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Around the Districts: Bree-Galbally to Kiltealy-Ballindaggin


Cllr Jackser Owens with Kateryno and Micoslav Ridfko, and Jacob and Aoife Dalton at the Enniscorthy ‘Failte’ coffee morning for Ukrainian families in the Presentation Centre.

Cllr Jackser Owens with Kateryno and Micoslav Ridfko, and Jacob and Aoife Dalton at the Enniscorthy ‘Failte’ coffee morning for Ukrainian families in the Presentation Centre.

Cllr Jackser Owens with Kateryno and Micoslav Ridfko, and Jacob and Aoife Dalton at the Enniscorthy ‘Failte’ coffee morning for Ukrainian families in the Presentation Centre.



Galbally Patron

Galbally Patron will be held this Sunday 26th of June at 2pm followed by refreshments afterwards in the hall.

Athletics news

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Congrats to Bree AC athletes in action in the Leinster Championships last weekend. Results are as follows; U12 Ava Wilson 1st 60mH, Long Jump; U13 Shane Laffan 3rd Long Jump; U14 Lea Bolger 2nd Hammer, 3rd Shot; Jayden Kenny 2nd 75mH, Long Jump; U15 Ciara Laffan 1st 80mH; Kiera Wilson 2nd 80mH; U17 Abbie Doyle 1st Triple Jump. Kiera, Lea and Jayden also won bronze medals with Intercounty Relays.

Congrats to all the Bree AC U8-13 athletes who competed in the Co ‘B’ Championships. U9 LJ 1st Anna Power, 3rd Anna Murphy; Turbo 1st Finn McKiernan U10 60m 2nd Sarah Jordan; 300m 3rd Jessie Redmond; LJ 1st Aine Breen, 2nd Sarah Jordan 3rd Jane Prud’homme; 60m 1st Aaron O’Shea, 2nd Tom Dunne 3rd Faolan Joyce. Turbo 1st Faolan, 2nd Tom 3rd Aaron; U12 60m 1st Dylan Carty; 300m 2nd Matthew Murphy. Turbo 1st Matthew 2nd Dylan.

Other medal winners in Relays were Noah Cosgrave, Leo Congrave, Charlie Furlong, Matthew Furlong, Aodhan Handley, Louis Pollock, Croi Rogers, Lauren Dempsey, Niamh Dunne, Molly Egan, Jack Dempsey, Eve Cosgrave, Anna Prud’homme, Eve Reck, Cillian Bolger.

Barn Dance

Bree Barndance is back. It will be held on Saturday July 9th with music by The Kilkenny’s. Tickets at eventbrite.ie

Bree AC International Success

Congratulations to Bree AC athlete Paddy O’Leary who finished in 5th place in the Inter-Celtic Mountain Running Championships at Trial de Guerledan, France. Paddy was a member of the Irish team which won the Bronze Medals.

Ballyhogue GAA Lotto

The numbers drawn for Wednesday 8th June were No’s 2, 6, 12, 14. There was no Jackpot winner.

Match 3’s were Michael Byrne, Lorna Swan, Brendan & Catherine Byrne, Lorraine & Tom Ryan, Shane Dunne, Clare Doyle, Joanne Rochford, Colin Levingstone and Pat Crean. Next draw is 22nd June with the Jackpot up to €2000.

Community Games athletics

Best of luck to all Bree Davidstown Cloughbawn athletes competing in the County Athletic Finals on Saturday next in Enniscorthy Sports Hub at 11am.

Bree Patrons

The Ballybrennan Patron will be held on Friday July 22nd. The Bree Patron will be held on Sunday 21st August.


Ben Mulhall Memorial Park AGM

The Ben Mulhall Memorial Park Committee’s AGM took place on Wednesday, June 15. A special thanks to the committee and to all volunteers, sponsors and donators over the past year who have supported the park, plus all worked tremendously hard to meet the Covid-19 requirements.

A special mention to one of our key contributors and Assistant secretary to the Ben Mulhall Park, Assistant secretary Christina Moran who passed away in 2021. Her contributions to this Committee (and other committees) have been outstanding and she is deeply missed.

The committee also welcomed new members who joined during 2021 and their new role has been a great contribution to the park. Thank you to Sinéad Gray, vice-chairperson and Breda Murphy, secretary for all their hard work during past few years as key committee members.

The following appointing officers were elected for 2022/2023: chairperson: PJ Kavanagh, Vice-chairperson: Patricia Kenny, secretary: Bippy Murphy, Assistant secretary: Catherine Murphy, Joint treasurers: Pboy Murphy and Johnny Dunne, PRO: Nicola Gray, Assistant PRO: Maureen Murphy. Committee Members (Non-Officers). Dorcas Rothwell, Breda Murphy, Sinéad Gray and Ryan Murphy.

House of Song and Story

The House of Song and Story will be held at Osbornes, Clonegal on Tuesday, June, 28 at 8 p.m.

