Around the Districts
Walking Trails Festival
This year's festival will begin in Rosslare Harbour on Friday, September 29, at 5.15 p.m. with a tour led by John Boyce and Micheál Delaney. The tour will include a visit to Rosslare Harbour lifeboat 'Donald and Barbara Broadhead'
This will be followed at 7.15 p.m. by a reception and festival launch at the Rosslare Harbour Maritime Heritage Centre, where you are welcome to join us for refreshments and a brief history of the centre.
The 50th anniversary of the Aer Lingus Viscount Disaster off Tuskar Rock will be marked next year on Saturday, March 24, 2018.
Rosslare Harbour was the focus of the recovery operation and the local community is anxious to mark the occasion.
There was a strong attendance at a public meeting which was called last Thursday, September 14, and following a presentation and a general discussion a committee was formed. Chair. Leo Coy, secretary Michael Delaney and Committee Members John Boyce, Art Sheil, Eamonn O'Rourke and Rachel Bourke. The first Committee Meeting will take place next Thursday, September 21, in Hotel Rosslare when a plan will be drawn up to commemorate this tragedy.
Many people across the community will have strong memories of this sad day back in 1968 and if you have photographs, information or any items of interest please contact Leo Coy at 086 3103417.
This is now availablein Rosslare Community and Sports Centre. Offering internet access, print/scan/copy, laminating service, create documents, access to pc. Call to the office upstairs in the centre, Subject to availability, Competitive Prices, High Quality Service. Available during office hours Monday to Friday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
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.
Ongoing activities at Rosslare Community/Sports Centre area are as follows. New members always welcome to all classes/groups.
Schoolboys/Girls Soccer Club - Academy Sat 11am to midday/U11's Mon 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. Girls/U 15's Mon 7 p.m. to 8 p.m/under-14s Tue 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. Girls/under-10s Wed 6 p.m. to 7 p.m/U 11's Wed 7 p.m. to 8 p.m/under-nine's Thursday 6 p.m. to 7 p.m/U 12's Thursday 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. Call Colm at 087 6087475.
St Paul's Athletics Club - Monday 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 - Tuesday at 7 p.m., from January training will also be on Thursdays. Seven years +/€4 per session Call 087 9955505
Shine Bright Theatre - 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.
Boxing Club - Members age 9+ years Training Tuesdays and Thursdays from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.
311 Hip Hop - Friday 6 p.m. to 7 p.m/first - sixth Class/€7 (pay-as-you-go). Call Nikki at 085 1416953.
Tennis Lessons - Friday at 3.30 p.m. to 4.30 p.m. €5 pp or €7 for two kids of same family; first - sixth class. Indoors if Raining. Call Svibor at 083 8853262.
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. Parents and members can join our Facebook group.
Rosslare Bowls Club - Call Catherine 086 8177679 Rosslarebowlsclub.com.
Tai Chi - Monday and Wednesday at 9.30 a.m. on the beach.
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 4062309.
Counselling Service - Adults and Adolescent. Available Thursday mornings and Sat afternoons. €25. Call Lorraine 086 1220394 to book.
Restorative Yoga - Fri 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.
Pilates - Friday at 10 a.m. €7 per class or (€25 x five pre-booked class) Call Theresa 089 4620552.
Rosslare Tennis Club - Fri at 10 a.m. New players wanted. €2
Forever Fit - Sat at 9.45 a.m. Fun dance fitness, suitable for all €8 (pay-as-you-go) Call Amanda 087 9713339.
Forever Fit Active 60's - Sat at 11.15 a.m. Fun gentle fitness. Booking Essential to know numbers €8 (pay-as-you-go) Call Amanda 087 9713339.
Rosslare Badminton Club - Sat at 12.15 p.m. New members needed and welcome. €3
Limited places are still available for this September. Call Dee at 053 9132635.
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.
Community Book Shelf
We now have a selection of books available in the centre, come along and pick a book (only €1 donation - all money goes towards the community of Rosslare.
Book now for October 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.
Congratulations to Niamh Byrne, who picked up €167. The next draw will take place in Cushen's on Friday, September 22.
Our envelopes are available from Cushen's Tagoat, Nosh N Coffee, The Enterprise centre, The Lotus Restaurant, Turners Garage, Lollitots, Tides, The Bay, The Bay fish and chip, Centra, Cois Barry House, Kelly's Hotel Swimming Pool, The Pharmacy, The Hospital Shop, Seashells, The Enterprise Centre and our two new locations Wild and Native and Sami's takeaway and convenient store.
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 we promise no pot holes.
Rosslare Tidy Towns
We continue with our cutting back and general autumn clean-up, we are also working through the many suggestions and ideas that have been made for next year.
For sure lots of people are anxious that we step up our efforts relating to dogs on the Beach during the summer Season particularly within the area protected by the Lifeguards. We are currently researching on how this is managed in other locations and we hope to put together the Best Practices so that we can have discussions with Wexford County Council. Car parking and the lack of official spaces is another hot topic.
Next year marks the 60th Anniversary of the National Tidy Towns Competition which is some achievement, it is our intention to mark the occasion in a Special way for Rosslare so if anyone has any ideas on how best to do this we would love to hear them. Meanwhile we continue with a regular Litter Pick around the Village and on the Beach, All help is welcome.
Tagoat Church Auction Committee would like to sympathise most sincerely with Fr. Glynn's family and his many friends on his sad passing. Fr. Glynn looked after us all for the last twenty six years. He will be sadly missed. May he rest in peace.
Get Yourself ready for the Christmas Season, fit into that little black number. Meeting every Thursday at 7 p.m. in Tagoat Community Centre. €10 to join and only €3 weekly after that. This is a fundraiser for St Mary's Day Care Centre.
Advanced Chair Yoga
Starting on Tuesday, September 19, at 7 p.m. in Tagoat Community Centre. All welcome, comfy clothing, suits all levels of fitness. €6 per class or €20 for four classes payable on first night. Looking forward to seeing you all there.
Car boot sale
We are thinking of holding a boot sale in Tagoat Community Centre, mid October 8 or thereabouts.
We have some interested stall holders, but just wondering if anyone else would like to book a table and make it really worthwhile opening the doors. If you could please contact either Mairead or Jon (053 9132624) on or before September 22 to express your interest and we can then advertise same.