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Barntown National School first class pupils Sam Dee, Jesse Kent, Caoimhe Gallagher and Lily Rose Sweeney taking part in the Christmas play in the school

Barntown National School first class pupils Sam Dee, Jesse Kent, Caoimhe Gallagher and Lily Rose Sweeney taking part in the Christmas play in the school

Barntown National School first class pupils Sam Dee, Jesse Kent, Caoimhe Gallagher and Lily Rose Sweeney taking part in the Christmas play in the school

Ballymurn: Christmas Fair - Thanks to everyone that supported the Transition Year Christmas Fair. It gave young people a chance to showcase their skills. Proceeds from the Christmas wreaths and Table centres went to St Vincent de Paul.

Deepest sympathy

Deepest sympathy is extended to Bridie Murphy Kilmallock on the death of her brother-in-law Jim Bolger, Blackwater and Avoca. May he rest in peace.


Thanks to everyone that contributed to our parish notes this year and I would like to wish everyone a happy and healthy new year.

Dates for your diary

Ballymurn Fun Run: January 26 Confirmation: March 3 First Communion: May 16.


Clonard lotto

Results for Wednesday, December 18: winning numbers 4, 6, 15 and 19. No jackpot winner. 13 match-three winners receive €50 each. Jackpot for Wednesday, January 8, €4,650. 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

Clonard parish office: Will reopen on January 2 at 9.30 a.m.

Dates For Your Diary: Saturday, January 4, 2 p.m. Mass - month's mind Mass for Fr Mal Sinnott (All welcome).

Thank You: We would like to take this opportunity to Thank all the volunteers who have helped in Clonard Church and the community centre during 2019. We appreciate the time that you donate to the church and Community Centre. May God bless you this coming Year.

Happy New Year: Wishing you a very Happy and Peaceful New Year from Monsignor Denis Lennon, Fr Barry Larkin.

Christmas Draw winners: First Prize - Crib: Denny O'Brien. Second prize - Hamper: Ita O'Leary. Third Prize - €50 Voucher: Sr. Ita Quigley. Thanks to all for supporting the draw last year.

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.

Na Fianna GAA

Na Fianna Clonard would like to offer deepest condolences to the Broaders family on the recent death of Nicky Broaders.

Split-the-pot winner was Paul Breen, seller James Gordon. Our first draw of New Year will be January 7. National Club Draw tickets are available from all committee members or online through our website nafiannaclonard.ie. Tickets are €10 each. All money raised from the sale of these tickets provides much needed funds to help run our club.

Our AGM was held on December 16, we had a large attendance at the meeting and our new committee was elected. Welcome to our new members to join the committee.

Clonard Guiding Unit

The girls made us all proud with their talents at our Carol Service and we raised €300 for the Wexford Oncology Unit. Winners of the raffle were: Blanket - Mrs Barry. Macaulay's hamper - Alisha (Brigins). Snowman Teddy - Áine (Guides)

Thanks to everyone who supported the fundraiser. The Brigins and Guides had a great time at the Rathnure panto, oh yes they did. Guides and Rangers tried ice-skating and the Cygnets and Brigins had a party to end the year off. See you all in the New Year.



Get the New Year off to a great start and head out to Kyle Forge on Sunday, January 5, for the first storytelling session of the year. Proceedings get under way at 8 p.m. and refreshments are also served.

Ferrycarrig 5

The annual Sheridan Insurance Ferrycarrig 5 road race takes place on Sunday, January 5. The race will get under way at 1 p.m. This popular fundraising event will support the local Crossabeg-Ballymurn community centre development at Garrywilliam. The race will get under way from Wexford FC grounds at Newcastle, Crossabeg. Walkers, joggers, casual and dedicated runners are most welcome to this very popular event.

Notes for column

Keep those notes coming in. Email to redcow2@eircom.net or text Anne at 086 1980775. Notes should be emailed or texted or phoned in by Thursday evening of each week for inclusion the following week. Many thanks to all clubs and individuals who contacted me with news items during the past year. A very happy New Year to all readers. All the very best for 2020.


Barntown senior citizens party

The annual party takes place on Saturday, January 4, from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. All interested in attending, please contact Ben Doyle at 086 8893268.


Our festive disco for first and second year students takes place on January 3 from 8.30.11 p.m. in the clubhouse. Fancy dress optional (festive/Christmas theme). Prize for Best Festively Dressed. Admission is by ticket only. Tickets at €5 are on sale on Saturday, December 28, 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. or text the usual number after 7 p.m. on that date.

Santa at the Clubhouse

A little bit of magic came to the clubhouse last weekend with close to 100 children visiting Santa and Mrs Claus. Our thanks to all the elves who worked on or before the day and also to all who supported the day in any way.

