Around the Districts: Blackwater to Kiltealy-Ballindaggin

Jaxon O’Brien, Kinnian Farrell and Katie Roche at the Ballindaggin NS Concert in the Community Centre.

Enniscorthy Guardian


Road Run

Blackwater Vintage Club’s annual tractor, motorbike and car road run will take place on Sunday 21st May, leaving Blackwater church carpark at 12.30. Registration from 11.30am. Proceeds to St Vincent de Paul.

Active Retirement

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

Scenic Barrow Cruise on Saturday 20th May. Bus leaves Church car park at 9am.

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

On the 27th May on the 225th Anniversary of the Battle of Oulart Hill, a new Commemorative Memorial will be unveiled on Oulart Hill at 6pm.

On this anniversary of the Battle, Pike men and women and all others are invited to attend this celebratory event. Afterwards refreshments will be served in Oulart Community Centre, followed by a night of music and song.

For further information please phone Nuala at 086 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.

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.

Macra Champions

Congratulations to the Bree Macra team of Chairman Jordan Feeley and speakers Mary Byrne and Grace Kehoe, who won the All Ireland Public Speaking Final last weekend. Jordan Feeley also won Best Speaker. The team spoke on the topic “Young People Need to Rise Up and Be Heard.

Well done also to their coaches James Byrne, PJ D’Arcy and Peter Byrne for the countless hours of work they invested in the team. This was an especially nostalgic moment for PJ D’Arcy and Peter Byrne, who won the trophy themselves in 1970 and 1980 respectively.


Sincere sympathy is extended to the wife daughters, relations and friends of Jimmy Broaders, Sparrowsland who died recently. His funeral Mass took place in Bree on Thursday week last followed by burial in the new cemetery.

Sincere sympathy is also extended to the brothers, sisters, relations and friends of Johnny Carr, Craan. His funeral Mass took place in Bree on Thursday week last followed by burial in the new cemetery.

Sincere sympathy also to the sons, daughters, relations and friends of Kitty Byrne, Clonmore . Her funeral Mass took place in Bree on Friday week last followed by burial in Adamstown Cemetery.

Community Games News

Bree Davidstown Cloughbawn Athletics Finals take place in Enniscorthy Hub on 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 7 to 8pm. All are welcome to attend. New members U8-16 are also welcome. Cost is €2 to max €5 per family.

Congratulations to Ruby Bailey on winning the Bronze medal in the U10 Freestyle at the National Swimming Finals in Castlebar on Saturday last. Well done to Luke Ryan, Sarah Jewison, Lucy Deacon, Katie Ryan, Sarah Lillis and Emily Ryan who gave their best in the finals and enjoyed the experience.

Congratulations to Kate, Mary and Theresa O’Donoghue on winning the gold medals in the U16 Contemporary Irish Dance on Saturday night last at the Co Talent Final in Bree. Theresa also won the silver medal in the U16 Solo Music and Mary won the Bronze medal in the same competition.

Well done to Jane and Anna Prud’homme who competed in the Solo Music U12. Kate, Mary and Theresa will compete in the National Talent Final in Carlow in September.

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. An open night via ZOOM will take place on Tuesday 16th May at 7.30pm. Please contact the school office at for a link.

Ballyhogue GAA Lotto results

Numbers drawn on 26th April were No’s 7, 10, 15, 18. No Jackpot winner. Match 3 winners: Josie Hennessy, John & Majella Asple.

Numbers drawn on 10th May were No’s 1, 6, 11, 22. Match 3’s: Eamon Doyle, Paul Nolan, Shane Doyle, Dylan Codd, Ena Doyle, Robert & Brid Kehoe. Next draw 24th May with jackpot €5,000.

Galbally Sports and Leisure Club

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

Item Collection

The family of the late Jimmy Broaders, Sparrowland asks that anyone who has left machinery in for repair in the past six months please email your name, contact number and details of the item to so that collection can be arranged. Any items not collected by May 31st will be disposed of.

