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Elizabeth and Eleanor Doyle at the launch of the Music For Wexford 2020 season in the Irish National Opera House

Elizabeth and Eleanor Doyle at the launch of the Music For Wexford 2020 season in the Irish National Opera House

Elizabeth and Eleanor Doyle at the launch of the Music For Wexford 2020 season in the Irish National Opera House

Adamstown: Camross Drama Group - Camross Drama Group is presenting 'The Year of the Hiker' by John B Keane.

'The Year of the Hiker' concerns Hiker Lacey, who has left the family home to take to the roads some years back, returns on a special day in the life of the family he abandoned.

Venues as follows: Clonroche Hall Saturday, February 7, and Sunday, February 9. St Michael's's Hall, Wexford town, Saturday, February 15, and Sunday, February 16, Tickets €10 and shows begin at 8 p.m.


The weekly '30' Card Game continues in the community centre this Friday, February 7, at 9 p.m. Thanks to the ladies for the tea last week. Catering on Friday the 7th will be: Bridget O'Gorman, Ann Stafford, Agnes Whelan and Kay Whelan. Catering on Friday the 14th will be Breda Kelly, Valerie Kelly, Anne O'Brien and Eileen Moran. Catering on Friday the 21st will be Mary Jackman, Eleanor Power and Ann Jackman. Catering on Friday the 28th will be Margo O'Reilly, and Dympna Bradley. Proceeds going to parish funds. Card winners on Friday the 24th were: Matty Sullivan, Pat Murphy, Denis and Maria O'Connor, Matt O'Neill and John Hanley.

Adamstown NS News

The parents' association is holding a Recycling Clothes Collection this Thursday, February 6. Please leave your bags between 9 a.m. to 9.30 a.m. in the hall opposite the school.

Confirmation - Saturday, March 14. First Holy Communion - Saturday, May 16.

Enrolement: - School Year September 2020. If you have a child due to start in Adamstown National School for the school year September 2020, please call to the school office to collect an Enrolment Form. Alternatively, phone 053 9240694 to have one posted out to you.

Split-the-pot - Draw January 29 winner Ger Mackey, who got €50 purchased in school, school winner James Furlong. Next draw Thursday, February 13. Envelopes €2 can be got in Cullen's Gala, Adamstown Pharmacy, Brad Óg's Pub and Chipper. Thanks for your support.

Church and Altars

Thanks to the ladies from Ballyvergin/Glenour for looking after the church and Altars for the month of January. It is now the turn of parishioners from Kellystown for the month of February.


Clonard lotto

Results for Wednesday, January 29: winning numbers 4, 19, 21 and 26. No jackpot winner. Eight match-three winners receive €81 each: Maurice Tennant; P. O'Brien; Tony Gaskin; Maureen Kinsella; Linda Leacy; Mary O'Leary; Patrick O'Brien, and Jennifer Frayne.

Jackpot for Wednesday, January 29, is €7,250. 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.

Church news

Dates For Your Diary - Taize: Sunday, February 9, at 7 p.m.

Centering Prayer: Centering Prayer is a silent prayer practice which deepens our relationship with the Spirit of God, who dwells within us. During the prayer we consent to the Presence and Action of God in all aspects of our lives. It is an ancient form of prayer presented in an updated form. If you would like to learn more about this gentle form of praying you are welcome to attend an Introductory Workshop into the Method of Centering Prayer in Clonard Church, Wexford (Shamrock Room) on Monday, February 10, 7 p.m. to 9.30 p.m. presented by Neil Foley. Or join others for Centering Prayer in Clonard every Monday from 10.45 a.m. to midday, or on the third Saturday of each month 10.45 p.m. to 1 p.m. Contact Stasia - Phone 087 2251022 or email stasiatredmond@gmail.com.

The book of Life: If you are curious about the Bible, are a Reader or Eucharistic Minister in your church or want to know a bit more about your faith, this may be just for you. A Seven - Week Introductory Course to the Bible. Venue: The Pastoral Centre, St Peter's College, Wexford. Dates: Thursday nights beginning February 20 at seven.p.m. Led by: Fr Jim Finn. To secure a place phone the Pastoral Centre at 053 9145511 (Tues and Thurs) or any other time phone Maria at 087 9984736.

