Around the Districts

Published 08/09/2015 | 00:00

Alex Bergin and Jennifer Murphy pictured at the Wexford CBS Graduation Ball in The Riverbank House Hotel.
Alex Bergin and Jennifer Murphy pictured at the Wexford CBS Graduation Ball in The Riverbank House Hotel.


Community Centre

Contact 053 9139328 or e-mail us at and now find us on Facebook or visit Opening hours 9.00am-1.00pm 5.00pm-9.00pm.

Squash Hall Open- cost €8 per session non- members (2people) €4 per session for members. Our Community Library is open to the public, lot's of books available in this free service. The centre is available for hire for children's birthday parties. Please ring or email centre for details.

BINGO: Every Monday night 8.00pm sharp until 10.00pm. Bus pick ups at usual points. A Great Night Out for all ages. Call us for info.

TAE-KWON-DO; Monday, Wednesday 7.00pm-9.00pm

IRISH DANCING: Tuesday 4pm-7.30pm and Wednesday 5pm-8pm Contact Sarah on 0877863165

KETTLEBELLS: Tuesday from 7pm-8pm

FOREVER FIT:- Wexford Dance Fit/ Body Tone on Tuesdays@7.30 pm-8.30pm. Call or Text Amanda Burke 0879713339. All welcome.


A party of 60 travelled to Killarney to see the beauty sites on their annual outing. Invited by an Old friend Tim Mulvihill, owner of the Red Fox Inn a great session was had on the Saturday night, in the pub, in the Kerry Bog Village. A great turn up of talented musicians and singers led to a night enjoyed by all.

Congratulations to Phil Kehoe from the Dirr on his 91st Birthday. A former mummer, Phil performed with many groups over the years. The Mummers wish him many more years of good health.

The Mummers gave a great performance at the Tagoat Steam Rally thrashing to the largest crowd yet. There was also a performance held in Byrnes pub, Ballyhack last weekend to a packed house.

The Mummers are holding a big draw next Saturday 12th September in St Martins Centre. There will be music and craic and everyone is welcome to join in.

Rosslare Harbour

ICA Notes

Before the guild meeting on Wednesday 2nd September commenced the president Carmel Lonnergan asked for a minute silence in memory of member Maura O'Connor's mother who died recently. Carmel then welcomed back the members after the summer break, she also welcomed back into the fold Betty Kehoe after a long absence from the guild. Congratulations from the guild was extended to Kay Creane upon winning second prize at the Federation baking competition for the best brown bread. Carmel also thanked those members of the guild who baked or served at the ICA tea table during the Rosslare Harbour Community Festival.

On Thursday 17th September there will be a Coffee morning from 9.30am in the Hotel Rosslare in aid of the national hospices. Please come along to support this worthy cause.

The next meeting will be on Wednesday 7th October at the Community Centre, Kilrane. New members always welcomed.

St Helen's Bay GC

Our golfing season is coming to a close, but we still have some important dates in our diary. The Captain's Charity day is on Sunday September 13th. The annual Club outing is scheduled for Saturday October 3rd when we visit New Ross. On Saturday October 10th, we invite golfers from the surrounding area to join us for a game in our "€5 to play in St Helens Bay" promotion. Full details will be published later.

KRH Tops Group 2016

The registration for KRH Tops Group for 2016 is on Tuesday 6th October in Kilrane School from 7pm to 8pm. All children, teenagers and adults interested in taking part in our production for March 2016 are asked to attend. Registration Fee is €20 per adult €10 per child with discount for families. This is a once off fee for the year. Children must be of school going age.

On Friday 16th October there will be a Junior Talent/Karaoke Night in Hotel Rosslare at 7.30pm. This is a FUN night when your child gets the chance to perform, sing, dance or do something completely different. There is no judging, and a prize for every child who performs. Admission €3 per adult with children free. Fun times ahead folks.

Village Christmas

The chosen date for this years Village Christmas is Tuesday 22nd December. This year will see us revert back to being indoors in St Patricks Church in Rosslare Harbour for our Carol Service and Childrens Nativity.

We will have The Wexford Male Voice Choir joining us for the Service and there will be a special ceremony to remember those lost at sea. This will be followed by mulled wine, tea and coffee and mince pies and homebaking in Hotel Rosslare with a very special Santas Grotto for the children. Save the date!

Community Alert Scheme

The committee of the Rosslare Harbour / Kilrane Community Alert Scheme have reviewed the operation of the scheme to-date. The scheme must be supported by the entire community in order for it to succeed and requires a one off contribution of €10 per household to meet the set up costs for the scheme.

Unfortunately sufficient funds have not been realised to-date to meet the costs of the signage for the scheme.

The committee acknowledges the amount of €1,300 that has been contributed to date by the community together with the interest expressed by a further 65 individuals. This leaves a shortfall of approximately €1,000. To faciliate payment of contributions committee members will be present in the Railway Social Club from 7.30pm to 8.30pm on Monday 5th October and Thursday 8th October.

In the meantime if anybody requires any further information regarding the scheme they can contact any committee member. Contributions can be forwarded to Trisha Boyce, Aedan MacFadden, Maeve O'Brien or Joan Walsh.

The committee must stress that in the event that insufficient funds are secured after this, they will have no alternative but to disband the scheme and refund any monies received to date. It is hoped that it will not be necessary to take this course of action as it is in the interests of the whole community that the scheme succeeds as it has been proved to work in other areas.

Active Retirement

Next Meeting: The next meeting will be on Tuesday, 8th September at 3.00pm, at the Hotel Rosslare. There will be committee at 2.00pm at the same location.

