Around the neighborhoods: from Boolavogue to Marshalstown-Castledockrell


Swimming fundraiser for the new year

Niall O ‘Loughlin takes a’ dip ‘at Old Bawn / Newtown Beach at 11:00 am on Sunday January 2nd as part of the’ Big Splash for Little Heroes to Benefit Crumlin Children’s Hospital ‘hosted by Peter Kenny of Craanford.

Niall would like as many people as possible to join us, respecting all social distancing and Covid protocols, because every euro collected will go to vital equipment in CHF hospitals. If you can’t swim, you can go for a swim or take a brisk, invigorating walk along the shore. Donations can be made at:


Sincere condolences from all in Boolavogue to the family of the late Sam White, Dranagh, who passed away peacefully at Middleton Nursing Home on Thursday the 16th of December. His funeral was held at Kilcormack Church on Sunday the 19th at 2:00 p.m. followed by interment in the adjoining cemetery. Predeceased by his late brothers Ronnie and Eddie, he is survived by his wife Marie, his daughters Ida and Susan, his sons John, Atkin and Trevor, his brother Albert, his sons-in-law, daughters-in-law, grandchildren, great-grandchildren -children, brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, nieces, nephews, parents and a very large circle of friends.

Opening hours

The Boolavogue post office will close at 6:00 p.m. on New Years Day and 3:00 p.m. on New Years Day. Alex and Louise, who are celebrating their 25th anniversary at Boolavogue, would like to thank everyone for their support over the past quarter century and wish everyone a very happy new year 2022.

Boolavogue NS Notes

There was great excitement when Santa Claus arrived at Boolavogue NS on Tuesday December 21st. Despite his busy schedule, the Parents’ Association had managed to organize a visit and he needed a Garda escort to make sure he arrived on time.

The students and staff at Boolavogue NS would like to thank Kim Dagg and Ciarán Halford for designing and building the fantastic Christmas Boxes that decorate the front of the school.

Oisín Lawless, James Turner, Daniel Jordan, Patrick O’Loughlin, Charlie Whelan and John Breen were the lucky winners of the school’s Christmas raffle Christmas baskets and took home prizes filled with festive food.

Bro. White facilitated two end of term Masses, one for the juniors and one for the older school children on Tuesday, December 21, to ensure social distancing. They were all delighted to add their own handmade decoration to the Christmas tree in Saint-Cormac church.

Cookbook on sale

The students of the Boolavogue National School have written and published their own cookbook. The book is on sale at the Lawless store or at the school when it reopens in the new year, at a price of € 10 per copy. Each child has contributed a recipe, so there is enough to keep a passionate cook busy for a long time.

Parents Association

The Parents’ Association would like to thank all those who supported their Christmas Fair which raised € 526 for school equipment.


Lights of Bree Parish

Anyone wishing to take a nice walk during the New Years period could visit Ballyhogue, Bree and Galbally to see the Christmas lights in each village. Great credit to all the volunteers involved in providing great light and such a wonderful display in every area.

Swop n Drop garden bookcase

Enter the Fr Declan Jordan Garden behind Galbally Hall, sit down and browse our new Swop and Drop community library for adults and children. Pick up a book or leave a book or both. If you have any books you would like to donate, please drop them off in the room or contact Dawn on 087 8306206.

Loto Ballyhogue GAA

The numbers drawn for the GAA Lotto on Wednesday, December 22 were 23, 22, 10 and 27. There was no jackpot winner. The winners of the third game were Róisín Dawson, Michael Parker and Eoin Murphy. The next draw will take place on January 5th with the jackpot up to € 2,400.

Christmas raffle winners

Ballyhgoue GAA Lotto Christmas Raffle Winners: Dan and Gerladine McCarthy won € 500 including € 300 for the Wickham family, Wilton, € 200 for John and Majella Asple. Una Doyle and Brendan Doyle each won a Dominic Smith Electrical voucher of € 250.


Our sincere condolences to the wife, sons, daughters, parents and friends of Philip Cullen, Bree, who passed away recently.

Seasonal wishes

Many thanks to the PROs and club officers who have contacted us over the past year with details of their organizations’ activities.

If you haven’t already, it’s time to make a New Year’s resolution. If you want publicity about your club or organization’s activities, contact Jim and Clare Doyle on 053 9247706 or email email [email protected] by 10 p.m. Thursday night before publication.


Church of Caim

Mass Wednesday morning at 9:30 a.m. and Sunday at 10 a.m.

Vintage club

Membership is now due for the coming year. Contact Paddy or Ray for details.

Seasons greetings

Christmas and New Year greetings to all Caim Notes readers and contributors at home and abroad.


Kiltealy NS

Here are the basket winners at the recent Kiltealy NS Parents Council Christmas Raffle. Aela Bowe; Lea and Danny Weafer; Craig Rowland; Bronagh Smyth / Mrs. O’Neill; Paddy Wheatley; Aoife Pender; Mikie Farrell; Ms. Amy Dillon; Mag Crotty; Patsy Morrissey; Rowland family.

