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Loreto students Abby Curtis and Ciara O’Gorman attending the What Next? event hosted by Wexford Credit Union in the Ferrycarrig Hotel for 5th and 6th year students

Loreto students Abby Curtis and Ciara O’Gorman attending the What Next? event hosted by Wexford Credit Union in the Ferrycarrig Hotel for 5th and 6th year students

Loreto students Abby Curtis and Ciara O’Gorman attending the What Next? event hosted by Wexford Credit Union in the Ferrycarrig Hotel for 5th and 6th year students

Bree-Galbally: Slaney Adventure Race - The Slaney Adventure Race will take place on 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 register.

Yoga Classes

Yoga Classes with Grace will resume in the Bree Community Centre Dance Studio on Monday, February 3, 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 at 087 9627866.

Bree Parish Journal No 19

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.

Bree Macra

Good luck to the Bree Macra team taking part in the national final of the Capers show competition in Éire Óg Hall in Ovens, Co Cork this Saturday, February 1, at 8 p.m. All support for the event would be greatly appreciated.

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 on 087 2379318, secretary - Cathal Byrne on 085 1461164, treasurer Damian Smith on 086 0481631. The numbers drawn in the recent lotto were 7, 15, 18 and 22. Match-three winners, Billy Rossiter, Tom Dunne, Tom Levingstone, Larry and Lorcan Crean. Next jackpot is €1,600. Next draw is February 5.

Bree AC News

Good luck to all Bree AC athletes in the Leinster Indoor Championships on February 1 and two at AIT.

Community Centre AGM

Bree Community Centre AGM will take place on Monday, February 10, at 8.30 p.m.

And all organisations using the community centre are especially asked to be represented.

Scoil Mhuire NS Ballyhogue

Friday, January 17, was a very special day for Scoil Mhuire NS Ballyhogue. The school has been awarded a Health Promoting School Flag on the basis that there are many positive initiatives in the school which aim to improve the health and fitness of all the students there. It is a huge achievement for the school and Nuala Harper from the HSE presented the pupils with their award and raised the flag. Well done to all involved.


National Community Engagement Day

An Garda Síochána, in conjunction with the National Rural Safety Forum, are hosting a National Community Engagement Day on January 31 in 500 locations around the country. These are one hour 'meet and greet' sessions. It is an opportunity for the local community to identify with and become familiar with their local gardaí and local community representatives. The proposed locations for Co. Wexford on Friday, January 31, are; O'Brien's Londis/Top Service Station, Larkin's Cross at 10 a.m. Londis Piercestown - midday, SuperValue Rosslare Harbour - 2 p.m. Goff's Centra, Bridgetown - 4 p.m.

Changes to lane layout at N25 Whitford Roundabout

Please be advised that from Thursday, January 23, the existing Lane Layout at the N25 Whitford Roundabout will be partially altered. For traffic approaching the Whitford Roundabout coming from the Maldron Hotel direction, the Left Lane will be for left turning traffic only (R733 Wexford Town) and the Right Lane will be for all other directions (Straight On for N25 Rosslare Harbour and Right for R733 Duncannon). For further information regarding these works please contact the Roads Department, Wexford County Council.

Camogie couch to 5k

The camogie club Couch to 5k is back. With the added option of a HIIT session after your run/walk. The first session is Monday, January 27, at 7 p.m. and continues till March 5 Registration from 6.30 p.m. Come down to the GAA grounds in Killurin, join in the fun and get fit. €35 individual adult rate, €45 for two members of same family and €55 for three members of same family.

Coiste na nÓg

We are organising fundamental movement training for all girls and boys in senior infants and first class which involves balance, locomotive and ball skills to help aid development and enjoyment of sports but in particular for their hurling/football skills. It runs on Tuesdays with senior infants from 6.30 p.m. to 7.30 p.m. and first class from 7.30 p.m. to 8.30 p.m. in Glynn Hall. €2 per session. It will run each week till we are closer to getting outdoors. For further info please contact Willie Carley at 087 2933815.

Club Lotto

Results for the draw which took place on Wednesday, January 22, Numbers drawn were 25, 29, 31 and 32. No jackpot winner. No match-three winners. The next draw will be held on February 5 in Declan's. The jackpot is now €3,000.

Three Rocks Trail relaunch date

Barntown Heritage Group has decided to officially relaunch the Three Rocks Trail on Saturday, May 30, at 2 p.m. This date will coincide with the 222-year anniversary of the famous 1798 Battle of Three Rocks. The group also plans to hold the first official walk with guides across the upgraded 13.5km trail on Sunday, May 31. Further details on these events will be published over the coming months, so we ask you to save the dates, as it promises to be a great weekend.

Glynn NS Valentines Tea Party

Glynn NS will host a Tea Party on Sunday, February 16, from 10.30 a.m. to 1 p.m. in Glynn Hall. Proceeds from the party will go towards their school Development Fund. Tickets are priced as follows: Family €10; Adult €5; Child €3. All support appreciated.

