‘Hundreds and thousand’ winners and thank yous

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The directors of the Athenaeum and the children, parents and teachers of St Senan's Primary School Autism Unit, wish to thank everyone who helped make the Hundreds and Thousand Raffle such a great success by selling tickets, donating prizes, attending coffee  mornings and actively promoting the cause.  At a informal function in Enniscorthy Castle this morning, 16th January at 11.00am, the tickets were expertly drawn from the drum by a number of children from St. Senan's, namely: Jessica Rossiter,  Seán O'Toole,  Jack Connick,  Mason Coffey,  Jake O'Neill,             Óisín Murphy,  Anthony Hannigan, Tadhg Breen,  Charlotte Lee, Kaylum Kenny,         Conor Kelly-Foley and Isabel Walsh,  and they drew the winning tickets for all those listed below. Paddy Byrne opened proceedings as the clock…
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Brilliant Bloomsday

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[caption id="attachment_437" align="aligncenter" width="350"] Hilda Browne, harpist, Hollyfort ,Gorey, and her mother, Siobhán, soloist, at the Athenaeum Bloomsday celebrations in The Cotton Tree Cafe, Slaney Street, Enniscorthy[/caption] Athenaeum Bloomsday at the Cotton tree Enniscorthy Athenaeum Ltd celebrated Bloomsday in a wonderful venue which is carving out a great name for itself in literary circles.  The Cotton Tree Café played host to Joyce enthusiasts, singers and musicians from teenagers to octogenarians across the county who enjoyed a night of world class literature, traditional folk songs, rebel ballads and music from harp, mandolin, flute and guitar. The celebration in the name of James Joyce presented an opportunity to celebrate all things Irish with particular focus on County Wexford.  First on the bill was 14-year-old award-winning harpist Hilda Browne, from Ballintlea, Hollyfort, Gorey. …
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Brooklyn – Lights! Camera! Action! at the Athenaeum

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The directors of Enniscorthy Athenaeum Limited are delighted to announce that the Athenaeum will definitely be centre stage for the Irish section of the filming of Colm Tóibín’s novel ‘Brooklyn’. Yesterday evening, official word was received from Acting Fire Officer, John Maher, that the Fire Authority would temporarily revoke the Closures Notice for a period of one month under section 20A (10) of the Fire Services Act 1981 and 2003 for the purposes of Sunset Films Ltd filming of ‘Brooklyn’.  The notice is being revoked on the basis of the fire safety measures and management procedure as outlined in fire safety reports submitted by independent fire consultants. This notification was received after lengthy talks with health and safety consultants, fire safety experts and insurers. The Athenaeum features in the novel…
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