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19th March, 2023

Adamstown Parish Newsletter

Weekend of Sat 18th & Sun 19th March 2023   

Volume 23.  Number 10



The next draw in the Adamstown Lotto takes place in the Community Centre this Monday 20th March for a Jackpot of €15,000. Do buy a ticket and give yourself a chance.

Please leave books back in Cullen’s by 8pm on draw night.


Winner Alright!!! –

New Ross District Coiste na nOg

Club of the Year – Adamstown

A fantastic achievement, which is in recognition of the hard work of so many people. Hearty well done to all our players, coaches, and parents. To all our sponsors, supporters and club members – we could not achieve these accolades without your valued input which is greatly appreciated.

What a great start to 2023!  Looking forward to seeing everyone back on the sidelines in the coming weeks, the community effort and collective spirit is helping the club to drive forward is truly inspiring.


Well done to all those who came out on Tuesday 7th March to support the Alan Bradley Walk for Holles Street / NMH Foundation, raising over €3,500 for this fantastic charity.

Upcoming Event –

Adamstown GAA Oneclub Night at the Dogs

Family night on Thursday 6th April

Kids races, Face painting. Admission €10, children free.

More details to follow.

DAFFODIL DAY – 24th March 2023

Daffodil Day 2023 will take place on 24th March. We are asking the local community to come out and support us as you have done over the last number of years. We also need your help in providing fresh daffodils for our big fundraising day. Please drop your daffodils to the Legion of Mary Hall, Enniscorthy on Thursday evening 23rd March from 5.30pm – 7.30pm. We are always looking for volunteers who may have an hour or two to spare on the day, if you would like to help phone Catherine on 087 2988459 Thanks for your continued support. For further information on the Irish Cancer Society’s services and work in the area of cancer prevention and research, visit

THE MONTH OF MARCH -(Eugene Daley, Ireland’s Own)

Once St. Patrick’s Day is over, we move into the end of Lent and on to Easter. The date of Easter Sunday each year is still fixed with regard to the phases of the moon, which is why it shifts from year to year. Easter Sunday is the first Sunday after the full moon, after the Spring Equinox, which falls around 21st March, so it always falls on a waning moon, traditionally a time when light turns inwards. Most sowing of seed took place in March. It was also a season where fertility of the soil and livestock was prayed for.  March is also a month of varied winds with the old saying

 ‘March comes in like a lion and goes out like a lamb’



The Pat Byrne Memorial Road Run in Adamstown on Sunday 2nd April 2023. Registration from 11.30am & start at 1.00pm.

All vehicles welcome, not bikes please. Your support is much appreciated. All proceeds in Aid of Cemetery Funds.

Adamstown Cemetery Committee Notice:

We are deeply grateful to Shamrock Vintage Club for their generosity in donating proceeds from this event for Cemetery Funds.

It costs approximately €3,500 per year to maintain and keep the Cemetery in a manner fitting to the memory of our deceased family and friends. This fundraiser is a once-off event and we are asking for your support in making it a huge success. If you are not taking part in the Run, we ask if you could donate €20 towards the fundraiser, also people resident outside the Parish and who have a family grave in the Cemetery. Those taking part in the Run will be having tea & scones before setting off and soup, sandwiches & confectionery on their return, and we would appreciate offers in providing food for this also. As is usual with these events there will be a Raffle and items for this will also be welcome.

Due to Covid happening over 2 years and no Patron being held, funds have seriously decreased. Please help us to be able to keep our Cemetery in a manner fitting to the memory of our deceased family and friends, as one day it will also become our the resting place too.

Note: Committee meeting this Wednesday March 22nd in the Parochial House at 8.30pm.




Written by local man Danny Doyle, Glenour, copies are still available from Danny Doyle, Glenour (contact 053 9240546) or in Cullen’s Gala shop. All proceeds from the book going to Sr. Helen Delaney, Uganda Fund.

WEXFORD CO. COUNCIL – Age Friendly Strategy

Join your local Older People’s Council

Older People’s Councils are established in every local authority area of Ireland under the Age Friendly Programme.

They are a vehicle to bring the voice of older people into local Government and help to inform private and public service provisions.  Join us and get your voice heard.

New Ross Area Meeting – Horse & Hound Hotel

Tuesday 28th March 2.00pm – 3.30pm.


“STATUE OF LIBERTY”  is an anagram of




Sat 18th – Sean, Patrick, Kathleen Doyle, Ballyvergin (A)

Sun 19th – Maria O’Gorman, Kellystown (Month’s Mind)

Sat 25th – People of the Parish

Sun 26th – People of the Parish.

