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Published 27/02/2016 | 00:00

Janet Sidney Kelly (Calamity Jane) and Siobhan Finnegan Murphy (Katie Brown) on stage during dress rehearsals in Rathangan Hall for the local variety group's production of 'Calamity Jane'.
Janet Sidney Kelly (Calamity Jane) and Siobhan Finnegan Murphy (Katie Brown) on stage during dress rehearsals in Rathangan Hall for the local variety group's production of 'Calamity Jane'.

Bannow/ Ballymitty

Tea Dance

A Tea Dance will be held in Ballymitty Hall on Sunday March 6 from 3 to 5pm, music with Johnny G Whhizz.

Table Quiz

A Tale Quiz will take place in Stafford's of Tullicanna on Tuesday February 23rd at 9pm, table of four €20, raffle and refreshments also, proceeds on the night will go towards

Sunday Cafe

The next Sunday cafe takes place in Ballymitty Hall on Sunday February 28 from 11am to 1pm, looking forward to seeing you all for some tasty home baking and a cuppa while enjoying a chat with neighbours and friends.


A Monster Drive in Bingo will take place in Ballymitty on Sunday 28th February at 3pm with a prize fund of €1,500, also raffle and refreshments.

Corach News

Corach Ramblers would like to take this opportunity to thank it's chairperson Billy O Brien for all his hard work in organising The Wayne Mardle Exhibition Night in Tir na nOg. Thanks to all the players who took part and all that came to support. Thanks to the committee members who helped out on the night. A great night was had by all.

This weeks "Split the Pot" took place in Tir na nOg. The winner was Maria Connick, Carrig on Bannow. Ticket was drawn by Phil Bishop. Winning a brilliant €820! Well done Maria!

It is with great sadness that we learned of the passing of Wexford Football League Administrator and former Corach Ramblers player Pat Whitty this evening. A true gentleman who was great craic. He had a great love for the beautiful game.

We offer our deepest sympathies to Suzanne and all the family from all at Corach Ramblers.

A great loss to Wexford Football. May he rest in peace.

Comoradh 1916

Danescastle Music Group will present "Comóradh 1916", an evening of traditional music, song and dance in National Opera House on Saturday 12th March at 7.30pm. Tickets €15 available from Box Office 053 9122144 or online at:


Following on from the success of our recent Facebook for Business events the digital media experts in iCandy Marketing will be holding another Facebook for Business Training event in the office of Bridge PC Repair, Wellingtonbridge on Thursday 25th February from 6.00pm-9.00pm. The course costs just €75.00 and each attendee will receive a FREE redesign of their profile and cover photos. Places are limited so book today! Call Zoe in iCandy Marketing on 051 560767 for more information.


Dancing continues every Thursday night in Tir nOg with The Noel Furlong Band on this Thursday 25th and Martin Kearney and Art Supple will be on Saturday 27th, Thursday 3rd March El Paso Thursday 10th March The Wicklow Man and Thursday 17th St Patricks Night Colcannon Dance with Brendan Lee and the Ballycullane Mummers.

st Patrick's Day Parade

It's time to get working on your float for the annual Carrig on Bannow St. Patricks Day Parade, taking place at 2pm on 17th March. If you participated in last year's Parade, we would like to thank you and we also extend an invitation to join us for this year's parade. We welcome all businesses, community groups and others. There is no charge to take part, but donations are welcome. For more details, contact Shay: 0879909692, Marie: 0879709901 or Catherine: 0872917849.

Camross Drama Group

Rehearsals continue for the cast of our 3 Act Play, "It's the Real McCoy" by Tommy Marren. Directed by Michael Stafford, this comedy promises plenty of laughs so put these dates in your diary:

Sat 9 & Sun 10 April-St Michael's Hall, Wexford town; Sun 17 April-Camross Hall; Thu 21 & Fri 22 April-Horse & Hound, Ballinaboola; Sat 30 April & Sun 1 May-St Mary's Hall, Fethard-on-Sea. All performances 8pm, €10 on the door.

