Thursday 20 June 2019

Around the districts: Boolavogue, Caim, Clonegal-Kildavin, Ferns, Oulart, Oylegate

Boolavogue: Sympathy - Sincere sympathy is extended from all in Boolavogue to the family and relations of the late Josie O'Hanlon (née Gahan, Knocknasgeach) who died at her home in Killeavy, Co. Armagh, recently. Her Requiem Mass was celebrated in St Joseph's Church, Meigh and her remains were interred in the adjoining cemetery afterwards.

She is survived by her children Mary, Paula, John, Angela, Mairéad and Yvonne, grandchildren Conor, Paul, Evan, Terry, Kiera, Aoife, Amelia and Ryan, sisters Francie, Kate and Sr. Theresa, sons-in-law, daugher-in-law, sisters-in-law, brothers-in-law, nephews, nieces and a wide circle of friends.

Gaelic Games News

Congratulations to our under-13 hurlers who had a good 1-11 to 1-3 win over Naomh Éanna on Thursday the 23rd.

Everyone in the club sends best wishes to the brilliant under-14 hurlers who are travelling to Killavullen on the June 7, 8 and nine to represent Wexford in the Féile na nGael hurling tournament.

Ministers of the Word

Bernie Flood is due to read at the Vigil Mass on Saturday, June 8, at 8 p.m. with Olive Burke helping distribute Holy Communion. At the 11 a.m. Mass on Sunday morning, Rika O'Neill is reading while Gay Gahan is the Minister for the Eucharist.

Soccer AGM

St Cormac's AGM will will take place on Monday, June 10, at 8 p.m. in the clubhouse in Luke Foran Park. If you are interested in mentoring or managing any team, or helping out in any way, please contact John Farrington at 087 2625054 for a quick chat.

Wedding Bells

Congratulations to Sarah-Jane Lacey, youngest daughter of Peadar and Eileen Lacey, Garryduff, who married Conall Nolan, Oulartard, in St Cormac's Church on Friday, May 24. The wedding reception was held Riverside Park Hotel and a great time was had by all.



Caim annual patron will take place on Sunday, June 23, at 2 p.m.


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

Parochial Events

The annual barbecue will be held on Friday, June 21. Tickets are now on sale from any Committee Member. The annual patron will take place on Sunday, June 23, at 2 p.m.


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

Duffry lotto

Aidan Lawless, Alan Buckleyand Con Carty were the match-three winners last week. The numbers drawn were 7, 22, 23 and 32. The jackpot is now €3,600. The next draw will take place in the Thatch on Tuesday, June 4, at 9.30 p.m.

Road Run

Caim Vintage Club will hold their Road Run on Sunday, June 16, commencing at 1 p.m. in aid of Monart Church and a local project. Your support will be greatly appreciated.

Vintage Rally

The annual Vintage Rally and road run will take place on Sunday, September 8.

Rathnure Summer Musical

Rathnure Panto Society presents their 10th summer Musical 'Dancing at the Checkout', a brand new comedy musical full of 70's and 90's music, on June 20, 21, 24, 26, 27 and 28 at 7.45 p.m. nightly. Call 087 0680564 or 087 6954112 to book the best seats. Also find us on Facebook for more info.


St Fiaac's Church Bicentennial

A service of celebration for the Bicentenary of St Fiaac's Church, Clonegal on Friday, June 7, at 7 p.m. (1819-2019). The Rt. Rev Michal Burrows will be the preacher. Everyone welcome.

Community Work Day

Clonegal Tidy Village Association will hold a Community Workday on Saturday, June 8, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Can you give some help during that time? Please meet at St Brigid's Hall at 11 a.m. It would be helpful to bring a sweeping brush, gardening tools, gloves and a high vis vest.

Ben Mulhall Park Association AGM

The Ben Mulhall Park Association held their AGM on Thursday, May 23, in the Ben Mulhall Park, Clonegal. The new committee for the coming year are as follows: chairperson - PJ Kavanagh, vice-chairperson - Sinéad Gray, secretary - Breda Murphy, Assistant secretary - Chris Moran, Joint treasurers - Johnny Dunne and Pboy Murphy, PRO - Nicola Gray.

Kildavin NS hurling Champions

Congratulations to Kildavin National School, who are cumann na mBunscoil Hurling Champions after beating Drumphea on Tuesday, May 28, in Fenagh. Well done to everyone involved.

Deepest Sympathy

Clonegal, Kildavin and the wider community was saddened to hear the death of the late James (Jimmy) Kirwan, Kilcarry, Clonegal, who passed away peacefully at his home, surrounded by his loving family on Monday, May 27.

