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Around the districts: Bree-Galbally, Clonard, Glenbrien, Oylegate, The Ballagh


Jack Zhong and Denas Grigorjevas taking a break at the sports day in the Mercy School, St John’s Road

Jack Zhong and Denas Grigorjevas taking a break at the sports day in the Mercy School, St John’s Road

Jack Zhong and Denas Grigorjevas taking a break at the sports day in the Mercy School, St John’s Road

Bree-Galbally: Clonmore Church Fundraiser - Clonmore Church hold a fundraiser at Michael and Julie Finn's Ballybrennan House, Bree (Y21RF67) on Sunday, July 7, from 2 p.m. to 4.30 p.m. Raffle, plant stall, cake stall, bottle stall and plenty more. Tea served €3.

Celtic Roots 'Full Irish'

A full Irish show in association with Celtic Roots will begin in Bree Hall on Tuesday, July 2. Tea and scones are served at half eight and the night's entertainment begins at 9 p.m. with music, song, dance and storytelling. Admission is 10 for adults with concessions for children and groups. For bookings contact 087 7535354.

Bree Vintage Club

Bree Vintage Club will host a tractor run on July 21 This year's run will be in aid of Relay for Life, Wexford. Registration begins from 11.30 a.m. with the run leaving at 1 p.m. All are welcome to attend and support.

Ballyhogue GAA lotto

The numbers drawn in the recent GAA lotto were 7, 11, 14 and 28. There was no jackpot winner. Match-three winners were Donal Walsh, Josie Hennessy, Shane Dawson, Liam and Kay McKelvie, Ciaran Hughes, Larry Parle, Shane Doyle, Ena Doyle, PJ Doyle, Johnny Asple (Snr), Tony Hennebry, John Murphy and Barry Furlong. The next jackpot is €2,600 with the draw on July 10.

Tailteann Games Gold

Congratulations to Darra Casey on winning a gold medal at the Tailteann Games which were held in Santry recently. Well done also to those who competed in the Mr Oil County B Championships in Enniscorthy Hub. Under-12 Oisin McCarthy first 60m and LJ, under-11 Sam Devereux third 300m, under-10 Cillian McCarthy first 60m, second Turbo Jav under-nine Fred Devereux first 300m.


Reserve Saturday, August 24, for the annual Barndance in Byrne's of Bree Grainstore with 'The Kilkennys', followed by DJ till late. Enjoy a good night out. Tickets are now available on 'Eventbrite Bree Barndance 2019' at reduced rate of €15 for a limited period


Volleyball continues each Friday evening in Galbally Hall from 8.30 p.m. to 10 p.m. All ages and abilities welcome. For enquiries contact Gerry at 089 4052973.

Scoil Eoin Baiste

Well done to the children who were on South East Radio on Tuesday, June 25, as part of the diocese of Ferns Christian Media Trust. Congratulations to the Boys Rounders team who made it through to the Group B final of Cluiche Corr 2019. The Junior Room enjoyed a tour to Hook Head Lighthouse followed by fun in Leisure Max, Wexford. The Senior Room headed to Dunmore East Adventure Centre, followed by 'An Epic Viking Tour'. There was also time for some shopping and a visit to McDonald's.

The children enjoyed a fun filled sports day, on Tuesday, June 18, which involved numerous team activity stations, running events and of course the big staff/parents V's the children Rounders game. Some fantastic home runs were scored. The children were subsequently presented with awards and certificates for their efforts for sports day, along with certificates for writing, attendance and Principal Awards for both the junior and Senior Rooms. The school celebrated Corpus Christi Mass, followed by a procession on Sunday, June 23.Well done to the Second Class children who were involved in the celebration. We would like to take this opportunity to wish our Sixth Class good luck in secondary school and we look forward to welcoming our new junior infants to Scoil Eoin Baiste. Finally we wish all our pupils a happy and safe holiday.

Scoil Mhuire NS

The staff and pupils of Ballyhogue NS would like to say a big thank you to everyone in the community who supported us this year. Also thank you to Fr Caulfield for all his help and support. We wish the sixth class pupils the very best as they begin secondary school.

