Sunday 19 November 2017

Around the Districts


Community lotto

There was no winner of last week's jackpot of €7,800. The winning numbers were seven eight 21 and 24 Congratulations to the four match-three winners who each received €75. The match-three winners were M Gallagher, Nicky O'Neill, Paul Kelly and Kay Doyle. The next lottery will be held on Tuesday, November 15, and the jackpot now stands at €8,100


We extend sincere sympathy to the family of Annie Gaul (Newtown) Cleariestown also to the family of Joe Lambert (The Twist) Rathangan and to the family of Christine Moore (Brownstown) Cleariestown. All who died recently. May they rest in peace.

Michael English night

Tickets are limited now for our Michael English night in White's Hotel as part of the Mulrankin church bicentenary celebration. We've also got some fantastic prizes to be won on the night, (hotel breaks etc)' so book your tickets now if you want to be part of this special occasion. Call us at 087 9136932 or 087 2052820.

St Vincent De Paul

St Vincent De Paul will have their annual Christmas collection on December 3/4 in Rathangan and Cleariestown after Mass. Your support would be greatly appreciated for this very worthy cause.

Adoration Group

The annual mass for the deceased members of the Duncormick Adoration Group will be held in Duncormick Church on Thursday morning November 17 at 9.30 a.m.

Bag Collection

Cleariestown Community Playgroup will be having a Fundraising used clothing collection on Monday, November 14. Please donate all your clean unwanted clothes also bed linen, towels, curtains, shoes, bags, belts and soft toys. Old mobile phones will also be accepted. You can drop off any items at the playschool any weekday morning between 9.30 a.m. to 12.30 p.m.

St Anne's GAA

Clubs AGM's - St Anne's Coiste na nÓg AGM will take place on Friday, November 11, at 8 p.m. in the clubhouse; senior club AGM will take place on Friday, November 25, at 8 p.m. in the clubhouse.

Church Gate Collection

There will be a church gate collection on Saturday/Sunday, November 19/20 after Mass in aid of Down's Syndrome Wexford. All money raised will go to help families in the county.

Daag News

Due to unforeseen circumstances the table quiz which was arranged for Wednesday, November 16, has been postponed to a later date. Apologies for any inconvenience caused.

The annual switching on of the Christmas lights will take place on Saturday, December 3. More details to follow.

Christmas Market

Tomhaggard social centre are holding a Christmas Market on Saturday, December 3, from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. Plenty of hand made crafts, Decorations, Christmas refreshments, raffle, plus Mrs Claus' Dilemma and Storytime in Library (free entertainment for children as a Thank You to the community). Interested in a Stall? Contact Angela 087 2840272 for details.


Ballycogley Players are performing their Comedy night 'Mayhem and Merriment' in St Helen's Golf Club Saturday, November 19, at 8 p.m. Meanwhile the cast of Lay Me Down Softly are taking boxing lessons for next year's festival play.

Rosslare Harbour

RNLI news

The Rosslare Harbour branch of the RNLI lost one of its loyal supporters in the past week with the sad passing of Mary O'Rourke. On behalf of all within the branch we extend our deepest sympathies to her husband Ron, to Eamonn our Coxswain, to Brian, Alan and Siobhan and the extended members of the O'Rourke family. Ar dheis De go raibh a hanam dilis.

Christmas cards & stocking fillers: Orders are still being taken for Christmas cards or our stocking fillers. Should you wish to place an order you can contact: Trish: 087-7159327, Claire: 087-2533328, Maire: 086-8333788, Bernie: 087-7051733, Veronica: 086-3682535 or any fundraising committee member. Christmas Cards can also be purchased from the Post Office - Murphy's Super-Valu, Theresa's Convenience Store and Londis - Our Lady's Island.

Just a quick reminder: Our annual quiz will take place on Monday, December 5, at 8.30 p.m. in the Railway Social Club. Table of four - €20. Your support would be greatly appreciated.

Community Alert

The committee of Rosslare Harbour/Kilrane Community Alert Scheme wish to inform the community that a sufficent number of people have joined the text alert scheme to enable it to progress. However, in case anybody who wishes to join the scheme missed the opportunity to sign up, a further day has been arranged in Murphy's SuperValu for Friday, November 18, from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Please note that in order to join the scheme anybody who has already contributed to the scheme in 2015 must sign a form authorising the committee to give their phone number to the monitoring company under data protection legislation.

