Bunclody Beat

Trudi Doyle, Marja van Kampen and Mary Clare Nolan at Marja's art exhibition in ArtBank in Bunclody.

Enniscorthy Guardian

Mother’s Union Outing

Bunclody Mother’s Union outing will take place this Thursday, May 25, leaving Market Square at 9 a.m. for Kilkenny.

The tour will arrive at the heart of Kilkenny where you can avail of the numerous coffee shops. At 11 a.m. the group will meet at Smithwick’s Brewery for a tour of the Brewery, an opportunity to sample products and a visit to the gift shop. This will be followed by shopping in Kilkenny and a guided tour of St Canice’s Cathedral. The day will end with a two course dinner and tea or coffee in Hoban Hotel, Kilkenny, arriving back in Bunclody at 8 p.m. approximately.

The cost of the outing is €60. Names with fare must be paid to the committee: Evelyn Porter, Shirley Porter or Kathleen Rothwell.

225th Anniversary of the Battle of Bunclody

The 225th commemoration of 1798 will take place on Sunday, June 4, at 7 p.m. in Bunclody.

If you want to be involved in the Bunclody/Kilrush Pike Group, contact Watty Skeleton at 087 9081440 or Barbara-Anne Murphy at 087 6736966.

Gather to practice on Wednesday, May 17, at 7.30 p.m. at the Church of the Most Holy Trinity. We hope to see you there.

The Mall Market

The Mall Market is up and running for 2023 on Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. and every Saturday and every Saturday, weather permitting.

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.

Rosary at the Grottos

As part of ‘Rosary at the Grottos’ and in memory of our faithfully departed who always prayed the Rosary at the Grotto in St Mary’s Villas, Bunclody, in the month of May, this tradition will continue at 6 p.m. each evening during May.

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.

Bunclody Library

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

Classic Film Club – Friday, May 26, 11 a.m. to 12.30 p.m.

Join us for our monthly classic film for adults as part of this year’s Bealtaine Festival. Staff will select the perfect movie to take you back in time to some of the film greats. Places limited, booking essential.

Creative Lego Play for seven- to 12-year-olds – Saturday, May 27, 2.15 p.m. to 3.45 p.m.

Come along to Bunclody Library and get creative with our Lego, all Lego pieces will be provided. Booking essential.

To book a place for library events please telephone 053 9375466 or register online at wexfordcoco.libcal.com.

Digital Radon Monitors

Do you want to test your home for radon? Digital radon monitors are available to borrow for a period of four weeks from Bunclody Library, all you need is your library card.

For more information, please telephone 053 9375466.

Sensory Friendly Quiet Hour

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.

Contact the library at 053 9375466 or email bunclodylib@wexfordcoco.ie if interested.

Swimming Pool Draw

If you would like to join and support the Swimming Pool draw, lines cost €10 per month or €40 for the remaining four draws.

Bunclody Swimming Pool will open on Saturday, June 10, for the summer season. Keep an eye on our Facebook age or visit bunclodyswimmingpool.ie to book swimming lessons or water safety. Booking opens on Thursday, June 1.

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.

Jumble Sale

Kilmyshall parish council will hold a Jumble Sale on Saturday, June 24.

If you have any unwanted clothes, toys, books, bric-à-brac. etc., they may be left in the Kilmyshall parish office or Bunclody parish office. Items must be in good condition.

For further details, contact 086 3681772.

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.

Bunclody Horticultural Society

Over the past few months, Bunclody Horticultural Society was at great risk of closing for want of a management committee, but there is some good news. A new committee has been formed and is preparing its schedule for the new season. It plans to appeal more to those who are starting their journey in gardening and those who wish to increase their knowledge and ready to adapt to new ideas, around a common purpose and addressing the changing needs and priorities of a vibrant society.

We will be planning a series of lectures in conjunction with Bunclody Library, with a variety of gardening topics.

If the society is to continue and grow, it will need new members, so if this is something you are interested in, joining a society with education and a sense of community, around all things horticulture, we’d love to hear from you.

Contact our secretary Anne O’Hara at anneohara111@gmail.com.

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.

Appreciation Evening for Fr Jim Byrne

Tig Leath Sli Bun Cloidi Cummann Luthchleas Gael is having an apparition evening for Fr Jim Byrne in the Horse and Hound Hotel Ballinaboola on Monday, June 5 (Bank Holiday) at 3 p.m.

Tickets at €25 each are available from Redmond’s Bar, Bunclody; The Halfway House shop or Shemmie Kelly at 087 2216978.

Bunclody RC Parish

The weekly envelope contributions to Bunclody Parish are used to pay for insurance, heating, electricity and altar requisites, etc.

The Parish Finance Committee appreciate and thank you for your generous support to the upkeep of the church and parish. Weekly envelopes may be left in the church or parish office. For convenience, contributions can now be made directly to the bank. Bank details: Bunclody Parish – IBAN: IE02 BOFI 9065 23111601 22 BIC: BOFIIE2D.

Please include your name when making a payment through your bank, so your contribution may be recorded.

Your ongoing support is very much appreciated.

Bunclody News

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