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A BLAST FROM THE PAST - 2003: Gorey Community School equestrian teams, All Ireland and County winners, pictured at their celebration dinner in the Ashdown Park hotel with their team manager Claire Kinsella and coach Jim Donohoe.

A BLAST FROM THE PAST - 2003: Gorey Community School equestrian teams, All Ireland and County winners, pictured at their celebration dinner in the Ashdown Park hotel with their team manager Claire Kinsella and coach Jim Donohoe.

A BLAST FROM THE PAST - 2003: Gorey Community School equestrian teams, All Ireland and County winners, pictured at their celebration dinner in the Ashdown Park hotel with their team manager Claire Kinsella and coach Jim Donohoe.

Ballycanew: Covid-19 Support helpline - Ballycanew Ballyoughter Community Development Association are working in conjunction with Wexford county council support helpline 053 9196000 for anyone cocooning or a vulnerable person you can contact Aislinn at 087 2127614 if you require help with shopping or medical supplies.

Pervicals Daybreak

Percival's new opening hours are as follows. Monday to Friday 7 a.m. till 8 p.m.; Saturday 8 a.m. till 8 p.m.; Sunday 9 a.m. till 8 p.m. This may change in the coming weeks.

A delivery service or call and collect service is available for the elderly and at risk. Please ring 053 9427125 with your order. We would ask that only one member per family enters the shop Please adhere to social distancing. We thank you all for your continued support and encourage everyone to STAY SAFE.

Brooks

Customers wishing to order groceries for collection may either telephone 053 9482331 or email their order to ballycanew@brooks.ie. As part of our #covid19 response, we have increased our #contactless payment limit to €50 If possible please pay for your groceries using contactless card payment to minimise human contact during this pandemic. Thank you.

List of Services

List of services in the area during COVID-19: O'Connors Garage will collect and deliver your car (087 91494876); Sizzles Takeaway is offering a ring in service and will drop your order to your car. (053 9427488); Percival's are offering a delivery service for vulnerable members of the community ring (053 9427125); Brooks customers wishing to order groceries for collection may either telephone 053 9482331 or email their order to ballycanew@brooks.ie. payments by card for all above; Bernard Crosbie Hackney is still operating, contact 087 1420803.

Notes

Any items to be included in the local notes have to be sent to me by Thursday evening by 5 p.m. Please contact Ann at 087 7433684 or email annkehoe@yahoo.ie.

Ballygarrett

Local Notes contact

If you have any items to be included in the Ballygarrett notes please email ballygarrettnotes@gmail.com before 5 p.m. on Thursday or phone 087 7433684.

COMMUNITY FOOD STATION

As the weeks go on, the lockdowns continue, and people lose their income, there may be people out there who simply cannot afford the day to day necessities. We have put food stuffs into the free library in the hall. Please pass the word around.

Réalt na mara GAA

If you or anybody in the community is in need of assistance, please contact the club through our Facebook page, or contact club chairperson Murt Fleming 087 9471903, secretary Aideen Egan 086 2319798, or Evelyn Quinn 087 8123979 and we will do our best to help as much as possible going to shops and chemist or helping anyone who feels isolated or needs anything.

A reminder that the GAA pitch remains closed for all activities. Please stay off the grounds.

Blotto postponed till further notice Any tickets sold will added to next draw.

Bridge Club

Bridge club is suspended till further notice due to Covid 19.

WRITING COMPETITION

Write By the Sea Literary Festival 2020, Kilmore Quay, invites all budding and established writers to enter its Writing Competition in any or all of three categories: Short Story, Memoir and Poetry.

Entries should reflect the theme 'Waves'. Category winners will receive €250 and the overall winner will receive €500. Winners will be invited to read at the Festival Opening on September 25 and the winning entries will be published on the festival website. A perfect reason to get the creative juices flowing during these restrictive times.

For more details and terms see writebythesea.ie or email festival@writebythesea.ie the closing date for entries is Friday, July 10.

Boolavogue

Sympathy

Sincere sympathy is extended from all in Boolavogue to Jimmy Flood, Ballycarrigeen on the death of his sister, Bridget (Bridie) Skelton, Ballintore, Ferns, who died after a short illness in Wexford Hospital on Tuesday last, April 21.

