make the day a real success. The presentation of cheques will take place on the first Saturday night of October in Rackards.

Caim Soccer Club

We are currently looking for underage players particularly for our under-13 group. If you know of anybody interested please ask them to get in touch ASAP via pm or texting John at 087 2510557.


Kiltealy Walking Trails

Kiltealy Walking Trails will launch the Wexford Walking Trails Festival this Friday, September 20, Arrive early to view a showcase of 14 local arts and crafts exhibits in the stable yard adjoining the Thatch pub from 6.30 to 7.30 p.m. Walk registration is at 7 p.m. Walk 7.30 p.m. to 9 p.m. Following the walk the festival will be officially launched in the Thatch at 9.30 p.m. by Billy Byrne (Wexford County Council tourism officer) where you can enjoy refreshments, music and chat.

The above Cullentragh walk begins and ends in Kiltealy village. it is a diverse trail that takes in country lanes, follows a Mass path across fields, ascends to the higher country, to the forests and a viewing point with breath taking views before looping back to the village. Level of difficulty: moderate. Length of walk: 7.5km. Bring a torch. There will be refreshments for all upon return. Come and enjoy this special evening of arts, crafts, walking, music and chat.

Christmas Craft Fair

Kiltealy Voluntary Cardiac Response are having their Christmas Craft Fair in the Community Hall on Sunday, November 24, Any crafters interested in booking a table please contact Maryellen at 087 9419602 or email her at

Ballindaggin Pipe Band

St Colman's Pipe Band, Ballindaggin are celebrating their 70th anniversary and will mark the occasion with a night in Jordan's Pub, Ballindaggin on this Friday night, September 20, The evening will begin with Mass in St Colman's Church at 8 p.m. Following Mass the band will strike up a few tunes and then march up the street to Jordan's pub. Everyone is welcome to come and join in the celebrations, current band members and their families, post members and families, all who travelled abroad with the band over the years or anyone who fancies a night out. Mick Kavanagh will join the band for a few songs and entertainment. Come out on Friday night and join the Ballindaggin Pipe Band on this milestone anniversary.

Ballindaggin Story House

A great night of entertainment was enjoyed at Ballindaggin Story House on Thursday, September 12.

The musicians raised the roof and the singing was top class, the recitations were sad but true. Susan White recited her own rendition which reminded us of (9-11) the Twin Towers disaster eighteen years ago. Helena Forristal and Nellie Fortune gave a lovely display of Irish dancing and Nell, Eppie and Nan Fortune delighted everyone with their beautiful singing. Aileen Lambert sang the ballad of Séamus Rafter in memory of the local patriot who died on September 12, 1918.

A vote of sympathy was passed to Ettie Kilbride on the death of her husband Jack. Bean An Tí paid tribute to Jack's loyal support of many years dating back to the first night of the story house entertaining with his music and song, he loved to play and all loved to listen. A passionate GAA man he played at club and county level in particular in 1973 when his native Carnew won both senior hurling and football championships he played on both teams and captioned the football squad and unusual for a player trained both teams. He was listed in the GAA hall of fame 2007. Despite all his honours he was always humble and unassuming. Heaven's gain is surely our Story House loss she said. A minutes silence was observed. Prayerful good wishes was extended to all who are unwell at present. Bean an Tí Anne thanked all for their loyal support.

Split the Pot

Winner of Kiltealy NS split-the-pot last week was Diarmuid Long, who won €165. Play split-the-pot every week envelopes available locally.

Dancing in Kiltealy

Social dancing in Kiltealy Hall on Friday, September 27, with music by Glen Flynn. Refreshments served, admission €8.


The numbers drawn last week were 18, 24, 29 and 32. Terry Spillane, Monglass was the only player to match three and won €150. Draw tonight is in the Thatch, Kiltealy, jackpot €5,100.

Dyspraxia Wexford

The next meeting of Dyspraxia Wexford will be on Wednesday, October 2, in Riverside Park Hotel, Enniscorthy.


Irish Dancing lessons

Sinéad Doyle will be running Irish dancing lessons in Monageer Hall on Saturday mornings from 10.00am. New beginners are very welcome and for more information, please contact Sinéad on 086-0501348.



The sympathy of the community is extended to the relatives and friends of the late Kieran Kelly, The Ballagh who passed to his eternal reward on Wednesday 12tth September, at University Hospital Waterford. Kieran was a very active member of Oulart Hill Development Group and was centrally involved in the maintenance of the walking trails and Tulach a 'tSolais. He was a brilliant photographer and he captured many fine photographs of the local monuments and activities of Oulart Hill Development Group .He will be sadly missed by his sister Anne, brothers Tommy and James and by a wide circle of friends. Solas na bhFlaitheas dá anam dilís.

Oulart ICA

The Oulart Guild ICA will resume its meetings and activities on Monday 16th September, following the summer break. New members, of any age, are always welcome to join this most active and progressive group of women. Oulart Guild will hold its annual walk for charity on 22nd September when members will undertake the Jean Kennedy-Smith Walk from St. Mochua's Chapel to Tulach a'tSolais, on Oulart Hill.

Electronic Scoreboard

The newly erected scoreboard at the upper pitch was in operation for the first time last Saturday evening when Oulart-The Ballagh Senior Camogie team played St. Martin's in the rescheduled group championship fixture. The understrength home side was defeated and will meet Rathnure in the Co. semi-final while St. Martin's will play Glynn-Barntown.

Community Centre Bingo

Sunday night Bingo which proved so popular earlier in the year will recommence in Oulart Community Centre on the first Sunday in October (6th), beginning at 8pm.

Underage GAA

Oulart-The Ballagh Under 13 footballers who compete in Division 4, defeated St. Mary's Maudlintown in the Co. final in St. Patrick's Park, Enniscorthy on Thursday 12th September. This talented group of players have already won the top division of hurling and are congratulated on achieving a wonderful double.

Adult GAA

There was much local disappointment and dismay on Saturday 7th September when Oulart-The Ballagh senior hurlers exited the county championship, having been held to a draw by Glynn-Barntown (13 points each) and having won only one of the five championship matches they played in 2019. On the following day the Intermediate hurlers who had topped their group lost to Geraldine-O'Hanrahans in the championship quarter- final.


Scoil Mochua's Split-the-Pot congratulates its latest winner-Colette McRedmond-who won 146 euro. The next draw will be held on 16th September. Entry envelopes are available from local businesses.

Split-the-Pot Upfront

If you would like to take part in Split-the-Pot Upfront please put 20 euro into an envelope with your name and contact details and mark the envelope "Upfront". You will then be entered into the next 10 draws and also get one free entry. Entries should be in the Split-the-Pot boxes before 6pm on Monday. The new term begins on Monday 9th September.

Ministers of the Word

Readers at St. Patrick's Church, Oulart are reminded that the new Rota comes into operation on the first weekend of October. All Readers are asked to contact Breda Jacob to indicate their willingness or otherwise to continue as a Minister of the Word. Please text or email before 25th September.

Family Notices

If you would like these Notes to include details of your family births, marriages, deaths, anniversaries, achievements and successes please supply the relevant details (no later than Thursday at 8pm) by phone, text, email or written note to Breda Jacob (086-1686978) or email

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