Sunday 22 September 2019

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

Enjoying their night out at the Good Counsel College graduation ball in the Ferrycarrig hotel were Sean Dempsey, Graiguenamanagh and Amy Hogan, Clonroche. Photo: Mary Browne
Enjoying their night out at the Good Counsel College graduation ball in the Ferrycarrig hotel were Sean Dempsey, Graiguenamanagh and Amy Hogan, Clonroche. Photo: Mary Browne

Adamstown: Development Meeting. Cllr Pat Barden is hosting a meeting in Adamstown Community Centre on Thursday, September 5, at 9 p.m. with a view to establishing a Development Committee for the Adamstown Community.

The village has recently benefited with positive projects completed by various clubs and committees. It is imperative for Adamstown to establish a Development Committee in order to capitalize on funding available with the overall aim of enhancing and developing amenities within our village. All individuals, Clubs, Businesses and Organisations are invited to attend this important meeting.

GAA Club receives grant

Thank you to New Ross Credit Union for awarding a grant to St Abban's Adamstown GAA Club from their local community grant scheme. The cheque was presented to two club members at a very enjoyable function in the New Credit Union Building recently. On the night funds were donated to third world charities and to nine local groups. New Ross Credit Union also paid tribute to the late Fr Jackie Power, who was instrumental in setting up the Credit Union.


The weekly '30' Card Game continues in the community centre this Friday, September 6, at 9 p.m. Thanks to the ladies for the tea last week. Catering on Friday, September 6, will be Mary Delaney, Sheelagh Delaney, Catherine O'Rourke and Elizabeth Greene. Catering on Friday, September 13, will be: Catherine Walsh, Eileen N Walsh and Eileen J Walsh. Catering on Friday, September 20, will be Callie Doyle, Angela Furlong and Louise Furlong. Proceeds going to parish funds. Card winners on Friday, August 23, were: Bridie Dillon, John Hanley, Paddy Finn, Richie Murphy, Seán Cullen, Pat Doyle, Tom Rochford and John Murphy.

Adamstown lotto

The next draw in the Adamstown lotto take place this Friday, September 6, in the community centre for a jackpot of €6,800. Keep on buying the tickets and in doing so help support your local GAA, Soccer Clubs and parish.

Extension to health centre

Wexford Health Services Executive have applied to Wexford County Council for planning permission for a single-storey portacabin extension to side of existing single-storey health centre and all associated site works at Adamstown Health Centre. Hopefully this will be approved to alleviate the severe lack of space in our Health Centre.

Parish Pilgrimage

Several parishioners from Adamstown travelled to Our Lady's Island on Monday night last to take part in our annual pilgrimage. We joined with the Lourdes Pilgrimage Supporters Group praying the Rosary around the Island followed by Mass in at 8 p.m. in Our Lady's Island Church. It was a lovely peaceful evening there to just switch off from the everyday hustle and bustle of life.

Rowing gold for Riáin

Congratulations to Riáin O'Shea, Glenour, Adamstown as part of the under-12 boys' team representing Killurin Rowing Club, who won gold in recent Ferrycarrig annual Regatta. Well done, Riáin.



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


The numbers drawn were 2, 6, 21 and 28, and there was no winner. next week's jackpot stands at €10,000, Reserve jackpot €7,650 Consolation winners winners of €30 each were Ann Foley - Old Road. Tickets available from all local outlets or from any committee member.


The Citizens Information office in main street Graiguenamanagh is open Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays 10.30 a.m. to 12.30 p.m., Providing a free private and confidently information service available to all.


This week's results are first prize - Breda Bolger - €252, second prize - Annie Hamilton - €50, third prize - Jake Roche - €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.


The town of Books Festival which was held on August 23, 24, and 25 was a big success with large number of book sellers and huge amount of people in town for the annual event, Well done to all involved ,


Parish draw

The latest draw in aid of Newbawn parish funding took place after Mass on Sunday before last and and the following were the lucky winners. First prize - €300 Mary Tector, Ballyshannon. Second prize - €200 Tom Foley, Brownstown. Third prize - €100 Emily Stafford, Newbawn. The next draw will take place on the last Sunday in September when a total of €600 will be won. The draw can be entered with any Newbawn parish council member for just €5 per month.

Rounders success

Well done to the local Adamstown girls rounders team as they have qualified for the all-Ireland final that takes place in Mountmellick, Co. Laois on September 7. A great achievment considering that they are only a year in existence. The mixed team was unlucky not to have also qualified. Support for the ladies would be appreciated.

Gaelic games

The local under-20 hurlers united with Taghmon-Camross went under to Geraldine O'Hanrahans in the New Ross district finalplayed in Horeswood last week. Final score - Geraldine O'Hanrahans 0-20 Munn Abban 1-15.

The senior footballers played Clongeen last weekend in the championship while the junior footballteam playrd Bunclody.

Both of the local gaelic football teams were defeated in championship games the weekend before last. The intermediate tean went under to Kilmore on a score of 0-13 to 0-9 while the junior team went under to Marshalstown on a final score of 3-11 to 2-7.


Paul Delaney was the latest winner of the Newbawn split-the-pot draw as his name was pluccked from the drum at Foleys. Well done to Paul, who is from the village.

