Sunday May 9th

CARDS: The weekly “30” Card Game continues in the Community Centre on Friday 14th May @ 9pm. Thanks to the ladies for the teas last week. There is €220 in prize money on offer each night. Catering Friday 14th May will be: Ann Kiely, Elizabeth Doyle and Catherine Moore. Catering the following Friday 21st May will be: Kathleen O’Connor, Derville Moore, Tina Whelan and Nancy Walsh – Tomgarrow/Misterin. Proceeds going to Parish Funds.

LOTTO DRAW: No Jackpot winner at the last Lotto draw. The winning numbers were 11, 12, 13 & 27. Four matched three numbers. Mary Kennedy-Tomfarney, Ann Doyle-Monamolin-Rathnure, Molly Furlong-the Leap-Adamstown, & Brendan Doherty-Horetown-Foulksmills, each receiving €50. Next draw will take place Monday night 10th May in the Boro Inn, Clonroche. Next draw is worth €13,600. All proceeds going to Adamstown F.C, GAA and Parish Committee.

ALZHEIMER TEA DAY FUNDRAISER – Wednesday 12th May in Adamstown Community Centre from 1pm – 4pm with the local I.C.A. ladies kindly hosting a Tea Day. Ellie’s Teddy Bears will also be there so come along and bring the children, we would love to see your there. All proceeds from teas/coffees, raffle and donations going to the Alzheimer’s Society. There will also be a raffle taken place. Your attendance and support would be very much appreciated.

SHOW MEETING: A meeting of the Adamstown Show Committee will be held this Thursday 13th May @ 9pm in the community centre. Members are reminded that membership fee’s for 2010 are now due. New members are most welcome.

COMMUNITY GAMES: Adamstown community games track and field finals will be held on Tuesday May 11th @ 6:30pm in the community centre. All interested please be there, contact Ellen on 087-2375793.

GOLF CLASSIC: The annual golf classic organised by the local GAA club will take place in June this year and further details can be obtained from committee members.

LADIES SPORTS CLUB: The Dinner Dance and presentation night is in the Stanville Lodge on Friday May 21st with tickets on sale now at €20 each. For your ticket contact Catherine on 087-6211997, Rosie on 087-6323816 or Shane on

RAHEEN FIELD DAY: Raheen parish will hold their annual field day in Raheen this Sunday May 9th @ 1pm. There will be loads of entertainment on offer such as dog show, which will commence @ 2:30pm with 10 classes, a baby show, and wheel of fortune, bouncy castle, vintage and all the other usual stalls. This will be a great family day out. All support on the day would be greatly appreciated.

SPONSORED WALK: Friends of the New Haughton Hospital in New Ross are arranging a 6km sponsored walk for Sunday May 23rd starting in the town park in New Ross @ 2pm. Full details and sponsorship cards can be obtained by calling to the hospital or ringing 051 421266 or 087 9790539.

GAELIC GAMES: The first junior hurling team will start their championship action with a match against Rathnure at O’Kennedy Park, New Ross @ 7:30pm on Sunday May 16th. They are in action this week against Clongeen in The Foxe Cup competition. The second junior hurling team will play in New Ross district championship before the end of the month. The first junior football team are in championship action this week against Our Ladys Island and details of that game will be in the local notes next week. The senior football team finished level with Glynn/Barntown in their opening championship game last Sunday week and their next game will be against either Kilanerin or Bannow/Ballymitty.

MULTIMEDIA CENTRE: Are you over 55, an early school leaver, in receipt of a social welfare payment or a member of a minority group if so you may qualify for 6 hours of free computer training. You can learn how to create and save documents, surf the internet, create an email account and send emails. For further information or to book a place contact Anne at Raheen Multimedia Centre at 051-428805. The digital Photography class is ongoing at Raheen Multimedia Centre. Learn how to get the most from your digital camera. Are you a local parish non-profit organization or a small business, would you like to create a website to advertise your events or business. At Raheen Multimedia centre we are now offering a course on how to create a free website. For more information on all these courses call Anne on 051-428811 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

WEXFORD MINOR FOOTBALL SUCCESS: Well done to Shane O’Gorman who made a great contribution to Wexford victory over Offaly in extra time on Saturday last. Best wishes to the team in their Lenister Championship.

