Friday 23 August 2019

Around the Districts

Maeve Keegan, Aoife Devereux and Sophie Colfer having fun at the Cúl Camp in St. Mary's GAA, Tagoat.
Maeve Keegan, Aoife Devereux and Sophie Colfer having fun at the Cúl Camp in St. Mary's GAA, Tagoat.

Bannow/ Ballymitty, Kilmore, Our Lady's Island


Monster Bingo

A Monster Bingo will take place in Ballymitty on Sunday August 2 at 3p.m. with €1,500 in prizes, BBQ and refreshments will be served on the day, there will also be a raffle with great prizes, all proceeds in aid of Ballymitty N.S.


Danescastle Music Group will host Seisiún, an evening of traditional music, song & dance every Tuesday night in Loftus Hall commencing at 8.30 for July and August. For more info contact Margaret on 0871300943 or see Seisiún Facebook page.

Camogie News

Congratulations to the girls won beat Bunclody in the Co. Semi final of the Junior c League 3-14 to 3 points. They played Marshalstown in the Co. Final on Sunday last the 26th July. In the U14 league Championship we beat Cushinstown by 7-6 to 1-2. In the U12 mini league Oylgate beat the girls 3-1 to 1-0. Better luck in the rest of your games.

Monster Auction

There is a Monster Auction on Sunday 9th August in Kilmore National School at 2pm in aid of Kilmore Parish Church Items for Sale include Boat, Furniture and lots of Household items etc, etc. Everything from an "Needle to Anchor"

Viewing the morning of the Sale. For any more information Contact Anne 086 2128746.


Dancing continues every Thursday night in Tir na nOg with music this Thursday by the Wicklow man and Thursday 6th August Jim Ed and Jules overland country. A band of great interest plays Ireland and all over England including The Irish clubs. This is their first Wexford dance so come along and check them out. Coming soon T Bone Country.

Grantstown news

Upcoming events: Tuesday 28th July - Golf/Games in the morning and Pongo in the afternoon. Wednesday 29th July -Sonas in the morning and mummers in the afternoon. Thursday 30th July-Pongo in the morning and music in the afternoon.

CE SCHEME VACANCIES: Carers and Kitchen staff positions available here. If you fulfil the CE criteria and wish to apply phone Lesley on 051 561016 for more information.

Grantstown is looking for Volunteers. If you can give even one hour of your time per week we would love to hear from you. We are looking for Minibus Drivers, Meals on Wheels drivers and Creativity ideas for the Day Care Centre.

Pongo winners: Ciss Fanning, Joan Reville, Michael Egan, Mary Murphy, Pat Whelan, Kitty Walsh, Kathleen Cosgrave, and Tom Murphy. Well done to all 

Facebook course

Learn how to increase your customer's engagement and interaction via Facebook, how to promote YOUR business through it and leave you with the confidence and comfort in managing your account professionally. The course costs just €60 and takes place in Wellingtonbridge on 29th July at 6pm until 9pm. Places are limited so book today! Call 051 560767.


Bingo for RNLI

A special Bingo will be held on Sunday 2nd August in the Stella Maris Centre at 8pm. All proceeds to the Kilmore Quay RNLI. Please come and support, meet friends and neighbours and have a good nights entertainment. Monster Auction

Our auction which is now only 2 weeks away Sunday 9th August at 2.00pm.A variety of goods continue to arrive for the auction which takes place in Kilmore School.

How will it work? If you have something to sell, you put a reserve on it, and if that reserve is not reached, then it will not be sold and should it make more that your reserve, you will still get the full selling price.

So, like any public auction we will charge commission on sales of 10% on the selling price, and 10% to the new owner, this is much less, than you would be charged at an official auction.

For anyone who would like to sell goods or you have goods which you would like to donate to Kilmore Parish, you may contact any of the following people: Matty Reville on (086) 822 7440 Mary Cousins on (086) 389 2266 T.J.Power on (086) 267 6913 Josie Whelan on (087) 772 0129 or Fr Denis on (053) 91 35181 (087) 926 0430.

