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MC Rev. Trevor Sargent introducing 'Should be Band' with Fran Breen, Séamus Walker, Séamus Moran and Peter Steemers, who wowed the crowd with lovely renditions of several pieces including 'Nancy Spain' and the 'Mason's Apron', during the first ever charity concert for Carrigduff N.S. in St Mary's Church, Bunclody, recently.

MC Rev. Trevor Sargent introducing 'Should be Band' with Fran Breen, Séamus Walker, Séamus Moran and Peter Steemers, who wowed the crowd with lovely renditions of several pieces including 'Nancy Spain' and the 'Mason's Apron', during the first ever charity concert for Carrigduff N.S. in St Mary's Church, Bunclody, recently.

MC Rev. Trevor Sargent introducing 'Should be Band' with Fran Breen, Séamus Walker, Séamus Moran and Peter Steemers, who wowed the crowd with lovely renditions of several pieces including 'Nancy Spain' and the 'Mason's Apron', during the first ever charity concert for Carrigduff N.S. in St Mary's Church, Bunclody, recently.


St Patrick’s Day parade

The annual St Patrick’s Day parade will take place in Bunclody on this Friday, March 17, setting off from Glanbia, Carraigduff at 10.40 a.m.

All participants in this year’s parade should be colourful, creative and add music or dance if at all possible to make the 2023 Bunclody St Patrick’s Day parade the best ever. Add bunting, flags, face paint, costumes – be creative, please.

Please contact Barbara-Anne at 087 6736966 or email bambuncldy@gmail.com for an Entry Form.

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St Patrick’s Day Bilingual Service.

All are welcome to an inclusive short bi-lingual service in St Mary’s Church, Bunlcody, at 9.30 a.m. this Friday, to mark our National Holiday, and to give thanks to God for St Patrick. Beannachtaí na Féile Pádraig orainn go léir.

Afrainn As Gaeilge

On this Friday, March 17, St Patrick’s Day, midday Mass in the Church of the Most Holy Trinity, Bunclody will be celebrated in Irish by Canon Séamus S de Val. The parish choir will sing traditional hymns in both Irish and English for the celebration of the Mass,

Bunclody Swimming Pool

Bunclody Swimming Pool are advertising the position of senior and Junior Lifeguards for the 2023 season. Application forms are available by emailing bunclodyswimpool@gmail.com. Please forward completed application forms to above email. Closing date for applications is this Friday, March 10, at 5 p.m.

Swimming Pool AGM

The annual general meeting of Bunclody Swimming Pool will take place in Redmond’s, Main Street, Bunclody this Wednesday, March 15, at 7.30 p.m. Anyone interested in joining the committee or help in fundraising is invited to attend.

Bunclody Swimming Pool is unique in Ireland, wholly owned and run by the community and opens for 10 weeks each summer. It is an outdoor space that is the envy of many other towns. In order to keep our Swimming Pool open and funded new members are needed on the committee and new volunteers are needed to help with fundraising.

Daffodil Day

Daffodil Day will take place in Bunclody on Friday, March 24, Help needed to sell daffodils and other daffodil day items. Please, if you have an hour to spare, could you call Martha at 087 9799175. Your help would be much appreciated.

Bunclody and Districts GPA

The committee of Bunclody and District GPA would like to thank all the local landowners who granted us the privilege of hunting over their lands this past season and take this opportunity to remind every local landowner that we are available to help with vermin control as we approach the new lambing and crop sowing seasons.

Further information in relation to vermin control can be obtained by calling 087 8324811.

Also, on a point of clarification I would like to state that Bunclody and Districts GPA has not been involved in any clay pigeon shooting activities on Ryland Hill since our eviction from the shooting grounds nearly two years ago and any further complaints in relation to noise or light pollution should be made directly to the landowners.

Walking Track

The Walking Track at Half-Way-House/Bunclody GAA Club will be lit Monday to Friday evenings from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. to facilitate walkers in the darker evenings till the evenings get brighter.

Our Lady of Lourdes NS Enrolment

Our Lady of Lourdes NS, Bunclody, is now accepting applications for places in our Junior Infant classes for September 2023.

Application forms, along with enrolment information, can be found on our school website at bunclodyns.com. The closing date for applications will be Friday, March 31. We will be in touch with those with brothers and sisters in the school and with parents who have previously expressed an interest in a place.

Our Lady of Lourdes NS is a warm, welcoming school at the heart of Bunclody. Situated on several acres of beautiful grounds on Hospital Hill we have served the people of Bunclody and the Half-Way-House for generations.

With a modern school and small class sizes, we provide an excellent education to all. We look forward to meeting all the new infants in September.

You can get in touch for more information by calling in to Helen in the office, by emailing secretarybunclodyns@gmail.com or by phoning 053 9377380.

Men’s Shed

Bunclody Men’s Shed opening times are Monday and Friday, 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. and Wednesday evening, 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.

New members always welcome. For more information, phone Peter at 087 6631588 or Jonathan at 089 4972664.

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 ongoing support is greatly appreciated.

Ballyroebuck National School

Ballyroebuck National School is currently accepting enrolment applications for junior infants starting in September 2023. Please contact the school to receive an enrolment form and return completed forms prior to Friday, April 28. You can contact the school by phone at 053 9377410/086 7037595 by email at ballyroebuckns@gmail.com.

Further information is available on our website at ballyroebuckns.com.

Bunclody Vocational College split-the-pot

Bunclody Vocational College split-the-pot envelopes are available in Bunclody Credit Union, Bunclody VC, Eurospar, Ken Rothwell, O’Reillys SuperValu, and Steemers Newsagents. Thank you for your continued support.

