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26th February, 2023

Adamstown Parish Newsletter

Weekend of Sat 25th & Sun 26th February 2023 

Volume 23.  Number  8.



The winning numbers in the Adamstown Lotto Draw on Monday 20th February were: 9 – 14 – 17 – 20. There was no Jackpot winner including online players. Just one match three player – Chloe Murray, Templenacro who received €200. The next draw is on Monday 6th March in the Community Centre for a Jackpot of €15,000. Keep on buying the tickets – it could be you next time!


On next Friday 3rd March 2023 at 8pm in Adamstown Community Centre there is a Book Launch. Local man Danny Doyle, Glenour is launching his book about the ‘Rise and Fall of the Dance Halls of Ireland’ and also included is the One Hundred Anniversary of the Civil War in the Adamstown area.

Danny has put a lot of work over many months compiling this book, and you are all invited to come along to the Community Centre on Friday night, for what will be a wonderful event. On stage will be Theresa and the Stars. Light refreshments will be served and it’s open to everyone free of charge. All proceeds from the book sales are going to a local woman Sr. Helen Delaney who has spent many years in Uganda looking after the poor and marginalized. So do come along and have a chat with Danny, a cuppa and support Sr. Helen also. Looking forward to seeing you all there.


Well done to all our local girls who have been selected on the Wexford U-14 & U-16 Football panel. A tremendous honour for the girls, their families and the club. A testament to all the great work being done at underage level.

Now keep going girls as you are extremely talented players.

Minor Panel: Caragh McDonald, Eilis Roche, Ella Furlong, Niamh Bates, Niamh English.

U-16 Panel: Sjoke Finn.


New Classes starting in Adamstown Community Centre, starting on Tuesday 7th March.

18:30 – 20:00 – the better health weight loss club.

19:15 – 20:00 – strength & conditioning.

6 weeks duration. Contact Sarah on 087 0627563



On Tuesday 7th March at 9pm in Raheen Community Centre there is a meeting for members of the Shamrock Vintage Club and Adamstown Cemetery Committee. This meeting is to arrange for the Pat Byrne Tractor Run which will take place on 1st Sunday in April, the proceeds from this run is being kindly donated to Adamstown Cemetery Committee for the upkeep of the Cemetery.


Well done to Joe Mooney, who came 4th in the National Senor Indoor 5k Walk with a new personal best of 20min 25 recently. 


Our little Pigmy kids were delighted to get out on grass for the first time on Wednesday, have a look on our Facebook page and see the fun they had. Our ever-growing school farm is an incredible asset to our school where students get a hands on experience learning all things agricultural and farming! Thanks to Mr. O’Connor for his ongoing commitment to developing this programme for our students.

Our LCA students took a trip to Beechdale Garden Centre and Johnstown Castle during the week as part of their key tasks for Ag/Hort. Thank you to Beechdale and Johnstown Castle for providing very informative guided tours.


Sunday, April 2nd. 10.15am –

The Promenade, Enniscorthy

Hope and Dream 10 will take place on Sunday 2nd April in aid of Cancer Support Centre CLG. We look forward to your participation and support. Similar to last year, the proceeds will go to supporting our services for clients. These include support worker assessment and support, counselling, reflexology, massage, lymphoedema treatment, bra and prosthesis fittings along with all our support groups. We are in the process of redeveloping the Centre and incorporating the new premises into the old. We are offering the choice of a virtual event again this year along with the option of 10km and 10 mile. Hope and Dream continues to be a major event in the South East.  The money raised over the past 11 years has made a huge difference to the quality of life for hundreds of people across Co. Wexford.    –  Phone 087 2379035.

So please, do the best you can….

if we do nothing – nothing will happen.


Ladies, have you been thinking of taking up golf? Now is the time to do it. New Ross Golf Club is currently exploring the possibility of running a Get into Golf Programme for Ladies in late spring/early summer. It would be a six to eight week introduction to golf with lessons from the club pros and simple scrambles with no commitment beyond finding out if the game is for you!. We will provide golf clubs. If you would like to try it out, leave your name with club administrator Claire on 051 421433. Running the programme will be dependant on sufficient numbers.



