Sunday 13 October 2019

Around the districts: Adamstown, Clonroche-Poulpeasty, Graiguenamanagh, Newbawn, Rathnure, Tullogher-Rosbercon

Helena and Essie Kehoe enjoying the open evening at Educate Together school in New Ross
Helena and Essie Kehoe enjoying the open evening at Educate Together school in New Ross

Adamstown: Cards - The weekly '30' Card Game continues in the community centre this Friday, February 15, at 9pm. Thanks to the ladies for the tea last week. Catering this Friday the 15th will be: Mary Jackman, Eleanor Power and Ann Jackman. Catering on Friday, February 22: Ann Foley, Margo O'Reilly and Dympna Bradley; catering on Friday, March 1, will be Brigid Boland, Edel English and Fiona Power.

Card winners on Friday, February 1, were John Furlong, Jim Wickham, Nick Doyle, Andy Reville, Matt O'Neill, John Hanley, Séamus Wickham, Paddy Furlong, Richie Power and Paddy Finn.

Adamstown lotto

The next draw in the Adamstown lotto takes place this Friday, February 15, in the community centre for a jackpot of €14,900. Keep on buying the tickets, it will have to be won sometime.

Coffee Break and Bingo

Come and join us for coffee, tea, Toast and finish off your morning with a Novel game of bingo this Tuesday, February 12, from 10.30 a.m. to 12.30 p.m. in Adamstown Community Centre.

School Enrolments

If you have a child due to start in Adamstown National School this September, please call in to the office for an enrolment form, or phone 053 9240694 to have one posted out to you.


In the Adamstown NS split-the-pot draw on Wednesday, February 6, the lucky winner was Tom Delaney, who won €126, which was bought in Cullen's Gala. The school winner was Abi Hurley. The next draw is on Wednesday, February 27, in the school.

Local Link Wexford

To book your seat on the Local Link Bus please contact the office at 053 9196276 or email

Get Creative

On Tuesday, February 12, the adult reading group meets in New Ross Library at 7 p.m., the same time New Ross Creative writing group meets. The reading group meets on the second Tuesday of every month to discuss popular and literary fiction. This month's book for discussion is 'I am, I am, I am' by Maggie O'Farrell. New Ross Library Creative writing group meets once a month and is guided by published author Tina Callaghan. New members are always welcome. For more information phone 051 421877.


Donard NS News

Donard NS, Poulpeasty is now taking enrolments for 2019. We have small classes and a strong focus on teaching and learning. Contact Sinéad 053 9244295.

Cloughbawn GAA lotto

The most recent lotto drawn on February 2 was not won, numbers drawn were 8, 25, 26 and 27. There was two match-three winners, Seán Hendrick, Tominearly and MJ and Claire Frayne c/o Seán Greene. Next draw February 16 in the Cloch Ban with the Red team on duty, A & J Kehoe, L Kavanagh, K Doyle A Murphy and J Scott.


The latest winner from split-the-pot was Matthew O'Neill Jnr, Adamstown. The pot was €258, Remember all funds are used locally and envelopes can be bought in any of the local shops and businesses.

St Patrick's Weekend Run/Walk

Galbally Sports and Leisure Club will host a 10k run and 5k walk on bank holiday Monday, March 18. The event will begin at 11 a.m., with registration taking place from 10 a.m. onwards. Entry fee is €5 for the 5k walk and €10 for the 10k run. Both events are open to all ages and abilities. The 10k race will be chip timed and there will be prizes for the first man and woman home. Refreshments will be served to all participants in the hall afterwards. Everyone is invited to come along and get involved in what promises to be a great community event.

Community Games

Chess and Draughts has resumed in Galbally Hall on Wednesday nights from 7 p.m. to 8.30 p.m. All children from eight years to 15 years are welcome. Cost is €2 per child to a maximum of €4 per family.

The County Community Games will begin shortly. The local area will be represented in quiz, Talent, art, Swimming, Athletics, Chess, Draughts and tag rugby. If anyone is interested in any other event on the National Events Guide, please contact local Sec Clare Doyle at 087 4151350.


