Thursday 18 July 2019

Around the districts: Adamstown, Clongeen, Gusserane, Newbawn and Taghmon-Camross

Minister for Education Joe McHugh addressing pupils during his visit to St Canice’s school
Minister for Education Joe McHugh addressing pupils during his visit to St Canice’s school

Adamstown - ICA News: Adamstown's Guilds first meeting of 2019 was held on Wednesday, January 9, The president Helen Furlong welcomed all and had a special 'Cead Mile Failte' for all new member Ann Ryan. After the business of the meeting was complete Helen introduced our guest speaker Niamh Breen. Niamh showed everyone how to keep fit with some light exercises followed by 10 minutes of meditation. She emphasised the importance of keeping well mentally as well as physically.

The guild started their own 'Operation Transformation' walking group, meeting at the community centre every Wednesday Night at 8 p.m. The competition for nicest picture of a winter scene was won by Gertie Mooney and the draw was won by Eileen Thorpe. Hostess for the night Anne Stafford and Anne McDonald served up a lovely tea. Competition for next meeting on February 13 will be six chocolate cookies.


The weekly '30' Card Game continues in the community centre this Friday, February 8, at 9 p.m. Thanks to the ladies for the tea last week. Catering on the night will be Bridget O'Gorman, Ann Stafford, Agnes Whelan and Kay Whelan. Catering on Friday, February 15: Mary Jackman, Eleanor Power and Ann Jackman. Proceeds going to parish funds.


The next split-the-pot draw will take place on Wednesday, February 6, in the school. Envelopes in Cullen's Gala, Adamstown Pharmacy, Brad Óg's Pub and Chipper and in the school. Thanks for your continued support.

Coffee Break and Bingo

Come join us for Coffee/Tea/Toast and finish your morning off with bingo on Tuesday, February 12, in Adamstown Community Centre 10.30 a.m. to 12.30 p.m. Cost €5 and all are welcome.

Dr Catherine O'Donohoe, GP

Due to travelling to Dublin to attend the GP protest march on Wednesday February 6, there will be emergency cover only available that morning in the Surgery. Please contact us in the practice if you have any queries regarding same.



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Clongeen NS Enrolment

Clongeen National School are now taking enrolment for September 2019. The deadline for applications is March 8, just over a month away. If you could please contact school office for enrollment pack or give a call at 051 565 713 where they'll be glad to assist you. Application forms are also available on our web site at:

Clongeen GAA News

The National Club draw tickets are on sale now at €10 per ticket. Prizes include a car, vouchers for travel, shopping and all-Ireland football and Hurling tickets.

Baby/Toddler Group

This friendly group meets every Wednesday morning during school terms between 9.30 a.m. and 11.30 a.m. in the Sunshine room in Clongeen School. It is open to anyone from the Clongeen area and from further afield - parents, grandparents, guardians, childminders, etc. are all welcome, and of course the little ones too (babies to toddlers). The cost is only €4 per adult which includes refreshments for both the adults and children.

This is a fun and relaxed group with loads of fun activities, crafts and singing, where both adults and children can meet new friends. Please feel free to share this information as the more the merrier and we always look to see a few new bigger and smaller faces coming to the group. For more info, visit and like our Facebook page or you can call or text Véro at 086 1034878.

Over-35s Soccer

16 players were on display in Grantstown on Saturday, January 26, with a good competative game taking place with no dirty tackles, I wonder why, taking place apart from the few dives here and there causing a slight difference of opinion - how boring would it be if nothing happened at all, sure we might as well stay at home. Again, the older guys took the honours by a goal or two - whose counting, a win is a win.

Games take place on Saturday evenings, generally at 6 p.m., unless Rugby gets in the way, which cause the occasional time shift. The games are held indoor in Grantstown and newcomers are welcome. Please try to be there 15 minutes beforehand so we can kick off in the allotted time. If you'd like to come along or want further information, please give Dave Burke a shout by text or calling 086 8596627.

Horticultural Society AGM

The Ramsgrange Horticultural Society AGM will be held on Wednesday, February 13, at midday in the Strand Tavern, Duncannon.



There was no jackpot winner last week when the numbers drawn were 6, 12, 21 and 23. There was no match-three winner either so this week's jackpot stands at €5,900 while the match-three prize stands at €400.

Rowing Club AGM

St Kearns Rowing Club will hold it's AGM on Friday, February 8, next at 8 p.m. in Colclough Hall, Saltmills. All members are asked to attend.


