Monday 16 September 2019

Around the Districts


Historical Society Tour

A Bannow Historical Society tour will take place on Saturday, July 16. The coach will leave from Ballymitty school car park at 9.30 a.m. We will visit Mount Congreve Gardens, Portlaw Heritage Centre and Curraghmore House and gardens. The cost, excluding lunch amounts to €35. Please contact Anne Farrell at 051 561694; 086 8469131 or


Carrig Patron - Sunday, August 14. Bannow Patron - Monday, August 15. Shemogues Patron - Sunday, August 16. All masses at 7 p.m.


Irish Country Music and social dancing continues every Thursday night in Tir Nog Wellingtonbridge with music this Thursday, July 7, by Eugene French, Thursday, July 14, by Delta Dawn, Thursday the 21st JUly by Dick and Ted, Thursday, July 28, by Tom Power the Latchico and Saturday, July 30, by Mary Pendergast and Country Highways the singing nurse from Waterford.


A Monster drive in bingo in Ballymitty on Sunday, July 31, at 3 p.m. €1,600 in prize money in aid of Ballymitty hand club.


Come dancing to Martin Kearney and Art Supple in Carrig community centre on Friday night, July 15. Door open from 9 p.m. admission €8, tea and refreshments served.


Danescastle Music Group will host Seisiún, an evening of traditional music, song and dance every Tuesday night in Loftus Hall commencing at 8.30 p.m. Show starts this Tuesday, July 5, and will run every Tuesday during July and August. For more info contact Margaret at 087 1300943, or see Seisiún Facebook page.

grantstown news

Upcoming Events in Grantstown - Tuesday, July 5: Mural Art with Mairead and Cards in the morning and Pongo in the afternoon. Wednesday, July 6: Trip to Ramsgrange. Thursday, July 7, Nail Painting in the morning and Pongo in the Afternoon.

GAA club notes

Lotto draw winning numbers 16, 21, 28 and 31. No jackpot and no match-three winners. Next draw will take place in the Complex on Tuesday, July 12. Tickets can be purchased in the Post Office Carrig, Seabreeze Laundrette Carrig, Tír na nÓg Wellington Bridge or any Club Officer down in the Complex.

We have our County men back to the club after last week's Football defeat over Fermanagh. Unfortunately that's their year over and done with, well done Ben, Philly and Kiernan for your contribution to the County Squad.

The Féile Boys done themselves, their Families and their Club very proud last weekend down in Kerry. They arrived in their host towns on Friday afternoon and played Mount Leinster Rangers in the first match 5-8 to no score, not a bad start. Next up was Skellig/Valentia with a score line B/B 3-09 and 1-1 S/V. On Day two they played the host Club St, Michaels Foilmore with another win for the club 4-8 to 3-5. This brought them to the quarter final game against Reenard a Kerry team. Unfortunately this was the last game, final score 2-2 Reenard 3-4. Four great performances with three good wins. Well done to the players, the mentor's and their Families on a super weekend. Until next year. All information and photographs on our Facebook page.

We had no winner in the last Model County draw. Once again thank you to everyone who supports the draw. All fixtures and venues are on the Facebook page and Twitter account.

We wish to extend deepest condolences to Mossie Doyle and the Mernagh/Doyle Families on the sad passing of Eithne. Many a good session and few pints were had after a match.

Soccer News

Corach Ramblers AGM will take place in Carrig Community Hall on Friday, July 8, at 8 p.m. All players, mentors and parents are welcome. Anyone who would like to put a motion forward for the coming season is asked to text Club Secretary Clodagh at 087 9314692 by Wednesday, July 6.

This week's split-the-pot took place in Breen's Of the Dirr. The winner was Danielle Byrne, Boley, Ballycullane. She won €738. Well done Danielle. Ticket was drawn by Harry Lacey in Breen's of the Dirr.

Sad Passing

The people of Bannow parish were deeply saddened to hear of the sudden death of local publican Eithne Mernagh Doyle last Wednesday. Eithne was 55 years of age and is survived by her husband Mossy brothers Billy and Eamonn relatives and friends.

Her remains were taken from Ryan's funeral parlour on Friday evening to Carrig church for prayers and funeral mass was at midday in Carrig church on Saturday morning with burial afterwards in St David's cemetery Oylegate. May she rest in peace.

