Thursday 20 June 2019

Around the districts: Adamstown, Newbawn, Taghmon-Camross

Ciaran O’Leary, Killian O’Leary, Conor O’Neill, Keelan Juul Jensen and (front) Paul Tritchler having fun at the CBS school sports day
Ciaran O’Leary, Killian O’Leary, Conor O’Neill, Keelan Juul Jensen and (front) Paul Tritchler having fun at the CBS school sports day

Adamstown: Coláiste Abbain Awards - Coláiste Abbáin had their Awards Ceremony on Thursday, May 23, in the college. Principal Mr John Nolan welcomed all members of the school community, special guests, parents/guardians.

Special Guests were: Minister Paul Kehoe, Ms Sínead O'Hara WWWETB Education Co-Ordinator, Mr Denis Kennedy, chairman BOM; Ms Míchael Butler, Past Student; Mr Matthew O'Hanlon, Wexford Senior Hurling Team (Joint Captain), parish priest Fr Robert Nolan and School Chaplin, Ms Pauline Kavanagh, BOM and parents' council, Ms Cait Bradley, BOM, Mr Paul Walsh, Director of Cinderella and Ms Betty O'Shea.


The weekly '30' Card Game continues in the community centre this Friday, June 7, at 9 p.m. Thanks to the ladies for the tea last week. Catering on Friday, June 7, will be; Cáit Bradley, Josephine Hendrick and Betty O'Shea. Catering on Friday the 14th will be Mary Kirwan, Lorna Komsa and Betty Cullen. 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 24, were: Kathleen Whelan, Ann Lawlor, James Hendrick, Mick Bolger, John Hanley, Pat Quinn, John Murphy, Tom Rochford, Pat Doyle and Owen Elmes.

Adamstown lotto

The next draw in the Adamstown lotto takes place this Friday, June 7, in the community centre for a jackpot of €5,600. Keep on buying the tickets, it could be your lucky day.

Historical Society

Among the many recipients of awards were local students: Donny McDonald, Maria Siggins, Gavin O'Dowd, Sharon Booth, Thyla Claire O'Neill, Ciara Booth, Kieva Hynes, Alannah Staunton, Sam Murphy, Liam Dooley, Cillin Duggan, Michéal Harler, Joshua Power, Nathan O'Brien, Pawel Jaglarz, Stephen O'Dwyer, Graham O'Reilly, Leon Sinnott, Nathan Thorpe, Katie Cash, Ellen Connors, Darren Redmond, Daniel Roche, Jack Carty, Philip Kearns, Rachel Redmond, Nell Delaney, Tomás Hynes, Karolina Jaglarz, Shane Roche, Jake Cadogan, Oscar MacGabhann, Congratulations and well done to all students.

Tea Day Thanks

Ellie Walsh and family would like to thank very sincerely all those who supported their Alzheimer's Tea Day on Saturday last. Donations received to date amount to €675. Thank you all so much. Raffle winners were Mary Power, Frances Gallagher, Catherine Kelly, Kathleen Delaney, Helen Furlong, Mary Fenlon, and Joan Franey.

Golden Jubilee

Congratulations to Fr Jim Furlong, Tomgarrow on the occasion of the Golden Jubilee of his Ordination to the Priesthood. Fr Jim was ordained on May 31, 1969, in St Peter's College, Wexford.

He served for many years in the diocese of Southwark in England, on his return to the diocese of Ferns he served in Gusserane, Duncannon, Raheen and Newbawn. He also served in Belfast and with the Columban Missionaries in Figi. We join with his family, friends and former parishioners in wishing him every blessing and good health on this wonderful occasion. Ad Multos Annos.

Junior/Leaving Certs

We extend our prayers and good wishes to all our students who begin their junior and Leaving Certificate Examinations this week.

Birthday Meal

Adamstown Active Retirement are having a meal in the Horse and Hound Hotel on Thursday, June 6, at 1.30 p.m. for Johnie Bradleys 90th birthday. Anyone going to the meal, please ring Callie Doyle at 053 9240972 or Betty O'Shea at 053 9240777 before Thursday, June 6. All are welcome to come along.

