Friday 17 November 2017

Around the Districts


Community Workshop

County Wexford Community Workshop, Bellefield, Enniscorthy will hold their annual church gate collection throughout county County Wexford including Blackwater on Saturday 2nd & Sunday 3rd January. All money collected will stay in the workshop. As usual your continued support is very greatly appreciated.


Senior Citizens Party

The Bree Macra Senior Citizens Party is back with a difference this year. The group will host a Senior Citizens Tea Party complete with tea, cake, chat and entertainment on Sunday January 3rd from 2-4pm in Bree Community Centre. Bree Macra members will be delivering invites in the coming weeks.

Bree Parish Journal

Bree Parish Journal No 17 is now in all local shops costing €8 each. The Journal reviews all the activities of the various organisations in the parish over the past two years and also includes a number of items of historical interest. A great read over the Christmas season.

Bree Youth Club

Bree Youth Club held its first Winter Fun Run/Walk recently which was a huge success. On a day when many people would have chosen to stay at home close to the fire over one hundred participants turned out to take part in the 10k and 5k races. It was an event which brought competitive runners from Bree and neighbouring athletic clubs as well as those who came simply to enjoy an after dinner walk on a December Sunday.

The committee would like to thank all club leaders and parents who worked behind the scenes in planning and running the event, Garda Mick Dunne and the many road marshals who helped ensure that everyone returned to base safely and all of the participants who came out and rose to the challenge of running or walking the sometimes challenging courses.

Fergus Murphy was first man home in the 10k race, Mairead Crean was first lady home, and fifteenth overall, in the same race. In the 5k Ken Cloke and Maria Doyle were first gent and lady home.

Well done to Donna Delahunty and Aoibhinn Crean, first girls home in 5k and to Keith Roche and Bill Blyth, first boys home in the same race.

The Youth Club committee would like to sincerely thank everyone involved in the organisation and running of the event. To all the adult and senior club leaders who worked behind the scenes in planning and running the event, to Anna Wickham and Oven Door Catering who supplied refreshments and her cheerful band of helpers who served some scrumptious soup and sandwiches to participants at the end of the race; to Jane Power and Liz Kehoe who provided some delicious cookies and brownies; to Fr. Michael Byrne and Minister Paul Kehoe who started the 5k and 10k races respectively; and of course to all of the participants who came out and rose to the challenge of running or walking the sometimes challenging courses.

A special thanks to the many sponsors who donated refreshments and prizes for the raffle. Thank you to Oven Door Catering, Byrnes Spar Bree, Quad Attack Clonroche, Smyths Arro, Martin's Londis, Keeley's Shop, Leisure Max, Bree Chip Van, Greenhill Fruit Farm, Enniscorthy Cash and Carry, Wilton Gardens, Wilton Mills, Joe Kavanagh (Moyne Veterinary) and Breda Cahill.

Indoor Athletics Training

Training for indoor athletes will resume on Thursday January 7th.



Thanks to all who supported our Christmas performances & raffles. Well done to all the children and teachers who worked so hard to put them all together. We wish everybody a happy Christmas and new year.


Deepest sympathy is extended to the Roche family from Ballygoman on the recent passing of Aidan, their loving husband and father. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this sad time.


The Camogie Club AGM will be held on Friday 8th January in the clubhouse. All are welcome to attend.


Glynn Barntown Camogie Club disco for first year and upwards on Sunday 3rd January from 8.30-11pm. Admission by ticket only. Tickets on sale Tuesday 29th December between 7-7.30pm at the clubhouse. Tickets can be booked AFTER 7.30PM on Tuesday 29th on 087 7858641.


Hurling 365 in Glynn Hall will rest up for the Christmas season and resume on Monday and Tuesday 11th and 12th January. Thanks to all who took part in 2015 and to the trainers who give of their time.


In the last Lotto in Marty's the winning numbers were 1, 8, 22, 28. There was no Jackpot winner but five match 3 winners : Brendan Doyle, Danni Doyle, Eddie Mahon, Pat O Rourke and Mick & Liz Casey. Jackpot remains at €10,000. The next draw will take place on Wed December 30th in Declan's pub.

Our Lady's Island

Old School Cards

On Tuesday 15th December, Walter Redmond + Martin Day won with 3 games each, Matt Grogan went home with the steaks. Cards every Tuesday at 8.30 sharp in the Old School, €5 in, winners take % of pot, house prize for all who play, tea / coffee served.

