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Brian Lacey, Jade Roche and Rhys Lacey at the switching on of the Christmas lights in Taghmon

Brian Lacey, Jade Roche and Rhys Lacey at the switching on of the Christmas lights in Taghmon

Brian Lacey, Jade Roche and Rhys Lacey at the switching on of the Christmas lights in Taghmon

Adamstown: Cards - The weekly '30' Card Game continues in the community centre this Friday, December 20, at 9pm. Thanks to the ladies for the tea last week. Catering on Friday the 20th will be: Maureen Bradley, Linda Duffy and Denise Harler.

Cards will take place on Friday, December 27, however there will be no catering on that night. Proceeds going to parish funds.

Card winners on Friday 6th were: Paddy Furlong, Séamus Wickham, Matt O'Neill, John Hanley, Séamus Joyce, Patsy Byrne, Richie Murphy, Pat Byrne, Denis and Maria O'Connor.

Christmas Ham winners were Matty Sullivan and Jim Wickham.

Community Centre News

The committee would like to say thanks to all who supported their cabaret on Saturday, December 7, in Cullen's Pub. To those who sold tickets, who sponsored the door prize and raffle prizes thank you. A special word of thanks to Dermot Hynes, who supplied the music. Happy Christmas to all.

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.

Folk Group Notice

The Folk Group will hold a practice in the church this Wednesday, December 18, at 7 p.m., all members are asked to please attend.

Christmas 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 are Tuesday, December 17, and Friday, December 27, at Noon.


Clonard lotto

Results for Wednesday, December 11: winning numbers 5, 11, 12 and 19.

Congratulations to jackpot Winner Anne Geraghty, who receives €6,600. Seller of the Winning ticket receives €660. 17 match-three winners receive €38 each: M Carley; Liz Lane; Seán Roche; Annette Healy; B Tormey; AJA; Ann and Lauren Healy; Eileen O'Gorman; Jimmy Barry; Nuala Kelly; R Roche; Jackie Cleary; Ann and Lauren Healy; Kathleen R Browne; Stephen Tiernan; Billy Power, and Linda Cloney.

Jackpot for Wednesday, December 18, is €4,000. 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.

There will be no bingo or lotto in Clonard Community Centre on December 25 or January 1, 2020. Thank you for your support during the year.

Church news

Clonard Penitential Service: Sunday, December 22, at 7 p.m. Visiting priests will be available for Confessions. Please avail of this opportunity to make your Christmas Confession.

Clonard parish office: Will close on December 23 at 1 p.m. and reopen on January 2 at 9.30 a.m.

Dates For Your Diary: Saturday, January 4, 2 p.m. Mass - month's mind Mass for Fr Mal Sinnott (All welcome).

St Vincent de Paul: St Patrick's Conference SVP would like to thank all who contributed so generously to our Christmas collection. The amount collected was €5,890. If you missed it, you may if you wish leave donations into Clonard parish office. Thank you also to our loyal friends who help us with our collections.

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.

Na Fianna GAA

Na Fianna Clonard Hurling and camogie club AGM takes places on Monday, December 16, at 7.30 p.m. in Clonard Community Centre.

Clothes Collection

There is a Clothes Collection supporting friends of Calcutta (CHY No 13218) on Thursday, December 19, from midday to 4 p.m. in the car park of Clonard Community Centre beside the clothing bank. All items of wearable clothing, footwear etc. Sadly, we cannot accept duvets, cushions and pillows. To view a short film which captures the joy of what you helped fund last year please visit 'Rajiv 19' on YouTube. All enquiries to Michael Hopkins at 087 9073074.

Santa World Clonard

Thank you to all who supported our Christmas Fair last weekend. A special word of thanks to all the volunteers who helped to make the weekend such a success.

Clonard Diary

Wishing everyone a very happy Christmas and a Peaceful New Year. Thank you for your support throughout 2019. Telephone 085 8665221 to promote your club or community activities.


Barntown NS

Enrolment for September 2020 is now open. Please send in your registration forms before January 31. These can be accessed through the school web site on barntownns.ie or contact the office at 053 9120376 or via email info@barntownns.ie.

Winter Solstice Ceremony

The Hope Cancer Support Centre will be holding their annual winter Solstice Ceremony of Light and Healing in the Irish National Heritage Park, Ferrycarrig, Wexford on Saturday, December 21, at 7.30 p.m. Please come along and be part of something special.

