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Published 22/09/2015 | 00:00

Our Lady's Island

Coffee Morning

The monthly "Open House" Coffee Morning is starting again this Thursday, 24th September in the Community Hall from 10.30a.m. to 12 noon. Love to see you all back again for cuppa and chat. Come along and bring a friend.

Operation Transformation

A new 12-week Operation Transformation Programme has just kicked off at Tacumshane Old School. Weekly weigh in every Tuesday from 7pm followed by motivation talk at 7.30pm.

Individual and group walking and exercise. All the support you need to get in shape for Christmas. Registration €10 and €4 weekly. New members welcome at any stage! All Proceeds in aid of Tacumshane Old School Development.

Autumn Fitness Classes

A programme of Autumn Fitness Classes in Our Lady's Island Community Hall every Monday at 7p.m. and in Tacumshane Old School Hall on Thursdays at 7p.m. Classes will include a combination of aerobic training (exercise to music) body conditioning (light weights) and flexibility training (gentle stretches). Suitable for all ages and fitness levels. €7 per class Contact John Byrne on 087-2584723 (NCEF qualified Instructor).

Páisti Beaga News

It was a big week for Páistí Beaga Ltd this week as we began our new afterschool service. Páistí Beaga are now offering a 2-3 o'clock childcare service for Broadway National School's Junior and Senior infant classes. This service is provided on Broadway National School premises. To book your place or for more information please call us on 087 2437103.

Fun Fashion Show

St Mary's Day Care are putting the final touches to their Bargain Boutique and Fashion Show for this Thursday at 8:00 in Hotel Rosslare in Rosslare Harbour (Doors open at 7:00). Tickets are only €5.

I.C.A. guild

There was a good turnout of members at the September meeting of the I.C.A. held on Monday last. Sympathy was extended to Kathleen Cleary & family on the death of her sister Marie and to Mary Davis on the death of her sister, Mrs. O'Neill, also to the family of Ita Cullen. Best wishes for a speedy recovery were sento Brendan Mullins, Lucia Mooney and Paddy Pettit.

Arrangements were made to resume the monthly Coffee Mornings on Thursday next, 24th Sept. in the Community Hall from 10.30a.m. to 12 noon. Possible courses and speakers for the coming months were disucssed. At the next meeting there is a lady coming to give a talk on computers. The Raffle was won by Mary Hayes and Lila Vaughan.

The Competition was won by Peg Ellard. Following tea and a good old chat we all headed home. The next meeting will take place on 12th October.


ARA Club

Spanish Trip: we are off to Spain next yearon 5th October 2016 for 7 nights half board basis (b'fast, dinner including wine) in Pineda de Mar, Costa Brava in the Golden Taurus hotel (or similar hotel) Cost based on 25 travelling is €399 per person sharing, SRS applies. Price includes return flights to Barcelona, one checked in bag 15kgs and 1 cabin bag 10 kgs. Return transfers to hotel. Full day excursion to Barcelona. Fully comprehensive Travel Insurance. €200 deposit secures. To book please contact Mary Dempsey at 0539158186 or Ann Rochford 0539158029. Early booking of flights guarantees the above price. Deposits September 2015 please to guarantee fare.

There will be a meeting for everyone who has expressed an interest/paid deposit or may wish to find out further information on Monday 28th September at 8pm in St Martin's Community Centre. All deposits to be in on this date please and a copy of your passport photo page with all details, please put this page into sealed envelope with your names on outside. Final date for names for this trip will be 8th October.

Piercestown Scout Group

Scout group now re-opened for Meetings. Beavers Thurs nights 6.30 - 7.30 pm: Cubs and Scouts 7.30 - 9pm on Tuesdays. Weekly subscription is €3.Registration is €45 per youth member.

If any family have used Scout Jumpers for Beavers or Cubs and shirts for Scouts, belts/neckerchiefs in good condition which you would like to 'recycle' please drop up to the hall any Tues evening. We can re-sell them for you. Uniform costs have increased again and it would be a great help to parents to be able to purchase good condition used uniform parts at a reasonable rate.

