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Published 17/09/2016 | 00:00

Rachel Grace performing at the Wexford MarineWatch 'Circle of Light' vigil at Paul Quay car park on Saturday night.
Rachel Grace performing at the Wexford MarineWatch 'Circle of Light' vigil at Paul Quay car park on Saturday night.


Michael English

To mark the Bicentenary of Mulrankin church Michael English and his band will be performing in cabaret at Clayton Whites Hotel Wexford on November 24 at 8.30 p.m. Tickets costing €20 are avauilable by calling 087 9136932 or 087 2052820 and are also available at the hotel reception. This promises to be a great occasion so book early.


Kilmore Quay RNLI will hold their AGM this Thursday, September 15, at 7 p.m. in the boat house, all welcome.


Meetings resume in Tomhaggard social centre on Wednesday, September 14, from 7 p.m. to 8.30 p.m. for cubs, scouts and ventures while beavers resume on Saturday, September 17, from 10 a.m.-11.30 a.m. Cub section is full, and there is limited space in other sections.

Women's Shed

Meetings continue in Tomhaggard social centre on Mondays from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., new members welcome. If you're interested in learning new skills, sharing your own skills, or just want to hang out with like minded ladies over a cuppa and chat why not give it a go. Reading Room open to public at the same time.

Irish Dancing

Classes are starting in Tomhaggard social centre on Wednesday, September 14, from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. Girls and boys are welcome from three years upwards. For more information phone 087 9364255.

Breakfast Morning

Breakfast Morning will be held in Kilmore hall on Sunday, September 18, from 9.30 p.m. to 1 p.m. Full Irish Breakfast €5, with proceeds in aid of Tomhaggard social centre.

Tea Party/Craft Fair

A huge thank you to everyone who supported the Afternoon tea party and Craft Fair last weekend. Also those who donated prizes, home baking, Women's Shed, Ballycogley Players, Quaynotes, volunteers plus all the Exhibitors who displayed beautiful crafts, paintings and photos. €1,520 was raised towards the Social Centre debt.

Ballycogley Players

The 3-act play for the 2017 season has been chosen by director Breda Hayes. 'Lay me down softly' by Billy Roche will be the production that we will stage next year at the drama festivals with the following cast, Seán Carthy, Jack Allen, Ellen Cloney, Paddy McGuire, Chris Maddock and Trish Boyce.

The 1-act plays will take place during the Wexford Opera Festival from Thursday, October 27 to Sunday, October 30 in St Michael's hall, Thomas Street, Wexford. For more information please contact Fintan Murphy 087 6812690.

Active retired

There is Carpet Bowls practice on Tuesday next at 7 p.m. Carpet Bowls competition takes place on Wednesday, September 21, at 2 p.m. Ten Pin Bowling continues in Leisuremax on Mondays at 10.30 a.m.

On Wednesday the 28th the County League begins with a competition between the Kilmore Seals and the Kilmore Gulls at 2 p.m. Members are asked to support this competition.

Kilmore camogie club

Kilmore camogie club will be holding their annual autumn clothes collection next Saturday, September 17, from 9.30 a.m. to 12.30 p.m. at the clubhouse. If you have any unwanted items we will glady take them off your hands. Items can be dropped to Paul in Bridies. We take clothes, shoes, belts, bags, towels and bedlinen. All donations will be accepted.



Split-the-pot winner this week is Maurice Kiely winning €1,000. Well done. Draw takes place each Monday night at the Bingo. Be in to win.

community centre

Ongoing activities as follows: Bingo - Mondays 8 p.m. to 10 p.m. Bus pick up at usual points; Taekwon-Do - Mondays and Wednesdays 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., contact Pat O'Rourke 053 9145773; Women's Indoor Soccer - Tuesdays 8 p.m. to 9 p.m., contact Annemarie Kavanagh 086 1700962; Forever Fit - Tuesdays 7.30 p.m. to 8.30 p.m., contact Amanda Burke 087 9713339; Zumba - Wednesdays 7 p.m. to 8 p.m., contact Angela Sanina 087 4491222; Pilates - Thursdays 10 a.m. to 11 a.m., contact Elaine Dowling 086 8431723; Piloxing - Thursdays 7 p.m. to 8 p.m., contact Olga Belova 085 1473739; Mother and Toddler - Thursdays 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., contact Dolores Martin 086 3259832; Youth Club - Fridays 7 p.m. to 10 p.m., start date to be confirmed.

