Tuesday 18 June 2019

Around the districts: Adamstown, Gusserane, Horeswood, Newbawn, St Leonards

Taking part in the Our Lady of Lourdes Secondary School Christmas concert were (front) Doireann Sheehan, Glenmore and Niamh Fogarty, Graiguennamanagh; (back) Sophie Mullally, Glenmore; Sarah Larkin, Rosbercon; Kate Lyng, Tullogher and Amy Foley, Rathnure
Taking part in the Our Lady of Lourdes Secondary School Christmas concert were (front) Doireann Sheehan, Glenmore and Niamh Fogarty, Graiguennamanagh; (back) Sophie Mullally, Glenmore; Sarah Larkin, Rosbercon; Kate Lyng, Tullogher and Amy Foley, Rathnure

Lotto Results: The winning numbers in the Adamstown lotto draw on Friday, December 14, were 12, 16, 20 and 21. There was no jackpot winner.

There was no jackpot winner. The following three players matched three numbers and each got Euro 70. Maurice Whelan, Kellystown; Caitriona Purdy, Hollyville; Killian Stafford, Tinnecarraig. The next draw is on Friday, January 4, in the community centre.

Wishing all lotto supporters and sellers a very Happy and Peaceful Christmas and sincere thanks for your generosity and support over the past year and looking forward to your continued support in 2019.

ICA News

On Friday, December 7, 14 guild members attended Whitford House for their Christmas party. We all enjoyed a beautiful meal served up promptly, with a complimentary glass of wine. A lively music session followed. Thanks to Whitford House for a great night.

Our monthly meeting was held on Wednesday, December 12, After our prayer and song the business was quickly dealt with. The guild officers Helen, Ann and Breda looked after the food and served up hot finger food, followed by delicious strawberry cheesecake and banoffee pie.

Helen thanked Mary J. for representing us at Federation with her beautiful Christmas table decoration and for all the items she managed to sew from the material samples we were given. Instead of Kris Kindle this year it was decided to make a donation to charity. The Women's Refuge was the name drawn out of the box.

Coláiste Abbain News

Carol Singing: well done to teachers Ms Power and Ms Quirke for organising Carol singing in Tesco, Wexford recently in aid of Raheen Family Resource Centre. It is great to be able to give back to an organisation that provides so many services to our community. Well done to all students involved, a total of €503 was raised.

Students are currently preparing for their Pantomime production 'Cinderella' which will be showcased from January 23 to January 25, 2019. The whole school community is very excited about this event following the success of last year's production.

Weekly Newsletter

Our weekly newsletter has been part of our parish for many years. It began under the direction of Fr Nolan. Terry McDonald was the co-coordinator and at present Betty O'Shea is. Each week Ellie Walsh has faithfully photocopied it and Cait Bradley places it on the website where it can be read in many parts of the world. Various members of CE Scheme have printed it.

Linda Goldsmith has printed it for the last three years and has done an excellent job. Linda will be finishing as CE Scheme secretary at the end of the year. We wish her well for the future. We are greatly indebted to all our correspondents who have supplied items for the newsletter. I hope you will continue to support, which contributes in no small way to our sense of community.


The death occurred on Sunday, December 16, of Johnny (Jack) Murray, Robinstown. To his wife Anna, sons Pádraig and John, brother Bill, sister Catherine and all the extended family, our deepest sympathy. Jack's funeral Mass was celebrated in St John Paul the Second Church, Raheen on Tuesday, December 18, with burial in the adjoining cemetery. May his kind soul rest in peace.

Farmers Meeting

Camross IFA will host a meeting for all farmers in the local and surrounding areas to discuss the New Areas of Natural Constraint Scheme on Thursday, January 3, at 8 p.m. in Camross Hall. The meeting will be addressed by Mr Ned Lyng, chairperson of Wexford Rural Development and all farmers are invited to attend.

Dancing at Camross

Peter Burke will provide the music for the first dance of 2019 which will be held in Camross Ballroom on Friday, January 4, with dancing from 9.30 p.m. till midnight.

