Wednesday 18 September 2019

Around the districts: Boolavogue, Camolin, Carnew, Ferns, Oulart

Veronica Cosan and her daughter Emily enjoying the family fun day at Glenbeg Point, Ardamine
Veronica Cosan and her daughter Emily enjoying the family fun day at Glenbeg Point, Ardamine

Boolavogue: National Vintage Rally - The Pat the Chap Vintage society are hosting the all-Ireland National Vintage Day on Sunday, September 1, in Ballyedmond.

As well as live music from Teresa and the Stars, there will be food and drink stalls, a bouncy castle, exhibitions of butter and basket making, demonstrations of weaving and spinning and the Shockwaves pro championship tractor pulling competition.

If that wasn't enough, a vintage threshing will be re-enacted, there will be displays of vintage vehicles including tractors, cars, motorbikes and commercial vehicles. For more information or if you wish to host a stall on the day, please phone 087 2672271. All money raised will be donated to local charities.

Wedding bells

Congratulations to Caitríona Whelan, Ballyorley, daughter of Billy and Ann, who married William Barry, Cork, in St Cormac's church on Saturday, August 10. The very enjoyable wedding reception was held in the Riverbank hotel and all in Boolavogue wish the happy couple a long, healthy happy life together.

Soccer News

This season St Cormac's 'A' squad will be competing in Division 1 with the 'B' team in Division 4a. The men's team took on Killenagh recently in a friendly and Jack White had them 1-0 ahead early in play. Killenagh fought back and managed to draw level near the interval and pulled a goal ahead early in the second half. Mark Brady had us back level soon afterwards and then Brendan Burke put our lads back in the lead, 4-3 and this was how the game ended.

The combined 'A' and 'B' squads went on to play Curracloe on Wednesday last, the 14th, and came home a goal down, 4-5 after a thrilling game.

You are asked to please support the club's raffle for two tickets to the Manchester United Vs Brighton Premiership game on Saturday, November 9. The fabulous prize includes the two match tickets, two nights' accomodation and coach and ferry travel to and from the game. Tickets for the draw, which takes place in the Harrow on Wednesday, October 9, at 8 p.m., only cost €10 and can be had from all club members. The club would really appreciate your generous support.

Coffee Evening/Open Garden

Don't forget that Leonie Meehan, a fuchsia expert from the Irish Fuchsia Nursery, will give a talk a the home of John and Margaret Earle, Cullentra, Monamolin, Eircode Y25 FT73 this Saturday, August 24. The Earle's garden will be open to visitors and coffee drinkers from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. and there will also be a cake sale and a grand raffle in aid of Monamolin Parish. For further details, please contact Margaret at 086 3176256.

Afternoon Tea

Afternoon tea or coffee along with some scrumptious confectionary will be served at the home of Kathleen Laffan, Clone West, Y25 X286, on Saturday, August 24, between 2 p.m. and 5 p.m. This fundraiser is in aid of Brighter Communities Worldwide - Kenya, a group Kathleen will be volunteering with in Kenya in the near future. Please come along, enjoy a cuppa and a chat and support a very worthy cause.

Ministers of the Word

On Saturday, August 24, at the Vigil Mass, Éinín Rossiter is due to read with Olive Burke helping distribute Communion. Gay Gahan is the reader at the 11 a.m. Mass on Sunday morning while Kathleen Kehoe is on duty as Minister for the Eucharist.

Mike Denver in Concert

On Thursday, August 22, Oulart-The Ballagh GAA Club are hosting a concert by Mike Denver in the Amber Springs Hotel, Gorey at 8.30 p.m. Tickets are €20 each and are on sale from committee members and players. It promises to be a great night for all ages and not to be missed.


Open Garden

George and June Hill, Ballydaniel, Camolin will host and 'open garden' event on Saturday, August 24, from 10 p.m. to 6 p.m. Proceeds in aid of the upkeep of St Catherine's church, Camolin. There will be a cake sale, bric a brac, a raffle and refreshments served.


