Friday 17 November 2017

Around the Districts

Jack, Shannon, Linda and Patrick Doyle at the confirmations for Scoil Realt na Mara in Kilmore Parish Church.
Jack, Shannon, Linda and Patrick Doyle at the confirmations for Scoil Realt na Mara in Kilmore Parish Church.



If you have any news or information that you would like to submit in the weekly notes you can contact Rathangan Parish Hall at 051 563039 between 9.30 a.m. and 1.30 p.m. or leave a message. Also you can email your notice to At the latest all notes must be received by 10 a.m. on Friday morning.

Community lotto

There was no winner of last week's jackpot of €4.300. The winning numbers were 3, 15, 21 and 30. Congratulations to the six match-three winners who each received €35. The match-three winners were John Lambert, Breda Sullivan, Fastnet Rovers, Jenny Cloney, Damien Foley and Barbara Berry. The next lotto draw will be held on Tuesday, April 18, and the jackpot now stands at €4.500.


Enrolment has now started in Little Breeches Preschool and Montessori for September 2017. Little Breeches caters for children aged between 2.5 and 6 years and offers morning and afternoon sessions. Limited places are available. Contact Sinéad for more information or to book your place, by phone at 087 9852960 or by email, at

Cleariestown Cemetery

Cleariestown Cemetery Committee wish to ballot the community on proposed changes to the layout of the graveyard plan in the new section, going forward, as follows: Each grave would have its own headstone, one row would have the headstones at the top of the grave and the other would have it at the foot of the grave so the headstones would be back to back in the centre.

As it is now we have a path, headstone, grave, headstone, grave and path, the new way would be path, grave, headstone, headstone, grave and path therefore making our paths wider for wheelchairs, funerals etc. Ballot papers will be handed out at mass at a date to be confirmed in due course.

Fastnet Rovers fc

The FAI summer Soccer Camp will be held at Fastnet Rovers on w/c August 7. To book a place at the camp go to

Congratulations to our Women's team who secured promotion from their Division. Well done, girls.

St Anne's 'Walkathon'

St Anne's GAA Club are holding their very own 24-hour 'Walkathon', including a Monster Auction and Entertainment Evening on the August Bank Holiday Weekend 2017. The club aim to hold its largest fundraiser in a number of years to complete the club Development Project of the Hurling Wall, Ball Alley and Driveway.

The St Anne's GAA Walkathon Launch Night will be held in the Rathangan Bar on Friday, April 28, at 9 p.m. where all the details will be outlined. This invitation is extended out to all the community, young and old, male and female to attend the launch night in order to find out all that you need to know about the club development and the Walkathon.

GAA gear

St Anne's gear is now available for the 2017 Season. Call or text Ann 087 2076869 or email

Rosslare Harbour

free internet lessons

Free Beginners internet lessons for adults, will be run on Monday evenings starting in May in Kilrane National School. Learn how to search the web, send emails, Skype your friends, book flights etc. Limited places available, OAPs, students, jobseekers all welcome. IPads supplied or bring own laptop/tablet if preferred. Phone 087 7477727 tel: 087 7477727 or 087 7770471 tel: 087 7770471 for enquiries.

RNLI news

MayDay Collections: Our annual MayDay fundraising collection will take place on Saturday, April 29, in various locations throughout the locality. Your support and generosity would be greatly appreciated on the day.

Coastal Walk: Rosslare Harbour RNLI are holding a 16km Coastal Walk/Run (shorter distances optional) from Rosslare Harbour to Carne and back on Saturday, May 20, at 3 p.m. The starting and finishing point will be the car park at the Rosslare Harbour beach. Entry fee: Adult: €10 - Students: €5 - under-12s: Free. For further information please contact Trish: 087 7159327, Claire: 087 2533328, Kerena: 086 0741547, or any fundraising committee member. Please support your local lifeboat.

Person Of the Month: Well done to Eddie Sinnott from Kilmuckridge, who was recently awarded 'The Talbot Hotel and South East Radio Person Of the Month Award' for January'17. Eddie has spent many years tirelessly fundraising towards the Rosslare Harbour RNLI and to date has raised over €400,000 for the RNLI.