Winners in the hall last week were Willie White, Kieran Keating and Jimmy Haughton. Second went to Pat Whelan, Paddy Murphy and Dave Murphy. In third place was Karl Hall, Johnny Cogley and Siobhán Doyle. The last game draw went to Nicholas Doyle, Mick Reville and Willie Kehoe. Raffle winners were Tom Corcoran, Noel Redmond, Kieran Keating and Larry Power. The card games on Tuesday, February 12, will be in aid of Fr Jim Nolan's missionary work in the Solomon Islands. Anyone wishing to make a donation to this cause can do so to any member of the parish committee.

Lotto Syndicate

Places are rapidly filling up in the Gusserane GAA Club's lotto Syndicate. The club's major fundraiser this year is aimed towards putting in a gym n to the club house in Gusserane. It involves getting 300 people to sign up to €20 per month for a full year.

Payment includes you in a large lotto syndicate where you will be included in each National Lottery and Euromillions Draw each week for the year and also includes a paid up ticket for the Model County Draw. There will be two lucky winners drawn from the hat each month as well as a special draw for fully paid up members.

The club will be looking for members to join up before the end of February. Further details are available from any member of the Gusserane GAA Club executive committee and from the Gusserane GAA Facebook and GORahilly Twitter accounts.

Coffee morning

Senior citizens Concern CLG are holding a coffee morning on Tuesday, February 19, from 9 a.m. to midday in St Louis Day Care Centre. Proceeds in aid of the Day Care Centre. All welcome.

Gusserane School

Gusserane National School is at present taking enrolments for the new school year 2019/2020. Please contact Sandra at 051 562107 between 9.30 a.m. and 12.30 p.m. Monday to Friday for an enrolment form or alternatively, you can email on The school also has a website if any parent would like to have a look.


The late William (Bill) Foley

Much regret was felt over a wide area during the past week due to the passing of Billy Foley of Ballyclemock, who was a very popular member of the Newbawn community.

Although he had been unwell in recent times his death in Knockeen nursung home Barntown on Sunday evening, February 27, came as a shock. Aged 75 years old he had recently undergone treatment in a Dublin hospital. A native of Newbawn village Billy was a noted hurler in his youth before emigrating to London where he spent the greater part of his life. He returned to his native Newbawn in recent years with his beloved wife Penelope (Penny) and had a big interest in racehorses on their farm in Ballyclemock.

Bill was interred in the new cemetery in Newbawn on Wednesday of last week where Penny was also interred exactly six years ago. Requiem Mass was celebrated in the Church of the Sacred Heart Newbawn on Wednesday with burial afterwards in the nearby cemetery. Sympathy is extended to his brother Pat, sisters May, Helen and Ann, In-laws, nephews, nieces, and many other relatives and friends. May he rest in peace.

The late Mary Kane

Sincere sympathy is extended to Denis, Ann, Kathleen and Mary Kane on the recent passing of their mother Mary (Pol) Courtoyle. In her early eighties she had been unwell in recent times and was pre_deceased by her husband Paddy. She was interred in Adamstown cemetery following requiem Mass in Raheen church. Sympathy also to her brother James (Jim Prendergast and all of her other relatives and friends. May she rest in peace.


Yoga is returning to Newbawn Hall this Thursday, February 7, at 9.45 a.m. Beginners welcome. Contact Anne at 087 9878182.

Dr Catherine O'Donohoe, Adamstown

Due to travelling to Dublin to attend the GP protest march on Wednesday February 6, there will be emergency cover only available that morning in the Surgery. Please contact us in the practice if you have any queries regarding same.

Team captain

Michael Furlong of Grallagh will captain the Wexford senior football team when they play London in the their national league game on Sunday 10th February in the English capital city.

For those travelling, please note thst on Saturday February 9 there will be a Wexford G.A.A. gathering in the Clayton Hotel Chiswick at 7 p.m. For more details log onto the Wexford G.A.A. facebook.


Table quiz

Camross Hall committee will hold a table quiz in Rochford's Lounge, Camross on Friday, February 15. at 8.30 p.m. in aid of continued refurbishment on the hall. Table of Four €20, spots and raffle. Quiz master will be Liam Morrissey. This is always a great social event so come along and support Camross Community Hall.

Caroreigh Vehicle Run

Sunday, February 24 is the date scheduled for Caroreigh Vehicle Run in aid of Church Funds. Registration in Camross Hall from 11.30 a.m. with take off from hall car park at 12.30 p.m. Entry fee is €20, which includes free raffle and refreshments before and after the event.

Help will be required to prepare the hall at 2 p.m. on Saturday the 23rd and at the event on Sunday the 24th. Buns, scones and cakes will be most welcome. All vehicles must be insured and drivers carry an up to date license.

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