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Community support - Enniscorthy Gardaí have a list of people willing to help those who are living alone, older people, and those who are unable to get out during the current crisis.

Those wishing to avail of the service are asked to contact the garda station and leave their details and the Gardaí will then arrange for someone to call to them.

Enniscorthy Garda Station can be contacted through 053 9242580 and calls will be treated in the strict confidence.

Garda appointment

The Oylegate garda district has welcomed the appointment of Garda Seamus Killeen, who has taken up duty in Oylegate station.

He replaces Sergeant Mick Morrissey who has moved to Rosslare Harbour station.

Gda Killeen, is a member with 20 years' experience, having served in Enniscorthy and Bunclody stations.

Oylegate garda district covers the Ballagh, Glenbrien, Ballymurn, and Oylegate areas so the appointment of a permanent member is most welcome.

The contact number for Oylegate station is 053 9138132.

Children's creativity

At the moment, with schools closed, children are getting creative in their time at home, coming up with all sorts of imaginative ways to convey messages of positivity during those times when they're not busy keeping up to speed with their schoolwork.

We'd like to hear from parents about what their children are doing to keep themselves occupied during the current crisis.

If they're drawing, painting, creating, writing - whatever they're up to that highlights the ingenious and innovative nature of children, we want to hear about it.

If you have photos highlighting your child's creativity and imagination please feel free to send them on with a little info about what your child has been doing to brendan.keane@peoplenews.ie

Obituaries

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

The weekly service is avail-able free of charge and all obituaries are completed in a manner that is sensitive to your own personal wishes and requests.

They are also shaped entirely by your direction and in consultation with you at all times.

Please feel free to contact the journalist above if an obituary tribute in this newspaper is something that interests you or if it's something that you would like to have written to honour the memory of a loved one close to you who has passed away.

Mass in the Cathedral

Masses in St Aidan's Cathe-dral in Enniscorthy are being broadcast live on the webcam at www.churchservices.tv/enniscorthycathedral each morning at 10 a.m. and also on Saturday at 6 p.m.

The Parish Office will also be open as normal - subject to change as the current crisis develops.

Parishioners are welcome to ring the office if they wish to speak to a member of staff or book a mass for anniversaries, intentions or for any other business.

Payments and donations can also be taken by contacting the parish office over the phone.

Community helping out

Ballyhogue GAA Club has organised a group of over 20 volunteers who are available to assist people with grocery collection and collection of medical prescriptions.

They can also check in on isolated or elderly relations or neighbours in the community.

The volunteers are also available to provide help around the house or be of assistance in different ways that people may require.

The liaison person is Melissa Dawson (087 9627866) who will be able to put you in contact with one of the volunteers in your locality.

Alone support in community

The community support organisation Alone has launched a national support line and supports for older people who have concerns relating to Covid-19.

Professional staff are available to answer queries Monday to Friday, from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., through 0818 222024.

All calls and conversations will be treated in the strictest of confidence.

Safety in the chemists

During the current national emergency, the staff at Adamstown Pharmacy ask for customers' cooperation with regard to the following: Where possible all requests for prescriptions are to be submitted by phone in advance of collection to minimise customer time in the store; For vulnerable patients and those over 70 years of age we have the co-operation of a team of volunteers who have offered a prescription delivery service to your doorstep, please phone 053 9240460 to avail of this service.

In order to allow for social distancing the pharmacy is restricting the number of customers in the shop to three people at any one time.

In order to allow for pharmacy cleaning and restocking, it will be closed 30 minutes every day from 1 p.m. to 1.30p.m.

Please be assured that Adamstown Pharmacy will continue to provide uninterrupted services to the people of Adamstown and the locality and greatly appreciate your support during this difficult time.

Medical services

During the last month of the coronavirus crisis a number of changes have been implemented at the Dr O'Donovan's surgery in Adamstown.

Everyone at the surgery is appreciative of the support of patients at this time.

The Adamstown medical centre website has been updated and it's now possible to order repeat medication through the site.

The website also includes information about the coronavirus, including stress that can be associated with it and how to deal with it.

There are also other useful links on the site relating to other health matters.

Please do not hesitate to contact us regarding any usual or urgent medical concerns during this difficult time.

Daybreak services

Ballymurn Daybreak is open during usual trading hours.

The local community is appreciative of the management and staff working hard to keep the shop open and well stocked for its customers during the current crisis.

Deliveries in Boolavogue

Lawless' Shop and Post Office remain open in Boolavogue during the Covid-19 lockdown, subject to the HSE guidelines regarding physical distancing.

Anyone who is 'cocooning' or self-isolating at home can have fuel and groceries delivered by ringing Alec or Louise on 053 9366237.

Cloughbawn helping out

Elderly people that require help with collecting shopping or prescriptions can utilise the services of a team of volunteers from Cloughbawn GAA club to assist them.

People are also encouraged to ring Enniscorthy Garda Station on 053 9242580 if they need help.

The gardai will put them in touch with a person from their area who can help.

Cloughbawn GAA club is playing its part through its team of volunteers who will provide help to anyone in the community - regardless of whether they are a club member or not - who needs assistance in any way.

Please contact one of the Healthy Club Committee members if you need any help and they can assign a helpful volunteer for the task.

Contact: Joe Lillis 086 8644609; Suzanne Keating 087 9837080; Mairéad Furlong 087 9692229; Séamus Flood 086 2533397, or Anne Kehoe 087 9881081.

Blessed Sacrament

While masses are all cancelled at the moment in Caim Church, in line with health and safety guidelines during the current pandemic, adoration of the Blessed Sacrament is continuing in the church every Monday.

All are welcome to participate.

Social dancing

The social dancing sessions that usually take place in Marshalstown Community Centre have been cancelled until further notice in keeping with current HSE and Government guidelines.

However, the organisers are looking forward to seeing everyone again soon.

Storytelling cancelled

Story House in Castledockrell has been cancelled till further notice due to Covid-19.

Mass on Facebook

Fr Billy Caulfield invites you to join him on his Facebook page (William Caulfield) Tuesday to Saturday at 10 a.m. for Mass and also on Sunday mornings.

Daily mass is also available on TV each week day at 10.30 a.m. on RTÉ News Now.

Trócaire boxes

At this time of the year parishes throughout the Ferns diocese would ordinarily be handing back their Trócaire boxes, however, that's obviously not possible in the current climate.

However, it's also unfortunate because the developing world is in need of as much support as it can get.

Parishioners are asked to hold on to their boxes until further notice and the diocese will be in touch with regard to how the boxes can be returned when it's safe to do so.

Donations can be made over the phone on LoCall 1850408408 and they can also be made online at www.trocaire.org

Local Link routes

Local Link Wexford provides secure, reliable and affordable transport for the rural communities of County Wexford.

Services are open to people of all ages.

The services will accommodate those attending appointments and going shopping, etc.

Where possible, they will collect passengers from their homes. Timetable information is available on the website www.locallink.ie.

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