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Around the districts: Ballymurn, Blackwater, Clonard, Murrintown, Oulart & The Ballagh, Taghmon-Camross

Ballymurn: Couch to 5K - Don't forget every Wednesday evening in Olygate GAA pitch at 7.15pm. Beginners running group and walkers group. Everyone welcome and it's free.

Ballymurn Parish Gathering

Ballymurn Parish gathering will take place on Sunday, November 24.

Crossabeg-Balymurn GAA

Lotto results for October 30: 2, 11, 27 and 28 No winner, No Match 3s. Lucky Dips: Pauline Franey. Johnny Parle. Next jackpot €10,000.


Bingo every Monday night in the Anvil pub, Ballymurn starting at 9 p.m.


Coffee Morning

A big thank you to everyone involved in the coffee morning on 25th October in aid of the Irish Kidney Association. Over €1,100 was raised. A special Thank you to the management of the Blackwater Lodge Hotel for providing the facilities and to the ladies of Abhainn Dubh Crafts and their friends for all their help. To all who supplied the goodies and sponsored aspects of the event, many thanks and, of course, to all who attended and donated much-needed funds, Míle Buíochas.

Community craft day

Crafters get ready. The date for this year's community craft day in Blackwater is Sunday, November 24. If you're interested in taking a table contact Yvonne through the Blackwater Lodge. We are always looking for new and exciting products but we welcome the artists who continue to support our craft day each year. Book your table early.

Any news?

Would everyone connected with groups, association etc in the Blackwater Parish please consider putting up notifications in the local newspaper. We are one of the few parishes that dont keep everyone informed of events, results of draws, enrollments upcoming and important events.

All notices need to be sent via email to blackwaternotes@gmail.com on the Thursday evening by 9 p.m. before publication every Tuesday or if email is not available please call Clare at 086 8386242.


Clonard lotto

Results for Wednesday, October 30. This week's winning numbers: one - two - five - seven. Congratulations to jackpot Winner Bernie Redmond, who receives €17,000. Seller of the winning ticket receives €1,700. 19 match-three winners receive €34 each: Anne Carthy; P Donoghue; John Rossiter; M Wade; Damian O'Connell; Madge and Timmy; Evelyn Benson; Audrey O'Leary; Abbey McGrath; Catherine Flood; Grace Carty; Anne Rath; Fiona, Eoin, Niamh and Wendy Malone; Sinéad Moroz; Samantha Walsh; John Cronin; Colette Larkin; Willie Murphy, and Ann Marie Lacey.

Jackpot for Wednesday, November 6, is €11,800. 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

November Pious List: During the month of November, we remember and pray at all Masses in the parish for those who have died and are listed on our November (Pious) Lists of the Dead. We invite your family members to gather together to fill in the Pious List for your deceased loved ones. The ones you remember may be your own family members, or friends of your family, or others you know who may have no one to pray for them. Envelopes and Pious Lists are available either in the Main Church or the Porch outside the Day Chapel, they are also available in your weekly envelope box. Please return them to the sacristy or parish office as soon as possible. Pious Lists will be placed in remembrance by the Altar at all Masses. May their souls and the souls of the faithful departed rest in peace, amen.

Dates For Your Diary: Sunday, November 10, Taize Service at 7 p.m.

Community Development

Clonfab Limited have vacancies for a cleaner/caretaker 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 at 053 9147782 or at clonfab@gmail.com Closing date for applications is November 22.

Clonard Christmas Fair

This is on December 7 and 8. We are looking for unwanted gifts for the Wheel Of Fortune, books for the book stall and bric-à-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.

St Vincent de Paul

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.

Coffee morning on Thursday, November 14, 10 a.m. to 12.30 p.m. at Boggan's shop (Tea Room), Newtown Road, Wexford. Lots of lovely gifts to be won.


Community Centre

BINGO - Mondays 8 p.m. to 10 p.m. Bus pick up at usual points: Ballycogley, Tenacre Pub, Bramble Park 7.30 p.m., Lakelands, Mayglass and Mulrankin. Town pickups: 7.10 p.m. Green Street opposite CBS through Kennedy Park by Lidl to Liam Mellows 7.15 p.m. Whiterock Hill 7.20 p.m. We are in urgent need of volunteers for Bingo. Should you have some free time on a Monday evening and are willing to volunteer please contact the community centre at 053 9139328.

TAEKWON-DO - Mondays and Wednesdays 7 p.m. to 8.30 p.m. Contact Pat O'Rourke at 053 9145773.

