Sunday 22 September 2019

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

Coolgreany: Vintage day. Preparations are progressing nicely for our 2nd Vintage day which will be held on Sunday 8th September in Coolgreany, with the event starting at 6.30 pm on Saturday evening with a Parade of Vintage Steam Engines and Tractors etc which will be led off by local piper Ray Finn, and then to the Coolgreany Inn with a great night of entertainment and music by John Rushe It was decided at a recent meeting, that the Club would support St Aidan's Day Care Centre Gorey, and some of our local Community Groups.

an extra number of new events will be included this year, including basket making exhibition, also butter making. the vintage area will include steam engines, vintage tractors & cars, classical cars, threshing, forging, pet farm, dog show, bouncy castle etc among a number of other events, with music by Stacey Breen & also Hardy Bucks through the afternoon. Also included is a Monster Raffle with some very valuable prizes with tickets on sale at present. Come along for a great day of entertainment guaranteed.


The local Community extend their deepest sympathy to Rita Canavan on the death of her brother Andy whose burial took place in Tara Hill on Thursday 29th September.

Positive Ageing Tours

The groups four-day holiday to Westport leaves on Sunday 15th. September please contact Maria on 086 0817534 for more details. All trips are fully insured and please contact number: 086 0817534 or 089 4443588.

Birthday Greetings

Congratulations to Darby Guilfoyle, Askinch who celebrates his 10th birthday on Wednesday 4th September.

Coolgreany Tidy Towns

The Keep Wexford Beautiful Competition is on at present and also the Housing Estates Competition. Our Committee are looking for all the help they can get together, and if any residents have a bit of spare time. Our chief gardiner is out sick at present and we would all like to wish her a speedy recovery to full health immediately as she is sorely missed.

Adjudication of the Tidy Towns Competition is ongoing and the local Committee are appealing for the support of as many as possible to help with the cleaning up of all the roads around the village and in the village itself to help improve the area.

Arklow Golden Circle

At the request of some members of the group a trip to the National Ploughing Championship has been arranged for Wednesday 18th of September at a cost of €20. Bus only, admission for the event payable on the gate on the day. Contact Gertie on 083 4042746.

Local Notes

All contributors to the local notes, please be aware that all notes must be in by 8 pm on Thursday evening at the very latest for publication in the newspapers the following week. Phone 087-4605166.



There was no jackpot winner in the Ballygarrett Réalt na Mara GAA Club blotto draw on August 26. The numbers picked were 5, 15, 18 and 32. The €20 lucky-dip winners were G Rath, Teresa Murphy, Joan Casey, Amanda Murphy, Brigid Kavanagh. Five Free Tickets Winner: PJ Naughter. This week's lotto jackpot is €4,700. Next draw is in The 19th on September 2.

Riverchapel community centre

Line Dancing - Tuesdays 8.30 p.m. to 10 p.m. Should you wish to join please contact Geraldine at 086 3958667 who will give you further information.

Tae Kwon Do - Every Wednesday and Friday 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. and 7 p.m. to 8.30 p.m. Should you wish to join, please contact Tom at 086 3862020.

Riverchapel Response Unit - Every Saturday at the end end of each month from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. These classes are very important to everyone as you may be the one to save a life. To find out more information about these classes please phone Niamh at 087 6025147 who will give you more information on these very important classes.

Mass times

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

COI Service times

The following are the service times for the Ardamine Group of Parishes for Sunday, September 8 - Trinity XII: Monamolin 9 a.m. (Holy Communion); Kiltennel 10.15 a.m. (Morning Prayer); Kilnamanagh 11.45 a.m. (Morning Prayer).


Badminton Club AGM

Monaseed Badminton Club will hold its AGM on Thursday, September 5, at 8.30 p.m. in Monaseed Hall.

Community Group AGM

The Monaseed Community Group will hold their AGM on Wednesday, September 11, at 8 p.m. in Monaseed Hall. Everyone is welcome.

Parent and Toddler Group

The parent and Toddler Group will resume meeting in Craanford Community Hall on Thursday morning, September 12, at 10.30 a.m. €3 per family. For further information please call 087 610364.


On August 23 the prize of €174 was won by Bridget O'Toole, a regular at the bingo. Congratulations, Bridget. The co-ordinating team for Friday, September 6, is Team 2: Moira Kavanagh, Sarah McCormack and Sorcha Kenny.

Mick Murphy Road race

The Mick Murphy Memorial four Mile Road race will take place in Ferns on Saturday, September 7, at 5 p.m. The organisers Sliabh Buidhe Rovers AC would appreciate your support.


Sincere sympathy to the families and friends of Fr Donal Berney and Jack Kilbride, who both were laid to their eternal rest during the week. And also Dave Kelly. May their gentle souls rest in the arms of the Lord.

Church News

Mass Intentions Saturday, September 7: Peg Kenny, Island (Months Mind) Sunday, September 8: Rita Bolger, Carribeg Saturday, September 14: Elizabeth Murray, Shrule Sunday, September 15: Dauris Murphy (first Anniversary) (Late of America) Saturday, September 21: Peter Murphy Ballincoola.

Please Note: There will be no Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament for the months of July and August. Adoration will resume on Monday, September 2.

