Bun­clody Beat FCJ RE­UNION

Enniscorthy Guardian - - NEWS - with Bar­bara-Anne Mur­phy


Bun­clody Fire Sta­tion was the venue for the three-week Ba­sic Fire-fighters train­ing in Septem­ber last. Eight fire-fighters from Wex­ford County Coun­cil and two other Lo­cal Au­thor­i­ties re­ceived their ba­sic train­ing at the Bun­clody Sta­tion over a three-week pe­riod with pro­fes­sional fire-fight­ing train­ers from all three Lo­cal Au­thor­i­ties pro­vid­ing the train­ing.

The eight fire-fighters and their fam­i­lies at­tended the Pass­ing Out and Pre­sen­ta­tion of Cer­tifi­cates in Bun­clody Fire Sta­tion on Fri­day, Septem­ber 29, Cer­tifi­cates were pre­sented by coun­cil­lor Bar­bara-Anne Mur­phy, Leas Cathaoir­leach Wex­ford County Coun­cil. coun­cil­lor Kath­leen Codd Nolan and Di­rec­tor of Ser­vice John Car­ley, who has re­spon­si­bil­ity in this area also at­tended.

The eight grad­u­ates were put through their paces and gave demon­stra­tions of how to fight a house fire in a two story house and how to cut a vic­tim from a car fol­low­ing a road traf­fic ac­ci­dent.

The Fire-fighters from Bun­clody Fire Sta­tion un­der Sta­tion Of­fi­cer Myles Mor­ris en­sured that the sta­tion and equip­ment nec­es­sary were all in pris­tine con­di­tion for both the train­ing and the grad­u­a­tion cer­e­mony. It is hoped that this is just the first of many such train­ing ses­sion to take place in Bun­clody Fire Sta­tion.


Bun­clody has been awarded €100,000 from the 20227 Town and Vil­lage Re­newal grants an­nounced on Wed­nes­day last. The fund­ing is a grant pro­vided to help cre­ate a Food Hub and Walk­ing Trails, both pro­jects based on a fea­si­bil­ity study on Em­ploy­ment Cre­ation in the Bun­clody area car­ried out un­der the 2014 REDZ ini­tia­tive. It is hoped that the Food Hub will pro­vide pro­fes­sional food prepa­ra­tion kitchens for small pro­duc­ers who wish to sup­ply shops and su­per­mar­kets and who need to have com­mer­cial stan­dard kitchens that meet all the nec­es­sary health and safety stan­dards. It is planned that kitchen space will be rentable by the day or half day as re­quired by the in­di­vid­ual pro­ducer.

The Walk­ing Trails are planned for the Clody Val­ley us­ing ex­ist­ing road. Sig­nage and trail heads will be in­stalled. It was noted from Bun­clody Tourist Of­fice that the ma­jor­ity of vis­i­tors are look­ing for ac­ces­si­ble looped walks in and around Bun­clody.

Coun­cil­lor Bar­bara-Anne Mur­phy has wel­comed the award­ing of the grant to Bun­clody Com­mu­nity De­vel­op­ment Co. Ltd. And ex­pressed her thanks to the Ger Mackey and his team at the Com­mu­nity Sec­tion of Wex­ford County Coun­cil and District Man­ager Liz Hore for their as­sis­tance in the prepa­ra­tion of the ap­pli­ca­tion.


The Mon­day Club meets at St Mary’s Cen­tre, Ry­land Road, Bun­clody on Mon­days. Come and join us and brighten up your Mon­day from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Through­out the year there will be in­for­ma­tion shar­ing, en­ter­tain­ment, arts and crafts, guest speak­ers and many more top­ics.

Mon­day, Oc­to­ber 16: ‘So­cial gath­er­ing’ with arts/crafts and games such as Darts, Boules, Cro­quet, Horse shoe throw­ing and lots more.

Mon­day, Oc­to­ber 23: ‘Mod­ern Tech­nol­ogy’ FCJ Stu­dents will help you im­prove your skills on phone, tablet, lap­top, etc. Ses­sions will in­clude ba­sic skills, down­load­ing apps of in­ter­est, skype, sav­ing photos, etc.

