Sunday 22 September 2019

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Martina McShane, Brian Coleman and artist Noreen King-Urbin at the Ennsicorthy Art Trail in the Church Institute during the Rockin’ Food Festival
Martina McShane, Brian Coleman and artist Noreen King-Urbin at the Ennsicorthy Art Trail in the Church Institute during the Rockin’ Food Festival

Brendan Keane

The All-Ireland horseshoe competition will take place at Bridge Meadow, Bunclody from August 23 to 25.

The event is being hosted by the Woodsmen Horseshoe Club whose members will be hoping to secure the all-Ireland title for the 10th time.

Details of times will be published in next week's edition of this newspaper.

Jewellery found

A woman from Enniscorthy is searching for the owner of a piece of jewellery that she found in the Riverside Park Hotel.

The piece was found just a couple of days before St Patrick's Day.

It was bought in a shop in Dublin, which is now closed, and the woman who found it is anxious to get it back to its owner as she feels it might be of huge sentimental value.

Anyone who is missing a piece of jewellery, or who knows someone to whom it might belong, is asked to contact this newspaper through

Parish outing

The annual Caim parish outing will take place on Wednesday, August 14.

The trip will go from the village to the National Heritage Park and on to Johnstown Castle before stopping off at Whitford House for dinner.

For more details, or to book a place, contact Thomas Kavanagh on 087 1314299.

Storytelling session

The next storytelling session in Castledockrell will take place in the village hall on Thursday, August 15, at 8 p.m.

The organisers have promised that a good night's entertainment will occur and they are encouraging everyone in the community to go along and give their support to the event which helps bring the community together in a relaxed and informal setting.

Refreshments will be served and a raffle will also take place on the night.

Revised mass times

New mass times will be introduced in St Aidan's Cathedral, Enniscorthy later this year.

The new timetable will become effective from the weekend of Saturday, August 31, and Sunday, September 1.

That weekend, masses will begin with Saturday vigil at 6 p.m. and Sunday at 10 a.m. and noon.

St Senan's Church will have Saturday vigil at 7 p.m. and on Sunday at 9 a.m. and 11 a.m.

Social dancing

Social dancing has become very popular throughout rural parts of Co Wexford over the last couple of years and the next event of that type taking place in Marshalstown Hall will be held on Friday, August 16.

The doors will open at 9.30 p.m. and dancing will start at 10 p.m. and everyone in the community is encouraged to attend.

Admission on the night will be €8 and that will include tea or coffee.

Vintage rally

A major vintage rally and road run will take place in Caim on Sunday, September 8, at 1 p.m.

The event is being organised to raise money for Wexford Hospice Homecare, Caim senior citizen's outing and Caim Vintage Club.

The organisers are encouraging people to donate any bric-a-brac items to any committee member.

There are also some spaces still available on the day for an auto-jumble.

Names are also being taken for the local Vintage Club's annual outing to Moynalty Vintage Day through 087 6341532.

Monksgrange open day

Monksgrange House in Rathnure will provide the venue for a very special event on Saturday, August 24, at 10 a.m.

A symposium will take place to celebrate the 250 years since Goddard Richards completed building Monksgrange in 1769.

Tickets for the event are priced €65 and included in the admission price will be light lunch and lecture presentations by a number of special guest speakers, including Prof Seán Duffy, medieval historian; Dr Edward McParland, architectural historian; Susan Corr, paper conservation and restoration; Robert O'Byrne; Anthony Hobbs, photography consultant; and Jeremy Hill, 8th generation occupier of Monksgrange.

The event will also provide the background for the launch by Prof Roy Foster of Dr Philip Bull's book, 'Monksgrange: Portrait of an Irish house and family, 1769-1969', published by Four Courts Press.

Bree barn dance

A barn dance will take place in Byrne's of Bree grain store on Saturday, August 24, at 8 p.m.

The event is being organised in conjunction with Bree Development Group and will feature the Kilkenny's as the main headline act.

Music will also be provided by local singer songwriter Colleen Coughlan, one of Wexford's foremost up-and-coming music acts.

The musicians will also be followed by a DJ until late.

Tickets for the dance are available from and taxis will be available all night long.

All money raised will go towards loan repayments for the Bree Walking Trails, Bree Hub and the children's playground.

Tidy Towns closing date

The annual Tidy Towns competition will be held again this year and the Enniscorthy Tidy Towns Association is encouraging local people to get involved.

There are a number of different categories in the competition including categories for gardens, shop fronts, window boxes and hanging baskets, public buildings, most improved premises, industrial premises, tidiest street and housing estate.

The closing date is Friday, August 23.

Entry forms are now available from the County Council Offices in Market Square, Enniscorthy.

Patron day

The annual patron in Ballymurn Cemetery will take place on Sunday, August 18.

The patron in Kilmallock will be at 2 p.m. while the new cemetery patron will begin with mass at 3 p.m.

Full Irish show in Bree

A full Irish show, in association with Celtic Roots, will continue in Bree hall on Tuesday nights for the remainder of this month.

Tea and scones will be served at 8.30 p.m. and the night's entertainment will take place at 9 p.m.

It will feature music, song, dance and storytelling.

Admission to the event is €10 for adults, with concessions for children and groups.

For bookings contact 087 7535354.

Fingerstyle guitarists

Two of the world's foremost fingerstyle guitarists will be arriving in Enniscorthy on Saturday, August 31, for a performance in the Presentation Centre.

Eoin Coogan and Giovanni Agostini will perform an eclectic mix of jazz-influenced pieces.

From Venezeula, Agostini is a guitarist and composer with Italian roots.

He began studying guitar at the age of 14 and while mainly self-taught he also took lessons for two years.

He moved on to electric guitar and then studied classical and in 2012 came to Dublin to complete his musical studies in jazz performance at Newpark Music Centre.

Coogan, who is from Carlow, is best described as a composer and orchestrator of sound.

Tickets for the show are priced €15, and more information can be had from the Presentation Centre on 053 9233000.

History of coffee

While it remains one of the most popular drinks in the world, the truth is no one knows exactly how or when coffee was first discovered.

This fact will be one of the things explored in a talk in Enniscorthy Library on Thursday, August 15, at 7 p.m.

Simon Nelson, manager of the Wilds Cafe in Enniscorthy, will give a lecture in the library in which he will focus attention on the history and story of coffee.

It promises to be a fascinating event, however, places are limited and booking is advisable on 053 9236055.

Engineer wanted

The Christian Media Trust is looking for a part-time studio engineer.

Interested parties must have knowledge of modern sound equipment, including Adobe audition.

For more information, contact Maria on 087 9984736.


This newspaper offers tribute pieces for bereaved family members and friends within the local community who have recently suffered the loss of a loved one.

The service is available free of charge and will be completed in a manner that is sensitive to your own personal wishes and requests, shaped entirely by your direction.

Please contact the journalist whose details are listed above if this is something that interests you or something you would like to do to honour the memory of your loved one who has recently passed away.


There are still some places left on the Faith, Friendship and Fun pilgrimage which will take place from the diocese in October.

It will be led by Fr Michael Doyle who is chaplain at Wexford General Hospital.

The pilgrimage will take place from October 4 to 11 and will take in four nights in Medjugorje and three nights in Dubrovnik.

The cost of the trip will be €779 per person.

To book a place, contact O'Leary Travel, Scott's Travel and, 3 Main Street, Enniscorthy on 053 923317.


The local branch of the Society of St Vincent de Paul is looking for a couch in good condition. Phone 083 9233746 or 087 1413153.

Enniscorthy Guardian