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Around the Districts: Kiltealy-Ballindaggin to Oylegate


Paul Armstrong and Fionn Waters at Kiltealy NS 'Our Funky Kids Show' in Kiltealy Community Centre.

Paul Armstrong and Fionn Waters at Kiltealy NS 'Our Funky Kids Show' in Kiltealy Community Centre.

Paul Armstrong and Fionn Waters at Kiltealy NS 'Our Funky Kids Show' in Kiltealy Community Centre.



First Holy Communion

Fourteen children from 2nd class Kiltealy N.S. will receive their first Holy Communion in Kiltealy Church on Saturday next May 21st at 11 am. Pupils have been busy with their parents and teachers preparing for this very important occasion in their lives. We wish them all a lovely day.

Kiltealy Celtic

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Kiltealy Celtic have finished their soccer season and although there is no silverware this year every one of the boys should be very proud for coming so close and bringing it to the last day. It was a very exciting season for all involved and something we can build on for next year.

A huge thank you to all the team and committee members for their hard work and contributions throughout the year and to the supporters who came out, hail, rain or shine. To all who contributed to fundraisers during the year, to Jim Kilsella for upkeep of the pitch and Phil Bowe for putting up with us and keeping us fed and watered.

An awards night is being planned in the Thatch during the summer for player of the year, top goal scorer and goal of the season. We will also be presenting awards for the previous season (2019-2020) as due to covid we couldn’t hold it.

Big Congratulations to our keeper Ben Nugent for being one of three players nominated for the Wexford League Division 4 player of the year. The awards night for that takes place in The Riverbank House Hotel on May 27th where the winner will be announced. Tickets €30 including dinner. Contact committee members for tickets. Best of luck on the night Ben.

Furniture restoration course

WWETB free furniture restoration course every Wednesday in Kiltealy Woodhub Shed begins this evening Wed May 18th at 6 pm. Please contact the Parish Office for more details on 053-9256650. Note: attendees must be over 18 years old.

Split the pot

Winner of Kiltealy N.S. split the pot last week was Pauline Cowman, Coonogue who won €170. Play split the pot every week, envelopes available in local shops and pubs and from the school. Thanks to all for your continued support of our school.


Congratulations to Seamus Breen, Askinvillar, Kiltealy and Kim Caulfield, Gorey who were married in Kiltealy Church on Saturday last May 14th, and celebrated afterwards with family and friends at Hotel Kilkenny. We wish the couple every happiness for the future.

Clothes Collection

The next collection of used clothes for Kiltealy N.S. will be on June 27th. So lots of time to tidy your wardrobes. The school shelter will be open the previous week during school hours for dropping in bags of clothes.

Memorial Walk

A walk in memory of the late Dee Ronan will take place in Ballindaggin on Sunday June 5th in aid of the Hope Cancer Support Centre and Cherry Ward UHW and Wexford Hospice Homecare. 5k/10k timed event (optional). Starting point Ballindaggin Hall. Registration €20 on the day. See Facebook for updates.

Pop Up Garda Station

The Gardai will be available in Kiltealy Hall on every second Wednesday of each month between 10am and 11.30 am.



The Patrons in the Parish are as follows:

Sunday, 29th May Marshalstown. 1.45p.m. Prayers in the Old Cemetery and 2p.m. Mass in the Present Cemetery.

Friday, 1st July Castledockrell. 7.45p.m. Prayers in the Cemetery at the Church and 8p.m. Prayers in the Present Cemetery.

Saturday, 2nd July Crioshue 11a.m. Prayers.

Castledockrell N.S.

Huge congratulations to the Marshalstown/Castledockrell National Schools Girls Football Team who won the Rackard League Rising Stars County Final in Wexford Park, on Friday, 6th May. They put in a superb performance in wet conditions against Adamstown NS. We all enjoyed the celebrations. Maith Sibh cailíní!

We look forward to the ‘MJ Malone Memorial Tractor Run and Family Fun Day’ in the school on Sunday, 22nd May; it promises to be a great day for all the family. See you there!

Lourdes Pilgrimage

The Diocesan Pilgrimage to Lourdes takes place from 20-24 June. Fr. McDonald has a limited number of booking forms. Or they may be had by contacting Fr. Matt Boggan 051 565610 or Joe Walsh Tours 01 2410800. There is no invalid or youth section this year.


