Monday 15 October 2018

Around the Districts

Brendan and Fran Long at the launch of the 2017/2018 Picture House season in Wexford Arts Centre.
Brendan and Fran Long at the launch of the 2017/2018 Picture House season in Wexford Arts Centre.
Patrick O'Connor and Hannah Rossiter having a good time at the Prohibition Party in the Spiegeltent on Friday night.


Ballymitty school

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.


Dancing continues every Thursday night in Tír na nÓg with music this Thursday the 26th Dick and Ted. Starts from 9.30 all welcome refreshments served.

Christmas shoebox

It's that time again to get a shoebox and fill it with gifts to send out to those who don't get anything for Christmas. Forms available at the PO and these need to be ready for collection on November 9.

GAA club notes

No jackpot winning of the lotto but congratulations to our three match-three number winners Emma Sinnott Bannow, Mairead French Grange and Nellie Rossiter Grange. Next draw Halloween night with a Hugh jackpot of €13,400.

Well done to our junior b squad on reaching the County Final on Friday last under the lights in St Patrick's Park. They were up against a strong Naomh Eanna team who dominated the game right from the start. Unfortunately it wasn't our day and lost by five points. Thanks to all the supporters who travelled and also to the team and their mentors David Currid, John O'Sullivan and Jason Sinnott.

The third annual race night and fancy dress that will take place in the Brandane Inn on Sunday, October 29, at nine o'clock. Horses are €20 each and can be purchased from Pauline 086 3534878 Tina 086 3719154 or Joeanne 086 3022840. This is a great night's entertainment and there will be prizes for best dress.

The AGM will take place the first week of November. More details next week.

Deepest condolences to the Duffy Family.

Danescastle Music Group

The Bannow CCE/Danescastle Music Group AGM will take place on Thursday, October 26, at 8 p.m. in Danescastle National School.

Historical Society

A fantastic crowd of over 100 people attended the historical talk by Dr Pat Wallace in Tír na nÓg on October 14. Dr Wallace spoke of his four decades as a member of the National Museum and the many archaeological advances. He was present at many digs including Wood Quay and the excavation in Wexford town.

His talk was very informative and pleasantly presented to all present. The society would like to thank Dr Wallace for a most informative talk.


The winner of this week's split-the-pot was Catherine Waters Foulksmills €742.

Sunday Cafe

The next Sunday Cafe will take place on Sunday, October 29, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Come and enjoy a cup of tea and a chat or even share a few scary tales and yarns to go with the Halloween treats.

Monster Bingo

Monster Bingo is on Sunday, October 29, at 3 p.m. in Ballymitty Hall. €1,500 in prizes including Special page; €50 one line, €100 for two lines and €150 full house. Raffle and lots of prizes. Tea and sandwiches served.

Sad Passing

Deepest sympathy to the Duffy family Cullenstown on the death of Elaine last week. Elaine was beloved daughter of John and Dolly and sister of Seán, Claire, Christine and Kathleen. Sadly missed by her loving family relatives and friends. Removal was on Monday, October 16, to the Church of Mary Immaculate and St Joseph, Carrig-on-Bannow with funeral Mass at 11 a.m., burial afterwards in the adjoining cemetery. May she rest in peace.

Our Lady's Island

Hospice coffee morning

Coffee Morning in aid of Hospice Homecare takes place this Thursday, October 26, from 10 a.m. to midday in the Community Hall. Come along for tea, coffee, chat and a raffle. Your support for this very worthy cause will be much appreciated.

Youth Club

The Youth Club AGM takes place tonight, Tuesday, October 24. at 8 p.m. in OLI Community Centre. It is very important that at least one or both parents attend to give leaders full support with your son or daughter. We as leaders can only run Youth Club with the full support of parents. You will not be forced to fill any committee position unless you wish to do so. Please support.

GAA Bingo

Tonight's GAA Club Bingo jackpot stands at €550. Come along to Butler's at 8 p.m. to be in with a chance to take it home.

Old School Cards

Cards every Tuesday in Tacumshane Old School at 8.30 p.m. Adm €5, tea coffee.


A pilgrimage to Medjugorie is being considered for next year, from Wednesday, April 18, to Wednesday, April 25. Anyone interested in travelling please contact Olga or Fr Jim within the next two weeks.


Congratulations to John Pierce, Beechlawn, on winning €153 in last week's split-the-pot draw. Draw takes place in the community centre on Sunday after Mass. Thanks to all involved.



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

Due to recent storm Ophelia last Tuesdays lotto had to be postponed. The draw will take now take place on Tuesday, October 24. Jackpot €5,800. Apologise for any inconvenience.

Clothing Collection

Cleariestown Community Playgroup will be having a Fundraising used clothing collection on Monday, November 27. Please donate all your clean unwanted clothes also bed linen, towels, curtains, shoes, bags, belts and soft toys. You can drop off any items at the playschool any weekday morning between 9.30 a.m. to 12.30 p.m.


Anyone interested in going to the jnitting and Stitching Show on Saturday, November 11? The Women's Shed have organised a bus and there are seats available. They will be stopping on the way home for a meal. Contact Carol 087 2450655 for details.


The Women's Shed have a mosaic class under way and intend creating a wall mural depicting community life and history of Tomhaggard. They need strong coloured wall tiles, not beige, white, black, etc to do the designs. Contact 087 6858480 if you have any no longer needed.

Ballycogley Players

The one-act journey continues for the Players when they will perform their 'Night of Comedy' on Friday, November 10, in St Martin's GAA Complex, Piercestown and also on Sunday, November 12, in Carrig-on-Bannow Hall with an 8 p.m. start time on both nights. Looking forward to seeing you all.

Tomhaggard centre

All activities have resumed at Tomhaggard social centre following Ophelia's visit during the week. Thankfully everyone in the community was safe.

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.


22 beavers from Kilmore joined approximately 150 others from around the county at an Emergencies Day in Piercestown Scout centre last Sunday. They received demonstrations, talks and exercises from Gardaí, Marine Watch, Coast Guards, Order of Malta, RNLI and a Fun Base also.

Drama grant

Ballycogley Players have been successful in sourcing a Grant to do Community Theatre in Tomhaggard social centre starting beginning of Nov. It's a 6/8 week course covering basic drama techniques, exercises, create a short piece for performance in Dec. Open to Secondary school students to senior citizens. For details or to book a place contact 087 6858480.

Fastnet Rovers fc

Our Monthly Mega Money draw got off to a great start with Connor and Mathew McGovern winning €485 in our September draw. Envelopes are now available for our October draw 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.

Rose of Rathangan

Are you up for a laugh? come support our 'Rose of Rathangan' fundraiser on November 25 in Rathangan Bar. Tickets are only €5 or €10 on the door. Check out Facebook to find out more about this fun filled evening and see local lads as you never seen them before vying for the crown. Our season is now under way and we have introduced a new Academy (under-six and under-seven) on Sunday morning and under-eights on Saturday. Please contact the club or check our Fastnet Rovers AFC page on Facebook for more details.


Rathangan's Little Breeches 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.

Parent/Toddler Group

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

Rathangan Housing

Further information from members of the committee or at the parish hall or call Willie at 086 8106672.

Yoga Classes

Yoga class has resumed in Rathangan Hall 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 every Thursday Night at 7.30 p.m. Contact Amanda by text or call 087 9713339.

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