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Around the Districts: Adamstown, Kilmore, Taghmon-Camross


Andy Connors with his nan Ann Moorehouse at his Confirmation in Taghmon

Andy Connors with his nan Ann Moorehouse at his Confirmation in Taghmon

Andy Connors with his nan Ann Moorehouse at his Confirmation in Taghmon

Adamstown. Cards. The weekly '30' Card Game continues in the community centre this Friday, April 5, at 9 p.m. Thanks to the ladies for the tea last week. Catering on Friday the 5th will be Eleanor Smyth, Emma Staunton and Bernie Conway. Catering on Friday, April 12, will be: Breda Whelan, Deirdre Whelan and Bessie Fortune. Catering on Friday, April 19, will be: Rosie Siggins, Maria Murphy and Maura Barden. Proceeds going to parish funds. Card winners on Friday, March 23, were: Bridie Dillon, Chris Byrne, Séamus Wickham, Paddy Furlong, Nick Doyle, Andy Reville, Paddy Finn and Richie Murphy.

Pat Byrne Memorial Road Run

There will be a meeting this Tuesday night, April 4, in the community centre at 9 p.m. to make final arrangements for the Pat Byrne Road Run. The Run will take place on Sunday, April 7. Registration at 11.30 a.m. and start at 1 p.m. travelling a distance of 32km. Everyone to meet in the community centre in Adamstown at 3.30 p.m. for food and raffles. All vehicles welcome. Total proceeds to Adamstown Parochial Funds.

Adamstown Tidy Towns 

April Clean up - Reminding everyone that the Parish Clean-Up is now under way. Volunteers are needed in all areas, to clean up the roads and lanes of our parish. Filled bags of rubbish may be left opposite the Pump at the top of the village for the next two weeks, for collection by Wexford County Council.

Annual Lourdes Draw

Tickets are currently being sold throughout the parish for our annual Lourdes Draw, which takes place on Sunday, April 14. Tickets cost €5 each and any household may purchase up to four tickets. Draw confined to Adamstown Parish. Your support is very much appreciated.

Adamstown Active Retirement

Adamstown Active Retirement are having a meal in the Horse and Hound Hotel on Thursday, April 4, at 1.30 p.m. All welcome to come along.

Adult Education Classes

Want to improve your qualifications, education and keep/increase your social welfare payment while availing of free childcare? (day and/or after-school if needed). If so an open day is taking place at New Ross Adult Education Centre, Butlersland (Eircode Y34 AD63) on Friday, April 5, from 11 a.m. till 1 p.m. in tea and cake will be served. The centre has cookery courses and office skills courses starting in September 2019. People attending can have a chat with the friendly teachers and students and see the excellent facilities.

Adult Reading Group

New Ross Adult Reading Group meets on the second Tuesday of every month at New Ross Library to discuss popular and literary fiction in a pleasant and friendly environment.

Spina Bifida collection

The annual Spina Bifida church gate collection will be taken up at Masses on Saturday the sixth and Sunday, April 7. Your support is greatly appreciated.


Kilmore AC

ROAD RACE IN BALLYMURN - Great running from everyone in the Mr Oil County Intermediate Road Race today in Ballymurn. Results as follows: Women's 4k: 13th - Shauna Cousins (18: 20) 20th - Carol Devereux (19: 05) 22nd - Suzanne Foley (19: 08) 23rd - Sinéad Fortune (19: 13) 39th - Sarah Mills (21: 26) 40th - Jenny Burrell (21: 32) Men's 8k: 24th - Michael O'Flaherty (31: 14) 30th - Nicky Foley (31: 33)

GOOD LUCK - Good luck to Cian Bates and Jackie Carthy competing during the week. Cian will be in action next Sunday, in the boys under-19 Long Jump in the National Championships in AIT International Arena, Athlone. Jackie, is competing in the O45 8k Cross Country and the 1500m at the World Masters Indoors in Torun, Poland. It is great to see Jackie pick up yet another green vest.

TRAINING - Senior Training continues at Kilmore GAA Grounds at 6.30 p.m. on Monday and Thursday and Enniscorthy Sports Hub Saturday at 10 a.m. All adult members welcome as well as experienced runners.

Juvenile Training: We train in Kilmore GAA Grounds on Monday and Thursday evenings at 6.30 p.m. We also train on the track in Enniscorthy on Saturday at 10 a.m. S & C with Fiona on Wednesday in Kilmore GAA Centre at 6.30 p.m. for juvenile members. See training programmes for details. Young runners must be seven years old already this year to qualify under Athletics Ireland rules. New members welcome, parents can contact us on Facebook, Twitter (@Club

Kilmore) or by emailing kilmoreathleticsclub@gmail.com.

COUCH TO 5K - Every Tuesday at 7 p.m. in Kilmore GAA Grounds we will hold our Couch to 5k Programme. It would be great to see you come along and improve your fitness.

Defibrillator Training

Ger Carthy will hold a Defibrillator Training Day on Saturday, May 11, at 9 a.m. in Tomhaggard Social Centre. The course will take four hours to complete and numbers are limited. To book a place please contact Breda at 087 6858480 or any committee member. Now that there's a Unit in the village it is important that a number of people are trained in use of equipment to maximize benefits to the community.

Ballycogley Players

With just a under a week to our first performance of 'Same Old Moon' please take note of our venues and dates: Sunday, April 7, St Mary's Hall, Fethard-on-Sea, Friday, April 12, Our Lady's Island Community Centre, Thursday, Friday and Saturday, April 18, 19, and 20, National Opera House, Wexford. Tickets for our nights in both Fethard and Our Lady's Island will at the door on the night (€10) and bookings for our nights in the National Opera House are available by booking online nationaloperahouse.ie or by phoning the box office 053 9122144.

