Sunday 19 January 2020

Around the Districts

Our Lady's Island

Rosary Relay

The annual Rosary Relay for priests takes place this Friday, June 23, Our Lady's Island Church at 8 p.m. The parish is pleased to invite all who have attended before to return, and those who have not, to come and experience a unique half hour of prayers and connection with Marian Shrines around the world. We ask that those attending be in the church for 7.30 p.m.

Norman Way

The Launch of the Norman Way on May 26 was very successful and will be a huge boost to tourism in the area, and is already creating a lot of interest. Thanks is due to Wexford County Council and great credit is due to Cllr Ger Carthy, local historian James Maloney and all those who were involved in bringing the project to fruition.

GAA Bingo

Still no jackpot winner, so we now have €500 on offer in Butler's this Tuesday, June 20, starting at 9 p.m.

GAA lotto

Jackpot is €6,300 this week; numbers drawn were 1, 2, 8 and 14. Match-three winners for the club were Bridie Lambert (seller Darragh Sinnott), Denny Kehoe (seller Stephen Kehoe) Tickets in the usual places and from club members at only €1.50. Draw on tonight.


Congratulations to Mary Hughes, Highlands on winning €183 in last week's split-the-pot draw. Draw takes place in the Community Hall on Sunday after Mass. Thanks to all involved.

Carne Swim week

Wexford Water Safety annual Swim Week takes place at Carne beach starting Monday, July 10, to July 16, Beginners level up to Safety four. Registration at 9.45 a.m. at Carne Beach on Monday, July 10. For further info or to book contact Sinéad at 087 6559323 or check



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 €6,100. The winning numbers were 1, 2, 8 and 14. Congratulations to the five match-three winners who received each €40. The match-three winners were Anne Hore, Bridie Lambert, Donna Doyle, Danny Kenny and Tom and Lainie Power. The next lotto draw will be held on Tuesday, June 20, and the jackpot now stands at €6,300.

Kickstart Preschool

Kickstart Preschool: an early learning academy for preschoolers aged two to five years, is delighted to announce it's opening in Rathangan hall this coming September 2017. Please phone 086 3365018 to receive an information pack, Only 11 Free Ecce places are available, so provisional booking is advised. We will be holding an open day late June where we look forward to meeting everyone.

Fastnet Rovers fc

An FAI summer Soccer Camp will be held at Fastnet Rovers on the week commencing August 7. To book a place at the camp go to

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.

Cúl Camps

This year's Kellogg's GAA Cúl Camp for both boys and girls covering Football, Hurling and camogie will take place in St Anne's GAA Club Grounds from Monday, July 17, to Friday, July 21. Children will get to learn GAA games from qualified coaches in a safe and fun environment. Children from six to 13 years. Cost of Cúl Camp this year is as follows: First Child €60, second Child €50, third child and subsequent children €40 each.

Collection of names

We are compiling a collection of names of local fields, places and structures and, where possible their meaning. Forms have been left in Church Porches and halls of both Rathangan and Cleariestown. Your contribution to this project will be appreciated now and for future generations. Supported by INTREO CE and TUS.

Killag Show

The annual Bannow and Rathangan Show takes place in Killag on July 13 Schedules are now available to download from the website or from secretary Liz Freeman at 087 7560871. Closing Date for entries is Tuesday, June 27.

Social Evening

A Social Evening takes place in Mary Teresa Redmond's, Millview, Foulksmills on Saturday, July 8, from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. This event is in aid of Co. Wexford Community Workshop (Enniscorthy) CLG. Refreshments will be served all evening. There will be musical entertainment on stage with many talented musicians and a bouncy castle for the children. Please support this worthy cause and bring along a friend.

Get well wishes

Rathangan parish council would like to wish Fr Denis Doyle PP Kilmore a speedy recovery from his recent illness.

Patron dates

The annual Cleariestown Patron and Field day has been postponed to Sunday, July 9. Kilmannon and Ballyconnick Patrons remain on June 30 at 7 p.m. and 8 p.m. respectively.

St Fintan's annual collection St Fintant's annual collection will take place in Rathangan and Cleariestown on June 24/25.

Rosslare Harbour

Environment Group

As the Tidy Towns Adjudicators will be in the area shortly, the group would encourage everyone to make an effort to keep their area clean and tidy. Now is the time to paint that wall and to tidy up the garden. Please don't forget the bit outside of your property that we just couldn't get to this year. Every little help is appreciated. The group meets up every Wednesday evening at 6.30 p.m. and on Saturday mornings at 9.30 a.m. in the Memorial Park if you wish to assist us in our endeavours.

