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Around the districts: Ballymurn, Crossabeg, Glenbrien, Oulart & The Ballagh, Oylegate, Over the Water


Jack, Pat, Andy and Eoin Quigley from Crossabeg enjoying a day at the races at Bettyville racecourse, Wexford

Jack, Pat, Andy and Eoin Quigley from Crossabeg enjoying a day at the races at Bettyville racecourse, Wexford

Jack, Pat, Andy and Eoin Quigley from Crossabeg enjoying a day at the races at Bettyville racecourse, Wexford

Ballymurn: GAA lotto results - Numbers drawn were 12, 24, 25 and 29. No jackpot winner, No match-three winners. Lucky Dips: Neville Fanning Katie Foley. Next jackpot €10,000.


Bingo is played every Monday night in the Anvil Pub Ballymurn starting at 9 p.m.

Community Development fundraiser

To all the people that said they would like to help out with fundraising for our community hall redevelopment, we are having a family dog night on Monday, July 1, in Enniscorthy Dog track. We need help selling tickets so we will be in touch over the course of the week to take you up on your generosity in helping us out. Any further questions between this and then please do not hesitate to contact us, many hands make light work and we all will benefit from this project.

If you know of a company that would like to help us out by way of taking advertisement spot in our race program on the night please let us know and we can forward rates for same.

To all the businesses that have confirmed race sponsorship, advertising thank you very much.

Deepest Sympathy

Deepest sympathy is extended to Luke and Martina Boylan and Family Kilmallock on the death of Luke's uncle Christy Byrne From Wicklow, May he rest in peace.

Beg Keg Tournament

Crossabeg AFCs annual seven-a-side Beg Keg tournament will take place on Saturday, July 13, in their local pitch in Crossabeg. Entry fee for teams of 10 will cost €100. For further information please contact Peter Culleton at 087 7798384 or Eoin Kelly at 086 2598311.


Soccer club AGM

Crossabeg AFC held their annual general meeting May 24 the following members were elected for the coming year, Anthony Quinn (chairperson) Des Kehoe (secretary) Ken Foley (treasurer) Peter Culleton (PRO) with Eoin Kelly, Mark Crosbie, Vinnie Sullivan, James Carley, Will McCreevy, David Berney as committee members.

Beg Keg Tournament

Crossabeg AFCs annual seven-a-side Beg Keg tournament will take place on Saturday, July 13, in their local pitch in Newcastle, Crossabeg. Entry fee for teams of 10 will cost €100. For further information please contact Peter Culleton at 087 7798384 or Eoin Kelly at 086 2598311.

Silver Surfer Awards

Kevin McDermott, Kyle, was recently shortlisted for the annual Age Action sponsored 'Silver Surfer Awards for 2019' and was invited, along with his family to the Helix Theatre in Dublin on May 28 to join with all the other finalists where he received a framed certificate. There were seven different categories and Kevin's section was 'Hobbies on the Net'. The McDermott family enjoyed a great day out mixing with the large attendance. The overall award went to a 95-year-old man. Incidentally Kevin was the only finalist from Co. Wexford. Congratulations, Kevin.

Open day at Artramon

The Crossabeg senior citizens committee met last week and expressed great satisfaction with the open day held recently at Artramon House and Gardens.

Yet again the weather held up for the hundreds who passed through the gates during the afternoon, to wander around the lovely lake side, visit the ever popular Fairy garden, admire the beautiful house and gardens, enjoy a cup of tea or coffee and refreshments and then relax and enjoy the lovely music provided by the Wexford Orchestra. As well as that a group of set dancers also entertained during the afternoon.

First of all thanks are expressed to Countess Walderdorff and her wonderful staff for the use of her lovely premises, to all who attended and gave so generously to this fundraising event, to those who helped out with parking cars and directing attendees across the road to the house, to those who helped the committee with serving the refreshments, those who provided food and other necessary provisions, the members of the Orchestra and the dancers, and those who helped the committee set up and clean-up afterwards for the occasion.


Joe Berney in turn was also thanked very sincerely by his committee members for the amount of work he undertook at the venue in the weeks leading up to the event, which did not go unnoticed by the guests who visited on the day. Overall a very happy and relaxing day for everyone.

Community Games athletics

A reminder to all children who have qualified for the county athletics finals that training takes place for them every Monday evening at the local community field in Garrywilliam from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. If your child cannot attend on the Monday evening, they are welcome to attend on Thursday evening at the same time. The county finals take place on Sunday, June 30, at the Hub in Enniscorthy.


A most enjoyable few hours was had by one and all at the recent coffee morning and bring and buy sale held in Kyle Forge. The organising committee wish to thank each and everyone who supported the event which was in aid of the parish centre. Thanks are also extended to the many generous sponsors. Raffle winners were Aaron Quinn, parish priest Fr Jim Finn, Brigid Bradley, Caitriona Cullen, Stasia Roche and Ann Neville.


Community Fest

On Sunday, May 5, Glenbrien's very first Community Fest was held. This was an event organised to celebrate community and an opportunity for people of all ages to get together and have some fun.

A summary income and expenditure account is provided as follows: total income €1,122.69 (donations in advance of event €397.39, donations at event €525.30, 'Big Hello' Grant €200). Total Expenditure €609.48 (barbecue food, ice-cream, tea or coffee etc €275.81, facepaints, decorations etc €143.67, insurance €150, posters and invitations €40). Net Surplus €513.21.

