Bunclody Market is open for business every Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in St Aidan’s Hall, Irish Street. Tea and coffee and cakes are served so come along in and take a relaxing break from shopping in town. Get your fresh baking, organic vegetables, jams, chutneys, honey, plants, crafts, clothes and much more. Bunclody Market invite any bakers and crafters (certain rules apply) to contact Marie at 087 7788467 to find out how to join our market.
Bunclody Christmas Lights Committee will hold two trolley Raffles in November to help offset the costs of Christmas Lighting in Bunclody. The first will take place on November 16 and 17 in Eurospar and the second in SuperValu on November 23 and 24. If can help any of those days, even for an hour, please contact Catherine Finn or Barbara-Anne Murphy 087 6736966. Your help will be very much appreciated.
LADIES’ FOOTBALL AGM
Half-Way-House Bunclody Ladies’ Football Club will hold their AGM in Redmond’s, Bunclody on this Saturday, November 10, at 8 p.m.
BUNCLODY-KILMYSHALL DRAMA GROUP MOVING TO GOLF CLUB
Bunclody-Kilmyshall Drama Group will present the comedy ‘Women on the Verge of HRT’ as their end of year show. This is another first for the group as it will be staged in the comfortable setting of Bunclody Golf and Fishing Club. The play is directed by Tommy Murphy with Mary Gibson, and the cast includes Bunclody regulars Sinéad O’Gorman and Margaret Farrell and newcomer John Donoghue.
The play is a comedy by the renowned Belfast writer Marie Jones. Best friends Anna and Vera are both on the wrong-ish side of forty. They share a love for singing sensation Daniel O’Donnell. During a trip to Donegal to see their idol they confront the realities of their lives: loveless marriages, faithless husbands and the prospect that life is rapidly passing them by.
Audiences will love the humorous take on middle-age and relationships, and the two women work through their issues with the help of their waiter and some vodka with hilarious results.
The play runs from Monday, November 12, to Friday, November 16, at 8 p.m. nightly. To book tickets please text 087 226937 giving name, number of tickets and the night you wish to attend.
BUNCLODY VOCATIONAL COLLEGE
The next Bunclody Vocational College split-the-pot draw is Friday, November 9. The most recent winner was Micheala and Ella Roberts, who won €79. Envelopes available in Bunclody Credit Union, Bunclody VC, Eurospar, Ken Rothwell, O’Reilly’s SuperValu and Steemers Newsagents. We thank you for your continued support.
A used clothes collection takes place in the school on Monday, November 12, Those, who donate five bags will be entered into a draw for a chance to win a €100 voucher for the Ferrycarrig Hotel, Wexford.
BUNCLODY DAY CARE SERVICE
Bunclody Day Care Services is a much needed local community service. The day-to-day running costs are largely funded by the HSE and we appreciate their continued support.
Every year there is a shortfall in our funding and this shortfall is raised through many fundraising events including a church gate collection, annual Holy Thursday bring and buy sale/coffee morning, autumn walk and whist drives.
Many individuals contribute both in the form of subscriptions/donations and also by running their own fundraising events. All of this is hugely appreciated and we extend our sincere thanks to all who contribute.
We welcome new people to come along on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Please encourage people you know to join us.
BRIDGE CLUB WINNERS
Recent winners at Bunclody Bridge Club were: 1. Mary Mahon and Liz Whelan 2. Kay Morrissey and Ian Booth 3. Edith Tschofen and Mary Shannon.
Bunclody Bridge Club meets in Redmond’s, Main street on Wednesday evenings.
Coming up in Bunclody Library. Thursday, November 8, at 7 p.m. – Success with Spring Bulbs with Geoff Stebbings – Geoff Stebbings returns to Bunclody Library to help prepare our gardens for Spring with a talk on Spring bulbs. Geoff trained at the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. He has worked as a Head Gardener, has written books about gardening and has written in many gardening magazines. He is now established in Wexford. You can follow his progress, and get timely, useful tips at his blog: thebikinggardener. com – Booking essential.
Thursday, November 15, at 7 p.m. – Climate Change – Simple Physics but Complex Politics with Gerald Fleming, Meteorologist.
This talk will give a background to the science of climate change. It will detail the work done in recent decades both to refine the science and to provide adequate, understandable summaries of the key issues to help society decide on appropriate policies and actions.
The talk will examine key questions as to whether we can enjoy a sustainable lifestyle while protecting our atmosphere. Open event for adults and young people. Meteorologist Gerald Fleming retired as Head of Forecast Division, Met Éireann in December 2017.
Following schooling in CBS Wexford, he took out BSc and MSc degrees in Experimental Physics from UCD, following which he joined Met Éireann in 1980.
For most of his 37 years with Met Éireann he worked as a weather forecaster and a weather broadcaster, becoming a familiar face on Irish public service broadcaster RTÉ.
He is still very active in meteorology, most notably with the World Meteorological Organisation (a UN specialised agency) for whom he has chaired the programme on Public Weather Services for over a decade.
He has lectured extensively and conducted many training courses on weather communication and related matters. – Booking essential
We will also learn how maths can help us to create and control game objects, so that we can generate unique and expansive virtual worlds. Participants can either use their own laptop or use one of the library’s desktop computers.
To ensure that every participant has access to a computer during the workshop, please notify the library in advance if you wish to use a library PC.
This workshop will be led by Dr Ted Burke and members of the RoboSlam STEM outreach collective at the Dublin Institute of Technology.