Reminder: A WEEE (Waste Electric and Electronic Equipment) cage only for small Household electrical goods and a container for the recycling of fluorescent tubes is situated at the back of the Railway Social Club. It is open on Saturday Mornings between 10.00 and 11.30 a.m., weather permitting.

The group's activities can be monitored on their Facebook page 'Rosslare Harbour/Kilrane Environment Group'

boating summer Camp

Quirkey Boating, operating out of Rosslare Harbour, is running summer camps Monday to Friday (5 days) during June, July and August from 10 a.m. to 1.30 p.m. Girls and boys ages 12-17. Sailing, Boating, Seamanship and Safety at Sea. Phone Pádraig Quirke at 087 6771325 for further information.

Tops summer Playscheme

KRH Tops Group present their sixth annual summer Playscheme for 2017 from July 24 to July 28 at Kilrane National School from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. daily. This year's Playscheme has a Wild West Theme and is for ages 3-14 years.

We will make our own Indian Teepee, Saloon, Ranch and Stagecoach. Create fantastic costumes, write your own script and learn cool dance moves. The week ends with a performance for parents and friends on Friday, July 28, at 1 p.m., with tea, coffee and cakes served. Come on down and have a week of fun, whatever the weather.

Price is €55 per child with family rates applied. Includes drink and snacks. Please wear old clothes. Please apply early as spaces are limited. Reservations to Bernie Mullen 087 7051733.

RNLI news

Coastal Walk: On behalf of the Rosslare Harbour RNLI, we would like to sincerely thank all who supported our recent Coastal Walk/Run. A fantastic turnout, complimented by glorious sunshine, resulted in another successful day for the RNLI, with over €1,500 raised by the event.

A special word of thanks to: the companies who sponsored the fruit and water, to the Coast Guard and our own Lifeboat Crew for their expertise, diligence and assistance at all times to ensure the safety of all and finally to all participants for supporting the RNLI.

Golf classic: Our annual golf classic takes place on Friday, June 23, in Rosslare Golf Club. Teams of four (any combination) €100. Tee-box sponsorship is available for as little as €25 by contacting 087 7159327. Tee times can be booked by contacting the 'Pro Shop' in Rosslare Golf Club at 053 9132203.
Barbecue: A key date for the diary; Saturday, July 29. Yes, folks it's back, the RNLI barbecue.. A roaring success in 2015, with good food, great entertainment and mighty craic.. 2017 promises to be bigger and better.. Tickets will be on sale in the coming weeks with further details of the event to follow. Its guaranteed to be a night not to be missed...

Carne Swim week

Wexford Water Safety annual Swim Week takes place at Carne beach starting Monday, July 10, to July 16, Beginners level up to Safety four. Registration at 9.45 a.m. at Carne Beach on Monday, July 10. For further info or to book contact Sinéad at 087 6559323 or check

Rosslare Strand

Swim Week

Swim Week and Water Safety Week is on this year from July 10 to July 15. To book call Eliz at 087 2470493.

Charity Boutique

If you are doing a spring clean please think of us and drop your unwanted items into the shop any time from Monday to Saturday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. All donations greatly appreciated. Thank you for your support.


Puppet Show - Every Tuesday. Kiddies Disco - Every Sunday. Family Fun Night - Every Thursday. Farmers Market - Every Sunday. Singing Pubs - July 4 to July 8. Opening of garden and Mad Hatters Tea Party - July 9. Fashion Show - July 15. Colour Run - July 16. Kilscoran summer sale - July 19. Annual field day - July 23. Golf classic - July 28. Well Fest - July 29. Teddy Bears Picnic - July 30. Beach Party - August 5. Live the best Life ever - Lecture by Dr Darrell Wolfe - August 11. Dip in the Nip - August 13. Homeowners Meeting and summer draw - August 13

SUMMER CAMPS: Rosslare summer Camp - July and August. Rosslare Tennis Camp - July and August. Daily Soccer - July and Aug. Watersports Kids Camps - July and August. Kids Golf Camp - July and Aug. Drama Camp with Lisa - July 10 to July 13. Swim Week July 10 to July 15. Wexford Football Academy - July 10 to July 14. FAI Camp - July 17 to August 4. Urban Funk Dance School - July 24 to July 28. Radio Workshop - July 31 to August 2. Princess and Superhero Camp - July 31 to August 4. Shine summer School - seventh - August 11. Fun in the Sun - August 12. GAA Cúl Camp - July 10 to July 14 and August 14 to August 18. Kelly's Tennis Open - 14th - August 19


Our award winning choir, our orchestra and our junior pupils will showcase their talents in their annual Concert in St Brigid's church on Wednesday, June 21, at 7.30 p.m. All welcome to join us.

