Sunday 25 August 2019

Around the districts: Askamore, Blackwater, Carnew, Glenbrien, Monageer, Oulart, Oylegate

Askamore: Carbon Monoxide Alarms - Application for these alarms is closing soon. To avail of an alarm you can download an application form from their website

Forms are also available in Askamore CC. Call 087 7795922 Monday to Thursday mornings for more info.

Le Chéile Park

A large number of flowers have been added to the park and Askamore surrounding areas. We would like to thank O'Loughlin Nurseries for giving us some lovely flowers which have all been planted. We would love to welcome new members to get involved in the vegetable and fruit planting in the park. No knowledge of gardening needed. Phone Jackie at 086 2329865..

Rural Transport/Climate Action

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. Bus leaves Askamore Church car park Monday at 9.30 a.m. approximately arriving in Gorey 10 a.m. Bus departs Gorey at 12.30, departs Thursdayat 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.

Kilrush-Askamore GAA

Lotto - The latest club lotto jackpot wasn't won; the numbers drawn were 7, 10, 15 and 30. Sally Myers, Cathal Byrne, Colin Sunderland and Michelle and Orla O'Hara won the lucky-dip winners. Joe Kenny won the Sellers' Prize. The next draw is in Gahan's Village Inn, Clohamon, on Tuesday, July 23, where the jackpot will be up to €6,000.

Ballamon Bull Fest - Thanks to everyone who contributed in any way to the latest Ballmon Bull Fest. The Leinster Senior and Minor Hurling Cups were in attendance and it was another great success despite the drizzle early on. Thanks to Harry and Amanda Murphy for providing their premises again. There will be a presentation later in the year to this year's charity partners, the two parish churches and the two national schools, where all involved will be welcome to toast the Bull Fest's success.

Leinster under-20 Final - Best of luck to James Byrne in the Leinster under-20 Hurling Final against Kilkenny on Wednesday.

Souvenir Lourdes DVD

Did you travel to Lourdes with the Diocesan Pilgrimage in May 2019 or have you thought about travelling in the future. For those who travelled this year, the much awaited Lourdes 2019 Souvenir DVD which was produced by Eamonn Doran is now available. The DVD comprises a wonderful record of video and photographs of this year's pilgrimage and includes unique footage of Lourdes itself and its many aspects. Captured in the DVDs are the spiritual, joyful and serene aspects of the pilgrimage, and some of the work that goes on behind the scenes. For those who have never been, the DVD will give you a flavour of what you can expect if you do decide to travel in 2020. The group organisers would like to encourage people who have been ill or who might need assistance and who have never been to Lourdes before consider applying for next year's pilgrimage.

The 51st annual pilgrimage was lead by Bishop Denis Brennan and once again evident on the DVD is the significant contribution that the youth of the diocese make to the pilgrimage under a dedicated group of leaders.

The focus of the DVDs however are the Invalids, who travel each year and it is evident how much the five days in Lourdes means too them.

Copies of the DVD are now available in Myles Doyle's Store, Main Street, Gorey and in Billy Doyle's Shoe Shop, Enniscorthy and Wexford and in Ferns parish office or phone Eamonn at 087 2646410. The cost of a DVD is €20 and once again all proceeds will go towards the Lourdes Invalid Fund.


GAA Notes

Fixtures for the week: Tonight (Tuesday) under-13 Football v Gusserane away. Thursday under-15 Football v Réalt na Mara in Blackwater at 7.30 p.m. Friday Junior B Hurling Championship v Glynn-Barntown at home at 7.30 p.m. Monday the 22nd under-15 Hurling Championship v Askamore at home at 7.30 p.m.

The junior footballers lost in the league semi-final to a very strong Castletown side.

Well done to Eugene Clarke and Adam O'Connor, who were on the under-14 Wexford football team who lost in the cup final to South Kerry after eating Clare, Tip and North Kerry in earlier games.

The minor hurlers played out a thriller with Craanford in the hurling championship with the match ending in a draw. Johnny O'Toole scoring a two minute injury time point on the sideline from the 60 to draw the game, an exceptional score. Scorers: Johnny 1-05, Alan 1-01, Ciaran 0-5 (0-3 frees), Jimmy 0-2, Kealan 0-1, Adam Murphy 0-1 (0-1 free).

The Junior B hurlers enjoyed a large victory over St Martin's in the Wexford District Championship in piercestown, winning 3-16 to 4-04 which keeps them on course for a semi-final spot.

Notices and Events

To ensure that everyone is involved and kept informed of Events and Notices in Blackwater please send an email with details to be published in the paper before 9 p.m. on the Thursday before publication on the following Tuesday morning.

It would be great if all clubs, event coordinators, draw results and any community notices be put into the paper weekly as many do not use social media and still relate to the written word.

