Saturday 18 November 2017

Around the Districts

David Goldsmith, Robert Leonard and Eanna Swords who were representing Co. Wexford at the National Irish Surf Life Saving Championships on Curracloe Beach.
David Goldsmith, Robert Leonard and Eanna Swords who were representing Co. Wexford at the National Irish Surf Life Saving Championships on Curracloe Beach.


Community Centre

Ongoing activities as follows: Bingo - Mondays 8 p.m. to 10 p.m. Bus pick up at usual points; Taekwon-Do - Mondays and Wednesdays 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., contact Pat O'Rourke 053 9145773; Dance Fit Classes - Tuesdays 7.30 p.m. to 8.30 p.m., contact Amanda Burke 087 9713339.

We are in urgent need of volunteers for bingo on Monday Nights from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. (once every 4-6 weeks). Should you have some free time on a Monday evening and are willing to volunteer please contact the Community Centre at 053 9139328.

The centre is also available for hire for children's birthday parties. Please call the centre for details. For more information please contact Murrintown Community Centre at 053 9139328.

Watercolor classes

Watercolor classes are starting in Murrintown community centre on Thursday, September 14, from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Suitable for beginners and improvers. Classes run in blocks of six weeks. €80 for the block of six classes. For booking and information phone 086 3848364.


Active retired

It is time to return to the fray for the winter months. We had a successful trip to the Altamont Gardens and I personally found it a very pleasant experience. Lunch was at the Arboretum in Leiglinbridge with a short trip to the Sensory garden in Carlow. Very much a trip that will cause us to visit again in a more leisurely fashion.

Our monthly meeting returns on Thursday, September 7, at 7-30, This will be as usual in Kilmore GAA at 7.30 p.m. The Ten-pinners will be as usual in the Leisuremax on Mondays at 10.30 a.m.

Thank You

The Hooley in T'haggard last Sunday to mark Fintan Murphy's 70th birthday raised €1155.26 in donations to his two community projects Tomhaggard Social Centre and Ballycogley Hall Development. Fintan says a big thank you to everyone who supported the Hooley, donated confectionery, helped out, Adrian Ryan for the brilliant music and those who contributed to the donation bucket. He's still on cloud 99.


The new scouting year is upon us. Registration Night is September 13 from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. annual Registration Fee of €45 is payable to Head Office, can be paid on the night or over the next few weeks. Beavers 6-8 resume Saturday, September 16, Cubs 9-11 and Scouts 12-15 resume Wednesday, September 20.

Due to increased numbers in Venture Section and following consultation with some youth members it was decided that Ventures will meet every second Saturday. Date to be decided at Planning meeting. Open to boys and girls. New leaders also needed, all training provided. To book a place or get details contact 087 6858480.

Crafty Sewcialising

Do you have a Sewing machine and don't know how to use it or want to use it more? Learn a skill while meeting like minded people and enjoy a cuppa. Beginners' class September 13, Intermediate October 17 7-9.30, cost e80 per six-week course, max six per class. Contact Angela 087 2840272 for details and to book a place.

Tomhaggard centre

Tomhaggard Women's Shed resumes Monday, September 4 from 10 a.m.-1 p.m., new members welcome; art class resumes Tuesday 5th from 7-9 p.m. (contact Maria 086 3848364)

Michael English

Following his very successful cabaret last year, the community of Mulrankin are delighted to announce that Michael English and his band will be returning to Clayton Whites hotel this year on Thursday, November 30, in concert with special guest Brendan Shine. Tickets cost €22.50 and it promises to be another great night if last year is anything to go by.

We're very lucky to be part of Michaels concert tour this year, he's starting in the Olympia on October 11 and finishing with us in Wexford on November 30, all his concert tour dates will be advertised nationwide in the national papers and also through his own website so demand is going to be high.

To avoid disappointment order your tickets early by calling 087 2052820 or 087 9136932 or email us at

Our Lady's Island

Close of Pilgrimage

The pilgrimage season will close this Friday, September 8, with Mass at 7 p.m. followed by Torchlight procession around the Island. The Saturday Vigil Mass will now return to the usual time of 7 p.m.

ICA guild

Following the summer break, the September meeting of the local ICA guild will take palce on Monday, September 11, at 7.30 p.m. in the Community Hall. Looking forward to seeing everyone back after he summer. New members always welcome.

Knitting Group

Tacumshane Knitting group will resume after the summer break, on Monday, September 11, from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Enquiries to Frances at 086 8118967 or Kitty at 087 9233296.

RTÉ Documentary

Local lad Brian Scallan will feature in an hour long documentary entitled 'Schizophrenia - The Vices in My Head' on RTÉ two, Tuesday, September 19, at 10 p.m. Our Lady's Island GAA. Club and some members will also feature in this programme.