Sat 25th – Peg, Jay & Michael Roche, Ballyshannon (A)

Also          John, Elizabeth French & deceased members of

                 the French family, Oldcourt (A)

Sun 26th – Gillian Bradley, Ballyergin & Julian Rothwell (A)

Also            Aidan Hickey, Kellystown (A)

Sat 4th March – Nicholas & Bridie Wickham, Tomgarrow (A)

Also             Philip & Elizabeth Jackman and

     Hannah & Danny Falvey, Raheenduff (A)

Sun 5th –     Greg, Annie & Nell Bolger, Misterin (A)

Thursday 2nd March 9.30am – Edward Whelan, Brocurra (A)

May they rest in peace.

Mass each weekday morning at 9.30am

Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament every Thursday from 10.00am – 1.00pm


Sat 25th – Ellie Walsh            Sun 26th – Kathleen O’Connor

Sat Mar 4th – T.J. McDonald.  Sun 5th Neasa Cloney

Sat 11th – Cáit Bradley           Sun 12th – Betty O’Shea


The 50th annual Trócaire Lenten Appeal was officially launched this week, with this year’s milestone appeal focusing on the millions facing hunger in Somalia.  Over the past five decades, the Trócaire Box has become one of the most identifiable charity collection methods in Ireland, and is familiar to almost every parish in Ireland. The charity was established by Catholic bishops in 1973, to respond to famine and flooding in Bangladesh. The initial campaign raised £250,000 and started a long-running bond between the public and the organization. This year, it aims to aid those facing a protracted drought in Somalia, which has left almost half the population at risk of starvation.

Please take home a Trócaire Box with you and give what you can over this Lenten Season.


Trócaire 50th Anniversary Prayer

The following prayer has been composed for the occasion.

We pray for God’s blessing on the work of Trócaire.

We pray that all people may continue to work together for the respect of our shared human dignity.

We thank God for the partners and generous supporters who have enabled Trócaire to continue their work for over fifty years.

Empowering communities to work together for a just world.

We pray for peace and may that peace be mine and yours,

and with all people experiencing crisis in our world. Amen.


Today, the nature that surrounds us is no longer admired, but “devoured”. We must return to contemplation; so as not to be distracted by a thousand useless things, we must find silence, for the heart not to become sick, we must be still.

(Pope Francis)


7 Corporal Works of Mercy are:

To feed the hungry.

To give drink to the thirsty.

To clothe the naked.

To give shelter to travellers.

To visit the sick.

To visit the imprisoned.

To bury the dead.


A new priest in a small parish spent the first few months of his ministry calling on his parishioners to be actively involved in the parish. But they would hardly turn up to any of his services. Desperate, one day he placed a notice in the local newspaper stating that as the parish was dead, it was his duty to give it a decent funeral. The funeral would be held on the following weekend. Morbidly curious, the whole parish turned out. At the front of the church, they saw a high coffin smothered in flowers. The preacher carried out his funeral rites in the usual way and preached a homily; then he invited his congregation to step forward and pay their last respects to the dearly beloved who had departed. The long line filed by. Each mourner peeped into the coffin and turned away guilty, sheepish look, for in the coffin, tilted at the correct angle was a large mirror. Everyone saw themselves.

(Beautiful Thoughts for Beautiful Minds – John Scally)


Bethany Bereavement Support Group are there if you need to call them. The volunteers have a private meeting room if you wish to share your grief. They hold a Drop-In Service on the first Thursday of every month at 11.00am at St. Michael’s Pastoral Centre, Michael Street, New Ross.

The confidential telephone number is:  087 3846577.


Peace is a daily, weekly, a monthly process, gradually changing opinions, slowly eroding old barriers, quietly building new structures. And however undramatic the pursuit of peace, that pursuit must go on.

SNOWDROPS       (Margaret Dixon)

The Snowdrops bloom – and yet I know,

That born of wind and rain,

These flowers – so like the driven snow –

Are part of joy and pain.

For joy and pain have each a part,

Within our lives to play,

And smiles and tears come to the heart,

Most every passing day.

And, if perchance the pain should be

Almost too much to bear,

May some sad heart, within my life,

Find Snowdrops growing there.

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