Con­fir­ma­tions back on track af­ter snow dis­rup­tion

Enniscorthy Guardian - - NEWS - By MARIA PEP­PER

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.

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