Wednesday 17 January 2018

Around the Districts

Our Lady's Island

Dance Class

On Wednesday evenings at 7.30 p.m. a dance class, led by a qualified dance teacher and choreographer, will take place in Our Lady's Island Community Centre.

Great fun, getting fit for Summer and learning some great dance moves is guaranteed. Cost per week is €5.

Night Round Fire

Night Round the Fire/Story Night is rescheduled for this Friday, May 20, 8.30 p.m. in teh Old School, Tacumshane. The signs are up and the musicians are lined up, so don't miss out on a night of great local talent.

It consists of people playing Irish traditional music, telling stories, singing a song, reciting a poem or a funny yarn. You are more than welcome to come along sit back and enjoy the local talent or take part. Tea Coffee cakes served at the interval, all welcome. Free Admission

Old School Cards

On May 10, with 16 playing, Aidan Power won with three games. Matt Grogan won the steaks. Cards every Tuesday night in the Old Hall €5 in, winner takes percentage of pot, free raffle, tea coffee served, all welcome. 8.30 p.m. sharp.

Mass for Exam Students

On Saturday, May 28, the 7 p.m.Vigil Mass in Our Lady's Island will be offered for all the young people of the parish who are sitting Junior and Leaving Certificate examinations. We extend a warm welcome to the all students and their families to come along to this Mass.

Rosary Relay

On Friday, June 3, at 8 p.m., Our Lady's Island Shrine will once again be the venue in the Global Rosary Relay for Priests. Over the past number of years this gathering has attracted large numbers of laity and priets from around Ferns diocese and beyond. The parish is pleased to invite all who have attended before to return, and those who have not, to come and experience a unique half hour of prayers and connection with Marian Shrines around teh worls. We ask that those attending be in the church for 7.30 p.m.

split the pot

Congratulations to Arthur Burns, Lakeside who won 'Split the Pot' last week receiving €240. Weekly Draw will continue in Gift shop after Sunday morning Mass.

Envelopes available at O'Dohertys, Post Office, Lobster Pot, Butler's St Iver's and Meyler's Millhouse. Thanks to all concerned.

Paisti Beaga

Parents and children experienced a very sad day last Friday, May 13. We had to say our goodbyes to Tracey Doyle. She has been with us since 2014 and has brought so much to our facility. She will be greatly missed by all and we wish her the very best in the future.

We are a Community Childcare facility and we aim to offer a childcare service to the community. We were delighted to offer an after-school service this year, which worked out exceptionally well in conjunction with Scoil Mhuire Broadway.

With the introduction of a second free preschool year, we find that our current location will just not be able to cope with the numbers wishing to avail of this. We have spent the past year looking into other locations, without success. If there is an avenue you feel we shouldexplore please feel free to contact the pre-school at 087 2437103.

Blood Donor Clinic

There is a blood donor clinic at St Mary's GAA. Complex in Tagoat on Tuesday, May 24, from 4.30 p.m. to 8 p.m.

ICA guild

There was a good attendance of members at Our Laady's Island ICA meeting held on Monday last. Sympathy was extended to the those who were recently bereaved - Busher family, Allen and Devereux family, and Murphy family, Cotts.

Two ladies from the Hope Centre Enniscorthy, Margo Kehoe and Liz Fitzgerald, came along and were presented with cheque for €400 the proceeds of the recent coffee morning. They gave a lovely talk on the service provided at the Hope Centre and expressed sincere thanks for the generous donation as result of our coffee morning.

The May coffee morning will be held on Thursday, May 26. The raffle was won by Reenie Keegan. Lovely tea served by Patricia Kehoe and the competition was won by Pattie Cullen. The next meeting will be on Monday, June 13.

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 at 051 563039 between 9.30 a.m. and 1.30 p.m. or leave a message. Also you can email your notice to At the latest all notes must be received by 10 a.m. on Friday morning.

Community lotto

There was no winner of last week's jackpot of €5,100. The winning numbers were 11, 18, 22 and 24. Congratulations to the seven match-three winners who each received €43. The match-three winners were B Whitmore, Ger Kennedy, Jennie Hunt, Barbara Doyle, Chris White, Niall Murphy, Dee Berry. The next lotto draw will be held on Tuesday, May 17, and the jackpot now stands at €5,400.

Community Playgroup

Places are still available for your child to attend Cleariestown Community playgroup and avail of the free preschool year under the ECCE scheme, from September 2116. Once your child turns three you can avail of up to two years free childcare. Call in to see our facilities or see us on our new Facebook page.

