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Around the Districts: Askamore to Coolgreany


Jake and Danny Moore having fun at the Gorey Agricultural Show.

Jake and Danny Moore having fun at the Gorey Agricultural Show.

Jake and Danny Moore having fun at the Gorey Agricultural Show.



Notes email contact

Please email notes for the paper to maryberniedoran@gmail.com.

Sincere sympathy

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We extend our sincere sympathy to Jim O’Sullivan, Umrigar and family on the death of Jim’s brother Tom, Tombreane, who died recently. We extend our sympathy also to his brother John and to all of Tom’s extended family.

Church gate collection

Many thanks to all who contributed to the recent church gate collection in Askamore in aid of the Mental Health Association. The collection amounted to €138.


The patron will take place in Kilrush on Sunday, July 31, at 1 p.m. The Brideswell Patron will take place on Friday, August 12, at 7 p.m. (Weather Permitting)

Gibbot Hill Mass

We are delighted that our Gibbot Hill Mass returns this year on Sunday, July 17, at 2 p.m. at Jimmy Mary Grennan’s Y21 PF90.

Sister’s visit Belarus

On Thursday, July 7, at 9.30 a.m. Mass in Kilrush. Sr. Olga from St Elisabeth Convent, Belarus will join us with a small stall of their crafts. Sisterhood of St Elisabeth helps children in orphanages, psychiatric hospitals and men in homeless shelters. All donations/purchases most welcome. If you wish to leave a donation for Sr. Olga, please do so with Fr Power. Support for this would be greatly appreciated.

Dance lessons

dance lessons with Steps and Styles will be taking place every Wednesday in Askamore Hall from 8.30 p.m. to 10.30 p.m. Starting Wednesday, June 15, Looking forward to seeing you all.

Ballyellis NS split-the-pot

Winner of split-the-pot on Monday, June 17, is Aobha Lancaster, The Burrow, Ballyellis – winning €126. Many thanks to everyone for your support during the year. It is very much appreciated. We hope that you will all continue to play split-the-pot in September.

Kilrush-Askamore GAA

Lotto – There was no winner of the last draw. The numbers were 3, 4, 17 and 26. The lucky dips went to Cait and Mollai Byrne, Joan Doran, John Potignano, Thomas Devereux. Seller Prize: Maria O’Rourke. The next draw takes place on Tuesday, July 12, in Ferns St Aidan’s GAA grounds, at 10 p.m. The jackpot is rising and now stands at €19,800. If you are not in, you can’t win.

Cúl Camp

The Kellogg’s Cúl Camp takes place at Kilrush-Askamore GAA grounds from August 8 to August 12.

Dances of Universal Peace

Dances of Universal Peace will continue on Friday, July 1; Friday, August 5, and Friday, September 2, at Askamore Community Centre from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Donation: €10. Please wear warm comfortable clothes and bring slippers.

If you would like to join this joyful celebration of life and help to create peace in the world, please do contact Bernadette at 087 9921340 Email lacey.bernadette@gmail.com.

Ballyroebuck Hall

Ballyroebuck Hall Committee will host free Defibrillator Training Saturday on July 16 from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. Please contact 086 1046854 to book a place. PPS number is required for registration forms.


Little Ducklings playschool

Avail of the free playschool facility with Little Ducklings for your child. Little Ducklings Playschool are now taking enrolments for September 2022. Limited places available so contact Andrea at 087 9437166 to secure your child’s place now.

Clothing Banks

Reminder: Please do not leave bags at the clothing bank if the bank is full. Bring it home and come back another day. The bank is emptied regularly.

Active Retirement Group

Active Retirement Group meets every Friday morning in Ballycanew Resource Centre from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Join us for talks, training, bowls, bingo, gardening, and much much more contact Aislinn for more information at 087 2127614.


Congratulations to the Saturday, July 2.

winner of split-the-pot, Eileen Carey – prize was €164. Thanks to everyone for your continued support. Envelopes will be available at usual locations this week.

St Patrick’s GAA lotto

There was no winner of the jackpot on Monday, June 27; winning numbers were 10, 12, 15 and 20. Mervyn Power and Jamie Furlong matched three numbers to each receive €75.

Modern Jive Dancing

Just a reminder that we’re back in Ballycanew Resource Centre from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m. on Tuesdays night for Modern Jive. Take the opportunity and get out have fun and have the craic. No partner needed.

Local notes

If you have anything that you would like to be included in the local notes then please contact Ann at 087 7433684 by 5 p.m. on Sundays evenings or email annkehoe@yahoo.ie.



Sincere sympathy is extended to the family and relatives of Ann Underwood, nee (Egan), Killinick who died recently.


The annual patrons are back this year, dates as follows: Tomacork Sunday, July 24, 2 p.m., Carnew July 24 1.15 p.m., Coolfancy Sunday, July 31, 2 p.m., Shillelagh Sunday, August 14, 2 p.m. Kilrush Sunday, July 31, at 1 p.m.

Agricultural Show

The Carnew Agricultural Show Society will hold their annual show on Saturday, July 16 in Umrigar.

Schedules are available now by emailing carnewagriculturalshow@gmail.com or Carnew Agri Show on Facebook for full schedule details, enquires to 0871429325 after 7pm.

