Sunday 22 September 2019

Around the districts: Askamore, Ballycanew, Ballygarrett, Kilmuckridge, Monamolin

Askamore: Cathy to represent Ireland. Best of luck to Cathy Kavanagh, from Bolinrush, who is presently travelling with the Irish Senior Basketball Team to Estonia and Norway to play number of friendly basketball matches against both teams. A talented all round sports woman, Cathy also plays camogie with Kilrush-Askamore camogie club.


Congratulations to week nine winners of €189 - Brian Cowman. Only one week left. Get your final envelopes before it is too late. Thanks for ongoing support.

Post Box Move

The An Post postbox, previously at Dorans shop Askamore, has been moved and is now situated at the entrance to the Old School bar, Askamore Community Centre. Please note collection time for post is 10 a.m.

Hollywood comes to Askamore

Table quiz the final of the table quiz being run by Sister Act will be held on Thursday next, September 12, at 8.30. A number of teams have already won their way through to the final, but there is still a chance for a team to participate in the final at a cost of €40 per team.

Pop Up Shop

Call to the Pop up Shop in Carnew and have a browse, some amazing bargains to be had.

Coffee Dock

We plan to have the Coffee Dock up and running by the end of September. This is a fantastic addition to the community centre and will be situated to the left, just inside the main entrance. Our recently purchased 'state-of-the-art' coffee machine will guarantee the best cuppa coffee in the area. So start planning meetings/catch-ups with friends.

Rural Transport

Local Link accepts Free Travel Pass or €3 each way/Gorey. Arrangements can be made to collect people from their own door along the route. Local Link will change from Thursday to Friday from July 19 next. Bus leaves Askamore Church car park Mondays at 9.30 a.m. approximately arriving in Gorey 10 a.m. Bus departs Gorey at 12.30, departs Fridays at 9.45 a.m. Plenty of time to shop, meet friends and have a coffee. Contact Stacy at 087 9922481 or Willie 087 2449167 for details.

Finches Fitness.

Pilates classes in Askamore at 8.45 a.m. every Wednesday followed by fitness classes at 10 a.m. and Fit for Anything group 11.15 a.m. to 12.15 p.m. Contact 086 8468165.

Ballyroebuck Rambling House

For a great night's entertainment, come along to Ballyroebuck Rambling House on the last Saturday of every month. Enjoy the music, song and story. Refreshments are served and a raffle is held each night.

Kilrush-Askamore camogie club

Well done to our under-14 girls who beat St Martin's to advance to the County Final on September 21 next against Glynn.

Senior camogie - Kilrush will play Bunclody in Ballyroebuck on Saturday next, September 7, at 6.30 p.m.



Congratulations to the Saturday, August 24, winner of the split-the-pot, William Steacy Bog Man, the prize money was €211. Congratulations. Thanks to everyone for their continued support.

St Patrick's GAA lotto

There was no winner of last week's jackpot; winning numbers were 6, 10, 15 and 17. Four match-three numbers each receive €50: Ann Kehoe Camolin, G White, Martin Ryan, Orla Furlong.

Ballycanew Resource Centre

The new Ballycanew Resource Center has now opens its doors. You can now book the rooms by using the book now on Facebook or contact Aislinn at 087 2127614.

We currently have Liz Power Art and Craft classes on Saturday mornings from 10 a.m. to midday - all are welcome.

Some Projects Coming for the Resource Centre in September and October: Coding for Kids; Community Cinema; Understanding Facebook, Social Media, and how you can use it to your Advantage for your Business; Book Club.

Whist drive Results

Results of whist drive held in hall on Friday night, August 16, Gents; first Peg Byrne; second - G Gilbert; third Bob Hayes; Gents Half Time:Ladies first Peg Kennedy; Ladies - second Eileen Furlong; third Anne Fleming; Ladies Half Time: Eilish Murphy.