Craanford Weekday Masses: Mon to Thursday at 9.15 a.m.

Visits to sick and Housebound: Fr Richard will make his September visits with Holy Communion on Tuesday morning, September 3. If there is anyone you would like to add to the list please call 087 6923280.

Rosary: Rosary at Our Lady's Grotto in Ballydarragh at 7 p.m. on Wednesday evenings.

Craanford Weekday Masses: Mon to Thursday at 9.15 a.m.

GAA News

Despite losing to Kilrush our under-20 hurlers are still in the competition and will play Horeswood in Horeswood. Our intermediate footballers lost out to Cushinstown. Our under-17 hurlers season came to an end following a one point loss to Cloughbawn, this defeat will not be the last we see of this fine panel of players as they are still in the football championship. Final score CB 1-21 CF 1-20.

Hard luck to our under-14 camogie players who lost out in their semi-final match. Thanks to all players and mentors with both teams for the time and commitment given to the teams.

Well done to our under-eight footballers and our under-six and under-eight girls who all were involved in matches recently.

LOTTO - jackpot was 15,000. No winner of jackpot. Numbers drawn were 14, 15, 19 and 20. Lucky-dip winners: Catriona Embley (Camolin), Liz and Denis Milford, Billy Redmond, Paul McCarthy c/o KnK, Orla Doyle. Seller's prize: Bríd Berney. Next week's jackpot is 15,100. Lotto tickets available in Cooney Communications, Craanford, Donals Main Street Gorey, Cooney's in Hollyfort, Doyle's Londis on Carnew Road and Lamberts in Camolin 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.


Bingo is played in Craanford hall every Friday night at 8.30 p.m. Bring a friend; enjoy a night out with a difference and who knows your luck could just be in. Nice money to be won every week.



Kilanerin Tidy Towns are holding a Mega Draw on Friday, September 20, in Murphys Kilanerin. prizes include two nights B&B and one dinner for two at Clanree Hotel Letterkenny, €100 voucher Murphys Kilanerin, dinner for two at Seafield Hotel Ballymoney, Deluxe Hamper plus many more on the night,

This is the main fundraiser for Kilanerin Tidy Towns and your support would be greatly appreciated.


It is very difficult to win a championship - at any age. So well done to the under-14 girls earlier in the month. Since then we have won some and lost some. The under-13 footballers lost their final to Shelmaliers. The under-17 hurlers lost to Crossfin Gaels. The second adult hurlers lost their league final to Oylegate. And the second footballers lost to Clongeen. But the under-13 Hurlers beat Oylegate. The under-14 camogie girls beat Buffers in their semi. and the under-16 football girls beat Taghmon in their semi-final. and hopefully both adult football teams and the under-16 camogie and under-17 footballers won over the weekend.

But teams of the week go to the under-eight+U10 girls who took part, among the 14 teams who played in the blitz last Sunday morning. A great occasion and well done to Anthony and all the volunteers involved.

Next adult matches are the second hurlers v Cloughbawn on Friday the sixth at 6.45 in the Rock (R5). and the first hurlers play Liam Mellows in the Qtr Final on Sunday the eighth in Buffers Alley at 12.30.

Finally, there was no winner in the last lotto draw. There was one match-three winner. The numbers were 4, 8, 17 and 19. Next draw is in the Gap on September 9 jackpot is €2,400.

Kilanerin ICA

Kilanerin ICA will be holding there first meeting after the summer break on Monday, September 9, at 8 p.m. The meeting is held in the Shamrock Hall in Kilanerin all new members welcome.


Morning Mass Friday: 9.30 a.m. Saturday: 6.30 p.m. anniversary Mass James Gethings Borleigh Park Sunday: 11 a.m. anniversary Mass Nora (Nonie) Mordaunt Boleybawn and Tom Noonan the Rock and the Harrow Eucharistic Adoration Tuesday from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.


First lady was Ann Fleming, second lady was Breda O'Connor, third lady was Eileen Furlong and half time lady was Eilish Murphy. First gent was Peg Byrne, second gent was Seán Murphy, third gent was Noel Carter and half time gent was Sadie Mordant. Student winner was Ross Bailey. Raffle winners were Meg Doyle, Breda O'Connor and Eileen Furlong. Whist continues on Wednesday night at 8.30 p.m.


No Daily Mass this week. Saturday: 7.30 p.m. anniversary Mass Bob and Rose Whitmore Glenogue Sunday: 9 a.m. anniversary Masss Johnny Merrigan Monaglough Eucharistic Adoration Wednesday from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.


The Kilninor annual patron will take place on Friday, September 6, at 7.30 p.m.

Tara Hill


The local community would like to express their deepest sympathy to Leslie, Rita and John Canavan on the sudden passing of Andy Canavan. Andy was a true gentleman in everyway. Our thoughts and prayers are with the family and friends at this difficult time. May his gentle soul rest in peace.

Collection thanks

The church gate collection for Epilepsy Ireland would like to thank all who donated and collected in Tara hill last weekend. A total of €110.55 was raised. Your support is very much appreciated.

Community Alert

Tarahill Community Alert group would like to thank everyone for all the donations towards the fundraiser for their annual Christmas party. A total of €369.50 has been collected through cake sale and donations. Your support is greatly appreciated.

Your news

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