Around the Districts

Published 11/08/2015 | 00:00

Monica Brett, Cathy O'Reilly, David O'Reilly,Jamie Brett with Molly, Alfie James Brett and Fintan Brett at the Rosslare Strand Field day on Sunday afternoon.
Monica Brett, Cathy O'Reilly, David O'Reilly,Jamie Brett with Molly, Alfie James Brett and Fintan Brett at the Rosslare Strand Field day on Sunday afternoon.

Our Lady's Island

Pilgrimage Opens

Our annual Pilgrimage season opens on Saturday next, 15th August with Mass at 3p.m. followed by Blessed Sacrament procession around the Island and Benediction on the return. The next day, Sunday 16th August we have Anointing of the Sick beginning with Mass at 3p.m.

During the Pilgrimage season there is Mass every day at 3p.m. and 8p.m. and confession will be available after each Mass.

Coffee Shop open

From next Saturday, 15th Aug. Our Lady's Island Community Coffee Shop will be open daily from 11a.m. to 9p.m. We would love to see you all again. Please come along for tea and chat, bring, friends and neighbours


Páistí Beaga Ltd Preschool is now enrolling for September 2015/2016 Sessional ECCE Free Pre-School Year (CEC places available) and After-School Club. Please contact us on 087 2437103 for all enquiries. Also Paisti Beaga Preschool will hold an Open Day on Friday, 21st August. Please call 087 2437103 for further information.

GAA Lotto

As there was no winner of last week's Jackpot, Our Lady's Island G.A.A lotto now stands at €6,300 and tickets may be purchased from local shops and from club members at a cost of €1.50. There is also a match 3 prize up for grabs each week and Pat Reville (seller Robbie Reville), J&F Mullins (seller Aileen Mullins) and Daithi Murphy (seller Keith Rooney) shared in this prize last week. Last week's numbers were 12, 25, 26 and 27. Thanks to all for your continued support.

U21's g.a.a.

Congratulations to all the U-21 players and management team who won Roinn 1 Wexford District County Final in Wexford Park last Tuesday night. Final score Forth & Bargy Gaels 0:20 Blackwater 0:8. Thanks also for the great support for the lads in Wexford Park.

OLI Intermediate Hurlers

Our Intermediate Hurlers line out next Sunday, 16th August in Round 4 of the Championship. The match is at 12 noon in Taghmon against Clongeen. Best of luck to all players and management.

All support will be much appreciated in Taghmon on Sunday.

Club Super Cash Draw

O.L.I.-G.A.A Club are holding a Super Cash Draw. First prize is €1,000, second prize €100 and third prize €100. The draw will take place on Saturday, 5th September in The Island Bar. Tickets are €5 each and are available from all club members or Rosaleen Keegan, Club Secretary.

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 €6,000. The winning numbers were 12,25,26,27. Congratulations to the 5 match 3 winners who each receive €60. They were; Pat Reville, Angela Walsh, J. & F. Mullins, Trish O'Sullivan, Daithi Murphy. The next jackpot stands at €6,300 and the draw will take place on Tuesday 11th August at 8.30pm.

Annual Patrons

Dates and times for the Rathangan Annual Patrons are as follows: Tuesday 11th August, Duncormick 7pm, Ambrosetown 8pm. Saturday 15th August, Rathangan (new cemetery) mass 2.00pm.

Field Day

The field day will be held on Saturday 15th August. All the usual activities including bottle stall, book stall and cake stall. Refreshments will be served, teas, coffees and BBQ. We are appealing for donations either monetary or produce, which would be greatly appreciated.

Donations For Field Day Donations from the following areas for the Field Day can be given into Goldsmith's shop. The areas are: Bellary, Rath, Scotsland, Johnstown, Ambrosetown, Belgrove, Rookery, Duncormick Village and Commons.

We are also inviting traders to take stalls on the day, stalls cost €15 and can be booked by contacting the parish hall at 051 563039 or any member of the pastoral council.

Field day tickets €2 each or book of three €5 are currently on sale from any member of the pastoral council and Goldsmith's shop in Duncormick.

Car Boot sale

Rathangan men's shed are having a car boot sale on Sunday 16th August in Rathangan at rear of Leo Mahers, cars and small vans €10. No large vans, booters set up from 8am, public from 9.30am to 4pm. Limited spaces. Contact 0864042052 or 0892467986.

