GLENMORE NATIONAL SCHOOL
It is with great news when in the very recent announcement by Minister of Education and Skills, Ruairi Quinn, which refers to classrooms for schools currently provding accommodation for their school population in prefabs that Glenmore National School has been awarded an allocation for the provision of three classrooms. This much needed, and requested infrastructure will greatly assist in the provision of education for the coming school population and for the coming young people who will attend Glenmore national school into the future. This announcement is very welcomed by all the parties involved, the pupils, the board of management, the teachers, the parents and for the community at large, and it also will give employement to local contractor builders, plumbers, electricans and associated trades. The project is now gone to the tender process whereby interested parties can submit their tender for the extensive body of works to be carried out in order to bring the project into being.
GAA GOLF CLASSIC- The Glenmore GAA club held a golf classic in New Ross golf club on Friday last which saw twenty four teams of four competiting. In a round of golf played in glorious conditions and golf course, the players, New Ross golf club, the eighteen tee box sponsors and sponsors of the prizes for the winners are all to be thanked for their support of this fundraiser. A word of thanks to Alan Boyle and Andy Doherty for organising the event and for having all the preparations in order that a great day’s golf was enjoyed by all. The prize winners were; 1st Michael Foley, 2nd Dick Murphy, 3rd Ray Heffernan, 4th P.J.O’ Connor, 5th Dick Dowling, 6th John Paul Kelly, 7th Liam Mernagh. The nearest to the pin winner was Peter McGovern and the longest drive winner was John Paul Kelly and congratulations to all the winners. Thanks to the grounds staff of New Ross golf club for the excellent condition of the course and to the catering staff for the lovely food.
Contuined best wishes to all those currently sitting their junior and leaving cert state exams.
The annual outdoor cemetry masses continue this week which saw Ballygurrim( last evening) and Kilbride ( this evening Wednesday) at 8pm. Last week the graveyard and grotto masses were celebrated in Ballyveria grotto and Kilmackevogue graveyard and both masses were well attended by the local communities and fellow parishioners and visitors. A word of thanks to all those who have prepared the graveyards in readiness for the annual outdoor masses. The final cemetry mass of the year will take place in Glenmore on Friday July 26th at 8pm
You are asked to note that if you wish to travel on the overnight trip to Knock Shrine on July 20 and 21 with a local group you should forward your deposit payment of €40 to May Cashin as soon as possible. The overall cost of the trip is €80.
OPEN GARDEN- Power’s garden of Abbey road, Ferrybank are having their garden open to visitors each day this week up to Sunday 16th June with opening hours each day from 3-6pm and admission is €5. Refreshments will be served, and there is also a raffle and this is all in aid of the Alzheimer’s Society and your support would be appreciated.
We welcome home parishioners who are visiting family and friends at this time, we hope you enjoy your stay and the catch up.
The Glenmore Golden Club(senior citizens’ club) are off on their annual summer outing in the coming weeks. With a trip set to take place on Tuesday June 25th and with a start time of 10am, the destination is Lismore and Ardmore on County Waterford. The cost of the all in trip is €35 and, as always, promises to be a great day out. If you fancy a nice day out please contact Marie at 086 8443430 or Kathleen at 087 6333449 to book your place. A special word of thanks to all the ladies who give so generously of their time and energies to this group of parishioners who meet up every second Tuesday for the chat, an activity and a welcome cuppa and refreshments.
If you are a reader at mass, an altar server or a eucharistic minister and are going away on holiday or are unavailable when its your turn to assist with your duties at the times of mass, you are asked to ensure that you find your own replacement person to replace you for that occassion.
On the recent passing of one of the parish’s elder citizens, Maggie ( Margaret ) Greene of Moulerstown, Glenmore, sympathy to given to her son Tommy at this time. Maggie was aged 94 and was born and lived all her life in Glenmore and her requiem mass was celebrated last Wednesday in the church of St. James’ Glenmore. Maggie is predeasced by her husband, Tommy by many years. Sympathy is also extended to her nieces, nephews, grand nieces and grand nephews and extended family members at this time.
SOCCER- Four young men from the parish are to be congratulated on recent successes. The New Ross Celtic club members of Richie Hennessy, Thomas Dunne and Dylan Garvey played a big part in the club’s winning recently of the U14 Wexford Cup for the third time in four years and congratulates also to Ruaidri Gill who is part of the club’s U12 squad who won this year’s league, along with reaching the U12 Wexford Cup final. Well done lads on your great successes.
Many congratulations to Thomas Connolly of Robinstown, Glenmore who made a great contribution to the Waterford Harverst Festival’s , Grow Project -’’ Venture in to the Wild’’ garden who won Best in Show in the category of large garden at the recent Bloom Festival which was held in the Phoenix Park, Dublin. The’ Grow Project ‘is a community based local training initiative which had Gerard Mullen as the garden designer and the concept of the garden was of a contemplative modern outdoor living space set against a bakdrop of a rural landscape and Thomas was very involved in this award winning garden. Well done Thomas, the garden was just beautiful and a credit to you and all involved and congratulations on the award.
HIP HOP CLASSES
If you fancy a hip or a hop, or both, please join in the fun in the Ferrybank hip hop classes taking place in the Ferrybank soccer clubhouse each Tuesday. At a cost of €5 per class there is a class for children from 3.45- 4.45pm and at 4.45
5.45pm for an older group.
GLEN BAR GOLF SOCIETY
As a contribituion to the ‘ Year of the Gathering’, the Glen Bar golf society is inviting all Glenmore golfers, male and female, where ever they may be, at home or abroad, to their outing in New Ross golf club on Saturday July 27th. The hope is that anyone with a Glenmore connection, who enjoys a game of golf will take the opportunity to meet and renew acquaintances and perhaps make new ones on the day. For more details of the gathering please contact Pat Dowling at 087 0506651 or P.J.O’ Connor at 087 9050860 or you can email firstname.lastname@example.org