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Friday 18 January 2019

Around the districts: Ballycanew, Ballygarrett, Carnew, Coolgreany, Courtown, Kilmuckridge, Monamolin

Felix and Siobhan Byrne with their daughter Mia at the Creagh College Christmas carol service
Felix and Siobhan Byrne with their daughter Mia at the Creagh College Christmas carol service

Ballycanew: Split-the-pot - Congratulations to the Saturday, December 23, winner of the split-the-pot bonus prizes: Tree, Alayah and Liz (€25 voucher) and Larry O'Brien (Christmas sweets).

St Moling's Church Choir

St Moling's Church choir. If you are interested in becoming a member please phone Ann at 087 2619495. All ages welcome.

St Patrick's GAA lotto

There was no winner of last week's jackpot; winning numbers were 3, 10, 21 and 27. Three matched three numbers each receive €70: Florence O'Brien, Niall O'Brien, Charlie Byrne. Winners of vouchers: Wally O'Brien, Teresa Guinan, Enda Murphy, Stephen Kavanagh, Geraldine Redmond, Mad Hatters, Stephen Tighe. Sweets: Mossy and Conor, Joseph Doyle, Peggy Byrne, Mark Furlong.

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.

Directory Of Local Services

The Development Association are looking to put together a local Directory of Services in the area, from builders, plumbers, etc, to cake makers.

If you would like to include your business in our Directory please email aislinn@medddesign.com This will be free to local business in the area.

Notes

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 annkehoe@yahoo.ie.

Ballygarrett

Blotto results

There was no jackpot winner in the Ballygarrett Réalt na Mara GAA Club blotto draw on December 26. The numbers picked were 4, 6, 22 and 31. The €20 lucky-dip winners were David Hughes; Mairead Slye; Ray Corcoran; Linda Cummins, Tallaght; Peadar Rath. Five Free Tickets Winner: Phil Crowe. This week's lotto jackpot rose to €19,200. Next draw in the clubhouse on January 2 in the Strand.

Killenagh Wanderers FC

Lotto Tickets on sale each week from club and committee members at €2 each.

SVP helpline

St Vincent de Paul is available to assist families who may be experiencing particular financial distress, especially in terms of basic necessities. Contact us on our confidential Help Line 085 1159495.

Local Notes

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

Carnew

Get well

Get well wishes go to Venie Kinsella, Kilcavan. Aidan Kinsella, Tomacork.

GAA Lotto

Carnew GAA lotto was not won, numbers were 7, 10, 16 and 23, lucky dips were Mary Osborne, Kilcavan. Christine Myler, c/o Sinnott's. Drew Brennan, Glenview. Jim OSullivan, Umrigar. The next draw is January 7 in the Lodge and the jackpot is €3,200. Many thanks to everyone for their support today.

Juvenile Club

Carnew Juvenile Club would like to congratulate Eoin Kavanagh, Gorey Road, Carnew, who was named County Minor Hurler of the year at the recent Wicklow County Convention. We wish Eoin all the best and continued success for the season ahead.

Bingo

The next bingo is Sunday, January 6, at 2.30 p.m. in St Bridget's Hall, Carnew all welcome.

Split the Pot

The winner of December 21 split-the-pot of Scoil Aodan Naofa Carnew was Tom Darcy winning €400, big hamper Patrick Kavanagh. €50 Centra voucher Ali and Jayden Byrne. Mini hamper Jay Molloy. Chocolate garden hamper Sophie Gregan.

The next draw is Friday, January 11. Thanks to everyone for their support it is greatly appreciated.

Sympathy

Sincere sympathy is extended to Breda O'Sullivan, Lower Main Street, her family and relatives on the death of her sister Jo Kelly, Crettyard, who died last week.

Birth

Congratulations to Kevin and Jennifer Byrne, Valley Heights on the birth of their son.

GAA raffle

Thank you to all who supported the Christmas draw, winners were as follows.

€500 first prize Wayne Austin, Kildavin. Load of sticks and coal second prize James OSullivan, Umrigar. Drinks hamper Peter Tobin, Askamore. Food hamper Sergie Kinsella. Bottle of champagne Aoibhin Myers. Wine gift set Eddie Brennan. Two bottles of wine Andy Hughes. Well done to all.

Bingo

The next bingo is Sunday, January 6, at 2.30 p.m. in St Bridget's Halk, Carnew all welcome.

Tinahely Walking Club

Details of Tinahely Walking Club Sunday walks for the next two weeks. December 30: Annaghcurragh Level B, 10km, three hours. Meet Tinahely 10 a.m. or Annacurragh Church car park 10.15 a.m. January 6: Introductory Walk. Mangans/Garryhoe Level B-, 10km, three hours. Meet Tinahely 10.30 a.m.

