Thursday 21 November 2019

Enniscorthy noticeboard

Brendan Keane

Coffee morning - A coffee morning and sale will be held in Clonroche Community Hall on Friday, November 1, from 10am to 12pm.

The event is being organised in support of the RNLI and Killegney and Rossdroit parishes.

The organisers said a range of attractions and activities will also be on-site that day, including a raffle, cakes, bric-a-brac, local produce, books and a bottle stall.

Everyone in the community is encouraged to go along to support the event which will provide an ideal opportunity to buy Christmas cards and gifts.

'Everyone is welcome so why not go along for a cuppa and a chat?'

Tractor run

A tractor run will take place from Enniscorthy Mart on Sunday, October 27, at 12 noon sharp.

Registration for the event will take place from 11 a.m.

The cost of entry will be €20 and all proceeds will go towards the Hope Cancer Support Centre, St Patrick's Special School and Awareness Head To Toe.

For more information, log onto or contact George on 087 2569072.

Enniscorthy retirement

The next members' meeting of Enniscorthy Retirement Association will take place on Tuesday, November 5, in the Riverside Park Hotel.

The meeting will get under way at 2.30 p.m.

The association has a number of other events planned for the coming weeks including: Coffee morning/Sale of Work on Thursday, November 7, from 10 a.m. to 1.30 p.m. at the Astro Turf; trip to Cork from November 25 to 28; and a day trip to the RDS Craft Fair on Wednesday, December 4.

Ongoing activities in the association include: Mondays and Fridays, pitch and putt at St Patrick's Park (at 10.30 a.m); line-dancing (at 11 a.m.) and bowls (at 1 p.m.) also at the Astro Turf; Wednesdays, riverside walk at 11 a.m. meeting up at the Riverside Park Hotel; Quiz at 2.30 p.m. on Wednesday, November 13, and bingo on Wednesday, November 20 - both at Loreto Village; Thursdays, scrabble at 10 a.m. and crafts at 2 p.m. - both at the Astro Turf.

Charity fundraiser

A charity fundraising event will take place in Enniscorthy on Thursday, November 7.

The coffee morning and sale of work event will take place from 10 a.m. to 1.30 p.m. and will be held at the Astro Turf.

It's being organised by Enniscorthy Retirement Association and will feature a wide range of attractions including stalls, produce, crafts, 'good as new' products, books, a bottle stall, raffle and tea and coffee.

The organisers are encouraging everyone in the community to support the event which will raise money for three local charities.

Table quiz

Galbally Sports & Leisure Club will be holding a table quiz in the Sycamore House, Killurin (Declan's) on Friday, October 25, at 9 p.m..

The cost of participating will be €25 for a table of four.

There will be some great cash prizes on offer during the night and there will also be a raffle.

Car boot sale

Galbally Sports & Leisure Club's next car boot sale will take place on Monday, October 28 (Bank Holiday Monday),, from 12 noon to 4 p.m.

For bookings, please contact Dawn on 087 8306206.

Christmas Fair

A Christmas fair will take place in Galbally village on Sunday, November 24, from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m.

The event is being organised by the local sports and leisure club and everyone in the community is encouraged to support it.

The Christmas Fair will provide an ideal opportunity to pick up early Christmas presents in the run up to the festive season.

For more information, or to book a stall, contact Jackie on 087 2319219.

Basic computers

A free basic computer course will be held in the Enniscorthy area soon.

The course will run for two hours per week over five weeks and will be held in Galbally Community Centre.

The organisers say the course will be suitable for people with little or no experience of computers.

It's being funded by Irish Rural Link through the Department of Communications.

For more information contact Dawn on 087 8306206.

Hallowe'en sports camp

A Hallowe'en Sports camp will take place in Gaelscoil, Drumgoold on Tuesday, October 29.

It will take place from 10.30 a.m. to 2.30 p.m. and the cost of participating will be €25.

The camp will be aimed at children aged between 5 and 13.

For more information or to book a place, contact Cllr John O'Rourke on 086 8420609.

Sustainability seminar

A seminar will take place in Enniscorthy this week aimed specifically at the local commercial sector.

The Sustainability for Business event will be held in the offices of Enniscorthy & District Chamber.

It will take place on Thursday, October 24, and will begin at 7.30 p.m.

The organisers said the event is aimed at those who are interested in making Enniscorthy become an exemplary sustainable town.

The seminar will offer local business owners an opportunity to learn more about how to increase sustainability in their own enterprises.

Anniversary dinner dance

Enniscorthy Town FC will be holding its 60th anniversary dinner dance on Friday, October 25, from 7 p.m. to 2 a.m.

The event will be held in the Riverside Park Hotel, Enniscorthy.

Tickets for the dinner are priced €25 and are available from: Arthur on 087 2611045, Kimble on 087 7514732 and Paul on 086 3538959.

Tickets are also available through Donohoe's pub.

The ticket will include admission to the event, a three-course meal and musical entertainment.


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Jewellery search

The search is ongoing for the owner of a piece of jewellery that was found by a local woman 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.

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 by emailing

Whist Drive

The local whist drive sessions have resumed in Enniscorthy following the summer break.

The next regular whist drive takes place in St Anthony's Unit at the CWCW on Friday, October 25, at 8 p.m.

Kiltealy Christmas Fair

Kiltealy Voluntary Cardiac Response unit is going to hold a Christmas Craft Fair in the Community Hall on Sunday, November 24.

Any crafters interested in booking a table, please contact Maryellen on 087 9419602 or email her at

School reunion

The pupils who formed the 1989 class in Coláiste Bride, Enniscorthy are being invited to attend a 30-year school reunion event in the Rugby Club on November 2 at 8 p.m.

A WhatsApp group has been set up for the people involved and the organisers are hopeful that as many people as possible will be able to attend.

The night will feature an 80s disco and Liam Sharkey will also be adding to the entertainment.

One of the organisers, Dervla Tierney, told this newspaper that a slideshow of photos will also be displayed and anyone with photos they would like to have included can contact her directly on 087 9146393.

Table quiz

A fundraising table quiz will be held in support of St John's Church, Clonmore on Friday, October 25.

The quiz will take place inEnniscorthy Rugby Club and will begin at 8 p.m.

The organisers of the quiz are encouraging everyone in the community to come out in force and give their support to this very worthy cause.

All support from the general public will be very much appreciated.

Parish journal

Preparations are under way for this year's edition of Bree Parish Journal.

All clubs and organisations in the parish are asked to have a report of their activities over the past two years ready by the end of October.

The committee is also looking for photographs, particularly of groups of people from times past, as well as items suitable for publication relating to places or people of the area, including notable family celebrations.

All items should be forwarded to Jim and Clare Doyle, Garranstackle on 053 9247706 or email:

Defibrillator checks

Clubs, groups and organisations throughout the Enniscorthy town and district areas that have defibrillators are reminded to ensure they are in perfect working order.

Batteries need to be checked to ensure they are fully charged and care should be taken that pads are always maintained within their specified working date.

With that in mind, and given the importance of the equipment and how it could save lives, anyone wishing to have a free audit carried out on their defibrillator can contact Paddy Redmond from the Red Cross on 087 6843637.

Enniscorthy Guardian