DANCEFIT - Tuesdays 7.30 p.m. to 8.30 p.m. Contact Amanda Burke at 087 9713339.

YOGALATES - Thursdays 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. Contact Sharon at 086 1943527.

PILATES - Fridays 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. Contact Elaine at 086 8431723.

IRISH DANCING - Sullivan Academy of Irish dancing in Murrintown Community Centre on Tuesday and Wednesday. Contact Sarah at 087 7863165.

LIBRARY - Community Centre library opening hours Monday to Thursday 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Friday 9 a.m. to 12.30 p.m. 5.30 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Oulart & The Ballagh

National Pike Association

The annual Mass for deceased members of the National Pike Association will be held in St Mochua's Church, Oulart on November 8 at 8 p.m.

All are welcome to attend and family members of deceased Pike People are especially invited.

Happy Birthday

Heartiest congratulations to Johnny Fitzgerald, Ballymotey, who was 90 years young on October 1 and was honoured by his family who organised a celebratory party in the Courtyard, Ferns, with a meal and music, on Sunday, October 6. Johnny, who was born and reared in Blackwater parish, is held in high esteem in this neighbourhood where he and his late wife Mary reared their son James, who resides there with his wife Bridget.

Johnny's sister Mrs Peg O'Connor lives in Monavullen and his brother Frank lives in Castlebar. For many years he was a popular member of the staff of the Talbot Hotel, Wexford. Johnny was adamant that he didn't want presents, so on his behalf, family and friends generously donated more than €1,000 to the friends of St John's Hospital, Enniscorthy.

Oulart senior citizens

The committee that organises the annual Christmas party for Oulart senior citizens will hold a Church-gate collection before Masses on Saturday, November 16, and Sunday, November 17. To further help defray the costs associated with the Christmas party, the committee will also run bingo in Oulart Community Centre on Sunday, December 1, beginning at 8 p.m. Your generous support would be greatly appreciated.

Tastes of Home

The new series of 'Tastes of Home' began airing on RTÉ on November 4. Episode two will have an Oulart/Boston connection and will be broadcast on RTÉ one at 7.30 p.m. on November 11 at 7.30 p.m.

Oulart ICA

The next meeting of Oulart Guild ICA will be held in the community centre on Monday, November 11, beginning at 8 p.m. Members are reminded that the annual membership fee is due in December. The competition for November is a homemade Christmas bauble.

Ministers of the Word

Readers at Masses in St Patrick's Church, Oulart are reminded to collect their Rota from the sacristy. The list for the remainder of November is as follows: (10th) M Evers and L Masterson; (17th) N Mythen and B Jacob; (24th) M Whelan and N Doyle.

Craft Fair

Oulart Community Centre will host a Craft Fair on Sunday, December 1, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. If you would like to book a stall or if you require further information please contact Theresa at 086 8227077.


Scoil Mochua's split-the-pot organisers congratulate their latest winner - Ann Stacey - who gets €131. The lucky winner of the Hallowe'en Hamper is Caoimhe Tobin. The next draw will take place on November 4. Entry envelopes are available from the school and from local businesses.

The Ballagh Split-the-pot

Congratulations to our recent winner - Barry O'Connor - who gets €75. Thank you for your continued support. It costs just €2 to play and envelopes can be found in all local businesses: Tim's Chipper, Caroline's Hairdressing, Bob's Bar, Lounge, Shop and Takeaway, The Sawdust, Barry Walsh's Car Servicing, The Unyoke Cafe, Dick Britton PVC Ltd., The Trading Post, Angelo's Takeaway, The post office, The School Office and Bolands XL.

Ballagh Boxing Club

Congratulations to Aaron Kirwan-Doyle and Ryan Cullen who received awards from Wexford Boxing Co. Board recently. Ryan was awarded Best Youth one and Best Senior Cadet.

Aaron was honoured as the best under-18 boxer and he also was awarded a trophy for Bout of the Year. Because Aaron was on boxing duty in Germany, with the Leinster Squad, his awards were collected by his brother Cillian. Aaron won a silver medal for his exploits in Germany, only losing to a five-times England champion. He will be boxing in Lisbon in December.

Sing Out Loud Concert

Scoil Mochua pupils from third to sixth class are busy preparing for the Sing Out Loud Concert that will take place in the National Opera House on Tuesday, November 19. This is a unique opportunity for children to experience the thrill of performing at such a prestigious venue.

