Thursday 22 August 2019

Around the District

Aileen Kennedy, Anne McCleane and Joan White at the Midsummer Cabaret in aid of the Irish Pilgrimage Trust in The Riverbank House Hotel on Thursday night.
Aileen Kennedy, Anne McCleane and Joan White at the Midsummer Cabaret in aid of the Irish Pilgrimage Trust in The Riverbank House Hotel on Thursday night.


GAA club notes

This week's jackpot is a massive €11,900. Tickets are two euro each or a book of six only €10 and can be purchased from the post office Carrig, Seabreeze Laundrette Carrig, Tired na nÓg, Wellingtonbridge, or from any club member over in Grantstown.

The club's bucket in Tesco is filling up nicely thank you for you support. Place your blue tokens in when you finished your shop, they are placed on both elevators.

The junior hurlers had a great win over Monageer in Killurin on Sunday last. While the junior camogie team had a bad day at the office against Craanford.

Well done to all our leaving cert students.

The Run and Dye 5km has been CANCELLED.

The under-12 girls' football squad have reached the Cup Final. Well done to the team and their mangement. They won well against Crossabeg in an exciting semi-final. The girls showed great teamwork and fought hard to win in extra time. Keep up your hard work and we can all look forward to supporting you in the final.

The under-12 boys football team had a find display against Ferns despite the weather conditions, coming out victorious on a scoreline of 1-11 to 1-03. This earned them a place in the county semi-final.

Well done to everyone who travelled and participated in this year's Fleadh.

Deepest condolences to the Hannon and Davey Families on their recent bereavements.

The annual Pat Neville Perpetual golf classic took place on August 11 in Wexford Golf Club. Thanks to everyone who entered teams, gave sponsorship and supported on the day. Winners were first Michael Murphy's team, second David Currid's and third Barry Sinnott's team. Longest drive Rory McCarthy and Dermot Cahill. Nearest Pin Jamie Dreelan and Daithi Murphy. A cheque for €500's was presented to Joe Costello for Wexford Hospice Home care. All photographs are on the Facebook page.

The ladies' football club presents the two Johnnies live in Tír na nÓg, Wellingtonbridge, followed by DJ Kieran Furlong on Saturday, September 23. Starting at 9 p.m. till late, finger food on the night. Tickets are €15 each and can be purchased from Geelans Waddingtown, Costcutter's Wellingtonbridge, Tír na nÓg or contact 085 7396614.

Study Centre

The Study Centre in Wellingtonbridge will re-open on September 11 Monday to Friday from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. It will also open on Saturday 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. There are a limited number of places and priority will go to third, fifth and sixth year students. For further information please contact Margaret Moran at 087 - 2040823 or Marie Carthy 087 - 9709901.

Grantstown News

Upcoming Events in Grantstown Community Village: Tuesday the 22nd - Pongo in the morning and Were going to Our Lady's Island in the afternoon. Wednesday the 23rd - Pongo and singing in the morning, and Word Search in the afternoon. Thursday the 24th - table quiz in the morning, Treasure Hunt and Pongo in the afternoon. Monday the 28th - Exercises with Mairead/Cards in the morning and Pongo in the afternoon.

Chiropodist - Our Chiropodist will be here on September 12 and 14. To book an appointment please contact reception at 051 561016. Coffee morning - Our coffee morning is held on a Wednesday morning at 10 a.m. Come join us for a cuppa and a chat.

CE Scheme Vacancies - Job opportunities available in the Kitchen, Maintenance, carer, Bus Driver, Laundry, office. If you are in receipt of a social welfare payment, Tus or unemployed for one year or more, then you may be eligible for a CE Scheme. If you are interested in a day filled with fun and laughter while helping people and up-skilling yourself, then we would love to hear from you. 051 561016.

Harvest Festival

You are invited to help launch the advertising campaign for the Duncormick Harvest Festival on Thursday, August 31, at 7 p.m. by the River Muck in Duncormick. Members of the press will be there to capture some photos for the local papers. There will be refreshments for all and some novel entertainment.


