Friday 20 September 2019

Around the Districts

Ronan Corkery and Ethan Devereux at the races in Bettyville on Friday evening.
Ronan Corkery and Ethan Devereux at the races in Bettyville on Friday evening.



Congratulations to Larry Duggan on winning €1,110. Ticket sold in Killeens Shop. Draw takes place every Monday night at Murrintown Bingo. Be in to win for €2 a ticket.

Community Games

Piercestown-Murrintown Community Games will hold their annual Church Gate Collection after Mass in Piercestown and Murrintown on Saturday and Sunday, July 9 and 10. We would appreciate your support.

ARA Club news

Spanish Trip: there will be a meeting on July 19 at 7.30 p.m. in St Martin's Community Centre for everyone travelling on this trip on October 5 to Pineda de Mar. Final Balance, Single Room Supplement and Booked Seats amount will need to be paid on this night. If anyone wishes to travel on any other extra trips they will also need to be booked in advance and paid in advance, this can be organised at this meeting (minimum of 10 people for any extra trips). The Day trip to Barcelona is included in the fare so advance booking/payment does not apply to this trip. If you have any questions, please call Ann at 087 6677411.

ARA club barbecue: Piercestown Active Retirement Club closed their yearly activities on Tuesday, June 28, with a lovely barbecue at the Scout and Guide Hall, with Jack, jim and Shane 'cooking up a storm'. Thank you to the Scout Group Leaders who host this event every year for the ARA Club members, over 30 members attended.

The ARA Club is closed now till September 6. Meeting times 2.30 - 4.30 and we would love to see more people over 55 joining our club and enjoying the many activities which are held throughout the year.

Rosslare Harbour

St Paul's AC

Well done to Emma Owens who competed in the National Seniors recently. Emma's throw of 37.50m in the first round of the discus earned her a very respectable fifth place. Swapping to the hammer a distance of 37.72m earned Emma 13th place in what was a very strong event. Two very good results from our sole representative at the national senior championships. Best of luck to our juveniles competing in the national championships starting on July 10.

Please note training has stopped for all underage athletes till the cross country season begins at the end of August. A reminder to keep September 3 free for our annual Road Race. More details on the race can be found on our Facebook page.


We extend Sympathy to the following Families who have suffered Bereavements recently. The Carr Family, Churchtown, Kilrane on the death of Barbara (Babs) who passed away on Sunday, May 29. Barbara (née Murphy) was a native of Adamstown and went to England as a young woman to study Nursing. It was there she met her future husband Peter. They returned to Ireland in the early seventies and settled in Kilrane. She is sadly missed by her husband, daughters Shirley and Ruby, sons Tony, David and Kevin, sisters Mary and Eileen, grandchildren, relatives and friends. Barbara was laid to rest in St Aidan's Cemetary after Funeral Mass in St Ruan's Church, Kilrane.

Sympathy to Liz Gleeson and family, St Brendan's Estate, who lost her beloved sister Catherine (Cath) Gorman, Ballacolla, Co Laois on Friday, June 10, after a very short illness. Sympathy is also extended to Ciaran Newport and family Boher, Kilrane, on the sad passing of his mother Phil which occurred on Tuesday, June 21. Phil (née Cullen) who had been in failing health for some time, lived at Cousinstown, Broadway. Condolences to Kathleen Doyle and family Kilrane, on the death of her sister Noeleen Flynn, who died in Liverpool on June 7. Also we sympathise with Eoin O'Dhonnagain, Principal, Kilrane National School, whose mother Eilis passed away on June 21 in Dublin. May they all Rest in Peace.

KRH Community Weekend

On Saturday, July 23, from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. there will be a Fun Children's Talent Show in Hotel Rosslare. There will be no judges, just Certificates of Participation and a small prize for every child who enters. Sing, Dance, Recite Poetry, Do Magic tricks, Do an Impression, Gymnastics, play an instrument - whatever your talent is we want to see and hear you. Entry €3 per child, Adults free.

An absolute must do event this year at the Kilrane Rosslare Harbour Tops Community Weekend is the Rock and Roll/Rockabilly Exhibition Night in Hotel Rosslare on Friday, July 22, at 9 p.m. The South East Rock and Roll Club will be there to perform an exhibition of dance and costume like you have never seen before. Dancing open to all to join in after the exhibition and music will be provided by the excellent the Backbeats. Dress up in Rockabilly style if you wish, its up to yourself so come on down to join in the jive for a fun filled night of music and craic. Admission €5. All proceeds to Community Fund for next year's programme.

