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Around the Districts: Adamstown, Clonard, Glynn-Barntown, Taghmon-Camross

Adamstown: Cards. The weekly '30' Card Game continues in the community centre this Friday, March 29, at 9 p.m. Thanks to the ladies for the tea last week. Catering on Friday the 29th will be Marian Kelly, Catherine J Kelly, Catherine L Kelly and Mary Fortune. Catering on Friday, April 5, will be Eleanor Smyth, Emma Staunton and Bernie Conway. CAtering on Friday, April 12, will be Breda Whelan, Deirdre Whelan and Bessie Fortune. Proceeds going to parish funds.

Card winners on Friday, March 15, were Terry McDonald, Pat Byrne, Matty Sullivan, Pat Murphy, Richie Murphy, Paddy Finn, Phil Jackman and Kay Whelan.

Adamstown lotto

The winning numbers in the Adamstown lotto draw on Monday, March 18, were: 5, 8, 9, 18. There was no jackpot winner. The following two players matched three numbers and each received €100: Michelle Doyle, Bree and John Devereux, Courthoyle. The next draw is on Friday, March 29, in the community centre for a jackpot of €4,600.

Spina Bifida collection.

The annual Spina Bifida church gate collection will take place on Saturday and Sunday, April 6/7. Your support is greatly appreciated.

Annual Lourdes Draw

Tickets are currently being sold in the parish for our annual Lourdes Draw which takes place on Sunday, April 14. Hopefully, we will be able to send three parishioners on the pilgrimage to Lourdes in May. Draw confined to Adamstown Parish. Any household may purchase up to four tickets and your continued support is very much appreciated.

Pat Byrne Road Run

There will be a meeting Tuesday, April 2, in the community centre to make the final arrangements for the Pat Byrne Memorial Road Run on Sunday, April 7. Registration at 11.30 a.m. start at 1 p.m. All vehicles welcome. Total proceeds to Adamstown Parochial Funds.

Split-the-pot Draw

The next split-the-pot draw will be this Wednesday, March 27, in the school. Envelopes €2 in Cullen's Gala, Adamstown Pharmacy, Brad Óg's Pub and Chipper and in the school. Thanks for your support.

Adamstown Tidy Towns

Reminder of the Spring Clean 2019 taking place locally. Adamstown Tidy Towns will have Bags, Gloves etc., available to collect at Cullen's Gala from this Monday, March 25. We urgently need volunteers from all towns lands in our parish to help us clean-up our area. For further info contact Lorna at 087 7631442.

Tomi Reichental

Raheen Family Resource Centre is delighted to be hosting the renowned author, person of the year recipient and Holocaust survivor Tomi Reichental in Raheen Community Centre on Wednesday, April 24, at 8 p.m.

Tomi is an inspirational speaker and gives a very honest account of his time as a captive in Bergen Belsen Concentration Camp between 1944 and 1945. He has received many awards for his work and tireless efforts to promote tolerance and to educate people about the importance of remembrance and reconciliation and it has made him one of the most inspirational figures in modern Ireland. All are welcome to come along and listen to his story.

Coffee Break and Bingo

Raheen Family Resource Centre is hosting a Coffee Break and bingo morning in Adamstown Community Centre on Tuesday, March 26, from 10.30 a.m. to 12.30 p.m. for older members of the community. The cost is Euro five and all are welcome.

Hands for Life

'Hands For Life' Free CPR training will be available in Camross Hall on Monday, April 8, There will be three, one hour sessions running from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m., 6.30 p.m. to 7.30 p.m. and 8 p.m. to 9 p.m. These free one hour sessions offer basic CPR skills training in your community and is delivered by an experienced Irish Heart Foundation instructor. Participants must be over 18 and no assessment or certification is included. Booking is required at Handsfor Life.ie. Wexford PPN has come on board to offer this training. If you have any queries contact Breda Banville, 087 9270327.

Carrigbyrne Walk

Wexford Walking Trails is holding a spring walk in Carrigbyrne commencing at 2 p.m. on Sunday, March 31, So get your walking boots our and be ready for the off.

Meals Delivery

A Meals Delivery Service is available from Raheen FRC This takes place every Tuesday in Raheen, Clonroche, Adamstown and Newbawn area. This service is available to people of any age from the community who would like a meal to be delivered to their home. The service can be used for a short term if necessary, for example when somebody is recovering from surgery or illness. Anyone wishing to avail of this service please contact Kay at 051 428805.


Lotto results

Clonard lotto results for Wednesday, March 20: winning numbers 5, 9, 11 and 22. Jackpot Winner James Murphy, Clongeen receives €11,150. Seller Kathleen Saunders receives €1,150.