She is survived by her husband George, children Mary, George, Kathleen and Ellen, her brother Jimmy, son-in-law John, daughter-in-law Áine, grandchildren Martina Michelle Mary-Elizabeth, Miriam and Thomas, sister-in-law, nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.

A family funeral took place on Thursday last, April 23, but a memorial Mass to celebrate Bridie's life will be held at a later date.

Local Deliveries

Lawless' Shop and PO remain open during the Covid-19 lockdown and all customers are asked to adhere to the HSE guidlines on physical distancing. Anyone, who is 'cocooning' or self-isolating at home, can have fuel and groceries delivered by ringing Alec or Louise at 053 9366237.

Caim

Church Notes

Masses are cancelled at the moment due to covid19. Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament is postponed until further notice.

MASS ON WEBCAM - Please note, the webcam address for Ballindaggin has changed to churchmedia.ie. Select Churches and then St Colman's Church, Ballindaggin from the drop down menu.

PARISH ENVELOPE COLLECTION - If parishioners are in a financial position to maintain their weekly envelope collection to their parish, provision is being made to do so electronically through the ferns.ie website. This initiative is hoped to become active on Sunday, April 26.

This system applies to the envelope collection which is for the upkeep of the parish, not the priest's own collection.

Simply go to ferns.ie, select your nominated parish (Caim, Kiltealy etc,) click on DONATE button.

Covid-19

A big shout out to all our frontline workers. Stay home and stay safe everyone.

Clonegal-Kildavin

Community Support line

At this time don't be afraid to call on your neighbours for help, there is a local group of volunteers.

If there is anything you need let us know and we will try to help you. Up to date information is available on the HSE website hse.ie and their helpline is: 1850 24 1850.

For older people ALONE also has a helpline in collaboration with the HSE 081 8222024. All requests and contacts will be treated as strictly confidential. All volunteers will follow the HSE guidelines to keep everybody safe.

Masses cancelled

All Masses in Clonegal and Kildavin are cancelled till further notice.

GAA lotto

Draws are suspended till further notice.

Attention Dog Owners

There has been an increase in dog litter in the village of Clonegal recently. Clonegal Tidy Village Association asks dog owners to confine their dogs and not allow them to roam freely through the village. Also, dog owners who walk their dogs in the village are asked to pick up after their dogs.

Dog litter is toxic and is very dangerous particularly to children. In the interest of health and safety, please keep Clonegal Village dog litter-free.

Tullow Day Care Centre

Meals on Wheels will be maintained by Tullow Day Care Centre for all existing clients Monday to Friday.

If you have any queries please contact Tullow Day Care Centre 059 9151833.

Marshalstown-Castledockrell

Get Well

Get Well wishes to all from the parish, who are unwell at the moment.

Contact Tracing

All people are encouraged to keep a diary of all places they visit and a list of all the people they have physical contact with on a daily basis. This will reduce the workload of those working tirelessly with the job of contact tracing in the weeks ahead.

Storytelling

Story House in Castledockrell has been cancelled till further notice due to Covid-19. Thank you to all our supporters.

Sympathy

Sympathy is extended to the family of the late Cathy Atkinson. May she rest in peace.

Bingo

We wish to inform everyone that the bingo in Marshalstown Community Centre has been cancelled till further notice due to Covid-19. Apologies for any inconvenience caused and thank you for your support in the past.

Good Wishes

Good wishes to all in the parish, who are confined to their homes at present. If you need help please contact Wexford Community Call at 053 9196000 or Enniscorthy Gardaí at 053 9242580 and they will put you in contact with local volunteers. Alone can be contacted at 0818 222024.

If you need health advice visit hse.ie or call save 1850 241850. Do stay safe and please ask for help if you need it there are people to help you.

Social dancing

social dancing that usually takes place in Marshalstown Community Centre has been cancelled till further notice due to Covid-19. Looking forward to seeing all soon again.

Church Services

As you are aware there are no public Church Services now due to Covid-19 but there are daily services on face book and webcam from many churches in the area.

Happy Days

Wishing all in the parish, who celebrated birthdays, anniversaries and other joyful events recently every good wish. Hope you all enjoyed your event.

Notes Deadline

Please note due to an earlier deadline items for the notes should reach me by 6 p.m. on the Thursday before each issue including on bank holiday weekends. Also only not for profit items should be included in the notes. Thank you for your co-operation.

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