Danescastle Music Group will host Seisiun in Horse and Hound, Ballinaboola every Tuesday evening at 8.30 p.m. An evening of traditional music, song and dance.

Come and enjoy a great evening's entertainment for all the family.

Social dancing

Dancing continues in Tír na nÓg every Thursday night from 9.30 p.m. with music this Thursday, August 24, by Bandit and August 31 by Dick and Ted. All welcome, refreshments served.

After school Care

Teach na nÓg will be offering an Afterschool Facility from August 31. This will be open from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. daily. This will be funded under the Community Childcare Subvention (CCS) Scheme, which enables parents who have a medical card or are in receipt of a social welfare payment, to avail of the service at a reduced rate. For more information please email us at or phone 085 8587945.

Historical Society

There will be a visit to historic Clonmines on Saturday, August 26. A talk will be given by Ian Doyle of the Heritage Council and admission is €5. Anyone interested can contact Anne Farrell at 086 8469131. This will be the last opportunity to visit Historic Clonmines for this year. All wishing to attend can meet in Wallace's Hardware car park at Wellingtonbridge at 3.30 p.m.

Ballymitty Hall

Watch out the following upcoming events to put in your diary.

Sunday Cafe - after the summer break the next Sunday Cafe will take place on Sunday, August 27, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in Ballymitty Hall. Come along and enjoy a cup of tea and a chat.

Monster Bingo - on Sunday, August 27, in Ballymitty Hall at 3 p.m. €1,500 in prizes including Special Page; €50 one line, €100 for two lines and €150 full house. Raffle and lots of prizes. Tea and sandwiches served.

5K Family Fun Run/Walk/Crawl - takes place on Sunday, September 17, at 11 a.m. leaving from Ballymitty Hall. Registration at 10 a.m. on morning. €10 per adult/€5 per child. Prizes to be won, tea party for all the survivors. Proceeds in aid of Ballymitty New Hall Fund.

Supervised study

Wexford Local Development in partnership with Taghmon Action Group are running supervised study sessions for secondary school students.

Commencing on Monday, September 4, to October 27 inclusive (8 weeks). Student study facilities will be available from Monday to Thursday from 5.30 p.m. to 7.30 p.m. There will be a very small weekly charge to cover the cost of heat and light. Contact WLD Community Development Officer Dubháin Kavanagh 053 9155885 or Taghmon Action Group Office 053 9134997 to register. Limited places available so please book early to avoid disappointment.

FDYS in the community

Would you like a Youth Club in your community? Do you have young people looking for a safe social outlet, a suitable premises and adult volunteers? Then contact Mark Carley at 053 9123262/087 2490122, Fax 053 9123880, email Web:


Tomhaggard Fun Run

The Tomhaggard Fun Run/Walk takes place on Sunday, September 3, at 11 a.m. (postponed from July 2 Leinster hurling final). It's a great family occasion suitable for runners, walkers, joggers, buggies, dogs (on lead), kids bicycles etc, all abilities welcome. There'll be plenty of fun, food and Spot Prizes afterwards For details/book in contact Eimear at 086 1946311. Registrations also on the day.


The new scouting year starts in a few weeks. It's a great association suitable for all ages, with new skills such as camping, cooking, first aid, hill walking, pioneering etc, learned in a fun, non-competitive environment indoors and outdoors. For details or to book a place contact 087 6858480. Beavers 6-8, Cubs 9-11 (very limited spaces, wait list), Scouts 12-15, Ventures 15-18. We also want to hear from anyone over 18, interested in becoming a leader.

Due to increasing numbers and current leader work commitments we are short adults to comply with Child Protection guidelines. All training will be provided free of charge.

Social Centre AGM

The Tomhaggard Social Centre AGM takes place on Wednesday, August 23, at 8 p.m.

