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Breda Kehoe with her gransdson Eamon Fortune at Wexford Model Railway Club’s annual exhibition in St Joseph’s Community Centre

Breda Kehoe with her gransdson Eamon Fortune at Wexford Model Railway Club’s annual exhibition in St Joseph’s Community Centre

Breda Kehoe with her gransdson Eamon Fortune at Wexford Model Railway Club’s annual exhibition in St Joseph’s Community Centre

Clonard - Thrift Fund to cease: Due to new banking regulations we have had to review how the Thrift Fund works and unfortunately, after exploring all avenues it is with regret that we have to cease operation. Pay-out this year will take place on Tuesday, December 4, from 6.30 p.m. to 8 p.m. in the Shamrock Room of the community centre.

We would like to take this opportunity to thank all of the volunteers who have dedicated their time on a Friday night for so many years and to all of the people who have saved with us over the years, your support has been greatly appreciated. Clonard Thrift Fund Committee.

Lotto results

Clonard lotto results for Wednesday, November 7: winning numbers 7, 13, 19 and 22. No jackpot winner. 14 match-three winners receive €46 each: Jean Robinson; Tomas Siggins; Margaret Prendergast; Bernie, Ann and Mary; Aoife O'Connor; Michael Farrington; M Walsh; G Walsh; Kit Larkin; Brendan Barry; Peg Kearney; Mary McCormack; Tanya McDonald, and Des Robinson.

Jackpot for Wednesday, November 14, is €5,300. Tickets are €1.50 at the parish office or 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

November Pious List: The Pious List is available in your box of envelopes or at the back of Clonard Church.

Clonard Parish Memorial Tree: The tree of remembrance is now in place in the Sanctuary. The tree will remain in the Sanctuary for the month of November and we ask you to leave the memory cards on the tree for the month.

Clonard Taize Service: Our next service is on Sunday, November 11, at 7 p.m.

Centering Prayer: Contemplative Outreach Ireland welcomes you to join us on our Centering Prayer Retreat and Introductory workshop. Saturday, November 17. Retreat morning in the Church of the Annunciation, Clonard Parish from 10.30 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Monday, November 19: Introductory Workshop into the Method of Centering Prayer. Venue: The Church of the Annunciation, Clonard Parish from7 p.m. to 9.30 p.m. Presenters: Stasia Redmond and Fr Tom Dalton. Contact Stasia Redmond at 087 2251022 for further details.

Service of Remembrance: Wexford General Hospital: Is holding their service of remembrance at Clonard Church, Wexford on Friday, November 16, at 7.30 p.m. - this is an annual event. The service of remembrance is particularly intended for families and friends of those who died at Wexford General Hospital over the past year. However, the service is also open to anyone who wishes to attend.

Christmas Fair

The Clonard Christmas Fair is on December 8 and 9 from 2.30 p.m. to 5 p.m. Stalls available. Book and pay by November 2 to avail of a €5 discount. One day - €30, Early bird €25. Two days - €45, Early bird €40. To book or for more information contact Karen at 053 9123672.

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.

Hospice coffee

Wexford Hospice Home Care are having a coffee morning on Thursday, November 15, from 10 a.m. to 12.30 p.m. in Boggan's Shop (Tea Room), Newtown Road, Wexford. Lots of lovely gifts to be won.

SvP bric-à-brac sale

The Saint Vincent de Paul Society will hold a Furniture and bric-à-brac sale in St Michael's Hall, Thomas Street, Wexford on Friday, November 16, from 10 a.m. - 12.45 p.m.


Tomhaggard AGM

The AGM of the Tomhaggard Community Development Committee is on Wednesday, November 14, at 8.30 p.m. in the Social Centre.


The Farmer's Kitchen host bingo every Tuesday night at 9 p.m. for anyone looking for an evening out.

Baby boy

Congratulations to Pam and John Brady, Kilmore Quay on the birth of a baby Boy recently.

50th birthday

Special birthday wishes go to Mr Steve Walsh, The Hill, Kilmore, who celebrated his 50th birthday two weeks ago. To Steve's surprise a special get to gether was organised by his family and up to 50 of his friends and family had a great night celebrating his 50th.

ICA Guild news

Kilmore Quay ICA would like to thank everyone you supported their Afternoon Tea and Craft sale in aid of the seniors party last Sunday your support is much appreciated the raffle winners were Carol Grey Drinagh Sinéad Stamp Ballylibernagh Stuart Rowlands Ballyteigue Marian McGlynn Breda Whelan Rackardstown and Dianne Bates Kilmore Quay the seniors party will be held on Sunday, November 25, in Coast Hotel Rosslare Strand.

Camogie club news

Our club AGM will be held on Friday, November 23, at 8 p.m. in the club rooms. Please could parents attend as we would like to see new people become involved in the running of the club and helping out with teams.

Club half Zips fare available to order from Marion Cousins before Monday, November 12, for Christmas delivery. Please contact Marion at 086 1946616 for more details.

Ballycogley Players

A reminder that our night of comedy will take place in Our Lady's Island Community Centre on Thursday, November 15, at 8 p.m., admission €10. Our full length comedy will be staged next March. Readings and auditions will take place shortly. If you would like to get involved in this production either on and off the stage contact director Breda Hayes 087 6858480.

Thank you to the audiences who supported our one-act comedies in St Michael's Hall recently, we were delighted with the turn out and we hope you all enjoyed. Well done to everyone involved and a special mention must go to the new recruits to our group who did a wonderful job and hopefully we'll see them star on the stage with Ballycogley in the future. Thanks to St Vincent de Paul and the staff at St Michael's for their assistance over the four nights.

