Around the Districts: Coolgreany to Tara Hill

Esther Kelly, Sandra Nugent and Pat Lawless at a fundraiser in Jimmyz of Courtown in support of Carol Moran's hopsital treatment.

Gorey Guardian


Garda Pop-up.

A Pop up Garda Station will be held on this Thursday 25th in the May Byrne House Coolgreany from 7pm to 8pm. All forms can be signed and questions answered, and all queries can be dealt with.

Please make use of this facility so that it can be kept going for every ones benefit.

Tidy Towns

The Tidy Towns committee are looking for help to water the flower beds as all the summer plants have been sown in all areas, we need the village looking well for the Tidy Towns Competition in June.

May Byrne House

The community house is available for meetings chat shows etc, and there is a Coffee Morning on every Friday from 10 until 12, and the Hse is wheel chair friendly

Sunday Drive

A Sunday drive will take place from Ballyfad on Sunday 4th June. Reg Fee €10 at 11-30 starting at 12-30. All proceeds to Heart to Hand and local needs. For further info contact Marie on 087-2223230.


A skittles competition will take place at Nolan’s Annagh on Sunday 4th June at 2 pm Teams of 4 is €40, Food on site, contact 087-4126461 or 087-2223230, all proceeds to Children with special needs.

St David’s Church.

There will be a Special Mass in St David’s on Friday 9th June. Fr John Piert our former Curate will be celebrating the 70th Anniversary of his ordination and Fr John Hayes will celebrate the 60th Anniversary of his ordination. There will be a Reception afterwards in Árus Lorcáin Arklow, everyone welcome.

Feedback: The St. David’s Committee have put together a feedback form which is available on or in the Church porch. Please give a few minutes to share your thoughts about what is currently happening in the parish and what you would like to see take place in the future.


Birthday greetings to Ellie O’Rafferty, Fortchester who celebrated her 8th birthday last Saturday.

Birthday greetings also to Grace Frances Foster, Monaglough who celebrated her 14th birthday last Monday.

Congratulations also to Cian Malone, Askinch who celebrates his 15th birthday this Thursday.

Golden Circle

Golden Circle Social Group are going to Bloom on 1st June, price is €35. Bus leaves Tesco at 9am sharp.

Local Notes.

Please forward all notes for the local paper to me by 6 pm on Sunday evening by E-mail or Phone 087-4605166, or


COI services

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

Sunday May 28, Day of Pentecost (Whit Sunday) - Monamolin 9 a.m. M.P.. Kilmuckridge 10.15 a.m. M.P.. Clonevan 11.30 a.m. H.C. Revd. M. Sykes.

Gentle yoga classes

Gentle yoga classes are taking place every Thursday from 7 p.m. until 8 p.m. in Riverchapel Community Complex. Suitable for all levels of experience, these classes are aimed at promoting relaxation and helping you to connect to your body and mind.

Classes cost €10 and booking is essential. For more information or to book, contact Amy on 086 076 5613 or


Golf classic

The Craanford-Monaseed GAA Club golf classic takes place on Friday, June 30, in Coollattin Golf club. Team of fours – contact Mick Lyons at 087 2587420 for tee times.

Parent & Toddler Group

The parent and Toddler Group will next be in Craanford Community Centre on Thursday morning, June 1, at 10.30 a.m. Costs €3 per family. For further information call 087 6103624.

Text Alert

Anyone wishing to renew their Text Alert subscription can pick up forms in both Craanford and Monaseed churches, these can be dropped into Brian in the parish office or to Liz in the playschool or to Fiona Redmond at your convenience.


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

GAA club news

Lotto – The current jackpot of €10,600 was not won. Numbers drawn were 5, 6, 11 and 26. Next week’s jackpot is a cool €10,700. Lucky-dip winners Esther and Mark Murphy, Tommie Conroy, Mick Kelly, Mary Doyle c/o Richard Doyle, Johanna Finnegan Kilcoole c/o K & K Windows. Tickets are available from Cooney Communications, Cooney’s Pub Craanford, Donal’s in Gorey, Lamberts in Camolin and Jack’s Tavern Camolin. You are most welcome to sign up for the year also, thank you for your support always, it is very welcome and appreciated.

Our Féile representatives in camogie and LGFA will represent Wexford in Feile camogie on June 24 and Féile LGFA on July 1. Hard luck to intermediate hurlers V Oulart.

The Michael Kenny Memorial Hurling Tournament will take place on Tuesday, May 30. It is always a special occasion for the parish, with some great matches in store.

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

The choir rehearsals take place on Tuesday evenings. New members are always welcome. Please come along.

Mass Intentions – Sunday, May 28, 10.30 a.m. Paddy Nolan, Monbay. Sunday, June 4, 10.30 a.m. Michael Burke, Dublin Formerly Monamolin, Months Mind. Saturday, June 17, 6 p.m. Peter Gilbert; Jim and Mary Kenny.

Mass Times – Monaseed: Saturday 7.30 p.m. Sunday 9.30 a.m. Daily Mass Monday to Friday 9.30 a.m. Craanford: Saturday 6 p.m. Sunday 10.30 a.m.

Daily Mass Monday, Wednesday, Friday 6 p.m.

Patron 2023 – As Parishioners are aware, the Craanford Patron usually takes place on the August Bank Holiday weekend. However, the Bishop has asked me to lead the Diocesan World Youth Day Pilgrimage which will take place from August 3 to August 6 this year. As a result we will hold the patron on the previous weekend, so the date for 2023 will be Sunday, July 30. Please inform any family members who may be away and intending to come home around that time. Thanks for your understanding and cooperation.


Thank You

Niamh Donnelly and the organisers of the Colm Donnelly Road Run wish to thank everybody who supported the recent road run. In total an amount of €57,507.41 was raised for the four benefactors, Kilanerin NS. Gorey Community School, Friends of Gorey District Hospital and ICU St Vincents Hospital.