En­trance Fee: €4 which in­cludes tea or cof­fee and Light Lunch. This Club will suit the 60+ age group. Trans­port not pro­vided.


The next Bun­clody Vo­ca­tional Col­lege split-the-pot draw takes place on this Fri­day, Oc­to­ber 20, En­velopes avail­able in O’Reillys Su­perValu, Eurospar, Ken Roth­well, Bun­clody Credit Union and Bun­clody Vo­ca­tional Col­lege.

Bun­clody Vo­ca­tional Col­lege up­com­ing events: a used clothes col­lec­tion will take place at the school on Mon­day Oc­to­ber Oc­to­ber 13 and a fash­ion show will be held in the Mill­race Ho­tel on Fri­day, Novem­ber 24, Tick­ets at €10 each avail­able through the school. A great night out is promised.


Mount Le­in­ster Com­mu­nity Em­ploy­ment CLG has va­can­cies in the fol­low­ing ar­eas: Care­taker/Main­te­nance Per­son in Cas­tle­dock­rell Par­ish (Job Ref­er­ence – CES 2049089); Day Care As­sis­tant at Bun­clody Day Care (Job Ref­er­ence – CES 2049079) and Tidy Towns Gen­eral Op­er­a­tive Bun­clody (two po­si­tions) (Job Ref­er­ence – CES 2049082).

The age limit for el­i­gi­bil­ity has been re­duced from 25 to 21years. Check your el­i­gi­bil­ity by con­tact­ing: DSP Bridge­point, En­nis­cor­thy at 053 9239300. Then to ex­press in­ter­est and to col­lect an ap­pli­ca­tion form please call to Bun­clody par­ish of­fice Open from (8.30 a.m. to 4.30 p.m.) Mon­day to Fri­day Phone Num­ber 053 9376190. The clos­ing date has been ex­tended Fri­day, Oc­to­ber 13. Those ap­ply­ing for th­ese po­si­tions must sat­isfy the De­part­ment of So­cial Pro­tec­tion cri­te­ria to par­tic­i­pate in a Com­mu­nity Em­ploy­ment Scheme.


The Wex­ford Branch of the Parkin­son’s As­so­ci­a­tion present a mu­si­cal night in Cole­man’s Pub Tom­brack on Oc­to­ber 21 start­ing at 8.30 p.m. The en­try fee is €5 and there will be a raf­fle and spot prizes. Your sup­port will be very much ap­pre­ci­ated.


Bun­clody Par­ent and Tod­dler Group meets on Wed­nes­days From 10 a.m. to mid­day in St Ai­dan’s Hall, Ir­ish Street. Ad­mis­sion €3. This is a great place to meet other par­ents in a nice re­laxed at­mos­phere.


Win­ners at the most re­cent whist drive in Bun­clody were Top Score Denny Han­lon, first lady Teresa Byrne, sec­ond lady Una Ke­hoe, h-t time lady Mau­reen Red­mond; first gent Nicholas Mur­phy, sec­ond gent Michael Mur­phy, h-t time gent Noel Carter. Other win­ners: Mary Lee, T Byrne and Peg Stafford.

Whist is on Mon­day evenings in Bun­clody Day Care Cen­tre, Ry­land Road. First deal 8.45 p.m.


Bun­clody Mar­ket is open ev­ery Satur­day from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in St Ai­dan’s Hall and has stalls of dif­fer­ent pro­duce all pro­duced in and around Bun­clody. Stalls can be found in St Ai­dan’s Hall, Ir­ish Street and Mar­ket Square, Bun­clody on Satur­days from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Please call in have a look. Tea and cof­fee served only €3 Ac­tion For Breast Cancer 5km Walk. Cen­tra, Bal­lon, will host a 5k walk in aid of Ac­tion Breast Cancer on Satur­day, Oc­to­ber 15, start­ing at 11 a.m. Regis­tra­tion is €10. Regis­tra­tion forms are avail­able in the store or you can reg­is­ter from 10.30 a.m. on the day.

There will be a draw held af­ter the walk for var­i­ous prizes with all money raised from walk and draw go­ing to Ac­tion Breast Cancer.

Light re­fresh­ments af­ter walk. Ev­ery­one is wel­come.