Donation of small Fridge

If anyone has a small fridge available, can you please contact Martina in the CEP office.


Clonard lotto

Lotto results for Wednesday, June 23: winning numbers 4, 12, 16 and 28. No jackpot winner. 15 match-three winners receive €108 each: Margaret Nolan; Joe O'Reilly; Ann Sheil; Tara Davis; Mick McMahon; Mary Power; Liam P. McGann; Eddie Ryan; Mary Scallan; Michael Berry; Mrs Golden; Evelyn Whelan; Catherine O'Connor; Kathleen McLeish, and Billy Roche. Jackpot for Wednesday, July 3, is €13,100. 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.

Church news

Clonard Parish Pilgrimage To Knock: Departing Clonard Community Centre at 7 a.m. on Monday, September 9, returning Tuesday, September 10, at approximately 7 p.m. Staying in Knock House Hotel - Dinner, bed and breakfast €105pps twin/double room €120 single room. Please book your seat with Karen in the parish office a €20 non-refundable deposit is required to book your seat. Full payment is required by Monday, August 26. Places filling fast so please book early to avoid disappointment.

Clonard Parish visitors

Clonard Parish Visitors group was set up in December 2014, in response to an awareness of a sense of loneliness and isolation among some elderly and housebound parishioners in our community. While on Communion Visits, it was obvious to Monsignor Lennon, Fr Barry and Sr. Mary how much the parishioners enjoyed those visit and how much they appreciated the warm human contact, so the Clonard Parish Visitors group was set up. We are highlighting this Parish Service, so if you know someone who would welcome a regular visitor, we would like you to take a flyer home with you, the flyers are available at the entrances of the church. The visits are requested by the older/housebound person, or a family member on their behalf through Karen in the parish office. The visit is a very good way of keeping the older/housebound person feeling part of or linked into the parish.

Collection thanks

Wexford Branch Spina Bifida Hydrocephalus Ireland would like to thank everyone who supported their recent collection, the total collected was €351.

SVP summer collection

St Patrick's Conference, Clonard wish to thank all who contributed to their summer collection. Your generosity is greatly appreciated; the amount collected was €3565.42. If you missed the collection you can leave your donation into the parish office, if you wish. We would also like to thank our loyal people who help us with our collections.

SVP bric-à-brac

The St Vincent de Paul Society will hold a Furniture and bric-à-brac sale in St Michael's Hall, Thomas St., on Friday, July 5, from 10 a.m. - 12.45 p.m. All proceeds in aid of the society. Coffee morning.

Harry Hogan from Liam Mellows Park is volunteering with the Cuakin Group, on a school building project. It is based on the Batiki Island in Fiji. He will hold a coffee morning in Clonard Community Centre on Thursday, July 4, from 10.30 a.m. to 12.30 p.m. Your support is greatly appreciated.

Clothes Collection

Supporting Friends of Calcutta (CHY No 13218) on Friday, July 5, from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. in the car park of Clonard Community Centre. All wearable clothing, footwear, bed sheets, curtains etc most welcome. Sadly, we cannot accept duvets, pillows or cushions. To view a short film which captures the joy of what you so generously supported last year please visit 'Rajiv 19' on YouTube. All enquiries to Michael Hopkins 087 9073074.

Summerhill Steppers

The Summerhill Steppers are hosting a coffee morning for relay for life in aid of Irish cancer society in St Michael's Hall on Sunday, July 7, at 11 a.m. till 2.30 p.m. entry €5 or a donation and plenty of cake and raffle prizes.


GAA draw

June syndicate draw winners of €100 are Peter Wilson and Paul Browne, lotto winnings were €215. Next draw July 31

Baby and Toddler Group

The baby and Toddler Group gather every Tuesday 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 or Ana Egan 086 1939997. Looking forward to seeing you there for a chat and a play.

Social dancing

The next date for social dancing in Oylegate Community Centre is Sunday, July 14. Music on the night is by the hugely popular Jimmy Hogan and Lar Kenny. Dancing from 9.30 p.m. Admission €8. Come along and enjoy a lovely evening of music and dance.


