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Published 12/03/2016 | 00:00

Bannow/ Ballymitty

historical talk

Bernard Browne will give an interesting talk on 'John Barry - Fenian & Bannow Politician' in Tir nOg Wellingtonbridge on Thursday 10th March at 8.30p.m. All welcome and No Charge. (Bannow Historical Society)

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:


Dancing continues every Thursday night in Tir nOg, this Thursday 10th March with The Wicklow Man.

Then on Thursday 17th St Patricks Night we have the Colcannon Dance with Brendan Lee and the Ballycullane Mummers-some new members will be performing with the mummers. Refreshments will include colcannon adm €7.

All in aid of Ballymitty Handball clubs new building fund. Your support would be very much appreciated.

St Patrick's Day Parade

It's time to get working on your float for the annual Carrig on Bannow St. Patrick's 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.

GAA club news

Lotto jackpot will be 2,600 euro and will take place in Taghmon this evening. Tickets can be purchased from the Post office Carrig, Seabreeze launderette Carrig, Tir Na Nog Wellington Bridge and down in the Complex from any Club Officer All monies and tickets to be down at the Complex before 7.30.

The football league took place at the weekend with the Intermediate footballers travelled down to St Fintans and the juniors took on St. James. This Saturday the Junior Hurlers travel to St. Mary s Rosslare to start their league campaign. Checkout the Facebook page for more information on fixtures and results.

We give a warm welcome to our Club and Parish to the two new transfers Kiernan Butler and John o Leary.

Condolences to the Campbell Families littlegraigue on their recent loss.

Keep up to date on fixtures and information on the Facebook page and twitter account.

Grantstown news

Can you help your Senior Citizens in your local community get to their Doctors or Hospital appointments? We have the vehicle but we need drivers if you have free time at all and would like to help, please phone Grantstown. The more volunteers we have the better as many hands make light work.

Presentation & Video on stair lifts at Grantstown Day Care Centre this Thursday 10th March at 1.30 p.m. Refreshments served. All welcome 


Deepest sympathy is extended to Stella Codd and Family, Balllingly on the death of her husband Frank on Sunday February 21. Frank passed away suddenly on Sunday morning following a brief illness.

Frank was a devoted husband, father and grandfather, a great neighbour and friend and worked loyally for his parish. Frank was the bingo caller at Ballymitty Bingo for the past 30 years, and always worked hard at the Ballymitty Field Day where he organised pongo among many other items at the field day.

Frank is survived by his wife Stella, daughters Theresa, Mary, Frances and Roseanna, nine grandchildren, sons in law, sisters, brothers in law, nephews, nieces and a wide circle of friends, my he rest in peace.

Sunday Cafe

The Sunday Cafe team would like to thank each and everyone of you who supported us once again in great numbers on Sunday last February 28, it was another great success which would not have been possible without your support.

Our next Sunday Cafe takes place on Easter Sunday 28th March where we will have a real Eater Theme on the day, so come along and join us for more delicious cakes and breads and some Eater treats, so see you in Ballymitty Sunday Cafe on Easter Sunday and thank you all for your great and continued support.

Monster Drive in Bingo

Thank you all for your support at the Drive in Bingo held in Ballymitty Hall/Church car park on Sunday last, it was another great success and without your support it would not have been possible, so thank you all once again.

Our next unique Drive in Monster Bingo takes place on Easter Sunday March 28 at 3pm, don't forget you can sit in your car an smoke to your content while playing bingo and winning some great prizes so see you in Ballymitty on Easter Sunday at 3pm.

ICA guild

We had a good attendance at our meeting on 8th February. Our President Eileen Hannon welcomed everyone. Sympathy was extended to Maureen Wallace on the death of her brother. Get well wishes were sent to Mai Sweetman and Ann Crosbie. Birthday wishes were sent to Molly Waters who celebrated a special birthday recently. The guild are entering the Talent Competition run by the Wexford Federation at the end of March-the ladies are busy rehearsing.

We had a class in flower arranging with Breda Banville where lovely flower arrangements were completed on the night. Many thanks to Breda and other ladies who attended on the night. Refreshments were served and a lovely evening was had by all.

Our next meeting takes place on 14th March. New members welcome.

Corach Ramblers fc

This weeks Split the Pot draw took place in Colfers Pub, Carrig on Bannow. The winner was Vera Wallace, Duncannon. Ticket was drawn by John Murphy, winning a brilliant €830 Well done Vera.

Corach Ladies had a great win today against a weakened Bunclody team. Goals from Sara Byrne 2, Sinead O Connor, Trina Sinnott and Olivia Scott. The girls keep their winning streak going and are one step closer to winning the league. Up next is Camolin away next Sunday.