If anyone would like to donate something, it would be much appreciated, as 100% of the sale price goes to the fundraiser (Kilmore Church & Parish Funds).

To help people who want to bring items to the school for auction, we are facilitating this every evening this week, the school will be open from 7.00pm to 8.30pm each evening and on Saturday from 1.00pm to 5.00pm.

On the weekend of the auction there will be viewing all day Saturday from 10.00am to 5.00pm and on Sunday from 10.30am until the auction starts. More info on Kilmore News Facebook Page.

Scrap Saturday: We will also be taking wastemetal on the day before the auction (Saturday 8th). If you wish to donate waste metal you can do so by dropping to the skips in the New Car Park, in Kilmore Village from 9.00am to 5.00pm.

Open Garden

Paula Hore will open her garden at Mount Eaton Tomhaggard on Monday 3rd August from 2 o clock onwards, in aid of the Hospice Homecare. All are welcome. Refreshments served.

Ladies Football

Kilmore ladies football club would like to wish Wexford under 16 County football team the very best of luck as they play in the All ireland final against Leitrim this Wednesday at 7pm in Clane Co Kildare.We would like to wish our own Emma Cousins (captain),Cathy O'Connor and Niamh Berry the very best of luck also to Jim Cousins who is a selector on the team.

We would like to congratulate Aoife Gorey and Tommy Cousins on their recent marriage. We wish them many years of happiness in wedded life.

Best of luck to our under 14 team who are in the county semi final this Monday night I'm Bunclody.Best of luck girls and to your manger Marion Cousins and selectors Kevin Burke, Ollie Mcdonald and MJ Berry.

Kilmore United

We are still awaiting the amended planning to go through the system after which work on our building project will commence. The first of our monthly fundraisers a breakfast morning kicks-off Bank Holiday Sunday the 2nd in the Kilmore Community Hall from 9, please try & support.

Clubhouse Fundraiser: Point Blank have donated a gig to Kilmore United. KUFC are going to raffle the gig. Lines cost €5 each. The winner will get to have Point Blank play a gig for them on a night they choose (subject to availability, T&C's apply). Lines on sale Pj Murphys Post Office Kilmore, Mary Barrys Bar Kilmore, Quigleys Bar Kilmore , Seafresh Bridgetown, Macaris Chipper Bridgetown and REACH Charity Shop Wexford Town. All proceeds to Kilmore Utd Clubhouse building fund.

Scouts news

Eimear Boyd, a Rover with Kilmore Scouts, and Eoin Hickey Venturer with 2nd Wexford are off to Japan from 24th July-9th Aug as part of a 330 strong contingent from Ireland. The Jamboree is taking place at Kirara-Hama, Yamaguchi City, with 147 countries and 33000 scouts represented. Eimear will be part of the Staff and Eoin a Youth Representative. It is a wonderful opportunity and would not have been possible without family, group, Scout County support and fundraising as they are both students. An experience that will stay with them forever.

There will be a fundraising cake sale tea/coffee on the Lawn after Masses in Kilmore 1st/2nd August and 9th August at Mulrankin. Proceeds in aid of the Scout team which will be taking part in the National Scoutcraft Competition in Limerick 19th-23rd August following their win at the County Competition in June. This is the first time since 2001 that Kilmore have taken part in the Finals. Your support will be appreciated.

Ballycogley Players

Readings for the Full Length play 'The Cripple of Inishmaan" will take place on 27 & 29 July in Tomhaggard Social Centre at 8pm if anyone interested in getting involved. The play reading committee are finalising the One Acts for the Autumn season, contact Fintan 0876812690 if you are interested in reading for a part or working behind the scenes. There are plans to celebrate 40 years of drama with a function later this year and the committee would like to put together a photographic exhibition of various plays and events so if you have any photographs which they can borrow please contact Nick 0872605506.

Tomhaggard Centre

A big thank you to everyone who supported the Irish Night in Tomhaggard Social Centre on Monday 20th in aid of the Social Centre. A special mention to those who supplied home baking for the refreshments, raffle prizes and the musicians. The next fundraiser is on Aug 15 when Angela and Eric Byrne open their home for an Afternoon Tea Party, with cake sale, fun auction, and comedy on the lawn with Ballycogley Players. There will be a 5k Family Fun Run in Tomhaggard on Sun 23 Aug at 11am. More details closer to the event.

