Bunclody Beat

Men’s shed

The winter hours of Bunclody Men’s Shed are as follows: Monday: 2 pm to 4 pm; Wednesday: 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. and Friday: 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.

For more information, please contact Peter Foley on 078 6631598 or Jonathan King on 089 4972664.

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Baby and toddler group

Bunclody Baby and Toddler Group meets every Wednesday 9:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. during school time at the Pastoral Center, Main Street of Most Holy Trinity Church, Bunclody. All parents / guardians and little ones are welcome.

Meals on wheels

The Bunclody Meals on Wheels service is looking for volunteers to help deliver a hot meal to people living in the general Bunclody area. People available between 12:30 p.m. and 2:00 p.m. on Monday, Wednesday or Friday are urgently needed.

Please contact James Doyle on 087 9594639 or Barbara-Anne Murphy on 087 6736966 if you can help on a regular or occasional basis.

Any help is greatly appreciated in providing this essential service.

Bunclody Library

The Bunclody Library will reopen on Friday, December 31 at 10:30 a.m. and close at 5:30 p.m. that day. It will then reopen on Tuesday, January 4, 2022 at 10:30 a.m.

Bunclody Library offers a more complete range of services, including browsing, borrowing, using the computer, studying, printing and copying.

Reservations are not necessary to visit the library, but study and computer spaces must be reserved in advance on the website or by phone. The number of visitors to the library browsing and using the study and computer spaces will be limited to facilitate social distancing. Wearing a mask is compulsory.

The library can deliver through the book call service for housebound citizens. You can request a bag of books and they will be delivered right to your door. Call the Bunclody Library on 053 9375466.

Your online library is open 24/7. Free e-books, e-audiobooks, e-journals, e-language learning, online courses, comics and graphic novels, business and corporate research and more can be found in our books section electronic and electronic resources from the library website. See wexfordcoco.ie/libraries/ebooks-and-eresources.

Radon monitors

Want to test the radon levels in your home? The Bunclody Library has digital radon monitors to borrow for four weeks, as well as brochures telling you what to do if your radon levels are high.

To borrow an instructor, you must be a member of the Wexford Library Service (you can register if you are not already registered). You can borrow directly from Bunclody Library or have the monitor sent to your local Wexford library branch.

Please contact the Bunclody Library on 053 9375466 or email [email protected] to reserve your radon monitor.

Covid-19 helpline for the elderly

ALONE has launched a national helpline and additional supports for older people who have concerns or are experiencing difficulties related to Covid-19. Professional staff are available to answer questions and give advice and reassurance if needed. The helpline is open seven days a week, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., by calling 0818 222 024.

Saturday music sessions at St Mary’s Church

Every Saturday at 2 p.m., versatile organist Hazel Moulton plays a selection of music – from classical to traditional to liturgy – on the great pipe organ in St Mary’s Church for an hour.

Admission is free and everyone is welcome to come and enjoy the music.

Sainte-Marie Church is open from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. every Saturday and every Sunday at 11:30 a.m. for morning prayer or Holy Communion.

For more information contact Reverend Trevor Sargent on 087 2547836 or 053 9375498.

Bunclody VC Parents Council

The next Bunclody Vocational College Parent Council raffle will take place on Wednesday, January 9. The most recent winner is Kathleen Creane, who won € 59.

The envelopes are available from Bunclody Credit Union, Bunclody VC, Eurospar, Ken Rothwell, O’Reillys SuperValu and Steemers Newsagents.

Walking track

The Half-Way-House / Bunclody GAA Club walking track is lit Monday to Friday evening from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Users are urged to respect social distancing, adhere to government guidelines, and respect the safety of other members using club facilities.

Membership of the walking track is now due. It is € 10 for the year, OAP € 5. It can be paid for through Club Force at bit.ly/hwhmembership.

Bunclody Parish Office

The Bunclody Parish Office is closed until Tuesday January 4, 2022. The contact number for the Parish Office is 053 9376190. You can also send an email to [email protected].

Father O’Connor can be contacted on 053 9377319.

Divide the pot

Kilmyshall split-the-pot envelopes are available from HWH Shop, Steemers, Cahill’s Hardware, Glanbia, Redmond’s Bar, Byrne’s Hardware Lr Ryland, D & M Laundrette and Kilmyshall parish office and Kilmyshall School.

The pot is shared between Kilmyshall School and the parish. The draw takes place every Friday. Your help is greatly appreciated.

Community employment

Mount Leinster Community Employment CLG has a one-person community / grounds maintenance job posting at HWH / Bunclody GAA Club (one position). Job Reference – CES 2195787.

He also has a vacant community job vacancy for a warden for Kilmyshall Parish (one post). Job Reference – CES 2195789.

Please contact Employment Services, Bridgepoint, Enniscorthy, citing job reference, to verify your eligibility: local DEASP (INTREO) office, Enniscorthy; call 053 9239300.

People aged 21 and over are eligible based on DEASP eligibility criteria. Garda verification will apply.

Wexford dyspraxia

For anyone looking for information on dyspraxia, please call 087 9745861 or email [email protected].

Upcoming lessons at Ballon

Manual and computerized bookkeeping begins at Ballon Business and Training Service on Thursday January 20 from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. for 10 weeks. Course fees, including exam fees, are 300 €.

Other upcoming classes: Get your Garden Spring Ready, will run Monday, Jan. 24, 2 p.m. to 4 p.m., for six weeks. Course price: 50 €.

Relax and Paint begins Tuesday, January 18 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. for six weeks. Course price: 50 €.

Watercolors with Breda begins Wednesday, January 19 from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. for six weeks. Course price: 50 €.

Food and Friends begins Wednesday, Feb. 2, 10 a.m. to noon for six weeks. Course price: 75 €.

For more details and to reserve your place, call 059 9159447 or send an email to [email protected].

GAA Loto

There was no jackpot winner in the Half-Way-House / Bunclody GAA Club Lotto draw last week.

The numbers drawn were 17, 22, 28 and 32. Two winners of match three each receive € 50. They were Liam Farrell and Angela and Collie Brennan.

The next draw will take place on Tuesday January 4th at Lennon’s when the jackpot is € 11,000.

Calling all Bunclody businessmen

At FCJ High School, we are embarking on a big project with our students and staff.

This is a digital time capsule in which we hope to record our experiences and the lived history of Covid 19.

We have the support and interest of outside agencies including Creative Ireland, Wexford County Council, Wexford County Library Service and most notably Dr Ida Milne of Carlow College, historian, author and lecturer.

We would like to extend the project beyond the school to the wider community. If you are interested in sharing your experiences, as a businessman we would love to hear from you.

This exciting new project will run throughout the school year until Easter and we will have an exhibition of some materials and objects submitted to the Bunclody Library after Easter.

If you are interested, please contact the school and leave a contact email and we will get back to you.

Christmas tree shredding

Christmas trees will be accepted for shredding at Bunclody AFC, Sliabh Ros, Bunclody from Tuesday January 4 to Saturday January 8, 2022. Opening hours: Monday to Saturday, 9 am to 6 pm Glass bottles and cans can also be recycled at this site.

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