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Published 09/06/2015 | 00:00

In Scoil Mhuire on Sunday evening there was a full dress reheasal for Loreto Musical
In Scoil Mhuire on Sunday evening there was a full dress reheasal for Loreto Musical "Everybody Talks".

Our Lady's Island,Rathangan/Cleariestown, Rosslare Harbour, Rosslare Strand

Our Lady's Island

World Rosary Relay

The World Rosary Relay will be celebrated on Friday next, 12th June in Our Lady's Island church at 8pm sharp when the laity gather to pray for Priests.

We continue this world prayer taking over from the shrine of Our Lady of the Taper, Wales where at 7.30p.m. they celebrate the Joyful Mysteries, and at 8pm the Mysteries of Light will be celebrated in Our Lady's Island. All are welcome.

Senior Citizens Outing

The Our Lady's Island/Tacumshane Seniors Citizens day out will take place on Wednesday, 24th June leaving at 8.30am, heading to the Wax Museum, Dublin. Anyone interested please contact Amanda on 087-6221612.

Tractor Run

The annual Vintage Tractor Run in aid of Scoil Mhuire, Broadway will take place on Sunday next, 14th June leaving Our Lady's Island village at 12 noon. Lunch will be served for non-participants from 12.30pm-Adults €8, child €4.

This promises to be a great fun filled family day with face painting, children's games, etc. etc. Come along, join in the fun and support our parish school.


A big 'Thank You' to all the ladies who gave their time so generously helping with catering after Maura's funeral on Sunday.

Diamond Anniversary

Congratulations to popular local couple Donnie & Moira Potter, The Mill, Carne who celebrated their 60th Wedding Anniversary on Monday. We wish them health, happiness and many more years together.

Fun Bike Run

The Fun Bike Run on Sunday next, 14th June in aid of Kilmore Lifeboat will leave Kilmore Lifeboat Station at 11a.m., There are two routes to choose from 36k or 20k €10 per person with Registration at 10.30a.m.Refreshments will be served at the station. There will be water stops along the way on the 20k route. Sponsorship cards available on request.

Rathangan/ Cleariestown


If you have any news or information that you would like to submit in the weekly notes you can contact Rathangan Parish Hall on 051 563039 between 9.30am and 1.30pm or leave a message. Also you can e-mail your notice to At the latest all notes must be received by 10am on Friday morning.

Community Lotto

There was no winner of last week's jackpot of €3,300. The numbers were 2,5,20,30. Congratulations to the 8 match 3 winners who each receive €38. The winners were; Jack Power, Regina Moore, Jack Kelly, Cora Goff, Anthony Pettit, Ann Fitz, Leo Casey, Lenora Roche. The next jackpot stands at €3,600 and the draw will take place on Tuesday 9th June at 8:30pm.

Father's Day Mass

Why not join St. Joseph and The Holy Family to celebrate Father's Day at our parish family Mass on Sunday, 21st June at 11 a.m. Don't forget to stay a while and have some refreshments afterwards aswell. We look forward to seeing you there.

St Annes Athletic Club

Congratulations to Liam Berry who competed at the Leinster Championships last weekend. Liam won a silver medal in U12 Long Jump and won a silver medal with the U13 county relay team. Well done Liam.

Cycle Run

There will be a Cycle Run on Sunday 14th June starting at 10.30am in Kilmore Quay at the lifeboat station.

old calendars

Old (ish) Calendars of Cleariestown are available. Would you like one as a keepsake eg .Birth of a child, wedding, anniversary etc? We have the following for sale at € each with 100% of the proceeds to the hall computer work stations-Years: 1999 X 4, Jubilee year 2000 X 5, 2001 X 4, 2002 X 3, 2004 X 10.

Church Refurbishment

The heating refurbishment of Rathangan Church began on Monday May 11th. The Church will be closed to the public for approximately one month for health and safety reasons. All Saturday evening and Sunday morning masses will be held in Duncormick Church from Monday 11th May until further notice.

Emergency church services e.g Funerals etc. will be held in Cleariestown, Duncormick or Carrig-On-Bannow Churches. Parishioners full co-operation would be appreciated during this time of refurbishment.

Vintage and Cycle Run

A vintage and cycle run will take place in aid of Rathangan Church Restoration Fund on Sunday June 21st. Walkers and strollers also welcome. The run will be followed by social and BBQ at The Temple Bar, music by Hot Asphalt, Nick Furlong and Tony Jeffers. There will also be a raffle on the night. Admission to social and BBQ €5.

Tidy Towns

Duncormick Area Action Group has once again entered this year's Tidy Town's Competition with judging from June-August. We are appealing to everyone to help us in obtaining better results this year and be proud of our village. We would also like to ask everyone to use the litter bins provided in the village.

GAA Cúl Camp

This year's Kellogg's GAA Cúl Camp for both boys and girls covering Football, Hurling and Camogie will take place in St. Anne's GAA Club Grounds from 20th to 24th of July. Children will get to learn GAA games from qualified coaches in a safe and fun environment. Children from 6 to 13 years can be registered online at

If the booking is made online or through the application form before June 1st the children will receive this years Cúl Camp gear before school ends. Cost of Cúl Camp this year is as follows: 1st Child €55, 2nd Child €45, 3rd & 4th Child €40 each.