We will be running the KRH 'Get Your Bake On' Competition which will be sponsored by Murphys SuperValu Rosslare Harbour. There will be seven Sections in the Competition as follows Best Cupcake, Best scone, Best Brown Bread, Best Apple/Rhubarb Tart Best Victoria Sponge, Best Afternoon Tea Item and Best Sugar Paste Decorated Cake. There will also be a section for Best Jams and Preserves. The Competition will be judged by top ICA judges and will be rewarded with valuable prizes, sponsored by SuperValu. There is a cost of €2 per entry and you must produce a receipt for ingredients that have been purchased in SuperValu. There is an adult and junior Section in all Categories. All entries will be displayed and judged on Sunday, July 24, in Railway Social club, Rosslare Harbour. Entries to be delivered to Club by 12 moom on the day.

Mr Damien Beatty will hold and exhibition/class of Tai Chi in the Memorial Park Rosslare Harbour. This will be followed by and Exhibition/Class of Kettlebell Fitness by Clara O'Connor of Wexford Swing and Spin which is based in Kilrane - Tai Chi Saturday, July 23, in Memorial Park at 10 a.m. Kettlebells Saturday, July 23, in Memorial Park at 11 a.m. All welcome to come along and observe or join in. All free of charge with kind thanks to Damien and Clara.

There will be a Crab Fishing Competition and Blessing of the Boats at the Lagoon on Sunday, July 24, at midday Visit from Rosslare Harbour Lifeboat. The Village Fair in the Memorial Park on Sunday at 2 p.m. Stalls, Hook A Duck, Teddy Stall, Super Pongo, Crazy Golf, Bouncy Castles, Open Air Concert with 'The Submersibles', Bottle Stall, Monster Raffle, Hoopla. Crafts.

Not forgetting our fantstic Opening Parade with marching band, samba band, cartoon characters, local groups, Best Dressed Bicycle Competition, fun and freebies at 6.30 on Friday, July 22, at from St Patrick's Church to Memorial Garden followed by variety performance in Hotel Rosslare. More information from Bernie 087 7051733.

Summer Play Scheme

Kilrane Rosslare Harbour Tops Community Group will hold their annual Summer Play Scheme from Monday, July 25, to Friday, July 29, at Kilrane National School from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. daily. Price €55 per child with Family rates applied. Our theme this year is the Circus and Street Performance. It includes Drama, Write your own script, Stage Performance, Dance class and performance, Singing, Costume and Prop making, Makeup workshops, Outdoor activities, and Arts and Crafts, There will be a free performance for friends and family at the end of the week, with tea and cake served. Wear old clothes, bring a sandwich, snacks and drinks will be supplied. Contact Bernie 087 7051733.

St Mary's GAA

Club lotto: jackpot €4,550. Last week's numbers 7, 17, 21, 31 - No Winner. Match-three winner: Ally Power. Next Draw on July 5.

Cúl Camp 2016: Parents we have been advised that if you wish to send your child/children to Cúl Camp this year in Tagoat to please book online before the camps commence. The camps are being capped this year so book early to avoid disappointment. Week one in Tagoat is from July 11 to July 15 and Week two in Tagoat is August 15 to August 19. See you there.

Mizen to Rosslare Cycle: Well done to Niall McDonnell and his team of cyclist who braved wintery conditions despite it being June to do the annual Cycle from Mizen Head to Rosslare Hbr in Aid of St Mary's GAA Club and the Rosslare Hbr RNLI.

Puc Fada Competition: Well done to Rees Broaders who represented us in the under-16 County Puc Fada competition last week.

Sympathy: We extended Sympathy to the Kelly family from Killinick on the sad and untimely passing of their mother Doris Kelly. Doris was an avid supporter of the GAA and a fantastic club woman. May she rest in peace.

Rosslare Rangers AFC

Rosslare Rangers AFC would like to thank all who helped make their fundraising day on Saturday, July 2, such a huge success. All money raised on the day are going to Kilrane National School Additional Needs Unit.

To all all who played on the day including the teachers team, and teams from neighbouring clubs, to the referee who gave up their time, and to the ladies who baked and sold cakes, raffle tickets etc., and manned the very busy tuck shop. Your support was greatly appreciated. To Rosslare Port, congratulations on the win, and hopefully we will see you again next year and finally to our own players, and members well done on a fantastic day, your efforts will make a huge difference.

