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25th December, 2022

Adamstown Parish Newsletter

Weekend of Sat 24th & Sun 25th December 2022 

Volume 22.  Number 51


The winning numbers in the Adamstown Lotto

Draw on Monday 19th December were: 10 – 26 – 27 – 29.

There was no Jackpot winner and just one match 3 player – Tom Furlong, Castleview who received €200. There was no online winners, this was the final draw for 2022. The next draw takes place in the Community Centre on Monday 9th January 2023 for a Jackpot of €15,000. The Lotto Committee would like to wish all their players, sellers, helpers on draw nights a Very Happy Christmas and a Peaceful New Year and thank you for your continued support.


Sponsor                                                           Winner

Stafford butchers -Turkey or Ham         Tomaz Swierczynska

Adamstown Pharmacy – Hamper             Niamh English

RFC Building – Hamper                           Bridget Colfer

Apex Swimming Pool -Family Passes        Bernie Conway

Apex Swimming Pool -Family Passes        Patrick Moran

Apex Swimming Pool -Family Passes        Annette Doheny

Leisure Max – Voucher                             Sean Cullen

Beauty & Soul  – Voucher                       Karen Monje

Chadwick’s Wx  – Drill & Tool set              Catherine English

Slaney View Motors – Voucher                 Hayley White

Whites Hotel – Family Swim Passes            Erna Gerber

Whites Hotel – Family Swim Passes            Jim Larkin

Whites Hotel –  – Family Swim Passes            Daniel Payne

Whites Hotel  – Family Swim Passes             Lisa Egan

Whites Hotel – Family Swim Passes           Catherine English

Turkut’s Barbers Enniscorthy – Voucher     Mary Fortune

Wexford Arts Centre  – €20 voucher        Kamila Swierczynska

Super Valu Enniscorthy  – Voucher              Hannes Smit

Clonroche Pharmacy  – Hamper                   Ann Redmond

Brandon House Hotel – Lunch for 2       Yevhenila Syzomiathykova

Glanbia New Ross  – Sierra Aqua Jacket         Martin Byrne

Riverside Park Hotel   – Dinner for 2                Brid Ingram

Johnstown Castle  – Family Day Pass            Anna English

MySport – Voucher                                         Lisa Egan

Cullen’s Gala – Hamper                                  James Kelly

Whitford House Hotel – €40 voucher          Sheelagh Delaney

Wallace’s Wellington Bridge €50 voucher   Yvonne English

Dunnes Stores – €50 voucher                    Catherine English

Dunnes Stores – €50 voucher                    Fiona Holohan

Arc Cinema – Voucher                                Sean Cullen

Mr. Oil – €50 voucher                                  Pat Skelton

Power Maintenance & Fitting – Hamper   Andreas Bradley

Fresh Today – €100 One4All voucher       Ruby Cullen

Thanks so much to all our generous sponsors without whose support our very successful draw would not be possible.

Thanks to everyone who bought or sold tickets.

THOUGHT FOR THE WEEK  (Author unknown)

Today you could be talking to someone who is trying their best not to fall apart. So whatever you do today, do it with kindness in your heart.


Winter Fuel Raffle Winners

1st prize – €600 fuel bundle – Amy Stafford, Enniscorthy

2nd prize – €400 fuel bundle – Pat Martin, Wellington Bridge

3rd prize — €100 fuel voucher Centra, Ballinaboola – Aoife O’Gorman.

4th prize – €100 Texoil voucher – Babs Kent, Newbawn.

5th prize – €100 Texoil voucher – Tom Power, Arthurstown.

Congratulations to all our winners. Many thanks to our sponsors, sellers and anyone who purchased a ticket.

Your support is greatly appreciated.

Annual General Meeting of Adamstown Ladies Football

Takes place on Sunday 8th January at 4pm in Adamstown Community Centre. Nominations for Officers of Club 2023, Motions & Recommendations for AGM to be submitted to secretary ( by 1st Jan please.

Parents, Players, Members, new Members, past Players who would like to help & contribute to running our club are welcome to come along to our AGM. This is your chance to have your say about how our club in run.


Well done to Joe Mooney who came 1st in the National Senior 35k race walk and 3rd in the National 20k race walk in Raheny recently. That’s a wrap for 2022 what a wonderful way to end the year on a high. Continued success Joe.


A huge congratulations to all involved in the Pantomime ‘Sleeping Beauty’ which the students performed over three nights last week in the College. What a brilliant group of young performers – thoroughly enjoyed by all.

A big thank you to Ms. Quirke for giving up months of her personal time to put this show together, the panto students presented her with a lovely gift.

We celebrated our most special tradition this week with the annual 6th Year Christmas Dinner. The Christmas spirit is well and truly here with lots of laughter, craic, singing and fun as both teachers and students shared a delicious Christmas meal together.

Thank you Pauline, Cáit and Linda & TY team for serving up an incredible meal with all the trimmings.


Sat 24th – 9.30am – 2pm.

Sun 25th – CLOSED & Mon 26th – CLOSED

Tues 27th – 10am – 2pm.

Wed, Thur, Fri – 9am – 6pm

Sat  9.30am – 6pm.

Sun 1st January – CLOSED

Mon 2nd Jan – CLOSED.

Wishing all our customers a Happy Christmas

Mass Monday – Friday next week at 11.00am.