Beloved husband of Bridget and loving father of JJ, Ray, Barry, Tracy and Madge. Brother of Paddy, Joe, Kathy, Nancy, Maggie and the late Andy, Betty and Nellie. Sadly missed by his wife, sons, daughters, brothers, sisters, granddaughter Kelly, son-in-law Edward, daughter-in-law Gillian, brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, nephews, nieces, relatives, neighbours and friends.

Reposed at Lennon's Funeral Home, Bunclody on Tuesday. Removal to St Brigid's Church, Clonegal on Wednesday afternoon. Funeral Mass on Thursday, followed by burial afterwards adjoining cemetery. May he rest in peace.

GAA lotto

There was no winner or online winner of the Kildavin-Clonegal GAA lotto held on Sunday, May 26. Numbers drawn were 04, 09, 11 and 16. Eight winners match three were, Annie Healy Aughrim, John Kinsella, Grainne Byrne, Gillian Byrne, Barragh, C.O' Neill, Kildavin, Cathal Treacy, Craanmore, Fiona Doyle Byrne, Crowsgrove and Antoinette Hogan, Bunclody (on-line), all receiving €20 each. Seller's prize goes to John Byrne, Carrigduff, receiving €50. The next draw will take place in Dunne's Lounge, Clonegal on Sunday, June 9, at 10.30 p.m., with a jackpot worth €9,400. Tickets €2 each.


If you have any news you would like published on the 'Local News' page of the Clonegal/Kildavin Community Website for June, then please send your information to



Ferns St Aidan's GAA club would welcome the views of the community on the question of developing a community gym and any other improvements people would like to see in our grounds. We would really appreciate if everybody would take 2 minutes to complete the survey online at This survey is extremely important so please give us your views.

GAA Lotto draw

On Tuesday, May 28, numbers drawn were 8, 19, 29 and 32; no jackpot winner; lucky dips - Jimmy Warren, Joe Morris, Myles Breen, Locky Murphy; next draw on Tuesday, June 11, in the Thatch, Ferns for jackpot of €5,100. Thank you to everyone for their continued support.

Tombrack 6k

The annual Tombrack 6k timed fun run and 3k walk will take place in Tombrack on Sunday, June 16, at 11 a.m. Registration in Tombrack NS from 9 a.m. Prizes for first, second and third man and woman, also fastest parent and child. Refreshments and fun in the school afterwards.

Running Club

Do you want to start running or are you looking for a friendly club to join? Sliabh Buidhe Rovers AC are looking for new members to join their club.

To help to do so we are running a summer league of 5k races starting Wednesday, June 19, at 7.30 p.m. for five Wednesday nights. This is suitable for all levels of running. The locations are Gorey, Bunclody, Ferns, Camolin and Old Bawn Beach.

All details can be found on our website or you can contact Luke Kehoe at 087 3222914.



The sympathy of the community is extended to Mrs Mary O'Grady, her husband Eddie and family (Ballincash) on the death of her sister Margaret O'Neill (formerly Chapel, Clonroche), Ferrybank, Waterford, who died on Monday, May 27. Her funeral Mass was celebrated in St Clement's Church, Cloughbawn on Thursday, after which burial took place in the adjoining cemetery. Ar dheis Dé go raibh a hanam dílis.

Thank You

The organisers of the recent coffee morning that was held in Marty's Bar, in aid of St Mochua's Church, extend a sincere thank you to all who supported it. The amount raised was €1,330. The prize-winners in the raffle were Ray McAuliffe, Edel Byrne, Margaret Furlong, Tony Byrne, Jim Mythen, Geraldine Wynne, Martin Harris, Josephine Kavanagh and May Murphy.

Camogie Winners

Congratulations to Oulart-The Ballagh senior camogie team on their brilliant win in the League Final against St Martin's, last Monday evening, May 27, in Farmleigh.

Though the wind-assisted Piercestown team got off to a great start, scoring one goal and five points before Oulart-The Ballagh registered their first score, local supporters felt that the never-say-die attitude of the Oulart-The Ballagh team would ensure that they would not relinquish the title without an almighty effort. At one stage the team in Red and Black was seven points in arrears but point by point they reduced that lead till they equalised and eventually won on a scoreline of 15 points to 1-11.

Congratulations to the whole team and management on a hard-earned victory and special mention to one of the younger players-Eimear O'Connor, who defended defiantly and showed a wide range of skills as she repulsed attack after attack. Team captain, Shauna Sinnott was presented with the League Cup by the chairperson of Wexford camogie board.

Beirigí Bua!

Everyone in Oulart and the Ballagh sends best wishes to our U-14 Féile team who are travelling to Cork this weekend to represent Wexford in the All-Ireland Féile na nGael hurling competiton.

