Saturday 25 November 2017

Around the Districts

Paula Clooney, Angie Whelan and Shelly O'Connor who were taking part in the Wexford Half Marathon recently.
Paula Clooney, Angie Whelan and Shelly O'Connor who were taking part in the Wexford Half Marathon recently.


GAA lotto

The St Fintan's GAA lotto now stands at €4,900 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 €200 up for grabs each week and B. Whitmore, Niall Murphy and Ban Ber shared in this prize with the following numbers drawn were 11, 18, 22 and 24. Many thanks for your continued support.

Forever Fit

Hi energy Dancefit Classes are ongoing in Ballycogley Hall on Monday and Wednesday at 7.30 p.m. Plus 'Forever Active 55's +' Mondays at 11.30 a.m. Call Amanda Burke. Forever Fit Wexford 087 9713339. Beginners and all levels welcome - see

Model County Draw

The first of the three draws in this year's model county development draw took place on Wednesday evening last with the St Fintan's club selling two winning tickets. The St Fintan's club won the second prize of a Pettits SuperValu voucher to the value of €2,000 and Nicholas Rossitter c/o Walter Rossitter Hilltown won a cash prize to the value of €150.

The club benefits greatly based on the number of tickets sold for the draw and is pleased to announce that ticket sales were up greatly on last year and would like to say a sincere 'Thank you' to all those that purchased these tickets with a special word of thanks to all the sellers. We wish you all the best of good luck in the remaining draws.

Digital Skills Course

Are you interested in doing a free six-week course in Tomhaggard social centre covering basic computer skills? Areas covered include online access and security, Government Services (pay Car Tax) online shopping, social media etc. You can bring your own laptop/tablet, or there are a number available to use.

The course will be given by CTEC. WIFI has been installed in the centre so we can now offer this course. For details or to book a place contact Mary at 085 7768638.

Tomhaggard Centre

Tomhaggard Social Centre Activities: Monday - Women's Shed 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.; 6 p.m. to 7.30 p.m. Yoga. Tuesday - Art 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Wednesday - 7-8.30 and Saturday 10 a.m. to 11.30 a.m. Scouts. Reading Room open to public when centre in use. Walking group in Johnstown castle Sundays 10 a.m.

What other activities would you like to see? Let us know by calling 087 6858480.

Coffee/Cake Sale

A coffee day and a bring and buy cake sale will take place on Saturday, May 6, from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. at Ber Cullens house Killinick with all proceeds from the day going towards the purchase of a much needed defibrilator for Killinick village. Your support would be very much appreciated.


Foróige is looking for adult volunteers across county Wexford. Whether you have an hour a week, a few hours a month or a day a year, we have a variety of opportunities both behind the scenes and working with young people. With full support and training, you can experience the fun, friendship and adventure of Foróige for yourself, all on a flexible basis. To find out more contact Rosie O'Brien Foróige Regional Youth Officer at 086 2997677 or

Ballycogley Players

The group sends its best wishes to the Bunclody/Kilmyshall drama group when it contests the all-Ireland finals of Open drama.

All Blacks AFC

The All Blacks summer FAI Camp is now open for booking on the 24th - July 28. Book now on

Congratulations to this week's winner of our split-the-pot draw prize No 15 in 2017. Kathleen Walsh scooped the winning prize of €357 in the Halfway House Pub, Ballycogley on Monday, April 17. Bonus Prize Easter Draw Winners. Hamper one Liam McHugh c/o the Coopers Inn, Killinick. Hamper two Teresa Pettit T/A McDonnells Takeaway. Many thanks for the hospitality on the night.

Thank you to all our selling agents and our draw entrants in your continued support weekly. All proceeds going forward to our Development Plan for All Blacks AFC Casey Park. Let's get together, and we are delighted to support the Mayglass fun run and walk, another worthy cause in our area.

Intermediate Football

Innovate Wexford park was the venue when the St Fintan's intermediate football team played St Mary's of Rosslare in an Amber-Springs Ashdown Park Intermediate football championship group A game. Things did not go the way of the Ballymore-Mayglass men with St Mary's taking the spoils on a scoreline of 1-09 to 0-14.

St Fintan's Ladies

Well done to the green team who where away to St Anne's, as the game went on the girls really got into it and battled right to the end well done to all 13 girls involved. The the yellow team were at home to St Brigid's/Blackwater on Monday the first at 6.30 and away to Sarsfields on Thursday, May 4, at 6.45 p.m.

Rosslare Strand

Restorative Yoga

Restorative Yoga is starting on Friday, June 2, at 9 a.m. in Rosslare Community and Sports Centre. Call Sharon at 086 1943527 €5pp (payg) Bring Blanket/mat and cushion Suitable for all ages and fitness levels.

Access-For-All Garden

Our new wheelchair accessible toilet is now ready and we will be starting the main pathway shortly.

For more info call RCDA at 053 9132202. Like us on Facebook to see our progress and to keep up to date with future fundraising events.

dog pooping

Dog Poop on the footpaths in Rosslare seem to be an ongoing issue in the village. Please pick up after your pet - It's the Law. Bags are available around the village.

Swim Week

Swim Week and Water Safety Week is on this year from July 10 to July 15. To book call Eliz at 087 2470493.

Charity Boutique

We have been really busy at New two U Charity Boutique; we now need some more items to sell. If you are doing a spring clean please think of us and drop your unwanted items into the shop any time from Mon - Sat 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. All donations greatly appreciated. Thank you for your support.

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 053 9132501 daily Mon to Fri 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 the Bay on Friday, May 5. Congratulations to this week's winner Kevin Driver, who picked up €130.

Split-the-pot Multi Draw envelopes have been 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 100's 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

Stop Food Waste Challenge in conjunction with Wexford County Council - The course is continuing for one hour every Thursday morning at 11 a.m. in Cois Barry House, starting for the next three weeks. This is a completely free opportunity to help us reduce our household food bills. For more details drop into Léa in 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 and AA Meetings are on every Sunday Evening at 8 p.m.

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.

Penny Bank

Rosslare Penny Bank is open every Thursday 2 p.m. to 3.30 p.m. in the nuns chapel in St Bridget's Church Rosslare - new savers welcome.

Tidy Towns news

Bird Survey - On Friday, May 12, at 10.30 a.m., Niamh Lennon, together with some of the Green Schools Committee and ourselves will commence the first bird survey in the Grove.

The Next meeting of Rosslare Tidy Towns will take place May 3 at 10.30 a.m. in Cois Barry Community House. We urge all those interested to come along.

Stop Food Waste Challenge in conjunction with Wexford County Council - The course is continuing for one hour every Thursday morning at 11 a.m. in Cois Barry House, starting for the next three weeks. This is a completely free opportunity to help us reduce our household food bills. For more details drop into Léa in Cois Barry House.

Now that the weather is getting warmer and the days are getting longer you could do with a bit of exercise? Well why not join us. Do something positive for your village, have a bit of craic, a good laugh and who knows you might get fitter healthier and loose a bit of weight. Go on you know it makes sense to join us and have some fun. Our Spring/summer Newsletter is now available, and work continues especially on all the Planters around the Village.

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