A number of people who have contributed have not signed this form. If you require any further information please contact any of the following Aedan Mac Fadden, Joan Walsh or Maeve O'Brien.

Men's Shed Quiz Nights

The first of our fundraiser quiz nights was held last Wednesday night in Culletons, Kilrane and was a great success. Thanks to everyone who supported on the night and to Derval of Culletons for all her help. Our next quiz night is next Wednesday, November 16, in Hotel Rosslare at 8.30 p.m. Hope to see you all then.


Condolences to the Walsh Family, Ard Na Mara, who suffered a double bereavement recently. Martina Bruns (née Walsh) passed away in Munich after a long illnes. Martina travelled to Germany in her twenties to teach and while there she met her future husband Volker. She was always very bubbly and had a great zest for life. She is deeply missed by her husband, children Karin and Sean, brothers Peter, Dermot, Ronan and Kieran, nephews and nieces relatives and friends.

After a few short weeks the community were saddened to hear of the passing of Ronan Walsh, Cousinstown, Tomhaggard and late of Rosslare Harbour. Ronan worked at Rosslare Europort, but had been in failing health for some time. He endured his illness with great courage and determination. His funeral Mass was celebrated in St Patrick's Church Rosslare Harbour followed by burial in the new Cemetary Kilmore. He is sadly missed by his wife Anne, son Will, step-daughter Michaela, brothers Peter, Dermot and Kieran, grandchild Caelan, nephews, nieces, relatives, friends and all his work colleagues. May they both rest in peace.

Drama News

The Ballycogley Players will present a 'Night of Comedy' in St Helen's Bay Golf and Country Club next Saturday night, November 19, at 8 p.m. Admission €10. A great night of laughs is guaranteed.

St Mary's GAA

Club lotto: jackpot €4,100. Numbers drawn: 2, 22, 28 and 29. Next Draw Tuesday, November 15.

AGM 2016: the annual general meeting of St Mary's GAA club will take place on Sunday, December 6, at 3 p.m. in The Paddy Roche Centre.

Community Games

The local Area Community Games AGM will be held on Friday, November 18, at 8 p.m. in Murrintown Community Centre.

Rosslare Strand

Development Association

The annual general meeting of the Association will be held on Wednesday, November 23, at 7.30 p.m. in Rosslare National School. A major change is planned for 2017 on how we manage our community and this meeting is your opportunity to express your views on the future of our community.

Christmas Craft Fair

Scoil Mhuire's annual Christmas Craft Fair takes place on December 4 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. This is an ideal opportunity to start your Christmas Gift shopping please come along and support and have a cup of coffee and a mince pie. If you would like to have a stall at our fair please contact Georgina in the school office at 053 9132501 any time. Cost of stalls €10 per 3ft table. Don't forget to call and visit Santa in his special grotto.

Photography Class

Evening class has started on Thursdays in Rosslare Community and Sports Centre from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Cost for both courses is €6 (payg) x four weeks. Please bring your own camera. Booking is essential at 087 6815029.

Parent/Toddler Group

We would love to start up a new parent and toddler group in Rosslare. We are looking for parents to help us get started. Call us at 053 9132202 if you are interested and let us know what days and times suit you. Find us on Facebook.

Charity Boutique

November and December Offer - five for €5. Any five items in the shop for €5. All Donations greatly appreciated. Please think of us when you are having a clear-out. We need your support to help keep us going. Open Mon - Sat from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.


Book now for January - 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. Call 053 9132202 to book your slot.


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

Forever Fit Active 60's - Sat at 11.30 a.m. Fun gentle fitness. Booking Essential to know numbers €8 (payg) Call Amanda 087 9713339.

Tumbao Fitness and Dance - Wednesday at 7 p.m., €6 per person/Call Dimitri at 085 2112975.

Salsa Dance - Wednesday 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 - Saturday at midday If interested call Paula 089 2112313.

Pilates - Friday at 10 a.m. €7 per class or (€25 x five pre-booked class) Call Theresa 089 4620552.

Tai Chi - Monday and Wednesday at 9.30 a.m. on the beach

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

St Paul's Athletics Club - Monday and Wednesday at 5.30 p.m. Call Leo at 086 3103417.

Menapian's 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 Tennis Club - Friday at 9.30 a.m. New players wanted. €2

Rosslare Badminton Club - Every Saturday at 11 a.m. New members needed and welcome. €3

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.