The centre is also available for hire for children's birthday parties. Please call the centre for details. For more information please contact Murrintown Community Centre at 053 9139328.

English tutors required

Failte Isteach, voluntary organisation is looking for volunteers to teach English to foreign nationals living in Wexford. Tutors will teach in Wexford town two hours a week (Tuesday nights 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.) in a very informal set up. Come and meet people from different countries and teach them English with the help of our own specially designed material. No qualification needed. If you want to get involved contact Aniko at 087 7519351. See

Our Lady's Island

Old School Opening

Sunday next, September 18, at 4 p.m. sees the official reopening of the Tacumshane Old School as a community facility. Final touches are being added to what has been a very worth while community based project with over €30,000 being raised locally and invested in same since is inception in April 2014. This project is 95% debt free at the minute with the final push over the next two weeks to sell the remaining Grand Draw raffle tickets, and clear the last few bob owed.

We have a 4 p.m. start on the day with some familiar faces from the past associated with the school performing the opening, and we will also have some old memorabilia associated with the school and surrounding areas on display.

Local children are encouraged to bring their tractors for the 'Children's Tractor Run'/race around the school on the new tarmac, and the new tennis court and basketball hoop will be also available for all to use on the day. Come along and find out what currently goes on in the hall, and see what you the local resident can use it for.

Twilight 5k Walk

Our Lady's Island GAA. Club will host 'Tacumshane 5k Twilight Walk' on Friday, September 23, leaving Meyler's Pub at 8 p.m. €10 per person includes registration, refreshments and raffle entry. Follow us on Facebook Official Our Lady's Island GAA.Club

Best Player In the Parish

Old School Cards are running a competition to see who is the best 45 player in the parish, competition to run from September 20 till December 6, from those 12 nights your best eight nights count, the person with the most games won over their best eight nights wins. There is a once off €10 fee to enter this competition, winners announced on December 6.

GAA Lotto

The jackpot now stands at €5,400. The following shared in this week's match-three prize Seán Connick (seller Nicky White), Loran Stafford (seller Seán Pettit) The winning numbers were 4, 7, 18 and 23. Thanks for all your support.


Congratulations to Shauna Carroll-Saunders c/o Joan Carroll who won split-the-pot last week receiving €225. Envelopes available at O'Dohertys, Post Office, Lobster Pot, Butler's St Iver's and Meyler's Millhouse. All proceeds to Church Restoration Fund. Thanks to all concerned.


Grand Variety Concert

Sarah Murphy who recently launched her music career will open this Grand Variety Concert which will be held in Camross Hall on Sunday, September 25, at 8 p.m. There will be a host of artists with talents in singing, dancing, recitation, comedy and music. Full line up will be announced closer to the date. Adm. €10 including the Tea.

Dancing at Camross

The October dance will be held on Friday, October 7, with music by Peter Burke. Peter brought a huge crowd to Camross on his last visit and his next trip will be no different. Dancing from 10 p.m. to 12mn, adm. €10 which includes refreshments.

Camross Drama Group

A members meeting will be held on Monday, September 12, at 8 p.m. in Caroreigh Old School. New members most welcome as always.

Table quiz - the much awaited annual fundraising table quiz takes place on Friday, September 23, in Rochfords, Camross at 8.30 p.m. Table of four is €20. Anight of fun and brainteasers, with great prizes and raffle.

All three One-act plays are feverishly rehearsing for performances in October - atch this space.

Taghmon ac

Our second open cross country will be held on Sunday, September 18, in Taghmon. All ages from under-eights to Vet's catered for. First race is off at midday. Admission €3. See over Facebook page for further details or contact a committee member one of our coaches.

Camross ICA

Camross ICA Guild met on Monday, September 8, in Camross Hall. Minutes, Correspondence, and Finance were dealt with by Margaret O'Gorman (Caroreigh), Margaret O'Gorman (Poulpeasty), and Breda Banville with Dympna Kelly presiding.

A vote of sympathy was extended to Alice Codd on the recent passing of her husband Pat, to Mary Kelly on the passing of her sister, to Dolores Whitty who recently lost her mother, and to Dympna Kelly on the recent passing of her cousin. The group was delighted to welcome a new member, Vanessa Hornick.

Dympna read a thank you letter received from Post-polio Support Group Ireland thanking Camross ICA for raising €274 at the Ann Power Memorial Walk in May. The Coffee Day for Wexford Hospice Homecare which was held by Breda and John Whelan in their home in Rath Kyle on Monday, August 29, was very successful with more than €685 raised - still counting. Breda thanked everyone who took part for their support.