Barn Owl Release Programme

Over the past four years we have been releasing white barn owls on Adamstown. The aim was to re-introduce barn owls to our local area. In total we have bred and released seventeen owls. We would be delighted to hear of any sightings so that we can monitor their progress. Ian Cullen 085 8270623.

Church News

Visitation of the sick and housebound on Friday and Saturday, June 7, and eight. Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament Monday to Fridayday each weeknight. St Anthony's Mass continues every Tuesday night in St Abban's Oratory at 7.30 p.m.

Church and Altars Decoration: Thanks to the parishioners from Adamstown for looking after the church and Altars for the month of May. It is now the turn of the ladies from Brocurra for the month of June. This will be the last of the year's rota the new one will be allocated during the month of June. A sincere thanks to all those who faithfully look after St Abban's Church and Altars.

Patrick Foley r.i.p.

Our deepest sympathy to Ann and Ian Foley and family on the sad death of Patrick (Pat) Foley, Adamstown and former publican Foley's Pub Newbawn. Our condolences also to Pat's sisters Ann, Helen and Mai, Grandchildren Alex and Paige, extended family, neighbours and friends.

His funeral Mass was celebrated in St Abban's Church on Wednesday the 22nd with burial afterwards in Adamstown Cemetery. May his kind soul rest in peace.

Rosemary Wickham r.i.p.

Our deepest sympathy to Tom and Mary Wickham and family, Raheen on the unexpected death of their daugher Rose. Our condolonces to Rose's brothers Tom, John Paul, and Dean. Her sisters Theresa, Jenny, Tracy, Lisa, Samantha, Lorraine, Bridget and Shauna, nephews, nieces, uncles, aunts, cousins and friends.

Rose's funeral Mass took place on Friday, May 24, in the Church of St John Paul Raheen with burial afterwards in the adjoining cemetery. May she rest in peace.

Tidy Towns News

The ethos of Adamstown Tidy Towns is the involvement of the community to deepen the sense of pride and spirit in our village by participating in the various events organised it gives everyone in the village an opportunity to get to know each other.

It has been a busy number of weeks for the Adamstown Tidy Towns, 48 people attended the CPR Training Course on April 29, thanks to the community centre for the use of the room and to Liam Morrissey for preparing the room.

In conjunction with Adamstown Tidy Towns and Cullen's Gala and with thanks to Ms Byrnes art students who recently painted a mural on Cullen's Gala, the Adamstown version of Van Gogh's 'Starry Night' depicting St Abban's Cross, Adamstown Hall and St Abban's Church. A big Thank you to the Shamrocks Men's Shed for making the wonderful flower boxes and to Teacher Dean O'Connor and his group of willing students who painted them.

With all the above work completed and with more projects in the pipeline we have entered the Tidy Towns 2019 competition, judging will take place from June to late August. Remember to visit our Facebook page for constant updates.

Finally a Painting and Planting morning will take place on Bank Holiday Monday, June 3, from nine - 11 a.m. All Volunteers are welcome and everyone is invited to attend, all supplies and equipment will be provided. For further details contact Lorna at 087 7631442.

Cllr Pat Barden

Congratulations to Pat Barden, Rathsilla on his landslide victory in the recent local election. The 'Local Man' topped the poll with a colossal 1980 votes to be the first candidate past the post in the New Ross District. A well run campaign on the ground and via social media helped to secure his victory. We wish Pat all the best of success in his new role of county councillor.

Notes Contact

A reminder for any club, organisation or individual who wish 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.


Parish draw winners

The monthly parish draw took place in the Church of the Sacred Heart Newbawnafter 11 a.m. Mass on Sunday, May 26, and the following were the lucky winners. First prize - €300 Ciara Banville 'The pillar lane' Carrigadaggin. Second prize - €200 Grace Moran 'CarrigByrne Rock' Scullabogue. 3rd prize - €100 Thomas Murphy Courthoyle.

