Wednesday 22 November 2017

Around the Districts

Annaleigh Hore and Sue Cahill who were taking part in the Tomhaggard fun run recently.
Annaleigh Hore and Sue Cahill who were taking part in the Tomhaggard fun run recently.


GAA Club news

Lotto numbers were 6, 13, 19 and 29. Two natch-three number winners Tommy Rowe Ramsgrange and Christine Goff. Next jackpot will be €12,500.

District Final in junior b football this Friday evening under the lights in Gusserane at eight o'clock. They beat Horeswood 3-07 to 1-06 to reach the final. Well done to the squad and their Mentor's John O'Sullivan, David Currid and Jason Sinnott.

The intermediate footballers ended their season on Saturday last with a loss to Ballyhogue. Scoreline of 12 points to 1-18. Thanks to the squad for the year and to Pat, Larry, Ken and Michael.

Our under-12 girls played St Fintan's in Wexford Park on Sunday last in their County Final. Well done girls for getting so far and thanks to their mangement team.

The under-12 boys' football team have succeed to the County Final after travelling to and winning against Blackwater on Tuesday. Final score B/B 2-10 B/W one - 0. Hugh achievement lads from the goalkeeper right up to the sub line well done.

The ladies' football club presents the two Johnnies live in Tír na nÓg, Wellingtonbridge, followed by DJ Kieran Furlong on Saturday, September 23. Starting at 9 p.m. till late, finger food on the night. Tickets are €15 each, and are flying out, and can be purchased from Geelans Waddingtown, Costcutter's Wellingtonbridge, Tír na nÓg or contact 085 7396614.

Art exhibition

Textured Landscape, an exhibition of fine art will open on September 16, at 3 p.m. in Grantstown church.

Grantstown Day Care Centre in association with Wexford County Council and Creative Ireland is pleased to present works of the centre's residents, regular visitors as well as professional local artists.

Although the exhibition acts primarily as a platform for presenting works of the residents and day service guests of the centre, the exhibition includes works from Terry Dunne, ceramics from Patricia Howard, prints and installations from Michelle Colfer, and Nick Jarman, stone works by Barbara Kelly and photography by Lar O'Toole.

Also coming up is a Grand Raffle for a Silver 2009 Toyota Yaris Luna five door, 1.0 litre (immaculate condition). Tickets on sale now please contact our reception for more details at 051 561016.

Grantstown news

Upcoming Events in Grantstown Community Village: Tuesday the 12th - Sonas/Games in the morning and Pongo in the afternoon. Wednesday the 13th - Pongo in the morning and Surprise Games in the afternoon. Thursday the 14th - Sonas/Skittles, and Card Playing in the morning and Pongo in the afternoon.

Chiropodist - Our chiropodist will be here on September 12 and 14. To book an appointment please contact reception at 051 561016. Coffee morning - Why not join us for our coffee morning every Wednesday at 10 a.m for some delicious treats.

Volunteers - We want to say a Big Thank You to all our volunteers here at Grantstown. Our volunteers are a valuable asset to us and without them we wouldn't be able operate as well as we do. We have 20 Volunteers and appreciate the help we receive from each and every one of you.

Social dancing

Dancing continues in Tír na nÓg every Thursday night from 9.30 p.m. with music this Thursday, September 14, Delta Dawn, September 21 Cupla and September 28South Bound. All welcome refreshments served.

Ballymitty Hall

Bingo - The weekly bingo on Monday nights will change back to an 8 p.m. start from Monday, October 2. Volunteers welcome to help out at our weekly bingo, if you have some free time on a Monday evening and wish to volunteer please contact Ballymitty Hall at 087 2664412.

Sewing/Knitting/Crochet - classes in Ballymitty Hall will start again in September on Tuesday nights from 7.30 p.m. to 9.30 p.m. Children and Beginners welcome. To book contact Mary Quirke 086 8432125.

