Sunday 17 December 2017

Around the Districts

Emma Morris and Kyle Firman from Piercestown at Virgin Media's screening of 'Pulp Fiction' on the Quay.
Emma Morris and Kyle Firman from Piercestown at Virgin Media's screening of 'Pulp Fiction' on the Quay.


Auction/Movie night

A documentary on the St Kearns explosion which claimed the lives of five men will be shown in Grantstown on Friday, October 6, from 7 p.m. This will be followed by a talk on the tragedy and on the making of the movie. Before the film an auction of items including hotel vouchers, spa vouchers and household items will be held.


Extends an open invitation to everyone to come along and hear one of Ireland's most eminent and interesting historians, former Director of the National Museum - DR. PAT WALLACE - speak at Tír-na-nÓg on Thursday, October 12, at 8.30 p.m. on 'LIVING IN THE PAST.

HALF A CENTURY IN THE NATIONAL MUSEUM OF IRELAND'. No entry charge. Enquiries to Anne Farrell at 086 8469131 or


Dancing continues every Thursday night in Tír na nÓg with music this Thursday, October 5, by Jimmy Barnwell, no dance on Thursday the 12th changed to Saturday the 14th music by the Wicklow Man, Thursday the 19th Mick Comerford and Michelle Murphy and Thursday the 26th Dick and Ted. Starts from 9.30 all welcome refreshments served.

GAA club notes

Well done to our under-16 camogie girls who played Fethard in New Ross and won which now sees them in a County Final this weekend. Check Facebook for time and venue. Enjoy the build up everyone.

Lotto draw this Tuesday evening. Tickets are two euro each and can be purchased from the post office Carrig, Seabreeze Laundrette Carrig, Tír na nÓg Wellington or from any club officer. Jackpot is €12,800.

The two Johnnies arrived and conquered Wellingtonbridge in front of a massive crowd. What a hugh turnout. A special word of thanks to the Ladies' Football on the organisation of the event. Until next time.

Our third annual race night and Fancy Dress will take place on Sunday, October 29, in Barretts. Horses are €20 each and will be sold throughout the club.

The EGM will take place this Fridayevening in the complex at 8.30. Please attendthis very important meeting.

The Junior B Football team played their county semi-final on Saturday last all details on the Facebook page.

Deepest condolences to the Nolan Family on the passing of Mary, who had a great association with our club with away matches. May she rest in peace.

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.

Hall Hire

If you would like to start a social club or take part in a community activity. The hall is available to hire at €10 an hour. For enquires please contact Ballymitty Hall at 087 2664412.

Tae Kwon Do

Tae Kwon Do classes continue in Ballymitty Hall on Wednesdays at 7 p.m. And Fridays at 7.30 p.m. Classes are open to adults and children. The classes are run by John and Linda Phillips, contact John at 086 3893382 for further information.

South East Tops

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.

Corach news

This week's Corach Ramblers split-the-pot winner is Michael Murphy jnr Kilcaven winning €691... Well done, Michael. Thx a million to everyone for your continued support.

A-team were at home to Moyne yesterday in the first round of the Leinster junior cup and had a hard earned 5-4 victory after extra time.

Corach's B team hosted Castledockrell on Sunday in the afternoon kickoff. The boys continued their 100% start to the season with an incredible 10-2 victory. There will surely be tougher days ahead but these men are definitely a force to be reckoned with.

Corach Ladies got back to business with a 5-1 away win. Sarah Eustace, Shannon McDonald and Sinéad O'Connor put us 3-0 up before a dodgy peno in the 59th minute of the first half saw the half time score at 3-1. Geraldine Curtis and Claire Eustace ensured the win in the second half.

Under-13s got their season off to a 4-3 loss today to Cloughbawn. Goals from Cillian Cullen (2) and Alex Power (1)

Under-15s got their season off to a good start this afternoon at home v Ballymurn Celtic. Goals from Dylan Murphy, Joe Devlin (2) and Ben Smith sealed a 4-2 win with standout performances from Cathal Cummins, Cody Meyler and Micheál Dundon. These boys have a lot more in the tank and if they continue to work hard could be serious contenders this season.

Study Centre

Spaces are available in the Supervised Study Centre, Wellingtonbridge on Saturdays from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Please contact Margaret Moran at 087 2040823 or Marie Carthy at 087 9709901 for details.

Charity Hunt

The Killinick Harriers charity Hunt canter will take place on Sunday, October 8, from 9 a.m. at Ballycogely hall last horse 1 p.m. All jumps optional.

Ballymitty NS

Parent and toddler group every Wednesday and Friday 9.30 a.m. to 11.30 a.m. All Community members are welcome to come along with their toddlers. €2.50 per child. Tea and coffee available.

Sad Passing

The death occurred this week of Tom McDonald Ballymakesey, Clonroche formerly from Barrystown. Tom was a renowned historian and a member of the local historical society where his depth of knowledge was invaluable. Funeral Mass was in St Clement's church Cloughbawn with burial afterwards in Clongeen cemetery. Tom is survived by his brother John and sister Helen. May he rest in peace.

Grantstown Daycare

On Friday October 6 at Grantstown Community Village we will be showing a documentary of the tragedy that took place in St Kearns in 1920, starring local actors. There is an auction beforehand starting at 7pm followed by the movie at 7.45 p.m. Refreshments will be served.

Daycare Centre Activities this week: Tuesday 3rd - Chair exercises & Fr. Sean Cullen is coming at 11.30 a.m.m; Wednesday 4th - Pongo/Hand Exercise in the Morning & Family Fortune in the afternoon; Thursday 5th - Pongo & Chair Exercise in the Morning & Music by The Two Paddys in the afternoon.



