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Around the Districts: Adamstown, Bree-Galbally, Crossabeg, Glenbrien, Oulart & The Ballagh, Over the Water, Murrintown, Oylegate

Adamstown: Cards - The weekly '30' Card Game continues in the community centre this Friday, December 27, at 9 p.m. There will be no catering on the night. Thanks to the ladies for the tea last week. Proceeds going to parish funds.

Pantomime - Beauty and the Beast

Coláiste Abbáin presents Beauty and the Beast in the College Sports Hall from 29th - January 31, 2020. Starting at 7.30 p.m. each night. Admission: Adults €8. OAPs/Students €5 Children €2.50. Do come along and support the students and staff.

Notes Deadlines

All Clubs, Organisations and Individuals, please take note that all Christmas correspondence for the People Newspaper/New Ross Standard will only be taken by emailing annemarieoshea@gmail.com the deadlines for submission Friday, December 27, at Noon.

ICA News

Adamstown ICA guild would like to say a huge thank you to all those who made the senior citizens Christmas party such a success. To all our generous sponsors, all who donated spot prizes, and the Horse and Hound for providing a wonderful meal as usual.

A special word of thanks to Dermot Hynes and Joe Bradley for the lovely music and song which they unselfishly provide year after year, the party wouldn't be the same without you. Not forgetting songs from Callie, Larry, James, Anthony and Charlie, recitation's from Ellie, and Margo's fabulous step dancers, may they all continue to entertain us for years to come.

Thank you to Jill for the lovely Christmas cake, it went down a treat. Last but not least to Fr Nolan for saying grace, to remind us all we are so fortunate to have this lovely meal to share among friend's in a warm safe environment.

Wishing each and everyone a Happy and Peaceful Christmas from Adamstown ICA Guild. A gentleman's watch was found after guests had left the party, if it is yours please contact Helen at 086 3454036.

Adamstown lotto Results

The winning numbers in the Adamstown lotto draw on Friday, December 13, were 2, 17, 19 and 28. There was no jackpot winner. One match-three winner Cait Bradley, who got €200. The next draw is on Friday, January 3, for a jackpot of €8,400. Wishing all our workers, sellers, those who purchase tickets and help in any way a very happy Christmas and Peaceful New Year.

Epilepsy annual Gate Collection.

The annual gate collection for Epilepsy Ireland will take place on the weekend of Saturday and Sunday, December 21, and 22, following Masses in Adamstown. Your contributions would be gratefully appreciated.

Christmas Mass at St Abban's

Vigil Mass Tuesday the 24th at 7.30 p.m. Christmas Morning Mass at 10.30 a.m.


A word of thanks to Ellie, Betty and Cait for all their hard work in ensuring the newsletter is compiled, printed and distributed every weekend. The ladies provide a valuable service to the village which contributes immensely to our sense of community.


Christmas Masses

Mass in Bree on Christmas Eve is at 8 p.m. Christmas Morning Mass is at10 a.m. Mass in Galbally on Christmas Eve is at 6 p.m. and in Ballyhogue at 8 p.m. Mass in Galbally on Christmas morning at 11 a.m.

St Stephen's Day. 11 a.m. Mass in Galbally, Friday the 27th Mass in Bree at 9 a.m. New Years Day 9 a.m. in Bree and 11 a.m. in Galbally. January 6 Bree at 9 a.m., Galbally at 10 a.m. and Ballyhogue at 7 p.m.

Youth Club Carol Singing

Our annual Carol Singing in Bree will be held after 7 p.m. Mass on December 21 outside the church. There will be some hot refreshments available for everyone afterwards in the hall.

St Stephen's Day Fun Run/Walk

The time to dust down the running/walking shoes is approaching in time for Galbally's 'Christmas Jumper' festive run, walk, trot or pram push. Galbally Sports and Leisure Club will host a 5k fun run/walk on St Stephen's Day, December 26.

The event will begin at midday, with registration taking place from 11.30 a.m. onwards. Entry fee is €5 for adults, €10 for a family. Refreshments will be served in the hall afterwards.

Everyone is invited to come along, wear your Christmas jumper and get involved in what promises to be a fun community event. All funds raised go towards renovation and development of Galbally Hall.

Senior citizens Tea Party

Bree Macra is hosting a Bree senior citizens Afternoon Tea Party on Sunday, January 5, 2020, from two to 4.30 p.m.

All senior citizens living in the parish of Bree are invited to join them for an afternoon of tea, treats, chats, entertainment and festive fun. Invites are being distributed by members throughout December, but please contact Cait at 086 4046545 if you have not received your invite by December 23, or for further information.