The Kilanerin Ballyfad Community Development Association AGM will be held on Tuesday 30th May at 8pm in Kilanerin Community Centre. All Welcome. Please see our website for more information or email us at

Field Day

The Kilanerin NS and Ballythomas NS Field Day takes place on Sunday 11th June at Kilanerin Sports ground. The raffle tickets are now ready for circulation and your support would be very much appreciated,

There are 25 fantastic prizes on offer with first prize 2 nights bed and breakfast at a Talbot Hotel Collection of your choice plus €100 spending money. Great value €2 per ticket or 3 tickets €5 Tickets can be purchased from parents of either school.

An auction will run on the day, if anybody would like to donate items please contact Helena Kenny on 087 7923307 All support would be greatly appreciated


There is a team skittles event at Nolans of Annagh on Sunday 4th June at 2 p.m. Team of 4 €40 Contact 087 4126461 or 087 2223230 for further information All proceeds to children with special needs.

Sunday Drive

A Sunday drive will take place from Ballyfad on Sunday 4th June. Cars, bikes, tractors, vintage, Trucks registering in Ballyfad Y25 XF68 at 11.30 am drive starts at 12.30 p.m. All proceeds to Heart to Hand and Local needs contact Marie at 087 2223230 for further information.

Kilanerin Church

Morning mass Tuesday and Friday 9.30 p.m. Saturday 6.30 p.m. Sunday 11 am Eucharistic adoration on Tuesday from after morning mass to 9 pm.

Ballyfad Church

Morning mass Wednesday and Thursday morning 9.30 p.m. Saturday 7.30 p.m. anniversary mass Mick Bushe Mullawn, and Tom Carroll Rathpierce and Sunday 9 a.m. Eucharisitc adoration on Wednesday from after morning mass to 1 p.m.

Patron dates

Dates for your diary, Limbrick Cemetery Sunday 25th June 2.30 p.m Ballyfad Sunday 16th July 1.30 p.m. and Kilninor Friday 8th September 7.30 p.m.


Whist is palyed every Wednesday night at 8 p.m. in Shamrock Hall Kilanerin all welcome. Everybody associated with Kilanerin Whist extend sympathy to Mrs Violet Bailey and The Bailey family, Craan, Craanford on the death of Ben in the past week.


Biodiversity Action Plan

Kilmuckridge Tidy Towns is delighted to announce that it has been awarded a grant by Community Foundation Ireland to produce a plan with ecologist Faith Wilson to protect and improve the plant and animal life of Kilmuckridge.

According to Charles Mossman, Nature and Biodiversity Lead for Kilmuckridge Tidy Towns, “This grant will help us discover some of the plant and animal species that live in our area, and help us protect them for future generations. We want to make Kilmuckridge a better place for pollinating insects such as bees and butterflies, endangered animals such as hedgehogs and red squirrels, rare birds like owls and woodpeckers, and amphibians like frogs and newts. Faith will survey our local habitats and species, and recommend actions for the group to ensure that such creatures have safe places to live in and around our village.”

Charles added “We intend to engage with the community through social media, a survey and a public meeting to make sure everyone, who wants to, has a say. We have permission from some landowners to survey their land. The project is due to commence shortly with completion by the end of September of this year. Anyone can share their views and take part, for instance by creating a wildlife patch or small pond in their garden, or feeding the garden birds.”

Jason Coulter, Grants Executive, said “At Community Foundation Ireland, we believe that preserving the different forms of life in an area is crucial for the well-being of our planet and our communities and are looking forward to seeing Kilmuckridge’s plan.”

To find out more or if you wish to take part please contact Charles on 0896026115 or visit

Tidy Towns

As we approach the summer months KilmuckridgeTidy Town volunteers now meet every Tuesday and Thursday from 7pm to 8pm alongside the weekly Sunday morning meet up at 10am at the Village car park at Spar. We urge all residents and businesses in the village to look after the areas in front of their houses/businesses for the summer months.

KTT has again this year entered the Supervalu National Tidy Town competition which is an annual contest organized by the Department of Rural and Community Development and is supported by the title sponsor Supervalu and many other agencies.Judging takes place during the months of June, July and August.

If you have an hour to spare on Tuesday or Thursday evening from 7pm to 8pm, or Sunday mornings at 10am please come along and join in. All Welcome.


The winning numbers in the Parish Lotto draw on Monday 15th of May were 6,7,15 & 16. Congratulations to match 3 winner Sam Whelan there was no jackpot winner. The next draw will be held on Monday May 22nd in the Upton Court Hotel and the jackpot total is €8,100.


The annual Patron will be held in Killincooley on Friday July 7th at 7.30pm and at The Church the same evening Friday July 7th at 8pm.

St Mary’s (Littermore) will be held on Sunday July 9th after 11am mass. Weekly mass times at St Mary’s Kilmuckridge Vigil mass 7pm and Sunday 11am.

Blue Flag Awards

Morriscastle was one of the six beaches in Co Wexford to receive the prestigious Blue Flag award for high standards in water quality, environmental education and safety.

Ms Cathy Baxter Director of the Environmental Education Unit Of An Taisce said “it takes immense dedication and effort to manage a beach or marina , to meet the rigorous standards set by these award programmes, and we extend our warmest congratulations to all the deserving sites that have achieved this remarkable reward”.



Rosary at St Kevin’s Church on Friday nights at 7.30pm. All welcome

Exam time

Best wishes to all students sitting Junior and Leaving Cert exams in the coming weeks,


The annual patron and blessing of the graves takes place in St Kevin’s Cemetery, Kilcavan on Sunday 4th June at 2pm.

Your news

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