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Around the districts: Adamstown, Bree-Galbally, Clonard and Glynn-Barntown

Adamstown - Cards: The weekly '30' Card Game continues in the community centre this Friday, May 17, at 9 p.m. Thanks to the ladies for the tea last week. Catering on Friday the 17th will be Catherine Moore, Kathleen O'Connor, Nancy Walsh and Tina Whelan. Catering on Friday the 24th will be Ann Marie Mackey, Ann Redmond and Catherine Furlong. Catering on Friday the 31st will be Ellie Walsh and Stella Delaney. Proceeds going to parish funds. Card winners on Friday, May 3, were: Pat Byrne, Terry McDonald, John Murphy, Tom Rochford, Matty Sullivan, Pat Murphy, Phil Jackman, Patsy Byrne, Chris Byrne and Bridie Dillon.

Split-the-pot Draw

The next draw takes place in the school this Wednesday, May 15. Envelopes costing €2 are available in Cullen's Gala, Adamstown Pharmacy, Bernie's Pub and Chipper and in the school. Your support is very much appreciated.

Alzheimer's Tea Day

Ellie Walsh and family will host an Alzheimer's Tea Day at their home in Tomgarrow on Saturday, May 25, from 2 p.m. 5 p.m. and everyone welcome to drop in. Your support is appreciated.

Peter Kelly R.I.P.

The sudden and unexpected death of Peter Kelly, Doononey, Adamstown on Wednesday, May 1, caused great sadness in the area. Peter's death is heartbreaking for all the family, particularly for his wife Marian, daughter Emma, her husband Johnny, grandchildren Alannah, Cathal, Caoimhe, his brother Martin, sisters Bridget, Patricia, Helen, Josephine, Frances, Jacinta and Deirdre, his extended family, relatives, neighbours and friends. He was predeceased by his daughter Aoife. He is also mourned by his mother-in-law and all of Marian's family.

Peter was very proud of the parish he lived in. He was one of the founder members of Adamstown Community Alert, being concerned for the senior people in the parish. Peter was a member of many committees, and on the parents' association in Coláiste Abbáin for many years. He was involved with the Show Committee, Parish Committee and the Cemetery Committee and many other occasions he was ready and willing to give a hand with whatever was happening in Adamstown.

Peter had his final repose at his home in Doononey, attended by a large number of relatives and friends, some who had travelled great distances to be with the family. A huge funeral cortege accompanied his remains to St Abban's Church on Saturday, May 4, for his funeral Mass at 2 p.m., following Mass Peter was laid to rest in the adjoining cemetery. May his gentle soul rest in peace.

Parish Organisation

Please keep up-to-date with news for Adamstown Parish Newsletter by contacting Betty O'Shea, Adamstown 053 9240777. Remember, we live in a community - Community depends on Communication.

Church Notices

Ferns Dioces Pilgrimage to Lourdes - As the many pilgrims from Ferns embark on their pilgrimage to Lourdes, we wish our parishioners a safe journey, and we hope they have a memorable time there and remember us all in your prayers.

Rosary at Grotto in Knockreigh - Why not come along to our beautiful Grotto at Knockreigh for the Rosary at 8 p.m. each weeknight for the month of May.

First Holy Communion - We remember in prayer this week the children from second class in Adamstown National School, who will make their First Holy Communion on Saturday, May 18, in St Abban's Church at 11 a.m.

Yoga Fundraiser

A Yoga Fundraiser hosted by Lyn Dunne and Tania Murphy will take place in the Brandon House Hotel on Thursday, May 16, commencing at 10 a.m. The fundraiser is being run in conjunction with Raheen Family Resource Centre and all money raised will go to local mental health services to fund counselling for children and young people. For more information contact Lyn at 083 0035460 or Tania at 087 4183594.

Birthday greetings

Happy birthday to Johnie Bradley, Ballyvergin, who recently celebrated his 90th birthday.


Night at the Dogs

Bree United Soccer Club is hosting its annual 'Night at the Dogs' in Enniscorthy Greyhound Track on this Thursday, May 16. Your support would be appreciated.

Bree Active Retirement

The May social of Bree ARA takes place in Bree Community Centre on Wednesday the 15th. There will be the usual bingo, tea and chat. New members are always welcome. Phone 086 0747823.

Galbally Tractor Run 

Reserve Sunday, May 26, for the annual Galbally Tractor Run.

Bree Bingo

Bree Bingo continues every Tuesday at 9 p.m. in Byrnes of Bree. €10 per book and extra bonus sheets will be sold on the night for €2. Bree Community Development Group Congratulations to all involved with Bree Community Development Group for all their work over the past few years. The official opening of the Bree IT Hub, Bree Playground and Bree Hill Walks, all part of the town and Village Rural Development Scheme, took place at Bree Community Centre last Friday evening.

Community Games

The local area athletic trials will be held in Bree Field on Thursday, May 23, at 6 p.m. This sports is open to all children from preschool to under-16. Please contact area Sec at 087 4151350 for further details or see school and shop notice boards.

Bree Playground Fundraiser

Support is needed to share the responsibility of the monitoring and paying for our playground. Donations are welcome on instagram or Facebook app 'gofundme.com/breeplayground' or to any committee member by Cheque or cash. Your support for this wonderful new facility for all children in our locality would be very much appreciated.

Bree/Glynn CEP Scheme

Applications are being sought for the following positions on the Bree/Glynn CEP Scheme: Child Care Workers in Bri Beag and in Galbally Playschool, Caretaker for Bree Community Centre. Applications can be submitted to Bree CEP Office (in Bree Community Centre) 9.11 a.m. Monday to Friday or by email to supervisor@breecep.com For queries please contact 086 8371932.