Director Meave Duff thanked everyone who supported the raffle, the generosity was exceptional, thank you to everyone who sold and purchased tickets, a special thank you to the parents association for their work in organizing the fundraiser of funds, a total of € 1,565 was raised. This money will be a big boost to improve ICT resources at school.

Results of the Christmas split-pot draw: € 180 first Dara O’Connor; second 90 € Christy Kennedy; third € 90 Austin Doyle. Many thanks for your support for split-the-pot in 2021.

The late Michael Tobin

Widespread regret was occasioned by the passing of Michael Tobin, Coolacarney, Ballindaggin which occurred peacefully at his home under the loving care of his family on December 17th.

Our deepest condolences to his wife Joan and to his sons Michael, Seán and Aidan and to his daughters Catherine, Teresa and Breda. His daughter Anne died before him. Sympathy also to his sisters-in-law Breda and Kathleen, sons-in-law, daughters-in-law, nieces, nephews, grandchildren and great-grandchildren and to several friends.

Mick, as he was affectionately known to all, was 86 years old and healthy until a few months before his death. He was a well known member of the community and with his wife Joan was a farmer in Coolacarney all his life he also worked at Enniscorthy Farmer’s Mart before retiring a few years ago.

Mick was a gentleman and a good neighbor and will be sadly missed by everyone in the community, but especially by his loving family.

Interment took place in Ballindaggin Cemetery after the funeral mass in St Colman’s Church. May he rest in peace.

Kiltealy Community Development

Work is now well underway on a new trail between the old post office and the Kiltealy Village Community Hall.

The new trail will ensure the safety of everyone on the busy section of the road, but especially schoolchildren who attend the community hall’s after-school club. It will also improve the appearance of the village as the old moat is replaced by a worked stone wall.

Ballindaggin Shooting Club

The Ballindaggin Gun Club recently donated € 100 for the operation of the Ballindaggin Community Park. The donation is greatly appreciated by the park committee and by all those who love the installation.

Many thanks to Paddy Ryan and all of the club members.

Duffry Rovers AGM

The Duffry Rovers GAA AGM was held on December 10th. The President welcomed all committee members, players, coaches, supporters and all minor committee members for 2020 and 2021 (there was no AGM in 2020 due to covid). After the Secretary read the reports, a discussion took place to propose a motion that the Camogie Club and GAA should join forces, everyone present agreed that this was a good idea and should be done. produce. It is hoped that it will be officially adopted at a meeting in the coming weeks.

The following committee has been elected for the coming year: President Jim Jordan; Vice Presidents – Paddy Farrell, Phil Howlin, Mike Doyle, Jack Hanrahan and Paddy Foley; president – Martin O’Connor; Vice-President – Phil Bowe; secretary Joan Rafter; Dry. Gavin Rafter; treasurer – Tom Pender; PRO – Mattie Cooper; Security Guard – Oliver Neville; Registar – Kieran Pender; Representative of the players. – Loughlin Rafter; Coaching Officer – Derek Watchorn. A small number of officials will be selected at the next club meeting in January.

The committee members elected in the evening were: Declan Doyle; Mikie Doyle; Dan Doyle; Mike Doyle; John Murphy; Thomas Walsh; Aidan Lawless; Eugine O’Connor; Murphys; Fergal Kenny; Breda Dagg; Marie Nolan. Other names will be added at the next meeting.

Kudos to the Junior C camogie team for beating Faythe Harriers 2-15 to 1-6 in the county final recently. Good job girls.

Good year

A very happy, healthy and peaceful New Year to all readers and contributors of the Kiltealy Ballindaggin Notes.


Recycled decorations

Congratulations to all the kids at Castledockrell National School for the cute decorations they made for the upcycled decoration contest. The winners are Junior / Senior Infants: Luke; 1st / 2nd class: Darragh; 3rd / 4th class Annabel; 5th / 6th class: Chloé; People’s Choice: Emelia.

Good year

I wish everyone in the parish a very happy new year and everyone in the parish living elsewhere. As we wrap up another year, it’s time to thank everyone who has helped others in any way over the past year – thank you.


Congratulations to Patrick Kinsella, Tomanoole and three of his children Michael, David and Caoimhe for Winning Ireland’s Fittest Family. Congratulations to everybody.

Marshalstown National School

Marshalstown NS 2022-2023 Annual Admission Notice is posted at Please note the dates. Applications will be accepted from January 10, 2022. Registration forms are available on the school blog page You can also request an application form by emailing [email protected] or writing to Scoil Iósaf Naofa, Marshalstown NS, Marshalstown, Enniscorthy, Co Wexford Y21E954. Relevant policies can be found on the school blog at

Get well

A speedy recovery to all who are currently ill. All are remembered by many in our community.


Our condolences to the family and friends of the late Mick Tobin and the late Daniel Jordan. May they rest in peace.

Remarks Deadline

Christmas and New Year Notes Deadlines (time I need articles before)

Communication from January 4 to Thursday December 30 at 6 p.m. (Normal weekly time).

Lottery results

The Marshalstown Castledockrell GAA Club Lotto results on Thursday, December 16 are the chosen numbers 3, 7, 15, 23.. The € 12,000 jackpot was not won. Frank Kelly and Trish McCann each won € 50. Thank you for your continued support.

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