Monday 18 December 2017

Around the Districts

Phyllis O'Gorman and Margaret Kelly at the Taghmon Day Care Centre Christmas party in The Oak Tree pub, Foulksmills.
Phyllis O'Gorman and Margaret Kelly at the Taghmon Day Care Centre Christmas party in The Oak Tree pub, Foulksmills.


GAA lotto

The St Fintan's GAA lotto now stands at €3,300 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. The numbers drawn in the last draw were 10, 12, 27 and 30 and the next draw will take place on January 10. Many thanks for your continued support and a very Happy New Year 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. 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, Wallace Wellingtonbridge (Drapery Dept), Martina's Hairdressing Knocktown. For further information please see the or contact 089 2029871.

St Fintan's Ladies

CALLING ALL under-10 under-12 under-14 girls. We are having a New year party in Leisure Max on Tuesday, January 3, from 5 p.m. to 7.30 p.m. this will be a fun evening for all girls with games, bowling and food provided. Cost per girl is €6 (Club are paying balance). please let us know ASAP if your child will be joining us for this evening of fun as we need to confirm numbers. Thanks Niamh 087 1528883.We wish all our club members and supporters a very Happy New Year.

Women's Shed

Meetings resume at Tomhaggard Social Centre on January 9.

All Blacks AFC

Just an update on International Tickets for upcoming game versus Wales.... due to the huge demand for these tickets, we are unable to take any further orders at this time.

Wexford Women's and Schoolgirls League Fixtures: Saturday, January 7.U-14 Div 1.All Blacks AFC Away V St Leonards AFC. Sunday, January 8, Women's Division One Kilmore United Home V All Blacks AFC Away KO 11 a.m.

Tomhaggard Centre

The Tomhaggard Social Centre committee would like to thank all of the organisations and groups who have used the centre during the year, helped in fundraising, those who volunteered at various social events, Brian and others who continue to work and upgrade the premises. Kilmore Scouts, Ballycogley Players, Women's Shed, Yoga Group, Art Group, and committee wish you a happy Christmas and Peaceful New Year. Looking forward to seeing you all again in 2017.


Deepest sympathy is extended to the family and friends of Betty Kelly Killinick, Rosie Miskella Mulrankin and Anna Moore Coalspit Ballycogley all of whom sadly died during the recent past. May they rest in peace.


The Ballycogley Players drama group would like to wish its fellow groups and loyal supporters a very Happy New Year. The group sends its deepest sympathy to fellow group member Aidan Miskella and his family on the sad passing of his mother Rosie.


The annual scout investiture was held in Tomhaggard during the recent past with guest speakers Dano O'Leary (County Commissioner) and Mayor Frank Staples in attendance.

Two scouts Josh Quigley Power and Haley Power received Chief scout certificate of merit for their raising of €2,170 for the Syrian refugee crisis which they presented to councillor Frank Staples on behalf of Trocaire. Anna Power and Peter Lyons received five-year service Awards and May Doyle received a 20 year service Award while the group received an SQS Quality Scouting Award. Congratulations, all.


ICA guild news

Carrig-on-Bannow hosted the inaugural Convenor Group Meeting on Monday, November 21, 2016. The invited guilds were Duncannon, Bridgetown, Killinick, Kilmore Quay, and Our Lady's Island. Over 50 ladies attended on the night.

A very informative talk was given by Betty O'Neill nutritionist from the Natural Health Store. This was followed by a comedy sketch and some fun recitations and a raffle. The evening was rounded off with refreshments and a very enjoyable time was had by all.

Four guild members attended the Federation Meeting in the Ferrycarrig Hotel on Monday, November 28, 2016. The tree of Remembrance was unveiled by Deirdre Connery and is decorated in memory of past ICA members. The projects made from the sample books project were displayed on the night. Carrig-on-Bannow guild were lucky to win one of seven scholarships to An Grianan. Philip McCabe, the bee keeper at An Grianan was the guest speaker on the night and spoke in detail about beekeeping and the medical benefits and uses of honey.

The Christmas night out was held in the Red Door on Monday, December 5, with everyone enjoying a lovely meal, a great start to the festive season. The next guild meeting will be on Monday, January 9, at 7.30 p.m. and new members are very welcome.

Ambrosetown Graveyard

A meeting will be held in Rathangan Hall at 8.30 p.m. on Thursday, January 7, to discuss issues relating to Ambrosetown Graveyard. All those with an interest in the cemetery are welcome to attend.


This week's split-the-pot winner is Paul Murphy Ballylannon. Paul scoops a brilliant €807 congratulations Paul. Thanks again to everyone for your continuous support.

Grantstown News

We re-pen as normal Tuesday, January 3. A big thank you for all the support during the year from the board, management, Staff and volunteers at Grantstown wishing you all a Healthy happy Christmas and a Peaceful New Year.