Eddie was bestowed with the award in a surprise gathering in Hamill's Pub in Kilmuckridge recently. Crew members and fundraising committee members from Rosslare Harbour were present on the night to acknowledge the efforts, contribution and commitment to a man who is not just a fundraiser, but a long life friend, to the Rosslare Harbour RNLI. Congratulations Eddie - we are all looking forward to the Gala Ball in the Talbot Hotel at the end of the year.

st mary's GAA lotto

There was no jackpot winner in the last draw; numbers drawn were 4, 13, 24 and 26; one match-three winner: Shannon Meade, Ballindinas, Barntown.

Rosslare Strand

Scoil Mhuire

Congratulations to Ms Laura Connick, Mr Peter McCamley and our School Choir, who were crowned 'Wexford Primary School Choir of the Year 2017' on Thursday, March 30, in Clayton Whites Hotel. Thanks to Goldstrand Events Ltd who organised the competition. Prize money will go towards the Music Programme in our school.

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.

Community Childcare

Lollitots are currently enrolling for ECCE free preschool places for September 2017. If you would like to enrol your child or more information please drop in or call 053 9132770.


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.

Boggan's Tennis Lessons - Back Friday, April 28, from 3.15 p.m. to 4.15 p.m.; €5 pp or €7 for two children of same family; first-6th class; rackets available; in-doors if raining;Prize for walking/cycling home afterwards. children who walk or cycle home after every lesson could win a new bike. Monthly prizes - Prize's end of year: overall Best Player and Best Attendance trophies. Volunteers welcome. Call Val 086 8273212.

TC Gymnastics - TC Gymnastics - New six-week term starting on Wednesday, April 26, at 3.30 p.m. to 4.30 p.m. Suitable for first - sixth class. €6 per week (payg) or €30 for six weeks (prepaid). Parent must be present on first day to register. Call Tommy at 089 9693008.

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

Rosslare Youth Club - Volunteers Needed - Back Friday, April 28, at 7 p.m. New members welcome. Join our group on Facebook for updates. Suitable for all first - sixth years. €2 per week.

Rosslare Parent Toddler Group - Cancelled till further notice.


The next draw will take place in Tides on Saturday, April 15. Congratulations to last week's winner Betty Browne, who picked up €152.

Multi Draw is coming soon, with Multi Draw you will never miss out. Split-the-pot Multi Draw envelopes will be distributed to every home in the village along with an explanatory letter, but it is really simple and is designed to help those who may be going away for a while or for our many 100s of holiday home owners. You will now be able to ensure that you are in for the next 25 or 50 draws by making one single donation. To make it easy for you we will accept bank transfer, cheque or cash. Of course the rest of us may continue to enter weekly through the usual outlets.

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 Monday evening at 5.30 p.m. and Taek Won Do on Saturday mornings.

Relaxation Classes - We all need to relax and have a stress detox this is good for body and mind - so why not join us every Tuesday morning 10.30 to 11.30 a.m. Five Euro per session. If you wish please bring your own blanket.

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.

AA Meeting every Sunday Evening at 8 p.m.

38 children enjoyed our Easter Egg Hunt on Monday the eighth. A big Thank you to all who helped and supported, especially Centra Rosslare. May we wish all our friends a Happy Easter.

Tidy Towns

On Saturday, April 8, Rosslare had its Clean-Up Day which turned out to be a great event. 37 people took part and on what was the warmest day so far nearly 40 Bags of rubbish together with other discarded items were collected.

This Community Event was co-ordinated by Tidy Towns and we now want to say a huge thanks to All who turned out, it was great to see the younger generation taking part.

We had people who are not permanent residents and a suggestion by one of our members that we should set up a 'Flying Squad' for the Holiday Season will be followed through.

Thanks to Centra for looking after the Younger generation, to Tides for the supply of tea and coffee, and to Wexford CC who organised a special collection of the waste on Monday.

Our Spring/summer Newsletter is now available, and work continues especially on all the planters around the village.

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