Blackwater: Active Retirement - The group is going on a trip to Mayo from May 25 to May 28 2020, three night stay in Breaffy House Hotel.
Cost €240 per person sharing, single upplement is €20 per night. The cost includes coach pick up, return (use of coach for the three days), and dinner each evening. Non-refundable deposit of €100 required as soon as possible to secure a place - contact Kate at 087 2840457, Margaret at 087 6703242 or Christine at 087 7528936.
Our next group meeting is on Monday, February 10, at 2.30 p.m. in the parish hall.
Polling station change
PLEASE NOTE - Change of venue for voting in the General Election on Saturday, February 8, will be in Blackwater Parish Hall AND NOT in Blackwater National School.
Well done to Tomas Murphy, who scored a first half hat trick with St Peter's College on Wednesday against local rivals Good Council to send them on their way to the next round of the Senior Football Championship.
Well done to under-nine hurler Seán O'Leary, who won a draw to be the Wexford teams mascot against Clare in the first round of the league.
We have a new website design. More mobile friendly. Check it out at www.blackwater.gaa.
Art and Craft Workshops for children
Children's Art and Craft classes for aged four to nine years are taking place in Ballygarrett GAA Complex for six weeks, starting Saturday, February 15, and continuing till March 21. Time: 10 a.m. - 12.30 p.m.
Classes will also commence for children aged 10 to 13 years and these are taking place in Ballygarrett GAA Complex for six weeks, starting Saturday, February 15, and continuing till March 21. Time: 2 p.m. to 4.30 p.m.
Places are Limited Contact Pidgey Pen on Facebook to secure your place or for more information 083 8358701.
Slaney Adventure Race
The Slaney Adventure Race will take place this Saturday, February 8, same routes and events as last year. Cycle 30k (from Bree Community Centre), Kayak 1k (Killurin), Run 6.5k forest run (finish in Bree Community Centre). See Facebook page for link to registration.
Community Centre AGM
Bree Community Centre AGM will take place on Monday, February 10, at 8.30 p.m. All are welcome to attend and all organisation using the community centre are especially asked to be represented.
Rowing Club AGM
Edermine Ferry Rowing Club is holding its AGM on Tuesday, February 11, in Bree Hall at 8 p.m.
Yoga Classes with Grace have resumed in Bree Community Centre Dance Studio on Mondays at 8.15 p.m. and on Thursday mornings at 10.15 a.m. Sessions are €10.
Ballyhogue dinner dance
Ballyhogue GAA Club and Ballyhogue Ladies' Football Club dinner dance takes place on Friday, February 28, in the Riverside Park Hotel at 8 p.m. Music is by Denny Davitt and the Heartbeats. Tickets cost €30 and available from Melissa Dawson 087 9627866.
Bree Parish Journal
Bree Parish Journal No 19 is now on sale. The journal covers many of the events and activities in the area over the past two years as well as a number of items of historical interest. The cost of the journal is €10 and it is available in Byrnes of Bree, Keeleys Ballybrennan, Londis Tomnalosset and also in the Bookshops in Enniscorthy and Wexford.
Macra 60th Anniversary Dinner
The Bree Macra 60th Anniversary dinner dance is taking place in the Riverside Park Hotel, Enniscorthy on Friday, March 27, Tickets are €35 and are available from any committee member. For more information please contact 087 7660602.
Ballyhogue GAA lotto
Since we relaunched the lotto last March the jackpot has been won three times. We have had over 130 match-three winners and paid out approximately €20,000 in prize money. Your support is extremely important to the success of our club and we have plans to develop the grounds in the next few years especially for the underage.
We would appreciate if you would consider renewing your annual subscription in the next few weeks or if you are not yet a member joining our lotto. It is €21 a month by standing order or €250 in a one off payment for 12 months of draws. You also get a free model county draw ticket worth €50. Please let one of our committee know if you would like to join or contact chairman - Nicholas Doyle 087 2379318, secretary - Cathal Byrne 085 1461164, treasurer Damian Smith 086 0481631.
Holy Family Glenbrien celebrated Grandparents Day, as part of Catholic Schools week . Following mass Over 100 grandparents & grandfriends gathered in the school hall for refreshments provided by the Parents. Musical entertainment was then provided by all the children. The grandparents then got to spend time with the children in their classrooms & play some games. Yet again it was another special day for all those who attended.
GAA lotto syndicate
Gaa lotto syndicate winners of €100 in the Jan draw were Tim/Veronica Nolan and Wayne/ Fiona Ryan. Lotto winnings were €203 next draw is on Feb 26th
Baby and Toddler Group
A Baby & Toddler Group gathers every Tuesday (Term-Time) in Glenbrien Old School Centre from 9.30am -11am. This is an opportunity for young children and their carers (parents/grandparents/childminders) to meet. For more information, Contact Ann Marie 087 297 3324. Looking forward to seeing you there for a cuppa, a chat and a play.
