Thursday 21 November 2019

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

Eileen Hendley, Gertie Mythen, Connor McCarthy and Liz Duncan helping out with the refreshments at the North Wexford SPCA coffee morning in May’s Community House, Coolgreany
Eileen Hendley, Gertie Mythen, Connor McCarthy and Liz Duncan helping out with the refreshments at the North Wexford SPCA coffee morning in May’s Community House, Coolgreany

Coolgreany - Cancer Support coffee - There will be a coffee morning in aid of Arklow Cancer Support and Cancer Trials Ireland, on Saturday, November 2, in the May Byrne Trust House Coolgreany from 11am to 1pm.

There will be a Home Baking sale and a Raffle Draw on the day kindly donated by local businesses and families. Raffle tickets are on sale €2 per strip or three strips for €5, to be in with a chance to win cash prizes, vouchers, hampers and gifts, with tickets available from Frances Millar, Ann Kavanagh, Siobhán Hayes, Áine Rothwell and Cullen's Shop in Ballyfad. Your support would be much appreciated.

Rathpierce Community Group

The above group will hold a progressive 45 Card Drive in the Woodenbridge Hotel on Sunday, November 3, at 7.30 p.m. Big Raffle on the night, don't forget to bring your partner, All are welcome to come along for a great night of Card Playing.


The local community extend their deepest sympathy to Fred Jameson and family, Coolastingan on the recent death of his wife Monica, whose funeral Mass was held in Templerainey Church on last Friday, with Cremation Service afterwards. May She rest in peace.


Congratulations and birthday greetings to Kayla Kennedy, Coolgreany, who celebrates her fourth birthday on Wednesday, October 30, and congratulations and good wishes also to Eoghan Killoran Kilahurler, who will celebrate his seventh birthday on Thursday, October 31.

Buy My Dress Night

A Buy my Dress night will be held in O'Rafferty's Lounge on Wednesday, November 6, at 7.30 p.m. where everyone will have an opportunity to purchase Dresses, Coats, Handbags and many other items of quality, all proceeds will go to help upgrade the Christmas lights in the village. Please come along and support on the night.

Tidy Towns

The results of the Keep Wexford Tidy Competition will be announced in the Ferrycarrig Hotel on Monday night, November 11.

Golden Circle Social Group. Saturday, November 20, shopping trip to Belfast city centre, bus departs KFC side of Tesco carpark at 07.30, cost €20 Sunday, December 8, Christmas Dinner and dance at the Arklow Bay Hotel, doors open 2 p.m., dinner served at 3 p.m., cost €25, this is a full four course Turkey and Ham, traditional Christmas Dinner, Contact Gertie at 083 4042746 to book any trip or event.

Great War Commemoration at Woodenbridge

There will be a Great War Commemoration this Sunday, November 3, at 3 p.m. in Woodenbridge. Principal speaker her excellence the ambassador of Germany to Ireland Ms Deike Potzel followed by wreath laying. Opening address by the CEO of Wicklow County Council Mr Frank Curran. All are welcome at this moving event. Refreshments after in Woodenbridge Hotel. For further details please contact Pat Power at 086 1731215.

Local Notes

All contributors to the Coolgreany 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 the following week. Phone 087 4605166.


Craanford Drama News

Audiences will be treated to a hilarious evening of comedy, as Craanford Drama take to the stage in Sam Cree's Cupid Wore Skirts.

This three-act play follows the tribulations of widower Andrew Coulter's love life. While undertaking a wager with his embittered sister-in-law, Andrew vows to find a wife and he places an advertisement in the personal ads. When three women accept Andrew's proposal, he soon realises that his problems have only just begun and mayhem ensues. Suitable for all the family.

Performance Dates: Saturday and Sunday, November 9, and 10, Thursday and Saturday, November 14, and 16, and Sunday, November 17, at 8 p.m. nightly.

Gorey Oscarz Night

Gorey Oscarz Night is on Saturday, November 16, in Amber Springs Hotel in aid of St Aidan's Services. Gorey - tickets now on sale.

Craft Fair/Indoor Market

Our annual craft fair and indoor market takes place on Sunday, November 17, in Craanford Community Hall Doors open at 10 a.m. To book a table please phone 087 1330836 after 3 p.m. Special rates for students.

Young at Heart Party

Our Young At Heart Party takes place on Sunday, November 24 (Please note: This is a week earlier than usual) Anyone, who would like to attend are welcome to come along for afternoon tea, music and dancing.


On October 18 the prize of €152 was won by Joe Conway, Monaseed, whose entry was purchased in Cooney's Pub. Congratulations, Joe. The co-ordinating team for Friday, November 1, is Team 2: Moira Kavanagh, Sarah McCormack and Sorcha Kenny.

Church News

Notice: First Communion dates in the parish for the coming year are as follows: Craanford: Saturday, May 2, 2020, at 11 a.m. Monaseed: Saturday, May 16, 2020, at 11 a.m.

Mass Intentions: Saturday, November 2: Mary Bolger (Months Mind) Sunday, October 3: Deceased Clergy, who served in Craanford Sunday, October 10: Deceased Benefactors of Craanford Parish Sunday, November 16: Mae Finn, Hollyfort.

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

GAA News

All using the dressing rooms at complex and at the pitch please leave in a tidy manner when finished. Check Facebook for details of all upcoming matches.

