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Monday 27 January 2020

Around the districts: Bree-Galbally, Caim, Clonroche-Poulpeasty, Davidstown, Kiltealy-Ballindaggin, Marshalstown-Castledockrell

Back - Claudia O’Neill, Savannah Kehoe, Olivia Smith and Cora Butler; front- Dion Cahill and Clionadhna who took part in Rathnure Pantomime Society’s production of ‘Toybox The Panto!’ in Rathnure Hall
Back - Claudia O’Neill, Savannah Kehoe, Olivia Smith and Cora Butler; front- Dion Cahill and Clionadhna who took part in Rathnure Pantomime Society’s production of ‘Toybox The Panto!’ in Rathnure Hall

Bree-Galbally: Ballyhogue GAA lotto - There was no winner or match 3 winner in the recent Ballyhogue GAA Club lotto draw. The Lucky Dip winner of €100 was Fintan and Maria Doyle.

The Special Christmas Draw winners were €500 cash - Jim and Derry Byrne, €250 cash - Syl Doyle, Wexford, €250 cash - Dylan Codd, €250 Dominic Smith voucher - Richard Murphy, €250 Dominic Smith voucher - Clare Doyle. The next draw is on January 8 for a jackpot of €1,200. We wish all members, players and supporters best wishes for 2020.

Sympathy

Sincerer sympathy is extended to the wife, daughters, relations and friends of Ned Fenlon, Galbally, who died on Monday of last week. Sincere sympathy also to the parents, brother, sister, relations and friends of Stephen Dunne, Macmine, who died on Thursday last.

Seasonal wishes

A sincere thanks to the PROs and club officers who have contacted us during the past year with details of their organisations's activities. If you haven't been doing so, then it's time to make a New Year's resolution. If you want the activities of your club or organisation to get publicity, contact Jim and Clare Doyle at 053 9247706 or email jamcsdoyle@eircom.net before 10 p.m. on the Thursday night prior to publication.

Caim

Mass times

Sunday Mass at 10 a.m. and Wednesday morning Mass at 9.30 a.m.

Caim Text Alert

Caim text alert annual subscription fee for members are now due. Anyone, who is not already a member and wishes to join the text alert group can do so by paying the annual fee of €10 to Robert Rackard at Rackard's of Caim.

Storytelling

Storytelling will resume in Ballindaggin on January 9. A night of great music, song and stories. Commencing at 8 p.m. and all are welcome. Refreshments served.

New Year's greetings

New Year's greetings to all contributors and readers of the Caim Notes.

Clonroche-Poulpeasty

Cloughbawn Parish Party

Sunday, January 12, at 1 p.m. is designated for one of the highlights of the social calendar, the Parish Party. With over 100 guests at last year's' event this year promises to surpass even that. An opportunity for social interaction amounts old friends and acquaintances with good food and an evening's entertainment is something to look forward too and not to be missed.

Cloughbawn GAA Club

Cloughbawn GAA Club is coming on board with Operation Transformation and the GAA for this year's Ireland Lights Up initiative. Every Thursday from January 9 to February 27 our club walking track will be open and lit up for you, your family and friends to come and walk between 7 p.m. and 9 p.m. We want everyone to come and join us for Ireland Lights Up 2020.

The aim is to make exercise more accessible on these dark winter nights and to offer our community an opportunity to get together and socialise in a healthy way. Both members and non-members are welcome to come to this event. D.

inner dance and Medal Presentation: The GAA dinner dance will take place on Saturday, January 25, in the Riverside Park Hotel at 7.30, followed by music from American Heart, Tickets €35 from committee members Cloch Ban Bingo the staff of Cloch Ban Bingo night recently donated €400 to local charity Meal on Wheels, Mr Diarmuid O'Sullivan accepted the cheque on behalf of the committee.

Month's Mind Mass

The Cummins family wishes to extend thanks to anyone who helped in any way on the passing of their mother, Bridie Cummins (née Fowler) Ballyeden, Davidstown, Enniscorthy, Formerly of Ballykelly, New Ross, Co. Wexford. Beloved wife of the late Peter, sadly missed by her loving daughters Liz and Mag, sons Tom and Patrick, grandchildren Adrian, Leah and Thomas, great-grandchild Finbar, extended family and friends.

Mrs Cummins month's mind Mass will be held in Ballykelly church, New Ross on Saturday, January 11, at 6 p.m.

Thank You

I would to extend my thanks to all who contributed to the parish notes during the past year, to all the club PROs who send in updates on all their activities, this made my job very easy. Notes can be submitted by text, telephone or email deadline Friday morning 10 a.m. to marieasple1@eircom.net or 087 6341614.

