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St Paul's AC
Well done to all who competed in Round 2 of the Winter League on Friday night. Results as follows: U9 Girls, 10th - Lucia Donohoe, 13th - Hannah Kelly, U13 Girls: 2nd - Ciara Martin , U14 Girls: 3rd - Emma Carr, U15 Girls: 2nd - Maeve Hayes, U8 Boys: 2nd - Elijah Page, 8th - Artem Kelly, U9 Boys: 6th-Peter Stefanov, U10 Boys: 7th - Lucas Page.
The committee would like to wish all our athletes and supporters a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year. 2016 was a great year for many of our athletes and we look forward to even more great performance in 2017. Thanks again to all our supporters and sponsors over the last 12 months. Training will resume in the New Year on Monday January 9th. Our AGM takes place on Saturday January 21 at 7 p.m. in Kilrane National School.
Christmas is Coming
Christmas is coming to Kilrane/Rosslare Harbour on Thursday, December 22. We have a beautiful Carol Service and Nativity in St Patrick's Church Rosslare Harbour at 6.30 p.m., The KRH Tops Choir and Children will be joined by special guests George Lawlor and the local Naomh Pádraig Folk Group. A Ceremony of Light will be celebrated with the local RNLI Rosslare Harbour Lifeboat Crew to remember those lost at sea.
At 7.30 p.m. Santa will be in his Grotto in Hotel Rosslare immediately after the Carol Service. There will be gift package for every child, with three of these packages containing a ticket for an extra prize. Admission €3 per child and Adults free. Monster Raffle and Homebaked goodies and treats. Music, festive fun, gifts, prizes and surprises.
Come and celebrate Christmas with your family, friends and neighbours. KRH Tops putting the community back into Christmas.
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. Lastly, we wish all our families, friends and supporters a very Happy, Healthy and Peaceful Christmas with every good wish for 2017.
Naomh Pádraig Folk choir would like to invite all singing members of the community to join in their celebration of the Christmas Vigil Mass this year in St Patrick's Church, Rosslare Harbour at 7 p.m.
For the Christmas Vigil we ask that anyone who couldn't make all rehearsals but still wish to sing with us for the mass - please be in the church for 6.15 p.m. on December 24 - All are very welcome. If you require any further details please contact Diane (087 2999535) or Mireille (087 1273361).
New members from fifth class upwards are always welcome to the group. We look forward to seeing some old and new faces to help celebrate this Christmas as a community.
The weekly thrift fund for 2016 has now come to an end. Thank you to those who saved with us during the year and to the Railway Social Club for the use of their premises. A special word of thanks and gratitude must go to the ladies who volunteer to collect every Saturday morning; your help is very much appreciated. Please note that Saturday, January 7, 2017, is the first collection day for next year and we are always happy to welcome new savers. Happy Christmas and Happy New Year to you all. Looking forward to your continued support.
The one act season came to a close up on Saturday, November 19, when we performed our Night of Comedy in St Helen's Golf Club. Thanks to all the people who supported us in the various venues over the last couple of months. 100% concentration now focuses on rehearsing for our 3-act play 'Lay Me Down Softly' by Billy Roche. We extend our deepest sympathies to the family of the late Noel Goff who passed away recently. Noel was a great supporter of our group down through the years. May he rest in peace.
The parish of Kilrane-Rosslare Harbour were deeply saddened to learn of the death of Mary O'Rourke (née Doyle) of Tuskamore, which occurred on Friday, November 4. Mary, who was a native of Enniscorthy, had been in failing health for some time, but fought her illness with great courage and dignity. She was a very kind, caring lady and great fun. We extend sympathy to her husband Ron, children Alan, Eamonn, Brian and Siobhán, brother Michael, son-in-law, daughters-in-law, grandchildren, brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, nieces, nephews, relatives and many friends. Mary was laid to rest in St Aidan's Cemetery, Kilrane, after Funeral Mass in St Patrick's Church, celebrated by Fr Diarmuid Desmond PP. She is sadly missed.