The mens A team travelled to kilmuckridge this morning and needed a win to keep to keep in touch with the pace setters. Unfortunately they lost 3.1 after a tough hard fought game. Corach were 1 down at the break after conceding a long range effort. Corach upped the tempo in the second half and deservingly got back on level terms with a penalty from John Staples. Corach had all the momentum after that but conceded a soft goal midway through the half. St Josephs wrapped up the points near the end with a third goal.

B-team went away to St Joseph's today in the Gwyn Jones cup and started the game well creating some good chances, we took the lead after a half hour when Stephen Diskin was taken down and Mark power hammered home from the penalty spot, we held on to our slim lead until 10 minutes from time when we conceded a penalty which Joseph's converted, so on to extra time we went and after a quiet first half we took the lead again at the start of the second half when Francis Wallace headed home but Joseph's kept the pressure on and unfortunately we conceded an equaliser in the last minute and lost out 5-4 on the dreaded penalties. A great effort today from all 11 players

Corach Ramblers AFC announce their Annual Easter Schoolboys and Schoolgirls Soccer Camp which takes place Wednesday 23rd & Thursday 24th of March from 10.30am to 3pm in Corach. Cost of Camp is €15. Bookings can be made by contacting Clodagh Barry 0879314692 or Billy O'Brien 0894163151.

Table Quiz

A table quiz will be held this Tuesday night 8th March in Tir na nOg in aid of the Wexford Coronary care unit -your support would be appreciated. Table of four is €40.

Sad Passing

Deepest sympathy to the Campbell family Littlegraigue on the death of Jim this week, his remains were brought to Carrig church on Wednesday for 12pm mass and he was laid to rest in Shemogues cemetery afterwards. May he rest in peace. He is survived by his sisters Mai Dake, Eileen Hannon and his brother Fintan relatives and friends.

Rosslare Harbour

KRH Tops show

Kilrane Rosslare Harbour Tops Group will present their show for South East Tops this year on Monday 21st March and Wednesday 23rd March in Taghmon at 7.15 on both evenings. We will take to the stage with Adamstown Variety Group and Taghmon Tops Group. Great excitement as we have another fantastic show this year, with over 60 local children involved. Tickets available now from Bernie 0877051733. Book soon as they will sell like hot cakes! Support your local Tops Group.

Ballycogley Players

This year's 3 act festival play "The Cripple of Inishmaan" will be performed in the Wexford Drama Festival in Dun Mhuire, Wexford next Friday 11th March at 8pm. Tickets can be purchased by contacting Wexford Arts Centre 053 9123764. Come support your local drama group.

Historical Society

Rosslare National School and Rosslare Historical Society will host an evening in the Danby Lodge, Killinick, Monday 14th March next at 7.30pm. The school's original part-Proclamation, which was authenticated and stored away over 10 years ago, will be put on display for everyone to enjoy. There will be 3 speakers on the night; Criostoir MacCarthaigh, UCD Archivist; Grainne Doran, Wexford Archivist; and Brian Murphy, local historian. All are welcome to attend. There is no cover charge.

St Mary's GAA

Minors: Well done to our minor footballers who had a perfect start to their league campaign with a good win over St Marys Of Maudlintown last Sunday on a 3-15 to 2-8 scoreline.

County News: Well done to Tiarnan and Naomhan Rossiter who both played for the Wexford Senior Footballers last Sunday their opponents were London and the lads and their Wexford Team mates secured a comprehensive win in Wexford Park on a 4-20 to 1-6 scoreline. A good goal from Tiarnan and a solid display from Naomhan at full back made it a great day for the club also! Naomhan also played with the Wexford U21 footballers on Wednesday night in the Leinster Q/Final and were beaten by a point by opponents Westmeath in a bitterly cold Enniscorthy.

Cul Camp: Booking on line for Cul Camp 2016 is now open St Marys Rosslare will host two camps this year. One in July and One in August. It's the best week of summer! Book early to avoid disappointment.

Sympathy: We extend sympathy to our Chairman PJ Lawler and family this week on the sad passing of his mother. Ar dheis de go raibh a h-anam.

Lotto: St Marys Gaa Club officially launched its own club lotto on Tuesday evening last. Tickets are on sale in the local shops and businesses or from any committee member. Anyone who would like to buy a ticket weekly or sell tickets weekly please contact Niall McDonnell. €2 per ticket.

Results from Tuesday 1st March- Winning Numbers 2-5-15-27 Jackpot €2,000. No winner 3 match three winners - €50 each Bridie Stafford, Debbie Stanley & Liz Somers. Next Draw Tuesday 8th March Jackpot will be €2,150.

Dates for your diary: 6th March at 11am - underage boys registration morning 11am. 6th march at 11am - 5k cross country run 10am. €10 adults/€5 kids. 26th March - annual Easter egg hunt.

