Saturday 24 August 2019

Around the districts: Askamore, Coolgreany, Craanford-Monaseed, Kilanerin-Ballyfad, Tara Hill

Sarah Mulligan, Claire McCreesh and Kate Byrne enjoying their day out at the open day at Camphill, Duffcarrig
Sarah Mulligan, Claire McCreesh and Kate Byrne enjoying their day out at the open day at Camphill, Duffcarrig

Askamore: Music, stories, Recitation and Craic - On Saturday, August 10, you are invited to come along for a great night's entertainment for all ages in Askamore Hall. Bring your instrument, your voice, your ears. Help us buy 'The Field'. Donations/raffle on the night. The MC for the evening is James Doran, from 8 p.m. till late.

Split-the-pot results

The winner of €203 in week five of split-the-pot was Martin Byrne of Kilrush. Congratulations to Martin and thanks to all taking part in this weekly draw. Just five weeks left, so get your envelopes. Envelopes are available from Mairead Dee.

Carbon Monoxide Alarms

Applications for free carbon monoxide alarms have now been submitted to Muintir na Tire and this scheme is now closed.

Post Box Moved

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.

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.

House Clearance Sale

There will be a house clearance sale in Drummond Gorey (Patty Rogans house) on Saturday, August 17, at 11 a.m. No reasonable offer refused. For further information contact Jim Gilbert 086 8406786.

GAA lotto

There was no winner of the latest lotto jackpot. The numbers drawn were 9, 24, 30 and 32. Sophie and Evan Kenny, Tara Kenny, Rita Tobin and Bridget Cooney won the Lucky Dips. Mary Owens won the Sellers' Prize. The next draw will be in Dunbar's, Ferns, tonight, Tuesday, August 6, where the jackpot will be up to €6,300.

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.

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.


Vintage Club

Preparations are progressing nicely for or second vintage day which will be held on Sunday, September 8, in Coolgreany. It was decided at a recent meeting that the club would support St Aidan's Day Care Centre Gorey, and some of our local community groups. An extra number of new events will be included this year, including basket making exhibition, also butter making.

The vintage area will include steam engines, vintage tractors and cars, classical cars, threshing, pet farm, dog show, bouncy castle etc among a number of other events. A great family day is promised, with music by Stacey Breen and also Hardy Bucks through the afternoon. Come along for a great day of entertainment guaranteed.

Positive Ageing Tours

The groups four-day holiday to Westport leaves on Sunday, September 15, please contact Maria at 086 0817534 for more details. deposit of €50 is required by Friday, July 29, All trips are fully insured and please contact number: 086 0817534 or 089 4443588.

Coolgreany Tidy Towns

Have you got an hour to spare some evening, as It is that time of year again when adjudication of the Tidy Towns Competition is about to begin, and the local committee are appealing for the support of as many as possible to help with the cleaning up of all the roads around the village and in the village itself to help improve the area. Don't forget this is Tidy Towns Month, and any support would be appreciated by the committee.


Birthday greetings to Daniel Seán Kennedy, Askinch, who celebrates his sixth birthday on Thursday, August 8; also birthday greetings to Ian Whitmore, Croghan, who celebrates his eighth birthday on Wednesday, August 7.

Inch Parish Quiz.

Thank you to everyone who supported the Inch Parish table quiz in O'Rafferty's on Friday, July 26, A great evening was had by all. Our thanks go to the Condren family for organising the questions and the raffle; and to our MC Richard Lister. The next table quiz will be at the Golden Anchor in Castletown on Friday, August 9, at 9 p.m.

Arklow Golden Circle

A trip to Ballymurrin Quaker house and to Kilmacurragh Gardens, on August 19, bus departs KFC side of Tesco car park at 10 a.m. at a cost of €20 including entry fees.

An art class has been arranged, commencing on Wednesday, September 25, at 10.30 a.m. in the Presbyterian church hall on the Dublin road, the course will run for eight weeks, with a break over Halloween, cost €60 which included all materials.

Our holiday to Sligo on October 6 to October 10, still has a few places remaining. Deposit of €20 before July 26 full payment before end of August, Contact Gertie at 083 4042746 to book for any of the events.

Local Notes

All contributors to our Local Coolgreany Notes, please be aware that all notes must be with me by 8 p.m. on Thursday evening at the very latest for publication in the newspapers for the following week.


Mick Murphy Road race

The Mick Murphy Memorial four Mile Road race will take place in Ferns on Saturday, September 7, at 5 p.m. The organisers, Sliabh Buidhe Rovers AC, would appreciate your support.

Church News

Craanford-Monaseed Parish Pilgrimage to Our Lady's Island will be on Tuesday, August 20. The bus is leaving Monaseed at midday and Craanford at 12.10 p.m. Bookings to Brian in the parish office (087 3633965). Cost €10. Make sure to reserve your seat.

