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Thursday 21 November 2019

Around the districts: Adamstown, Newbawn, Raheen, Taghmon-Camross

Dakota Venn Keane, Jamie Cooper, Jack Kilbride, Ryan Bolger and Jamie Malone showing their drumming skills at the CBS open night
Dakota Venn Keane, Jamie Cooper, Jack Kilbride, Ryan Bolger and Jamie Malone showing their drumming skills at the CBS open night

Adamstown: Shamrock Vintage Club AGM - Annual general meeting of the Shamrock Vintage Club will take place in Raheen Hall on Tuesday, November 5, at 9pm. Membership due on that date.

Cards

The weekly '30' Card Game continues in the community centre this Friday, November 1, at 9 p.m. Thanks to the ladies for the tea last week. Catering on Friday, November 1 will be Frances Gallagher and Mary J Furlong. Catering on Friday, November 8 will be Angela Dooley, Elizabeth Doyle and Maria Carty. Catering on Friday, November 15 will be Catherine Moore, Kathleen O'Connor, Nancy Walsh and Tina Whelan. Proceeds going to parish funds.

Card winners on Friday, October 18 were Nick Doyle, Andy Reville, Terry McDonald, Pat Byrne, Seán Cullen, John Nolan, John Hanley and Ann Lawlor.

Adamstown lotto

The next draw in the Adamstown lotto takes place this Friday, November 1, in the community centre for a jackpot of €7,600. Keep on buying the tickets, it could be your lucky day.

Adamstown ICA Guild News

The monthly meeting of Adamstown Guild was held on Wednesday, October 23, in the community centre. The president, Helen Furlong welcomed everyone.

A vote of sympathy was passed to the Furlong family on the recent tragic passing of Peter Tawse and to the Whelan family, Kilmore on the recent passing of Breda. Breda was a very active member of Kilmore ICA Guild and was organiser of the Federation tours, which everyone enjoyed so much.

Our sponsored walk takes place this Sunday, October 27, at 2 p.m. Tea available in the community centre from 2 p.m. onwards, everyone welcome to drop in. If any of our Senior Community members would like to come along for a cuppa and a chat we would love to see you. All proceeds from the walk go towards the senior citizens Christmas party.

New equipment for the community centre kitchen has been purchased from the Community Incentive Grant of €1,000. Items purchased were, a fridge, burco boiler, Hoover, teapots and bins, all very welcome additions to the kitchen in the centre.

The guild have decided to enter a table at the upcoming Christmas Craft Fair in Cólaiste Abbáin on Thursday, December 12, so get crafting ladies.

Frances Gallagher won the competition for the best Halloween Brack and raffle was won by Liz Furlong. A lovely tea was served by hostesses Ann McDonald and Sheelagh Delaney. We are always delighted to welcome new members.

Adamstown National School

The lucky winner in this week's Split-the-pot draw was Bridget Bradley, Ballyvergin, who got €68, sold in Cullen's Gala. The school seller's prize winner was Cillian O'Shea. Thanks for your support.

We send good wishes to our Junior Infant teacher Ciara Lyng and her husband Shane, who got married last weekend. We also send congratulations to Principal Thomas Cousins and his wife on the birth of their baby boy.

Christmas Craft Fair

Colaiste Abbain's Christmas Craft Fair will take place on Thursday, December 12. Times: 6 p.m. 9 p.m. Free entry - all welcome. Visit Santa's Grotto: 6 p.m. 7.30 p.m. Entry €5. Free entertainment for kids.

Congratulations to our local Gala Store

Congratulations to Paul, James and all the staff of our local Gala supermarket, on being presented with the Gala BEST (Business Excellence Standards Tool) Award for excellence at a lavish awards ceremony in the K Club, Co. Kildare recently. Gala CEO Gary Desmond said 'These stores excel in providing innovative and customer-centric retailing solutions to the communities in which they operate'.

Development Meeting

Cllr Pat Barden will host a Development Meeting on Thursday, November 7, in Adamstown Community Centre at 9 p.m. All individuals, Clubs, Businesses and Organisations are invited to attend this important meeting with a view to establishing a Development Committee for the Adamstown Community. It is imperative for Adamstown to establish a Development Committee in order to capitalize on funding available with the overall aim of enhancing and development amenities within our village.

50th Wedding Anniversary

Extending our congratulations and very best wishes to John and Eileen Walsh, Brocurra on the occasion of their 50th wedding anniversary. John and Eileen celebrated with family and friends last weekend. Wishing them many more years of happiness.

November Masses

The November Masses in St Abban's Church will take place as follows. Monday, November 18: Tomgarrow, Misterin, Rathkyle, Adamstown, Coolnagaree. Tuesday, November 19: Oldcourt, Brocurra, Doononey, Woodview Drive. Wednesday, November 20: Newtown, The Leap, Knockreigh, Coonogue. Thursday, November 21; Kellystown, Chapel, Raheenduff, The Barracks. Friday, November 22: Glenour, Ballyvergin, Rathsilla, Fairfields. Saturday, November 23: For all who died during the year. Each evening we will gather in St Abban's Oratory at 7.30 p.m.

Breakfast Morning

Adamstown GAA Club are holding a Breakfast Morning in Adamstown Community Centre on Sunday, November 10, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. All are welcome to come along and enjoy a delicious hearty cooked breakfast served with a smile.

Coffee morning

A coffee morning and sale will be held in Clonroche community hall on Friday, November 1, from 10 a.m. to midday in aid of Irish life boats and Killegney Rossdroit parishes. There will be a raffle, cakes, bricabrac, produce, books, bottle stall and much more. Come and buy your Christmas cards and gifts and stay for a cuppa and a chat. Everyone welcome.