Newsletter Online

If you don’t get the parish newsletter any week for any reason it is also available to view online at


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.

Caim Vintage Club presented cheques to Wexford Cardiac Unit (€1,080) and Caim National School (€1,000), proceeds of their recent Road Run, in Rackards Caim on last Friday.


Carlow Rose – Kim Sheil

Best of luck to Kim Sheil, Clonegal who will take to the stage this Friday, May 19 at this year’s Carlow Rose Competition. Kim is representing Ellis Well Drilling. If you would like to support Kim, tickets can be purchased for €25 and for U12 €10. Great prizes for the best dressed.

First Holy Communion

Dates for First Holy Communion are as follows. Kildavin N.S on Sunday, May 21 at 11:30am at St. Lazerian’s Church, Kildavin. Clonegal N.S on Sunday, May 21 at 1:30pm in St. Brigit’s Church, Clonegal.

Phone no. change at Myshall Parochial House

Due to technical difficulties the contact telephone number for the Parochial House, Myshall has to be changed. The new contact number is 086-3196978. Please help to circulate this new number. Apologies for any inconvenience caused.

Don’t forget that you can advertise any upcoming events on this website. Or you can tell us of stories or achievements in our local area. Maybe you are planning a meeting or want to start a group or a class. Whatever is local is of interest to us. We are delighted to share your achievements and plans with all. Send your information to:


Don’t forget that you can advertise any upcoming events on the website. Or you can tell us of stories or achievements in our local area. Maybe you are planning a meeting or want to start a group or a class. Whatever is local is of interest to us. We are delighted to share your achievements and plans with all. Send your information to

Notes contact

Anyone, who wishes to have upcoming events, wedding occasions, birthday wishes or local news, to be issued on the local Clonegal/Kildavin Community Section of the Guardian can email


Crumlin Children’s Hospital fundraisers

The recent fundraisers organised by Anna Bowe for the Cardiac Unit, Crumlin Children’s Hospital raised a massive €27,219.12.

The money was raised by two fundraising nights, Cheltenham Preview Night and Anna’s Strictly Come Dancing. Anna is beyond grateful to everyone who gave up their time to participate in and help with the fundraisers, and everyone who so generously supported this worthy cause, she said “what a community we have, from the bottom of my heart and on behalf of the Cardiac team in Crumlin thank you all so much”.

First Holy Communion

Congratulations to the twelve Pupils from 2nd class Kiltealy N.S. who received their first Holy Communion in a lovely ceremony in Kiltealy Church on Saturday last watched by their parents, teachers and family members. Pupils from 3rd to 6th class rendered beautiful hymns. The celebrant was Fr. Jim Fegan P.P. who complemented the children, parents and teachers.

All had a lovely day. Pupils from Ballindaggin N.S. will receive their first Holy Communion on Saturday next May 20th at 11 am. We wish the children, their parents and teachers a lovely day.

Duffry Rovers GAA/Camogie Club Draw

The following were the April winners of the Duffry Rovers GAA & Camogie Club draw: 1st prize €500 - Ger Cahill, Wheelagower. 2nd €200 - Aidan Jordan, Navan. 3rd €100 - Mick & Eimear Weafer, Mohurry. 4th €100 - Ciara Murphy, Mountain View. 5th €100 - Stephen Watchorn, Kiltealy.


Deepest sympathy is extended to the family and friends of the late Thomas Vincent Kearns, Ballinlug, Killanne who passed away at his residence on Monday May 8th. To his sister Ann and brothers Seamus, John, Pat and Declan, relatives and friends we extend our deepest sympathy. Interment took place in Kiltealy Cemetery on Thursday last following the funeral Mass in Kiltealy Church. May he rest in peace.

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.

Dates for your diary

The 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 at 2pm, Mass in the cemetery. Kiltealy patron Sunday August 6th. Prayers in church graveyard at 1 pm, Mass in main cemetery at 1.30 pm.

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 10am Friday. Items for the notes, email or call 053-9255277.