Congratulations to all of the winners. All proceeds are in aid of parish funding. Tickrts for the nextdraw which takes place on the last Sunday of June can be purchased for €5 from any Newbawn parish council memner, or €25 to cover all five remaining draws including October 2019.


The latest 'split-the-pot 'draw took place in Foleys of Newbawn last Thursday night. The name of thelucky winner to come out of thehat was Fiona Cullrn of Old Ross. She receieved theprincely sum of €237. The draw is in aid of the upkeep of the mearby Community Sportsground andparochial purposes. The next draw will take place in Foleys pub on Thursday, June 13. Envelopes to enter can be obtained atall business premises in the Newbawn area or at the back of the local church.

Dates for your diary

Sunday, July 14 - annual

Newbawn parish field day to take place in Community Sportsground with plenty of attractions for young and old.

Saturday, July 20 - Blessing of graves for the annual patron in Faree and Courthoyle cemeteries.

Sunday, July 21 - Mass for the dead at midday followed by prayers and blessing of graves in old cemetery (The Clorane) at 1 p.m. and the new cemetery at 1.30 p.m.


Dancing at Camross

The June First Friday dance will be held on Friday, June 7, with Peter Burke providing the music. Dancing from 9.30 p.m. till midnight, admission €10 including the tea.

The 10th Anniversary of our First Friday dances will be held on Friday, July 5, and Michael Collins will have all our wonderful supporters dancing the night away.

Annual Concert

The annual Variety Concert organised by Camross Hall Committee will be held on Sunday, September 29. Pencil the date in your diary as this is a popular event and one not to be missed. Watch this space.

Community Games

Well done to our three children who took part in the national finals in university of Limerick last weekend. Jack O'Sullivan was in a handwriting competition, Ciara Goddard and Ella Banville were in dancing competitions. They enjoyed the experience and wore their county colours with pride. Congratulations.

Caroreigh school news

FIRST HOLY COMMUNION Congratulations to the boys and girls in Ms Duane's second class, who received their first holy communion on Saturday. They were extremely well prepared and the ceremony went off beautifully. The choir conducted by Ms Egan and accompanied by John and Anita added greatly to the occasion.

CO. WEXFORD ATHLETICS - Pupils for St Gravan's NS travelled to Enniscorthy last week to take part in the Co. Wexford Schools Athletics. Orla Roche took high jump gold, Niamh O'Callaghan captured silver in the long jump while Kayleigh Butler took bronze in the sprints. Ms Forde and Mr Fox prepared the children for the day and an enjoyable time was had by all.

ROUNDERS - Congratulations to both the boys and girls rounders teams who won their respective quarter finals against Newbawn NS this week. Best of luck in the semi-finals which will take place in the coming weeks.

JOHNSTOWN CASTLE VISIT - Our Sixth class visited Johnstown Castle recently. They were the first school group to get a tour of the newly refurbished castle. They also took in the castle grounds and visited the Agricultural Museum. A very enjoyable day was had by all.

GAA club news

The next game in ACL Hurling, away to Adamstown, will take place today June 4, throw-in at 8 p.m. This is followed by ACL Football action on Friday night at home against St Joseph's, with throw-in at 8 p.m.

Next Sunday at 10.30 the men will play the fifth round of the parish league at the centre. The adult squad has been split into four teams - Taghmon, Trinity, Old Boley and Camross and the competition continues this weekend with three seven aside hurling matches of 20 minutes in duration for each team. Week three saw a Super Taghmon team win two of their three of their hurling games and this kept them on top of the table narrowly ahead of Old Boley in second place. Old Boley had three wins last weekend. An old club stalwart saved the day when the Old Boley lads went down to only six men less than one minute into the first of their three games. With three games for each team every weekend there's still time for any of the four parishes to come to the fore but the final weekend is coming up soon. Why not come down and support your parish this Sunday.

The lotto jackpot wasn't won last week so the jackpot increases to €13,100. There were six match-three winners that shared €200. The next draw takes place next week at the community centre. Please encourage any family or friends living away from the area to support the draw through the new online option. Tickets can be purchased at the following website: klubfunder. by 6.30 on the day of the draw. Tickets are also available locally through all the usual channels.

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