Monday 22 July 2019

Around the districts: Adamstown, Clonroche-Poulpeasty, Graiguenamanagh, Rathnure

Taking part in the Barrowline charity walk starting at St Mullins in aid of the Oncology Cancer Ward at University Hospital Waterford were Seline Ryan, Ballysop; Fiona Kenny, Campile; Betsie O’Donovan, Ballyfarnogue and Laura Rowe, Ballinamon
Taking part in the Barrowline charity walk starting at St Mullins in aid of the Oncology Cancer Ward at University Hospital Waterford were Seline Ryan, Ballysop; Fiona Kenny, Campile; Betsie O’Donovan, Ballyfarnogue and Laura Rowe, Ballinamon

Adamstown: GAA pitch opening - St Abban's Adamstown GAA Club are pleased to announce that we are officially opening our new pitch on July 13 the local communities of Adamstown, Newbawn and Raheen have been wonderfully supportive of the club and this project.

The pitch will be officially opened by the president of the GAA John Horan at 4.30 p.m. on Saturday, July 13.

Activities will begin on Friday evening, July 12, on the new pitch from 5 p.m. till 8.15 p.m. approx. Events will continue all day Saturday: South East Radio, music, Fan Zone, Sports Active, barbecue, Marquee with tea, coffee, shop, Centra Activities, Sports Active Events, Face Painting, Replicas of the Sam Maguire and Liam McCarthy will be present for photographs.

GAA Games for everyone will be timetabled all day on the new pitch. Ladies senior football match at 3 p.m. and the men's match Adamstown v the Moonlights at 5 p.m. There will be a 'Sports Stars in Conversation' forum in Coláiste Abbáin at 8.30 p.m. on Friday night at. The panel for this forum will consist of acclaimed local sports stars Kevin Doyle (Soccer), Aileen Gilroy (Mayo Ladies' Football and All Star), Michael Furlong (Football), Jonathon Moore (Jockey) and John Mullane (Waterford Hurling).

This will be an entertaining and an interesting event for all the family. Encourage your neighbours and friends to attend. Admission is free. The GAA Club would like the entire community to join them with their celebrations as there will be fun and entertainment for all. This will be a great occasion free and open to everyone.


The weekly '30' Card Game continues in the community centre this Friday, June 21, at 9 p.m. Thanks to the ladies for the tea last week. Catering on Friday the 21st will be Maureen Bradley, Linda Duffy and Denise Harler. Catering on Friday the 28th will be Gillian O'Neill, Edel Doyle, Ann Marie O'Shea and Geraldine O'Shea. Proceeds going to parish funds.

Card winners on Friday, May 30, were Pat Doyle, Owen Elmes, Seán Cullen, Johnny Nolan, Terry McDonald, Pat Byrne, Paddy Furlong and Séamus Wickham.

Adamstown Show News

Schedules for this year's Adamstown Show to be held on Saturday, July 6, are now available. There will be close to 250 classes to be judged on the day starting at 10.30 a.m. (19 classes more than last year). Show jumping and Dog Entries will be taken on the day. Trade Stands enquiries to Eunan Flood at 087 6143207, vintage enquiries to John Kehoe (Chapel) at 087 2984904. To get a schedule, or any further information about the show, please contact Hon. Secretary, Patrice Byrne, Chapel at 087 6166926 after 6 p.m. Please support your local show. Visit

Adamstown ICA News

On Saturday, May 25, we held our upcycling class which was attended by eight members. Some of us brought old chairs or stools, which had seen better days, but anyone who had nothing to upcycle was supplied with a chair by Jill, our teacher. By four o'clock our items of furniture were unrecognisable works of art, and will be proudly displayed in our homes. Many thanks to Jill Bridgeman one of our newest members, a real treasure, and we hope to hold more upcycling classes in the near future. Also thanks to Helen and Ned Furlong for the lovely strawberries we enjoyed after lunch.

