June 24th 2018

The weekly ‘30’ Card Game continues in the Community Centre this Friday 29th June at 9pm. Thanks to the ladies for the teas last week. Catering on Friday 29th will be: Breda Kelly, Valerie Kelly, Christine Mackey, Anne O’Brien & Eileen Moran. On Fri 6th July will be: Dympna Rochford, Mary Lawlor, Edel Crean & Marie Dunphy. On Fri 13th will be: Ann McDonald, Una McDonald & Sinead O’Gorman. Proceeds going to Parish funds.
Card winners on Fri 15th June were: Nick Doyle, Andy Reville, James Handrick, Mick Bolger, Betty O’Shea, Kay Whelan.
There will be a Cemetery Committee meeting this Monday 25th June at 8.30pm in the Community Centre and all members are asked to please attend.
The next draw in the Adamstown lotto takes place in the Community Centre this Friday 29th June for a Jackpot of €13,500. Keep buying the tickets; it’s still there to be won.
With less than two weeks to go to our 71st Annual Show, the show committee wish to remind all potential exhibitors that time is running out to send in your entries to the following:
Horse entries: Abi Kent – 087 9154730
Ponies: Patrice Byrne – 087 6166926
Sheep: Gavin Rothwell – 087 2035784
Home produce & hort: Mary Mernagh – 087 6320174
Trade stands: Eunan Flood – 087 6143207
Vintage: John Kehoe – 087 2984904 or Pat Roche – 087 2132547
General enquiries to Patrice Byrne (Hon Sec) at 087 6166926
Hunt Chase: Martin Marshall – 086 8551804
**Show Jumping & Dog Entries taken on Show field
You are most welcome to exhibit at Adamstown Show
** Latest date for entries is Wednesday 27th June
Please support your local show.
Show is on Saturday 7th July starting at 10am.
A meeting of Adamstown Show committee will be held this Thursday 28th June at 9pm in the Community Centre. All members and workers are asked to attend this important meeting, as it will be the final meeting before the show to make all arrangements for the ‘Big Day’.
Membership and sponsorship will also be welcome at this meeting.

Congratulations to Joe Mooney, Adamstown who won the Senior Under 23 Walk Title in Tullamore, in the Leinster Senior Under 23 Masters Track and Field Championship recently.
Raheen Family Resource Centre is running the following summer camps this year. July 9th – 11th Sport and art for 4-6 year olds from 10am to 1pm. Cookery summer camp July 16th – 18th for 7-9 year olds from 10am to 1pm. The cost of both camps is €30 per child with a €5 deposit to secure your place. For further details or to book a place contact Joyce or Bridget at 051 428805
Raheen Family Resource Centre in conjunction with Irish Heart is running free Martial Arts Summer Camps in Adamstown Community Centre from 9th July to 11th July for 10-12 year olds and from 16th July to 19th July for 13-16 year olds. The camp will be delivered by John Philips, who has a 4th Degree Black Belt. For further info contact Joyce 051 428805
The July Dance will be held on Friday 6th July in Camross Ballroom with music by Liam Mannering. Admission €10 including tea. Come along and enjoy.
Forgotten by History how the Flu became a deadly plague
This year marks the centenary of the arrival of the Spanish Flu that killed more than 20,000 people in Ireland and more than 50 million worldwide in under 10 months. ‘The Big Flu’ killed far more people than the great war of 1914-1918. The virus made its way along the routes home from the battlefields and took a particularly devastating toll on young adults. The Irish academic Ida Milne first became aware of this massive killer when she was working as a librarian for The Sunday Independent, Irish Independent and Evening Herald a number of years ago, Dr Milne discovered it struck communities everywhere including her native Ballymorgan, Co Wexford, she believes far more than 20,000 people died in Ireland. Her new book Stacking the Coffers Influenza War and Revolution in Ireland 1918-1919 will be published soon.
Alan O’Keefe, Sunday Independent, May 2018
Congratulations and well done to James Dobbs, (Cullen’s Gala) who was crowned winner of the Best Comedian Award, Sullivan Section, for his role as Dennis in All Shook Up at the Annual AIMS awards in Killarney last weekend.
James is a member of Enniscorthy, Musical Society.
Sat 23rd – Tommy & Joey Kelly, Doonooney (A)
Sun 24th – Batty, Philomena & Teresa Delaney, Tomgarrow (A)
Sat 30th – Robert Barron Jr, The Leap (A)
Sun 1st July – Joe Bradley, Glenour (A)
May they rest in peace
Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament: Mon-Fri each week night.
St Anthony’s Mass continues every Tuesday night at 7.30pm in St Abban’s Oratory.
Prayer group gather every Sunday night in St. Abban’s from 7pm – 8pm.
Sat 23rd – Ulick Stafford Sun 24th – Callie Doyle
Sat 30th – Frances Gallagher Sun 1st July – Betty O’Shea
Sat 23rd – Roisin Nic Gabhainn, Leah Sinnott, Jack O’Shea
Sun 24th – Clodagh & Watt Crean.
Sat 30th – Caragh McDonald, Megan Martin
Sun 1st July – Maeve O’Neill, Dearbhla Kelly Dunne, Richard Whelan
July – Ballyvergin/Glenour. August – Misterin
September – Newtown/The Leap.
October – Coonogue. November – Doononey/Rathkyle
December – Knockreigh. January 2019 – Tomgarrow
February – Oldcourt. March – Kellystown
April – Raheenduff. May – Adamstown
June - Brocurra
Thanks to the ladies from Newtown/The Leap for looking after the Church & Altars for the month of June, it is now the turn of parishioners from Ballyvergin/Glenour for the month of July. A sincere thanks to all the ladies who look after the Church with such care and dedication over the year, it is often mentioned by visitors to the cemetery and Church, how well both Church and cemetery are cared for. Thank You.
The collection in aid of the World Meeting of Families came to €300. Many thanks for your generosity.
Our sympathy to Callie & Seamus Doyle and family, Knockreigh on the death of her aunt Kitty Till, Swansea, in her 94th year. Her funeral took place in Swansea on 18th June. May she rest in peace.
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THE MASS ((Messenger Magazine)
Some good reasons for joining in weekly Mass:

