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Around the Districts: Ballymurn, Crossabeg, Oulart, Over the Water

Ballymurn: Church news. Feast of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary: Vigil Mass on Wednesday the 14th at 8 p.m. Mass on Thursday, August 15, at 10 a.m.

Patron day in Ballymurn is Sunday, August 18. The patron in Kilmallock will be at 2 p.m. with Prayers. The patron in the New Cemetery will begin with Mass at 3 p.m.

Bus service

The local link have a service from Ballymurn to Wexford on Wednesday mornings leaving Ballymurn at 10.05 a.m. and departs Wexford town at 13.30.

Community Development Group

Ballymurn Community Development group would like to thank the Knitter Knatter Club in Ballymurn for their very generous donatition of €500 to our fundraising efforts regarding the redevelopment of the parish community hall. The eight ladies in the club knitted a forty eight foot scarf in our parish colours. They sought sponsorship and these people kindly donated in total €500. We wish to thank the sponsors very much for their contributions.

Best of Luck

Best of luck to all the students getting their leaving cert results this Tuesday and their college offers on Thursday.


Congratulations to Christopher Kehoe, Garryvarren, who has been selected to represent Ireland at the World Skills Competition regarded as the skills olympics in Kazan, Russia later this month. Christopheris is a quailified apprentice, an employer of Future Stainnless, who is currently training in welding. Christopher is taking part in the welding competition. Best of luck, Christopher.

Crossabeg-Ballymurn GAA

LOTTO RESULTS - numbers drawn were 1, 18, 24 and 29. No winner, Match 3s: Mairead Cummins Alex Wilson John Meagher the Reck Family. Next jackpot €10,000.

WINNER ALRIGHT - Congratulations to Pat Reck from Crossabeg, who had the winning scratch card in our lucky first goal fundraiser, winning €500. The official time was 9.05.


Church news

Thursday, August 15, is the feast of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary. The vigil Mass will be celebrated on Wednesday, August 14, at 7 p.m and Mass on Thursday, August 15, will take place at 11.15 a.m. Prayer meeting every Wednesday at the parochial house in Crossabeg at 8 p.m. Adoration every Monday from 1 p.m. to 7.20 p.m with Mass at 7.30 p.m. Adoration then continues from 8 p.m. to 9 p.m. Confessions every Saturday evening at 6 p.m. A Holy Land Pilgrimage takes place from March17th to March 25, 2020 with four nights stay in Bethlehem and Nazareth. Contact O'Leary Travel Agency for further details.

National finals

This coming weekend, four young ladies will represent their area and county at the Community Games national finals at university of Limerick. This is a great opportunity for these youngsters and we wish them all the very best as they compete against the best in the country. On their way to Limerick will be Kyra Jarvis (under-eight.60m) Kayla Doyle (under-10.100m) Chloe Reck (under-12.100m) and Eimear Halpin (under-16 Discus)


The annual patron in Ballymurn will take place on Sunday, August 18, Prayers will be offered up in Kilmallock cemetery at 2 p.m. and Mass will be celebrated in the new cemetery at 3 p.m.

Items for column

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Recent Birth

Congratulations to proud parents Edward and Ashley O'Grady, Ballincash on the birth of their baby boy, Ross. The parish of Oulart is always pleased to welcome a new baby into the community and extends good wishes to Ross for a long, happy and contented life.

Oulart ICA

Well done to Lucy Bolger, who finished in second place in the recent Inter-Guild Pitch and Putt competition, held in Enniscorthy, to determine the composition of the four-person Wexford ICA team to compete in the all-Ireland Final, in mid-September. Breda Jacob finished fifth while Oulart's Guild secretary Anne O'Connor also competed. New members are always welcome to join Oulart ICA and the guild will reconvene in September, following the summer holidays.

Well done Ray

Wexford GAA Development Officer, Oulart-native, Ray Harris along with Wexford GAA chairperson, Derek Kent are to be complimented for their initiative in organising a GAA Cúl Camp for children on the Autism Spectrum, in keeping with the GAAs policy of inclusion. Working closely with CAN-Cottage Autism Network - they devised a camp that had a very good ratio of trained coaches to kids and allowed the siblings of the special needs children to attend as well. Last week, Ray did a very impressive interview on Radio one, with Kathryn Thomas, on the Ray Darcy Show. The Wexford Cúl Camp for Autistic children was the first of its kind in Ireland and is bound to be copied by other counties.

