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Mary Clince, Angela Meyler and Carmel Foley at the the opening of the '1916 Rising in County Wexford' exhibition in Wexford County Council Buildings on Monday evening.

Mary Clince, Angela Meyler and Carmel Foley at the the opening of the '1916 Rising in County Wexford' exhibition in Wexford County Council Buildings on Monday evening.

Mary Clince, Angela Meyler and Carmel Foley at the the opening of the '1916 Rising in County Wexford' exhibition in Wexford County Council Buildings on Monday evening.


GAA Notes

Congratulations to our under-14 boys who made it a double last week by winning the under-14 hurling and football Co Finals. Well done lads it was a great achievement for both the team and their mentors.

Ballymurn half zips available to order €40 and €45 with initials for Adults and €30 and €35 for children. Order going in next week ideal Christmas present. Contact John Cummins

This week's lotto numbers were 13, 19, 21 and 24. No winner. Match three: Ger Kehoe, Ballina. Jackpot €10,000

Irish Night

Don't forget Irish Night the last Friday in the month in the Anvil pub, Ballymurn. Everyone welcome, why not come along and join in the craic.


Bingo is on every Monday night in Ballymurn at nine 30 p.m., Snowball €1,000.

Heritage Group

Ballymurn heritage group would like to thank John Hennessey Hentech Ltd and his staff for their workmanship and part sponsorship of our notice board in the church grounds.

A special word of thanks to the CE Scheme workers who kindly erected the sign for us. We hope this notice board will be a benefit to all our community.


Bree ICA News

A guild meeting of Bree ICA will be held in Bree Community Centre this Tuesday night, October 18, at 8 p.m. Anyone interested in joining the guild please feel welcome to come along.

Handball Club news

Ballyhogue will hold their AGM in the complex on Friday, October 21, at 8 p.m. all are welcome.

Galbally Playschool

The AGM of the Galbally Community Playschool Committee will take place on Tuesday, November 8, at 8.30 p.m. in Galbally National School. Everyone is very welcome to attend.

The late Jean Deacon

Sincere sympathy is extended t the brother in law, sisters in law, relations and friends of Jean Deacon, Clonmore House who died on Tuesday last. He remains were interred in the churchyard of St John's Church on Friday last following her Funeral service.

Church Cleaning

Anyone who would like to join the church Cleaning Rota in Bree is asked to please leave your name and contact details on the sign up sheet at the back of the church. All help would be greatly appreciated.

Album Launch

Leslie and John Dunne of Blue Lace launch their new album on Tuesday, October 25, in the Danby Lodge Hotel Rosslare Rd. Three Hours of dancing and great music from Jimmy Hogan, Theresa and the Stars, Teddy and Cathal Barry. Dancing from 9.30 p.m. till 12.30 a.m. Cover Charge €10.

Bree Youth Club

Bree Youth Club will be running a split-the-pot draw to help raise funds for activities for club members. All proceeds will be split 50/50 between the winner and the club. The winner will be announced on the last Friday of each month. Keep a lookout for our envelopes in the local shops around Bree and support your local youth club.

The senior summer trip for next year will take place from Friday the 14th to Sunday, July 16, 2017. The trip includes return ferry from Rosslare to Fishguard, two nights in St Clear's Camping and Holiday Park, a full day in Oakwood Theme Park and other activities. The extended deadline for return of consent forms and €50 deposit is Friday, November 6.

Five senior members from Bree Youth Club, Peter Rodgers, Owen Murphy, Beth Murphy, Amy Carney and Sarah Byrne have commenced leadership training with FDYS. We look forward to them helping with Junior Club each week.

Awareness training for Adults who wish to become leaders in the Youth club will take place on Tuesday, October 18, in FDYS, Francis Street, Wexford. Any parent wishing to become involved should contact Jackie Byrne at 087 2319219 as soon as possible.

