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3rd April, 2022

Adamstown Parish Newsletter

Weekend of Sat 2nd & Sun 3rd April 2022



Community Centre Walking Track Membership:

New LED lights have been installed on the Walking Track and we hope that this will encourage more members to use the Walking Track.

Membership for 2022 is now due. Prices as follows:

– Individual €25.00

– Family (2 Adults and 2  children) €40.00

– Buddy members – 2 friends €40.00

Membership can be paid next Wednesday 6th April from 8.00pm – 9.00pm in the Community Centre OR envelopes available at Adamstown Post Office until next Friday 8th April.

Reminder: The Community Centre is available to rent contact Shane Walsh 087 9539291 for rates.


The next draw in the Adamstown Lotto takes place this Monday 4th April in the Community Centre for a Jackpot of €12,800. Be sure to buy a ticket – it could be your lucky day!

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


Mens – Intermediate A Football Rd 3 away to Cranford 9th April @ 6.45pm

Junior A Football away to Shels (Hollymount) 8th April @ 8.30pm

Rd 3 – Home game V St. James 17th April 6.30pm

All our under age games will be starting soon. Good luck to all involved. Please support these games if you can.

 One Club Fittest Family – Saturday 14th May

Adamstown GAA, Ladies Football & Camogie Club.

A day of fun for young & old. Senior/Adult team of 4 competitors. Junior obstacle course to challenge the kids.

BBQ all day.


Pat Byrne Memorial Road Run this Sunday 3rd April starting from Adamstown at 1.00 o’clock. All proceeds going to Adamstown & Raheen Community Centres.


Well done to Joe Mooney who won the Senior Men’s 3k Walk

 in Athlone in the final 2022 Leinster Indoor season setting a new championship best performance (12.27.71) no to be outdone his sister Ciara won the Junior 3k walk at the same event in a time of (16.19.37) A great achievement for the local family. They both head off to the Zchec Republic next weekend Joe 20k & Ciara 5K. Wishing them the best of luck.


Adamstown Tidy Towns would like to thank Wexford County Council for their Arts & Amenity Grant of €300 for tools.

Reminder – Annual Spring Clean please leave filled bags by the tree between the Church & Berry Sports by Tuesday 5th April.  Thank you.


Following the Christmas Day flooding event there was a number of bridges washed away or damaged, the most notable being the bridge on the R735 at Chapel. This bridge was completely washed away with little of the old bridge remaining. Being a busy regional road Wexford County Council wanted to get the road open again as quickly as possible. With this in mind they looked to acquire a temporary bridge to allow the road to open whilst permission was sought from the Office of Public Works for the bridge to be permanently replaced. This is a statutory process which has to be completed prior to any permanent works being carried out on a structure in a river. Cork County Council had a

temporary road bridge, which was being de-commissioned from another site and offered this bridge to Wexford so that

we could open the road as quickly as possible. Stabilisation works were carried out at the bridge to prevent further ravelling of the road and foundations were laid for the temporary bridge. Ramps, barriers, signs, surfacing and road markings were all installed to give plenty of time to road users to yield to oncoming traffic as the bridge is a give way system, allowing only one way traffic at a time. Once permission has been granted from the Office of Public Works the road will be closed again to allow the permanent structure to be installed. The bridge down-stream in Raheen was also damaged however this bridge was not washed away and therefore can be saved. It is a beautiful three arch bridge which will be repaired in the coming months.


Free Furniture Revamping in Adamstown Community Centre on 9th April & 10th April from 9.00am – 4.00pm.

Please contact Carmen at 085 1356610 or 051 442888 if interested or for further information.


A fantastic team performance against Greystones for our

U-15’s. A 1-0 victory has secured the lads a spot in the league final! . Jack Buckley with a goal and Player of the Match going to Daniel Murphy for a great performance. Mr. Ellard & Mr. McDonnell couldn’t be prouder.


“You give but little when you give of your possessions.

It is when you give of yourself that you truly give.”