Social dancing

The next date for social dancing in Oylegate Community Centre, is Sunday, July 14. Music on the night is by the hugely popular Jimmy Hogan and Lar Kenny. Dancing is from 9.30 p.m. Admission is €8. Come along for a lovely evening of music, and dance.

GAA lotto

GAA June syndicate winners of €100 are Petr Wilson and Paul Browne. Lotto winnings were €215. Next Draw July 31

Patron Date

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.

The Ballagh


The annual patron and blessing of graves, followed by the usual field day will take place in the Ballagh on the first Sunday of July (7th), beginning with prayers in the cemetery at 2 p.m., followed immediately by the field day in the church grounds. Raffle tickets have been circulated and should be returned in the coming week.

As always, your support for this annual fundraiser is greatly appreciated and the money raised are vital to the upkeep and maintenance of the church and cemetery. Setting up will begin early Sunday morning and anyone free to help with tables, chairs, bottles, etc should arrive at 9 a.m.

The organisers are looking for items for the 'Home Produce' stall such as homemade breads, jams, tarts, chutneys, etc. These items can be handed in before or after Mass on Saturday or Sunday along with bottles for the bottle stall. Sandwiches for the Tea Stall will be made on Sunday morning at 9.45 a.m. in the community centre, all help welcome. Donations of buns for the tea stall can also be dropped to the community centre before and after Mass on Sunday morning. Your support is much needed and appreciated.


The sympathy of the community is extended to Mary and Paidh Doyle and family on the death of Mary's aunt Bridget (Bridie) Howlin (née Donohoe), 'Forest View', Ballinacoola, Curracloe which occurred on Wednesday, June 26. Burial took place on Friday, June 28, after Funeral Mass in Curracloe. The late Mrs Howlin is mourned by her nephews, nieces, sister-in-law, extended family, other relatives and friends. Solas na bhFlaitheas dá hanam.

Split-the-pot upfront

​The most recent winners are Liam O'Brien (€59) and Teresa Cummins (€53) Thank You to everyone who supports this fundraiser. Split-the-pot continues over the summer and your support would be greatly appreciated. It costs just €2 to play and envelopes can be found in all local businesses: Tim's Chipper, Caroline's Hairdressing, Bob's Bar, Lounge, Shop and Takeaway, The Sawdust, Barry Walsh's Car Servicing, The Unyoke Cafe, The Trading Post, Tim's Cafe, Angelo's Takeaway, The post office, The School Office and Bolands XL. 'Split - the - Pot' Up Front begins on June 29 Simply mark the envelope 'Upfront' and insert €20 to be entered in 10 draws from June 29 to August 31.

Ballaghkeene NS

Congratulations to the pupils and staff of Ballaghkeene National School on winning Ireland's 'Water School of the Year' and a prize of €2,000. Their 14 person committee from second to fifth class worked with teachers to implement their Green School initiatives. The work has resulted in the school and pupils' families saving water. The competition was sponsored by Irish Water.

Model County Draw

Oulart-The Ballagh had two winners in the June Draw. Congratulations to Darren and Adam Nolan, who won the 12th prize of a Midlands Park Hotel Holiday Voucher valued at €250 and to Michael and Geraldine Doyle who (HJ1) won the 21st prize of a Sam McCauley Chemist Voucher valued at €250.

Club lotto

The numbers drawn on June 24 were 7, 8, 27 and 28 the Bonus number was 10. The prize-fund stands at €13,200. There was no jackpot winner. The lucky-dip winners of €30 each were Tom Boland, Edel and Dan Nolan, Jim Doran, Garry Phillips and Mary Graham. The next draw will be held on July 1. Tickets are available from local promoters and from local businesses. Book of six for €10. Book of 12 for €20.

Joan and Friends

Joan Kavanagh and friends are organising a Charity Fun Run/Walk/Jog to be held on Sunday, July 14, at 4 p.m. in Oulart. It will start outside Oulart Hill Bar and the entry fee is €10 for adults and €2 for children. Proceeds will go towards the Cardiac Unit Wexford Hospital. Phone Joan at 087 9019027 for further information.

Family/Club Notices

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