Variety Group

Following on from the phenomenal success of our three previous shows "Oliver", "The Sound Of Music", and "Annie", Rathangan Variety Group are hosting an information night/ AGM in Rathangan Hall on Tuesday 9th June at 8pm.

We would love to welcome new members to both committee level and to the group.If you don't feel you have what it takes to "tread the boards" perhaps you could "push a pen" instead.

If you cannot attend on this night but would be interested in partaking please message us on Rathangan Variety Group Facebook page or contact 086-8426052 for further details.

Forth Walking Group

The Wednesday evening walks this month are as follows: Wednesday 10th June: Tintern; Wednesday 17th June: Forth Mountain; Wednesday 24th June: The Raven; all meets at the new time of 7p.m.Look forward to seeing you there, new walkers always welcome.

St. Vincent de Paul

The St.Vincent de Paul will hold the summer church gate collection on Saturday and Sunday 27th and 28th June. Your support for this organisation is needed now more than ever. Many thanks for your support.

Rosslare Harbour

Summer Fun Playscheme

The Kilrane Rosslare Harbour Tops/Community Group's 3rd Annual Summer Fun Playscheme will take place from Monday 27th July to Friday 31st July in Kilrane School. The Playscheme will include drama, write your own script, costume making, prop making, hip hop dance workshops, team building, arts and crafts and stage confidence workshops. The week will conclude with a performance of their work by the children on the Friday afternoon for all parents and friends. Tea and cake will be served.

This project is facilitated by KRH Tops/Community Group and is run by a fully qualified Primary School teacher and a fully qualified Dance Instructor. Ages are from 4 to 15 years and the fee per child is £55 with family discount applied. The day starts at 10am and finishes at 2pm each day, with drinks and a snack provided. Our theme this year is Outer

Space and places are limited by insurance, so first come first served. If interested please contact Bernie on 00877051733 or email

pongo in the park

There will be a 'Pongo in the Park' session held on Sunday 12th July as part of the Kilrane Rosslare Harbour Community Weekend, in the Memorial Park, Rosslare Harbour. All proceeds will be in aid of St. Mary's Daycare Centre, Tagoat.

Pongo will commence at 2.00pm sharp and there will be loads of activities in the Memorial Park on that afternoon such as Facepainting, Bric a Brac, craft stalls, tea and cake stall, bouncy castles, Hook a Duck, Crazy Golf and live music from The Backbeats.

On Saturday 11th July there will be a 'Strictly With A Twist&' night with a fun dance competition with 'celebrity' judges and guest MC. Come on down see some lovely ballroom dancing and vote for your favourite


We extend sympathy to the following families who have suffered bereavements recently. The Walsh Family, Lifeboat Terrace, on the passing of Ann on May 20th. Ann (nee Long) a native of Orristown, came to Rosslare Harbour in 1969 to work in the Great Southern Hotel. She was a very gentle and caring lady, but had been in failing health for sometime.

Ann is deeply missed by her husband Brendan, daughter Patricia, son Andrew, daughter-in-law Vicky, grandsons Toby, Corey and Finley, brother David, sisters Margaret, Mary, Theresa and Susan, uncle, brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law ,nephews, nieces, relatives and friends. Ann was predeceased by her brother Tom.

Condolences to the Ferguson family, The Forge, Kilrane, on the death of Richie who passed away on May 27th. Richie was the youngest of a large family and farmed locally all his life. His favourite pastime was a game of darts. Deepest sympathy to his wife Joyce, step daughters, Millie, Jackie and Tracey, sister Lucy, brother-in-law Tony, sister-in-law Mary, nephews, nieces, relatives and friends. Richie was predeceased by his stepdaughter Kay.

Condolences also to the Power family, Ballycronigan, Kilrane who suffered a double bereavement on the deaths of Madge on May 24th and her daughter Betty on May 29th. Madge (nee Stewart) was the oldest of a large family and a native of Our Lady's Island Parish. She was a very sociable lady and loved a game of cards. She was most happy attending her garden, which was always well manicured and greatly admired. Madge was predeceased by her husband Ger.

Betty grew up in Rosslare Harbour and moved to Dublin. She would spend many weekends visiting her mother in Ballycronigan. Betty is remembered fondly as a very softly spoken and gentle lady, who bore her illness with great fortitude. Madge and Betty are deeply missed by the Power and Dann families. Maxine, Carmel, Fintan, Des, Denise, Gillian, John, Eben, Peader, Marie, Violet, Jason, grandchildren, greatgrandchildren, brothers-law, sisters-law, nephews, nieces, relatives and friends. May they all rest in Peace

St Helens Bay gc

The revival of the popular annual Festival of Golf & Food brought visitors from seven different clubs and St Helens looked her best for the occasion. Each and everyone were fulsome in their praise for the course.

It was great to see the members and visitors enjoying themselves over the Bank holiday weekend-the buzz is back in St Helens, so come on down !

