BANNOW/ BALLYMITTY

COUNTY FLEADH CHEOIL

Bannow C.C.E. is delighted to be hosting the County Wexford Fleadh Cheoil this year on Sunday, May 16. This will be the first time since 1994 that the Fleadh will be held in the south of the county. Anyone wishing to donate or contribute sponsorship to the branch towards the running of this event can do so by contacting any committee member or by dropping into Bannow P.O. All sponsorship will be acknowledged in the Fleadh Programme, together let us make this a great day in our community.

HOODIES

Danescastle Music Group hoodies are now available in various sizes from 5 years to adult. If you wish to purchase one please contact Margaret or Aine at music on Friday evenings. Next order will be placed shortly to ensure we have delivery before the Fleadh.

CAKE SALE

Danescastle Music Group are holding their annual cake sale in the community centre after the Good Friday Ceremonies. All are welcome.

COFFEE EVENING

Thanks to all who supported the coffee evening in aid of the Irish Cancer Society last Friday; ¤750 was raised.

GAA NOTES

The deadline for payment of membership is today, Wednesday – anyone not paid will not be allowed to train, Family is ¤80, player ¤80, student ¤50, non-player ¤30, U-18 ¤20 and U-14's ¤10. The Development Draw will take place next Monday night at 9 p.m. sharp in Tir na nOg. A big thanks to everybody who supported this from this parish and all the surrounding parishes. Would everyone please return their tickets and monies, also any unsold tickets to be returned to any club officer or to Pauline a.s.a.p.

Please see sports section of this paper for more GAA notes.

BINGO

This week's bingo has been changed to Good Friday in Carrig Hall at 8 p.m., the snowball will be ¤425.

DARTS LEAGUE

Latest results: Stafford's A 7 v Wheelhouse 1, Scaville A v 4 Temple Bar 4, Murphy's B 8 v Scaville B 0, Tir na nOg 2 v Murphy's 6, Doyle's 6 v Breen's 2. At the end of the league the finals scores are as follows: Doyle's 126, Stafford's A 112, Scaville A 99, Murphy's A 97, Murphy's B 978, Temple Bar 97, Wheelhouse 75, Stafford's B 56, Breen's 51, Tir na nOg 43 and Scaville B 27.

COISTE NA NOG

U10 football training in Grantstown on Saturday at 3.30 p.m., U8 football training in Grantstown on Saturday at 4.30 p.m. Please pay membership of ¤10, this also covers the insurance for the year and in order for children train their membership must be paid.

GRANTSTOWN NEWS

Grantstown Day Centre always welcomes new clients, so come along and enjoy the day, meet new people, have a hot meal and participate in the activities. The centre is open Monday from 10am-3pm, Tuesday and Thursday from 10am-3.30pm. Should you require transport please contact us on 051-561016.

The weekly programme is Thursday, April 1 pongo from 11am-noon, Two Paddy's' (music) 2-3pm. Tuesday, April 6 pongo from 11am-noon, Slender Slim 2-3 from.

Thanks to Daithi and friend for a great music session last Tuesday, we look forward to the next time.

Welcome back to those who have been away from the Centre.

Pongo is also held every Sunday from 3-5 p.m. at Grantstown Day Care centre, refreshments are served, and all are welcome.

Anyone interested in availing of our meals on wheels service for themselves or a relative or friends please contact Jan at Grantstown on 051561016, for a small fee a delicious freshly cooked hot meal can be delivered to your door.

Personal security alarms are now available on a subsidized basis through Grantstown. These provide a home safety and personal security system that enables people to live independently within their own homes. The alarm has a 24-hour telephone link to the Response Centre, for details please contact Jan at 051-561016.

The Grantstwon Voluntary Housing list is currently open for our independent living scheme for senior citizens. If you would like an application please contact Patricia on 051-561016, all applicants are subject to meeting certain criteria.

HOLY WEEK CERMONIES

The following is a list of the times for the Holy Week ceremonies in Ballymitty Church: Holy Thursday, Mass of the Last Supper 8 p.m.; Good Friday, Liturgy and Veneration of the Cross 3 p.m.; Easter Saturday night, vigil mass 9 p.m.; and Easter Sunday morning 8 a.m. and 10.15 a.m.

BALLYMITTY NS

Congratulations to Madison Bennett, Junior Infants in Ballymitty N.S. who came 2nd inWexford the I.N.T.O. handwriting competition – a great achievement for a 5 year old, well done Madison!

Congratulations also to John Crosbie who came 3rd in the Community Games art competition, another great achievement, well done John.

The sacrament of First Holy Communion will be celebrated in Ballymitty Church on Saturday, May 15, at 11 a.m.

COFFEE MORNING

A coffee morning in aid of the Irish Motor Neurone Disease Association will be held in Carrig Community Centre on Easter Sunday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Your support would be greatly appreciated.

TABLE QUIZ

A table quiz in aid of Carrig Community Centre funds will be held in Breen's Bar on Monday, April 12 at 9 p.m. sharp. Table of four, ¤20.

ST. PATRICK'S DAY RAFFLE

Results: 1st Martina Doyle, 2nd Jackie Brown, 3rd Bottle Spirits Kathy Diskin, 4th Dearbhla Daly, 5th Freddie Ffrench, 6th Ailbhe O'Brien, 7th Mick Kent, 8th Mag Walsh, 9th Blue Lacey, 10th Sarah McDonnel, 11th Tessa La Roche, 12 Paul Diskein, 13 Stephen Wickham, 14th Margaret O'Sullivan, 15th Freddie Ffrench, 16th Ciara Scallan, 17th Tony Bennett, 18th Rebecca Roche, 19th Blue, Lacey and 20th Dillon Nacey. The St. Patrick's Day Parade Committee would like to thank all sponsors for their generous sponsorship and to thank all who participated and came to watch. Videos of the parade are available for ¤10, orders taken at Village Shop, P.O. or any committee member.

A.R.A. NEWS

Twelve members of the Banow/Ballymitty Active Retirement Association went on the walk from St. Fintan's Church, Taghmon to St. Munn's Well, Brownscastle on Tuesday last, March 23, led by John Hollingsworth. John gave a very interesting talk on the history of St. Munn's well and St. Munn's Bed and brought the walkers on a guided tour of the 'Loop'. All enjoyed the scenic walk and were looking forward to coming back for a walk around the area during the summer. After this long walk everyone was hungry and thirsty and all stopped in the 'Bistro' in Taghmon for a delicious meal.

Chef's Wendy Staunton and Avril Love cooked a Spanish Paella supper in Carrig on Bannow last Thursday night and what a treat they got.

Sixteen members sat down for this delicious supper and the deserts made by Sue Santor. Rita Hollingsworth brought along toasted garlic bread and butter for starters and the wine flowed freely for the night. Thanks to all concerned for a majestic night, which was enjoyed by all.

This Thursday night, April 1, at Carrig-on-Bannow at 7.30 p.m. the Association will hold their monthly meeting in the Community Centre and all members are requested to attend if possible.

New members are always welcome to join and join in with the 'craic' and the yearly membership fee is a mere ¤15 per person.

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