Friday 23 August 2019

Enniscorthy & District Noticeboard

Library events - Ongoing throughout Summer 2019: Summer Stars Reading Adventure.

All children are invited to join the Summer Stars programme at their local library. Children can borrow any children's books they like throughout the summer and get rewards for reading along the way - and it's all completely free.

Each child simply signs up at their local library, keeps a record of the books they read on their reading card and gets recognition and encouragement for each step along the way. At the end of the programme, all children who participate receive their own certificate of achievement at a special awards event.

On Thursday, July 11, at 7 p.m. Barry Lacey presents a talk on Wexford's War of Independence (1919-1921) in which he will explore the activities of the IRA North Wexford Brigade. Booking is essential.

On Friday, July 12, at 11 a.m. is the Adult Reading Group.

On Saturday July 13 at 11 a.m. it's the Children's Workshop - Animal Magic Roadshow. Booking is essential for this. Call 053 9375466.

Later that day at 2.30 p.m. the Drop of Ink Creative Writers Group have their meeting.

Summer camp

Enniscorthy Christian Fellowship will hold its annual free children's summer camp in Gaelscoil Inis Corthaidh from Monday, July 22, to Friday, July 26.

The camp, which is open to children aged between 5 and 12, will take place from 10.30 a.m. to 3 p.m.

The fellowship's free youth summer camp for people aged between 11 and 18 will take place in the Astro Active Centre, Bellefield, from Monday, July 29, to Friday, August 2.

The camp will run from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.

To find out more about either camp, or to book a place, contact Andrew or Lorna on 053 9237124 or 085 1367341.


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 and three nights in Dubrovnik.

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

For more information on the trip, or to book a place, contact O'Leary Travel, Scott's Travel and, 3 Main Street, Enniscorthy, on 053 9233178.

Soccer coaches

Shamrock Rovers AFC is currently looking for managers for its three adult teams.

The club is one of the most well-known in the district and anyone interested in getting involved is asked to contact the club secretary, John Paul O'Connor, on 087 7628964.

Alternatively, John Paul can also be contacted by email through

New Mass times

New mass times will be introduced in St Aidan's Cathedral, Enniscorthy, later this year.

The new timetable will become effective from the weekend of Saturday, August 31, and Sunday, September 1.

That weekend, masses will begin with Saturday vigil at 6 p.m. and Sunday at 10 a.m. and 12 noon.

St Senan's Church will have Saturday vigil at 7 p.m. and on Sunday at 9 a.m. and 11 a.m.

Charity cycle event

Ferns Camogie Club will be organising a charity cycle event on July 14. The event is being organised to raise money for the club and also for Temple Street Children's University Hospital.

Further details about the event will be published in this newspaper over the coming weeks.


Friday evenings will see volleyball activities taking place in Galbally.

The games will be held in the village hall between 8.30 p.m. and 10 p.m.

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.


The dates and times for next year's confirmation and first communions in St Aidan's Parish have been announced.

Confirmation will take place on Friday, March 6, with first communions taking place on Saturday, May 23.

Hurling greats

Fans of classic GAA should take note of an upcoming event due to be staged in Waterford later this year.

A Wexford v Waterford hurling legends game will take place on Saturday, August 31, at 5 p.m.

The game will be held in Mount Sion GAA grounds in Waterford and is being organised to raise money for Little Blue Heroes, which is a charity for seriously ill children, supported by the Gardaí.

Tickets for the game, which will feature the likes of Martin Storey, Damien Fitzhenry and Dan Shanahan, are available from Castle Sports, Enniscorthy, and Alfie Hale's, in Waterford.

For more information contact

Holy Hour

Irish Chapter of JPII Foundation Gathering on Tuesday, July 16, Holy Hour at 7 p.m. followed by Mass at 8 p.m. celebrated by Fr Billy Swan (Enniscorthy) in St Aidan's Monastery, Ferns. All are welcome.

Craft night

Enniscorthy Christian Fellowship would like to invite all women over 16 years of age to its free Ladies Craft Night on Wednesday, July 24 at 7.30 p.m. in the Salt n Pepper Pot Restaurant, Bellfield, Enniscorthy. Tea and cakes will be served. All ladies welcome.

They will also have an International Music Night on in the Salt n Pepper Pot Restaurant on Saturday July 27 at 7.30 p.m., with live music, refreshments and dessert. All ages welcome and admission is free.

Drama Group

Bunclody Kilmyshall Drama Group will hold their AGM on Friday July 12 at 9 p.m. in the River's Edge Bunclody. The group would be delighted for former and current members to attend as well as potential new members.

The group is always looking for new members to join in a variety of roles - there's always a job to be done and the AGM is a great introduction to their work and to their members. The formal meeting will be followed by the end of year party.

Hook of Faith

The latest resources of the Hook of Faith feature the homily on the Feast of Corpus Christi by Fr Bill Cosgrave PP, Monageer.

There is also a video by Bishop Robert Barron which focuses attention on the sacrament of the Eucharist as real presence.

The interview focuses on the recent RTÉ documentary titled 'Divorcing God' that explored the effect of Ireland becoming more secular and less religious.

There are also guides on internet use in the wake of the Ana Kriegel murder trial.

To view the content, log onto


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.

Irish dancing

Irish dancing takes place in Bree Community Centre on Wednesdays from 6.30 p.m. to 9.30 p.m.

Little authors

Little Authors Summer Camp with best-selling authors Sheila Forzey and Caroline Busher takes place in the Presentation Centre from Monday, July 15. to Friday, July 19. It runs from 10.30 a.m. to 1.30 p.m.

The camp is for children aged 8-12 years and costs €55 per child. The cost is €100 if booking two. Please contact our box office for discount. Max: 16 children

Whether you are a budding author or just want to have fun with words, this summer camp is perfect for you. Allow your imaginations to take you on a magical adventure. Learn top tips from s authors Caroline Busher and Sheila Forsey. Just bring your imaginations. Expect drama, stories and lots of fun.

Culchie warriors

Culchie Warriors brings two of the most memorable characters from 'Father Ted' together for a night of hilarious stand up, sketches and musical comedy plus a chance to compete in a 'Lovely Girls' competition in the Presentation Centre on July 19 at 8.30 p.m. (tickets €15). Joe Rooney (Father Damo) and Patrick McDonnell (Eoin McLove) are renowned stand-up comedians with a unique take on Irish society. Between them they have written and appeared in some of the most popular TV comedies of the last 10 years, including 'Naked Camera', 'Killinascully' and 'The Savage Eye'. Expect improvised audience interaction, musical comedy, sketches and stand up.

"If they don't get their own TV show at the end of the run, there is something very wrong with the world" - The Scotsman.

Seomra Traidisiúnta

A three-day series of workshops will take place from Tuesday, July 23, to Thursday, July 25, at 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. each day.

Suitable for 10 years or over.

These workshops combine our rich oral traditions, traditional music, the Irish language, recording, archiving, and performance to deliver a valuable traditional arts and archiving education for young people. The workshops will be facilitated by experienced tutors from Traditional Archive Channel and Ceol Mo Chroí.

There will be plenty of hands-on learning and demonstrations with filming and editing equipment. Roles for everyone to get involved in range from musical performance (singers/musicians), reciting, interviewing, filming, editing, archiving, etc. Please bring a packed lunch. Price €100 per child. Sibling discounts apply.


TEKcentral - Coding and Technology Summer Camp runs from Monday, July 29, to Friday, August 2, at Enniscorthy Enterprise & Technology Centre. This summer camp promises fun-filled learning experiences for young people aged 7-13. Cost: €90.

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