30 match-three winners receive €22 each: Ned Whelan; Mary Aherne; Séamie Edwards; Monica Kent; Una Nolan; Ursula and Mary; JR Hendrick; Harry and Ann Kirwan; Joan Doyle; Margaret Nolan; Conor Hanton; Martha Buter; Brendan O'Brien; Joseph Roche; B Tormey; VJJ Murphy; O'Byrne; Jack O'Leary; James Murphy; John McLoughlin; M Carley; Michael Whelan; Lily and Paidi Sommers; Nicola and Margaret; Mary Lyons; Catherine Cosgrave; Emma McGuire; J.R Hendrick; R Roche, and Aideen Clancy.

Jackpot for Wednesday, March 27, is €4,000. 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 news

PARISH NOTICES - Taizé: Sunday, April 7, at 7 p.m. Ministry Day: April 28 in Ballyvaloo Retreat Centre.

WEEKLY ENVELOPES - If you didn't get a chance to collect your weekly envelopes over the last few weekends you can now collect them from Clonard parish office.

LOCH GARMAN BAND - The Loch Garman Senior Band will play in Clonard Church at 6 p.m. Mass on Saturday, March 30. This performance features soloists Anthony Nolan (Cornet) and Seán Clancy (Euphonium). Both performances will be led by musical director John Clancy.

LOURDES - The Diocese Of Ferns Pilgrimage To Lourdes is from May 11 to May 16. Five nights. Cost from €749 per person. Highlights include Mass at the Grotto, Anointing of the sick, Torchlight Procession and Blessed Sacrament Procession. To arrange booking call 01 2410802.

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 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.

Life After Loss

Are you experiencing the pain of loss? Clonard Bereavement Support Group would like to offer you an opportunity to Explore the journey of grief and loss. Seek understanding and support. Help find new meaning in the face of such loss on the journey from heartbreak to hope. Date: Tuesday, April 2. Time: 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Venue: The Shamrock Room, Clonard Parish Centre. Further information please contact Clonard parish office at 053 9123672/087 1008759.

Na Fianna Clonard

Our Quiz Night took place Thursday, March 14, in Wexford Golf Club, it was a great night for the club. Congratulations to St Mary's the winners on the night, who retained their title from last year, and to second place the Fianna Failers. Thank you to all who donated or sponsored spot prizes. Thank you to Wexford Golf Club for hosting us and to Quizmaster, Paul Mooney.

Adult training continues every Wednesday night from 8 p.m. to 9 p.m. in North End Astro, under the management of Paudge Courtney. Underage boys and girls training continue every Tuesday evening in St Peter's college from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. New members welcome. Hurls and Helmets provided if needed.

Congratulations to Jaxon Kehoe on winning split-the-pot, Aidan Gilbert was the seller. Envelopes can be purchased from committee members, local shops and available on our website, clonardgaa.ie.

Spring Cleaning - We will take any unwanted clothing/bed linen etc. Contact Aidan Gilbert at 087 6285254 to arrange pick up or for further information.

Meditation For Beginners

Meditation combined with colour therapy for beginners commencing Wednesday, March 27, at 10.30 a.m. for four weeks. Experience an enhanced sense of wellbeing in this relaxing, refreshing and very enjoyable class. Booking essential. Contact Kathleen at 087 3145212 for further details.

Clonard Guiding Unit

Our Guides had great fun at their great guide bake off and sleepover last weekend. The Brigins loved taste testing the cakes too. There's a teddy bears picnic for the Cygnets. A hike to the Heritage Park and a visit into the park for the Brigins, Guides and Rangers. A 40th birthday party for the Brigins and that's only what's happening in March. Watch out for more events for April. We have a lot planed.

Anyone interested in joining the fun call into Clonard Community Centre any Tuesday between 4 and 8.30 p.m. or contact us at clonard.cygnetsbrigins@gmail.com, or at 086 0567929. Well done to all our girls who marched in the parade. It was great to see all our girls out with us or with all the other youth groups. You did us proud.

FAB Playschool

FAB have limited spaces available in its playschool and playgroup rooms. We are now taking bookings for September 2019. So please get your registration in asap as places fill up quite quickly. Contact Reception at 053 9142018.

Macra Na Feirme reunion

This year is the 70th Anniversary of Macra Na Feirme in County Wexford. To mark this wonderful achievement we are organising a Macra reunion and dinner dance on Saturday, April 13, in the Riverside Park Hotel in Enniscorthy at 7.30 p.m. Tickets can be booked by contacting Sarah at 085 113308. We are also reaching out to past Wexford Macra members for any pictures they might have from their time in Macra. These can be emailed to wexfordmacra19@hotmail.com.


Cabaret night

Local Fianna Fáil candidate Garry Laffan is hosting a Cabaret Night with special guest Mary O'Rourke on Friday, March 29, in Marty B's Killurin. Light refreshments, door prizes and music on the night. Admission €10.

Barntown bingo

In support of Barntown Community Children's Playground and Community Centre Fund.

