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Around the neighborhoods: from Courtown to Tara Hill



IO Services

The service times for the Ardamine group of parishes are as follows.

Sunday July 10 – Ardamine and Kiltennel 10:15 a.m.; Clonevan 11:30 a.m.; Kilnamanagh 11.45am; Monamolin 7.30mm – Summer Praise (service of favorite hymns), followed by tea at the community center.

Sunday July 17, Sunday July 24 and Sunday July 31 – Monamolin 9 am; Ardamine, Kiltennel and Kilmuckridge 10.15am; Clonevan 11:30 a.m.; Kilnamanagh 11:45 a.m.

August 2022 – Offices every Sunday at the following times: Monamolin 9am; Ardamine, Kiltennel and Kilmuckridge 10.15am; Clonevan 11:30 a.m.; Kilnamanagh 11:45 a.m.


Discourse on mental health

Ms. Barbara Brennan of the See Change Program will give a talk and presentation at the Resort on Wednesday, July 6 from 6-7 p.m. about the See Change Program and its work to end mental health-related stigma and discrimination . This is part of our involvement in the #onegoodclub initiative in association with Lidl, LGFA and JigsawYMH.

Ring of Kerry cycle

Bravo to Jim Hempenstall, Patrick Doyle and Diarmuid Kinsella, who undertook the Ring of Kerry cycle in aid of cancer research. What an achievement.


Bingo is played at the Craanford Community Center every Friday night at 8 p.m. Please come support us.

News from the GAA club

Congratulations to the camogie ladies who won the co. Junior league semi-final 1-13 to 2-05 against Kilross Gaels and are now in the county final on July 18. Congratulations to the camogie girls under 12 for their victory over Oulart.

Cúl Camp takes place July 25-29 in Craanford, covering boys’ and girls’ football, hurling and camogie.

Do you have any lucky numbers? Why not include them in the club lotto, you are welcome to contact the club leaders who will help set you up so you never miss the weekly draw. Lotto subscription renewals are now welcome and appreciated. Contact James Byrne or Mick Shortall.

In the last draw, the club’s €6,000 lotto jackpot was not won. The numbers drawn were 3, 10, 16 and 25 Jackpot of €6,100 next week.

Lucky winners Séamus Doyle, Brian Murphy, Fiona Redmond Craan, Cathal Briscoe, Maria McCann.

Tickets available from Donald’s Gorey, John Bass Tyres, Cooney Communications Craanford, Lambert’s Camolin, you are also welcome to sign up for the year, thank you for your support always, it is most welcome and appreciated.

Rent the Complex

Looking for a venue for your child’s birthday party, why not consider the Craanford Indoor Complex, available to hire, sheltered from all weather, a great venue for indoor games etc. Call 086 8228686.

Church News

Patterns – Craanford Sunday, July 31 at 3 p.m.

Rosary at the Grotto – The Rosary is at 7 p.m. every Wednesday evening at the Grotte Notre-Dame. Ballydarragh Craanford.

Mass Intentions – Saturday July 16, 6 p.m. Peter Gilbert (Mental Mass of the Month) Sunday July 17, 10:30 a.m. Dorrie Finn, Ballygullen. Saturday, July 30, 6 p.m. Ann Bass, Kilmichael Upper; Recently deceased Peter (Petsie) Nolan, Monaseed; Robert Hancock, Craanford.

Mass Times – Monaseed: Saturday 7.30pm Sunday 9.30am; daily Monday to Friday 9.30am Craanford: Saturday 6.00pm Sunday 10.30am; every day Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday 6 p.m.

Mass Cards – Sympathy Cards, Mass Bouquets, Get Well Mass Bouquets, etc. are available at the parish office and in London (Carnew Road)

Used Missions Stamps – Many thanks again to the people of Craanford and Monaseed for their continued support of the missions by putting their stamps in the boxes under the porches of both churches. A reminder to take off the stamps leaving about 1.5 cm around the stamp, their envelopes and put them in the box under the porches of the church.


Bowling on the road

There is road bowling on July 24 at Nolans d’Annagh at 5 p.m. Teams of 4 cost €40 – entries on 087 2223230. All proceeds go to children with special needs. Any support would be appreciated

Ballyfad ICA

Our summer outing takes place on Wednesday 13th July visiting Johnstown Castle for a tour of the castle, farm museum and gardens, an afternoon mystery tour and ending with dinner at Mary Barry’s Restaurant ( cost of meal not included Cost is €35 and includes tea/coffee and scone on arrival €15 deposit on booking Contact Marian Whelan 086 8685007, Mary MCcarthy 087 4371622 or Mary Darcy 087 4183180

Patron of Ballyfad

The Ballyfad Patron and Pitch will take place on Sunday 17th July with prayers from 1.30pm. The field day will start immediately after the boss, tickets for the field day are on sale now. Please contact Philomena O’Toole on 087 9733450. All your support will be greatly appreciated.

