Around the Districts: Blackwater to Kiltealy-Ballindaggin

Seamus Whelan, Ray Quigley and Tom Millar at the coffee morning in aid of the Hope Centre in Enniscorthy Garda Station.

Enniscorthy Guardian


Active Retirement

The Active Retirement Group has organised the following Day trips over the summer.

Visit to Coolaught Garden Centre, Clonroche on Wednesday 7th June. Tour of Gardens followed by tea and scones - €8 pp. Car pooling on the day leaving Church car park at 10.15am.

Dog racing at Kilcohan, Waterford on Saturday 22nd July.

Bowling continues in the Hall on Thursdays at 7.30pm. New and present members are invited to attend the General meeting on the 2nd Tuesday every month.

Commemoration of 1798 Rebellion

This is the 225th anniversary of the 1798 Rebellion. Two events taking place this week will mark the occasion.

On Friday 26th May a wreath laying ceremony will be held in The Harrow at 6.30 pm. Pikers will then march to Boolavogue cemetary to lay another wreath. They will then move on to the Fr. Murphy Centre for refreshments. The night will conclude with music and song in Kellys Bar, The Harrow.

On Saturday evening a new ‘98 memorial will be unveiled on Oulart Hill at 6 pm. Afterwards, refreshments will be served in Oulart Community Centre followed by a night of music and song.

Pike men and women and all others are invited to attend these events. For further information please phone Nuala on 087 3781700 or Rita 086 3490321.


Tractor Run

Galbally Tractor Run in aid of Church Funds will be held on Sunday May 28th. Registration will be from 11.30am and run begins at 1pm. All vehicles must have road insurance and comply with standard farm machinery regulations. Donations of cakes and sandwiches are very welcome on the day.

Bree United Concert

Bree United are hosting a fundraising concert featuring Cliona Hagan and Band in the Riverside Park Hotel on Monday May 29th. Doors open 7.30pm. Tickets available from eventbrite €25 plus service fee. All support appreciated.

Bree Midsummer Fest

Bree Midsummer Fest takes place in Byrne Grain Store on Friday 9th June featuring The Tumbling Paddies, Stuart Moyles and Olivia Douglas. Tickets are now available at €25 at Hammel’s Centra, Bree or on eventbrite at €27.55. All proceeds in aid of Bree Community Centre and Bree Community Development Group projects.

Annual Parish Patrons

The following are the dates for the Patrons in the Parish: Bellevue Ballyhogue–Sunday, June 11th at 2pm including Parish Field Day. Bellevue Old Cemetery–Tuesday, 13th June at 7.30pm with Mass. Galbally Sunday, June 25th at 2pm. Ballybrennan Friday, 21st July at 7.30pm. Bree Sunday, August 20th in Clonmore at 1.30pm, New Cemetery at 2pm, Old Cemetery at 2.45pm.

Galbally Sports & Leisure Club

Galbally Sports and Leisure Club is now available for Special Events, Classes (Dance, Yoga, Keep Fit, Music, Sewing, Photography, Sports clinic etc), Training, and Sports/ Craft Fairs, Car Boot sales, Volleyball and Badminton (Hall is marked out for competition Level). Meeting rooms with high-speed broad band WIFI and 60in interactive screen. Book by the hour or the week. Contact John 085 1422189.

The following events are continuing every week: Yoga with Julie Monday at 7pm, Hip Hop classes Tuesday at 4.45pm. Dancing With Declan is taking a break until after the summer.

Community Games News

Bree Davidstown Cloughbawn Athletics Finals take place in Enniscorthy Hub this Friday, 26th May. Registration is from 5.30pm with events starting at 6.30pm sharp. Children do not have to be members of an athletic club to take part but must be resident in the parishes of Bree, Davidstown or Cloughbawn. It is free admittance to the venue for all. Registration fee is €2 for all athletes, Preschool, U6s, U8 -16. Further details contact 0874151350.

Draughts sessions continue each Tuesday evening in Bree Community Centre from 7pm to 8pm. All are welcome to attend. New members U8-16 are also welcome.

Galbally NS Enrolments

Galbally NS are now enrolling for the academic year 2023/24. Please contact the school office at 053 9247622 for information packs and enrolment forms.


Annual Patron

Caim’s annual patron will take place on Sunday, June 25, with Mass in the cemetery at 2 p.m.


Pilates continues on Monday nights in Caim Community Centre, at 6.30 p.m. and again at 8.30.

Caim Youth Club

Caim Youth Club is held on Friday nights at 7 p.m.

Caim Men’s Shed

Caim Men’s Shed is held on Wednesday mornings from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. For Further details contact Paddy at 087 6341532.

Church notes

Mass Times: Mass times for Caim are Sunday morning 10 a.m.; Wednesday morning 9.30 a.m.

Eucharistic Adoration is held every Monday from 12.30 p.m. to 2.30 p.m.

Caim Vintage Club

Caim Vintage club annual outing this year is to Innishannon Vintage Rally in Co Cork, on Sunday, June 4. There are still some seats available. For further information call Paddy at 087 6341532 or 087 7468759.


Kildavin Heritage

Cranavane Holy Well Committee has secured funding from the Heritage Council to carry out a heritage audit of the Kildavin area. Colm Moriarity an archaeologist has been engaged to carry out the project.

If you have knowledge of places of significant interest around Kildavin please get in touch with Luke 0876430352, Margaret 0878380018 or email or any member of the Cranavane Holy Well Committee. This audit will form the basis for a Heritage programme for the area for the future.

