Saturday 18 November 2017

Around the Districts

Bernadette Hartigan, Rosemary Hayes and Jeniffer Wickham who were attending the lifeboat memorial ceremony at Rosslare Burrow on Sunday afternoon.
Bernadette Hartigan, Rosemary Hayes and Jeniffer Wickham who were attending the lifeboat memorial ceremony at Rosslare Burrow on Sunday afternoon.


Tennis Club

Membership of St Martin's Tennis Club is now available for the year. Single, family, junior and student membership can be availed of. All enquiries to 087 9266055.

school enrolments

Piercestown National School are now enrolling for September 2017. Please call Siobhán or Laura at 053 9158854.

Active Retirement

The annual general meeting of the Piercestown-Murrintown ARA Club will take place on Tuesday, February 21, at 3 p.m. in St Martin's Centre Piercestown. everyone welcome, please come along and have a cuppa after the meeting. Guest Speakers will be Kelly Dundaven Regional Development Officer, Active Retirement Ireland, Aidan Power of Wexford Local Developent Wexford and Seán Mccormack of Piercestown Text Alert Committee.

Smoke alarms - Wexford Fire Services provide free Smoke Alarms to homes. It was decided at a recent meeting of the Piercestown Text Alert Committee to avail of this offer of free smoke alarms To avail of this free smoke alarm offer for your home, please contact any of the following committee members of the Text Alert Group: Seán McCormack: Terry Rossiter: Tom O'Reilly: Mary Furlong: Lily Thomas: Frank O'Connell: John Sinnott: Ann Rochford: Orange Darcy, Sheamus Howling, Jack Roche: Carol Gray. At our AGM we will have information on various free services/text alert/and other information, so please come along.

The club annual Coach Tour for 2017 is to the Slieve Russell Hotel Co Cavan leaving on on August 27 for three nights DBB (Sun to Wed) with two-day tours (details to be advised later). Price is €280 pp sharing and€15 Single Room Supp. please ring Ann Rochford 087 6677411 to book your place, deposit of €100 secures your place.

Local Coach Trip. February 28 - We have also organised an outing (half Day) to New Ross, leaving Piercestown at 12.30 p.m. travelling to Dunbrody Famine Ship for guided tour and to Ros Tapestry for practical demonstration and guided tour also. Coach and entry fees €30 per person. ring Ann at 087 6677411 to book your seat. Tea at on way home €10 pp (not included;

On May 2 the club have organised a trip to Wicklow Gaol and Kilquade Arboretum with evening meal on way home. More details Later.

On June 13 the club is heading to Japanese Gardens, Newbridge Silverware and Whitewater Shopping Centre so please do come along, Morning T/C, Evening Meal, Entry fee to gardens and coach all included in Price of 50.00 per person. Please ring Ann at 087 6677411 to book your seat.

Scout Group news

Congratulations to Peadar Byrne and Michael Carroll, who have achieved the Chief Scout And Gaisce Award, the Chief Scout Christy McCann will present the boys with their award at a ceremony in Trinity College Dublin on February 25 in Trinity College Dublin, the group will also have a special event to mark this brilliant achievement. the boys are now going on to work on their Silver Gaisce Award. we wish them well.

Eoin Deenen is now working on his Cub Chief Scout Award for remainder of the scouting year. All boys are encouraged to try and achieve this award and at Scout Level it includes the Gaisce award too.

Community Games

The Community Games Area Art and Handwriting Competition which will be held in Piercestown National School on Thursday, February 23. Registration is from 9.30 a.m. to 9.45 a.m., start at 10 a.m. Art will be allowed three hours, handwriting one hour. Entry fee €3 per child.

See full details on our Facebook page: Enquiries to: or Anne at 086 8063748. See area map on:

Rosslare Harbour

St Paul's AC

Emma Owens competed in the IUAA Championships on Friday in Athlone where she finished sixth in the Weight for Distance, well done Emma We had a very successful weekend in Athlone at the Leinster Juvenile Indoor Championships last Saturday and Sunday.

Maeve Hayes was first up on Saturday morning with the under-16 High Jump where she jumped a new pb of 1.58m taking first place and retaining her Leinster Indoor title.

Next up was Gergely Pap and Milan Kovacs in the Shot Putt where Gergely also retained his Leinster Indoor title with a great throw of 12.80m and Milan with a throw of 10.60m putting him in fourth place. Ciara Martin took to the track in the under-14 800m, storming home in first place in her heat in a time of 2.38. This was a great achievement for this young athlete to reach the final in her first Leinster Championships I'm sure we will see much more from Ciara as the season progresses.

Day two got off to a good start with both Sammy Delaney and Maeve Hayes taking first place in the under-19 and under-16 Long Jumps respectively, Sammy jumping 5.77m and Maeve 4.79m. Next up for Sammy was was the 200m, where he qualified for the final and ran a time of 24.97 finishing sixth. Sammy, Maeve, Gergely and Milan have now qualified for the National Indoor Championships in March and April.

