Bunclody Beat FCJ REUNION
GRADUATION OF FIRE FIGHTERS
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.
TOWN AND VILLAGE RENEWAL GRANT
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
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.
BUNCLODY VOCATIONAL COLLEGE
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.
PARKINSON’S ASSOCIATION FUNDRAISER
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.
PARENT AND TODDLER GROUP
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.
BABY-LOSS AWARENESS REMEMBRANCE SERVICE
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.
TREES FOR WEXFORD
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 email@example.com 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.
BUNCLODY NOTES CONTACT DETAILS
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Members of the FCJ Bunclody class of 1992 pictured enyoing their reunion at Bunclody Golf Club recently.