Breakfast Morning

Rathangan Variety Group would like to thank everyone who come from far and near to support our recent breakfast morning, we had a fantastic turnout. Special Thanks to Martina and Sam of Temple Bar for the use of their premises and all our hardworking committee and cast members who cooked and served. If you missed our on that one, well fear not as we are hosting another one on Sunday, June 12, in Temple Bar. So save the date. More details later.

Drama News Update

Rathangan Variety Group are delighted to announce our next two productions. February 2017 we are thrilled to have obtained the licence for 'Oklahoma!' For February 2018 we are beyond thrilled to have obtainad the very limited rights for 'Sister Act'. Watch this space for further information. For now we will keep up the hard work of fundraising. In November we will be holding a variety show just for all our talented children of the parish so keep watching out for news about that.

Tractor/vintage run

A tractor/vintage run will take place on Sunday, June 5, with proceeds in aid of Rathangan restoration - more details will follow later.

Table quiz

Duncormick Area Action Group and Tidy Towns Committee will hold a table quiz in Sinnott's Pub on Wednesday, May 25, at 9 p.m. Tables €20. Refreshments served. Proceeds in aid of river walk development.

Fastnet Rovers AFC

Well done the under-11 Fastnet Rovers team who won the under-11 League title last weekend. This is the first underage league title since 2003 and with so many of our teams doing so well hopefully the first of many. Congratulations to all involved and for more info check out Fastnet Rovers AFC on Facebook.

St Anne's Athletic Club

The club would like to congratulate all of our athletes who competed at the Co Championships over the last two weekends. Our medal winners - Aoife Brennan under-10 first Turbo Javelin. Finn Ryan under-13 second 100m, third Shot Putt and third 600m. Liam Berry under-13 third 100m and second 80m. Muireann Hynes under-11 third 600m. Aidan Brennan under-11 third Turbo Javelin and second High Jump.

Split the Pot

Last week's winner in the St Anne's Ladies 'Split the Pot' was Lola Colfer winning €204 -

To be in the Pot you can Enter the Draw at any of the following Businesses for just €2 per ticket: Sinnott's Pub, Duncormick; Temple Bar, Rathangan; Wheelhouse Bar, Baldwinstown; Breen's Bar, The Dirr; Cullen's Pub, Cullenstown; Stafford's Pub, Tullycanna; Geelan's Shop, Waddingtown; K and K Day Today Shop, Duncormick; Odlums Day Today Shop, Baldwinstown; Brogan's Tractors, Duncormick; F and M Whelan, Rathangan and Credit Union, Balwinstown.

Next Draw is in Breen's, The Dirr on Thursday, May 19, at 9.30 p.m.

Rosslare Harbour

Environment Group

Tidy Towns Adjudication is coming up over the coming weeks. Now is the time to get the paintbrush out and to put some colour into the garden.

Artist in the Community - We are delighted to be selected by Wexford Co Co for Artist in the Community Grant aid. Imogen Stafford was chosen for her natural outdoor sculptures which she designs from willow, straw and other natural materials. We've selected two figurative designs for the Village Park. Thanks to Paul and Tony McCormack for the welding work which will support these sculptures. We need volunteers now to help to build these over the next three to four weeks. Drop by on Saturday morning or Wednesday evening and be part of the experience.

Village Walk

The group is involved with the Wexford Walking Trails network to establish a number of local walks in the area. Initially it will be confined to a local village looped walk from the Viewing point at the Harbour View hotel, across the top of the cliff to the children's playground and back via the Village park. Watch out for the 'trailhead sign' at the Viewing Point and the blue arrows marking the way. More information is on Wexford council GIS website and later with the Irish Trails site. Thanks to Margaret Hartigan for all the spadework. We hope to establish more trails across the top of the bank and the beach to St Helen's and Carne over the coming years.

ICA guild

The annual general meeting of the Kilrane-Rosslare Harbour ICA guild was held on Wednesday, May 4, at the Community Centre, Kilrane. The outgoing president, Carmel Lonnergan, welcomed everyone to the AGM and said the guild was very strong and committed at present with various activities such as the Cycling Circle, the Bowling Belles, the Drama Divas and the Gamblers Annonymous card school.

The Bowling Belles had an enjoyable evening at the Leisure Max where they competed in the Federation bowling competition. Guild member Aideen Quigley's team were winners and Aideen was presented with a lovely plaque. The Drama Divas competed at the ICA Has Talent show at the Horse and Hounds, Ballinaboola where they won nothing but had a great craic anyway. Aideen Quigley and Nuala Wickham also competed in the singing category.

In March the guild hosted a very interesting talk on 'Easter Rising 1916 in Dublin and Enniscorthy' presented by Liam Gaul. In April Betty Kehoe and Mindy O'Brien gave a very informative talk on 'Recycling and Food Waste Management'. The following officers were elected, President Aileen Ironside; Secretaries Kay Creane and Nuala Wickham; Treasurer Myra Lambert; Pro Eileen Morris. Next guild meeting is on Wednesday, June 1. New members always welcomed. A vibrant guild needs new blood and new ideas.

