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Agnes O’Dowd and Anna Cronin at the community coffee morning in Barntown Community Centre

Agnes O’Dowd and Anna Cronin at the community coffee morning in Barntown Community Centre

Agnes O’Dowd and Anna Cronin at the community coffee morning in Barntown Community Centre

Clonard: Clonard lotto - Results for Wednesday, November 20: winning numbers 13, 19, 25 and 30; no jackpot winner.

Seven match-three winners receive €93 each: Francis Dempsey; Marie Kehoe; Rita Murphy; Kerri Carty; Bridget Murphy; MA Doyle, and Bernice Gleeson. Jackpot for Wednesday, November 27, is €5,300. 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..

Church news

November Pious List: During the month of November, we remember and pray at all Masses in the parish for those who have died and are listed on our November (Pious) Lists of the Dead. We invite your family members to gather together to fill in the Pious List for your deceased loved ones. The ones you remember may be your own family members, or friends of your family, or others you know who may have no one to pray for them. Envelopes and Pious Lists are available either in the Main Church or the Porch outside the Day Chapel, they are also available in your weekly envelope box. Please return them to the sacristy or parish office as soon as possible. Pious Lists will be placed in remembrance by the Altar at all Masses.

Dates For Your Diary: Sunday, December 8, Taize Service at 7 p.m.

Life After Loss

Are you experiencing the pain of loss? Clonard Bereavement Support Group would like to offer you an opportunity to Explore the journey of grief and loss. Seek understanding and support. Help find new meaning in the face of such loss on the journey from heartbreak to hope. Date: Tuesday, November 26. Time: 7 p.m. to 8.30 p.m. Venue: The Shamrock Room, Clonard Parish Centre. Further information please contact Clonard parish office at 053 9123672/087 1008759.

Christmas Fair

The Clonard Christmas Fair is on December 7 and 8. We are looking for unwanted gifts for the Wheel Of Fortune, books for the book stall and bric-à-brac in good condition for the Christmas fair, no broken items please. If you have items, you would like to donate please drop them off in the community centre from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. or 2 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Thank You

Wexford Hospice Homecare Committee would like to sincerely thank everyone who supported the coffee mornings nationally for hospice together with Bewleys. This year an amount of €18,045 was raised. All funds raised at the community events will be used to benefit and enhance the local services of Wexford Hospice Homecare. Clonard Community raised €2,005 of this figure.

Table quiz

Please support the table quiz in aid of the Rainbow Unit (For Children on the Autism Spectrum), Scoil Mhuire, Coolcotts, Wexford on Thursday, November 28, in the Riverbank House Hotel at 8.30 p.m. Table of four €40. Quiz Master Trevor Doocey 086 8140124.

SVP Christmas Appeal

The annual St Vincent de Paul Christmas appeal takes place in all churches of the diocese of Ferns on the weekend of December 7/8. For some, Christmas is the most worrying time of the year. Gratitude is expressed for your consistent generosity down the years. Your support has saved some from a lifetime of poverty.

Clonard Guiding Unit

The Guides had a fun trail along the town with a challenge to plan and budget for a meal and night in. The girls enjoyed treats and hot chocolate on the way. The girls would like to say a big thank you to the library and Tec Central for allowing them to take part in the comic life workshops that allowed the girls to gain skills in IT the Cygnets are busy with nature and road safety and the Brigins are busy with getting ready for the festive season.


Glynn Community Hall

Join us at our Christmas Bazaar after 10 o'clock Mass on Sunday, December 15. All the usual novelties including wreaths, cake stall, bottle stall, bric-à-brac, toys etc. There's something for everyone in the family. See you there.

Barntown Heritage Group

Barntown Heritage Group is over the moon having recently received Joint second prize, Best New Entrant category, in the Wexford County Council Keep Wexford Beautiful Awards. We extend a huge thank you to all volunteers in the community who have helped keep Barntown beautiful during 2019 and always.

Christmas Cards

In celebration of Barntown, Barntown Heritage Group has created Christmas Cards with festive images of the village area and stonework sign. Cards for sale, contact Mary Louise at 087 1489445. All proceeds towards Barntown Heritage Group projects in the community.