If email is not available please call Clare at 053 9129331 and leave a message.



Sincere sympathy is extended to the family and relatives of Margaret Whelan, née Doyle, Coolattin Road, Carnew, who died recently and was buried on Monday in Tomacork Cemetery.

To the family and relatives of Canon Tobias Kinsella, Olygate and formerly of Umrigar, who died during the week and was buried on Monday in Tomacork Cemetery.


The annual patrons in Carnew and Tomacork will take place on Sunday, July 21, in Carnew at 1.15 p.m. and Tomacork at 2 p.m. followed by the annual field day, all donations welcome for the cake stall, bric-à-brac and bottle stall, please do not dispose of any rubbish or dead flowers in the grave yard or adjoining properties.

50th birthday

Happy 50th birthday to Sarah Behan, Shillelagh.

GAA Lotto

Carnew GAA lotto was not won, numbers were 8, 15, 17 and 25, lucky dips were Diarmuid Doran. Richard Greene, Soldier's Bench. Niamh Collins. Tom Farrell, c/o Loby. The next draw is July 22 in Jim Byrne's and the jackpot is €3,000.

Tinahely Walking Club

The following are the walks for the next two weeks for Tinahely walking club.

July 21: Croghanmoira. Level B, 12km, 3.5 hours. Meet Tinahely 10 a.m. or Drumgoff 10.30 a.m. July 28: Tara Hill. Level B-, 12km, 3.5 hours. Meet Tinahely 9.45 a.m. or Tara Hill Church car park 10.30 a.m.

As usual, please remember to wear proper walking boots, pack full rain gear and bring adequate food and drink. Please check Tinahely Walking Club Facebook page for any changes to the scheduled walks.

Agricultural Show

The Carnew and District Agricultural show will be held on Saturday, July 20, in Umrigar.

Admission: €5; children free. Judging starts 11 a.m. dog show 2 p.m. bouncy castle and slide ferry wagon children's talent competitions photography arts and crafts flowers. Pony club games also carriage driving.judging horse and pony classes sheep 11 a.m. start.

Pets Corner at Tinahely Show

Pets Corner Tinahely Agricultural Show 2019. All manner of pets can be entered, from farm animals to household pets. There are five categories including the newest and most unusual pet.

People of all ages are encouraged to display their precious pets in this annual event. It's only €3 to enter each cage with the chance to win great prizes. Thank you to all sponsors, supporters and volunteers. Hope to see you on the day. Contact Aisling at 085 8001555.

Summer Camp

Come join an exciting summer camp at Carnew National School from July 29 to August 2 for children aged 4-12. Times: 9.30 a.m. to midday (Art Camp); midday to 1 p.m. (Activity Camp). Art in the morning (Tile Painting, Clay Houses, Drawing, puppets and much more) Activity camp in the afternoon (Introduction to Tae-Kwon-Do, circuit training and lots more).

Join us for the Art Camp or Activity camp only or both. Booking is essential. Contact Trish Murphy 087 6390370.


Bus to all-Ireland semi-final

There are a few places left on the club buses to the all-Ireland hurling semi-final on July 28 - to book a seat contact 087 2845220.

Baby/Toddler Group

Baby and Toddler Group gathering every Tuesday in Glenbrien Old School Centre from 9.30 a.m. to 11 a.m. This is an opportunity for young children and their carers (parents/grandparents/childminders) to meet. For more information, contact Claire Atkinson 087 1373579 or Ana Egan 086 1939997.

Glenbrien Pattern

We would like to say a very big thank you to all those who attended supported and helped in any way with the annual pattern. The total of the collection made on the day was €1,120.

Again thank you all for very kind donations which will be used for the upkeep of the church,


Clothes collection

Monageer-Boolavogue GAA are running a Clothes Collection and would welcome all donations of unwanted clothes, paired shoes, hats, scarfs, handbags, bed linen (no duvets, or cushions please) curtains, towels etc. All donations can be left at the Old Complex - Monday to Friday 9 a.m. to 4.30 p.m. every week.

Church news

FAMILY MASS - This special Mass is planned for Sunday, 18th Auguat at 10 a.m. We hope many families will participate and make it a significant parish event.

MASS IN OUR LADY'S ISLAND - This year, as in recent years, we, the Monageer parishioners, our church choir and Fr Cosgrave will celebrate Mass in Our Lady's Island on Monday, August 19, at 3 p.m. all are welcome.

Underage GAA

Rising Stars - The under-13s were out again recently and were unlucky to lose out to the Duffry Rovers. The lads are all improving each outing. Our scorers were Bobby Codd 2-2, Leon Doran 0-1. Monageer-Boolavogue 2-3 Duffry Rovers 3-4. Well done all.