Community Text Alert
Thank you to everyone who has paid and completed the new GDPR forms required to remain on the text alert system and to the new members who have joined. Due to GDPR restrictions we will be removing any numbers from the system who have not completed the necessary form and paid the renewal fee. For anyone wishing to renew or any new members please contact a Glenbrien Community Text Alert committee member or ring 083 0033514. The deadline for completion is Friday 14th February.
Carbon Monoxide & Seniors Alarms
If there are any members of the Glenbrien Community who wish to enquire about Carbon Monoxide Alarms or Seniors Alarms please contact any member of the Glenbrien Community Text
Dancing in Oylegate
The next date for social dancing in Oylegate Community Centre is Sunday 9th February. Music on the night is by Chris Dallas . Chris makes a return visit to Oylegate from Northern Ireland. Dancing from 9.30p.m. Admission €8.
Parish draw winners
January winners in Glenbrien are as follows. 1st prize Marion O Gorman. €40 each: Elaine Dunne, Mick & Sandra Connolly, Mary Boyne and Mary Furlong. A big thank you to all those who support the Parish draw each month. Anyone who would like to join the draw it costs €10 per month and you can contact your local collector or Mary Martin on 087 9926657,
The next date for social dancing in Oylegate Community Centre is Sunday, February 9. Music on the night is by chris Dallas. Chris makes a return visit to Oylegate from Northern Ireland. Dancing from 9.30 p.m. Admission €8.
Oylegate national school are now taking enrolments for September 2020. Please call to the school for a form any time between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m.
GAA Penny Bank
GAA club penny bank has resumed for the new year, please contact your local collector to re-join,
GAA lotto syndicate winners of €100 in the January draw were Tim/Veronica Nolan and Wayne/Fiona Ryan. Lotto winnings were €203. Next draw is on February 26.
The next meeting of the ICA will take place on Wednesday, February 5, at 7.30 p.m.
The draw collectors are calling to houses in the parish. If they missed you, you can still support the draw by contacting the parish office. Your support would be appreciated. Thank you for your support last year.
Parish Draw winners
January Parish Draw Winners - €200: Frankie Kehoe, €50 each: Michelle Murphy, Louise Carley, Hilary Reck, Jim and Mary Somers.
Gardens in Church grounds
The Gardens are a place for people to visit for a quite prayer or reflection during day light hours. Please NO litter, NO smoking, NO alcohol, NO drug use and NO loitering after dark.
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.
Bingo In Mernaghs
The bingo in Mernaghs is now being run to help raise funds for Oylegate-Glenbrien camogie club. Bingo commences at 9.15 on a Thursday night and all support would be greatly appreciated.
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 Ann Marie 087 2973324. Looking forward to seeing you there for a cuppa, a chat and a play.
Local Link Wexford
Local Link Wexford provides secure, reliable and affordable transport for the rural communities of County Wexford. Services are open to everyone and all ages.
The services will accommodate those attending appointments, shopping etc. Where possible they will collect passengers from their homes. An information booklet together with timetable is available at the back of the church.
Please note Mass times in Oylegate: Saturday vigil Mass is at 6.30 p.m. Sunday morning Mass is at 10.30 a.m.
The Ballagh Boxing Club will benefit from the bingo that will be held in Bob's Bar, The Ballagh, starting on Tuesday, January 14, at 9 p.m. Your support would be greatly appreciated.
Congratulations to the most recent winner, Leon Britton, on winning €82. Thank you to all participants for your continued support. It costs just €2 to play and envelopes can be found in all local businesses: Tim's Chipper, Caroline's, 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.
If you want coverage of your organisation, club or family's important occasions or successes please contact your Local Correspondent, Breda Jacob by phone, text (086 1686978) or email email@example.com no later than the Thursday prior to publication.
Oulart-The Ballagh GAA Club, through its Healthy Club Officer, Breda Flood has signed up, once again for the RTÉ Operation Transformation 'Ireland Lights Up' that was so successful in 2019. Beginning on Monday, January 13, and continuing till February 24, the lights at the Upper Pitch will be on Monday nights from 7 p.m. till 8.30 p.m. to enable walkers/runners to participate. People are asked to sign-in so that the numbers taking part can be recorded.
Baptisms in Oulart
Oulart and Ballaghkeene Baptism dates for 2020 have been published and will take place on Saturdays at midday or 4 p.m. Three weeks' notice is required. Application forms are available from P Lacey for the Ballagh (086 3030492) and M Davis for Oulart, Tuesdays 9.30 a.m. to 5 p.m., phone 053 9136139.
Bingo in Oulart
Bingo is held in Oulart Community Centre every Sunday night, beginning at 8 p.m. Books are €10 with valuable cash prizes. The jackpot now stands at more than €400. We would ask as many people as possible to support the bingo because not only does it act as a fundraiser, it is also a great way of making and meeting friends and parishioners for a chat.
There will be a Club Registration night on Tuesday, February 4, from 8.15 p.m. to 9.30 p.m. in Oulart Community Centre. All players and intending club members of the GAA Club and camogie club are invited to come and register on the night. If you have any queries please call Liz Freeman at 087 7560871.