Sunday 15 September 2019

Around the districts: Caim, Clonegal-Kildavin, Kiltealy-Ballindaggin, Marshalstown-Castledockrell, Rathnure

Patti Jordan, Margaret Cahill and Lily Doran at the Marshalstown/Castledockrell Parish Dance in the Riverside Park Hotel.
Patti Jordan, Margaret Cahill and Lily Doran at the Marshalstown/Castledockrell Parish Dance in the Riverside Park Hotel.

Caim: Masses. Sunday Mass at 10 a.m. and Wednesday morning Mass at 9.30 a.m.

Duffry lotto

Donna, Ciara and Shane Rackard were the match-three winners last week. The numbers drawn were 8, 9, 28 and 30. The jackpot is now €4,500. The next draw will take place in Rackards on Tuesday, August 6, at 9.30 p.m.

Vintage Rally

Caim annual Vintage Rally and road run will take place in Caim on Sunday, September 8, in aid of Wexford Hospice Homecare, Caim senior citizens Outing and Caim Vintage Club. If anyone has any bric-à-brac it can be given to any committee member. There are some spaces available on the day for autojumble. Names are now being taken for our annual outing to Moynalty Vintage day. Contact 087 6341532.


Duffry Rovers GAA Club are holding a 20km mountain walk beginning in Drummond, Co. Carlow and ending in Kiltealy village. The walk will take place on Saturday morning, August 10. Teams will be made up of five members, male and female. Participants must be over 18 years of age and should have a moderate level of fitness. Over the next few weeks the groups will be holding a number of events.

Parish Outing

The annual parish outing will take place on Wednesday, August 14, travelling to the Irish Heritage Park and on to Johnstown Castle followed by dinner in Whitford House. For further details contact Thos Kavanagh at 087 1314299.

House of Stories

Ballindaggin gouse of stories will take place in Ballindaggin hall on Thursday, August 8, commencing at 8 p.m. Refreshments served and all are welcome.

Vintage Club Outing

There are a few seats available for Caim Vintage Clubs outing to Moynalty on Sunday, August 11. Contact087 6341532.


Remembering Together

October 19 the community of Kildavin-Clonegal will remember the 1919 Juniour GAA Football team who brought back the parishes first county title. Because of the huge interest in the event the venue has been changed to Ballykealy House Hotel Ballon. Keynote speaker: Dr Kevin Whelan. Tickets, which are already being sought will go on sale at the end of the summer.

A profile of the team members is being put together and will be published together with an account, of the social, political and economic activity at the time. The organising committee would appreciate your help in harvesting this information. Do you know of someone who fought in the War of Independence, or someone who returned from the battlefields of Europe or died there? Do you know of someone who died from the Spanish flue or survived it? Do you know of someone who contributed to the national loan scheme to help finance the new state. If you have information contact 087 8380018 or 087 9110555. Email or private message on ClonegalKildavin Veteran Players Facebook page.

Bunclody Library events

Thursday, August 8, at 7 p.m.; Gardening Talk With Rachel Darlington. In this talk Rachel will discuss uses of the greenhouse, especially as a showhouse in summer. She will highlight some of her favourite ornamental plants - bulbs, succulents, orchids and oddities and how to cultivate them in an Irish greenhouse.

Thursday, August 22, at 7 p.m.; History of Celtic Art Talk with Canon Seamas de Vál. Join Canon Seamas de Vál for a history of art talk on Celtic Art. The art of the Celts is generally associated with ornamental artistry that is comprised of repetitive patterns, spirals, knots, foliage, and animal forms. Celtic art is essentially easy to identify because of these recognizable features.

Saturday, August 17, and 31 from 11 to 11.45 a.m. ; summer Stars Special Story Time. Are your children taking part in this year's summer Stars? Are they struggling to find the time to finish their books or need some extra help with reading? Then join Librarian Alan for his summer Stars Special Storytime at Bunclody Library. On each Saturday, Alan will read a special story time for the younger readers followed by a read-a-long session for the older readers. This summer, Alan will be reading Roald Dahl's the Magic Finger.

Saturday, August 10, and 24 from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m.; Family Games Clubs. Join us in Bunclody Library for a throwback afternoon of fun as we launch our Family Games Club on Saturday, August 10, and 24. Drop in any time between 3 p.m. and 5 p.m. to play a selection of board games, including such classics as Monopoly, Scrabble, Battleship, Jenga and more. Suitable for Ages seven plus. Colouring and Lego available for younger children.

Saturday, August 31, from 2.30 p.m. to 3.30 p.m.; Dance Workshop For Children. Looking to give your child the chance to dance? Then sign up for our taster dance class at Bunclody library. This high energy workshop will introduce your child to various styles of dancing. This workshop is provided by Slaneyside School of dancing, who offers Ballet, Modern, Tap and Jazz lessons to children.

Tuesday, August 20, from 12.30 p.m. to 1.30 p.m.; Irish Mythology and Folklore for children with Storyteller Steve Lally. As part of Heritage Week 2019 we are delighted to welcome storyteller Steve Lally to Bunclody Library. Call in and hear about Irish Mythology and Fairy stories. Suitable for six to 12 years.

