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Around the Districts: Adamstown to Clonroche-Poulpeasty


Annabel Gaffney on the occasion of her First Holy Communion in Rathgarogue church, with her brother Dylan and cousin Poppy.

Annabel Gaffney on the occasion of her First Holy Communion in Rathgarogue church, with her brother Dylan and cousin Poppy.

Annabel Gaffney on the occasion of her First Holy Communion in Rathgarogue church, with her brother Dylan and cousin Poppy.



Covid 19 Booster

Adamstown Pharmacy are offering Covid 19 second booster vaccines to all people over the age of 65 years. If it has been 4 months or more since your last Covid vaccine and you are over 65 years please contact Adamstown Pharmacy on 053 9240460 or 053 9240454 or at adamstownpharmacy@gmail.com to arrange an appointment.

Athletic Club

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Well done to everyone on Sunday last at the Counties. Our medal winners were: U-9 boys relay 2nd place: Henry, Thomas, Shane & Patrick. U-11 girls relay 2nd place: Pippa, Lillly, Anna, Grace. U-10 girls turbo javelin 1st Lauren, 3rd Grace. U-11 girls shot putt; 1st Pippa, 3rd Lilly. U-12 girls 600m. 3rd Emma. U-12 boys turbo javelin 1st Bobby. U-16 boys javelin; 1st Watt. U-16 long jump 1st Watt. Congratulations everyone.

Spanish Blind Golf Open

Our best wishes to Paddy Power, Woodview Drive, who with his three team mates will represent Ireland at the Spanish Open from May 22nd to May 26th. The event will take place in Madrid. Paddy’s guide will be Cllr. Pat Barden. Every success to the Irish team.

First Holy Communion

Children from Adamstown National School will receive the Sacrament of First Holy Communion on Saturday next 21st May in St. Abban’s Church at 11.00am.

Please remember the children and their families in you prayers. We hope they all have a lovely day. There will be a family Mass this Sunday at 10.30am in St. Abban’s Church for all the Holy Communion children and their families.


We extend our sympathy to Teresa McDonald, Woodview Drive and all the family on the death of her mother Ann McDonald, 45 Glentire Heights, The Ballagh on Saturday 7th May. Her funeral Mass was celebrated in St. John the Baptist Church, The Ballagh on Monday 9th May with burial afterwards in the adjoining cemetery. May she rest in peace.

Bereavement Support Group

New Ross Bereavement Support Group are organising an Open Evening entitled ‘Grieving in These Exceptional Times’. The Evening will be facilitated by Grief Counsellor Brid Carroll and will take place on Thursday 26th May at 7.30pm. Venue: St. Michael’s Pastoral Centre, Michael St. New Ross. Everyone is welcome to attend.


Table quiz – thank you

The recent table quiz held in Tír na nÓg by the Parish Journal Committee raised €2,055 which also included donations. We are extremely grateful to everyone who attended the quiz, helped to run it, gave donations and to the many people who gave prizes for the raffle.

All money raised have gone to the Irish Red Cross for Ukraine, a very worthy cause. Thank you.


This week’s winners were Saoirse and Harry Murphy, who won €214.

Hiphop Dancing

Next Level hiphop dance school are starting dance classes have started on Thursdays in Carrig Community centre from 3.30 p.m. to 4.30 p.m. €7 per class.

Grantstown news

Befriending programme – Anyone interested in joining a befriending programme please call 051561016. If you would enjoy calling to visit and chat with some elderly people in the community this programme might suit you. Training will be provided.

Calling all volunteers – If you are available to volunteer any hours to help us deliver our service please phone us at 051 561016 for a chat.

Bingo – Our Drive-in bingo is on every Wednesday night at 7.30 p.m. Your support would be greatly appreciated.

Open Weekend – Green Road Gardens in Battlestown, Ramsgrange are holding an open weekend in their gardens on Saturday and Sunday, June 11, and 12, from 11 a.m. to 4.30 p.m. in aid of Grantstown Daycare Centre and Gardens. Admission is €5 and includes tea or coffee and home baking.

The art works which the residents and clients are creating with the help of Pav and Nic, artists from Wexford will be on display and are for sale if anyone is interested.

GAA club news

Congratulations to GCC and our Bannow-Ballymitty boys who won the Leinster Colleges A football final today. Well done to Paddy, Dylan and Cian. Great achievement for your school and club.

Best wishes to all our boys and girls, who have made their Communion in both Ballymitty and Carrig Schools.

We are delighted to announce that we are back for a summer camp again this year. We will be holding a camp from Monday July 4 to Friday July 8 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. each day. All sports and games will be played including football, hurling, camogie, gymnastics, arts and crafts and LEGO. To register your child please contact Ger at 087 1626216. The cost is €60 per child and €50 for each child after.

Social dancing

Dancing continues on Friday in Carrig-on-Bannow community centre, dancing from 9.30 p.m. to 11.30 p.m., with music for the month of May as follows: Friday the 20th: Blue Lace, Friday the 27th: music by Dick and Ted.

Ballymitty Hall events

Taekwondo – Classes are ongoing every Wednesday at 7 p.m. in Ballymitty Hall. Contact John Phillips at 086 3893382 for more information.

Yoga classes – Yoga continuies in Ballymitty Hall on Tuesday and Thursday nights at 7 p.m. Contact Ger at 083 0277053.

