Around the Districts

Published 23/06/2015 | 00:00

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 Friday morning.

Church Refurbishment

Due to unforeseen circumstances Rathangan Church will not reopen until further notice. Weekend Masses will continue in Duncormick Church. Apologies for any inconvenience.

Community Lotto

There was no winner of last week's jackpot of €3,900. The winning numbers were 13,16,27,30. Congratulations to the 2 match 3 winners who each receive €150. The winners were, Paul McDonnell and Wm. Whitmore. The next jackpot stands at €4,200 and the draw will take place on Tuesday 23rd June at 8:30pm.

Forth Walking Group

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

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.


We meet every Monday evening at 7pm, (except Bank Holidays and weather permitting). During this fine weather we will meet every 3rd Monday at a different location. The Strollers receive a text message with relevant details. We have some lovely trails and loops in Wexford all within a short distance. On the other Mondays we meet at Rathangan Hall at 7.00pm, stroll for 35-45 mins.

We have a cup of tea/ coffee and most importantly a chat afterward. We would like to invite anyone who would like to get out for a stroll/walk, who may have very low fitness levels but would like to get active and fit. Our strolls are designed to cater for many fitness levels. Please contact any of our 3 Irish Heart Foundation Trained Community Walking Leaders for more info. Jacintha Cloney 087-9234121, Philomena Cahill 086-8700839 or Martin Furlong 089 4363834.

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 . Cost of Cúl Camp this year is as follows: 1st Child €55, 2nd Child €45, 3rd & 4th Child €40 each.

Old (ish) Calendars

Would you like and old calendar of Cleariestown as a keepsake eg. Birth of a child, wedding, anniversary etc? We have the following for sale at €5 each with 100% of the proceeds to the hall computer work stations. Contact Colette or Tracey at 0539164613: Years: 1999 X 4, Jubilee year 2000 X 5, 2001 X 4, 2002 X 3, 2004 X 10.

Tomhaggard Centre

Upcoming Events: Social Dance with Adrian Ryan on Thursday 25th June at 9pm; Fun cycle 5th July. Ceili and Set Dancing classes every Thurs 8.30, €3, great fun and workout.

Women Shed: Mondays 10-1. €5 A new social group for women of all ages started recently. The group have amazing plans for a wide variety of activities from crafts, baking, books, sewing, furniture restoration, dancing, drama, and a whole lot more. Skills are shared so everyone learns while enjoying a cuppa and chat. More events planned for August. Details of any activities contact 0876858480

St. Vincent de Paul

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


The Bannow & Rathangan Show have teamed up with The Irish Shows Association (ISA) and the Associated Craft Butchers of Ireland (ACBI) to launch a new competition called "The All Ireland Home Cook" and are looking for someone who can demonstrate 'Creativity with Irish Ingredients'.

If you are passionate about Irish produce and local sourcing and you've always fancied yourself as a bit of a natural in the kitchen visit or to fill out our application form and give us a taste of why you think you should be crowned Home Cook 2015! Cook off will take place at the Bannow & Rathangan Show on July 9th with TV3's celebrity Chef Adrian.

Rosslare Harbour


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 some time. 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, great grandchildren, brothers-law, sisters-law, nephews, nieces, relatives and friends. May they all rest in Peace.

Active Retirement

The next meeting will be on Tuesday, 7th July 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 Payment will be due at the next meeting. Contact Mairead on 053 9133702

1st July: Outing to Dunmore East, Bunmahon & Copper Coast and Tramore, leaving the Railway Social Club at 09.00am. Prices for K&RH ARA Members €10, other ARA members €12 and non ARA members €15. To book contact Jim on 053 9133291 or meet me in the foyer of the Hotel Rosslare on Friday, 19th and Friday, 26th July from 10.30am to 11.30am.

14th July: Coffee Morning, incorporating display and sale of items by the Knit-Wits and the Brush with Art groups, at the Hotel Rosslare at 10.30am.

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

St Helens Bay G.C.

