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Around the Districts: Adamstown to Clonroche-Poulpeasty


Anna Mrozowska and Joanna Opilka at the WACT art exhibition in St Michael's Theatre.

Anna Mrozowska and Joanna Opilka at the WACT art exhibition in St Michael's Theatre.

Anna Mrozowska and Joanna Opilka at the WACT art exhibition in St Michael's Theatre.



Community Games

Congratulations to the U-13 Boys Rounders team who defeated Cushinstown to gain themselves a place in the semi-finals. Well done lads.

Ladies Football

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Well done to Ellen & Cathy O’Brien who were part of the Wexford team who secured their quarter final place in the TG4 Ladies Football All-Ireland Intermediate championship by defeating Wicklow by 1-12 to 0-11 in Baltinglass on Sunday last.

Schools’ Athletics

Well done to Adamstown Athletic Club members who competed in Tullamore on in the Irish Life Health All-Ireland schools track and field championships.

Will Fortune won a Silver medal in the U-12 shot put (7.65 metres) and his club mate Bobby O’Shea was fourth in the same event.

Pippa Fortune was 7th in heat 1 of the U-11 60m and Lily O’Callaghan was 7th in heat 7. Well done all, stars of the future.


Very best of luck to Eva O’Gorman, Kellystown who represents Wexford Ladies u-14 soccer this week at The Gaynor Cup in Limerick. A massive achievement for this talented young lady who is also an extremely proficient footballer.

A rising star on all fronts and we hope she has a very enjoyable tournament. Eva plays mid-field and is a student of St. Mary’s, New Ross.


Adamstown Rounders are taking part in the U-15’s National Féile, taking place in the GAA Centre of Excellence in Ferns on Sunday 26th June. Wishing them the best of luck.


The death occurred on Sunday 5th June of Rory Michael Desmond Stafford, 6 Tower Court, Westgate, Wexford and formerly Ballyhurst, Taghmon. We extend our deepest sympathy to his brother Ulick and family, Newtown, Adamstown also to his parents, brothers and sisters, extended family and friends. His funeral Mass was celebrated on Wednesday 8th June in the Church of the Assumption, Bride St,. Wexford followed by burial in St. Ibar’s Cemetery, Crosstown. May his rest in peace.

Adamstown Show

All roads lead to Adamstown on Saturday 2nd July for the 73rd Annual Agricultural, Horticultural, Trade and Vintage Show. Schedules are available from local businesses and any committee member. There is a wide variety of classes i.e. Horses, ponies, sheep, dogs and home produce classes for both adults and children.

It promises to be a great day and your support would be very much appreciated, as this is the first show since the start of the pandemic. We hope to make this show the best ever. Looking forward to seeing you all there.



This week’s winner was Mossy Waters, Bannow, who won €237.

Sad passing

Deepest sympathy to the Roche family, Lacken on the death of their brother Michael last week. Michael is survived by his children Helena, Liam and Michelle, grandchild Tommy, brothers Noel, Ray, Dermot and Colm, sisters Anne, Angela, Mary, Eileen, Nora and Nuala, extended family and friends. Michael’s remains were brought to Rathangan church on Tuesday, June 7, for midday Mass with burial afterwards in Rathangan cemetery. May he rest in peace.

Deepest sympathy to the Furlong family, Rath, Duncormick on the death of Ger Furlong on June 2 Ger is survived by his wife Mary, daughters Danielle and Aisling, sisters Brid and Mary, relatives and friends. Ger’s remains were brought to Rathangan church on Saturday, June 4, for funeral Mass at midday followed by burial in adjoining cemetery. May he rest in peace.

Grantstown news

CE scheme vacancies – We currently have a number of positions available on our CE Scheme for Carer’s, Maintenance Workers and Kitchen Assistants here in Grantstown Daycare Centre. If you are in receipt of a social welfare payment or unemployed for over 12 months, you may eligible for a CE Scheme. To be part of a CE Scheme is a great opportunity to access training and to build on your existing skills or to learn and train in a new skillset. The position involves working 19.50 hours per week. If you are interested, we would love to hear from you at 051 561016 or email karen@grantstownpriory.com. More information on these positions can be found on the Jobs Ireland website.

