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


Jimmy Leonard and Dr Jeanette Davies at Brian Maguire’s art exhibition ‘War Changes Its Address - The Aleppo Paintings’ in County Hall buildings

Jimmy Leonard and Dr Jeanette Davies at Brian Maguire’s art exhibition ‘War Changes Its Address - The Aleppo Paintings’ in County Hall buildings

Jimmy Leonard and Dr Jeanette Davies at Brian Maguire’s art exhibition ‘War Changes Its Address - The Aleppo Paintings’ in County Hall buildings

Adamstown: Music - House of music story and song in Sully's lounge the Maudlins, New Ross on sat November 17, from 8.30 to 11.30. All welcome.


The weekly '30' card game continues in the community centre this Friday, November 16, at 9 p.m. Thanks to the ladies for the tea last week. Catering on Friday the 16th will be Ann Marie Mackey and Ann Redmond. Catering on Friday the 23rd will be Ellie Walsh and Stella Delaney. Catering on Friday the 30th will be Cait Bradley, Josephine Hendrick and Betty O'Shea. Catering on Friday, December 7, will be Mary Kirwan, Lorna Komsa and Betty Cullen. Proceeds going to parish funds.

Card winners on Friday, November 2, were: Seán Cullen, Johnny Nolan, Bridie Dillon, Chris Byrne, Nick Doyle, Andy Reville, Betty O'Shea and Kay Whelan.

Adamstown lotto

The next draw in the Adamstown lotto takes place in the community centre this Friday, November 16. keep on buying the tickets, it could be you next draw.

Coláiste Abbain

Enrolments: we have 74 applications for the 2019/2020 academic year. Any further applications will be placed on a waiting list. Applications are now being accepted for 2020/2021.

Well done to Grace, our student, who completed a skydive on Saturday, October 27, and raised €900 in aid of Pieta House. Well done to the Spooktacular Fancy Dress event on last day of term, all money raised went to Our Lady's Children's Hospital, Crumlin.

Kindling for Sale

The members of the Shamrock Men's Shed are selling bags of kindling for only €1.50 per bag. If you would like to buy kindling, the Men's Shed is in Raheen Family Resource Centre every Monday from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Coffee break/bingo

Raheen FRC is hosting a coffee break and bingo in Adamstown Community Centre. Tuesday, November 27, 10.30 to 12.30. And Tuesday, December 18. Every three weeks for older members of the community. Cost is €3 all are welcome.

Newbawn Hall

Newbawn Development Group are delighted to announce that the building work will soon be finished on the hall development. They are very happy with the job done and can't wait to show off the modernised building to the community. They wish also to announce that fundraising will also soon be coming to an end, and if anyone else would like to be part of the 'buy a block' unique fundraiser the Newbawn Development Facebook page can be visited for further information.

Local Link

To book your seat on the local link bus please contact the office 053 9196276 or email wexford@locallink.ie.

ICA Guild news

The ladies in Adamstown ICA Guild would like to thank most sincerely anyone who helped make the recent sponsored walk such a success. All those who walked, or sponsored walkers, gave donations of cash and food or helped in other ways. So far you helped raise in excess of €800 all which goes towards the senior citizens Christmas party. The party will be on Sunday, December 2, in the Horse and Hound, Ballinaboola. Invitations will be issued shortly.

The ICA monthly meeting will be held on Wednesday, November 14, in Adamstown Community Centre at 8 p.m. Guest speaker on the night will be Nicola from Adamstown Pharmacy, who will give a talk on skin care and products. The competition for Wednesday night is a Christmas table arrangement with candle. Any ladies thinking of joining our guild are welcome to come along, and see if you would be interested in becoming a member. You can be assured of a warm welcome.


Our condolences to John Sugrue and family, Tomgarrow on the death of his father Michael, who died on Sunday, November 4, after a long illness. Michael was predeceased by his wife Bernie.

Michael and his wife Bernie came to live in Doononey after been many years in England, they then moved to Fairfields View, Adamstown, where they were much loved.

Michael and Bernie treasured there London connections and there relations and friends who lived there and were so happy when they came to visit them. They also loved their grandchildren. Sympathy also to his sons Michael, Vincent and Eamon, his extended family, relation, friends and neighbour.

His funeral Mass took place on Wednesday, November 7, in St Abban's Church with burial afterwards in St Abban's Cemetery. May his kind soul rest in peace.

GAA Club Mass

Mass for the deceased members of St Abban's Adamstown GAA Club will take place in Raheen Church on Sunday, November 18, at 9.45 a.m.

Free Christmas Event Day

Raheen FRC is organising a Free Christmas Cookery and Wreath Making Day in Adamstown Community Centre on Monday, December 10, and in Raheen Community Centre on Friday, December 14. Cookery takes place from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. and Wreath Making takes place from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. For further information or to book a space contact 051 442888. Places are limited so book early.


Christmas Craft Fair

Galbally Community Centre will host a Christmas Craft Fair on Sunday, December 2, from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. There will be a number of local crafters in attendance with numerous gift ideas. Come and enjoy the Christmas atmosphere, bring the kids to see Santa, and meet friends and neighbours while supporting your local community centre. Some tables still available. For enquiries please call or text 087 2319219.

Community Playschool AGM

The AGM of Galbally Community Playschool Committee will take place on Tuesday, November 20, at 8 p.m. in Galbally National School. Everyone is very welcome to attend.

Bree Active Retired

The next meeting of Bree Active Retired Association takes place on Wednesday, November 21. We remind everyone to return the red cards at this meeting. Our Christmas lunch is booked for December 19 in the Riverside. Enquiries to 086 0747823.

