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Around the Districts: Courtown to Tara Hill


Erica Fenlon and Mary Walsh at the Kilmuckridge Tidy Towns Clothes Swap in the KMH.

Erica Fenlon and Mary Walsh at the Kilmuckridge Tidy Towns Clothes Swap in the KMH.

Erica Fenlon and Mary Walsh at the Kilmuckridge Tidy Towns Clothes Swap in the KMH.



COI services

Service times for the Ardamine Group of Parishes are as follows.

Sunday, July 10 – Ardamine and Kiltennel 10.15 a.m.; Clonevan 11.30 a.m.; Kilnamanagh 11.45 a.m.; Monamolin 7.30mm – summer Praise (service of favourite hymns), followed by tea in the community centre.

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Sunday, July 17, Sunday, July 24, and Sunday, July 31 – Monamolin 9 a.m.; Ardamine, Kiltennel and Kilmuckridge 10.15 a.m.; Clonevan 11.30 a.m.; Kilnamanagh 11.45 a.m.

August 2022 – Services every Sunday at the following times: Monamolin 9 a.m.; Ardamine, Kiltennel and Kilmuckridge 10.15 a.m.; Clonevan 11.30 a.m.; Kilnamanagh 11.45 a.m.


Mental health talk

Ms Barbara Brennan from the See Change programme will give a talk and a presentation in the complex on Wednesday, July 6, from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. regarding the See Change Programme and its work helping to end mental health stigma and discrimination. This is part of our involvement with the #onegoodclub initiative in association with Lidl, LGFA and JigsawYMH.

Ring of Kerry cycle

Well done to Jim Hempenstall, Patrick Doyle and Diarmuid Kinsella, who took on the Ring of Kerry cycle in aid of cancer research. What an achievement.


Bingo is played in Craanford Community Centre every Friday night at 8 p.m. Please come along and support.

GAA club news

Well done to camogie ladies who won co. Junior league semi-final 1-13 to 2-05 against Kilross Gaels and are now in the County final on July 18. Well done to the under-12 camogie girls on their win over Oulart.

Cúl Camp is on from July 25 to July 29 in Craanford, covering football for boys and girls and hurling and camogie.

Do you have lucky numbers? Why not include them in the club lotto, you are welcome to contact any club officers who will get you set up so you never miss the weekly draw. Renewals lotto subscriptions are now most welcome and appreciated. Contact James Byrne or Mick Shortall.

In the last draw the club lotto’s jackpot of €6,000 was not won. Numbers drawn were 3, 10, 16 and 25 Next week’s jackpot €6,100.

Lucky-dip winners Séamus Doyle, Brian Murphy, Fiona Redmond Craan, Cathal Briscoe, Maria McCann.

Tickets available from Donal’s Gorey, John Bass Tyres, Cooney Communications Craanford, Lambert’s Camolin, you are most welcome to sign up for the year also, thank you for your support always, it is very welcome and appreciated.

Hire the Complex

Looking for a venue for your child’s birthday party why not consider the indoor complex in Craanford, available to rent, protection from any weather mishaps, an ideal venue for indoor games etc. Ring 086 8228686.

Church news

Patrons – Craanford Sunday, July 31, at 3 p.m.

Rosary at Grotto – The Rosary is at 7 p.m. every Wednesday evening at Our Lady’s Grotto. Ballydarragh Craanford.

Mass Intentions – Saturday, July 16, 6 p.m. Peter Gilbert (month’s mind Mass) Sunday, July 17, 10.30 a.m. Dorrie Finn, Ballygullen. Saturday, July 30, 6 p.m. Ann Bass, Kilmichael Upper; Recently Deceased Peter (Petsie) Nolan, Monaseed; Robert Hancock, Craanford.

Mass Times – Monaseed: Saturday 7.30 p.m. Sunday 9.30 a.m.; daily Monday to Friday 9.30 a.m. Craanford: Saturday 6 p.m. Sunday 10.30 a.m.; daily Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday 6 p.m.

Mass Cards – Sympathy Cards, Mass Bouquets, Get Well Mass Bouquets etc. are available from the parish office and Londis (Carnew Road)

Used stamps for the Missions – Again a big thank you to the people in Craanford and Monaseed for their ongoing support for the Missions by putting their stamps in the boxes in the porches in both churches. A reminder to take off the stamps, leaving around 1.5cms around the stamp, from their envelopes and put them in the box in the church porches.


Road Bowling

There is road bowling on 24th July at Nolans of Annagh at 5 p.m. Teams of 4 is €40–entries to 087 2223230. All proceeds to children with special needs. All support would be appreciated

Ballyfad ICA

Our Summer outing is on Wednesday 13th July visiting Johnstown Castle for tour of Castle, Farm Museum and gardens, A mystery tour in the afternoon and finishing up with dinner at Mary Barry’s restaurant (cost of meal not included. The cost is €35 and includes tea/coffee and scone on arrival. Deposit of €15 when booking. Contact Marian Whelan 086 8685007, Mary MCcarthy 087 4371622 or Mary Darcy 087 4183180

Ballyfad Patron

Ballyfad patron and field will take place on Sunday 17th July with prayers starting at 1.30 p.m. the field day will start immediately after the patron, field day tickets are now on sale please contact Philomena O’Toole on 087 9733450 all support greatly appreciated.

