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Friday 22 February 2019

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Pilgrimage: The destination for this year's St Aidan's Parish Pilgrimage has been decided as Medjugorje. The trip will also include a one-day stop over at the beautiful and historic Dubrovnik.

The proposed dates for the pilgrimage are Monday, September 30, to Saturday, October 5.

These dates are only approximate at the moment and the cost of the trip will be announced at a later date. Bookings are now open at O'Leary Travel, Main Street, Enniscorthy, at 053 9233178.

St Senan's Defibrillator

A new defibrillator has been installed on the outside wall of St Senan's Church having been donated by the Ger Devereux Memorial Fund. The potentially lifesaving piece of kit will now be available to anyone in distress and the code for the box can be obtained in case of an emergency by calling Enniscorthy Garda Station.

Trained users will also know the code.

Those wishing to train in the use of the defibrillator are asked to contact St Senan's parish office. The CPR/AED course will take four hours to complete and is run in conjunction with Enniscorthy Red Cross.

Retirement Association

The January meeting of Enniscorthy Retirement Association will take place this afternoon, Tuesday, January 8, at 2.30 p.m. in the Riverside Park Hotel.

Membership and renewals will open at a cost of €10.

New members are also welcome to come along.

Among ongoing activities for the group are: Monday - Line dancing at 11 a.m. at Astro Active Centre; Indoor bowls at 1 p.m. at Astro Active Centre and pitch and putt at 10 a.m. weather permitting and also at the same time on Friday; Tuesday is bus, walk or lunch; Wednesday - Walk at 11 a.m. from Riverside Hotel; table quiz at 2.30 p.m. every second Wednesday at Loreto Village; Thursday - Ramblers' walk at 9.30 a.m. from Lidl car park and craft sessions at 2 p.m. at the Astro Active Centre.

Screening for mental health

Mental Health Charity First Fortnight, in partnership with IFI National, is hosting a special film screening at the Presentation Centre on January 11 at 8 p.m.

'Two Days, One Night' features Oscar winner Marion Cotillard as the impressive Sandra, a woman who returns to work at solar plant after suffering from depression to find out that her colleagues have chosen to take a yearly bonus at the expense of her job.

She has just one weekend to convince them to change their minds in order to regain her position.

What follows is arguably the Dardenne brothers' greatest cinematic achievement to date. Tickets to the screening are priced at €8 with all of the proceeds going to the cause.

Age Action volunteers

Age Action Ireland are on the lookout for patient, friendly and kind volunteer tutors to work on a one-to-one basis with learners over the age of 55 who would like to learn how to use basic technology in Enniscorthy Library.

Age Action runs the award winning free Getting Started Programme which helps to fight against digital exclusion among the ageing and older populations of Ireland.

Volunteers help learners to use technology such as computers, laptops, android phones, iPhone, iPad and android tablets. Full training will be provided, but a good level of English is required.

Classes are due to start in January/February 2019 and are two hours a week for five weeks.

To register call 01 4756989 or gsvolun-teer@ageaction.ie.

Grow meeting

If you're struggling with anxiety or depression and are feeling isolated at what can be a difficult time of year, then Grow is here to help.

A significant aspect of the Grow service is the fact that meetings are free and confidential.

Grow is one of the most respected mental health support groups in the community and anyone wishing to avail of its services should note that no referral or booking is necessary. The Grow meetings in Enniscorthy take place in the Presentation Centre and are held on Mondays at 2 p.m.

Dancing night

The next date for social dancing in Oylegate Community Centre will be Sunday, January 13.

Music on the night will be courtesy of Pat Daly, who will be making a welcome return to the village for what promises to be a great night out.

Admission will be €8 and the fun begins at 9.30 p.m.

Parish journal

The Oylegate-Glenbrien parish journal is now on sale locally and is available at Freeman's Gala Store; Garry's Service Station; Mernagh's Lounge; the Slaney Inn; the Book Centre, Wexford; Byrne's Bookshop, Ennscorthy and Doyle's Service Station, Ballymurn.

Family fun run and walk

Oylegate Utd will be holding a 5km family fun run and walk on Sunday, January 13.

Registration for the event will take place from 9.30 a.m. at Oylegate Community Centre.

The walk itself will begin at 10.30 a.m. and everyone in the community is encouraged to participate.

Bree hill walk

A walking event will take place on Bree Hill on Saturday, January 12, to coincide with National Walking Day.

As part of the initiative Bree Hill Walking Trails was invited to host an even by Wexford Walking Trails.

The walk will be part of Operation Transformation and is aimed at encouraging everyone in the community to get out and walk and begin 2019 in as healthy a way as possible.

The walk will start at Bree Community Centre at 11 a.m. and will be 4.6km or 7km long.

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