Tuesday 21 May 2019

Around the districts: Clonegal-Kildavin, Clonroche-Poulpeasty, Rathnure

Amy O'Neill, Roisin O'Connor and Siobhan Somers at the annual Good Friday Table Quiz, in aid of Rathnure Camogie Club, in Rathnure Hall
Amy O'Neill, Roisin O'Connor and Siobhan Somers at the annual Good Friday Table Quiz, in aid of Rathnure Camogie Club, in Rathnure Hall

Clonegal-Kildavin: Clonegal Tidy Village Association - A Community Workday will take place on Saturday, May 18, from 11M to 1pm. Can you give some help during that time? Please meet at St Brigid's Hall at 11am. It would be helpful to bring a sweeping brush, gardening tools, gloves and a high Vis vest. All are most welcome.

Special Thank you - The Clonegal Tidy Village Association Committee would like to express a sincere thank you, to the Dunne family, for their generous donation to the Tidy Village Association.

Clonegal Tidy Village Association will hold its next meeting on Wednesday, May 29, at 7 p.m. in St Brigid's Hall, Clonegal.

Best wishes

Best wishes to two local businesses, Sha-Roe Bistro and Osborne's Lounge, Clonegal, who were nominated for this year's Regional and all-Ireland final 2019. The winners will be announced at the Irish Restaurant Awards, Clayton Hotel, Dublin on Monday, May 13.

First Holy Communion

Children from Clonegal and Kildavin National School will make their first Holy Communion on May 11 and 12, at Clonegal St Bridget's Church and Kildavin St Lazerian's Church.

GAA lotto

There was no winner of the Kildavin-Clonegal GAA lotto held on Sunday, April 28. Numbers drawn were 8, 9, 15 and 16. Winner that match three was, Sylvester Wawryniut, Londis, Gorey, receiving €150 each. Seller's prize goes to Mark Coleman, receiving €50. The next draw will take place in Ryan's 'The Moss House', Bunclody on Sunday, May 12, at 10.30 p.m., with a jackpot worth €9,000. Tickets €2 each.

Deepest Sympathy

The community was saddened to hear the death of the late Ellen Kinsella (née Bowes), Raheengraney, Clonegal, who passed away recently. Beloved wife of the late James and mother of Séamus, Mary, Emmie, Eileen, John, Ned, Christy, Gretta, Loretta, Linda, Declan and the late Pat and Tony. Reposed at Byrne's Funeral Home, Crablane on Thursday, April 25. Removal on Friday, April 26, to St Brigid's Church, Clonegal, for Funeral Mass, followed by burial afterwards in the adjoining cemetery. May she rest in peace.


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Bunclody Library Events

Thursday, May May 9 at 7 p.m.; Heartfulness, a Meditation and Relaxation Session with Simon Sheridan. What is Heartfulness Meditation? Heartfulness offers a simple and practical approach to meditation and relaxation, which is easy to learn and integrate into one's daily life. The emphasis is on the needs and experience of the meditator.

Saturday, May 11, at 2.30 p.m.: TekCentral will hold a Minecraft coding workshop for seven- to 12-year-olds. Join us for Minecraft Heroes Journey through Minecraft with code.

Thursday, May 16, at 7 p.m.; An evening of Laughing Yoga with Mary Fitzpatrick, Sonny Holistic Therapy. Laughter Yoga (Hasyayoga) is a practice involving prolonged voluntary laughter. Heal Yourself with Laughter. Experience the Health Benefits of Joy and Happiness.

Saturday, May 18, at 11 a.m.; Celtic T-shirt crafts with Sarah. Join us for a special craft workshop with Sarah where you will design your own T-shirt with Celtic symbols. Suitable for eight to 12 Year Olds.

Thursday, May 23, at 7 p.m.; Digital Magazines demonstration. Discover hobby magazines on RB Digital, our free online services with over 270 high quality magazines for you to download to your device - Fashion, Automotive, Computers and Technology, Home and garden, Food and Cooking, Sport, Current Affairs and much more.

Saturday, May 25, at 11 a.m.; Family Movie Time in Bunclody Library. Join us for family movie time in Bunclody Library for a special showing of 'Where the Wild Things Are'. Suitable for seven to 12 Year Olds.

Thursday, May 30, at 7 p.m.; A Musical Evening with Local Artists. Following on from our previous successful musical evenings, Bunclody Library will host yet another evening packed with various styles of music from traditional to international. Local artists provide music. A great treat for all music lovers.

Regular Adult Events: Bunclody Knitting Club on Wednesday mornings at 10.30 a.m. Adult Reading Circle; Friday, May 10, at 11 a.m. New members are welcome. Join us or just drop in. Drop of Ink Writing Group; Saturday, May 11, at 11 a.m.

Regular Children's Events: Toddler Story Time, every Friday mornings at 11 a.m. Come along with your toddler or preschooler for stories, rhymes and songs. Bunclody Library branch is a wonderful and free resource for families. Check out what we are reading this week. Not to be missed. Booking essential for all events, please phone 053 9375466.

For a full listing of events see Bunclody Library's Facebook page:

Library/events where you can sign up for our monthly what's on e-newsletter. Also see our Website: wexford. If you would to receive a text message or email message about our upcoming events please contact Bunclody Library at 053 9375466 or For a full listing of events see Bunclody Library's Facebook page.

Accommodation Required

From September 17 to September 19 over 250,000 people will visit Ballintrane, Fenagh for the National Ploughing Championships.

While local hotels, self-catering premises and B&B's will cater for many visitors, there is a definite requirement for additional accommodation in the surrounding area.

