Around the Districts: Ballycanew to Coolgreany



t Pat’s GAA Family Fun Night

A great night awaits at St. Patrick’s GAA Family Fun Evening at Enniscorthy Greyhound Stadium. Tickets for €10 available from our team managers or at the box office. We will start with a minor exhibition fight from 7pm before the race starts at 8pm. We look forward to seeing you all there.

day of coffee

Please support Coffee Day at North Wexford Aid Hospice on Saturday 10 September from 11am to 9pm at Ivan and Mary Rynharts, Ballyfoley, Camolin, area code Y21C6k7.

recycling clothing banks

Memory. Please do not leave bags at the clothes bank when the bank is full. Bring it home and come back another day. The bank is emptied regularly.

Active age group

The Active Retirement Group meets every Friday morning from 10am to 1pm at the Ballycanew Resource Center. Participate in talks, training, bocce ball, bingo, gardening and more. Contact Aislinn for more information on 087 2127614.

Split the pot

Congratulations to the winner of the split-the-pot on Saturday 3rd September, Lisa Comiskey – the prize was €143. Thank you everyone for your continued support.

GAA lottery

On Monday 29th August there was no jackpot winner; Winning numbers were 13, 20, 24 and 27; no one matched three numbers so €150 was donated to RNLI Courtown.

Get out with St Pats and St Aidans Day Care

And the winners are: 1st prize Sinéad Graham with 82,640 steps €40 in cash and a gift basket; 2nd prize Gillian Bailey with 82,550 steps €20 in cash and a gift basket; 3rd prize Mossey Morris with 83,000 steps gets a basket

We would like to say a big thank you to our very generous sponsors, everyone who donated and bought treasures, Marie, Ava and Jean for looking after the shop etc and everyone who kept us company along the way… we couldn’t have carried on without you all

Congratulations to the winners of our Walkathon raffle. 1st prize in the drinks basket goes to John O’Brien, Ballycanew. Second prize goes to Harry Swaine, Ballycanew. Thanks to everyone who bought tickets and to Mary Carroll for organizing.

FabLab at the Ballycanew Resource Center.

Ballycanew Ballyoughter Community Development Association has opened a new facility, FabLab, designed to help entrepreneurs turn their ideas into new products and prototypes by providing access to a range of advanced digital manufacturing technologies.

The list of services now available at the Ballcanew FabLab includes: laser engraving (engrave some plexiglass for a light stand); 3D printer (resin based) that allows you to make your own chess set or one of our super dragons; laser cutting (fine wood cutouts); 3D printing (filament based) to create our classic foxes or snakes; circuit (create your own shadow box or create your own birthday card or invitations); a drone and Adobe products. More services will be added in the coming months, including a 3D scanner.

Use of the Services can be booked by calling 087 2127614 or via the Ballycanew Ballyoughter Community Development Association Facebook page. All bookings cost €15 per hour.

Modern jive dance

Just a reminder that we’ll be back at the Ballycanew Resource Center on Tuesday nights from 8pm – 10pm for Modern Jive. And I’m really looking forward to dancing Modern Jive with all of you then. Take the opportunity and hop off, have fun and have the madness. It was a long time coming. No partner required.

Local Notes

There is a change in the date for submitting articles for the local notes. If you would like to add something to the local notes please contact Ann on 087 7433684 until 5pm on Sunday evenings or email [email protected]


Volunteer with Seashell Girl Guides

Can you help with Girl Guides in our community? We are looking for female volunteer leaders for our Monday night Girl Guides group. Contact Una 087-2315873 for a chat

Killenagh Wanders

Results of the drawing on August 22nd: Drawn numbers 7,8,13,26. No jackpot winner of €6,500. 2 match 3 winners. Congratulations Elaine Collins and Ann Doyle, you win €50 each

The Killenagh Wanderers lottery is now available to play online at All online entries must be made by 6pm on the evening of the drawing. Paper tickets are still on sale and can be purchased at Rath’s Stores Ballygarrett and regular ticket vendors.

Tidy Towns Market

The next market is scheduled for Sunday November 27th, the Christmas market.

St. Vincent de Paul

Anyone requiring assistance from St Vincent de Paul should contact them on the confidential hotline 085 1159495.

Local Notes

If you would like to add something to the local notes please contact Ann on 087 7433684 or email [email protected] by 5pm on Sunday evenings.


Coolgreany Vintage Club

Don’t forget that this coming Sunday, September 11th is the annual Coolgreany Vintage Day, starting at 12pm.

This has been a great family day out in the past and we hope it will be just as good this year with a great display of vintage equipment, machinery, vintage cars and tractors and a wide range of other items as well as many other interesting stalls all in one place there will also be a big raffle with prize money of €1,000 plus gift baskets on that day. There is also music in the field all day, a dog show and more entertainment.

All proceeds go to local community organizations. Entry is only €5. Come and enjoy a great day.

Exit cert results

Good luck to all the local students who received their Leaving Cert results in the past week and are proud of what they have achieved and best wishes for your future studies along whatever path you choose.

New school year

Congratulations to all the young children who started their first year in the two local schools in the past week and wish them every success in their further education in the years to come.

St. David’s Church

Last Sunday the church hosted a very successful 50th anniversary which was attended by clergy of both past and present denominations. After the Mass, all present were treated to some delicious refreshments, which were thoroughly enjoyed by all present.

Gymkhana/Field Day

After a two year absence due to Covid 19. The 41st Johnstown-Coolgreany Gymkhana and Field Day will be held in the village of Coolgreany on Sunday 25th September benefiting St David’s Church and both local schools in the community.

Horse and pony jumping starts at 10:00 am with many jumping classes for experienced and less experienced riders.

There will be a varied program with a supporting program for young and old on this day. There will also be our very popular BBQ, Tea Tent and Home Bake stands.

Our famous dog show starts at 3pm with 13 different classes. Entries for the horse and pony events can be booked through (Click on events). Raffle tickets are on sale, please contact a committee member if you wish to purchase.

Doctor’s office.

The local practice has reopened for appointments after a long hiatus following the Covid 19 lockdown and will be operating in Knockgreany as usual. It is very important that the practice is open again and that there is a doctor near us.

May Byrne House

Coolgreany is very fortunate to have a community house in our village for the benefit of all the organizations in our area and it also has a covered outdoor area at the back.

CE workers

The workers from Fás around the village have done a great job that will help the village look so good, also thanks to all the volunteers who take care of the flowers on a regular basis.

Local Notes

Please remember to send me any notes by 6pm Sunday evening for inclusion in the following week’s newspaper. Email notes to [email protected] or phone Dan: 087 4605166.


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