Around the Districts: Coolgreany to Tara Hill

Sean Timmons, Tony Clyne and Billy Kavanagh at the 'Reeling in the Years' exhibition in the Taravie Hotel, Courtown.

Gorey Guardian


Garda Pop-up

A Pop up Garda Station will be held on this Thursday 25th May in the May Byrne House Coolgreany from 1 pm to 2 pm, , 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.

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 2pm 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

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.

Mass in St David’s Church: There will be a Special Mass in St David’s on Fri 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.

Barn Dance

Dust off your cowboy hats and come to Inch Hall on Saturday 1st July for a Barn Dance in aid of St. David’s Church, Music by Jimmy Reid, there will be a hot food truck on site and you can bring your own drinks. Entry fee €10 (free draw included). The barn door opens at 9pm.

Golden Circle

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

Coolgreany Tidy Towns.

Coolgreany needs volunteers to help with the upcoming 2km clean up, spring has arrived and we need all roads to be litter free, please take a walk and fill a bag

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 21, Sunday after Ascension Day - Monamolin 9 a.m. M.P.; Ardamine 10.15 a.m. H.C. Revd. M. Sykes; Kilnamanagh 11.45 a.m. M.P.

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


Congratulations Grace

Congratulations to Grace Murphy, who travelled to Templemore, Co. Tipperary competed in the Jamie Boyle Memorial Para games last weekend and came away with gold in numerous events including 100m, javelin and shot put and a silver in the 60m and discus events.

Baby twins

Congratulations to Joseph and Emma Doyle on the birth of their twins Molly Kate and MJ Patrick.

Parent and Toddler Group

The parent and Toddler Group will next be in Craanford Community Centre on Thursday morning, May 18, at 10.30 a.m. Cost €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

Club lotto – Current jackpot €10,500 was not won. Numbers drawn were 13, 18, 20 and 26. Next Weeks jackpot is a cool €10,600. Lucky-dip winners John Fitzpatrick, Sinéad Tobin, Eve Doyle c/o James Doyle, Deirdre O’Connell, Catherine Kennedy, Avoca. 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.

Well done to the camogie women on their wins v Cloughbawn and Faythe harriers. Good luck to the under-16s in their QF Check Facebook and social media for all matches.

Well done to all who took part in Walk with us at the Craanford Darkness Into Light walk. All money raised have been sent to Pieta House.

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 – Saturday, May 20, 6 p.m. Mary Ellen Wafer second Anniversary, Her husband Mylie Wafer and her grandson Luke.

Sunday, May 28, 10.30 a.m. Paddy Nolan, Monbay.

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 6 p.m.

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



The Kilanerin Ballyfad Community Development Association AGM will be held on Tuesday 30th of May at 8.00 PM 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 will be donated 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 930 p.m. Saturday 7.30 p.m. 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.


Pilates class continues in Shamrock Hall every Tuesday 7.00 p.m. Open to all ages and levels. The cost is €6 - for more information contact Bernadette Colfer on 087 9407852

Men’s Shed

Kilanerin Men’s Shed meets every Thursday at 11 a.m. each week in Kilanerin Community Centre and is open to new members.


Whist is played every Wednesday night at 8 p.m. in Shamrock Hall, Kilanerin, all welcome.


Kilnamanagh CNS Open Day

Kilnamanagh Community National School will hold an Open Day on Saturday 20th of May from 12 noon to 2pm. Families welcome.

Buffers Alley GAA

Alley Óg - Coaching in Buffers Alley every Sat. 10am. (Nursery (Pre-School) and Alley Óg (4--8-year-olds). No need to bring hurls or helmets for the pre-school children - equipment is supplied with the children having fun and focussing on the fundamental skills. Contact Willie 086 1944800 & Therese 086 3698737.

All Ireland Hurling Week - This year, Buffers Alley will hold their own All Ireland Week from 15th-20th May in honour of the late Ger Hendrick who was a valued club member, mentor, and a friend to all. Looking forward to seeing a big crowd in Buffers Alley on Saturday morning 20th at 10am for the finale of the week’s activities.

Wexford U20 Hurling - Good Luck to Shamey O’Hagan, Cormac Walsh, Eoin O’Meara and the Wexford U20 hurlers v Offaly in the Leinster Final tonight Wednesday 17th in Carlow 7.30.

Club Monthly Draw - The next draw will take place on Thursday 25th May. Good Luck to all.

Free Admission OPW Sites

On the first Wednesday of each month,many Heritage sites offer free admission to independent /individuals visitors and families. Tickets are allocated on a first come first served basis and online booking will not be available. Normal conditions of admission apply. For further details log onto Bike Week

Bike Week 2023 will take place between Saturday 13th May to Sunday 21st May 2023. Get on your bike and enjoy a long celebration of cycling in Wexford.For details of all events contact Wexford County Council on 053 919196000.

Wexford Grid Survey

Discover the potential for Renewable Energy. Wexford Grid Study will host an online workshop on Thursday 18th of May from 2pm to 3.30pm. The workshop will outline the findings of the Wex Grid Study carried out into grid availability in county Wexford.

It will also provide guidance for community groups interested in developing a renewable energy project in the local community. Details on the steps and barriers to look out for when developing a community led solar or wind project. Contact for further details.


First Holy Communion

Best wishes to all the boys and girls making their First Holy Communion on Saturday next 20th May in St Kevin’s Church. Hoping they all have a lovely day celebrating with their families and friends.

90th birthday

The community would like to wish Isabelle O’Neill a special birthday wish, as she celebrates her 90th birthday on Thursday 18th May. Wishing you a wonderful day, and wishing you many more years of good health and happiness.


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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