Anyone who is retired or semi-retired is welcome to join Active Retirement. Please come along to the meeting and introduce yourself. You will be very welcome.

Our various activities continue to take place at the usual locations. New Members are always welcome to join these groups, go along to the venue and talk with those there.

Harbour Drifters Walkabout: Mondays and Thursdays, meet at the harbour roundabout car park at 11.00am. Whist: Tuesdays, at the Railway Social Club at 2.30pm. 45's Cards: Wednesdays, at the Railway Social Club at 8.00pm. A 'Brush with Art': Wednesdays, at the Rosslare Maritime Centre at 10.30am. 'Knitwits' Knitters: Thursdays, at the Rosslare Maritime Centre at 10.30am. Scrabble Group: Fridays, at the Railway Social Club at 2.30pm. Backgammon Group: Fridays, at the Railway Social Club at 2.30pm.

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

Rosslare Strand

Community/Sports Centre

There is something for everyone in Rosslare. We have a new and improved website up and running, please check it out!

We are starting from scratch and need to improve our search engine results. So can I ask you just once to please go to google and search for Rosslare holiday resort and click on our site. If we all do this just once it will send us right to the top of the search which will help others find us!

Please help support us online by visiting our website and like our facebook page @ Rosslare Holiday Resort. Call 0539132202. We are a registered charity.

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.


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. Forever Fit-Sat at 10am. Fun dance fitness, suitable for all €8 (payg); Over 60's - Sat at 11:30am. Suitable for over 60's Call Amanda 0879713339. St Pauls Athletics Club - Mon & Wed at 6pm. Call Leo on 086-3103417. Menapian's 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-Theresa will be back in September. Mindfulness -Friday at 7am

FREE Tennis Lessons

Fancy learning a new skill? Have you always wanted to give tennis a go? Well this is for you! Come and join us…the kids are back at school and you finally have some me time.

We have secured professional coach Ashley Wynne to come to Rosslare and give 6 free lessons, suitable for all levels, starting on Friday 18th September (Time TBC). Lessons are free however booking is essential so call 053 9132202.

Rosslare Youth Club

We are starting back Friday 11th September and running from 7-9pm each week for secondary school students. Our plans are already coming together with our dates filling up with activities. Make sure you come along on Friday 11th September to get all the info. Cost is €2 per week.

Check out our group on Facebook for details. We will be organising trips, discos & fun activities so make sure you come along and check it out! Volunteers Needed - if you can help out one night each month it would be a great help!

Paint Needed - if you have some old tins of paint lying around that you could donate to our club so they can decorate their own area please drop it into us! Thanks!

Dates to remember: 11th September-Action Plan night & Register-be part of it from the start; 18th September-Glynn Disco-Bus to and from (Limited numbers available-to be booked on Friday 11th September); 25th September-Cooking night or Decorate area-details to be decided on Friday 11th September)

Active Retirement

There is a Members meeting 21st September in the Mercy Convent, when there will be a demo of flower arranging. The AGM is on 5th October in the Mercy Convent. Nominations for committee positions to Patricia 0872248264 or Philomena 0868327940. Set/sean-nos dancing is restarting end October from 7-9pm in National School. contact Anne or Niamh 0539132633.


We meet every Wednesday at 10:30am in the Convent.

White House Montessori

A space has become available for the coming school year. Non ECCE space or ECCE space. Call Deirdre 087 8268203 / 053 9132635

New 2 U Charity Boutique

Tuesday 1st September is Children's Allowance Day-Don't miss out for one day only we will have lots of special offers in store! Find us on Facebook!

The Hot Spot Café

Free Wi-Fi Weekly Specials, outdoor seating area. Open Mon - Sun. Don't forget to get your loyalty card stamped!

High Tea & Talk

High Tea & Talk in aid of World Suicide Prevention Day takes place on Thurs 10th September at 10:30am in Rosslare Community & Sports Centre. Why not drop in to our Tea morning, have a chat and a cuppa and help raise funds for Suicide & Survive-Together we can make a difference!

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.



Donations: We are asking for donations for our upcoming events. Any unwanted gifts, drink (Alcoholic and non-alcoholic), new or good as new items or clothes would be greatly appreciated. You can drop items into the centre or If you have items and want us to collect them please call on 053-9132624.

Day Out: We had a lovely day out at Mylers pub and our Lady's Island last Wednesday. Everyone enjoyed the day even with a few dramas!

Day Services: We currently have a few vacant places for Day Services on a Friday. We offer breakfast on arrival, card games, chat, TV, etc. On to lunch time then, this consists of a 3 course meal, and in the afternoon we have some lively music entertainment, Karaoke or pongo and finally at the end of an exciting and entertaining day we have some afternoon tea with a cake/bun before going home.

If you or someone you care for would enjoy this, then please contact Chaddy or Siobhán on 053-9132624 between 9.30am and 3.00 pm on Monday, Wednesday or Friday for further information. Looking forward to hearing from you, alternatively please feel free to drop in during these times.

Fun Fashion Show

St Mary's Day Care are putting the final touches on our Bargain Boutique and Fashion Show (With a bit of a difference, Siobhan on a bike, Jenny on a broom, or is the other way around?).

This should be a fabulous night out so keep Thursday evening 24th September free for fun, frolics and fashion. Tickets are only €5 and are available from Staff or on the night.

Operation Transformation

It's back and everyone is raring to go with the summer over! We meet in the Community Hall in Tagoat at 7.30pm on 9th September. Whatever your goal (Weight loss, fitness or just a bit of fun) we can help you get there.

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