Wednesday 21 August 2019

Around the Districts

Harley Jones with his grandad Ger Jones at the Maritime Festival on Wexford Quay.
Harley Jones with his grandad Ger Jones at the Maritime Festival on Wexford Quay.


Tractor/Vintage Run

The Tomhaggard Tractor and Vintage Road Run takes place on Sunday, July 9, starting from the Social Centre. This is a great spectacle and something to be enjoyed by everyone. For details and to book a place contact Eimear at 086 1946311. The Tomhaggard 5k Fun Run and Walk has been postponed till later.

centre activities

Tomhaggard Social Centre Activities: Monday - Women's Shed 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.; 6 p.m. to 7.30 p.m. Yoga (last week till Sept). 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.


Cubs and Beavers had great camps last weekend while Scouts and Ventures are on Camp in Greystones and Dublin this weekend.

The end of year party and badge presentation took place at the Social Centre on Wednesday last. Meetings will resume in September.

The Kilmore Quay Seafood festival parade takes place July 6, everyone meet at garda station 6.45 p.m. in full uniform - details will be sent out later.

Kilmore United fc

For the very first time we will have the AGM in our clubrooms and it will take place next Tuesday, July 4, at 8.30 p.m. For us to keep the same amount of underage teams (12 in total) on the road as last season we need some assistance on the coaching.


Sincere sympathy to the Sinnott family's on the death of Caroline recently. Caroline, originally from Neamstown, Kilmore Quay, died in Wales. Caroline was a very well known girl and will sadly be missed by all her family and friends on their great loss.

Also, the death of John Walker formerly from Kilmore Quay took place last week. John was very well known for his fish and chips and sincere sympathy go out to his family and friends on their l.oss.

Our Lady's Island

Coffee Shop re-opens

Our Lady's Island Community Centre Coffee Shop is now open from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. We will have beautiful fresh home-baking and sandwiches on offer. We are delighted to be open again and hope to see you all for tea. Our 'New and Good As New' shop and Books will also re-open and we would be very grateful for any items you may have.

Storytelling Night

Story Night this Friday, July 7, in Tacumshane Old School. Come along, sit back and enjoy the music, song, storytelling take part if you wish. Tea, coffee, cakes served at the interval. All welcome, no charge for this community night.

Tacumshane Patrons

Churchtown on Friday, July 14, at 7.30 p.m. Tacumshane Sunday, July 16 Prayers and blessing of Graves at 2.30 p.m. followed by annual Garden Party at the Parochial House grounds.


Congratulations to Cealan Corish, Hardyglass on winning €190 in last week's split-the-pot draw. Draw takes place in the Community Hall on Sunday after Mass. Thanks to all involved.

GAA lotto

With no jackpot winner, we climb now to €6,700 for tonight's draw. With the numbers drawn of 3, 10, 16 and 19, we had two match-three winners in Cillian Burke (seller - Lisa Burke) and David Maloney (seller - David Maloney). Tickets available locally and from club members at only €1.50 each.

Bingo Nights

Our Lady's Island GAA Club Bingo continues every Tuesday night at 9 p.m. in Butler's St Iver's. Tonight's jackpot stands at €550. Half pages available for the kids to join in.

Model County Winner

The final Model County Draw for 2017 was held last Wednesday and congratulations to Paddy Parle, Tacumshane on winning one of the €150 cash prizes. A big thank you to all who purchased tickets from club members and thank you for your continued support.

Junior B Football

Tonight sees the re-fixture of the Junior B Championship encounter with St Mary's, Maidlintown in the Rocks with a 7.30 p.m. throw in.

School Leagues

'Schools Out For summer' and that means all the finals have been decided in the school lunchtime leagues also.

Last Friday saw our three finals take place with Waterford beating Tipperary in the Seán Pettit Shield in our opening game. Next up was certainly the game of the day in the Paul Kehoe Shield where Kilkenny caught and passed Dublin in the dying minutes, of which there were many thanks to a very lenient and encouraging referee I must add (Thanks Jack..). The David Meyler Cup was fought out by Galway and Wexford, with the result ending in a Wexford win.

Overall we had a fantastic tournament, with all children from third to sixth classes being involved along the way. A few special words of thank you for the teachers and principal of the school for their help and encouragement in running off the games. To Kevin Kehoe from the club who attended the school every week for coaching sessions and being so instrumental in running the competition. To the Pettit, Kehoe and Meyler families for the generous support and sponsorship towards this now annual event.

