December 4, 2022

Around the Districts: Kilmore to Oulart & The Ballagh

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Around the Districts: Kilmore to Oulart & The Ballagh


appy retirement

Happy retirement to Mick Hore, who has retired from Kilmore Parish after 11 years.

Kilmore Parish Journal

The AGM of Kilmore Parish Journal will take place on Wednesday, September 28, in the AOH hall, Bridgetown at 8 p.m.

The Editor, Séamus O’Brien, and the KPJ committee are now preparing the 51st. edition of the journal. They welcome articles and photographs relating to the life, traditions, history and culture of Kilmore parish.

The Life’s Milestones section of the journal records births, marriages and deaths during the year. If any parents wish to record the births of their children in the journal they are invited to email the information to the Editor. The relevant time period is for births between October 1, 2021, and September 30.

The email address for all contributions to the journal is [email protected]

Tomhaggard Social Centre Activities

Monday: 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tomhaggard Women’s Shed. Tuesday: 10.15 a.m. to 11.15 a.m. Yoga; 11.30 a.m. to 12.30 p.m. Qiu Gong (six weeks); 7 p.m. to 8.15 p.m. Beaver Scouts. Wednesday: 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sewing Group; 7 p.m. to 8.30 p.m. Cubs/Scouts/Ventures. Thursday: 10.40 a.m. to 1 p.m. Woodturning (eight weeks). Friday: Reflexology Therapy in library – Contact Rebecca at 086 8317517.

Check Facebook for various groups. Drama rehearsals 2/3 evenings. Room Hire available afternoons and weekends. Contact 087 6858480.

Ballycogley Players

Ballycogley Players will launch both our autumn and full length productions this Friday (September 30) at 8.30 p.m. in Tomhaggard Social Centre. The night will feature excerpts from the autumn and full length productions and refreshments will also be served. All are welcome, so we hope to see you there.

Our one-act plays for this autumn are ‘A Ticket for Trouble’ By Jimmy Keary and ‘Walter’s Bad Day’ By Paul Maher, they will be joined by our ever popular comedy sketches. See below for performance dates. Curtain up at 8 p.m. nightly.

Saturday, October 22, Our Lady’s Island Community Centre. Sunday, October 23, Stella Maris Centre Kilmore Quay; Friday, October 28, Ballycogley Hall; Sunday, October 30, Carrig-on-Bannow Community Centre.

Bridgetown Information and IT Centre.

The office in the AOH Hall is open Monday – Wedneswday 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Library and IT room are also available during these hours. All office services are available. All Social Welfare forms are available.

The hall is available for hire for private functions and events. Please call in and see the facilities and services which are available for the general community.

Kilmore B-Friending

If you are feeling lonely, isolated or just needing a call from one of our volunteers, please call Margaret at 087 9731471, Fr Pat at 086 2256794 or Sr Mary at 087 6784830.

Community lotto

Numbers for Tuesday, September 20, were 2, 18, 23 and 26. One match-three winner. Jackpot stands at 5800.


Art Exhibition

The Murrintown Community Centre Art Exhibition takes place on Friday October 28 to Sunday October 30. Registration packs are available from the community centre or by emailing [email protected] or phoning 0539139328. Registration forms are to be submitted before Friday October 14.


Bingo continue on Mondays at Murrintown Community Centre from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m. Bus pick up at usual points: Ballycogley, Tenacre Pub, Bramble Park 7.30pm, Lakelands, Mayglass and Mulrankin. Town pickups: 7.10 p.m. Green Street opposite CBS through Kennedy Park by Lidl to Liam Mellows 7.15 p.m. Whiterock Hill 7.20 p.m.

CE scheme

A Community Employment scheme is available at Murrintown Community Centre. Application forms are available from the Community Centre,, local Intreo office or by contacting Colette at 086 2204457.

Community Centre

Our Community centre kitchen is HSE approved and available to rent. May suit small business or start up. Phone Colm on 087 2865656 for more info.

We are in urgent need for volunteers for morning and evening. Should you have some free time and willing to volunteer please contact the community centre at 053 9139328.

Dancefit with Amanda Burke – Monday Dancefit 9.45 a.m. to 10.45 a.m., Dancefit 50+ 11 a.m. to midday; Tuesday Dancefit 7.30 p.m. to 8.30 p.m.; Thursday Dancefit 50+ 11 a.m. to midday. Please call 087 9713339 to book your place.

Taekwon-Do – Monday 5 p.m. to 8.30 p.m. and Wednesday 5 p.m. to 8.30 p.m. Wexford Taekwon-Do School, instructor Master Patrick O’Rourke (seventh Degree). Contact Pat at 085 7068222 email [email protected]

Yoga with Adrienne – Tuesday 8 p.m. to 9 p.m.; Thursday 6.45 p.m. to 7.45 p.m. Phone 086 8348111.

Yoga with Sharon – Thursday mornings from 9.15 a.m. any enquires call Sharon on 086 1943527.

Library – The Murrintown Community Centre Library is now open. Pop in to read or borrow a book. No registration necessary. Please deposit return books in box provided. Book donations accepted in sealed containers.

Murrintown Community Centre squash court is available to hire for further information on bookings call 053 9139328.

The centre is available to hire from 9.30 a.m. to 8.30 p.m. Size suitable for social distancing. Please call the centre for details. For more information contact Murrintown Community Centre at 053 9139328 or email [email protected]


Bishop’s Visit

Bishop Ger Nash will pay his first Pastoral Visit to our Parish on the weekend of 15th and 16th October. He will celebrate the four week-end Masses and would like to meet Parishioners for a cup of tea after the 7.30pm Mass in Oulart on Saturday 15th and in The Ballagh on Sunday 16th after the 11am Mass. We look forward to welcoming our new Bishop among us.

