July 16th 2017

The weekly ‘30’ Card Game continues in the Community Centre this Friday 21st July at 9pm. Thanks to the ladies for the teas last week. Catering on Fri 21st will be: Ann Foley, Margo O’Reilly, Mary Power & Dympna Bradley. On Fri 28th will be: Brigid Boland, Edel English & Fiona Power. On Fri 4th Aug will be: Mary Delaney, Sheelagh Delaney, Catherine O’Rourke & Elizabeth Greene. On Fri 11th will be: Catherine Walsh, Eileen N Walsh, Eileen J Walsh & Denise Carthy Walsh. Proceeds going to Parish Funds.
Card winners on Fri 7th July were: Bess Wickham, Mary Jackman, Matt O’Neill, John Hanley, Sean Cullen, John Nolan, Seamus Joyce & Patsy Byrne.
EVELYN CULLEN – A Celebration of her life:
Evelyn Cullen nee Ryan of Coolcotts, Wexford formerly Adamstown died peacefully at her home surrounded by her children who lovingly cared for her throughout her two-year battle with Motor Neuron Disease. Evelyn was born on 3rd January 1935 at Coolteen; she trained and qualified in nursing at St Vincent’s Hospital on Stephens Green. Her career choice suited her practical no nonsense attitude to life and she loved caring for others. Evelyn married her long time love MJ Cullen in 1959 who preceded her in death in August 1985. As a young widow with a large family her hands were rarely still and she approached all aspects of her life with energy and passion. Evelyn was a fantastic nurse, gardener, cook, golfer, quilter, mother and friend. She was highly involved in her community both in Adamstown and Wexford where she found great solace and support from her friends and neighbours. She is survived by her brothers Martin, John, Pierce and Oliver, her sisters Kate and Ann. Sons, Padraig, Ian, Jim and Stan. Daughters, Cath, Sarah, Yvonne and Oonagh, her 19 grandchildren and great grandchildren. In celebrating her life we ask that you would remember her in your prayers.
At a recent meeting of the Cemetery Committee a vote of sympathy was extended to the Cullen family on the death of Evelyn. Evelyn and her late husband MJ generously donated the land for the new cemetery in 1981.
May she rest in peace.
St Fintan’s N.S in Taghmon bids a fond farewell to Tina Whelan, Misterin who has retired after 10 years as Principal of the school. Tina began her teaching career 35 years ago in Galbally school, then she moved to Horeswood in Feb 1st 1983, she started a teaching position in Taghmon N.S where she served for the last 34 years. Tina you are wished many happy years of health and happiness in your retirement.
Our Annual Summer Outing takes place on Wednesday July 19th to Castletown House Kildare, Newbridge Silverware and some retail therapy in Whitewater Shopping Centre. We finish off for a meal on the way home. The cost of the tour is €60. Bus leaves Cullen’s Adamstown @ 8am sharp. There is still a few seats on the bus if anyone would like to join us you would be most welcome. You don’t have to be an ICA member.
We had a big number of athletes who qualified and competed at the National Juvenile T&F Championships, the were; Ciara Mooney, Aoibhinn Crean, Kate Jackman, Rachel Power, Tara Doyle, Grace Cloney, Eadaoin Stafford, Triona Mooney, Marguerite Furlong and Ryan Carthy Walsh. Congratulations to Ryan Carthy Walsh who won the u19 high Jump, Marguerite Furlong 1st in the u18 Discus and 1st in the u18 Shot Putt, Ciara Mooney 6th in the u13 Javelin, Kate Jackman 6th in the u16 Javelin, Tara Doyle 7th in the u17 Triple Jump, Aoibhinn Crean 7th in the u15 2k Walk, Triona Mooney 6th in the u18 3k Walk. Well done to all the athletes competing at their best at such a high level of competition. The first day of the Senior T&F Championships took place at the Sportshub, Enniscorthy last week. Well done to Tara Doyle who won the Ladies Senior Triple Jump, Sonia Mooney 1st in the Ladies Senior Javelin and 1st in the u17 Ladies Javelin, and Kate Jackman 1st in the u16 Ladies Javelin. Day 2 of the Senior T&F Championships takes place in Enniscorthy Sportshub on July 26th.
Wexford cheese makers scooped a bronze medal at Mondial du Fromage, an International cheese fair. Carrigbyrne Farmhouse Cheeses won a bronze medal in the soft cheese with washed rind category for their Humming Bark Cheese. Founded by Paddy and Julie Berridge over three decades ago Carrigbyrne Farmhouse Cheeses is now run by Paddy’s daughter Jenny and her husband Dave Maslen. Humming Bark Cheese has recently been developed by Paddy and Charlie. It is a semi-soft cheese with a strong nose and full-flavoured taste. Aged in spruce bark and produced with only the finest milk, this cheese has already been awarded Reserve Champion at both Irish Cheese Awards the British Cheese Awards in 2014,along with Great Taste Awards in both 2015 and 2016. Humming Bark is not for the faint hearted and a connoisseurs delight. Continued success.
Craobh Loch Garman Comhaltas presents ‘SUMMER SESSIONS’ every second Tuesday from 11th July in Cullen’s Bar, Adamstown at 9pm. Dust off your instruments, sing a song, tell a story or dance, dance, dance. All welcome
Sat 15th – Eamonn & Martin Furlong, Greenview
Sun 16th – The people of the parish
Sat 22nd – Michael, Catherine, Malachy Jr & John Lambert, Oldcourt (A)
Sun 23rd – Jim & Norah McGee, The Leap (A)
Pray for Tom, Mary, Breda & Seamus O’Brien, Tomgarrow (A) Patrick & Molly Galway, Misterin (A)
May they rest in peace
St Anthony’s Mass continues every Tuesday night at 7.30pm
Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament: Mon-Fri 7pm – 8pm.
Sat 22nd – Anthony McGee Sun 23rd – Callie Doyle
Sat 29th – Ulick Stafford Sun 30th – Kathleen O’Connor
Sun 16th – Ciara Mooney, Jack Carty, Cillin Duggan, Roisin Colfer, Faye Hynes
Sat 22nd – Isobel, Ross English, Aoife McCabe, Conall Doyle
Sun 23rd – Anthony Doyle, Liam Dooley, Kyle & Cara Whelan
Sat 29th – Dara Furlong, Caragh McDonald, Megan Martin
Sun 30th – Katie, Niamh, Grainne English, Laura O’Gorman
Mass at St. Abban’s Well Sun July 30th at 10.30am. Weather permitting.
Mass at Rock, Carrigbyrne Sun Aug 6th.
Patron Mass Sun Sept 3rd.
THE BEES’ NEEDS (Prof. Jane Stout, Trinity College)
The bee is not only an environmental bellwether but, critically; it sustains the world’s food production through its key role as a pollinator. Yet almost everywhere the honey bee, bumble bee and solitary wild bee exist, there has been disturbing and growing evidence that these vital species are endangered. Loss of habitat and disease have taken a heavy toll. Ireland has 98 different species of bees and one-third of them face extinction. Where intensive agricultural production takes place, the finger of blame has pointed to the use of systemic insecticides, especially neonicotinoids.
Laboratory-based studies have repeatedly implicated these chemicals and the recent publication of the results of the world’s largest field trial – at 33 locations across Europe – has shown the scale of damage they cause. A second study in Canada, also published in the journal Science, suggests widespread contamination of landscapes and a toxic “cocktail effect” from multiple pesticides. Prof. Stout’s call for a reduction in the use of chemicals in farming is in the collective interests of farmer, consumer, bee and the environment. But it would require a shift in the way farming is done to keep it profitable as well as a greater willingness to allow wildflowers to thrive. (Irish Times Ed. 9/7/
Apologies for the temporary closure of the Cemetery gate on the Barrack’s Rd, due to wear & tear damage, it will be repaired as soon as possible
Over 24 million people across East Africa are struggling to survive a devastating Hunger Crisis. On the weekend of 22nd-23rd July (next weekend) Trocaire are having a Church Collection to help the starving people. Please donate what you can to help the people of Somalia, South Sudan, Kenya and Ethiopia

