Saturday 25 November 2017

Around the Districts

Pictured at TEDx Wexford in Wexford Art Centre were Cllr Tony Dempsey, Catherine Richard (organiser), Madeleine Quirke (CEO Wexford Chamber) and Rachel Murphy(organiser).
Pictured at TEDx Wexford in Wexford Art Centre were Cllr Tony Dempsey, Catherine Richard (organiser), Madeleine Quirke (CEO Wexford Chamber) and Rachel Murphy(organiser).



Dancing continues ever Thursday night in Tír na nÓg with music by Bandit on October 6, Tom Murphy on October 13, Jimmy Barnwell on October 20, Halloween dance with Cupla on October 27. Congratulations to Bridget Quirke who won €200 on spin the wheel at last Thursday nights dance. All proceeds in aid of Ballymitty Handball club new build.

There will be a bus pick up drop off service from your house covering all areas to the social dance nights every Thursday night. A cover charge of €10 will include bus fare, admission to the dance, door prize entry and refreshment. For bus contact Markie Sinnott 087 2407755.

Harvest Festival

Duncormick Harvest Festival, a fabulous festival of food, music, art and crafts, games, children's' entertainment and much more, is being held in the historic village of Duncormick, Co Wexford on October 1 and 2. Please come along for a great day of entertainment - You've got to be there.

By order of the county Council road closures and diversions will be in operation in Duncormick village, from 11 a.m. till 8 p.m. on October 2. We apologise for any inconvenience caused and thank you for your co-operation.

GAA club notes

Lotto this Tuesday evening. Jackpot is €5,300. Tickets can be purchased from the Post office Carrig, Seabreeze Laundrette Carrig, Tír na nÓg Wellingtonbridge or from any Club Officers in the complex. Tickets are €2 each or a book of six are €10.

Our Junior Ladies camogie team lost their county semi-final against Oylegate on Sunday last by two points. Hard luck ladies and big thanks to Davy, Bid and Patrick.

The Intermediate Football team have to play their county semi-final again this Saturday in Wexford Park at two o'clock after taking a draw against Ballyhogue last weekend. We wish them the very best of luck let's all get behind the team and their mentors Pip, Tomas and Dan.

The club will host a Christmas Market on Sunday, December 4. All enquiries to Pauline Fitzharris 086 3534878 or Joeanne Roche 086 3022840.

Keep the Halloween weekend free for our annual race night/fancy dress in the Brandane Inn. More details next week.

Check the Facebook page and Twitter account for results/fixtures and pictures of our under-14 Boys who played in their County Final on Thursday last in Taghmon against Ballyhogue.

Deepest condolences to the Cleary family, Ballymitty on their recent loss.

Grantstown Day Care

Upcoming Events in Grantstown: Tuesday, October 4 - Pongo in the morning and Games/Sonas/Cards in the afternoon. Wednesday, October 5 - Pongo/Exercise in the morning and Games in the afternoon. Thursday, October 6 - Pongo in the morning and music by Tom Murphy in the afternoon.

CE Scheme Vacancies: Grantstown Day Care is now looking for CE Workers. If you are interested and fulfil the criteria, please contact Grantstown Day Care Centre. To be eligible you must be over 25 years old and be in receipt of Social Welfare for 12 months or more. Signing for credits does not make you eligible for a CE Scheme. If you would like any clarification in respect of the above, please contact Lesley at 051 561016.

Volunteers Needed: Grantstown is looking for volunteers. If you can give even one-hour of your time per week, we would love to hear from you. We are looking for Minibus Drivers, Meals on wheels drivers, Vehicle Drivers to transport Residents to Doctors or Hospital appointments

Bridge Results

Results for week ending September 27: First Peter Mageehan and Mary Campbell, second John Hosey and Jenni Westlake, third Mary McNamara and Lorrie Butler, fourth Paddy Whitty and Patsy Farrell.