Our summer outing takes place in July and is open to non-members. This year we are not straying too far from home, heading to Wheelock's Fruit Farm for tea and coffee, then to Huntington Castle for a tour, on to Carlow for some shopping, and ending up with a meal on the return journey. We will have more details shortly. Contact Helen Furlong at 086 3454036.


Our Sympathy to Phil and Bridget Walsh of Templeshelin and all the family on the death of Phil's father Pat Walsh, Knockduff, Bree. His funeral Mass was celebrated on Saturday, June 8, in Bree Church with burial afterwards in Bree Cemetery. May he rest in peace. We remember also in prayer Ned Wheeler, Fisher's Row, Wexford, who died on Friday, June 7. We send our condolences to Kathleen and family. Ned was a member of the great Wexford Team of the 1950s winning three all-Ireland medals in a hurling career from 1940 to 1965. Ned's funeral Mass took place on Monday, June 10, in the Church of the Immaculate Conception, Rowe Street, Wexford. May his kind soul rest in peace.

School news

Following the success of our Family Fun Evening last year we are having our Family Fun Evening this year on Wednesday, June 19. We will have the usual stalls, tea, cake sale, bottle stall, Fishing, raffle, split-the-pot and much more. We would appreciate any donations of bottles. Proceeds going to School Funds.

A School secretary is required for Scoil Naomh Abbain, Candidates should have 1-2 years previous experience, have excellent communication and IT Skills. Experience in basic accounting an advantage and candidates must be honest, reliable and discreet. The position is Monday to Friday 9.20 a.m. to 1.30 p.m. and will begin on August 26. Apply with CV and references to SN Abbain, Adamstown, Enniscorthy, Co Wexford. Please mark the envelope with secretary Application. Closing date is Friday, June 21.

Lotto Results

The winning numbers in the Adamstown lotto draw on Friday, June 7, were 9, 18, 24 and 29. There was no jackpot winner and the following matched three numbers and each got €100 each. Pat Byrne, Ballindoney and Theresa Kinsella, Killegney. The next draw is for a jackpot of €5,800 and will take place on Friday, June 21.


Historical Society

Clonroche Historical Society will hold an important meeting in the Cloc Ban Lounge on Thursday, June 20, at 8;30 p.m. All interested in history are welcome.

Cloughbawn GAA lotto

There was no winner at the recent lotto draw, Numbers were 1, 7, 12 and 15 the match-three winners were Seán Wickham, Rathturtin; Sally Russell Pearse Road, Enniscorthy; Kevin Cleere, Clonroche and Niall Hendrick c/o Jimmy Hendrick. Jackpot stands at €10,000. tickets available for club members and local shops and businesses. Next draw Friday, June 21, in the Cloch Ban.

Cúl Camp

This year's Cúl Camp will take place from July 22 to July 26 in Cloughbawn. Sign up now at and be apart of the fun, make great memories and friends and learn new skills.

Rathnure Musical

Rathnure Panto Society presents their 10th summer Musical 'Dancing at the Checkout', a brand new comedy musical full of 70's and 90's music, on June 20, 21, 24, 26, 27 and 28 at 7.45 p.m. nightly. Call 087 0680564 or 087 6954112 to book the best seats. Also find us on Facebook for more info.


Graig notes

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

Library news

LEGO Brickflicks in the library - What if your favourite LEGO Minifigure came to life and saved the day? What if we could show your how this happens? Well we can. Come to the Brickflicks workshop in Graig library Saturday, June 15, from 10.30 p.m. to 12.30 p.m. and bring your favourite Minifigure but choose carefully. Ages 8-12 years. Booking essential at 056 7794178.

Summer Stars - Be a Star in the library this summer. summer Stars Reading Challenge: How does it work? Collect your starter pack at the library from Saturday, June 15; Choose your books and check them out; When you finish reading the books, add your favourite four books to your summer Stars card; Return your books to the library, have your card stamped, and you will receive a summer Stars bag. Visit again and repeat the process. Do it yourself. Bring your library card every time you visit, check in and check out your own books and release your own prints. If you can't find your card just ask us for a new one.