As usual, please remember to wear proper walking boots, pack full rain gear and bring adequate food and drink.

Coolgreany

New Year Wishes

We send good wishes to all the readers of our local notes for a pleasant and fruitful 2019 and hope you all have a lovely New Year with all your family. A sincere thanks to everyone who supplied me with notes in the past year, and I will be looking forward to that same support and goodwill with the local notes in 2019 and hopefully we can do our very best to keep Coolgreany to the forefront in the coming year as heretofore. Thank you all sincerely.

45 Card Drive

Please note that the 45 Card Games will resume again on Friday, January 4. A very successful 45 Card Drive is ongoing in the Coolgreany Inn on each Friday night at 8.30 p.m., everyone is very welcome to come along for a good night of craic at the cards, and some lovely finger food thrown in for good measure. So please join us if you enjoy a game of 45.

Tidy Towns

The Coolgreany Tidy Towns Group would like to extend their good wishes to everyone in our community for a very successful 2019, especially to everyone who helped the group in any way over the past year and we look forward. that same support and good will in 2019, and hopefully we can make further progress in the coming year.

Community Alert

A sincere thanks to everyone who helped and supported us in any way over the past year.

Please continue with that support in the coming year, and especially in the winter months of bad weather.

Someone might need a helping hand, or maybe just to have a chat which may help to relieve some loneliness in their lives. It is surprising what a few minutes of some ones can do for a neighbour who may be living alone and needs that small bit of support in their lives.

Birthdays

Birthday greetings to Sophie Scallan, Kilahurler, who celebrated her fifth birthday on December 29. Birthday greetings to Wesley Brogan, Knockgreany, who celebrated his ninth birthday on December 29 also.

Old Kilnenor Historical Society

'Titania's Palace' the acclaimed short film continues its tour when it will be screened at the May Byrne House (upstairs, side entrance) on Wednesday, January 9, at 8 p.m. Admission is free.

In the 15-minute film Maureen Bushe, Margaret Byrne, Alice Sheehan, Séamus Bolger, Patrick Byrne, Bill McCormack, and William Willoughby recall visiting the famous 'Doll's House' at Ballynastragh. Schoolchildren draw their impressions. With footage of the actual palace shot in Denmark, and score by Trevor Knight.

The film will be followed by an illustrated talk with James Grannell on the design and construction of Titania's Palace, the Esmonde family, and the Victorian 'tiny-craft' movement.

Courtown

Ladies club

The Ladies of Riverchapel and Courtown Group will reopen on January 14. Monica Fallon would like to thank the committee and volunteers for all their hard work throughout the year and Cllr Robbie Ireton as well. Merry Christmas and a happy New Year to all.

Riverchapel Community Centre

Ladies Club are now closed till the New Year. All other activities will be closed from December 21 and will reopen in the New Year.

Blotto results

There was no jackpot winner in the Ballygarrett Réalt na Mara GAA Club blotto draw on December 26. The numbers picked were 4, 6, 22 and 31. The €20 lucky-dip winners were David Hughes; Mairead Slye; Ray Corcoran; Linda Cummins, Tallaght; Peadar Rath. Five Free Tickets Winner: Phil Crowe. This week's lotto jackpot rose to €19,200. Next draw in the clubhouse on January 2 in the Strand.

Kilmuckridge

CWCW Collection

County Wexford Community Workshop, Bellefield, Enniscorthy will hold their annual church Gate collection in Monamolin and Kilmuckridge on Saturday and Sunday, December 29, and 30. All money collected will stay in the workshop and will benefit all the adult clients that avail of this fantastic facility. A permit has been granted by An Garda Síochána.

Wishing You and Yours a very happy, safe and healthy Christmas and good health in 2019.

79 Club

The annual Christmas party is on Sunday, January 6, 2019, in Upton Hotel at 2 p.m. Tickets €20. Three course meal, music, raffle and a great afternoon.

Little Acorns

Little Acorns Playschool/Afterschool will re-open on Monday, January 7. Wishing you all a Happy New Year from staff and management Kilmuckridge Family Resource Centre.

Monamolin

School's 50th Anniversary

Plans are being made to mark this very milestone. We're asking anyone who wishes to be involved in the organisation of events or has stories from their time in the school to contact the office on 9389342 when the school reopens on January 7 We are especially looking for anyone in the community who at edged on the opening day of the school in September 1968.

Enrolment

You can now pre-enrol your child for September 2019 on our website. Please visit courtns.ie/enrol.

Happy New Year

A very happy New Year from all in Court NS and a massive well done to all of our children who performed so well in our recent Christmas presentation.

Gorey Guardian

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