December 2, 2023


able quiz

Duffry Rovers GAA and camogie club annual general knowledge table quiz will take place good Friday night, April 15, at 9 p.m. in Ballindaggin Community Hall. Ten rounds of 10 questions including ‘name the year’, ‘true or false’ and photographs. Teams of four. Adults €10, juveniles €5. Tea and raffle included. All proceeds will go to the underage section of the club.

Club and County Draw

Tickets will be on sale in the parish in the next couple of weeks for the club and county draw. Three draws in all with a car first prize in each draw with 30 other valuable prizes. Cost €50 for three draws. Tickets available from any committee member of the club.

Late Josie Tyrrell

The death occurred peacefully at the Moyne Nursing Home, Enniscorthy on Wednesday, March 30, of Josie Tyrrell (née Kavanagh), Boolabeg, Ballindaggin. Deepest sympathy is extended to her sons Matt and Thomas and to her daughter Helen. Also to her Son-in-law Davy and daughter-in-law Martina and her grandchildren, great grandchildren, extended family and friends.

Josie was in her 98th year and was wife of the late Tom Tyrrell. She was of a kind, caring and gentle personality and a wonderful neighbour and friend to all who had the pleasure of knowing her. She was the oldest resident of the community and her passing will leave a huge void in the Ballindaggin area but especially in her loving family. Josie was laid to rest in Ballindaggin Cemetery on Friday last following funeral Mass in St Colman’s Church. May she rest in peace.

Volunteers wanted

Kiltealy Hall Committee requires volunteers to assist with tea and general catering at events such as funerals, senior citizens’ Christmas party etc. If you are interested and available to help the community in this way please contact the parish office at 053 9256650. Alternatively you can leave your name and contact details on a ‘Volunteer Sheet’ which will be available in local shops.


winner of split-the-pot last week was James McCormack, senior infants who won €135. Your continued support is much appreciated for much needed school funds.

Charity Auction

An incredible €16,000 was raised at a charity auction in Bowe’s, Kiltealy recently organised by Kay Bowe for Kidney Research Fund. A big thank you to everyone for their generosity and to top auctioneer Racing’s Inside Track TV Poochie’s power washing was in high demand and was the top lot. A great night was enjoyed by all.

‘Climb With Charlie’ walk

Upwards 500 people took part in the Wexford Walking Trails climb to Knockroe hill on Saturday last. The walk raised over €6,000 with some donations still coming in for Motor Neurone Disease Association and Pieta House. Many thanks to everyone who took part and made donations. The many events across the country have raised over €2 million for the charities.

Kiltealy Hall bookings

If any group would like to use Kiltealy Community Hall, it is essential to book the venue in advance. For bookings contact 086 3706638 or 053 9255197.


Holy Week

Holy Week church services in the Parish are as follows:

Holy Thursday – 6.30p.m. Mass in Castledockrell and 7.30p.m. Mass in Marshalstown. The church will be open for prayer at the Altar of Repose until 9p.m.

Good Friday – 3p.m. Ceremonies in Marshalstown. 7.30p.m. Stations of the Cross, Veneration of the Cross and Holy Communion in Castledockrell.

Holy Saturday – 8p.m. Mass and Ceremonies in Marshalstown.

Easter Sunday – 9a.m. Mass in Marshalstown and 10a.m. Mass in Castledockrell. Salt will be blessed at both Masses.

All services in Marshalstown will be on the webcam.

Lourdes Pilgrimage

The Diocesan Pilgrimage to Lourdes takes place from 20-24 June. Fr. McDonald has a limited number of booking forms. Or they may be had by contacting Fr. Matt Boggan 051 565610 or Joe Walsh Tours 01 2410800.There is no invalid or youth section this year.


Vigil Mass on Saturdays (and Holydays) is in Marshalstown Church at 7.30p.m. Sundays (and Holydays) Mass is in Castledockrell Church at 10a.m. Masses this week are–Monday to Friday 9.30a.m. in Marshalstown. All Masses in Marshalstown Church will be on the webcam.


Thanks to those who contributed to the recent Church Door collection for the people of Ukraine.


Sympathy is extended to the family and relatives of the late Kitty Fenlon. May she rest in peace.

Used Stamps

There is a box at the back of both churches in our Parish for used postage stamps. These stamps are forwarded to the Kiltegan Fathers who use them to support their missionary work. Thanks to those who have given stamps in the past.

Notes Deadline

Notes deadline is now Sunday 6p.m. (time I need the notes by) and 6p.m. Thursday for Bank Holiday weekends as The Enniscorthy Guardian is now in the shops on Wednesdays.


Anniversaries may be booked in the normal way and should be booked well in advance wherever possible.

M.J. Malone Memorial

M.J. Malone Memorial Tractor, Car & Bike Run in aid of Castledockrell National School and St. Aidan’s Day Care Centre (Camolin) in association with Marshalstown/Castledockrell Vintage Club is on Sunday, 22nd May via Castledockrell Wind Farm followed by family fun day. Registration from 11a.m. at Castledockrell School. For further information contact Séamus Doyle 087 9271409.