Notes Contact

Going forward into 2019, if any club, organisation or individual wishes to place a note in the newspaper please use the following contact details as inclusion can only be guaranteed via this route.

Email or phone/text 087 7681866 after 5 p.m. Deadline for inclusion is Thursday lunchtime.



Ramsgrange Community School is having a variety concert on Thursday, January 24, There will be a range of acts including singers, comedians, trad players and much much more. Tickets are €8 each or family ticket of three for €20. Tickets can be purchased in the school.


The death occurred just before Christmas of Dan Doyle of Boley. A quiet and unassuming, but very popular man, Dan will be missed by family, friends and neighbours.

Dan's funeral took place in Gusserane last Friday and he was buried in Kinnagh cemetery.


There were no card games in the hall in Gusserane on Christmas night but the games resume there on Tuesday, January 1. The organisers once again stress that new card players are always most welcome. 'Forty Five' is the card game that is battled out each Tuesday night in Gusserane Hall.


There was no jackpot winner in the Tintern lotto draw that took place before Christmas. The numbers drawn were 12, 23, 26 and 27. The match-three winner was Pauline Keating of Loughnageer. The jackpot now stands at €5,150. The annual lucky-dip winners were Garrett Finn, Sinéad Flynn, Trevor and Tanya Duffin, Norman and Mary Fitzharris, David Feeny, Maoliosa Duffin, Colette Kehoe, Zoe Larkin and Mag Ryan Egan.

Happy New Year

The author of these local notes would like to wish all who read them a Healthy and Happy New Year and I look forward to the continued support of the various contributors in 2019.


Racquetball finals

Results from Horeswood Racquetball Club finals - Div. 1 Catherine Foley 2 Martina Brennan 0. Div. 2 Martina McKinstry 2 Bonnie Parker 1. Div. 4 Gavin Murphy 2 Rolf Fuhrmann 1. Div. 3 Sean Hunt 2 Anthony O'Reilly 0. Div. 2 Declan Hart 2 Neil Barrett 0. Div. 1 Leigh O'Brien v Jim Byrne TBA.

A new league will start in mid January. New members welcome. Contact 0872878999

2019 Calendar

The Horeswood Historical Calendar 2019 is now on sale in local shops or from members of the committee.

St Vincent de Paul Draw

First prize, one ton of coal: Anna Murray Abbeyview. Second, Briquettes: John Howlin Ballyfarnogue. Third, Petrol Voucher: Moll Wall, Great Island. Fourth, Londis Voucher: Thomas Duffin, Fethard-on-Sea. Fifth, Voucher for Roches Bar Duncannon: Zach Barrett, Shelburne Place. Sixth, Christmas Cake: Lynn Waters, St James Villas. Seventh, bottle of Whiskey: Catherine Ennis, Duncannon. Eighth, two bottles of wine: Lily Murphy, St James Villas. Ninth, Tin of biscuits: Joseph Kane, Great Island. Tenth, Box of chocolates: Billy O'Shea Sheilbaggan.

GAA lotto

No jackpot winner, numbers drawn were 13, 15, 22 and 25. Four match 3's - Sinéad Finn, Matthew Cody and Pat Finn Rathgarogue-Cushinstown. Liam Lyng Horeswood. Next draw will take place on Monday, January 7, in Longs Ballykelly. Jackpot now stands a t €5,800. Quick picks €50 winners were.: David Shannon, Aclare; Bonnie O'Sullivan, Priesthaggard; Trish Dunne, New Ross; Vivienne Dwyer, Tinnock; Seán Colfer, St Leonards; Stella Stafford, Knockea; Sarah Jane Cottrell, Campile; Brian Molloy, Horeswood.

Many thanks for all your support throughout the year and Happy New Year.


Parish draw

The Christmas parish draw took place in the Church of the Sacred Heart Newbawn after Mass on Sunday, December 23. The following were the lucky winners.