Barntown Community Centre

There was a great turnout at Barntown Community Centre last Tuesday for the coffee morning and Social Gathering organised for the more senior members of our community. Following hugely positive feedback, it is intended that another such gathering is on the cards, hopefully before Christmas. Thank you to everyone who turned up - our spirits were lifted to see you all - despite the bad weather.

The community centre is available for hire - birthday parties, meetings events. Please get in touch and we will be happy to accommodate. Please contact Jimmy Dempsey at 086 3858429.

Badminton continues in the community centre every Monday and Thursday night at 7 p.m. All levels from Beginners to Advanced players are welcome. Play for fun, or be competitive, the choice is yours. All equipment provided.

ZUMBA also continues 'After school ZUMBA from 3.30 p.m. to 4.30 and an adult class from 7.15 p.m., also for an hour. Call Saoirse at 086 0891903 or just turn up.

Well Dance and Movement (for seniors)

Following on from a successful coffee morning in Barntown Community Centre recently, an exciting new activity is about to happen for the more senior members of our community. Please join Saoirse, for a session of 'Well Dance and Movement' at 11 a.m. today, Tuesday, November 26 (and every Tuesday) in Barntown Community Centre.

Combining Music and Movement is a recipe to feeling wonderful. This class will guide you through a some simple, gentle, modern dance movements and exercises to music, which help to improve balance, fluidity, flexibility and strength. Saoirse is a recent graduate from Inchicore College of Dance/Dance Teacher Training and has also completed her first year of Exercise and Fitness Training with university of Limerick. Introductory offer €3. Don't miss out - get to the session - and yes, there will be chairs to take a breather (just in case you need).


Down Syndrome Wexford would like to say thanks for all the generous donations at their recent church gate collection in the parish.

Killurin Rowing Club

Table quiz in Marty's Pub in Killurin on Friday, December 6, start time 9 p.m. Raffle and quiz prizes. Table of four for €40. Owing to the success of last year's event, we will be hosting another 'Little Christmas' tea party and cake sale after Mass on Sunday, January 5, 2020.

Camogie Disco

There will be a disco for first and second years on Friday, December 6, from 8.30.11 p.m. in the clubhouse. Admission by ticket only. Tickets €5 on sale soon.


We are delighted to announce that Santa has agreed to visit Glynn-Barntown GAA Clubhouse on Sunday, December 15This is always a truly enjoyable day for all club friends and a great way to exchange season's greetings. More details soon.

Coiste na nÓg

Congratulations to Glynn NS boys Mini 7s footballers who captured the A title with a super win over Kilanerin last week. Well done to Mr Barron and Mr Lynch for all their hard work.

Senior GAA

Well done to our under-20 footballers who advance to a Premier semi-final following an impressive win over Shelmaliers recently.

Our Senior GAA AGM will take place on Friday, November 29, at 8 p.m. in the clubhouse.

Glynn NS

On the Pitch: Congratulations to the boys who the final of the Mini Sevens. They defeated Kilanerin in a close fought final. This is the first time in the history of the competition that the school has won the Mini Sevens in either code, boys or girls. The girls Mini Sevens team lost out narrowly in the semi-final stages.

Our boys lost an epic final to in the Rackard league A Football. Well done to all concerned. Hard luck to Our Rising Stars team lost out narrowly to Bannow in the semi-final.

Split-the-pot: Congratulations to Erin Ryan, who won €200 in the latest split-the-pot.

Calendar: Alan Roche Photography is producing a 2020 calendar with 50% of the profits going to to support the school development fund again this year. Last year's calendar was an enormous success so we hope you will support it again this year. The calendar is a high quality, ringbound A3 size, with photos from Glynn and the surrounding areas. A copy is also available to view on Alan's Facebook page (Alan Roche Photography). In order to gauge how many calendars we need to order, please fill in the expression of interest form, and hand back into the school office or contact Aisling at 086 4034597. The cost of the calendar will be €10 payable on collection.