5K Family Fun Run/Walk/Crawl - takes place on Sunday, September 17, at 11 a.m. leaving from Ballymitty Hall. Registration at 10 a.m. on morning. €10 per adult/€5 per child. Prizes to be won, tea party for all the survivors. Proceeds in aid of Ballymitty New Hall Fund.

South East Tops Competition - if you are interested in taking part in the South East Tops or wish to put a group together to enter, please contact Ballymitty Hall at 087 2664412 for more information.

Ballymitty NS

The parent and toddler group will start again week commencing September 11.


50th Birthday

Congratulations to the very popular and well known Séamus Cowman Libgate Kilmore Quay, who celebrated his 50 th birthday last week. Séamus was joined by all his family and friends and upwards of 250 all enjoyed a great night in the three marquees erected for this special occasion. A great night was had by all with music by John and Marty.


Congratulations to Alayna Moss, daughter of Margaret and Eamon, who graduated from UCD with bachelor of science degree recently.

Ballycogley Players

Our three act festival director; Breda Hayes has announced her play for next year's circuit. 'The Night Alive' by Conor McPherson is the chosen play and the cast is as follows: Chris Maddock as Tommy, Seán Carthy as Doc, Colm Doyle as Kenneth, Con Doyle as Maurice and Trish Boyce as Aimee.

We are really looking forward to bringing this fantastic play to our wonderful audiences. Final castings have been selected for the one-act plays which will be staged during the Wexford Opera Festival in October. More details to follow.

Camogie club news

Kilmore camogie club will host their annual autumn Clothes Collection on Saturday, October 7, in Kimore GAA complex. For all your unwanted items we will gladly dispose of them for you. We take clothes, shoes, coats, bags, belts, duvet covers, towels. For anyone that has no room to store these items we will also look after that for you please contact Marion Cousins or Lorraine Dillion or any committee member and we will take them off your hands.


Kundalini Yoga starts back in Tomhaggard Social Centre on Monday, September 11, at 6 p.m. For flexibility and strength. All Age groups welcome. €5 per class, pay-as-you-go. Bring yoga mat, cushion and blanket.

Kilmore AC

Congratulations to Sinéad O'Brien, who was first O/45 lady home in the West Waterford Greenway Half Marathon on Satruday September 2.

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. To avoid disappointment order your tickets early by calling 087 2052820 or 087 9136932 or email us at Reminder Just a reminder to have all notes in by Friday noon please.


Registration Night for all sections takes place from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Wednesday, September 13, in Tomhaggard social centre. Open to boys and Girls Beavers 6-8, Cubs 9-11, Scouts 12-15, Ventures 15-18. Limited numbers in some sections. Beavers resume on Saturday, September 16, from 10 a.m. to 11.30 a.m., Cubs and Scouts on Wednesday, September 20, from seven to 8.30. Ventures start date is to be decided at Planning meeting with youth members on the 13th.

Adults also welcome, due to increasing numbers of young people, all training provided free of charge. Contact 087 6858480 for any information.

Tomhaggard Social Centre

A big thank you to everyone who supported the 5k Fun Run and Walk last Sunday. Thanks also to the marshals and volunteers who provided refreshments and Eimear and Sarah for organising the event.

A total of €1,986 was raised after expenses, over the summer from Tractor Run, 5k Fun Run, Trolley raffles in Bridgetown and Piercestown. This was possible through the generousity of the community and volunteers. There was also a table quiz and garden parties held with all funds going for improvement projects at the centre.

Crafty Sewcialising

Do you own a Sewing machine but don't know how to use it or want to use it more? Learn a new skill or upskill your knowledge while meeting like minded people and enjoy a cuppa. Six-week courses cost e80 with max six per class. Beginners' class September 13 7-9.30, intermediate class October 17 7-9.30. Contact Angela 087 2840272 for details.

Stop Food Waste

Bridgetown Community Development is delighted to bring the 'Stop Food Waste Challenge' to Bridgetown starting Friday, September 15, at 11 a.m. with the support of Tidy Towns and the community.