Congratulations to Kitty Griffin, Tacumshane on winning €185 in last week's split-the-pot draw.

Draw takes place in the Community Hall on Sunday after Mass. Thanks to all involved.

Rosslare Strand

Charity Boutique

Please think of us and drop your unwanted items into the New two U Charity Boutique any time from Monday to Saturday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. All donations greatly appreciated. End of summer sale is now on.

Afterschool Activities

AFTERSCHOOL CLUB - Join Mary on Fridays from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. for fun and Games, arts and crafts, Movie, Outdoor Sports, Special Projects, full use of the centre Facilities - €5 per child/first - sixth Class/Fully Qualified Staff.

YOUTH CLUB - Come along on Fridays from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m./€2 per week/first - sixth Year Students. Lots of fun activities, discos and trips. Registration on September 8 at 7 p.m. Parents and members can join our Facebook group.

SHINE BRIGHT THEATRE - Every Tuesday, Junior Infants - second class at 4 p.m., third - sixth class at 5 p.m. Seven-week Term at €55 per child. Four terms per year. Big performance at Easter - open to the public. Call Lisa Goold at 085 1532705 or Facebook at Shine Bright Theatre.

ST. PAULS ATHLETICS CLUB - Back Monday, August 28, in Kilrane NS. Back to Rosslare Track for winter on September 25. Mon and Wed under-10s - 5.30 p.m. to 6.15 p.m. Older 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. Call Leo at 086 3103417. Find us on Facebook.

MENAPIANS ATHLETICS CLUB - Training on Tuesdays at 7 p.m., from January training will also be on Thursdays. Seven years +/€4 per session Call 087 9955505.

BOXING CLUB - Registration for new members age 9+ years on September 5 at 7 p.m. Training Tuesdays and Thursdays from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.

311 HIP HOP - Fridays from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m./first - sixth Class/€7 (pay-as-you-go). Starting September 8. Call Nikki at 085 1416953.


Ongoing activities at Rosslare Community/Sports Centre area are as follows. New members always welcome to all classes/groups.

Forever Fit Active 60's - Saturday at 11.30 a.m. Fun gentle fitness. Booking Essential to know numbers €8 (pay-as-you-go) 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 (pay-as-you-go) 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 Colette at 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 8.30 a.m. Call Sharon at 086 1943527. €5pp (pay-as-you-go). Bring blanket/mat and cushion suitable for all ages and fitness levels.

Whitehouse Montessori

Limited places are still available for this September. Call Dee at 053 9132635.

Befriending Group

The befriending service offers companionship to older people through weekly visits and teleph0ne calls. volunteers are trained by 'alone' volunteers are garda vetted and reference checked we compliment other services such as home help, homecare etc., but do not replace them self-referrals and professional referrals are welcome. if you, or someone you know, would benefit please call 085 8526866 for information.


Book now for September onwards. We print over 800 copies each month, going to our schools and local shops. Not to mention the ever growing list of subscribers who are emailed our newsletter each month. Think smart and get your business in our newsletter now. Call 053 9132202 to book your slot. Have you got something happening in your local club? Get your notices into us for October's edition.


We know that some of your neighbours and friends may not be here in September so why not tell them about our Multi Draw option. For more details about Multi Draw, pictures etc go to our Facebook page and while you are there Please Like Us.

Would you believe it - we are nearly one year old and thanks to our friends in the court house we will be with you for at least one more year. To celebrate we are going to buy a big cake and better still Guarantee the pot on September 15 at least €300.

Congratulations to this week's winner, Thomas Fitzgerald, who picked up his envelope in the Hospital and picked up €143. The next draw will take place in Tides on Friday, September 8.

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. Taekwondo is extending their classes on a Saturday morning: 10 a.m. to 11 a.m.: Adults, 11 a.m. midday: Advanced students, 1 p.m. 2 p.m.: Beginner students. AA Meetings are on every Sunday Evening at 8 p.m.

Spinning Classes - 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.

Tidy Towns

Tidy Towns's most recent meeting reflected on the work of the Volunteer Group and a comprehensive discussion took place on what was achieved. Going on public reaction and support we should be optimistic about the forthcoming results of the National TT Competition.

Encouraged as we are and with the increasing number of volunteers we also discussed some of our ambitious plans for next year and immediately it was decided that work would continue right throughout the year. Various sub-committees were agreed upon and full meetings will take place on a monthly basis.

Autumn work of cutting back, general tidy-up etc together with Litter Picks and maintenance will continue on a regular basis and anyone who would like to help will be welcome, the essential cuppa after our work gives us all a chance to catch up and again All are welcome if only to share your thoughts and ideas. It is all about what is good for Rosslare.

Wexford People

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