Thursday 23 November 2017

Around the Districts

Catherine O'Sullivan and Aoife Hore at fashion show organised by the 13th Wexford Clonard Scout Group in the Talbot Hotel.
Catherine O'Sullivan and Aoife Hore at fashion show organised by the 13th Wexford Clonard Scout Group in the Talbot Hotel.

Our Lady's Island

coffee morning

The monthly coffee morning will take place this Thursday, November 24, in the Community Hall from 10.30 to midday. As this is the last one before Christmas expect a few Christmas treats.

Church re-opening

Painting of our church is nearing completion and the re-opening ceremony will take place on Thursday, December 8, with Mass celebrated by Bishop Denis Brennan at 7.30 p.m.

Leo Carthy Weekend

The committee of the Leo Carthy Weekend on Thursday last presented the various local groups and charities with the proceeds of the Leo Carthy weekend held last August to the tune of over €5,000. Scoil Mhuire, Broadway, Paisti Beaga Playschool, OLI. Community Hall, Lady's Island GAA Club, Irish Heart Foundation.

Chairman David Maloney stated how pleased the committee are to be able to support local charities again this year. He thanked the many sponsors and all who supported the event. He wished the various organisations well for the coming year and hoped to be in a position to support them again next year.

u-21 football success

Well done to our under-21 contingent as part of Forth and Bargy Gaels on reaching the county semi-final by defeating Fethard on a scoreline of 1-11 to 10 points on Saturday last. We wish them best of luck when they take on Ballymurn in the county semi-final on Saturday next at 2 p.m. in Ballymurn. Do come along and support the boys.

GAA. Lotto

The GAA. Lotto jackpot now stands at €8,400. The following shared in this week's match three Zoe Dempsey (seller Noel Dempsey), Pat Redmond (seller Aileen Mullins) The winning numbers were 1, 5, 10 and 30. Thanks for all your support.

Jerseys for Refugees

If your children have outgrown their GAA jerseys, please consider donating them for Refugees in Palestine. Contact Angela Murphy at or 087 2028245 All jerseys donated will go directly to these children. Support much appreciated.


Congratulations to Caroline Behan, c/o Kevin Newport who won split-the-pot last week receiving €187. Draw will take place in Community Hall after Sunday Mass. All proceeds to Church Restoration Fund. Thanks to all concerned.

ICA guild

The recent meeting of the local ICA had a good attendance of members. The President, Dee Devereux sent get welll wishes to all who are sick in the parish. She thanked all who supported the Hospice coffee morning which raised €325. Kieran Fitzgerald gave a brilliant talk on autumn gardening and answered our many questions.

Our Christmas dinner will be in the Lobster Pot on Thursday, December 15 - non-members are welcome to come along and should please contact Lila on 9131145.

Our next coffee morning is this Thursday, November 24, 10.30 a.m. to midday with a few christmas treats. The raffle was won by Lila and Dee. A lovely tea was served by Mary Hayes and Francesca. The competition was won by Patricia Kehoe and Mary Hayes. Our next meeting will be on December 12.

Seniors Christmas Party

The annual Senior Citizens party will take place on Sunday, December 18, in the Riverbank House Hotel. Bus will commence pick-up at 4.45 p.m.

Keep Wexford Beautiful

Our village received Joint Third Prize in the Best Environmentally Aware and Presented Village category at the Keep Wexford Beautiful Awards ceremony in Ferrycarrig Hotel on Tuesday night last. Congratulations and well done to all involved with this success thanks to Cllr Ger Carthy for arranging the planting of all the containers and to Louise Morris for taking such good care of them.

Rosslare Harbour

village christmas

Kilrane Rosslare Harbour Tops Community Group will present our sixth annual Village Christmas on Thursday, December 22, in St Patrick's Church from 6.30 p.m. to 7.30 p.m. for Carols, Christmas Music and a modern story of the Nativity by the children. A beautiful adult choir with guest artists George Lawlor and KRH Folk Group.

