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Around the Districts: Clonard to Glynn-Barntown


Tony and Kimi Gallagher enjoying a day out at the Wexford Races in Bettyville.

Tony and Kimi Gallagher enjoying a day out at the Wexford Races in Bettyville.

Tony and Kimi Gallagher enjoying a day out at the Wexford Races in Bettyville.



Clonard lotto

Results for Wednesday, March 8: winning numbers 2, 5, 25 and 32. No jackpot winner. Three match-three winners receive €250 each: Tina Farrell; Mrs B Concar, and Annette Robinson.

Jackpot for Wednesday, March 15, is €6,250. Tickets are €2 at Clonard parish office. Lotto draw takes place every Wednesday night at 8.30 p.m. Play online at clonardparish.ie, with your local promoter or in the parish office.

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If you wish to become a promoter, please call to the parish office to have it arranged. Results are also available on clonardparish.ie from Thursday each week.

Church news

Weekly Envelopes – If you missed out on collecting your weekly envelopes, they are now available from the parish office. If you would like to sign up for the weekly envelopes, please contact the parish office. Once again, we thank you for your continued support and donation to the weekly envelopes.

Church Collection – The basket collection taken up at all Masses on St Patrick’s Day this year will be used for the Education and Development Fund for the diocese. As we go into the future, we will need to invest money in the training of lay people and priests and seminarians to lead and support the faith development in our parishes. Your contribution will be your commitment to responding to a changing church.

Newsletter – Would you like to advertise in our newsletter next week? If so, please contact the parish office at 053 9123672 or email clonardparishoffice@gmail.com

Clonard Parish Radio – All Church services are broadcast on 92.9FM and on the Parish Facebook page church of the Annunciation Clonard Parish. Please inform people who are sick or housebound so that they can join us over the airwaves.

Masses: Saturday Vigil Mass 6 p.m. Sunday 9 a.m., 10 a.m. and 11.30 a.m. Weekdays: 10 a.m. Bank Holiday Monday 11 a.m. Holy Days: Eve of Holy Day 7 p.m. Vigil Holy Day: 10 a.m.

Chair Yoga For Seniors

Chair Yoga For Seniors takes place on Tuesdays from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. in Coolcotts Community Centre. For more information call Krittiya at 089 2602661.

Bingo night

Bingo continues in Clonard Community Centre every Wednesday night at 8 p.m. (doors open at 7 p.m.). Books Singles €8, Doubles €10.

Clonard Community Centre – Rooms for Hire

Are you looking for an affordable room to hire for your group? If so, contact Karen at 053 9123672 for more information.


Promote your club or community events. Contact Jim with your details at 085 8665221.


Church news

Vigil Mass on Thursday, March 16th will be celebrated at 7 p.m. Mass on St. Patrick’s Day will be offered up at 11 15 a.m. Adoration from 10 a.m on Wednesday morning until 1 p.m. The next session of “Praying with Scripture” will be held at Kyle Forge on Tuesday, March 21st at 7.30 p.m for approximately 25 minutes. All are welcome.

Pub quiz

Crossabeg AFC are organising a pub quiz which will take place in Foleys pub this Thursday, March 16th. M.C for the event will be Club Chairperson Will McCreevy. The quiz will begin at 9 p.m and the entry fee is €40 for a team of four persons.

If you cannot make a full team yourself, just go along anyway and the organisers will help you slot in with others. They hope it will be a great night out for everyone involved with the club–both past and present. Prizes will be up for grabs for teams who finish first and second and they will also be running a raffle on the night with lots of great prizes.

1923 Crory Ambush

The centenary commemoration of the 1923 Crory Ambush will be held at the ambush site in Crory Lower, Crossabeg on Thursday evening, March 23rd. Accessis via Cushanna Lane with parking available in grass field beside the monument, and not in the cornfield. Access also by walking up the lane from Edenvale side. Assembly from 4.30 p.m onwards with proceedings commencing with Mass at 5.30 p.m. All are welcome.


We extend our condolences to Mrs. Joan Cashin and her extended family, Crory, Crossabeg, on the death of her sister, Ann O’Leary, Corrys Villas, Wexford town and formerly of Garryvadden Blackwater which occured on Sunday, March 5th. Her remains were removed from Mulligans funeral home on Tuesday afternoon to Blackwater Church. Her funeral Mass took place on Wednesday with burial afterwards in the adjoining cemetery. May she rest in peace.

