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Billie O’Donnell with Mella and Jim Winters at the Taghmon senior citzens party in the the Oak Tree, Foulksmills

Billie O’Donnell with Mella and Jim Winters at the Taghmon senior citzens party in the the Oak Tree, Foulksmills

Billie O’Donnell with Mella and Jim Winters at the Taghmon senior citzens party in the the Oak Tree, Foulksmills

Clonard: Clonard lotto - Results for Wednesday, January 15: winning numbers 4, 22, 27 and 28. No jackpot winner. Five match-three winners receive €130 each: Maurice Tennant; Larry O'Neill; Grainne Power; Mary Thomas, and Mr Billy Meaghar.

Jackpot for Wednesday, January 22, is €5,950. Lotto Tickets are €1.50 at the parish office or from any promoter. Lotto draw takes place every Wednesday night at Clonard Bingo at 8.30 p.m. If you wish to join or be a promoter, please call to the parish office to have it arranged. Results available on clonardparish.ie or Facebook.

Church news

Dates For Your Diary: St Brigid's Service Sunday, February 2, at 7 p.m. St Blaise Day Monday, February 3. Blessing of the throat after 10 a.m. and 7 p.m. Mass. Taize Sunday, February 9, at 7 p.m.

Centering Prayer: Centering Prayer is a silent prayer practice which deepens our relationship with the Spirit of God, who dwells within us. During the prayer we consent to the Presence and Action of God in all aspects of our lives. It is an ancient form of prayer presented in an updated form. If you would like to learn more about this gentle form of praying you are welcome to attend an Introductory Workshop into the Method of Centering Prayer in Clonard Church, Wexford (Shamrock Room) on Monday, February 10, 7 p.m. to 9.30 p.m. presented by Neil Foley. Or join others for Centering Prayer in Clonard every Monday 10.45 a.m. to midday, or on the third Saturday of each month 10.45 a.m. to 1 p.m. Contact Stasia - Phone 087 2251022 or email stasiatredmond@gmail.com.

The book of Life: If you are curious about the Bible, are a Reader or Eucharistic Minister in your church or want to know a bit more about your faith, this may be just for you. A Seven - Week Introductory Course to the Bible. Venue: The Pastoral Centre, St Peter's College, Wexford. Dates: Thursday nights beginning February 20 at seven.p.m. Led by: Fr Jim Finn. Deposit: €5 by January 23. To secure a place phone the Pastoral Centre at 053 9145511 (Tues and Thurs) or any other time phone Maria at 087 9984736.

Diocesan Pilgrimage To Knock: The Knock Diocesan Pilgrimage Committee are hoping to establish a network of people around the diocese to promote the annual pilgrimage which takes place on the first Sunday of July. Perhaps someone from the various groups in the parish such as the Pastoral Council, parish council, choir, Liturgy Group, Legion of Mary, St Vincent de Paul etc., would be prepared to work with us to promote the pilgrimage. Anyone interested may contact either of the following: Eileen Carton, secretary 087 2933545; Email eileen.carton@yahoo.com, Gerald O'Leary PP Director 086 8515394; Email geraldoleary@gmail.com.

Acorn Shop: Clonard parish office. Opening Hours: Monday to Friday 9.30 a.m. to 1 p.m., Wednesday 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. Gifts, Cards, Mass Cards, Statues, Prayers. Sale Now On.

Confessions In Clonard: Every Saturday from 5 p.m. to 5.45 p.m.

Clonard Parish Radio: All Church services are broadcast on 92.9 FM Please inform people who are sick or housebound so that they can join us over the airwaves. Masses: Saturday Vigil Mass 6 p.m. Sunday 9 a.m., 10 a.m., and 11.30 a.m. Monday, Wednesday Thursday and Friday: 10 a.m. and 7 p.m. Tuesday 10 a.m. Bank Holiday Monday 11 a.m. only. Service of Holy Communion Tuesdays at 7 p.m.

Bereavement Support

Bereavement Support Sessions will begin with an Information Night on Tuesday, February 4, from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. in the Shamrock Room of the Parish Centre. All welcome to attend. If you wish to attend, please contact 053 9123672/087 1008759. There is no cost, but donations are greatly appreciated.

County Wexford School of Music winter concert

CWSM celebrates its 40th Anniversary with a winter concert on January 26 in Talbot hotel at 3 p.m. Performances from students and orchestras and featuring the music of Sue Furlong. For tickets: email cwsmwexford@gmail.com or call 053 9141284.