Our Monthly sponsored Seniors on Thursday brought out the crowds to a Sun splashed St Helens. Well done to Donal and Terry on winning the prizes kindly sponsored by Donal O'Murchu and Moira Slevin. Next Saturday belongs to our Presidents, Pat Murphy and Mary McCormack. Following what should prove to be a great day's golf, the Prize giving dinner will commence at 7.30pm. We wish Pat and Mary well, and look forward to a wonderful days entertainment. The 4th July is getting ever closer, the excitement is mounting, don't dare miss it !

Results (Gents) - Sat June 13th Singles Stableford: 1st Aaron Devereux (19) 42pts, 2nd Shay Thornton (18) 40pts

3rd Fran Anderson (12) 39pts; 2 Club: Eamon Lawlor @17th, Fran Anderson @11th, Niall Ellard @18th, Tom Cleary @3rd.

Sun June 14th Monthly Medal: Winner: Stuart O'Kennedy (12) 70 nett, Cat. 1 Paul Phillips (9) 78 nett, Cat. 2 Ben Maddock (10) 71 nett, Cat. 3 Chris Dowling (22) 73nett; 2 Club: Ben Maddock @7th, Eamon Lawlor @3rd

Wed June 17th Open Singles: 1st Tommy Duggan (16) 34pts (c/back), 2nd Mark Byrne (6) (Enniscorthy) 34pts, 3rd Kieran Noonan (19) 34pts.

Thurs June 18th Open Seniors: Cat 1 (50 - 65), 1st Donal O'Keeffe 45pts, 2nd Eric Byrne 43pts; Cat 2 (66 plus), 1st Terry O'Toole 43pts, 2nd Tom Griffin 38pts.

Results (Ladies) - Sat June 13th Granard Cup: 1st Bernie Furlong & Susan Evans 76, 2nd Verona McConologue & Dolores Hodgins 80.5, 3rd Aoife and Emer Farrell 88.

Sun June 14th Monthly Medal: 1st Aine O'Connell (12) 72 nett (c/back), 2nd Susan Stewart (18) 72 nett, 3rd Rionach Donlon (20) 73 nett

Thurs June 18th Open Seniors: 1st Rose Mary Ryan (29) 37 pts, 2nd Kathleen Murphy (24) 36 pts.

Fixtures: Wed June 24th Open Singles; Sat June 27th Presidents Day; Sun June 28th Open 4Ball.


The Summer Soccer Camp is taking place in Rosslare Rangers FC from 6th to 10th July from 10:30 am - 3 pm. Ages 6 - 16 Welcome. €60 per child, Kit will be provided. Contact Hugh Larkin, 085 1476207 or any other committee member for details.

We will be having our annual BBQ and Presentation Day for all Under Age teams in the Field on 27th June from 12 - 4 pm. All are welcome. The presentation night takes place that night in Hotel Rosslare at 8pm. Tickets are €20 for a 3 course meal and music. All are Welcome, Please contact any committee member for tickets.

Rosslare Rangers FC will hold their AGM on Wednesday, 8th July in the Railway Social Club at 8pm. The Schoolboys & girls will hold their AGM on Thursday, 9th July in the Railway Social Club at 8pm. Any new members, managers or players wishing to get involved please contact a committee member or come along to either AGM.

St. Mary's GAA

The club shop will be open on Tuesday nights at 7:30pm for anyone wishing to purchase hurls, helmets, grips, club gear or place orders. June Special Offer KIDS - Club Jersey, Club Socks & Shorts - €5

Just a quick reminder that booking for this year's Cul Camp is now open on line. This year it will be from 20th to 24th July in Tagoat - see

Feile Weekend: Feile Na Peil kicks into full swing on Friday next 26th June, we are hosting a team from Philadelphia and its going to be an action packed weekend for the u14 boys their managers and the club. This is a very special event in the GAA year and it will be a wonderful experience for the boys as Feiles don't come around every year in your own county. We would extend an invitation to anyone who would like to visit our complex over the weekend and support the u14 boys team to come along on Friday evening or Saturday morning and be part of a fantastic event!