Computer course

A free of charge citizens online computer course is about to start in Newbawn subject to the amount of interest shown. There will also be an Agro. coursefor farmers. For more information please contact Ann Kehoe of Boley Ballycullane at 087 2707606.

Irish dancing lessons

Irish dancing classes have just re-started in Raheen and Terrerath following the summer break. Raheen is the venue for Tuesday evenings with beginners at 6 p.m. and advanced classes at 7 p.m. In Terrerath on Fridays beginners start at at 6.30 p.m. while the advanced dancers begin their lessons at 7.30 p.m.

Tutition is given by Kay Sunderland OCDRN and Aileen Sunderland OCDRN New members are particularly welcome. So why not come along to learn the art of Irish Dancing for fun, friends, fitness or for competition. Just give Kay a ring at 087 9035296.



Irish dancing classes resume on Tuesday, September 3, after the summer recess and continue every Tuesday evening in Raheen Hall. Beginners' class is at 6 p.m. and advanced class at 7 p.m..Tuition is given by Kay Sutherland ADCR.N and Aileen Sutherland ODCR.N New members most welcome, Come along and learn the art of Irish Dance for fun, friendship, fitness or completion. For further information contact Kay at 087 9035296.

Pilates in the Park

A pilates in the park fundraiser in aid of Oesophageal Cancer fund will take place in Creacon Wellness Retreat Centre on Saturday, September 14, at 1 p.m. The class will be led by Tricia Murphy, chartered physiotherapist. Please bring your own mat and wear comfortable clothing.


Church Notices

Anniversaries: Saturday, September 7, 7.30 p.m. - Tommy Holohan. Sunday, September 8, 10.30 a.m. - Vincent Fenlon

Rest In Peace: Pray for John Colclough, Swords, Co. Dublin and formerly of Killanne, who died recently in Dublin. May he rest in peace.

The community extends sincere sympathy to Fr Brian and the Broaders family on the death of his brother Donal. May he rest in peace.

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

Church Restoration: Congratulations to Nancy Quigley, Rathduff, who won €400. The next Split-The-Pot draw will be held on Tuesday, September 10. Thanks to all who supported and please continue to support our fundraising.

Our Lady's Island Pilgrimage: Mass daily at 3 p.m. and 8 p.m. There will be an Ecumenical Service on Tuesday, September 3, at 8 p.m. The Preacher is Rev Ruth Patterson OBE Closing Mass next Sunday, September 8, at 8 p.m.

Reading At Masses: We are currently updating our Readers List for the year and we would be delighted if we had some new recruits. If anyone is interested in reading on Saturday or Sunday approximately every 5/6 weeks, please ring or text Ann Lawlor: 087 9266370, Anne Butler: 087 2221640 or mention it to Fr Brian.


The bingo jackpot is €1,600 on Tuesday, September 3.

GAA Club notes

Championship Fixtures: Senior Round five vs. Oylegate-Glenbrien at 6 p.m. in Bellefield on Saturday, September 7. Intermediate Relegation vs. Naomh Pádraig at 11.30 a.m. in Monageer on Sunday, September 8.

Club Shop: Open on Monday nights from 7 p.m. to 7.30 p.m.

Club lotto: The numbers drawn last Tuesday the 27th were 13, 14, 20 and 22. No jackpot winner. There were four match-three winners who won €50 each. Jackpot this week: €15,000.

Irish Dancing

Classes with the Power School of Irish Dancing resume in the hall on Friday, September 5, at 5 p.m. For more info contact Catherine at 087 7651143.


Household Recycling

On Saturday, September 7, Wexford County Council have a Sofa and Mattress Amnesty where you can bring either free of charge to your nearest recycling centre. The most convenient centre for our area is the New Ross Recycling Centre situated on the ring road (opposite Tesco). Householders are reminded that only clean dry mattresses should be brought to the centre between 8-30 and midday, and again between 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.

A maximum number of three mattresses and one suite of furniture will only be accepted per vehicle on the day. Commercial waste will not be accepted and all mattresses taken in will be recycled.

Meals on Wheels

You can avoid all that cooking and have piping hot meals delivered to your door by a caring person every day. For further details please contact the manager, Meals on Wheels, St Aidan Centre, Cross St New Ross, Phone, 051 445711.

Newly Baptised

We welcome into our Parish Community Ella Handrick daughter of Wayne and Jenny from Assumption Terrace. She was baptised in the Church of the Assumption Rosbercon on Saturday, August 17.

Juvenile GAA It was a good weekend for Tullogher-Rosbercon juvenile hurling teams in the Kilkenny championships. In the Duggan Steel sponsored under-15 competition they outscored Bennettsbridge on the score line of 3-12 to 0-7. In the under-13 championship also sponsored by Duggan Steel the youngsters had a terrific 5-11 to 2-4 victory over Clara.

Holy Communion

Fr Dan Cavanagh will bring Holy Communion to the sick and housebound on Friday, September 13. This is due to holidays and a forced departure from the usual first Friday of every month.

Patron of St Moling

We were blessed with fine weather for the patron of St Moling in Mullinakil on Sunday, August 25, A good crowd gathered to carry on an old tradition going back centuries when Mass was celebrated every August on the Sunday on or nearest to the 20th. Well done to all the voluntary helpers who cleaned up the site where the statue of St Moling looks down over a peaceful valley.

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