Saturday 21 September 2019

Around the Districts

Our Lady's Island

Operation Transformation

Kick start an active healthy new year with an exciting 10 week programme. Weekly confidential weigh-in and motivation by Marie Flood. Individual and group walking and exercise! Registration tonight, Tuesday 20th January at 7.30p.m. at Tacumshane Old School. €10 registration fee, €2 weekly. All proceeds in aid of Tacumshane Old School Development. All are welcome. Tuesday weigh-in adult only, children welcome for walking and activities.

Cake Sale/Coffee Morning

Cake Sale & Coffee Morning on Sunday, 25th January, after 10am Mass, in the Old School-house in aid of ongoing old school development. Baking donations gratefully accepted at the old schoolhouse on the Saturday evening before between 5pm and 6pm. All Welcome.

Community Coffee

The January Community Coffee Morning will take place on Thursday week, 29th January in Our Lady's Island Community Hall from 10.30a.m. to 12 noon.

g.a.a. Lotto

Our Lady's Island G.A.A. lotto Jackpot stands at €7,800 and tickets may be purchased from local shops and from club members at a cost of €1.50. You must be in to win!

Rosslare Harbour

St. Paul's AC

Thank you to all who attended our AGM on Saturday, the committee was re-elected for this year as follows: Chairman-Leo Coy, Vice Chairman-Peter Connick, Secretary-Eamonn Owens, Treasurer-Leo Harte, PRO-Kieran Murphy.

Our 4 annual awards were given out at the AGM also as follows: Juvenile Athlete of the Year-Gergely Pap. Club Person of the Year-Tara Connick.Senior Athletes of the year-Ger Maloney and Kieran Murphy.

The most improved athlete of the year was a very tough category to choose a winner, as a result 5 athletes received a certificate of excellence to acknowledge their achievements throughout the year, these were: Aoibhinn Mernagh, Ciara Martin, Sarah Donohue, Maeve Hayes and Chanel O'Leary. The award was then awarded to Conn Mernagh as most improved athlete of the year! Well done everyone!

Last weekend saw the County Master cross country championships in Lingstown. Ger Moloney was in fine form winning the O50 category, finishing in 7th place overall.

The Juvenile Relay Cross country was also held on the same day and we had 6 teams competing.Results as follows: U10 Girls 3rd. U10 Boys 2nd, U12 Girls 7th, U12 Boys 7th, U14 Boys 6th, U14 Girls 1st. Great running by all our athletes! Well done!

ICA guild

The January meeting was held on Wedn 7th. President Carmel Lonergan welcomed everyone back after the Christmas break, especially to Maura O'Connor after her surgery. Sympathy was extended to Adelaide Bishop on the death of her brother-in-law Sean Dunbar, Ferrycarrig. Also to Carmel Lonergan on the passing of her aunt, Maureen O'Reilly, Co Cavan, and to the husband, son and family of the late Stasia Carroll, Boher, who passed away at Wexford General Hospital. A minute's silence was observed for all.

The Guild were delighted when Carmel informed us that we were successful for the 'Go for Life' Grant, so we will be very active over the next couple of months. The upcoming Drama Competition was discussed and arrangements are being made. Closing date for entry is March 6th.

It was agreed to send a donation towards the development of Bree Gardens to make it wheelchair accessable.

We are looking forward to the Federation Lunch on Sunday 8th Feb in Talbot Hotel. Walking is continuing on Tues nights at 630, meeting at Community Centre.

The evening concluded with our usual Fun Quiz which was most enjoyable. Special thanks to Aileen Ironside and Maeve O'Brien for organising same. The winning team were Evelyn Carr, Moira Lambert and Carmel Lonergan. The Raffle was won by Mary Kirwan and supper was served by Maeve O'Brien and Eileen Morris.


Next Meeting: The next meeting will be on Tuesday 3rd February, 2015 at 3.30pm, at the Kilrane Community Centre. The Committee meeting will be at 2.30pm at the same location.

Weekly Activities: Some of our activities are suspended for the time being. Keep a watch on this space for a resumption of these. The following groups are still meeting.