Results of whist drive held in hall on Friday night, August 23. Gents; first Cyril bryan; second - Peg Byrne; third G Gilbert; Gents Half Time Bob Hayes: Ladies first Charlotte Glynn; Ladies - second Peg Kennedy; third Freda boyle; Ladies Half Time: Alice Gibney.

Whist drive every Friday night in the hall. All are welcome.

Text Alert

Please report any suspicious activity to Gorey Garda Station at 053 9430690. For our vital system to work it is important that members of the public to report directly to the local garda station to ensure our system works effectively. It is imperative that anything you feel is worth reporting goes directly to 053 9430690 so that it can be sent out on our text alert system. Let's continue to make our community a safer place.

Ballyoughter ICA

Ballyoughter ICA guild resumes activities with a meeting on Tuesday, September 3, in Leskinfere school, Clogh at 8 p.m. New members are always welcome in this go-ahead lively guild.

Gorey Bus Links New Timetable

Gorey bus links now runs 3times a day, six days a week. Outbound Monday to Saturday Ballycanew Papa Rhodes 9.05 a.m., Return Ballycanew Papa Rhodes 2.11 p.m., Evening service - 7.10 p.m. Free Travel Pass and Single Fare €5.


Please note the change of deadline day. Any items to be included in the local notes have to be sent to me by Thursday evening by 5 p.m. and not a Sunday. Please contact Ann at 087 7433684 or email


Gorey Bus Links New Timetable

Gorey bus links now runs three times a day, six days a week. Outbound Monday to Saturday. Ballygarrett Schooner 9.32 a.m., Return Ballygarrett Pegs Bar 1.55 p.m., evening service 6.50 p.m. Free Travel Pass and Single Fare €5.

Bridge Club

Come play bridge in Seán Óg's Kilmuckridge Bridge Club, Upton Court Hotel, Kilmuckridge, Thursday mornings at 9.50 a.m. for a 10 a.m. start. No partner needed as we operate a joker system. We also play on Monday nights at 6.50 p.m. for a 7 p.m. start, partner required. New members welcome.

Results for Thursday, August 29. First: Margaret O'Connor and Mary Murphy. Second: Mary-Pat Mullen and Anne Kelly.


There was no jackpot winner in the Ballygarrett Réalt na Mara GAA Club blotto draw on August 26. The numbers picked were 5, 15, 18 and 32. The €20 lucky-dip winners were G Rath, Teresa Murphy, Joan Casey, Amanda Murphy, Brigid Kavanagh. Five Free Tickets Winner: PJ Naughter. This week's lotto jackpot is €4,700. Next draw is in the 19th on September 2.

St Vincent de Paul

The local St Vincent de Paul confidential helpline is 085 1159495.

Local Notes

If you have any items to be included in the Ballygarrett notes, please email before 5 p.m. on Thursday or phone 087 872337560.


Women Together

Women Together resumes on Tuesday, September 3, at 2 p.m. in the KMH.

Bridge Club

Come play bridge in Seán Óg's Kilmuckridge Bridge Club, Upton Court Hotel, Kilmuckridge, Thursday mornings at 9.50 a.m. for a 10 a.m. start. No partner needed as we operate a joker system. We also play on Monday nights at 6.50 p.m. for a 7 p.m. start, partner required. New members welcome.

Results for Thursday, August 29. First: Margaret O'Connor and Mary Murphy. Second: Mary-Pat Mullen and Anne Kelly.

Bus service discontinued

Gorey Buslinks wish to notify their customers that the service to Kilmuckridge stop discontinued on Tuesday, August 27. This date signified the end of summer season as schools resume. Unfortunately numbers are not sufficient that Gorey Buslinks can justify prolonged service after this date.

Gorey Buslinks would like to sincerely thank all those people that helped to launch and promote our service, also all the local businesses that supported us but we would especially like to thank everyone that used our service during the summer months during our attempt to establish the service.