PTAA dinner dance

The PTAA annual dinner dance is on in the Riverside Park Hotel on Wednesday, November 23, commencing at 8.30 p.m. Music by Billy Kirwan with tickets costing €30. For more information please contact Eddie Dunne at 053 9247882.

Bree CEP Vacancies

Bree CEP is currently taking applications for three vacancies: Childcare Assistant (Bri Beag) Ref CES-2010365, Caretaker/Groundskeeper (Ballyhogue GAA) Ref CES-2010372, and General Maintenance Worker (Bree Village) Ref CES - 2017449.

Applications should be made directly to your local Department of Social Protection Office, Imelda Monaghan 086 8142914, quoting the reference number - qualifying criteria and Garda Vetting applies. Childcare applicants should ideally have a FETAC Level five or higher Childcare qualification.

Athletic Club News

Indoor Athletic Training has resumed for the winter season on Thursdays from 7 p.m. to 7.45 p.m. for little athletes (5 to nine years) and from 7.45 p.m. to 9 p.m. for Bree AC registered athletes in Bree Hall. Outdoor training for Bree AC registered athletes takes place in Ballyhogue GAA Club grounds on Monday and Wednesday evenings at 7 p.m.

Holy Calendars

2017 Sacred Heart Calendars are available from Eddie Dunne at €2.50 each. Also packs of Pioneer Christmas Cards at €2 each.

Rally thank you

Wexford Motorclub would sincerely like to thank the residents who allowed us complete our two-day Wexford Volkswagen Stages Rally on the weekend of September 10/11. Your cooperation is very much appreciated and it helped us run a very successful event.


Parish lotto Results

Results for Wednesday, October 12. This week's winning numbers seven - 14-15 - 30. No jackpot winner. 14 match-three winners each receive €46 each: G. Quigley; Kathleen Kavanagh; Margaret Murphy; Caroline Maher; Barbara English Lehane; Niamh Brennan; Margaret Edwards; Marion O'Connor; Mary Gallagher; Bob Hall; Mareli O'Brien; G. Cullen; Mandy Kearney; Unit Syndicate. Jackpot for Wednesday, October 19, €17,000. Tickets are €1.50 at the Parish Office or any promotor. Lottery takes place every Wednesday night at Clonard Bingo at 8.30 p.m.

Christmas Fair

The Christmas Fair this year will be held on the third/December 4. If you are in a position to help out over this weekend, or if you are interested in taking a stand at the fair please contact Karen at 053 9123672.

Clonard Guides

The Cygnets and Brigins are off to Ballycross apple farm this weekend for a hike and some outdoor autumn fun. All the girls are having Halloween fun with craft and cooking.

The Brigins are off to the sewing camp on the quay to achieve their sewing badge.

Wexford Drama Group

Wexford Drama Group will be celebrating their 50th Anniversary with a gathering in the Wexford Boat Club on Friday, November 25. Anyone who played a part in the group's history, past and present are warmly invited. Old photos, programmes, memorabilia can be passed on to the organisers. An exhibition will be on display in the week leading up to the event in Wexford Library. For info contact 087 2106059/086 2636381.


Reminder of our lunch at Newbay House Hotel on Wednesday, October 19, at 1 p.m. Next general meeting in Clonard is on Wednesday, October 26, at 2.30 p.m. WEXARA Mobile Number is 087 6094587.

Scoil Mhuire

Parents and Guardians who wish to make an application to enrol their child in Junior Infants in Scoil Mhuire for September 2017 are asked to submit an Application to enrol Form on or before Friday, November 4. The form is available on the school's website coolcotts.com (enrolment section) or you can pick up a copy of the form at the school. If you know of a parent or guardian in the community who may have a child for enrolment, please pass on this message.

Kennedy Park School

Kennedy Park School are currently accepting enrolments for September 2017. Any parents who wish to enrol their child should contact the school office before Friday, October 28.

