June 2nd 2018

The weekly ‘30’ Card Game continues in the Community Centre this Friday 8th June at 9pm.
Thanks to the ladies for the teas last week. Catering on Fri 8th will be: Maureen Bradley, Linda Duffy & Denise Harler. On Fri 15th will be: Gillian O’Neill, Edel Doyle, Ann Marie O’Shea & Geraldine Thorpe. On Fri 22nd will be: Breda Bradley, Geraldine Bradley, Kay McCabe & Angela Harrington. Proceeds going to Parish Funds.
Card winners on Fri 25th were: Jim Wickham, John Furlong, Pat Doyle, Owen Elmes, Matty Sullivan, Pat Murphy, John Murphy, Tom Rochford.
The winning numbers in the Adamstown Lotto draw on Friday 1st June were: 9 – 12 – 21 – 26. There was no Jackpot winner, the following three players matched 3 numbers: Amy Stafford, Joan Devereux, Maria Kavanagh. The Seller’s prizewinner was Lar Doyle.
Next draw on Friday 15th June for a Jackpot of €13,700.
Adamstown I.C.A. are having their Annual Outing on Wednesday 18th July, visiting Waterford Crystal, a tour of the Bishop’s Palace, visiting the Copper Coast and Bunmahon, ending the day on the return journey, with a meal in Waterford City. Non I.C.A. members are very welcome to come along.
Dyslexia Talk: - Tuesday 5th June 2018 at 7pm
As part of our parenting series of talks, Amy Smyth from the Dyslexia Association of Ireland will talk about dyslexia, what it is, and what help is available.
Adult Reading Group: - Tuesday 19th June at 6pm
Discuss popular and literary fiction in a pleasant and friendly environment.
Creative Writing Group: - Tuesday 19th June at 7pm.
Whether you’re interested in fiction, prose or memoirs why not join us?
Scrabble Club – Every Friday at 3.30pm
For both beginners and advanced players.
Sewing, Embroidery and Woolcraft Group – every Thursday at 10.30am.
If you’re interested in picking up some tips, socialising or just enjoying a relaxing morning then you’re welcome to come along.
For more information on the above contact
051 421877
Coláiste Abbáin held their Awards Night on Thursday 24th May. Special Guests were: Mr. Jim Moore, Mr. Denis Kennedy, Dr. T. J. McDonald,. Ms.Ann-Marie Irish, Ms. Deborah Cogley, Ms Catríona Murphy, Mr Mark Fanning, Rev. Fr. Nolan P.P, and School Chaplin, Ms Pauline Kavanagh, Ms. Cáit Bradley, Mr. Paul Walsh, & Ms. Betty O’Shea.
Among the many recipients of awards were the following local students.
Karolina Jaglarz – 1st Year Maths, Class Teacher Award & Junior Soccer Player of the Year & Panto group, Basketball player
Maria Siggins – 1st year Art, Excellent Attendance award & Panto
Aisling O’Dowd – 1st year Maths
Ciara Smith – 1st year ICT, & In Harmony Show & Panto & Reading Challenge
Darren Redmond – 1st year woodwork
Alannah Staunton – 2nd year Home Economics, & Science, Excellence Attendance, In Harmony Show, Junior Basketball player, SCSP Postcard initiative National winner.
Pawel Jaglarz – 3rd year Geography, Woodwork, P.E., Junior Enterprise, JCSP Profile & Éacht prog, and Junior Student of the year.
Ciara Booth – 5th year ICT, Card Design, Éacht prog, Senior Basketball player
Kieva Hynes – 5th year Maths, Senior Enterprise, Éacht, Lourdes trip, Student council, Panto,
Sam Murphy – 3rd year Maths, French, Technical Graphics, Junior Enterprise, JCSP & Éacht, Student Council, Basketball player,
Craig Bradley – 6th year Irish,
Brandon Sinnott – 6th year Maths, Geography, Construction Studies, Class Teacher award, Senior Soccer Player.
Katie Goldsmith – Christmas Card design, Senior Enterprise.