Lotto Results

There was no winner or on-line winner of the Kildavin/Clonegal GAA and Ben Mulhall Park lotto draw of €10,000 held on Sunday, May 14. Numbers drawn were 12 23 24 27. Winner that matched three was Tom Murphy, Watch House, receiving €150. Next draw will take place in Osborne’s, Clonegal on Sunday, May 28 at 9.30pm.

Tickets are also available to purchase through “Club Force”. You can download this app and get instant results notification. This will make purchasing a line for the draw as easy as three clicks of a mouse. Tickets cost €2 per line or three lines for €5. Tickets must be purchased before 6pm cut off time.

First Holy Confirmation

Congratulations to the boys and girls of Clonegal and Kildavin National Schools who made their first communion last Sunday, May 21.

Interested in Photography?

Clonegal Kildavin Veteran Players are preparing a book of contemporary photographs to be published later this year.

The focus is street photography that is unposed photographs. As we head into the summer and more people are out and about, we would ask you get clicking and send your photos to the email on this Newsletter. Also be prepared for someone to take your photo as you go about your daily tasks.

Deepest Sympathy

We extend our deepest sympathy to the family of the late Henry (Har) Nolan, Moylisha, Clonegal, who passed away on Monday, May 15.

Son of the late Margaret and Michael. Brother of the late Patsy, Alice, Nancy and Maureen. Sadly missed by his nephews, nieces, grandnephews, grandnieces, great-grandnephews and great-grandnieces, relatives, neighbours and friends.

Reposed from his nephew Michael Breslin’s residence. Removal to St. Brigid’s Church Clonegal for Funeral Mass and burial afterwards in the adjoining cemetery. May he Rest in Peace.

Ben Mulhall Memorial Community Park AGM

The Ben Mulhall Memorial Community Park and Facility Committee will hold their AGM on Friday, May 26 at 8pm in the upstairs function room of the community centre in the park.

We are reaching out to the community to invite people who would like to join the committee. Please forward your contact details to if you have any queries and a member of the committee will be in contact. All are welcome.

Hot dinners delivered

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 on 087 2699411 to discuss eligibility.

225th anniversary of Battle of Bunclody

Bunclody/Kilrush Pike group 225th commemoration of 1798 will take place on Sunday, June 4 at 7pm in Bunclody. If you want to be involved please contact Watty Skelton at 087 9081440 or Barbara-Anne Murphy 087 6736966.


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Hospice coffee morning

Our first post-Covid coffee morning in aid of Wexford Hospice Homecare will take place in Oylegate Community Centre on Saturday, May 27, from 10.30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Please come along and have a cuppa with us and bring your family and friends too. All support for this worthy cause is very much appreciated.

Pilgrimage volunteers

The diocese are asking for volunteers from each parish to organise a coach to bring pilgrims to Our Lady’s shrine in Knock on Sunday, July 2, We are also asking for singers to join our pilgrimage choir in singing simple, well known hymns during the ceremonies.

For more information about the pilgrimage, please contact the Sec at 087 2933545 as soon as possible.


Relay For Life Wexford

Friends and family of the late Dee Ronan are taking part in Relay for Life Wexford on the 8th and 9th July in Pairc Charman, Wexford in aid of the Irish Cancer Society.

To fundraise for this event a coffee morning is being held in Jordan’s Lounge, Ballindaggin on Sunday morning of June bank holiday weekend (Sunday June 4th) at 11.30am. Come along for tea, coffee and a chat. Candle bags will also be available on the day for €5. All proceeds go to The Irish Cancer Society.

For further information about coffee morning or Relay for Life contact 0830051226 or on facebook or instagram pages–Relay for Life_Walk on for Dee.

Ballindaggin Patron

Ballindaggin patron takes place this year on Sunday June 18th at 2pm with Mass in the cemetery. Patron in Templeshanbo at 1.30 pm. Caim Patron: Sunday June 25th 2pm, Mass in the cemetery. Kiltealy patron: Sunday August 6th. Prayers in church graveyard at 1pm, Mass in main cemetery at 1.30 pm.

First Holy Communion

Congratulations to the sixteen children, pupils of Ballindaggin N.S. who received their first Holy Communion in a lovely ceremony in St. Colman’s Church on Saturday last watched by their parents, teachers and family members.

Celebrant Fr. Jim Fegan P.P. conducted the proceedings and commended the children, parents and teachers on their preparation for this important event in their young lives.

Kiltealy School

A big thank you to all who contributed to the recent clothes collection for Kiltealy school, almost a tonne of clothes was donated.

Winner of split the pot last week was Grace Doyle who won €140. Play split the pot every week, envelopes available in local shops and pubs. Many thanks for your support of our school.

Pop-Up Gaeltacht

Pop-up Gaeltacht takes place in The Thatch, Kiltealy on the last Friday of every Month from 8 pm to 9.30 pm. It is open to anyone with an interest in the Irish language regardless of your level or ability. Everyone is welcome to drop in for caint, comhra, ceol agus craic.

Kiltealy Hall bookings

If any group would like to use Kiltealy Hall, it is essential to book the venue in advance. For bookings call 086-3706638 or 053-9255197.

Pop Up Garda Station

A pop up garda station takes place in Kiltealy Community Hall on the third Thursday of each month from 11.30 am to 12.30 pm.

Notes deadline

Deadline for inclusion in Kiltealy Ballindaggin notes is 6pm on Sunday. Bank holiday weekends the deadline is 10 am Friday.

Items for the notes, email or call 053-9255277.