Rosslare Strand Schoolboys/girls AFC - Under-9 and under-10 Boys Wed 6 p.m. to 7 p.m.,U11 Boys Thursday 6 p.m. to 7 p.m.,U14 Boys Wed 7 p.m. to 8 p.m., under-10 Girls Tuesday 6 p.m. to 7 p.m., under-12 Girls Mon 6 p.m. to 7 p.m., under-14 Girls Thursday 7 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Kids Tennis Lessons - with Coach Svibor Fri from 3.30 p.m. to 4.30 p.m. €5 per child. Suitable from first - sixth class.

Daddies Pool Night

Thursday night is Daddies Pool night in the Bay at 8.30 p.m. €5. Proceeds go to Scoil Mhuire parents' council.

Rosslare Youth Club

Volunteers Needed - Reg Form and fee need to be returned before members can attend RYC. Join our group on Facebook for updates. Suitable for all first - sixth years. €2 per week.


Lollitots Community Childcare currently have available space in the Baby Room and Toddler Room for children aged from six months to three years. If you would like more information please contact us at 053 9132770.

Tidy Towns

Next meeting will take place on Wednesday, November 16, at 10.30 a.m., all are invited and needed so please come along and meet the gang and see the medal and awards for 2016 which we will have on show. Congratulations to this year's winners of the Best Kept Estate competition, Plans are being developed to greatly expand the awards for next year to include businesses, private gardens and open spaces. We are in the process of setting up and developing a Polly tunnel and an allotment.

If you have experience and a little time on your hands please contact us as we also require assistance in other areas if you think you can help why not contact us and tell us what you can do. or face book Rosslare Tidy Towns Volunteers. 086 8337324.


Please note the next draw will take place in Tides around 9.30 p.m. on Friday, November 18. Congratulations to Aoife Gorman who picked up €166 in this week's draw.

Entry only €2. Envelopes available At Turners Garage, McGuire's Hardware, Lollitots, Tides, The Bay, Centra, Kelly's Cafe in Meadows and Byrne, Cois Barry House, Kelly's Hotel Swimming Pool, The Pharmacy and Seashells. Also now available in the Enterprise Centre.

If you have a business and would like to help by hosting a Box please contact any of the five participating groups, Tidy Towns, Lollitots, Cois Barry Community House or the two soccer clubs.

Cois Barry House

Have you an issue with Arthritis? Do you need to know more about it? If so make a note in your diary for every Tuesday night seven to 9 p.m. Come along to a programme funded by Arthritis Ireland, Understanding Arthritis. A big thank you to all who helped with the massive Halloween Party over 60 little monsters had a great night.

Mother and baby group meets every Tuesday at 11 a.m. If you are a young mum and wish to meet others this is an ideal opportunity for you. Youth Club meet every Tuesday 5.30 to 7.30 p.m. Taek Won Do every Saturday Basic classes start at 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. and advanced 11 a.m. to midday.

If you would like to book the house for a birthday party or other event please contact David at 087 7631605.

Christmas Day Swim

It is hard to believe and I don't want to scare you but there is only seven weeks left to Christmas. So it is time to iron the togs and warm up the towel and get ready for the annual baptism in frosty waters that is the Christmas Day Swim. The bucket collection on the day is as always for St Mary's Day-care centre, but it is also a great opportunity for other organisations to raise money. If you are planning a sponsored swim on the day please let us know by emailing your details to

Community Games

The local Area Community Games AGM will be held on Friday, November 18, at 8 p.m. in Murrintown Community Centre.


Clothes Recycling

There is a clothes recycling drive on Saturday the 19th in aid of St Mary's National School parents' association. You can donate all your clean unwanted clothes, bed linen, towels, curtains, shoes, bags, belts and soft toys. Wearable clothes will be re-used and other items will be recycled for items such as, industrial wipes and soundproofing. Laptops (must be intact with power lead and mobile phones are accepted but keep seperate.

All items can be dropped to the school between 9.30 a.m. and 2.30 p.m. on Saturday. The kids of the school can bring items in on Friday to school and earn a free homework pass.

Community Games

The local Area Community Games AGM will be held on Friday, November 18, at 8 p.m. in Murrintown Community Centre.

As our Community Games area covers quite a large geographical area, it would be great to see representatives from all parts of the area at the meeting. Map available on

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