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Around the Districts: Clonard to Glynn-Barntown


Clonard Guides and Rangers with leader Michelle Goff and Guide Emma Walsh in festive facepaints.

Clonard Guides and Rangers with leader Michelle Goff and Guide Emma Walsh in festive facepaints.

Clonard Guides and Rangers with leader Michelle Goff and Guide Emma Walsh in festive facepaints.



Clonard Lotto

Lotto results for Wednesday 3rd November. Winning Numbers: 4 14 18 24. No Jackpot Winner. Eight Match 3 Winners receive €188 each: Mary O’Leary; Ann-Marie Kavanagh; Margaret O’Brien; Caroline Miller; Lisa Bierney; Marian Roberts; Frankie Thomas, and Sinead Hall.

Jackpot for Wednesday 10th November is €11,500. Tickets are €2 at Clonard Parish Office. Lotto draw takes place every Wednesday night at 8.30 p.m. Play online at www.clonardparish.ie, with your local promoter or in the Parish Office. If you wish to become a promoter, please call to the Parish Office to have it arranged. Results are also available on www.clonardparish.ie from Thursday each week.

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Church news

November Pious List – During the month of November, we remember and pray at all Masses in the parish for those who have died and are listed on our November (Pious) Lists of the Dead. We invite your family members to gather together to fill in the Pious List for your deceased loved ones. The ones you remember may be your own family members, or friends of your family, or others you know who may have no one to pray for them. Envelopes and Pious Lists are available either in the Main Church or the Porch outside the Day Chapel, they are also available in your weekly envelope box. Please return them with your weekly envelope or to the parish office before November 1. Pious Lists will be placed in remembrance by the Altar at all Masses.

Service For the Faithful Departed – The annual Clonard Parish Memorial Service for the Faithful Departed will take place on Sunday, November 7, at 7 p.m. in Clonard Church. This Service will be broadcast live with no congregation. The service will be accessible on Parish Radio at 92.9 FM and on the Parish Facebook page church of the Annunciation Clonard Parish. The tree of remembrance will be in place in the Sanctuary next weekend, we ask families of the Faithful Departed to place their completed memory cards which they received with their letter on the tree. The tree will remain in the Sanctuary for the month of November, and we ask you to leave the memory card on the tree for the month.

Dates For Your Diary – Taizé: 7 p.m. Sunday, November 14, in the Day Chapel. We are delighted to be able to welcome people back to attend in person.


Clonard Bingo continues at Clonard Community Centre every Wednesday commencing at 8 p.m. Doors open at 7 p.m. Health and safety measures will be in place. Proof of vaccination or recovery required. Masks required.

Bereavement Support

Clonard Parish Bereavement Support is back. Support is now available for one-to-one sessions. Group sessions will recommence in February. For further information or if you feel you would like some help, please phone 087 1008759 or contact the parish office. When someone listens deeply, we heal.

Clonard Guiding Unit

The girls had a busy week this week. The Cygnets had their safety day which covered road, fire, stranger danger and how to get help and make a 112 call. Well done girls.

The Brigins have started their international badge and will be celebrating world festivals leading up to Christmas.

The Guides and Rangers celebrated Mexico’s day of the dead with an altar, music, sweets, and skulls. It was a very colourful sight. Contact us at clonard.cygnetsbrigins@gmail.com.

Infinity Craft Fair

The Infinity Craft Fair takes place in Clonard Community Centre on Sunday, November 14 from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Call 089 404 8927 to book a table.


Silver Circle

The community centre committee wish to thank all who have contributed to the Silver Circle fundraiser for the construction of Phase 1 of the new building. Work is in progress at the field and is moving forward at a rapid pace. All users are asked to drive and park with extra caution while the work is ongoing. The Silver Circle draw is still ongoing so if you have missed out on prior raffles, then click on this link and follow the online instructions, https://onlinefundraiser.ie/crossabeg-ballymurn-community-centre/


St. Killian`s A.C. are delighted to say that training on Monday nights has now moved indoors. This session is open to boys and girls of all ages from 7 years and upwards. Thanks to our near neighbours, the Shelmalier GAA Club, our youngsters will train at the GAA clubs fantastic facilities at Hollymount. Training as usual from 7-8 p.m.

On Thursday evening, the training will continue outdoors on the top track at the community field at Garrywilliam for the older ages. These sessions take place from 7-8 p.m. and will focus on endurance and speed work. Once again we ask all athletes to check in beforehand using the Covid app.

Diary Date

A date for the diaries. The Ferrycarrig 5 Five mile road race, proudly sponsored by Innovu Insurance will make a return on January 3rd, 2022.

Why not kick start your New Year resolutions with this very popular race which caters for all ages, runners and walkers alike. The course is the same as in previous years. There will be a free T-shirt for the first 300 entries. Cash prizes in individual, veteran and junior categories as well as for the first local (Wexford) athlete, male and female for the Seamus Kehoe Perpetual trophies.

This race is open to all, whether you are a competitive runner, in it for fun or as a family unit. Individual entry for Early Bird €17.50 plus online fee up until midnight on December 25th. Fee increases to €20 plus online fee from midnight on December 25th until race day. There will also be an option to enter on the day at a cost of €25.

This is an important fundraiser in support of the Crossabeg/Ballymurn community centre, work on which is well underway. Visit www.popupraces.ie and look for Innovu under real events.