Dympna congratulated a few ladies for their recent successes: Breda Banville for coming second with her one minute speech on 'joining the ICA', which was read at the federation meeting on June 27. She also congratulated Eileen Redmond for winning the jewellery competition at the Garden Party which was held at An Grianán on July 8. And finally she congratulated Mary Kelly who competed the Regional final of the Aldi brown bread competition which took place recently in An Grianan. Mary got through to the all-Ireland semi-finals which will be held at the National Ploughing championships in September. There will be four buses organised to leave Wexford for the Ploughing Match which takes place from the 20th till September 22 in Tullamore. Dympna also complimented the ladies for the rockery which is looking lovely. Some of the ladies enjoyed a lovely picnic one evening at the rockery a few weeks ago.

It was also agreed to buy a new ICA tree as, by all evidence, the current one has died. The group welcomed the lovely Karen from the JF Kennedy summer School in New Ross who visited us and told us all about the event which is being held in New Ross and its environs, over a three-day period, on the eighth, September 9 and 10. There will be a re-enactment of the Tea party as it originally took place during J. F. Kennedy's original visit of the Homestead in 1963. There will be an opening address from the American Ambassador, Kevin O'Malley, but also a keynote address by Prof. Robert Downing who is the leading US academic on the work of Eugene O'Neill. The festival will feature many talks given by well-known names from both the Irish and American political worlds. Full program is on the website

The next few weeks are going to be fairly busy with a few important dates for our diaries. The 'pitch and putt' competition is being held on Saturday, September 17, in Seapoint. The event includes lunch in An Grianan. There will be a table quiz in Rachford's Pub on September 23 starting 9 p.m. There will be a concert in Camross Hall on September 25 at 8 p.m. The Federation Meeting will take place in Duncannon Hall on September 26. The Knit and Stitch Show is in the RDS from 20th till October 23. There will be a training for officers in the IFA, Enniscorthy, on October 26 at 7.30 p.m. Our Ecumenical meeting will take place on November 7 in Carroreagh. Meeting will start at 7.30 p.m. with service at 9 p.m.The senior citizens' Christmas meal will take place on November 27 in Taghmon, starting at 1 p.m.

There are still some tickets available for the Daniel O'Donnell Christmas Show whcih will take place on December 11. Anyone interested in attending can secure their place with a deposit of €40. The total cost, which includes dinner, is €80.

The competition, which was a colour photo that you believe best describes Co. Wexford was won by Véronique (Véro) Rooney with her lovely picture entitled 'The Wexford Sunset on Bannow Island'. Delicious teas and confectionery were served by Alice Whitty and Margaret Nolan. Our next meeting will be held in Camross Hall on October 3 at 8 p.m. The competition will be 'best value for €2'.

gaa club notes

Our Club lotto jackpot was'nt won last week, and there were four match-three winners: Max Doran, Knocktarten; Ava White Keating, Nuke, Aishling Mullen, Fethard and Mick Nash, Coolcull. Our next jackpot will be €5,000 and is on Tuesday, September 20, in the clubhouse.

Our Intermediate hurling team play St Patrick's Camolin in the Co Quarter final next Saturday, September 17, in Bellefield at 4.30 p.m. - please come and support the team.

Our Intermediate Football team have been drawn against Ferns in the county semi-final on Saturday, September 24, in Wexford Park.

Gala concert

Taghmon/Camross Coiste na nOg are running a fundraiser Gala concert in the Spiegeltent on Wexford Quay on Monday October 17. A great night is guaranteed with 10 top acts from around the Wexford area performing on the night. Details of the acts performing will be on posters around the village, on the club Facebook page and local media over the next few weeks. We would hope parents would support this fundraiser while also enjoy a great night of entertainment.All monies raised go towards the running of the underage club.Tickets are €10 each and are available from all club managers, they will also be on sale in the community centre from 7-8 p.m. on Friday September 23.

English tutors required

Failte Isteach, voluntary organisation is looking for volunteers to teach English to foreign nationals living in Wexford. Tutors will teach in Wexford town two hours a week (Tuesday nights 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.) in a very informal set up. Come and meet people from different countries and teach them English with the help of our own specially designed material. No qualification needed. If you want to get involved contact Aniko at 087 7519351. See

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