Vintage Club Run

Reserve Sunday, April 9th for an Over the Water Vintage Club Road Run. Assembly is at Castlebridge Community Centre from 11.30 a.m and the group will set off at 12.30 p.m. All proceeds in aid of Castlebridge Church.


A gold and silver medal came home for St. Killian’s duo Niall Sheil and John Egan from the Leinster Masters Indoor Championships held at the National Indoor Arena in Dublin last weekend.

Niall Sheil backed up his recent gold medal in the National Masters Indoor Championships over the 3k a couple of weeks ago by taking another gold in the Leinster Master Indoors 1500m on Saturday. All is going to plan as he prepares to travel to Poland in two weeks to compete for Ireland in the World Indoors.

John Egan also backed up the silver medal he won in the Nationals in the 3k walk by taking the silver in the same event in the Leinster’s behind David Kidd from St.Laurence O’Tooles. John had a great race improving his time by 20 seconds from the Nationals to finish in a time of 15min 14sec. Well done to both for doing themselves and the club proud.

Jack Forde was also in competition last weekend, competing in the Leinster Indoors JSM Championships. Jack competed in the Senior Men’s Heptathlon (60M Sprint, Long Jump, Shot Putt, High Jump, 60M Hurdles, Pole Vault and 1000M) and having completed all events he had amassed 4543 points to earn himself the silver medal. Another great achievement by this talented young man.

Community Games

The 2023 season is about to begin and the local Area are back in action. Entries are being sought for Chess Draughts, Art & Handwriting, Swimming among others.

Check out details on any of the above events on the local Castlebridge/Crossabeg Community Games Page and leave a message if interested.


Send your news items to tworedcow@outlook.com or text to Anne on 086 1980775 by Sunday night of each week. Items needed by Thursday night in the event of a Bank holiday weekend.


Barntown Youth Club

We are still looking for volunteers for our new initiative–Barntown Youth Club. Intended for 1st to 4th year students. The Youth Club will only run if there are enough Volunteer Leaders. If you think you would be in a position to help please contact Matt on 087 150 1895

Community Games

Community Games welcomes all children from junior infants up, to participate in Art and Handwriting from U.8s to U.16s. Date: Tuesday 28th March in Glynn Hall from 3 to 5 pm.

Active Retirement

Wexford Active Retirement Association invites members and prospective members to our AGM which takes place on Wednesday 29th March, in Clonard Community Centre at 2.30 pm. We look forward to seeing you there.

Forth Mountain Trail Run

Volunteers are needed for our forthcoming Trail Run. We need Carparking and Race Route Stewards for the Race on 25th March from 9am until 12 noon. If you can spare a few hours, please get in touch by emailing: race@barntownns.ie.

Seated Qi Gong

Come along to Barntown Community Centre to new classes of Seated Qi Gong. Learn QiGong to improve the flow of energy in your body for Health and Wellbeing. Friday 17th March, Friday 24th March & Friday 31st March, 11am to 12 noon. Price is €10 per class. Classes are upstairs in our cosy multi-purpose room. Please contact Mary on 086 214 7854 to book a place.

Glynn 5K

Save the date–Sunday 18th June 2023. In aid of Glynn NS School Development Fund. Details to follow.

Easter Dance Camp

Easter Dance Camp at Barntown Community Centre. Date: 12th to14th April from 10.30am to 12.30pm. Suitable for ages 6 to 11 years. €40 per child with sibling discount. Dance, fun & games and other activities. Limited spaces available. Please contact Saoirse on 086 089 1903 to book your spot.

Rural Transport Initative

A new TFI Local Link Bus Route The 384 Wexford to Enniscorthy takes in all our lovely rural villages. (Glynn, Killurin, Ballyhogue, Bree, Wilton, Tomnalosset). The Killurin stop is at Marty Bs. The bus stops in Glynn is at the Garda Station and the Ferrycarrig pick-up/drop off is at The National Heritage Park). Monday to Saturday 5 return journeys and Sundays 4 return journeys. What a great service to the community. Exact times can be found on the Local Link Wexford Webpage–Route 384. The Service is up and running NOW. Those entitled to free travel can use the service for free.