Lotto Results

Marshalstown Castledockrell GAA Club lotto results for Thursday, 31st March are numbers chosen 2, 19, 22, 25. Jackpot of €12,000 was not won. Match 3 winners Seamus Foley and Anne Fenlon each wins €50. Thanks for your continued support.


Holy Week Ceremonies

On Holy Thursday, The Mass of the Lord’s Supper will be celebrated in the Ballagh at 6.30 p.m. and in Oulart at 7.30 p.m. Good Friday ceremonies will be at 3 p.m. in Oulart and at 5 p.m. in the Ballagh.

On Holy Saturday the Easter Vigil Mass will be celebrated at 6.30 p.m. in the Ballagh and at 8 p.m. in Oulart. On Easter Sunday, Mass will be at 10 a.m. in Oulart and at 11 a.m. in the Ballagh.


The sympathy of the community is extended to the family and friends of the late Séamus Davis, Glentire Heights, The Ballagh, who passed to his eternal reward on Monday, March 28.

He is deeply mourned and will be sadly missed by his beloved wife, Sheila, daughter Annette, son-in-law Andrew, sisters Josie (Hennessy) and Ann and his brother Mick, nieces, nephews, extended family and friends. He was predeceased by his brothers Tommy, George, Pat and John.

The Funeral Mass for Séamus was celebrated in St John the Baptist Church, The Ballagh on Wednesday, March 30, after which he was buried in the adjoining cemetery. Solas na bhFlaitheas dá anam dilís.


Well done to local fundraiser extraordinaire, Joan Kavanagh, who recently presented a cheque for €1,000, to Talk to Tom, the proceeds of a big effort from herself and her son Elvis.

They wish to thank everyone who helped in any way and especially those who contributed clothes and scrap in order to raise that great amount, for a very worthy charity.

Wexford camogie

Two Wexford camogie teams will be in action in Croke Park next Saturday with quite a few Oulart-The Ballagh players involved. At 3 p.m. the intermediate team, managed by Alan Brennan will take on Cavan in the Division 3 League Final.

Best of luck to Aideen Brennan (team captain) Aoife Dunne, Katie Roche, Katie Gallagher, Miria O’Dowd and Siobhán Sinnott. The Wexford senior team, that includes Anais Curran will contest the Division 2 League Final against Antrim at 5 p.m. That final will be broadcast live on RTÉ.

Wexford Minor Hurling

Best of luck to the Wexford Minor Hurlers and Oulart-The Ballagh’s representatives Jason Rossiter (goalkeeper) and Simon Roche (centre-forward) who play Kilkenny, in Bellefield next Saturday. The team is managed by Michael Jacob and the selectors are Roger Ennis, Michael Morris, Helena Jacob, Richie Kehoe and Noel Carton. Check official fixtures for the starting time.

Oulart Active Retired

Oulart Active Retired get together in Oulart Community Centre on Tuesdays 2 p.m. to 4 p.m., when bowls are played. New members are always welcome to join the Active Retired. Just turn up on any Tuesday or ring Mary O’Grady for full details (087 9361325).

The Ballagh National School

The Ballagh split-the-pot draw is held every Saturday. It costs only €2 to enter and the winner gets half the pot. A new addition to the draw is called ‘Upfront’ whereby you can pay €20 in advance which entitles you to entry in 11 draws for the price of 10.

Oulart split-the-pot

The latest winner of Scoil Mochua’s split-the-pot was Fiona Dunne, who won €102. Congratulations to the lucky winner and good luck to all the players in the next draw on Monday, April 4. To be in with a chance to win please play in any of the local businesses.

Easter Egg Hunt

Oulart NS parents’ association are delighted to announce the return of their Easter Egg Hunt, at Scoil Mochua, on Sunday, April 10. You are invited to come and hunt an egg from 10.30 a.m. to midday. Children’s Entry is €5 and adults are free. Alongside the Egg Hunt there will be an Easter Raffle and free refreshments for all.

Get Well Wishes

Best wishes for a speedy return to full health to members of the community who are ill at home or in hospital. Be assured that you will be remembered in our private prayers and at Masses in Oulart and the Ballagh.

Local Notes

If you would like to contribute an item of news to the Local Notes please ring, text or email Breda Jacob at 086 1686978 or [email protected]. Clubs and organisations as well as families are invited to submit details of their recent successes and celebrations.


Big Clean up

We have registered for both An Taisce National Spring Clean and the North Wexford 2k with Wexford County Council. Two roads have been registered in total and we require as many residents as possible to come out and help.

If the designated dates and times do not suit, please feel free to choose a day and time that suits you best. Bags gloves and picking sticks will be available.

The scheduled clean-up for the roads are: Tombrack to Craan – Saturday, April 9, meet at Tombrack Hall at 11 a.m. Tombrack to Strahart – Saturday, April 23, meet at Tombrack Hall at 11 a.m.

Please wear high vis jackets. For further information contact Nan at 086 3645631 or Catherine 053 9366248.


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