Tuesday 22 October 2019

Enniscorthy and District Noticeboard

Brendan Keane

Historiy lecture - A history lecture will take place in Enniscorthy on Friday, September 27.

The lecture by former director of the National Archives of Ireland, Frances McGee, will begin at 7.30 p.m. and will be held in the Presentation Centre.

Ms McGee will talk about her book on Griffith's Valuation titled 'The Archives of the Valuation of Ireland 1830-1865'.

Everyone in the community is invited to attend the event which is being organised by Ui Cinsealaigh Historical Society.

Salute to the crooners

A spectacular tribute show to crooners like Frank Sinatra, Perry Como, Matt Monro, Dean Martin and Frank Sinatra will take place in the Riverside Park Hotel, Enniscorthy on Wednesday, September 25, at 8 p.m.

Tickets for the show, priced €25, are now available from the venue reception or through

The show features Dave Lawlor and will include a dazzling visual set design.

Jewellery search is on

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.

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

St Vincent de Paul

The local branch of St Vincent de Paul is appealing for a single bed (without a mattress).

The bed needs to be in good condition.

Anyone, who can assist the organisation with its request is asked to contact 053 9233746 or 087 141315.

Digital learning club

A digital learning club will be held in Enniscorthy library on Friday. September 20, from 11 a.m. to 12.30 p.m.

The aim of the initiative will be to bring people together to learn from each other and discuss issues associated with smartphones, tablets or laptops.

For more information, contact 053 9236055.

Culture Night

Enniscorthy Library will be hosting an event on Friday, September 20, to celebrate Culture Night.

Enniscorthy guitarist and musician Maura Flannery will perform a number of Irish and contemporary songs and it promises to be a great night of music and entertainment.


A gymboree will take place in Enniscorthy Library on Saturday, September 21, at 11 a.m.

Enhance your child's development and love of music through song, dance and movement games.

At gymboree, you and your child will build creativity, confidence and lifelong friendships.

The event is suitable for children aged four and under, however, booking is essential through 053 9236055.

Youth club

Marshalstown Youth Club will hold its annual general meeting on Tuesday, October 1, at 8 p.m.

The meeting will take place in Marshalstown Community Centre and a spokesperson for the club said everyone in the community is welcome to attend.

Parents of existing Youth Club members are especially welcome to attend, in addition to prospective new members and anyone else who is interested in helping out with the club and its activities over the coming year.

Coffee morning

There will be a coffee morning in aid of Wexford Hospice Homecare on Thursday, September 19.

The event will take place in the home of Peggy and Patsy Carthy, Cherryorchard from 10 a.m. till late.

The support of everyone in the community will be very much appreciated due to the very worthy nature of the fundraiser.


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 the current chaplain at Wexford General Hospital.

The pilgrimage will take place from October 4 to October 11 and will take in four nights in Medjugorje.

The trip will also include a further 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 and those interested in participating, who haven't already done so, are advised to contact the tour operator that will be looking after the pilgrimage as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.

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, three Main Street, Enniscorthy at 053 923317.

Couch wanted

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

For more information contact 083 9233746 or 087 1413153.

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.

Pop-up Gaeltacht

There will be a pop-up Gaeltacht in Mernagh's Pub, Oylegate on Friday, October 4.

The initiative will follow on from a similar event that took place this month and proved to be a great success.

The fun will begin at 9.30 p.m. and the organisers have emphasised that the main aim of the night is to get people conversing in Irish but with a strong focus on having a bit of craic.

'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.'.

A significant aspect of the night is the fact that no pressure is placed on people to speak fluently and instead they are just encouraged to use whatever words of Irish they have to engage in conversation with others in attendance.

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.

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.

Parking restrictions

Parishioners are reminded that there is no parking in the Enniscorthy 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.

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 sharing information.

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

Whist drive

The local whist drive sessions will resume in Enniscorthy following the summer beak.

The next regular whist drive takes place in St Anthony's Unit at the CWCW on Friday, September 27.

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 at 087 817648.

Friday volleyball

Friday volleyball sessions are currently taking place in Galbally Hall.

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 where a strong emphasis is placed on having fun while at the same time getting fit and healthy.

For more information, contact Gerry at 089 4052973.

Enniscorthy Guardian