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

Adamstown: Cards. The weekly'30' Card Game continues in the community centre this Friday, September 13, at 9 p.m. Thanks to the ladies for the tea last week. Catering on Friday the 13th will be Catherine Walsh, Eileen J Walsh, Eileen N Walsh. Catering on Friday, September 20, will be Callie Doyle, Angela Furlong, Louise Furlong. Catering on Friday, September 27, will be Marian Kelly, Catherine J Kelly, Catherine L Kelly and Mary Fortune. Catering on Friday, October 4, will be Eleanor Smyth, Emma Staunton and Bernie Conway. On Friday, October 11, will be Breda Whelan, Deirdre Whelan and Bessie Fortune. Proceeds going to parish funds.

Card winners on Friday, August 30, were: Matt O'Neill, MJ Booth, Nick Doyle, Andy Reville, Séamus Wickham, Paddy Furlong.

Colla Voice Performance and Music School.

Joanne will be back in Raheen Hall on September 12 Names are now being taken for Colla Voice Performance and Music School's Musical Theatre Class. Covering all aspects of stage, drama, movement/dance and singing as well as lots of games and improvisation fun. Classes Thursday evenings from September 12 as follows: 5 p.m. to 5.45 p.m. for four- to eight-year-olds. 5.45 p.m. to 6.45 p.m. for nine- to 12-year-olds. Call Joanne to Register: 086 1073841.

Rainbows Ireland

Supporting Children with Bereavement and Parental Separation - offering a nine-week listening, group support programme for children following bereavement. Contact Raheen Family Resource Centre at 051 442888 for further information.

Free Cookery Classes

Raheen Community Centre - Learn how to make delicious, affordable, healthy family meals on Wednesday evenings for four weeks from 7.30 p.m. to 9.30 p.m. beginning from September 18. For more info or to book please contact Bridget/Joyce at 051 442888 or email joyce@raheenfrc.ie.

Self Defence Classes

Raheen Community Centre six-week Self Defence Programme delivered by John Philips, who has a fourth Degree Black Belt. Tuesdays from 8.30 p.m. to 9.30 p.m. Beginning Tuesday, September 17, to September 16 years upwards. To book or info contact Bridget/Joyce 051 442888.

Dance Classes

Raheen Community Centre - beginning Thursday evenings from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. for six weeks from September 19. Also: Intensive dance camp October 30 and November 1 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. to book Bridget/Joyce 051 442888.

ST Abban's annual Patron

Our annual Patron Mass and blessing of graves took place on Sunday last in lovely weather. A huge gathering of people coming together to remember their deceased family and friends. Parish priest Fr Robert Nolan and parish priest Fr Jimmy Moyinhan celebrated Mass in St Abban's Church, many people remained at family graves and listened to Mass on the wonderful PA system provided.

Thanks to the choirs for their great contribution to the ceremony, also servers, eucharistic ministers, Cáit and Joe, John and the ladies for the flowers inside and outside the church. The cemetery looked splendid as always and thanks to everyone for their dedication and care of this holy place.

A sincere word of thanks to the following: the Cemetery Committee for their commitment and care of the cemetery and looking after car parking for the patron and on Funeral Days. Thanks to the Fás workers for keeping the grass cut and painting of the church walls and pillars over the past week's. Thanks to Joe and Ann Marie for painting the Cross and Calvary image in the graveyard. Lastly a huge thanks for the generosity of so many people in donating €2,810 on Patron Day towards the upkeep of our precious cemetery. God bless you all for your time and talents.

Meals Delivery

A Meals Delivery Service is available from Raheen FRC This takes place every Tuesday in Raheen, Clonroche, Adamstown and Newbawn area.

This service is available to people of any age from the community who would like a meal to be delivered to their home. The service can be used for a short term if necessary, for example when somebody is recovering from surgery or illness. Anyone wishing to avail of this service please contact Kay at 051 428805.

TAG Taghmon

Chiropodist first Friday of every month. Ring Tag office 053 9134997 for appointment.

Free Citizens Online Courses commencing in September for Beginner and intermediates. For more information contact Anne KB in Tag 053 9134997.

Bingo takes place every Tuesday night in the TAG Centre. Doors open 7.30 p.m. Start time 8 p.m.

Obituary Service

The New Ross Standard offers tribute pieces to bereaved family members within the local community who have recently suffered the loss of a loved one. The service is available free of charge and will be completed in a manner that is sensitive to your own personal wishes and requests, shaped entirely by your direction.