After the great success of our fundraising bingo night last month we are delighted to invite you to our second Bingo Night on Friday, April 5, starting at an earlier time of 8 p.m. in Mary Jo's.

Camogie/Coiste na Nog

Club Registration is now due. Forms can be downloaded from the club page-follow the link on the home page. Membership rates are also on the page.

Fashion show

A fundraising Fashion Show in aid of Crossabeg Parish Hall will be held in Hotel Curracloe on Friday, March 29, at 8 p.m. A great nights entertainment is guaranteed.

Fashions from Benetton Ladies and Children's; The Loft Ladies fashions; Saria Boutique; Corcoran's Menswear and Dress hire; Charles Pierce Men's fashions and shoes and Charleys Company Ladies fashions and casual wear.

Also fashion from Barnardos all new Wedding Gowns, Flower girls, Graduation gowns and First Communion dresses and accessories. Tickets are on sale for €10 and can also be bought at the door on the night - entry for children is free.

Your support would be very much appreciated. All proceeds in aid of Crossabeg Parish Hall. See you there.


A special Christian Solidarity Pilgrimage to the Holy Land takes place from October 1 to October 9. It will include visits to Bethlehem, Nazareth, Jerusalem and other holy sites. Price is €1,445 per person. Spiritual Director - Fr John Carroll (Ferns Diocese). Single supplement applies. To reserve a place, please phone Dublin 01 8788159 or emailinfo@marian.ie.

A national pilgrimage, it is being organised by the Irish Catholic Newspaper.


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. See you there.


Whist continues in Glynn Hall on Wednesday nights from 8 p.m.

District notes guidelines

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.


Dancing at Camross

Liam Mannering will have you all tripping the light fantastic at the April dance which will be held on Friday, April 5, from 9.30 p.m. till late. Liam is a very popular visitor to Camross so come along and have a great night among friends. Adm. €10 including the tea.

Little Sea Musical Society

The Little Sea Musical Society and KSM Concert Orchestra with guests KSM Young Voices presents Movies and Musicals, all your favourites from the Phantom of the Opera, Mamma Mia, The greatest Showman and lots more, in Camross Hall on Friday, April 12, 8 p.m., in aid of Caroreigh Church Funds. Tickets will be on sale, €12 adults and children €8, after Masses in St Garvan's Church, Caroreigh on this weekend March 23 and 24. Tickets can also be booked online atthelittleseamusicalsociety.com or ring 089 9765414.

'Hands For Life'

'Hands For Life' Free CPR training will be available in Camross Hall on Monday, April 8. There will be three, ONE HOUR Sessions running 5 p.m. to 6 p.m., 6.30 p.m. to 7.30 p.m. and 8 p.m. to 9 p.m. These free ONE HOUR sessions offer basic CPR skills training in your community and is delivered by an experienced Irish heart Foundation instructor. Participants must be over 18 and no assessment or certification is included. Booking is required at HandsforLife.ie. Wexford PPN has come on board to offer this training. If you have any queries contact Breda Banville, 087 9270327.

Camross Drama Group

We are delighted to announce dates and venues for out next production of three One-Act Plays: Sunday, April 21 - Fethard-on-Sea; Friday, April 26 - Carrig-on-Bannow; Saturday, April 27 - Wexford Arts Centre; Sunday, April 28 - Camross Hall; Wednesday, May 1 - Horse and Hound. All shows 8 p.m. Contact Arts Centre direct for booking. All other tickets on door.

Casts and directors are learning lines, rehearsing, getting sets and props, promising a great night's entertainment. See our Facebook page for updates.

Community Games

Well done to all who took part in the art and handwriting competitions recently. The standard was very high again this year. Thanks to TAG for the use of their facilities and to Audrey O'Keeffe and Colette Allen for judging.

ART RESULTS - Girls u8: 1st Niamh Reville 2nd Sophie Creane Boys u8: 1st Krzysztof Michalik 2nd Cathal Roche joint 3rd Tadhg Buttimer and Niall O'Gorman. Girls u10: 1st Kayleigh Butler 2nd Emma Creane 3rd Megan Ruane Joint 4th Doireann Reville and Aine O'Connor. Boys u10: 1st Cillian Buttimer 2nd Jamie Roche. Girls u12: 1st Megan Sinnott 2nd Roisin Reville 3rd Chloe Goff Joint 4th Marie Rose Banville and Grainne Kelly. Girls u14: 1st Agneska Michalik 2nd Caoimhe Reville 3rd Ella Banville.

HANDWRITING RESULTS - Girls u10: 1st Áine O'Connor. Boys u10: 1st Jack O'Sullivan 2nd Cillian Buttimer 3rd Fiachra Crotty. Girls u12: 1st Megan Sinnott 2nd Chloe Goff 3rd Katelyn Stenning.

Please contact Gillian 086 8494309 or Theresa on 087 9514774 to confirm if you wish to go to the county finals on Saturday March 30 in Castlebridge.

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