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Published 08/12/2015 | 00:00

Pupils from Taghmon NS pictured with their Christmas boxes for the Shoebox appeal.
Pupils from Taghmon NS pictured with their Christmas boxes for the Shoebox appeal.

Kilmore, Murrintown, Piercestown, Taghmon/Camross

Kilmore

A Choral Celebration

Rathangan parish choirs will host an evening of musical entertainment, on Tuesday, 15th December from 7.30-9.00pm in Rathangan Church. Admission is free.

Entertainment will be provided by Rathangan Junior Choir(4th-6th class), St. Anne's N.S. Grúpa Ceoil (4th-6th class), Bridgetown College Choir, Rathangan Senior Choir and other guest artists.

Any choir interested in taking part in this celebration should contact Mairéad Redmond at Bridgetown College, to be included in the concert. All are welcome.

Outreach to Emigrants

Many families from all areas of our parish have been touched by emigration. As Christmas approaches a very special time of year for all families, our special Mass for them, takes place this Wednesday 9th December at 7.30pm in Kilmore Parish Church. Family and friends will come together to remember our loved ones who have emigrated and pray for their safety and wellbeing. All are most welcome.

Kilmore AC

There is an important Athletic club meeting next Thursday night, 12th December in Kilmore village hall at 8pm. All members parents and senior athletes are asked to attend.

MULRANKIN CAROL SERVICE

As part of St. David's church Mulrankin bi-centenary celebrations, the choirs of Mulrankin/Tomhaggard invite you to their carol service on Sunday 13th December at 7pm in Mulrankin church. All welcome.

ICA guild

The 50th annual Seniors' Christmas took place at Danby Lodge, Rosslare Rd on 29th November, the dinner was delicious and the entertainment was most enjoyable.

The raffle prize winners were Joan Sutton, Patricia Bates, Peggy Jones, Monicia Corish, Dick Dillon, Bridie Sinnott Harpoonstown, Bridie Sinnott Bridgetown, Trish Devereux, Jim Moore, Brenda Hamilton, Ester Dillon Sheila Anglin,Willie Pierce, Mai Sadler, Ann McKenna, Seamie Maddock, Ann Maddock. Many thanks to the staff, of Danby Lodge and all who helped to make the party go so well. Must not forget Santa, his apprentice and helpers.

Kilmore Parish Journal

The 2015 edition of Kilmore Parish Journal will be launched at a function in The Stella Maris Centre, Kilmore Quay on Thursday 10th December at 8.00 pm. This is the 44th. edition of the Journal. Once again it is full of colour and interest reflecting the history, lives and talent of the people of Kilmore. Everyone is invited to attend the launch and join in the celebration.

Indoor Bowls

Kilmore ARA teams had mixed luck in the county indoor bowls league in the past week, on Tuesday our B team of Clare Moore, Josephine O'Shea, Joe Bulmer and Agnes Behan had a good game with New Ross A in the Stella Maris Centre but just came up short by 14 to 7.

The A team had a titanic match with New Ross B in New Ross on Wednesday, the Kilmore team was trailing 11 to 3 with only 4 ends to play but rallied magnificently to win 14 to11. On Wednesday 9th there will be a particularly interesting game in the Stella Maris Centre when the Kilmore A team will play the Kilmore B team in the league. Should be worth having a look.

Active Retirement AGM

There was a good attendance at the annual general meeting of Kilmore ARA on Thursday of last week in the Kilmore GAA clubrooms, despite the very inclement weather. Joe Bulmer outgoing chairman presided. Reports of the activity and financial affairs were all dealt with following which the officers for 2016 were elected.

Officers elected were: Chairperson-Noel Howlin; vice chairperson-Agnes Behan; Hon secretary-Seamus O'Keeffe; Assistant secretary-Mai Sadler; Treasurer-Joe Bulmer; PRO-Des Behan. Executive committee-officers plus Pam and Toddy Moore, Margaret Howlin, Dwight Moore and Margaret Byrne.