Wexford bus time change

Please note the change of bus times to Wexford from Carrig-on-Bannow and Grantstown. On Wednesdays from July 6 the bus will leave Grantstown at 10 a.m., then Carrig-on-Bannow at 10.05 a.m. and arrive in Wexford at 10.35/10.45 a.m., departing Wexford at 2.30 p.m. On Saturdays from July 2 the bus departs Grantstown at 12.45 p.m., then Carrig-on-Bannow at 12.55 p.m., departing Wexford at 5 p.m. There is no booking required from the village, contact 053 9196276 for further information.

Show date

The Bannow/Rathangan Show takes place on Thursday, July 14, at Killag, Duncormick with all the usual attractions and some new ones this year. Entries can be given to secretary Anne White at 053 9148847 or 087 6121008. Entry into the show is just €8 with children and OAPs free, so come along and enjoy a great day out for all the family.

Music Festival

The Tullicanna Music Festival takes place on Sunday, July 17, a Stafford's of Tullicanna, performing on the day will be Mojo, Hot Ashpphalt, Cian McGovern, Jimmy Clooney and Friends. Music starts at 5 p.m., and there will be a barbecue and Colcannon, all proceeds from the day are going to Windmill Therapeutic Centre Wexford and Wexford Able/Disabled Club Clonard.


Parish lotto Results

Lotto results for Wednesday, June 29: winning numbers 6, 7, 23 and 28. No jackpot Winner. Seven match-three winners each receive €93: Ray Rossiter, 65 Kennedy Park; Billy Martin, c/o Seller; Christina Hynes, c/o Seller; Mary McManus, c/o Seller; Johnny Dempsey, c/o Matt; Maureen Carty, 58 Corish Park, and Maureen O'Neill, c/o Seller.

Jackpot for Wednesday, July 6, is €10,500. Tickets are €1.50 at the Parish Office or any promotor. Lotto draw takes place every Wednesday night at Clonard Bingo at 8.30 p.m. If you wish to join or be a promoter please call to the Parish Office to have it arranged.

church news

St Vincent De Paul Collection: SVP conference Clonard wish to thank most sincerely all who contributed so generously to our collection, the amount raised €4,017.38. A big thank you also to those who helped us with the collection. If you missed it donations can be left into Clonard Parish office. Thanks again for your continued support.

World Youth Day: Thank you to all who attended and supported the coffee morning in the Community Centre recently. The amount raised was €470.

Wexford Albion FC

The club AGM will be held in St Joseph's Community Centre on Wednesday, July 6, at 7 p.m.

bicycle Found

A girls bicycle was found outside Clonard Community Centre. Please contact the Parish Office at 053 9123672 if this is yours.

First Aid summer camp

The Order of Malta will be running its popular First Aid summer camp in their Training Centre and Ambulance Base in St John's Drive from July 12 to 15. The camp is aimed at 10- to 16-year-olds and costs €55. For more information contact Kelly at 085 1028419, email or check out our Facebook page.

Accommodation required

The Wexford Campus IT Carlow is currently compiling a register of suitable digs, houses and flats for the Academic Year 2016/17 commencing September 5. Deadline for acceptance is July 5. Contact Mathilda Kirwan at 053 9185800 or email

Clonard GAA

Summer camp will be running from August 2 to August fifth just €35, forms need to be returned by Friday, July 1. Any information required please contact Mary at 087 9967925.

Underage training continues on Tuesday evening for U6's, under-eights, under-10s and under-12s from 6.30 to 7.30 p.m. Thursday evening training for under-12s and Friday evening training for under-10s from 6.30 to 7.30 p.m. Training Saturday morning for Under-sixes and under-eights 10.30 a.m. to midday

Congratulations to Karen Malone on winning €250 in this week's split-the-pot. Seller this week was Keith Casey Culleton's Bar, Whitemill. A big thank you to all who supported us this week and thank you to all our sellers. Next week's envelopes are on sale now, your continued support would be greatly appreciated.

Our Lady's Island

Community Coffee Shop

Our Community Coffee Shop will re-open on Friday, 15th July from 11 a.m. - 5 p.m. Thank you to all our ladies and gents who helped last year. We are looking forward to a busy season again and hope all our community and visitors will enjoy the cuppa and a chat. If you would like to help or bake you will be most welcome.