First prize - €300 - Maria Sullivan, Carrigbyrne, second prize - €200 - Baby Luke c/o Debbie at Newbawn post office, third prize - €100 - Lorna Foley, Brownstown. The following were the lucky winners of €100 each - Mena Asple, Ballinamona; John Larkin, Millquarter; John O'Neill, Ballinamona; Kathleen Murphy, Barntown; Molly Murphy, Ballymitty.

Thanks to all who supported the draw. All proceeds of the draw go towards parish funding. The next draw will take place after Mass on the last Sunday in January. Its just €5 to take part in that draw or €20 to enter in the four remaining monthly draws.

The late Tom French

Well known Raheenvarren Newbawn native Tom French, who resided in Ballinaboola and Duncannon in more recent years, passed to his eternal reward last week, just one month short of his 81st birthday.

He was well known over a wide area as he had a lorry on the road collecting churns of milk from farms over much of County Wexford in years now long past. He was also one of the first chairmen of Newbawn Macra Na Feirme branch back in the early 1970s.

He was one of 11 children, two of whom are still alive, Fr John French based in Horeswood, and Jim French based in Enniscorthy.

Sympathy is extended to them, to Tom's wife Ann (née Kennedy) his two sons and two daughters, and all other relatives and friends. His burial took place in Duncannon following requiem Mass in the nearby church. May he rest in peace.

Surgery hours

From 1 p.m. on Monday, December 31 (New years eve) Caredoc is covering all medical necessities in the general Newbawn - Adamstown area and also all day on Tuesday (New years day) The Caredoc number is - 1850334999. Normal surgery hours will resume in Adamstown on Wednesday, January 2.

The pharmacy in Adamstown will be open from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, December 29. Closed all day on Sunday the 30th. Open all day Monday, December 31, and Wednesday, January 2, from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. to 00 p.m. Closed all day on Tuesday, January 1 (New years day).

St Leonards


Four teams finished with 13 games to share the prize money at the cards in St Leonards on Saturday, December 22. They were; Michael Murphy, Joan Fardy, Maureen Eustace, and Nick Doyle, Johnny Flynn, Seán Colfer, and John Sinnott, David Murphy, Georgie Foley, and Michael and Andy Reville. The last game draw winners were Jack Waters, Seán O'Grady and Michael Kehoe.

As it was the last game before Christmas there was lots of extra prizes to be won on the raffle. The following people were the lucky winners on the night. Johnny Colfer (2), Willie White, James Larkin, Kitty Roche, Kathleen Cadogan, Andy Reville, John Sinnott, Johnny Cogley (2), Michael Kehoe (2), Brendan Cofer, Jack White, Karl Hall, Jamsie Wallace, Carmel Kehoe (2), Dave Walsh, Charlie Colins and Flynn White.

On behalf of the committee, John Joe Murphy thanked everyone for their support over the past year and looked forward to their continued support in the coming year. The cards continue this Saturday night at 8.30 p.m.


There was no jackpot winner in the Tintern Loto draw on Tuesday, December 18. Pauline Reville, Loughnageer was the only match-three winner and she received €200. The numbers drawn were 12, 23, 26 and 27. The next draw takes place tonight Tuesday, January 1. Tickets on sale in all local shops and pubs.

Ten lucky people received €25 each in the lucky dip draw. They were; Sinéad Flyn, Saltsmills, Trevor and Tanya Duffin, Tintern, David Feeney, c/o T Power, Meliosa Duffin, Somers Way, Collett Kehoe, St Kearns, Zoe Chapman, c/o P Larkin, Mag Ryan Eagan, Boley, Mary and Norman Fitzharris and Garrett Finn,(2) Kinnagh.

RCS concert

Ramsgrange Community School is having a variety concert on Thursday, January 24. A range of acts to include singers, comedians, trad players and much much more.

Tickets €8 each or family ticket of three for €20. Ideal Christmas present. Tickets can be purchased in the school.

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