Monday 27 January 2020

Around the Districts: Ballymore-Mayglass, Bannow-Ballymitty, Our Lady's Island, Rathangan-Cleariestown

Chef Kevin Thornton (second from right) who was giving a cookery demonstration with De Dietrich premium appliances in Joyces, with Rita Kelly, Joan Walsh and Claire Noone
Chef Kevin Thornton (second from right) who was giving a cookery demonstration with De Dietrich premium appliances in Joyces, with Rita Kelly, Joan Walsh and Claire Noone

Ballymore-Mayglass: Wamboree 2019 - Kilmore Scouts are hosting this year's Co Charity Camp in Kilmore Quay June 21 to June 23. Net proceeds are going to RNLI and Wexford Marine Watch.

The concept of Wamboree is for Beavers, Cubs, Scouts, Ventures and Scouters come together for a fun filled weekend of minimal/cost neutral activities where everyone pays a fee to camp in the outdoors while raising money for charity. The previous Wamboree Camp in Kilmore three years ago raised over e2000 for Trócaire Syrian Refugees Fund. More details closer to the date.

Summer Concert

The Wexford Ladies Choir are holding their summer concert in the Talbot Hotel on Friday, June 7, at 8 p.m. This promises to be an entertaining evening with guest artists Chris Currid and Yvette Walsh. Tickets are €10 each, available at the door.

Watercolor Art

Ongoing classes in Tomhaggard centre on Tuesdays from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. and Murrintown on Thursdays from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. in six-week modules. For details contact Maria Murphy at 086 3848364.


The jackpot now stands at €4,000. There is also a match-three prize of €200 up for grabs each week. The numbers drawn were 11, 14, 21 and 31. Many thanks for your continued support. Remember you can also sign up to a 10-week club lotto subscription for €15 where your numbers will be entered each week for you and you will receive a weekly lotto text. Make it easy to never miss a draw by contacting Sharon Pettit at 086 1787498 to sign up.

Golf Outing

It has been suggested that former members of the now disbanded St Fintan's Golf society should meet up for a social occasion including a game of golf at a venue as chosen by those interested in taking part. Those genuinely interested show contact Paddy McGuire at 087 9680419 on or before June 5.

Back In the Hot Seat

Congratulations to Ballycogley man Frank Staples, who retained his seat at the recent Local County Council elections. Having stepped into uncharted waters in the new Rosslare LEA Frank was unsure of how he would fair but his with his hard working team behind him he comfortably reached a quota on the distribution of Ger Carthys surplus. Congratulations also to Ger.

All Blacks AFC

Split-the-pot draw results as follows for Monday the 27th held in the Halfway Pub. Combined winners Celine/Eoin and Paul Cummins with a prize of €225. Next week's draw is on in the Coopers Inn Killinick on Tuesday, June 4, 19. Your support is greatly appreciated.

All proceeds go towards the All Blacks AFC 2020 development fund, playground development and walking track in Casey Park.

St Fintan's Ladies

Big well done to our under-12 girls who played host to St Anne's in the second round of the under-12 division two league and came away winners with a great team performance from all 18 girls involved... well done girls. Big thanks Nicky for sorting pitch.


GAA club notes

Lotto numbers were 1, 4, 17 and 25. One match-three winner well done to the Anglim Hogan. Next jackpot will be €13,100. Thank you for your continued support to our club.

Best of luck to all our students, who start their Leaving and junior cert exams.

You can book your Cúl Camp place on the website.

The Bodibro gear has arrived and some has been given out during last week. Please contact Majella, Adi or Joeanne if haven't received yours yet.

This week's fixtures intermediate Football have a home game on Friday at 8 p.m. in Grantstown. Wexford play a double header in Wexford park on Saturday. Junior Football take on Fethard on Sunday at 4 p.m. in Grantstown also. Please check out our Facebook page and Twitter account for all matches and times as they change regularly.

Deepest condolences to the Fanning Family on the passing of our club man Larry, who has had so many roles during his time in Grantstown and was a dedicated member. His tasks involved chairman, secretary, Trainer, Selector, player and president. Never to shy away from work he was always involved in the heavy grafting and day to day activities in the club. He started his playing career in 1954 and was a jubilous winner of the junior team who won in 1956.

Sad Passing

Deepest sympathy to the family of Larry Fanning, who passed away last week. Larry was 86 years old and is survived by his brothers Seán and Jimmy sister Annie and the late Matt, Paddy, Bridie, Sonny, Tom, Maggie and Mary. His wife Clare predeceased him. He will be sadly missed by his loving family nephews, nieces, relatives and friends. He reposed at his residence on Wednesday, May 29, from 12oc-8 p.m. with removal on Thursday the 30th to the Church of Mary Immaculate and St Joseph Carrig-on-Bannow for funeral Mass at midday and burial afterwards in Kilcaven cemetery. May he rest in peace.

FF meeting

A meeting of Droichead Eoin Fianna Fail Cumann will take place in Tír na nÓg, Wellingtonbridge, on Wednesday, June 5, at 8-30.

All Members and intending members are welcome. Enquiries to chairman Simon Boyse Mob 087 1801940.

Grantstown news

Upcoming Events in Grantstown Community Village - Tuesday, June 4: Mass with Fr Cullen in the morning and Pongo/Cards in the afternoon. Wednesday, June 5: Pongo in the morning and a Who-Done-It interactive play in the afternoon. Bingo at 8 p.m. Thursday, June 6: Outdoor Games/Cards in the morning and Pongo in the afternoon. Don't forget you can find all of this information on Facebook.