To our referees on the day, Wexford camogie star Sarah O'Connor, Official Wexford GAA star Jack O'Connor and former pupil and a member of last year's county minor team Quinn Saunders. We would also like to thank our umpires for the day, Cillian Devereux and Jess Codd at one end and another pair to don the Wexford Colours over the last few years Cathal Devereux and Robert Cloney, all of whom have past through the school over the years.

To Wexford star Willie Devereux for the presentation of prizes to all the kids. To the parents come mentors of each team, without your help the day and previous rounds could not have happened and also our photographer for day David Codd. Finally to out neighbouring clubs who generously gave us the use of their jerseys on the day, namely St Mary's Rosslare, St Martin's, Shelmaliers, St Anne's and Faythe Harriers. Until next term, enjoy the summer.

Carne Swim week

Wexford Water Safety annual Swim Week takes place at Carne beach starting Monday, July 10, to July 16, Beginners level up to Safety four. Registration at 9.45 a.m. at Carne Beach on Monday, July 10. For further info or to book contact Sinéad at 087 6559323 or check

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.


Puppet Show - Every Tuesday. Kiddies Disco - Every Sunday. Family Fun Night - Every Thursday. Farmers Market - Every Sunday. Singing Pubs - July 4 to July 8. Opening of garden and Mad Hatters Tea Party - July 9. Fashion Show - July 15. Colour Run - July 16. Kilscoran summer sale - July 19. annual field day - July 23. golf classic - July 28. Well Fest - July 29. Teddy Bears Picnic - July 30. Beach Party - August 5. Live the best Life ever - Lecture by Dr Darrell Wolfe - August 11. Dip in the Nip - August 13. Homeowners Meeting and summer draw - August 13


Rosslare summer Camp - July and August. Rosslare Tennis Camp - July and August. Daily Soccer - July and Aug. Watersports Kids Camps - July and August. Kids Golf Camp - July and Aug. Drama Camp with Lisa - July 10 to July 13. Swim Week July 10 to July 15. Wexford Football Academy - July 10 to July 14. FAI Camp - July 17 to August 4. Urban Funk Dance School - July 24 to July 28. Radio Workshop - July 31 to August 2. Princess and Superhero Camp - July 31 to August 4. Shine summer School - seventh - August 11. Fun in the Sun - August 12.


A space has become available for the coming school year at White House Montessori School. Non-ECCE space or ECCE space. Contact Deirdre for more information 087 8268203/053 9132635.


Lollitots Community Childcare will be holding car boot sales throughout the summer. The first one will be held on Sunday, July 2. The venue will be the school field beside Rosslare Golf Club. Admission €2, Cars €10 and Vans €20. Gate will open at 8 a.m. and sales will start at 8.30 a.m. till 1 p.m. Future car boot sale dates will be Sunday the ninth, 16th, July 30 and Sunday, August 6, and 13. For further information contact Lollitots at 053 9132770.

The Lollitots summer Camp will run from Monday, July 3, till Friday, August 18. The cost per day is €13 or €55 for five days. The times are from 9.30 a.m. to 12.30 p.m. The age groups are 3-7 and 7-12. Lots of fun activities and camp games are planned by our qualified and professional childcare staff. For further information contact Debbie or Paula at 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

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

Restorative Yoga - Fridays at 9 a.m. Call Sharon at 086 1943527. €5pp (payg). Bring blanket/mat and cushion suitable for all ages and fitness levels.


Congratulations to this week's winner Ursula Brady, who picked up €146.

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 Cushen's on Friday, July 7.

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 at 10 a.m. 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 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.

Rosslare Tidy Towns

The next meeting will take place on Wednesday, July 5, at 10.30 a.m. at Cois Barry House.

Two reasons why we are now asking for your help and co-operation, firstly Adjudication in the National Tidy Towns Competition is under way, secondly we are anxious to have Rosslare look its best for the Holiday Season and thereafter.

Now you can help by having a look at your own property/patch and making sure it is free of weeds, free of litter, and looking its best.

If we can help you with any concerns or problems Please do not hesitate to contact any of our volunteers. Our Volunteer Force is really doing some great work, not just for the competition but work that will permanently enhance the Village, we are encouraged with the very positive response from many people and we will certainly continue with our efforts.

Volunteering is the best possible way to show concern and interest in your community as well as being an enjoyable and fulfilling exercise. You do not have to be involved in Meetings, talking shops etc just be prepared to enjoy the experience of doing something pleasant and practical for Rosslare.

Work can be undertaken on any day at any time, so think about it and become a true volunteer for Tidy Towns and for your Village.

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