Vigil Mass on Saturdays (and Holydays) is in Marshalstown Church at 7.30p.m. Sundays (and Holydays) Mass is in Castledockrell Church at 10a.m. Masses this week are Wednesday to Friday 9.30a.m. in Marshalstown Church. All Church services and Masses in Marshalstown Church are on the webcam. Please book anniversary Masses well in advance if possible. They may be booked in the normal way.

M.J. Malone Memorial

M.J. Malone Memorial Tractor, Car & Bike Run in aid of Castledockrell National School and St. Aidan’s Day Care Centre (Camolin) in association with Marshalstown/Castledockrell Vintage Club is on Sunday, 22nd May via Castledockrell Wind Farm followed by family fun day. Registration from 11a.m. at Castledockrell School. For further information contact Séamus Doyle 087 9271409.

Notes Deadline

Notes deadline is now Sunday 6p.m. (time I need the notes by) and 6p.m. Thursday for Bank Holiday weekends as The Enniscorthy Guardian is now in the shops on Wednesdays. Items received after that time will be included in the following week’s notes if date of event has not passed.

Lotto Results

Marshalstown Castledockrell GAA Club lotto results for Thursday, 12th May are numbers chosen 10, 13, 30, 31. Jackpot of €13,000 was not won. Two luck dip winners James Kinsella, William Dunne win €50 each. Thanks for your continued support.



The sympathy of the community is extended to Seán Hallahan on the death of his sister Eithne O’Sullivan, Douglas, Cork, who passed to her eternal reward on May 12. She is mourned and will be sadly missed by her husband Derek, sons Adrian and David, daughter Suzanne, daughters-in-law, son-in-law, grandchildren and great-grandchildren, brothers, sisters and extended family. Ar dheis Dé go raibh a hanam dílis.

Hall of Fame award

Congratulations to Margaret Leacy on receiving the Gaelic Writers Association ‘Camogie Hall of Fame’ award in the Iveagh Garden Hotel, last week. It was a well – deserved accolade on account of her outstanding contribution to camogie as a player and coach.

Thank You

Oulart Hill Development Group is most grateful to Oulart-The Ballagh GAA and camogie clubs for their thoughtfulness and generosity in presenting them with a cheque for €1,500, the proceeds of a Fun Walk/Run that they organised on April 24.

The cheque was presented in the house of stories, Lower Oulart, on May 10 by Patrick Fortune and Martin Dempsey, Chairmen of the camogie and GAA clubs respectively, in appreciation of the wonderful amenity that is Oulart Hill and its environs and its usefulness to members of the clubs as well as to the general public.

John Dempsey, chairman of Oulart Hill Development replied on behalf of the Development Group and thanked the clubs for their generous gesture. Also present were Bridget O’Toole, Mary Sutton, Eileen Dempsey and Breda Jacob (Joint treasurer). Cake sale/Coffee Morning

Oulart Community Centre committee that serves the needs of the local community so well is appealing to local people to help in their efforts to raise vital funds. During the last two years, on account of Covid lock-down, the community centre has been unable to generate any funds while at the same time, the expenses such as insurance, maintenance etc have still to be met.

The committee have organised a cake sale/Coffee Morning for Sunday, June 5, while, on the same day, a raffle will also take place, with tickets on sale in local businesses beforehand. Cash donations would also be most gratefully accepted, and boxes will be in local shops for voluntary contributions. And, of course, the best news of all is that the community centre is back open for business.

Golf classic

Oulart-The Ballagh GAA Club have organised a golf classic on Friday, June 10, in Courtown Golf Club, from 9.30 a.m. to 4.30 p.m. €160 for a team of four. To book your tee-time please contact Darran Moore at 086 6012000.

Oulart split-the-pot

Congratulations to Lauren Paris, who won €98 in the draw on May 9. Lauren is asked to contact the local primary school, Scoil Mochua, to claim her prize as there is no reply from the phone number on the entry envelope. The next draw will be held on May 16.

