Sunday 20 October 2019

Around the Districts

Ballymore/ Mayglass

Another Rose

The Tenacre Rose; After battling through rigorous and highly contested preliminary rounds defeating reputable competition such as Enda Newport and Tom Kehoe, Darragh Darina Wright was crowned the Tenacre Rose.

The announcement of his victory has generated a spectacular buzz around the Tenacre area. Local Greenacres Publican described the atmosphere as "incredible, something to rival '96". The area has experienced a significant downturn of fortunes in the recent past with the closure of Newport's Superstore and the burger van, but a Wright victory at the St Fintans pageant is sure to raise morale and there might well be dancing at the Tenacre crossroads again!

On speaking to "Darina" on his chances of pipping his fellow competitors to the the elusive title, he seemed quietly confident. "I look around at my fellow competitors and don't see anything special, anything less than the win will be disappointing" he proclaimed.

"Darina" would like to thank his mother, Marie, as her lack of a daughter has forced her to shower him with those feminine qualities that have brought him this far. He now asks for the support of his neighbours and friends urging them to Vote No. 1 for the Tenacre Rose.

Crowning The Rose

The big night is fast approaching. The Rose of St.Fintans will be crowned on Grand Finale night in the Danby Lodge Hotel on Saturday 14th November at 8pm. This promises to be a night never to forget with an enthralling line up of some captivating and very talented Roses. Tickets are €10 each and will be available to buy from next week. All proceeds will go towards Clubhouse redevelopment plans.

Knitting/Stitching Show

Tomhaggard Women's Shed have organised a bus to go to the Knitting and Stitching Show in the RDS on Friday November 13th. Tickets are €11.50 (Group rate). Meal in Glenview Hotel on way home, own cost, and bus cost will depend on numbers travelling. Booking and details from 087 2840272 before 4th November.


Ballycogley Players finished up their Fringe Festival run in St Michaels on Sunday 25th October and the show has received great reaction from audiences. Nowit's onto Carrick on 1st November, Piercestown on 8th November and Fethard on 15th November.

GAA Lotto

The St Fintans GAA lotto now stands at €9,600 and tickets can be purchased from local shops and the club grounds on Tuesday evenings from 8pm and from club members at a cost of €1.50. There is also a match three prize of €300 up for grabs each week and Denise Wright and Brendan Pettit shared in this prize with the following numbers drawn 4,11,16,25. Many thanks for your continued support.

Forever Fit

Dancefit/Bodytone Classes in Ballycogley continues on Mondays and Wednesdays at 7.30 p.m. and Thursdays at 10.00 a.m. Also 'Forever Active over 55's' ~ Mondays at 11.30 a.m. a more gentle exercise class to music.

Kilmore Hall Classes: New-Tuesdays at 9.40 a.m and Thursday at 7.30pm. Forever Active Tuesday at 2.00 p.m. All 'pay as you go' Join in any time. All Welcome. Call Amanda Burke 0879713339 for info.


Deepest sympathy is extended to the late Annie Sinnott Churchlands Mayglass who sadly passed away during the recent past and whos remains were laid to rest in Mayglass cemetery.Deepest sympathy is also extended to the family and friends of Alsie Quealy North London (sister of Mary Doyle Mulrankin) whos remains were laid to rest in London during the past week. May they both rest in peace.

Table Quiz

As part of the fundraising for the clubrooms redevelopment the St Fintans roses Josie,Barbara and Conchita will hold a fundraising table quiz in the Halfway House Ballycogley on Thursday October 29th at 8.30pm with a table of four costing twenty euro. Please come along for a fun night.

One Man Show

Ballycogley Players member Fintan Murphy is performing his one man show 'Bury me in Mayglass' at Infusion Theatre on October 27th at 1.10pm and 8pm on October 28th with an admission fee of €7 .His poems have been a best seller for its publishers while his stories tell of the old characters from the Forth and Bargy area. Well worth a visit.

All Blacks AFC

Ladies lost 5-1 at home to Adamstown with goal from Roisin furlong, U12 girls drew at home to New Ross Celtic 2-2 with goals from Zoe Butler and Aoibheann Rankin, U13 boy won away to New Ross Town with a hat trick from Aaron Busher, U16 girls won 3-1 with goals from Seren Ward, Lauren Power & Niamh Dunne, U11 boys lost away to Wexford Celtic with a goal from Kurt Cleary. We would also like to send out an appeal for volunteers.

If would be great If anybody could spare some of their time either on a regular or occasionally basis to help with our various activity's such as match day shop, ticket selling/other fund raising, assisting coaches. Even an hour a week can be a big help.

Rathangan/ Cleariestown


If you have any news or information that you would like to submit in the weekly notes you can contact Rathangan Parish Hall on 051 563039 between 9.30am and 1.30pm or leave a message. Also you can e-mail your notice to At the latest all notes must be received by 10am on Friday morning.

