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Around the districts: Adamstown, Clonard, Glynn-Barntown, Piercestown

Adamstown: Christmas Craft Fair - Colaiste Abbain's Christmas Craft Fair will take place on Thursday, December 12. Times: 6pm to 9pm. Free entry - all welcome. Visit Santa's Grotto: 6pm, 7.30pm. Entry €5. Free entertainment for kids.


The weekly '30' Card Game continues in the community centre this Friday, November 1, at 9 p.m. Thanks to the ladies for the tea last week. Catering on Friday, November 1 will be Frances Gallagher and Mary J Furlong. Catering on Friday, November 8 will be Angela Dooley, Elizabeth Doyle and Maria Carty. Catering on Friday, November 15 will be Catherine Moore, Kathleen O'Connor, Nancy Walsh and Tina Whelan. Proceeds going to parish funds.

Card winners on Friday, October 18 were Nick Doyle, Andy Reville, Terry McDonald, Pat Byrne, Seán Cullen, John Nolan, John Hanley and Ann Lawlor.

Adamstown lotto

The next draw in the Adamstown lotto takes place this Friday, November 1, in the community centre for a jackpot of €7,600. Keep on buying the tickets, it could be your lucky day.

Adamstown ICA Guild News

The monthly meeting of Adamstown Guild was held on Wednesday, October 23, in the community centre. The president, Helen Furlong welcomed everyone.

A vote of sympathy was passed to the Furlong family on the recent tragic passing of Peter Tawse and to the Whelan family, Kilmore on the recent passing of Breda. Breda was a very active member of Kilmore ICA Guild and was organiser of the Federation tours, which everyone enjoyed so much.

Our sponsored walk takes place this Sunday, October 27, at 2 p.m. Tea available in the community centre from 2 p.m. onwards, everyone welcome to drop in. If any of our Senior Community members would like to come along for a cuppa and a chat we would love to see you. All proceeds from the walk go towards the senior citizens Christmas party.

New equipment for the community centre kitchen has been purchased from the Community Incentive Grant of €1,000. Items purchased were, a fridge, burco boiler, Hoover, teapots and bins, all very welcome additions to the kitchen in the centre.

The guild have decided to enter a table at the upcoming Christmas Craft Fair in Cólaiste Abbáin on Thursday, December 12, so get crafting ladies.

Frances Gallagher won the competition for the best Halloween Brack and raffle was won by Liz Furlong. A lovely tea was served by hostesses Ann McDonald and Sheelagh Delaney. We are always delighted to welcome new members.

Adamstown National School

The lucky winner in this week's Split-the-pot draw was Bridget Bradley, Ballyvergin, who got €68, sold in Cullen's Gala. The school seller's prize winner was Cillian O'Shea. Thanks for your support.

We send good wishes to our Junior Infant teacher Ciara Lyng and her husband Shane, who got married last weekend. We also send congratulations to Principal Thomas Cousins and his wife on the birth of their baby boy.

Shamrock Vintage Club AGM

Annual general meeting of the Shamrock Vintage Club will take place in Raheen Hall on Tuesday, November 5, at 9 p.m. Membership due on that date.

Congratulations to our local Gala Store

Congratulations to Paul, James and all the staff of our local Gala supermarket, on being presented with the Gala BEST (Business Excellence Standards Tool) Award for excellence at a lavish awards ceremony in the K Club, Co. Kildare recently. Gala CEO Gary Desmond said 'These stores excel in providing innovative and customer-centric retailing solutions to the communities in which they operate'.

Development Meeting

Cllr Pat Barden will host a Development Meeting on Thursday, November 7, in Adamstown Community Centre at 9 p.m. All individuals, Clubs, Businesses and Organisations are invited to attend this important meeting with a view to establishing a Development Committee for the Adamstown Community. It is imperative for Adamstown to establish a Development Committee in order to capitalize on funding available with the overall aim of enhancing and development amenities within our village. Please come along and support this meeting.

50th Wedding Anniversary

Extending our congratulations and very best wishes to John and Eileen Walsh, Brocurra on the occasion of their 50th wedding anniversary. John and Eileen celebrated with family and friends last weekend. Wishing them many more years of happiness.

November Masses

The November Masses in St Abban's Church will take place as follows.

Monday, November 18: Tomgarrow, Misterin, Rathkyle, Adamstown, Coolnagaree.

Tuesday, November 19: Oldcourt, Brocurra, Doononey, Woodview Drive.

Wednesday, November 20: Newtown, The Leap, Knockreigh, Coonogue.

Thursday, November 21; Kellystown, Chapel, Raheenduff, The Barracks.

