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

Adamstown: Cards - The weekly 30 card game continues in the community centre this Friday, May 3, at 9 p.m. Thanks to the ladies for catering last week. Catering on the night will be Frances Gallagher and Mary J Furlong, Catering on Friday, May 10, will be Angela Dooley, Elizabeth Doyle and Maria Carty. Proceeds going to parish funds. Birthday Greetings to Matt on his 90th birthday.


The death occurred recently of Richard (Dickie) Purcell, Raheenduff, our deepest sympathy to his sons, Adrian, Richard, Barry and Colin and his daughter Amanda. His extended friends, neighbours and family.

His funeral Mass took place in the Church of the Sacred Heart, Newbawn followed by cremation in Mount Jerome Crematorium, Dublin. May he rest in peace.

Chalk and Cheese

Eoin O'Neill has recently released his first single from his forthcoming album called 'Reverie'. Eoin is a grandson of Michael and Nancy Lambert and a son of their daughter Kay. Eoin's single 'Chalk and Cheese' can be downloaded from all major streaming platforms. His second single from the album will be released in the next few weeks. Follow Eoin on Facebook @justeoin for further details.

Lourdes Ticket Winners

Congratulations to the four lucky winners in the Lourdes Pilgrimage Draw. Paul Cullen, Adamstown, Peter Kelly, Dooney, Maria Carty Misterin and Mollie Walsh, The Hill. It will be a wonderful trip for the lucky winners and we wish them all the best and remember all of us in you prayers in Lourdes.

Adamstown Tidy Towns

Adamstown Tidy Towns have organised Free CPR training in Adamstown Community Centre on Monday, April 29.

There will be three one hour sessions beginning at 5 p.m., 6.30 p.m. and 8 p.m. offering basic CPR Skills training. They will be delivered by a experienced Irish Heart Foundation Instructor and all practising will be done on manikins. Participants must be over 18.

Booking is essential and can be done online via handsforlife.ie or alternatively a booking sheet is available for signing in Cullens Gala Adamstown. Each individual that attends will receive an email after the training that will include their Certificates of Attendance. Open to all individuals, clubs or organisations.

Alzheimers Tea Day

Ellie Walsh and family, Tomgarrow are hosting an Alzheimer's Tea Day at their home on Saturday, May 4, from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. and would love your support for this very deserving cause, all profits go to Wexford Alzheimer's Society Branch.

Active Retirement

Adamstown Active Retirement are having a meal in the Horse and Hound on Thursday, May 2, at 1.30. All are welcome to come along.

Jasmine on FAI Women team

Congratulations to the Wexford under-19 ladies who have a great win over Dublin Metropolitan side on a scoreline of 3-1. On the team was local lady Jasmine Martin and continued success for the future.

Castle Vintage Club

Castle Vintage Club's annual three day Tractor Run in aid of National Rehabilitation Hospital, Dún Laoghaire, will take place on Friday, May 3, heading for Kilkenny, Ballinasloe and Galway. Leaving Taghmon Village at 11 a.m. All support would be greatly appreciated.


Edermine Ferry Rowing Club

Edermine Ferry Rowing Club are hosting an open day at Edermine Bridge on Saturday, May 4, from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. It is open to all members of the public aged 10 years+ and all levels of fitness are welcome. This is the ideal opportunity to give it a go and have a row. For any queries, please contact the club secretary 087 4146813.

Dancer for Cancer

In conjunction with Today fm's National 'Dare to Care - Be a Dancer for Cancer' the Wexford Academy are hosting an hour of dance fun on the tennis courts in Bree today, Tuesday, April 30, from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m.

There will be a box on the gate for donations which will be forwarded to the 'Dare to Care' campaign. Video footage and photographs will be taken. We would like to welcome all ages to participate.

Bree ICA News

Congratulations to Ann Dunne, who sang Cavan Girl and came second in the ICA Has got Talent competition recently in Camross Hall. Karena Keegan, Stephanie Murphy and Josephine O'Reilly came third in the competition with their novelty act 'When you're dancing Irish style'. Well done also to group singers Margaret Doyle, Maise Kennedy, Breda Cahill and Josephine O'Reilly accompanied by Anne Dunne and Leslie Dunne.

