June 12th

The weekly “30” Card Game continues in the Community Centre this Friday 17th of June at 9.00 pm.  There is €220.00 in prize money on offer each week.  Thanks to the ladies for the teas last week.  Catering on the night will be: Nora Furlong, Dympna Bradley and Margo O’Reilly - Coonogue.  Catering for the following Friday 24th of June will be: Brighid Boland, Patricia Furlong, Edel English and Fiona Power - Coonogue.  Proceeds will be going to the Parish Funds.

Card winners on Friday 3rd of June were as follows:
Nick Doyle, Andy Reville, John O’Brien, Johnny Furlong, Tom Rochford, Matt O’Neill, Pat Byrne, Johnny Nolan, Phil Jackman, Mick Kelly, Chris Byrne and Lena Whelan

Sending get well wishes to Kate Power from all the card players and hoping she will be back again in their company.

Winning numbers are – 3, 16, 18 and 28.  There was no Jackpot Winner.  There were two match three numbers winners who were: Paul Doyle, Coolboy and Eamon Roche, Taghmon.  Next draw is worth €5,200.00.  Winning ticket seller receives €400.00.  The next draw will take place in The Outhouse on Monday 13th of June.  All proceeds go to Adamstown FC, Adamstown GAA and The Parish Committee.

The ICA will hold their monthly meeting in the Community Centre on Wednesday 15th of June at
8.00 pm.

Best of luck to all local students who are sitting their Junior and Leaving Certificate Exams over the coming weeks.

3rd year student with experience available to babysit/child mind during the summer months.  Any hours considered.  For more details please call 085 7554646.

Congratulations and well done to the Furlong brothers James and Sean from Misterin who have been awarded GAA scholarships to the Gaelteacht.  The scholarships are funded by Wexford GAA and the local GAA club with a contribution also from the parents.  Their names were picked amongst others from a number of entrants from clubs all over county Wexford and we wish them well as they travel west at the end of June.

The local GAA club are organising a fundraising night out at the dogs in Enniscorthy track for Thursday 23rd of June and are hoping for good support.  Tickets for admission and a buster draw can be obtained locally from any of the local players or club members at a cost of €10.00.
The bar will be opened from 8.00 pm and further information can be obtained by contacting Adrian Morrissey on 083 4271623 or Tommie Furlong on
087 6552132.

Raheen Family Resource Centre can now offer a Professional, Confidential Counselling Service.  This service is free of charge and counselling for a range of issues is available, such as: loss and bereavement, relationship difficulties, anger/stress management, stress, bullying, depression, alcohol/substance misuse, self-worth/self-esteem and crisis intervention.  To arrange an appointment in confidence please phone Doris on
087 6187022.

It is very difficult to tell of someone is suicidal or depressed, as people in crisis have unique feelings and react in different ways.  But there are some factors which can indicate suicide risk, such as the person might experience a recent loss eg a loved one or job, she/e have made a previous suicide attempt or also she/he have withdrawn, low-spirited, taking less care of themselves.

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The President Mary McAleese will visit Taghmon on Wednesday 15th of June.  The purpose of the visit is to officially open the new Taghmon Action Group (TAG) Centre which is a community building funded by Wexford County Council and local subscriptions.  TAG is an active local development organisation involved in a wide rang of projects including childcare, youth work, training provision, parent and toddlers activities, environmental improvement and third-level scholarships. 
A TAG spokesperson said “This is a great honour for the group and the parish and we would like to thank all those who made the visit possible.  Preparations are underway and we look forward to welcoming Uachtaran na hEireann on this auspicious occasion.

Recent incidents of egg and flour throwing in the Parish are new phenomena which are most undesirable.  Knocking at the doors of elderly people is also despicable and we all hope that these practices will be discouraged and discontinued.

The Prayer Group meets every Sunday in St Abbans Oratory from 7.00 pm to 8.00 pm, all are welcome.

Daily Mass at 9.30 am (unless otherwise stated).
Adoration from every Monday to every Friday at
7.00 pm to 8.00 pm.

Saturday 11th of June Mass at 8.00 pm – Bena Barron, the Leap (A)
Sunday 12th of June Mass at 10.30 am – Maura Kelly, Tomgarrow (A)
Saturday 18th of June Mass at 8.00 pm – John Power, the Leap (A)
May they Rest in Peace.

Saturday 18th of June Vigil Mass at 8.00 pm – Ann Foley
Sunday 19th of June (Trinity Sunday) Mass at
10.30 am – Betty O’Shea

Sincere sympathy is extended to Nancy and Michael Lambert and family of Adamstown on the death of Nancy’s Brother-in-law Maurice Doyle of South knock, New Ross who died recently.  His funeral mass took place in the Parish Church of New Ross with burial afterwards in Taghmon Cemetery.
May he rest in Peace.


The name Doononey came from Dun Eoin, Eoin was Eoin Devereux, a relation of Adam Devereux, Eoin was a small man.  He built his castle to the east of Camross hill and called it the district of Dun Eoin.  It was later shortened to Doononey.  The castle was made of timber and surrounded by a moot and a drawbridge was used to cross the moot.  The dyke was clearly to be seen up to the year 1995.  The castle was bulldozed in 1995.
When the operation was in progress they came across a few large stones in the centre of the courtyard, these stones were used for cooking purposes and after hundreds of years, they still had the marks of black cinders.  A few yards away were the ruins of an old graveyard in use until 1800’ some of the tombstones can be still seen there.  One of the tombstones bears the inscription “Erected by
Matt keily in memory of his father Thomas Murphy, died October the 19th 1798”. The field is known as the castle field.

Doononey castle was the first castles built by the Normans in County Wexford.  It was a round building with a tower on top the lord lived in the tower.  In front of the tower were the servant’s houses and where the stables stood.  In the same field near the graveyard stood a church this church closed about 1750.

The ‘Titanic’ tragedy
We might consider for a moment the approach taken by the White Star Line in the naming of the three mammoth additions to its fleet a century ago.  To capture the grandeur of the vision, the sheer scale and opulence of the super-liners, the company turned for inspiration to Greek mythology.

The first to be built, the Olympic, was named after the family of deities believed to have resided in the clouds above Mt Olympus in Thessaly.  The second, the Titanic, paid homage to the powerful Titans, the elder gods who preceded the Olympians.

Their battle with Zeus, the supreme ruler on Olympus, resulted in defeat and banishment to Tartarus, a place of torment below the underworld.  The third vessel, to be named the Gigantic, owed its name to the Gigantes, the race of giants who rose up against the Olympians, but faring no better than the Titans before them were likewise condemned to the gloom of Tartarus.

Spread love everywhere you go
first of all in your own house.
Give love to your children,
to your wife or husband,
to a next door neighbour.
Let no one ever come to you
without leaving better and happier.
(Mother Teresa)

If everyone left everything better
than they found it
then the world will automatically
become a better place.