Sunday 22 September 2019

Enniscorthy noticeboard

Brendan Keane

Suicide talk: Enniscorthy Library will play host to a talk this week on suicide and self-harm awareness.

The talk will take place on Thursday, September 5, at 7 p.m. and will be presented by Pauline Lawlor from Pieta House.

Pauline will be happy to answer questions and guide people through the options and supports available to families affected by suicide and self-harm.

Pieta House provides free, therapeutic support to people who are in suicidal distress and those who engage in self-harm.

The event is open to everyone in the community and more information can be had by contacting the library on 053 9196732.

Yoga in the hall

A six-week yoga class will begin in Bree Community Hall on September 16.

The course will begin on September 16 and will take place two days per week on Monday, from 8.15 p.m. to 9.15 p.m. and on Wednesdays from 10.15 a.m. to 11.15 a.m.

The cost of participating will be €60, with a drop-in price of €12.

Yoga is a powerful antidote to the stresses of modern life.

The classes will focus on posture work and how to develop 'a calm and relaxing mind through breath-work and relaxation techniques'.

For more information or to book a place contact 087 4166766.

Bus trip to Lough Derg

A bus will run from County Wexford to the Irish Pilgrimage Trust day of prayer at Lough Derg on Saturday, September 21.

The full weekend trip will include all bus travel costs from Wexford, New Ross and Enniscorthy in addition to two nights' bed and breakfast and two evening meals.

The bus will leave on Friday, September 20, and return on Sunday, September 22.

The cost will be €195 and bookings are through Helen Kirwan on 087 817648.

Rota for ministers

The new mass rota for extraordinary ministers of the Eucharist are now available to collect from the sacristy in St Aidan's Cathedral.

The rota also contains details of the new mass timetable, which has now become effective.


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 weekly service is available free of charge and all obituaries are completed in a manner that is sensitive to your own personal wishes and requests, shaped entirely by your direction.

Please feel free to contact the journalist whose details are listed above if an obituary tribute is something that interests you or if it's something you would like to have written to honour the memory of your loved one who has recently passed away.

Pilgrimage places

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

The pilgrimage 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, along with three nights in Dubrovnik.

It promises to be a very enjoyable pilgrimage and there is a lot of interest in it from within the diocese.

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

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

Volleyball Fridays

The sessions are open to people of all ages and abilities.

Those who are new to the game, or just interested in finding out more about it are encouraged to attend the weekly sessions.

For more information, contact Gerry on 089 4052973.

Blackstairs Blues Festival

This year's Blackstairs Blues Festival in Enniscorthy will take place from Friday, September 13, to Sunday, September 15, inclusive.

The organisers have worked very hard to ensure this year's event is one of the best ever and the fact it's marking its 25th anniversary will give the 2019 festival added significance.

From acoustic blues to raucous, hard-hitting, guitar-driven blues rock, the event will cover all styles of the blues genre.

The official launch took place recently in Holohan's pub and it attracted a very large crowd to the venue, which will also feature among the venues during the festival weekend.

Full details of all events taking place, including the venues for the pub gig trail and artists who will be performing, are available through

Annual Caim 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

Couch wanted

The local Enniscorthy branch of the Society of St Vincent de Paul is currently looking for a couch in good condition.

Phone 083 9233746 or 087 1413153.

Parking restrictions

Parishioners are reminded that there is no parking in the cathedral gateway at any time as emergency and delivery access is always required.

The parish office opening hours are Monday to Friday, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 2 p.m. to 6 p.m., and on Saturdays from 10.30 a.m. to 5.30 p.m.

Jewellery owner sought

The search is on in Enniscorthy for the owner of a piece of jewellery that was found in the Riverside Park Hotel earlier this year.

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.

She has been appealing for some time for information that might lead to her reuniting the owner of the jewellery with the piece, however, she is determined to make contact with the owner of the jewellery and is continuing with her appeal.

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

Mick Murphy village run

Sliabh Buidhe Rovers AC will be hosting the annual Mick Murphy memorial four-mile road race on Saturday, September 7, at 5 p.m. The race, which is always a great, fun event, will be chip- timed and there will be a wide range of prizes up for grabs. For more information contact the race director, Luke Kehoe, on 087 3222914.

Active Retirement

The next meeting of Bree Active Retirement Association will take place on Wednesday, September 18, in Bree community centre.

The group will be participating in a trip to the Arboretum and Rathwood in the coming weeks, with a date to be finalised.

Names and deposits will be taken at the meeting.

A committee meeting will take place prior to the social at 1.30 p.m.

Anyone wanting to find out more is asked to contact 086 0747823.

Social club meeting

The Duffry Social club meets in Kiltealy Hall every Wednesday, from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m.

The members enjoy a range of activities, including bingo, cards, having a chat and a cup of tea or coffee.

They also enjoy home-baking produce and new members are always welcome to join.

Social dancing

A social dancing night will take place in Marshalstown hall on Friday, September 20. The doors will open at 9.30 p.m. and dancing will begin at 10 p.m. Admission to the event will be €8, inclusive of tea.

Monday club in Bunclody

The Monday club takes place in St Mary's Day Centre, Ryland Road, Bunclody from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

A range of topics will be covered over the next few weeks on Mondays.

The club members also enjoy a wide range of activities throughout the year, including arts and crafts, entertainment and information-sharing.

The club is suitable for those aged 60 or over and new members are always more than welcome to join.

PeekAboo fundraiser

PeekAboo fundraiser in Monageer raised €1,009.50 in a recent sponsored walk, much to the delight of everyone concerned. The school thanked all of the children who supported the initiative, which was an end-of- year walk.

'This is an amazing amount of money and will support a very worthy charity,' said a spokesperson for the school.

Thanks was also expressed to people in the community who supported it.

Pop-up Gaeltacht

There will be a pop-up Gaeltacht in Mernagh's Pub, Oylegate, on Friday, September 6.

The initiative will get under way at 9.30 p.m. and the main aim is go give people an informal setting where they can meet and relax and use whatever bit of Gaeilge they have to converse with each other. There will be no pressure on people but it promises to be a bit of craic.

Everyone in the community is invited to attend what could prove to be a very popular initiative. For updates look up the Gaeltacht-Oylegate Facebook page.

Enniscorthy Guardian