Around the Districts

Published 25/06/2016 | 00:00

Anne Marie Whitty, David O'Keeffe, Aoife Whitty and Janet O'Keeffe enjoying an evening at the races on Wednesday.
Anne Marie Whitty, David O'Keeffe, Aoife Whitty and Janet O'Keeffe enjoying an evening at the races on Wednesday.



If you have any news or information that you would like to submit in the weekly notes you can contact Rathangan Parish Hall at 051 563039 between 9.30 a.m. and 1.30 p.m. or leave a message. Also you can email your notice to At the latest all notes must be received by 10 a.m. on Friday morning.

Community lotto

There was no winner of last week's jackpot of €3,300. The winning numbers were 4, six,19, 26. Congratulations to the five match-three winners who each received €60. The match-three winners were Jim Kavanagh, Tomas Byrne, Breda Sinnott, Des Wright, K. Nolan. The next lotto draw will be held on Tuesday, June 21, and the jackpot now stands at €3,600.


Sunny South East Strollers/Striders - We meet every Monday evening at 7 p.m., (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 7 p.m. and walk for 35 to 45 mins. We have a cup of tea or coffee and most importantly a chat afterwards. Please contact any of our three Irish Heart Foundation Trained Community Walking Leaders for more info Jacintha Cloney 087 9234121, Philomena Cahill 086 8700839 or Martin Furlong 089 4363834.

PT and Fitness Classes

Why not come and try one of our classes in Rathangan Hall. We have a Legs. Bums and Tums, morning class are every Monday morning and Monday evening class at 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Wednesdays we alternate between a Boxercise class and a circuit class. For more info. Contact Brian at 086 1551315.

Community Playgroup

Places are still available for your child to attend Cleariestown Community playgroup and avail of the free preschool year under the ECCE scheme, from September 2116. Once your child turns three you can avail of up to two years free childcare. Call in to see our facilities or see us on our new Facebook page

Tidy Towns

Duncormick Area Action Group has once again entered this year's Tidy Town's Competition with judging from June-August. We are appealing to everyone to help us in obtaining better results this year and be proud of our village. We would also like to ask everyone to use the litter bins provided in the village.

Forth Walking Group

Forth Walking Group meets every Saturday Morning at 10 a.m. at lay-by beside Regal Lodge. New members always welcome.

Dates for your Diary

Cleariestown Patron and Field day Sunday, July 3. Cleariestown Tractor Run in aid of Parish Funds Sunday, July 24.

Tomhaggard centre

Women's Shed continues every Monday from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., with new members welcome. Reading Room is open to the public at the same time. There's a great range of books to borrow, read or swop available.

Dates for your diary: Tomhaggard 5k Walk/Run on July 3, Tractor Road Run July 17, Afternoon tea and Craft Fair September 3.


Kilmore scouts are hosting a novel fundraising event in aid of Syrian Refugee Crisis. It is a Co Camp for scout youths and adults from around the county. Over 200 will be descending on the village from June 24 to June 26. Site is down lane, Quigleys land at rear of old nursing home, Fr Denis has kindly allowed scout parking area at top of church carpark, which will be cordoned off. This is drop off point for everyone attending camp.

Several local businesses have donated funds, equipment and transport so that all camp fees can go to the charity in association with Trocaire. Beavers and Cubs will spend part of Saturday on Kilmore Quay beach, Scouts, Ventures and Rovers will hike to and from Seaview and other beaches and spend day there.

As there will be additional traffic around village and hikers on the roads we would ask everyone to drive slowly. There will be signs up and volunteers doing traffic management in village so there'll be minimal disruption. Here's hoping for a great weekend, good weather, and plenty of money raised for those less fortunate than ourselves.

tractor run thANKS

Rathangan parsih council want to thank everyone who supported and helped to make our tractor run a success last Sunday, it is very much appreciated. Total amount raised was €2,110. Thank you.

Junior/Leaving Cert

The Executives and Mentors of St Anne's GAA, Coiste na nÓg and Ladies GAA Clubs would like to wish all our players who are sitting the Junior and Leaving Certificate Exams that start on Wednesday, June 8, the Very Best of Luck.

St Vincent De Paul

St Vincent De Paul will hold their Summer Collection after mass on June 25 and 26 in Rathangan and Cleariestown. Your help would be very much appreciated.

e-Business course

Anyone (aged 16 or over) who is interested in improving their Business or Information Technology skills a Bridgetown PLC Course has places available on a QQI (FETAC) Level five, One year Certificate, eight Modules including Web Authoring, The Internet and e-Business. Phone 053 9135257 asap, pick up a brochure in local shops or apply online.

Golf classic

St Anne's annual golf classic takes place on Friday, July 15, in Wexford Golf Club. Teams of four will be €160 and Tee-Boxes/Greens can be Sponsored for €100 each. There will be the Traditional Doyle's Butchers Classic Burger on the ninth. Anyone that wants to book a Team or Sponsor a Tee-Box/Green can contact David O'Connor at 087 9207809 or by email at and Redmond Barry at 087 2195131 or by email at

Rosslare Harbour

Summer Appeal

The St Patrick's Conference of St Vincent de Paul will hold their annual Summer collection after masses in Kilrane and Rosslare Harbour on the weekend of June 25/26. All donations collected are distributed within our local community. Your continued support would be very much appreciated.