Whist: Tuesday at 2.30pm at the Railway Social Club. 45's cards: Wednesday at 2.30pm at the Railway Social Club. 'Brush with Art': Wednesday at 10.30am at the Rosslare Maritime Museum. 'Knitwits': Friday at 10.30am at the Harbour View Hotel. Scrabble: Friday at 2.30om at the Railway Social Club. Backgammon: Friday at 2.30om at the Railway Social Club.

St. Patrick's Day: There will be a St Patrick's Day gathering at The Hotel Rosslare on 17th March at 1.00pm. Tickets will be available at €15 each for members and €20 each for non-members. Further details will be published in due course.

Annual Subscriptions: The Annual Subscription for 2015 has been set at €20 and is now due. New members are always welcome, contact Jim on 053 9133291, or Mairaid on 053 9133702, for further information.

With the coming of the wintery weather we urge all of our members to exercise great care outdoors and to keep warm indoors and to watch out for your neighbours.

We continue to remember in our thoughts and prayers those of our members who are currently ill.

St. Mary's GAA

Club Lotto Jackpot €6,000. Last week's No's 4-11-18-30. Bonus 33. Match 3 Winners €44 each. M Roice, Peter Kavanagh, John Murray. Next Draw Monday 19th January.

Winners of our Christmas Draw: €1,000 Monart Voucher-Paud Nolan; €200 Fuel Voucher-Timmy O Connor; €100-Breda Rowe Hamper-John Byrne; Bottle Brandy-L Davis; Bottle Whiskey-John Grant; Turkey-John Devlin; Ham- Emma Roche; €25 voucher-Hugo Malone; €25 voucher-Paul Boggan; €25 voucher-Colm Doyle; Bottle Of Wine-Margaret Lambert' Bottle of Wine-N&E Corcoran. Well done to all Winners. Thank you to everyone who bought tickets, sold tickets or donated prizes.

Membership for the coming year is now open for club and gym. Please contact Niall McDonnell to renew or sign up on 087 2672108.

Environment group

Rosslare Harbour / Kilrane Environment Group AGM was held on Friday 16th January. The Chairperson Michael Delaney opened the meeting by welcoming everybody to the AGM. In his address Michael congratulated and thanked everybody on the work they had done during the year and paid tribute to all those involved. He gave a special mention to the Group's participation in the Pride of Place Awards and the two group and one individual awards gained at the recent Wexford Co. Co. Environmental Awards Ceremony.

The President Kevin Roche in his address also thanked all the members for their work and efforts during the past year and hoped the next 12 months would be as successful.

The following Officers and Committee were then elected for 2015: President: Kevin Roche; Chairperson: Michael Delaney; Vice Chairperson and PRO: David Laheen; Secretary: Vera Fox; Assistant Secretary: Donal O'Neill; Treasurer: Connie McCabe. Committee: Pat Doyle, Tony McCormack, Alex Turner, Brian Boyce and Phyllis Lawlor.

The groups activities can be monitored on their facebook page 'Rosslare Harbour / Kilrane Environment Group'

Reminder: A WEEE (Waste Electric and Electronic Equipment) cage only for small Household electrical goods such as toasters, kettles, DVD players, hairdryers, electric drills, Christmas tree lights etc. situated at the back of the Railway Social Club and is open on Saturday Mornings between 10.00 and 11.30am, weather permitting.

Thank You

Ella Wills would like to sincerely thank Mr Des Murphy and all the ladies and gents on his team who work so hard to make the Community Party so successful year after year. The new time-set seems to meet with everyones approval and the party brings back the real community spirit that we all knew & loved.

The drivers who collect and take home everyone to and from the party have such kindess and patience and the band really make things go with a swing! Those who did a turn singing and entertaining were so good.

The dinner was great and very enjoyable. I am sure that everyone would agree it was a grand party and all the grateful thaks are fully deserved.

Rosslare Strand


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Fitness Club

Monday and Friday Class to be confirmed. Tuesday-Kettle Bells with Clara, Wednesday-Tennis at 9:30am. Thursday-Boot Camp with Pat Dobbs.

Free Evening Classes: Beginners Yoga with Robin on Tuesday at 7pm and Zumba with Theresa on Thursday at 7pm & out walking in the evenings.