Jesus invites me – ‘Do this in memory of me’

The community needs the support of my presence

My faith needs the support of a blessing community

The scripture readings can guide and challenge me

The Bread of Life can nourish and strengthen me

Weekly Mass anchors my week and my life

God has blessed me, go I give thanks

I have needs, so I ask God for them

Worship combats spiritual laziness

Worship gives depth, direction and meaning to my life.


CHRISTIANO RONALDO (Mary Kenny, Irish Catholic)

Little though I know about soccer, I’m aware that the footie champ Christiano Ronaldo scored the “best goal ever” last week. It’s a fascinating fact that his mother, Maria Dolores del Santos, considered having an abortion when she was pregnant with him. “He is a child that I wanted to abort,” she said in a documentary about the footballer’s life. Then she added: “God didn’t want that to happen and I was blessed because of that God didn’t punish me”. She certainly has cause to be thankful for this gifted son, now one of the world’s most famous, and richest, sportsmen.



As thousands of students have just finished their Junior & Leaving Cert exams, we hold them in our prayers and wish them well in their results. This story is told by a teacher who corrected the Leaving Cert English paper.

One student’s work was totally devoid of punctuation. Every answer began with a capital letter and ended with a full stop but nothing, by way of punctuation, in between. On the last page, he had lines of full stops, commas, hyphens, question and quotation marks, colons, semi-colons, etc. and a message: “Dear Examiner, please stick these in where needed”



Congratulations to Muriel and Liam Roe who celebrated their 60th Diamond Wedding Anniversary on 9th June 2018.

Wishing them both health and happiness in the years ahead.



Congratulations to Adamstown School Boys Rounders team who defeated Crossabeg N.S on a scoreline of 26 – 25 in the Rackard League Rounders Co. Final in Taghmon on Friday last. The boys – Darragh, Daniel, Joshua, Shane Philip K, Ross, Richard, Jake & Philip C, won a hard contested game by the narrowest of margins.

Eamonn Barrett presented the cup to Capt. Philip and the boys their medals. Subs: Micheál, Jack, Liam, Cillín & Donny. Well done lads and to Ms. Delaney who has trained the boys over the past few months. The game of Rounders is a wonderful game of team building and both the girls & boys in Adamstown N.S. love playing.



The most lost day of all is the day on which we do not laugh.