Wexford Football Academy summer camp for six to 13-year-olds runs from August 1 to August 6 (including the Bank Holiday Monday). Cost is €60 per child - family discounts available. Contact Brendan - 086 7392306​.​

St Mary's GAA

Club lotto: jackpot €4,250. Last week's numbers 11, 17, 28 and 32. No Winner and no match-three winners. Five Lucky Dip Winners: Pauline Murphy, Ger Finan, Ciara Pwer, Eileen Ormond, Gabriel O'Neill. Next Draw Tuesday, June 21.

Cúl Camp 2016: Parents we have been advised that if you wish to send your child/children to Cúl Camp this year in Tagoat to please book online before the camps commence. The camps are being capped this year so book early to avoid disappointment. Week one in Tagoat is July 11 to July 15 and Week two in Tagoat is 15th - August 19. See you there.

We will hold a registration evening on Wednesday, June 22, at 6:30 at the clubhouse for anyone who would like to sign their child/children up for either camp. Also if you have booked your child in for the July Camp and you booked before June 10 you can collect your child's gear on Wednesday evening also.

Annual golf classic: Thank you to all who supported our golf classic and to John Devlin who worked extremely hard to make the day a great success.

County News: Well done to Cian Byrne who played with the Wexford under-14 Footballers last Saturday away to Laois in two games. Cian featured at wing back in both games, well done Cian.

Get Well wishes are sent to Tiarnan Rossiter who sustained a hand injury during the week at County Training - we wish Tiarnan a speedy recovery.

Club Shop: the shop is open Monday to Friday from 6.30 p.m. and on match days. Next Club Order is going in on July 1 - call into the shop to place order and see samples on display.

water safety Week

Irish Water Safety Swim Week takes place on Carne Beach from July 11 to July 16, with levels from beginners up to Safety 4. Registration takes place on on the beach at 10 a.m. on Monday, July 11. Contact Sinéad at 087 6559323 or

Water Safety Week in Rosslare Strand is July 11 to July 16. Call Eliz at 087 2470493 to book.

Rosslare Strand


Visit our revamped website and like our Facebook page at Rosslare Holiday Resort. Call 053 9132202. Charity No. 17027.

2016 Memberships - Family/Individual Now available. Birthday Party Packages Book your party with us and enjoy a stress free day. Call 053 9132202.

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.

Visit Wexford FREE pass: Extended till end of June 2016.

ROSSLARE NEWSLETTER - Now taking bookings for September Call 053 9132202.

NEW 2 U CHARITY BOUTIQUE - For the month of June any person who donates items can pick one item in the shop for Free. Open Mon - Sat from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

SUMMER CAMPS and EVENTS - Now Open for Bookings - Soccer Camps, Dance Camps, Tennis Camps, atersports Camp, plus lots of other activities and events too. Visit for full details.

Wexford Water Safety

Water Safety Week in Rosslare is July 11 to July 16. Call Eliz at 087 2470493 to book.


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

Life Drawing Classes - All Welcome every Friday from1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Paula 089 2112313. Circuit Training - Back in June Call Felix 085 1165048. Pilates - Suitable for all Only €5 (payg) Every Friday Morning at 10 a.m. Forever Fit - Sat at 10 a.m. Fun dance fitness, suitable for all €8 (payg) Call Amanda at 087 9713339. Tai-Chi - Mon and Wed at 9.30 a.m. on the beach, Fri at 11 a.m. in the centre

St Paul's Athletics Club - Mon and Wed at 6 p.m. Call Leo at 086 3103417. Menapian's Athletics Club Thurs at 7 p.m. Call David at 085 1621700. Rosslare Bowls Club - Call Catherine 086 8177679 Men's Sheds - Tues and Thurs from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Call Jim 087 6815029. WoMen's Sheds - Thurs 10.30 a.m. to 12.30 p.m. Call Anne - 086 8293833. Rosslare Badminton Club - Meet every Saturday at 11 a.m., new players welcome! €3. Rosslare Tennis Club - Mon at 7 p.m. and Fri at 10 a.m. New players welcome. Members Free - Non Members €2.

Camogie Club news

On Sunday, June 12, St Mary's camogie club hosted the under-eight and under-six County camogie Blitz for 2016. Well what a fantastic morning. Super to see so many girls having so much fun.

Nearly 300 under-8s and their entourage descended on the St Mary's complex in Tagoat this morning for the first of three county blitzes for this age group.

Every team got four valuable matches which were played with the values of fun, sportsmanship and friendship to the fore of every match. The morning was a big occasion as and St Mary's camogie club would like to extend a massive thanks to everyone, from the car parking to the ref, from bakers to the tea maker, to the guys who helped with the trip switch going just as tea was being served and everybody in between.

Thanks to the support of the whole club and all the parents Sunday was an amazing success. We had girls playing from 24 camogie clubs across the County and they all went away smiling. We are so proud of the efforts put in by everyone. Thank you all so much.

Take a look at Official St Mary's GAA and camogie club Facebook page to see photos of all the future camogie Stars in action.


Rosslare Tidy Towns are meeting this Wednesday June 22 in Cois Barry Centre at 10am to review progress. New members welcome.

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