Bree AC News

Training for Bree AC takes place on Mondays and Wednesdays at 7 p.m. in Ballyhogue GAA Grounds. Little Athletics for four to eight years has resumed on Mondays only in the top field from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. Well done to all the local athletes on their performances in the recent Mr Oil Co Track and Field Championships. The next outing for the club will be the Leinster Relay Championships in Leixlip on May 26. table quiz Ballyhogue Junior Hurlers hold a table quiz in Garry Byrnes on Friday, May 31, All support appreciated.


Clonard lotto

Results for Wednesday, May 1: winning numbers 1, 2, 4 and 11. No jackpot winner. 12 match-three winners receive €54 each: Angela O'Connell; Annette Healy; Chris Haughton; Susan Kearns; Carmel Kehoe; Pat Hore; Bridget Murphy; Bobby Murphy; Áine Kelly; Ethna Ryan; Mary Murray, and P Malone.

Jackpot for Wednesday, May 8, is €7,900. Lotto Tickets are €1.50 at the parish office or from any promoter. Lotto draw takes place every Wednesday night at Clonard Bingo at 8.30 p.m. If you wish to join or be a promoter, please call to the parish office to have it arranged. Results available on clonardparish.ie or Facebook.

Clonard Guiding Unit

The unit are back after their Easter break and are so busy. Well done to all the sections who held a fun disco to raise cash for the Dare to Care dance for cancer challenge. May and June are busy with outdoor trips and camps. Watch out for more news. Anyone interested in guiding contact us at clonard.cygnetsbrigings@gmail.com.

Wexford Tidy Towns

We have been nominated by the Department of Rural and Community Development to take part in Ireland's Best Kept Town 2019. This is an All Island Competition organised jointly by the Department and the Northern Ireland Amenity Council.

We feel that it is a big honour for Wexford, and we are asking for your support over the next few months to keep our town looking beautiful and litter-free. Judging will take in place in May 2019 and we would really appreciate the help of everybody in the community to achieve success in this competition.

We would encourage everybody to keep their own area litter-free, dog owners to clean up after their dogs, and to bring rubbish home rather than littering the town. We thank you in advance for your co-operation.

Na Fianna Clonard

Our annual golf classic takes place on Friday, June 14, at Wexford Golf Club. Cost is €160 per team of four people which includes dinner. For more information contact Thomas McLoughlin at 087 6184344.

Underage training continues Tuesday evening from 6.30 p.m. to 7.30 p.m. for all boys and girls from four years up. Training on Saturday morning for under-eight, under-10, under-12 camogie, under-nine and under-11 hurling. All training now takes place on the pitch in Coolcotts. New members welcome, hurls and helmets provided if needed. Adult training takes place every Wednesday evening at 7.15 p.m. Nursery - everybody under-seven every Tuesday evening from 6.30 p.m. to 7.30 p.m.

Any unwanted clothing, we can take them away for you. We will take any clothing, shoes, bags, curtains and bed linen. Contact Aidan Gilbert at 087 6285254 to arrange pick up or for further information.

Congratulations to Michael Kelly on winning split-the-pot. Seller was Aidan Gilbert. Envelopes can be purchased from committee members, local shops and also available on our website, clonard.ie.


Glynn NS

Rising Stars: We are very proud of our Rising Stars team played who won their semi-final on Friday evening. Details of final will follow.

Camogie: Hard luck to our camogie team who lost a hard fought semi-final to Barntown. We wish our club colleagues every good wish for the final.

Split-the-pot: Congratulations to Thomas Donovan, who won €200 in the split-the-pot. The next split-the-pot will be on Monday, May 20, in the school followed by a fundraising meeting.

Enrolment: Glynn National School Now Enrolling. Contact 053 9128449, eamil glynnprincipal@gmail.com, web glynnns.scoilnet.ie Eircode: Y21 DX47

Holy Communion: Best wishes to our second class pupils who will make their First Holy Communion on Saturday, May 18.

Glynn 5k: Following on from the huge success of our Glynn 5km Race last year, we will host another run on May 26 this year. Please click on the following link to register: https://www.runireland.com/events/glynn-5k/

Tractor run

A date for your diary - the annual Glynn Tractor Run will take place on Sunday, July 7. Further details will follow closer to the date.

Bingo evening

Barntown Community Centre Fundraising Committee is hosting a Bingo Evening in Barntown Community Centre.

Come along on Saturday, May 18, at 5 p.m. for something the whole family will love - all ages are very welcome. €10 for a book of 10 games. There will be a tuck shop and refreshments available. It's a great opportunity to bring everyone in the community together for a bit of fun and to help raise funds for the new playground and community centre.


GB camogie club present yoga with Adrienne every Wednesday at seven. 30 p.m. in Glynn Hall. Attendance on a 'drop in' basis can be accommodated. €12 a night for adults.

Split the pot Barntown

This week's winner of split-the-pot is Tom Cantwell, who pocketed €130. Congratulations Tom, thanks for the support. Envelopes available in Barntown Church, parish office, C & D Providers, O'Brien's Londis, Mary Jo's, Saucy Butcher, Clonard Laundry, Joyces Expert, Wexpartz and Barntown Community Centre.

First Friends

Now Taking bookings for ECCE preschool in September 2019. contact Marian at 087 2332133 for further information.


Bingo continues in Marty B's every Thursday night from 8.30 p.m. A great evening of entertainment with the chance of winning a few bob. See you there.


Whist continues in Glynn Hall on Wednesdays from 8 p.m.

Notes deadline

Notices for Glynn-Barntown area should be sent by midday every Friday for publication the following Tuesday. Please phone or text Hillary at 087 2028065 or email hillaryobrien@eircom.net.

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