School Bus

A school bus is being arranged from Duncormick/Rathangan/Bridgetown then on towards Wexford. Other areas in the locality can be discussed. Contact Padraig 085 7242385.

Forth Walking Group

The Wednesday evening walks for the month of August are as follows: Wednesday August 12th Kilmore Quay, Wednesday August 19th Tintern, Wednesday August 26th Forth Mountain. All meetings at 7pm


The Irish Agricultural Museum will host the 2015 Open Potato Championship as part of the Annual Gardening Show on 12th & 13th September. Also in the Show this year keen gardeners from across Wexford can exhibit their homegrown fruit, flowers and vegetables. Schedules are now available from Mary Ellen on 086 244 1935.

The Dance

The next dance in Carrig on Bannow community centre is on Friday 21st August from 9.30pm-12 midnight. Music by John Hogan adm. €8 teas and refreshments served. There will also be a raffle on the night all proceeds going to our St Patrick's day parade which we hold annually in our village. We hope ye can support this great night. Looking forward to seeing you there.

Nature Walk

The Women's Shed have organised a Nature and Information walk at the White Hole on Monday 10 Aug 10-1, led by Jim Hurley, followed by Refreshments in the Dunes. It is open to anyone interested in learning about the locality and previous talks given by Jim have proven to be very informative and interesting. Men are welcome to join the women on this special occasion!!

5K Fun Run/Walk

There's a family 5k Fun Run/walk in Tomhaggard on Sunday 23rd August at 11am, meeting at Social Centre. Entries cost €10 Adults, Children €5 Family €20. Refreshments will be served and there's face painting, pony rides for the kids and a monster Raffle with loads of spot prizes, kindly donated by many businesses in the surrounding area See facebook or tel 08601946311 for details. A great family day out is in prospect.

Rosslare Harbour

St. Paul's AC

Well done to Emma Owens who won the discus in the Premier Women's National League Final. A throw of over 35m earned the Wexford Women top points in the event. Emma also made her national javelin debut, stepping in to fill an empty event on the day. Despite not being a javelin thrower, Emma was able to beat three of her rivals to earn 5th place and more points, making her one of the top contributors to the Wexford team on the day. The team finished in 7th place overall, a great achievement for a team who were only promoted a couple of years ago!

Our Road race is just over 3 weeks away now, you can enter online at The race takes place 5th September at 5pm in Kilrane Village with cash prizes, spot prizes and refreshments served afterwards!

Rosslare Strand

Community/Sports Centre

There is something for everyone in Rosslare. Please help support us online by visiting our website @ and like our facebook page @ Rosslare Holiday Resort. 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)

WANTED-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


Activities & classes in Rosslare community & sports centre. New members always welcome to all classes/groups.

Pilates -Suitable for all Only €5 (payg) Every Friday Morning at 10am. So come on make the change in your life. Connect the mind body and soul. If you don't use it you lose it!; Forever Fit-Sat at 10am. Fun dance fitness, suitable for all €8 (payg) Call Amanda on 0879713339; Forever Fit Over 60s - Sat at 11:30am. Suitable for over 60s Call Amanda 0879713339; St Pauls Athletics Club - Mon & Wed at 6pm. Call Leo on 086-3103417; Menapians Athletics Club Thurs at 7pm. Call David on 085-1621700; Rosslare Bowls Club-Call Catherine 086 8177679; Men's Sheds-Tues & Thurs from 2pm - 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 @ 9:30am New players always welcome. Suitable for all. Members Free - Non Members only €2

Rosslare Field Day

Thanks to everyone who came along last Sunday to our annual Field Day. A great day was had by all!

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; Frozen Summer Camp - 10th - 14th Aug; Summer Raffle & Residents/Homeowners Meeting - 15th Aug; Dip in the Nip - 16th Aug


Meeting: Every Wednesday at10:30am in the Convent for July & August.

New 2 U Charity Boutique

If you are having a clear out please keep us in mind. Call in and have a look, we have some lovely items many designer and all in great condition.

Watersports Centre

Rentals available from12pm-1pm weekdays and weekends Camps 8-15yr olds. 10am-12pm &, 1pm-3pm , Mon- Fri, €20 per day or €80 per week. Booking Essential call 053-9132202.

Volunteer Program

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.

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