Sunday 1st November

The weekly “30” Card Game continues in the Community Centre on Friday November 6th @ 9pm. There is €220 in prize money on offer each night. Thanks to the ladies for the teas last week. Catering on Friday November 6th will be Eileen, Bridget, Ann and Mary Thorpe Newtown. Catering the following Friday 13th November will be: Ann Mc Donald, Maisie Colfer, Una Mc Donald and Sinead O’Gorman the Leap/Newtown.
Proceeds going to Parish Funds.

There was no Jackpot winner in the Adamstown Lotto Draw on Monday October 19th. The winning numbers were 3, 10, 22, 29.Two match 3 numbers. The next draw will take place on Monday November 2nd in John Judes, Clonroche. The Jackpot will be €12,000 with the winning seller receiving €1,000.

Are hosting a meal on Thursday 5th November @ 1:30pm in Brad Ogs, Adamstown. All are welcome to come along.

Adamstown Junior B camogie team are playing Clongeen in the county final replay in Taghmon on Sunday 1st November @ 2pm. Come along and support the girls.

On 25th July 2009 an afternoon tea party was held in the home of Philip Rothwell and family, of Adamstown to raise funds for research into Lobular Breast Cancer in memory of Philip’s late wife Kathleen. €2550 was raised on the day. These proceeds were presented to the Cancer Research team in Waterford Regional Hospital on Wednesday last 28th October. Dr Paula Calvert, consultant oncologist and the research team assures the family that the funds will be put to very good use in the only cancer research department in the south east. The Rothwell family wishes to thank everyone who helped make this event such a success, especially their very good neighbours and friends.

At a recent meeting of the Shamrock Vintage Club the following dates were fixed: AGM –Tuesday 3rd November @ 9pm.
Working day at Kellystown 21st February 2010. Annual Pat Byrne Memorial road run on 4th April 2010. Raheen field day May 9th 2010. Adamstown Harvest day 12th September 2010. The club would like to wish a speedy recovery to Phil Jackman and Sonny Dunne two members who have spent some time tin hospital.

Some dogs must have to wear a muzzle! Did you know that under the control of dog regulations, 1998, the following dogs must, when in public, be led by their owner on a strong chain not exceeding over two metres in length and the dogs must be securely muzzled.
This applies to: American Pit Bull Terrier, Bull Mastiff, Doberman Pinscher, English Bull Terrier, German Shepherd,  Japanese Tosa, Rhodesian Ridgeback, Rottweiler and Staffordshire Bull Terrier to every dog known as a Ban dog or (Bandog) and to every other strain or cross of every breed listed above. Fines of up to €1,000 may be imposed by the District Court for a breach of the above regulations.
For more information contact the Environment Section of Wexford County Council on 053-9176619.

All soccer fans in the county are eagerly awaiting the visit of Wolverhampton Wanderers trip to Ferrycarrig Park on Monday 2nd November, when they play Wexford Youths FC. As an added attraction Wexford Youths have produced a commemorative frame containing Wexford Youths FC and Wolves jerseys, signed by Kevin Doyle, to be auctioned in a raffle at half time, with the winner being presented with the prize by Kevin Doyle.

A very enjoyable night was had by all at the presentation of the proceeds of this year’s Adamstown Harvest Festival in Cullen’s Lounge on Thursday 22nd October. A cheque for €8,500 was presented to Sister Helen Delaney by committee member Dolly Roche. A cheque for €1,500 was presented to Mary Bennett by committee member Mary Power for the Hope Centre. Another cheque for €1,500 was presented to Patsy Kennel Webb for the Raheen Day Care Centre by joint treasurer Ann Jackman, making a total of €11,500 paid out. All the recipients spoke of the huge benefits the money will bring to them and was most thankful to the Harvest Festival Committee for their work. A special “thank you” is due to Bessie Fortune for providing the lovely refreshments served by the ladies committee to everyone at the presentation. NB the 9th Annual running of this great fundraising event for charity is planned for Sunday 12th September 2010. Well done to all who continually organise and support this big day for charity every year since its beginning in 2002.

