Thursday 21 November 2019

Around the districts: Clonegal-Kildavin, Clonroche-Poulpeasty, Davidstown, Marshalstown-Castledockrell, Rathnure

Brigid Harris and Mandy Kenny-Maher at the coffee morning in Grant’s Pharmacy, Enniscorthy in aid of the Hope Cancer Support Centre
Brigid Harris and Mandy Kenny-Maher at the coffee morning in Grant’s Pharmacy, Enniscorthy in aid of the Hope Cancer Support Centre

Clonegal-Kildavin: Re-home unwanted items - Clonegal/Kildavin Community Website has set up a Facebook page to facilitate people to recycle and re-home items they no longer have need.

All items published on this page must be free as the page is not a selling platform. It is a Facebook public group page and to participate you must join the group. To view the page please click/tap here:

Huntington Castle Halloween Tours

Only three days left to take part in this year's Huntington Castle Halloween Tours. Doors are open till Thursday, October 31, for family tours only, under-12s, between 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. All tickets must be booked through Failte Ireland Tourist Information Offices. The candlelit tour will last approximately 35 minutes and will run daily. Tickets cost €8.95 for under-12s and €7.95 for adults. Tearoom and shop will be open with lots of ghostly treats so come along and enjoy the spookiest time of year.

Schools on Halloween Break

Clonegal and Kildavin National School will reopen on Monday, November 4.

Business and Training Service

Basic Computer Workshop commences in Ballon on Monday, November 4, from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. for five weeks. This course is free. Winter Warmers and Christmas Treats Cookery and Table decorations for Christmas, commences Monday, November 4, from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. for six weeks. Cost €60. BYOB and sample delights of the night. For more information, please contact, 059 9159447.


Do you have any news you would like published on the 'Local News' page of Clonegal/Kildavin Community Website for November 2019? If so, could you please send your information to

Bunclody Library Event

Thursday, October 31, at 7 p.m.: Interview Preparation with Alan Maher. Continuing in our series of Work Matters events with business consultant Alan Maher of Maher Consulting, at this event. Alan will be here to help and advise people in Interview preparation. Booking essential at 053 9375466.


Cloughbawn GAA 'The Chaser'

Cloughbawn GAA Club will launch the new nationwide show ; The Chaser their major fundraiser for this year on Wednesday, October 30, at 8 p.m. in the Cloughbawn GAA Complex, Castleboro. The Chaser is run on a nationwide scale by Pallas Marketing. Each of the six contestants selected can win €1,500 at the show on Saturday 30 th November 2019 in the Horse and Hound, Ballinaboola.

Contestants are drawn from the audience and answer seven questions with four possible answers valued at €100, €200, €300, €400, €600, €800, €1,000. The ones in red are milestones contestant must choose after each question if they wish to bank the amount won or take another question. Contestants have two lifelines 'Ask the audience' and 'Take one' which will reduce the number of answers by one. Each lifeline can be used once. Contestants then take the amount won to face the Chaser. They start on step five and Chaser starts on step seven. Chaser will offer 150% of amount won to take step nearer or 30% of amount won to take a step nearer home.

The proceeds from this fundraiser will go towards improving and promoting Gaelic football, hurling, camogie and culture in our community. The organising committee extends an open welcome to all to attend the launch.

The show will be launched by two Wexford senior hurlers Harry Kehoe and Connal Flood. The Bob O'Keefe Cup will also be in attendance. You will also get a sneak preview of the show. advance and will not be on sale at the door on the night so people are encouraged to purchase their tickets early.

Cloughbawn GPA

Cloughbawn GPA would like to thank all landowners in our region for their continued support and assistance.

We would like to re-assure all landowners that all our members are covered by the IFA insurance approved scheme and carry identification while hunting and shooting on your land.

We are always available for vermin control or for any other assistance we can offer, please contact any local member or secretary Myles Somers 087 2877979.

Donard NS

Best of luck to our boys and girls Rackard League football teams who will play in District finals on Wednesday, November 6. This is a great achievement for all the boys and girls from Donard NS and Clonroche NS.

Music Generation - Pupils are enjoying music lessons with traditional musician Orla. Pupils will have eeks of tin-whistle lessons with a performance at the end.

Living Arts Project - Senior pupils are exploring the themes of 'Biodiversity' and 'Native Flora and fauna' with artists Deirdre and Jenni through the medium of print.

Community Games

Many thanks to all who contributed to the recent local church gate collections in the parishes of Bree, Davidstown and Cloughbawn in aid of the local Community Games. A total of €721 was raised.

Community Games activities for the coming year begin on November November 5. Draughts and Chess classes will take place in Bree Community Centre from 7 p.m. to 8.30 p.m. on each Tuesday night. All children from the parishes of Bree, Davidstown and Cloughbawn under-eight to 15 years are welcome to come along. Cost is €2 per child to a max of €5 per family.

Good Luck

Well done to a very talented Shayne McDonald Poulpeasty, who is part of the Waterford FC under-13 team who progress to the shield final on Saturday, November 2, against Athlone town. Best of luck Shayne.

Clonroche Development Association

With the car park lighting switched on in Clonroche Amenity Park this week the project is nearing first phase competition. The park, a very popular venue for all the community, is used extensively day and night, Walking under the lights after work is proving very popular with people, and with a quiet, safe, and appealing environment why not join them. The park is free and open to all.