Synopsis of the play: From age nine into her forties, Brenda is seen through the eyes of her eccentric and sometimes fiery family, particularly her willfully self descriptive father and her put upon and sometimes hot tempered mum. Hilarious scrapes erupt when Brenda's imagination and intelligence bump against the restrictions of Irish and English customs and society. The play is a captivating and non-uncritical look at family life that features some wonderful roles. This year's cast (which involves both our old stalwarts and new members) look forward to your support with this production.

Ladies' Football

Kilmore ladies' football will hold a registration evening next Friday night for all players in GAA clubhouse from 7 p.m. to 8.30 p.m. This is for existing players and we for any new player wishing to join.


The parish lost three lovely ladies last week. Sympathy to the Roche family on the loss of Molly, to the Barry family on the loss of Anna and the Murphy family on the loss of Tress. May they rest in peace.

Daffodil Day

Thanks to everyone who supported Daffodil Day, and the businesses in Ballycogley, Bridgetown, Kilmore and Kilmore quay, the schools in Kilmore, Rathtangan, Murrintown and Bridgetown for selling the daffodils. A total of €976 was raised

Active Retirement notes

Kilmore Active Retirement Association bowlers will be Whites hotel on Monday and Tuesday, April 1 and 2, for the annual two-day tournament. We have two teams entered and play begins at 10 a.m. each day and concluding with the presentation of awards at 5 p.m. on Tuesday the second.

Kilmore ARA will hold their monthly meeting on Thursday, April 4, at 7.30 p.m. in the GAA clubrooms, all members and anybody interested are invited to attend.

IT Centre

Kilmore Scope and Bridgetown Information and resource centre has now launched its IT centre in the AOH hall, Bridgetown. Anyone interested in the free computer courses as advertised by us, please ring 053 9175523, message our Facebook page Bridgetown information centre or email bicinfo18@gmail.com. Or alternatively call into the office Monday to Wednesday 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. You do not need to bring anything with you for this course as laptops/computers will be supplied.

Scope annual meeting

There was a good attendance for the Kilmore Scope annual general meeting on Wednesday the 27th in the AOH hall. Reports and addresses were all dealt with and adopted promptly.

Cllr Jim Moore presided for the election of officers for the year ahead which resulted as follows. chairman-Séamus O'Keeffe; vice-chairperson - Anne McMorris; Hon secretary-Maria Barry;' Hon treasurer-Gillian Wattley; PRO-Margaret Murphy. Committee - Tracey McCabe, Jim Moore, Maurice Cloney, Ray Duke, Jim O'Sullivan, Ann Shannon, Phil McCabe.

Thanks were expressed to the following: Cllrs Jim Moore, Ger Carthy, Mick Roche, Frank Staples for financial support; Wexford County Council for grants; Wexford Local Development for Tuas staffing; Phil McCabe, Ray Duke and Margaret Murphy (Tuas staff); Jim O'Sullivan, Maurice Cloney, Paul Bates, Maria Barry for assistance in the office, with projects and assistance in the Information office and setting up the IT Centre; Bridgetown Community Development group, Frank Staples and Goff's Centre for assistance in securing a storage shed.

Finally thanks were expressed to the officers and committee and all who helped throughout the year in many different and varied projects. We now look forward to the year ahead in a positive frame of mind.


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 are holding two nights of hits from both movies and musicals in Camross Hall on Friday and Saturday, April 12, and 13. On the Friday night, the show is a fundraiser for Caroreigh Church while on the Saturday night the benefits are for the Clongeen Community Development fund.

Please support this event where tickets can be bought online at thelittleseamusicalsociety.com, by phone at 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

The group will present three one-act comedies - 'Darlings, You were Wonderful.' by Derek Lomas, directed by Mary Brown; 'A Will on the Side' by Anita O'Loughlin, directed by Marian Kehoe and 'Man on the Floor' by Neil Simon, directed by Philip Howlin. Dates for your diary as follows: 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.

Taghmon ICA

Taghmon ICA held its last meeting on Wednesday, March 20, at 7.30 in the Scout Hall. Mary Monaghan presided. Sympathy was extended to the Donnelly, Fitzgerald, Ryan, Doyle and Monaghan families.

Mella Winters won second prize in the National Gem Pack Competition (Oxford Lunch cake), held in An Grianan, Congratulations a great achievement. Practice is taking placefor ICA Got Talent.

Discussion and planning also taking place for Special Occassion Competition which will take place in June. Raffle; won by Mella Winters.

Competition; Best beauty hint, won by Chris Whitty. Guest speaker; Lorna Swan, Wellness Advocate. Lorna has a special interest in essential oils especially DO terra oils, she gave a very interesting talk on the many uses and benefits of the various oils.

Next meeting on Wednesday, April 17, at 7.30 p.m. will be our AGM Guest Speaker; Breda Banville Development Officer, Wexford Federation.

Caroreigh school notes

INTERNET SAFETY TALK - An Internet safety talk for all parents will take place in the school on Monday, April 8, at 7 p.m. It is very important that a parent from each family attend.

BOOK FAIR - The book fair will take place in the school next week beginning on April 1.

RACKARD LEAGUE - The Rackard League hurling team has begun its campaign with two wins against Crossabeg and Lady's Island and a draw against Scoil Charman. Next up are Rosslare.

GRANDPARENTS DAY - Grandparents Day takes place on Thursday, April 4, Mass is at 11 a.m. followed by various activities and refreshments in the school.

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.

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