Monday 21 October 2019

Around the districts: Bree-Galbally, Caim, Davidstown-Courtnacuddy, Glenbrien, Oylegate, The Ballagh

John Dunne and Willie Sharkey at the Courtnacuddy Tractor Run on Sunday
John Dunne and Willie Sharkey at the Courtnacuddy Tractor Run on Sunday

Bree-Galbally: Smart Fitness - Smart Fitness Kettlebell and Circuit Training Classes return to Galbally Hall every Tuesday and Thursday evening at 7pm.

The classes are suitable for total beginners and are a mix of kettlebell, bodyweight, floor and core exercises. All Exercises are tailored to suit each individual's ability. All welcome, €8per session or €13 for any two. Students or under-18s only €5 Contact for more information: Collette Butler 086 3927655 or look me up on Facebook page: @Smart Fitness with Collette

Fashion Show

A Fashion Show takes place in the Riverside Park Hotel on Wednesday, October 16, in aid of Bree Community Playground. Enniscorthy based shops 'Glamour' and 'Ottiva' are supplying the fashion, 'Perfection by Mon' the make-up and Liam Sharkey is MC for the night. Tickets at €10 are now on sale in Garry Byrnes, Riverside Park Hotel and from any Committee Member.

Yoga Classes

Yoga Classes will take place in Bree Community Centre with Grace Reddington on Monday nights from 8.15 p.m. to 9.15 p.m. and on Thursday mornings from 10.15 a.m. to 11.15 a.m. Sessions began on Monday, September 23, and continue for six weeks. Please bring your own mat. Cost is €10.

Indoor Athletics

Indoor Athletic Training resumes in Bree Community Centre on this Thursday, October 3, at 7 p.m. for five- to 10-year-olds and from 7.45 p.m. to 9 p.m. for Bree Athletic Club members. Cost is €2 per child to max of €5 per family.

Scoil Mhuire NS Ballyhogue

The school will be holding a clothing collection on Wednesday, October 23. We ask relatives of students attending the school as well as others in the community to collect any clothing or related items they no longer need. Donations of all clothing types, paired shoes, belts, curtains, bed linens, towels and stuffed animals are accepted and should be dropped off at the school before 9 a.m. on Wednesday, October 23.

The school will receive funds for every kg donated. Thank you for your support.

Galbally table quiz

Galbally Sports and Leisure Club table quiz will take place in the Sycamore House, Killurin (Declan's) on Friday, October 25, at 9 p.m. Table of four €25. Cash prizes and raffle on the night.

Basic Computer Course

Free Basic Computer Course in Galbally Community Centre starting soon (two hours per week for five weeks). Suitable for people with little or no experience in computers. Contact Dawn at 087 8306206 to register interest. Course is funded by Irish Rural Link at Department of Communications.

Galbally Advertising

Calling all local business owners. Advertising spaces available at Galbally Sports and Leisure Club in the heart of Galbally Village close to school and church. Advertise your goods and services while supporting your local community centre for an annual fee of €130 including A1 size sign (€100 without sign). For details contact Dylan at 086 3719982.

Table quiz

A table quiz in aid of St John's Clonmore will be held in Enniscorthy Rugby Club at 8 p.m. on Friday, October 25. The quiz will start at 8 p.m. All support appreciated.

Bree Parish Journal

Preparations are under way for this year's edition of Bree Parish Journal. All clubs and organisations in the parish are asked to have a report of their activities over the past two years ready by the end of Oct. The committee is also looking for photographs particularly of groups of people from times past as well as items suitable for publication pertaining to places or people of the area including notable family celebrations.

All items to be advised to Jim and Clare Doyle, Garranstackle. Phone 053 9247706 or email

Galbally car boot sale

Galbally Sports and Leisure Club's next car boot sale will take place on Monday, October 28 (Bank Holiday Monday), 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. For bookings please contact Dawn at 087 8306206.

Christmas Craft Fair

The Galbally Sports and Leisure Club Christmas Craft Fair will take place on Sunday, November 24, 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. For bookings please contact Jackie Byrne 087 2319219.



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

Duffry lotto

Sonny Freyne was the match-three winner last week. The numbers drawn were 2, 7, 30 and 32. The jackpot is now €5,300. The next draw will take place in Bowes on Tuesday, October 1, at 9.30 p.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.

Caim Vintage Club

Caim Vintage Club held a very successful road run and threshing day day in glorious sunshine on Sunday, September 8. The club raised a total of €5,000 for charity, €4,500 for Wexford Hospice Homecare and €500 for Caim senior citizens outing. A sincere thank 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 October 5 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.


Hugh Dunne Memorial Road Run

This was hosted by the Courtnacuddy Vintage club on Sunday last. Proceeds going towards the Waterford Dialysis Unit. It was a great turn out and well done to all who gave their support.

Church news

COURTNACUDDY CHURCH CLEANING: September Josie Kelly and October Annmarie Furlong. ICA: Well done to the Davidstown ICA Guild which celebrates its 50th Anniversary.

DAVIDSTOWN EUCHARISTIC MINISTERS: Davidstown is looking for new Eucharistic Ministers please contact Fr Nolan. Sept Vigil Maureen O'Shea and Sunday Margaret O'Shea.

