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Around the Districts: Ballymore-Mayglass to Blackwater


Bridie Murphy and Catherine Murphy enjoying the Phil Murphy Weekend in Carrig-on-Bannow.

Bridie Murphy and Catherine Murphy enjoying the Phil Murphy Weekend in Carrig-on-Bannow.

Bridie Murphy and Catherine Murphy enjoying the Phil Murphy Weekend in Carrig-on-Bannow.



Bargy Vintage Club

The Coal Bunker Bar in association with the Bargy Vintage Club are holding a Vintage Working Weekend on August 13 and 14 beside the Coal Bunker in aid of three charities.

0n Sat afternoon will see old vintage binders, combines, balers, and tedders in action.

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On Sunday afternoon we will have Trashing sheafs of wheat, ploughing, and harrowing. there will also be a display of vintage tractors, cars and implements with lots of other attractions such as the hanging bar, and a mini digger competition also bread making, butter making etc.

Barbecue and music on Saturday evening from 6.30 p.m. Admission €10 under-12s FOC. See Bargy Vintage Facebook for further info.

Ballycogley Players

Director Ellen Cloney has announced her cast for the groups 2023 Full Length Circuit Play ‘The Red Iron’ by Jim Nolan. Ellen has been involved in the group for many years and takes over from our long-standing full length director Breda Hayes, many thanks to Breda for all her hard work over the years.

The cast for Red Iron is as follows: Dog – Seán Carthy; Scabs – Diarmuid Buttimer; Zorro – Pat Sinnott; Kel – Colm Doyle; Dettsie – Trish Boyce; Charley – Catherine Murphy.

We wish Ellen and the cast the best of look as they begin their preparations for the 2023 festival circuit. We recently had the pleasure of once again preforming our sketches at the annual Leo Carthy Weekend in Our Lady’s Island. Thanks to the committee for having us and to the wonderful audience for attending.

All Blacks Fun Day

The official opening of the astroturf pitch and big Seans cafe will take place on August 20 at Casey park the All-Blacks soccer pitch in Big Barn. The family fun day with afternoon tea, bouncy castles and mini games will commence at 3 p.m. and this will be followed by the official opening and a medal presentation to the underage stars. A barbecue and DJ will follow this at 6 p.m. Why not come along for a fun afternoon.

Sad Passing

Deepest sympathy is extended to the family and friends of Mary Kehoe Tenacre Bridgetown. Mary sadly died during the recent past and her remains were laid to rest in Kilmore cemetery following her funeral Mass in Tomhaggard. May she rest in peace.

GAA scene

Though beaten at the quarter final stage of this year’s championship the St Fintan’s hurling team done itself proud on its first year back at junior level. Oylegate was the venue where the lads took on Davidstown-Courtnacuddy and though they put up the ‘good fight’ they rarely reached the heights displayed during the league campaign. Trailing by just two points at the break the game was still there to be won but the lads could never bridge that gap although it took two top class saves from Davidstown keeper to deny them in the final few minutes. The season is not over for these young men as they will contest the football championship over the coming weeks.

At Coiste na nÓg level were beaten by St Mary’s Rosslare while during the earlier part of this week the under-15 hurling team played Kilmore and the under-17 hurling team played St Patrick’s. The young boys and girls saw plenty of action at a great week of Kellogg’s GAA Cúl Camps held in Our Lady’s Island. While the under-11 hurling team showed some great skill when it played Blackwater in Carne.

Country Fest

The day finally arrived and what a day it was. The sun shone high in the sky, a large crowd and song and dance as a person described it ‘out of this world’. The bands were brilliant and it was rare to find room on the dance floor. The St Fintan’s GAA Club would like to thank all the volunteers with a special word of thanks to all who supported in such numbers. We would also like to thank the gardaí who helped to keep the traffic moving when the festival ended.

Scrap Metal

Anyone from the parish wishing to get rid of scrap metal ie, steel, cast iron, aluminium, washing machines, dryers and lawnmowers may do so by dropping it off to Kilmore church car park from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. for collection on August 13.


The annual patron will be held in Ballymore cemetery on Thursday, August 11, at 7.30 p.m. and in Mayglass cemetery on Friday, August 12, at 7.30 p.m.

Club lotto

St Fintan’s GAA Club in association with St Mary’s Rosslare will hold its fundraising weekly lotto each Tuesday night. Last week the numbers drawn were 1, 11, 16 and 17. Tickets are €2 each and are available from the usual sellers and local shops, a subscription for 10 weeks for €20 is available by contacting Sharon at 086 1787498. Revenue from the lotto has been vital to the club developments of the last number years aswell as assisting with the ongoing and ever-increasing general running costs of the club. Your support is very much appreciated.


If you wish to have any items included in the notices for Ballymore-Mayglass you may do so by email at conzarcat@hotmail.com or by contacting Paddy at 087 96804019. Deadline for submitting notices is 5 p.m. on the Sunday prior to the date of publication.

Parish notes

Mass Times – Mayglass: Sat evening at 7.30 p.m. Ballymore: Sunday morning 9.30 a.m. Adoration: Wednesday morning 10 a.m. to 11 a.m.

Weddings – Couples intending to marry must give three months’ notice to both church and state.

Baptisms – Ballymore on the first Saturday of the month, Mayglass: on the third Saturday of the month.

To arrange first Friday sick calls please contact Florence at 087 9623138 or Fr Aodhan at 087 2611905. Parochial house number: 053 9158000.


Over the Water Vintage Club

Reserve Sunday October October 9 for the Over the Water Vintage Club Road Run in aid of Our Lady of Fatima Special School Wexford and St Patrick’s Special School Enniscorthy.