Derek Smith, Ballyhire, Kilrane, passed away peacefully at Wexford General hospital. He fought his short illness with great courage but lost his fight on November 15. He is deeply missed by his parents Ann and Ray, brothers Raymond, Gary and Peter, Grandmother Ellen, sisters-in-law, nephews, nieces, relatives and many friends. Derek's funeral Mass was celebrated in St Patrick's church and he was laid to rest in St Aidan's Cemetery Kilrane.
Jim Igoe, Barryville Court, Rosslare Hbr passed away at Naas Hospital on November 21. He had been in failing health for some time and had moved to Caragh, Co Kildare to live with his son Liam. His funeral Mass was celebrated in the Church of Our Lady and St Joseph, Caragh followed by burial in St Aidan's Cemetery Kilrane. He is sadly missed by his son's Liam and Martin, daughter-in-law Mary, grandchildren, sisters, nephews, nieces, relatives and friends. Jim was pre-deceased by his beloved wife Anne.
Noel Goff, Boher, Kilrane passed away on November 23. Noel who was a native of Enniscorthy had been ill for a very short time and his sudden passing shocked the whole community. He was a member of the Customs and Excise staff at Rosslare Hbr. His funeral Mass was celebrated in St Patrick's church by Mgr Denis Lennon and afterwards was laid to rest in St Aidan's Cemetery, Kilrane. He is mourned by his wife Mary, daughter Laura, sons Barry, Niall and David, son-in-law, daughters-in-law, grandchildren, brothers and sisters Henry, Pat, Ann, Chrissie and Eileen, nephews nieces, relatives and friends.
Sympathy to Paul and Gerard Tobin on the death of their father Brendan, of Walsheslough, Rosslare who died on November 25. Brendan who worked at Rosslare Port for nearly 50 years, didn't have good health for the past number of years. His funeral Mass was celebrated in St Brigid's Church, Rosslare Strand and he was laid to rest in the New Cemetery Tagoat, beside his late wife Mary. He is also mourned by his daughter-in-law Angela, grandchildren, sisters Bernie, Kay, Peg and Anne and brother Syl, nephews, nieces, relatives and friends.
Sympathy also to Owen Tansey, Boher on the passing of his sister Evelyn Montague which accured on November 24.
Also condolences to the family of Rita Benson, Ballask, Carne who died on November 30. Rita was wife of the recently deceased Tony. Sincere sympathy to her children Ann Walsh, Laura Murrell, George, Douglas and Keith Benson and extended family.
May they rest in peace.
Christmas cards and stocking fillers: Orders are still being taken and stock is still available of our Christmas cards and 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 SuperValu, Theresa's Convenience Store and Londis - Our Lady's Island.
Christmas Message: On behalf of all within the Rosslare Harbour Branch of the RNLI, we would like to wish all our volunteers, committees, supporters, sponsors and all who helped us in anyway throughout 2016, a Happy and Peaceful Christmas.
Through the hard work of those involved within the branch and the support of all towards the Rosslare Harbour RNLI, 2016 was yet another successful year for the Branch. Your support, donations and assistance in anyway made this possible.
It will be the 30th anniversary of the Christmas Swim at 12: 00 in Rosslare Strand this year. What better way to celebrate than with a quick dip to whet the appetite for that Christmas dinner and support a great cause at the same time, rumour has it that Michael Darcy from Corner Boy might even make an appearance. Even if you don't fancy a dip come along and support those hardy enthusiasts who enjoy the fun of a winter swim in support of St Mary's Day Centre.
Come and join us every Thursday at 7 p.m. in Tagoat Community Hall to lose weight, have fun and taste some nutritious food. €10 to join and €3 every week. Men and women welcome.
St Mary's Day Centre
We have a few places available Monday, Wednesday and Friday for anyone interested in joining us for a bit of socialising and a lot of fun. We also do a meals on wheels service for only €6 for a three course meal freshly cooked and delivered to your door, call 053 9132624 for details.
St Mary's Day Centre would like to wish all our absent patrons a speedy recovery and we hope to see you back with us soon.
Christmas Eve 7 p.m. Christmas Day 11 a.m. We wish all our parishioners a very happy and holy Christmas.