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Sophie Doyle, Molly Geoghegan, Becka Murphy, Alannah Hotca and Shannon Codd who were taking part in the concert in Barntown Church in aid of Glynn Barntown Ladies Gaelic Football Club

Sophie Doyle, Molly Geoghegan, Becka Murphy, Alannah Hotca and Shannon Codd who were taking part in the concert in Barntown Church in aid of Glynn Barntown Ladies Gaelic Football Club

Sophie Doyle, Molly Geoghegan, Becka Murphy, Alannah Hotca and Shannon Codd who were taking part in the concert in Barntown Church in aid of Glynn Barntown Ladies Gaelic Football Club

Adamstown: ICA News - Adamstown's Guilds first meeting of 2019 was held on Wednesday, January 9, The president Helen Furlong welcomed all and had a special 'Cead Mile Failte' for all new member Ann Ryan.

After the business of the meeting was complete Helen introduced our guest speaker Niamh Breen. Niamh showed everyone how to keep fit with some light exercises followed by 10 minutes of meditation. She emphasised the importance of keeping well mentally as well as physically.

The guild started their own 'Operation Transformation' walking group, meeting at the community centre every Wednesday Night at 8 p.m.

The competition for nicest picture of a winter scene was won by Gertie Mooney and the draw was won by Eileen Thorpe. Hostess for the night Anne Stafford and Anne McDonald served up a lovely tea. Competition for next meeting on February 13 will be six chocolate cookies.


The weekly '30' Card Game continues in the community centre this Friday, February 8, at 9 p.m. Thanks to the ladies for the tea last week. Catering on the night will be Bridget O'Gorman, Ann Stafford, Agnes Whelan and Kay Whelan. Catering on Friday, February 15: Mary Jackman, Eleanor Power and Ann Jackman. Proceeds going to parish funds.


The next split-the-pot draw will take place on Wednesday, February 6, in the school. Envelopes in Cullen's Gala, Adamstown Pharmacy, Brad Óg's Pub and Chipper and in the school. Thanks for your continued support.

Coffee Break and Bingo

Come join us for Coffee/Tea/Toast and finish your morning off with bingo on Tuesday, February 12, in Adamstown Community Centre 10.30 a.m. to 12.30 p.m. Cost €5 and all are welcome.

Dr Catherine O'Donohoe, GP

Due to travelling to Dublin to attend the GP protest march on Wednesday February 6, there will be emergency cover only available that morning in the Surgery. Please contact us in the practice if you have any queries regarding same.


Clonard lotto

Results for Wednesday, January 30: winning numbers 1, 9, 18 and 24; no jackpot winner. 11 match-three winners receive €59 each: D & B Hatchell; Imelda Conway; Joan Beaver; Florence Donnelly; Michael and Martina; Jess Fenlon; Barry Dempsey; Pamela Long; Bridie Barry; Myles Martin, and M Morrissey.

Jackpot for Wednesday, February 6, is €7,250. Lotto Tickets are €1.50 at the parish office or 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 news

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.

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.

Over-60s Social

There will be a meeting for all the volunteers involved with the over-60s social on Monday, February 4, at 7.30 p.m. in the Shamrock Room Clonard Pastoral Centre.

The social takes place on Thursday, February 21, in Clonard Community Centre at 8 p.m. Dancing 9.30 p.m. till midday Subscription €5. Tickets available from the parish office till Thursday, February 14.

Silver Surfers

Know your iPad/iPhone. Lessons for beginners starting soon etc. Contact Maurice at 087 2573193. Wexford Town. Keeping it simple.

The People's College

These are the proposed evening classes for the Spring 2019 Outreach Programme, starting Monday, February 18: Yoga, Astronomy, Creative Writing, Sign Language Level 1, Sign Language Level 2, Genealogy, Genealogy Advanced and many more. For further information please contact Wexford Council of Trade Unions (SIPTU Office), O'Leary Road, Coolcotts, Wexford, during normal office hours. Phone 053 9146774 or email wexcountu@gmail.com Facebook: The People's College.

Bereavement Support

Bereavement Support Sessions will begin with an Information Night on Tuesday, February 5, 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.

Coffee morning

There is a coffee morning in aid of the Lourdes Pilgrimage Trust in Clonard Community Centre Monday, February 11, 10.30 a.m. to midday. Your support is greatly appreciated.

SVP bric-a-brac

The Saint Vincent de Paul Society will hold a Furniture and bric-à-brac sale in St Michael's Hall, Thomas Street on Friday, February 8, from 10am - 12.45pm. All proceeds in aid of the society.