Graig notes

To submit news items, club events, announcements etc for these notes email Deadline is Thursday 6 p.m.

Historical Talk

The next talk by the Graiguenamanagh Historical Society will be held on Friday, February 15, in the library in Graiguenamanagh. The title of the Talk will be: 'Everyday Life in the 1830s 'and will be given by the well-known historian and genealogist Mr Frank Clarke from Glynn, St Mullins. In his talk Frank will deal with the appalling living conditions of that time in the Baronies of Gowran and St Mullins.


The numbers drawn were 6, 9, 17 and 31, and there was no winner. Next week's jackpot stands at €10,000, Reserve jackpot €3,300. Consolation winners were Ann Kavanagh, Ann Spineller, Danny Foley-Glynn, Maurice Kelly, Sinéad and Rob Jacksan. Tickets available from all local outlets or from any committee member.

Citizens Information

The citizen information office in main street Graiguenamanagh is open Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays 10;30 a.m. to 12.30 p.m. This is a free private and confidently information service.

Tidy Town Jackpot

This week's results are first prize - Alice - €230; second prize - Billy Costello - €50, third Prize - Brid McGrath - €25. Money raised through the jackpot will be used to keep the town looking well all year round. Draw takes place every Thursday in the Abbey Centre at approximately 4 p.m.

Split the Pot

Results of the split-the-pot: First Prize - Eamonn Doherty - €235. Second prize - Jack Mullan c/o Rose Murphy - €75, third Prize - D Williams - €50.


PTAA meeting

The annual general meeting of Newbawn branch of the Pioneer Total Abstinance Association will take place after 7-45 Mass on Sarurday night February 16. New members particularly welcome.

Carrigbyrne amenity group

Maintaining appearance around the picnic area adjacent to the main New Ross - Wexford road is among the priorities to be undertaken by the Carrigbyrne Amenity group. Fundraising for the work to be carried out includes a table quiz heduled to take place in Foleys pub Newbawn on Friday, March 22, commencing at 8 p.m. Entry fee €40 per team of four people. All support greatly appreciated.

Change of travel agents

The travel agents for the annual Ferns Diocesan Pilgrimage to Lourdes from May 11 to May 16 2019 are Joe Walsh Tours and not O'Leary Travel as previously published. Booking forms and other details can be obtained at the parish church.

Trip to Poland

For details of trip to Poland in September please contact 087 2596159 as soon as possible.


The most recent winner of th s (lit the pot draw in aid of Newbawn Community Sportsground and parish necessities was local lad John Cadogan, whose name was pulled from the drum in Foleys pub on Thursday night. Next draw is at the same venue on Thursday, February 21, at 9.30 p.m. Envelopes are on display in all business premises in the Newbawn area. Just apply your name and phone number, insert €2 and you too could be a winner of in the region of €300.

Yoga in Newbawn

The yoga sessions continue in Newbawn hall every Thursday morning at 9.45 a.m. Beginners welcome. Please contact Ann at 087 9878182.


Church Notices

Anniversaries: Saturday, February 16, 8 p.m. - Breda Sheahan (Month's Mind). Sunday, February 17, 10 a.m. - Séamus (Willie) Westnott, Tom White

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


The bingo jackpot on Tuesday, February 12, is €1,300.

Shot & Caught/Trad Night

The Shot and Caught Food and Traditional Irish Music Night takes place n Saturday, February 23, at 9 p.m. in Conran's Pub. Proceeds in aid of Touched By Suicide. Guest Chefs: Dave O'Neill (Monart), Leonard Rasmussen (Avoca) and Michael Cannon.

Free wild food cooked and served on the night including pheasant, duck, rabbit, venison, oysters, fish, brown breads and much more local products. Sing-along with local musicians and you're welcome to come along to sing a song or tell a story. Admission is free but all donations to a great cause are gratefully accepted. For info: 087 8268229 or 087 6325807. Starting at 1 p.m. on 23rd - The John Wickham Memorial Cup - 30 Bird Spotting. Entry: €10.

