Sunday 19 January 2020

Around the Districts

James Dunne, Jeff Miller and Cian Rossiter from Piercestown NS at the schools sports day at the DMP Athletic Grounds, Sinnottstown Lane, Drinagh.
James Dunne, Jeff Miller and Cian Rossiter from Piercestown NS at the schools sports day at the DMP Athletic Grounds, Sinnottstown Lane, Drinagh.


ARA Club news

Annual Coach Tour: August 27 three nights DBB in the Slieve Russell Hotel, Cavan SRS €15 pppn. great weekend, two-day tours, music every night in bar, price based on sharing €280. Contact Ann Rochford 087 6677411 to book your place. €100 deposit secures.

Demonstrations/Information days; Next Tuesday, May 30, there will be flower arranging in the St Martin's Community Centre organised by Piercestown-Murrintown ARA club, if you would like to come along, bring your oasis, basket or other and some flowers and greenery. No fee. Cuppa tea served. 2.30 p.m. start.

Tuesday, June 6 - Information on Safety in Home and personal safety inside and outside the home, starts at 2.30, organised by Piercestown-Murrintown ARA Club in St Martin's Centre. No entry fee. Everyone welcome.

ARA Club Day away: June 13 - Coach trip to Japanese Gardens, Whitewater Shopping Centre Newbridge and Newbridge Silver Shop. Price including entry to Gardens/Stud, meal at Glenview Hotel on way home and coach is €55 per person. Ring Ann at 087 6677411 to book your place. Seats till available and everyone welcome to join us.

tractor/vintage run

There is a tractor and vintage run in Murrintown at 1 p.m. on Sunday, June 25, in aid of parish funds. Registration from 11.30 a.m. to 12.30 p.m.



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 €5,700. The winning numbers were 4, 5, 7 and 33. Congratulations to the two match-three winners who received each €100. The match-three winners were Charyl Martin and Robert Cloney. The next lotto draw will be held on Tuesday, June 6, and the jackpot now stands at €5,900.

Kickstart Preschool

Kickstart Preschool: an early learning academy for preschoolers aged two to five years, is delighted to announce it's opening in Rathangan hall this coming September 2017. Kickstart is run by Kellie and Mike, primary school teachers. Please phone 086 3365018 to receive an information pack, Only 11 Free Ecce places available, provisional booking advised. We will be holding an open day late June where we look forward to meeting everyone. Play. Explore. Learn...

clothing collection

Cleariestown Community Playgroup will be having a Fundraising used clothing collection on Monday, June 12. Please donate all your clean unwanted clothes also bed linen, towels, curtains, shoes, bags, belts and soft toys. Old mobile phones will also be accepted. You can drop off any items at the playschool any weekday morning between 9.30 a.m. to 12.30 p.m.

Little Breeches

Enrolment has now started in Little Breeches Preschool and Montessori for September 2017. Little Breeches caters for children aged between 2.5 and six 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

Fastnet Rovers fc

Thanks to those who attended Fastnet Rovers AGM. We are looking for folks interested in coaching or volunteering to contact the club. Training is available and Garda Vetting will be required along with attendance at a Child Welfare course. We are also looking for managers for our Men's, under-15, under-10 and under-nine girls' team. Interested parties should contact the club.

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

Cúl Camps 2017

This year's Kellogg's GAA Cúl Camp for both boys and girls covering Football, Hurling and camogie will take place in St Anne's GAA Club Grounds from Monday to Friday, July 17 to July 21. Children will get to learn GAA games from qualified coaches in a safe and fun environment. For children from 6-13 years.

Cost of Cúl Camp this year is as follows: First Child €60, second Child €50, third child and subsequent children €40 each. The get in early campaign is in place till June 1 for priority bookings. (This means you will receive your gear before the end of June).

Rosslare Harbour

Active Retirement

Thursday, June 15. Trip to Castlecomer Discovery Park and Kilkenny. Price (including admission to the park) €15 for members and €20 for non-members. Please pay June 6 meeting.

We are pleased to advise that our member, Pat Morgan, has again been elected a national Executive on the senior citizens Parliament in Dublin for 2017, his 15th year to represent the county. Congratulations, Pat.

2017 annual Holiday: Monday, September 25, Connemara Coast Hotel, Co. Galway. Five days/4 nights. €335pps, single supplement €40 (€10 per night). Deposits required €50 per person. Balance will be due at the September 5, Can be paid in instalments over the coming weeks. Non-members are welcome at the same prices Next general meeting June 6 3 p.m. Hotel Rosslare. Committee meets 2 p.m.