The surplus funds have been deposited in an account in Ballymun Credit Union under the name 'Glenbrien Community Fest' and will be used for future community events. Contributions were also received in non-monetary form which are not included in the above figures. These include donations of bingo prizes, home-bakes and individuals time, talent and skills. The organising team would like to express their gratitude to all those who contributed in any way to the success of the day.

If you have any queries or suggestions or wish to get involved in future community events please contact Ana Egan at 086 1939997 or email glenbriencommunityfest@gmail.com.

Oulart & The Ballagh

Siúl Ladhrú (Laroo)

Oulart Hill Development and Oulart Hill Walking Hub are pleased to announce that very soon a new amenity walk linking the Unyoke and Blackwater will open to the public. Measuring 7.4km in length, Siúl Ladhrú will be an easy walk, passing through some of the most unique topography in Ireland called Kame and Kettle and a landscape in which the name of Ladhra (Lyra), a hero in the nation's oldest legend, is reflected in several local place names.

Family Fun Day

Oulart Christmas Lights Committee are hosting a Family Fun Day in Marty's Bar on Sunday, June 16, from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. There will be entertainment by Liam Sharkey, barbecue, face painting, raffle and much more. Tickets are only €5 and children go free. There will also be a Door Prize to the value of €150. Please support this event so that Oulart Village will be illuminated brightly for Christmas 2019.

Oulart NS Split-the-pot

The latest winner of Scoil Mochua's split-the-pot is Carol Dempsey, who gets €134.The school benefits to the same amount. The next draw is on June 10 Entry envelopes are available from the school and from local businesses. The parents' association say 'thank-you' to all who regularly play split-the-pot in support of the local primary school.

Family Notices

If you would like these Notes to include details of your family births, marriages, deaths, anniversaries, achievements and successes please supply the relevant details (no later than Thursday at 8 p.m.) by phone, text, email or written note to Breda Jacob (086 1686978) or email mickjacobjr@yahoo.co.uk. There is no charge for including such items in the Local Notes.

Oulart Text Alert

It costs only €10 to cover membership for two years, up till the end of 2020.To join at any time contact 087 3316866. Well done to the local volunteers who administer the Text Alert.


St Patrick's Special School

A recent church gate collection in aid of St Patrick's Special School raised €479.68 between Oylegate and Glenbrien. A sincere word of thanks is expressed to all who supported this collection. The church gate collection is a very important part of the annual fundraising efforts of St Patrick's Special School.

Congratulations Darragh

Congratulations are extended to Darragh Casey, who won the Schools all-Ireland Hurdles recently. Darragh represented CBS Enniscorthy at this event.


Congratulations to Stephanie Jordan and Will Rossiter, who were married recently. We wish them all the best in their married life.

GAA news

The Peter Molloy challenge game between Blackwater and Oylegate was a great success. Many hanks to all the organisers and to those who helped in any way on the day to make it such a great day. A total of €3,446 was raised for the community first responders.

County scene - Wexford senior hurlers play Kilkenny on Saturday the 15th and the game is in Innovate Wexford Park at 7 p.m. We wish club members Damien and Shane Reck and Séamus Casey and their teammates the best of luck.

Patron Dates 2019

Glenbrien Patron - June 30 at 2 p.m. Oylegate Patron - July 7 at 2.30 p.m.

Bingo In Mernaghs

The bingo in Mernaghs is now being run to raise much needed funds for the Community First Responders, bingo commences at 9.15 on a Thursday night and all support for this worthy cause would be greatly appreciated.

Baby and Toddler Group

Baby and Toddler Group gathering every Tuesday in Glenbrien Old School Centre from 9.45 a.m. to 11.45 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 or Ana Egan 086 1939997. Looking forward to seeing you there for a cuppa and a chat.

Over the Water

Soccer camp

Curracloe United soccer camp takes place from July 1 to July 5. Book online at summersoccerschools.ie to get a 20% discount in Sports Direct.

Curracloe school news

All classes at Curracloe national school have enjoyed a six-week course in Gymnastics. Thanks are extended to Aisling Swords, Kate Kehoe and Aisling Daly for their hard work.

Sports Day will take place on Wednesday, June 19, The children are looking forward to a wide variety of activities. Thanks to Mary Rose Newman for organising same.

Thanks also to the parents' association who funded a visiting 'Playleader', Triona Shalloe, to come to the school and facilitate training for fourth and fifth class children in leading play in the yard.

The sixth class Graduation Mass will be held on Tuesday, June June 25 at 9.30 a.m. in St Margaret's church, Curracloe. All are very welcome to attend.

Congratulations to split-the-pot winners, Marty and Anne Carty, who won €79.50 cin the draw on May 29 and Diane Hanrahan, who won €87.50c in the draw which took place on Wednesday, June 5, The last draw for this school year will take place on Wednesday, June 12, Many thanks to all who supported the draw and especially the local businesses in Curracloe village.

Development lotto

Results of the Curracloe United lotto draw for Sunday, June 2. The numbers drawn were 2, 4, 8 and 26. There was no jackpot winner and three match-three winners, who each received €50, Colm Murphy, Newfort, Screen; Bobby Carthy, Prosperous, Co.Kildare and Colm Murphy, Screen.

Items for column

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