Well done to our under-11 boys who played Blackwater recently in two hard fought challenging matches. Our boys came out on top in both games.

Well done to our under-8 girls, who hosted two teams against Oulart-The Ballagh recently. Great work from all our girls. Players of the week were Abbey Rigley and Realtín Burke. Well done, girls.

GAA Lotto

There was no winner of the jackpot which now stands at €6,900.00. The numbers drawn were 2, 7, 17 and 23. There was no winner of the match three to win or share €160. The next draw is on Tuesday, July 23, in the new Clubhouse at 9.30 a.m.


GAA news

Wexford Under - 20 hurlers will play Kilkenny at Innovate Wexford Park on Wednesday, July 17, beginning at 7.30 p.m. The Wexford senior hurlers will contest the all-Ireland semi-final (versus Tipperary or Laois) in Croke Park on Sunday, July 28, at 3.30 p.m. and the minor team will be in action in the semi-final (versus Galway or Clare) before the senior game.

Cúl Camps - The GAA summer Camp that began in Oulart on July 1 was an outstanding success and an added bonus for the youngsters was that Shaun Murphy and Kevin Foley brought the Bob O'Keeffe Cup to the camp on the last day. The boys and girls were thrilled to meet two of Wexford's stars and to get photographs with the trophy. Oulart-The Ballagh will host a second Cúl Camp, from August 12 to August 16.

Community Centre

The interior of the community centre has undergone a facelift, having been recently painted. It will be open for viewing after Mass on Saturday, July 20, and Sunday, July 21, when everyone is invited to drop in for a cuppa and refreshments.

The committee extend their sincere thanks to Seán Doyle, who generously donated the paint for the project. And if anyone would like to make a donation towards the painting it would be greatly appreciated. The community centre is a vital amenity in Oulart and is there to be availed of and used. For information and booking please contact Theresa Sinnott (secretary) or Martin Dempsey (chairman).


The latest winner of Scoil Mochua's split-the-pot is Kelsey Redmond, who won €103. The school benefits to the same amount as the winners. The next draw will take place on July 15. Entry envelopes are available from the school and from local businesses.

Family Notices

If you would like these Notes to include details of your family births, marriages, deaths, anniversaries, achievements and successes please supply the relevant details (no later than Thursday at 8 p.m.) by phone, text, email or written note to Breda Jacob (086 1686978) or email There is no charge for including such items in the Local Notes.

CFR Training

The Oulart-The Ballagh Unit of Community First Responders is live, seven nights a week and all day at weekends, assisting the National Ambulance Service on a totally voluntary basis. For details of joining and training please contact Ger at 086 1578484 or Vickie at 087 77807849.

Essential Information

The Eircode for the GAA grounds in Oulart, Upper Pitch is Y25 HX23. The Defibrillator is on the wall of the Generator Shed. The Eircode for the Lower Pitch is Y25 AE82. The Eircode for Oulart School is Y25 XK24. The Defibrillator is at the front of the school.

Oulart Text Alert

It costs only €10 to cover membership for two years, up till the end of 2020.To join at any time contact 087 3316866. Well done to the local volunteers who administer the Text Alert.


GAA news

Wexford under-20 hurlers play Kilkenny in the Leinster final on Wednesday, July 17, at 7.30 p.m. in Innovate Wexford Park. The team are managed by MJ Reck and club players Mike Kelly, Jack Reck, Fiachra Hourihane and Kevin Cosgrave are members of the panel so we wish them all the very best of luck.

There are a few places left on the club buses to the all-Ireland hurling semi-final on July 28 - to book a seat contact 087 2845220.

St Anne Novena and festival

This begins Thursday, July 18, at 7.30 p.m. Mass each evening at 7.30 p.m. (except Sunday, July 21, where Patron Mass is at 2 p.m. followed by the field day). There will be a range of social events taking place after Mass each evening during the Novena period. Novena concludes on Friday, July 26, with open air Mass in the Grotto in Tomhaggard village at 7.30 p.m.

Baby and Toddler Group

Baby and Toddler Group gathering every Tuesday in Glenbrien Old School Centre from 9.30 a.m. to 11 a.m. This is an opportunity for young children and their carers (parents/grandparents/childminders) to meet. For more information, contact Claire Atkinson 087 1373579 or Ana Egan 086 1939997. Looking forward to seeing you there for a chat and a play.

Bingo In Mernaghs

The bingo in Mernaghs is now being run to raise much-needed funds for the Community First Responders. Bingo commences at 9.15 p.m. on a Thursday night and all support for this worthy cause would be greatly appreciated.

Mass Times

Please note Mass times in Oylegate: Saturday vigil Mass is at 6.30 p.m. Sunday morning Mass is at 10.30 a.m.

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