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Published 14/04/2015 | 00:00

Charlie Bramley, Paddy Bramley, Dillon Cousins and Emmet Cousins who represented Wexford at the Community Games swimming Finals in the Waterfront swimming pool, Enniscorthy.
Charlie Bramley, Paddy Bramley, Dillon Cousins and Emmet Cousins who represented Wexford at the Community Games swimming Finals in the Waterfront swimming pool, Enniscorthy.

Our Lady's Island

Operation Transformation

Following the enormous success of our New Year Programme, (38st 5lb recorded weight loss) we are delighted to announce the start of an exciting-Get ready for summer-8 week programme. Weekly meeting with confidential weigh in and motivation talk by Marie Flood, individual and group walking daily. Meeting every Tuesday, beginning, 14th April at Tacumshane Old School, weigh in from 6.30pm, Motivation talk at 7pm.

Cost is €4 weekly, €10 registration for new members. (Free registration for participants of the New Year Programme). Don't miss the opportunity, all are welcome!

G.A.A. News

There is great excitement in the Club following the news that Our Lady's Island / St. Fintans GAA clubs will host an U-14 football team from Lancashire, England for the Feile Peil Na nOg 2015. This is certain to add an international flavour to the weekend and promises to be a great occasion for all involved.

A great start for the Wexford Minors in the Leinster Minor Championship with a 2-13 to 0-17 win over Laois in Innovate Wexford Park today. Well done to our own Jack Pettit and the entire Minor panel from all at Our Lady's Island GAA Club.

Remember to keep up to date with with all of the Club News by following the Official Our Lady's Island GAA Club facebook page.


As there was no winner of last week's Jackpot, Our Lady's Island GAA lotto now stands at €11,400. Tickets may be purchased at local shops and from club members at a cost of €1.50. Last week's numbers were 2, 16, 22 and 25. As always we would like to thank you for your continued support.

Road Concern

Householders living close to the villages of Broadway and Tacumshane are stepping up their campaign to have their road re-surfaced. Thirty-four households on the road from Doyle's Cross to Rathrolan bridge are demaing that this road be included in Wexford County Council's 2015 Road Improvement Programme. While other roads in the area have been repaired this one has been forgotten about.

Not properly resurfaced since 1983 the Resident's action group say the road has a high volume of traffice including agricultural vehicles, all types of trucks and commercial vehicles, tourist and cyclist traffic, as well as local residents and visitors, says Con Morris, chairman of the Group.

The Council has granted planning permission for an extra ten houes on this road in recents years. These permissions included conditions requiring large contributions to the Council for the provision of necessary services by the Council. However, it's a huge disappointment to the residents that the Council has not spent any of this money on a worthwhile road improvement programme.

Residents are now demanding that the work be given immediate priority in the Council's 2015 Road Improvement Programme. Local politicians are now being contracted and given access to video footage that shows the unacceptable condition of the road. Contact: Con Morris, Chairman at 087 957 2848.

Sponsored Beach Walk

The Committee of Rosslare Hbr/Kilrane sponsored beach walk for cancer research would like to thank all those who kindly sponsored and donated towards the charity. Your support was greatly appreciated. Total amount raised was €8,500.

Rosslare Harbour

Lifeboat Coffee Morning

There will be a Coffee Morning and Bake Sale on Tuesday 14th April at 10.30 to 12.30 in The Harbour View Hotel, Rosslare Harbour in aid of Rosslare Harbour Lifeboat. The Hotel will also present the proceeds of their "Movember" Appeal which the staff and management ran in aid of Rosslare Harbour Lifeboat.Come on down for a cuppa and cake and support your local lifeboat!

Active Retirement

The next meeting will be on Tuesday, 5th May at 3.00pm, at the Hotel Rosslare. There will be committee at 2.00pm at the same location.

2015 ARA Holiday: This year the holiday will be to the Castle Hotel, Macroom, Co Cork, on 31st August, 2015, with Joe O'Brien. Prices for 5 days/4 nights are €315 PPS and €355 single. A Deposit of €50 Per Person will be required as soon as possible. A number of places are still available. Contact Mairead on 053 91337002

Coffee Morning: At the Harbour View Hotel on 21st April, 2015 at 10.30am.

Wexford Light Opera - Chess: On Monday 27th April, 2015. Tickets €20 each, transport €5 (NOTE REDUCTION) each. A small number of places are still available and must be booked immediately, contact Mairead on 053 91337002 or Jim on 053 9133291.

We continue to remember in our thoughts and prayers those of our members who are currently ill.

Thank you

The committee of Rosslare Harbour/Kilrane sponsored beach walk for Cancer Research, which took place on the 21st March, would like to thank all those who kindly... sponsored and donated towards the charity. We would also like to thank the management of Rosslare Europort for the facilities provided on the day.

Thank you to our sponsors - Murphy's SuperValu, Rosslare Harbour, Stenaline, Irish Ferries, Kavanagh family, Kilrane National School and St. Iberius Wexford. We would also like to thank the ICA for providing the catering on the day, the ladies who made the pastries, the people who provided transport and all those who helped in any other way.

The total amount raised was €8,500 - your kindness and support is greatly appreciated.

Camogie Club news

U12: Good luck in the first 3-match camogie blitz to be held at St Anne's of Rathangan on Saturday 18th April starting at 11 am, please be there at 10.30 am. Well done on participating in the recent Kilmore blitz, your show of skill and determination was great to see. Keep up the good work!

U14: Good luck tonight in the first match of the U14 Roinn 1 League/Championship against St Annes which is fixed for a 6.30 pm throw in at Rathangan.