Ethiopia – 20,000 people in Ethiopia receiving emergency food aid or cash transfers

Kenya – 40,000 families will be supported with food baskets through this emergency collection

Somalia – our health centres in Somalia are treating 19,000 people each month.

South Sudan – 25,000 men, women and children are receiving monthly food rations in South Sudan

With severe drought gripping many parts of East Africa, millions of people are facing starvation in the coming months. The severity and scale of the crisis is unprecedented in recent decades. Combined conflict and drought has left almost 25 million people in East Africa requiring immediate emergency food aid. Climate change is also a huge factor. The region is experiencing a prolonged drought due to multiple failure of rain over two years. Without the rain, crops have not grown and animals have died. This is causing huge suffering to the people.



One of the issues that committed Catholics worry about is Mass attendance. Numbers are not the be all and end all of the life of the Church, but they do say something about the vitality (or lack of it) of Catholic life. If people are not motivated to go to Mass, we’re doing something wrong.

One of the challenges is that our culture in the west has become more individualistic. This is not so much a value judgement as just a fact. Technology has allowed people to be more self-contained than ever before. This leads to a certain loss of the sense of doing things together. And, if communal life is not important, being with others doesn’t matter. This is a tough issue for Catholics to grapple with given the Church is predicated on people coming together to celebrate the Eucharist.



The winning numbers in the Adamstown Lotto draw on Fri 14th were: 3 – 18 – 27 – 29. There was no Jackpot winner, 3 match three winners each get €70. J & M Quirke, Askinvallar, Breda Murphy C/O A & M Hardware & Padraig Furlong, Misterin. The new draw for sellers of €100 was won by James O’Neill. Next draw Fri 28th July.



On this Thursday July 20th, Mount Carmel Monastery, New Ross will celebrate 200 years in the town with the 200th anniversary of the very first Mass in the Monastery. People are invited to come along and acknowledge the great tradition of the sisters in the town. If attending please be there by 7.15pm.