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Around the districts: Adamstown, Bree-Galbally, Clonard, Glenbrien, Glynn-Barntown, The Ballagh

Adamstown: Seana Ghael Awards - National GAA president John Horan was the guest of honour on Sunday afternoon at the annual Coiste na Sheana Ghael awards presentation in the Ferrycarrig Hotel.

Among the 13 who have passed the grand age of 90 and were recognised at the ceremony was: Matt O'Neill, Adamstown, Johnny Bradley, Adamstown, Bart Curtis, Adamstown and Eileen Flood, Adamstown.

New Ross District recipient Jimmy McDonald was also honoured, Jimmy has been a Newbawn notes correspondent for the Standard newspaper and a former contributor of hundreds of match reports over the years. Congratulations to all.


The weekly'30' Card game continues in the community centre this Friday, January 17, at 9pm. Thanks to the ladies for the tea last week. Catering on Friday the 17th will be Dympna Rochford, Mary Lawlor, Edel Crean and Marie Dunphy. Catering on Friday, January 24, will be Ellen Furlong, Bridget Colfer and Margaret Furlong. Proceeds going to parish funds.

Card winners on Friday, January 2, were: Mick Bolger, Patsy Byrne, Séamus Joyce, Betty O'Shea, Bridie Dillon, Chris Byrne, Ann Lawlor and Noreen Frayne.

Sr. Helen Delaney extends her thanks

Sister Helen spoke at the Masses on December 27 and 28. Her mission in Uganda has ended. She wanted to thank the people of Adamstown parish, Raheen, Galbally and surrounding areas, and especially Fr Nolan, who first came up with the idea of a fundraising day for Sr. Helen. She expressed her sincere thanks for all the hard work, help and support for the poor people with whom she worked.

Because of your generosity she was able to have wells dug, blind and deaf children educated, the sick received help to pay medical bills, Grannies got grain to enable them to cultivate and feed their grandchildren, teenagers were trained in skills. She had money to pay opticians to remove cataracts, people could see again. They thought it was a miracle. She let the poor people know they do matter and asked them to pray for you. A very big thank you and God's blessing to you all. We wish Sr. Helen the very best as she starts a new chapter in her life.

Adamstown ICA News

The first ICA meeting of Adamstown Guild for 2020, will take place in the community centre on Wednesday, January 15, at 8 p.m. Just to remind members that membership is overdue for anyone who hasn't paid yet. We hope to have someone from Wexford County Council at our meeting to give a talk on recycling. With that in mind, the competition on the night will be for the best item made from any recyclable material, and will be judged by the county Council representative. Remember new members always welcome, we love to see new faces. Wishing everyone a safe and peaceful New Year from Adamstown ICA.


Our condolences to Jack Greene and family, Clonroche on the death of his wife Kathleen, who died on Tuesday last. Her funeral Mass was celebrated in St Clement's Church, Cloughbawn on Thursday with burial in the adjoining cemetery. Our sympathy also to Raymond and Elizabeth Greene, Oldcourt and the extended family. May her gentle soul rest in peace.

Development meeting

A meeting of Adamstown Development Committee takes place in the community centre on Thursday, January 16, at 9 p.m. All members are requested to please attend.

Adamstown lotto

The next draw in the Adamstown lotto takes place this Friday, January 17, in the community centre for a jackpot of €8,600. A very nice New Year gift for a lucky player, do buy a ticket and be in with a chance.


A novel calendar for 2020 has been produced by Knockeen Nursing Home. A feature of life in Knockeen is an art class. The calendar consists of art pieces by some of the patients of Knockeen. Included are impressive paintings by our own Liam Roe of Ballyvergin, who is a patient there. Another contributor is Mrs Babs Crean, who is well known in Adamstown. Well done to all the artists and our best wishes to all the patients in Knockeen for 2020.

Healty cookery demonstrations

Cookery demonstrations focusing on healthy eating begin in Newbawn Hall this Tuesday, January 14, and will run for three weeks. These sessions are free to participants and will place an emphasis on cooking healthy nutritional meals. The first session begins at 10.30 a.m. and runs till 12.30 p.m. For further information, or to book your place, please ring Angela at 087 9790539.


Bree Active Retired AGM

A happy and healthy New Year to all our members. The AGM will be held on Wednesday, January 15, in Bree Community Centre at 2 p.m. All members are asked to attend for the election of officers. Membership fees are now due. A social will be held after all business is concluded.

Ballyhogue GAA lotto

The numbers drawn in the recent Ballyhogue GAA lotto were 8, 14, 15 and 22. There was no jackpot winner. Match 3's were Dan and Ann Fenlon, Richard Murphy, Kereight (twice), Arthur Dunne, park, Brendan Doyle, Carrig (twice). The next draw is January 22 for a jackpot of €1,400.

