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Around the districts: Adamstown, Clonard, Taghmon-Camross

Adamstown: Mary Hughes' retirement - Wishing Mary Hughes health and happiness on her retirement from the teaching staff of Coláiste Abbain, Adamstown.

Mary was on the teaching staff for 35 years. We wish her the very best as she starts this new chapter in her life.

Beauty and the Beast

Coláiste Abbáin students will perform 'Beauty and the Beast' as this year's Pantomime production in the college from Wednesday, January 29, to Friday, January 31, at 7.30 p.m. each night.

The heroine Belle follows her dreams and adventures into a magical new world in which lives the Beast, who must learn how to break a spell that is upon him. With a host of new and fun characters, including a Scottish gardener, French butler, a mad inventor and of evil villains who are up to no good.

The panto is produced and directed by Ms Fiona Quirke and Mr Paul Walsh, band co-ordinator Ms Rosaline Power and choreography Ms Rachel Condon. Tickets are on sale now from the school office. Adults €8, students/OAPs €5 and children €2.50. Do go along and support our local college and students.

Adamstown NS Parents Association News

Adamstown N.S parents' association have arranged a talk on Tuesday, January 28, in the School Assembly Hall on the following topic 'Supporting parents to support their children's mental health and well-being' Mental Health and Well-being' The speaker Rachel Murphy organised by the National parents' council will be there from 7 p.m. and the talk will begin at 7.30 p.m. Tea and Coffees will be served from 7 p.m. All parents and guardians welcome to attend. Looking forward to seeing you all there.

Clothes Recycling - The next clothes recycling in aid of Adamstown National School has been arranged for Thursday, February 6, from 9 a.m. at the hall opposite the school. Reusable clothing, paired footware, handbags, belts, hats and scarves are all accepted. Duvets, Pillows, Cushions, Teddy Bears, and Kids Toys are not accepted.

The whole school community was sad to say goodbye to principal, Mr Tomas Cousins on Friday last. He had been principal since September 2018 and had been a very approachable, helpful and courteous principal. The board of management, school staff, students, parents wish him the very best as he takes up the position of principal in Broadway National School, close to his home. We welcome Ms Claire Kickham as the new principal in Adamstown National School and we wish her every success in her new position.

Recipient of John Paul 11 Papal Cross Award

The recipient of the John Paul 11 Papal Cross Award was Áine Doyle, who is a student in Coláiste Abbáin, Adamstown. Áine was presented her award by Bishop Denis Brennan on December 5 at the John Paul 11 Awards Ceremony which took place in the Cathedral, Enniscorthy. In achieving the Award, Áine, who had already received the Gold Award the previous year, spent time cleaning her local Church Cemetery as part of her parish work. She also helped out with Meals on Wheels as well as teaching dancing to a local dance class. Áine was supported in Coláiste Abbáin by her teachers Shane Bradley and Ciara O'Connor. She is the first person within the diocese of Ferns to receive the Papal Award and we are very proud of her achievements.

Wexford Has Talent semi-finals

Among the 30 Wexford Has Talent semi-finalists is Ciara Smith, Adamstown, who competes in the Solo Singing Category. Also competing is Evan Roche, Taghmon, who competes in the same category. Both are pupils of Coláiste Abbáin and have taken part in various productions in the school to great acclaim. Well-done and best wishes in the semi-finals, which take place at Clayton Whites Hotel on February 1 and two. Tickets are available now from the Hotel costing €10 each.

50th wedding anniversary wishes

Congratulations to Séamus and Callie Doyle, Knockreigh, who celebrated 50 years of marriage recently with family and friends. Wishing Séamus and Callie many more happy years of health and happiness.

Adamstown lotto results

The winning numbers in the Adamstown lotto draw on Friday, January 17, were 1, 3, 10 and 16. There was no jackpot winner. The following five players matched three numbers and got €40 each: Lou Furlong, Knockreigh, Peggy Carter, Therese McCabe Templenacroha, Stephen O'Gorman Kellystown and Finbarr Bradley, Barracks Road Next draw takes place on Friday, January 31, for a jackpot of €8,800.

