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Barntown's Mayor, Mr Tom Dempsey presents 'Music At The Manor' in aid of Wexford Hospice Homecare and Barntown Parish at Slaney Manor, Barntown on November 17, from 8 p.m. till late. Music, Live Bands, Finger Food, DJ's, Prizes and much more. Get your tickets for €20 at the parish office - 053 9120853.


Down Syndrome Ireland church gate collection will take place at all Masses this weekend in Glynn and Barntown (November 18 and 19). Your support would be very much appreciated.


A table quiz in aid of the Samaritans will take place in Mary Jo's Pub, Larkin's Cross on December 2 at 9 p.m. A table of four is just €20. Your support would be much appreciated.


A coffee morning will take place on Thursday, November 16, from 10 a.m. to 12.30 p.m. at Boggan's Shop (Tea Room) Newtown Road. All are invited to attend.


The Coffee Day hosted recently by Gerald and Mary Kelly raised the astonishing amount of €2,600. Thank you so much for your support and generosity for this worthy cause.


Well done to our minor camogie team who defeated Blackwater comfortably away last Saturday morning in championship. Having won their four games the girls have topped their group and qualified for a semi-final place.

ITS A GIRL!: Huge congratulations from everyone in Glynn-Barntown GAA and camogie clubs to club stalwarts Denise and Paschal Carley on the arrival of their little baby girl recently.


Our fundamental training has begun and we are enjoying great feedback on it. More details on our club website and Facebook page.

Hard luck to the boys of Glynn NS on their Rackard League Football semi-final defeat on Thursday evening.

CLUB GEAR SHOP: Glynn-Barntown Gear shop will open this Wednesday, November 15, 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. All pre-ordered gear to be collected and paid for please. New delivery of crew necks, track bottoms and half zips in stock.


Well done to our under-21 footballers who had a win over Ballyhogue in Bree on Saturday afternoon last in Round one of the championship.

AGM: Nominations and Motions for the Senior GAA Club AGM have been extended to November 15 Please send them into Danny on secretary.glynnbarntown.wexford@gaa.ie the AGM will take place in the clubhouse on Friday, November 24.

CLUB LOTTO 2017/18: The first draw of the NEW CLUB LOTTO 2O17/17 is on 29TH November. Have you bought your ticket and supported your club? Contact John at 087 9300881 for information and payment options.


Glynn-Barntown Ladies' football AGM November 22. All welcome to come along and contribute ideas for new season. New coaches and committee members are still required. Please have a think about joining up for next year.


Pongo will take place in the Kitchen in Glynn Hall on the first Tuesday of every month at 8 p.m. Come along and enjoy the fun. The annual parish Christmas Bazaar will take place on Sunday, December 17, after 10 a.m. Mass - save the date in your diary.


Please be advised of the deadline for District Notes. The People Office deadline is 2 p.m. on the Friday before publication. Notices for inclusion for the Glynn-Barntown area, should be emailed (before midday) to hillaryobrien@eircom.net or alternatively, phone or text Hillary at 087 2028065.



Co Orienteering for all sections has been changed to Askamore on November 19 with staggered start times for groups. Kilmore have been allocated 11.30 so everyone needs to be there by 11 a.m. to prepare maps etc. Cost €5 per head. Full details have been given out at meetings.

Tomhaggard Centre

Stainless Steel Kitchen - Following the installation of a new kitchen in Tomhaggard social centre the original stainless steel one is for sale. Contact Angela 087 2840272 for details and dimensions.

Community Theatre - The workshops have started on Thursdays from 7.30 p.m. to 9 p.m. in Tomhaggard social centre. Many areas of drama and theatre including acting, directing, stage management, design, lighting, sound, stage makeup and costumes will be covered over the six weeks all done through fun and exercises culminating in a short performance piece in December.

There's also a Masterclass with Michael Dunbar MA Theatre Studies and well known Actor/Director. The project in being undertaken by Ballycogley Players with the support of Creative Ireland funding. Open to Secondary school students to senior citizens.

Watercolour Workshop - There is a one-day workshop in Tomhaggard social centre on Saturday, November 25, from 10 p.m. to 5 p.m. Cost for day e50 which includes all materials, tea or coffee and lunch. Bring home your completed creation at the end of the day. It is being run by Maria Murphy, well known local artist. To book a place or details contact Maria 086 3848364.


