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Sanitising the church

Volunteers are being invited to help out with sanitising Oylegate church after Saturday evening masses.

Parishioners are also reminded that when in the church everyone is still obliged to follow all public health guidelines.

Radon monitors

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Bunclody Library has digital radon monitors available to borrow for four-week periods, for people who want to check the radon levels in their home. 

They also have leaflets advising people what to do if their radon levels are high.

To borrow a monitor, you must be a member of Wexford Library Service and they can be borrowed from Bunclody or any branch of Wexford Library service.

Ferns Penny Bank

The penny bank in Ferns has now reopened in the local community centre for the benefit of everyone.

The facility is open for business every Friday between 9 a.m. to 11 a.m., and from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m.

New members from in and around the general Ferns area are always welcome to join.

Galbally open night

Unfortunately, as a result of the current restrictions, Scoil Eoin Baiste, in Galbally will be unable to hold its annual open night for prospective students and their families in the normal manner again this year.

However, a spokesperson for the school said: “Therefore, we are bringing the school to you. Parents and guardians of prospective students are invited to join Scoil Eoin Baiste’s live Virtual Open Night which will provide an insight into our wonderful and vibrant school community.” 

The Virtual Open Night will take place by Zoom on Tuesday, January 25, at 7 p.m. and those wishing to join in are asked to email principal.scoileoinbaiste@gmail.com to receive the Zoom link.

Any further information can be accessed by contacting the school on 053 9247622.

Parish reps

Two or three volunteers are needed to fulfil the role of new parish safeguarding reps in Oylegate.

The reps ensure that best practice is always followed when it comes to children or vulnerable adults being involved in church activities.

The diocese provides induction training for the role and anyone interesting in volunteering their time to the role is asked to contact Fr Byrne or leave their name and contact details.

School cook book

There are still some copies available locally of the cook book compiled by the pupils of Boolavogue National School.

The book is priced €10 and each child in the school contributed one recipe, meaning the book caters for a very wide range of tastes.

Obituaries

This newspaper 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 and all obituaries are 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.

Please feel free to contact journalist Brendan Keane through brendan.keane@peoplenews.ie if an obituary tribute piece is something that you would like to have published in this newspaper to honour the memory of a loved one close to you who has passed away.

Drive-in bingo

The drive-in bingo continues each Friday night at Cloughbawn AFC. The organisers are delighted to see the great support for the initiative each week and it’s very much appreciated by everyone involved. 

One of the organisers commented: “It’s great to see all the support each week.”

Gates open at 6.30 p.m., with bingo starting at 7 p.m. sharp.

Fundraiser

Oulart-The Ballagh camogie club is organising a novel fundraising initiative to raise money for the club.

The organisation is asking supporters to contribute €25 to be included in the Euromillions draw every Tuesday and Friday for one year.

The first draw relating to the fundraiser will take place on February 1.

Anyone interested in taking part is asked to contact Pat Fortune (087 9339950) or Liz Freeman (087 7560871) or any committee member.

Swop ‘n’ drop

Members of the local community are being encouraged to drop into Fr Declan Jordan Garden behind Galbally Hall, take a seat and browse through the new ‘Swop and Drop’ community library for adults and children.

Take a book or leave a book, or why not do both?

Anyone who has books they would like to donate is encouraged to drop them into the hall or contact Dawn at 087 8306206.

There is also a similar swop library initiative in Bree, located in the foyer of Bree Hall.

It’s open to the public on weekdays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., or any time the hall is open.

Enrolments

Boolavogue National School is now enrolling for the 2022-23 academic year.

Anyone wishing to express their interest in enroling a child into the school is invited to fill out an application form.

Access to the form is available by logging on to www.boolavoguens.ie where you will find the school’s online application form.

Alternatively, copies of the enrolment forms are also available by emailing the school secretary, Sabrina, at secretary@boolavoguens.ie or by phoning 053 9366998.

Castledockrell NS

Castledockrell National School is now taking enrolments for September 2022/2023 and enrolment forms are available on request from the school office.

A spokesperson for the school said: “We are happy to accommodate a visit to the school for any interested families on an appointment only basis, outside of school hours.”

For more information on the enrolment process or to arrange a visit, contact the school through the website www.castledockrellns.weebly.com or follow the school on Facebook.

Open call exhibition

The Presentation Arts Centre in Enniscorthy has announced that its annual Open Call Exhibition is returning for 2022.

A spokesperson for the centre expressed delight at confirming the initiative will be back this year.

“We are so excited to confirm that 2022 is where we get back on track to celebrate your artwork in a vibrant exhibition that has been described as a staple of the arts and culture scene in County Wexford,” said the spokesperson.

The brilliant thing about the Open Call exhibition is that there are no rejection, no jury, and no selection process.

“Our only criteria is that you submit just one piece of artwork that is ready to exhibit,” said the spokesperson.

“We are open to all forms of artwork from artists of any level from anywhere in Ireland.”

Whether the artist is a beginner gouache painter from Gorey or an expert sculptor from Skerries, their work will be showcased.

To have your work included the drop-off dates are Thursday and Friday, February 24 and 25.

The official opening will take place on Saturday, March 12, at 6 p.m. and everyone is welcome to attend.

The exhibition will officially close on Saturday, May 7, and pick-up days to collect works will be Monday and Tuesday, May 16 and 17.

Application forms are available through www.presentationcentre.ie.


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