We invite visitors from our neighboring areas, Courtnacuddy, Adamstown, Raheen, Davidstown, Poulpeasty, to freely avail of this facility, keep their fitness levels up and make new friends the car park is open from 8.30 a.m. to 9.30 p.m. every day. Pedestrians can enter the park at all times.

If you haven't visited this seven-acre facility yet, you are cordially invited to take a look. Take your kids or grand kids to play in the Children's Playground.

Coffee Morning

A coffee morning and sale will be held in Clonroche community hall on Friday, November 1, from 10 a.m. to midday in aid of Irish life boats and Killegney Rossdroit parishes. There will be a raffle, cakes, bricabrac, produce, books, bottle stall and much more.

Come and buy your Christmas cards and gifts and stay for a cuppa and a chat. Everyone welcome.


GAA club notes

Well done to our under-15s who had a great win in the shield football semi-final against Gusserane by 3-9 to six points. It was a credit to the lads to put up a scoreline like they did in what was the worst conditions you could imagine, between a very strong wind and buckets of rain that fell for the entire match. Well done lads and your hard working mentors, ye have a county final to look forward to now. A special thanks to everyone that made the journey down to support the lads and braved the horrific conditions.

Davidstown GAA will be holding its annual underage awards night in Davidstown hall on November 24.

Davidstown-Courtnacuddy GAA Spooktacular lotto bonus draw - Win €500... Once off bonus draw. Purchase a €2 ticket to be in the draw. Tickets on sale from Kelly shop, Martins shop, Keeleys shop, Bill Nolans and committee members or online at Winner will be drawn at random.

Well done to our Rackard League team who beat Monageer in football, Eoin Farrell getting the winning goal. Well done, boys.



Next session of storytelling is in Castledockrell hall on Thursday, November 21, at 8 p.m. It is a lovely way to spend the longer evenings. Refreshments served and a raffle held on the night.

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 next Social Dance in Marshalstown is on Friday, November 22. Doors open at 9.30 p.m. and dancing starts at 10 p.m. Admission including tea is €8.

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.


Church Notes

Anniversaries: Saturday, November 2, 7.30 p.m. - David and Eileen Crean. Hannah Caulfield and deceased members of the Caulfield family.

Mass This Week: Tuesday and Thursday Mass at 9.30 a.m. Vigil Mass for All Saints at 7.30 p.m. on Thursday and Friday Mass for All Saints at 10.30 a.m. 'Do This In Memory' at the 10.30 a.m. Mass next Sunday, November 3.

Rathnure Church Restoration: Congratulations to Breda Barron, Rathnure, who won €480 in the Split-The-Pot draw. The next draw will be held on Tuesday, November 5. Thanks to all who supported and please continue to support our fundraising.

Thank You: The HOPE Centre Enniscorthy thank all who supported their recent collection. €276 was raised in Rathnure. The HOPE Centre invite all those who have been touched by cancer to join them at the annual Candle Of Hope Service on Friday, November 1, in St Aidan's Cathedral at 8 p.m. The service will be broadcast live on South East Radio.


The jackpot on Tuesday the 29th OCt is €1,000.

Spooky Kids Halloween Disco

This is on in Rathnure hall on Wednesday, October 30, from 6.30 p.m. to 8.30 p.m. Prizes for best fancy dress. Lots of fun and games for all the kids and a visit from some spooky special guests.

St Anne's GAA Club

GAA National Draw Tickets will be on sale shortly at €10 each from players and committee members. Great prizes supplied by Croke Park. The club retains all money so please buy only from a Rathnure source. Thank you for your support.

Club lotto - The numbers drawn last Tuesday the 22nd were 2, 16, 24 and 26. No jackpot winner. There was one match-three winner who won €200. Jackpot this week: €15,000.

Clothes Recycling

Rathnure NS parents' association are having a Clothes Recycling Drive to help raise funds for our school. Please donate all your new and used men's, women's and children's clean unwanted clothing, shoes and linens. Mobile phones are accepted also but please place in a separate bag. Please deliver items to the school gate on the collection date - Tuesday the fifth before 10 a.m.

Shoebox Appeal

Shoebox Appeal is a nice thing to do for children in poorer places. Choose from the following ideas - Write (items for school): pencils, colouring pencils, copy books, colouring books, sharpeners. Wash (hygiene items): toothbrush, toothpaste, facecloth, soap, hairbrush. Wear (small clothing items): hat, scarf, gloves, underwear, socks. Wow (a treat): toy, sweets, cuddly toy, torch, tennis ball. You could easily fill a box from Dealz for under €12. €4 is required with the return of each shoebox. Please let Martin know if you can help by putting together a box or two: 087 4141633.

Craft Fair

The Rathnure Craft Fair is on Sunday, November 3, from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. in John Kelly Hall, Rathnure. Admission is free and there will be beautiful craft stalls, face painting and balloon modelling by 'SLAM, tea and coffee and a raffle on the day. The event is in aid of Diabetes Wexford supporting children with diabetes. For further information contact Emma: 086 8428848 or find Rathnure Craft Fair on Facebook.

Coffee Morning

A coffee morning and sale will be held in Clonroche community hall on Friday, November 1, from 10 a.m. to midday in aid of Irish life boats and Killegney Rossdroit parishes. There will be a raffle, cakes, bricabrac, produce, books, bottle stall and much more. Come and buy your Christmas cards and gifts and stay for a cuppa and a chat.

Gorey Guardian