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Karla Sanchez O’Connell, Silvana Rhoads and Senan O’Reilly at the talk ‘Can We Change? A Climate Action Discussion’ in Wexford Library as part of Science Week

Karla Sanchez O’Connell, Silvana Rhoads and Senan O’Reilly at the talk ‘Can We Change? A Climate Action Discussion’ in Wexford Library as part of Science Week

Karla Sanchez O’Connell, Silvana Rhoads and Senan O’Reilly at the talk ‘Can We Change? A Climate Action Discussion’ in Wexford Library as part of Science Week

Ballymurn: Ladies' football - Crossabeg-Ballymurn LGFC are looking for candidates to look after our Junior B and under-16 teams.

If you are interested please contact crossabegballymurn.wexford@lgfa.ie or any member of the committee.

Christmas Cards

Christmas cards in aid of Ballymurn Church are on sale in Doyles Daybreak Ballymurn. Please support this worthy cause.

GAA club lotto

Numbers in the last draw were 13, 18, 19 and 21. No jackpot winner. Match-three winners PJ Caulfield, Mary Cullen. Next jackpot €10,000.

Christmas Fair

Ballymurn Transition Year students are giving us a chance to view and purchase their crafts and inventions on Sunday, December 15, in Ballymurn Hall from 10 a.m.

Please come along and support our young people and pick up some beautiful Christmas gifts.

Deepest Sympathy

Sincere sympathy is extended to Eileen Sludds and family, St Joseph's Terrace on the death of her uncle Nick Bennett, Little Cullenstown.

Sincere sympathy is extended to John and Theresa Cullen and family, Ballykelly, Tom and Betty Cullen and family, St Joseph's Terrace and the Nolan family, St Joseph's Terrace on the death of their sister and aunt Peg Whelan, Crossabeg. May they rest in peace.

Christmas Gathering

Our Christmas gathering was a great success and enjoyed by all on Sunday, November 24, in our parish hall. Our deceased members and friends were remembered at Mass. May they rest in peace.

We had plenty of dancing, entertained was varied from recitations, accordion playing and songs from Bridie Murphy, Pat Barry, John Jackman, and John Ennis which was appreciated by all.

We would like to thank Peter Doyle Supermarket Ballymurn for his generous donation of the Turkey/ham, the use of his staff and facilities.

Thanks to Ballymurn Youth Club for their generous contribution of monies/spot prizes, Hugie Byrne, Anvil Bar, John and Breda Redmond, Dockrells, and all the other people who contributed, monies, food and the enormous amount of spot prizes received.

A special word of thanks to our Community Employment Supervisor and participants for all their work, the catering team who were joined again by Ballymurn youth club. These young people are brilliant hard working with excellent interpersonal skills, who willingly took direction from their leaders. They are a credit to their families.

We thank john Doyle and Paddy and Shay, who provided the music on the night.

Clonard

Clonard lotto

Results for Wednesday, November 27: winning numbers 7, 11, 12 and 26. No jackpot winner. 10 match-three winners receive €65 each: Sally Ann Ennis; Bridget Murphy; Stuart Roche; Paddy Cullen; Declan Clancy; Rita O'Neill; Brian Codd; Trish Field; Seán Doyle, and F Roche. Jackpot for Wednesday, December 4, is €5,950. 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 news

Dates For Your Diary: Sunday, December 8, Taize Service at 7 p.m. Monday, December 9, Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception. As the Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception falls on a Sunday the Solemnity will be transferred to Monday, December 9. Mass will be celebrated on Monday the ninth at 10 a.m. and 7 p.m.

Sympathy: Our Sympathy and Prayers are offered to the family and friends of Fr Mal Sinnott and Shane Roche, who died during the week.

Spirit Youth Group are looking for leaders: This is an exciting opportunity to work with a dynamic and positive youth group called Spirit in the following towns: Spirit Wexford, Spirit New Ross, Spirit Enniscorthy. If you want to find out more, please contact Colette O'Doherty at 087 9474513. (All applicants will be subject to Diocesan Safeguarding Policy and Procedures which includes Garda Vetting)

SVP Christmas Appeal: The annual Christmas collection for SVP will take place at all Masses on the weekend of the December 7/8. Your support would be very much appreciated, to ease the difficulties of needy families in our parish this Christmas. Should you miss the collection, if you wish you can leave donations into Clonard parish office.

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.

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.

Santa World

Come along to Santa World at Clonard Community Centre. Fun for all the family, Saturday and Sunday, December 7, and 8, 2.30 p.m. to 5 p.m. Visits to Santa, Sleigh rides, Wheel-O-Fortune, bric-à-brac, Craft stalls, Book Stall, Guess the Weight of the cake, tea and Christmas Pudding Served. The Family Liturgy Choir will perform on Sunday, December 8, from 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. Admission - €5 per child for Santa Visit. Adults Free. Free car parking.

Sunshine Club

The Sunshine Club would like to invite you to their Christmas party in St Joseph's Club, Bishopswater on Tuesday, December 3, from 2.30 p.m. to 5 p.m. RSVP to Angela at 086 3396074. Looking forward to seeing you there.