Slaney Adventure Race

The Slaney Adventure Race will take place on Saturday, February 8, same routes and events as last year. Cycle 30k (from Bree Community Centre), Kayak 1k (Killurin), Run 6.5k forest run (finish in Bree Community Centre). Online registration - njuko.

Bree Parish Journal No 19

Bree Parish Journal No 19 will be on sale this weekend. The journal covers many of the events and activities in the area over the past two years as well as a number of items of historical interest. The cost of the journal is €10 and it is available in Byrnes of Bree, Keeleys Ballybrennan, Londis Tomnalosset and also in the Bookshops in Enniscorthy and Wexford.

Bree AC News

Best wishes to the athletes in the Co CC Relay Championships on Sunday next. annual registration is now due either online via link which was sent by email or at training on Mondays, Wednesdays or Thursdays to either William (chairman) or Aideen (treasurer). Entries for Leinster Indoors are now due to Clare (secretary) via email or text.


Clonard lotto

Lotto results for Wednesday, January 8: winning numbers were 2, 3, 5 and 26. No jackpot winner. 15 match-three winners receive €43 each: David Clancy; Jenna Connolly; N Hendrick; Eddie Smith; Patricia Butler; Angela Morris; Anne Carthy; Shelia O'Rourke; Josephine Murphy; Dick Trap; Dom Stafford; Getta McDonald; Gladys Murphy; Eithna O'Grady, and Ann Mooney.

Jackpot for Wednesday, January 15, is €5,300. Lotto Tickets are €1.50 at the parish office or from any promotor. 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.

Church news

Dates For Your Diary: St Brigid's Service Sunday, February 2, at 7 p.m.

The book of Life: If you are curious about the Bible, are a Reader or Eucharistic Minister in your church or want to know a bit more about your faith, this may be just for you. A Seven-week Introductory Course to the Bible. Venue: The Pastoral Centre, St Peter's College, Wexford. Dates: Thursday nights beginning February 20 at seven.p.m. Led by: Fr Jim Finn. Deposit: €5 by January 23. To secure a place phone the Pastoral Centre at 053 9145511 (Tues and Thurs) or any other time phone Maria at 087 9984736.

Diocesan Pilgrimage To Knock: The Knock Diocesan Pilgrimage Committee are hoping to establish a network of people around the diocese to promote the annual pilgrimage which takes place on the first Sunday of July. Perhaps someone from the various groups in the parish such as the Pastoral Council, parish council, choir, Liturgy Group, Legion of Mary, St Vincent de Paul etc., would be prepared to work with us to promote the pilgrimage. Anyone interested may contact either of the following: Eileen Carton, secretary 087 2933545; Email eileen.carton@yahoo.com, Gerald O'Leary PP Director 086 8515394; Email geraldoleary@gmail.com.

Week Of Prayer For Christian Unity: January 18 to January 25 2019. 'They showed us unusual kindness. (Acts of the Apostles 28: 2)' Ferns Diocesan Ecumenical Service St Iberius Church, Wexford Sunday, January 19, at 7.30 p.m. Preacher: Fr James Murphy. (parish priest of Rosslare and Tagoat)

Acorn Shop: Clonard parish office. Opening Hours: Monday to Friday 9.30 a.m. 1 p.m., Wednesday 2 p.m. 5 p.m.

Confessions In Clonard: Every Saturday from 5 p.m. to 5.45 p.m.

Clonard Parish Radio: All Church services are broadcast on 92.9 FM 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. Monday, Wednesday Thursday and Friday: 10 a.m. and 7 p.m. Tuesday 10 a.m. Bank Holiday Monday 11 a.m. only. Service of Holy Communion Tuesdays at 7 p.m.

Clonard Guiding Unit

We're back in action for another busy year of fun activities, challenges and outdoor activities. You won't find us on Facebook, but you will find us being happy and busy in the Clonard Community Centre from four to 8.30 p.m. every Tuesday and out and about most weekends. Call in or you can email us at clonard.cygnetsbrigins@gmail.com. A few things that are already planned for January are a fitness challenge, badges, hikes and lots of fun.

Na Fianna GAA

Happy New Year to all our members, families and supporters. Congratulations to Con McCormack on winning the first split-the-pot of 2020. Seller was Aidan Gilbert. Any unwanted clothing, bedding covers, curtains, bags etc lying around the house, we will gladly take them off your hands. Please contact Aidan Gilbert at 087 6285254 to arrange collection or drop to clubhouse every Tuesday evening from 7.30 p.m. to 8 p.m.


Baby and Toddler Group

A baby and Toddler Group gathers every Tuesday (Term-Time) in Glenbrien Old School Centre from 9.30 a.m. to 11 a.m. This is an opportunity for young children and their carers (parents/grandparents/childminders) to meet. For more information, Contact Ana Egan 086 1939997. Looking forward to seeing you there for a cuppa, a chat and a play.