Sad Passing

Deepest sympathy to Michael Neville and family on the death of his mother Mai Neville (née Neville) at Wexford General Hospital. Mai was a well-known and liked retired dressmaker from Balloughton and she is survived by her son Michael, daughter-in-law Marian, sister Sadie, grandchildren, relatives and friends. Mai was waked at her residence on Friday and her removal was Saturday to Carrig church for 10 am funeral Mass and burial afterwards in Kilcaven cemetery. May she rest in peace.

Deepest sympathy to Tom Carthy and family Littlegraigue on the death of his brother Jack Carthy in Wexford County Hospital last Sunday, December 25. Jacks remains were taken to Carrig Church on Tuesday evening for 7 p.m. and funeral Mass was Wednesday at 10 a.m. with burial afterwards in Bannow cemetery. Jack is survived by family and friends. May he rest in peace.


Ladies Football

Kilmore ladies Football club will hold their annual presentation of medals next Friday, January 6, in Mary Barry's starting at 7 p.m. All members are invited to attend which promises to be a great night for both our young and senior players. Kilmore ladies' Football Club would like to wish all our Players, committee members, supporters and family members a prosperous new year.


Kilmore camogie club would like to wish all our players, selectors, committee members, supporters and their families a prosperous new year.

Kilmore camogie will host their annual spring clothes collection on Saturday, April 9, in Kilmore GAA grounds from 9.30 a.m. to 12.30 p.m. We will gladly take any unwanted items of clothing, shoes, bags, belts and bed linen.

The club will hold their club registration night for 2017 on Thursday, January 19, from seven to 8.30 p.m. in the clubrooms. Membership fees will remain the same as last year which are as follows: underage €30, Adult €50, family membership - two for €50 three for €75. New players are always welcome to come and join us.

We would like to thank John Byrne carpentry for sponsoring our disco, Murphys Daybreak and Bridies Bar for the minerals and Mary for the use of the hall. A great start to our feile fundraising.

Kilmore ARA

A Happy New Year to all our members. Next Week will see the County Bowls competition return and a number of fixtures will take place. Check our Facebook page for details. Leisuremax will have our normal Monday morning competitions on New Year's Day at 10.30 a.m.

Two corrections to the item in the recent news outlets: the Executive meeting is on Monday, January 16, in the Kilmore GAA Clubrooms while the monthly meeting will be on Thursday, January 19, at 7.30 p.m. in the GAA Clubrooms.

Bowls: The Kilmore Seals will play New Ross Beta on Tuesday, January 3, at 2 p.m. in the SMC. This is a re-fixture. The Kilmore Gulls will play Gorey on Thursday, January 5, at a time to be yet confirmed in Gorey, this is also a re-fixture.

Ten-Pin Bowling in Leisuremax on Mondays (other than Bank Holidays) at 10.30 a.m.

Tomhaggard Centre

The Tomhaggard Social Centre committee would like to thank all of the organisations and groups who have used the centre during the year, helped in fundraising, those who volunteered at various social events, Brian and others who continue to work and upgrade the premises.

Kilmore Scouts, Ballycogley Players, Women's Shed, Yoga Group, Art Group, and committee wish you a Peaceful New Year. Looking forward to seeing you all again in 2017


Kilmore National School is now accepting applications for enrolment for September 2017. The deadline is January 31. Please ring the school at 053 9135230 or call in person for an application form.

Our Lady's Island

Story-telling Night

The 'Night Round the Fire' story-telling night takes place in Tacumshane Old School on Friday next, January 6, at 8.30 p.m. Come along sit back and enjoy the talent, music, song, story-telling. Tea, coffee, cakes served at interval, all welcome, no charge for this community night.

Thrift Fund

Our Lady's Island Thrift Fund re-opens on Sunday next, January 8. This is a great way to save for Christmas and also support parish funds.

gaa club agm

The Our Lady's Island GAA club AGM takes place on Sunday, January 8, in OLI Community Centre at 3 p.m. All Nomination Forms and Motions must be returned to Rosaleen Keegan, Airdownes Great on or before Wednesday, January 4. The chairman and Executive Committee wish to thank you all for your support and participation in club activities during 2016 and we look forward to seeing you at the AGM.

ICA news

The January meeting of Our Lady's Island ICA will take place on Monday, January 9, in the Community Hall at 7.30 p.m. New members always welcome.


The double draw will take place this Sunday, January 1. Thanks to all involved.

Rosslare Strand

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.

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.


Congratulations to Alan Power who picked up €300 in our last draw. We wish him and all our other winners and supporters a Happy New Year. 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. Next draw on Friday the 30th in the Bay.

Cois Barry House

The board and management would like to extend New Year greetings to all and remind you that the youth club returns on Tuesday the third and Taek Won Do on Saturday, January 7.

Christmas Day Swim

What a wonderful occasion, fantastic weather, a great turnout and so many brave souls who ventured into the sea. Please rejoice in the fact that over three thousand euro and counting was raised for St Mary's Day Care Centre. Thank you to all who helped, you are fantastic. See you next year only 355 days to go!

Wexford People

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