Saturday, November 22, at 7 p.m. The Do’s and Don’ts of Online Shopping with Niamh Bierney.
When it comes to shopping, nothing beats the ease of buying online. It is the quick and efficient solution for people with busy schedules or anyone looking for greater selection and discounts.
With the best online shopping sites, buying everyday necessities has never been so easy. Although online shopping is convenient and easy, and can give a great user experience there are times it can turn into a nightmare.
In this talk we will take you through safely buying from the most popular online sites, to shipping methods and different payment methods. The aim is to have a great shopping experience while staying safe online. Booking essential.
Saturday, November 24, from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. – Creative Writing Workshop; How to interweave the past with the present to create compelling fiction with Sheila Forsey. – Join Irish Times best-selling author Sheila Forsey for this creative writing workshop. Sheila is a graduate of Maynooth in creative writing and is PRO for Wexford Literary Festival. Are you intrigued by the ghosts of the past? Are you curious when you see wisteria curling through the windows of an old house or you find an old sepia photograph that time has forgotten? Crumbling old houses, faded photographs, legends retold and mysteries untold are our link to the past. In this interactive workshop you will explore the narrative of the past and the present and then discover the process of the delicate interweaving of both to create a rich layer to your fiction writing. Booking essential.
REGULAR ADULT EVENTS AT BUNCLODY LIBRARY
Drop of Ink Writing circle Saturday, November 10, at 11 a.m. Bunclody Knitting Club Wednesday mornings at 10.30 a.m. All Welcome Free Event.
Adult Reading Circle
Friday, November 9, at 11 a.m. New members are always welcome. Join us any time, just drop in.
REGULAR CHILDREN’S EVENTS AT BUNCLODY LIBRARY
Toddler Story Time
Join us on Friday mornings at 11 a.m. Come along with your toddler or preschooler for stories, rhymes and songs.
Junior Book Club – Meet Caroline Busher, Reader in Residence, who will facilitate the meetings till December 2018. Booking essential for all events. Tel: 053 9375466.
VACANT COMMERCIAL PROPERTY
If you have a vacant retail or manufacturing premises in Bunclody town or in the greater Bunclody area please contact Barbara-Anne Murphy at 087 6736966 or bambunclody@gmail. com. Working in conjunction with Enniscorthy and District Chamber of Commerce, we are receiving ongoing enquiries looking for various premises so if you have a property to let we will be glad to hear from you.
THE MALL MARKET
Bunclody’s outdoor market – Mall Market, Market Square Bunclody is a street market this is open every Saturday from 10 a.m. to three. It has been up and running for some time now and is selling hand crafted gifts, vintage finds collectables, local produce, breads, cakes, fresh fruit, jams, honey, potatoes, knitwear, bric-à-brac and flowers. Please do call over have a look, say hello. Happy Hallowe’en.
THE MONDAY CLUB
The Monday Club meets at St Mary’s Day Centre, Ryland Road, on Mondays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Come along-enjoy a social and Informative gathering. The November programme includes. November 12 – Modern Technology with FCJ Students. Monday, November 19 – autumn and Christmas Planting with Fergal Joy, Glanbia. November 26 – Arts, crafts and Games. New members always welcome.
Throughout the year we will have entertainment, information sharing, arts/crafts, guest speakers, bingo/ card playing.
This Club suits the over-60 age group. Entrance Fee: €4 which includes tea and Light Lunch. Come along-enjoy a social and informative gathering.
A gala reunion for all past pupils of the Brigidine Convent/St Brigid’s Secondary School Goresbridge is being held in the Lord Bagenal on Saturday, November 17, from 7 p.m. to 2 a.m. Tickets at €25 are flowing out as the memorabilia is flowing in for what promises to be a night to remember. A special memorabilia room will be open to all where even copies of. The final school magazine will be on sale. A hot buffet food followed by one of Ms Kavanagh’s scrumptious cakes will be served with tea or coffee as a variety of music entertains everyone.
Tickets are available from Caroline in Jeutonic Bridal Wear, Kilkenny, 086 3843783, and Liz in Old Charm Fireplaces/Stoves, Royal Oak Road Bagenalstown, 059 9720686.
All methods of ticket purchase are on Facebook page ‘I went to St Brigid’s Secondary School Goresbridge’ including committee members Sandra (Dempsey) Keane, Caroline (Rooney) Barcoe, Michelle (Mahon) O’Neil, Beatrice (Dempsey) Lakes, John McDonald, and Mary Meaney or email stbrigidsconventschoolreunion@gmail. com who will ensure ticket delivery.
The long-term plan of the reunion committee is to source and erect a fitting tribute to the Brigidine Order in Goresbridge to commemorate the invaluable contribution they made to the education of so many. pupils/students from all over Leinster from 1858 till the convent was sadly knocked to the ground in 2005.
Recent winners at Bunclody Whist were: Top score Peg Stafford; first lady Eileen Furlong; second lady Eamon Hayes; half time lady Sadie Mordaunt; first gent Seán Murphy; second gent George Gilbert; half time gent Bernie Walsh. Other winners Michael Murphy, E Hayes and Kitty Mahon.
Whist takes place every Monday in St Mary’s Day Care Centre, Ryland Road, Bunclody, First deal at 8.45 p.m.
Paula Mahon, Roisin Fortune, Clodagh Mahon, Dylan Murphy, Irene Delanaey, Richie Mahon, Rebecca Mahon and Dec Courtney at the charity soccer tournament for Acquired Brain Injury and Epilepsy Ireland at Bunclody AFC pitch.