Bun­clody Beat

Enniscorthy Guardian - - NEWS - with Bar­bara-Anne Mur­phy


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.


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 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.


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 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.


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

Satur­day, Novem­ber 17, Sci­ence Week Work­shop: Cre­ate a Web Game – Work­shop one 10.30 p.m. to 12.45 p.m. Work­shop 2: 2 p.m. to 4.15 p.m. Suit­able for over-12s. Book­ing es­sen­tial. This short work­shop ex­plores the ba­sics of cre­at­ing a web game. Dis­cover how HTML, Javascript and other pro­gram­ming tools work to­gether to make games that run in a web browser. Be­gin­ning with hand-drawn im­ages on pa­per, you will cre­ate your own work­ing 2-D plat­form game on the web.

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.


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.


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.


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.


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 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.

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