U-14 Football Feile Fixtures: Division 9: Fri 26th - Venue Tagoat 5pm: St.Mary's vs San Francisco 6pm: St.Mary's vs Kilmore; Sat 27th - Venue Tagoat 11am: St.Mary's vs Philadelphia; Sat 27th Venue Piercestown Q/Finals Shield @ 3pm Q/Finals Cup @ 4.30pm; Sun 28th Venue Ballinakill S/Finals Shield from @ 10am S/Finals Cup from @ 11.30am; Sun 28th Venue Ballinakill Final Shield @ 2pm Final Cup @ 2pm

Dates for your Diary: on 18th July St Mary's Rosslare will hold their First Summer Event "Summer Session" at the Complex in Tagoat. Bands/DJ/BBQ and much more , its and evening you won't want to miss. Over 18s only. Tickets €10 on sale now! Tickets will be on sale from the Club shop every Tuesday at 7:30pm.

Clothes Collection

St Mary's Camogie Club are running a clothes collection at the complex from now until September 1st. If you are having a clear out we would love if you would consider giving your unwanted items to the ladies. The bags of clothes will be weighed and the money raised will go directly back into the Camogie club for their players. The clothes will then be recycled.

Rosslare Strand

Rosslare Boxing Club

Thank you to Sports Active for their generous grant. There is a Bucket Collection outside Centra on 1st August. There is also a Car Wash on 18th July at The Bay.

Upcoming events

Upcoming events in Rosslare for Summer 2015-For full details call us on 053-9132202 or visit

Fitness Classes-July & Aug; Discos & Puppet Shows-July & Aug; 5 a side Soccer-July & Aug; Watersports Camp-July & Aug; Rosslare Summer Camp-July & Aug; Precious Pink Princess Parlour-July & Aug; Swim/Watersafety Week-6th-11th July; FAI Summer Soccer Schools-6th-10th & 13th-17th July; New 2 U Charity Boutique Fashion Show & Garden Party-11th July; Teddy Bears Picnic-12th July; Little Einstein Camp-18th July & 1st Aug; Dance & Drama Camp-20th-24th July; GAA Cúl Camp - 20th- 24th July; Golf Classic-24th July; Annual Field Day-26th July; Ashley Wynne Tennis Camp-27th-31st July & 4th-7th Aug; Shine Summer School-3rd-7th Aug & 17th-21st Aug; Kelly's Tennis Junior Open-4th-10th Aug; Fun in the Sun-6th Aug; Summer Raffle & Residents/Homeowners Meeting-15th Aug

Links Festival

The Links Festival is running from 30th June-5th July with an array of events throughout. Preparations are underway for this year's ever growing Festival, we will have the popular Singing Pubs, Golf Events, Coaching Events, Family Fun Day and NEW for 2015 Art Gallery, Family Fun Run and Fun Dog Show, this is a show with a difference with fun categories Activities for the whole family on the day!

More details to follow, like our page on Facebook/ pick up a programme or summer brochure in local shops or Call us on 053-9132202. Get involved and join us for this great event!


The 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 it's shaping up to be an amazing night. Pre-booking advised; €5 (on or before Fri 19th June)/ At the door €7. Shop will be open too!


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

Active Retirement

Next meeting is at the Mercy Convent at 10.30am on Tuesday 23rd 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.

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

Car Boot Sales

Lollitots Community Childcare are holding their first Car Boot Sale of 2015 on Sunday 28th June in the school field in Rosslare Strand. Gate open at 8am. Sales 8.30am-2pm. Admission €2, cars €10 and vans €20. For additional information contact Lisa/Paula on 053 9132770


The Shine Summer School runs at Rosslare Community Centre from 3rd-7th August and 17th-21st August from 2-6pm daily.

Enjoy an action packed week of Dance, Drama, TV Presenting and so much more. Learn routines, Act out scenes, Practice being a TVpresenter. Build confidence,Work as part of a team and above all have fun. Age:6-12 Years. Cost- €65 (Family discounts available) Call 086 3275636 or 087 2994909.

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