River’s Edge, Bun­clody hosts bingo ev­ery Wed­nes­day night at 9 p.m. Each month a €200 do­na­tion from the pro­ceeds is made to a lo­cal char­ity. So if you en­joy a good night out, make your way to River’s Edge on any or ev­ery Wed­nes­day evening.


The 10th an­nual Baby-loss Aware­ness Re­mem­brance Ser­vice will be held in St Pa­trick’ s, Kil­te­gan, Co. Wick­low on Oc­to­ber 15, at 3 p.m. All are wel­come to the ser­vice which is fol­lowed by a bal­loon re­lease and re­fresh­ments. Con­tact baby­los­saware­nes­sire­land@ gmail.com for in­for­ma­tion.


The Trees For Wex­ford 2017 Scheme is now open giv­ing Vol­un­tary Com­mu­nity Groups, res­i­dents’ as­so­ci­a­tions or Schools the op­por­tu­nity to ap­ply for free trees. Ap­pli­ca­tions close on Oc­to­ber 20 Ap­ply on­line at wex­ford­coco. ie/en­vi­ron­ment/bio­di­ver­sity-com­mu­nity-and-schools/trees-for-wex­ford­cam­paign-2017


Bun­clody’s night of song and story was held on Thurs­day evening in St Ai­dan’s Hall, Ir­ish Street. The musi- cians on the night were Billy Red­mond, Greta Dowl­ing, Pat Coogan, Lar White, John Kenny, Joe Hickey, Seán Dal­ton and Mary But­ler. All played so­los acts as well as singing, danc­ing and recita­tion – a very tal­ented group of peo­ple. John and Mary Ken­ney and did the Donkey Dance.

A vote of sym­pa­thy was ex­pressed by all to Ned Fo­ley on the death of his beloved sis­ter He­len Car­pen­ter, who died re­cently, God rest her soul. Ned is a loyal sup­porter of Bun­clody Story House and all send him our love and sym­pa­thy at this time.

The en­ter­tain­ers on the night were Joe Kennedy, Lily Col­man, John Candy, Jim Roche, Kit Killeen, Bri­die Cloake, Matt Mur­phy, James Do­ran, Joe Hickey, Mary But­ler and of course the Fear and Bean an Tigh Andy Doyle and Kitty Ma­hon.

Mary Codd as usual had a lovely cup of tea and fancy food to die for. Thanks Mary and thanks Bar­bara-Anne for the press cov­er­age.

The next sto­ry­telling night in Bun­clody is on Oc­to­ber 26 so please keep that date in mind.

Our mu­si­cians played their hearts out and gave a grand fi­nale of rous­ing mu­sic end­ing with Mary But­ler with singing the Part­ing Glass and the Na­tional An­them.


Com­ing up this week at ArtBank, Bun­clody. Solo ex­hi­bi­tion by Car­low artist Mary Clare Nolan con­tin­ues till Oc­to­ber 14.

Satur­day, Oc­to­ber 14, Dress4Mess Chil­dren’s work­shop 12 to 1.30 p.m. €5, €3.00

ArtBank is open Tues­day to Satur­day 2 p.m. to 5.30 p.m. For in­for­ma­tion email cu­ra­tor@artbank.bun­clody.eu Face­book @art­bankbun­clody, call 053 9375200 or call into art.

Bank dur­ing open­ing hours.


An Art Ex­hi­bi­tion of paint­ings by El­iza Fo­ley, her daugh­ters and her late hus­band, John Ed­win Fo­ley con­tin­ues at Bun­clody Li­brary till Oc­to­ber 31. Com­ing up in Oc­to­ber Thurs­day, Oc­to­ber 12, at 7 p.m. The story of Al­ta­mont with Paul Cut­ler. Widely re­spected as the jewel in Ire­land’s gar­den­ing crown, Al­ta­mont Gardens are an en­chant­ing blend of for­mal and in­for­mal gardens with river­side walks cov­er­ing over 40 acres (16 hectares). Recog­nised as one of the most beau­ti­ful gardens of Ire­land, the es­tate gains much of its char­ac­ter from the many ma­ture trees, na­tives in the av­enues and wood­land ar­eas, and ex­otic spec­i­mens through­out the gardens. Lawns bi­sected by sculpted yews slope down to a lake sur­rounded by rare trees and rhodo­den­drons and lead in turn to a very dif­fer­ent gar­den fea­tur­ing ex­otic shrubs and trees. When Corona North, who lov­ingly cared for the gardens for over 50 years died in 1999, the gardens were left to the State at her re­quest. Book­ing es­sen­tial.