Leon Sinnott – Excellent attendance award, JCSP & Éacht
Graham O’Reilly - JCSP & Éacht, Junior Soccer player of the year
Sharon Booth – JCSP Profile, In Harmony show
Stephen O’Dwyer – JCSP Profile,
Nathan Thorpe – JCSP Profile,
Rachel Quirke – Junior Cycle Profile, Enterprise, Life Skills & Maths,
Well done everyone on your achievements & best wishes for the future.
Sat June 2nd – Willie Moore, Oldcourt (A)
& Jim and Jo Redmond, Misterin (A)
Sun 3rd – Liam O’Brien, Rathkyle (A)
Sat 9th – Bena Barron, The Leap (A)
& Maura Kelly, Tomgarrow (A)
Sun 10th – Tess & Tony Kennedy, Rathsilla (A)
and deceased members of the Heffernan family, Ballyshannon
Pray for Syl and Statia Barron, Coonogue &
Patrick Kealy, Glenour.
May they rest in peace.
Mass Bank Holiday Monday June 4th at 11.00am.
Fri 8th June – Feast of the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus.
Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament Mon – Fri
Prayer Group meet every Sunday evening from 7pm – 8pm in St. Abban’s Oratory.
Today as we celebrate the Feast of The Body and Blood of Christ, we remember those who keep this gift of the Blessed Eucharist in mind at the Mass Rock at Carrigbyrne Hill. Well Done.
We extend our deepest sympathy to Seán Quirke, Ballygarvan on the death of his wife Geraldine, to her sons Martin, James, Michael, daughters Elizabeth, Catherine and Patricia, extended family, relatives, friends and neighbours our sympathy also.
The Quirke family live in Woodview Drive for several years and attended both schools in Adamstown.
Geraldine’s funeral Mass was celebrated in St. John the Baptist Church, Gusserane on Tuesday last with burial afterwards in Kilgarvan Cemetery.
May her gentle soul rest in peace.
Our sympathy also to Mary Flood, Oldcourt on the death of her sister, Breda Larkin, The Shop, Clonroche, condolences also to her sister Peggie, niece Mary J. nephew Eunan, extended family, relatives, neighbours and friends. Her funeral Mass was celebrated in St. Clement’s Church, Cloughbawn on Friday last with burial afterwards in the adjoining cemetery.
May she rest in peace.
We extend our good wishes to all our students who sit the Junior or Leaving Certificate examinations over the next few weeks. We wish them well and remember them in our prayers.
A sincere word of thanks to all those who gave of their time unstintingly for the Protection of Human Life, which continues to be sacred whatever the law of the land might be. Of those who voted in the Referendum two-thirds voted yes, one-third voted no, and 35% of the electorate did not vote, 65% did vote. So the No voters should not be totally disheartened, you may have many who share your convictions of the Sacredness of Human Life.
As Bishop Denis asks of us,
Listen to the Heartbeat not the Sound of the Drum”
The BOM, Principal and staff of Adamstown National School extend their appreciation and thanks to the Parents’ Association, and parents for their wonderful support and help for their Family Fun Evening on Thursday night last. Following a dull afternoon, the sun shone brightly on the school grounds and the whole place looked splendid, as children, parents and grandparents gathered for a Fun evening for all the family. Thanks for the sponsorship, all the donations of bottles, cakes, buns, items for various stalls, raffle prizes, and importantly for the willing hands to help run the many events. It was a lovely community spirit around the grounds and many people were very surprised at the amount of space the children have to play in.
Nowadays with so much to do, lots of parents just drop off and pick up children and never get a chance to chat to other parents. The Fun evening helped in no small way for people to get to know each other, make friends and meet staff. The proceeds are going towards the purchase of goals for the younger children and because of the generosity of everyone this will happen very soon. The evening was very successful, the full amount will be known next week when some outstanding monies are paid. We want to thank Tony and John for their dedication and work ethic in keeping everything looking so well. We remember also those who were in charge of the school over the past 70 years and their dedication and foresight in making the school what it is today. In July 1948 our new school building started, and it opened in April 1949, one man who arrived in Adamstown in July ’48 is Mr. Jim Stenson, from Carrig on Shannon, Co. Leitrim is now in his nineties and gave us a wonderful account of his time on the building of the school. This weekend we remember all those people in our prayers.
We are so lucky to have two wonderful schools on our doorstep, many villages or towns would give a lot to have what we have and we should be very proud and thankful.