Big Breakfast

There will be a big breakfast in Carnew play ground on Sunday, August 25, from 12 p.m. to 3 p.m. with face painting, bouncy castle and more, admission is only €5, all welcome.

Askamore Mass times

As and from August 31/September 1 Mass times in Askamore will be on Sunday at 11 a.m., in Kilrush at 6 p.m. on Saturday evening and Sunday morning at 10 a.m.

Kilrush Parish Raffle

Kilrush parish are holding a parish raffle on Sunday, September 8, first prize €500, second €150, third case of wine, fourth hamper box of goodies, fifth Bean and Goose chocolate hamper, sixth bottle of brandy, seventh bottle of whiskey and lots more prizes, €5 per line or full card €50, all support welcome.

Leaving Cert

Congratulations to all students on their leaving cert results and the very best of luck for the future. 21ST Happy 21st birthday to Clare O'Sullivan, Motabower.

Garden County Country Fest

Carnew Heritage club are busy preparing for the annual Fest from September 13 to September 15 with the Teenage disco and carnival on Friday the 13th, gates open at eight till midnight, admission €15. Saturday the 14th and Sunday the 15th is Barry Kirwan, Lee Matthews, Derek Ryan, Take five, Teresa and the Stars, Adrian Ryan, dancing with Declan, Sunday is the usual heritage day with vintage, David Browne's, cars, stalls, games and much more, a weekend ticket is €30, and can be purchased from Classic Cut, Victor Young's, any of the Heritage committee or the GAA club.

Tinahely Walking Club

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

August 25: Curracloe. Level C, 8km, 2.5 hours. Meet Curracloe car park 10 a.m.

September 1: Annagh Hill. Level B, 9km, 2.5 hours. Meet Tinahely 10.15 a.m. or the Gap 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.

Training/development centre

The following autumn Courses are Available at Carnew Training and Development Centre.

Online Learning - Welcome to our online eLearning website. You can now learn at a time, place and pace that suits you. You have access to our courses 24 hours a day, seven days a week 365 days a year. Complete a course at once or in bite sized chunks. All courses are compliant and fully certified. Solutions available for business owners.

Online Courses - Basic First Aid: Date: Saturday, September 7, Time: 9.30 a.m. to 4.30 p.m. Cost: €90 Manual Handling: Date: Wednesday, August 14, Time: 6.30 p.m. to 9 p.m. Cost: €50 For further information contact E: T: T: (0) 53 94 26555.

'Write From The Heart'

This is an ​8-Week Introductory Courses in the Healing Art of Mindful Writing at Transformations Studio, Donishall, Carnew. ​Choice of Evening Course, starting Wednesday, October 2; 7.30 p.m. to 9 p.m. or Morning Course, starting Thursday, October 3; 10 a.m. to 11.30 a.m. Cost: €100. ​A deposit of €30, payable for either course, by Wednesday, September 18, secures your place.

For booking or enquiries please contact Susan Martin at email ​ Telephone 086 8869090.

Pop Up Shop

There will be a Pop up Shop in the old Finesse Boutique on the Main Street in Carnew for the coming weeks, opening times on the door, items include sports wear, musical instruments, clothing, Brice a brac, furniture and lots more, all items must be sold so pop in and grab a bargain. All proceeds to Hollywood comes to Askamore for the Forrest Gump Group towards Ballyellis NS and Askamore Community Centre, all support welcome and if you would like to donate items call into the shop or phone Breda at 087 6357361.


GAA Lotto Draw

On Tuesday, August 6, numbers drawn were 6, 11, 22 and 29. No jackpot winner. Lucky dips: Patrick Breen, Bert Denby, Rita Plummer, Ben Bernie (Snr). Next draw is in Jim Byrne's, Carnew on Tuesday, August 20, for a jackpot of €6,600. Tickets can be bought from sellers or local retailers. To play online use the link Thank you to everyone for their continued support.


