Around the Districts
Rosslare Harbour, Rosslare Strand
Open Day for RNLI
There will be an open day on 9th August when visitors will be welcome to visit the Rosslare Harbour Lifeboat Station and Lifeboat. Access will be through Rosslare Eurport.
Leo Carthy Weekend
The 3rd Annual Leo Carthy Weekend will be held this August Bank holiday Weekend 1st and 2nd August. It will begin with an opening night on Saturday 1st August with a variety concert in Our Lady's Island Community Hall from 8.30pm with MC on the night South East Radio's Alan Corcoran, featuring: Danescastle Music Group, The Temple Michael Ceili Band, Yvette Walsh, Paula and Martin Keane, Jackie an Emma Sutherland, Our Lady's Island primary school group, Paddy Scallan and comedy with the Ballycogley players. Admin €10, OAPs €8 ( free refreshments on the night).
Sunday 2nd August: 1:30pm, 6Km Fun Run, all welcome to run or walk or scenic route. €10 registration ( free refreshments afterwards), 2pm Live music begins on the open air stage with the legendary Theresa and the Stars. The music continues all afternoon through to 7 with numerous well know local artists. There will be kids entertainment with bouncy castle and obstacle course, face painting, Duck race, also Wexford Kayak Safari will be there. Also on the day there will be cow patty, craft stalls, BBQ and tea and refreshments.
Come and enjoy a great days entertainment and support two great causes, with all proceeds going towards funding a music program in the local primary school and to support the great work of the Irish heart foundation.
St Paul's A.C.
Maeve Hayes was competing at the All Ireland B championships recently and came home with two medals, finishing second in both the Long Jump and High Jump. These great results round off a great year for the young athlete, with plenty of potential for the future. Well done Maeve!
Elsewhere our National League athletes were in action once again. Emma Owens finished 2nd with a throw of over 36m to help the Wexford Women earn a place in the League Final. Tara Connick was in fine form again throwing another PB in the discus, with a throw very close to 26m whilst guesting for the Menapians women in Athlone. Shane Connick ran a PB in his first 1500m race this season. Shane also threw the discus and shot earning points for the Wexford Mens Team.
Kieran Murphy was also competing for that team, finishing 3rd in Hammer and 2nd in the 56lb Weight for Distance, only 1cm off 1st. At the time of writing the Mens team await results as to whether they have qualified. We hope they have and if so wish the lads and Emma the best of luck this Sunday in the League Final!
Our 5 mile Road Race takes place 5th September at 5pm, enter online at active.com (link to entry page on our Facebook). If you need a bit of a practice for the race why not run the 6km fun run at the Leo Carthy Weekend in Our Lady's Island. The run takes place Sunday 2nd August at 1.30pm, everyone welcome!
Next Meeting: The next meeting has been moved to Tuesday, 8th September 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 number of places are still available. Final Payment is now due, please contact Mairead on 053 9133702.
12th August, 2015: Outing to Cashel and Holycross Abbey, Co Tipperary. The charges are:-K&RH ARA Members €5, other ARA Group Members €7 and non ARA members €10. The Coach will leave the RSC at 09.00am. If you are interested in coming along Jim Dinan and/or Mairead Carr will be in the foyer of the Hotel Rosslare between 11.00am and 12.00noon on Fridays, 24th and 31st of July, and Friday, 7th August, 2015.
We continue to remember in our thoughts and prayers those of our members who are currently ill.
Visit of M.S. Albatross
The M.S. Albatross, operating under Phoenix Reisen, a German operator, will visit Rosslare on Wednesday 5th August berthing at sea (weather permitting) at 7am and tendering up to 536 passengers into the port. The ship will depart at 2 pm.
The visit will be spectacular from the top of the bank while down in the port visitors will be greeted by various delegates and will be entertained with music, food tasting and enactors from both the Irish National Heritage Park and the 1798 Centre will vividly recall and tell their exciting stories. A marquee will be erected and tourism representatives etc. will be on hand to advise and guide.
A number of pre-booked tours will depart from the landing area and will bring visitors to Hook Head, Wells House, Wexford, etc. However, there may be other passengers who will want to visit Wexford town or stay local. Perhaps take a walking tour around the village, visit the Maritime Museum, learn more about the RNLI and visit the Lifeboat Station, go on a trip to Our Lady's Island, visit the Tachcumshane Windmill/Meylers Millhouse or shop locally and enjoy hospitality in our lovely coffee shops and hotel.
To give our visitors a big Rosslare Harbour welcome and ensure that they enjoy their visit may result in other cruise ships scheduling visits to our corner of Ireland. Look out for them and if you have a few words of German now is the time to practice!! Spread the word
Cemetery Clean Up
In preparation for the Annual Patron ceremony due to take place on the 2nd August 2015 at St. Aiden's Cemetery , the committee have nominated Tuesday evening 28th July for a final clean up in preparation for our annual patron.
