Monday 17 June 2019

Around the districts: Coolgreany, Courtown, Craanford-Monaseed, Kilanerin-Ballyfad and Tara Hill-Ballymoney

Students at Creagh College who are taking part in the BT Young Scientist show: Amelie Flavin and Amy Costello with their solar power sleeping mat for the homeless
Students at Creagh College who are taking part in the BT Young Scientist show: Amelie Flavin and Amy Costello with their solar power sleeping mat for the homeless

Coolgreany - Vintage Club AGM: The First annual general meeting of our Vintage Club will take place in the Coolgreany Inn on Wednesday, December 12, at 8.30 p.m. Following on from our very success Vintage Day, we hope to have a good attendance.

GAA club AGM

The Castletown Liam Mellows AGM takes place Friday, December 14, at 8 p.m. in the clubhouse, Tomnahealy, Castletown. Everyone welcome to come along.


The local community of Coolgreany extend their deepest sympathy to the Kelly family, Knockgreany on the recent death of their sister-in-law and aunt, Eileen Brennan, Knockgreany, whose burial took place in Castledockrell last Wednesday after Mass in the local church. Eileen was a very popular and generous member of our community in so many ways, and her passing will be very sorely missed. May She rest in peace.

45 Card Drive

A very successful 45 Card Drive is ongoing in the Coolgreany Inn on each Friday night at 8.30 p.m., everyone is very welcome to come along for a good night of craic at the cards, and some lovely finger food thrown in for good measure.

90th birthday

Birthday Greetings to Peg O'Rafferty, Main Street Coolgreany her 90th birthday on last Saturday week, with all her friends and family.

Community Alert

The local Community Group are reminding all members of our community to look out for all members of our community who may be living alone and might need someone to help with getting their everyday needs, or a small bit of company for a while during the day.

A small little bit of concern for others goes a long way to help take away the stress and worries of many people who feel they are left alone in life. Please keep a lookout for others and be vigilant at all times.

Tidy Towns

The Tidy Towns Committee would like to thank Coolgreany Vintage Club for their very generous donation of €2,000 to their committee, which no doubt will be well spent for the village.

A big thanks also to the 'Wind Farm' for their help in supporting the erection of a notice board in the picnic area for all to view and read the notes and it is also wheelchair accessible, and a history of the village on one side.

The committee also had success at the keep Wexford Beautiful, with two highly commended awards and also an award for the New Walking Trail in Gurteen/Ballyfad Wood. A big thanks to C K Signs and staff for looking after us so well.

Fás Worker - There is also a vacancy for a Fás worker on the Coolgreany Scheme at present, Phone 087 2819882.


Whist drive

Ladies' section: First - Anne Flemming, second - Florence Kavanagh, half time by Arelene Dooley. Gents section: first - Isaac Connolly, second - Molly Beckett and Séamus Kinsella. Please note whist drive takes place every Thursday evening at 8.30 p.m. All are made most welcome.

Riverchapel Tidy Towns

There will be a Craft Fair in Riverchapel Community Centre on December 9 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. in aid of the Tidy Towns. There will be many prizes to be won on the day. Your support will be most welcome.

Blotto results

There was no jackpot winner in the Ballygarrett Réalt na Mara GAA Club blotto draw on November 19. The numbers picked were 8, 9, 13 and 15. The €20 lucky-dip winners were Mick Kinsella, c/o 19th; Gina Longley, Coolook Beg; Jaroslav Solar c/o Ambrose Maloneys; Harry and Kelly Smith; Jean Prendergast. Five Free Tickets Winner: Mick and Andrea. This week's jackpot rose to €18,700. Next draw in the Schooner on November 26.

Community centre

Activities at Riverchapel Community Centre are as follows.

Bible Club - Tuesdays from 4 p.m. to 5.15 p.m. and is for boys and girls aged five and over. Come and join us for singing, games, crafts and Bible stories. Organised by the leaders of the summer Holiday Bible Club and in conjunction with Gorey Christian Assembly ( For more information call or text Matthew and Shirley at 083 1270026.