5K RUN Please note that the Glynn NS 5k run will now be held on March 8. More information nearer to the date.

Internet safety talk

Reminder that the information talk for parents on internet safety will take place on Thursday, January 30, in Glynn school at 7.30 p.m. All are invited to attend.

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.


Get fit to the beat. Come to a Zumba session with Saoirse in Barntown Community Centre. Kids Zumba on Tuesdays 3.30 to 4.30 p.m. Adult Zumba 7.15 to 8.15 p.m. on Tuesdays. Give it a try - it much more than a dance. For a more gentle workout, pop down to our Seniors Fitness and Movement class from 11 a.m. to midday also on Tuesdays. Contact Saoirse at 086 0891903 for more information or check out Saoirse's Dance and Fittness Facebook page.

Social dancing

Learn to jive, waltz, Quick Step and many more dances. Due to popular demand our social dancing classes resume in the Parish Hall Glynn Monday evening, January 13, at 8 p.m. Class caters for beginners and advanced. . For further information contact Aileen at 086 8469443.


Badminton continues in Barntown Community Centre on Mondays and Thursdays. All equipment provided. New members welcome. Please contact Jimmy Dempsey at 086 3858429 for further information.

Weekly notices

For inclusion in the Glynn-Barntown District Notices, please send your notices to hill.aryobrien@eircom.net or phone or text Hillary on 087 2028 065.


Oylegate National School

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.

Sunday, February 2: Feast of the Presentation of the Lord (Candlemas Day)

Anybody wanted to have candles blessed for home use should leave them at the altar to be blessed at Masses next weekend. The blessing for Throats will be given at the end of all weekend Masses.

Garrynisk Patron

Prayers in the cemetery will begin at 2 p.m. on Sunday, February 2.

Community First Responders

Oylegate-Glenbrien community first responders are looking for new members. There will be training on Monday, Feburary 3. We work in conjunction with the national ambulance service and are dispatched by them when you dial 999 or 112 in the event cardiac arrest, chest pain, stroke or choking. All training is provided, If you would like more details and are interested in joining our team please contact 086 2313281.

Black bag clothes collection

Oylegate-Glenbrien camogie club are having a clothing collection to raise funds for the club. If you are having a clear out, we will take all your unwanted clothes, paired shoes, handbags, belts, curtains and blankets. No duvets, pillows, socks, underwear or wet clothing. Collection at Oylegate Community Centre on Friday, January 31, from 6.30 p.m. to 8.30 p.m. Contact Bernie Hayden on 087 2040402.

Walking Track

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.



Lucky winner this week was Breda Murray, winning €565. Breda bought her ticket from Mary Fielding. Draw takes place every Monday night at Murrintown Bingo. Remember you must be in to win.

Drinagh Mummers

The Drinagh Mummers will preform in Cushens lounge in Tagoat next Saturday night, February 1, so come along for a good night of music and song.

Community Centre

BINGO - Mondays 8 p.m. to 10 p.m. Bus pick up at usual points: Ballycogley, Tenacre Pub, Bramble Park 7.30 p.m., Lakelands, Mayglass and Mulrankin. Town pickups: 7.10 p.m. Green Street opposite CBS through Kennedy Park by Lidl to Liam Mellows 7.15 p.m. Whiterock Hill 7.20 p.m. We are in urgent need of volunteers for bingo. Should you have some free time on a Monday evening and are willing to volunteer please contact the community centre at 053 9139328.

TAEKWON-DO - Mondays and Wednesdays 7 p.m. to 8.30 p.m. Contact Pat O'Rourke at 053 9145773.

DANCEFIT - Tuesdays 7.30 p.m. to 8.30 p.m. Contact Amanda Burke at 087 9713339.

YOGALATES - Thursdays 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. Contact Sharon at 086 1943527.

PILATES - Fridays 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. Contact Elaine at 086 8431723.

IRISH DANCING - Sullivan Academy of Irish dancing in Murrintown Community Centre on Tuesday and Wednesday. Contact Sarah at 087 7863165.

FOREVER FIT - Dancefit Tuesdays at 7.30 p.m. Pay as you go €10. Classes also held in Piercestown Scout Hall. Ongoing every week since 2010 please call Amanda Burke at 087 9713339 or just come along.

SQUASH COURT - The Murrintown Community Centre squash court is available to hire for further information on bookings call 053 9139328

MANDALA DRAWING CLASSES - Mandala drawing classes are on every Friday morning from 9.30 a.m. till midday in Murrintown Community Centre. Contact Bernie Sheridan at 086 0782563.

LIBRARY - Community Centre library opening hours Monday to Thursday 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Friday 9 a.m. to 12.30 p.m. 5.30 p.m. to 9 p.m.

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