Afternoon Tea

Kathleen Laffan, Clone West (Y25 X2 86) will host Afternoon Tea in her home on Saturday, August 24, 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. so as to raise funds for 'Brighter Communities Worldwide-Kenya' where she is going as a volunteer. Why not go along on Saturday the 24th for a cuppa and chat as well as an opportunity to help impoverished people in Africa. Your support would be greatly appreciated.

Active Retired

Oulart Active Retirement Group held its AGM recently and the following officers were elected: chairperson, Mary O'Grady; secretary, Hugh Coleman; treasurer, Bridie Nolan and committee members Margaret Doyle, Eileen Coleman and Derek Elliott. New members are always welcome to join.

Mike Denver in Concert

Oulart-The Ballagh GAA will present the ever-popular Mike Denver in concert at the Amber Springs Hotel, Gorey on Thursday, August 22. Doors will open at 7.30 p.m. and the concert will commence at 8.30 p.m. Tickets are priced at €20 and are available from players and committee and at the door on the night. This promises to be a superb event, not to be missed.

Heritage Week

Heritage Week will take place from August 17 to August 25, and with 2,000 events taking place throughout the country, there is undoubtedly an event for everyone. Three local walks have been organised for Heritage Week. Siúl Ladhrú (Laroo), linking the Unyoke to Blackwater Village will take place on August 17, 10 a.m. to 11.30 a.m. On August 24 a walk from the Unyoke to Oulart Hill will begin at 10 a.m. and take approximately 2.5 hours. On the following day, August 25 the Jean Kennedy Smith Walk, from Oulart Village to Oulart Hill will be held, 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. All are welcome and encouraged to participate.

Family Notices

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Underage GAA

Oulart-The Ballagh (Abhallort-An Bealach) under-13 football team will contest the quarter-final of the championship versus Réalt na Mara (Ballygarrett), in Oulart on Tuesday, August 13, at 7.15 p.m. The under-15 hurlers are away to Monageer-Boolavogue on Thursday, August 15. Well done to the under-11 hurlers on winning the shield at a blitz in Rathnure while the under-nine team had a great day at a blitz in Killanerin. Great credit and thanks is due to the coaches and mentors who help in the development of the underage players and to the parents who encourage participation in Gaelic Games.


Two great wins in the championships last week. The under-12 camogie team defeated Kilmore, while on Bank Holiday Monday, the seniors put on a great display in Killurin, defeating the home team, Glynn-Barntown on a scoreline of five goals 22 points to five points.

Leinster Champions

Three Oulart-The Ballagh camogie players helped Wexford to victory in the Leinster Minor Final recently. Well done to team-captain Anais Curran and her club-mates Eimear O'Connor and Siobhán Sinnott, who helped Wexford to a great win over Kilkenny.

Meanwhile, Miria O'Dowd was full-back on the Wexford under-16 team that defeated Dublin by 3-7 to 15 points.

Clothes Collection

Oulart-The Ballagh camogie club are organising a 'Clothes for Cash Collection' on August 26 and they are hoping that the local community will assist them by donating clean used clothes.

To help with this fundraiser you are asked to drop off bags of clothes at the Upper Complex in Oulart on Saturday the 24th between 7.15 p.m. and 8.15 p.m. and on Sunday, August 25, 7.30 p.m. to 8 p.m. so that all bags will be ready for collection on Monday morning.

For further information please contact any member of the camogie committee.

Over the Water


Bridge Drama will stage 'Sharon's Grave,' by JB Keane in Wexford Arts Centre from October 29 to November 2 as part of the Wexford Festival Opera Fringe events and will be directed by Brigid Scully. Sharon's Grave deals with man's ruthless lust for land.

The setting is a small farmhouse in an isolated part of the southwest of Ireland, with a Kerry accent. Auditions for the cast of seven men and four women took place last week. Email info@bridgedrama.com for further information.

ICA Guild

Castlebridge ICA Guild meetings will resume on Monday, September 16, in Castlebridge community centre. New members are always welcome.


Children from the local community are invited to go along and check out the playground in Hollymount. The playground received part funding from Wexford Leader programme and all children from the community are welcome to and indeed encouraged to use the facility. All are welcome to enjoy the new playground.

Notes for column

Send in those news items on meetings, special anniversaries, upcoming events to redcow2@eircom.net by Thursday evening of each week. You can also text notes to 086 1980775.

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