Around the Districts: Adamstown to Clongeen

Mark, Dean, Darren and JJ O'Riordan from Ballycullane who attended the Megaslam wrestling event at St Michael's Theatre, New Ross.

New Ross Standard


Adamstown Lotto Results

The Adamstown Lotto draw took place on Tuesday 2nd May and the winning numbers were: 5–11–16–19. There was no Jackpot winner. The following four players matched three numbers and each got €50. Emma Murphy, Coolnagree, Graham Bradley, Newbawn and two online players–Bridget Prendergast & Cora McCormack.

The next draw is on Monday 15th May in the Community Centre for a Jackpot of €15,000. Keep on buying the tickets & be in with a chance. Please leave tickets back in Cullen’s by 8pm on draw night.

Raheen National School Reunion

A reunion of Raheen National School past pupils will take place in the Horse & Hound, Ballinaboola, on Saturday 27th May at 8pm. All classes are welcome, with live music entertainment on the night.

It is a great opportunity to catch up with old friends and to celebrate our shared experiences of Raheen National School. Donations in aid of future development of the school are welcome on the night. Your support, as always, is greatly appreciated.

Adamstown ICA News

Adamstown ICA Guild held their AGM and monthly meeting recently, it was attended by thirteen members.

President Anne Stafford opened the meeting by welcoming everyone and especially our guest Gretta O’Connor, one of the Federation Officers. As it was the AGM, Gretta was present to oversee the election of officers and offer her support and guidance. Anne thanked everyone for their kindness and willingness to help over the past year, whenever the occasion arose, but informed the meeting she was stepping down due to family commitments. She had a special word of thanks to Secretary Mary Lawlor and Treasurer Breda Bolger for their excellent work and always being available. After overseeing the election of officers,

Gretta congratulated the newly elected President Helen Furlong, Secretary Liz Furlong, Treasurer Ann Ryan and Sheelagh Delaney staying on as PRO. She sincerely thanked outgoing President Anne Stafford, Secretary Mary Lawlor and Treasurer Breda Bolger for all their hard work for the Guild over the last three years.

Dympna Rochford won the competition for a Spring Floral arrangement in a jug, well done Dympna, the raffle was won by Mary J Furlong. A lovely tea was served by Eileen Thorpe and Geraldine Bradley, thank you ladies, much appreciated.

On Thursday 20th April the guild took part in ICA’s Got Talent in Camross Hall. It was a brilliant night and well attended, a lot of our parishioners were there to support us and much appreciated. Congratulations to Callie Doyle for winning the solo singing, no bother to Callie. Well done to Helen for her recitation and to the cast of Absolute Nuncence–Mary J Furlong, Geraldine Bradley, Breda Bolger, Sheelagh Delaney also included Callie & Helen. A great team effort by all, that’s the spirit of ICA.

Next monthly meeting is on Wednesday May 10th, new members are always welcome, come along for fun and friendship.

Sympathy – Ephraim Cloney

The death occurred on Friday 21st April of Ephraim Cloney, Ballagh, Raheen, Adamstown. We extend our deepest sympathy to his mother Stella, brother Damien and sister Neasa, extended family, neighbours and friends. Ephraim’s funeral Mass was celebrated in The Church of St. John Paul 11, Raheen on Sunday 23rd followed by burial in Adamstown Cemetery. May his gentle soul rest in peace.

First Holy Communion

We remember in our prayers the children from 2nd class in Adamstown National School who will make their First Holy Communion on Saturday 13th May–the Feast Day of Our Lady of Fatima and also their families on this very special family occasion.


Plant Sale

Ballycullane Veggie Growers are holding a Plant Sale in Ballycullane Parish Hall on Saturday, May 13, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Lots of lovely fruit, vegetable and flower plants for sale, and tea are also available.

The group grows fruit and veg in a community plot, and new members are always welcome. If you are interested in joining, come along to the plant sale and talk to any of the members, or ring 087 6788652.

Tintern Review

The 2023 Tintern Review is being compiled and the committee would welcome contributions for the 13th issue of a magazine which is growing in popularity.

If you have any photos of people/events of high interest from times gone by or more recent times, we would be grateful if you could let us have them. Also of interest to us are the names for inclusion in a Births, Marriages and Deaths column. These can only be accepted from the families in question. Some people may have some funny real-life true stories to share and these are particularly welcome.

Committee members may be contacted at these email addresses: , , and

Drama in Campile Hall

Theatre Vamps Drama group Tramore presents “When Harry met Sally”, a modern take on a romantic comedy classic in Campile Hall on Saturday May 13 at 8 p.m. Tickets are €15 available on Eventbrite or pay on the door on the night.

Knock pilgrimage

There will be a one day coach trip to Knock Shrine on Sunday July 2, for the Ferns Diocesan Day. Pick-up Points are Wellingtonbridge, Ramsgrange, Campile and New Ross. Fare is €73 which includes two meals. Contact Nicholas Bowe at 087 9418661.


Sad passings

Deepest sympathy to Catherine and Patrick Devereux on the death of their father Paddy Devereux of St Mary’s Terrace last week. Paddy is survived by his daughter Catherine, son Patrick, brother Jimmy, sister Joan, grandchildren, great grandchildren, relatives and friends. His remains were in Ryan’s funeral parlour on Sunday, April 30, with removal to Carrig church on Monday for funeral Mass at 11 a.m. with burial afterwards in adjoining cemetery with his late wife Kit. May he rest in peace.