Monday Night Bingo – Come play at our Drive-in Bingo (Ballymitty Church Carpark) or play online via Zoom in comfort of your own home or with friends. Mondays at 8 p.m. For more info contact 089 2722808 or ballymittybingo@gmail.com. Ballymitty Bingo is a fundraiser in aid of the new Ballymitty Community Centre.



Can you please send any information to be put in the Clongeen Notes via email by 9 a.m. on Mondays please prior to the Wednesday publication. The email to use is: grooney@hotmail.com – thanks.

Coast to Coast Cycle

Willie Colfer, Jim Bennett, Fergal Kent, Kevin Stafford and Nicky O’Sullivan all returned safely from their 360k Coast to Coast cycle on Saturday evening and concluded their evening in Carroll’s. At the time well over €5,000 had been raised for Feileacain – the volunteer led non-profit charity supporting parents who’ve suffered still-birth and neo-natal death.

So really well done lads and we’re all glad to know that the dogs never caught up with you on the road and you had a relatively safe and pleasant journey from Dingle to Rosslare. Anyone still considering donating can do so online via idonate.ie – through Facebook by searching ‘Coast to Coast Cycle for Feileacain’. There is also still the donation bucket in Carroll’s pub Clongeen or you can contact Willie at 087 2033861. The great support and donations have all been greatly appreciated.

School enrolments

St Oliver Plunkett NS in Clongeen are accepting applications for the 2022-2023 school year. A copy of the schools admission policy and a student application form is available as from the following places: via email from principal.clongeenns@gmail.com or our via our website which is: clongeenns.weebly.com or alternatively you can phone the school office at 051 565 713 for any or further details.


The winner of split-the-pot on Monday, May 9 was Denise O’Brien, who won €255 and the seller was Anne Sinnott. Congratulations to both Denise and Anne. The next draw was scheduled to take place on Monday, May 23. Thank you all for supporting the draw in aid of the continued maintenance and development of the hall in Clongeen.

Remember that you can get your tickets for the draw from the usual outlets which are: Sinnott’s Day-To-Day shop and Carroll’s Bar, both in Clongeen; Foxe Hair, the Fast Food Takeaway, Foulksmills Stores and White’s Bar, all in Foulksmills.

You can also get them in the Out House in Rourkes Cross or McDonagh’s Bar in Geoffsbridge. Finally, in Wellingtonbridge you can get them from: Lloyds Chemist, Stafford’s Chipper and Wallace’s Drapery. They can also be bought from any committee members such as Marie Mythen in Mythen Construction, Larry Whelan in Clongeen and several more.

Parish Patron

This year’s patron will take place this Sunday, May 22. Prayers will take place in the New Graveyard at 2 p.m. and this will be followed by prayers in the older cemetery immediately afterwards. There will not be Mass this year following cemetery blessing as the Masses over the weekend will be for the faithful departed.

There will be a collection as you enter the cemetery, thank you in advance for your generosity as your financial support is much appreciated. Finally, tea and coffee will be available in the community centre in Clongeen following prayers. If you could please follow the guidelines of the stewards and those managing the traffic, that would be really helpful.


Community Games

There are a limited number of spaces still available to represent Bree Davidstown Cloughbawn Community Games in Art, Handwriting, Model Making, Quiz, Talent, and Swimming, Contact bree-davidstown@communitygames.eu or text 087-4151350 before 1st June.

The local Athletics trials take place in Enniscorthy Hub on Friday, 27th May. Entries will be taken on the evening from 5.30pm. Competition begins at 6.30pm


A presentation of Draw winners from the Cloch ban and Presentation of funds from Clonroche Poulpeasty Tractor Club will take place in the Cloch ban on Friday May 20th, Music by Teresa and the StarsClonroche Development Split the Pot winner was Alice Kehoe, the pot was €362 euros, thank you for your continued support.

Poulpeasty Patron

The Cemetery patron in Poulpeasty will return to its pre-covid weekend this year. It will be on the evening of Friday, June 3rd ( time to be confirmed)

Cloughbawn GAA

There was no winner of the lotto jackpot. Niall Doran was the only winner on 3 numbers, the numbers drawn were 1,8,9,24 Jackpot still stands at 10,000 next draw on Friday May 27th.

Results: EEW All County Hurling Leagues Div 1 Cloughbawn 0-24 Rathnure 2-26; Junior B Hurling Championship Enniscorthy District Cloughbawn 1-16 HWH Bunclody/Tig Leath Slí Bun Clóidí 3; 16EEW All County Hurling Leagues Div 5 Cloughbawn 0-7 Tara Rocks 0-10

Fixtures: QF Gorey Guardian U17 D2 Hurling 16th May at 7.00 in Horeswood Horeswood GAA v CloughbawnRound 2 U13 Football division 4 17th May, at 7.00 in Castleboro Cloughbawn v St Marys RosslareRound 6 All County Football league Div 3 22nd May at 15.30 in Parirc Ui Shiochain Naomh Eanna v CloughbawnU13 football Division 3 24th May, at 19.15 in Castleboro, Cloughbawn v Askamore Kilrush.

Line Dance Classes

Come along to Old School Hall, Cushinstown every Wednesday morning at 10.30am and learn all the latest line dance moves and be ready for Garth Brooks.

Line dancing is very enjoyable - it keeps you fit, keeps blood pressure down and of course is a great way to lose weight. So if you want to get fit give Sarah a ring on 087 9792483 or just come along.