Family Fun Day

Ballymurn Celtic are holding a family fun day this Saturday, August 13. Footgolf from 9 a.m. – all families and friends and teams are welcome. Then Skittles in the Anvil car park from 3 p.m. to 7.30 p.m. and also a kids’ disco from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. and bbq in the Anvil lounge, and last but not least a Cabaret and Karaoke from 8.30 till close.

Ballymurn Patron

Mass at 2 p.m. in Kilmallock at 2 p.m. on Sunday, August 14, and Prayers and Rosary in the New Cemetery at 3 p.m.

GAA Club lotto results

This week’s lotto numbers were 10, 15, 19 and 22. No winner. No Match three. Lucky Dips: David Roche, Mary McDonald. Next draw August 10 jackpot €6,000


Our Parish 2022

This year’s parish journal went on sale in local shops end of July at €8 a copy. Full of interesting articles from the past and present with plenty of beautiful photos well worth a purchase. Get yours soon before they are all gone still available at Bredas Corner shop, Costcutters and Wallace’s.

Ambrosetown Patron

The patron is taking place in Ambrosetown Cemetary, at 6 p.m., on the evening of Tuesday, August 16. A collection for the upkeep of the cemetary will take place.


Carrig patron is on Sunday, August 14, in Carrig-on-Bannow church at 7 p.m., Bannow church is at 7 p.m. on Monday the 15th in Bannow Church weather permitting and Shemogues is on Sunday the 21st at 7 p.m.


This week’s winner was Eamon Kearns winning €260.

Social dancing

There will be no dance in Carrig on the first Friday of every month as it would clash with the dancing in Camross. Dancing in Carrig community centre for August is as follows: Friday the 19th Adrian Ryan and Friday the 26th T & N dance band. All welcome refreshments served.

GAA club notes

Well done to our under-seven boys playing Adamstown GAA Club this morning in games of Football and Hurling. Great games played by both teams and thanks to Adamstown our hosts.

Hard luck to the under-12s who lost narrowly to Ballygarret on Wednesday evening. The girls put in an excellent performance and effort and their management is very proud.

Congratulations the adult team who enjoyed a win away to Clongeen. Another great performance by all the girls in preparation for their championship beginning in a few weeks’ time. Well done to all involved.

Well done to our minor team who beat Fethard recently on a scoreline of 3-9 to 1-7.

Fixtures – Junior Ladies championship away to the Shels on Wednesday, August 10. Under-15 boys’ Football home game to kilrush at 7.30 Thursday, August 11. Keep up to date on fixtures and venues on our Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.

Taghmon Community Games

Congratulations to the U11 Tag Rugby Team who won silver medals in the Leinster Final on 31st July in Longford. Team: J Butler, E Cullen, L Daniels, L Eustace Dooley, I Browne, M Doran, K Butler and B Purcell O’Gorman. A big thank you to Managers Seamus Butler and Shelly Purcell who brought the team together and to get them to the Leinster Final.

Congratulations to the U15 Girls Rounders Team who also won silver medals in the Leinster Final against a team from Longford. Panel: A Carroll Nugent, K Stenning, Z Dunne, C Goff, A O’Callaghan, R Wall, S Murphy, L Mullins, A Kehoe and E Reville. A big thank you to Managers Maria Banville and Ruth Colfer who got the team together and it’s a brilliant achievement to come away with Leinster Silver Medals.

A massive well done to the following teams who took part in the Leinster Semi- Finals but unfortunately things didn’t go their way but they all played brilliantly. U13 Chess Team of F Hussey, F Crotty, Ó Crotty, D Goff, D Webber, C Buttimer and D Mahon with Manager Caroline Crotty. U16 Tag Rugby Team of K Kelly, F Roche, C Doyle, L Purcell, P Doyle, R Cardiff, K Mernagh, M Hogan, E Banville, L Morrissey and J Pitt with Manager Maria Banville. U14 Tag Rugby Team of M K Diskin, I Butler, S Donnelly, C O’Sullivan, S Cullen, C O’Gorman Kearney, L Browne, R Whitty, C Banville, R Doran, C Bradley and C O’Grady with Manager Seamus Butler. Boys U12 Soccer Team of A Breen, C O’Sullivan, D Finn, D Redmond, D Bennett, D Goff, H Murphy, J Bennett, J Butler, K McLoughlin, L Stenning, L Diskin, N French, S Cullen and S McLoughlin with Managers Alan Diskin, Donal Redmond and Daniel Stenning. A massive thank you to all the Managers who got the teams together and to get this far is a great achievement for everyone. And thanks to the parents and families who made the long trip to Longford today.

Well done to the following children who took part in the South Leinster Regional Athletics Finals on 31st July in Enniscorthy: C King–U8 60m (ran in final), R Hawe–U8 80m (ran in final), S Reville–U10 200m, O Burke–U12 100m, L Stenning–U12 200m, M K Diskin–U14 100m, K Butler–U14 100m (ran in final), L Reville–U14 800m (ran in final), B Carroll–U16 200m, G Kelly–U16 200m. A big thank you to Alan and Angela Butler for helping the athletes and to Gillian and Tony Kelly for helping at the start and finish lines.

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. Orders can be placed by calling 051 516016 or emailinfo@grantstownpriory.com.

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.

Ballymitty Hall news

The Car Boot and Indoor Market is on the last Saturday of the month from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in Ballymitty Church Carpark and Ballymitty Hall, Y35K221. To book a stall or for further information contact 089 2722808or ballymittycarboot@gmail.com.

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.


Active retirement group

Bowls will take place in the hall every Tuesday morning from 10 a.m. to midday and Thursday evening from 7.30 to 9.30 p.m. New members are always welcome.