Clonard GAA

Underage boys' hurling and camogie training recommences on Tuesday, February 5, in St Peter's college. Nursery Academy (four 1/2 years-7 years) from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. and Over seven years from six to 7.30. Boys and girls welcome in both age groups. New members welcome. Adult Hurling training continues every Wednesday night from 8 p.m. to 9 p.m. at North End Astro pitches. Congratulations to our president, Brendan Benson, on his recent Seana Ghael Award. Well deserved. Congratulations to this week's split-the-pot winner, Colm Browne, seller was Eleanor Browne. Envelopes available from committee members and local shops. They can also be purchased online through our website, clonardgaa.ie. Thank you for your support. Happy Birthday to our vice-president, Aidan Gilbert, who recently celebrated a special birthday.



Deepest sympathy is extended to Christopher Cahill and the Cahill family on the passing of their Dad and Grandad, John from Slaneyview, Barntown. John had a good word for everybody and will be sadly missed by his family and many friends in the area. May he rest in peace.

Community games

Inviting all children between 6 and 16 years to take part in the following events for Glynn-Barntown Community Games: Swimming, Gymnastics, table quiz, art or Handwriting. For information or registration, please contact Melanie or Sinéad at glynnbarntowncg@gmail.com before February 14 Alternatively, have a look at our Facebook page Glynn-Barntown Community Games. We can also be contacted by phone - after 6 p.m. please, at 086 3377531 or 087 7784954.

Ferrycarrig Rowing Club

Ferrycarrig Rowing Club will hold its AGM on February 15 at 7.30 p.m. in Southend Family Resource Centre in Maudlintown.

Barntown Bingo Bonanza

Barntown Community Children's Playground Fund is hosting 'A Night of Bingo' which will be held in Mary-Jo's on Friday, March 1. Some great prizes will be up for grabs and an entertaining evening is assured. Bingo starts at 8.30 p.m. All welcome - see you there.

Barntown NS

Barntown National School is now taking enrolments for September 2019. Application forms can be accessed through the school website on barntownns.ie or contact the main office at 053 9120376.

Book launch

You are invited to attend the launch of Jim McGoverns Book - Stand up and Speak Out, Memoir of a Public Speaking and Debating Coach, by Enda Brady of Sky News, which takes place on Wednesday, February 20, at 7 p.m., in the Riverside Park Hotel, Enniscorthy.

Split the Pot Barntown

This week's winner of split-the-pot is Thomas Purcell, who won €145. Well done, Tom. 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.

Glynn NS

On the Pitch: Our hurling/camogie league continues. We wish all the children the best of luck and thanks to the teachers who organise it and to Glynn-Barntown GAA Club for the use of their facilities.

Tea Party Fundraiser: February 17: There will be a tea party in Glynn Hall 10.30 a.m. to 1.30 p.m. to raise funds for the new School Hall. All welcome.

Date for your Diary: May 26 - 5K Road Race.

Senior GAA

Hard luck to Mark and the Wexford hurlers defeated last weekend by Limerick in the league.

REMINDER-NON PLAYER MEMBERSHIP DUE-Please pay your €30 non-player membership. Your €30 non-playing membership entitles you to membership of the club; voting rights at the AGM; entry into the club draw for access to all-Ireland Final Tickets; membership of the GAA Just as importantly, it allows you to contribute to the day to day running of the club and to have your say on all matters big or small. Please contact John at 087 2807679 or Suzanne at 087 2211641.

ALL COUNTY DEVELOPMENT DRAW NIGHT - Our ticket sales are going superbly and we can't praise our sellers, co-ordinators and hub administrators enough. The final push is on now before the official draw on Saturday, February 16, in the clubhouse. Music and refreshments on the night. All welcome and encouraged to attend.

JUNIOR MEDALS - Our Victorious Junior hurlers will receive their medals in the clubhouse on Saturday, February 16, also. Music and refreshments on the night.

CODE OF BEHAVIOUR COURSE - Glynn-Barntown will be running Code of Behaviour courses in the next few weeks - dates to be confirmed. Remember it is compulsory to complete this course in order to be involved in any capacity with underage teams.

NB - if you have attended this course more than five years ago you must complete a refresher course as new guidelines are now in place. Please contact Paschal at 087 7783112 to register interest so we can get an idea of numbers.


Notices for Glynn-Barntown area should be sent by midday every Friday for publication the following Tuesday. Please phone or text Hillary at 087 2028065 or email hillaryobrien@eircom.net.


Table quiz

Camross Hall committee will hold a table quiz in Rochford's Lounge, Camross on Friday, February 15. at 8.30 p.m. in aid of continued refurbishment on the hall. Table of Four €20, spots and raffle. Quiz master will be Liam Morrissey. This is always a great social event so come along and support Camross Community Hall.

Caroreigh Vehicle Run

Sunday, February 24 is the date scheduled for Caroreigh Vehicle Run in aid of Church Funds. Registration in Camross Hall from 11.30 a.m. with take off from hall car park at 12.30 p.m. Entry fee is €20, which includes free raffle and refreshments before and after the event.

Help will be required to prepare the hall at 2 p.m. on Saturday the 23rd and at the event on Sunday the 24th. Buns, scones and cakes will be most welcome. All vehicles must be insured and drivers carry an up to date license.

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