The following families from our parish have recently suffered bereavements and we extend our sympathy.

The Naessens, fortune and Griffin families on the death of their sister-in-law Catherine Naessens (née McLaughlin) Leixlip, Co Kildare. Janet Wickham, Westwinds, Kilrane on the passing of her sister Phoebe in England. Mollie Murphy and family, St Mary's Tce on the death of her brother Paddy Butler. Margaret Keane, La Rochelle, Rosslare Hbr on the passing of her twin sister in England. May they rest in peace.

St Paul's AC

Good morning Ladies, Here is the round up for St Pauls for this week. We held our 3rd Mini Olympic Event on Monday Evening with all the usual events plus the introduction of the Turbo Javelin. A great evening was had by all with the following results:

U7 Girls: 1st Lexi Tormey, 2nd Lucy Stafford, 3rd Keila Choules, 4th Tessa King, Hannah Rose Roche & Claire Byrne, 5th Jess Stafford. U7 Boys: 1st Kaiden Cloke, 2nd Caolan Kelly, 3rd Tadgh Wright, 4th James Goggin, 5th Anthony. U8 Girls: 1st Catherine O'Leary, 2nd Rosanna King, 3rd Caoimhe Ryan, 4th Mekdez Harte & Taylor McDonald. U8 Boys : 1st David Byrne, 2nd Oisin Casey & Fionn Lawlor.

U9 Girls : 1st Addi Tormey, 2nd Ellen Goggin. U9 Boys : 1st Elijah Page Redmond, 2nd Artem Kelly. U10 Girls: 1st Lucia Donohue, 2nd Aoibhinn Quirke, 3rd Hannah Kelly, 4th Sophie Whitehead, 5th Maya McDonald. U11 Boys 1st Lucas Page Redmond U12 Boys 1st Rian Choules.

Congratulations to Seamus O'Brien who ran the Strawberry Half Marathon last weekend in Enniscorthy & Emma Owens who competed in the AAI Games in Santry finishing in 4th place in both the Senior Hammer & Discus. Well done to both athletes.

st mary's GAA lotto

Numbers drawn were 9, 20, 24 and 32. No jackpot winner and no match-three winner. Lucky-dip winners: Clare Lambert, Caoimhe Dunne, David Keane, Jim Murphy, Kerri McCarthy. Jackpot next week €8,450.

Rosslare Strand

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

If you are doing a spring clean please think of us and drop your unwanted items into the shop any time from Monday to Saturday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. All donations greatly appreciated. Thank you for your support.


Our award winning choir, our orchestra and our junior pupils will showcase their talents in their annual Concert in St Brigid's church on Wednesday, June 21, at 7.30 p.m. All welcome to join us.

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.

Boggan's Tennis Lessons - Fridays 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.


Congratulations to this week's winner Liam Buckley, who picked up €130. Do you have family or relatives away from home? If you think they would like to play please tell them to contact us via face book.

Our envelopes are available from Cushen's Tagoat, 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, The Hospital Shop, Rosslare Bookies and Seashells.

Please Like Us on Facebook for all the latest info. The next draw will take place in the Bay on Friday, May 26.

Cois Barry House

The Youth Club are organising a rip to Tayto Park on July 15. If you are interested contact David in the house, €10 per person includes travel and entry.

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 at 9.45 a.m. 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

Open every Thursday 2 p.m. to 3.30 p.m. in the nuns chapel in St Bridget's Church Rosslare. Looking forward to seeing everyone again, new savers welcome.

Rosslare Tidy Towns

This is Clean Coasts Week and we are doing a major clean-up on Tuesday, June 6, at 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. assembly at Beach car park. Bags Gloves some pickers available. Please help out and to ensure our Beach is safe and clean.

With all the mention of Dog Dirt people might begin to think that we do not like Dogs, nothing could be further from the truth, All we ask for is the co-operation of the Dog Owners and this is for the good of the Village but even more importantly it is to protect the Health especially of children.


school Enrolment

The Tagoat NS enrolment evening takes place in the school on Wednesday, June 14, at 7 p.m. All incoming parents/potential incoming parents are invited to attend.

Parents will get a chance to see the school, meet the staff and chat about any concerns or questions they may have regarding their child's first year in primary school.

Following this meeting, children are them invited to visit the school and participate in the early start programme on Thursday, June 15 to June 11.00 a.m to middayand Thursday, June 22 to June 11.00 a.m to midday Looking forward to see you all.

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