Community Lotto

There was no winner of last week's jackpot of €9,300. The winning numbers were 4,11,16,25. Congratulations to the seventeen match 3 winners who each received €18. The match three winners were; Denice Wright, Elizabeth Gaucher, Pat Heffernan, Imelda Byrne, Brendan Jordan, Brendan Pettitt, Paddy O'Neill, Mogue Byrne, Moon, Tony Kehoe, Betty Meyler, Declan Sherry, Declan Roche Jnr., Michael Roche, Mary K. Cullen, Diarmuid Furlong, Noreen Walsh. The next jackpot stands at €9,600 and the draw will take place on Tuesday 27th October at 8.30pm.


We extend sincere sympathy this week to Francis Whelan and family, Rathangan, Kevin Whelan and family, Redmoor and the Sinnott families, Gibberpatrick and Millview on the sad passing of Cathy Whelan, Horetown, Foulksmills. Also to the Scallan family of Rathangan on the sad passing of their sister Catherine Gaul nee Scallan, Carrig. May they all Rest In Peace.

Table Quiz

There will be a fun table quiz on Wednesday 4th November at 8.30 in Sinnott's Pub, Duncormick in aid of Rathangan Senior Citizens Christmas Party. Table of 4 €20. Raffle on the night. Great fun guaranteed!!!

Ploughing Match

A ploughing match in aid of Wexford Hospice Homecare will take place in Killag on Sunday 1st November. Your support would be greatly appreciated.

Knitting/Sewing Group

Cleariestown Knitting and Sewing Group starts back on Wednesday 28th at 7.30pm at Cleariestown Hall. Love to see some new faces. All welcome.

st. anne's gaa

Dates For Your Diary: St Anne's Coiste na nÓg Presentation Night-Friday 30th October in the Temple Bar, Rathangan at 7.30pm.

AGM's-St. Annes Ladies AGM-Friday 6th November in the Clubhouse at 8pm; St Anne's Coiste AGM-Friday 27th November in the Clubhouse @ 8pm; St. Anne's Adult Club AGM-Friday 4th December in the Clubhouse at 8pm

St. Anne's Shop for all your training needs and Christmas Presents. St. Anne's Shorts, Jerseys, Training Tops, Hoddies, Polo Shirts, Skorts, Socks, Rain Jackets and Beanie Hats. Now in Stock is our New St. Anne's Skinny Tracksuit Pants-Ages 5-6, 7-8, 9-10, 11-12, 13-14 €35-Age15-16, Small, Medium Large etc €40-Call/text Ann 087/2076869 or email

Remembrance Family Mass

Why not join us for our parish family Mass on Sunday, 1st November, in Rathangan Church, at 11 a.m. as we remember our family and friends who are no longer with us. Don't forget to stay a while for some refreshments afterwards. We look forward to seeing you there.

Knitting/Stitching Show

Tomhaggard Women's Shed have organised a bus to go to the Knitting and Stitching Show in the RDS on Friday 13th November. Tickets are €11.50 (Group rate). Meal in Glenview Hotel on way home, own cost, and bus cost will depend on numbers travelling. Booking and details from 087 2840272 before 4th November.

parents agm

Bridgetown College Parents Association will be holding their AGM on Tuesday 10th November at 7pm at the school. We encourage all parents to attend especially new parents to the school as it is a great way to meet other parents and become involved in your child's educational journey. Finola Walsh 085-1535975.


There are no meetings this Wednesday or Saturday due to midterm break. Scouts/ventures will have an outdoor activity next weekend.


Ballycogley Players finished up their Fringe Festival run in St Michaels on Sunday 25th October and the show has received great reaction from audiences. Nowit's onto Carrick on 1st November, Piercestown on 8th November and Fethard on 15th November.

comoradh mass

A mass will be celebrated in Cleariestown Church on Friday 6th November at 7.30pm in memory of the deceased members of the Rathangan Comóradh '98 Committee and Pike Group. Celebrant: Rev. Roger O'Neill C.C. Refreshments will be served afterwards in Cleariestown Community Centre.

Rosslare Harbour

St. Paul's AC

Training will resume Wednesday 28th, with both Monday and Wednesday sessions now taking place in Rosslare Strand every week. The Zombie Run takes place Saturday (Halloween day) in Our Lady's Island at 12pm with races for both adults and kids. There will be prizes on the day for best zombie as well as pumpkin carving and disco after the race!

The Winter league starts 15th November Sunday at 2pm at the Track in Enniscorthy with races from U8 to U16.

Community Alert

The committee of the Rosslare Harbour/Kilrane Community Alert Scheme would like to express their sincere thanks to everyone who contributed to the collection day in Murphy's SuperValu on Thursday, 22nd October. We are still short of our target but we are confident that we will achieve that target on our next collection day which takes place on Friday 30th October, again in Murphy's SuperValu. A huge thanks to Des, Alan, Noel & Sean for their hospitality.

Rosslare Strand

Christmas Toy Sale

There is a Christmas Toy Sale on Sunday 29th November. We know Christmas can be an expensive time of year, so come along to our event and grab a bargain. This is a fundraising event for Rosslare Community.

Community/Sports Centre

Open all year round, visit us at Rosslare Community & Sports Centre. We have a new and improved website up and running, please check it out! We ask you just once to please go to google and search for Rosslare holiday resort and click on our site. If we all do this just once it will send us right to the top of the search which will help others find us! Call 0539132202. We are a registered charity.


