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Some of the younger audience members in attendance at the launch of Danny Nolan's book in Adamstown Hall.

Some of the younger audience members in attendance at the launch of Danny Nolan's book in Adamstown Hall.

Some of the younger audience members in attendance at the launch of Danny Nolan's book in Adamstown Hall.



Lotto Results

The winning numbers in the Adamstown Lotto draw on Monday 6th March were: 14–18–19 23. There was no Jackpot winner including online, and just one match player–Breda Elmes, Newbawn who received €200. The next draw is on Monday 20th March in the Community Centre for a Jackpot of €15,000. Keep on buying the tickets–it will be won and it could be you!

Daffodil Day

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Daffodil Day 2023 will take place on 24th March and the local Enniscorthy committee are calling for public support in advance of the day.

We are asking the local community to come out and support us as you have done over the last number of years. We also need your help in providing fresh daffodils for our big fundraising day. Please drop your daffodils to the Legion of Mary Hall, Enniscorthy on Thursday evening 23rd March from 5.30pm–7.30pm. Every daffodil helps.

We are always looking for volunteers who may have an hour or two to spare on the day. Anyone who would like to volunteer phone–text–or whats app Catherine on 087 2988459.

Every euro makes a difference. €25 can help the cost of driving a cancer patient to and from treatment centres using the volunteer driving service. €50 can help provide vital clinical equipment for a night nurse, according to data from the Irish Cancer Society.

Thanks for your continued support. For further information on the Irish Cancer Society’s services and work in the area of cancer prevention and research, visit www.cancer.ie

Jimmy Roche, Woodview Drive R.I.P.

The community of Adamstown and surrounds were saddened to hear of the death of Jimmy Roche on Friday 3rd March. Jimmy, a very quiet and gentle person, was well known in the village, where he was a regular visitor to the local shop.

Even though Jimmy was in his 90’s, he had been in good health until recently; he enjoyed going out and about and having a chat with neighbours and friends. Jimmy is survived by his sister Maisie Colfer, The Leap, and predeceased by his brothers Jay and Michael.

His funeral Mass was celebrated in St. Abban’s Church on Sunday last, followed by burial in the adjoining cemetery. We extend our deepest sympathy to his sister Maisie, his nephews, nieces, extended family, his neighbours and friends. May his gentle soul rest in peace.

Call For Volunteers in our Community Garden

Interested in joining our Community Garden in Adamstown? As we kick off our Spring planting, we would welcome new volunteers to join our community garden. This is an opportunity to learn new skills in organic gardening, connect with like-minded people, develop green spaces and grow food for our community. Call us on 051 144288 for more information.

Athletic Club 2news

Well done to our gang at the Leinster indoors last weekend, U12 Shot putt Anna, Hayleigh, Pippa, special mention to Lily who made it into the top 8. Sean 1st U-14 walk, James 1st U-16 shot putt & Ciara 2nd U-19 walk. Well done all.

Mr. Oil–County Novice Road Race in Kilmore: Well done to Adamstown club’s Annalise Crean who finished 1st in the women’s race, Elaine McDonald 12th, Triona Mooney 20th, Elaine Stafford 26th. (Field of 43 running.) In the Men’s–Adamstown native Tomás Harrington came 1st running with New Ross Club, United Striders (Field of 52 running) Well done to everyone.

Book Launch–Thanks

The Doyle and Delaney families would like to thank you most sincerely for the wonderful success of the Book Launch on Friday last. We are overwhelmed with the attendance and your donations; it was far beyond our expectations. Donations continue to be handed up. Book is still available at Danny Doyle’s house, Glenour.

Pat Byrne Memorial Road Run

Following a meeting on Tuesday night last with the Cemetery Committee and Shamrock Vintage club, arrangements were put in place for the Pat Byrne Memorial Road Run. This will take place on Sunday 2nd April. Registration at 11.30am, with Road Run starting at 1.00pm. All Vehicles are welcome.

All proceeds going to Adamstown Cemetery Committee for the upkeep of the Cemetery, and we thank the Vintage Club for their generosity and support. Further details in the next few weeks. Note: Cemetery Committee meeting on Wednesday next 15th March in the Parochial House.