Under-15 champions

Congratulations to Oulart-The Ballagh under-15 hurlers who won the Roinn one county final on Bank Holiday, Monday when they defeated HWH/Bunclody on a score line of three goals, 14 points to one goal, five points. The management team of Ronan Doyle, Phillip Rossiter, Alan O'Connor, James Ormonde and Dean O'Connor deserve great praise and thanks for all their dedication and commitment throughout the year. Sincere thanks also to Pauline Roche and Linda Dunne for providing First Aid throughout the campaign.

For the fathers of the following six boys: Oisín Dunne, Jason Rossiter, Cian O'Connor, Séamus Ormonde, Bertie Finn and Lee Doyle it was an extra-special weekend as they (Tomas Dunne, Philip Rossiter, Alan O'Connor, James Ormonde, Paul Finn and Ronan Doyle) had been part of the Oulart-The Ballagh 1994/1995 Silver Jubilee team that was honoured in Wexford Park the previous day, at the interval of the county final.

Annual general meeting

Oulart-The Ballagh GAA Club will hold its annual general meeting in Oulart Community Centre on Friday, November 29, beginning at 7.30 p.m. The annual End of Year Meeting for underage will take place in the Upper Complex on Friday, November 22, beginning at 8.30 p.m.

Coaching Courses

Hurling and camogie foundation courses will run in Oulart on Thursday, November 7, Saturday, November 9, and Thursday, November 14. People involved with underage hurling and camogie teams are encouraged to do the course. Please contact Liz Freeman at 087 7560871 to book a place on the course.

Camogie Fundraiser

Oulart-The Ballagh camogie club are hosting a fundraiser 'Look Good-Feel Good' on Sunday, November 24, from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. in the Riverside Hotel. There will be various demonstrations throughout the afternoon. There will also be numerous stands of crafts and artisan foods around the room. If anyone would like to take a stand, please contact Kathryn on 087 2538105 as soon as possible.

Club lotto

The lotto draw takes place every two weeks. The prize fund is now €14,600. The winning numbers at the last draw were 5, 12, 13 and 28 and the bonus was 17. €30 lucky-dip winners were Stacey Kehoe, Gary Philips, Michael, Cathal and Padraic Wheelan c/o Stephen Hayden, Aoife and Katie Walsh, John Nolan. All money made from the lotto go towards the upkeep and maintenance of the club. We would encourage everyone to support the lotto.

A big thank you to everyone who continually supports the lotto every two weeks.


What's on in TAG

Tuesday: Yoga, 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. Bingo, 8 p.m. Doors open at 7.30 p.m.

Wednesday: Pilates, 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. Forever Fit 50+, 2.30 p.m. to 3.30 p.m. Jive/Quickstep with Paul, 8 p.m. to 9.30 p.m.

Thursday: Drama Classes, 4.30 p.m. to 5.30 p.m. Irish Dancing, 6.10 p.m. to 7.10 p.m. Line Dancing, 7.30 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Friday: Chiropodist, first Friday of every month. Next visit - Friday, December 6.

Counselling Service: Mona 085 1083539.

Taghmon-Camross GAA

The Coiste na nÓg annual review will take place on November 18 at 7.30 p.m. Nominations are being accepted by email till November 8 for all team management and club officer roles. Check out the club's Facebook page for full details if you would like to help out.

There was no winner of the club lotto draw last Tuesday night and the next draw takes place on November 12. 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 €4,100. 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 at the centre or from usual outlets.

There are a number of other fundraisers also coming up soon and your support would be greatly appreciated. Another concert is being lined up for the community centre on Saturday, November 30. Big Generator will be playing live at the centre and tickets will cost €10. Our camogie club are running a fundraiser in collaboration with the Hope Cancer Foundation. Tickets will be on sale around the village and the draw will take place on December 1.

The club will host a breakfast morning on Sunday, November 10, from 9.30 a.m. till 1.30 p.m.. Please contact Mai Kelly if you can help out on the day. Finally, a poker night is being lined up for Friday, December 6, Keep an eye on social media for further details of social events and the AGM over the coming weeks.


ABC Club, pre-school/part -time service now enrolling for September 2020 and January 2021, catering for the surrounding areas of Clongeen, Adamstown and Taghmon. Offering two years' free preschool and the National Childcare Scheme. Opening from 9 a.m. to 2.30 p.m. We are collecting HOPE shoe boxes up to Thursday, November 7. Contact Laurena Kent on 087 1350823.

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