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10th April, 2022

Adamstown Parish Newsletter

Weekend of Sat 9th & Sun 10th April 2022

Volume 23   Number 15



The winning numbers in the Adamstown Lotto draw on Monday 4th April were: 9 – 12 – 26 – 30. There was no Jackpot winner and no match three winners including online.

4 Lucky Dip winners: Callie Doyle, Knockreigh, Dale Kirwan, Misterin, Laura Murphy, Adamstown & Vincent Finn, Kellystown each received €50. The next draw is on Monday 18th April for a great Jackpot of €13,000. Well worth a €2 ticket.


Well done to Ciara and Joe Mooney in Zchek this week, a new personal best for Ciara finished 13th in 5K (27.42), Joe finished 53rd in 20K 89.47, massive personal best for Joe by over 6 minutes and breaking the 90 minute barrier,

never know where you would see an Adamstown singlet.

Well done, great role models for the club


Annual Walking Track Membership

Members of the Community Centre Committee will be at the Centre Monday evening 11th April from 6.30pm – 7.30pm to collect membership monies.  Individual membership €25

Buddy Membership (2 adults) €40. Family (2 adults & 2 children) €40. Envelopes are available at Adamstown Post Office for those who can’t make it on Monday night.

The committee would like to thank all those who have paid membership to date. The money helps with the upkeep of the Community Centre and the walking track, both of which are an integral part of our community.

Vintage Run

Adamstown Community Centre would like to express their gratitude to the Shamrock Vintage Club for donating half of the proceeds of their recent Vintage run for the general upkeep of the Community Centre. A massive thanks also to the ICA ladies who laid out a fine spread for all the drivers on the day.

A big thank you to Adamstown GAA Club and Adamstown Tidy Towns for cleaning the Community Centre grounds and dressing rooms on Monday evening last. Everyone will be working hard to maintain the good work that was carried out.


Well done to the Wexford Minor Ladies Footballers who got their Leinster Minor Football Championship off to a great start in defeating Westmeath 2-8 to 0-9. They were ably assisted by local ladies – Ellen Duggan (1-1); Isobel English, Leah Furlong & Katie English.


Ear piercing is available in Adamstown Pharmacy including studs and after care. Phone 053 9240460


There will be a Folk Group practice on Monday 11th April in St. Abban’s Church at 7.00pm. All members please attend.


To try to sum up a person’s life in a few moments is an impossible task, for most of you here today you will have your own memories of Mick and will know only too well the loss that we all feel in his absence. For my part I will always remember him as an amazing generous person and

someone who was always sure to lift the spirits of anyone he encountered. When Mick realised that this was a battle he

wouldn’t win he asked me to do this eulogy and in typical fashion, he wasn’t wanting me to tell everyone how great he was, Mick was concerned with thanking the many people in his life who he felt deserved his gratitude. I didn’t know Mick

growing up and only really got to know him when himself and Killian got together. And as with Tommy and Kitty, Mick and Killian’s door was always a welcoming one. It would be hard not to be friends with Mick, he had an ability to put you in good humour no matter what was going on in the background.   A reluctant dairy farmer, Mick was far more at home with a spanner in his hand than a cluster, and took great pride in his machinery and was determined to display his pride and joy, his combine today with Jimmy’s help.

He was endlessly patient with the various apprentices like myself, that he tried to teach. His love of machines also drew him to one of his other hobbies, surfing Done Deal.

He spent hours trawling through the site and took great delight in finding things for sale as far away as possible.

Mick was always up for fun and loved meeting new people. I’ve never known anybody who could talk to literally anyone in any situation better than Mick even when he didn’t speak the language. He always put people at ease with his sense of humour and openness and absolutely loved young kids who always loved him back.

On Mick’s behalf I would like to thank the many people who supported him through his life, family, friends, neighbours but especially the many people who rallied round over the last twelve months. When Mick got sick last year, he had just started into another busy calving season and so many people stepped up to offer practical help and support in all kinds of ways, in particular to Eunan who put in a huge effort to keep everything on track with the cows and to all Mick’s friends, neighbours, and relatives who came to his aid, it was hugely appreciated by Mick, Killian and Tom. To the medical staff who cared for Mick during his battle a huge thank you for a difficult job, Mick felt the warmth of your care. To the many people who offered prayers, sent cards, ministered to him, dropped in food, cooked, cleaned, or called to Mick over the last year, thank you.