The death has occured recently of Pauline (Poll) Roche (née McDonnell) of St Anne's Cleariestown pacefully in Kerlogue Nursing Home. Sympathy to her sister Nora Stafford, Ballygrangans and to her daughter Ann Sarsfield Mulrankin, Bridgetown and all other family member and friends.


Kilmore Quay ICA are holding an Afternoon Tea Party in the Stella Maris Centre, Kilmore Quay on Sunday, November 19, at 3 p.m. All proceeds to Wexford Hospice Home care and SERT Wexford (free transport for cancer patients). A draw will take place for special raffle draw tickets - your support would be greatly appreciated.


Belated Sympathy to the family of the late Sr Goretti, who passed away some two weeks ago. Sr Goretti spent several years in our parish of Kilmore while teaching in the school and was a very nice and well respected woman and sympathy also go to the Sisters of St John of God on their great loss.

Breast Cancer Awareness

A coffee morning in aid of breast cancer awareness was held at Murphys Daybreak, Kilmore on Friday, October 27. It was a fantastic success and at the moment €1326.01 has been raised. The main organiser Assumpta Murphy would like to thank all who attended and to any one who donated goodies etc.

Assumpta was helped by her daughter Leanne and the staff in Murphys Stella and Val. Assumpta would also like to put on record a very special Thank You to Christine, Paul and P J for allowing her to hold the coffee morning in their premises which she hopes to run annually. Raffle winners were Tom Dunne, Leah Wall, Ailbe Kitts,

Eilish Stafford, Gay Hayes and Noel Howlin.


The very sudden and unexpected death of Mrs Patsy Byrne, Ballygrangans Kilmore took place on Wednesday night last. Patsy was a very well known and very well respected lady both in the parish and also in Wexford town. Patsy was wife of the late Vin and sympathy goes out to all her family and friends and not forgetting all of Patsy's Bridge friends.

Camogie Club news

The Kilmore camogie club AGM will take place on Friday, November 17, at 8 p.m. in the clubhouse. All adult players and parents are asked to come along. It would be great to see new people getting involved in our club.

Well done to our minor team, Kilross Gaels on a great win over St Anne's today. They are in action again Sunday morning at 11 a.m. v Castletown in Tagoat pitch. Please come to show your support for these young players.

Kilmore AC

Congratulations to our junior and senior athletes who competed in Navan Saturday the 28th last in the Leinster Cross Country Championships (even ages and novice) on fine performances. The athletes did themselves, their club and their county proud today. Well done to Rena Thompson in particular who was a medallist and will now represent Leinster at all-Ireland Cross Country Championships. We now continue the preparation for day two the uneven and senior championships in Adamstown.

ARA news

Christmas is approaching so the section is organising its Christmas Lunch. This year we are going to the new Coast Hotel in Kilmore Quay on the Wednesday, November 22. Food music and craic are the order of the day.

November 30 will see a trip to see Michael English and Brendan Shine in Whites Hotel at eight o'clock. The bus will leave at 6 p.m. due to the large queues that this concert creates. Contact Séamus regarding details. Tickets are now available.

Bowls: both teams are away to New Ross on Wednesday, November 15. Ten-Pin Bowling in Leisuremax on Mondays at 10.30 a.m.

Personal alarms

There has been a drop off in orders for the personal panic button for senior citizens recently, partly due to people getting their landline disconnected due to the cost and that the rent relief has been taken away. However, we would advise people to seriously consider keeping their phone line and get in their panic button which gives people a sense of security in these dark winter nights. Please contact the Bridgetown Information office for further details at 053 9175523.

Seniors coffee morning

Kilmore Scope is going to hold a coffee morning for senior citizens on Friday, December 1, at 10.30 a.m. in the AOH hall. This is an opportunity for seniors to come in and have a chat a 'cuppa', meet friends and get some information on what is available in the Bridgetown Information Centre. So put the date in your diary.

Wedding Bells

Congratulations to Neil Connolly, The Hill, Kilmore and Leanne Shovlin, Kilcar, Co Donegal, who got married recently in Donegal. Neil is son of Mary and Stephen and Leanne is daughter of Seán and Marian. We wish this couple many happy years of married life together.

Christmas Fair

The annual Christmas Fair takes place on Sunday, December 3, in Kilmore school from 10.30 a.m. to 4 p.m. If you would like to book a stand please contact Helen at 086 2665149. Forms can be emailed or posted.

kq five-year plan

A five-year plan for Kilmore Quay and its environs has been commissioned to strategically direct the further development of this area so that it can maximise its economic tourism heritage and community potential for the benefit of all. Kilmore Quay Community Development Association has secured funding under the EU FLAG programme to carry out this plan.