Adamstown ICA News

Adamstown ICA guild held their first meeting of 2020, on Wednesday night, January 15, in the local community centre. The president Helen Furlong welcomed all members and wished everyone a happy and peaceful new year.

Votes of sympathy were passed to our secretary Ann McDonald, on the recent death of her husband Terry after a short illness. Terry was a dearly loved member of the community, and will be missed by all who knew him. Sympathy also to our treasurer Breda Bolger, on the death of her Aunt Bridget in Essex, who lived well into her 90's.

After the business of the meeting our guest speaker, Cliona from Wexford Co. Council gave us a very insightful talk on recycling and how best to avoid waste. She also presented the guild with a number of recyclable travel mugs, water bottles and shopping bags, which were later raffeled and ended up with everyone getting something.

A vote of thanks to Cliona was proposed by Mary Lawlor. The competition for something made from recyclable material was won by Mary J Furlong. Hostesses Liz and Eleanor served up a lovely tea, thank you ladies. Eight guild members are travelling to see Little Women in the Omniplex cinema next Thursday. Congratulations to member Callie Doyle and husband Séamus on the occasion of their Golden wedding anniversary. Remember we would love to see new members at our monthly meetings, contact any guild member you know.

GAA Registration Night

Please note registration for all club members of St Abban's Adamstown GAA, Ladies' Gaelic Football and camogie club (non-playing adults, oap, male and female adult players, boys and girls) will take place this Friday, January 31, in Adamstown Community Centre from 6.30 p.m. to 7.30 p.m.

Camross Drama Group

Cast and crew of 'The Year of the Hiker' have been busy rehearsing, gathering props, costumes, designing sets etc., over the holiday season. The first performance in Camross Hall on Friday, January 31, will arrive quickly. More dates for your new 2020 diary: Sunday, February 2, Fethard-on-Sea, Saturday the eighth and Sunday, February 9, Clonroche Hall, Saturday the 15th and Sunday the 16th St Michael's Hall, Wexford Town. Like Camross Drama Group's Facebook page for updates.


The weekly '30' Card Game continues in the community centre this Friday, January 31, at 9 p.m. Catering on the night will be: Bernie Hickey, Evelyn O'Gorman and Ann O'Gorman. On Friday, February 7, will be: Bridget O'Gorman, Ann Stafford, Agnes Whelan and Kay Whelan. On Friday, February 14, will be: Breda Kelly, Valerie Kelly, Anne O'Brien & Eileen Moran. Proceeds going to Parish Funds.


Clonard lotto

Results for Wednesday, January 22. This week's winning numbers were 11, 14, 18 and 24. No jackpot winner. 11 match-three winners receive €59 each: Breda O'Connell; Caragh Kehoe; Noel Gordon; Eileen Parle; Una Ni Maholain; Jim and Phil Breen; John Redmond; Sharon Farrington; Alice O'Connor; Ber Kennedy, and Stephen Codd. Jackpot for Wednesday, January 29, €6,600. 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 of the Annunciation Clonard Parish.

Church news

Dates For Your Diary: St Brigid's Service: Join us on Sunday, February 2, at 7 p.m. for an evening of song, prayer and poetry to celebrate St Brigid of Kildare. Feast Day of St Blaise: Monday, February 3. Blessing of throats: after 10 a.m. and 7 p.m. Mass. Taize: Sunday, February 9, at 7 p.m.

Centering Prayer: This 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 10.45-midday, or on the third Saturday of each month 10.45 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. Deposit: €5 by January 23. 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. 9 p.m. in the Shamrock Room of the Parish Centre.

Na Fianna GAA

Winner of split-the-pot was Therese Furlong, seller was Aidan Gilbert.

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 is recommencing Tuesday, February 4, 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.

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.

Wexford Active Retirement Group

Next Retirement Group meeting Wednesday, January 29, at 14.30 in Clonard Community Centre. New members always welcome. Please contact Tony at 087 6094587 for further details.