Sat 24th –  People of the Parish

Sun 25th – Edward, Kitty & John Buckley, Brocurra

and           Pat O’Connor (A)

Sat 31st –  Michael Whelan, Tomgarrow (A)

also          Fred O’Brien, Dublin (Month’s Mind)

Sun 1st Jan – James & Lila Kent, Adamstown (A)

Pray for Jim & Mary Connors, The Hill, Alice & Mary Connors, Woodview Drive, Hughie & Jim Connors, The Hill.

Paddy Connors, The Hill

Pray for Mary & John Furlong, Misterin and deceased members of the Furlong family, Misterin (A)

Pray for Josie Galway, Breezemount (A)

May they rest in peace.


We extend our deepest sympathy to Ann Walsh and family, Coonogue on the death of her brother Frank Chambers, Assaly Little, Killinick on Friday 16th December. His funeral Mass was celebrated on Tuesday 20th December in St. Mary’s Church, Ballymore followed by burial in Ballymore Cemetery.

May he rest in peace.

We offer our condolences also to Alma, Danny & Stephen Gorman, Tomgarrow and all the family, on the death of Alma’s mother Mrs Breda Dempsey, St. Joseph’s Home, Ferrybank, Waterford & formerly The Sycamores, Dunmore Rd, Waterford and Enniscorthy on 16th December. Her funeral Mass was celebrated in St. Mary’s Church, Ballygunner, Waterford on 19th Dec followed by burial in the adjoining cemetery.

May she rest in peace.

We extend our condolences to Moira & Michael O’Gorman, Kellystown and all the family on the death of Moira’s mother Mrs. Margaret Murphy, Ballyrouragh, Slieverue, Kilkenny.

Her funeral Mass was celebrated in The Church of the Assumption, Slieverue on Wednesday 14th December, followed by burial in the adjoining Cemetery.

May she rest in peace.


The death occurred on Thursday 22nd Dec of Mary Flood (née Larkin) Oldcourt, Adamstown. To her son Eunan, daughter Mary J., grandchildren, extended family, neighbours and friends our deepest sympathy. Mary’s funeral Mass was celebrated in St. Abban’s Church on Saturday 24th followed by burial in Cloughbawn Cemetery.

May her gentle soul rest in peace.


‘Where My Word is unspoken,

In the land of lobelias and tennis flannels

The rabbit shall burrow and the thorn revisit,

The nettle shall flourish on the gravel court,

And the wind shall say: “Here were decent godless people;

Their only monument the asphalt road

And a thousand lost golf balls’

(T. S. Eliot, Choruses from ‘The Rock’)


Pope Francis has recognised the martyrdom of a married couple with 7 children who were killed by the Nazis for hiding a Jewish family in their home in Poland. On Dec 17th Pope Francis signed a decree on the martyrdom of Józef and Wiktoria Ulma, who were executed along with all their children in 1944. The World Holocaust Remembrance Centre has honoured the couple at Righteous Among the Nations for the sacrifice of their lives. With the recognition of their martyrdom by the pope, the Polish couple can now be beatified with their seven children (including one unborn)

Early on March 24th, 1944, a Nazi patrol surrounded the home of the couple on the outskirts of the village of Markowa in southeast Poland. They discovered eight Jewish people who had found refuge on the Ulma farm and executed them.

The Nazi police then killed Wiktoria, who was 7 months pregnant, and Józef. As children began to scream at the sight of their murdered parents, the Nazis shot them too; Stanislawa, age 8; Barbara, 7; Wladyslaw, 6; Franciszek, 4, Antoni, 3; and Maria, 2.  Pope Francis signed the decree on their martyrdom on his 86th birthday, advancing 15 other causes for canonization, including recognizing the heroic virtue of Matteo Ricci, a well-known 17th century Jesuit missionary in China.

MARY’S DREAM  (Author unknown)

“I had a dream, Joseph. I don’t understand it, not really, but I think it was about a birthday celebration for our Son.

I think that’s what it was all about. ” The people had been preparing for it for weeks. They decorated their houses and bought new clothes and lots of expensive gifts.

It was peculiar though, because the presents were not for our Son.  They wrapped them in beautiful paper and tied them with lovely bows and stacked them under a tree.

Yes, a tree, Joseph, right in their house. They also decorated the tree. The branches were full of glowing balls and sparkling ornaments. There was a figure on the top of the tree. It looked like an angel might look.  Oh, it was beautiful. Everyone was laughing and happy. They were all excited about the gifts. They gave the gifts to each other, Joseph, not to our Son.

 I don’t think they even knew Him. They never mentioned His name. Doesn’t it seem odd for people to go to all that trouble to celebrated someone’s birthday if they don’t know Him.

I had the strangest feeling that, if our Son had gone to this celebration, He would have been intruding.

Everything was so beautiful, Joseph, and everyone so gay, but it made me want to cry. How sad for Jesus – not to be wanted at His own birthday party. I’m glad it was only a dream. How terrible, Joseph, if it had been real”

Christmas Greetings

Wishing all families a Happy & Peaceful Christmas

Nollaig Shona Dhuit

Wesolych Swiat Bozego Narodzenia (Polish)

Craciun Fericit (Romanian)

Veseloho Rizdva (Ukranian)

A warm welcome to all celebrating Christmas in Adamstown 2022

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