Thursday 23 November 2017

Around the Districts

Lily Casey and Eve Jones at 'The Magic of the Musicals' in The Talbot Hotel.
Lily Casey and Eve Jones at 'The Magic of the Musicals' in The Talbot Hotel.



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 €5,400. The winning numbers were 7, 15, 16 and 18. Congratulations to the three match-three winners who each received €100. The match-three winners were Kyle Goff, Darragh Sinnott, Teresa Brennan. The next lottery will be held on Tuesday, September 20, and the jackpot now stands at €5,700.

Variety Group

An information night for Rathangan Variety Group's forthcoming production of 'Oklahoma the Musical' takes place on Wednesday, September 21, at 8 p.m. in Rathangan Hall. Audition Dates: Wednesday, September 28, at 8 p.m. and Friday, September 30, at 8 p.m. in Rathangan Hall. Existing members are asked to attend, new members from first year upwards are more than welcome. If you ever fancied 'treading the boards' then come along and meet our Director who will give you an insight into this Production. Audition material available on the night to take away. Hope to see you there.

TRX/Pilates Classes

TRX Classes take place in the club house every Monday and Wednesday evenings at 6.30 p.m. and Tuesday and Friday mornings at 9.30 a.m. For further details please contact Kevin Cogley at 086 3656233.

Pilates Classes take place in Cleariestown Community Centre on Tuesday evenings from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. Bring a mat, towel and drinking water. Cost is €9 and it is recommended to book a place. For further details please contact Teresa White at 089 4620552.


There will be children's disco held in Rathangan Hall on Saturday, September 24, from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. For primary school aged kids. Music by Dj Gary Spot prizes raffle tickets Fully supervised. Admission €3

This disco is being held by Triona Marie Cleary from Duncormick to fund her upcoming trip to World Championships in Kick Boxing with Team Ireland.

Table quiz

Duncormick Area Action Group and Tidy Towns Committee will hold a table quiz in Sinnott's Pub on Wednesday, October 12, at 9 p.m. Tables €20. Refreshments served. Proceeds in aid of river walk development.

Fastnet Rovers fc

Fastnet Rovers are now taking new and existing registrations for the upcoming season. We are also entering and under-10 and under-12 girls' team next season. Please check out Fastnet Rovers AFC on Facebook or contact the club if you are interested.

Our new club gear has arrived. We have two different Pack offers or you purchase individually from our Hoody, Half-Zip, Skinny Tracksuits, Training Jersey, Shorts and Socks.

Michael English

To mark Mulrankins Church Bicentenary, Michael English and his band will be performing in cabaret at Clayton Whites Hotel, Wexford on November 24 th at 8.30 p.m. Tickets €20, please call 087 9136932,087 2052820, also available at Whites hotel reception. This promises to be a great occasion so book early to avoid disappointment.

Money for Jam

Calling all jam making a blackberry picking enthusiasts. The forthcoming Harvest Festival to be held in Duncormick on October 1 and two, are looking for your help. If you are in the habit of jam making, why not donate some of your produce to our 'Money for Jam Appeal'. The idea is to fundraise for the upkeep of Church grounds at Duncormick Church. Any inquiries to 087 2320471.

Tomhaggard centre

Ongoing activities at Tomhaggard social centre: Women's Shed continues Mondays 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., new members welcome. Scouts. Wednesdays 7 p.m. to 8.30 p.m. cubs scouts and ventures. Saturdays 10 a.m.-11.30 a.m. beavers - places available in some sections. Yoga Mondays 6 p.m. to 7.30 p.m. Art. Tuesdays 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Irish Dancing enquiries 087 9364255. Hall available to hire - please contact 087 6858480.

Hip-Hop classes

Nikki will be running hip-hop classes in Rathangan Hall starting September 23 at 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. These classes are suitable from first class up to fourth class. Please contact Nikki at 085 1416953.