Dance and Fitness classes

dance and Fitness Classes for adults and teens are commencing on Thursday, January 16, at 7.30 ln the Old School In Glenbrien Please contact Charlene at 087 9668411.

Penny bank

The GAA club penny bank has resumed for the new year, please contact your local collector to rejoin, thanks for your support in 2019.



All in Glynn-Barntown camogie club would like to congratulate senior camogie star Annette Moroney and her new husband Philly Cullen on their recent wedding and to wish them many years of health and happiness together.

Club Lotto

On Wednesday, January 8, numbers drawn were 15, 17, 18 and 26. There was no jackpot winner nor was there any match-three winner.

Next draw will be held on January 22 in Marty's. Jackpot now €2,800. Be in to win and good luck to all.

Clothes collection

Glynn-Barntown camogie/LGFC/Coiste are holding a joint clothes collection next week from the 16th to January 20. People should bring good quality clothing and paired shoes suitable for re-wear - men's, women's and children's clean clothing, handbags, underwear, accessories (hats, belts).

They should be put into black bags and put in the second dressing rooms beside the gym (follow the signs). Please support.

Glynn NS

Our much beloved school secretary Cel Fox will retire from our school in mid January. Fr Stafford will celebrate Mass in honour of Cels immeasurable contribution to all parts of school life over the past 20+ years on Wednesday, January 15, at 11 a.m. in Glynn church.

Barntown NS

Enrolment for September 2020 is now open. Please send in your registration forms before January 31. These can be accessed through the school web site on barntownns.ie or contact the office at 053 9120376 or via email info@barntownns.ie.


Now that the Christmas Tree has been put away and you've started to remember what day it is again, it's time to get yourself motivated. Why not try a Zumba session with Saoirse in Barntown Community Centre. Kids Zumba on Tuesdays 3.30 to 4.30 p.m.

Adult Zumba 7.15 to 8.15 p.m. on Tuesdays. Give it a try - it much more than a dance. For a more gentle workout, pop down to our Seniors Fitness and Movement class from 11 a.m. to midday also on Tuesdays. Contact Saoirse at 086 0891903 for more information or check out Saoirse's Dance and Fittness Facebook page.

Social dancing

Learn to jive, waltz, Quick Step and many more dances. Due to popular demand our social dancing classes resume in the Parish Hall Glynn Monday evening, January 13, at 8 p.m. Class caters for beginners and advanced. . For further information contact Aileen at 086 8469443.

Weekly notices

For inclusion in the Glynn-Barntown District Notices, please send your notices to hillaryobrien@eircom.net or phone or text Hillary at 087 2028065.

The Ballagh


The Ballagh Boxing Club will benefit from the bingo that will be held in Bob's Bar, The Ballagh, starting on Tuesday, January 14, at 9 p.m. Your support would be greatly appreciated.

Get well wishes

Best wishes for a speedy return to full health to all the sBallagh residents who are sick or recovering from treatment at home or in hospital. For privacy and security reasons names of the sick will not be published in these Local Notes unless requested by themselves or their family. Nevertheless, be assured that they are remembered in our prayers.

Operation Transformation

Oulart-The Ballagh GAA Club, through its Healthy Club Officer, Breda Flood has signed up, once again for the RTÉ Operation Transformation 'Ireland Lights Up' that was so successful in 2019.

Beginning on Monday, January 13, and continuing till February 24, the lights at the Upper Pitch will be on Monday nights from 7 p.m. till 8.30 p.m. to enable walkers/runners to participate. People are asked to sign-in so that the numbers taking part can be recorded.

Church gate collection

Thank you to everyone who contributed to the recent church gate collection in aid of Co. Wexford Community Workshop. The amount collected in the Ballagh was €370.


Congratulations to the most recent winners-in the first draw of the year. Oisín Byrne won €76, Una Redmond won €50 and third prize of €25 went to Pat Roche. Thank you to all participants for your continued support. It costs just €2 to play and envelopes can be found in all local businesses: Tim's Chipper, Caroline's Hairdressing, Bob's Bar, Lounge, Shop and Takeaway, The Sawdust, Barry Walsh's Car Servicing, The Unyoke Cafe, Dick Britton PVC Ltd., The Trading Post, Angelo's Takeaway, The post office, The School Office and Bolands XL.A bumper Bonus Draw will take place on January 4.

Local Notes

If you want coverage of your organisation, club or family's important occasions or successes please contact your Local Correspondent, Breda Jacob by phone, text (086 1686978) or email mickjacobjr@yahoo.co.uk no later than the Thursday prior to publication.

Wexford People