Table Quiz

A Table Quiz in aid of the Hope Cancer Support Centre will be held in Wexford Golf Club on Saturday 26th September at 8.30pm. Table of 4 €30.00 please come along and support this worthy cause.

Rathangan/ Cleariestown

Community Lotto

There was no winner of last week's jackpot of €7,800. The winning numbers were 2,11,19,21. Congratulations to the nine match 3 winners who each received €33. The match three winners were Bernie Farrell, Ger Sinnott, Richard Duggan, Sinead Parrock, A. Winters, Nick White, Billy Keane, Kevin Murphy, P.J. Doyle. The next jackpot stands at €8,100 and the draw will take place on Tuesday 22nd September at 8.30pm.

Table Quiz

There will be a table quiz in The Temple Bar, Rathangan at 8.30pm on Thursday 24th September in aid of our forthcoming production of "Calamity Jane". Table of four €20. All are welcome.

Community Alert

The text alert is now active. Be aware & text! Signs are visible around the areas. Over the next few weeks you will receive a text of welcome as a registered member. Sorry about the delay. Watch notes and texts for updates.


Bingo will be held in Rathangan Hall on Sunday 11th October beginning at 2.30pm. Prize fund €1200. We are asking for the support of the people of the parish for the bingo and all other parish fundraising events.

Bag Collection

Cleariestown Community Playgroup are holding a bag collection on Monday 28th September. This is a great fundraiser for the playschool and a great excuse to have a good clearout before the winter sets in. Items for the bags include used clothes( men's, women's and children's) shoes, bags, belts, curtains, bed linen ( no duvets) , old soft toys. Old mobile phones will also be collected. Bags may be left at the community centre any weekday morning between 9.30-12.30.

Women's Shed

The Shed has resumed in Tomhaggard social centre on Monday mornings from 10am-1pm. New members welcome, cost €5 towards running costs. So if you want to learn new skills, share your own skills, or just meet up for a chat and cuppa why not give it a go.

Art Course

Bridgetown College Parents Art Course has a limited number of places available. The course is on Wednesday22nd September from 10am-12am in the Stella Maris Centre. No previous skill in Art required. New parents are welcome. Cost 3 euro per class. The course is funded by WWETB-County Wexford Community Education Programme. If interested please contact Ms. Sinead Browne HSCL Bridgetown College on 087-2943530/053-9135257 ext 1

Book Club

Bridgetown Parents Book Club began last year in the school. Informal meetings are held twice a month to discuss the novel chosen by the group. New members are welcome this year. Loan copies of the books are available. If anyone would like join us or to donate some books for our book club we would be delighted. Please contact Ms. Sinead Browne HSCL Bridgetown College on 087-2943530/053-91356257 ext1.

Rosslare Harbour

St. Paul's A.C.

Huge congratulations to Ger Maloney who finished third in the World Masters Mountain Running Championships in Betws-y-Coed, Wales recently. Not only did Ger win bronze, he also helped earn Ireland team gold, a fantastic achievement! Well done Ger!

The Kilmore Winter League took place Thursday 10th September in Sinnottstown Lane. Results as follows: U11 Boys 2 Conn Mernagh, 8th Rob Stirling, 9th Zalan Kovacs. U13 Boys 9th Oscar Barros U12 Girls 1st Aoibhinn Mernagh. Sen men 3rd Sammy Delaney

The Adamstown Open Cross country took place Sunday 13th in cold and wet conditions, however our athletes braved the weather and came out with the following results:

U10 Boys 1st Conn Mernagh U11 Boys 15th Zalan Kovacs U12 Girls 4th Aoibhinn Mernagh, 10th Ciara Martin. U14 Girls 10th Chanel O'Leary U16 Boys 3rd Sammy Delaney Senior Women 4th Jenny Higgins

Well done to all who competed!


The next meeting will be on Tuesday, 6th October 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.

