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Tidy towns competition

The annual Tidy Towns Competition will be held as usual this year, with a number of categories being adjudicated on.

The different categories will include prizes awarded for the tidiest gardens, shop fronts, window boxes, hanging baskets, public buildings, most improved premises and industrial premises.

There are also categories for the tidiest street and tidiest housing estate.

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The closing date for entries is Friday, August 5.

A spokesperson for the local committee in Enniscorthy said anyone wishing to get an entry form is asked to note they are currently available from the local authority offices in Market Square, Enniscorthy.

Summer camps 

Enniscorthy Christian Fellowship will be holding its annual free Children’s Summer Camp in the town next month.

The camps will take place in Gaelscoil Inis Corthaidh, Drumgoold, from Monday, July 18, to Friday, July 22, from 10.30 a.m. to 3 p.m.

They will be aimed at children aged between 5 and 12.

There will also be a free Youth Summer Camp for 11 to 18-year-olds in the Astro Active Centre, Bellefield, from Tuesday, July 19, to Thursday, July 21, from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Everyone in the community is also welcome to attend a free Family Fun Day on Saturday, July 23, from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. in Astro Active.

For more information or to register contact Andrew or Lorna on 086 1967822 or 085 1367341.

Obituaries

The Enniscorthy Guardian 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, thus ensuring they are a fitting tribute to the deceased person.

Please don’t hesitate to contact journalist Brendan Keane through brendan.keane@peoplenews.ie if an obituary tribute piece is something that you would like this newspaper to honour the memory of a loved one close to you who has passed away.

All vehicle road run

Coláiste Abbain Parents Association, in Adamstown, together with Shamrock Vintage Club will hold an All Vehicle Road Run on Sunday, June 26.

Registration will take place from 11 a.m. to 12.30 p.m. and the cost of participating will be €20 per vehicle, which includes dinner and dessert.

All proceeds from the event will to towards Coláiste Abbain Walking Track, with the support of everyone in the community very much appreciated.

Field day volunteers

Scoil Mochua School in Oulart is delighted to announce the return of the field day on the afternoon of Sunday, June 26.

The event will take place immediately after the patron.

The organisers are now looking for volunteers to help out on the day. If you are the parent of a past or present pupil and would like to be involved, contact Marianne at 086 8147525 to find out more.

Patrons

Local patrons in the Ennisorthy district will be taking place on the following dates: Ballindaggin – Friday, June 24, at 7 p.m. with prayers in Templeshanbo and 7.30 p.m. mass in Ballindaggin; Kiltealy – Sunday, August 7, with 1 p.m. prayers in the church graveyard and 1.30 p.m. mass in the new cemetery.

Meanwhile, Glenbrien patron will take place on Sunday, June 26.

Prayers and the blessing of graves will take place in the cemetery at 2 p.m., to be followed with the blessing of graves around the church.

If you wish to have your deceased remembered on the List of the Dead read out during the prayers, please drop in the list to the sacristy at weekend Masses or to the Parochial House in Oylegate.

Boolavogue concert

A very special concert will take place in St Cormac’s Church, Boolavogue, on Sunday, July 3, at 7.30 p.m.

The concert is being organised by Louise Lawless as part of her campaign to become Mayor of Boolavogue.

The guests on the night will include Cllr George Lawlor; the Gallery Choir of St Iberius Church; Sessions Sisters & Friends; Lorcan and Lorraine Dunne; Patrick Murphy; Mary Crosbie and Mayor of Oulart, Martin Fortune.

The MC on the night will be Conor Dempsey. The cost of tickets is €10 and there will be a door prize and raffle.

Everyone is encouraged to attend.  

Badminton

Badminton sessions are taking place again in Caim Community Centre.

The sessions take place on Tuesdays from 8.30 p.m. to 10  p.m. There is a strong emphasis on having fun, with beginners more than welcome.

There are extra racquets available on the night.

For more information, contact Carol on 087 9331442 or Karen on 087 2061971.

Volunteers

Enniscorthy Fáilte is looking for people’s assistance in identifying Ukranians located in local parishes, so the organisation can link them into the support hub.

A spokesperson for the group said: “If you become aware of a refugee family housed near you, please contact enniscorthyfailte@gmail.com or message us on the Facebook page: @enniscorthyfailte.

“If you would like to volunteer with the Ukrainian refugees, Enniscorthy Fáilte is looking for help with ‘Befriending’ and for teachers or retired teachers who would give some time to assist with language courses,” said the spokesperson.

Full training and support will be given to all who volunteer and further details can be had by emailing enniscorthyfailte@gmail.com or by text via 087 3369967.

Retirement group

Oulart Active Retired meet in Oulart Community Centre  on Tuesdays, from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m., when bowls are played.

New members are always welcome to join the group.

Anyone interested in getting involved can just turn up on any Tuesday or phone Mary O’Grady on 087 9361325.

Ballagh retirees

The Ballagh Active Retirement Association is up and running again and the members meet twice weekly for bowls in the Ballagh Community Centre.

The Tuesday and Thursday sessions last from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. and new members are always welcome to attend.

Anyone not familiar with the simple game of bowls will be introduced to it by the regular players and encouraged to have a go.

The Retirement Association hold their monthly meetings in Bob’s Restaurant, The Ballagh, where members can have a meal or a snack while the meeting is in session.

For further information ring Mary Fortune at 087 7987766.

Bygone days

Unfortunately, due to unforeseen circumstances, the organisers of the monthly Storytelling House in Lower Oulart had to cancel the proposed re-opening of the sessions for June 13.

However, they are delighted to announce that everyone will be welcomed back for the July session.

All the usual entertainment and craic will be on offer, as well as traditional refreshments for everyone to enjoy. Beidh fáilte roimh cách.


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