Sat 2nd – Syl Furlong, Tomgarrow (A)

Also         Joe Kidd, Oldcourt (A)

   ”            Michael & Catherine Barron, Coongoue (A)

   ”            John Kehoe, Raheenduff (Month’s Mind)     

Sun 3rd – Noel & Maureen Whitty, Clonroche (A)

Sat 9th – John, Katie & Eileen Delaney, Oldcourt (A)

Also       Seán, Patrick & Kathleen Doyle, Ballyvergin (A)

Sun 10th – Johnny Crean, Clonard & Glenour (A)

Mon 4th April 9.30am – Margaret Kiely, Glenour (A)

Tue 5th 9.30am – Laurence, Ellen, Charlie Bradley,

 Doononey (A)      also Kitty Furlong, Taghmon (A)

Thurs 7th – John & Nellie Finn, Rathsilla (A) and deceased members of the Whelan family, Adamstown.

Friday 8th 7.30 pm- Mary McCabe, Rathsilla (A)

May they rest in peace.


Sat 2nd – Liam Whelan.    Sun 3rd – Callie Doyle

Sat 9th – Anthony McGee.  Sun 10th – Sheelagh Delaney.


Mass of Chrism will take place at St. Aidan’s Cathedral on Tuesday 12th April 2022 at 8.00pm.

You are asked to be seated by 7.30pm. Seating will be allocated on a first come, first served basis.

All Welcome!


We continue to reflect on t he synodal journey.

The Church has a mission to the world. As believers in Jesus Christ, we share in the responsibility to further that mission and share in the love of our neighbour and our common home on earth.

As a member of the Church in Ferns how can I support causes related to social justice, peace and climate change?


‘The Portuguese Way’

Fatima to A-Velha: 10th – 18th June 2022

From €315.00. Including

  • Private Bus Transfer from Lisbon Airport to Fatima

(time to experience the Holy Shrine during the afternoon & evening)

  • 8 Nights Hostel Accommodation B&B, 7 Walking Days. (rest time on the last day)
  • Private Bus Transfer from A-Velha to Lisbon Airport

Flights not included.  (Book early to get the best value Flights)

For more information Contact: 087 9451264

Director – Fr. Roger O’Neill.  Chaplain: Fr. James Cullen

Booking Subject to Availability: Katarina 021 4851764


The proceeds of the collection taken up in Saint Abban’s Church on last weekend came to €1,273.  Many thanks to all who so generously responded to the Appeal.

Beannacht De Libh.


Please help the work of Trócaire by giving what you can to their Lenten Appeal and by returning your Trócaire Box this Easter. Pope Francis in his Lenten Message said

Let us not grow tired of doing good…. goodness, together with love, justice, and solidarity, are not achieved once and for all; they have to be realised each day”


(Antonina Swierczynska -A Polish family living in Adamstown)

For the past 31 days, the world has been living on the edge and holding its breath watching the dramatic situation in Ukraine. The Russian invasion on the country has not only brought serious material damage, but also enormous human sacrifice. The breaking of basic human rights such as safety, shelter and nutrition is witnessed in Ukraine every day for the past month, and caught the attention of foreign countries.

Aid is being brought to Ukraine from many countries around the globe, for example, from its geographical neighbours such as the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Romania and Poland.

The latter has reached out to the suddenly war-consumed country almost immediately in a number of different ways, offering emergency, humanitarian and military aid.

Donations of food, clothes, medicine and other supplies made by Polish citizens are being constantly delivered to the Polish-Ukrainian border and given to war refugees. Apart from that, some military equipment has been sent to the nation as a sign of further support. 2.26 million refugees have crossed the Polish border since the start of the conflict in order to find hope for better days in Poland or further Europe. Crucial help and information is given to mothers and children at the border, as they are the majority of people escaping the current crisis. Solidarity with Ukraine is also shown by citizens throughout culture, for instance poetry, music and visual arts.

Here in Ireland, people also show great care and empathy towards their brothers and sisters in Ukraine. Dark times have come at its door, but with hope and faith in justice, freedom and the Lord, this obstacle will be over come to rise in glory and rebirth.


May those who need miracles, be blessed.

May whoever is feeling weak, be given strength.

May all those who carry heavy burdens, have their load lightened.

May your day be filled with happiness and peace.  Amen


 Exam Questions & Obviously the Wrong Answers

Q – Name all four seasons?

A – Salt, pepper, mustard and vinegar.

Q – How is dew formed?

A – The sun shines down on the grass and makes it perspire.

Q – What is a coma?

A – A coma is a punctuation mark, a bit like a full stop.

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