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Around the Districts: Adamstown, Bree-Galbally, Clonard, Oulart


Caroline Ganley and Ava Murphy taking a well earned break at the Kellogg’s Cúl Camp at St Fintan’s GAA club grounds

Caroline Ganley and Ava Murphy taking a well earned break at the Kellogg’s Cúl Camp at St Fintan’s GAA club grounds

Caroline Ganley and Ava Murphy taking a well earned break at the Kellogg’s Cúl Camp at St Fintan’s GAA club grounds

Adamstown: Eddie (Ned) O'Shea r.i.p. - Our condolences to Jimmy and Betty O'Shea and family and to Peggy and Paddy Gethings and family, Adamstown on the recent death of their brother Eddie (Ned), New Zealand and formerly Adamstown.

Ned left Adamstown in 1957 and resided on the south island of New Zealand for 62 years where he turned his hands to many trades including potato and sheep farming and rearing greyhounds before buying a pub in Taylorville in 1996. Upon his retirement in 2011 he moved to the gold mining town of Ross on the West Coast of New Zealand's South Island.

Ned's funeral service took place in Hokitika on Saturday, August 17, A memorial service will also be held for his family and friends in Methven where Ned resided for 40 years.

Predeceased by his wife June, sympathy is extended to their children Jim, Tom and Kate, grandchildren Anastasia, Sommer and Gemma, and daughter-in-law Shirley. Also to his wife Sandra and her sons Shane and Tim. Ned was predeceased by his brother Tommy and sisters Mary and Eileen. Also sympathy is extended to his brothers Johnny, Jimmy, Maurice and Patsy and his sister Peggy, extended family and friends.

A memorial Mass was held for the repose of Ned's kind soul on Friday, August 16, in Adamstown Church. May he rest in peace.

Annual Patron

The annual patron and blessing of the graves in Adamstown Cemetery will take place on Sunday, September 1. The Patron Mass will be celebrated at 1.30 p.m.


The weekly '30' Card Game continues in the community centre this Friday, August 23, at 9 p.m. Thanks to the ladies for the tea last week. Catering on Friday, August 23, will be: Margo O'Reilly and Dympna Bradley. Catering on Friday the 30th will be; Brigid Boland, Edel English and Fiona Power. Proceeds going to parish funds.


Bree Barndance

Bree Barndance, in association with Bree Development Group, takes place this Saturday, August 24, in Byrne's of Bree Grainstore which is bigger and better than before. 'The Kilkennys' are the feature band, preceded by local talent Colleen Coughlan at 10 a.m. and followed by DJ till late. Tickets at €20 each are available on 'Eventbrite Bree Barndance 2019' and in Byrne's of Bree and are going fast. Taxies will be available all night long. Watch Bree Barndance Facebook page for further details and free ticket offers. Enjoy a good night out.

'Full Irish' show

A Full Irish show, in association with Celtic Roots, continues in Bree Hall on Tuesdays nights for the month of August. Tea and scones are served at 8.30 p.m. and the night's entertainment begins at 9 p.m. with music, song, dance and storytelling. Just three nights left for this summer season. For bookings contact 087 7535354. Admission is €10 for adults with concessions for children and groups.

Family Fun Day and Walk

Wexford Academy of Irish Dancing will be hosting a family fun day which will include a 5K colour run/jog/walk on Sunday, September 1. The event takes place in Bree Community Centre at 11 a.m. and you can buy your tickets on the day. Registration will be from 9.30 a.m. Tickets are Adult €10 and Child/Student €5. There will be music, a treasure hunt, face painting, refreshments and lots more. This event is for all ages and all levels of fitness. This promises to be a great day out for all and will greatly support our fantastic local school of dance.

Bree Active Retirement

The September meeting of Bree ARA takes place on Wednesday, September 18, in Bree CC A trip has been arranged for the Arboretum and Rathwood at a date to be confirmed. Names and deposits will be taken at this meeting. A committee meeting will be held at 1.30 p.m. before the social. Enquiries to 086 0747823.


Clonard lotto

Results for Wednesday, August 14: winning numbers 3, 12, 19 and 24. No jackpot winner. 23 match-three winners receive €28 each: Robbie O'Connor; Aidan Gordon; Gary O'Connell; Helen Culleton; Bridie Joyce; Betty McCabe; Gillian Murphy; Breda Cooney; Majella Whelan; Von Walsh and Kevin; Shirley O'Connor; Caroline and Kevin; Bridget Bradley; Jennifer Byrne; Greg Kehoe; Catherine Haugh; Helen Foley; Ann Pitman; Kenneth Kavanagh; Veronica Joan; Caullie Murphy; Tina Taylor, and Sarah Clifford.

Jackpot for Wednesday, August 21, is €17,000. 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.


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

Medjugorje: Pilgrimage from September 12 to September 19. Contact Mary at 086 3947882. €100 deposit to secure a place.

Ireland's Favourite Prayer: The search is on for Ireland's favourite prayer. Visitors to the 88th National Ploughing Championships from September 17 to September 19 are being asked to vote for their favourite traditional prayer, and to compose a prayer for the protection of the environment. The search is the quest of Bishop Denis Nulty of Kildare and Leighlin, in whose diocese the ploughing championship is once again being held. People can submit their preferences and entries to prayerattheploughing@kandle.ie between now and September 10. The Prayer at the Ploughing is one of several initiatives being taken by Bishop Nulty at the event.