Satur­day, Oc­to­ber 14, at 11 a.m. Talk on Baby Mas­sage with Mary Fitz­patrick.

Join Mary Fitz­patrick ITEC CIMI, for a talk on the im­por­tance of nur­tur­ing touch for your baby through Baby Mas­sage and Baby Re­flex­ol­ogy. Baby Mas­sage and Baby Re­flex­ol­ogy brings many ben­e­fits for both par­ents and baby. Mums, Dads, grand­par­ents and car­ers all wel­come. Book­ing rec­om­mended.

Thurs­day, Oc­to­ber 19, at 7 p.m. Talk on Bee­keep­ing with with John Cloney, Co Wex­ford Bee­keep­ing As­so­ci­a­tion.

This talk will fo­cus on the bee­keep­ing year, an in­tro­duc­tion to bee­keep­ing, the oc­cu­pants of a honey bee hive and the pro­duce from the hive. John will also dis­cuss some of the chal­lenges the honey bee faces to­day and what the com­mu­nity can do to re­duce the neg­a­tive im­pact on the honey bee.

Satur­day, Oc­to­ber 21, from 11 a.m. to mid­day Chil­dren’s Book Fes­ti­val Bróga Nua for fam­i­lies with Áine Ní Shuil­leab­hán. Come along and dis­cover how to use sim­ple games, songs and ac­tion rhymes to en­cour­age young chil­dren to start learn­ing and en­joy­ing Ir­ish. You do not need to be an Ir­ish speaker to en­joy this in­ter­ac­tive work­shop which will fo­cus on in­tro­duc­ing Ir­ish in a fun and play­ful way. Book­ing rec­om­mended.

Satur­day, Oc­to­ber 21, at 2.30 p.m. Cake Dec­o­rat­ing with ‘Sugar and Spice’, Bun­clody.

Thurs­day, Oc­to­ber 26, at 7 p.m. ‘Rocks in the Re­gion’ with Claire O’Sul­li­van.

Reg­u­lar Adult Events Com­puter Classes: Bun­clody Li­brary has just fin­ished the cur­rent classes for be­gin­ners in as­so­ci­a­tion with CTEC Wex­ford. If you wish to be con­sid­ered for fu­ture classes, please con­tact Bun­clody Li­brary as soon as pos­si­ble. Adult Read­ing Cir­cle

The next meet­ing is on Fri­day, Oc­to­ber 13, at 11 a.m. New mem­bers are al­ways wel­come.

Adult Creative Writ­ing

The adult creative writ­ing group ‘Drop of Ink’ re­turns on Thurs­day, Septem­ber 21, at 7 p.m. af­ter the sum­mer break. New mem­bers are al­ways wel­come.

Book­ing es­sen­tial for all events. Tel: 053 9375466.

Reg­u­lar Chil­dren’s Events Ju­nior Read­ing Cir­cle ‘Bun­clody Book Cave’ Ju­nior Read­ing Cir­cle con­tin­ues on Thurs­day, Septem­ber 28, at 4 p.m.

Reg­u­lar Tod­dler Story Time – Join us on Fri­day morn­ings at 11 a.m.

Come along with your tod­dler or preschooler for sto­ries, rhymes and songs.

Bun­clody Li­brary branch is a won­der­ful – and free – re­source for fam­i­lies. Check out what we are read­ing this week. Not to be missed.

For a full list­ing of events see Bun­clody Li­brary’s Face­book page: Face­book.com/Bun­clody.

Li­brary/events where you can sign up for our monthly what’s on e-news­let­ter. Also see our web­site: wex­ford.


If you wish to have some­thing in­cluded on the Bun­clody Page in the Guardian, please con­tact Barb. ara-Anne Mur­phy at 087-6736966 or bam­bun­clody@gmail.com

Mem­bers of the FCJ Bun­clody class of 1992 pic­tured eny­oing their re­union at Bun­clody Golf Club re­cently.

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