Clonard lotto

Lotto Results for Wednesday, September 28: winning numbers 9, 15, 20 and 31. No jackpot winner. Twelve match-three winners each receive €54 each: Nora Corish; V. Foley; Pat Kelly; Annette O'Rourke; Matt and Ann Roche; Imelda Doyle; D. Mooney; Matt Kearns; Mgr. D. Lennon; Kay Broaders; Milissa McGuire and M. Carley.

Jackpot for Wednesday, October 5, is €17,000. Tickets are €1.50 at the Parish Office or any promotor. Lottery 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. Results available on or on Facebook

church news

Clonard Parish Radio: All Church services are broadcast on 92.9 FM. Please inform people who are sick or housebound so that they can join us over the airwaves. Masses: Saturday Vigil Mass 6 p.m. Sunday 9 a.m., 10 a.m., and 11.30 a.m. Weekdays: 10 a.m. and 7 p.m.

Acorn Shop in the Parish Office: Opening Hours Monday to Friday 9.30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday two to 5 p.m.

Clonard GAA

Congratulations to Peter Gregg on winning €254 in this week's split-the-pot. Seller this week was Seán Gregg. Thank you to all who supported us this week and to all of our sellers.

Cygnets and Brigins

The Brigins had to cancel their hike plans and revert to plan B which was the cinema but everybody had a great time and the Raven Wood hike will be rescheduled. The Cygnets are out and about enjoying a nature walk, learning about and enjoying autumn.

Thank You

Wexford Meals-on-Wheels would like to thank everybody who contributed so generously to our recent collection and also the volunteers who gave their time.

Church Gate Collection

The Irish Wheelchair Association will hold their church gate collection on Saturday and Sunday, October 8 and 9. Your support would be gratefully appreciated.

Sewing Machine Class

Do you own your own sewing machine but don't know how to use it? There is a six week course for beginners starting Wednesday, October 19, from seven to 9 p.m. in Coolcotts Community Centre. Course fee €55.

SVP bric-a-brac

The St Vincent De Paul Society will hold a Furniture and Bric-a-Brac sale in St Michael's hall, Thomas Street on Friday, October 14, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.


Active retired

A busy week for the Section next week. The Bowls County League gets off to a brisk start with the Kilmore Gulls away to Bree at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, October 4, and the Kilmore Gulls at home to Gorey on Thursday the sixth in the SMC again at 2 p.m. The Kilmore Gulls play Enniscorthy in the SMC on Wednesday the 12th at 2 p.m.

The South East Region table quiz will take place in Duncannon, Star of the Sea Community Centre, on Monday, October 3, at 3 p.m. On Wednesday, October 5, the South East Region Ten-Pin Bowling will take place in Leisuremax at 10 a.m. Kilmore ARA will field a number of teams in this event. On Thursday, October 6, the monthly meeting will take place in Kilmore GAA at 7.30 p.m.

On Monday, October 10, the South East Region Final of the table quiz will take place in Carlow at 3 p.m. On Thursday, October 13, the Fun table quiz will take place in Quigley's in Kilmore at 8 p.m. in order to boost the coffers. Non-members are welcome to attend for a fun evening in pleasant company.

Tomhaggard centre

The AGM of the centre will take place on Tuesday, October 4, at 8.30 p.m. in the centre.

Regular activities Women's Shed Mondays 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., new members welcome; Yoga Mondays 6-7.30 p.m.; Scouts/cubs/ventures Wed 7-8.30 p.m.; Beavers Saturday 10-11.30 a.m.; Watercolour Art Tuesday 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.; Ballycogley Players Mon/Tues/Thur 8 p.m.

Reading Room open to public when centre in use. Great selection of books Irish Dancing enquiries 087 9364255 Hall available for hire. Enquiries 087 6858480.

Knitting/Stitching Show

The Women's Shed are going to the Knitting and Stitching Show in the RDS on Saturday, October 22. There are some places available on the Bus if anyone is interested in joining them. They plan on stopping for meal on way home. Cost of bus depends on how many travel. Enquiries 087 6315425.

