Friday 24 November 2017

Around the Districts

Ciara Foley and Benny Holden at the opening of the annual Lions Club art exhibition in Wexford Arts Centre on Saturday afternoon.
Ciara Foley and Benny Holden at the opening of the annual Lions Club art exhibition in Wexford Arts Centre on Saturday afternoon.

Our Lady's Island, Rathangan/Cleariestown, Rosslare Harbour, Rosslare Strand

Our Lady's Island

Coffee Morning

Tacumshane Old School Development will be hosting their first coffee morning of the new year on Sunday 31st January at 10.30am, come to the hall and enjoy a tea or a coffee and most of all enjoy the great talent of local woman Rose Morris. Rose a very talented painter will have works on display for all to enjoy and appreciate, she currently has a piece "Nativity" on display in Tacumshane Church and its well worth a look or alternatively check out our Facebook page for a sneak preview.

A 'Night by The Fire'

An evening of local storey telling, song and music will take place in the Old School on Friday 5th February at 8pm. Local story tellers, musicians and singers will perform for a 1-hour impromptu session in the warm cosy mood lit hall. So come along dust off the new years cob webs and experience a relaxed evening with a difference. Admission is free and all are welcome, tea coffee and biscuits will be served at half-time interval.

Old School Cards

On 12th January nineteen played and the winner was Margaret Doyle with four games, William Burke and Aidan Power coming joint second with two each. Fintan Carroll won the steaks, again!

Cards continue every Tuesday at 8.30 sharp in the Tacumshane Old School, winner takes % of pot, house prize, tea and coffee served. All welcome

G.A.A. Lotto

As there was no winner of last week's Jackpot, Our Lady's Island G.A.A lotto now stands at €12,900 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 Rosie Doyle (seller D. Maloney), Nicky Clarke (seller Caroline Ellard) & Jess Codd (seller Caroline Ellard) shared in this prize last week. The winning numbers 1, 4, 10, 21. Thanks to all for your continued support.

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 €12,600 The winning numbers were 1,4,10,21. Congratulations to the eleven match 3 winners who each received €28. The match three winners were Noel Byrne, Cahills Weneytown, Rosie Doyle, Ger Cullen, Martina & Majella Lee, Paddy O'Grady Jnr., Jim Scallan, Turk Snr., Bridie Parle, Nicky Clarke, Jess Codd. The next lotto draw will be held on Tuesday 19th January and the Jackpot now stands at €12,900.

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.


Sunny South East Strollers/Striders meet every Monday evening at 7pm, (except Bank Holidays and weather permitting. We would like to invite anyone who would like to get out for a stroll/walk, who may have very low fitness levels.

We have starter strolls for the month of January where we can start off with 10/15 minutes, taking small rests if necessary. The Strider Group will also meet at 7pm and walk for 35-45 mins. We have a cup of tea/ coffee & most importantly a chat afterwards.

Please contact any of our 3 Irish Heart Foundation Trained Community Walking Leaders for more info Jacintha Cloney 087-9234121, Philomena Cahill 086-8700839 or Martin Furlong 089 4363834.

Operation Transformation

Following the success of Operation Transformation in 2015, St. Anne's Coiste na nOg are running Operation Transformation again this year. An 8 week programme to improve your fitness & maybe lose some weight continues until 29th February. There will be a one night per week group walking/jogging nights and Building up to a 5/10 km Walk/Run on weekend of 5th/6th March. There will be a Nutritional talk during programme also step monitors available for all participants. The programme is open to men and ladies. Each participant will receive a sponsorship card as this is the Coiste Club main Fundraiser for the year.

School Quiz

The Credit Union School Quiz will be held in Rathangan Hall on Friday 29th January. All welcome.

St. Anne's N.S.

A School Secretary is required for St Anne's N.S., Rathangan. Candidates should have 1-2 years' previous administration experience, have excellent communication and IT skills. Experience in basic accounting an advantage and candidates must be honest, reliable and discreet. The position is Monday to Friday 9:10am-3:10am till 30th of June.

Apply with CV and references to St Anne's NS, Rathangan, Duncormick, Co Wexford. Please mark envelope with Secretary Application. Closing date is Friday 29th January.

Applications for enrolment for September 2016 are now being invited. Enrolment forms are available from the school office-call in or ring 051563167 or download from the school website

penny bank

Cleariestown Penny Bank is back collection for 2016Collection takes place before mass on Saturday evening and Sunday morning. A great way to save for Christmas 2016. New members welcome.

Thrift Club

Cleariestown Thrift Club is now collecting for 2016 collection. Times are before mass on Saturday evening and also on Sunday morning. New members welcome. This is a great way to save for Christmas 2016.

Rosslare Harbour

Active Retirement Group

The next General Meeting and will be on Tuesday, 2nd February, 2016, at 3.00pm, at the Hotel Rosslare. There will be committee at 2.00pm at the same location.

Coffee Morning, Tuesday 26th, January at 10.30am, at The Hotel Rosslare.

Ongoing activities: Harbour Drifter's walkabout: Meet at the Harbour Roundabout car park on Mondays and Thursdays at 11.00am. Whist: Railway Social Club on Tuesdays at 2.30pm. 45's Cards: Railway Social Club on Wednesdays at 2.30pm. Brush With Art Group: Rosslare Harbour Heritage Centre on Wednesdays at 10.30am. 'Knitwits' Knitting Circle: Rosslare Harbour Heritage Centre on Fridays at 10.30am. Scrabble Group: Railway Social Club on Fridays at 2.30pm. Ten Pin Bowling: LeisureMax, Drinagh, on Thursdays. Contact Mary, on 0857 490140, if you require a lift, or if you can offer a lift, on the Wednesday before, at the very latest.

