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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 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.

Cancellations

Organisers of community events that are being cancelled as a result of the coronavirus are encouraged to notify this newspaper about such cancellations through brendan.keane@peoplenews.ie

Any organisation wishing to inform members of the general public about their plans for when the current crisis restrictions are eased and the pandemic is an at end are also encouraged to use this noticeboard page to convey their message to members.

Such notifications will be relayed to members in the newspaper and online.

Community helping out

Members of Duffry Rovers GAA club are available to help people in the community who are isolating themselves but who still require items like groceries and fuel.

This is an especially difficult time for older people or those who have underlying health issues.

Anyone who is in need of assistance can contact any club member on the Kiltealy text alert number.

Members of the Kiltealy Community Development Group are also available to run errands for people who need assistance or help during the current pandemic.

To find out more or to contact the group log onto the group's Facebook page or by calling 087 6324756.

Mass on the internet

Because all public masses have been cancelled those who wish to avail of mass are reminded that the RTE TV News Now channel broadcasts mass every morning at 10.30 a.m.

For people with access to YouTube mass can be viewed every morning on the webcam from St Aidan's Cathedral at 10 a.m. and from St Aidan's Church, Ferns, each morning at 9.30 a.m.

The Stations of the Cross, from Ferns Church, can also be viewed on YouTube on Saturdays at 7 p.m. while Saturday vigil mass is broadcast from the church at 6.30 p.m.

Saturday vigil mass from Bunclody is available on MCN Media at 7 p.m.

Kiltealy and Ballindaggin churches are open daily for private prayer.

La Leche league

The La Leche League Arklow-Enniscorthy group continues to offer support by telephone to breastfeeding mothers and pregnant women throughout the area.

While the group's in-person meetings and home visits are currently suspended leaders remain available to mothers by phone and Messenger to offer information and support during the current difficult times of social distancing.

In line with advice from the HSE they suggest that if someone who is breastfeeding becomes ill it is important not to interrupt direct breastfeeding if possible.

The baby has already been exposed to the virus by the mother and/or family and will benefit most from continued direct breastfeeding.

Disruption of breastfeeding may lead to several issues including an increased risk of the infant becoming ill as a result of lack of immune support the direct breastfeeding provides.

If a mother requires hospitalisation the baby should be allowed to continue breastfeeding if at all possible, however, if an interruption to breastfeeding is deemed medically necessary, hand expressing or pumping breast-milk is encouraged.

Mothers who wish to find out more information about breastfeeding or those who are in need of support in any way can get in contact by phone, text or WhatsApp to Sarah on 086 8889358, Jackie on 087 2389089, and Siobhán on 087 6374036.

They can also contact the Facebook page la lecheleaguearklow/enniscorthy.

Community support

Enniscorthy gardai have a list of people who are willing to help those who are living alone, older people or those who are vulnerable or unable to get out in the current crisis.

Those wishing to avail of the service are asked to contact the gardai station and leave their details and the gardai will then arrange for someone to get in touch with them.

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

Creativity

Kids are proving themselves to be very creative and ingenious during the current crisis and we'd like to showcase what they're up to in this newspaper.

Children are coming up with all sorts of imaginative ways to convey messages of positivity while they're not busy keeping up to speed with their school work.

We would like to hear from parents about what their children are doing to keep themselves occupied during the pandemic.

If they're drawing, painting, creating, writing - whatever they are up to that highlights their ingenious and innovative nature - we would like to hear about it.

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

Ballyhogue assistance

Ballyhogue GAA club has organised a group of over 20 volunteers who are available to assist people with errands like grocery collection and collection of medical prescriptions, in addition to checking in on isolated elderly relations or neighbours in the community.

They also provide help around the house in addition to being of assistance in other ways.

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.

Ballymurn shop open

Ballymurn Daybreak is open during usual trading hours.

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

GP changes

A number of changes have been made to the practice of Dr O'Donovan in Adamstown.

Over the last few weeks changes have has to be implemented in line with Government and HSE guidelines.

The practice is very appreciative to all the patients for their support and consideration during the current time.

The practice has set up a website www.adamstownmedicalcentre.ie

It is now possible to order repeat medication through the website.

Patients will also find information regarding the coronavirus including stresses associated with it in addition to a number of 'useful links' about other health matters.

Please do not hesitate to contact us regarding any usual or urgent medical concern during the current crisis.

Boolavogue deliveries

Lawless' Shop and Post Office are remaining open during the pandemic lockdown and subject to the HSE guidelines on 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.

Blessed sacrament

While masses are cancelled at the moment Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament continues in Caim Church every Monday and everyone in the community is welcome to participate.

Oylegate GAA draw

Due to the current health and safety worries for so many members of the community Oylegate GAA club has deferred the start of year three of the development syndicate draw for a few months.

The club said it's fully committed to developing the astro area of the club and the draw will be resume as soon as it's viable to do so.

The club hopes everyone is getting through the pandemic safely and the members of the club are available to help those in the community who are in need of support during this difficult time.

Short story competition

Primary school children throughout the county are being encouraged to put pen to paper for a competition aimed at getting them to showcase their creative talent.

The Great Wexford Short Story competition is being organised by Red Books owner, Wally O'Neill with sponsorship from Browne Fire Protection.

For more information log onto the competition Facebook page.

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