Confirmations back on track after snow disruption
THERE was widespread disappointment among hundreds of 6th class pupils in County Wexford after their much-anticipated Confirmation ceremonies were cancelled due to Storm Emma.
Parents were forced to pull the plug on plans for family celebrations in hotels and restaurants, creating a frantic re-scheduling of bookings at venues around the county.
Among the Confirmations postponed on the Friday of the blizzard were Gaelscoil Enniscorthy, Marshalstown, Crossabeg and Ballymurn while St. Aidan’s primary school’s Confirmation due to take place in the Cathedral, Enniscorthy on the Saturday was also cancelled as many roads and streets were still impassable and water was being rationed.
Confirmations in Craanford and Monaseed were due to take place on Tuesday, March 6 and were postponed as many schools were still closed. They will now take place on Tuesday, march 13.
Ceremonies for pupils of Enniscorthy Gaelscoil and Marshalstown national school were rescheduled to last Friday, March 9 and went ahead despite the lingering presence of lying snow in many areas.
Ceremonies in Crossabeg and Ballymurn were postponed to this Wednesday, March 14 while St. Aidan’s Confirmation which will be performed by Bishop Denis Brennan, will now take place on Friday, April 13 at 12 noon.
A Confirmation ceremony went ahead in Bree last Thursday and also in Ballymore/Mayglass while ceremonies were performed by the Bishop last Friday in Kilrane, Curracloe and Screen with a Confirmation in St. Senan’s Church, Enniscorthy on Saturday last and ceremonies on Sunday last in Kilaveney and Crossbridge.
The Murrintown Confirmation, also to be performed by the Bishop, will take place this Wednesday, March 14, with Ballycullane on the same day, followed by Rathnure and Caroreigh on Thursday, March 15 and Ferns, Cushinstown, Rathgarogue, on Friday, March 16 and Bunclody on Sunday, March 18.