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Around the Districts: Kilmore to Our Lady’s Island


Grace Browne, Angela Iyamu, Kenia De Sousa and Kellie O'Neill at the Homeinstead barbecue in High Meadows Community Centre, Clonard.

Grace Browne, Angela Iyamu, Kenia De Sousa and Kellie O'Neill at the Homeinstead barbecue in High Meadows Community Centre, Clonard.

Grace Browne, Angela Iyamu, Kenia De Sousa and Kellie O'Neill at the Homeinstead barbecue in High Meadows Community Centre, Clonard.



Community Employment

Kilmore Quay Community Development Association has a vacancy for a temporary full time (39 hours per week) maintenance/outdoor general operative position. This may be filled as two part time (19.5 hours) positions. Some scheme eligibility criteria applies. Initial enquiries to manager@stellamariscentre.com or John at 053 9129922.

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The office in the AOH Hall is open Monday – Wednesday 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Library and IT room are also available during these hours. All office services are available. All Social Welfare forms are available. Please call in and see the facilities and services which are available for the general community.

Kilmore B-Friending

Kilmore B-Frienders are here to help you combat loneliness, isolation, feelings of depression or just a friendly ear to listen to your fears and worries.

It can be easier for people to chat to an individual outside their family circle. You do not have to be alone to feel loneliness etc. you can be from a large family and still feel down and need someone to talk to. All the volunteers are Garda vetted and trained. It is a strictly confidential service.

If you have any fears or worries please reach out for help and support, do not suffer alone. You can contact Margaret at 087 9731471, the parish office 053 9135181, Fr Pat at 086 2256794, or Sr Mary at 053 9129638 or 087 6784830.

Scrap Saturday

Kilmore United/Kilmore Parish will be holding a scrap metal collection on Saturday, August 13, drop off from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. in Kilmore Church Carpark – Kilmore Village All types of metal will be accepted.

Yes to end-of-life vehicles, steel, cast iron, aluminium, stainless steel, electric motors, batteries, copper, lead, washing machines, dryers, and lawnmowers. No to fridges, freezers, microwaves, and TVs.

Monster Charity Auction

Monster Charity Auction in Bridgetown College Gym on Sunday, August 14, at 1 p.m. Do you have anything to donate or sell? Household items, jewellery, farm machinery, bicycles and exercise equipment, hay and straw, firewood, paintings, etc. Items can be delivered to Bridgetown Gym nightly from Monday, August 8, to Friday, August 12, between 7.00 and 9 p.m. nightly.

If you want to place an item for sale on our auction for yourself it is amazingly simple. You place a reserve on the item and if it does not make the reserve, it will not be sold and you simply take it home again. If you sell the item all normal fees will apply.

If you would like to donate items to the auction, or place an item on the auction with the usual terms and conditions please contact any of the following numbers 053 9135181 (parish office Hours) 087 7720129, 086 3892266, or 087 2898960.

Volunteers needed

We are looking for volunteers to help with our Monster Parish Auction on August 14 and a few days before. If you have some time to spare and can offer your help, please contact the parish office at 053 9135181. Every hour helps, and we would be delighted if you could help us to raise funds for our parish.

Ballycogley Players

On Thursday evening we had the pleasure of performing some of our new sketches in Tomhaggard Social Centre as part of St Anne’s Novena. Thank you to the committee for having us and to the audience for coming out, we hope everyone enjoyed the night. Our next performance of the sketches will be on Saturday, July 30, at the Leo Carthy Weekend in Our Lady’s Island Community Centre, with the show starting at 8 p.m. We hope to see you there.

Community lotto

Draw results for July 26: numbers drawn 3, 10, 11, 23. There were six match-three winners. Jackpot stands at €4,200.


Bingo is played every Wednesday night at 8 p.m in Saltees Coast Hotel, Kilmore Quay.

Golden Wedding

Congratulations to Jimmy and Mary Kielthy, Sarshill who celebrated 50 years of wedded bliss last weekend.

Tomhaggard Clean Coasts

An Taisce Clean Coasts Officer, Aidan Gray, will join the volunteers at Folorn Point, Kilmore Quay on Monday August 8 at 6.30 p.m. (weather permitting) to give a Beach Biodiversity Talk and afterwards for a short beach clean up on Ballyteigue Burrow. Gloves, bags, and pickers will be supplied on the evening.

This event is open to non-members and all are welcome. For more information about this event or volunteering with the group contact 087 6325775 or follow us on Facebook or Instagram.

Social dancing

There is dancing in Coast Hotel, on Saturday, August 6, from 9.30 p.m. Music by Delta Dawn.