Please contact David Looby at 051 425796, d.looby@peoplenews.ie or Simon Bourke at 087 3803919, s.bourke@peoplenews.ie, 053 9140145 if this is something that interests you or something you would like to do to honour the memory of your loved one who has recently passed away.

Coffee Day

A Coffee Day is being held in aid of hospice at Dympna Kelly's House, Kilgarvan, Taghmon on Tuesday September September 10 from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Your support will be much appreciated.

Athletic Club

Cross County Training has resumed on Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays at 7.30 p.m. and will be rotated between Carrigbyrne Hill and Adamtown Community Centre. All new members are welcome.


Bree Youth Club

Bree Youth Club will resume on Friday, September 13. Junior Club from 7 p.m. to 8.30 p.m. and Senior Club from 8.30 p.m. to 10 p.m. €2 each night for entry into club.

Bree Active Retirement

The September meeting of Bree ARA takes place on Wednesday, September 18, in Bree Community Centre. 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.

Yoga Classes

Yoga Classes will take place in Bree Community Centre with Grace Reddington on Monday nights from 8.15 p.m. to 9.15 p.m. and on Thurswday mornings from 10.15 a.m. to 11.15 a.m. Sessions will begin on Monday, September 23, and continue for six weeks. Please bring your own mat. Cost is €60 for the six weeks or €12 drop in session.

Fashion Show

A Fashion Show takes place in the Riverside Park Hotel on Wednesday, October 16, in aid of Bree Community Playground. Enniscorthy based shops 'Glamour' and 'Ottiva' are supplying the fashion, 'Perfection by Mon' the make-up and Liam Sharkey is MC for the night. Tickets at €10 are now on sale in Garry Byrnes, Riverside Park Hotel and from any Committee Member.

Christmas Craft Fair

Galbally Sports and Leisure Club Christmas Craft Fair will take place on Sunday, November 24, 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. For bookings please contact Jackie Byrne 087 2319219.

Ballyhogue GAA lotto

There was no jackpot winner of the recent Ballyhogue GAA lotto draw; match-three winners were James Breen, Josie Foley, Nick Power, Tom Whelan, Helen Buttker, Pat O'Leary. Next draw is on September 18 with the jackpot now at €3,600.

Basic Computer Course

Are you working in the rural community, farming, a senior citizen, unemployed or part time employed? Would you like to avail of a free beginner's computer course (two hours per week for five weeks) from mid-October in Galbally Community Centre? It is suitable for people with no experience in computers. Learn how to use internet for shopping, doing motor tax online etc. Contact Dawn at 087 8306206 to register interest in morning, afternoon or evening course. This course is funded by Irish Rural Link at Department of Communications.

Holistic Health Care workshop

Introduction to Holistic Health Care Workshop in Galbally Community Centre. This one-day workshop will give you an introduction into Holistic Health Care, go through some of the popular modalities, how to set up your business and more. All is covered in a one-day workshop and a certificate of attendance is issued at the end of the course. Possible dates 21st or September 28. Cost of workshop is €75. €25 secures your place on course and pay the remainder on arrival. Contact Catherine or Dawn for more information on how to enrol: SMS/WhatsApp Catherine 085 1103506 or Dawn 087 8306206.

Galbally Advertising

Calling all local business owners. Advertising spaces available at Galbally Sports and Leisure Club in the heart of Galbally Village close to school and church. Advertise your goods and services while supporting your local community centre for an annual fee of €100 (plus €30 for purchase of A2 size sign). For details contact Dawn at 087 8306206.


Clonard lotto

results for Wednesday, September 4. This week's winning numbers: eight - 15 - 19 - 31. No jackpot winner. Seven match-three winners receive €93 each: V Corish; Paul Lambert; Cian and Robbie Murphy; G Whitmore; Rita Roche; Nicci Mahon and Jimmy Carty.

Jackpot for Wednesday, September 11, is €17,000. 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

Dates For Your Diary - Sunday, September 15: Family Mass will recommence at 10 a.m. Thursday, September 26: Grandparents Mass at 10 a.m. Sunday, October 6: The Children's Family Liturgy Group 20th Anniversary Mass at 10 a.m. Sunday, October 13: Taize Service at 7 p.m.