Dates for your Diary: Friday, 9th October-Over 50's Exhibition at RDS Dublin. Admission is free, Coach for ARA Members €10, non members €12. Monday, 26th October-WLOS Hits from the Musicals at Whites Hotel, Wexford.

Admission €20, coach €8. Jim or Mairead will be in the Foyer of the Rosslare Hotel on Friday Mornings from 11.00am to 12.00 noon to take bookings from those interested.

Bowling: Interest has been expressed in re-starting the indoor bowling. Anybody who is interested please come to the Railway Social club on at 02.30pm on Thursday, 25th October.

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

Rosslare Strand

Community/Sports Centre

We have a new and improved website up and running, please checkout We are starting from scratch and need to improve our search engine results. 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! Call 0539132202.

Date for your Diary

Christmas Toy Sale on Sunday 29th November. We know Christmas can be an expensive time of year, so come along to our event and grab a bargain. This is a fundraising event for Rosslare Community. WANTED: We are looking for toys in good condition to sell at our event, please leave any donations into the office at the Rosslare Community & Sports Centre. Stalls welcome please call us on 0539132202 for details.


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) Call Amanda on 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 0868177679 seee Men's Sheds-Tues & Thurs from 2pm-4pm. Call Jim 0876815029. Beginners Yoga with Robin-Tues 7pm-8pm €5. Zumba-Thurs at 7pm Adults €5 16yrs and under €1. Mindfulness-Fridays at 7am €2. Rosslare Tennis Club -Wed at 9:30am. New players wanted. Members Free-Non Members €2. Free lessons have started, meeting Fridays at10am

Rosslare Fitness Club

We have a new class just added, and even better, first two weeks free. BOOT CAMP Kicking off next Tuesday 22nd Sept @ 10am and Thursday 24th September at 10am. NO booking just turn up on the morning that suits you.

Our Boot Camp is a fitness boot camp targeted at all levels of fitness, challenging both body and mind. Sessions are 1 hour with a focus on strengthening body and mind through a combination of techniques, approaches and some fun too. A basic session consists of activities such as Dynamic Warm Up Small sided games Core and strength training Aerobic activities Cool down with stretches Come and get fit in a supportive group environment!

Kids Crocheting

A 6-week Kids Crocheting course has started on Thursdays from 3:15pm-4:15pm in Rosslare Community & Sports Centre. Suitable for 3rd class students upwards, cost €5 er week. Please bring your own Crochet Hook Limited numbers-Max 10 to book your place please call Annette on 085-7414303

Youth Club

Club meets every Friday from 7pm-9pm each week for secondary school students. Our plans are already coming together with our dates filling up with activities. €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: 25th September-Hockey (by popular demand); 2nd October-Bree Disco (depending on numbers)

Active Retirement

The AGM is on 5th October at 10.30am upstairs in Rosslare Community & Sports Centre. Nominations for committee positions to Patricia 0872248264 or Philomena 0868327940. Set/shanos dancing restarting end Oct 7-9pm in National School. contact Anne or Niamh 0539132633.


We would welcome some new volunteers to our meeting in Convent of Mercy every Wednesday 10.30am. See

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

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!

New 2 U Charity Boutique

We are having a Children's Allowance Day Sale; 6th October is our next one. Pop in and grab a bargain!

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.


Fun Fashion Show

St Mary's Day Care are putting the final touches to our Bargain Boutique and Fashion Show for this Thursday at 8pm (Doors open at 7pm). Tickets are only €5 for a night of glamour, elegance and a whole lot of fun, and are available from the centre or on the night. So get down to Hotel Rosslare in Rosslare Harbour this Thursday for a night not to be missed!


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 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.

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 every Thursday. Whatever your goal (Weight loss, fitness or just a bit of fun) we can help you get there.


Our parents and toddlers meet in the Community Hall in Tagoat every Tuesday morning from 10 am till 12 noon. New members welcome. Looking forward to seeing you all on Tuesday

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