The Annual General Meeting of Adamstown Cemetery Committee will take place in the community centre this Thursday 5th November @ 8:30pm. This meeting is open to everyone in the parish and every family should make a special effort to be represented at this important meeting.

Many thanks to Courtney Print who were sponsors of our Parish Calender.

John O’Shea, Adamstown opened his art exhibition “Ideas in Limbo” in O’Brien’s Sandwich Bar, Wexford last Thursday evening.

Adamstown Athletic Club would like to most sincerely thank the people of Adamstown and surrounding areas, neighbouring athletic clubs and the county board for their most generous support and contributions towards the success for the recently held cross country Leinster championships. Praises were being sung form all quarters,from the signs on the road, to the parking, catering, gate  and track stewarding, the tremendous track that was provided by the Rothwell family. We are greatly indebted. Thanks to Fr Nolan, his generosities in allowing Leinster officials use his house and church grounds. Most races had well over the 100 athletes take part and the standard of competition was exceptionable. Although none of the Adamstown Athletes qualified for the All Ireland Final, our club had some good performances. Most notable performance came for Liam Stafford in the boys U12, who narrowly missed out his place in the All Ireland finishing 18th. Patrice O’Gorman and Sean Barden made it into the top 50 in Leinster, no mean achievement.
Results U12 Girls – Roisin Stephenson - 101, Shannon Wall – 104, Clodagh Walsh – 121
Results U12 Boys – Liam Stafford-18, JP Furlong-61, Jack Power-92, Conor O Gorman-95, James O Shea-102, Ryan Carty Walsh-105.
Results U14 Girls – Patrice O Gorman-46, Claire Stephenson-58
Results U14 Boys – Sean Barden-44.     Well done everybody.

Irish Catholic names such as Patrick and Bridget almost died out among 19th century Irish immigrants in Britain due to fear of discrimination, according to research published this week. A fear of prejudice make Irish immigrants steer clear of giving their children Irish Catholic names, a trend also seen in today’s society among other immigrant communities elsewhere in the world. The study, which looked at over 30,000 records, found that the number of Irish Catholic names was dramatically lower among the second generation Irish in all 17 English and Welsh counties studied, while the frequencies of English Protestant names went up.

Many Wexford folk immigrated to Argentina in the 19/20 century. The following is an extract from an article by Tom Hennigan in the “Irish Times” dated October 25th 2009….
For recent Irish émigrés planning to spend some time here while waiting for the tide to turn at home, this cut-price cosmopolitanism is a welcome attraction, as they look for somewhere to make savings and severance packages last longer. Probably not since the 1860s and the arrival of Argentine’s original Irish community has this South American country with a dubious economic reputation been seen as a bolthole for those looking to escape hard times at home. “I love it here. The locals are very friendly, the standard of living is great and the weather is fanstatic,” says Slattery.
 Another recent arrival in Niamh Haughey, who decided to take a severance package from a failing bank back home. She had visited Argentina in 2004 and always thought about coming back to learn Spanish. “Some time out is good for you. I had a job in the boom and now have decided to do some travelling during the recession,” she says.  

Sat31st @ 7pm – Liam Whelan, Sun1st November @ 10:30 am – Des Farrell.
Sat 7th @ 7pm – Ellie Walsh. Sun 8th @ 10:30am – Sheelagh Delaney.

Thanks to parishioners from Oldcourt for looking after the Church & Altars for the month of October. It is now the turn of the ladies form Raheenduff for the month of November.

Sat 31st October @ 7pm – Teresa and Batty Delaney, Tomgarrow.
Sun 1st November @ 10:30am – Joe Kelly, Coonogue.
Sat 7th November @ 7pm – Margaret & Francis Brady, Nan Fortune & Mick Kehoe, Oldcourt.
Sun 8th November @ 10:30am – Paddy & Anty Moore, Tomgarrow   May They Rest In Peace.

Monday – All Souls Mass @ 9:30am & 7pm
Visitation of the sick First Friday 6th & First Saturday 7th November
First Friday Mass @ 9:45am and 7pm

To share joy is to show love
To show love is to know God
To know God is to do good
To do good is to spread happiness
By Caroline S. Kotowics