Mick lived an honest life, gave his best and always cared deeply about other people’s struggles, my last thank you then is to Mick himself for a life well lived, safe journey home.

Mick asked me to recite the beautiful poem ‘Stop All The Clocks” by WH Auden at his funeral Mass.

May his gentle soul rest in peace.



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

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

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

Sat 16th – People of the Parish

Sun 17th – People of the Parish

May they rest in peace.


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


Envelopes are available in your Weekly Envelope box for 2021/2022. Fr. Nolan would like to thank you for your generosity.


Monday 11th – Confessions at 7.30pm

Wednesday 13th – Anointing of the Sick – 3.00pm.

Holy Thursday 14th – Mass at 7.30pm followed by Watching before the Blessed Sacrament until 10.00pm.

Good Friday 15th – Passion of Our Lord  – 3.00pm

Stations of the Cross – 7.30pm

Holy  Saturday 16th – Vigil Mass of Easter – 7.30pm

Easter Sunday – Mass at 10.30am

Please note: Good Friday is a day of fast & abstinence


For the first time since 2019, we can celebrate the Easter Triduum publicly. This week’s newsletter insert is an invitation to all parishioners in every parish to ‘Come and Celebrate Easter Again’.  An article explores the rich liturgical significance of these three special days, followed by a homily for Palm Sunday. We feature a video from The Irish Catholic on the current crisis in Ukraine and another by the Iona Institute on  ‘Taking Stock: Assessing the last Two Years and the Road Ahead’. We have an article on why we must not neglect the spirituality of Holy Saturday for it is an integral part of what Christ has done for us. Check out these and other resources available at


The Prayer Group meeting will take place this Sunday 10th April in St. Abban’s Church at 7.00pm. All are welcome.

Our recent collection for Ukraine humanitarian relief raised €625.00. Thank you very much to all who contributed.


The Easter Garden will be erected in St. Abban’s Church at 5pm on Good Friday. We would appreciate donations of flowers & pot plants and also if you could come and give a hand with the garden it would be great. Thank you.


Fr. Ódhrán Furlong, Adm St. Aidan’s Cathedral, Enniscorthy has been appointed Chaplain to Wexford Hospital. Our prayers are with him as he assumes this New Ministry to the sick and our best wishes. His successor at St. Aidans is Fr. Tom Dalton, well known to many from his time at C.C. in Galbally. Congratulation to both of them.


Traditionally in England, coins were minted at what was called The Royal Mint. These coins were also in common usage in Ireland and continued to be used up to the time of the Euro. Recently, I was reminded of the Royal Mint when I came across a SILVER MINT which had been placed in the Offertory Collection basket at the rear of the Church.

I take this opportunity to thank not only those who place coins in the baskets but also notes with all respect to the Royal Mint.


A Pro-Life Meeting will take place at the Riverside Park Hotel, in the Seamus Rafter suite, Enniscorhty, on Tuesday 12th April at 8.00pm.

Guest Speaker – Vicky Wall.   Every Life Counts.


We extend our deepest sympathy to Sheelagh Delaney and family Brocurra on the sudden death of her nephew John Kelly, Westbury Woods, Enniscorthy on Thursday 31st March. His funeral Mass was celebrated in St. Aidan’s Cathedral on Sat 2nd April followed by burial in Enniscorthy Cemetery. May he rest in peace.

Our deepest sympathy also on the death of Mrs. Anastasia Ring, Rock Lane Adamstown and Ballybrennan, Bree who died on Wednesday 6th April. To her sons and daughters, extended family, neighbours and friends our sincere sympathy. Her burial service took place in Ballybrennan Cemetery on Friday last. May she rest in peace.


As part of the recent Bible course, led by Fr. Jim Finn, Crossabeg, the participants had a unique experience when they partook in a Seder Meal which is a reminder of the Jewish Feast of Passover. The well-attended course was held in the Pastoral Centre in St. Peter’s College, Wexford and concluded last week.


Be present, let the day flow with grace,

Expect joy, be positive.

Serve with compassion,

Speak only kindness, impart only love,

Never forget you are not alone,

Give thanks for everything,

See goodness in others.

(Mary Davis – St. Aidan’s Cathedral, Enniscorthy)


Don’t forget to bring back your Trócaire Box this week,

to help families in forgotten crises who right now suffer out of the media spotlight in more than 20 countries worldwide.

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