Kilmore AC

Tickets are available now for our 85th anniversary dinner taking place in the Silver Fox, Kilmore Quay on Friday, November 9, at 7.30. Three course meal costs €25. Places are limited and tickets are available on a first come first serve basis from Mary (087 7564888) or Paddy (087 9273545). A great evening of celebrations are guaranteed.

TRAINING - Senior training continues at Kilmore GAA Grounds Wednesday at 6.30 p.m. All adult members welcome as well as experienced runners.

Juvenile Training: We train in Kilmore GAA Grounds on Monday and Thursday evenings at 6.30 p.m. We also train on the burrow in Kilmore Quay (Sofrimar End) on Sundays at 10 a.m. S & C with Fiona on Wednesday in Kilmore GAA Centre at 6.30 p.m. for juvenile members. See training programmes for details. Young runners must be seven years old already this year to qualify under Athletics Ireland rules. New members welcome, parents can contact us on Facebook, Twitter or by emailing kilmoreathleticsclub@gmail.com.

COUCH TO 5K - New programme is on Tuesdays in Kilmore GAA Grounds at 7 p.m. It's still not too late to join. For further inquiries contact Mary at 087 7564888/kilmoreathletics@gmail.com. See you there.

CROSS COUNTRY - All roads lead to Adamstown on Sunday next for day two of the Leinster Cross Country Championships. The races are for uneven ages and seniors. The very best of luck to all Kilmore athletes in action, we're sure you'll fly.

Christmas Fair

The annual Kilmore Christmas Fair takes place on Sunday, December 2. If you are interested in displaying and selling your crafts at our fair please contact Helen at 086 2665149 she will email or post you the booking form.

Active Retirement notes

Kilmore ARA bowls teams had mixed luck this week in the county league as Kilmore Gulls went down to Ferns in Ferns by 12 points to seven. Team was Frances Moore, Tom Dunne, Anne Lawless and Agnes Behan, On Wednesday the Kilmore Seals had a good win over Oulart by 17 points to six in the Stella Maris Centre. Team was Margaret Howlin, Joe Barry, Séamus Byrne and Noel Howlin. Bowls practice as usual; on Tuesday evenings in the Stella Maris Centre at 7 p.m.

For those wishing to attend our Christmas lunch on Wednesday the 28th in the Talbot Hotel, please book as soon as possible with your choice of turkey and ham or Salmon. This very popular social occasion is open to non-members and will 'kick' off at 1 p.m. with dinner and will be followed by music and social events.

Plans for Bridgetown

The proposed plans for the Bridgetown village renewal project as presented to an open meeting recently in Bridgetown Vocational College are now available for viewing in the Information Centre, AOH Hall, Bridgetown, Monday to Wednesday 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Most suitable times are afternoons due to classes being held in the forenoons. Please drop in to have a look, you are most welcome.



This week the winner was Martin Carroll, winning €601. Bernie bought his lucky ticket from Jackie Brennan. Draw takes place every Monday night at Murrintown bingo. Remember you must be in to win.

Christmas craft fair

The annual Christmas craft fair will take place at Murrintown Community Centre on December 2. Proceeds go to South Wexford branch of MS Society. For information and bookings phone Maria at 086 3848364 or Áine at 087 6752546.

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 Green Street opposite CBS through Kennedy Park by Lidl to Liam Mellows 7.15 p.m. Whiterock Hill 7.20 p.m.

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

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

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

LADIES INDOOR SOCCER - Tuesdays 8 p.m. to 9 p.m. €3 per session. For more information contact Lucy at 086 8855903.

Lotto syndicate draw

Fully paid up members draw winners: John Radford €200, Sandra Malone €200. Monthly draw winners: Theresa and Ned Grace €100, Ger Whitty €100.


Table quiz at Rochfords

Camross Drama group will hold the annual table quiz in Rochfords Lounge, Camross on Friday, November 23. at 8.30 p.m. Please note change of date. Table of four, €20. Spots and raffle. This is always a great social event so don't miss out.

Disney Magic

The Little Sea Musical Society and KSM Concert Orchestra with guests KSM Young Voices will present Disney Magic and Christmas Classics in Carrig Hall on December 6, Fethard Community hall on December 7 and Camross Hall on Saturday, December 8. Book now at 089 9765414/Thelittleseamusicalsociety.com.

Dancing at Camross

The December dance and last one for 2018 will be held on Friday, December 7, with music by the ever popular Liam Mannering. Dancing at the earlier time of 9.30 p.m. till midnight for the winter months. Adm. €10 including the tea. Thanks to all who supported our Nov. dance with music by T Bone Country.

Camross Drama Group

Congratulations to the cast, director and crew of 'Lucy in the Sky' by Tony Layton, which won first place in the Confined Section of Palmerstown One Act Festival Saturday, November 3. This is a great acheivement in itself - however, it also gives Camross a vital 12 points towards qualifying for the all-Ireland Finals which take place in Kilmuckridge in December. Mary Brown received Best Female Actor Award for her role as 'Wendy' and the play won the Adjudicator's Award for Best Overall Play both Open and Confined - a great night for the group.

With three more festival to go - Cork Arts Theatre, Carrigallen in Leitrim and Rossmore in West Cork, all is to play for in gaining points for the all-Ireland.

Please note that the fundraiser table quiz will now take place on Friday, November 23, at 8.30 p.m. in Rochford's Pub, Camross - €20 per table, prizes and raffle.

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