Sunday 6th September


The weekly “30” Card Game continues in the Community Centre on Friday September 11th @ 9pm. There is €220 in prize money on offer each night. Thanks to the ladies for the teas last week. Catering on Friday 11th September will be: Kathleen Rochford, Ellie Walsh, Stella Delaney and Alma Gorman. Proceeds going to Parish Funds.


There was no Jackpot winner in the Adamstown Lotto Draw on Monday August 24th. The winning numbers were 5, 7, 13, and 22. Three match 3 numbers. Francis Whelan, Elm Tree Cross; Eleanor Smyth, Adamstown; Ellie Walsh, Tomgarrow.The next draw will take place on Monday August 7th Sept in Foley’s Pub, Newbawn. The Jackpot will be €12,000 with the winning seller receiving €1,000.


The September meeting of the I.C.A. will be held in the Community Centre on Wednesday 9th @ 8pm. We look forward to meeting all members again after the summer break. New members are always welcome.


Apologies to the following who were omitted from the list of sponsors for the field-day which took place on June 1st 2009. Connolly’s Goresbridge, Tom Furlong Senior;Castleview, Kathleen Murphy and Ann Buckley.


The Annual Patron will take place this Sunday 6th September with the Patron Mass being celebrated @ 1:30pm. This is a day of remembrance and prayer for all buried in our cemetery over the years. A candle will burn brightly at Mass for each of the following who have died since our last Patron:- John Donovan- Raheenduff; Aoife Kelly- Doonooney; Kathleen Rothwell- “Groveside”; Joe Kelly-Coonogue; Mary Byrne- Kellystowm; Bea Delaney- Bree; Bill Bradley- Woodview Drive; Joey Kelly- Doonooney; Christina Furlong- Glynn; May they and all our departed relatives and friends enjoy eternal happiness forever. R.I.P.

Parking: To facilitate the expected large attendance please obey the parking stewards on duty.

Collection: Please give generously to the collection for the upkeep of the cemetery.

Thanks: Is due to everyone for cleaning and decorating their family graves for the Patron Day and in particular thanks is due to our FAS team and cemetery committee for their work throughout the year.


You can shed tears that they are gone or you can smile that they have lived. You can close your eyes that they’ll come back or you can open your eyes and see all they’ve left. Your heart can be empty because you can’t see them or you can be full of the love you shared. You can turn you back on tomorrow and live yesterday or you can be happy for tomorrow because of yesterday. You can remember them and only that they’ve gone or you can cherish their memory and let it live on. You can cry and close your mind, be empty and turn back or you can do what they’d want: smile, open your eyes love and go on.


A very important meeting of Adamstown Harvest Festival will take place in the Community Centre this Thursday 10th September @ 8:30pm. This meeting is open to everyone wishing to play a part at the Annual Vintage Ploughing and Harvest Thrashing Day in Doonooney on Sunday 20th September. Help will be required to organise the various side-shows, parking etc. The organising committee hopes to see a large attendance and new workers will be very welcome.

Please Note: A meeting to form a ladies catering committee will take place same night, same time.


Entries are invited for each of the seven vintage ploughing classes at Adamstown Harvest Festival in Doonooney on Sunday 20th September. Single Furrow Mounted; Two Furrow T.V.O; Two Furrow Diesel; Two Furrow Trailer; Junior two Furrow; Ladies Class; Horse Class; Entries taken on the day. There is also the Pat Byrne Memorial Trophy for the best turned out tractor on display or ploughing; the Jim McGee Memorial Cup for the winner of the ladies class and the Ted and Aidan Byrne Trophy for the ploughman from Adamstown with the highest marks. Please contact Phil Jackman (Snr), Raheenduff, on 053 9240541 for any further details or contact any member of the Shamrock Vintage Club.


Adamstown National School welcomed 12 new junior infant children to the school last week - Anthony Doyle, Aisling O’Dowd, Oscar McGowan, Laurence Power, Kyle Whelan, Aidan Whelan, Maria Siggins, Abbie Carthy-Walsh, Ciara Mooney, Isobel English, Katie English and Dara Furlong. We wish them all a happy and fruitful learning journey.


The Adamstown Parish Pilgrimage to Our Lady’s Island will take place on Monday September 7th. Anyone going are asked to meet at the Church in Our Lady’s Island @ 6:45pm.The Pilgrimage closes on Tuesday September 8th @ 6:45pm followed by a torch light procession. For further information log onto www.ourladysisland and click on pilgrimage.


Mass at the mass- rock in the rock-lane at the butt of Carrigbyrne will take place on Sunday evening September 13th @ 6:30pm. Everyone welcome.