Clonard Parish Over-60s Social

Thursday, February 13, in Clonard Community Centre at 8 p.m. Dancing 9.30 p.m. till midnight. Subscription €5. Tickets available from the parish office till Thursday, February 6.

Wexford Active Retirement Group

Next Retirement Group meeting Wednesday, January 29, at 14.30 in Clonard Community Centre. New members always welcome. Please contact Tony at 087 6094587 for further details.

Clonard Guiding Unit

The Guides had a great night at the Dun Mhuire Panto recently. It was a fabulous show and well done to our guide Amy, who was in the chorus line. Cygnets are off to Leisure Max and the Brigins, Guides and Rangers are starting off their hiking challenge for 2020. Contact us at clonard.cygnetsbrigins@gmail.com.


Baby and Toddler Group

A baby and Toddler Group gathers 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.


Table quiz

Sports table quiz In Declan's pub Killurin on Friday, January 31, at 9.30 p.m. €40 per table, raffle on the night, all money raised for Down Syndrome Wexford. Your support would be greatly appreciated.

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.

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.

Split the pot

Congratulations to Gertie Swan, who won €136 in the latest split-the-pot. The next split-the-pot will be in the school at 8 p.m. on Monday, January 27.

Retirement of Secretary

Congratulations to Cel Fox, who has retired from her role as secretary of Glynn NS after twenty three years of loyal service. Many thanks to all who helped Celebrate Cel's retirement last Wednesday. Wishing her well in her retirement.

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

An information talk for parents on Internet Safety will take place on Thursday, January 30, in Glynn school at 7.30 p.m. All 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's 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.


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.

Camogie Club

Glynn-Barntown camogie club presents Couch to 5k Monday, January 27, to March 5 with strength and conditioning coach Aoife Sheil. Time tbc.

Registration on January 27 directly before the first session. Times tbc.

Price: €35 individual adult rate. €45 for two members of same family and €55 for three members of the same family. Thirteen- to 17-year-olds €20. Under-12s free

Coiste na nÓg coaching course

Glynn-Barntown Caoiste na Nóg is hosting a foundation course starting next Wednesday the 22nd. It is three nights altogether, January 22 and 29 and February 5. For further information visit our social media platforms.

Fundamental movement skills

G/B GAA club is 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's starting next Tuesday, January 21. 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.

Also, if any parent/guardian is interested in helping out with these activities please contact Willie Carley at 087 2933815.


Congratulations to club chaps Cathal Sinnott (capt) and Fionn Nolan and the St Peter's College first year footballers who claimed the Leinster Championship last week.

Senior GAA

DATE FOR YOUR DIARY: We will have our junior football medal presentation on Saturday, January 25, in the clubhouse.

Hard luck to Garbhan, Michael, Cormac and the under-10 Wexford football team who were beaten by Tipperary in the league at the weekend.

Club Lotto

Results from draw on Wednesday, January 8: Numbers drawn were 15, 17, 18 and 26. There was no jackpot winner and no match-three winner. The next draw will be held on January 22 in Marty's. The jackpot is now €2,800. Good luck to all.

Weekly notices

For inclusion in the Glynn-Barntown District Notices, please send your notices to hillaryobrien@eircom.net or phone or text Hillary at 087 2028065.


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.

Piercestown Playschool

Piercestown playschool are now enrolling for September 2020 limited spaces available contact catherine at 053 9158379 for further information.


Camross Drama Group

Camross drama group are staging the Year Of the Hiker in Camross hall on January 31 at 8 p.m. and St Mary's Hall Fethard on Sunday, February 2, Clonroche hall Saturday and Sunday, February 8, and 9, St Michael's Hall Wexford on Saturday and Sunday, February 16, and 17. Admission €10 starting at 8 p.m.

This play is full length, directed by Michael Stafford and Philip Howlin. It is our entry for the DLI Confined Festival this spring. If you require further details, email or text 086 6038989.

What's on in TAG

Tuesday: Yoga 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. Bingo 8 p.m., doors open 7.30 p.m.

Wednesday: Pilates 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. Forever - Fit 50+ 2.30 p.m. to 3.30 p.m. Jive/Quickstep with Paul 8 p.m. to 9.30 p.m.

Thursday: Irish Dancing: 6.10 p.m. to 7.10 p.m. Line Dancing 7.30 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Friday: Chiropodist: First Friday of every month. Next visit - Friday, February 7.

Counselling Service: Mona 085 1083539.

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