Their host club is Middleton and they will also be taking on Lucan Sarsfields and Carrigtwohill. Their first game, against Carrigtwohill, is at 5.30 on Friday in Carrigtwohill. Then on Saturday they take on their hosts and Lucan Sarsfields. Congratulations to Philip Rossiter, his selectors and mentors and especially to the boys on getting this far and the best of luck in Cork.

Siúl Ladhrú (Laroo)

Oulart Hill Development and Oulart Hill Walking Hub are pleased to announce that very soon a new amenity walk linking the Unyoke and Blackwater will open to the public. Measuring 7.4km in length, Siúl Ladhrú will be an easy walk, passing through some of the most unique topography in Ireland called Kame and Kettle and a landscape in which the name of Ladhra (Lyra), a hero in the nation's oldest legend, is reflected in several local place names.

Family Fun Day

Oulart Christmas Lights Committee are hosting a Family Fun Day in Marty's Bar on Sunday, June 16, from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. There will be entertainment by Liam Sharkey, barbecue, face painting, raffle and much more. Tickets are only €5 and children go free. There will also be a Door Prize to the value of €150.

Please support this event so that Oulart Village will be illuminated brightly for Christmas 2019.


The latest winner of Scoil Mochua's split-the-pot is Mairéad McAuliffe who gets €124.The school benefits to the same amount. The next draw is on June 4 Entry envelopes are available from the school and from local businesses. The parents' association say 'thank-you' to all who regularly play split-the-pot in support of the local primary school.

School News/Tours

The pupils of Scoil Mochua have some very interesting school tours to look forward to, in June. The junior and senior infants will visit Kia-Ora Mini Farm on June 20 First and Second Classes will travel to UCD Sports Centre on June 11. Third and Fourth Classes will visit Kilkenny Activity Centre on June 18 while Fifth and Sixth Classes will travel to Dunmore Adventure Centre on June 24 the school will be closed all week June 3 to June 7 summer Holidays begin at midday on June 28. Field day will be held after the patron on June 30.

CFR Training

The Oulart-The Ballagh Unit of Community First Responders is live, seven nights a week and all day at weekends, assisting the National Ambulance Service on a totally voluntary basis. For details of joining and training please contact Ger at 086 1578484 or Vickie at 087 77807849.

Essential Information

The Eircode for the GAA grounds in Oulart, Upper Pitch is Y25 HX23. The Defibrillator is on the wall of the Generator Shed. The Eircode for the Lower Pitch is Y25 AE82.

The Eircode for Oulart School is Y25 XK24. The Defibrillator is at the front of the school.

Model County Draw

The second of this year's three draws took place on Wednesday, May 29. Oulart-The Ballagh GAA sold two winning tickets. Congratulations to Ethan Freeman on winning seventh prize (Kilcannon Garden Voucher valued at €150) and to John Jackman, who won the 34th prize - a Pettitt's SuperValu Voucher to the value of €150. The first prize of a new Skoda Fabia (valued at 16,000 euro) went to Peter Hammell of Kilmuckridge. Best of luck to all the subscribers in the third and final draw at the end of June.

Oulart Text Alert

It costs only €10 to cover membership for two years, up till the end of 2020.To join at any time contact 087 3316866. Well done to the local volunteers who administer the Text Alert.

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 8 p.m.) by phone, text, email or written note to Breda Jacob (086 1686978) or email There is no charge for including such items in the Local Notes.


Social dancing

The next date for social dancing in Oylegate Community Centre is Sunday, June 9. Music on the night is by Dave Lawlor. Dave is one of the most popular artists on the dancing circuit and makes a welcome return to Oylegate. Dancing from 9.30 p.m. Admission €8. Come along and enjoy a great night with this polished performer.

GAA club news

GAA syndicate draw winners of €100 for May were Paul/Agnes Burns Clonmore and Edward Murphy the Oil, Oylegate. Lotto winnings were €632. Next draw is June 26.

Wexford senior hurlers play Carlow on Saturday, June 8, and Kilkenny on Saturday the 15th and both games are in Innovate Wexford Park at 7 p.m. We wish club members Damien and Shane Reck and Séamus Casey and their teammates the best of luck.

Bingo In Mernaghs

The bingo in Mernaghs is now being run to raise much needed funds for the Community First Responders, bingo commences at 9.15 on a Thursday night and all support for this worthy cause would be greatly appreciated.

Baby and Toddler Group

A baby and Toddler Group gathers every Tuesday in Glenbrien Old School Centre from 9.45 a.m. to 11.45 a.m. This is an opportunity for young children and their carers (parents/grandparents/childminders) to meet. For more information, Contact Claire Atkinson 087 1373579 or Ana Egan 086 1939997. Looking forward to seeing you there.

Mass Times

Please note Mass times in Oylegate: Saturday vigil Mass is at 6.30 p.m.; Sunday morning Mass is at 10.30 a.m.

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