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Obituaries

The Enniscorthy Guardian offers tribute obituary pieces for bereaved family members and friends within the local community who have recently experienced the loss of a loved one. 

The weekly service is offered free of charge, with all obituaries completed in a manner that is sensitive to your own personal wishes and requests.

The obituaries are also shaped entirely by your direction and are written in full consultation with you at all times and at all stages, thus ensuring they are a fitting tribute to the deceased person. 

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Please don’t hesitate to contact journalist Brendan Keane through brendan.keane@peoplenews.ie if an obituary tribute piece is something that you would like this newspaper to honour the memory of a loved one close to you who has passed away.

Songwriters

Anyone in the community or across the county involved in writing and releasing original songs and music are encouraged to get in contact with this newspaper if they would like to have their material reviewed.

Wexford is known for its very healthy music scene and anyone out there wishing to get their name more well known can feel free to contact Brendan Keane through brendan.keane@peoplenews.ie

If emailing over information please include a contact number, photo, short bio about your act and a link to online material (if available).

Little house fundraiser

On August 21, a very special event will take place in Oulart village. On that date the people behind the Bygone Days Storyhouse will be joining forces with Pat the Chap and Joan and Friends to run a fundraising event in Oulart village and in the Lower Street of Oulart, on the grounds of Bygone Days Storytelling House.

A spokesperson for the storyhouse commented: “Like all organisations we need to raise some funding after being closed for so long due to Covid.”

She went on to comment that Pat the Chap has kindly agreed to organise an all Vehicle Road Run that day which will leave the village at 12 noon.

“Come along and bring your tractors, cars, motorbikes or any type of motorised vehicle you have, we would be very grateful of your support,” said the spokesperson.

“We are very thankful to Pat the Chap for agreeing to help us out,” she added.

Meanwhile, Joan and Friends are organising a 5k walk along the Jean Kenny Smith Walk to Oulart Hill and back to the Lower Street.

The walk will leave the Thatched house at 4 p.m. and there will be tea on arrival at the finishing point for everyone taking part.

“We are very thankful to Joan and Friends for organising this walk,” said the committee spokesperson.

A family fun bicycle run will also take place that day with the participants leaving the thatched house at 3 p.m.

“Come on down and dust off your high Nellies, bone-shakers, tricycles, join in the fun and help us raise some money too,” said the spokesperson.

“During the day we are holding a yard sale on the grounds of Bygone Days with all kinds of bargains available so drop by because it’s unknown what you might find for a few cents,” she added.

“Teas and home produce will also be available.”

The events are all being organised to raise money for what is essentially Oulart’s little gem, the Bygone Days Storytelling House.

Vintage run

Caim Vintage Club will hold its annual outing to Moynalty on August 14.

Those interested in booking a place are asked to contact 087 7468759, 087 2749106 or 087 6341532.

Bowls for retirees

The members of the Ballagh Active Retirement Association meet twice weekly to play bowls in the local community centre.

The sessions take place on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. and new members are always welcome.

Anyone not familiar with the simple game of bowls will be introduced to it by the regular players and encouraged to have a go.

The association holds its monthly meetings in Bob’s Restaurant, The Ballagh where members can have a meal or a snack while the meeting is in session.

For further information, contact Mary Fortune at 087  7987766.

Parish office

The parish office in Oylegate is now open on Monday and Wednesday, from 9.30 a.m. to 1.30 p.m and on Fridays from 9.30 a.m. to 12.30 p.m.

Re-opening of holy well

The Holy Well at Ballinacoola, Kilmyshall, will be officially reopened on Sunday, August 14, at 7 p.m.

A lot of work has taken place at the well over the last year and a half to clean it up and improve access to the site.

Bishop Ger Nash will be in attendance to bless the well and everyone in the community is encouraged to attend.

Parish journal

An invitation is being extended to people from Oylegate to contribute stories to the new Oylegate-Glenbrien parish journal, especially those who are living abroad.

Preparations are now under way to compile the new publication and anyone living abroad who would be willing to write a short description of their new lifestyle for the journal is very much welcome to make a submission by emailing Maureen Somers at oylegateparish-news@yahoo.com.

Art camps

The Presentation Centre in Enniscorthy will be the venue for exciting arts camps from Monday, August 15 to Thursday, August 18.

The camps will be aimed at children aged between eight and 12 and will encompass a number of different mediums.

The participants in the camps will get to explore various different techniques and will have the chance to enhance their inherent creativity through mediums such as marbling, textiles, print-making, sun prints and charcoal.

Monster raffle

Louise Lawless is currently selling tickets in Boolavogue as part of her bid to become the new mayor of the village.

The tickets are for a monster raffle for which some fantastic prizes are up for grabs. The first prize is €200 worth of home heating oil while the second prize will be €100 worth of coal.

There are also hampers, whiskey, wine and chocolates up for grabs. Tickets are priced €5 for a line in the raffle and the prizes will be drawn at the end of August.

Mayoral raffle

Jimmy ‘Shugs’ Gahan is organising a raffle throughout the Boolavogue area as part of his campaigin to win the mayor of Boolavogue election.

He is up against Louise Lawless and both of the candidates have been very busy organsing a range of community events as part of their respective campaigns.

While they are competing against each other in the election bid, they are united in the common goal of raising as much money as they can for the wider community in Boolavogue.

Jimmy’s team are now selling tickets throughout the village and surrounding areas. The tickets are great value at only €10 each or three for €20.

There are 26 prizes on offer meaning there is a great chance of winning a prize. The first prize is €500 cash while the second prize winner will receive a €350 voucher for Murt Walsh Menswear.

There are numerous and varied other prizes on offer with final prize being a bag of coal courtesy of Rowsome Fuels.

Jimmy’s support crew will be selling these tickets over the next few weeks, travelling from door-to-door in the area.

However, if you don’t get one, you can still buy them from Jimmy directly or from the pub in the Harrow.

The draw will take place on Saturday, August 20.

Adoration

Parishoners are asked to note there will be no Eucharistic Adoration in Caim for the month of August.


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