We have new study areas and charging points for anyone studying for exams or doing some research drop into the library and check out these areas.

An Art exhibition celebrating trees and nature by Clodagh Holahan currently on display in the library till June 26, viewing during usual opening hours.


The numbers drawn were 6, 16, 17 and 19, and there was no winner. next week's jackpot stands at €10,000, Reserve jackpot €6,000. Consolation winners winners of €30 each were Cathy Butler, Pat Gill, Liam O'Shea, Sarah Kelly, Marian Ryan. Tickets available from all local outlets or from any committee member.

Tidy Towns Jackpot

This week's results are first prize - Jordan Children - €241, second prize - Margaret Whyte - €50, third prize - Ted and Irene Kinsella - €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 CE Office at approximately 4 p.m. to 4.30 p.m.

Golden Jubilee

The Parish Pastoral Council are preparing to celebrate the Golden Jubilee of Fr Byrne on Sunday, July 7, This will coincide with his retirement after 22 years as our parish priest. Arrangements have been made for a Mass at 3 p.m. on Sunday, July 7, in Duiske Abbey for all of Skeaughvosteen and Graiguenamanagh Parishioners. The Mass will be con-celebrated with Bishop Denis Nulty. Refreshments will be provided by the Abbey Hall committee after the Mass in the hall, to which everyone is invited.

Cemetery Mass

The annual Calvary Cemetery Mass will be celebrated on Friday, June 21, at 8 p.m., The Kilkenny County Council will provide bins to dispose of old wreaths, flowers etc from Monday, June 10, till Thursday, June 20.


Church notices

Anniversaries: Saturday, June 22, 7.30 p.m. - Eileen, Pat and Sonny Fenlon. Liz Ronan (Month's Mind)

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

Rathnure Patron: On Saturday, June 29. The Vigil Mass will be held in the cemetery followed by tea, refreshments and burgers at the John Kelly Memorial Hall.

Rathnure/Templeudigan Parish Safeguarding Representatives - Ann Morrissey: 087 6555161 and Marie Doran: 086 8323341. While we deeply appreciate the role of our Parish Safeguarding Reps we must remember that everyone who participates in the life of the church has a role to play in creating an environment in which children can develop and be safe.

Rathnure Church Restoration: Congratulations to J Codd, Rathfardon, who was the lucky winner of €184 last weekend. The next draw will be held at the bingo on Tuesday the 18th.

Rathnure Pantomime Society's summer Musical 'Dancing At the Checkout': Parish night on June 26 at 7.45 p.m. Tickets available from Committee Members.


Jackpot is starting at €500 next Tuesday the 18th.

The late Johnny Carty

We lost a good friend and the hall lost a dedicated servant with the passing of Johnny Carty. As a mark of respect to our former chairman, bingo was cancelled on Tuesday the 11th. To Johnny's family we extend sincere sympathy. May his gentle soul rest in peace.

Rathnure NS

A Celebration Day will take place at Rathnure National School at midday on Friday, June 21. The school will be celebrating the three in-a-row Mini 7's winning teams, raising flags for Green Schools, Active School, Hurling 365 and GAA All-Star achievements. Refreshments will be in the John Kelly Hall afterwards and everyone in the community is invited to attend this great day of celebration for the school. Our thanks for the great work by Taragh Nolan and all the school teachers as well as the pupils for all the work involved in attaining these awards.

Golf classic

The Rathnure GAA golf classic takes place on Friday, July 5, in Enniscorthy Golf Club. Team of four costs €200 with meal included. GUI and amateur prizes. Sponsored holes from €50. Contact 087 2831798 for more information.

Summer musical

Rathnure Panto Society presents their 10th Summer Musical 'Dancing at the Checkout', a brand new comedy musical full of 70's and 90's music, on June 20, 21, 24, 26, 27 and 28 at 7.45 p.m. nightly. Call 087 0680564 or 087 6954112 to book the best seats. Also find us on Facebook for more info.

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