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Social Cycling group in Co. Wexford. Log on to www.communitybikerides.ie for details of planned cycles and how you can take part.

Social Cycling group in Co. Wexford. Log on to www.communitybikerides.ie for details of planned cycles and how you can take part.

Social Cycling group in Co. Wexford. Log on to www.communitybikerides.ie for details of planned cycles and how you can take part.


Coffee Morning

Aideen and Clare Breen are holding a coffee morning in aid of Hospice Home Care and Hope Centre, Enniscorthy in their home at Ballypreacus, Bunclody Y21 WC85 on this Saturday, June 4, starting at 10.00 a.m If you can’t attend in person, you can donate at ko-fi.com/breenscancerfundraiser

Carrigduff Residents

The annual general meeting of Carrigduff residents’ association will take place on Thursday, June 2, in River’s Edge, Bunclody at 8 p.m. All residents are welcome to attend.

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Columban Way

The 2022 Columban Way annual Walk takes place on Saturday, June 4. The 22km walk, will start in Bunclody and follow the Columban Way, via the Nine Stones and on to finish in Myshall.

Following in the footsteps of St Columbanus ‘The Columban Way’ is a pilgrim trail along his journey taken during the fifth and early sixth Century from his home parish of Myshall in the foothills of the Blackstairs Mountains, Carlow to begin religious studies in Fermanagh and Bangor, Co. Down. At the age of 48 he travelled to Europe founding monasteries along the way in France, Germany, Austria, eventually settling in Bobbio, Italy where he was laid to rest in 615AD.

The schedule for the day is gather at Myshall at 10 a.m. for bus transfer to Bunclody at 10.30. Then walk the 13km (three hours) to the Nine Stones where there will be a rest and water point then walk on the 9km (two hours) to Myshall. The walk finishes at Myshall around 4.30 p.m.

Numbers are limited to 100 people. Join in the footsteps of those who have gone before us If you would like to attend or register for any or all of the above please let us know by booking directly on Eventbrite or by emailing columbanwaymyshall@gmail.com with your contact details stating which stages you are interested in. Over-18s only and No Dogs Allowed.

Clohamon Fair Day

Clohamon is the place to be on Sunday, June 5, for the Clohamon Fair Day revival and Street Tug-o’ -War. There will be a street market with a great selection of stall holders, food van, and raffle-from 2 p.m.

Five a side Tug-of-War starts at 4.30 p.m. It will feature.

Five a side ladies and gents tug of war competitions on the street in Clohamon.

All teams of five welcome, no mixed teams. Runners/trainers to be worn by all participants. 3-meter pull.

Winners and runners-up will be presented with medals on the day,

There will also be a barrel of beer which entitles all participants to a free pint. Tug of war gets under way at 4.30.

For information contact 087 1345229 or 087 2355129.

Opening of the John Wall Stand

On Bank Holiday Monday, June 6, Half-Way-House/Bunclody GAA Club will pay homage to the most successful GAA player ever to hail from the parish with the official opening of the new John Wall Stand by his son Canon de Val at the HWH Bunclody GAA grounds at Church Road. There will be a barbecue, games, underage and adult matches on the day and fun for all the family at the church Road venue from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m.

Community Employment Vacancy

Mount Leinster Community Employment CLG has vacancies for Day Care Assistants (two positions) at Bunclody Day Care. The Job Reference is 2223203. Full Driving License preferable, but not essential. Age limit 21 years upwards. Please Contact Employment Services Bridgepoint, Enniscorthy quoting job reference to check your eligibility at 053 9239300. Garda vetting will apply. DEAS.P eligibility criteria applies. Closing date June 6.

Bunclody Tidy Towns

The annual general meeting of Bunclody Tidy Towns will be held on Thursday, June 9, at 7 p.m. in Rivers Edge function room.

Men’s Shed

Bunclody Men’s Shed opening times are as follows: Monday: 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.; Wednesday: 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.

And Friday 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.

For further information please contact Peter Foley at 087 6631588, or Jonathan king at 089 4972664.

Baby and Toddler Group

Bunclody Baby and Toddler Group meets every Wednesday 9: 30 a.m. to 11 a.m. during term time in the Pastoral Centre, Most Holy Trinity Church Main Street, Bunclody. All parents/guardians and little ones are welcome.

Clohamon Area Reunion

The Clohamon Area Reunion Committee are delighted to let you know that the tickets are now printed, and it is full steam ahead for the Reunion on Saturday, July 30. The afternoon promises to be great filled with all things nice, friendly faces, history, stories of times passed and lovely food. The following people can be contacted for tickets: Susan Bolger Dunne, Imelda Harte, Sheila Roberts.