A public information meeting will be held on Thursday, November 23, from 7.30 p.m. to 9.30 p.m. in the Stella Maris Centre, Kilmore Quay. Come along and have your say and help shape the vision for this five-year plan.


ARA Club news

Shopping Trip to Cork on Tuesday, November 28: €45 including coach and evening meal in Dooleys Hotel Waterford. Departing 8 a.m. Please contact Ann at 087 6677411 to book your place. If you are already booked, please come to the St Martin's Centre any Tuesday on or before November 14 to pay the 45.00 for this trip, receipt issued. few seats left.

Organist needed

Anyone willing to play the organ for Piercestown Church Choir please contact Fr O'Reilly or any choir member.

School open night

Open Night for Piercestown National School will take place at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, November 29. Come along to hear what Piercestown National School has to offer for your child. For further information phone Siobhán or Laura at 053 9158854.


A table quiz will be held in Jordans Pub Murrintown on Saturday, November 18, at 8.30 p.m. in aid of the senior citizens Christmas party. Come along and support this worthy cause. Anyone with spot prizes or aponsership please leave them with John Price or Peadar Dempsey.

Notes contact

If you have notes for paper forward them to peadar.dempsey57@gmail, com; notes need to be in on the Thursday evening.

craft fair

The Murrintown craft fair is on Sunday, December 3, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. For details phone Maria at 086 3848364 or Áine 087 6752546.


Passion Play 2018

There will be an open meeting in Camross Hall on Wednesday, November 15, at 8 p.m. for all people interested in being involved in Passion Play 2018.

The committee invites anyone interested in partaking in the choir, performing in the Play itself, helping with Sets, Costumes, Make Up, Front of house, Back stage and helping with tea. All will be very welcome.

December Dance

The December Dance will be held in Camross Ballroom on Friday, December 1. with proceeds in aid of Caroreigh parish funds. Music will be provided by the ever popular Brendan and Patricia Lee, with dancing from 10 p.m. till midnight. Admission is €8 including the tea and Door Prizes. Come along to our Christmas dance, a wonderful night guaranteed plus supporting Caroreigh parish funds.

Taghmon ICA

The November meeting takes place on Wednesday, November 15. The meeting is an open meeting. Syl Doyle from Wilton Gardens in Bree will give us tips and information on how to prepare your garden for winter. Please come and join us at 7.30 in the Scout Hall.

Camross ICA

Our last meeting was held on Monday, November 6, in the Old School in Carroreagh. Dympna congratulated all the young ladies from the Bridgetown Guild for holding a most enjoyable Convenience meeting. Mary Kelly, who recently held a successful coffee day confirmed that it raised €2,600 for the Wexford Hospice Homecare. Well done Mary and Gerald.

This month, our meeting was followed by our annual ecumenical service in remembrance of deceased ICA members. The service was jointly held by Father Robert McGuire and Revd. Arthur Minion, and was followed by delicious tea and scones served by Breda Whelan and Irene Redmond. The winner of our monthly competition of the 'nicest Halloween wreath' was Mary Margaret Roche.

A few dates for your diary: November 26 (1.30 p.m.) Christmas party organised by Camross ICA Guild in the GAA Complex in Taghmon November 27 - Federation Meeting in Ferrycarrig Hotel. Please bring tree crochet/knitted decorations for the memorial tree.

December 8 - Our own Christmas dinner in Mary Barry's, Kilmore. February 11 - The Wexford Federation 70th Anniversary lunch in the Talbot. March 10 - Jem Pack Baking competition in An Grianán.

Our next meeting will be at 8 p.m. on Monday, December 4, in Camross Hall. The monthly competition will be the 'Best Household hint'. We hope to see. you there.

St Garvan's NS

The girls from Taghmon and Caroreigh Schools are playing in the Roinn A Rackard League Final against Piercestown on Thursday evening at 6.30 p.m., under lights in Taghmon. The girls have won all their matches so far. Last Friday evening they had a tough match against Killanerin in the semi-final in St Patrick's Park winning by one goal.

We wish this great group of girls the best of luck in the final and thank their mentors Miss Lacey and Miss Forde. Please come out to support the girls in the final on Thursday evening next.

GAA club gear

To guarantee delivery for Christmas - last date for orders is November 20. Half zips and training jerseys available (new designs). Please contact Susie 087 6881247 or Lucy 087 9076586.

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