Sincere thanks to those of you who gave of your time on last Tuesday evening and also at various times throughout the year. Weather permitting, work will commence on Tuesday evening at 7 p.m. All are welcome and your continued assistance would be greatly appreciated.
St Mary's GAA
Lotto: €5,000 Jackpot; numbers drawn 1-2-11-23 Bonus 33. No winner. Match 3 winner: Caroline Doyle. Next draw 27th July
Club Shop: The NEW club shop is now open for business. The shop will be open in the evenings from 6pm. Club gear can be ordered/collected here, gym membership, application forms, lotto tickets, teas, coffees, cold drinks, snacks all available!
Cul Camp 2015: What a fantastic Week in Tagoat this week for Cul Camp , no fewer than 205 boys and girls from 6 years to 13 turned up and had a fantastic week of fun and games in Tagoat. Our very own Colm Doyle over saw the camp run by the GAA and he did a super job!
Thank you: Thank you goes to each and everyone in the parish and beyond who supported our Summer Session last Saturday night in Tagoat, a huge thank you to everyone who helped out in any way on the night or in the lead up to it. A special mention goes to Sue Shortle and Larry Morrissey for co ordinating the event and we are all looking forward to next year already.
niall mellon fundraiser
A night of 'Music from the 60's and 70's' will be held in the Merry Elf on Friday 7th August at 8pm. There will be plenty of craic and a raffle on the night with lots of spot prizes guaranteed. All proceeds in aid of the Niall Mellon Township Trust, a charity that has been building houses and schools in South Africa for the past 12 years. Your support will be greatly appreciated.
Field Day postponed
Due to the bad weather conditions last Sunday we had to postpone our Annual Field Day until Sunday 9th August.
Make sure you like us on FB @ Rosslare Strand or Call 0539132202. We are a registered charity. Make the most of your Membership and renew NOW! ONLY €100 for one year family membership.
Hall/Gymnasium available for hire for all events/ parties (party packages available)
Activities & classes in Rosslare community & sports centre as follows (new members always welcome to all classes/groups):
Pilates -Fridays at 10am; Forever Fit-Sat at 10am. Fun dance fitness, suitable for all €8 (payg) Call Amanda on 0879713339; Forever Fit for Over 60s-Sat at 11:30am. Call Amanda 0879713339; St Paul's Athletics Club-Mon & Wed at 6pm. Call Leo on 0863103417; Menapians Athletics Club Thurs at 7pm. Call David on 0851621700; Rosslare Bowls Club-Call Catherine 086 8177679 www.Rosslarebowlsclub.com; Men's Sheds-Tues & Thurs from 2-4pm. Call Jim 0876815029; Beginners Yoga with Robin-Mon & Wed at 6:30pm €5; Zumba with Theresa-Mon at 10am & Thurs at 6:30pm €6; Tennis-Wed at 9:30am; Kettlebells-Mon & Wed at 7.30pm, Tues at 10am & Fri at 11am, €6; Mindfulness-Friday at 7am, €2; Rosslare Tennis Club-join us every Wed at 9:30am New players always welcome. Suitable for all. Members Free - Non Members only €2; Rosslare Boxing Club-Thank you to Sports Active for their generous grant. Bucket Collection outside Centra 1st Aug.
Upcoming events in Rosslare for Summer 2015-For full details call us on 053-9132202 or visit www.rosslareholidayresort.ie
Fitness Classes-July & Aug; ug; 5 a side Soccer-July & Aug; Watersports Camp-July & Aug; Rosslare Summer Camp-July & Aug; Precious Pink Princess Parlour-July & Aug; Summer Beach Party-1st Aug; Little Einstein Camp-1st Aug; 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; Dip in the Nip-T.B.C
We are looking for old computers/laptops, Monitors, Hard drives, Cables, Keyboards, Mice! working or not! NO Printers/Fax Machines please. Large Irish and Wexford Flags. Donations can be left in Rosslare C & S Centre. Thank You.
The Summer Newsletter is out now, pick up your copy in local shops! This summer edition is jam packed with camps and activities to keep your kids busy for the whole summer. We will also have fitness classes for adults with childcare available.
Field Day thanks
Thank you to everyone who came along to our Annual Field Day last Sunday. A great day was had by all.
We are meeting every Wednesday at 10:30am in the Convent for July & August.
Rentals available from 12 noon-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.
Are you interested in volunteering in Village Information Centre or New 2 U Charity Boutique. Urgently in need of volunteers! Everyone Welcome call Anne on 0868293833
Car Boot Sale
Lollitots Community Childcare are holding a Car Boot Sale on Sun 2nd Aug. It will be held in the primary school field beside the Rosslare golf club. Admission €2, Cars €10 & Vans €20. Gate will open at 8am. Sales 8.30am -2pm. For further information phone 053 9132770 or 087 6564798. All proceeds going to Lollitots.