Meals on Wheels – Our Meals on Wheels service is available for delivery on Tuesdays and Thursdays of each week. Anyone, who wants to avail of this service is required to have their order in before 1 p.m. on Monday for Tuesdays delivery and before 1 p.m. on Wednesday for Thursdays delivery.

This service makes it easy to avail of a 2-course meal which includes a nutritious main course and a delicious desert, all at a very affordable cost. Orders can be placed by calling 051 516016 or emailinfo@grantstownpriory.com.

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.

Social dancing

Dancing continues in Carrig community centre for the month of June with music as follows: Friday the 17th The Wicklow Man, Friday the 24th Delta Dawn. All welcome, refreshments served.


There will be a concert featuring Sharon Shannon and Muireann nic Amhlaoibh as part of the ‘Back Together’ concert series on Friday, June 17, in Carrig-on-Bannow Church – come along for a great nights entertainment. Tickets €15.

Hip hop dancing

Next level hiphop dance school are starting dance classes in Carrig parish hall every Thursday from 3.30 p.m. to 4.30 p.m. Cost €7 per class.

GAA club news

Wishing all our students from the parish the very best of luck over the next couple of weeks in both Leaving and junior certs.

Cúl Camps return to Grantstown this July from 11th-15th. Book your spot online at kelloggsculcamps.gaa.ie.

Lotto draw is this Tuesday evening at 7.30 p.m. €14,000 to be won. Tickets are €2 each and can be purchased from Costcutters Wellingtonbridge, The lemon and Lime Cafe, Wallace’s Hardware and from any club officer over in Grantstown.

Bannow/Rathangan Show

The 71st Bannow/Rathangan show will take place this year on Thursday, July 14, at Killag, Duncormick.

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.


Contacts and Deadlines

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.


The winner of split-the-pot on Monday, May 6, was TJ Berney, who won €315 and the entry was made at the all new Carroll’s Bar in Clongeen. Congratulations to TJ and to Carroll’s for selling their first winner. The next draw is scheduled to take place on Monday, June 20. 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.

Junior/Leaving Cert

For some the exams are over but there’s still a few students with an exam or two to go, but very near the end now too. Again, best of luck to all those involved in the June State exams. So enjoy the summer now as there’s not much more you can do, the results will be out sometime in August and between now and then be happy with what you’ve done as its out of your control now so let it go.

Over-35s Soccer

There was a dozen lads on the field last Saturday in Horetown keeping the flag flying and an enjoyable game was had by all those involved. Numbers have been down a bit recently so if you feel like coming along and getting involved, give Dave a call at 086 8596627 to be added to the group messages and maybe getting involved.

Community Games soccer

Congratulations to the under-12 girls’ Soccer seven-a-side who won Gold last weekend in Corach Ramblers FC

They were part of a team from a couple of parishes, but Clongeen girls were the core of the team which included: Orla Burke, Zoe Byrne, Aoibheann O’Dwyer, Sophie Redmond, Issy Butler, Eve Cullen, Eva Mullins, Isabelle Browne, Leah Gallagher and Aoife Doyle. They were managed by Donal and Eimear Redmond, so how much more Clongeen could you get? So well done to girls, the management team and thanks to the parents too.

And not to be out done, congratulations to the boys under-12 Soccer, another team from three parishes, who also won Gold last weekend in Corach Ramblers FC the panel was made up of: Aidan Breen, Calum O’Sullivan, Dan Finn, Daniel Redmond, Dara Bennett, Darragh Goff, Harry Murphy, James Bennett, Josh Butler, Kevin McLoughlin, Leo Stenning, Liam Diskin, Noah French, Sam Cullen, Séamie Wall and Seán McLoughlin – almost half Clongeen.

Again, a big thank you to the Managers of Alan Diskin, Donal Redmond and Daniel Stenning and thanks to the parents too for their support.


Cloughbawn GAA Lotto

There was no winner of the weekend lotto draw, Congratulations to Joe Carton, who was the only match 3 winner. Jackpot still stands at €10,000.


The annual Cloughbawn patron will be held on Sunday July 10. Time to be confirmed.