The Challenge is for householders to set themselves a target to reduce their food waste by at least a quarter. By doing this you may be able to save your household as much as €60 a month. The challenge will involve you attending four one hour meetings which will take place over a four-week period. The meetings will take place in the AOH Hall Bridgetown from 11 a.m. to midnight on September 15, 22, 29 and October 6. To register contact Phil at 085 2402163, email or contact our Facebook page.

Scope meeting

Kilmore Scope will be holding a meeting on Thursday, September 14, at 7.30 p.m., to which all members are requested to attend. Repairs and decorating will be high on the agenda as a lot of work has been carried out over the last few months and continues in the halls centenary year.

Our Lady's Island


An Information Meeting for all those booked for Medjugorje Pilgrimage will take place this Friday, September 15. at 7.30 p.m. in OLI.Community Hall.

RTÉ Documentary

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

Coffee Shop

The community centre Coffee Shop is now closed for the winter season, but will be open every Sunday after 11 a.m. Mass for tea, coffee and the chat. Thanks to all who supported it, and helped in so many ways over recent weeks. Split-the-pot draw will also take place there on Sunday morning.

Managing Stress

'Managing Your Own Stress' Course takes place at Wexford Mental Health Assoc. Premises, Henrietta St., Wexford - commences Tuesday, September 19, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Course will include Understanding and Caring for your Mental Health; Confidence and Self Esteem. Balanced Living. To book your place Call Ellen at 087 2291718 or email Places limited - early booking advised.

Ballycogley Players

Our three act Festival Director; Breda Hayes has announced her play for next year's circuit. 'The Night Alive' by Conor McPherson is the chosen play and the cast is as follows: Chris Maddock as Tommy, Seán Carthy as Doc, Colm Doyle as Kenneth, Con Doyle as Maurice and Trish Boyce as Aimee.

We are really looking forward to bringing this fantastic play to our wonderful audiences. Final castings have been selected for the one-act plays which will be staged during the Wexford Opera Festival in October. More details to follow.


Dancing at Camross

Liam Mannering brought the usual large number of dancers to Camross on Friday, September 1. last and all danced it out till the early hours and went home sweatin. The October first Friday dance will be held on Friday the sixth and the very popular Checkers will be the band on the night. Dancing from 10 p.m. till late, admission is €8 including the tea.

Camross Passion Play

Almost six years have passed since the Passion Play was last performed in Camross Hall and also in the National Opera House. The Passion Play committee are pleased to announce that plans for the 2018 production are on schedule.

Michael Stafford will once again take on the onerous task of director following his huge success in 2012. Vicki Barron and Anita Cullen will take on the role of Musical Directors and we can be assured that both ladies will do an amazing job.

There will be a meeting for all people interested in being part of this production on Wednesday, November 15, 8 p.m. in Camross Hall. You will be kept in touch.

Dates arranged for Passion Play 2018, Palm Sunday, March 25, Tuesday, March 27, Good Friday, March 30, and Easter Sunday, April 1.

Parochial Meeting

There will be a meeting for the people of Trinity and Caroreigh areas to discuss the renovation of the parochial house in Caroreigh on this Thursday, September 14, at 8 p.m. in the Old School, Caroreigh. All welcome to attend.

Camross Drama Group

Dates for our three One-act plays have been announced: Friday, October 13 - St Michael's Hall, Wexford; Sunday, October 15 - Camross Hall; Sunday, October 22 - St Mary's Hall, Fethard-on-Sea. All performances 8 p.m. And €10 on door

Also, a table quiz will take place on Friday, September 29, in Rochford's Bar, Camross - €20 per table of four. So, put the dates in your diary and Like us on Facebook for updates.

parish committee

Taghmon Parish committee held a meeting on Tuesday, August 29.

A vote of sympathy was passed to Paul, Caitriona, Chris, Brian and extended family on the sad passing on Ann Hannon. A minute's silence was held.

Ann was a member of the parish committee since its inception and worked tirelessly for the good of the parish and school, and helped with many fundraising events and was particularly helpful in organising fundraising for St Fintan's Church Restoration. Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam.

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