Parish AED's

We are delighted to now have Four AED's in our parish - Baldwinstown, Cleariestown, Duncormick and Rathangan. They are located at the shop in Baldwinstown; Church in Cleariestown; Former post office in Duncormick and on the school in Rathangan. They're in a bright yellow box.

If you suspect a cardiac arrest please call 999/112 FIRST and then, if you can, your voluntary AED team. We will try our best to respond and our number is 086 4011688. Volunteers for the team are always required. Call Jacqui at 087 2219 302 for more information or Defib/

Ballycogley players

The 3-act play for the 2017 season has been chosen by director Breda Hayes. 'Lay me down softly' by Billy Roche will be the production that we will stage next year at the drama festivals with the following cast, Seán Carthy, Jack Allen, Ellen Cloney, Paddy McGuire, Chris Maddock and Trish Boyce. The 1-act plays will take place during the Wexford Opera Festival from Thursday, October 27, to Sunday, October 30, in St Michael's hall, Thomas Street, Wexford. For more information please contact Fintan Murphy 087 6812690.

Dance Bus

There will be a pick up and drop off bus service from your house covering all areas to the Irish country music and social dance nights in Tír na nÓg, Wellingtonbridge every Thursday night. A cover charge of €10 will include bus fare, admission to the dance, door prize entry and refreshments. For bus contact Markie Sinnott 087 2407755 for other enquiries contact 087 2101696 or 087 6120903.

AA Open Public Meeting

An Open Public Meeting of Alcoholics Anonymous will take place in St. Michaels Hall, Thomas Street, Wexford on Friday September 30 at 8.30 p.m. This meeting is open to all and will include speakers from AA and Al-Anon.

The purpose is to provide information to individuals and/or their families who are concerned about the impact that alcohol is having on their lives. The meeting will conclude with refreshments , tea and coffee.

Details of AA meetings in Ireland can be found on or by phone at 01 8420700.

Rosslare Harbour

ICA Notes

The Kilrane/Rosslare Harbour guild held their first meeting of the year at the Community Centre, Kilrane on Wednesday, September 5. The new president, Aileen Ironside, welcomed the members back from their summer recess, all bright and bushytailed, and ready to go. She then asked for a minute silence in memory of Eileen Morris's sister Babs; Kathleen Doyle's sister Noeleen and Aideen Quigley's aunt Monica.

A very lively meeting followed where some of the activities for the year were finalised. The card school commences on September 21; Bowling at the Leisure Max on October 11 also the Cycling club meet every Wednesday, weather permitting. The guild are hosting a coffee morning in the Hotel Rosslare on Thursday, September 22, at 10 a.m. in aid of Hospice. There will be a Federation Fun Walk at Johnstown Castle on Sunday, October 2, at 2.30 p.m. Next guild meeting on Wednesday, October 5. New members always welcomed.

St Mary's GAA lotto

Jackpot €2,900. Numbers drawn: 3, 25, 29 and 31. No jackpot winner and no match-three winners five Lucky-dip winners: Mark McMahon, James Sinnott, Deirdre Ryan, Jim Murphy and Kevin Heffernan. Next Draw Tuesday, September 20.

Rosslare Strand

Community/Sports Centre

Memberships - Special offer: JOIN for 2017 in September 2016 and we will give you from September to December 2016 free. Make the most of your 2017 Membership and JOIN NOW. Offering you and your family great value for money Only €100 for the whole family. Payments are easy and hassle free, speak to a member of our staff now 053 9132202.

Newsletter - In shops now. Book now for October Edition. Advertise your business with us. We print over 800 copies each month, going to our schools and local shops. Not to mention the ever growing list of subscribers who are emailed our newsletter each month. Think smart and get your business in our newsletter NOW - you can't afford not to. Call 053 9132202 to book your slot. Have you got something happening in your local club? Get your notices into us for October's Edition.


Ongoing activities at Rosslare Community/Sports Centre area s follows. New members always welcome to all classes/groups.