Does Gods Word Restrict or Set us Free? The Word of God, “Heal today from Anger, Illness, Separation, and Addiction” Fr Theady Doyle- with the support of the Irish School of Evangelisation will lead us in a time of Song, Testimony and Prayer for Healing- in the Talbot Hotel, Wexford on Tuesday 15th September 2009 @ 7:30pm.  



For all funeral enquires you can contact South East Radio on 1550 933922.

KELLY – DOONOONEY, ADAMSTOWN:  We the family of the late Joey (Josephine) Kelly who died June 23rd 2009 wish to express our heartfelt and sincere gratitude to all who supported and sympathised with us in our very sad loss. We appreciate everyone who took time to call to our home, attend the removal and burial, sent Mass cards, messages of sympathy and donations which were greatly appreciated by Wexford Hospice Homecare and Raheen Day Care Centre. A special word of thanks to Fr Nolan for his thoughtful eulogy and to all the priests in attendance at her funeral. We also wish to thank the choir for the beautiful music and singing, those who travelled long distances to her funeral and all her kind neighbours, friends and relations who helped in any way at this sad time. We are immensely grateful to all her careers who attended to her with great compassion and love and became such good friends with her. Thanks to James Ryan Undertaker who directed the funeral in a most professional and friendly manner and the grave diggers. As it is impossible to thank everyone individually we trust this acknowledgement will be accepted by all as an expression of our appreciation. The holy sacrifice of the mass will be offered for you intentions.

Bridget, Patricia, Martin, Peter, Josephine, Helen, Frances, Jacinta and Deirdre.


With great sadness the world woke up to the news of Senator Edward Kennedy’s passing. An era has been extinguished as we slept. His like will not pass this way again. He will be remembered for civil rights and his campaign of the poor and disadvantaged and the voiceless. The undocumented Irish in America had a friend in high places. There is no better tribute to the fallen hero than to continue his work. Deputy Sean Connick, Sean Reidy represented the JFK trust, New Ross at the funeral Mass of Senator Kennedy last weekend where they signed a book of condolences. May He Rest In Peace.

REMEMBER THE BLESSINGS (A senior gentleman reflects on his life)

WE MET, and we married a long time ago, we worked for long hours, when wages were low, no T.V, no wireless, no bath, times were hard, just cold water taps, and a walk up the yard. No holidays abroad, no posh carpets on floors, but we had coal on the fire, and we didn’t lock doors.

Our children arrived, no pill in those days and we brought them all up, without any state aid. There were quite safe to go out into the park. Then, old folks too could go out in the dark, no valium, do drugs, no LSD; we cured most of our ills with a nice cup of tea.

But if you were sick you were treated at once, no fill up a form and come back in six months, on vandals, no muggings, there was nothing to rob and we were quite rich with a couple of bob. People were happier in those far off days, kinder and caring in so many ways. Milkmen and paperboys use to whistle and sing, a night at the pictures was having a fling. We all get our share of struggle and strive and we just have to face it, that’s the pattern of life.

But now I’m alone, I look back through the years, I don’t think of the hard times, the trouble, the tears, I remember the blessings, our home and our love, and that we shared them together and I thank God above.


Many people will walk in and out of your life, but only true friends will leave footprints in you heart.

To handle yourself, use your head. To handle others, use you heart.

Anger is only one letter short of danger.

If someone betrays you it is their fault, if someone betrays you twice it is your fault

Great minds discuss ideas, average minds discuss events, and small minds discuss people.

He, who loses money, loses much. He who loses a friend, loses much more, he who loses faith loses all.

Beautiful people are accidents of nature. Beautiful old people are works of art.

Learn from the mistakes of others. You cannot live long enough to make them all yourself.

Friends, you and me… you brought another friend… and then there were three…We started our group, our circle of friends, there’s no beginning or end…

Yesterday is history, tomorrow is a mystery, and today is a gift.


Sat 12th September – Vigil Mass @ 8pm – Liam Whelan

Sun 13th September – 24th Sunday of Year @ 10:30am – Emmett Delaney


Sat September 5th Mass @ 9:30am – Annie Kent, Adamstown,

Sat September 5th Mass @ 8pm – Julia O’Rourke, Brocurra,

Sun September 6th Mass @ 10:30am – deceased members of the Delaney family, Oldcourt,

Pray for Tommy Kelly- Doonooney; Laurence Power- Adamstown; William, Ann McGee and Margaret Quirke- Rathkyle; Patrick and Kathleen Doyle- Ballyvergin;

Sat September 12th - Johnny and Josie Bradley, Barracks Road,

Sun September 13th – Peg and Paul Kearns, Raheen

May They Rest in Peace.

A THOUGHT FOR THE WEEK   Prayer of Cardinal Newman

May he support us all the day long, till the shadows lengthen, the evening falls and the busy world is hushed and our work is done.
Then at last, may he grant us a holy rest, a safe lodging and peace at last. Amen