Bereavement Support

Bereavement Support Sessions will begin with an Information Night on Tuesday, February 4, from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. in the Shamrock Room of the Parish Centre. All welcome to attend. If you wish to attend, please contact 053 9123672/087 1008759. There is no cost, but donations are greatly appreciated.

Over-60s Social

The Clonard Parish Over-60s Social takes place on Thursday, February 13, in Clonard Community Centre at 8 p.m. Dancing 9.30 p.m. till midnight. Subscription €5. Tickets available from the parish office till Thursday, February 6.

Na Fianna GAA

Clothing Collection: we take any unwanted clothing. Drop it to club house on Tuesday evening between 7.30 p.m. and 8 p.m. or call Aidan (087 6285254) to arrange collection. Underage Training Tuesdays in St Peter's College. Boys' Hurling under-seven to under-13 from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m., camogie under-eight to under-14 and Academy (four- to six-year-olds) from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Community Employment

Clonfab Limited Community Employment Scheme have vacancies for the following positions. Caretakers, Playschool Assistants, reception. All applicants must be eligible for Community Employment. Garda Vetting will be required for all positions. Please forward Letter of application and up to date CV to Clonfab Limited, Community Employment Scheme, c/o Clonard Community Centre, Clonard Road, Wexford. clonfab@gmail.com, 053 9147782.

People's College

Spring Evening Courses 2020. Classes start the week beginning Monday, February 10. Payments are now being taken at our offices in O'Leary Road Coolcotts Wexford. Call 053 9146774 for directions. Monday, February 10: Italian Level (1) 6 p.m. to 7.30 p.m. Yoga 7.30 p.m. to 9 p.m. Flower Arranging 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Genealogy Level (1) 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Tuesday, February 11: Sign Language Level (2) 6 p.m. to 7.30 p.m. Sign Language Level (3) 7.30 p.m. to 9 p.m. Spanish Level (1) 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Stained Glass Design Level (1) 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Wednesday, February 12: Sign Language Level (1) 6 p.m. to 7.30 p.m. Conversational Irish 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Stained Glass Design Level (2) 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Italian Level (2) 7.30 p.m. to 9 p.m. Thursday, February 13: Advanced Genealogy 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Stained Glass Design Level (3) 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Creative Writing 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.

These courses are run by the Wexford Council of Trade Unions (WCTU) in conjunction with the People's College Dublin as part of its Outreach Programme. For further information about the People's College programme and course dates/costs etc., contact the WCTU office in the SIPTU premises, O'Leary Road, Coolcotts, Wexford. Phone 053 9146774 or email wexcountu@gmail.com or find us on Facebook at the Peoples College.

All dates and times are subject to change. Last date for payment Thursday, February 6, but please call our office as we often have cancellations or extra places available.


Community Games

Anyone requiring information regarding Community Games in Glynn-Barntown area, should contact Melanie Ryan at 086 3377531. Thank you.

Glynn National School

SPLIT THE POT - Congratulations to Mark Donovan, who won €142 in the latest split-the-pot. The next split-the-pot will take place at the Tea Party on Sunday, February 16, in Glynn Hall.

ENROLMENTS 2020-2021 - Glynn NS are now accepting applications for enrolment. Forms are available from the school office 053 9128449. Please return the application forms for junior infants September 2020 as soon as possible.

VALENTINE'S TEA PARTY - Glynn NS will host a Tea Party on Sunday, February 16, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. in Glynn Parish Hall. Proceeds from the Party will go towards the school Development Fund. Tickets are priced as follows: Family €10; Adult €5; Child €3. All support appreciated.

HURLING LEAGUE - The school hurling league for boys and girls is up and running with teams selected to represent Cork, Limerick, Wexford, Tipperary, Waterford, Dublin, Kilkenny and Galway Matches will take place after school on Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays.

5K RUN - Please note that the 5k run will be held on March 8.

Barntown National

BARNTOWN'S GOT TALENT - On Wednesday, February 5, the school hall will host this year's Barntown's Got Talent Show. Over 60 acts auditioned and 17 acts were chosen for the final. We wish them all the very best of luck. The show starts at 7 p.m. with doors opening at 6.45 p.m. The charity which will benefit from the show is Aoibheann's Pink Tie. A bucket collection will take place on the night. Refreshments will also be served - thanks to our supportive parents' association.