HOLY HOUR; A Holy Hour with Exposition of Blessed Sacrament will take place in Courtnacuddy Church on Sunday, October 12, from 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. The Holy Hour will take place every second Sunday of each month.

ADORATION: Would you like to join the adoration team. Adoration takes place in the Davidstown church from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. every Tuesday and Wednesday. Adoration brings many blessing to our parish and you too will be part of that blessing for just one hour a week. Contact Eileen at 087 9331809.

Readers: In Davidstown Church for September Vigil Caroline Dunne and Sunday John Crean.


Walking track

Lights will be on at the Walking track at the GAA grounds every Monday, Wednesday and Friday evenings from 7.30 p.m. to 9 p.m. and the facility is available to all in the community so come along and stay fit over the winter months. The couch to 5k group meet every Weds evening.

GAA lotto syndicate

Lotto syndicate winners of €100 for Sept were Adrian Nolan and Pat Murphy Coolgarrow, lotto winnings for the month were €101, The next draw date is October 30.

Commemorative March

A commemorative march took place on Sunday, September 22, from the Gap Cross to O'Briens Inn. Wreaths were laid at the stone at the Gap Cross, Crossamye and also at both graveyards to honour those that died in 1798 and also those who have passed away since the bi-centenary commemoration celebrations in 1998. Thanks to all those who participated and contributed to the day especially given the incessant rain that fell for the duration of the march. Special thanks to O'Briens Inn for their hospitality on the day in providing refreshments to the participants afterwards. I think it can be agreed that it was a very memorable day for everyone.

Social dancing

The next date for social dancing in Oylegate Community Centre is Sunday, October 13. Music on the night is by Adrian Ryan. Dancing from 9.30 p.m. Admission €8. Come along and enjoy a great night of music, and dancing.


ICA News

The ICA will hold its next meeting on Wednesday the second. Oct. in Oylegate Community Centre at 7.30 p.m. Last month, a most informative and interesting demonstration on 'Gardening and Pruning' was presented by Ciaran Fitzger-ald, Head Gardner in Johnstown Castle.

Craft Fair 2019

The annual Oylegate-Glenbrien craft fair will be held in Oylegate Community Centre on Sunday, November 17, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tables €20 each. Exhibitors from Oylegate and Glenbrien parish will be given first preference. A certain number of tables will be assigned for TY students Mini-Companies and again first pref-erence will be given to students from Oylegate and Glenbrien. Bookings will be taken from mid-October.

GAA club news

Walking Track: The lights will be on at the walking track at the GAA Grounds every Monday, Wednesday and Friday evenings from 7.30 p.m. to 9 p.m. and the facility is available to all in the community, so come along and stay fit over the winter months. The couch to 5k group meet Wednesday evenings. All welcome to take part.

Lotto: lotto syndicate winners of €100 for Sept were Adrian Nolan and Pat Murphy Coolgarrow, lotto winnings for the month were €101, next draw date is October 30.

Social dancing

The next date for social dancing in Oylegate Community Centre is Sunday, October 13. Music on the night is by Adrian Ryan. Dancing from 9.30 p.m. Admission €8. Come along and enjoy a great night of music, and dancing.

Baby/Toddler Group

Baby and Toddler Group gathering every Tuesday (Term-Time) in Glenbrien Old School Centre from 9.30 a.m. to 11 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. Looking forward to seeing you there.

Bingo In Mernaghs

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

The Ballagh

Clothes Collection

The parents' association is organising a clothes collection to raise funds for the school on October 1 Any unwanted clothes, shoes, bed linen, towels, etc. can be donated. Bags can be dropped off at the school on Sunday, September 29, before and after Mass (10: 40 a.m. to 11 a.m. and 11.30 to 12 noon), on Monday, September 30, before and after school (8.40 a.m. to 9 a.m. and 2.40 p.m. to 3 p.m.) and Tuesday, October 1 (8.40 a.m. to 9 a.m.).


Congratulations to our recent winner Carol Ormonde, winning €68. Thank you for your continued support. It costs just €2 to play and envelopes can be found in all local businesses: Tim's Chipper, Caroline's Hairdressing, Bob's Bar, Lounge, Shop and Takeaway, The Sawdust, Barry Walsh's Car Servicing, The Unyoke Cafe, Dick Britton PVC Ltd., The Trading Post, Angelo's Takeaway, The post office, The School Office and Bolands XL Your support is greatly appreciated.

The Ballagh Boxing Club

The local community and the members of the Ballagh Boxing Club congratulate local boxer, Ryan Cullen, who recently travelled to Russia to represent Leinster.

Camogie county final

Oulart-The Ballagh senior camogie team will contest the Premier Senior Final against St Martin's on Saturday, October 5, in Bellefield, starting at 3.30 p.m. Supporters should also check details with players/officials or social media. Best wishes to the players and management.

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.

Community First Responders

Oulart-The Ballagh CFR Unit is a voluntary group, set up to assist the National Ambulance Service, in our community, seven nights per week. The group is looking for volunteers to come on board. Full training will be given and as they work on a rota, the more people involved the better. Ideally, wordeveryone should have this training as it saves lives. Also, please remember that it is very important to remember your EIRCODE For further information please contact Ger at 086 1578484 or Vickie at 087 7780749.

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