Paisti Beaga Thanks

The Directors of Paisti Beaga Pre-school would like thank their staff and clients for all their work and commitment throughout 2015. We would also like to express our thanks towards Scoil Mhuire, Broadway. The Principal and Board of Management have supported us with our present services and we know they'll be with us as we hope to upgrade our Preschool. A big thank you to our community for their support, this was very evident over the past few weeks and we cannot express our thanks enough. Fr Nolan, Anne Carthy, Denis & Marie O'Doherty, Richard & Adrianna Redmond, Martin Moran and of course our friends in FAS, Ger, Gemma and Lorraine-you have all been there in support of us. Sending warm wishes to you all for Christmas and the New Year.

Christmas Raffle

The drawing of prizes took place after the Carol Service. Very many thanks to all who so generously sponsored prizes, those who bought tickets and all who helped in so many ways to make this fundraiser an outstanding success. In excess of €6,000 was raised for Scoil Mhuire, Broadway. Well done to all involved.

I.C.A. guild

There was big turnout of members at the last meeting of the year. Once the official business was attended to, the night took on a Christmas atmosphere with lovely tea, lots of goodies and a good old chat. We had our Christmas Night Out in the Lobster Pot. Thanks to Ciaran, Anne and their staff for a wonderful night, beautiful food and a great atmosphere. As there is no meeting in January-the next meeting will be on Monday, 8th February.

G.A.A. Lotto

As there was no winner of the last Jackpot, Our Lady's Island G.A.A lotto now stands at €11,700 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 each week and Callum Maloney (seller David Maloney) Elizabeth Walsh (seller Darragh Sinnott) Caroline Ellard (seller Caroline) shared in this prize last week. Thanks to all for your continued support. There will be no Draw on 29th December but back to business again on 5th January.

Happy New Year

Anne would like to wish you all a Happy New Year. Thanks to all who contribute news items to Our Lady's Island Notes.


Community/Text Alert

At a preliminary meeting recently with Sergeant Paddy Carley, Crime Prevention Office and Sergeant Brendan Costello from Wexford Garda Stn, it was agreed by 21 parish area representatives that they will visit households in their area to give you information about these schemes, and a public meeting with the Gardai and Text Alert expert will take place on a date to be decided in mid-end January.

Every household is encouraged to have at least one person come along to this meeting to gain information on how to protect ourselves and our homes and families into the future. More information early January.

Thank you to Sgt Carley and Sgt Costello for coming along to our parish on Thursday and thank you to everyone who attended and committed to starting this project by visiting all houses with a notice over the next few weeks.

Scouts news

Thank you to everyone who sold and bought tickets and supported the Group during their Annual Christmas Draw, everyone in the group appreciate your support.

Cubs and Scouts will re-open after Christmas on Tuesday 12 January after the Christmas break. Beavers will re-open on Thursday 14 Jan 2016. Merry Christmas to all the boys and their families and Happy & Peaceful New Year for 2016.

Scouts Christmas Draw Winners: 1st prize Turkey & Ham-David Barron, Killurin.2nd Prize Turkey-Dermot Rossiter, Rathaspeck3rd Prize 2 bags coal/bricks-Andrew Cox, Murrintown4th Prize Cake & Pudding-John McCollin, Enniscorthy5th Prize Hamper-Helen Turner, Colestown6th Prize Bottle Whiskey-Aaron Maddock, Murrintown7th Prize 2 bottles of wine-Ryan Doyle, Mulgannon8th Prize Set of Glasses-- Nuala Ryan, NorristownParish Draw Results1st Draw €150-Mick Reed. €50 each-Sean Murphy, Ellen Garvey. €30 each-John Hamilton, Margaret Walsh, Danny & Margaret Whelan.2nd Draw €150 James , Sarah & Mae Crotty. €50 each John Goggin, Mary Rossiter, €30 each Anne Firman, Rose Sheilds, Donal Bierney.

Promoters Draw: €25 each Mary Dempsey, Joe Archer.€15 each Pat Flannagan, Marian Morris, Kathleen Codd

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 9.30 am and 1.30 pm 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 the jackpot of €11,700 on 15th December. The winning numbers were 6,12,19,28. Congratulations to the nine match 3 winners who each received €33. The match three winners were; Dave Howlin, Caroline Ellard, Callum Maloney, Elizabeth Walsh, T. Winters, Geraldine Berry, Eimear Hogan, Dermot Roche, Mikey Martin.