Community Employment

ANCCR Area Development CLG have vacancies for the following positions: Community Employment General Operatives in the following areas, Adamstown, Newbawn, Cushinstown/Terrerath and Caroreigh; Community Employment Childcare Assistant in Adamstown/Raheen; Office Administrator in Raheen

In order to apply for any of the above positions you need to be over 21 years and in receipt of a qualifying social welfare payment for 12 months

This is a brilliant opportunity to get back into the workforce/training. If interested in any of those positions, please contact your local Intreo Office or phone Kay, CE Supervisor at ANCCR on 087 4144313. We would love to hear from you.


Over-50s Group

The Bannow-Ballymitty over-50s Group are going to the Westgrove Hotel, Co. Clare on 11th till 14th Septembe. A coach will pick us up at 9 a.m. at Wallace’s, Wellingtonbridge and will stay with us for the four days taking us to various places of interest.

The total cost is €310 p.p sharing or €410 p.p. single room. This price includes Bed/Breakfast plus a three course Evening Meal every evening and entertainment. We have a few places spare so if you would like to join us contact Breda O’Sullivan Mobile No. 086 1787019.

Sad passing

Deepest sympathy to the Kelly family, Harriestown, Ballymitty on the death of Tony on Friday, February 24, Tony is survived by his wife Anne, daughters Caroline, Betty, Theresa and Laura, son’s William and Clive. His remains were brought to St Peter’s church, Ballymitty on Wednesday, March 1, for 11 a.m. funeral Mass followed by burial in Kilcaven cemetery. May he rest in peace.

GAA Bingo is back

Bannow-Ballymitty GAA Club Bingo is back and we have a start date: Saturday, March 25, in Carrig-on-Bannow Community Centre.


This week’s split-the-pot winner was Michael Murphy Snr, who won €220.

Social dancing

Dancing is ongoing in Carrig-on-Bannow Community Centre with music for March as follows: Friday the 17th Jimmy Hogan and Lar Kenny, Friday the 24th Glen Flynn, Friday the 31st the Wicklow Man. All welcome refreshments served.

Ballymitty Hall events

Monday Night Bingo – Ballymitty Drive-in bingo and Online Bingo – Monday nights at 8 p.m. Come play at our Drive-in Bingo (Ballymitty Church Carpark) or play online via ZOOM in the comfort of your own home or with friends. More info contact 089 2722808or ballymittybingo@gmail.com.

Community Garden – Meetings Thursday evenings at 7.30 in Ballymitty Hall. Come along and help with our Community Garden and learn new skills. More Info contact Paddy at 087 2126590.

Women’s Shed – We meet Monday mornings from 10 a.m. to midday Re-connect or make new friends. Learn new skills.

Community Games

Community Games is for children aged 6-16 – a list of competitions can be viewed on communitygames.ie Enquiries can be made with Anne Reville 083 3153216.

Logo competition winners announced as: Sophie Redmond Clongeen, Will Reville, Caroreigh, Ella Rae Foley, Clongeen.

Closing date for entries: Swimming, Draughts, Chess is 24/3/23 – Art and handwriting is 31/3/23. County swimming is in Enniscorthy on 14/4/23. County Draughts is on 20/4/23 in Glynn Hall. County Chess is on 27/4/23 in Piercestown.

Team events closing date 24/3/23. Team events can be seen on Community Website page.

Bridge Results

Results for March 7: First. John Reville and Pax Morris. Second. Peter Mageean and Barbera Hamilton. Third. Rosarii Donovan and Mary Cosgrove. Fourth. Margaret Cullen and Imelda Crosbie.

Historical Society

Bannow Historical Society will hold two ‘Know your Place’ talks during April. On Monday night, April 3, at 8 p.m. Monica Wallace will resume her talk on the fascinating history of Coolbrook Cottage and hopefully on this occasion the electricity won’t fail because Monica has some brilliant slides to show us. On April 27 Siobhán Doyle will talk about her recently published book ‘A History of the GAA in 100 Objects’ and this should be of interest to all GAA followers and historians.

Both talks will take place in the former church at Grantstown and everyone is welcome to come along, whether a member of the society or not. Look forward to seeing you in Grantstown.

GAA club news

Congratulations to Bannow-Ballymitty on their 0-15 to 1-10 win over St Mary’s of Maudlintown on Sunday.

We can’t wait to see you on March 25 when Bannow-Ballymitty GAA Bingo makes its comeback.