Friday, November 22: Glenour, Ballyvergin, Rathsilla, Fairfields.

Saturday, November 23: For all who died during the year.

Each evening we will gather in St Abban's Oratory at 7.30 p.m.

Breakfast Morning

Adamstown GAA Club are holding a Breakfast Morning in Adamstown Community Centre on Sunday, November 10, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

All are welcome to come along and enjoy a delicious hearty cooked breakfast served with a smile.

Coffee morning

A coffee morning and sale will be held in Clonroche community hall on Friday, November 1, from 10 a.m. to midday in aid of Irish life boats and Killegney Rossdroit parishes. There will be a raffle, cakes, bricabrac, produce, books, bottle stall and much more. Come and buy your Christmas cards and gifts and stay for a cuppa and a chat. Everyone welcome.


Clonard lotto

Results for Wednesday, October 23: winning numbers: 3, 21, 22 and 25. No jackpot winner. 10 match-three winners receive €65 each: John Cronin; Peter Hamilton; Tony Cleary; Martina Tobin; Trevor Healy; Shirley Walsh; Sharon Farrington; A Lacey; Ciara Edwards, and Victor Hamilton and family.

Jackpot for Wednesday, October 30 is €17,000, Reserve jackpot €11,150. 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 notes

Adoration: Monday 10.30 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Tuesday 7.30 p.m. to 9 p.m. Everyone is welcome to drop in at any time. Anyone, who would like to commit to one hour would be most welcome. Please contact the parish office at 053 9123672.

Dates For Your Diary: All Saints - Friday, November 1. Vigil - Thursday, October 31, at 7 p.m. Friday, November 1, Masses 10 a.m. and 7 p.m. All Souls Saturday, November 2, 10 a.m. Mass. Sunday, November 3, Clonard Parish Memorial Service For the Faithful Departed. The tree of remembrance is in place in the Sanctuary now, we ask families of the Faithful Departed to place their completed memory cards which they received with their invitation on the tree. The tree will remain in the Sanctuary for the month of November and we ask you to leave the memory card on the tree for the month. All are very welcome to attend the annual Clonard Parish Memorial Service in Clonard Church at 7 p.m. on Sunday, November 3, to remember and pray for our Faithful Departed. The service will be accessible on Parish Radio at 92.9 FM.

Christmas Fair

The Clonard Christmas Fair is on December 7 and 8. We are looking for unwanted gifts for the Wheel Of Fortune, books for the book stall and Bric'a' Brac in good condition for the Christmas fair, no broken items please. If you have items you would like to donate please drop them off in the community centre from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. or 2 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Clonard Guiding Unit

Thanks to everyone who supported our church gate collection recently. The Cygnets and Brigins had a fun fancy dress Halloween party and the rangers and guides had a trip to the arc cinema. All steam ahead now for the festive season. Contact us at clonard.cygnetsbrigins@gmail.com.

Thank You

The 13th Wexford Scouts would like to thank Sports Active Wexford for their generous support under the Physical Activity Promotion Scheme 2019. This funding was used to support our active scouting program.

SVP bric-à-brac

The St Vincent de Paul Society will hold a Furniture and Bric'a' Brac Sale in St Michael's Hall, Thomas Street on Friday, November 8, from 10 a.m. - 12.45 p.m. All proceeds in aid of the society.


Pumpkin carving

Barntown Community Centre held its first ever pumpkin carving competition. It was a brilliant success and a huge thank you to everyone who attended. We received amazing pumpkin carvings, the standard was so high and we were very proud of all the children for taking part. The three winners of our family entertainment vouchers were pulled from the hat. Runners-up were Dara Halpinny, with his delightful Pumpkin Percy, Liam Browne with his Robot creation P800 and first prize went to Lydia Hunt with her delightful Puking Petunia.

Fundraising campaign update

We would like to thank everyone who has already set up a standing order for our three-year fundraising campaign for Barntown Community Centre and to those who have generously donated to the fund. The committee is so grateful for everyone's help to date.

In order to rebuild the centre we need your help. We are continuing to ask households to sign up to our three-year fundraising plan. All the money raised will finance the build, which will result in Barntown having a modern, accessible facility that will be open for use by everyone in our community.

The sign up is less than €5 a week. Please go to barntowncommunitycentre.ie and find the Sign Up forms. There is also a donate button if anyone wants to give a once off gift.

Completed forms should be returned to; Management, Barntown Community Centre, Ballygoman, Barntown, Co. Wexford Y35 X032. If you are unsure how to proceed or would like to discuss further please contact Anthony Whelan at 087 2833709. Again thank you for your support.

Glynn NS

On the pitch: Hard luck to our girls who lost out to a strong Ballyellis side in the quarter final.