Fintan's 70th

Welcome to T'Hooley in T'haggard. A Party to celebrate Fintan's 70th Birthday. It takes place on Sunday, August 27, 2.30 p.m. to 6 p.m. at Tomhaggard Social Centre. Music by Adrian Ryan. There's Social, Old time, Ceile and Modern dance with a set or two. Terms and conditions apply - no presents please. However, there will be an opportunity to support two local community groups - Refurbishment and upgrade of Ballycogley Hall and Tomhaggard Social Centre.

Bates Family Reunion

The second Reunion of the extended Bates Clan of Kilmore/South Wexford takes place in Stella Maris Centre, Kilmore Quay from August 25 to August 27. Events as follows.

Meet and Greet on Friday evening at 7.30 p.m. in the centre; Photo shoot on Saturday morning; Two round table sessions on Saturday with a strong family history content; Showing of film 'Time and Tide' from Bateston area, Cape Breton, Canada on Saturday afternoon; Buffet dinner with music and craic in the centre at 8 p.m. Saturday; Mass, Kilmore Quay at noon on Sunday followed by wreath laying at Grange Cemetery.

Contacts: Bridgetown - Bebe 086 8175898; Grange - Larry 086 1698733 and Patricia 087 2988673; Quay area - Dick 087 9438175 and Mary 086 8571073. See our Page 'Bates Family Reunion South Wexford' on Facebook. Username: @Batesreunionsouwex

Bridgetown Handball

Hard luck to Bob Byrne, who lost the Masters B Singles Final at the weekend. It was a disappointing result for Bob, as he had already beaten his opponent John Murphy (Castlebridge) in the earlier group stages. The final did not go the same way, however, as from the outset John took control and never allowed Bob to get into the match, winning on a 2-0 scoreline.

At Juvenile level, Michael Sheil lost out narrowly to David Doyle (Castlebridge) in the play off for selection on the county team for the Leinster Championships. Similarly to Bob, Michael had beaten David in the group stages, and when he raced into an early lead in the first game it looked like he was going to repeat the group win. It was not to be, however, as David made a brilliant recovery to take the first game by the narrowest of margins, and then held on in a close second game to secure the county spot. Hard luck Michael.

Wedding Bells

Belated wedding congratulations go to Mark Cleary, Newtown, Kilmore Quay and Jenny Deegan from Dublin, who got married two weeks ago in Kilmore Church. Mark is son of Marie and Tony and we wish this couple many happy years of married life together. Birthdays.

Congratulations to Becky and Róisín Sheil, Newtown, Kilmore Quay, who celebrated two special birthdays - Becky her 18th and Róisín her 21st. The two girls are daughters of Monica and Kevin.

FDYS in the community

Would you like a Youth Club in your community? Do you have young people looking for a safe social outlet, a suitable premises and adult volunteers? Then contact Mark Carley at 053 9123262/087 2490122, Fax 053 9123880, email Web:


parish auction

Raffle results from the Tagoat Parish Auction are as follows: First prize €200 voucher for Kelly's resort hotel - winner Eileen Morrissey, Bally Bro, Tagoat, ticket no. 0978; second prize 250e voucher for Churchtown house - winner Dave Conroy, Rochefreight, Rosslare hbr ticket no, 1059; third prize 100e - winner Rosaleen Mordant, Fort of Lyng, Rosslare ticket no 0951; fourth prize bottle of Whiskey - winner Siofra Browne, Ocean View, Cullenstown, ticket no 0810; fifth prize Box of chocolates - winner Paul O'Keeffe c/o Kellys hotel, ticket no 0385; sixth prize bottle of wine - winner Colin Sterling, Hillcastle, Tagoat, ticket no 0774; seventh prize Barbecue set (consolation prize) - winner Anne Furlong c/o Kellys Hotel, ticket no. 0223.

The Tagoat Parish Auction Committee would like to say a huge thank you to all who supported, donated and gave of their time for this year's auction.

FDYS in the community

Would you like a Youth Club in your community? Do you have young people looking for a safe social outlet, a suitable premises and adult volunteers? Then contact Mark Carley at 053 9123262/087 2490122, Fax 053 9123880, email Web:

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