Rosslare Tennis Club

Join us on Wednesday from 9:30-10:30am, Suitable for all, beginners & experienced. We are looking for members to join! Free trial for the month of January, memberships must be paid in February. Call 0539132202 if you are interested or find us on facebook.

Men's Sheds

Men's sheds aim to enhance or maintain the well-being of the participating men. We meet weekly each Tuesday & Thursday from 2-5pm. Join a welcoming group of men who undertake a variety of men of all ages! Call the centre on 0539132202 or Jim 0876815029.

Active Retirement

Open to all Retired people. Membership payment due now. Call Carole on 085 7788689. The New Year lunch is on 19th February in Golf Club at 1pm. Trip to Waterford Greyhound Races-Sat 21st February, cost €40 payable by 2nd February.

Tai Chi-Fri at 11am in Rosslare Community & Sports Centre; Gentle Forever Fit-Sat @ 11.30am in Rosslare Community & Sports Centre; Cards 45-in Rosslare Golf Club Wednesdays at 6pm; Set dancing-venue and times to be announced; Mindful Yoga-Monday at 7.30pm in Rosslare Community Centre €5; Irish Conversation Classes: Call Helen 0872988758.

Tai Chi: Monday & Wednesday at 9:30am at Beach Car Park; Walking Club: Tuesday at 10:45am Meet at beach car park; Ten Pin Bowling: Tuesday & Thursday 10:45 meet at Leisure Max; Outdoor Bowling: Wednesday at 11:30am in Rosslare Community & Sports Centre; Indoor Bowling: Tuesday at 2pm in Rosslare Community & Sports Centre; Learn to play Backgammon: Contact John Parsons on 0539132109.

kids irish class

A fun, interactive Irish Class for students from 3rd-6th class will start next week on Wednesday 21st January for 5 weeks in Rosslare Community & Sports Centre. Students will learn Irish in an enjoyable way using games and fun activities. Cost €25 per student. All language levels welcome! Only 15 places available. To book your child's place call 087-9502123

Rosslare Youth Club

Club meets in Rosslare Community & Sports Centre, €2 per person. The club will run every 2nd Friday next date is 30th January from 7-9pm. Please register on arrival. Call 0539132202 or join us on facebook!

Volunteer Program

Are you interested in being a Hospitality Volunteer? Training will be given/ for more info call Anne on 0868293833 (RSVP)

Rosslare Tidy Towns

The next meeting is on Wednesday 21st January at 10:30am in Rosslare Community & Sports Centre. All Welcome to attend. For further information call Ray Flynn on 086 8337324.

Scoil Mhuire

Scoil Mhuire, Rosslare are now accepting enrolments into Junior Infants (or other classes) for the school year 2015/2016. Admission booklets can be collected from the school office. Alternatively, phone Georgina our school secretary, to have one posted to you. 0539132501.



We would like to thank everyone who contributed to St Marys Day Care Centre during the year. It is because of your generosity that we manage to keep our essential services going and your continuing support is very much appreciated.

We have some places available of Mondays and Fridays for anyone who is interested in attending our day care centre, call 053-9132624 or drop in to see us.

If anyone is looking meals on wheels or knows anyone who might benefit it's only €6 for a 3 course meal delivered to your door, call 053-9132624 for details.

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Ladies Night

A date for your diary is Thursday 12th March (3 days before Mother's Day/5 days before St. Patricks Day) when the annual Ladies Night takes place. This has been a major success over the last few years, and has now become too large to be held in our Community Centre. So in light of this, The Danby Lodge will be the venue for this year's Ladies Night, where, hopefully we will be bigger and better than ever.

Our regular stall holders have played a major part in its success over the years, and we would now like to invite you or anyone interested, to contact us on 053-9132624(Olive/Siobhán) if you wish to play a part in this year's event. We feel sure places will be snapped up fairly quickly, so the sooner you book your spot the better. Watch this space for further updates


The toddler group will be back in action in the New Year in Tagoat Hall every Tuesday from 10 a.m. All Welcome, so come along for an enjoyable morning

Wexford People

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