Christmas Party

Crossabeg Senior Citizens committee have taken the decision not to host the annual Christmas party for the older residents in our parish this year.

Many of the seniors were nervous about being in close proximity to larger groups of people and the committee have put theirs and that of others first and foremost. The rising Covid figures of late were also of concern to their decision to cancel the event. They hope to plan some outdoor events next summer. Keep safe one and all.

Story Telling

The committee of Kyle Forge held a meeting recently and decided not to resume the storytelling sessions at the Forge. All have been postponed until February, 2022, and hopefully by then things might be better. The committee urge everyone to stay safe and adhere to all Covid restrictions and advice.


Baby and Toddler Group

Glenbrien Baby and Toddler Group has resumed gathering every Tuesday in Glenbrien Old School Centre from 9.15 a.m. – 10.45 a.m. This is an opportunity for young children and their carers (parents/grandparents/childminders) to meet. For more information, contact Ana Egan 086 1939997 or Anne Marie O’Connor 087 2973324. Looking forward to seeing you there for a cuppa and a chat.

Light up Glenbrien

As part of our plan to Light Up Glenbrien, we wish to place a special emphasis on the loved ones who are not with us this year. Please join us in Lighting up a Life in memory of our loved ones this Christmas. Your loved one will be remembered on a personalised wooden disc on an individual light and placed on the Big Tree in Glenbrien. Cost – €10.

On Monday evening December 20, we will start off Christmas week by joining at the Big Tree to celebrate our loved ones and enjoy a Carol service from the school children from Glenbrien NS. We hope you will get involved and join us in our tree lighting ceremony. Please pre-order your disc by contacting any of the following numbers: Keara 087 9124042 Tanya 087 9494309 Sinéad 087 7538041 Sheila 087 9793956.

Committee members will also be at Mass over the coming weeks to take orders. Thank you for your support


The GAA club’s A G M will take place in the community centre on Friday, November 19, at 7.30 Everyone Welcome to attend Thanks.



Glynn-Barntown GAA Bingo is back. Keep an eye out on social media for more details or contact Róisín at 087 1253637. Be in to win.

Camross Hll – dates for your diary

Sunday, November 28, Camross Hall is the place to be. A jam-packed array of crafter collectives, Christmas gift ideas, and lots, lots, more. What a great way to get out, enjoy a bit of time with friends, family, or me-time, in a safe, ventilated spacious setting. From 11 – 4 p.m. Whether you’re a Crafter or seller, don’t forget to book your spot at 087 6259126 as spaces are filling up fast. Or check out Camross Hall Facebook page for more.

Barntown Heritage Group

Just a quick thank you everyone that helps in any way to keep our trails in a condition that we all enjoy. Following the recent heavy rain, our volunteers stepped in and fixed the surface and unblocked drains that were causing problems.

David Minogue, Kevin Cronin, Frank Doyle (in spirit), Michael Brazzill, Adrian Doyle, Adrian Purcell and Rory Donegan answered our call with quick response and also to ST Civil for their roadside drainage repairs.

Our regular litter pickers including Catherine Lane and Eddie Doyle continuously keep our trails and car parks in great condition. Your help is very much appreciated – thank you so much to you all.

Irish Wheelchair Association

The Irish Wheelchair Association are currently trying to attract donations of items which could be sold in their Shop. Should you be in a position to donate an item for sale, or you are having a declutter in your home, please keep us in mind. Our Charity Shop on Crescent Quay, in Wexford Town is open for donations and your help would be greatly appreciated.

Kids Dance Classes

Hip Hop and Contemporary Dance Classes have resumed on Tuesdays in Barntown National School €5 per class – pay-as-you-go.

Contact Saoirse at 086 0891903 for further information. Take a look at ‘Saoirse’s Dance and Fitness Academy’ on Instagram or Facebook. Fully Trained, Garda Vetted, Tusla certified.


Bootcamp Training take place every Tuesday and Thursday from 7.30 p.m. to 8.30 p.m. in Glynn Hall. Are you interested? Please contact Jo Sweetman at 089 2417541 for further information or to book your place.

Forever Fit

Dance50 + weekly classes – appropriate exercise for all ages 50-90 years. Tuesdays in Glynn Hall at 11 a.m. Call or Text Amanda Burke 087 9713339. All guidelines in place for the safety of everyone.

Glynn NS news

The Confirmation is scheduled for Saturday, March 26, 2022, while the First Holy Communion is scheduled for Saturday, April 30, 2022.

Church news

Thank you Fr John for Sunday morning Mass on October 31 Thank you to Kara and Nick for the beautiful music and last but not least, thanks to Paul and all those who bring the service to our homes week after week.

Bench upgrades

Improvements were carried out to the Benches on the riverside of Ferrycarrig Castle in recent weeks. Wexford Local Development Tús participant, Brian Dempsey replaced the old timbers with new ones and did a great job repainting the lot.

Gratitude is extended to WLDs Tús participants who provide this magnificent service to our community and the Barntown Heritage Community Group. Gratitude also to the Borough District of Wexford and Liam Kavanagh and Darragh Hayes for their support.

Weekly notices

Please contact Hillary should you wish to have anything included in the weekly notices for Glynn-Barntown district. Contact details for Hillary are; hillaryobrien2020@gmail.com. Alternatively, you can contact Hillary by text or by calling 087 2028065. We’d love to hear about going on in the community or anything you may wish to share. Thank you to everyone for your continued support.