Ballyellis NS Split the Pot

Winner of Split the Pot on Monday June 17 is Aobha Lancaster, The Burrow, Ballyellis – winning €126. Many thanks to everyone for your support during the year. It is very much appreciated. We hope that you will all continue to play Split the Pot in September.

Tinahely Craft Market

The craft market is now open every Friday and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The venue is the old Pop up shop opposite the butchers. There is a great selection of beautifully crafted pieces which make ideal gifts. Please come along and support your local artisans.

Dance lessons in Askamore

Dance lessons with Steps and Styles will be taking place every Wednesday in Askamore Hall from 8.30 p.m. to 10.30 p.m. Starting Wednesday, June 15, Looking forward to seeing you all.

Teenage Disco

There will be a Teenage disco onFriday 15th July from 8pm-11pm in Kenny’s Barn Carnew music by DJ Ciano, admission €10, mineral bar , fully supervised, no leaving until parents/guardian collects. Tickets available from any of the committee or Victor Young’s.

Barn Dance

There will be a barn dance in Kenny’s barn on Saturday 16th July from 9pm, music by Drops of Green, DJ till late and BBQ, admission €15. BRIDESWELL PATRON The Brideswell patron will take place on Friday August 19th at 7pm.

Monster Bingo

There will be a monster bingo on Monday 18th July at 8pm in the Big Top in Rathwood, eircode R93 X3F9, prizes 10 games line €50, two lines €75, full house €125. Blue sheet line €75, 2 lines €125, full house €500. Yellow sheet line €75, 2 lines €125, full house €1,000.

Book prices Double and double sheets €25. Double and single sheets €20, single and single sheet €15, single book €10, baby book €5, sheets €3 each or two for €5. Lotto draw on the night top prize €5,700 as of 4th July.

All proceeds towards Coolkenno GAA club all support greatly appreciated.


SVP Summer Appeal

St Vincent de Paul Ballygarrett will take up their annual summer appeal at all Masses on the weekend of July 16th and 17th. SVP thank you all for your generous support in the past and look forward to your continued support in the future. All monies collected will be used to relieve families in distressed locally.

Anyone in need of Saint Vincent de Paul assistance should contact them on their confidential help line 085 1159495.

Outdoor Market

Ballygarrett Tidy Towns outdoor market returns on Saturday from July 2, and every Saturday thereafter. Starting at 9am-12noon at the Parish hall

We have decided to open it up to members of the community who have school books or school uniforms to sell to come along between 10-11. A super opportunity to pick up good as new books and uniforms. We will have a table available to place items on.

Killenagh Wanderers lotto

The Killenagh Wanderers lotto can now be played online at clubforce.com/clubs/soccer-killenagh-wanderers-afc-wexford. All online entries must be made by 6 p.m. on the evening of the draw. Paper tickets continue to be on sale and can be bought at Rath’s Stores Ballygarrett and from usual ticket sellers.

Numbers Drawn on June 27 were 4, 9, 11, 20. No Jackpot Winner. No Match 3 Winners.

Réalt na Mara GAA

There will be a Kiddies disco on Wednesday August 3 from 6.30-8.30pm in Ballygarrett GAA complex. Cost €5.

Réalt na Mara Little Stars continue every Saturday from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. for boys and girls born in 2016 and 2017. Registration from 9.30 a.m. €20 registration fee. Birth cert or passport required. Contact Valerie at 087 6289327.

The Réalt na Mara Cúl Camp will run from July 25 to July 29 for children aged 6-13 years. Book online at kelloggsculcamps.gaa.ie.

Notes deadline

If you have anything that you would like to be included in the local notes then please contact Ann at 087 7433684 by 5 p.m. on Sunday evenings or email ballygarrettnotes@gmail.com.


Pipe band competition

Congratulations to local man Ray Finn Newtown and also his daughter Ciara who were members of the Arklow Pipe Band which came 2nd in the All Ireland Pipe Competition in New Ross on last Saturday, well done to all involved.


Congratulations and good wishes to Joe Hughes, Coolgreany Demesne who celebrated his 7th birthday on Wednesday 6th July.

Community Alert

Please be aware and on the lookout for any unusual activity or unfamiliar vehicles in our local area, and please report anything strange to Gorey Gardai at 059-9430690.

Tidy Towns

Coolgreany Village is getting ready for the Tidy Towns competition which takes place in June, we are working through the flower beds and getting some painting done, we could do with a few more volunteers to help out in each area please.

In and around Coolgreany village, the volunteers that came out have picked over 30 bags of litter and this week we will be out again so if you have a free hour please join us. Bags and gloves can be collected at Vera’s.

Community Employment

Two Fas workers are badly needed for the village, please call Siobhan on 087-1145021. volunteers are needed to pick more litter and we are looking for a few people on each road to help out with flower beds and tidy grass verges, please don’t leave it all to the Grannies.

Local Notes

Please remember to forward all notes to me by 6 pm on Sunday evening for inclusion in the following week’s paper. Please note change of notes deadline. Email notes to danken9@gmail.com or Phone Dan: 087-4605166.