Lotto results

There was no winner or online winner of the Kildavin-Clonegal GAA and Ben Mulhall Park lotto draw of €10,000. Numbers drawn were 9, 17, 23 and 25. The winners that matched three: Margaret Roberts, Orchard, Michael Brennan, Kilcarry, Tommy Moran, Valley View and Brigid Kirwan, Kilcarry, all receiving €40 each. Seller’s prize; Tom Roberts.

Next draw will take place on Sunday, June 26, at 9 p.m. in Osbornes Pub, Clonegal. Tickets are also available to purchase through Club Force. You can download this app and get instant results notification. This will make purchasing a line for the draw as easy as three clicks of a mouse. Tickets cost €2 per line or three lines for €5. Tickets must be purchased before 6 p.m. cut off time.

Weavers’ Cottages Museum

Come and visit the Weavers’ Cottages Museum which were once the home of local weavers dating back to the 17th century and now houses many artefacts of the cottage weaving industry. Opening Times: Monday, Wednesday and Thursday 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. – Friday: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Saturday and Sunday, please phone 053 9376749.

Coffee morning

There will be a coffee morning and raffle taking place in St Fiaac’s church Clonegal on Saturday, August 20, from 10.30 a.m. to 12.30 p.m. A huge selection of cakes and treats as well as great prizes for our raffle which will take place at 12.30. We look forward to seeing you there.


Don’t forget that you can advertise any upcoming events on the clonegalkildavin.ie website. Or you can tell us of stories or achievements in our local area. Maybe you are planning a meeting or want to start a group or a class.

Whatever is local is of interest to us. We are delighted to share your achievements and plans with all. Send your information to info@clonegalkildavin.ie.

Notes contact

Anyone, who wishes to have upcoming events, wedding occasions, birthday wishes or local news, to be issued on the local Clonegal/Kildavin Community Section of the Guardian can email clonegalkildavinnotes@gmail.com.


Annual Patron

The annual patron will be held on July 10 in Cloughbawn cemetery.

Cloughbawn GAA lotto

The next lotto draw will take place on Friday night June 24, Tickets are available at local shops or online at cloughbawn.gaa.ie.

Clonroche History Society

The History Society will hold a meeting in the Cloch Ban on Thursday, June 23, at 8 p.m. all are welcome to attend.


Dramatic Society AGM

The AGM of Ferns Dramatic Society will be held on Thursday, June 23, at 8 p.m. in the community centre. All are welcome.

Golf Classic

The Ferns Village Golf Classic 2022, in association with Ferns Development Association for local projects, will take place on Friday, July 8, at Enniscorthy Golf club. Teams of four. Please call Teresa at 086 6049340 or Tom at 086 2142339. See fernsvillage.ie.


Bishop’s Visit

Bishop Ger Nash will visit our parish and speak at all Masses in Ballindaggin, Kiltealy and Caim next weekend June 25th/26th.

After 7pm Mass in Kiltealy light refreshments will be served in the Wood Hub Garden immediately after Mass, weather permitting, or in the Community Hall. After 11.30 am Mass in Ballindaggin refreshments will be served in the Community Hall. This will be an opportunity for all parishioners to meet and talk with Bishop Ger.

Kiltealy Church

Kiltealy Church, parochial house and parish office have been given a much needed face lift over the past few weeks with a new coat of paint. Additional structure work to seal the church eaves with fascia and soffit has also been completed.


Social dancing in Kiltealy Hall this Friday night June 24th with music by Peter Burke. Dancing from 9.30pm to 12 midnight. Refreshments served. A great social night out.

Duffry Rovers

Amanda Scallan has recently taken up the position of games promotion officer with Duffry Rovers. Amanda has been busy coaching in the three parish schools as well as running workshops with the club’s underage coaches. Duffry Rovers is calling on all girls and boys over 6 years of age to sign up for this year’s Cul Camp in Coolree from 18th to 22nd July. Register online at kelloggsculcamps.gaa.ie

Kiltealy NS clothes collection

Kiltealy school will have a used clothes collection on Monday morning next June 27th. The school shelter is open all this week during school hours to facilitate dropping off bags of clothes. No duvets or pillows please. We appreciate your support, many thanks. The Winner of split the pot last week was Mick Stamp senior infants who won €178.

Coffee morning

Templeshanbo Parish is holding a coffee morning, raffle and bring and buy sale in The Parish Hall, Templeshanbo on Friday July 8th from 10 am to 12 noon to raise funds for the refugee community from Ukraine currently living in Enniscorthy. Your support would be appreciated.

Kiltealy Patron/Field Day

Plans are well underway to make this year’s Patron and field day a huge community success when it returns to the traditional slot of the first Sunday in August which this year falls on August 7th. There will be a community meeting early in July to put all the preparations in place. Details to follow later.