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 2020, but please call our office as we often have cancellations or extra places available.

Community employment scheme

Clonfab Limited have vacancies for a Playschool Assistant and Receptionist working with FAB Family Resource Centre.

Applicants must be eligible for Community Employment. Eligibility can be checked at your Local Intreo Office or Local Employment Service at Wexford Local Development.

For further details on these vacancies, please contact Joseph Ryan at Clonfab Limited, c/o Clonard Community Centre (053 9147782) or at clonfab@gmail.com. Closing date for applications is the 28/02/2020.


Camross Drama Group

The cast, director and crew have been busy rehearsing, building sets, gathering props and costumes for our first performances of 'The Year of the Hiker' by JB Keane. We look forward to entertaining audiences in: Camross Hall on Friday, January 31, Fethard-on-Sea - Sun, February 2, Clonroche - Saturday, February 8 and 9, St Michael's Hall, Wexford - Sat 15and Sun 16 February. All shows at 8pm, €10 on door plus raffle. Like our Facebook Page for updates.

The lotto jackpot wasn't won on Tuesday night. The next draw is on February 5 at 8.30 p.m. The jackpot will remain at €14,000 till we get a winner but the reserve jackpot will keep going up while we wait. It's now up to €5,300.

Please encourage any family or friends living away from the area to support the draw through the online Taghmon-Camross page on the Klub

Funder website. The deadline for online sales is at 6.30 p.m. on draw night and the minimum spend on the online system is €6. Tickets can also be bought from usual outlets.

The club is also running a 'Last Man Standing' competition. There is a link on the clubs Facebook page to the competition on the clubs Klub.

Funder Website. Each week you pick a team to win a game in the Premier League. You can only pick any given team once in a competition and if your team doesn't win you are knocked out. Entry costs only €10 and 33% of the pot goes to the winner. First time around our winner won €367. All entrants knocked out on the first weekend will enter a draw to win €50. The competition will close for entries on Friday night.

The LGFA club are running walking to get fit sessions on Monday and Wednesday evenings down at the centre (from 7.30 p.m. onwards) if you are looking to start or resume a new exercise programme for 2020.

New members to the club are always very welcome. Check out the club Facebook page over the coming weeks for registration details and other ways to get involved.

Taghmon Athletic Club AGM

Taghmon Athletic Club AGM is on Friday, February 7, at 8 p.m. in the Family Resource Centre, Taghmon. All are welcome to attend and support our local Athletic club. Any queries please contact a club member or call 087 6288547. Also, for current athletes our club registration night is Wednesday, January 29, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Dancing at Camross

The February First Friday dance will be held on Fri.7th with music by Michelle Murphy dance band. This will be Michelle's first visit to Camross, so come along and give her and her band a great Camross welcome. Adm. €10 including the tea and dancing 9.30 p.m. till midnight. Free draw for dance passes.

Camross Hall AGM

The AGM of Camross Hall was held in the hall on Wednesday, January 22, last with all committee in attendance. Chair. , Michael Doyle thanked all for their dedication and commitment to the efficient running of the hall and said he would be standing down after 14 years in the chair. Fr Robert McGuire presided over the election of officers and are as follows: chairperson, Breda Banville, vice-chairperson, Robert Nolan, secretary, Breda Nolan, Joint treasurers, Margaret Nolan and Margaret OGorman, PRO, Michael Doyle, ANCCR Reps, Ann and Eamonn OGorman, committee are the above officers plus Peggy Doyle, Fr Robert McGuire, Billy Nolan, Lar Banville, Eddie Colfer and Dympna Kelly.

The committee will hold the annual table quiz in Rochfords Lounge, Camross on Friday, February 28, at 8.30 p.m. with Liam Morrissey, Quizmaster, table of four, €20.

Camross Drama Group will present the full length play, 'The Year of the Hiker' in the hall on Friday, January 31, at 8 p.m. The Little Sea Music Group will present 'The King and I' in Camross from April 15 to April 18 inclusive.

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