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20th November, 2022

Adamstown Parish Newsletter

Weekend of Sat 19th & Sun 20th November 2022  

Volume 22.  Number 46



The winning numbers in the Adamstown Lotto draw on Monday 14th Nov were: 7 – 15 – 23 – 25. There was no Jackpot winner including online, and just one match 3

player – John O’Brien, Ballyvergin who won €200. The next draw is on Monday 28th November in the Community Centre for a Jackpot of €15,000. Keep on buying the tickets – it could be you next time.


Christmas Craft Fair:

Christmas Craft Fair takes place on Sunday 4th December in the Community Centre from 11.00am – 4.00pm.Some spaces are still available and if any crafters would like to book a table please contact – Ann Marie on 087 3888090

Real Christmas Trees will also be available to purchase on the day.


A huge congratulations to the Adamstown Senior Ladies footballers who became Div 1 League Champions on Saturday last in the Halo Tiles Centre of Excellence when with a terrific second half they defeated a strong Clonee team to be crowned League Champions for 2022.

The final score was Adamstown 1-10  to Clonee 1-07.

The team was; Leann Delaney, Ella English, Áine Shannon (capt) Cora Flood, Róisin Dillon, Katie English, Grace Cloney, Leah Furlong, Róisin Stephenson, Niamh English, Isobel English, Caragh McDonald (1-1); Sandra White, Cathy O’Brien (0-7); Jasmine Martin (0-1); Subs: Ella Furlong.  Well done ladies & trainers, mentors & all involved.


Wishing Adamstown Men’s Junior Footballers the very best of luck as the play Multyfarnham, Co. Westmeath in the Leinster Club Semi-Final in Westmeath this Saturday.


Line Dancing will take place in Adamstown Community Centre on Wednesday 23rd November at 10.30am

Excellent for Strong Bones, Blood pressure, Cholesterol, Meeting new people, Great fun while you exercise.


Ellen Connors, Camross Hill and Gerry Connors, County Kildare celebrated their Marriage at Nuptial Mass in Saint Abban’s Church on Tuesday November 8th. We congratulate them and pray that they may have a long and happy life together.

Our best wishes also to Natasha O’Malley Moore, Tomgarrow and Mark Slevin, Caim whose Marriage was solemnised at Saint Abban’s Church on Friday November 11th.

Saol Fáda agus Beanncht De Oraibh.


Adamstown ICA Guild held their monthly meeting on Wednesday 9th November at 8pm in the Community Centre. Our President, Anne Stafford welcomed everyone and had a special welcome for new member Mary Doyle “Welcome aboard Mary”. After the prayer & singing My Land it was down to business. Secretary Mary Lawlor read the minutes, which were adopted, and Treasurer Breda Bolger gave us a run down on finances. All monies for Sponsored Walk not in yet, but it’s looking like our most successful walk to date and money will go towards funding the Senior Citizens Christmas Party. This will be held in the Horse & Hound, Ballinaboola on Sunday 11th December at 1.00 o’clock, invitations will be out soon.  Our members have been busy training for the Bowling Competition to be held next Thursday night November 24th in Leisure Max, Wexford, and good luck ladies.

 A number of members will be heading to see the Musical Joseph & His Amazing Dream Coat in St. Michael’s Theatre on Wednesday 23rd November. Competition for the nicest Christmas tree decoration made from recyclable material was won by Anne Stafford. A lovely tea was served by Mary Lawlor & Callie Doyle, thank you ladies.

Next monthly meeting and the last one of the year will be held on Wednesday 14th December in the Community Centre at 8pm. New members always welcome.

ANCCR Area Development CLGArea Development Ltd, Raheen, Clonroche.ANCCR Area Development CLG have vacancies for the following positions Community Employment General Operatives in the following areas, Adamstown, Newbawn, Cushinstown/Terrerath, Caroreigh and Clonroche. Community Employment Childcare Assistant in Adamstown /Raheen. In order to apply for any of the above positions you need to be over 21 years and in receipt of a qualifying social welfare payment for 12 months. If interested in any of those positions,please contact your local Intreo Office or phone Kay, CE Supervisor at ANCCR on 087 4144313. We would love to hear from you.    


