Sunday 18 August 2019

Around the Districts

Megan Deenan who made her Confirmation in Murrintown on Wednesday, pictured with her parents Harm and Helen and brother Eoin.
Megan Deenan who made her Confirmation in Murrintown on Wednesday, pictured with her parents Harm and Helen and brother Eoin.

Our Lady's Island

Fun Family Quiz

OLI / St. Fintan's Coiste U14's and St. Fintans Ladies U14's are holding a Fun Family Table Quiz on Sunday 22nd March in Our Lady's Island Community Centre at 3pm. Tables of 4 cost €20, both adults and children welcome. Refreshments served. All money raised will go towards Feile Peile 2015. All support welcome.

G.A.A. News

As there was no winner of last week's jackpot, Our Lady's Island G.A.A lotto now stands at €,200. Tickets may be purchased at local shops and from club members at a cost of €1.50. Last week's numbers were 14, 15, 21 and 25. Our Lady's Island GAA Club would like to thank you all for your continued support.

Our Minor Footballers played Kilross Gaels on Sunday morning in Tagoat and despite a brave comeback in the second half, finally went down lost by 4 points. Our Adult hurlers recorded a strong victory over Rathnure in Division 3 Round 1 of the All County League on Sunday afternoon finishing comfortable winners against a 14 man Rathnure.

"Tour de Carne"

Our Lady's Island GAA Club are holding "Tour de Carne", an 8k family Walk / Run / Cycle on Sunday April 12th. Registration on the day from 11:30 with the event starting from Our Lady's Island Community Centre at 1p.m.. Adults €10 Children €5 with refreshments served afterwards

Operation Transformation

Our weekly meeting moves to Wednesday evening 18th March for this week only. Weigh in from 6.30-7.30pm followed by motivation talk and exercise class! Still magnificent results at the scales each week and the walking programme continues daily at 10am and 7pm. Details for a walk to mark the end of the 10 week programme to follow!

Reeling in the Years

We need your help. Our lady's Island GAA club is currently gathering newspaper cuttings, old photos, jerseys, medals, footballs, old hurls memorabilia etc which will be put on display as part of the Club's Celebration "Reeling in the Years" taking place in Meylers of Tacumshane on Saturday, 28th March.

We are asking anyone that may have items important to the history of our club to allow us to borrow them for use at the event. It will also be an occasion for old friends to get together and reminisce. So if you have anything that you would like to be put on display then please contact one of the organising committee-Tina Maloney, Kevin Kehoe, Julie Pettit, Padraig Power, Stephen Kehoe or David Codd. Oileann Mhuire Abú.

Thanks to Esso

Paisti Beaga would like to thank Eamon Lawlor of ESSO in Rosslare Harbour. He has kindly offered a deal of spending €20 on fuel or goods in the shop to the same value. For every €20 spent he is offering a percentage back to Paisti Beaga with a signed receipt. This offer will go on for a limited time so get going to ESSO and help your local Pre-school Paisti Beaga add to their savings fund!!!! Any queries please contact Paisti Beaga on 087 2437103.

Cake Sale

Date for your Diary-Broadway School Parents Association are planning a Cake Sale on Sunday, 3rd May in Club after 11a.m. Mass., in aid of school funds.

I.C.A. guild

We had a good attendance of members at our March meeting held recently. President Dee Devereux externded get well wishes to all who are sick at present. Sympathy was extended to Reenie Keegan on the sudden passing of her sister, Elizabeth Carolan. Plans were put in place for the Community Coffee Morning on Thursday, 26th March and also for Daffodil Day on Friday, 27th March when daffodils will be sold in O'Doherty's Londis.

Peg Ellard won the competition and Hannie won the raffle. Francesca treated us to a fun Question Time which was much enjoyed by all followed by the usual cuppa and chat. The next meeting will be on Monday, 13th April and the competition will be for the nicest Posie of Flowers.


Special Olympics Quiz

A sincere thanks to all who supported the Quiz in Jordan of Murrintown on Saturday 14th March, Over €1000 was raised to support an Athlete and a Volunteer to go the the world games in Los Angeles in July.

Piercestown Ns

Piercestown N.S. will host an Open Night for parents of children wishing to enrol their child for this coming September on Thursday March 19th at 7pm. Come along to hear what Piercestown N.S. can offer your child. Teas and coffees will be served by our Parents' Association. For further information

active retired

ARA Day Trips advance notice: 14 April - Day trip to Aboretum in Carlow leaving 0900 hrs with collection points around Parish. Lunch included at Talbot Carlow. Please call Mary Dempsey to book your place 053 91 58186-€35.00

5 May 2015 - Trip to Glasnevin Cemetery and Collins Barracks - again book your place by calling Mary Dempsey 053 91 58186 Price advised Shortly - will include Coach/ lunch in Dublin and evening meal in Glenview Hotel on way home.

30 May 2015 - Trip to Bloom in the Park - Price will be advised shortly - to include Entry to Bloom/Coach and evening meal at Glenview Hotel.

Annual Coach Tour: Piercestown/Murrintown ARA Club are heading West on 29 August 2015 to Breaffy House Resort Hotels Castlebar Co Mayo for a 3 night DBB stay at this wonderful hotel. Price per person sharing is €250. SRS applies.