Coiste na nÓg

Glynn-Barntown GAA Coiste Committee are looking for expressions of interest in the management of the following underage teams: under-13 (incl Rising Stars team). under-15 (incl Féile and possible Rising Stars team). under-17 (incl possible Rising Stars team). Please contact Coiste secretary Helen Fanning 086 1536066 on or before January 3.

Congratulations to Captain Conor Mahoney, clubmates Thomas Doyle and Robbie Hillis and the St Peter's Senior hurling team on their recent Leinster league final win.

Senior GAA

Glynn-Barntown GAA, Coiste, camogie and Ladies' Football Clubs wish all their members, volunteers, supporters and friends a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

Barntown NS

Enrolment for September 2020 is now open. Please send in your registration forms before January 31. These can be accessed through the school web site on barntownns.ie or contact the office at 053 9120376 or via email info@barntownns.ie.

Split the pot

Barntown - €110. Congratulations to Seán Kavanagh. Support of the collection is greatly appreciated. Well done.

Glynn NS

Holidays: School re-opens on January 6

Split-the-pot: Glynn - Congratulatons to Sarah Keane, who won €232 this week.

School Building: Building work on the new classroom and two new SET rooms will commence on January 6 the current 04th class prefab has been donated to Killurin Rowing Club. Between Christmas and summer, second class and third class will be in Room 11 (the present third class room) which will be divided in two and fourth class will go to room one (the present second class room). Apologies for the inconvenience. It is envisaged that all work will be completed before the end of August.

Season's greetings

I would like to extend sincere thanks to everyone for their contributions to the Glynn-Barntown district notes during 2019. Whether you send weekly notices or just the odd one, they are all very much appreciated. Thank you also to the readers of the notes and as always, I continue to value your feed-back. May I also take this opportunity to wish you everyone, a very peaceful new year (Hillary)

Notes contact

Please send your notices to hillaryobrien@eircom.net or phone or text Hillary at 087 2028065.



We would like to take this opportunity to wish all our players, mentors and supporters a Very happy Christmas and Every Best Wish for 2020.We look forward to more great camogie in the coming year and your continued support.

There is a small number of club half zips and windcheaters still available, if anyone is interested please contact Marion.

Parent Association

We would like to take this opportunity and thank all our community in Kilmore Parish - our supporters, volunteers, parents, school staff, teachers and children for continuous support this year. Without you we would not be able to organise many events and fundraisers throughout the year. Many local families, businesses and private individuals have been very generous and supportive in 2019. We in Kilmore Parent Association wish you wonderful Christmas and successful New Year.

Over the Water

Annual Fundraiser

Shelmalier GAA Club would like to thank everyone who helped out with the recent Coiste na nÓg annual fundraiser bag packing in Dunnes Stores. There was no winner of the lotto draw for December 16 There were four match-three winners, Liam O'Connor, Tom Malone, John Carroll, Anne O'Hanlon, who each received €100. A prosperous New Year to all members and supporters alike.


Congratulations to the winners of the recent Curracloe school split-the-pot draw, Ger and Christine Morris, who won €104.50c. The next draw will take place on Wednesday, January 8, Thanks to all who supported the draw each week. Thanks also to Cloney's Supermarket, Donohoe's post office, Dune Hair Salon, Furlongs Roadhouse and Hotel Curracloe for selling the weekly draw envelopes. A happy New Year from all the staff at Curracloe national school. The school will re-open on Monday, January 6.


Weekly winners of the cards in Hotel Curracloe were Mary J Whelan and Blain Parnell. The overall winners of the Christmas grand final in Hotel Curracloe were Blain Parnell and George Doran. Runners-up were Angela Griffith and Séamus O'Leary, Katie Stamp and John Byrne, Ryan Hanrahan and Pat Curran. Winners of the 'B' final were Austin Hearne and John Kelly. Runners-up were Kathleen Lacey and Fr Denis Kelly, Seán Allen and Michael Byrne. Wishing all customers a prosperous New Year.

Development lotto

Results of the Curracloe United lotto Development draw for Sunday, December 22, The numbers drawn were 1, 14, 20 and 22. There was no jackpot winner and two match-three winners who each received €225, Kieran Hearne, Ballina, Curracloe and Owen Murphy, Blackwater. In the Christmas draw, the following were the winners, Noreen Hearne c/o Don (Brandy) Joanne Murphy, Ballinamorragh, Curracloe (Whiskey) Marty Carty, Yellow Road, Curracloe (Vodka) Jim Hore, 26 Beechlawn, Wexford (Whiskey) Colm Corrigan, c/o C & C Screen (Vodka) and Mag Hanrahan, Curracloe Tavern (Wine).

News items

News items such as weddings, anniversaries, notices of meetings, sports results etc are most welcome. Email items to redcow2@eircom.net or text to 086 1980775 by Thursday evening of each week.

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