St Peter's Past Pupils

The AGM of the Past Pupils Union of St Peter's College will be held this evening October 18 in the College. Mass at 7.30 p.m. followed by meeting. All past pupils welcome. Contact Noel Browne 087 9420375 for further details.


Soccer Academy

The Glynn-Barntown AFC Soccer Academy, for girls and boys born in 2009 and 2010, will be starting on Friday, October 21, from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Wallaces Astro Turf. Anybody wishing for their children to attend, please contact Paddy Brazzill at 087 4605050.


Barntown parents' association will hold their AGM on Wednesday, October 19, at 7.30 p.m. in the school hall.

Guest speaker, Paul Beaver from App Solutions will present information on the new school App and website.

All parents and guardians are welcome to attend.


Do you own your own sewing machine but don't know how to use it? If so, look no further. A six-week course for beginners starts on Wednesday, October 19, (and every Wednesday) from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. in Coolcotts Community Centre. Course fee is €55. Please call Kathleen at 053 9163831 Monday to Friday 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. for further details.


The use of the hall in Glynn is for all parishioners, however, for insurance purposes the hall must be booked in advance of use. Please contact Martina at 086 1661283 to arrange bookings.


Pongo will be held on the first Monday of the month in the kitchen of Glynn Hall. The first game kicks off on Monday, November 7, at 8 p.m.


Save the date: This year's Christmas Bazaar will be held on Sunday, December 11, after 10 o'clock mass. Please start putting any bric-a-brac you have may have aside. This is a annual fundraiser for the upkeep of the hall and your support on the day will be much appreciated.


Notices for inclusion in the Glynn-Barntown area notes should be emailed to hillaryobrien@eircom.net or alternatively, phone Hillary at 087 2028065.


Oylegate NS

Oylegate NS are having a Halloween themed cake and plant sale on Friday, October 28, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. All are welcome to come and buy.

Halloween Disco - Oylegate NS are holding a Halloween Disco on Monday, October 31, from two to four in Oylegate Community centre. Parents supervise their own children, have a cup of tea while you wait. All primary school children welcome.

gaa lotto

There was no winner of the lotto jackpot. GAA lotto held on September 28. Numbers were 5, 6, 15 and 21 Bonus 29. Lucky-dip winners were Tommy Rowe, Carol Heffernan, Niamh O'Mahoney, Breda Cody, Siobhán Rath, Marie Rowley, Tom Murphy, and Gary Conroy. Next draw is on October 12 for jackpot of €12,300 tickets available locally.

ce scheme vacancy

A vacancy under the Community Employment scheme will become available at Oylegate GAA grounds in the coming weeks. Applicants need to be in receipt of a Social Protection payment for one year to be eligible to apply. If you are interested please contact your local Social Protection office for further details.

Glenbrien Text Alert

We will be holding our AGM on Tuesday, October 18, two at 8 p.m., in the Old School Centre Glenbrien.

Our liaison guard will be in attendance on the night to talk about safety in the community and in our homes coming in to the winter months and to answer any questions that you may have.

As Sgt. Paddy Carley said when the group was established last year, It is everyone's safety at hand and it should be not be left up to a small group of people, so it is important that we get a good turn out on the night. Everyone's attendance is important.

Please spread the word to your neighbours and friends. We look forward to seeing you all on the night.

Kettlebell Classes

Kettlebell Power Fitness classes for ladies, continue in Oylegate Community Centre on Wednesday evenings from 7.30 p.m. to 8.30 p.m. Excercise mats and kettlebells are provided. Beginners and all fitness levels are welcome. For more info contact 087 6180872, or just arrive on the night.

Craft Fair

The annual parish Craft Fair will take place in the Community Centre, Oylegate, on Sunday, November 20. Bookings for the Craft Fair can be made through the Parish Office at 086 8259842.

Launch of Journal

The launch of the Oylegate-Glenbrien Journal 2015 - 2016 will take place in Oylegate Community Centre on Saturday, November 12, at 8.30 p.m.

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