Newbawn

Rounders celebrations

The local rounders club celebrated their successful season with a night of celebration at Foleys of Newbawn last week. Daithe White was presented with the club player of the year on the men's team, Sandra Thorpe recieved the ladies' team player of the year, and Ann Marie Dunphy recieved the mixed team player of the year award. Paul Cooper recieved an award as a mrmber of the winning team from Glynn-Barntown. A large crowd attended and a good night was enjoyed by all.

Parish calendar

A Newbawn parish calendar is being produced at the present time and any old or new photographs depicting life in Newbawn parish or othrt activities of interest should be submitted to any of the members of the parish council as soon as possible. Any sponsorship would also be very welcome towards the cost of production. All proceeds will go towards the senior citizens Christmas party that will take place in the Horse and Hound, Ballinaboola on December 10.

November Masses

Parishoners from Newbawn and Raheen are invited to hand in the names of their deceased loved ones for inclusion in the list for whom numerous extra Masses will be celebrated during the month of November. The list of Mass times is posted up at the back of each church. Fr Moynihan will visit the sick in Newbawn on the first Thursday and he wii visit the Raheen area on the first Friday.

The late Jim French

The death occurred on Tuesday of last week of Jim French, who was a native of Raheenvarren, Newbawn, but resided in Enniscorthy for a long number of years. He was a brother of Fr John French, the retired parish priest of Horeswood. He was interred in Enniscorthy cemetery following requiem Mass in the nearby church. Sympathy is extended to all of his relatives and friends.

Table quiz

Newbawn Development committee are organising a table quiz for Friday, November 8, at 8 p.m. in the newly renovated hall. Proceeds will go towards the annual upkeep of the hall and support would be very welcome.

Raheen

Active Fellas

Raheen Family Resource Centre in conjunction with Sports Active Wexford is organising a free four-week physical activity programme for men only in Raheen Community Centre on Thursday evenings from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. starting on Thursday, November 14.

This programme is open to all men regardless of their level of fitness or age and it will include activities such as walking, circuits, and walking football. The programme is free of charge but booking is essential, for further information or to book a place contact Joyce or Bridget at 051 442888 or email joyce@raheenfrc.ie.

Taghmon-Camross

Camross Drama Group

The group had three very successful and well attended performances in Camross Hall, Arts Centre and Fethard-on-Sea last week. Thanks to the audiences who supported us. The festival play, 'Pity about Kitty' by Jimmie Chinn starts the circuit with Goresbridge this Friday, followed by Kilmallock on Sunday. Break a leg. Last chance to see it and the comedy 'Last of the Last of the Mohicans' by Hugh Leonard next Wednesday, October 30, in Horse and Hound, 8 p.m. Tickets €10 plus raffle.

GAA club notes

There was no winner of the club lotto draw last week and the next draw takes place tonight, Tuesday, October 29, The jackpot will remain at €14,000 till we get a winner but the reserve jackpot will keep going up while we wait. It's now up to €3,800. A winner of the big prize will surely be along soon. Please encourage any family or friends living away from the area to support the draw through the online Taghmon-Camross page on the Klubfunder website. The deadline for online sales is at 6.30 on draw night and the minimum spend on the online system is €6. Tickets can also be bought at the centre or from usual outlets.

Another concert is being lined up for the community centre on the last Saturday of November. Big Generator will be playing live at the centre and tickets will cost €10. Our camogie club are running a fundraiser in collaboration with the Hope Cancer Foundation. Tickets will be on sale around the village.

Keep an eye on social media for details of social events and the AGM over the winter.

Dancing at Camross

2020 is just around the corner and Camross Hall committee will welcome 2020 with a Super New Year Draw. How can you enter this draw? You will receive a free ticket at the November, December and January dances and the grand draw will be held at the January dance on Friday the 3rd. What are the prizes? There will be monetary prizes to the value of €400 plus lots of extra prizes, so come along to our dancing events because if you're not in you can't win.

T-Bone Country will have you all dancing the night away on Friday, November 1. Shane Moore on Friday, December 6. and Peter Burke will get 2020 off to a great start on Friday the third. Jan.

Taghmon ICA Guild

A meeting of Taghmon ICA Guild took place on October 16, sympathies were extended to to the Winters, Leacy, Whelan and Devereux families on their recent bereavements.

Members will attend the Federation Quiz in Rochford's Lounge and the Bowling in Leisure Max which are coming up shortly. The Christmas Shoe Boxes can be handed in to the Chemist Shop before November 2.

Afer the business was dealt with, Stella was presented with a card and gift for the occasion of her special birthday recently.

The speaker at the meeting was Nicola Roche from Adamstown Pharmacy and Eden Lodge Beauty Salon, her talk on skin care and make-up was very interesting. Meabh had her make-up done by Nicola using some of the Flormar products. The winner of the competition for the nicest handwriting was Helen and Mary Monaghan was second.

Our next meeting is on November 20 when our competitions will be for the nicest autumn leaf and the nicest pair of slippers. The slippers will be donated to the Wexford Women's Refuge as we do every year. New members as always, are very welcome.

What's on in TAG Centre

Tuesday: Yoga 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. Bingo - Doors open 7.30 p.m., start-time 8 p.m.

Wednesday: Pilates 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. Forever Fit 50+ 2.30 p.m. to 3.30 p.m. Jiving/Quickstep (with Paul) 8 p.m. to 9.30 p.m.

Thursday: Drama Classes 4.30 p.m. to 5.30 p.m. Irish Dancing 6.10 p.m. to 7.30 p.m. Line Dancing 7.30 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Friday: Chiropodist: Next visit - Friday, November 1.

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