Active Retirement

Old Style Irish Dance -Sean Nos Style continues on Tuesday Mornings from 11:30-12:30 in Kilrane Community Centre.

Rosslare Strand


Grass Tennis Courts, only €12 for up to four players [Usually €20] AND 'Two for One' on entrance fees to the Playground (€2 for two people), Crazy Golf (€3 for two people), Running Track (€5 for two people), and Bowls (€5 for two people). All of these offers are subject to availability on the day.

Memberships 2016 - Make the most of your 2016 Membership and JOIN NOW!! Offering you and your family great value for money! Payments are easy & hassle free, speak to a member of our staff now on 053-9132202 (Parents, Grandparents & Children) includes: Playground, Crazy Golf, Running Track, Bowls, Tennis, and Discounted Fitness Classes. Call: 053-9132202 for more info.

WANTED-We are looking for old computers/laptops, Flat Screen Monitors only, 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.


Only 2 slots left from now until September. We print over 1000 copies each month, going to our schools, local shops, not to mention the ever growing list of subscribers who are emailed our newsletter each month. Places are filling up fast Call 053-9132202 to book your slot.

Easter Craft Camp

There is a Boys & Girls Easter Craft Camp in Rosslare Community & Sports Centre on 22nd & 23rd March from 10am-12:30pm. Booking Essential €5 per day. Your little one is sure to have fun with us this Easter, we will be creating lots of Easter arts and crafts for them to bring home! Come along and join us for lots of fun :-)

Rosslare 10K

Race will start at 11am sharp. Registration opens at 8.30am. Entries accepted on the day €15.00 Chip timing. Limited parking available at race start, on street parking available locally. See

Visit Wexford FREE pass

Rosslare Community & Sports Centre are taking part in the Visit Wexford Pass. The Visit Wexford Pass allows the holder to avail of fantastic discounts and offers at participating tourism attractions all around the county (full list available at You can print off your card or pick one up in participating locations. Just show your card to avail of these fantastic discounts.


Activities & Classes in Rosslare Community & Sports Centre. New members are always welcome to all classes/groups.

Circuit Training - Back in May. Pilates -Suitable for all Only €5 (payg) Every Friday Morning @ 10am. Forever Fit-Sat @10am. Fun dance fitness, suitable for all €8 (payg) Call Amanda on 0879713339. Tai-Chi - Mon & Wed @ 9:30am on the beach, Fri @ 11am in the Centre

St Pauls Athletics Club - Mon & Wed @ 6pm. Call Leo on 086-3103417. Menapians Athletics Club Thurs @ 7pm. Call David on 085-1621700. Rosslare Bowls Club-Call Catherine 0868177679 Men's Sheds-Tues & Thurs from 2pm - 4pm. Call Jim 0876815029. Beginners Yoga with Robin - Tues 7pm - 8pm €5. Rosslare Badminton Club-Meet every Saturday @ 11am, new players welcome! €3. Rosslare Tennis Club -Fri @ 10am. New players welcome. Members Free - Non Members €2.

Kids Crocheting -Tuesday from 3pm - 4pm in Rosslare Community & Sports Centre. Suitable for 3rd class students upwards €5pw. Please bring your own Crochet Hook. Call Annette to book on 085-7414303

Rosslare Youth Club

This Friday is the last night of RYC for the Easter break, we will be back on Friday 8th April.

Leaders Training: Date & Time TBC, anyone interested please call 053-9132202.

RYC is open to secondary school students. €2 per week. Check out our group on Facebook for details Volunteers Needed & Paint Needed!

Active Retirement

Tai Chi-11 am Friday, Rosslare Community Centre-contact Susan at 086 070 4499.

Ceili/Set Dancing plus Sean Nos Dance, first Tuesday of the month-April 5, May 3rd and June 7th. 11.30 to 1pm-Kilrane Community Centre-contact Ann at 053 91 32633

Tidy Towns

Next Tidy Towns Meeting is on Wednesday 16th March at 10:30 a.m. in the Community Centre. Everybody is welcome to attend.

Historical Society

Rosslare National School and Rosslare Historical Society will host an evening in the Danby Lodge, Killinick, Monday 14th March next at 7.30pm. The school's original part-Proclamation, which was authenticated and stored away over 10 years ago, will be put on display for everyone to enjoy.

There will be 3 speakers on the night; Criostoir MacCarthaigh, UCD Archivist; Grainne Doran, Wexford Archivist; and Brian Murphy, local historian. All are welcome to attend. There is no cover charge.

Rosslare Ns

A commemorative stone displaying the school's part-proclamation wording will be unveiled at 11.30 am on Tuesday 15th March at the schools grounds. There will also be the raising of our National Flag delivered by the Defence Forces, songs and a tree planting ceremony. Light refreshments will be served afterwards. RTE will record the school commemorations for its "News2 Day" programme. All welcome to attend.

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