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27th November, 2022

Adamstown Parish Newsletter

Weekend of Sat 26th & Sun 27th November 2022  

Volume 22.  Number 47



The next draw in the Adamstown Lotto takes place this Monday 28th Nov in the Community Centre for a Jackpot of €15,000. Please leave books into Cullen’s by 8pm on draw night. Well worth a €2.00 ticket – it could be your numbers.


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.


Line Dancing in Adamstown Community Centre every Wednesday morning at 10.30am. Come along and enjoy the fun and exercise. For further information contact

Sarah on 087 9792483


It’s Pantomime Time Again – Sleeping Beauty

The count down is on. Tickets on sale now for our Pantomime Sleeping Beauty, which takes place in the College Sports Hall on December 14th, 15th & 16th.

Admission: Adults €9.00, OAP/Students €5.00

children €2.00.

Basketball win: Well done to our U-19 Girls Basketball tem on winning their quarter final. They played superb as a team. Special mention to Chloe Fernihough Doyle who showed great leadership and drive. Final score: Coláiste Abbain 32, Coláiste Áindriú 18.


A Famous Footballing First – Centenary 1893 – 1993

In Recognition of Selskar Young Irelands

Wexfords First All Ireland Football Champions 1893

Tom Hayes – capt: Tom Redmond – goal; Paddy Curran, John McGuinn, John Doyle, Nick Lacey, John O’Neill, John Phelan, Mick Curran, Jas Redmond, William O’Leary, Tom Hoey Redmond, Frank Boggan, Andy Furlong, Tommy O’Connor, Jack Bolger, Jack O’Connor.

A simple plaque outside Greenacres Restaurant in Wexford is inscribed

‘In recognition of Selskar Young Irelands Wexfords

First All-Ireland Football Champions 1893.

Who brought fame to their Parish and County’

Capt of that team Tom Hayes, is Betty O’Shea’s grandfather

(Taken From ‘Selskar 18’ – The Peoples College Wexford Genealogy Group 2022)


Huge congratulations to Adamstown Junior Footballers who defeated Multyfarnham in extra time to gain a place in the AIB Leinster Club Junior Final. Final score Adamstown 0-8. Multyfarnham 0-7.

The team was: Alan Bradley, Kevin Dunleavy, Lorcan French, Kieran Finn, Andrew Boland (capt) Michael Furlong  (0-2); Páraic Wickham, Paudie Barden, Colum Feeney (0-1); Michael Curtis, Tony French, Seán Barden, Dean Kehoe, Conor Hickey (0-4); Rúairí O’Brien (0-1); Subs: Mervan Moloney, Graham O’Reilly, James Dunleavy, Tadgh McDonald. Well done to all involved.

Incidentally the top scorer to date of the Leinster Junior Club Football Championship 2022 is Conor Hickey

It was lovely to see the Multyfarnahm GAA sending congratulations to Adamstown club & wishing them the best in the Leinster Final – a true sporting gesture.

It will be all roads leading to Chadwicks Wexford Park on Saturday next December 3rd when the

AIB Leinster Club Championships take place.

Intermediate Final 12.00pm St. Mogue’s, Fethard play Dunshaughlin (Meath)

Junior Final – St. Abban’s, Adamstown play Castletown (Meath) at 2.00pm.

 We wish both Adamstown & Fethard the very best of luck


Freshtoday are looking to hire a Canteen Operative in Adamstown National School. The successful candidate will be required to work from approximately Mon – Fri 9.00am – 2.00pm. These hours may change depending on school requirements.  Applicants should have the following abilities

Highly organised –  Self motivated -Work well on your own or a team.  Basic IT skills essential (email, MS Excel, MS Word, etc.)  Deli or canteen experience an advantage

Level 2 or 3 Food Hygiene or Food Safety Management an advantage but not essential

Garda Vetting required for this role

Must have good problem solving skills

Must be friendly with a positive attitude

This role requires standing throughout your shift and lifting of oven trays, and food boxes. Applicants must be physically fit, without neck, back or shoulder problems.

Please note the candidate will be employed by Fresh Today and not the Board of Management. The school has no influence in this process or additional information on this position. The school is simply sending out notification of the advertisement on behalf of Fresh Today.