Christmas Masses

The following times are proposed Masses for Christmas Day: 7 p.m. Christmas Eve - Glynn. 9 p.m. Christmas Eve - Barntown. 8 a.m. Christmas Day - Glynn. 9 a.m. Christmas Day - Barntown. 10 a.m. Christmas Day - Glynn. 11.15 a.m. Christmas Day - Barntown. 12.30 p.m. Christmas Day - Knockeen Nursing Home. 1 p.m. Christmas Day - LATIN Mass Barntown.

Zumb Well Dance and Movement

Last classes for seniors, adults and Kids takes place today, Tuesday, December 17, at the usual times. See you all back in 2020 for some more movin' and groovin' (Tuesday, January 07). Keep an eye on my Facebook page Saoirses.

Dance and Fitness

Academy for special offers and details of an exciting new competition. Thank you to everyone for your support since September - I hope you all enjoyed the dancing as much as I did. Merry Christmas and a very happy New Year to all.

Glynn National School

Christmas Arrangements - December 17 and 18: Christmas play for third, fourth, fifth and sixth classes at 7.30 p.m. in the hall. On behalf of the school community we wish to thank the parish and hall committee for the use of their facilities. Tickets for the shows on December 17 and 18 (third class to sixth class) are on sale. Families of participating children will get first preference and will be limited to four per family. Any surplus ticket will be go on sale on Monday, December 16.

Christmas Jumper Fundraising initiative - December 19: The Students Council are organising a Christmas Jumper Day when children are encouraged to wear a Christmas jumper, hat, tie, T-shirt, etc. All proceeds will go to Crumlin Children's Hospital. Please donate as much or as little as you wish and do not go to any expense.

School Holidays - December 20: School closes at 12.30 p.m. for the Christmas holidays. January 6: School re-opens.

Parents' association - Please support the annual PA Christmas Raffle, which will be held on the night of the final show. Raffle cards are enclosed with this newsletter. Please return on or before December 18.

School Building - Building work on the new classroom and two new SET rooms will commence on January 6 the current fourth class prefab has been donated to Killurin Rowing Club. Between Christmas and summer, second class and third class will be in Room 11 (the present third class room) which will be divided in two and fourth class will go to room one (the present second class room). Apologies for the inconvenience. It is envisaged that all work will be completed before the end of August.

Season's greetings

I would like to extend sincere thanks to everyone for their contributions to the Glynn-Barntown district notes during 2019. Whether you send weekly notices or just the odd one, they are all very much appreciated. Thank you also to the readers of the notes and as always, I continue to value your feed-back. May I also take this opportunity to wish you everyone, a very happy Christmas and a peaceful new year (Hillary)

Christmas and New Year editions and deadlines

The People Paper will be on sale in shops on Saturday, December 21, Should you require to include a notice in this edition, I will need your notice by Tuesday, December 17, at 4 p.m.

Another 'People' will go on sale on Tuesday, December 31, Notices for inclusion in this edition should be sent to me by midday on Friday, December 27, Please send your notices to hillaryobrien@eircom.net or phone or text Hillary at 087 2028065.



Winner this week was Caroline Kehoe, who bought her lucky ticket from the parish council winning €690, draw takes place every Monday night at Murrintown Bingo. Remember you must be in to win.

Community Centre

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.

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.

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.

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 Murrintown Community Centre at 053 9139328; email murrintowncommunitycentre@gmail.com.

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 p.m.

Table quiz

Many thanks to the following people for their kind donations at the recent table quiz in Jordans Murrintown: Ken Jordan, Andy Firman, Londis Shop Piercestown and John Price/Peadar Dempsey Breda Murphy, Ann Dempsey for organising and running the event and everyone on the night. There was €1,280 raised for the senior citzens Christmas party so once again thanks to every one involved.


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.


What's on in TAG

Tuesday: Yoga 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. Bingo 8 p.m., doors open 7.30 p.m.

Wednesday: Pilates 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. Forever - Fit 50+ 2.30 p.m. to 3.30 p.m. Jive/Quickstep with Paul 8 p.m. to 9.30 p.m.

Thursday: Drama Classes 4.30 p.m. to 5.30 p.m. Irish Dancing: 6.10 p.m. to 7.10 p.m. Line Dancing 7.30 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Friday: Chiropodist: First Friday of every month.

Counselling Service: Mona 085 1083539.

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