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Julie O’Hanlon, Kitty Kinsella and Eileen Byrne at the Gorey Active Retirement Association AGM in the Ashdown Park Hotel

Julie O’Hanlon, Kitty Kinsella and Eileen Byrne at the Gorey Active Retirement Association AGM in the Ashdown Park Hotel

Julie O’Hanlon, Kitty Kinsella and Eileen Byrne at the Gorey Active Retirement Association AGM in the Ashdown Park Hotel

Castletown: GAA club news - Castletown Liam Mellows GAA Healthy Clubs would love for you to be part of our 'get up, get active and get involved' initiative for 2020.

We have lots of classes and events happening over the coming months.

Chair yoga continues every Monday morning 10.45 a.m. in the Golden Anchor.

Yoga with Caroline every Monday night in the clubhouse 8 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Thursday morning yoga class 10.30 a.m. to 11.30 a.m. in the clubhouse starting Thursday, January 23, for four weeks. All yoga classes are €6 per class and are open to both men and women.

ART CLASS - Introduction to Acrylic Painting, six-week course €80 starting Wednesday, February 5, 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. in the clubhouses Castletown. Course instructor: Margaret Condren.

Course suitable for complete beginners; This six-week course will give students the basics of acrylic-painting, introducing them to materials, techniques and good painting-habits. Working from an image meaningful to them. Participants will learn by first observing and then by 'doing', ANYONE can attend, whether a beginner or a more experienced painter looking to 'brush up' on their art-making through the medium of painting.

For more info and to book your place please contact Margaret after 5 p.m. at 086 1799541 or Liz 086 3879322.

Men's Health Event happening shortly. Watch this space.

Giant Poker Drive

Giant Poker Drive in aid of Castletown Liam Mellows G.A.A. takes place on Friday February 7 in The Golden Anchor at 8p.m.

Coolgreany

Fun Variety Night

Please join us for a fun filled variety night showcasing lots of local talent in St Mogue's Hall Inch Friday, February 7, at 8 p.m. The night will be packed with many of our very talented young performers from across the community. Comedy Sketches/Song/Dance/Recitation/Stand up/Drama. A fun filled night suitable for the whole family. Cost €10 adult/€5 under-16.

St Patrick's Day parade

We are looking for people volunteer to help on the day either as marshal's, first aiders, helping in the May Byrne serving tea and sambos or making/baking something to give visitors on the day. The parade is planned for March 17.

You have all been brilliant with your support thus far and we hope we can rely on it again this year. Contact Imelda at 087 1310555 or Jack 086 8517618 or any other member of the committee, we look forward to hearing from you.

45 Card Drive

There will be a 45 card Drive in the Woodenbridge Hotel on Sunday, February 9, at 7.30 p.m. Raffle on the night.

Golden Circle

A trip to Shelbourne park has been arranged for Thursday, February 13, bus departs castle park car park at 5.30 cost is €50 all-inclusive of bus entry and dinner. March 26 we will go to the Riverside park in Enniscorthy to hear Mike Denver, Cost €15 bus only basis, tickets available on the door, bus departs castle park car park at 6.15.

GAA Healthy Clubs

Castletown Liam Mellows GAA Healthy Clubs would love for you to be part of our 'get up, get active and get involved' initiative for 2020. We have lots of classes and events happening over the coming months.

Chair yoga continues every Monday morning 10.45 a.m. in the Golden Anchor.

Yoga with Caroline every Monday night in the clubhouse 8 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Thursday morning yoga class 10.30 a.m. to 11.30 a.m. in the clubhouse starting Thursday, January 23, for four weeks. All yoga classes are €6 per class and are open to both men and women.

ART CLASS - Introduction to Acrylic Painting, six-week course €80 starting Wednesday, February 5, 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. in the clubhouses Castletown. Course instructor: Margaret Condren.

Course suitable for complete beginners; This six-week course will give students the basics of acrylic-painting, introducing them to materials, techniques and good painting-habits. Working from an image meaningful to them. Participants will learn by first observing and then by 'doing', ANYONE can attend, whether a beginner or a more experienced painter looking to 'brush up' on their art-making through the medium of painting.

For more info and to book your place please contact Margaret after 5 p.m. at 086 1799541 or Liz 086 3879322.

Men's Health Event happening shortly. Watch this space.

Old Kilnenor Historical Society talk

We are delighted to announce that our next talk will be from Dr Clíodhna Ní Lionáin on 'The find of a lifetime'. The recently discovered burial chambers on the historic Brú na Bóinne Heritage Site - Thursday, February 20, in Shamrock Hall, Kilanerin Y25 RC58 at 8 p.m. Admission €5.

Local notes

All contributors to our local 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. Phone 087 4605166.

Courtown

Art and Craft Workshops for children

Children's Art and Craft classes for aged four to nine years are taking place in Ballygarrett GAA Complex for six weeks, starting Saturday, February 15, and continuing till March 21. Time: 10 a.m. - 12.30 p.m.

Classes will also commence for children aged 10 to 13 years and these are taking place in Ballygarrett GAA Complex for six weeks, starting Saturday, February 15, and continuing till March 21. Time: 2 p.m. to 4.30 p.m. Places are Limited Contact Pidgey Pen on Facebook to secure your place or for more information 083 8358701.

Blotto draw

Réalt Na Mara blotto draw - January 27 Winning Numbers 1, 14, 19, 28. No jackpot Winner €20 lucky-dip winners: Kieran Phipps; Pádraig O'Toole; Rob Ireton; Eilish Brady; Paul Blackmore. Five Free Tickets Winner: Danny and Mary Cooper. Next Weeks draw February 3 in the 19th jackpot: €6,900.