Community Childcare

Lollitots are currently enrolling for ECCE free preschool places for September 2017. If you would like to enrol your child or more information please drop in or call 053 9132770.


Ongoing activities at Rosslare Community/Sports Centre area are as follows. New members always welcome to all classes/groups.

Forever Fit Active 60's - Saturdday at 11.30 a.m. Fun gentle fitness. Booking Essential to know numbers €8 (payg) Call Amanda 087 9713339.

Pilates - Friday at 10 a.m. €7 per class or (€25 x five pre-booked class) Call Theresa 089 4620552.

Tai Chi - Monday and Wednesday at 9.30 a.m. on the beach.

Forever Fit - Saturday at 10 a.m. Fun dance fitness, suitable for all €8 (payg) Call Amanda 087 9713339.

St Paul's Athletics Club - Monday and Wednesday at 5.30 p.m. Call Leo at 086 3103417.

Menapian's Athletics Club Thursday at 7 p.m. Call David at 085 1621700.

Rosslare Bowls Club - Call Catherine 086 8177679

Men's Sheds - Tuesday and Thursday from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Call Jim 087 6815029.

Women's Sheds - Thursday 10.30 a.m. to 12.30 p.m. Call Anne - 086 8293833.

Rosslare Tennis Club - Friday at 9.30 a.m. New players wanted. €2

Rosslare Badminton Club - Every Saturday at 11 a.m. New members needed and welcome. €3

Rosslare Boxing Club - Tuesday and Thursday 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Sat 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. Suitable from 9+yrs Call Mark 086 8975979.

Boggan's Tennis Lessons - Fridays from 3.15 p.m. to 4.15 p.m.; €5 pp or €7 for two children of same family; first-6th class; rackets available; in-doors if raining; Volunteers welcome. Call Val 086 8273212.

Counselling Service - Available Thursday mornings and Sat afternoons. €25. Call Lorraine 086 1220394.


Congratulations to this week's winner Linda Murphy, who picked up €130. Linda entered the draw at the Swimming Pool in Kelly's Hotel.

Do you have family or relatives away from home? If you think they would like to play please tell them to contact us via face book. Our envelopes are available from Cushen's Tagoat, Nosh N Coffee, The Enterprise centre, The Lotus Restaurant, Turners Garage, McGuire's Hardware, Lollitots, Tides, The Bay, Centra, Kelly's Cafe in Meadows and Byrne, Cois Barry House, Kelly's Hotel Swimming Pool, The Pharmacy, The Hospital Shop, Rosslare Bookies and Seashells. Please Like Us on Facebook for all the latest info.

The next draw will take place in Tides on Friday, June 23.

Cois Barry House

The Youth Club are organising a rip to Tayto Park on July 15. If you are interested contact David in the house, €10 per person includes travel and entry.

The Community House is now taking bookings for 2017 so if you want to hold a party or meeting etc, please contact David Clancy 087 7631605. The Youth Club now meeting every Monday evening at 5.30 p.m. and Taek Won Do on Saturday mornings at 10 a.m. and AA Meetings are on every Sunday Evening at 8 p.m.

Spinning Classes - Probably the most fun while getting fit that you can have on a bike - Tuesday morning 9.45 and 6.30 p.m. that evening also Thursday 9.45 a.m. and 6.30 p.m. come along and join in we promise no pot holes.

Penny Bank

Rosslare Penny Bank is open every Thursday 2 p.m. to 3.30 p.m. in the nuns' chapel in St Bridget's Church Rosslare. Looking forward to seeing everyone again, new savers welcome.

Tidy Towns

Next Tidy Towns Meeting will take place on Wednesday, June 21, in Cois Barry Community House at 10.30 a.m. All are welcome and needed.

Two reasons why we are now asking for your help and co-operation, firstly Adjudication in the National Tidy Towns Competition is under way, secondly we are anxious to have Rosslare look its best for the Holiday Season and thereafter.

Now you can help by having a look at your own Property/Patch and making sure it is free of weeds, free of litter, and looking its best.

If we can help you with any concerns or problems Please do not hesitate to contact any of our volunteers. Our Volunteer Force is really doing some great work, not just for the competition but work that will permanently enhance the Village, we are encouraged with the very positive response from many people and we will certainly continue with our efforts.

Volunteering is the best possible way to show concern and interest in your community as well as being an enjoyable and fulfilling exercise. You do not have to be involved in Meetings, talking shops etc just be prepared to enjoy the experience of doing something pleasant and practical for Rosslare.

Work can be undertaken on any day at any time, so think about it and become a True Volunteer for Tidy Towns and for your. Village.

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