Clonard Guiding Unit

The guide units annual carol service will be on Tuesday, December 10, at 7 p.m. Come along and enjoy some Christmas Spirit. Also, on that night is the Christmas raffle. Prizes include a Christmas blanket, a lovely hamper from Sam Macaulay's and a cuddly snowman. Tickets on sale every Tuesday from 4 p.m. to 8.30 p.m. in Clonard Community Centre.

All proceeds go to the Wexford Oncology Unit. Tickets €2 each or three tickets for €5.

Oylegate

Pop Up Gaeltacht

The next Pop Up Gaeltacht will be in Mernagh's lounge on this Friday, December 6, starting at 9.30 p.m.

The idea is for people to meet informally in a relaxed atmosphere and to use whatever bit of Gaeilge they have. No pressure and a bit of craic. Tá fáilte roimh gach duine. For updates, please follow the Pop Up Gaeltacht - Oylegate Facebook page.

'Light Up the Night' Road Run

Oylegate Vintage Club are hosting their annual 'Light Up the Night' road run in aid of Pieta House. The run takes place on this Saturday, December 7. Registration starts at 4 p.m. in Oylegate Community Centre, leaving at 6 p.m. All vehicles are welcome (tractors, trucks, cars) Carol singing, prize draw, and refreshments on the night. Please come and support this cause.

GAA Syndicate Winners

November syndicate winners of €100 were Paddy/Marguerite Bolger and Bryan McCormack, lotto winnings were €98. December draw will take place on December 20.

Social dancing

The next date for social dancing in Oylegate Community Centre is Sunday, December 8. Music is by Michelle Murphy. Michelle is making a name for herself on the social dancing scene so this is an opportunity to come along and enjoy a great night singing and dancing with our local artist. Dancing from 9.30 p.m. Adm. €8.

Christmas Jumper Night

Christmas jumper night will be held in Mernaghs Lounge Oylegate on Saturday, December 14, and all are welcome to come along.

First Responders

The first responders are now up and going and are looking for new members to join this worthy team. Coffee morning.

At a recent coffee morning held in Mernagh's lounge Oylegate a total of €800 was raised for the SERT bus and the Hope Centre. Many thanks to all who supported the morning, it is greatly appreciated.

Musical 'Joseph'

The popular musical 'Joseph and the Technicolor Dreamcoat' will be staged in Oylegate Community Centre in March next year. Auditions for primary school children's choir will be held in the community centre on Thursday the fifth. Dec. at 7.30 p.m. when the musical director will be in attendance. These auditions are open to fifth. And sixth. class students, boys and girls.

ICA News

The next ICA meeting will take place on this Wednesday, December 4, at 7.30 p.m.

Congratulations to Mary Somers, who won a recent Federation Competition, Foliage in a Jam Jar.

The annual ICA coffee morning will take place in Mernagh's lounge on Thursday, December 12, at 11 a.m. All are most welcome to come along.

Book Launch

On behalf on the GAA A big congratulations to Joe Casey, who recently launched his book '60 Years at the Cutting Edge' in Mernagh's Lounge Oylegate. The book is currently on sale and is available from Pat Murphy 087 2206305, from Mernaghs Lounge, or from any commit member.

All proceeds from the book is going to Oylegate GAA Club.

Senior citizens Party

The annual senior citizens Christmas party will take place on Sunday, January 19, 2020.

Ladies' football

Crossabeg-Ballymurn LGFC are looking for candidates to look after our Junior B and under-16 teams. If you are interested please contact crossabegballymurn.wexford@lgfa.ie or any member of the committee.

'Light Up the Village'

This Community based idea to bring a bit of Christmas Spirit to the village this year. On Saturday December 7 the trees in the street will be lit up in conjunction with the trac-tor run for Pieta House.

On Tuesday December 10 a Community Christmas Night will take place on Powers Range. There will be a Remembrance Tree to remember our loved ones who have passed on. There will be carol singing, tea and coffee and mince pies. The children from the School will be asked to draw Christmas pictures and same will be hung on the tree. There will be a box in Freemans for names for the Remembrance Tree - €2 per name and three names for €5 - the money donated will be given to charity. All are welcome to attend this memorable night.

SVP Christmas Appeal

The annual St Vincent de Paul Christmas appeal takes place in all of the churches of the diocese of Ferns on the weekend December 7/8. For some Christmas is 'most worrying time of the year.' Gratitude is expressed for your consistent generosity down the years. Your support has saved some from a lifetime of poverty.

Poker Classic

Poker classic continues every Friday night in Mernagh's Lounge Oylegate at 9.30 p.m.

Walking Track

The lights will be on at the walking track at the GAA Grounds every Monday, Wednesday and Friday evenings from 7.30 p.m. to 9 p.m. and the facility is available to all in the community, so come along and stay fit over the winter months. The couch to 5k group meet Wednesday evenings. All welcome to take part.

Baby and Toddler Group

Baby and Toddler Group gathering every Tuesday (Term-Time) in Glenbrien Old School Centre from 9.30 a.m. to 11 a.m. This is an opportunity for young children and their carers (parents/grandparents/childminders) to meet. For more information, Contact Claire Atkinson 087 1373579.

Bingo In Mernaghs

The bingo in Mernaghs is now being run to raise much needed funds to assist with helping the girls in Coláiste Bride Enniscorthy to work with the IHCPT trip in Lourdes, bingo commences at 9.15 on a Thursday night and all support for this worthy cause would be greatly appreciated.

Wexford People