Bridgetown Handball

The under-15 60 by 30 Juvenile Doubles County Championships were finally completed last weekend with the semi-finals and Finals played in Ballymitty last Friday. Conor Scallan and Ryan Walsh were in action first and came up against a very strong Taghmon pair who won through to the final.

Our other pairing, Conor and Rory Cassidy, got a walkover in the other semi-final and then met the Taghmon pair in the final, with the same result unfortunately. Hard luck lads.

The adult 40 by 20 Championships for 2017 is already under way. Brian Busher came from behind to beat James Greene 2-1 in Junior D. Micheál Busher received a walkover in his first Junior B game. More results next week.

Quiz Night

A fun table quiz in aid of Bridgetown Men's Shed will be held on. October 9 at 8.30 p.m. in Greenacres Pub Tenacre.

Wedding Bells

Congratulations to Miss Melanie Kenny, Ballycross, Bridgetown and Philip Morgan, Ballyhealy, Kilmore who got married last week. Melanie is daughter of Bridget and Seán and Philip is son of Rita and the late John. We wish this couple many happy years of married life together.

talk on the asgard

On Friday, October 7, 8 p.m. the Stella Maris Centre will host a talk on the Asgard by Pat Murphy. Pat presents the life of this famous yacht in Irish history from her launch in 1905 to her conservation today in Collin's Barracks Museum. See for details re: booking. Admission Free. Donations appreciated. Any funds raised will go to KQCDA and RNLI.


Split the pot

Split the pot winner in Murrintown this week is Imelda Dunne, winning €1,014. Congratulations Imelda. Draw takes place each Monday night at the Bingo. Be in to win.

Art Exhibition

Murrintown's 14th annual Art Exhibition will run from Saturday October 29 to Sunday, October 30 in Murrintown Community Centre. Visit this inspiring exhibition of art by local artists. Bring the whole family to enjoy. For more information please contact the Community Centre at 053 9139328.

Water Colour Classes

Learn the basics of watercolour painting in a small class setting with Maria Murphy. Starts Thursday, October 6, from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. in Murrintown Community Centre. For further details please contact Maria at 086 3848364.

community centre

Ongoing activities as follows: Bingo - Mondays 8 p.m. to 10 p.m. Bus pick up at usual points; Taekwon-Do - Mondays and Wednesdays 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., contact Pat O'Rourke 053 9145773; Women's Indoor Soccer - Tuesdays 8 p.m. to 9 p.m., contact Annemarie Kavanagh 086 1700962; Forever Fit - Tuesdays 7.30 p.m. to 8.30 p.m., contact Amanda Burke 087 9713339; Zumba - Wednesdays 7 p.m. to 8 p.m., contact Angela Sanina 087 4491222; Pilates - Thursdays 10 a.m. to 11 a.m., contact Elaine Dowling 086 8431723; Piloxing - Thursdays 7 p.m. to 8 p.m., contact Olga Belova 085 1473739; Mother and Toddler - Thursdays 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., contact Dolores Martin 086 3259832; Youth Club - Fridays 7 p.m. to 10 p.m., start date to be confirmed.

Rosslare Harbour

KRH Tops

Registration night for KRH Tops for the coming year will be held in Kilrane NS from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Tuesday, October 11. Registration is for all children and adults interested in participating in this year's show, either onstage or backstage. Fees remain the same as previous years at €10 per child plus €5 insurance for the year, and €20 per adult plus €5 insurance for the year. Family rates will be applied.

We are also holding a monster fashion show on Thursday, November 3, in Danby Lodge with fashions supplied by Pennys, Candy Boutique and Industry. A draw will be held on Tuesday, October 11, at Registration, for children who express an interest in taking part in the Fashion Show to obtain models for this fun family night. A kickstart to our 2016/2017 year.

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