Hewson, Una Murphy, Barty O’Connor, Paul Power, Gahan’s Village Pub. Rosemary Atkinson is available after 2 p.m. any day should you have any enquires at 086 8860246.

GAA lotto

There was no jackpot winner of last week’s Half-Way-House/Bunclody GAA Club lotto draw. The numbers drawn were 13 – 17 – 24 and 30. One match-three winner, Daisy Reid, won €100. The next draw is on Tuesday, June 7, in Tig Leath Slí/Halfway House. When the jackpot will be €2,700.

Kilmyshall split-the-pot

Kilmyshall split-the-pot envelopes are available from HWH Shop, Steemers, Cahill’s hardware, D & M Laundrette, Glanbia, Redmond’s Bar, Byrnes Hardware Ryland Lower, Kilmyshall parish office and Kilmyshall School.

The pot is split between Kilmyshall School and the parish. Draw takes place every Friday. Your support is greatly appreciated.

The Mall Market

The Mall Street market is back in Bunclody on Saturday mornings from 10 a.m. till 3 p.m., weather permitting.

Do call over and say hello as they truly enjoy the chats and the banter. The Marketeers are hoping for a long hot summer and praying for peace in this world of ours.

Social Cycling

Are you interested in free, social bike rides? These free Community Bike Rides take place regularly in your local area and you are welcome to take part. They are safe, sociable, small group rides, open to adults over 18+ and are led by a local volunteer leader who has been trained and vetted by Cycling Ireland. The rides are usually in the locality and occasionally a little further afield. All you need to take part is a roadworthy bike and helmet. For full information and/or to book a place on any of the advertised rides, register for free at communitybikerides.ie.

Lough Derg 2022.

The Lough Derg 2022 Pilgrimage Season re-opens Sunday, May 1.

One Day Retreats

One Day Retreats are scheduled to take place on May – 24th, 29th and 30th.

August – 20th, 22nd, 23rd, 27th, 28th, and 29th.

September – third, seventh, 10th, 13th, 17th, 18th, 24th, and 25th.

Admission €45 – Concessions for groups. Booking essential.

Three Day Pilgrimage

The Three Day Pilgrimages will commence on Wednesday, June 1, and continue till August 15 (Saturday, August 13, is the last day for pilgrims to begin the Three Day Pilgrimage) Admission €80 – Concessions available for students, seniors and groups.

Booking advised. For more info: Contact 071 9861518.


The 2022 Ferns Diocesan Pilgrimage to Lourdes takes place from June 20 to June 24 the pilgrimage will be led by the Bishop of Ferns, Most Rev Ger Nash. The trip includes four nights’ accommodation in Lourdes, breakfast, lunch and dinner each day in Hotels Padque, Solitude and Agena as well as transfer and assistance between Lourdes airport the hotel. To book contact JWT 01 2410800 or ifo@joewalshtours.ie.

Dinners Delivered

Bunclody Meals on Wheels service is looking for volunteers to help deliver a hot dinner to people living in the general Bunclody area. People with availability between 12.30 and 2 p.m. on a Monday, Wednesday or Friday are urgently needed. Please contact James Doyle at 087 9594639, or Barbara-Anne Murphy at 087 6736966 if you can help out either on a regular or occasional basis. All help is very much appreciated to deliver this essential service.

Cruinniú na nÓg

Cruinniú na nÓg is back for 2022 and we are seeking a group of young people to work together to create an art installation at the @ARTBANK Bunclody Gallery. Bring your amazing ideas, your sparks of imagination, your well of creativity.

Over a number of weeks, you will create a unique art piece that will be displayed in the Artbank gallery as part of the Cruinniú na nÓg celebrations. Working alongside artists Caoimhe Dunn and John Renwick, the group will brainstorm ideas and come up with a theme for the art installation. To book your child’s free place contact John from Artbank at 087 3119647.

Workshops will start May 14 at 11 a.m. and every Saturday till the final exhibition opening on June 11 At the last workshop the artwork will be installed and opened to the public. Invite friends and family to come along. Exhibition opens at 2 p.m. on June 11.

Cruinniú na nÓg is a day of free creative activity for young people, the fun takes place on Saturday, June 11, with over 450 free creative events to enjoy. Find out more here: cruinniu.creativeireland.gov.ie/../cruinniu-na../

Rathnure Bingo

The Rathnure Drive In Bingo returns on Bank Holiday Monday, June 6, at 3 p.m. to Rathnure Soccer Pitch Y21 F5F9. Bigger prizes on every game, plus our Snowball restarts at €500. Join us for lots of fun and craic in Rathnure, with over €2,700 in prizes to be won.

Bunclody News

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