Pray for Peggy Grafton (née Thorpe) Newtown (A)

Pray for Father Jay Galway (A)

May they rest in peace.

Feast Day this week:

Saturday 25th – Feast of the Annunciation of the Lord

‘Giving her consent to God’s word, Mary becomes the mother of Jesus’

Morning Mass each weekday at 9.30am.

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


Sat 18th – Liam Whelan.   Sun 19th – Sheelagh Delaney

Sat 25th – Anthony McGee.  Sun 26th – Callie Doyle

Sat 1st April – Annette English.  Sun 2nd – Kay Whelan.


Parish Cell Prayer Group takes place every Monday night at 7.30pm at Anthony McGee’s house, The Leap, Adamstown.



A Pastor asked an older farmer, decked out in bib overalls, to say grace for the morning breakfast. “Lord, I hate buttermilk”, he farmer began. The visiting pastor opened one eye to glance at the farmer and wonder where this was going. The farmer loudly proclaimed, “Lord, I hate lard.” Now the pastor was growing concerned. Without missing a beat, the farmer continued, “And Lord, you know I don’t much care for raw white flour”. The pastor once again opened an eye to glance around the room and saw that he wasn’t the only one to feel uncomfortable. Then the farmer added, “But Lord when you mix them all together and bake them, I do love warm fresh biscuits. So Lord, when things come up that we don’t like, when life gets hard, when we don’t understand what you’re saying to us, help us to just relax and wait until you are done mixing. It will probably be even better than biscuits.


Mass of Chrism on Tuesday 4th April 2023 at 7.30pm

At St. Aidan’s Cathedral, Enniscorthy.

You are asked to be seated by 7.00pm.

Seating will be allocated on a first come, first served basis.

All Welcome.


Sport teaches us the power of community instead of the power of one. It teaches us that we need to expand our minds and embrace a vision in which the group imperative takes precedence over individual glory; to move from thinking about ‘me’ to thinking about ‘we’ – because the most crucial lesson sport teaches us is that selflessness is the key.

There is no me in team.

(Beautiful Thoughts for Beautiful Minds – John Scally)


Eulogy spoken at her funeral Mass:

We are all gathered here because of Cait. Most likely because she used to laugh, because Cait made us all laugh.

The laughing stopped on Friday 10th when she was called home to heaven. March 10th was also her Granny Molly’s birthday, 110 years since she was born. Granny Molly was a bit of a devil on her birthday. No matter what gift she was given she would give it away. This year Granny, Cait is your gift. Look after her, cherish her and enjoy the laughs as we have here on earth.

In the few days since she passed away, we have heard many stories of Cait’s antics from those who knew her, going all the way back to primary school. Most of those stories are not suitable for sharing in public, but there is one story from her secondary school religion teacher. Being new to the school, the teacher was a little anxious heading into the second years. As it was religion class she had a bible with her. Cait put up her hand, !Sister, sister. We finished that one last year”. No point going over that again! Cait always said it as she saw it.  In the front of the church with us, for the funeral service, there is a group of angels from Acquired Brain injury Ireland. Cait’s family is grateful for their loving care, kindness and concern for Cait. Their attention to detail to her around the clock and anticipation of her needs gave us great comfort. We thank them for singing and dancing with her for the last sixteen years and thank them for not taking offence at some of the nick names she called them. We are forever grateful.

Hospice teams tell us that one question people ask at the end of their lives is “Was I loved?” By listening to Cait’s friends’ stories and looking around the church on this day of her funeral we know she was loved.

 We were all privileged to have known and loved her.

Some words from Cait’s team in Acquired Brain Injury

Cait lived in Grancore since 2007 and during that time she touched the hearts of everyone who crossed her path.

Cait loved nothing more than to make people laugh and was well known for her humour, she was very jovial in her nature. Cait’s colourful language, her love of dancing and eclectic taste in music, her love of singing Christmas songs all year around left everyone who met her with very fond memories. Cait had a smile which would melt you and spending even a few minutes with her was sure to brighten up anyone’s day. Cait will be greatly missed by her fellow residents, the Wexford Staff team and also by the many people who were lucky to meet her over the years.

Rest in peace Cait.


Heavenly Father,

We lift up all mothers today and thank them for their guidance and love.

We ask you to bless them with your own special love today and always. Amen.

JUST A THOUGHT – As seen on a Fridge Magnet!

All the little things we could do but sometimes don’t –

Remember that M is for MOTHER not for MAID

Happy Mother’s Day  to all Mothers.

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