This will be a great weekend tour so book early. Day tours will include Visit to Knock Shrine, Museum of Life Castlebar, Foxford Woollen mills, Achill Island tour, Visit to Cong area and shopping time in Westport town. Lunches and morning breaks at own discretion. Ring Mary Dempsey 053 91 58186 to book your place, deposit of €80.00 secures your place.

Rosslare Strand


Pilates, Friday at 10am €5; Tae kwon do, Tuesday 6pm- 7pm €6 (payg) 0894161428; Forever Fit, Saturday at 10am, Fun dance fitness- suitable for all levels €8 (payg) Call Amanda on 0879713339 Forever Fit Over 60's, Saturday at 11:30am. Suitable for over 60's Call Amanda 0879713339; Rosslare Boxing Club, Monday and Thursday at 7 p.m. at 8.30pm Call Mark 0862674404 after 6pm; St Pauls Athletics Club, Monday and Wednesday at 6pm. Call Leo on 086-3103417; Menapian's Athletics Club Thursday at 7pm. Call David on 085-1621700.

Rosslare Bowls Club, call Catherine 086 8177679 Indoor Bowls-Tuesday 2pm to 4:30pm Kettlebells - Tuesday at 10am €5 (payg) Call Clara 086-8059930 or facebook at kettlefit wexford

Zumba -Free Zumba class every Mon morning at 11:15am and Thursday evening at 6:45pm

Free Beginners Yoga - every Tuesday at 7pm Rosslare Tennis Club: join us on Wed at 9:30am Suitable for all. Memberships now due!

Men's Sheds, Tuesday and Thursday from 2pm to 5pm. Call Jim 0876815029.

Rosslare Tidy Towns For further information call Ray Flynn on 086 8337324.

Schoolboys/girls FC - Train weekly Call 053-9132202 for times

Fitness Club

Monday, Free Zumba at 11:15am; Tuesday, Kettle Bells with Clara at 10am; Wednesday Tennis at 9.30am; Thursday Boot Camp with Pat Dobbs at 10am; and Friday, Pilates at 10am.

Free Evening Classes: Beginners Yoga with Robin on Tuesday at 7pm and Zumba with Theresa on Thursday at 6:45pm and out walking on Mondays at 6pm.


There is a disco on Friday 20th March from 7-9pm upstairs in Rosslare Community & Sports Centre. On the door entry cost €7.

Active Retirement

New members welcome. Coffee morning - 24th March at 10.30am in the Golf Club. Outings/trips: Galway- Salthill hotel- May- payments due by 24th March.

Activities: Tai Chi: Monday and Wednesday 9.30am- Friday 11am activities Centre. Cards (Ann Guerin) Wednesday 6pm Golf Club 0877568862. Irish Conversation (contact Helen O'Brien 0872988758)

free Wellness Workshop

A free Wellness Workshop is being hosted by SOS on Thursday 26th March in Rosslare Community & Sports Centre from9:30am -- 4:30pm. Booking Advisable Call 1890 577577. Details on FB.

Golf Special

Rosslare G.C. Burrow Course has an Open Team of 4 League during April; €50 pp; 5 rounds (Mon-Fri). See Call Sean Sinnott on 053-9132203 ext. 7 before 31st March.

Soccer Sisters

FAI Soccer Sisters camp for Girls age 7- 12yrs Easter Camp is on on 30th & 31st March at Rosslare Commuity & Sports Centre from 10am-2pm. Cost €20. Book online at

Scoil Mhuire

The school is 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.

An Irish Class for 6th class students to help prepare your child for secondary school is starting in April, only 15 places call 087-9502123.

Volunteer Program

Are you interested in volunteering in a Community Coffee Shop in Rosslare? Training will be given/ for more info call Anne on 0868293833 (RSVP).


Our April slot is booked. If you would like your business featured in our May edition call 0539132202 to book your slot. We are giving your business the opportunity to advertise on our newsletter each month; we print over 700 copies each month.


Ladies Night

We would like to thank everyone who made Ladies Night at the Danby Lodge such a success last Thursday, the Danby Hotel staff and management, staff and volunteers from St Marys Day Care Centre, stall holders and treatment providers and especially all those who turned up on the night. It was a fabulous night and everyone indulged in a little pampering and shopping. We would also like to send our gratitude to all the businesses and individuals that donated prizes for our door prizes and raffle, your support is truly appreciated.

Raffle winners: Vera Gorman, Nancy Maddock, Mary Keegan, Mary Hayes, Josephine Power, Doris Busher, Bernie Doyle, Maureen Smith, Loraine Kelly, May Howlin, Tony Walsh and Miriam Noble. Congratulations to all.


We would like wish all our patrons who are ill or in hospital a speedy recovery, get well soon and we'll see you back in the centre.

We have some places available 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.

We have received a number of lovely items over the last few weeks and would like to thank all those whose generosity enables us to carry out our vital work. If anyone else has unwanted gifts or new/good as new items they no longer require you can drop them into us or call 0539132624 to arrange for collection.

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Operation Transformation

Operation transformation continues in Tagoat community hall on Thursdays at 8.15pm with some great fun and great results. Everyone is welcome.


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.

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