Next meeting: Tuesday 1st March, Caroreigh Old School, 730pm-new members welcome!

For more information, Like us on Facebook or call 086 6038989

GAA club news

This week's lotto jackpot is €2,300. Tickets two euro each or a book of six for ten euro. Tickets can be purchased from Post Office Carrig, Seabreeze laundrette Carrig, Tir Na Nog Wellington Bridge or any Club Officer. All monies and tickets to be down in the Complex at 7.30 this Tuesday night.

Membership is being collected every night in the Complex. The early bird membership will cease on Monday 29th February after this date all adult will rise by €10 and junior by €5. Adult/family €90, Student €60, non-player €40, u18-u16 €30, u14 -u6 €20.

The Model County tickets will soon make an appearance in the Club and Parish.

The Intermediate football team have begun their season with a Tommy Murphy Cup match against Fethard last weekend.

All fixtures and results on our Facebook page and Twitter account.

Grantstown News

A third Age Programme if you need to talk they have time to listen. Senior Help Line is a national confidential listening service for older people provided by trained older volunteers. Senior Help line is open every day and every evening 365 days a year. Callers do not need to have a problem to contact Senior Help Line. Many people call for contact and company. They are always there - at the end of the line. For more information, log on to Telephone 046-9557766 or email

CE SCHEME VACANCIES: Carers, Minibus Drivers/Maintenance & Office/Reception positions are available at Grantstown Day Care Centre in the future.

If you are interested and fulfil the criteria, please contact Lesley for more information.

Chiropodist: Tuesday 1st March and Thursday 3rd March.

Physiotherapy: Every Tuesday, Doctor's referral letter required.

Hairdresser: Every Tuesday, please phone for an appointment.


Bannow Historical Society are making great progess in the compilation of the field names in the parish. Wonderful historical knowledge of bygone years is coming to light as our volunteers are aproaching landowners to put together the names of the fields and highlight landmarks such as mass paths, old iron gates lime kilns and ruins of old houses etc.

The society would like to thank landowners for their co operation to date and to inform landowners who have not yet been approached that a volenteer will be in contact with you in the weeks ahead to complete this challenging task.No personal information of any kind with regard to a persons property will be published when these field names are completed.

A historical talk will be take place in Tir na Nog, Wellingtonbridge in early April. Details of the talk will be given it the next few weeks.

Any people who posess old photos of bygone years are asked to contact the society with regard to the compilation of the 2017 historical calendar. They can contact the societys PRO Kevin Murphy on 087 0925853.

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.

GAA Info Night

St. Anne's Rathangan GAA Club cordially invites you to an information evening regarding proposed new developments at the grounds in Rathangan. This meeting will be held at The Temple Bar on Friday 26th February at 8.30pm. Development plans for the Hurling Alley, Astroturf Pitch and the new Driveway will be outlined. We would appreciate your attendance and welcome your input into this exciting new development of your club.

Split The Pot

Last week's winner in the St. Anne's Ladies GAA Club 'Split The Pot' was Pat Heffernan winning €260-To be in the Pot you can Enter the Draw at any of the following Businesses for just €2 per ticket: Sinnott's Pub, Duncormick, Temple Bar, Rathangan, Wheelhouse Bar, Baldwinstown, Breen's Bar The Dirr, Geelan's Shop, Waddingtown, K & K Day Today Shop, Duncormick, Odlums Day Today Shop, Baldwinstown, Brogan's Tractors, Duncormick, F & M Whelan, Rathangan & Credit Union, Balwinstown. Next Draw Thursday 25th of February in Sinnott's Pub, Duncormick @ 9.30pm.

5km/10km Walk/Run

St. Anne's Coiste na nÓg 5km/10km Walk /Run will takes place on Sunday 13th March at 11.30am. The funds raised will go towards the running of the Club so your support would be greatly appreciated. This event is open to anyone over the age of 16. Entrants should arrive at 10.30am to allow time to register. Registration will take place in the Clubhouse. The Entry Fee is €10.