Little Rascals - Monday to Friday from 9 a.m. to 12.30 p.m. Phone Bridget at 087 9048644 for further information.

Ladies' Club: Mondays from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Should you wish to join this club please contact Monica at 086 3580122 for further information.

Line Dancing: Every Tuesday evenings from 8.30 p.m. to 10 p.m. For more information. Please phone Geraldine on 986 3958667.

Tae Kwon Do: Every Wednesday and Fridays from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. and 7 p.m. to 8.30 p.m. Contact Tom at 086 3862020 for further information.

Self Defense Classes: Tuesday at 6 p.m. 7.30 p.m. also on Wednesdays from 8.30 p.m. to 10 p.m. Why not join these self defense classes on how to rotect yourself by phoning Dave at 087 6344710 who will provide you with further information.

Whist drive: Every Thursday evening from 8.30 p.m. to 11 p.m.

Irish Dance Classes: These classes will re - open on Saturday, September 8, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. and are for ages four years and upwards. For further information please phone Deirdre at 087 6487684.

Mass times

Saturday Vigil Mass at 6 p.m. Sundays - 9 a.m. to 11 a.m.


Parent/Toddler Group

Craanford parent and toddler group will meet in Craanford Community Hall on Thursday, December 6, at 10.30 a.m., €3 per family. For further info please call 087 610364.

Text Alert Scheme

Forms are available from the parish office if you wish to join our local text alert scheme.


Bingo will be held Craanford Hall every Friday night at 8.30 p.m.

Finch's Fitness

Finch's Fitness classes, Craanford Sports Complex Mondays and Fridays at 9.15 a.m. Pilates from 10.30 a.m. to 11.30 a.m.

Split the pot

On November 23 the prize of €133 was won by Marie Sheehan of Gorey. Congratulations, Marie. The coordinating team for Friday, December 7, is Team 3: Catherine Cassidy, Ann Kenny Marks and Annette Kinsella.

Church News

Mass Intentions - 6 p.m., Saturday, December 8: Denis Doyle, Ballingarry and Eileen Murphy. 10.30 a.m., Sunday, December 9: Jack Lancaster, Craan and Mogue Doyle, Island.

Masses - Monday to Thursday at 9.15 a.m. each day. Mass on Friday at 6 p.m. for Vigil of Immaculate Conception. Mass on Saturday morning at 9.15 a.m. for feast day of the Immaculate Conception.

Church Readers - 6 p.m. Margot Sheehan 10.30 a.m. Brendan Doyle.

Eucharistic Ministers - 6 p.m. Margaret Doyle 10.30 a.m. Robert Hancock.

Mass Cards - Parish Mass cards are available via Londis, Carnew Road, in the Vestry of Craanford Church after all Masses and via the parish office. The minimum Mass stipend recommended is €5 (including card).

Visitation of the sick and housebound - Fr Richard will visit the sick and housebound with Holy Communion on Tuesday morning, December 4. If you would like to add a person to the list please call 087 6923280.

GAA club news

Lotto - jackpot €12,000. Numbers Drawn 18-20-28-29. No winner. Lucky-dip winners: Mairead Parsons, John and Elaine Byrne, Sorcha Kenny, Theresa Kenny, Damien Gibbons. Seller's prize: William Doyle. The lotto jackpot will remain at €12,000 till it is won. Lotto tickets available in Cooney Communications, Craanford, Donal's Main Street Gorey or any club member. Tickets may now be collected and dropped back to Cooney Communications in Craanford by 6 p.m. on Wednesday evening and afterwards into Cooney's Pub by 9 p.m. for inclusion in the draw.

The adult club AGM will be held in Monaseed hall on Sunday, December 9, at 6 p.m.


GAA club news

Hard luck to the under-20 hurlers who lost by two points to Adamstown/Taghmon in the final Reply. A great game and credit to both teams playing to such a standard having to wait two months to play the replay. The under-20 footballers played the same opposition on Saturday in their Quarter final.