The weekend was rounded off with a great run from Ger Maloney in the National Masters Cross Country in Waterford where he finished in third place. Congratulations to everyone on a great weekend.

Environment Group

Rosslare Harbour/Kilrane Environment Group lost one of its most loyal supporter and volunteer in the past week with the sad passing of Peter McCormack. Peter has worked tirelessly with the group for the last 10+ years developing the section of the Village Park known to all as 'Peter's Garden'.

In recent months he was busy putting together a 'Fairy Village', which he intended to put out in the park. When not working in his 'Garden' he would be out trying to keep the roads of the area litter-free or tending the shrub and flower opposite St Patrick's Church. On behalf of all within the group we extend our deepest sympathies to his family and friends.

Active Retirement

We extend sympathies to the family of Peter McCormack and best wishes to all who are ill at this time.

Dates for your diary: Tuesday, February 28 - coffee morning in aid the Heart Foundation (€2 plus a donation bucket), all welcome. The next meeting will be Tuesday, March 7, in Hotel Rosslare at 3 p.m. Committee will meet at 2 p.m.


The Kilscoran Union will hold a fundraising table quiz in the Danby Lodge on Thursday, February 23, at 8 p.m. Quiz master Paddy McGuire, €20 table of 4. Your support would be very much appreciated.

St Mary's GAA

Club lotto - winning numbers in last draw: 1, 4, 8, 29. No jackpot winner. Lucky Dip Winners: John Grant, Cora Goff, Hugh O'Neill, Margaret Murphy and Billy Doyle. Next Draw Tuesday, February 21. Jackpot €6,200.

Scor - St Mary's proudly represented Wexford in the all-Ireland Scor na nÓg table quiz final, finishing in seventh place. This is the third year in a row in which the team has managed a top-10 finish which shows remarkable consistency. Kevin Power, David McDonnell, Manus Harte and Claire McDonnell are the team members and great credit is due to them on representing Rosslare and Wexford so well.

Community Games

The Community Games Area Art and Handwriting Competition which will be held in Piercestown National School on Thursday, February 23. Registration is from 9.30 a.m. to 9.45 a.m., start at 10 a.m. Art will be allowed three hours, handwriting one hour. Entry fee €3 per child.

See full details on our Facebook page: Enquiries to: or Anne at 086 8063748. See area map on:

South East Tops

Dates for your diary - First show Thursday, March 16, second show Wednesday, March 22.

Rosslare Strand

TC Gymnastics

A new six-week term is starting Monday, February 27, 3.30 p.m. to 4.30 p.m. in Rosslare Community and Sports Centre. Suitable for first - sixth class. €6 per week (payg) or €30 for six weeks (prepaid). Parent must be present on first day to register. Wear Comfortable clothing and socks. Call Tommy at 089 9693008 for more information or to book.
Parent Toddler Group

The parent and Toddler Group meet on Tuesdays in Rosslare Community and Sports Centre at 10 a.m. Call us at 053 9132202 for more info or find us on Facebook.

Penny Bank

Rosslare Penny Bank collects every Thursday from 2 p.m. to 3.30 p.m. in the nuns chapel in St Bridget's Church Rosslare.

Scoil Mhuire

Enrolment for September 2017: Please call to the school office to collect an Admission Booklet or contact Georgina in the office to have one posted to you. School Number is 053 9132501, open daily Monday to Friday 9 a.m. to 4.30 p.m.


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.

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-nine and under-10 boys Wed 6 p.m. to 7 p.m., under-11 boys Thursday 6 p.m. to 7 p.m., under-14 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 meet on Fridays at 7 p.m. New members welcome. Join our group on Facebook for updates. Suitable for all first - sixth years. €2 per week.


The next draw will take place in the Bay on Friday, February 17. Congratulations to Anne Harper, who picked up €130 in our last draw.

Cois Barry House

The community house is now taking bookings for 2017 so if you want to hold a party or meeting etc, please contact David Clancy 087 7631605.

The youth club now meeting every Wednesday evening at 5.30 p.m. and Taek Won Do on Saturday mornings.

Spinning Classes - Probably the most fun while getting fit that you can have on a bike Tuesday morning 9.45 and 6.30 p.m. that evening also Thursday 9.45 a.m. and 6.30 p.m. come along and join in we promise no pot holes.

Sign Language - ever wanted to learn? Well now is your chance. Class every Wednesday evening 7 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Tidy Towns Volunteers

Thank you to all who turned up on Wednesday and indeed to all who are helping with litter picking etc. We know that spring is definitely in the air when the grass starts to be cut and we would like to thank and acknowledge RCDA for their support in this area.

The main projects of work to be done this week are St Brigid's Well, Railway Cottage and the four borders on the Main Road. These are big jobs so please if you have some time and need some fresh air a little exercise and a good laugh then why not join us.

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