Toddler/Pre-school Storytime; Stories, songs, rhymes and art and craft for under-5s. Join us for a lively morning of fun and chat. Every Friday morning at 11 a.m.

Bunclody Knitting Club; Wednesday mornings at 10.30 a.m., places limited, booking essential. NEW Online e-resources drop in clinic; Why not drop by with your smart phone, tablet or laptop and avail of our free clinic in how to use our online services which include ebooks, digital magazines, e-audiobooks and much more. Every second Tuesday at 11 a.m.

Drop of Ink Creative Writing Group; If you are interested in joining the creative writing group please contact the library at 053 9375466. Next meeting takes place on Saturday, August 24, at 11 a.m. For more information, please contact 053 9375466 or check out their website


Ballindaggin Story House

Ballindaggin Story House takes place this Thursday evening, August 8, at the usual time of 8 p.m. Great entertainment, music, song and story. Refreshments served, admission free.

Duffry Rovers

Cross border challenge fundraiser for Duffry Rovers, family fun bingo night in Kiltealy Hall this Thursday, August 8, at 8 p.m. Tea and coffee, strawberries and ice cream served, children's fun activities, raffle and spot prizes/on the night. Your support would be appreciated.

Also as part of the cross border fundraiser - Raffle for Wexford jersey signed by 2019 Leinster hurling champions, tickets €5 envelopes in Bowe's Bar, The Thatch, Mohurry Mills, Rackard's, Caim and Jordan's, Ballindaggin. All support appreciated.


The numbers drawn last week were 8, 9, 28 and 30. Ciara, Donna and Shane Rackard matched three and won €150. Seller's prizes Mohurry Mills, Phil Bowe, Gordon Watchorn and Ailish Atkinson. The draw tonight is in Rackard's, Caim and the jackpot is now €4,500.


Social dancing in Rathanna Hall on Sunday night next August 11 with music by Adrian Ryan. Refreshments served. Admission €8. Doors open at 9.30 p.m.

Ballindaggin Pipe Band

St Colman's Pipe Band are celebrating their 70th anniversary and are planning a celebration to mark the occasion. To help with the preparations they are looking for photos that people may have of the band over the 70 years. Please email them to or give a copy to any band member. The band were honoured by the Enniscorthy Municipal District in a civic reception in the Presentation Centre, Enniscorthy recently to mark their anniversary. A community celebration is being planned, details later.



Next session of storytelling is in Castledockrell hall on Thursday, August 15, at 8 p.m. A good nights entertainment guaranteed. So please come along and bring a friend. Refreshments served and a raffle held on the night.

Social Dance

The next Social Dance in Marshalstown is on Friday, August 16, with music by Declan Aungier. Doors open at 9.30 p.m. and dancing starts at 10 p.m. Admission including tea is €8.


Sympathy is extended to the family of the late John Corcoran. May he rest in peace.

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.


Congratulations to Kevin and Joanie, who are celebrating their Silver Wedding Anniversary at this time. Wishing them health and happiness for the future.

Notes Deadline

Please note due to an earlier deadline items for the notes should reach me by 6 p.m. on the Thursday before each issue including on bank holiday weekends. Also only not for profit items should be included in the notes. Thank you for your co-operation.


Church Notices

Anniversaries: Saturday, August 10, 7.30 p.m. - Johnny Ryan (first Anniversary). Michael Hickey (Month's Mind). Sunday, August 11, 10.30 a.m. - Larry Murphy (Month's Mind)

Mass This Week: Tuesday, Thursday and Friday Mass at 9.30 a.m.

Church Restoration: Congratulations to Loretta Coleman, Rathnure, who won €408. The next Split-The-Pot draw will be held on Tuesday the 13th. Thanks to all who supported and please continue to support our fundraising.

Our Lady's Island Pilgrimage 2019: August 15 - Official Opening of pilgrimage. Focus on youth with youth speakers. Mass at 3 p.m. followed by Blessed Sacrament Procession. Daily Mass during the season at 3 p.m. and 8 p.m. Rathnure Parish Pilgrimage on Wednesday, August 21, and Fr Brian Broaders will celebrate Mass at 3 p.m. The bus is booked and tea will be served. Names to Helen Hennessy: 053 9255131, Breda Barron: 053 9255102 or Teresa McGee.


The jackpot is €1,200 on Tuesday, August 6.

GAA Club news

Championship Fixture - Senior vs. Glynn-Barntown at 7.15 p.m. in Kennedy Park, New Ross next Saturday, August 10, Purple and Gold - Hard luck to the Wexford Senior and minor hurling teams who were both defeated last Sunday in their respective all-Ireland semi-finals. We thank them for the enjoyable and successful journey they brought us on this year. Well done to all involved and especially to our own club members.

We wish the Wexford Under-20 team the very best in their all-Ireland semi-final this Sunday, August 4, vs. Tipperary at 1.45 p.m. in Nowlan Park, Kilkenny. Again special mention to all involved from Rathnure.

Club Shop - Open on Monday nights from 7 p.m. to 7.30 p.m.

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