Please Note: There will be no Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament for the months of July and August. Adoration will resume on Monday, September 2.

Craanford weekday Masses: Masses this week will be from Monday to Thursday at 9.15 a.m. each day.

Booking Masses: All Month's Mind and Anniversary Masses are now booked via the parish office, which is open from Monday to Friday from 9.30 a.m. to 12.30 p.m. Your co-operation is greatly appreciated.

Rosary: Rosary at Our Lady's Grotto in Ballydarragh at 7 p.m. on Wednesday evenings.

Supporting Cranford Parish: If you would like to register to support Craanford parish please telephone Fr Richard at 087 6923280 to receive either a box of envelopes or the details you need to set up a Standing Order via your bank. Many thanks.

Dates for your diary: Mt St Benedict Patron: Wednesday, August 7, at 7.30 p.m. Vintage Threshing: to support friends of Gorey Hospital in Matt Doyle's Farm on Sunday, September 1.

Visitation of the sick and Housebound: We are anxious to visit those who cannot celebrate Mass with us due to illness, handicap or age. Arrangements to receive the sacraments at home can be made by calling Fr Richard or Fr Felix. Kindly notify us of parishioners who are housebound or hospitalised so they can be visited. We are always pleased also to receive invitations to visit your home or to give a house blessing.

Local Bus

Are you interested? Wexford Local Link are enquiring to know would it be feasible to run a bus from Askamore to Gorey calling at various stops Monaseed/Craanford and other stops along the bus route, to arrive into Gorey at approximately 8.45 a.m. Please let Brian know in the parish office if interested.


GAA Club notes

The club lotto was almost won again on the 29th. There were nine match winners. Numbers were 4, 10, 12 and 25. Next draw on the 12th for a jackpot if €2,200.

The club passes on its respects to the Tobin family on the sudden passing of Bob Tobin.

On the playing pitch, there were great wins for the under-12 girls over Monageer and the under-14 girls over Clonee. The under-14 final v Adamstown is set for Wednesday the 14th (no venue yet). The under-15 Hurlers beat St Pat's but team of the week goes to the under-13 boys who beat St Martin's in football and later beat Gorey in hurling.

The second adult footballers drew with Ballygarrett and were playing St Pat's last Saturday. The hurling league final was postponed. The senior footballers play st Martins in Bellefield on Tuesday, August 6, at 8.30 p.m. Then it is back to hurling championship. The second team are in Cushinstown on Friday, August 9, at 8 p.m. and the first team play St Pat's in Buffers Alley on Saturday the 10th at 3.30 p.m. There are a lot of championship games for all ages, in all codes, during August. Please support all teams, especially in home matches.

Kilanerin Church

Morning Mass Friday 9.30 a.m. Saturday: 6.30 p.m. Sunday: 11 a.m. Eucharistic Adoration - Kilanerin Tuesday from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. WHIST First lady was Arleen Dooley, second lady was Peg Kennedy, third lady was Ann Fleming and half time lady was Mary Lee. First gent was shared by Cyril Byran and Sadie Mordant, third gent was Mary McCarthy and half time gent was May Murphy. Raffle winners were Arleen Dooley, Breda O'Connor and Cyril Byran. Whist continues on Wednesday night at 8.30 p.m.

Ballyfad Church

Morning Mass Thursday: 9.30 a.m. Saturday: 7.30 p.m. anniversary Mass for Paddy Millar Glenogue, Myles, Sarah Michael and Seán Kinsella Glenogue also Michael, James (senior) and Bridget Fogarty (Coolgreany).Sunday: 9 a.m. Eucharistic Adoration - Ballyfad Wednesday from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Campa Le Chéile

Campa Le Chéile takes place from August 6 to 8 at Ballythomas School. €50 per child, with 15% sibling discount. 10 a.m. to 2.30 p.m. To book, contact

Tara Hill

Cake sale

A cake sale will take place this Sunday, August 11, in the cchurch carpark from 10.30 a.m. to 11.30 a.m. All proceeds to the community alert senior citizens Christmas party. All support would be greatly appreciated. Donations of cakes etc would be most welcome. All enquires to Trish at 086 3252384 or Catherine 087 9434090.

Happy birthday

Happy birthday to Dorothy Reeves, who recently celebrated a very special birthday. Wishing her many more happy and healthy years.

Liffey swimmers

Well done to Joy, Gráinne and Cathy from Courtown swim club and fellow Ballymoney swimmers who completed the 100th Liffey swim in Dublin last Saturday.

In order to quality they had to complete 12 races along the East coast from north county Dublin to Curracloe. All were safe and well and happy to reach the end of 2.2k through Dublin city centre from St James' Gate to the Custom House.

Notes contact

Any notes for paper please contact or 087 9434090 by 7 p.m. Thursday for inclusion in the following weeks paper.

Gorey Guardian