First Holy Communion

Seventeen children from Second Class in Scoil Mochua celebrated their First Holy Communion on Saturday, May 14, in St Patrick’s Church, Oulart. Congratulations to Jason, Tara, Chloe, Dearbhla, Robert, Páidí, Cian, Darren, Ava, James, Mia, Owen, Conor, Ajay, Archie, Cristian and Caitlin.

Well done and God’s blessing on them all and well done to their parents/guardians as well as to their teacher, Miss Noreen Lenihan and parish priest, Fr Browne, who helped prepare them for the reception of the Sacrament.

Tulach a’ tSolais

It is intended to hold an ‘Evening of Music’ at Tulach a’ tSolais on Oulart Hill on the evening of May 28 to celebrate the Battle of Oulart Hill, 1798 (though the actual date was May 27). Musicians, singers etc, both local and from further afield are invited to attend along with the general public for what promises to be an enjoyable evening of entertainment. The music gets under way at 7.30 p.m.

ICA Guild

Oulart Guild will hold their next meeting on Thursday, May 19, in Oulart Community Centre. New members are always welcome to attend. Congratulations to Breda Jacob, who was one of the prize-winners in the ‘ICAs Got Talent’ competition that was held in Camross last week.

Oulart Active Retired

Oulart Active Retired meet in Oulart Community Centre on Tuesdays, 2 p.m. to 4 p.m., when bowls are played. New members are always welcome to join the Active Retired. Just turn up on any Tuesday or ring Mary O’Grady for full details (087 9361325).

The Ballagh NS

The Ballagh split-the-pot draw is held every Saturday. It costs only €2 to enter and the winner gets half the pot. A new addition to the draw is called ‘Upfront’ whereby you can pay €20 in advance which entitles you to entry in 11 draws for the price of 10.

Annual Patrons

After an absence of two years, the annual patron and blessing of graves will return to the parish and will be held in Oulart on the last Sunday in June and in the Ballagh on the first Sunday in July.

Oulart field day

Scoil Mochua, Oulart is delighted to announce the return of the field day on the afternoon of Sunday, June 26, immediately after the patron. They are looking for volunteers to help out on the day. So if you are the parent of a past or present pupil and would like to be involved please contact Marianne at 086 8147525.

Local Notes

If you would like to contribute an item of news to the Local Notes please ring, text or email Breda Jacob at 086 1686978 or mickjacobjr@yahoo.co.uk. Clubs and organisations as well as families are invited to submit details of their recent successes and celebrations.


Coffee morning in aid of Ukraine

The Slaney Inn will host a coffee morning in aid of Ukraine on June 6 from 10 a.m. to midday. All proceeds will go to the Irish Red Cross Ukraine Emergency Appeal.

First Holy Communion

Congratulations to all the boys and girls who received their First Holy Communion this weekend.

Open day for Ukraine

Mary Dawkins is holding an open day in her garden on this Thursday, May 19, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. There will be plants for sale, gardening advice, refreshment and a raffle. 80% of profits will go to Ukrainian charities.

Directions to Mary’s house: lane opposite Mernagh’s, then first lane on the left. Mary and Paul Dawkins are currently hosting three Ukrainians.

ICA guild news

The next meeting will take place on Wednesday, June 1.

Church news

Collection for Ukraine – Sincere thanks to all who contributed so generously to the recent Special Collection for Ukraine. Nationally, this collection has raised to date over €3.25 million. The war in Ukraine, and the terrible suffering which has resulted, has seen a tremendous out-pouring of compassion and generosity from our parish communities. Your contributions will bring much-needed relief to those in the region whose lives and livelihoods have been devastated. The funds raised will be used by the international Catholic Church agency, Caritas Internationalis, which is currently operating on the ground in Ukraine and its surrounding areas. We continue to keep the people of Ukraine in our thoughts, praying for peace and an end to this appalling humanitarian crisis.

Trócaire Donations – Please return your donations to the church at weekend Masses as soon as possible. It would be greatly appreciated if you could convert coinage to notes and return in an envelope marked Trócaire.

Dates for your Diary – Bishop Ger Nash will celebrate the weekend Masses in Oylegate and Glenbrien on May 21/22. Patrons 2022: Glenbrien Sunday, June 26; Oylegate Sunday, July 3. First Holy Communion: Oylegate Saturday, May 14.