Tributes were paid to outgoing officers Joe Bulmer, John Rossiter and Margaret Byrne for their great work for Kilmore ARA in their respective positions over the past year. The new chairperson Noel Howlin promised to conduct his position in an impartial manner and to do his best for the Association in 2016.

Murrintown

Community Centre

Contact 053 9139328 or e-mail us at murrintowncommunitycentre@gmail.com and now find us on Face book or website www.murrintowncommunitycentre.weebly.com Opening hours 9.00am-1.00pm 5.00pm-9.00pm

Indoor soccer hall, squash court available to hire for groups and clubs. Great rates. Our Community Library is open to the public, lot's of books available in this free service.

The Community 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 4.00pm-7.30pm and Wednesday 5pm-8pm Contact Sarah 0877863165

Forever Fit Wexford. Hi energy Dancefitbodytone classes in Murrintown Tuesdays at 7.30pm in Piercestown Monday at 10am. Pay as you go ongoing Classes. All Welcome. Call Amanda Burke 0879713339.

Christkindl Market

There will be a German Style Christmas market at Murrintown Community Centre on Sunday 13th December from 11.30am-6.30pm. Santa's Grotto 3.30pm-5.30pm. All proceeds to Lochlann Doyle fund. For more information contact Daniela-087 792 1499.

Age Friendly County

Are you over 55, you can help make Co Wexford a good place to grow old in? Is your village/town safe? Do you have access to public services and health services that you need, do you have an input into decisions about your locality.

You are invited to attend your Local Wexford Age Friendly County Public Consultation in St Martins Community Centre on Thursday 10th December at 7.30pm.

Please come along, this is an opportunity to voice your opinions and bring a friend. These Consultations are Free, this meeting is organised by Wexford Co Council. Items for discussion will include Outdoor Spaces & Buildings: Transportation in area: social participation: housing: Respect & Social Inclusion: Community Support and Health Services: Communication & Information: Civic Particpation and Employment:

This event is being hosted by Piercestown/Murrintown ARA Club, so please do come along to this very important meeting.

Celtic Christmas

'Season of Joy a Celtic Christmas Celebrations', performed by the Carrigbyrne Pike Choir takes place in St Catherine's Church, Murrintown on Sunday 13th December at 7pm, followed by the Sea Shanty Singers. All proceeds in aid of the new cemetery. Tickets €10. Excellent Door Prizes.

Piercestown

Celtic Christmas

'Season of Joy a Celtic Christmas Celebrations', performed by the Carrigbyrne Pike Choir takes place in St Catherine's Church, Murrintown on Sunday 13th December at 7pm, followed by the Sea Shanty Singers. All proceeds in aid of the new cemetery. Tickets €10. Excellent Door Prizes.

Christkindl Market

There will be a German Style Christmas market at Murrintown Community Centre on Sunday 13th December from 11.30am-6.30pm. Santa's Grotto 3.30pm-5.30pm. All proceeds to Lochlann Doyle fund. For more information contact Daniela-087 792 1499.

Senior Citizens

The Quiz in aid of the Senior Citizens Christmas party raised €971. Thanks to Hanrahans Piercestown, Andy Firman, Roches Garage and all those who donated spot prizes and attended on the night. Also thanks to Breda Murphy who compiled the questions and done quiz master on the night.

Age Friendly County

Are you over 55, you can help make Co Wexford a good place to grow old in? Is your village/town safe? Do you have access to public services and health services that you need, do you have an input into decisions about your locality.

You are invited to attend your Local Wexford Age Friendly County Public Consultation in St Martins Community Centre on Thursday 10th December at 7.30pm.