The last lotto draw before Christmas was due to take place on Tuesday 22nd December at 8.30 pm. There will be no draw on 29th December, the next lotto draw of the New Year is Tuesday 5th January.

Date for the Diary

Rathangan Variety Group's production of "Calamity Jane", will be performed in Rathangan Hall on 17th ,18th & 19th February in Rathangan Hall, more details to follow in the New Year. The Group would like to wish you all a happy and safe Christmas and all the best for 2016


Bingo will be held in Rathangan Hall on Sunday 10th January beginning at 2.30 pm. Prize fund €1200. We are asking for the support of the people of the parish for the bingo and all other parish fundraising events.

Athletic Club

Please note that St Anne's Athletic Club will hold their AGM on 8th January in Rathangan Hall at 8pm.

Rosslare Harbour

Community Party

A reminder that our Senior Citizens Christmas Party will be held on 7th January 2016 in Hotel Rosslare at 1pm. Anyone of the senior age who would like to come and join us please leave your name in the Post Office. There were be a charge of €5 per person. Looking forward to seeing you all there.

Maritime Matters

The Rosslare Harbour Maritime Heritage Centre will reopen on Saturday 9th January 2016 from 2pm - 5pm. We would like to thank everyone who supported us over the past twelve months and wish you all a prosperous New Year.

internet/email classes

Would you like to learn how to use the internet? We are running classes just for you! Only €15 for 4 weeks (Fee subsidised by the Government).

Learn how to keep in touch with family abroad with email or skype. Find out how to pay your bills online, book flights or just look up things on the internet.

We are running basic internet and email classes for people with little or no computer experience and are delivered in a relaxed atmosphere in Kilrane National School commencing Wednesday 20th January 4-6pm. Phone Róisín 0877770471 or Maria 0876699329 for enquiries.

Rosslare Strand

Community/Sports Centre

Rosslare Community & Sports Centre will reopen on Monday 4th January.

New 2 U Charity Boutique

Mega January Sale on from Monday 4th January, Call in and have a look!

Rosslare Youth Club

We will be back on Friday 8th January at 7pm. There will be a short AGM for parents and members at the beginning of the club to discuss our plans for the year to come.

Please make an effort to attend this important meeting as RYC has become very important to the members! Secondary school students. €2 per week. Check out our group on Facebook for details Volunteers Needed & Paint Needed!

Active Retirement

The next active retirement meeting will take place on Monday, January 11th, 2016 at 2pm at the golf club. The members only Party will take place on Monday, January 18th, 2016 at 2.30pm for 3pm at Hotel Rosslare at Rosslare Harbour. Could any members wishing to attend the Party on Monday, January 18th at Hotel Rosslare please contact Claire at 086 853 6454 or Susan at 086 070 4499 to add your name to the list.

Taghmon/ Camross

ladies football

Taghmon Camross LGFA will be running Operation Transformation as our first fundraiser of 2016. It will commence on Saturday 9th January at 10am in Taghmon Camross GAA complex. Individuals and teams of four are welcome to participate! So if you're looking to kick your new year off to a healthy start, please feel free to come on the day. More information will be available in the coming weeks.

Taghmon ICA

The December meeting took place on Wednesday 9th December. The meeting started at 7pm. Business was kept to a minimum. Numbers were finalized for the Christmas dinner which took place in The Farmer's Kitchen on 11th December. Plans were made to use the Go for Life grant. It is hoped to start classes in the new year.

The demonstration by Bernie Delaney took place at 7.30. She demonstrated Christmas arrangements and gave them to be raffled. Some very lucky ladies went home with lovely arrangements. A festive tea was served by Marie Green helped by Mary Monaghan and Carol Gray. Carol wished everyone a happy Christmas.

The first meeting of 2016 takes place on Wednesday 20th January. New members are always welcome.

Caroreigh Parents Council

We would like to congratulate the teachers and pupils on their beautiful Christmas Carol Service last Tuesday night in the Church. The Carol Service shows us all the true meaning of Christmas. Many thanks to all who supported our Christmas Draw.

The following were the prize winners: 1st Hamper - Reece Monaghan, 2nd Hamper - Evan Moran, 3rd Hamper - Conor Mernagh. Sellers Prize - Jack & Luke Barron. We would like to wish the school staff, pupils and parents a very happy Christmas and a great year in 2016.


Yoga is starting in Taghmon Action Group on Tuesdays from 7pm to 8.15pm, first session Tuesday 12th January. Contact Julie on 087 1250720 or Fiona/Sinead on 0539134997 for more information.

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