Limbrick Cemetery

Thanks to everyone who kindly contributed to the collection at the patron. The amount collected was €2,843.27 which will go to the upkeep of the cemetery. Thanks to everybody who helped out on the day with car parking, readings, choir and special thanks to our CSS scheme workers who continue to look after the cemetery throughout the year

Flower Festival

The inaugural Kilanerin Flower festival will take place from 23rd to 25th September 2022.

The festival which is being coordinated by local parishioner Margaret Woodbyrne will involve decorating our community and church grounds with over 100 colourful floral displays and arrangements. The theme for the festival is the Circle of Life and displays will explore life, culture and the physical landscape of North Wexford.

Families and friends of the parish are being given the opportunity to sponsor a floral arrangement, This could be done in memory of a loved one, a special friend or as a special intention. If you would like to sponsor an arrangement please contact Fr Browne on 0402 37120, 086 8926260 or by email frdenisbrowne@gmail.com

Table Quiz

Kilanerin Tidy towns are holding a table quiz In Murphys Pub Kilanerin on Friday 1st July at 9 p.m. please come along on the night with a friend or neighbour, Any queries please contact Tony on 086 2702681 Table of four €40

Ballyfad Community Centre

The Community centre in Ballyfad is available to all community groups promoting arts, culture/heritage and youth activities The community centre has high speed broadband installed. We also welcome groups for social events and workshops. For bookings log onto www.ballyfad.ie or phone Mary on 087 4183180 or Myles on 086 0539069


First lady at last week’s whist was won by Rosari GIllick; second lady was Meg Doyle; half time lady was Finn Bailey; first gent was Pat Whelan; second gent was Sadie Mordaunt; half time gent was Mary MCcarthy; raffle winners on the night were Sadie Mordaunt, D Power and Pat Whelan. Whist continues on Wednesday night at 8.pm in Shamrock hall all welcome.

Kilanerin Church

Morning mass on Tuesday and Friday 9.30 a.m. Saturday 6.30 p.m.anniversary mass Gret Byrne Kilanerin Sunday 11 am Eucharistic adoration on Tuesday from after morning mass to 9 p.m.

Ballyfad Church

Morning mass on Wednesday and Thursday 9.30 a.m. Saturday 7.30 p.m. and Sunday 9 a.m. Eucharisitc adoration on Wednesday from after morning mass to 9 p.m.


Friends Of Ukraine

Friends of Ukraine Kilmuckridge offer support in many ways to the visiting families in the area. Alongside the English classes delivered by Ita and Pauline.

With the arrival of summer the project ‘Walk and Talk’ will be rolled out and volunteers are needed. If you have time to spare, this is a lovely way to get out and about and chat with the families.

The second project is a singing project where local and Ukrainian singers come together to sing and learn about each other’s cultures.It will involve weekly singing classes in both languages and a Cultural night where each group will perform. A good night’s entertainment is guaranteed alongside food, dress and of course ‘craic’.

For more information please contact Mary Farrell.

Knitting Club

A knitting club will be held in Castle Delights Cafe, Morriscastle starting on Wednesday, July 13, at 10.30 a.m. For further details please contact 085 8751633.

Castle Delights

Castle Delights Cafe Morriscastle are celebrating 15 years in business this year and will host a Coffee Day on Saturday, July 16, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. All money raised on the day will be donated to the Hope Cancer Support Centre.


The winning numbers in the lotto draw held on June 27 were 15, 19, 21 and 28. Congratulations to the match-three winners, Dermot Kavanagh, Sheila O’Sullivan, and Sinéad O’Leary, who each received €50. Next jackpot stands at €18,700.


400 Club

June winners of Parish Draw: First Prize, €150 Brian O’Donoghoe. €50 Lisa Fanning and Daniel Doyle. €25 each to Peg Prendergast and Jimmy Kennedy.

St Vincent de Paul

St Vincent de Paul will take up the annual summer Appeal at all Masses on the weekend of July 16 and the 17th 2022 – thank you for your generous support in the past and look forward to your continued support in the future. All the money collected will be used to relive financial atress for families locally.

St Vincent de Paul Confidential Helpline is 085 1159495.


Class of 2022

Congratulations to the 11 boys and 15 girls who will graduate from St. Kevin’s N.S., Tara Hill this week. It has been a genuine pleasure to have taught you in the school and each and every one of you has made a valuable contribution to your class and to the school. We commend you on your effort and wish you the very best of luck as you move on to secondary school. Go néirí libh.

Golf fundraiser

The Tarahill NS golf fundraiser takes place on Saturday 3rd September, in Courtown golf club. Cost to enter is €160 for team of 4. Contact Ed Whelan 087-2979322 to book a space or for more information.


The clergy and parishioners of St Kevin’s Church would like to extend their deepest sympathy to Patricia Hancock, Craanford on the recent passing of her husband Robert. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time. May his gentle soul rest in peace

Your news

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