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Tuesday 17 October 2017

OUR LADY'S ISLAND

KEEP WEXFORD BEAUTIFUL

At the Wexford County Council Environment Awards on Monday night last in the Ferrycarrig Hotel , the village of Our Lady's Island was declared the Overall Winner.

This is a wonderful achievement as the village has only entered the competition in recent years and faced stiff competition. Great credit is due to the magnificent team of FAS workers who have such a great interest in the place and work so hard to keep the area looking splendid.

The Plaque and cheque was collected by Joe Druhan on behalf of the Parish Pastoral Council. Following the presentation of the prize, M.C. Alan Corcoran paid a glowing tribute to the late Councillor Leo Carthy for his tremendous interest in, and work on behalf of Our Lady's Island and people of south Wexford during his forty-nine years on Wexford Co. Council.

This was followed by a standing ovation by all present. Congratulations to everyone who played even the smallest part in achieving this great honour for our own place. Keep up the good work.

COFFEE MORNING

Wednesday of next week, 24th November is Community Coffee Morning time again - 10.30a.m. to 12 noon in the Community Hall. Do come along for cuppa and chat , all free.

CONGRATULATIONS KATRINA

Congratulations to Katrina Parrock being one of the Wexford Camogie girls who received an All Star Award from President Mary McAleese at the recent Awards ceremony in the Citywest Hotel;. Well done Katrina.

PARISH CHRISTMAS CARDS

Beautiful Christmas Cards with views of "Our Lady's Island" are now on sale in the Parish Gift shop - open before and after Mass every Sunday.

BAZAAR/MINI AUCTION

On Sunday, 28th November Our Lady's Island Tops group are holding a fundraising Bazaar and Mini Auction in the Community Hall - Produce and Cake Sale, Bric-a-brac, Bottle Stall etc. etc.

I.C.A. GUILD

Our Lady's Island I.C.A. guild held their monthly meeting on Monday of last week, President Mary Hegarty welcomed everyone and extended get well wishes to all who are sick in the parish, especially our member Flo Dickson. She also extended sympathy to those who have been bereaved in the parish.

Lila read the minutes and Angela gave details of the finances. She then handed over a cheque for €340 to Elizabeth O'Sullivan for Hospice Homecare, being proceeds of the recent Coffee Morning.

Arrangements were finalised for the meal in Kelly's Hotel on 2nd December. Teresa Buckley from Clonroche attended and with her models Ann and Clare gave us a magnificent display of French Designer Clothes - not at designer prices - which was much enjoyed by everyone. The raffle was won by Mary Davis.

The competition for the nicest Barm Brack was won by Eileen Lavery. And we finished off the evening with a lovely tea served by Hannie and Reenie.

BIRTHDAY CELEBRATIONS

Congratulations to Adrian Meyler and Fran Corish who jointly celebrated their 30th birthdays at a party in the Island Bar on Saturday night last. They were joined by a host of friends, family, team mates and everyone had a fabulous night. Adrian and Fran are very popular members of Our Lady's Island G.A.A. Club.

AFTERNOON TEA DANCE

The Afternoon Tea Dance held in the Community Hall on Sunday had a good attendance. Tom Murphy provided the music, and after tea and cakes everyone danced away the afternoon.

DANCING

There is dancing in the Danby Lodge Hotel commencing on Thursday 18th November. Dancing from 10-12pm admision €8 doors open 9pm.

LADIES SOCIAL CLUB

Local Chef Helen Cullen-Meyler is teaming up with Maeve O'Callaghan to present a feast of good food on December 2nd in Our Lady's Island Community Centre. The ladies will be preparing tasty, quick & easy chicken, fish and beef dishes and explaining how nutrition affects our immune system & general health - followed by some delicious desserts & a glass of wine!

Local Volunteer Geraldine Evans is travelling to the 2011 Special Olympics in Athens and all proceeds from the 'EastLearn-Laugh' Evening will go towards funding that trip. Members are engouraged to bring a guest, but as space is limited, book your seat(s) soon!

This will be our last meeting before Christmas as the Final Night Out On the Town is being postponed until January - contact us for more details: Eileen Doyle 087 2439259 or email eileen.doyle@gmail.com.

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