Riverchapel community centre

Little Rascals - 9 a.m. to 12.30 p.m. Please phone Brigid at 087 9048644 for further information.

Ladies' Club - Mondays 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Please phone Monica at 086 3580122 should you wish to join and will give you further information about the club.

Self Defence Classes - These classes are for boys and girls who need to protect themselves takes place every Tuesday evenings from 6 p.m. to 7.30 p.m. Should you wish to know about these classes please phone Dave at 087 6344710 who will give you further information about these vital classes.

Line Dancing - These classes take place on Tuesdays evenings from 8.30 p.m. to 10 p.m. Should you wish to join please phone Geraldine at 086 3958667.

Tae Kwon Do - These classes take place every Wednesday and Fridays from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. also 7 p.m. to 8.30 p.m. Should you wish to join these classes phone Tom at 086 3862020 who will give you further information.

Whist drive - This takes place every Thursday evening in the community centre from 8.30 p.m. to 11 p.m. Why not come along to learn how to play whist.

Irish Dancing Classes - These classes are on Saturday from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. For further information, please phone Deirdre at 087 6487684 who will assist you about these classe.

Riverchapel Response Unit - This takes place at the end of each month in the Riverchapel Community Centre. These classes are vital as you maybe the one who has saves somebody's life. For further information about these classes, please phone Niamh at 087 6025147.

Mass times

Vigil Mass Saturdays 6 p.m. Sundays 9 a.m. and 11 a.m.

COI Service times

The following are the service times for the Ardamine Group of Parishes:

Sunday, February 9, Monamolin, 9 a.m., (Morning Prayer); Kiltennel, 10.15 a.m. (Morning Prayer); Kilnamanagh, 11.45 a.m. (Holy Communion).

Sunday, February 16, Monamolin, 9 a.m., (Holy Communion); Ardamine, 10.15 a.m. (Morning Prayer); Kilnamanagh, 11.45 a.m. (Morning Prayer).

Sunday, February 23, Monamolin, 9.00a.m. (Morning Prayer) Kilmuckridge, 10.15 a.m. (Holy Communion); Clonevan, 11.30 a.m. (Holy Communion).

Kilanerin-Ballyfad

Card Drive

There is a 45 Card drive in Noel Murphys Kilanerin on Tuesday, February 11, at 8.30 p.m. All proceeds raised on the night to St Patrick's Special School Enniscorthy Your support for this worthy cause would be much appreciated. Raffle also on the night.

Opportunity Knocks

Still time to get your entry into Helen at 087 6429291 Opportunity Knocks starts on Friday the 07th at 7.45 p.m. So if you can sing, dance, recite poetry, act or play some music please come along and share your talent with the people of Kilanerin.

GAA Club notes

The lotto jackpot was almost won again. Ten match-three winners. The numbers were 3, 7, 17 and 24. The next draw takes place in the Gap on Monday the 10th. The jackpot is now €3,500.

The boys had a good win in the Jim Byrne cup R1. The Qtr final v Shelmaliers was on Sunday, February 2, in Kilanerin. There was a big turnout at the Kilanerin Ladies AGM on the 27th. Pat and Ciaran were returned as Chair and Sec respectively.

This is the clubs 21st year in existence and only Glynn-Barntown have a bigger membership in Wexford. 2019 was a very successful year and 2020 is potentially moreso. The big numbers of playing girls and ladies, from both clubs, can only be good for the community.

Congratulations to Tara Rock club on the official opening of the complex by Micheál D'arcy. A great asset for the community.

Kilanerin Church

Morning Mass On Tuesday and Friday 9.30 a.m. Saturday 6.30 p.m. anniversary Mass for Annette Jones (née Nash Borleigh) Sunday 11 a.m. Eucharistic Adoration. Tuesday from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.

Ballyfad Church

Morning Mass Wednesday and Thursday 9.30 a.m. Saturday 7.30 p.m. and Sunday 9 a.m. Anniversary Mass for Ellen Noctor Mullawn and Elizabeth O'Toole Ballythomas.

Progressive 45

Progressive 45 Card Game will take place on Sunday, February 9, at 7.30 p.m. in the Woodenbridge Hotel. All proceeds go to Rathpierce Community Group. Raffle on the night.

Ballyfad NS

Ballyfad NS is now taking enrolments for September 2020.Enrolments forms are available either by collection from the school office, by email - ballyfadns@gmail.com or by phoning 0402 37799/087 2509152.

Kilanerin NS

Kilanerin NS Enrolment for junior infants is open from January 2020 till March 31.

Parents/Guardians interested in enrolling their child for 2020 can receive an application for enrolment by emailing: kilanerinns@gmail.com, downloading from the school website: kilanerinns.ie, from the school office or by phoning 0402 37405/086 7767114.

Completed applications may be returned to the school in person, by post or via email.

Places will be awarded within 21 days of receipt of applications.

Tara Hill

Change of Mass times

Please note change of Mass times in St Kevin's church. As and from Sunday, February 9, Mass will now be celebrated at 11 a.m. instead of 10.30 a.m. Apologies for any inconveniences this may cause.

Condolences

Condolences to the Keyes family, Tomnahealy, on the recent passing of their brother-in-law Peter Roberts, Bunclody. Thinking of all their families at this difficult time. May his gentle soul rest in peace.

Date for your diary

St Kevin's cemetery patron - Sunday, June 7, at 3 p.m.

Your news

Any notes for paper please contact ck0802@gmail.com or 087 9434090 by 7 p.m. on Thursday for inclusion in the following weeks paper.

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