Limbrick Cemetery

Thank you to all those who kindly contributed to the collection at the patron. The amount collected is €2,843.27, which will go towards maintaining the cemetery. Thank you to everyone who helped out on the day with parking, readings, choir and a special thank you to our CSS scheme workers who continue to care for the cemetery throughout the year

flower festival

The first Kilanerin Flower Festival will take place from September 23-25, 2022.

The festival, which is coordinated by local parishioner Margaret Woodbyrne, will consist of decorating our community and church grounds with over 100 colorful flower arrangements. The theme of the festival is the circle of life and the exhibits will explore the life, culture and physical landscape of North Wexford.

Families and friends of the parish have the opportunity to sponsor a flower arrangement, this can be done in memory of a loved one, a special friend or a special intention. If you would like to sponsor an arrangement please contact Fr Browne on 0402 37120, 086 8926260 or email frdenisbrowne@gmail.com

Table Questionnaire

Kilanerin Tidy towns are holding a table quiz At Murphys Pub Kilanerin on Friday 1st July at 9pm, please bring a friend or neighbor in the evening, Any questions please contact Tony on 086 2702681 Table of four €40

Ballyfad Community Center

The Ballyfad Community Center is accessible to all community groups promoting arts, culture/heritage and youth activities. The community center is equipped with high speed broadband. We also welcome groups for social events and workshops. For bookings log on to www.ballyfad.ie or call Mary on 087 4183180 or Myles on 086 0539069


Last week’s first lady of whist was won by Rosari GIllick; the second lady was Meg Doyle; the half-time lady was Finn Bailey; the first man was Pat Whelan; the second man was Sadie Mordaunt; the half-time gentleman was Mary McCarthy; the evening’s raffle winners were Sadie Mordaunt, D Power and Pat Whelan. The whist continues on Wednesday evenings at 8 p.m. in the Shamrock room, all welcome.

Kilanerin Church

Morning Mass Tuesday and Friday 9:30 a.m. Saturday 6:30 p.m. Gret Byrne Kilanerin Anniversary Mass Sunday 11 a.m. Eucharistic adoration on Tuesday after morning mass until 9 p.m.

Ballyfad Church

Morning mass Wednesday and Thursday 9:30 a.m. Saturday 7:30 p.m. and Sunday 9 a.m. Eucharistic adoration on Wednesday after morning mass until 9 p.m.


Friends of Ukraine

Friends of Ukraine Kilmuckridge offers support in many ways to families visiting the area. In parallel with English lessons given by Ita and Pauline.

With the arrival of summer, the ‘Walk and Talk’ project will be rolled out and volunteers are needed. If you have time to spare, it’s a great way to hang out and chat with families.

The second project is a singing project where local and Ukrainian singers come together to sing and learn about each other’s cultures. It will include weekly singing lessons in both languages ​​and a cultural evening where each group will perform. A good evening of entertainment is guaranteed in addition to food, clothing and of course the ‘craic’.

For more information, please contact Mary Farrell.

knitting club

A knitting club will take place at Castle Delights Cafe, Morriscastle from Wednesday 13th July at 10.30am. For further details, please contact 085 8751633.

Castle delights

Castle Delights Cafe Morriscastle is celebrating 15 years in business this year and will be hosting a Coffee Day on Saturday July 16 from 11am-4pm. All money raised that day will be donated to the Hope Cancer Support Centre.


The winning numbers for the June 27 draw were 15, 19, 21 and 28. Congratulations to the winners of match three, Dermot Kavanagh, Sheila O’Sullivan and Sinéad O’Leary, who each received €50. The next jackpot is €18,700.


Club 400

Winners of the June parish draw: first prize, €150 Brian O’Donoghoe. €50 Lisa Fanning and Daniel Doyle. €25 each to Peg Prendergast and Jimmy Kennedy.

Saint Vincent de Paul

St Vincent de Paul will resume the annual summer call to all Masses on the weekend of July 16 and 17, 2022 – thank you for your generous support in the past and we look forward to your continued support in the future. All the money collected will be used to revive the finances of the families on site.

St Vincent de Paul’s confidential helpline is 085 1159495.


Class of 2022

Congratulations to the 11 boys and 15 girls who will be graduating from St. Kevin’s NS, Tara Hill this week. It has been a real pleasure teaching you at school and each of you have made valuable contributions to your class and to the school. We congratulate you on your efforts and wish you the best of luck in your transition to high school. Go neiri libh.

Fundraising for Golf

The Tarahill NS Golf Fundraiser will take place on Saturday September 3rd at the Courtown Golf Club. The cost of entry is €160 for a team of 4. Contact Ed Whelan on 087-2979322 to reserve a place or for more information.


The clergy and parishioners of St Kevin’s Church would like to offer their deepest condolences to Patricia Hancock, Craanford on the recent passing of her husband Robert. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time. May his sweet soul rest in peace

Your news

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