COTS training

COTS LTI (Kilmuckridge Training Centre), located at Cosher Centre (beside Kate's Café) are currently recruiting for our upcoming October course which will be a full time Level 4 in Office Skills. This is a great opportunity to brush up on your skills or get back to education. You may receive a training allowance while on the course. For enquiries please contact the Kilmuckridge Community Family Resource Centre on 05391 30393 or email

Family Resource Centre

The KFRC is working busily and well, in providing services to Kilmuckridge and neighbouring villages of Blackwater; The Ballagh; Oulart; Monamolin and Ballygarrett. Services cover the entire age spectrum, of babies, pre-school children, school children, young adults, parents, men and the elderly and infirm.

Most of these services are covered by grants; however the administration costs, of premises, extra manpower, and maintenance must be funded by Fundraising and sponsorship. The KFRC acknowledges the generosity of those who have made contributions, also the generosity of the volunteer Meals on Wheels facilitators.

However, there is still a great need for funds, and we appeal to the people of the communities which benefit from the services, to remember the KFRC in relation to contributions, of whatever amount they can afford. Contributions may be sent or left in to the Kilmuckridge Family Resource Centre, Ballygarron, Kilmuckridge, or telephone 053 9130393 for a Bank Account Number for direct donation.

First Responders

The Kilmuckridge CFR Group is looking for volunteers. No experience is needed as full training will be provided. For more information on our next meeting please contact Ken Harney at 087 1882994.

Tidy towns

Have you got an hour or two to spare every week, if so please come along and join the other volunteers at Kilmuckridge Tidy Town on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 7 p.m., meet at the village car park. On Wednesday evenings for the summer months a beach clean-up will take place at Morriscastle on Wednesdays evenings meet in the car park at 7 p.m. Gloves and pickers will be provided.

Men's Shed

The Kilmuckridge Men's Shed is open on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10.30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Call in any time during these hours have a coffee meet everyone and see some of the projects the group have made. For more information phone 053 9130393. Everyone welcome all age groups.

Meals on Wheels

If you can spare an hour or two of your time to deliver meals once a month, please contact us at 053 9130393. The areas we deliver to Ballygarrett, Monamolin, Kilmuckridge, Blackwater and the Ballagh.


Back To School

All at Court Monamolin NS would like to welcome all our students back to school, especially our 14 junior infants; Sophie Hazapaur, Olivia Hughes, Edward Dollard, Aoife Hughes, Cody Byrne, Cian Gleeson, Scott O'Toole, Abbey Lawlor, Doireann Fox, Evan Hughes, Róisín Hughes, Riannon Hibbert Brown, Isabelle Neville and Henry Johnston.

400 Club

August Winners: €150 Cathy Challoner, Garrydaniel. €50 Tom Fortune, Mount Howard. €25 each to Niall, Orna and Aoife Corrigan, Coolharbour, Ballyedmond; Tony and Áine O'Meara, Court and Gayle Murphy, Clone.


Our sympathy is extended to Fr Jimmy Hammel, Kilmuckridge on the sad passing of his brother John and also his nephew Brian Hammel of Castleannesley. May they rest in peace.

Afternoon Tea - Thank You

Kathleen Laffan would like to express her sincere appreciation to all who supported the Afternoon Tea party at her home on Saturday last. A great success. proceeds in aid of Brighter Communities Worldwide Kenya.

Comhaltas Music Classes.

Kilmuckridge - Monamolin Branch of Comhaltas Ceoltoiri Eireann will resume their Music Classes on Monday, September 2. Classes take place in Community Centre from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. each week. Beginners, intermediate, senior students, all are welcome, Further information contact Nuala at 087 9886304.


Sincere sympathy is extended to the Lacy family of Cullentra on the death of Lucy's sister-in-law, Margaret Fitzpatrick from Enniscorthy, who died during the week. May she rest in peace.

Gorey Guardian