Many thanks to those who 'slept out' at the pitch in Craanford and in Wexford Park to support Focus Ireland Shine a light campaign. It was encouraging to hear the support at 4 a.m. from the party revellers to keep going and make a difference.

Massive congratulations to our under-20 hurlers who won their county final against a very physical Shamrocks side. The team performance ensured a much-deserved victory for all players and selectors and delight to the supporter's present. Final score CF 5-15 SK 1-12. Well done to the panel of players and management of Niall Berney, Michael Lyons and Michael O'Loughlin.

Hard luck to our minor camogie players who lost out to Buffers Alley. A match against the Ibars to be fixed shortly is their next outing in their campaign.

Best of luck to our under-11 hurlers who play Myshall of Carlow in their 'A final' in Bunclody on Sunday morning.

Congratulations to Shane Kavanagh and Ciara lyng who got married - we wish you both a lifetime of happiness from All in Craanford Fr O'Regan's GAA club.

Nursery is on every Saturday morning at 11 a.m. in Craanford Complex. We have loads of fun and games introducing children to GAA skills, making friends and learning team work. For ages: 3-6 years. New members are always welcome to come along and give it a try.

LOTTO - jackpot €15,800. ONE WINNER OF JACKPOT - Mary O'Neill, Annacurra. Numbers drawn were 3, 7, 10 and 13. Lucky-dip winners: Terry Drew, Trish O'Brien, Amber Kavanagh, Luke Lonergan and Martin Kenny. Seller's prize: Leo Corcoran. Next week's jackpot starts at €9,000.

Lotto tickets are 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 held 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.



A word of thanks to everyone who helped and supported us in our annual Threshing and Vintage Day. We were blessed with the weather and thanks to all the various Vintage Clubs and enthusiasts along with Declan Flanagan and dancers who certainly added to the great community atmosphere.

A brilliant day was had by all and all money raised will be divided between Ballyfad NS and Inch Parish Church.

Kilanerin Church

Morning Mass Tuesday 9.30 a.m. Friday, November 1 (All Saints Day) anniversary Mass Mary Green Ballintlea 11 a.m. Saturday, November 2 (All Souls Day): 9.30 a.m. Saturday: 6.30 p.m. Sunday: 11 a.m. anniversary Mass for Michael and Lil O'Donohoe Annagh Hill Eucharistic Adoration Tuesday from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. (Ending with Holy Hour and Benediction from 8 p.m. to 9 p.m.).


First lady was shared by Breda O'Connor, Peg Kennedy and Alice Gibney and third lady was Ann Fleming. First gent was Peg Byrne, second gent was Donal Kavanagh, third gent was shared by Mary McCarthy, Betty Rose and Bernie Walsh and half time gent was Sadie Mordant. Raffle winners were Bernie Walsh and Breda O'Connor. Whist continues on Wednesday night at 8.30 p.m.

Ballyfad Church

Morning Mass Wednesday: 9.30 a.m. Thursday: 9.30 a.m. Friday, November 1 (All Saints Day): 7.30 p.m. Saturday: 7.30 p.m. anniversary Mass John and Mary Whyte Barnland Sunday: 9 a.m. Anniversary Mass Fergus Leonard Ballyfad. Eucharistic Adoration Ballyfad Wednesday from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Progressive 45

A Progressive 45 Card Game takes place in Sunday, November 3, at 7.30 p.m. in the Woodenbridge Hotel. Raffle on the night. All are welcome to come along.

Thank You

Theresa Kelly would sincerely like to thank everyone who supported her with a coffee morning in aid of Cups Against Breast Cancer held on Friday, October 11. A massive €2,642.60 was raised through the generosity of family, friends and the wider community. Thanks to everyone who donated Raffle Prizes, Home Baking, bought tickets, gave donations, to the people who came for a cuppa and a chat and also to the lovely girls who kept the tea and coffee going all morning. Thank you all for your generosity.

Kilanerin ICA

Kilanerin ICA are holding a Beewax event on Thursday, October 24, at 7.30 p.m. in the Shamrock Hall. Learn how to make your own Beewax wrap at home.

Pilates is back after the school break it will continue on Tuesday night from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m., €6 per class.

Shamrock Hall AGM

The AGM of Kilanerin hall takes place on Tuesday the 29th at 8.30 p.m.

GAA Notes

Team of the week goes to the under-18 camogie girls, who won their semi-final last week and are due to play their final in Saturday, November 2, Well done also to the under-15 hurlers and footballers who won their semi-finals in the past week in theory one final will take place on Saturday, November 9. The under-13 hurling final is in St Patrick's Park Saturday the second at 11 a.m That leaves the under-16 camogie girls who played their final on Monday the 28th.

A reminder that the underage presentation takes palce in Sunday the 10th 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. in the Shamrock Hall. All players mentors parents and the wider community are invited.

There was no jackpot winner in the recent lotto draw the numbers were 2, 10, 16 and 28 there were six match-three winners.

Tara Hill

Remembrance Mass

A remembrance Mass will be held in St Kevin's church on Wednesday, November 6, at 7.30 p.m. This is a special Mass for all our loved ones who passed away in 2019. If you wish to have a name included in the Mass, please place name of deceased on the list in church. may all their gentle souls rest in peace.

Chair yoga

Chair yoga continues every Monday morning at 10.45 a.m. in the Golden Anchor. New members welcome.

Your news

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