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16th October, 2022

Adamstown Parish Newsletter

Weekend of Sat 15th & Sun 16th October 2022  

Volume 22.   Number 41



The next draw in the Adamstown Lotto takes place this Monday 17th Oct in the Community Centre for a Jackpot of €15,000. Keep on buying the tickets it could be you in the money for a €2.00 ticket.


Adamstown Community Centre is hosting a Community Awareness evening this Wednesday 19th October at 8pm.

This community evening is a chance for locals to express the areas that need extra attention from the local Gardai.

In attendance will be members from our local Garda Station along with Margaret Quinn, who will be there to discuss and give advice around aspects of community alert.


A pop-up Garda station will be in Cullen’s Gala shop in Adamstown this Tuesday 18th October from 9.00am

If you have any concerns or would like to have a word with the local gardai, please drop in.


The 2022 Gala Retail B.E.S.T Awards took place recently, where 8 Gala stores in Co. Wexford were recognised for excellence in retailing. Among the Wexford recipients was our local Cullen’s Gala shop. Gala shops that receive this award are deemed ‘outstanding’ following an independent assessment process under the Gala ‘Business Excellence Standards Tool’.  We congratulate Paul and his staff on receiving this accolade once again.  Continued success to all in Cullen’s Gala, Adamstown.


Billy White our esteemed postman retired on

October 1st 2022 after forty years of devoted service to the people of Adamstown. Billy joined the postal service in Enniscorthy in February 1979. In his early years, his mode of transport was a bicycle. Eventually he graduated to his motorbike. His new mode of transport meant that he was able to deliver the post in a quarter of the time. He wishes to put on record, his appreciation for the generosity and hospitality of the people of Adamstown. He is still over awed by the kindness of the people on the occasion of his marriage to

Marian. At Christmas too, the many gifts, which he received, left him speechless. Over the years the increased volume of mail left it impossible for him to drop in for a cuppa.

People will recall at this time Billy predecessors, who were so much a part of the daily ritual of our lives in more austere times.

We wish Billy and Marian every happiness in the future.

 With all our thanks, and wishing them God’s blessing.


The Shamrock Vintage Club monthly night of Music and Song will be held in Scully’s, the Maudlins, New Ross on Saturday 22nd October at 8pm. Teas served.

All welcome to come along.


Due to the Shamrock Vintage Club’s already arranged night on Oct 22nd, in Scully’s, the postponed 20th anniversary of Sr. Helen’s Threshing day will now take place in Cullen’s after Mass on Saturday 5th November.


The Shamrock Vintage Group set off on Sunday 25th September. The group of 49 left Ballinaboola at 9.o’clock, first stop Lemybrien for breakfast. After that we headed for the town of Cobh and a trip to Spike Island. The island is 114 acres in size and we had a tour guide to tell us the full history of the place. To see all the fine houses (single and 2 storey) boarded up, it’s a shame, and all the families homeless – it would make you wonder!

We returned back to Cobh by ferry and then to Ballycotton, to the Garryvoe Hotel for our stay for the night. After supper we had Music and Song ’till the early hours of the morning.

We had over 30 people singing and playing music. Some ex members of the Donal Ring Céilí band and a member of Heartbeat’s band that often played in Adamstown and Camross. The next day, Monday after breakfast we set off for Killarney and the Ring of Kerry, visiting Waterville and Sneem, and after spending 7 hours on a bus, it was nice to be back in our hotel for our supper and a rest.

Tuesday, it was back on the road again and first stop was Béal na Bláth, to see the monumental way it was done for the centenary, and the road leading to it, is a credit to the O.P.W.  The group had their photograph taken there and sang the song ‘Michael’ – it was a very moving experience. We made our way back to Cork City for some light refreshments and shopping and a visit to the ‘English Market’. When evening came we headed back to Ballycotton and our hotel for supper. The next morning it was time to take leave of our hotel and return via Tipperary, Cashel and Kilkenny to Langton’s for our supper.

The group would like to thank Seamus and Eileen for putting the trip together, Kilbride Coaches for the use of their Coach and our driver Paddy. It was a wonderful trip and ‘roll on next year, Please God’


The whole school community were very sad to say goodbye to Ms. Ciara Lyng who had taught in our school for the past five years, she has taken up a new position in a school near her home in the Gorey area. She has left a lasting impression on all of us and we wish her all the very best in her future career.



Sat 15th – Denis & Elizabeth Cummins, Raheenduff (A)

Also:         Bud O’Neill, The Boola (A)

Sun 16th – Willie and Hannah Coady, & Margaret Kehoe and Sonny Dunne, Oldcourt (A)

Sat 22nd – Kathleen Rothwell, Groveside (A)

Also:          Tommy Furlong, Raheenduff, (Month’s Mind)

Sun 23rd – People of the Parish.