Bree Bingo

Bingo takes place on every Tuesday at 9 p.m. in Byrnes of Bree. Jackpot this week is €400 and will continue to rise till it's won. All ages are welcome on the night.

New Bree website

bree.ie is now up and running under the auspices of Bree Community Development Group. The website content is dependent on input from all the groups and organisations in Bree Parish. Groups and organisations should have received an email about the content for their page and if anything is unclear please reply to the email or contact info@bree.ie.

If businesses would like to be listed on the site, please email with info on the following: Company Name, Contact Person, Phone Number and Website (if applicable) as well as a brief description of the business. Anyone working in the creative/arts field should also contact us and a section on health and Wellbeing will be added shortly. This website is a work in progress and Bree Community Development Group would appreciate your input to bring this together.

Leisure Club anniversary

The committee of Galbally Sports and Leisure Club would like to invite you to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the opening of the hall taking place on December 8 in the Sports and Leisure Club. It promises to be a spectacular night with entertainment including music, dancing, and storytelling with instrumental pieces and ballads. Licensed Bar on night. Free entry. Strictly over-18s only.

Bree AC

Bree AC Outdoor Training takes place on Mondays and Wednesdays in the lower GAA field from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. for all athletes over eight years of age.

Hall refurbishment

The committee of Galbally Sports and amp; Leisure Club have recently secured a grant under the town and Village Renewal Scheme amounting to €100,000 to refurbish the hall and grounds. Members of the community are invited to an EGM on Sunday, December 9, at 7 p.m. to bring new members to the committee to become involved in the refurbishment and development of Galbally Hall.


Glynn Hall AGM

The committee of Glynn Parish Hall will hold their AGM (in the hall), on Tuesday, November 27, at 8 p.m.

Split the pot Barntown

The latest split-the-pot winners in aid of Barntown Parish, are Ned and Bee Fenlon from Galbally. Mary Doyle sold the winner. Congratulations to you both. Envelopes available in Barntown Church, parish office, C & D Providers, O'Brien's Londis, Mary Jo's, Saucy Butcher, Clonard Laundry, Joyces Expert, Wexpartz and Barntown Community Centre. Many thanks for your continued support.


2019 Calendars are on sale now for in the parish office and also in the church. There are some lovely pictures of the church inside and also the grounds outside. It would make an ideal Christmas. Get yours early to avoid disappointment. Great value at €5 each or three for €10.

Hospice coffee morning

Join us at Boggan's Shop, Newtown Road (Tea Room) for our Wexford Hospice Homecare coffee morning on Thursday, November 15. See you between 10 a.m. and 12.30 p.m.


Hard luck to our minor camogie team defeated by Oulart-The Ballagh in a play off for a semi-final spot in the Premier championship last Monday morning. The girls have another bite at the cherry when they complete the three way play off away v Bunclody on Sunday, November 11.

Coiste na nog

Hard luck to our under-15 footballers who were unfortunately defeated by Naomh Eanna Gorey in the premier final on in St Patrick's Park last weekend 2-6 to 2-3.

Well done to our under-14 Hurlers, who had a comfortable win over St Martin's in the Martin Storey League on Sunday morning.

Senior GAA

Our under-20 footballers were knocked out of the championship at quarter final stage last weekend when they were beaten by Shelmaliers.

Senior club AGM

Glynn-Barntown Senior Club AGM will take place on Saturday, November 17, at 7.45 p.m. in the clubhouse. Members' motions and/or nominations due in by November 10 to Danny O'Brien 086 1089553 or email secretary.glynnbarntown.wexford@gaa.ie.

Club Lotto

The first draw for the club lotto 18/19 takes place on November 28. This fundraiser is vital for the day to day running of the club and is separate from the development fundraiser.

Please begin/renew your lotto membership (€150 for year or pay by instalments/standing order) by contacting Paul Laffan at 086 6056091or any member of the club committee asap. Payments can also be made in the clubhouse Monday to Friday 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.


Badminton every Thursday night at 8 p.m. in Barntown Community Centre. Come on down and try it out. Equipment provided. Please contact Jimmy Dempsey at 086 3858429 for information or queries.


Taghmon Action Group (TAG) presents bingo, every Tuesday night in the TAG premises. Start time: 8 p.m. - doors open at 7.30 p.m. Also split-the-pot on the night. Tea and coffee available.

Barntown Heritage Group

Barntown Heritage Group have recently formed as a group which consists of a number of local volunteers. We are all about promoting and developing awareness of the huge depth of history within Barntown from famous events, historical structures and local people.

To achieve this we hope to work on a number of projects each year. At the moment we are working on resurrecting the Three Rocks Trail. This trail takes you through a historical journey of the famous three Rocks 1798 battle which was a huge part of the 1798 rebellion.

We will be adding information about our group's plans and progress on the Barntown.ie website. We are always looking for anyone interested in getting involved and would be delighted to hear from you. Please send an email to barntown.ie@gmail.com or for more info contact Anne at 089 4316353.


Pop along to Glynn Hall on Wednesday nights where whist continues from 8 p.m.

Social dancing

Learn to jive, waltz, Quickstep and many more. Social dancing classes have resumed in Glynn Hall on Monday, September 17, at 8 p.m. Beginners and advanced - all welcome.

Also classes commenced on Tuesday, September 18, and will take place every Tuesday evening in the Horse and Hound Inn, Ballinboola at 8 p.m.

Notes contact

Should you have a notice for inclusion in the Glynn-Barntown area notes, please email hillaryobrien@eircom.net or alternatively, phone or text Hillary at 087 2028065. Notices should be sent before midday on the Friday - for publication the following Tuesday.

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