GAA gym timetable

GAA Gym Timetable for March is as follows; Mondays: U14s–7.30pm to 8.30pm. Tuesdays: U18s–7.15pm–8.45pm. Wednesdays: U16s–6.45–7.30. Wednesday 08th: Camogie 7.30pm- 9.30pm. Thursdays are free. Fridays: U18s 7pm–8.30pm

Barntown Heritage Group

We recently saw more improvements to the recreation facilities in Forth Mountain with the much needed extension to the Trail’s Carpark, at Pennylands. The work was carried out by Coillte. Thank you to Noel O’Connor, Coillte, Liam Stafford, Phil Hogan and Derek Carroll Plant Hire for making this happen. We also now have a new Bike Repair Station, Racks and Picnic Bench erected in Pennylands. Thank you to Cllr. Lisa McDonald, contractor Billy Mooney and the Rosslare Municipal District Team for this great addition.

Split the Pot

Barntown Community Centre Split the Pot winner from 06th March was Sarah Long. Congratulations Sarah. Enter by texting Revolut on 087 7537 116 or use the Postbox inside the door of the Centre, where envelopes can be collected and posted. €2 to play or for convenience, €10 to play for 5 weeks. Good luck to everyone.

Church news

Sunday Service: Many thanks to Anne and the Children’s Choir for their fabulous singing and Music music at Sunday morning Mass, March 12th March. Thanks to Fr. John and all involved in bringing the service live to our homes each week.

Ceoltoiri Munna

Ceoltoiri Munna is the local traditional music school which is part of the Wexford Comhaltas branch Craobh Loch Garman who succeeded in securing the All Ireland Fleadh Cheoil in Wexford for 2024. We are proud that Barntown Community Centre has been host for the groups preparations for the County Comhaltas Concert which took place in the National Opera House on Sunday last March 12th. Congratulations everyone on your successful bid to bring such a fabulous event to Wexford.


Deepest sympathy is extended to the Doyle family, the Colfer family and the Gilhooley family on the recent loss of their beloved Eileen (Doyle) from Kingsford, Barntown. May she Rest In Peace

Condolences also to Fr. John and his family, on the recent loss of his loving mother Brigid (Carroll). May she Rest In Peace. You are all in our thoughts and prayers at the sad time.

Baby Reflexology

Bookings now open for next set of Baby Reflexology classes starting on Wednesday 19th of April at 10.30am in Barntown Community Centre. Please contact Caitriona at Blueberry Holistics–085 721 4857.

Cuidiú breastfeeding

Join us from 10 am to 12 pm on March March 21st for our ‘In-Person’ breastfeeding/chestfeeding group at Barntown Community Centre Y35 XO32. Alex 086 179 1522. Anna 086 351 8081. wexford@cuidiu.ie

Monthly Sling Meets

Babywearing Ireland monthly Sling Meets on the first Wednesday of the month in Barntown Community Centre. Time: 10am to 12pm. Next session is Wednesday 05th April. Please contact Ciara at: bwi.wexford@gmail.com We’d love to see you there!

Pregnancy exercise class

Pregnancy Exercise Class in Barntown Community Centre from 6pm to 6.45pm every Thursday. Please contact Niamh on 086 221 1007

Senior Step & Movement Classes

Join Saoirse every Tuesday from 11 am to 12 noon in Barntown Community Centre. Contact Saoirse 086 089 1903 for more information or to book your spot. Y35 X032.


Yoga with Alanna every Tuesday in Barntown Community Centre from 6pm to 7pm. €12 drop-in or 5 sessions for €50. Please contact Alanna on 087 2834 768.

Yoga with Adrienne every Wednesday from 7.30pm to 8.30 pm. in Barntown Community Centre. Contact Adrienne on 086 834 8111

Yoga with Vera every Thursday from 7pm to 8pm in Barntown Community Centre. Contact Vera on 086 400 9535. Pay as you go €10. Gentle stretches, breathing and relaxation. Great for stress relief.

Toddler Play And Music

Moo Music Baby and Toddler Play and Music Classes. 9.30am — 1.15pm (3 classes) on Mondays in Barntown Community Centre. Contact Mairead O’Leary, 087 217 8140

AOK Pilates

Classes at Barntown Community Centre every Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 6–7 pm. Places are limited so to book your spot please call or text Angie on 087 226 3836. STOTT trained instructor in Mat and Reformer Pilates.

Sensory Play Group

Sensory Play Group with Little Kneaders on Fridays in Barntown Community Centre, 3.10 to 4.10. For more information or booking please contact Amy on 089 217 4653 or check www.littlekneaders.com


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