Well done to the boys who defeated Cushinstown in the quarter final. semi-final after mid-term break.

Our fourth class had great fun at the FAI Futsal blitz in St Joseph's.

Workshops: George O'Connor will give a Mental Wellbeing talk for parents in Co. Wexford Education Centre on November 12. There is also an Autism Workshop for parents on November 5 also in Co Wexford Education Centre.

Sing out Loud: Our fifth and sixth classes are busy preparing for Sing out Loud which will take place on November 17 in the Opera House.

Learn piano

Fully qualified Piano Teacher, based in Barntown, is available to give Piano Lessons on Friday evenings and Saturday mornings - Exam preparation, Music Theory etc. All levels catered for - beginners welcome. Please call or text Brona at 086 8669125 after 6 p.m. for enquiries.


Due to unforeseen circumstances the disco for first and second years, fixed for November 1 has been postponed. The next disco will take place on Friday, December 6, AGM - The camogie club AGM will take place on Sunday, November 10, Time tbc. All are encouraged to attend.

Coiste na nÓg

Hard luck to our minor footballers who were beaten in the county final by Gorey recently.

Senior GAA

Our Junior hurlers fell at the final hurdle last Sunday with a narrow defeat by St Mary's Rosslare, who snagged a last minute goal to take the title. Hard luck men, but well done to all involved on another fantastic season.

CLUB FORUM - This will be held in the clubhouse at 8 p.m. on Friday, November 1, to discuss general club matters. All welcome to attend.

Church news

This year, on the weekend of November 2/3, all families in the parish are invited to join with us, in Barntown Church, as we plant daffodil bulbs in the church grounds.

In this small act, we will journey together through the mystery of created life this winter and on into spring - remembering the past, cherishing the present and putting our hope and trust in the future.

At Masses on this weekend (7 p.m. Saturday, 9 a.m. and 11.15 a.m. Sunday), families will be invited to take a bulb at the church porch, have it blessed during the Mass and then leave it for planting in the grounds during the following week.

May all of our intentions be heard and emerge with the beauty of daffodils in the New Year.

Split the Pot Barntown

Congratulations to Mick Furlong, who was the lucky winner of €120 in the recent split-the-pot draw. Thanks to seller Wexpartz and thanks to our members for your continued support.


Badminton in Barntown Community Centre every Monday and Thursday night at 7 p.m. All levels from Beginners to Advanced players are welcome. Play for fun, or be competitive, the choice is yours. All equipment provided.


Just a quick reminder that 'Zumba with Saoirse' continues over the Halloween break. Kids class will go ahead as normal at 3.30 p.m. - €5 per class or five classes for €20. Adult class is now at the earlier time of 7.15 p.m. - €7 per class or five classes for €30. So get yourself down to Barntown Community Centre on Tuesday the 29th for some great exercise and great fun to funky music. New members always welcome - call 086 0891903 or just turn up.


Yoga with Adrienne is back in Glynn Community Hall. Adrienne, a qualified and experienced yoga instructor, recently held a successful intro to yoga in Glynn Hall and now is planning a six-week block of classes. Hatha Yoga with Adrienne Wednesday, October 9, at 7.30 p.m.

Prices: Adult + child six wk = €75. Adult only six wk = €50. Child only six wk = €30. All ages from under-12 and up welcome. Text/call 087 2357584 to book your place.

Forever Fit

Active 50+ - Dance exercise to music with instructor Amanda Bourke. Every Tuesday in Glynn Community Hall 11 a.m. to midday. €10 pay-as-you-go. Amanda 087 9713339.

Social Dancing

Learn to jive, waltz, Quick-Step and more at dance classes in Glynn Parish Hall every Monday at 8 p.m. Beginners and Advanced Dancers welcome. For further information contact Aileen at 086 8469443.


Bingo continues in Marty B's every Thursday night from 8.30 p.m. A great evening of entertainment with the chance of winning a few bob. Try your luck.


Whist drive now back in full swing in Glynn Community Hall, every Wednesday at 8 p.m. See you there.

Notes deadline

Notices for Glynn-Barntown area should be sent by 10 a.m. on Fridays for publication the following Tuesday. Please phone or text Hillary at 087 2028065 or email hillaryobrien@eircom.net.


Forever Fit Wexford

Fitness classes with Amanda Burke. Ongoing classes weekly in the Piercestown Scout Hall. DANCEFIT on Mondays at 10 a.m. or dance.

Active50+ Moday and Thursday at 11.30 a.m. - 'pay-as-you-go' €10 p.p. Please call 087 9713339 for more info. or just come along.

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