The Murrintown patron will be held on Sunday, August 7, at 2 p.m. The Piercestown patron will be held on Friday, August 5, in the cemetery at 7.30 p.m.


Bingo continue on Mondays at Murrintown Community Centre from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m. Bus pick up at usual points: Ballycogley, Tenacre Pub, Bramble Park 7.30pm, Lakelands, Mayglass and Mulrankin. Town pickups: 7.10 p.m. Green Street opposite CBS through Kennedy Park by Lidl to Liam Mellows 7.15 p.m. Whiterock Hill 7.20 p.m.

CE scheme

A Community Employment scheme is available at Murrintown Community Centre. Application forms are available from the Community Centre, Jobsireland.ie, local Intreo office or by contacting Colette at 086 2204457.

Community Centre

We are in urgent need for volunteers for morning and evening. Should you have some free time and willing to volunteer please contact the community centre at 053 9139328.

Dancefit with Amanda Burke – Monday Dancefit 9.45 a.m. to 10.45 a.m., Dancefit 50+ 11 a.m. to midday; Tuesday Dancefit 7.30 p.m. to 8.30 p.m.; Thursday Dancefit 50+ 11 a.m. to midday. Please call 087 9713339 to book your place.

Taekwon-Do – Monday 5 p.m. to 8.30 p.m. and Wednesday 5 p.m. to 8.30 p.m. Wexford Taekwon-Do School, instructor Master Patrick O’Rourke (seventh Degree). Contact Pat at 085 7068222 email wextkd@gmail.com.

Yoga with Adrienne – Tuesday 8 p.m. to 9 p.m.; Thursday 6.45 p.m. to 7.45 p.m. Phone 086 8348111.

Yoga with Sharon – Thursday mornings from 9.15 a.m. any enquires call Sharon on 086 1943527.

Library – The Murrintown Community Centre Library is now open. Pop in to read or borrow a book. No registration necessary. Please deposit return books in box provided. Book donations accepted in sealed containers.

Murrintown Community Centre squash court is available to hire for further information on bookings call 053 9139328.

The centre is available to hire from 9.30 a.m. to 8.30 p.m. Size suitable for social distancing. Please call the centre for details. For more information contact Murrintown Community Centre at 053 9139328 or email murrintowncommunitycentre@gmail.com.



The sympathy of the community is extended to the family, relatives and friends of the late Catherine Harris (née Breen), Kilcotty and formerly Kilnamanagh, who passed to her eternal reward on Friday, July 22.

She is deeply mourned and will be sadly missed by her partner Phil Kelleway, her sons Patrick, David, Gary, Christopher, James and Neil, her brothers Johnny, Jimmy, Mick, Myles, Leonard, and Tom, her sisters Liz, Mary, Ann, Joan and Patricia, daughters-in-law, grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.

Catherine was laid to rest in Oulart Cemetery on Wednesday, July 27, following funeral Mass in St Patrick’s Church, Oulart. Solas na bhFlaitheas dá hanam.

Hurling quarter-finals

The knock-out stages of the various championships are upon us and the quarter-finals were contested last weekend. Oulart-The Ballagh Intermediate team played Gusserane-O’ Rahillys, in Bellefield on Friday evening, our second team played Duffry Rovers, in Ferns on Saturday and our Junior A team took on Buffers Alley, in Blackwater on Sunday.

The players and their respective management teams deserve great praise for their achievements to date, while victory in any of the above clashes will see them qualify for a county semi-final next weekend.

Results and match reports can be seen in the Sports Section of this paper where semi-final fixtures with exact details of day, time and venue of semi-finals are also available.

The Ballagh Active Retired

The Ballagh Active Retirement Association 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. 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.

Oulart Active Retired

Oulart Active Retired meet in Oulart Community Centre on Tuesdays, 2 p.m. to 4 p.m., when bowls are played. New members are always welcome to join the Active Retired. Just turn up on any Tuesday or ring Mary O’Grady for full details (087 9361325).

Local notes

If you would like to contribute an item of news to the Local Notes please ring, text or email Breda Jacob at 086 1686978 or mickjacobjr@yahoo.co.uk. Clubs and organisations as well as families are invited to submit details of their recent successes and celebrations.


Kinsella inspires

The scoring exploits of Eoin Kinsella helped Our Lady’s Island retain their junior hurling status. Introduced as a substitute Kinsella hit the total of 3-1 in his sides 4-10 to 1-11 victory over fellow relegation candidates Marshalstown-Castledockrell.

While Kinsella was the star performer leading scorer Dean Moloney also contributed 1-8. Now out of the hurling title race they look forward to preparation for the football championship.