Leaving Certificate

Congratulations to all the local girls and boys who completed their Leaving Certificate Examination and got their results last week. Best of luck to them all, whether they proceed to further education, embark on an apprenticeship or seek immediate employment.

School re-opening

Scoil Mochua, Oulart will re-open for all pupils on Wednesday, August 28, at 9 a.m. New applications for enrolment for the 2019/2020-year can still be made by emailing


The latest winner of Scoil Mochua's split-the-pot is Seán Doyle, who receives €125. The school benefits to the same amount. The next draw is on August 19. Entry envelopes are available from local businesses.

Under-20 hurling

Oulart-The Ballagh under-20 hurlers will travel to Bree on Wednesday, August 21, to play Ballyhogue in the Enniscorthy District Roinn one semi-final. Throw-in is at 6.45 p.m. Best of luck to the players and management.

Club lotto

The numbers drawn in the GAA Club lotto on Monday, August 14, were 2, 29, 30 and 32. The Bonus Number was 21. The prize fund has reached 15,000 euro. The following were winners in the Lucky Dip: M & M c/o Mgt. Reddy, Mary McLoughlin, Raheenduff, Simon White, Aoife Walsh, Aisling and Maria Whelan. The next draw will take place on Monday, August 28. Tickets are €2 each; Book of six for €10 and book of 12 for €20All-Ireland Tickets

In the local GAA Club members' draw for all-Ireland Hurling tickets Kevin Sinnott and Margaret Leacy were successful while the all-Ireland Football ticket winners were Paul Roche and Martin Redmond.

Afternoon Tea

Kathleen Laffan, Clone West (Y25 X286) will host Afternoon Tea in her home on Saturday, August 24, 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. so as to raise funds for 'Brighter Communities Worldwide-Kenya' where she is going as a volunteer. Why not go along on Saturday the 24th for a cuppa and chat as well as an opportunity to help impoverished people in Africa. Your support would be greatly appreciated.

Mike Denver in Concert

Oulart-The Ballagh GAA will present the ever-popular Mike Denver in concert at the Amber Springs Hotel, Gorey on Thursday, August 22. Doors will open at 7.30 p.m. and the concert will commence at 8.30 p.m. Tickets are priced at €20 and are available from players and committee and at the door on the night. This promises to be a superb event, not to be missed.

Heritage Week

Heritage Week will take place from August 17 to August 25, and with 2,000 events taking place throughout the country, there is undoubtedly an event for everyone. Two local walks have been organised for Heritage Week.

On Saturday, August 24, The Unyoke Walk will start at the Trading Post Caravan and Camping Park at 10 a.m. and follow the 11km, moderate grade walk, to Oulart Hill. Walkers will be returned by car to the starting point. On the following day, Sunday, August 25, the Jean Kennedy Smith Walk, from Oulart Village to Oulart Hill will be held, 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. The walkers will be guided to the main monuments of Oulart - St Mochua's 1798 Chapel, the McGawley Memorial, the 1898 Monument, Mise Éire, Bygone Days Story House, the tree of Liberty and Tulach a' tSolais All are welcome and encouraged to participate.

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.

Clothes Collection

Oulart-The Ballagh camogie club are organising a 'Clothes for Cash Collection' on August 26 and they are hoping that the local community will assist them by donating clean used clothes. Men's, women's and children's clothing, Paired shoes, handbags, belts, small quantities of curtains, towels, sheets, blankets and soft toys are all acceptable.To help with this fundraiser you are asked to drop off bags of clothes at the Upper Complex in Oulart on Saturday the 24th between 7.15 p.m. and 8.15 p.m. and on Sunday, August 25, 7.30 p.m. to 8 p.m. so that all bags will be ready for collection on Monday morning. For further information please contact any member of the camogie committee.

The Ballagh Boxing Club

A Greyhound Night in aid of the Ballagh Boxing Club, will take place at the Enniscorthy Dog Track on Monday, August 26. The first race will begin at 8 p.m. Admission is €10 and children are free.

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