Centering Prayer - This is a form of meditation, an invitation to be still in God's presence. Be still and know that I am God - Psalm 46: 10. Centering Prayer does not replace other forms of prayer but enhances all prayer. Every Monday starting Monday, September 16, 10.45 a.m. to midday in the Shamrock Room, Clonard Community Centre. Tea or coffee provided. Contact 053 9123672 for more information.

Certificate In Pastoral Theology Spirituality and Practice - For the coming academic year, in union with the Carlow Institute of Technology, Wexford Campus, a course is being offered to those who would like to explore their faith better and take a more active role in parish leadership. The course will run from September 24., till April of next year. There is no requirement for previous study and the course is open to all. There are no exams and work will be graded by continuous assessment. Subjects covered by the course include Scripture, liturgy and sacraments, theology of God, theology of church, spirituality, pastoral theology and moral theology. If you are interested and for more information, contact the Wexford Campus at 053 9185800 or Fr Billy at 087 1225407. The closing date for applications is Friday, September 20.

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.

Clonard Boxing Club

Clonard Boxing Club has resumed training for the new season at their premises in the old fire station on Davitt Road. Boys and girls welcome. Starts at 18.30 p.m.

The People's College

Outreach Programme - Range of evening classes starting on Monday, September 16. Classes include:

Monday, September 16, Yoga 7 p.m. to 8.30 p.m. Glass Design Level 1 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Genealogy Property Tracing 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Tuesday, September 17, Sign Language (2) 6 p.m. to 7.30 p.m. Sign Language (3) 7.30 p.m. to 9 p.m. Spanish Level 1 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Italian Level 1 7.30 p.m. to 9 p.m. Genealogy 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Stained Glass Design Level 2 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Wednesday, September 18, Sign Language Level 1 6 p.m. to 7.30 p.m. Conversational Irish 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Stained Glass Design (3) 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Thursday, September 19. Introduction To Astronomy 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. English As A Second Language 7.30 p.m. to 9 p.m. Advanced Genealogy 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.

For further information please contact Wexford Council of Trade Unions (SIPT.U Office), O'Leary Road, Coolcotts, Wexford, during normal office hours. Enrolment and payment must be made by Thursday, September 12, to avoid disappointment. Phone 053 9146774 or email wexcountu@gmail.com, Facebook: The People's College.

Dementia Family workshops

Free Confidence to Care Dementia Family workshops for September in the Home Instead Senior Care Office, Clonard Village Centre, Wexford Y35 XCE7 Phone 053 9184042 to book your place. Dates; Tuesday, September 10, 12 p.m. to 2 p.m. and Wednesday, September 18, 7.30 p.m. to 9.30 p.m.

Clonard Community Centre.

Rooms are available for hire, at very competitive rates. Contact Karen at 053 9123672 or cloanrdparishoffice@gmail.com for more information.

Wexford Town ICA Guild

Ladies, it's that time of year again, we will be getting back to action again on Thursday, September 19, in Coolcotts Community Centre at 7.30 p.m. Don't forget the competition is an unusual shell. It'll be great to see everyone back again ready for a new year. Can't wait to see one and all and hear the tales for the summer.

Na Fianna GAA

Congratulations to Shane McCormack, who was a member of the coaching staff to the all-Ireland Hurling winners, Tipperary. Winner of split-the-pot was Diarmuid McClannon. Seller Martin Gordon. Underage Hurling/Camogie training continues every Tuesday from 6.30 p.m. This is from 4+ years.


Irish Dance Classes

Irish Dancing classes commencing in Oylegate Community Centre on Thursday, September 12, at 6.30 p.m. Fully qualified and garda vetted dance teacher, all levels catered for from beginners to advanced. For more information call Claire at 087 2094607.

Golden Wedding

Congratulations to Michael and Angels Shiggins, who celebrated their golden wedding anniversary at the weekend. Here's to many more years of happiness together.

GAA news

We wish the very best of luck to the junior Footballers when they take on Monageer on Friday evening, September 13, at 8.30 p.m. in St Patrick's Park.

Baby/Toddler Group

Baby and Toddler Group gathering every Tuesday 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 Claire Atkinson 087 1373579 or Ana Egan 086 1939997. Looking forward to seeing you there for a chat and a play.

Bingo In Mernaghs

The bingo in Mernaghs is now being run to raise much needed funds for the local Tidy Towns, bingo commences at 9.15 on a Thursday night and all support for this worthy cause would be greatly appreciated.

Mass Times

Please note Mass times in Oylegate Saturday vigil Mass is at 6.30 p.m. Sunday morning Mass is at 10.30 a.m.

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