Parish Choir

The Bunclody/Kilmyshall Parish Choir meets in the Church of the most Holy Trinity, Bunclody on Tuesday evenings at 7.30 p.m. New members, both male and female, are always welcome to join.

Hot Meals 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 Bridget at 087 2699411 if you can help out either on a regular or occasional basis. All help is very much appreciated to deliver this essential service. If you or someone you know is in need of a hot dinner delivered to your home by volunteer drivers three times per week, please contact Brigid at 087 2699411 to discuss eligibility.

Bunclody Library

The following events are taking place in Bunclody Library in the coming weeks.

Genealogy for Beginners with Celestine Murphy – Thursday, March 16, at 7 p.m.

Join us for a Genealogy for Beginners event with local historian Celestine Murphy. Celestine is a former Librarian with Wexford County Council Public Library Service and is well known in her native Wexford as a lecturer, researcher, family history specialist, writer and publishing consultant.

Children’s Film Club – Saturday, March 18, 2.15 p.m. to 3.45 p.m.

Every month, a children’s film will be shown. This month, the movie is an animated icy prehistoric adventure. Suitable for children aged five to 12 years.

Places limited, booking essential. Parents must remain in the library for the duration of the event.

Astronomy Week Talk: The Moon – An Unofficial Biography with Dr Donnacha O’Driscoll – Thursday, March 23, at 7 p.m.

To celebrate Astronomy Week, Dr Donnacha O’Driscoll, scientist and founder of the website themoon.ie, a free to access educational website, will be giving a fascinating talk on the moon. The Earth’s constant companion, the Moon, is ever present and we are all very familiar with the sight of it in the sky but few of us really know very much about it. The Moon has been part of all our lives, shouldn’t you get to know it a little better?

Booking required for all these events, book online at wexfordcoco.libcal.com or telephone 053 9375466.

Every Saturday from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m., Sensory Friendly Quiet Hour is observed in the library.

We encourage you to come along and relax in the calm environment of the library.

The Mall Market

The Mall Market, will be returning to Bunclody on Saturday, March 25, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. and every Saturday after that, weather permitting.

The Marketeers so look forward to seeing everyone again, for the chats and laughter, the banter and atmosphere. It is are always great, and they can’t thank the people who frequent the Market regularly enough for the support. A special thank you to all who have helped over the past year, and for the wonderful support they got at their Christmas Market. If a marketeer wishes to join, please call in on Saturdays or find the number on Facebook page.

The market is a mixture of handmade crafts, baking, jams flowers, ladies once off tops, beautiful knitting, crystals jewellery bits and pieces, second hand clothes, flowers, Bunclody honey, handmade cards by Marie in which funds go to cancer care, Pat Crean’s potatoes, cushions and handmade toys by Ella a selection of doggy straps and Niall Toner leather, handmade leather bags. Please come along and have a look, support local, support local crafters, support the community thank you from Mall Market. Happy St Patrick’s Day to all.

Clothes Collection

Kilmyshall NS are having a clothes collection on Tuesday, March 28. More details closer to the date.

Community Employment vacancy

Mount Leinster Community Employment has a vacancy for a Day Care Assistant based at Bunclody Day Care. The Job Reference number is 2265007. A current active B Driving licence is desirable.

A good understanding of English and good spoken English is a requirement for this position.

Age limit 21 years upwards.

Closing date for receipt of applications is Thursday, March 16.

Please contact Employment Services Bridgepoint, Enniscorthy quoting job reference to check your eligibility at the local DEAS.P (Intreo) Office Enniscorthy 053 9239300. Garda vetting will apply.

FCJ Class of’78 to’83.

A committee has been busy for the past several months organising a School Reunion for the FCJ Bunclody Class of’78 to ’83 who this year mark 40 years since they left school. The Reunion will take place in Bunclody Golf and Fishing Club on Saturday, April 22.

While they have made great strides in contacting more than 100 past pupils from their year group, they are aware that some one or two people may still not be aware of the event. So if you know anyone from the class of’83, please tell them about the Reunion and to contact Barbara-Anne Murphy at 087 6736966 for details.

Bunclody-Kilmyshall Drama Group

Bunclody Kilmyshall Drama Group are looking forward to entertaining audiences with their production of ‘The Night Alive’ by Conor McPherson. Award-winning Director Kieran Tyrell is hard at work with the cast and crew on what is shaping up to be a magical production. Having placed second in the RTÉ all-Ireland Drama Finals last May, the group is excited to perform on the amateur drama circuit again. The group is on stage on the open circuit as over the next month as follows: Wednesday, March 15; New Ross, Monday, March 20; South Wicklow (Carnew), Thursday, March 23; Wexford, Wednesday, March 29, and Newry, Friday, March 31. Please do go along and support them in if you can in any of these venues.

Bunclody Parish Draw

Winners of the Bunclody Parish Draw for February were: €150 Ann O’Donnell, Limerick; €50 each to Martin O’Connor, Craan; Grainne Callaghan, Barker’s Road and Denis Codd, Carhill. Thank you all for your ongoing support.

Bunclody Urban Adventure Hub

Bunclody Adventure Club and Bunclody Paddle Sports Club are holding an open day on Saturday, April 15, from 10 a.m. to 4.00p.

There will be tea, coffee, cakes and biscuits. Local instructors will provide the welcome and chat with you about plans for the summer.

There will be an opportunity to take part in a half hour ‘Sit On Top’ Kayaking session for anyone who would like to try it, so please come along prepared to get wet. Bring an old pair of trainers with you if you intend to paddle.

Bunclody News

If you have a news item or photo you would like to have included in the Bunclody News page, please email bunclodyno.tes@gmail.com or call 087 6736966.