Afternoon Tea & Cake Sale

Kilnamanagh & Kilmuckridge Parishes invite you to Afternoon Tea & Cake Sale in Kilnamanagh Old School on Saturday 1st October, 2.30pm-4.30pm. On offer will be homemade cakes, tray bakes etc as well as a raffle for attractive prizes, all in aid of Kilmuckridge/Kilnamanagh parishes. So why not come along on Saturday and meet and make friends while enjoying a nice cuppa.


Oulart-The Ballagh Online Bingo returns on Friday 30th September, starting at 8.30 pm. Contact 087-4176312 and join Telegram. The Bingo can also be played in the local pubs. The cost is €10 for four games. The Snowball starts at €500. Best of luck to all players.

Adult GAA

Oulart-The Ballagh GAA Club hosted the RTE Underdogs in a high-scoring hurling match last Sunday morning. Our Junior Footballers qualified for the Enniscorthy District Final by virtue of their win over Monageer/Boolavogue last week. The date, time and venue of the District Final is yet to be announced.

Underage GAA

Hurling 365 is back in full swing in The Ballagh National School every Tuesday morning at 8am.Well done and thank you to Shane Reddy for setting it up and co-ordinating it. Míle buíochas also to all the volunteers who help out when their turn comes.

Our Minor hurlers will travel to play St. Anne’s in the county semi-final, on Saturday at 10.30am while our Under 15 hurlers have already booked their place in the county final. Exact details of these fixture have yet to be announced. Check local papers and Oulart-The Ballagh Facebook.

C.O.W.S. Meeting

The Community of Oulart Women’s Society will continue meeting every second Tuesday, in the Community Centre. Topic of interest or concern to the members will be discussed, as will future plans, and attention will be drawn to upcoming events that may be of interest or useful to the members. All are welcome to become involved. The membership fee for the year is €30 and is due before the end of September.

Hairdressing Service

Due to illness, incapacity, fear of Covid or lack of transport some people are confined to their homes and unable to access services that most of us take for granted. One practical solution was presented at the most recent C.O.W.S. meeting. A qualified hairdresser, living in the parish area and a member of COWS is available to do house calls for people unable to leave their homes to attend a hairdresser. So now there is no need to neglect your crowning glory! Contact Mary on 085-8157947 for details.

Physio for women

One of the most helpful topics that was brought up at a recent meeting of C.O.W.S. was the real necessity for women of all ages to look after their own health and well-being. It was stated that pelvic health is rarely discussed and that the problems associated with that pelvic/bladder/bowel area are often so neglected that women suffer in silence. Specialised physio can be the answer and is available locally. Contact for details of classes etc.

ICA Guild

Oulart Guild ICA meet in Oulart Community Centre on the 2nd Thursday of the month. New members are always welcome to join. The competition for the November 28th Federation meeting is a Christmas Tree Decoration made from recycled materials. Members are encouraged to bring ideas about guest speakers or demonstrations to the October meeting and were reminded that the annual membership fee for ICA is due in December.

Cookery Demonstration

Wexford Federation ICA is hosting a Cookery Demonstration with Chef Edward Hayden on Wednesday 12th October in the Ferrycarrig Hotel, starting at 8pm. Tickets are €15 and there will be a Door Prize and a raffle. Oulart Guild, along with other guilds have tickets for sale. This event is not confined to ICA members so why not come along for a great night of fun and cookery tips.

Oulart Community Centre

Yoga Classes return to Oulart Community Centre on Wednesday evenings at 7pm. Contact Michelle for full details (087-9813950).

Teen Disco

On Friday 4th November Oulart Community Centre will host a Teen Disco with DJ Ciano, from 7pm-9pm.This Disco is for 1st Years-3rd Years only. Strictly no alcohol, smoking or vaping. Tickets are €10 each (maximum 2 per person), on sale from 21st October. Contact Fran (087-9353307) for tickets or for further information.

Clothes Collection

Ballaghkeene National School Parents’ Association is holding a Clothes Collection on Wednesday 12th October and are appealing for your unwanted, clean ladies, gents and children’s clothing and shoes, along with blankets, curtains, towels, belts, handbags and soft toys. No pillows or duvets! Bags can be left into the school on Wednesday 12th October from 8am until 10 am. Every 10 kg will make money for the school and will also make for a cleaner, greener environment.


The Ballagh National School Split-the-Pot Up Front will begin again on 1st October. To enter just put €20 in the envelope and you will be entered for 11 draws (one draw free). Last year PA funds were used to create the sensory room, among other things, in the school. It is also hoped to help with extra-curricular activities this year, as well as school resources. Your ongoing support for Split-the-Pot is very much appreciated.

The Ballagh Active Retired

Indoor Bowls is held in The Ballagh on Mondays and Fridays 2pm-4pm. New members are always welcome.

Kenya Community Project Draw

A Draw, organised by Kathleen Laffan, that was planned for March 2020 and delayed due to Covid, was held in The Harrow on 23rd September 2022. The six lucky prizewinners were Billie Leacy, Boolavogue, Ger Turner, The Harrow, Aidan Rooney, Monamolin, Rua Turner, Knocknaskeaugh, Shay Lynch, Bunclody and Henry Aslo, Boolavogue. Thank you to all who supported the draw.

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