Thursday 19 September 2019

Around the Districts

Some of the participants in the Big Community Sing in Wexford Arts Centre on Sunday afternoon.
Some of the participants in the Big Community Sing in Wexford Arts Centre on Sunday afternoon.


GAA lotto

The St Fintan's GAA lotto now stands at €3,000 and tickets can be purchased from local shops and the club grounds on Tuesday evenings from 8 p.m. and from club members at a cost of €1.50. There is also a match-three prize of €300 up for grabs each week and Mary Walsh, Bob Wright and Ann Josephine Goldsmith shared in this prize with the following numbers drawn were 6, 11, 18 and 20. Last week's jackpot prize of €9,300 was won by Orlagh Morrin. Many thanks for your continued support and a very happy Christmas one and all.

Forever Fit

Hi energy Dancefit Classes are ongoing in Ballycogley on Monday and Wednesday at 7.30 p.m and Thursdays at 10 a.m. Plus 'Forever Active 55's +' Mondays at 11.30 a.m. A more gentle exercise class to music. Kilmore Forever Active 55+ on Tuesday at 2 p.m. All 'pay as you go'. Join in any time.

Country Music Festival

Five of Ireland's leading artists are confirmed to play the South East Country Music Festival 2017 at Killag, on July 30, 2017. A stellar lineup of artists includes Nathan Carter, Mike Denver, Jimmy Buckley, Cliona Hagan and Lee Matthews. Tickets are already on sale locally, priced at just €25. Available online or at the following local outlets: PJ Murphy's Kilmore, Brady's Mace Kilmore Quay, Bridgetown Post Office, Wallaces Wellingtonbridge, Martina's Hairdressing Knocktown. For further information please see the website or contact 089 2029871.

St Fintan's Ladies

Attention All Adult Players. It has been a mandatory requirement for all players up to and including minors to wear mouthguards, from January 1, 2017, the Mouth Guard rule will also apply to adult players. Players not wearing a Mouth Guard can be removed from the field of play by the referee and can only return to the field of play when the situation is rectified. Players who suffer dental or mouth injuries during a training session or game will not be covered by the LGFA injury fund if they are not wearing a Mouth Guard. We wish all our friendsavery happy Christmas.

ICA guild

Present at the latest ICA meeting of December 5 were president Mary Quirke and fifteen fellow members. Margot Finn received a huge 'thank you' for organising the guilds christmas party which was held in Kellys Hotel Rosslare. The hostesses for the meeting were Lish McDonnell and Margot Finn and the hostesses for the meeting on January 9 are Kathleen Nolan and Breda Wright.

Mary Codd attended the meeting and she showed the guild members how to make a centre piece. The final total for the palliative care fundraiser was €400. On the night each member wrapped a present for the women's refuge group. The competition for the next meeting is for the nicest christmas card. Happy Christmas to all our friends.

Christmas Lights

The Walsh family of Killinick have once again lit up the night skies around Killinick with its fabulous display of Christmas lights. Michael and Kathleen together with their daughter Helen have used their festive display as a fundraiser for Temple Street Hospital in memory of their daughter Chloe who sadly died in 2006. We invite you to come along to see the display which gets bigger each year and to support thisvery worthy cause.

Award Winner

In a year when all went right for Mayglass man Jamie Codd, having ridden winners at the racing festivals of Cheltenham, Aintree and Galway and claimed his second point-to-point jockeys title Jamie received the annual HRI point-to-point award at the 2016 Horse Racing Ireland award ceremony held at Leopardstown racecourse during the recent past. Hard work and dedication to the sport is really paying off for this young man. Congratulations, Jamie.

Drama News

The Ballycogley Players would like to congratulate Wexford Drama Group on their 50th Anniversary which they celebrated recently. Our group had our Christmas get together last Thursday night in Greenacres, Tenacre. Thanks to Noeleen, Noel and staff for looking after us so well. A great night was had by all. The group wishes its member Jim Kielthy a speedy recovery following his operation. Lastly, we wish all our families, friends and supporters a very Happy, Healthy and Peaceful Christmas with every goodwish for 2017.


It was a night of celebrations at the annual Investiture in Tomhaggard on Wed night. Beavers, Cubs, Scouts and Ventures made their promises before family and friends. Anna Power and Peter Lyons received five year Service Awards while Mary Doyle received her 20-year Service Awards, and the group received its SQS Quality Scouting Award.

Two scouts who organised Wamboree Camp in the summer in aid of Syrian Refugee Crisis Josh Quigley Power and Haley Power were presented with Chief Scout Certificates of Merit for their work by Co Commissioner Dano O'Leary. Mayor Frank Staples accepted a cheque on behalf of Trócaire for e2170. It was a real team effort by group who have 70 youth members and 14 adults who hail from parishes of Kilmore, Mayglass, Rathangan, Cleariestown and Rosslare. Thank you to everyone who supported, sponsored, attended and helped Wamboree. Happy Christmas

Women's Shed

The ladies had a fantastic Christmas party at the Social Centre on Monday last. Wonderful food was supplied by Devilicious Cakes (Jimmy Devereux), while the singing and party pieces went on long into the afternoon. Meetings resume on January 9.

Tomhaggard centre

Thank you to everyone who attended and helped at the Reception on Sunday, December 11. Hopefully we can make it an annual event.

Rosslare Strand

Remembrance Star

This is the time of year we would all like to remember our loved ones who have passed on. If you would like your loved one remembered on the Village Christmas Tree in Rosslare car park you can do so by donating €3 and we will place a Remembrance Ornament there for you. Fr James will also say a prayer for them at Christmas Mass. There is a donation box and book placed in all the shops and in Rosslare Community and Sports Centre.

Horse Shoe Throwing

The annual Rosslare Horse Shoe Throwing Championships take place on St Stephen's Day. Meet in Redmond's the Bay at midday This great fun for all involved, new competitors are always welcome.

Parent/Toddler Group

A new parent and toddler group is starting in Rosslare in the New Year. 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

We are now closed till January due to essential maintenance work being carried out. We will be back in January with all new stock. Donation can still be left in the Community Centre which is all greatly appreciated. Please think of us when you are having a clear-out. We need your support to help keep us going. Thank You.


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 are as follows. New members always welcome to all classes/groups.

Forever Fit Active 60's - Saturdday 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.

Counselling Service - available Thursday mornings and Sat afternoons. €25. Call Lorraine 086 1220394.

Rosslare Youth Club

We will be back on Friday, January 6, with a trip to Dundrum. Join our group on Facebook for updates. Suitable for all first - sixth years. €2 per week.

Tidy Towns

Rosslare Tidy Towns Wish all their volunteers and All who supported and helped throughout the year a Very Happy and Peaceful Christmas and a Healthy and Happy New Year.

Together with many other 'Voices 'we will be singing Carols at the Beach car park on Christmas Day from 11.15 a.m. till the Swim which is at midday, Come along and join the Seasonal Festivities.


We wish you all a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. Congratulations to all our winners and a special thank you to all our outlets; Nosh N Coffee, The Enterprise centre, The Lotus Restaurant, 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. 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

The board and management would like to take this opportunity to wish all their friends and supporters a very Merry Christmas.

Christmas Day Swim

Only a few more sleeps to go, so let's get ready for the annual baptism in frosty waters that is the Christmas Day Swim. There will be plenty of punch and soup and festive cheer and carol singers as well. Please be generous the bucket collection on the day is for St Mary's Day-care centre.

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