Swim Week

Irish Water Safety Swim Week takes place on Carne Beach from July 11 to July 16, with levels from beginners up to Safety 4. Registration takes place on on the beach at 10 a.m. on Monday, July 11. Contact Sinéad at 087 6559323 or

Water Safety Week in Rosslare is July 11 to July 16 also. Call Eliz at 087 2470493 to book.

Rosslare Strand


Visit our revamped website and like our Facebook page at Rosslare Holiday Resort. Call 053 9132202. Charity No. 17027.

2016 Memberships - Family/Individual Now available. Birthday Party Packages Book your party with us and enjoy a stress free day. Call 053 9132202.

Grass Tennis Courts, only €12 for up to four players [Usually €20] AND 'Two for One' on entrance fees to the Playground (€2 for two people), Crazy Golf (€3 for two people), Running Track (€5 for two people), and Bowls (€5 for two people). All of these offers are subject to availability on the day. Visit Wexford FREE pass: Extended till end of June 2016.


We are now taking bookings for September. Call 053 9132202.


Puppet Show - Every Tuesday. Kiddies Disco - Every Sunday. Family Fun Night - Every Thursday. Farmers Market - Every Sunday

Bubble Soccer - July 10. Outdoor Movie Night - July 16. Gallery Opening and Historical Society Book Lunch - July 23. Annual Field Day - July 24. Beach Party - July 30. Kettlebell Competition - July 29 to July 31. Colour Run - August 1. Fashion Show - August 6. Teddy Bears Picnic - August 7. Dip in the Nip - August 14


Rosslare Summer Camp - July and August. Watersports Kids Camps - July and August. Kids Golf Camp - July and August. Swim Week - July 11 to July 16. Wexford Football Academy - July 4 to July 15. FAI Camp- July 18 to August 5. Princess Camp - July 18 to July 22. Ashley Wynne Tennis Academy - July 25 to August 5. Hip Hop Dance Camp - July 25 to July 29. Shine Summer School - August 1 to 5. Fun in the Sun - August 6. GAA Cúl Camp - July 11 to July 15 and August 15 to August 19.

Farmers Market

We are excited about holding our first farmers market every Sunday in July & August from 10am to 2pm in Rosslare Community & Sports Centre, offering you fresh/homemade local produce from local people.


This is every Thursday night is Family Fun Night at 6pm in Rosslare Community & Sports Centre (free entry). Come along for a hassle free evening with different hot food vans each week, a variety of kid's activities and relax in our cosy indoor and outdoor seating area.


5-a-side Bubble Soccer is on 10th July from 12 noon to 3pm in Rosslare Community & Sports Centre. Cost is €50 per team of 5 (€3 per child) Get a team together & take on your opponents in this extremely fun game. Come along to support your team. Call 053-9132202 to book your preferred times.

Wexford Water Safety

Water Safety Week in Rosslare is July 11 to July 16. Call Eliz at 087 2470493 to book.


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

Life Drawing Classes - All Welcome every Friday from1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Paula 089 2112313. Circuit Training - Back in June Call Felix 085 1165048. Pilates - Suitable for all Only €5 (payg) Every Friday Morning at 10 a.m. Forever Fit - Sat at 10 a.m. Fun dance fitness, suitable for all €8 (payg) Call Amanda at 087 9713339. Tai-Chi - Mon and Wed at 9.30 a.m. on the beach, Fri at 11 a.m. in the centre

St Paul's Athletics Club - Mon and Wed at 6 p.m. Call Leo at 086 3103417. Menapian's Athletics Club Thurs at 7 p.m. Call David at 085 1621700. Rosslare Bowls Club - Call Catherine 086 8177679

Men's Sheds - Tues and Thurs from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Call Jim 087 6815029. Women's Sheds - Thurs 10.30 a.m. to 12.30 p.m. Call Anne - 086 8293833. Rosslare Badminton Club - Meet every Saturday at 11 a.m., new players welcome, €3. Rosslare Tennis Club - Mon at 7 p.m. and Fri at 10 a.m. New players welcome. Members Free - Non Members €2. Kettlebells - Mon at 10.30am & 7.15pm, Wed at 7.15pm, Fri at 10.30am, €7.

tidy towns

Reminder to all our neighbours and visitors to keep and eye out and remove any litter or weeds you see. Dog owners please remember to pick up your dogs poop. Thanks to all our Volunteers for their hard work over the past weeks. Visit our facebook page 'Rosslare Tidy Towns Volunteers'

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