Youth Club winter Fun Run/Walk

It's that time of year again for the annual winter Fun Run/Walk on Saturday, January 4, 2020. Participants can choose from a 10k or 5k. Prices are €10 for adults, €5 for under-16 and kids go free. Registration starts at 11.30 a.m. and race will be kicking off at 1 p.m. Raffle and spot prizes available on the day.

Scoil Eoin Baiste

The Scoil Eoin Baiste Carol Service will now take place on Monday, January 6, at 10 a.m. in the church.

Seasonal Wishes

A sincere thanks to the PROs and club officers who have contacted us during the past year with details of their organisations's activities. If you haven't been doing so, then it's time to make a New Year's resolution. If you want the activities of your club or organisation to get publicity, contact Jim and Clare Doyle at 053 9247706 or email jamcsdoyle@eircom.net before 10 p.m. on the Thursday night prior to publication.


Confessions/Mass times

Confessions for Christmas will take place in Crossabeg church on Monday, December 23, at 7.30 p.m. Christmas Eve Mass will be celebrated in Ballymurn church at 9 p.m. and Mass on Christmas Day is at 10 a.m. Christmas Eve Mass in Crossabeg church will be celebrated at 11 p.m and Mass on Christmas Day will be celebrated at 11.15 a.m.

Ferrycarrig 5

The annual Sheridan Insurance Ferrycarrig 5 road race is back on track again and takes place on Sunday, January 5. The race will get under way at 1 p.m. This popular fundraising event will support the local Crossabeg-Ballymurn community centre development at Garrywilliam. The race will get under way from Wexford FC grounds at Newcastle, Crossabeg. Walkers, joggers, casual and dedicated runners are most welcome to this very popular event.

Training takes a break

St Killian's juvenile members indoor training at Crossabeg school has now taken a break for the Christmas holidays. Training will resume early in the New Year when the children are back in school. Wishing all athletes, their families, coaches and mentors a very happy and relaxing Christmas.

Seasons Greetings

Wishing all readers of the column a very happy Christmas. Don't forget to check in on your neighbours over the holiday season and also keep an eye on your property as there was a recent burglary in our parish. Stay alert and inform the Gardaí if you notice anything suspicious in your locality. We also remember all our neighbours and friends who may be in hospital over the holidays or recuperating at home. Get well soon everyone.

Notes for column

Keep those notes coming in. Email to redcow2@eircom.net or text to Anne at 086 1980775. Notes should be emailed or texted or phoned in by Thursday evening of each week for inclusion the following week.


Parish Committee

The Parish Committee would like to say a huge Thank You to O'Brens of Glenbrien and all their staff for the beautiful three course meal they provided for 50 of our senior folk. Also to Pat Quirke for the music and Entertainment; to everyone who helped to serve and wash up for the event.

Also thank you to O'Briens for the Christmas Drinks for all and Oylegate Youth Club for their generous donation which meant all our Party goers got an Christmas box too - a very Big Thank You.

Oulart & The Ballagh

Christmas in Oulart Parish

Mass of the Nativity will be celebrated in St Patrick's Church, Oulart on Christmas Eve, December 24 at 9 p.m. Christmas Eve Mass in the Ballagh will begin at 7.30 p.m. On Christmas Day Mass in Oulart will be at the usual Sunday time of 10 a.m. while Mass in the Ballagh will be celebrated at 11 a.m. The Christmas Masses are offered for all our Faithful Departed, whose names are in the book of remembrance.

Penance Service

The Penance Service in preparation for Christmas will be held in Oulart on Sunday, December 22, at 7.30 p.m. The Penance Service in the Ballagh will begin at 6.30 p.m.

Senior citizens Party

The annual senior citizens' Party will be held in Oulart Community Centre on Sunday, December 5, beginning at 1 p.m. If you or someone you know is eligible to attend but has not yet received an invitation please contact Eddie O'Grady, Maura Dunne or Audrey Tate, who will rectify the situation. Feel free to contact me if you wish. My details are always to be found in the Oulart Local Notes.

Church gate collection

County Wexford Community Workshop, Enniscorthy are holding their church gate collection in Oulart and the Ballagh on Saturday and Sunday, December 28, and 29. Your usual generosity would be greatly appreciated.

Charity Bingo in Oulart

Last Sunday night, December 15, Oulart Community Centre hosted a huge bingo session and as a thank-you to the regular supporters, the usual prizes were doubled for every game and 'Sit Beside Prizes' were given to the players on the left and on the right of the winners.

This Sunday night, December 22, starting at 8 p.m. another bingo session will take place with the proceeds going to help towards the maintenance of St Mochua's Church.