St Mary's GAA lotto

Jackpot €3,500; last week's numbers 6, 16, 20 and 27; no jackpot winner; Match-three winner Michelle Goff. Next Draw Tuesday, May 17.

Cúl Camp 2016

If you wish to send your child/children to Cúl Camp this year in Tagoat to please book online by June 1 and you will receive your Cúl Camp gear before the camps commence. The camps are being capped this year so book early to avoid disappointment. Week one in Tagoat is June 11 to June 15 and Week two in Tagoat is 15th-August 19.

Blood Clinic

The IBTS is back in Tagoat at the GAA complex in Ballycowan on Tuesday, May 24, from 4.30 p.m. to 8 p.m. Please donate if you can as supplies are low. Thank you.

Historical Society

Rosslare Historical Society is delighted to announce the launch of its next Journal, Rosslare in History five, edited by Gerry Breen. Local Rosslare resident and historian Brian Murphy will launch the book at 8 p.m., Kelly's Resort Hotel, Friday, May 20.

Signed copies will be on sale on the night together with some copies of earlier journals. However copies of first and third journals are out of stock and will not be reprinted. Copies of the new journal five can be pre-ordered and will be kept at Boggan's Londis, Grange Road. Please call Val at 086 8273212 if you cannot attend on the night.

Rosslare Strand

Watersports Centre

Kids summer camps can be booked by emailing or visiting 087 6755567.


Next available slots from September onwards. Places fill up fast Call 053 9132202 to book your slot.

Health/Wellness Day

All are welcome to join us for this free event in Rosslare Community and Sports Centre on Friday, May 20, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. We will have various talks from fitness, nutrition advice and councellors. Why not try some meditation, yoga, pilates, tennis, tai chi or mindfulness while you are here. We will also have healthy light lunch provided and recipes will be available.

Scrap Metal Collection

There is a Scrap Metal Collection from June 7 to June 11 in the Community and Sports Centre.

Babysitter List

We are now compiling our babysitters list for 2016. If you would like your name on the list please call 053 9132202. Babysitters must be at least 18 years of age.


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

Circuit Training - Back in May. Pilates - Suitable for all Only €5 (payg) Every Friday morning at 10 a.m.

Forever Fit - Saturday at 10 a.m. Fun dance fitness, suitable for all €8 (payg) Call Amanda at 087 9713339.

Tai-Chi - Monday and Wednesday at 9.30 a.m. on the beach, Friday at 11 a.m. in the centre. Tai-Chi - Friday at 11 a.m., in the centre - Call Susan at 086 0704499.

St Paul's Athletics Club - Mon and Wednesday at 6 p.m. Call Leo at 086 3103417.

Menapians Athletics Club Thursday at 7 p.m. Call David at 085 1621700.

Rosslare Bowls Club - Call Catherine 086 8177679

Men's Sheds - Tuesday and Thursday from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Call Jim 087 6815029.

Beginners Yoga with Robin - Tuesday 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. €5.

Rosslare Badminton Club - Meet every Saturday at 11 a.m., new players welcome! €3.

Rosslare Tennis Club - NEW TIME---Mon at 7 p.m. and Fri at 10 a.m. New players welcome. Members Free - Non Members €2. Evening times coming soon.

Rosslare Youth Club

We are off to the cinema this Friday - details on Facebook. RYC is for secondary school students. €2 per week.

Active Retirement

Our next meeting is to be held in Rosslare Community and Sports Centre on Monday, May 23, at 2 p.m.

Ceili/set dancing plus Sean nós dance continues on first Tuesday of the month 11.30 p.m. to 1 p.m.: next date June 7 - contact Ann at 053 9132633.

Tidy Towns

The entry form is in the post and the adjudicator is on his way. So now, we all need to help by picking up litter weeding and generally keeping Rosslare neat clean and tidy. Why not join us and get a free hi viz vest, picker and a fantastic tan.

Historical Society

Rosslare Historical Society is delighted to announce the launch of its next Journal, Rosslare in History five, edited by Gerry Breen. Local Rosslare resident and historian Brian Murphy will launch the book at 8 p.m., Kelly's Resort Hotel, Friday, May 20.

Signed copies will be on sale on the night together with some copies of earlier journals. However copies of first and third journals are out of stock and will not be reprinted. Copies of the new journal five can be pre-ordered and will be kept at Boggan's Londis, Grange Road. Please call Val at 086 8273212 if you cannot attend on the night.

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