We send our congratulations to Cecelia Heffernan who celebrated her 100th birthday on Tuesday last and wish her continued good health & happiness.

A wonderful milestone to reach.



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

Also          David & Betty Forrestal, Oldcourt (A)

Sun 27th – James Power, Raheenduff (A)

Sat 3rd Dec – Martin & Anna Mai Furlong, Castleview (A)

Sun 4th –         People of the Parish

Mass every weekday morning at 9.30am

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


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

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

Sat 10th – Anthony McGee    Sun 11th – Kathleen O’Connor


A Padre Pio Mass was held in St. Abban’s Church, Adamstown on Friday November 18th. It was celebrated by Fr. Bryan Shortall, OFM Cap., from Dublin, who is the National Director of the Padre Pio Apostolate and travels all over Ireland. Almost 300 people attended and there was a beautiful, spiritual atmosphere which is not unusual as one of his oft-quoted suggestions is: “Pray, hope and don’t worry”.

Thank you to Fr. Nolan, Fr. Michael Byrne and Fr. Bernard Cushen who assisted at the Mass and with confessions.

Thank you also to the Prayer Group committee who organised the celebration and all who helped in any way.

If you would like to get more information, there is a very useful book called ‘Padre Pio: Irish Encounters with the Saint’

written by Colm Keane and Una O’Hagan.


The Board of Management, Principal, Staff and entire school community of Adamstown National School extends their deepest condolences to our Secretary Joeleen and her young family on the unexpected death of her husband Ciarán Morrissey, Grange, Rathnure on Tuesday last. Sympathy also to Ciaran’s mother Nan, sister Catriona, brothers Damien, Cormac and Neil, extended Morrissey and Codd families, relatives, neighbours and friends.  Ciaran’s funeral Mass was celebrated in St. Anne’s Church, Rathnure on Saturday 26th followed by burial afterwards in Rathnure Cemetery.

May his gentle soul rest in peace.


We extend our deepest sympathy to Mick Connors, Woodview Drive on the death of his sister Alice Connors,

Clonroche and to her extended family. Her funeral Mass was celebrated in St. Clements Church, Cloughbawn on Thursday last with burial in St. Ibar’s Cemetery, Crosstown.

May she rest in peace.

We extend our sympathy also to the many relatives in Adamstown Parish of Paddy (Scrap) Murphy, High Street, Taghmon who died on Tuesday last. His funeral Mass took place in St. Fintan’s Church, Taghmon on Thursday last with burial in St. Fintan’s Cemetery. May he rest in peace.


The Annual collection for the St. Vincent de Paul (SVP)

organisation will be held nationwide on Saturday 10th & Sunday 11th December. The local Sacred Heart SVP Conference provides help and assistance throughout the year to people in the Parish of Adamstown, Parish of Newbawn and Curacy of Raheen. Our annual collection will therefore be held at all Masses on weekend of Sat 11th & Sun 12th Dec. Unfortunately, the increased cost of living, rising energy and food bills are putting a lot of pressure on the people we help. By supporting our Annual Appeal, you can help a local family through this winter.

Many of you regularly support our work. Thank you. Without this help, we simply would not be able to support our fellow Parishioners on your behalf. Any help given is greatly appreciated and please be assured it will be put to good use to help local people who are struggling.

ANCCR Area Development CLG

Area 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.


(Alive Catholic Monthly Newspaper)

“I’ve got a little tattoo for my Grandma with my Rosary beads. Every night before bed with my Grandma, we used to kneel down, we used to say our prayers….. I remember that with her, and to be honest, that stays with me. God has a funny way of figuring out life and where we are, and I do believe everything happens for a reason…. I was saying my prayers last night, and I said my prayers again before the game”

(Lily Agg, Irish International Football Player, interviewed after qualifying for the World Cup)


The circle of evergreen leaves

stands for God

who is without beginning

and without end.

The purple ribbon

and three purple candles

stand for penance and sorrow for sin.

The red candle stands for joy of living in

God’s way of love.

Today the first purple candle is lit as we

begin our preparations for the coming

of our Saviour Jesus Christ.

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