Keep Fit

TRX Classes & Pilates Classes TRX Classes take place in the St. Anne's clubhouse every Monday and Wednesday evenings @ 6.30pm and Tuesday and Friday mornings @ 9.30am. For further details please contact Kevin Cogley on 086-3656233.

Pilates Classes take place in Cleariestown Community Centre on Tuesday evenings from 7.30pm to 8.30pm. Bring a mat, towel and drinking water. Cost is €8 and it is recommended to book a place. For further details please contact Teresa White on 089-4620552.

St. Anne's Shop

St. Anne's Shop for all your training needs. for the 2016 Season-Shorts, Jerseys, Training Tops, Hoddies, Polo Shirts, Skorts, Socks, Rain Jackets and Beanie Hats. Now in Stock is our New St. Anne's Skinny Tracksuit Pants-Ages 5-6, 7-8, 9-10, 11-12, 13-14 €35-Age15-16, Small, Medium Large etc €40-Please note if you are looking to buy in time for Christmas you will need to put in your Order as soon as possible-Call/text Ann 087/2076869 or email

Community Lotto

There was no winner of last week's jackpot of €14,400 The winning numbers were 14,15,20,28. Congratulations to the five match 3 winners who each received €60. The match three winners were Gary Leonard, Catherine Foley, Paddy O', Jack O' Leary, Theresa Doyle. The next lotto draw will be held on Tuesday 23rd February 2016 and the Jackpot now stands at €14,700.


Sunny South East Strollers/Striders-We meet every Monday evening at 7pm, (except Bank Holidays and weather permitting. We would like to invite anyone who would like to get out for a stroll/walk, who may have very low fitness levels. We have starter strolls for the month of January where we can start off with 10/15 minutes, taking small rests if necessary.

The Strider Group will also meet at 7pm and walk for 35-45 mins. We have a cup of tea/ coffee & most importantly a chat afterwards. Please contact any of our 3 Irish Heart Foundation Trained Community Walking Leaders for more info Jacintha Cloney 087-9234121, Philomena Cahill 086-8700839 or Martin Furlong 089 4363834.

School Enrolment

Applications for enrolment for September 2016 are now being invited. Enrolment forms are available from the school office-call in or ring 051563167 or download from the school website

Cleariestown Hall

Cleariestown Hall is available for bookings for parties, family events, social gatherings etc. at very reasonable rates. If you would like to make a booking please contact or text Barry Browne on Tel: 087 6489561.

'Comóradh 1916'

Danescastle Music Group will present 'Comóradh 1916', an evening of traditional music, song and dance in National Opera House on Saturday 12th March at 7.30pm.

Tickets €15 available from Box Office 053 9122144 or online at:

Community Alert

Anyone that hasn't received a text from Community Alert to please contact 0863847578 or 0852174480.


Scouts are attending a Skills training day in Piercestown on Sunday next following on from a Training weekend for Patrol and Assistant Patrol Leaders recently in Carne.

The fundraising Breakfast Morning in Kilmore hall, planned for 6th March (Mother's Day)has been changed to 20th March so that Mothers everywhere can be spoiled by their families.

Women's Shed

The Shed this week will have the postponed programme of Eyecare with Laura from Ryan's Opticians and Marmalade making with Rose. On Monday 29th February we have second part of Positive Mental Attitude Course with Linda Thorpe. Open to the public with Refreshments served. See you at Tomhaggard social centre from 10am to 1pm.


Ballycogley Players hit the festival circuit following two great performances in St Michaels Wexford at the weekend. They're in Kilmuckridge 24th February, Fethard 5th March (not festival), Kildare 7th, Wexford 11th, Ballinamore 13th, Carnew 18th, New Ross 21st.

The play is 'The Cripple of Inishmaan' by Martin McDonagh, a blend of comedy and drama, has been a huge success on professional and amateur stage over the past 20 years. Hope to see you along the way

Tomhaggard Centre

The Committee are delighted to welcome Brian Furlong who has been appointed as TUS employee, under Wexford Local Development scheme, at the Centre, working part time. Already the place is starting to shine. The plan includes a major cleanup of the exterior, maintenance, and painting.

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