CMT Radio: The Sounds for Sunday programme goes on air every Sunday morning at 9.04 a.m. and would welcome requests from listeners and news items or upcoming events in your parish. Email sforSundaycmt@gmail.com.

Clonard Guiding Unit

Why not give guides a go? We cover a wide range of activities and outdoor stuff, all in a fun and safe environment. If you have a daughter between the ages of 5 and 18, or if you would like to become a leader, everyone is more than welcome. We meet every Tuesday in Clonard Community Centre from September to July.

Group times: 5-7 years from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m., 7-10/11 years from 5.15 p.m. to 7 p.m., 11-15 years from 7 p.m. to 8.30 p.m., 15-18 years from 7 p.m. to 8.30 p.m. Contact us at clonardcygnetsbrigins@gmail.com.

Our registration night is Tuesday, September 3, from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.


Leaving Certificate

Congratulations to all the local girls and boys who completed their Leaving Certificate Examination and got their results last week. Best of luck to them all, whether they proceed to further education, embark on an apprenticeship or seek immediate employment.

School Re-opening

Scoil Mochua, Oulart will re-open for all pupils on Wednesday, August 28, at 9 a.m. New applications for enrolment for the 2019/2020-year can still be made by emailing oulartns2@eircom.net.


The latest winner of Scoil Mochua's split-the-pot is Seán Doyle, who receives €125. The school benefits to the same amount. The next draw is on August 19. Entry envelopes are available from local businesses.

Under-20 hurling

Oulart-The Ballagh under-20 hurlers will travel to Bree on Wednesday, August 21, to play Ballyhogue in the Enniscorthy District Roinn one semi-final. Throw-in is at 6.45 p.m. Best of luck to the players and management.

Club lotto

The numbers drawn in the GAA Club lotto on Monday, August 14, were 2, 29, 30 and 32. The Bonus Number was 21. The prize fund has reached 15,000 euro. The following were winners in the Lucky Dip: M & M c/o Mgt. Reddy, Mary McLoughlin, Raheenduff, Simon White, Aoife Walsh, Aisling and Maria Whelan. The next draw will take place on Monday, August 28. Tickets are €2 each; Book of six for €10 and book of 12 for €20All-Ireland Tickets

In the local GAA Club members' draw for all-Ireland Hurling tickets Kevin Sinnott and Margaret Leacy were successful while the all-Ireland Football ticket winners were Paul Roche and Martin Redmond.

Afternoon Tea

Kathleen Laffan, Clone West (Y25 X286) will host Afternoon Tea in her home on Saturday, August 24, 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. so as to raise funds for 'Brighter Communities Worldwide-Kenya' where she is going as a volunteer. Why not go along on Saturday the 24th for a cuppa and chat as well as an opportunity to help impoverished people in Africa. Your support would be greatly appreciated.

Mike Denver in Concert

Oulart-The Ballagh GAA will present the ever-popular Mike Denver in concert at the Amber Springs Hotel, Gorey on Thursday, August 22. Doors will open at 7.30 p.m. and the concert will commence at 8.30 p.m. Tickets are priced at €20 and are available from players and committee and at the door on the night. This promises to be a superb event, not to be missed.

Heritage Week

Heritage Week will take place from August 17 to August 25, and with 2,000 events taking place throughout the country, there is undoubtedly an event for everyone. Two local walks have been organised for Heritage Week.

On Saturday, August 24, The Unyoke Walk will start at the Trading Post Caravan and Camping Park at 10 a.m. and follow the 11km, moderate grade walk, to Oulart Hill. Walkers will be returned by car to the starting point. On the following day, Sunday, August 25, the Jean Kennedy Smith Walk, from Oulart Village to Oulart Hill will be held, 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. The walkers will be guided to the main monuments of Oulart - St Mochua's 1798 Chapel, the McGawley Memorial, the 1898 Monument, Mise Éire, Bygone Days Story House, the tree of Liberty and Tulach a' tSolais All are welcome and encouraged to participate.

Family Notices

If you would like these Notes to include details of your family births, marriages, deaths, anniversaries, achievements and successes please supply the relevant details (no later than Thursday at 8 p.m.) by phone, text, email or written note to Breda Jacob (086 1686978) or email mickjacobjr@yahoo.co.uk. There is no charge for including such items in the Local Notes.

Clothes Collection

Oulart-The Ballagh camogie club are organising a 'Clothes for Cash Collection' on August 26 and they are hoping that the local community will assist them by donating clean used clothes. Men's, women's and children's clothing, Paired shoes, handbags, belts, small quantities of curtains, towels, sheets, blankets and soft toys are all acceptable.To help with this fundraiser you are asked to drop off bags of clothes at the Upper Complex in Oulart on Saturday the 24th between 7.15 p.m. and 8.15 p.m. and on Sunday, August 25, 7.30 p.m. to 8 p.m. so that all bags will be ready for collection on Monday morning. For further information please contact any member of the camogie committee.

The Ballagh Boxing Club

A Greyhound Night in aid of the Ballagh Boxing Club, will take place at the Enniscorthy Dog Track on Monday, August 26. The first race will begin at 8 p.m. Admission: €10, children free.

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