Activities & Classes in Rosslare Community & Sports Centre. New members always welcome to all classes/groups.

Pilates -Suitable for all Only €5 (payg) Every Friday Morning at 10am.Forever Fit-Sat @10am. Fun dance fitness, suitable for all €8 (payg) Call Amanda on 0879713339.St Pauls Athletics Club - Mon & Wed at 6pm. Call Leo on 086-3103417. Menapian's Athletics Club Thurs at 7pm. Call David on 085-1621700. Rosslare Bowls Club-Call Catherine 0868177679 Men's Sheds-Tues & Thurs from 2pm - 4pm. Call Jim 0876815029. Beginners Yoga with Robin - Tues 7pm - 8pm €5. Zumba - Thurs at 7pm Adults €5 16yrs and under €1. Rosslare Badminton Club-Meet every Saturday at 11am, new players welcome! €3. Rosslare Tennis Club -Fri at 9:30am. New players welcome. Members Free - Non Members €2. Free lessons have started, meeting Fridays at 10am

Rosslare Fitness Club - BOOT CAMP NEW TIMES ADDED starting November-Tues & Thurs at 10am, Mon & Wed at 7pm & Sat at 9am. NO booking just turn up on the morning that suits you! Our Boot Camp is a fitness boot camp targeted at all levels of fitness, challenging both body and mind. Come and get fit in a supportive group environment! Suitable for men & women of all fitness levels. €5

Youth Club

There is no club on 30th October as it is the Halloween Break. We are back 6th November with Yoga. We will be heading to the Bree disco on Friday 13th November. Make sure you get your name down in advance to arrange transport.

We meet from 7pm-9pm every Friday for Secondary school students. €2 per week. Check out our group on Facebook for details Volunteers Needed & Paint Needed!

Active Retirement

The AGM will take place on Monday 2nd November at 10.30a.m. downstairs in the Community Centre.

Starting Thursdays 29th October: Old Style Irish Dance & Set Dancing at 'Sur La Mer' (across from Watersports Centre) 6:30-8:30. Please ring Ann at 053-91-32633 Morning Chess ( All Welcome to Learn a great game) Friday Mornings 11-12:30. (2 euro per person) at Sur La Mer. Knitting & Craft Saturdays -31st Oct. & 14th Nov & 28th Nove. (All Welcome) 12:30-2:00 (2 Euro Per person) at 'Sur La Mer'-Plants & Crafts Shop.

Irish Dance for Boys & Girls (Old Style-Sean Nos) starting 5th November every Thursday at 'Sur La Mer (across from Watersports Centre) 3:20-3:55. (5 euro). Please ring Niamh at 087-9233506


The Workshop has been postponed until at later date. Next meeting is on Wednesday 28th October at 10:30am in Rosslare C& S Centre. All are welcome to attend. The Tidy Towns 2015 AGM will take place on Wednesday 25th November at 10:30a.m in the Community Centre.

Sing and Story Time

Sing and Story Time with Pete is starting Monday 2nd November from 10am - 10:30am. €6.50 per child or €8.50 for two children. Parent and Toddlers welcome to come along and enjoy interactive time through song and stories. All Welcome to stay for a cuppa and a chat afterwards. Call Pete on 085-2801566 for more info.

Constructive Waste

Come along for a free Constructive Waste Company Camp on Wednesday 28th October from 10am - 4pm. Build 3D models! Arts & environment education through low cost creative activity with waste materials. Free Camp - booking essential on 053-9132202. Suitable for 1st - 6th Class. Bring along newspaper & cereal box. Please bring a packed lunch- shop will be open too.

Art Gallery

The Fringe Festival Art Gallery is open upstairs in Rosslare Community & Sports Centre. View some amazing art work from local Wexford artists. Option to buy available. Artwork will be displayed until 15th November.

Calling all Local Artists -We welcome local artists to submit your artwork to our Gallery in Rosslare Community & Sports Centre, we will choose 4 artists work to display in our Gallery. Pieces must be submitted by 6th November. Gallery Opening on 20th November. All invited to attend.

School Orchestra

Please support the Church Gate Collection on Saturday/Sunday 24th/25th October in aid of Rosslare School Orchestra. We now have 30 students playing violins, cellos and flutes and we hope to have another 20 join the orchestra after the Halloween break. We also have four students on scholarship to the Wexford School of Music. This is a great opportunity for students to learn an instrument. All Support would be much appreciated.

Christmas Craft Fair

The Annual Christmas Craft Fair in Scoil Mhuire Rosslare in aid of our School Orchestra will take place this year on Sunday December 6th 2015 from 10am to 1pm. This event has become the annual start to the Christmas Season in Rosslare and we look forward to seeing many familiar faces again this year.

If you wish to have a table at the Craft Fair please contact Georgina at the school office on 0539132501. Tables cost €10 each, towards the music programme currently running in the school. The Craft Fair is a great place to start buying small gifts for Christmas. Please Support this great event.

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