Davidstown

Month's Mind Mass

The Cummins family wishes to extend thanks to anyone who helped in any way on the passing of their mother, Bridie Cummins (née Fowler) Ballyeden, Davidstown, Enniscorthy, Formerly of Ballykelly, New Ross, Co. Wexford. Beloved wife of the late Peter, sadly missed by her loving daughters Liz and Mag, sons Tom and Patrick, grandchildren Adrian, Leah and Thomas, great-grandchild Finbar, extended family and friends.

Mrs Cummins month's mind Mass will be held in Ballykelly church, New Ross on Saturday, January 11, at 6 p.m.

Kiltealy-Ballindaggin

Wexford People Helping People

Thanks to everyone who was involved in any way in the collection for Wexford People Helping People and Wexford Women's Refuge. The collection was even better than last year, fantastic selection of items, including 20 (€10) vouchers for Dunnes and 10 (€10) vouchers for Tesco. A great achievement for all involved.

Sympathy

Deepest sympathy is extended to Paddy Farrell, Curraduff, Kiltealy and family members on the recent death of his sister Breda Swaine (neé Farrell), Clonattin, Gorey and formerly of Wheelagower, Ballindaggin. Interment took place in Marshalstown cemetery following funeral Mass in Marshalstown Church. May she rest in peace.

Ballindaggin Story House

Ballindaggin Story House will take place this Thursday, January 9, at the usual time of 8 p.m. Music, song and story for all to enjoy. Admission free, refreshments served.

Commemoration Mass

There was a large attendance at a special commemoration Mass which took place in St Colman's Church, Ballindaggin on Saturday last for family and friends who have lost a loved one through mental health. The Mass was arranged by 'See Change' ambassador Patrick Hipwell.

Duffry Social Club

The Duffry Social Club will resume on January 15 following the Christmas break with bingo, cards, chat and refreshments. New members always welcome.

Christmas in the churches

This year it didn't seem at all like Christmas weather wise, if fact it could have been an evening in September as large numbers of people gathered for Vigil Masses in Kiltealy and Ballindaggin. But the welcoming lights on the tall Christmas trees with elaborate decorations inside of holly, ivy, and dozens of glowing candles created a very festive atmosphere.

The wonderful church choirs in both Kiltealy and Ballindaggin gave an outstanding delivery of festive hymns and songs. Parish priest Fr Jim Fegan celebrated Mass and thanked everyone for their work in organising the ceremonies and decorating the churches. On Christmas morning many attended Mass again in Kiltealy, Ballindaggin and Caim and Fr Jim blessed toys children brought to Mass and Santa Claus managed to attend all Masses. Afterwards families gathered at the crib and reflected on the true meaning of Christmas.

Split the pot

Kiltealy NS split-the-pot next draw will be on Monday, January 6, Envelopes available locally. Newspaper recycling bins are available at Kiltealy School during school hours. Many thanks for your continued support of our school.

Kiltealy Hall bookings

If any group would like to use Kiltealy Community Hall it is essential to book the venue in advance. For bookings please call 086 3706638 or 053 9255197.

Happy New Year

A very happy, healthy and prosperous New Year to all our readers. Items for this column can be sent to annabjordan@hotmail.com or by phone at 053 9255277, deadline is Thursday 8 p.m.

Marshalstown-Castledockrell

Storytelling

Next session of storytelling is in Castledockrell hall on Thursday, January 16, at 8 p.m. Thank you to all who supported storytelling during the past year. Wishing everyone a very Happy New Year and looking forward to seeing friends old and new again during it.

Refreshments will be served and a raffle is held on the night.

Sympathy

Sympathy is extended to the families of the late Stasia Bolger, the late Margaret Doyle, the late Mary Murphy and the late Mary Doyle. May they rest in peace.

Mass times

Weekend Masses in the parish are as follows Saturday in Marshalstown at 7.30 p.m. and Sunday in Castledockrell at 10 a.m. Please note also that baptisms in both Marshalstown and Castledockrell are on Saturdays.

Social Dance

The first social of the New Year in Marshalstown Community Centre takes place on Friday, January 17, with music by Glenn Flynn. Doors open at 9.30 p.m. and dancing starts at 10 p.m. Admission including tea is €8. Happy New Year everybody.

First Holy Communion

First Holy Communion in the parish is as follows Marshalstown on Saturday, May 9, and Castledockrell on Sunday, May 17.

Patrons

The annual Patrons and blessing of graves in the parish are as follows: Marshalstown on Sunday, May 31. Castledockrell on Friday, July 3. Crioshue on Saturday, July 4. More details nearer to the time of each patron.

Notes deadline

I would like to wish all readers of and contributors to these notes health and Happiness for the coming year. 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.

Gorey Guardian

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