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Bunclody Mothers' Union members and friends relaxing at St Mary's Rectory, Bunclody, after an enjoyable session of Laughing Yoga led by Mary Fitzpatrick.

Bunclody Mothers' Union members and friends relaxing at St Mary's Rectory, Bunclody, after an enjoyable session of Laughing Yoga led by Mary Fitzpatrick.

Bunclody Mothers' Union members and friends relaxing at St Mary's Rectory, Bunclody, after an enjoyable session of Laughing Yoga led by Mary Fitzpatrick.


FCJ Sisters Honoured

The FCJ sisters were honoured by Enniscorthy Municipal District recently when they were presented with a Civic Award for their contribution to Education and the community over almost 160 in Bunclody. The award was presented to Sr. Madeleine Ryan fcJ by Cathaoirleach of Wexford County Council at the recent FCJ Secondary School sixth year graduation ceremony in the school’s new gym.

FCJ Fundraiser

To raise funds for the continuing development of our sports facilities FCJ are running a Euromillions Plus lotto Syndicate.

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Would you like to be in with a chance to win a share in a jackpot of up to €230 million? All prizemoney will be shared out among syndicate members so even if we don’t win the jackpot, you may still win a prize. The cost to enter is €51.20 and in return we will enter 10 lines in every draw for a full year. That’s 104 draws or 1040 lines. The first draw takes place on Tuesday, June 14.

If you want to enter our syndicate, please go to our website fcjbunclody.ie and click on the button ‘FCJ Euromillions lotto Syndicate Fundraiser Entry 2022’.

You can also contact the school at 053 9377308 Places are limited so to avoid disappointment don’t delay.


The Ferns Diocesan Pilgrimage to Knock International Shrine takes place this year on July 3, led by Bishop Ger Nash.

A coach will depart from the Church of the Most Holy Trinity, Bunclody on Saturday, July 2, at 9.30 a.m. for an overnight stay at Knock House Hotel, returning on Sunday evening. For details and booking please contact Eileen Carton at 087 2933545.

Church Choir

Holy Trinity Church Choir has returned to singing at Masses and other church services. Rehearsals take place every Tuesday evening at 7.30 p.m. in the Church of the Most Holy Trinity, Bunclody. New members, male and female are required and will be sincerely welcomed.

Contact Eileen at 087 2933545 or Bunclody parish office 053 9376190 or any choir member.

Bunclody Tidy Towns

The annual general meeting of Bunclody Tidy Towns will be held on this 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.

Art Day At the Rectory

Bunclody Union of Parishes is inviting you and all friends to bring your sketch pad and pencil, paints, etc, to the grounds of St Mary’s Rectory, on Saturday, June 11, any time from 10.30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Please bring a.

picnic too, so we can all take a break for lunch.

Appropriately, Saturday, June 11, is also the Feast Day of the Apostle, St Barnaba’s (Acts 14: 14), who encouraged St Paul in his missionary work. The name Barnabas means, ‘son of encouragement’. So, this Art Day is a day for encouraging one another to explore our interest in art, in the grounds of the Rectory where flowers will be in bloom, the history all around can inspire us and the light for drawing and painting will be excellent. Looking forward to the day and hope to see you there. For more information, contact Rev Trevor Sargent at 087 2547836.

Bunclody Library Events

Menopause Talk with Dr Kesree Finnegan – Thursday, June 9, at 7.30 p.m.

Join Dr Kesree Finnegan BMed

Sci, BMBS, MRCPI, DCH, DRCOG, MICGP for an informative talk on all aspects of the menopause. There will be an opportunity to ask questions on the night.

Dr Kes moved to Ireland in 2004 and worked predominantly in Renal Medicine. She undertook her GP training in the Southeast and was awarded membership of the ICGP in 2015. She also obtained a Diploma in Child Health, Obstetrics and Gynaecology. She also holds a European Certificate in Palliative Care.

Dr Kes’ special interests include Renal and Chronic Disease management, and Women’s Health, in particular Menopause and Fertility. Places limited, book online at wexfordcoco.libcal.com or phone 053 9375466.

Just Read. Junior Book Club

The next meeting takes place on Saturday, June 11, at 11.30 a.m. The book for discussion this month is Zombierella by Joseph Coelho and copies are now available at the desk in Bunclody Library. No booking required.

Crinniú na nÓg Explorers of the Imagination Workshops – Saturday, June 11, 2.30 p.m. to 3.30 p.m. for four – seven-year-olds and 3.50 p.m. to 4.50 p.m. for eight – 10-year-olds.

Join the Explorer of the Imagination and the jovial and bumbling Wonderous Walter Wizard, on an imaginative journey as part of the Cruinniú na nÓg celebrations in Bunclody Library. Children will make their own characters come to life through interactive games and creative activities. Places limited, book online at wexfordcoco.libcal.com or phone 053 9375466.

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.

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 August – 20th, 22nd, 23rd, 27th, 28th, and September 29 to September 3, seventh, 10th, 13th, 17th, 18th, 24th, and 25th. Admission €45 – Concessions for groups. Booking essential.

Three Day Pilgrimage

The Three Day Pilgrimages run from 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../

Bunclody News

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