Clothing Collection: Please donate your unwanted items of clothing to raise funds for Glynn NS Development Fund. Please drop off items before 10 a.m. to Glynn Hall on Monday, December 9. We accept all re-usable, re-wearable clothing, shoes, coats, bags, sheets, blankets, towels and soft toys. We cannot accept duvets or pillows. Thank you for your support.

Enrolment: Glynn NS are now accepting applications for enrolment. Forams are available from the school office 053 9128449 or on glynnns.scoilnet.ie.

Shauna's School Run: Glynn NS was delighted to host Shauna's School Run from the Ian Dempsey Breakfast Show which was broadcast on Thursday, November 21. The podcast is available on the school website.

Debating: Our debaters continue debating the motion that primary school children should not have mobile phones. Last Friday they opposed the motion.

Sing out Loud: Well done to our fifth and sixth classes who participated in Sing out Loud. Many thanks to the teachers for their time in preparing the children.

Church news

BAMBINELLI SUNDAY - It's only three weeks away. An invitation will go to each child in the parish to bring the figure of the baby Jesus from their crib to weekendMasses to have Him blessed before Christmas. An olive wood Christmas tree decoration - which I blessed at Mass in Bethlehem recently - will be given to each child at the Mass.

Festive gatherings are planned for both Glynn and Barntown after the 10 a.m. and 11.15 a.m. Masses on the day (December 15). Will keep you posted. Parents and grandparents are invited to begin discussion of the celebration with their children and grandchildren.

CHRISTMAS APPEAL - The annual St Vincent de Paul Christmas appeal takes place in all of the churches of the diocese of Ferns on the weekend of December 7/8 2019. For some Christmas is 'most worrying time of the year.' Gratitude is expressed for your consistent generosity down the years. Your support has saved some from a lifetime of poverty.

CHRISTMAS MASSES - The following times are proposed Masses for Christmas Day. 7 p.m. Christmas Eve - Glynn. 9 p.m. Christmas Eve - Barntown. 8 a.m. Christmas Day - Glynn. 9 a.m. Christmas Day - Barntown. 10 a.m. Christmas Day - Glynn. 11.15 a.m. Christmas Day - Barntown. 12.30 p.m. Christmas Day - Knockeen Nursing Home. 1 p.m. Christmas Day - LATIN Mass Barntown.

MEMORIAL MASS - Fr Ketema will celebrate the 10 a.m. Mass in St Aidan's Cathedral on Wednesday, November 27, for the repose first the soul of Fr Raguel Olika Hika.

Fr Raguel served in the diocese of Ferns - on summer placements - in St Aidan's Cathedral, in Riverchapel and in Barntown from 2005 till his death in August 2016. Fr Raguel and Fr Ketema are of the one diocese. Both worked together in St Paul's Seminary (Addis Ababa) till Fr Raguel's untimely passing. Fr Ketema is currently attached to the Catholic University of Addis Ababa. He served in Ferns Diocese (2003 to 2006). May he gentle soul rest in peace.

Split the Pot

The latest winner in Barntown split-the-pot was Tracey Morris winning €120. Congratulations, Tracey. Gratitude to Joyces for selling the ticket.

Forever Fit Wexford

Active 50+ - Dance exercise to music with instructor Amanda Bourke. Every Tuesday in Glynn Community Hall 11 a.m. to midday. €10 pay-as-you-go. Amanda 087 9713339.

Social Dancing

Learn to jive, waltz, Quick-Step and more at dance classes in Glynn Parish Hall every Monday at 8 p.m. Beginners and Advanced Dancers welcome. For further information contact Aileen at 086 8469443.


Bingo continues in Marty B's every Thursday night from 8.30 p.m. A great evening of entertainment with the chance of winning a few bob. Try your luck.


Whist drive now back in full swing in Glynn Community Hall, every Wednesday at 8 p.m. See you there.

Notes deadline

Notices for Glynn-Barntown area should be sent by 10 a.m. on Fridays for publication the following Tuesday. Please phone or text Hillary at 087 2028065 or email hillaryobrien@eircom.net.

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