Services Available in Grantstown Daycare Centre - Tuesday, June 4: Hairdressing from 10.30 a.m. Wednesday, June 5: Counselling from 1 p.m. Thur June 6: Hairdressing from 10.30 a.m. Physiotherapy from 9.30 a.m. Home Baking available all week. Phone 051 561016 to make your appointment for the services. All of these services are available to everyone in the community.

Dates For Your Diary

Monster Drive In Bingo Sunday, August 18, at 3 p.m. in Grantstown Community Village. €1,500 in prize money to be won, plus a Monster Raffle. Tea, coffee and homemade confectionery being served.

Tomi Reichental

Tomi Reichental was born in Slovakia in 1935. At the age of nine he was captured and deported along with 12 family members to a concentration camp.

As one of only three Holocaust survivors living in Ireland, Tomi is mindful that the horrors of the Holocaust will soon pass from memory to history. Words from Paddy Fitzgibbon (Memorial at Listowel, Co. Kerry) 'Our generation, and the generation after us, will be the last that will be able to say that we stood and shook the hands of some of those who survived.' Tomi is on a mission of remembrance and we are honoured here in Grantstown Community Village that Tomi has agreed to come to share his unbelievable story with us and our community. Please come and join us on Friday, July 19, at 7.30 p.m. to listen to Tomi's chilling and shocking story…yet remember we are so privileged to hear about his journey and what a piece of history it is. Please note this is a free event.

Meals on Wheels

Would you like to have Hot, Delicious and Nutritious meals delivered to your door? Grantstown Daycare Centre operates a Meals On Wheels service every Tuesday and Thursday for a small fee. Why not give us a call at 051 561016 for more details.

Golf/Footgolf classic

Duncannon FC is holding its first annual Golf and Footgolf Classic on June 22 at Abbey Par three. Golf, teams of two €30. 10 p.m. to 2 p.m. Foot Golf 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Kids €10. Prizes for the top two teams in golf, and prizes for the first under-10/under-11/under-12/under-14. Nearest the Pin/barbecue and lots more. Come along for a great day of fun. Contact Fintan at 087 4136841 for tee times.

Our Lady's Island

Healing Mass

The monthly Healing Mass and blessing with Fr Jim Cogley will be celebrated in Our Lady's Island Church this Wednesday, June 5, at 3 p.m.

Story Night

Storytelling Night in Tacumshane Old School this Friday, June 7, at 8.30 p.m. Come along, sit back and enjoy the talent, music, song and storytelling. Tea, coffee and cakes at interval. Great night's entertainment promised.

Tractor and Vintage Run

Our Lady's Island Tractor and Vintage Run will take place on Sunday, June 9, in Our Lady's Island village, in aid of Scoil Mhuire, Broadway. Registration from midday in Community Centre. Run commences at 1 p.m. Refreshments available from midday. Children's entertainment from 1.15 to 3.15.

Gary Dickson Memorial Service

A service will be held on Sunday, June 16, at 2 p.m. in St Peter's Church, Kilscoran in memory of Gary Dickson. Gary, eldest son of Fred and Flo Dickson, brother os Melissa and Nigel, passed away in February in Australia.

GAA Bingo

The GAA bingo continues every Tuesday night at 9 p.m. in OLI Community Centre. The jackpot stands at €625. Come along and try your luck.


Our Lady's Island GAA Club lotto jackpot now stands at €4,000. Congratulations to Kevin Corish (seller David Maloney) on winning €200 match-three prize last week. Tickets are available weekly for just €1.50 each. Your support is much appreciated.


Congratulations to Kay Buckley on winning €102 in last week's split-the-pot draw. Envelopes available in O'Doherty's, Meylers and Rosslare Harbour Post office. Draw in the Conservatory after Sunday Mass..



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 email your notice to Notes must be in by 10 a.m. on Friday.

Community lotto

There was no winner of last week's jackpot of €3,800. The winning numbers were 11, 14, 21 and 31. There was one match-three winner who received €200. The winner was Kevin Corish the next lotto draw will be held on Tuesday, June 4, and the jackpot now stands at €4,000.


Last week's split-the-pot winner was Ciaran and Aoibhin winning €101. Next draw will take place on June 6 in Wheelhouse Bar, Baldwinstown. Thank you for your support.

Annual Patrons

Annual Patrons will take place on Friday, June 28, at 6.30 p.m. in Kilmannon and 7.30 p.m. in Ballyconnick. Mass in Cleariestown at 7 p.m.

Coffee morning - Thank You

The Cousins family would like to thank everyone who came and supported our coffee morning on Sunday, May 5, in aid of Wexford Hospice Homecare. Thanks to all who helped, baked, gave donations, for those who sponsored prizes, for the raffle and for the use of Kilmore Community Hall. A total of three €639.80 was raised for this great cause.

PLC courses

Bridgetown College is now accepting applications for an interesting new Post-Leaving Certificate course in Information Processing, which is due to commence in September 2019. Successful candidates will complete Work Experience placements every Monday, attend college on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays and Friday will be free for the completion of assignments, projects etc.

The course includes eight modules to be completed over the year, which will result in a full Level 5 QQI Certificate. Please email or phone 053 9135257 for further details.

Adult learners, mature students, or those simply wishing to update their IT skills, are especially welcome. Places will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis so please apply soon to avoid disappointment.

SVP Collection

The annual St Vincent de Paul summer collection will take place on June 22 and 23 in Rathangan and Cleariestown. Your support would be greatly appreciated.

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