Our annual Ceremony of Light with the Rosslare Harbour Lifeboat Crew will be held at 7.30 p.m. in the church and then Santa will be arriving to Hotel Rosslare to his special Grotto. Lots of homemade goodies and refreshments. A gift for every child. Come on down and have a cuppa or a glass of Christmas Cheer with your neighbours and family.

RNLI news

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, Máire: 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.

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.

St Paul's AC

Maeve Hayes was competing at the National Schools Indoor Championships in the junior girls category. Maeve finished in a very respectable 11th place with a total of 2785 points. This included 4.63m in the long jump, 10.15 in the 60m hurdles and 8.56m in the shot putt. However Maeve's best performance came in the High jump where a jump of 1.54m was the second highest jump in the event. A great result for Maeve, well done.

Elsewhere Ger Maloney and Rob Stirling were competing for the county at the Leinster Cross country championships. Running in the senior men's and under-11 boy's races, Ger and Rob both managed to finish in the same position, 40th and were both fourth home for their respective county teams. Well done to both athletes.

Men's Shed Fundraiser

Our fundraiser quiz nights have been a great success so far. We held our second night last Wednesday in Hotel Rosslare. Thanks to Mark and Caroline for all their help and to our quiz master Niall McDonnell. The Kilrane Inn is the next venue on Wednesday night, November 23. Thanks to everyone for their support, it is very much appreciated.

St Mary's GAA

Club lotto: jackpot €4,250. Numbers drawn were 3, 8, 13 and 24. No Winner and two match-three winners: Bernie Duggan and Keith Morris. Next Draw Tuesday, November 22.

AGM 2016: The annual general meeting of St Mary's GAA club will take place on Sunday, November 27, at 3 p.m. in the Paddy Roche Centre (apologies for wrong date being printed last week)

Camogie Club AGM

The St Mary's camogie club AGM will take place on Tuesday, November 22, at the clubhouse, Tagoat at 8.30 p.m. At least one parent of the girls or parent of any girls who wish to join are requested to attend. Also we welcome more committee members. If you wish to be nominated for the committee of the camogie club please contact Secretary Brigitte Mclaughlin 087 6211909.

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.

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.


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.

Lollitots coffee morning

Lollitots Community Childcare are holding a coffee morning and Book Sale on Sunday, November 27, from 10 a.m. in Lollitots.

Please call in have a coffee and grab a book. All funds raised will help us add to our outdoor activities. We are looking forward to jumping in puddles and making mud pies.

club AGM's

The annual general meeting of St Mary's GAA club will take place on Sunday, November 27 at 3 p.m. in the Paddy Roche Centre. The camogie club AGM will take place on Tuesday, November 22 at the clubhouse, Tagoat at 8.30 p.m.

Collection Thanks

The Wexford branch of Down Syndrome Ireland would like to thank most sincerely everyone who gave so generously to their recent church gate collection in Rathnure/Cloughbawn. All money collected will stay in the Wexford branch and will be used to benefit all the children and adults with Down Syndrome, amount collected and banked was €339.83.

Rosslare Tidy Towns

We would like to thank all who attended our meeting on November 16. It was a great start to the planning process for 2017. Many imaginative ideas were floated and we would welcome more, you may contact us via our website, Facebook or by phone 086 2270198.

Congratulations to Scoil Mhuire on their award which they received at the Wexford County Council Environment award ceremony last week. 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 amount of Dog Poo is becoming a major issue and we appeal to all dog owners to be responsible.


Congratulations to Trudi Furlong who picked up €160 in this week's draw. The next draw will take place in Cushen's on Friday, November 25. Entry is only €2, with 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

A big thank you to all who helped in keeping our two estates neat clean and tidy and especially to those who helped in the clearing of the derelict site for the community Garden. The Garden was recognised by Wexford County Council as a great achievement and awarded a prize at the recent Environment awards ceremony. The magnificent plaque may be viewed in the newly repainted 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.

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 six 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

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