| 27°C Dublin

Around the Districts: Marshalstown-Castledockrell to Oylegate


John Morrissey and Neddy the donkey at the Know your Neighour Coffee Morning at the Old Post Office, Ballycarney.

John Morrissey and Neddy the donkey at the Know your Neighour Coffee Morning at the Old Post Office, Ballycarney.

John Morrissey and Neddy the donkey at the Know your Neighour Coffee Morning at the Old Post Office, Ballycarney.



Pop up Garda Station

Enniscorthy Gardaí will hold a pop-up Garda Station in Marshalstown Community Centre on Monday 8th August from 2.15–3.30p.m.


This is Wexford Newsletter

A weekly update on the top stories from County Wexford in news and sport, direct to your inbox

This field is required

Anniversaries may be booked in the normal way for now. If and when any changes take place people will be informed well in advance.


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. Times of weekday Masses are on the church newsletter each weekend and are announced each day at the end of Mass. All Church services and Masses in Marshalstown Church are on the webcam.


Marshalstown Castledockrell Lotto results for Thursday, 21st July. Jackpot was €14,000. Numbers drawn were 7, 10, 14, 27. No Jackpot winner. Two Match 3 winners Annette Gormley and Ciara Denton each win €50. Thanks for your continued support.

Castledockrell National School

The school will reopen on Tuesday, 30th August for the new school year. For any queries contact us at castledockrellnschool@gmail.com

Our Lady’s Island

The Enniscorthy, Marshalstown, Castledockrell pilgrimage to Our Lady’s Island is on Monday, 29th August at 8p.m. Bus from Enniscorthy €5 per person. Contact Enniscorthy Parish Office re bookings.

Bishop’s Visit

Bishop Ger Nash will visit Marshalstown and celebrate evening Mass on Saturday, 24th September and he will also visit Castledockrell and celebrate Mass on Sunday, 25th September. Bishop Nash looks forward to meeting as many parishioners as possible during his visit to the Parish.

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.


Grotto mass

Mass will be celebrated in Monageer Parish Grotto on Friday, August 5, at 7.30 p.m. Light refreshments will be served afterwards.



The sympathy of the community is extended to the family, relatives and friends of the late Catherine Harris (née Breen), Kilcotty and formerly Kilnamanagh, who passed to her eternal reward on Friday, July 22.

She is deeply mourned and will be sadly missed by her partner Phil Kelleway, her sons Patrick, David, Gary, Christopher, James and Neil, her brothers Johnny, Jimmy, Mick, Myles, Leonard, and Tom, her sisters Liz, Mary, Ann, Joan and Patricia, daughters-in-law, grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.

Catherine was laid to rest in Oulart Cemetery on Wednesday, July 27, following funeral Mass in St Patrick’s Church, Oulart. Solas na bhFlaitheas dá hanam.

Hurling quarter-finals

The knock-out stages of the various championships are upon us and the quarter-finals were contested last weekend. Oulart-The Ballagh Intermediate team played Gusserane-O’ Rahillys, in Bellefield on Friday evening, our second team played Duffry Rovers, in Ferns on Saturday and our Junior A team took on Buffers Alley, in Blackwater on Sunday.

The players and their respective management teams deserve great praise for their achievements to date, while victory in any of the above clashes will see them qualify for a county semi-final next weekend. Results and match reports can be seen in the Sports Section of this paper where semi-final fixtures with exact details of day, time and venue of semi-finals are also available.

The Ballagh Active Retired

The Ballagh Active Retirement Association members meet twice weekly for bowls, in the Ballagh Community Centre.

The Tuesday and Thursday sessions last from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. and new members are always welcome. Anyone not familiar with the simple game of bowls will be introduced to it by the regular players and encouraged to have a go.

The Retirement Association hold their monthly meetings in Bob’s Restaurant, The Ballagh where members can have a meal or a snack while the meeting is in session. For further information ring Mary Fortune at 087 7987766.

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).

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.


Parish office closure

The parish office will be closed from Monday, August 1, till Monday, August 8. There will be no weekly newsletter week ending August 6/7.

Deepest Sympathy

Deepest sympathy is extended to the sons, sister, brothers, daughter in law, grandchildren, great grandchild, other relatives and friends of Margaret (Peggy) Shanahan of Marzgarden, Roperstown, Oylegate who was interred in Oylegate Cemetery on Friday July 29th following 11.00am mass. May she Rest in Peace.

Parish Journal 2022

We are currently preparing the Oylegate-Glenbrien Journal 2022. If there are people from our area now living abroad who would be willing to write a short description of their new lifestyle for our publication, we would be delighted to receive it. Please contact Maureen Somers at oylegateparishnews@yahoo.com.

As usual, we would like to include information on Oylegate-Glenbrien businesses.If you would like your business listed, please send its name and contact details to oylegateparishnews@yahoo.com.

Furthermore, if you would like to submit an article (a paragraph with/without photos) promoting your business, describing its amenities – for the local community and beyond, how it has transformed during Covid, its link with local history. We would welcome such contributions. Please send to oylegateparishnews@yahoo.com.

Church news

Parish office opening hours – Monday and Wednesday 9.30 a.m. to 1.30 p.m. ; Friday 9.30 a.m. to 12.30 p.m. The parish office will be closed from Monday, August 1, till Monday, August 8. There will be no weekly newsletter week ending August 6/7.

Eucharistic Adoration – The Adoration before the Blessed Sacrament currently takes place in the Prayer Room on Wednesdays from 10 a.m. to midday. Going forward, it is hoped to extend the hours till 2 p.m. People, who have been involved in the past or new people who would be willing to become involved should contact Kathleen Fitzgerald or Ann McEvoy.

Weekend Masses – Oylegate Church on Saturday at 6 p.m. and Sunday at 10.30 a.m. Glenbrien church on Saturday 7.30 p.m. and Sunday at 9.30 a.m.

Car parking in Oylegate Church Grounds – The parking area in the church grounds is primarily for use by those attending church services, visiting the cemetery or Prayer Gardens. An increasing number of vehicles are now using the area for all day parking. This will limit parking space for funerals.

Perhaps, it is time to ask for donations from those who are availing of this facility. In general, proper regulations need to be put in place for all vehicles using the facility. Many are driving in the grounds at dangerous speeds.

Some individuals are discarding litter from their vehicles which is doing nothing to enhance the overall appearance of the area. We should not have to continually clean-up other people’s litter who are availing of the facility for free.