Bree Tidy Towns

Bree Tidy Towns are appealing to the householders of Bree to help with financial support of €5 (or more) towards the upkeep of the public areas of our village.

There are two Community Employment Project workers delegated to carry out the work needed to keep the village looking well. Tidy Towns has to contribute €10 per week per worker to this scheme. We also have to pay for the equipment, maintenance thereof, plants, paint, lawnmower petrol and so on.

We are still solvent, but will not be for much longer, unless we can raise funds through help from the community. One of our committee will call to your house over the next few weeks to ask you for a contribution. Thanking you in advance, Jutta O'Meara, 086 2712147, secretary Bree Tidy Towns Committee.


Clonard lotto

Results for Wednesday, April 24. This week's winning numbers were 1, 5, 21 and 23. No jackpot winner. Nine match-three winners receive €72 each: Eadaoin White; Caroline Murphy Moran; Mary Foley; Mary Carpenter; B Murphy; Gillian Murphy; Séamus Thomas; Evelyn Benson, and Ella Hynes.

Jackpot for Wednesday, May 1, is €7,250. 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.

Church news

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

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.

Ferns Diocesan Pilgrimage To Fatima: October 9 to October 16. Led By: Bishop Denis Brennan, Pilgrimage Directors: Fr Thomas Doyle and Fr Denis Browne. Seven nights, full board at Hotel Catolica. Price: €785 per person sharing. Full board. Full details from O'Leary Travel, telephone 053 9233178.

Medjugorje 2019: May 16 to May 23. Cost €695pps. Contact Mary Curran at 086 3947882 for more information.

Diocese Of Ferns Camino de Santiago: The Portuguese Way, Lisbon to Fatima (Stage 1) August 17 to August 24. €599.00pp Inc. Flights, Accommodation and Insurance. Director: Fr Roger O'Neill, Chaplain: Fr James Cullen. Booking: O'Leary Travel Ltd. 053 9233178. CAR - No. TA 559.

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 on 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.

Congratulations to Kim Kavanagh on winning split-the-pot. Envelopes can be purchased from committee members, local shops and also available on our website, clonardgaa.ie.

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.


Tea Party

Local election candidate Garry Laffan, with the support of Glynn senior citizens committee, is organising a Tea Party/Coffee Morning in association with the 'Big Hello' initiative.

The event is aimed at combating rural isolation and enhancing local community ties. This project is geared towards the elderly and those living alone but all residents of Glynn and Barntown are welcome to attend on Sunday, May 5, from 10.30 a.m. to 1.30 p.m. at Glynn-Barntown GAA Community Park. Admission is free. Hope to see you all there.

Glynn N.S.

Split-the-pot: Congratulations to Ger Hanley and Julie Butler, who won €225 in our latest split-the-pot. The next split-the-pot will be on Sunday, May 5, Declan's.

Schools Heritage Project: As part of the Heritage in Schools project, Paddy Madden will run five work-shops on gardening and the natural world the first of which will take place on April 30, and the following ones on 02nd, 08th, May 10 and 15 respectively. He will do hands on work-shops with each class. He is a founder member and director of SEED schoolearthed.ie which promotes school gardening in Irish schools.

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.

Photography Exhibition

Barntown Community Centre Fundraising Committee invite you to attend the Beautiful Barntown Photography Exhibition. Come along and see Barntown now and in days gone past. oN Sunday, May 5, 12 p.m. to 3 p.m. in Barntown Community Centre.

Vote for your favourite photo - winners will receive an amazing print from changinglight.ie refreshments and cake sale on the day. Viewing also between 12 p.m. to 2 p.m. on Monday, May 6. If you still wish to submit any materials for the exhibition please contact either Sonia at 087 7537116 or Anne at 089 4316353.

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.


Barntown Handball Club is looking to form a strong committee willing to work to bring the alley back to life. Anybody interested in coming on board, should please contact Christy Goggin at 085 1740996.


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.

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 Wednesday nights 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 Notes

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