Deepest sympathy to the family of Alan Hill Ballymitty, who died last Saturday, April 29, in Marymount Hospice. Alan is survived by his sons Adrian and Chris and will be sadly missed by his grandchildren, relatives and friends. He was waked at home on Sunday with removal on Monday to Balloughton Church for funeral service at 2 p.m. followed by burial in adjoining cemetery. May he rest in peace.

Bannow Historical Society

Bannow Historical Society will hold a tour/open talk on Sunday, May 14, at 1 p.m. at St Mary’s church Bannow. The event will consist of an open talk on the church in Bannow in addition to the surrounding locality.

Bridge results

1st Kathleen Farrell & Aidan Colfer; 2nd Watt Hayes & Mary Cosgrove; 3rd Betty Sexton & Eileen Mullally; 4th John Reville & Pax Morris.

Dates for your Diary – Tuesday 9th and 16th: Presidents Prize; for the 9th a draw will be made and the 16th you will play with your usual partner.

The AGM will take place on May 30. If anybody would like to put any proposal or put forward any amendment could they please put it in writing and give it to our secretary Oona. Thank you.

Social dancing

Dancing continues in Carrig-on-Bannow community centre with music for May as follows: Friday 12th T-Bone Country, Friday 19th Ashling Rafferty, Friday 26th Bernie Heaney.

Dancing in the Horse and Hounds on Wednesday May 10 with Andy Feery.

Grantstown news

Thank You – A huge thank you to everyone who turned up on Bank Holiday Monday for the 5K Charity Walk. Over 80 people did the walk and several more who could not attend gave donations. Indeed, the donations are still coming in and we thank you all.

Then there were the volunteers who stood on the road along the route for the safety of the walkers, the people who baked the delicious confectionary, the people who served the tea and the people who collected the money and handed out the numbers for the walkers. Without you all the event would not have got off the ground so thank you all sincerely.

A special mention and thank you to Lisa McDonald from Wexford County Council, who donated €1,000 and to John and Margaret Mernagh of Danescastle Fruit Farm, who supplied the walkers with strawberries, jellies and juice. If anyone still wishes to donate feel free to donate online via our Grantstown Facebook page or pop into reception with your donation.

Community Employment Scheme Vacancies – If you are in receipt of a social welfare payment, Tús or have been unemployed for one year or more, then you may be eligible for a CE Scheme. We currently have vacancies for a Driver, carers, Kitchen Assistants, childcare, Maintenance and Groundskeeper. Please note no qualifications are needed for the above positions as full training will be provided free of charge which will enable you to find work in the future. We have had great outcomes in getting people back to full-time employment. Phone us at 051 561016 for more information.

GAA club news

Lotto Dates for Bannow Ballymitty this month are: 16th and 30th May. Make sure you play online at Klubfunder. Simply search for Bannow Ballymitty.

New Ross Standard Quarter Final: U-16 Hurlers play St Martins in Piercestown on Monday 15th.

Our website is now live, check out, make sure you join up to keep up to date with Bannow/Ballymitty GAA Club.



Can you please send any information to be put in the Clongeen Notes via email ? The normal deadline is 9am on Mondays prior to the Wednesday publication but on a Bank Holiday weekend, the deadline is earlier - it’s midday on Friday. Either way, the email to use is: - thanks.

Parish Patron

The annual Patron will take place in the New Cemetery Clongeen this Sunday 14th May at the usual time of 2pm. The graves in the Old Cemetery opposite the Church will be blessed afterwards.


Our Camogie team played their second league match in Oilgate recently. They put in a very strong performance before going under to an Oilgate team which had the services of some former county players. The youth and the experience gelled well together again and there is sure to be some great days ahead for this bunch of girls, so well done to all involved.

Clongeen Golf Society

We played our inaugural Doubles Scramble Competition on Saturday 29th April in Blackwater. It was a lovely day, and we had another strong turnout with 22 players (11 teams) teeing it up. The outright winners were Barry Foxe and Jamie Cahill with a fantastic net score of 47 strokes. Well done to everyone who played and made it such a great success.

The final round of the May monthly prize got under way last Saturday (6th May) in The Abbey Par3. It was another strong turn out with 21 players taking their chance however it was the in-form Barry Foxe who was once again the man to catch with an impressive 37 points.

Next week we head back to Rathaspeck for Week 2 of the May monthly prize which is so kindly sponsored by Gary O Grady Plastering Ltd, big thanks to Gary the support is really appreciated. Tee off is at the usual time of 8:50am. Hope to see you all there. For membership enquiries please contact Stephen on 087 943 7501 or Willie on 086 088 7335.

Plant Sale

Ballycullane Veggie Growers are having their annual plant sale in Ballycullane Parish Hall this Saturday 13th May from 10am until 2pm. Fruit, flowers and vegetable plants will be for sale and teas also be served at the event. The Ballycullane Veggie Growers grow vegetables and fruit in a community plot. If you are interested in joining, come along to the plant sale and talk to any of the members or ring 087 678 8652.

Campile Hall Event

Theatre Vamps Drama group from Tramore presents “When Harry met Sally”, a modern take on a romantic classic comedy and it takes place in Campile Hall this Saturday May 13th at 8pm. Tickets cost €15 and are available on Eventbrite or you can pay at the door on the night.

Knock Pilgrimage

There will be a one day coach trip to Knock Shrine on Sunday July 2nd for the Ferns Diocesan Day. Pick-up points will be as follows: Wellingtonbridge, Ramsgrange, Campile & finally in New Ross. The fare for the trip is €73 including two meals on route there and back. For further information, please contact Nicholas Bowe on 087 941 8661.