Only a few slots left in our 4th July bumper team event, so hurry up, give Larry C a ring

Results (Men): Sat May 30th, Singles Stableford-1st Niall Ellard (6) 41pts, 2nd Liam Mullen (16) 37pts (c/back), 3rd Noel D'Orey (18) 37pts.

Sun May 31st, Open Singles-1st Turlough O'Brien 43pts, 2nd Mick Conlan (14) 36pts (c/back), 3rd Sean Moore (10) 36pts.

Wed June 3rd, Open Singles-1st Stephen Fitzgerald (7) (Tullamore) 39pts, 2nd Pat O'Connor (12) 37pts (c/back), 3rd John Newport (20) 37pts.

3 Day Festival of Food & Golf: Tues June 2nd (Kelly's Resort Hotel)-1st Sean Finnegan (7) [Mullingar] 27pts, 2nd Pat Muldowney (22) [Castlerea] 26pts, 3rd Terry O'Toole (23) 25pts; Wed June 3rd (Talbot Hotel Wexford)-1st Gay Redmond (16) [Foxrock] 30pts, 2nd Terry O'Toole (23) 29pts; Thurs June 4th (Bay View, St Helens)-1st Gay Redmond (16) Foxrock 33pts, 2nd Terry O'Toole (23) 32pts

Results (Ladies): Sun May 31st-1st Niamh Hogan (17) 33pts, 2nd Fiona Duffy (32) 32pts, 3rd Jean O'Kennedy (17) 30pts; Wed June 3rd-1st Paula O'Leary (12) 33pts, 2nd Nora Kavanagh (14) 31pts 3rd Eileen Walsh (34) 28pts (countback)

Fixtures: Sat June 6th, Open Singles; Sun June 7th Junior & Inter Scratch Cups; Sun June 7th Ladies Open Singles; Wed June 10th Open Singles.


Next Meeting: The next meeting will be on Tuesday, 7th July, 2015 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. Final Payments will be due at the next meeting. Contact Mairead on 053 9133702

Health & Wellness Day: The South-eastern Region of Active Retirement Ireland will be holding an exhibition At Whites Hotel, Wexford, on Wednesday, 17th June, 2015, from 10.30am to 4.30om. Entrance is free. There will be stands for hobbies, travel, sport, lifestyle, fitness and health. There will also be Music, dancing and entertainment as well as demonstrations and talks. Everyone is welcome

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

St. Mary's GAA Lotto

Jackpot €4,300; Last week's numbers 16-23-31-32. Bonus 38; No winner; Match 3 Winner: Mary Leahy. Next Draw Monday 8th June.

Rosslare Strand


Ashley Wynne is offering 6weeks of FREE tennis coaching. Dates are Thurs 4th, 11th, 25th & Mon 8th, 15th & 22nd 6:30-7:30pm. Spaces Limited. To book call 053-9132202.

Tidy Towns

Next meeting is in the Community Centre on Wednesday 10th June 10.30a.m. Volunteers please note Judging will soon take place. We ask that all play their part by picking up litter and pulling weeds in their own areas. All Estates have now been entered and judging will take place in July, results announced at the Field Day.


The Dog Show will take place on 5th July in Community Centre field 12 noon. For further information, contact Vivian on 0863211394.

Scrap Metal Collection

There is a Scrap Metal Collection during the week of 9th-13th June to help raise vital funds for Rosslare Community & Sports Centre. Items can be left in the car park behind the Playground in Rosslare Strand between the times 10am-1pm and 2pm-4pm. Volunteers needed to help and collection available. Call us on 053-9132202 Join our event now to get updates!

Active Retirement

Next meeting is at the Convent at 10.30am on 9th June

Garden Party Church Town House: Wednesday 17th June 3-6 p.m. Members €10, non members €20. Coach from Church car park 2.45p.m.

ACTIVITIES: Tai Chi Beach Mondays and Wednesdays 9.30a.m. Set dancing and cards contact Ann 0877568862. Irish Classes. Contact Helen 0872988758.

Rosslare Strand F.C.

Rosslare Strand F.C. will hold its A.G.M. on Thursday 11th June at 8pm in the Cois Barry Community House in Cois Mara.This meeting is very important for planning and preparation for both Ladies and Mens teams for next season .We ask all existing members to attend and we are always on the lookout for new faces,ladies and mens players and people to help out as managers,trainers,coaches and fundraising.

Watersports Centre

Rosslare Watersports Centre is opening on Monday 29th June until August. Rentals available from12pm-2pm weekdays and weekends Camps 8-15yr olds. 10am-12pm &, 2pm-4pm , Mon- Fri, €20 per day or €80 per week. Booking Essential call 053-9132202.

Watersafety Week

Swim Week & Watersafety Week is on from 6th-11th July on Rosslare Beach. Registration on Sun 5th 5:30pm - 6:30pm in the Watersports Centre.To book call Eliz on 087-2470493

end of Year Disco

End of Year 5th & 6th Class Disco is on Friday 26th June from 7-9pm.

We have secured D.J Kalen for the night, he will be taking requests and with laser lights and smoke machine so it's shaping up to be an amazing night. Pre-booking advised€5 (on or before Friday 19th June)/At the door €7. Shop will be open too!

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