GAA Club Lotto

The numbers drawn last Tuesday the fifth were 5, 13, 18 and 25. No jackpot winner. No match-three winners. There were five lucky-dip winners of €40 each. Jackpot: €9,400.

Motiv8 Fundraisers

Tractor Run - Presented by Emma O'Connor and Laura Brennan. Next Sunday, February 17, Emma and Laura bring to you the highly anticipated Tractor Run. Registration is from midday for €20 per tractor and the added bonus of making a cameo appearance on TG4. There's a course for little ones in the Arena and refreshments in the hall afterwards. A great day out for all the family guaranteed.

Poker Classic - Presented by Colm Byrne and Mary Foley. On Friday, March 1, at 9 p.m. in the Top Place, Ballywilliam. Entry: €20. Contact Colm: 087 4121274 or Siobhán: 087 7629355.

Blind Date/Mr and Mrs - Presented by Aidan Redmond and Fr Brian Broaders. Coming to Rathnure Hall at 8.30 p.m. on Saturday, March 9, with doors open at 7.45 p.m.

Some local characters looking for love in the first half of the show followed by a few couples showing how much (or little) they know about each other in the second half. Hosted by Liam Sharkey and John Reilly. Tickets: €10 are on sale now. BYOB welcome. Contact Aidan: 087 4516611, Fr Brian: 086 8274634 or Martin: 087 4141633.

Camogie Club news

Leinster League Group A Fixtures: Next Sunday, February 17, vs. Ballyboden St Enda's (Dublin) in Rathnure

Sunday, February 24, vs. Ballinteer St John's (Dublin) in Dublin

2019 Membership: This must be paid before March 17. After this time you will not be insured to play. No pay, no play. Adult (non-student): €100, Over 18 (full-time student): €85, Under-10 to Under-18: €40, under-eight: €25, Non-playing member: €40, Family: €150.


Set dancing

Set dancing Sessions have resumed in Paddy Ryan's of Listerlin. They start each Wednesday evening at 8.30 p.m. and all are welcome especially newcomers. The fun is great and the dancing equally good so why not come along and enjoy an evening out.

Ploughing Match

After having to postpone the Tullogher/Glenmore Ploughing Match the previous week due to weather conditions the fixture went ahead on Saturday, February 2. A total of 47 competitors took part in all the different classes. Many thanks to the Grennan family of Ballyreddy on whose lands the event was held.

Pilgrimage to Lourdes

The Ossory Diocesan Pilgrimage to Lourdes takes place this year from May 21 to May 28 All-in fare is €790 and bookings are now being taken at Glenmore parish office.

In charge of the bookings is Eleanor and you can contact her during office hours, Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday between 9.30 a.m. to 1.30 p.m. or alternately email Please note the office is closed on Wednesdays.

Tidy Towns

The newly formed Listerlin Tidy Towns Group held a very successful cake sale recently which raised €287. Many thanks to all who baked and donated all the lovely bread and cakes and also to those who sponsored prizes for the raffle.

The group have big plans for the village with planting, painting etc all in the pipeline for the coming months.

Late Pat Ryan

The recent death of Pat Ryan from Kilbrahan, at the age of 79 was heard of at the end of January with a deep sense of shock and sadness throughout the parish. Pat was a quiet man who went about his farming business without fuss and also to his weekly shopping in New Ross. In his young days he was a talented hurler with Tullogher, playing at full forward in the good teams of the 1960s. A keen follower of Kilkenny hurling he was a good judge of how they were progressing and took great pleasure in their successes of recent years.

Pat was waked in Doyle's Funreal Home Rosbercon and his burial took place in Mullinarrigle cemetery after Requiem Mass there. He is survived by his sister Mary (Hearne), brothers, Willie, Mikey and Wattie and a large extended family to whom sincere sympathy is extended on their sad and sudden loss.

Scoil Mholainge Listerlin

The above are now taking enrolments for junior infants for the school year commencing September 2019. Enrolment forms are available from the school or you can contact them by phone at 051 427305 or email

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