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 €5,200. The winning numbers were 6, 7, 16 and 18. There was four match-three winners each winning €50. The winners were Cathy Breen, P Jones, Ann McLoughlin and Eamon Devereux. The next lotto draw will be held on Tuesday, October 3, and the jackpot now stands at €5,400.

Parish Bingo

Bingo is on in Rathangan hall on Sunday, October 8, at 2.30 in aid of church restoration fund. Prize fund €1,300. Your support would be greatly appreciated by attendance or donation. Thank you.

Walkathon Thank You

As a Token of our Appreciation and Gratitude to everyone for your contribution to our recent Fundraising Event, we are inviting you to our 'Thank You Night' on Saturday, October 7, from 9 p.m. in the Rathangan Bar, we will reveal the Final Total raised and present 'Ask' with their cheque raised at the 'Dawn Walk'.

There will be music on the night and light refreshments will be served and we would be delighted to see everyone in Rathangan for a night of fun and entertainment.

Date for your diary

Our next family Mass will take place on Sunday, September 15, at 11 a.m. in Rathangan church. We hope you can join us there.

Killinick Harriers

Killinick Harriers are having a charity hunt canter on Sunday, October 8, starting at 9 a.m. at Ballycogley Hall. Last horses at 1 p.m. - All jumps optional.


Last week's winner was Jimmy Cleary winning €132. Next draw Thursday, October 5, in Rathangan Bar.

All Star Nomination

Congratulations to Dee O'Keeffe on his Hurling All Star Nomination. Well deserved both on and off the field and as a club and Community we are very proud. All will be revealed at a Gala Black Tie Banquet in Dublin's Convention Centre on Friday, November 3, and will be screened live on RTÉ.

St Anne's Shop

Christmas is Looming. Check out St Anne's Shop for those surprise Christmas presents - shorts, jerseys, training tops, hoddies, polo shirts, skorts, socks, rain jackets and beanie hats. St Anne's skinny tracksuit pants - Ages 5-6, 7-8, 9-10, 11-12, 13-14 €35 - Age 15-16, Small, Medium Large etc €40 - Call or text Ann 087 2076869 or email


Rathangan's Little Breeches re-opened on Tuesday, September 5. It offers a warm and welcoming environment where children can explore, play and learn in our outdoor and indoor environments. Limited places are still available for this term and we are now taking bookings for the Spring and summer terms. Contact Sinéad at 087 9852960 or for more information or to book your place.

Defib/CPR Training

A provisional date of Saturday, October 21, has been booked for the next training date. This is a morning or afternoon session of approximately three hours. Each session is limited to six people so please book early to secure a place. The cost is €20 per person and the course will be held in Baldwinstown Hall. To book a place please text your name and number to 087 2219302 or 086 2317821.

Fastnet Rovers fc

Our Monthly Mega Money draw envelopes are now available from all players and from all leading local retailers. This replaces our weekly minute ticket draw and is key to funding the running and development of the club. Your support is appreciated. Our season is now under way and we are still taking registrations for the upcoming season for our men's, women's and underage teams.

Tomhaggard Centre

Work has started on a few projects at Tomhaggard Social Centre. The roof has been repaired, hardcore surface on access to rear of building being done next week and plans have been drawn up for new kitchen. This work has been made possible by the generous support of the community at our fundraising events and Amenity Grant.

Wood donated by Karen and Mick Doyle Markand Garden Sheds has been chopped up for Kindling by Venture Scouts and is on sale at the Social Centre Mon 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., Wed 7 p.m. to 8.30 p.m. And Sat 10 a.m. to 11.30 a.m., only €2 per bag.

Ongoing Activities: Mon 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., Women's Shed - new members welcome. Tuesday 7 p.m. to 9 p.m., art - enquiries contact Maria 086 3848364. Wed 7 p.m. to 8.30 p.m. And Sat 10 a.m. to 11.30 a.m., Scouts. Mon and Thursday 8 p.m., Drama. Reading Room open to the public Tues, Wed. Thur 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., excl lunch.


It's all go in each section at the moment with 75 youth members. Upcoming county events: September 30 Ventures Airsoft; October 7 Forum; October 8 Scout Forum, Tacumshane; October 13 Cub table quiz, October 15 Beaver Emergencies Day Piercestown.

Knitting/Stitching Show

Anyone interested in going to the show? The Women's Shed have organised a bus and there's seats available. They plan on stopping for a meal on the way home. Contact Carol 087 2450655 for details.

Parent/Toddler Group

A parent and Toddler Group meets in Rathangan Hall on Tuesday mornings from 10.30 a.m. to midday Babies to pre-school age. Come along and enjoy a coffee and a chat.

Rathangan Housing

The homes are not yet fully let so we are still open for inquiries and interest from anyone considering a move. Further information from members of the committee or at the parish hall or call Willie at 086 8106672.

Yoga Classes

Yoga classes in Rathangan Hall have resume on Wednesdays at 7 p.m. Suitable for beginners and improvers. €10 per class or five classes for €40. Contact Julie at 087 1250720 for details. Please bring a mat.

Forever Fit

Amanda Burke's Dance Fit Classes in Rathangan Hall continues September 21, and every Thursday Night at 7.30 p.m. Contact Amanda by text or call 087 9713339 to register your interest.

Bridgetown College

Bridgetown College will hold its Enrolment/open evening on Tuesday, October 10, from 5.00m 7 p.m. There will be displays of student work, practical demonstrations, programme information, teaching resources, photographic displays, plus information on school supports HSCL and SCP, and enrolment will take place in the canteen.

Guitar Lessons

Tadhg Foran will run guitar lessons in Cleariestown hall on a Wednesday evening at 6 p.m. for €6 per session. Anyone interested to contact Tadhg at 086 0776215.

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