JUNIOR B: Our Junior B ladies will be playing the fourth round of the John & July Murphy Cup at home against Oylegate on Saturday 18th April with a 11 am throw in. Good luck ladies. See you all at in Tagoat. All support would be welcome.

OTHER NEWS: The St Mary's shop will be open on Tuesdays at 7.30pm.

Rosslare Strand

Community/Sports Centre

Rosslare Community & Sports Centre will be open over the Easter break. Why not visit us we have a newly renovated Playground- Crazy Golf- Tennis- Bowls- Running Track- Basketball- Football- indoor hall- a variety of fitness classes or you can take a relaxing stroll on our beautiful beach.

There is something for everyone in Rosslare. Call 0539132202 for more info or find us on FB @ Rosslare Strand. We are a registered charity.


Pilates, Friday at 10am €5; Tae kwon do, Tuesday 6pm- 7pm €6 (payg) 0894161428; Forever Fit, Saturday at 10am, Fun dance fitness- suitable for all levels €8 (payg) Call Amanda on 0879713339 Forever Fit Over 60's, Saturday at 11:30am. Suitable for over 60's Call Amanda 0879713339; Rosslare Boxing Club, Monday and Thursday at 7 p.m. at 8.30pm Call Mark 0862674404 after 6pm; St Pauls Athletics Club, Monday and Wednesday at 6pm. Call Leo on 086-3103417; Menapian's Athletics Club Thursday at 7pm. Call David on 085-1621700.

Rosslare Bowls Club, call Catherine 086 8177679 Indoor Bowls-Tuesday 2pm to 4:30pm Kettlebells-Tuesday at 10am €5 (payg) Call Clara 086-8059930 or facebook at kettlefit wexford

Zumba -Free Zumba class every Mon morning at 11:15am and Thursday evening at 6:45pm

Free Beginners Yoga-every Tuesday at 7pm Rosslare Tennis Club: join us on Wed at 9:30am Suitable for all. Memberships now due!

Men's Sheds, Tuesday and Thursday from 2pm to 5pm. Call Jim 0876815029.

Schoolboys/girls FC-Train weekly Call 053-9132202 for times

Fitness Club

Monday, Free Zumba at 11:15am; Tuesday, Kettle Bells with Clara at 10am; Wednesday Tennis at 9.30am; Thursday Boot Camp with Pat Dobbs at 10am; and Friday, Pilates at 10am.

Free Evening Classes: Beginners Yoga with Robin on Tuesday at 7pm and Zumba with Theresa on Thursday at 6:45pm and out walking on Mondays at 6pm.

Scoil Mhuire

The school is now accepting enrolments into Junior Infants (or other classes) for the school year 2015/2016. Admission booklets can be collected from the school office. Alternatively- phone Georgina our school secretary- to have one posted to you. 0539132501.

Irish Class for 6th class students, help prepare your child for secondary school. Starting Wed 22nd April 3:15pm - 4:15pm €25 x 5 weeks. Only 15 places available. To book your child's place call 087-9502123

Volunteer Program

Are you interested in volunteering in a Community Coffee Shop in Rosslare? Training will be given/ for more info call Anne on 0868293833 (RSVP).


Commencing Monday 20th April is a programme of Mindfulness facilitated by Theresa McGuinness will be held every Monday (formal meditation 7am- 8am) & Friday (walking/yoga meditation 7am-8am- on beach if weather permits). Cost is €2/day- to support Rosslare Community & Sports Centre.

Guided Meditation CD provided as well as different weekly activities to do during the week from home. Mindfulness is for everyone! Check out Rosslare Strand on Facebook for more details.


Next meeting on Tuesday 14th April in Golf Club. when we will hear about the work of Ballyelland pottery. Reminder of Light Opera Chess on 27th April.

Other actives include- Tai Chi- Monday and Wednesday 9.30am Beach also Fridays 11am in the community centre. Cards- contact Ann 087756882- Irish conversation contact Helen on 0872988758

Rosslare Youth Club

The April date is Friday 24th from 7-9pm in Rosslare Community & Sports Centre- €2 pp. Please register on arrival. Call 0539132202 or join our group on Facebook!

old computers

We are looking for old computers/laptops- Monitors- Hard drives- Cables-Keyboards- Mice! working or not! NO Printers/Fax Machines please. Donations can be left in Rosslare C & S Centre.


A recital Entitled 'Words, Words, a little verse' will be given by Tom Garry on 19th April at 11am in Rosslare Community & Sports Centre. Call 053-9132627 for more information.


The Chair and committee thank all those who supported the raffle over the Easter Weekend.

CARE FOR ROSSLARE DAY. Saturday 18th April- we would encourage all to join us in a clean-up of Rosslare road and beach. Only 1-2 hours will make a big difference- show you care- be there.

Next meeting on Wednesday 15th April in the community Centre- all welcome.



We would like wish all our patrons who are ill or in hospital a speedy recovery, get well soon and we'll see you back in the centre.

We have some places available for anyone who is interested in attending our day care centre, call 053-9132624 or drop in to see us.

If anyone is looking meals on wheels or knows anyone who might benefit it's only €6 for a 3 course meal delivered to your door, call 053-9132624 for details.

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Sponsored Beach Walk

The committee of Rosslare Hbr/Kilrane sponsored beach walk for Cancer Research would like to thank all those who kindly sponsored and donated towards the charity. Your Support was greatly appreciated and the total amount raised was €8,500.

Operation Transformation

Due to ongoing demand Operation transformation will continue this Thursday at 8:15 in Tagoat community hall. Everyone is welcome. All proceeds in aid of St. Mar's Day Care Centre.


The toddler group will be back in action in the New Year in Tagoat Hall every Tuesday from 10 a.m. All Welcome, so come along for an enjoyable morning.

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