ENROLMENT FOR SEPTEMBER 2020 - Letters were sent out this week to parents of all children who applied to start in junior infants next September. If you have not made contact with the school we ask that you do so as soon as is possible. Thank you.

THREE ROCKS TRAIL RELAUNCH DATE - Barntown Heritage Group has decided to officially relaunch the Three Rocks Trail on Saturday, May 30, at 2 p.m. This date will coincide with the 222-year anniversary of the famous 1798 Battle of Three Rocks.

The group also plans to hold the first official walk with guides across the upgraded 13.5km trail on Sunday, May 31.

Further details on these events will be published over the coming months, so we ask you to save the dates, as it promises to be a great weekend.

Social dancing

Learn to jive, waltz, Quick Step and many more dances. Due to popular demand our social dancing classes resume in the Parish Hall Glynn Monday evening, January 13, at 8 p.m. Class caters for beginners and advanced. . For further information contact Aileen at 086 8469443.


Get fit to the beat. Come to a Zumba session with Saoirse in Barntown Community Centre. Kids Zumba on Tuesdays 3.30 to 4.30 p.m. Adult Zumba 7.15 to 8.15 p.m. on Tuesdays. Give it a try - it much more than a dance. For a more gentle workout, pop down to our Seniors Fitness and Movement class from 11 a.m. to midday also on Tuesdays. Contact Saoirse at 086 0891903 for more information or check out Saoirse's Dance and Fitness Facebook page.


Badminton continues in Barntown Community Centre on Mondays and Thursdays. All equipment provided. New members welcome.

Please contact Jimmy Dempsey at 086 3858429 for further information.

Weekly notices

For inclusion in the Glynn-Barntown District Notices, please send your notices to hillaryobrien@eircom.net or phone or text Hillary at 087 2028065.


Split the Pot

This week the winner was D. Martin, winning €640, the lucky ticket was bought in Londis Piercestown. Draw takes place every Monday night at Murrintown Bingo. Remember you must be in to win.

Community Centre

BINGO - Mondays 8 p.m. to 10 p.m. Bus pick up at usual points: Ballycogley, Tenacre Pub, Bramble Park 7.30 p.m., Lakelands, Mayglass and Mulrankin. Town pickups: 7.10 p.m. Green Street opposite CBS through Kennedy Park by Lidl to Liam Mellows 7.15 p.m. Whiterock Hill 7.20 p.m. We are in urgent need of volunteers for bingo. Should you have some free time on a Monday evening and are willing to volunteer please contact the community centre at 053 9139328.

TAEKWON-DO - Mondays and Wednesdays 7 p.m. to 8.30 p.m. Contact Pat O'Rourke at 053 9145773.

DANCEFIT - Tuesdays 7.30 p.m. to 8.30 p.m. Contact Amanda Burke at 087 9713339.

YOGALATES - Thursdays 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. Contact Sharon at 086 1943527.

PILATES - Fridays 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. Contact Elaine at 086 8431723.

IRISH DANCING - Sullivan Academy of Irish dancing in Murrintown Community Centre on Tuesday and Wednesday. Contact Sarah at 087 7863165.

FOREVER FIT - Dancefit Tuesdays at 7.30 p.m. Pay as you go €10. Classes also held in Piercestown Scout Hall. Ongoing every week since 2010 please call Amanda Burke at 087 9713339 or just come along.

SQUASH COURT - The Murrintown Community Centre squash court is available to hire for further information on bookings call 053 9139328

MANDALA DRAWING CLASSES - Mandala drawing classes are on every Friday morning from 9.30 a.m. till midday in Murrintown Community Centre. Contact Bernie Sheridan at 086 0782563.

LIBRARY - Community Centre library opening hours Monday to Thursday 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Friday 9 a.m. to 12.30 p.m. 5.30 p.m. to 9 

Murrintown Community Centre also has facilities for squash, badminton, soccer, volleyball and basketball. The centre is also available for hire for children's birthday parties. Please call the centre for details. For more information contact 053 9139328; email murrintowncommunitycentre@gmail.com.

St. Martin's Tennis Club

Membership of St. Martin's Tennis Club is now open for 2020. Reasonable rates apply for those joining by the end of February - adult membership from €100. To try out the courts or for further details contact 087 9266055.

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