If you have a house or room available to rent at reasonable rates, and would like to support the National Ploughing Championships, please register your interest on or alternatively, you can contact Carlow Tourism at 059 9130411 or for further details.

Ballon Business and Training Service

Beginners Digital Photography will commence on Wednesday, June June 5 and Thursday, June 6, from 7 p.m. to 9.30 p.m. Cost for this course €60. Beyond Beginners Digital Workshop will commence on Wednesday, June 12, and Thursday, June 13, from 7 p.m. to 9.30 p.m. Cost for this course €60. For more information, please contact 059 9159447 or email


Cloughbawn GAA

Cloughbawn GAA Club are embarking on a journey to become a 'Healthy Club'. They are launching the project this week and will be hoping to complete a World Wide Walk within 7 days.

The ask is that people will walk, jog or run and then log your distances. By Sunday evening we hope to have clocked up 40,000km. The event runs from Monday morning (6th) through to Sunday evening (12th). There will be group gatherings from 7 p.m. during the week for people to benefit from the social aspect and enjoy some tea and chat afterwards in the club house.

It will then conclude with an official launch of the Healthy Club project on Sunday the 12th at 6 p.m. Also primary students from both local schools are tasked with designing a poster to describe what they perceive as a 'GAA Healthy Club'. Looking forward to seeing you all join together to help us become a Healthy Club.

Well done to our Walk Around the World Coordinator, Joe Lillis, who recently ran the London Marathon in an outstanding time of two hours 37 minutes, He absolutely smashed it, taking off over 15 minutes off his PB.

WEXFORD MINORS - Congratulations to Shane Kehoe, who lined out with the Wexford Minor Football team who played Offaly in the first round of the Leinster Minor Football Championship and to Paddy Whitty and the Wexford Minor Hurling team who Offaly in the first round of the Leinster Hurling Championship.

LOTTO - There was no winner of the jackpot or match three in the latest lotto draw, Numbers drawn on the night were 2, 11, 23 and 27. Lucky-dip winners were Samantha Clare, Raheen Niall Hendrick, Knoxtown, Mag Cummins Ballymurn and Laura Kelly c/o the Cloch Ban. Next draw is May 11 in the Cloch Ban and the yellow team are on duty, J & J Hendrick, J & S Flynn, M Langton.

Young Entrepreneur

Congratulations to Harry Kehoe, who was recently placed second in the Best established Business Wexford final with his company Mibodi, catch up with Mibodi for all the latest sport clothing and accessories at @mibodi_apparel on Instagram or


The winner of the latest split-the-pot, drawn in the Cloch Ban, was Margaret Donohoe, Killegney. The pot was €232 80% of the prize money stays local, envelopes available from local shops and businesses.


We would like to extend sympathy to the Tector family, Clonroche on the recent death of Noel Tector Farmview, Clonroche, peacefully surrounded by his family in the loving care of the wonderful staff of Knockeen Nursing Home. Beloved husband of Iris and loving father of Susan, Roy, Glenn and the late Kenneth. Predeceased by his brother Willie (Bill).Sadly missed by his family son-in-law Séamus, daughter-in-law Ann and Jayne, adored grandchildren Clare, Tiarna, Lainey, Robbie, Andrew, Harry and Sarah-Jane, brother Neville, sisters Florence and Patricia (Pat) sisters-in-law, brothers-in-law, nephews, nieces, relatives, neighbours and friends.


Church Notices

Anniversaries: Sunday, May 12, 10.30 a.m. - Josie White.

Mass This Week: Tuesday, Thursday and Friday Mass at 9.30 a.m.

First Holy Communion: Congratulations to the girls and boys who made their First Holy Communion last weekend.

Annual Patron in Templeudigan: This is on Sunday, May 26, with prayers in the old cemetery at 1.30 p.m. followed by Mass in the new cemetery at 2 p.m.


Meeting to help people struggling with Anxiety or Depression. On Mondays at 2 p.m. in the Presentation Centre, Enniscorthy or on Tuesdays at 11 a.m. in Henrietta St., Wexford.


The bingo jackpot on Tuesday the seventh is €2,500.

Social Dance

In Rathnure hall on Friday, May 24, at 10 p.m. Proceeds are in aid of Rathnure Toddler Group and Rathnure National School. Refreshments will be served. Music by Michael Collins. Admission: €10 and door prizes on the night. Tickets are available through the parents' association and Rathnure National School Office. Your support would be very much appreciated. Also donations of home baked goods to the parish hall on the night would be greatly received.

St Anne's GAA Club

Junior B League Fixture vs. Shamrocks at 7.30 p.m. this Tuesday the seventh in Fr Murphy Park, Enniscorthy.

The Rathnure GAA golf classic is on Friday, July 5, in Enniscorthy Golf Club. Team of four costs €200 with meal included. GUI and amateur prizes. Sponsored holes from €50. Contact 087 2831798 for more information.

Club Shop: Open on Monday nights from 7 p.m. to 7.30 p.m.

Club lotto: The numbers drawn last Tuesday, April 30, were 3, 15, 22 and 32. No jackpot winner. There were three match-three winners who each won €67. Jackpot this week: €11,800.

Camogie Club news

The Fr McDonald Tournament 2019 takes place this Saturday, May 11. Teams from all over the country will be coming to take part in our 11-a-side tournament. All donations of goodies for the travelling teams and mentors on the day welcome. Anyone interested in helping out with tea and coffee or umpiring and sideline duties are asked to please let us know.

Gorey Guardian