Church Fund-Christmas Draw

Tickets for the annual Oulart Church 'Christmas Draw' have been delivered to the houses in the parish. Your generous support would be greatly appreciated.

Míle buíochas to all who donated prizes for the draw. Among the valuable prizes are a Christmas Hamper,€100 and other Cash prizes, Coal Nuggets, Shopping Vouchers, Christmas Cake and many other seasonal prizes. Tickets must be returned to the Parochial House.

To draw co-ordinator Joan Doyle or to Pierce Redmond's Shop, Raheenduff no later than December 21. Best of luck to all who enter the draw.

Over the Water

Christmas Mass Times

The following are the times of Masses in the Screen/Curracloe and Castlebridge churches over Christmas. Christmas Eve Mass will be celebrated in Curracloe church at 6 p.m; in Screen church at 7.30 p.m. and in Castlebridge church at 9 p.m. Christmas Day Mass will be celebrated in Curracloe church at 9.15 a.m; in Castlebridge church at 10.30 a.m. and in Screen church at 11.30 a.m.

Development Draw

Results of the Curracloe United lotto draw for Sunday, December 15, The numbers drawn were 20, 22, 24 and 25. There was no jackpot winner and no match-three winners. €450 will be divided between match-three winners in the next draw. Recent Christmas draw prize winners were Alice Corrigan, c/o C & C (Brandy) James Shiggins, Castlebridge (Whiskey) Anna Nolan, Curracloe (Vodka) Eamon McCarthy, Screen (Whiskey) James Jackman, Newfort, Screen (Vodka) Philip Whitmore, Ballina, Curracloe (Wine).

Family Bingo session

Curracloe United AFC are holding a Christmas family bingo session at 4 p.m. on Sunday, December 29, in Hotel Curracloe. There will be lots of fun and prizes including 'best Christmas jumper'. Bingo books cost €5.

News Items

News items such as weddings, anniversaries, notices of meetings, sports results etc are most welcome. Email items to redcow2@eircom.net or text to 086 1980775 by Thursday evening of each week.

Seasons Greetings

To all the readers of the weekly column, may you and your families have a wonderful and happy Christmas and all the very best for the New Year.



Winner in the last draw was Ryan McHugh, winning €675. Our next draw will take place on January 6 at Murrintown Bingo. Happy Christmas to all, remember you must be in to win.


The community centre will close for the Christmas break from Friday, December 20, and will re-open on Monday, January 6, 2020. We at the community centre would like to wish you all a safe and happy Christmas and a Prosperous New Year.


There will be a hamper up for grabs on the weekend of December 20/21/22 in Londis Piercestown in aid of senior citizens Christmas party. Tickets will be on sale outside the shop that weekend - value of hamper is €150 - please support this worthy cause.


St Wincent de Paul would to thank the children of Murrintown NS for their kind donation of gifts of biscuits/sweets/toys to their Christmas appeal, and also the teachers and parents council.


Christmas Wishes

Eamon and Sue from Mernagh's Lounge would like to wish all their customers a very happy Christmas and a prosperous new year.

Church gate collection

A church gate collection in aid of County Wexford Community Workshop (Enniscorthy) will take place on weekend of December 28/29. Your support would be greatly appreciated.

Oylegate Text Alert

It is time of year to sign up for the forthcoming text alert year. Under GDPR rules all participants need to sign a form to register for the coming year. These forms are available at Mernagh's or the Slaney Inn for collection. They need to be completed and handed back in to the committee, and your participation in this scheme is vital to help keep our community safe.

Carbon Monoxide Alarms

Muintir na Tire are offering free carbon monoxide alarms to senior citizens or people living or their own. If anyone is interested in getting these alarms please contact Eamon Mernagh or Willie Kavanagh for more details.

Church news

Christmas Masses: Oylegate - Christmas Eve 6.30 p.m. and Christmas Day 10.30 a.m. Glenbrien - Christmas Eve 8 p.m. and Christmas Day 9.30 a.m.

Christmas Confessions: Confessions will be available in the Prayer Room on this Saturday morning, December 21, from 11 a.m. to 11.30 a.m.

Senior citizens Party

The annual senior citizens Christmas party will take place on Sunday, January 19, 2020.

Poker Classic

Poker classic continues every Friday night in Mernagh's Lounge Oylegate at 9.30 p.m.

Walking Track

The lights will be on at the walking track at the GAA Grounds every Monday, Wednesday and Friday evenings from 7.30 p.m. to 9 p.m.

The couch to 5k group meet Wednesday evenings. All welcome to take part.

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