COTTAGE AUTISM NETWORK FASHION SHOW: Fashion followers were out in force in the Horse & Hound on Friday night last to support a fashion show in aid of Cottage Autism Network Wexford. It was formed in June 2004 by a group of parents facing the challenges of living with autism and has grown from strength to strength. At present 85 family’s are members and their main aim is to provide a support network for families of people with autism and to raise awareness of autism in our community. They run training for parents or carers of people with autism and organise activities for them and their families. Cottage Autism Network (CAN) also provide the service of an occupation therapist to their members, which is funded by local fundraising by the members and the generosity of the wider community. For further information on CAN contact Hilary at 086-3234742. Many thanks to all.

JIGS AND REELS: Wishing Margo Murphy’s School of Irish Dancing the best of luck in the jigs and reels auditions in Dublin.

Breda who formly lived in Raheenduff passed to her eternal reward on Thursday May the 6th @ 10pm at her home in Templenacrow. She was well cared in her final illness by her family and the Hospice Care. Breda had been ill for some time and fought the good fight to the end and died with great serenity. Breda moved to Templenacrow some ten years ago following the death of her late father Mosie O’Neill. Breda and her husband Tom were legendry in their reputation as a hard working team. She was a kind and loving person and deeply loved by her neighbours and all who knew her, and a friend too many that new her. She is survived by her husband Tom, daughters Siobhan, Rosie and Bernie and son Shane.  To all her family circle especially to her brother Aidan, Templenacrow and her sister Eileen in Wales our deepest sympathy. Breda was predeceased by her sister who died some years ago. Breda’s Requiem mass took place in Raheen on Saturday May 8th followed by her funeral afterwards to St Abbans Cemetery. May her gently soul rest in peace.

ICA CENTENARY: The foundation of the ICA was celebrated in Bree on Friday May 7th. Adamstown ICA was well represented at the banquet and the tree planting ceremony. We are indebted to the local guild which has made a great contribution to the life of this community since it’s re-establishment in 2001.We remember this weekend all the members of the original Adamstown ICA guild who have passed to their eternal reward. Among those participating in the Wexford county ICA choir were locals Callie Doyle & Kay Whelan. Ad Multos Annos.

WEEKLY ENVELOPE COLLECTION: April 4th - €305, April 11th - €252, April 18th - €260, April 25th €192.
Many thanks.

TROCAIRE BOX: Any one who haven’t returned their Trocaire Box please do so this weekend.

Saturday 8th May Vigil Mass @ 8pm – Magella Stafford
Sunday 9th May 6th Sunday of Easter Mass @ 10:30am – Geraldine Ridgeway.
Saturday 15th May Vigil Mass @ 8pm – Anthony McGee
Sunday 16th May Ascension of the Lord Mass @ 10:30am – Betty O’Shea.

Sat 8th May Mass for the Byrne Family, Tomgarrow (A)
Sun 9th May Mass for Peg Kelly’s Parents, Coonogue (A)
Thurs 13th May Mass for Kevin O’Reilly, Tomgarrow (A)
Fri 14th May Mass for Eunan Flood, Oldcourt (A)
Sat 15th May Mass for Maureen Delaney, the Glen (MM)
Sun 16th May Mass for Michael Lawlor, Knockreigh (A)
Pray for Jim Connors, the Hill. May they rest in Peace.

PRAYER GROUP: The Raheen/Adamstown prayer group continues its seminars in the Spirit on Sunday in St Abbain’s Oratory 7:00pm – 8:15pm. All are welcome.

ROSARY: Will take place every evening at 8:30pm at the Grotto in the Ballagh except Saturday.

The farmer ploughs through the fields of green and the blade of the plough is sharp and keen,
But the seed must be sown to bring forth grain,
For nothing is born without suffering and pain-
And God never ploughs in the soul of man without intention and purpose and plan,
So whenever you feel the plough’s sharp blade, let not your heart be sorely afraid, for like the farmer, God chooses a field from which He expects an excellent yield-
So rejoice though your heart is broken in two,
God seeks to bring forth a rich harvest in you.

By Benjamin Franklen