Tumbao Fitness and Dance - Wed at 7 p.m., €6 per person/Call Dimitri at 085 2112975. Salsa Dance - Wed at 8 p.m., €6 per person/Call Dimitri at 085 2112975. Urban Funk Dance School - Monday from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. = 7-12 years and 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. 13 + yrs €6 (payg) Call 089 2229661

Life Drawing Classes - If interested call Paula 089 2112313. Circuit Training - Tuesdays at 9.30 a.m. €5 - Felix 085 1165048. Pilates - Back Friday, September 9, at 10 a.m. €7 per class or (€25 x five pre-booked class) Call Theresa 089 4620552. Tai Chi - Mondays and Wednesdays at 9.30 a.m. on the beach. Forever Fit - Saturdays at 10 a.m. Fun dance fitness, suitable for all €8 (payg) - Call 087 9713339.

St Paul's Athletics Club - Mon and Wed 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. Women's Sheds - Thursday 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 - Friday at 10 a.m. New players welcome. €2. Rosslare Boxing Club - Tuesday and Thursday 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Sat 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. Suitable from 9+yrs Call Mark 086 8975979.

underage soccer

Rosslare Strand Schoolboys/girls AFC - under-9 and under-10 Boys train on Wednesday from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m.,U11 Boys Thursday 6 p.m. to 7 p.m.,U14 Boys Wednesday 7 p.m. to 8 p.m., under-10 Girls Tuesday 6 p.m. to 7 p.m., under-12 Girls Monday 6 p.m. to 7 p.m., under-14 Girls Thursday 7 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Youth Club

Club will resume on Friday, September 23, with a pizza night to welcome everyone back. Registration forms need to be returned before members attend RYC. Keep an eye on our Facebook page for updates. Suitable for all Secondary school students first - sixth years. Cost is €2 per week.

Rosslare Boxing Club

Training every Tuesday and Thursday from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. and Sat 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. in Rosslare Community and Sports Centre. We welcome new and returning members aged 9 and older to come along join in and give it a go, Registration Details given on the night. We look forward to seeing you.

Web Event

A Web Event with Oprah and Eckhart Tolle. based on Best Seller and Oprah's Book Club Selection, 'A New Earth' by Eckhart Tolle, will be running from Tuesday, September 13 - November 29, (except October 25 and November 1-midterm break) at Rosslare Community and Sports Centre from 6.30 p.m. to 9 p.m. (Tea or coffee and Snack provided) €6 per week for 10 Weeks. (p.a.y.g) Queries Call Theresa at 089 9759605 or Rosslare Community and Sports Centre 053 9132202. Book can be purchased in all good book stores and online sites


Lollitots can take your school-going child before and after school, for information please contact 053 9132770.

Urban Funk Dance School

Starting Monday, September 12, in Rosslare Community and Sports Centre - 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. for seven to 12 years and 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. for 13 + yrs €6 (payg) Family Discounts Available - Call 089 2229661.


We have a winner! Our group nominated Peggy Stennett for the Supervalu Tidy Towns Community Local Hero Award-Peggy a founder member who gave great service through the years and still has advice to pass on as she surveys the Village each Sunday on her to Kellys Hotel for lunch.

She will receive her Certificate, a SuperValu Gift Voucher and a specially commissioned pin as her prize. Furthermore the National Adjudicators were so impressed with her spirit and dedication to all things Tidy Towns that they rated her in the top 6 in the Country. She now goes forward to the National Community Award which will be announced at the Helix on September 26.

Well done Peggy we are very proud of you; it is a well deserved reward for you and for the Community, we in Tidy Towns strive to maintain your example and standards.

AA Open Public Meeting

An Open Public Meeting of Alcoholics Anonymous will take place in St. Michaels Hall, Thomas Street, Wexford on Friday September 30 at 8.30 p.m. This meeting is open to all and will include speakers from AA and Al-Anon.

The purpose is to provide information to individuals and/or their families who are concerned about the impact that alcohol is having on their lives. The meeting will conclude with refreshments , tea and coffee.

Details of AA meetings in Ireland can be found on or by phone at 01 8420700.

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