The final of the Masked Singer is on this Thursday, March 16, at Carrig Community center, we hope to see you there.

Our Parish Journal

This is the final call for contributions to this year’s Journal. The journal committee are looking for any interesting articles for this year’s Journal, old photographs and if you had a wedding last year a picture of the wedding would be welcome. If anyone had a baby and would like a photo of the baby included please send us a nice clear photo. You can email nicolahowlin@gmail.comorspeak to any of the committee members.


Camross Hall News

Dancing at Camross - The very popular Peter Burke will provide the music and song for the April dance which will be held in Camross Hall on Fri. 7th April. Adm. €10 including The Tea.

KDG staged ‘Hunger Strike’ - Killorglin Drama Group staged its Civil War Drama ‘Hunger Strike’ on Fri. 10th and Sat.11th March last in Camross Hall. Huge crowds attended and it was wonderful to have large numbers of Dr. Jim Ryan’s relatives in the audience on both nights. The play, written by Máirín Cregan, wife of Dr. Jim Ryan, is based loosely on Máirín’s own experiences of her husband’s hunger strike, and the play presents a fascinating glimpse into the realities of the time and familial political divisions. The group thanked all people, who came from near and far, for their support and paid special thanks to the Camross Hall Committee for organising and publicising the event and especially for their hospitality. The group thoroughly enjoyed their weekend in Wexford.

Check out Camross Hall Facebook Page for further details on all upcoming events or contact Kay Doyle on 087-2680273.

Camross ICA

Dympna Kelly was congratulated at the March meeting on winning the Federation round of Simnel Cake competition, sponsored by Gempack, she will represent Wexford at the National final on Mon. 3rd April. Wexford Federation has an exhibition in Enniscorthy Castle ‘ Enterprise and Determination’ running until June, Mairead O’Gorman has some beautiful craft items on display. Well done to Maggie Morrissey, Marian Donnelly and Margaret O’Gorman, Poulpeasty on representing the guild in ICA Quiz held recently and President Mary Nolan thanked all who made our 200 stars in the Million Stars project. Ann Power memorial walk has been provisionally scheduled for 28th May and several members attended a wonderful production of ‘Chaplin the Musical’ in New Ross last week. Marian Donnelly helped us brush up our Irish for Seachtain na Gaeilge. Mary Kelly was winner of the competition for ‘smallest teacup’ and a welcome cuppa was served by Esther Rynhart and Marian Donnelly. Sympathy was extended to Margaret O’Gorman, Caro on the passing of her aunt Mary O’Connor. A Social half hour followed the meeting. The next meeting, scheduled for Mon 3rd April, will be the AGM and our Information Officer, Mary D’Arcy will attend.

GAA club news

Registrations for 2023 for players and members is open and all players and mentors must be registered. There are no increases in membership fees this year and it would be greatly appreciated if any members not already registered could log onto Foireann and update their membership as soon as possible.

The New Ross District dinner dance took place on Saturday night in The Horse and Hound. Billy Nolan was presented with clubman of the year by District Chairman Denis Nolan. Derek Kent’s recent appointment as Leinster Chairperson was also marked by a special award.

Games are underway again across various age groups. Our adult hurling team lost out to St James in Taghmon last Friday and continue their football campaign again St. Fintans on Thursday night in Taghmon at 8pm. Our minor hurlers play away to Crossabeg Ballymurn next Sunday at 10.30am. All support is welcome.

Finally the club has announced that it is to hold a Golf Classic in Rosslare GC on Friday May 26th. You can book a tee time for a fourball online (€200 including a meal for all players) or individual players (€50) using our Klubfunder account or by calling Tom Banville on 087 6796857. Similarly go to the Klubfunder page or call Tom if your business would like to sponsor a tee or green for the event which costs only €50. Specific tee times can now be booked by calling Tom at the number above.

Irish Dancing Lessons

Tara Academy of Irish Dancing are delighted to launch a new Irish dancing class in Taghmon GAA complex every Friday evening at 6pm. For information on the class please contact Kay on 087-9035296 or alternatively just turn up on the night. Come along and learn to dance for fun, fitness or competition. First class is free for new pupils.

Your Correspondent

If you would like a notice included, please contact Kay Doyle on 087-2680273 or email kaynolandoyle@gmail.com