Please come along, this is an opportunity to voice your opinions and bring a friend. These Consultations are Free, this meeting is organised by Wexford Co Council. Items for discussion will include Outdoor Spaces & Buildings: Transportation in area: social participation: housing: Respect & Social Inclusion: Community Support and Health Services: Communication & Information: Civic Particpation and Employment:

This event is being hosted by Piercestown/Murrintown ARA Club, so please do come along to this very important meeting.

Scout news

Christmas Draw: Our Annual Christmas Draw tickets are out now and your support in selling and buying tickets (book of 3 for €2.00) will be very much appreciated 7 good prizes, funds raised will be used to subsidize Annual Camp for all Beavers, Cubs and Scouts. Our Thrift Fund (Savings club) will be paid out first week in December.

Thrift/Savings Club: All boys and parents family members or friends maybe would consider saving in our Thrift fund as this is our second Annual Fundraising activity during the year. It is a great way for boys to save for Camp and for adults to save for Christmas. Your support is very much appreciated.

Taghmon/ Camross

GAA club notes

The GAA Club Lotto Jackpot was'nt won last week, the numbers were 11, 17, 18, & 28 and there were four match 3s, Billy Clarke c/o Declan Clarke, Laurence Banville Shanoule, Brian Wallace Wellingtonbridge and Garven Kelly Tomcoole. Next weeks Jackpot will be €10,700 and will be in Granstown on 15th December.

Our Club Development Draw was launched at our AGM last Friday night ,first prize will be €5000 and numerous other prizes, tickets are €10 each or 3 for €20. Still no fixture for u21 football semi final, earliest will be 19th December or during Christmas break.

Caroreigh Parents Council

A huge thank-you to all who supported our table quiz in Rochford's Lounge, Camross, recently. We had a packed lounge and a fun night, which was due in no small part to our Quiz Master, Pat OCallaghan, thank-you Pat.

Many thanks also, to all who helped us setting up the lounge, preparing the questions, donating prizes and to Colette for the use of the lounge. The quiz team winners were the D'Unbelievables, they lead the way, well done!

The raffle prize winners were: Hamper-Orla Kelly, Prosecco-Mary Mernagh, Wine & Crackers-Veronica O'Gorman, Christmas Lights-Pam Doyle, Wine-John Waters and Wine-Diane Sinnott. Thanks again to everyone.

badminton

The County Tournament Organiser Deirdre Dunne had a busy night on the 27th with the preliminary rounds of the Charity being hosted in the hall.

The following players have made it to the Finals, 3rd Division Craig Healy & Tara Kehoe, 4th Division Ladies Singles Clodagh Dempsey. In the 4th Div. Men's Doubles Brandon & Ryan will face clubmates Declan Carroll & Aquino Thomas, 4th Div. Men's Singles Ryan Cogley will battle it out against Declan Carroll for victory.

The Connacht Junior Grade A Open was held in Sligo last weekend. Taghmon player Nicholas Murphy was in top form winning the Men's Singles 21/12, 21/14. Nicholas & Neil O'Flaherty narrowly lost the Men's Doubles 19/21, 24/22, 21/19. Well done. The closing date for entries to the Shield Competition is Friday 11th December.

This event will be held on the 9th January 2016 Divisions 2, 4, 6. On the 10th of January it will be the turn of Divisions 1,3,5. Any queries contact County League Manager John Cogley.

Coláiste Abbáin

Coláiste Abbáin Adamstown recently held an Information Evening with regards to new entrants for the 2015 - 2016 school year.

The meeting was very well attended and established that there is significant interest in Coláiste Abbáin and the new facilities which will come on stream after the Easter holidays 2016.

With the opening of the new school in 2016, applications to Coláiste Abbáin undoubtedly will increase. We are currently enrolling for the 2016 First Year in-take and welcome all completed application forms up to and including 23rd January 2016.

Please note that the maximum number being enrolled into First year is 60 and the practice of "first come, first serve" will apply.

The school will hold an assessment Day on Saturday 23rd January 2016 at 10.00am. Meanwhile should you have any queries please contact the main office on 053 9240564.

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