Congratulations to Eileen Parle, Carne who won split-the-pot last week receiving €216. Envelopes available at O'Dohertys, Post Office, Lobster Pot, Butler's St Iver's and Meyler's Millhouse. All proceeds to Church Restoration Fund. Thanks to all concerned


Congratulations to OLI. Youth Club team on securing second place in the All-Ireland under-15 table quiz held in Limerick on Sunday. Team: Clare McDonnell, Matthew Colgan, Martha Larkin, Carla Howlin. Well done.

New and Good-As-New Shop

Our New and Good-As-New Shop will also re-open Friday 15th July from 11 a.m. - 5 p.m. We would like to thank all who donated last year and if you are spring cleaning, we would be very grateful for any items New or Good-As-New please. Also if you have Rhubarb, Cooking Apples, Potatoes, flowers, or an abundance of any produce. Contact Louise Morris 087 2053305.

Leo Carthy Weekend

The annual Leo Carthy Traditional weekend will take place on Saturday 30th July/Sunday first August, starting with an opening concert in Our Lady's Island Community Centre on Saturday at 8.30p.m. sharp, promising a great night of music, song, comedy and special guests. Festivities will continue on Sunday with a fun run, live open air music on the green plus entertainment for children.

Ballycogley Players

Our AGM took place on Thursday 30th June in Tomhaggard Social Centre and the following committee were elected for the coming year: Chairman Paddy McGuire, Secretary Brenda Murphy, Treasurer Terence O'Byrne and PRO Trisha Boyce.

The Ballycogley Players would like to extend their deepest sympathy to the family of the late Doris Kelly, Killinick who passed away recently. Doris was an avid supporter of our group and we will miss her presence at our future productions. May she rest in peace.


Tennis at St Martin's

Adult tennis fun nights for beginners will be held on Wednesdays from 7.00 p.m. to 9 p.m. over the summer months. All welcome, fee €2 for non-members, rackets and balls provided. Come along and give it a go.

Also Parks Junior Tennis will be on during July from 9.30 a.m. each weekday morning. Weekly rates available

Open Garden

Please come to the Open Garden at Jim and Alice Mernagh's house, Moorfields. Sunday, July 17, from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. to help raise funds for 'Dogs for Disabled.' Bring your friends for teas, coffees plant sale and raffle. Charity No 17821.

ARA Club trip

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.

Scouts news

All age groups have closed for the summer break. The Scout Group enjoyed many activities during the year, cubs going to Jamoige National Camp in Limerick in early June and they attended with the Venturers at the 'Wamboree' event in Kilmore last weekend. this was a fundraiser for Syrian Refugees organised by Kilmore Scouts Josh and Hayley and over 2000 was raised, with over 200 youth and leaders attending. so well done to everyone for a great weekend.

Piercestown Group will hold their registration night for next scouting year on Tuesday, August 30, at 7.30 p.m. All current members and any new entrants should come along this night to register. annual registration fee to Scouting Ireland Dublin is €45 per member.

The group have very few leaders in the Beaver and Scout and Venturer Sections and would encourage and invite any parent or friend to contact Group Leader Jane Power with a view to discuss joining the group for the coming year.

Many activities may be curtailed due to lack of leaders at events if we don't get more adults in to join as leaders to ensure the Child Protection rules are adhered to within the group. Contact Jane Power at 086 3265406.

Thank you to everyone who supported the group throughout the year in any way. it is very much appreciated by everyone involved.

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.

Taghmon/ Camross

GAA Notes

The lotto jackpot of €3,200 wasn't won last week, the winning numbers were 16, 21, 28, and 31, and there were no match 3s. Our next lottery will be on July 12, when the lotto jackpot will be €3,500.

Our Intermediate hurling team play in the final of the Kinsella Cup this Tuesday night V Horeswood in Taghmon at 8 p.m., and our final Hurling league game is on next Sunday evening V Rathnure in Taghmon at 7 p.m.

We had no winners in the final Co GAA development draw last week, once again we would like to thank all those who bought tickets to support our club for 2016.

Athletic club news

Very well done to Brónagh O'Hanlon and Pádraig Hore who both competed for Leinster in the Tailteann interprovincial school championships in the Morton Stadium.

Bronagh finished sixth in the hammer, and Pádraig had great success taking medals in both his events. Second in the discus and third in the shot putt.

Muireann Hore competed in the Athletics events South Leinster Area Advancement for the special Olympics in the Watershed, Kilkenny with a great achievement of taking gold in the shot putt and Silver in the 100m sprint. Ray O'Brien finishing the Viking full marathon in a time if 4:14 and 31 sec. Very well done Ray. Very well done to all our athletes.

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