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

GAA Club Lotto Draw

On 11th January numbers drawn 5-10-13-29 Bonus 33. No winner. Match 3 winner: Tony Furlong. Next Draw Monday 18th January.


St. Marys Rosslare GAA are running the Biggest Loser, this is a fun weight loss program. As part of the Biggest Loser there will be 3 events, 5km fun Run or walk on Sun 31st Jan, 10km Fun Cycle on Sunday 21st February and a 5km Cross country on Sunday 6th March. We will be providing the Complex for people to train for these events. Registration for the Biggest Loser is €10 and you will be given a sponsorship card on the night also. All events are then free to enter. Anyone who doesn't wish to register but may like to take part in the 5km runs, walks or 10km cycle can do so but must pay €10 per event.

Camogie Club news

St Mary's Camogie Club will hold a Meet & Greet & Registration Morning at 12 noon on Sunday 7th February at the Clubhouse in Tagoat. All parents and players are invited to our Meet & Greet and to Register to play for the 2016 Season at the Clubhouse in Tagoat . Meet the Coaches and Committee and have a cup of tea. Registration for the year is €40 per child, €55 per adult and €10 per non -player.

Congratulations to Emma Sinnott who has made the Under 16 County Camogie Panel. All of us at St.Marys Camogie Club are very proud of you Emma. Loch Garman Abu.

svp Collection thanks

St Patrick's conference of St Vincent de Paul wishes to express their sincere thanks to all who contributed to the recent St Vincent de Paul Christmas collections.

Thanks to Fr Desmond, Des & Allen Murphy, Supervalu, Theresa's Convenience Store and Quick Pick who facilitated the collection boxes as well as our toy and food appeals. Thanks also to Broadway NS and the other local groups and individuals who gave additional personal or workplace donations.

The church gate collection amounted to €903, Supervalu €1,110, Other donations €609 Total €2,622. Together with the summer collection these funds are a significant contribution towards meeting the needs of our local conference.

Your generous community support is very much appreciated and all contributions received are distributed, without any deductions, by volunteers, in our own area throughout the year .

St Vincent de Paul are currently seeking volunteers to help in the local conference. If you think you would be suited to work with the Vincent de Paul or would like more information please ring 0863918080

ICA guild

Kilrane/Rosslare Harbour ICA held their guild meeting in the Community Centre , Kilrane on 6th January when the president, Carmel Lonnergan, welcomed the members back after the Christmas break. Members agreed that the Christmas lunch at the 'Yard', Wexford had been a great success and a most enjoyable one.

It was a very brief business agenda this month when plans for the year ahead were discussed with many interesting suggestions made. The cards school restarts on 13th January. Meeting for Bowling on 11th January at the LeisureMax, Wexford and it was decided that members go bowling every fortnight, if possible.

After the business was over the members sat down to a very enjoyable and hilarious fun quiz. The meeting ended with the president wishing everyone the very best for 2016. The next guild meeting will be on Wednesday 3rd February. New members always welcomed.

Rosslare Strand

Swim photos

Photos of the swim available to view on Rosslare Strand facebook page. Please return your sponsorship cards to Rosslare Community & Sports Centre asap.

Operation Transformation

The Community Centre has lots of options for exercise taking place that you can use in your weight loss programme. Weigh in at a time that suits you for free at any Sam McCauleys Chemist.

Meeting Monday & Thursday at 10am Group Walk on Running Track at Community Centre-(as many laps as you want).

Free Johnstown Castle Parkrun or Walk 9.30. every Sat. throughout the year. Further details and Free registration online at Call Margaret on 086-1257487


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

Pilates -Suitable for all Only €5 (payg) Every Friday Morning at 10am; Forever Fit-Sat at 10am. Fun dance fitness, suitable for all €8 (payg) Call Amanda on 0879713339; Tai-Chi - Mon & Wed at 9:30am on the beach, Fri at 11am in the Centre.

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; Rosslare Badminton Club-Meet every Saturday at 11am, new players welcome! €3. Rosslare Tennis Club -Fri at 10am. New players welcome. Members Free - Non Members €2.

Boot Camp-Tues & Thurs at 9:30am. 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

Rosslare Youth Club

This week we will have a movie night, complete with popcorn and hot chocolate J See you all at 7pm-9pm. Secondary school students. €2 per week. Check out our group on Facebook for details Volunteers Needed & Paint Needed!

Active Retirement

Tai Chi-11 am Friday, Rosslare Community Centre-contact Susan at 086 070 4499 Ceili/Set Dancing plus Sean Nos Dance, first Tuesday of the month starting February 2. Dates, Feb.2, March 1st, April 5, May 3rd and June 7th. 11.30 to 1pm-Kilrane Community Centre-contact Ann at 053 91 32633

Scoil Mhuire

Scoil Mhuire Rosslare are now accepting enrolments for Sept 2016. If you wish to enrol your child please call to the school for an Admission Booklet or phone 0539132501 to have one posted to you. Closing date for acceptance of Admission Forms is mid February 2016.


There will be no meeting of Tidy Towns until 27th January. This Wednesday's meeting (20th January) will be replaced by a seminar to discuss the many elements of Rosslare as an Age Friendly place to live. This Seminar is in Community and Sports Centre at 10.30am. We strongly recommend that you attend.

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