There was no jackpot in the lotto of the 12th. There were three match-three winners. The numbers were 9, 12, 21 and 26. The jackpot of €6,000 would be a great win in time for the January sales. Next draw is in the Gap on Monday the third.

Opportunity knocks

2019 sees Kilanerin Hall committee celebrate 30 years of Opportunity Knocks the committee would like to get in contact with winners over the past 30 years, whether you won the junior or senior section or the much sought after audience award, we would love to hear from you. If you have any photos from the earlier days we would love to have a look.

Helen can be contacted at 087 6429291.

Coffee morning

There will be a Christmas coffee morning, cake sale, with Christmas flower arrangements by Margaret Woodbyrne and raffle on Sunday, December 16, in Shamrock Hall Kilanerin. All support of home baking, raffle prizes and help on the day would be very welcome.

Flower demonstration

Helena's florist are hosting a Christmas Floral demonstration at Kilanerin Community Centre on Wednesday, December 5, at 7.30 p.m. all proceeds to Kilanerin Playground, Tickets €10 refreshments included.

Chernobyl Children

Chernobyl Children International are holding a table quiz on Friday, December 7, at 9 p.m. in Murphy's Bar Kilanerin to raise funds to bring four boys to Ireland for Christmas Please come along for a fun night and support a great cause.

Kilanerin church

Morning Mass Tuesday 9.30 a.m. Friday 6.30 p.m. Vigil Mass for Holy Day the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary Please note that there will be no Morning Mass. Saturday: 11 a.m. Holy Day December 8 Saturday: 6.30 p.m. First Anniversary Mass for Tolleen Byrne (The Glen, Inch), Anniversary Mass for Kathleen and Ned Carter (Annagh) and the deceased members of the Carter Family also Pat O'Sullivan (Pallas) and his parents Murth and Margaret. Sunday: 11 a.m. Anniversary Mass for Pat and Mary Lawlor (Kilanerin) Eucharistic Adoration: Kilanerin - Tuesday from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.


Top Score was Peg Byrne. First lady was Meg Doyle, second lady was Sadie Mordaunt and half time lady was Arlene Dooley. First gent was Pat Whelan, second gent was Donal Kavanagh and half time gent was Michael Murphy. Raffle winners was Meg Doyle, Michael Murphy and Alice Gibney. Whist continues on Wednesday night at 8.30 p.m. Everyone is welcome. Christmas Whist will take place on December 19 at 8.30 p.m.

Ballyfad church

Morning Mass Wednesday and Thursday 9.30 a.m. Friday 7.30 p.m vigil Mass for holy day the Immaculate conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary. Saturday 7.30 p.m. Sunday 9 a.m. Eucharistic adoration on Wednesday 10 a.m. to midday.


Kilanerin indoor bowls from 8.30 to 10.30 starting on Tuesday night in KCC Sports hall.

Kilanerin ICA

Pilates is on Thursday evening from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. in the Shamrock hall in Kilanerin €6 per class or eight classes for €45.

Tara Hill-Ballymoney

Ladies' club outing

A group of 36 ladies headed off on Friday, November 23, to the Riverbank hotel Wexford for their annual Christmas night out. A beautiful tasty meal was served to all. Then all headed over to the Opera House for two and half hours of excellent entertainment performed by the Neil diamond tribute band. Great night was had by all.

GAA club AGM

Castletown Liam mellows AGM will be held on Friday, December 14, at 8 p.m. in the clubhouse in Tomnahealy.

School Christmas draw

Sixth class pupils are organising a monster Christmas raffle in aid of our lady's hospital Crumlin and tarahill national school.

Tickets available from school office €2 each or three or €5. Book of seven for €10. 25 fantastic prizes to be won. Get your tickets today.

Text alert

Tara Hill-Ballymoney text alert is up and running. It's everyone's responsibility to keep an eye out for each other, If you notice something suspicious going on in the area. Contact Gorey guardai at 053 9430690. All eyes on board helps to keep the area a safer place to be.

Your news

If you would like to place an add in the notes please contact 087 9434090 or by 7 p.m. on Thursday for inclusion in the following weeks paper.

Gorey Guardian