Friday 21st at 9.30am – Bernard Doyle, Oldcourt (A)

May they rest in peace.

Mass each week morning at 9.30am

Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament every Thursday from 10.00am – 3.00pm.


Sat 15th – Ellie Walsh.        Sun 16th – Neasa Cloney

Sat 22nd – Liam Whelan.    Sun 23rd – Callie Doyle

Sat 29th – Annette English.  Sun 30th – Kathleen O’Connor


Individual Blessings with The Glove of Padre Pio

Concelebrated Mass by Fr. Bryan Shortall O.F.M.  Cap.

The Very Rev. Fr. Paddy Cushen P.P.



Confessions available throughout. Early attendance advisable.


Oh God,

You gave Saint Pio of Pietrelcina, Capuchin Priest, the great privilege of participating in a unique way in the passion of Your Son, grant me, through his intercession the grace of ……………….. which I ardently desire; and above all grant me the grace of living in conformity with the death of Jesus to arrive at the glory of the resurrection.

Glory be to the Father … (three times) Amen.


We extend our deepest sympathy to Mary & Paddy Dunne and family, Raheenduff on the death of Mary’s mother Mrs. Peggy Kelly, in her 99th year, Gracedieu, Waterford on Wednesday 5th October. Our sympathy also to her extended family. Her funeral Mass was celebrated on Saturday last in The Sacred Heart Church, Ferrybank, Waterford followed by burial at St. Otteran’s Cemetery. May she rest in peace.

Our sympathy also to Ann Murphy, and all the family (formerly Kellystown) on the death of her brother Paddy Kent, Sheilbaggan on Friday 7th October. His funeral Mass was celebrated on Monday 10th in St. James Church, Ramsgrange followed by burial in the new cemetery Ramsgrange. May he rest in peace.

We also extend our sympathy to Martin & Marie Colfer, Camross on the death of Martin’s brother Willie, Rourkes Cross, Foulksmills on Sat 8th October and to all the extended family. His funeral Mass was celebrated in St. Aidan’s Church, Clongeen on Monday 10th, followed by burial in the new cemetery Clongeen. May he rest in peace.


Bishop Ger Nash will celebrate a special Mass in St. Aidan’s Cathedral, Enniscorthy on Friday October 21st at 10.00am to celebrate the school academic year 2022-2023. Principals & some school children will be in attendance. It also can be viewed on the following link:


Following the death of M.J. Booth, the remaining members of the Historical Society – Betty O’Shea, Callie Doyle & Denise Harler, decided to close the financial account on

 21st September 2022. The balance was €3,115.00

Donations went to Adamstown I.C.A. & Adamstown Community Centre. Also a local business O’Shea Joinery to be used for a new sign for the Community Centre and produce a fitting memorial to remember M.J. 

A vote of sympathy was passed to Leo & Ann, his brother Liam, sisters Betty and Mary and all the extended family. Rest in peace M.J.


Congratulations to John and Ann O’Brien, Ballyvergin who celebrated their Emerald Wedding Anniversary (55 years) recently. We wish them many more years of good health and happiness.


Phil Jackman Snr, Raheenduff celebrates his 90th birthday on 15th October 2022. Phil’s birthday wish is to be able to cycle a bike, turn a sod, and drive a car at the age of 90.

Recently Phil cycled the Waterford Greenway with family and friends as part of his birthday celebrations. He is looking forward to competing in the upcoming vintage ploughing season and he continues to drive his car every day.

When he was asked what contributes to a long healthy life of 90 years?  Phil replied,  “stay out and stay active”

 Wishing Phil a very happy special birthday from all the Parish of Adamstown and surrounds.


The death occurred on Friday 14th October of Thomas (Cha) Sinnott, Ballinure, Dungaravan and formerly Coolrue, Clonroche. We extend our deepest sympathy to his daughters Linda, Elaine, Geraldine and Fiona, Cha was preceded by his wife Mary Kate (née Lawlor, Knockreigh).

Also to his sister Geraldine & Tony Bradley, brother in law Pat Lawlor, Knockreigh, brother Jim, sisters Nancy, Kathleen & Joan extended family, relatives and friends our sympathy. His funeral Mass will be celebrated in St. Abban’s Church on Monday 17th October at 12 noon followed by burial in Adamstown Cemetery.

May his gentle soul rest in peace.

FIRE SAFETY WEEK – Monday 17th – Sunday 23rd Oct.

“Working Smoke Alarms Saves Lives – Have you a plan if yours goes off”. Let’s STOP fire altogether –

In the event of fire dial 112 or 999, ask for Fire Brigade, give exact details of the location of the fire and if there is anyone in the house, remain calm and listen to the operator and answer any questions they ask. Further info at: from Wexford County. Fire Service.

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