Wedding Bells

Congratulations to Thomas Cousins Ballask Kilmore and Aoife Gorey from Kilkenny who got married last week in Kilkenny. Thomas is son of Peter and Mary. We wish this couple many happy years of married life to gether.

90th birthday

Congratulations to the very well known and popular man Paddy Mc Guire Tullibards who celebrated his 90th birtday last week heres to many more.

50th Wedding Anniversery

Special congratulations go to Maureen and Stephen Whelan Libgate Kilmore Quay who celebrated their 50 th Wedding anniversey last week.Well done to this couple on achieving this special occasion.

Our Lady's Island

Table Quiz

Table Quiz will be held tomorrow Wednesday, 29th July in Lighthouse Bar, Carne at 9p.m.

in aid of Our Lady's Island/Tacumshane Senior Citizens.. Your support will be much appreciated.

Leo Carthy Weekend

The third Annual Leo Carthy Traditional Weekend takes place this weekend 1st and 2nd August with opening Concert in Our Lady's Island Community Hall on Saturday at 8.30p.m., promising a great night of music, song, comedy and special guests. Adm. €10 (free refreshments on the night). Festivities will continue on Sunday beginning with Registration for 6-km Fun Run at 1p.m.-all welcome. 1.30p.m. Start of Fun Run in village. 2p.m. Live Open Air Music on green with Teresa & The Stars. 4 7p.m. Traditional Music and song with numerous well-known local artists on Open air stage.Kids Entertainment: Duck Race. Bouncy Castle, Face Painting, plus Wexford Kayak Safari running guide trips on the lake.


Páisti Beaga, Our Lady's Island are now enrolling for ECCE places for September 2015. Places are limited, please call us on 087-2437103 or check in with our Facebook page for information on our Open Day

Coffee Shop

Our Lady's Island Community Coffee Shop open daily from 11a.m. to 5p.m. p.m. Please come along for tea and chat, bring friends and neighbours. .

U-21 Hurling

Forth & Bargy Gaels U-21 semi final hurling match against St. Annes take place this evening in Our Lady's Island pitch at 7.30pm. Best of luck to all the players. All support appreciated.

G.A.A Club Draw

Our Lady's Island G.A.A Club are holding a Super Cash Draw. First prize is €1,000, second prize €100 and third prize €100. The draw will take place on Saturday, 5th September in The Island Bar. Tickets are €5 each and are available from all club members or Rosaleen Keegan, Club Secretary.

G.A.A. Club Lotto

As there was no winner of last week's Jackpot, Our Lady's Island G.A.A lotto now stands at €5,700 and tickets may be purchased from local shops and from club members at a cost of €1.50. There is also a match 3 prize up for grabs each week and Kevin Corish (seller David Maloney) shared in this prize last week. Last week's numbers were 4, 5, 10 and 13. Thanks to all for your continued support.

Tacumshane Wedding

The marriage of Eamon Griffin, son of Michael and Kitty Griffin, Ecclestown and Annie Fontin of Quebec, Canada took place in St. Catherine's Church, Tacumshane on Saturday, 18th July. The ceremony was performed by Rev. John Carroll, C.C., Barntown, cousin of the groom. Micheál Griffin was bestman, Esther Griffin, maid of honour, Holly Griffin, Flower girl, and Arthur Fontin, Page boy. Music during the ceremony was provided by Michael Griffin. The Reception was held in the Riverbank House Hotel. We wish this young couple many happy years of married life as they return to live in Belgium.

niall mellon fundraiser

A night of 'Music from the 60's and 70's' will be held in the Merry Elf on Friday 7th August at 8pm. There will be plenty of craic and a raffle on the night with lots of spot prizes guaranteed.

All proceeds in aid of the Niall Mellon Township Trust, a charity that has been building houses and schools in South Africa for the past 12 years.

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