Sister Agnes Agbom who has been a Post Graduate student at St. Patrick’s College for some years was conferred with a Doctorate in Theology in Maynooth on Saturday 12th November. Sister Agnes who is a native of Nigeria is a regular visitor to Adamstown and we look forward to congratulating her on her well-deserved achievement.



Sat 19th – Joe & Peg Kelly, Coonogue (A)

Also          Patrick Cullen, Adamstown (A)

Sun 20th – Mary Teresa & Michael Delaney, Brocurra (A)

Sat 26th – For all who died during the past year.

Also          David & Betty Forrestal, Oldcourt (A)

Sun 27th – James Power, Raheenduff (A)

May they rest in peace.


Sat 19th – Annette English.   Sun 20th – Betty O’Shea

Sat 26th – Ellie Walsh            Sun 27th – Sheelagh Delaney

Sat 3rd Dec – Liam Whelan   Sun 4th – Neasa Cloney

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

No morning Mass this week – Mass at 7.30pm each evening for the Holy Souls


Confessions will be heard on Saturday at 7pm before the Vigil Mass & on Sundays before 10.30am Mass


We all need to make a contribution to halt the destruction of our common home and to restore nature; governments, businesses and citizens – we must act like brothers and sisters who share the Earth, the common home that God has given us.

(Wexford Parish Newsletter)


The death occurred on Wednesday 16th November of

Rev. John French, retired Parish Priest of Horeswood. We extend our deepest sympathy to his family and relatives in Adamstown and surrounding areas. His funeral Mass was celebrated in St. James Church, Horeswood on Saturday 19th November followed by burial in Clochrán Cemetery, Newbawn.

May his gentle soul rest in peace.

PRAYER FOR THE WEEK – Morning Prayer

For what I have I give thanks.

What I need I place into your hands, Lord.

Help me to see your face in all those I meet today and to show them the same love that you have for me.

I unite myself with all those who are poor, ill or who are suffering or wounded this day.

May I experience the relief and healing I need and be given a chance today to alleviate someone else’s pain or suffering in some small way.



We Shall Remember Them

November Masses for the Holy Souls as follows:

Monday Nov 21st – Tomgarrow, Misterin, Rathkyle & Adamstown.

Tuesday Nov 22nd – Oldcourt, Brocurra, Doononey & Fairfields.

Wednesday Nov 23rd – Glenour, Ballyvergin, Rathsilla & The Barracks.

Thursday Nov 24th – Newtown, The Leap, Knockreigh & Coonogue.

Friday Nov 25th – Kellystown, Chapel, Raheenduff & Woodview Drive.

Sat Nov 26th – For all who have died during the year.

Each evening we will gather in St.Abban’s Oratory at 7.30pm

All present will receive a candle, which will be left lighting before the Blessed Sacrament after Mass.

You are welcome to come every night or any other night.

All Masses will be celebrated in the big Church.


We remember in our prayers the following people who have died since last November.

Bridget Naughnane, Killurin

Philomena Doyle, Barry’s Cross

Patrick & Kathleen Furlong, Raheenduff

Mamie Alyward, Ballyvergin & Glenmore

Jim Pender, Raheenkennedy

Peg Roche, Ballyshannon

John Kehoe, Raheenduff Lane

Michael Roche, Tinnecarrig & Ballyshannon

Sean Whelan, Kellystown

Patrick Bradley,Coonogue

Richard (Dick) Fortune, Doononey

Tom Walsh, Coonogue

Pat O’Gorman, Kellystown

Frank O’Gorman, Kellystown

Richard Furlong,Coonogue

M.J. Booth, Adamstown

Mosey Furlong, Ferns & Coonogue

Annastacia Ring,  Rocklane, Adamstown

Tommy Furlong, Raheenduff

Johnny Bradley, Ballyvergin

Thomas (Cha) Sinnott, Dungarvan

Trevor Booth, Waterford & Enniscorthy.

Very Rev Canon Tommy Doyle, Former Parish Priest

May They Rest in Peace.


We have only one life

Time is short.

Yesterday is over.

Tomorrow is not yet in our hands.

Live today.

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