Saturday 25 January 2020

Around the districts: Ballymore-Mayglass, Bannow-Ballymitty, Rathangan-Cleariestown

Marie Williams, Rita Kelly and Niamh Tierney the launch of this year’s Art In The Open festival in The Irish National Opera House
Marie Williams, Rita Kelly and Niamh Tierney the launch of this year’s Art In The Open festival in The Irish National Opera House

Ballymore-Mayglass: Wamboree - The Scout Fundraising Camp takes place in Kilmore Quay June 21 to June 23. All proceeds are going to RNLI and Wexford Marine Watch.

The aims of the Camp are to provide a low-cost/cost neutral programme where youth members aged 6-18 and Scouters can enjoy a fun weekend with Camp fees being donated to charity. Seven groups from Co Wexford are taking part in the event.

We very much appreciate the assistance of Kilmore Quay Development Association, Stella Maris Centre and local community in facilitating the camp.

All of the activities will take place around the village, beach, burrow and Stella Maris Centre with additional pedestrian activity. Peak traffic times are Friday p.m. 3 p.m. to 8 p.m. arrival of groups, Sat 9.10 a.m. Beaver arrivals, Sunday 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. camp departure. We look forward to welcoming scouting families to the seaside village and appreciate your assistance and co-operation.

Drama project

Are you interested in a short drama project based on our local heritage and culture? The project will involve writing a drama piece drawn from our rich culture and heritage and to do a public performance. lt is open to the whole community to be involved. If Creative Ireland funding application is successful the project will take place July/Aug. More details later. Expression s of interest to Breda Hayes 087 6858480.


The jackpot now stands at €4,200. There is also a match-three prize of €200 up for grabs each week. The numbers drawn were 8, 16, 26 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.

All Blacks AFC

Massive well done to our fantastic girls on a Gaynor Cup Bowl win in Limerick with our own Ashling Roche getting the first and Aoibheann Rankin with a superb injury time winner doing the trick. Well done, girls. Calendar Schoolboys soccer.

Following a delegate meeting a vote was taken as to the future of calendar soccer, there was a unanimous vote to revert back to winter soccer, the league committee will decide as to which way this season will end, there were plenty of suggestions from the delegates. We will keep you all posted with any news.

Club and County Draw

The second in the series of three draws in the CLG Loch Garman Club and county fundraiser was held on May 29 with 50 prizes in total but sadly supporters of the St Fintan's club failed to feature on the list of winners. The third and final draw will be held on June 26 and we wish our loyal supporters the best of good luck.


Nicky Byrne of Pettitt's SuperValu St Aidan's will be visiting the St Fintan's GAA clubgrounds in Ballymore on Wednesday, June 12, at 6.30 p.m. approximately to present each member of the nursery group of underage players of St Fintan's/Our Lady's Island with a football each. Please come along to support our young stars of the future.

Killinick ICA

The local guild held its most recent meeting on June 4 with its president Joan Furlong and eighteen fellow members present. Final arrangements were made for a special occasions day which was held in Kilanerin on June 6 and arrangements were also made for the guilds outing on August 7 the competition winners were first Lish McDonnell second Joan Furlong and 3RD Teresa Pettit and the competition for the next meeting on September 2 is for the handiest kitchen gadget. The hostesses were Lish McDonnell and Margo Finn and the hostesses for the September meeting are Kathleen Nolan and Breda Wright. Memorial service for the late Anna Lett was held in Bree.

St Fintan's

The adult hurling team suffered a narrow 1-13 to 0-13 defeat at the hands of Rathgarogue-Cushionstown in the EEW All County hurling league div.5 while the football team was fixed to travel to Bree on Friday last to take on Ballyhogue in the All county football league div.2 with the result not yet available.

The Killinick Project

The committee was awarded a €550 a.m. enity grant from Wexford County Council which will help to continue the development of the current on going voluntary works for the village. A number of smaller grants have also been applied for which will help fund the future projects that will continue to enhance the village.



To put notes in the paper please email before 8 p.m. on a Thursday.

GAA club news

Lotto draw this Tuesday evening with a jackpot of €13,100. Tickets are Two euro each and can be purchased from Doyle's Carrig, Seabreeze drycleaners, Staffords Tullycanna, Costcutters, Wallace's hardware, The Homeplace, Tír na nÓg and from any Club Officer in Grantstown.

The second Model County draw took place last Wednesday and the club had no winners in either of them.

The club games are quiet at the moment due to exams and county championship games on.

Thanks to all who supported the Ladies' Football Club recently on the door in Wallace s. Congratulations to our winners Food Hamper Kathleen White, Drinks Hamper Marie O'Connor and Winnie the Pooh went to Farragh Whelan.

The intermediate football team take on St Joseph's in Grantstown on Tuesday and on Friday the Junior Hurlers will play Davidstown also a home game. Check on our Facebook page and Twitter account for all matches, times and venues.

Social dancing

dancing continues every Thursday night at Tír na nÓg with music this Thursday, June 13 by Jimmy Barnwell, Thursday 20th Michelle Murphy, Thursday 27th no dance due to a wedding but dancing on Saturday night 29th instead with the Wicklow man and the Drinagh Mummers. All welcome refreshments served.

Sad Passing

Deepest sympathy to Mary Sinnott and family Blackhall and Eileen Culleton and family Grantstown on the death of their sister Margaret in England last month. May she rest in peace.

Community Games

LOCAL AREA ATHLETICS - Well done to all the boys and girls who attended the local Community Games Athletic finals in Grantstown last Friday. The committee wish to thank Bannow-Ballymitty GAA Club for the use of their facilities on the day. The following were the winners on the day.

(Boys U6.60m) Patrick Reville (Girls U6.60m) Connie Diskin, Kayleigh Doyle (Boys U8.60m) Donagh French, Liam Diskin, Cian Millar (Girls U8.60m) Liah Gallagher, Eibhin O'Dwyer, Lily Reville (Boys U8.80m) Donagh French, Liam Diskin, Cian Millar (Girls U8.80m) Liah Gallagher, Eibhin O'Dwyer, Lily Reville & Connie Diskin.

(Boys U10.100m) Oisin Ennis, Tyler French & David John Wade (Girls U10.100m) Mary Kate Diskin, Deirbhile O'Dwyer (Boys U10.200m) Oisin Ennis, David John Wade (Girls U10.200m) Mary Kate Diskin, Deirbhile O'Dwyer (Boys U12.100m) Thomas Devereux, Jack Rossiter (Girls U12.100m) Keelin Gallagher, Aoibhe Reville (Boys U12.600m) Thomas Devereux, Jack Rossiter, Conor Devereux (Girls U12.600m) Keelin Gallagher, Una O'Dwyer, Aoibhe Reville (Boys U14.100m) Craig Sinnott, Kian Rossiter (Girls U14.100m) Sarah Assinder (Boys U14.800m) Kian Rossiter (Girls U14.800m) Sarah Assinder.

Grantstown news

Upcoming Events in Grantstown Community Village - Tuesday the 11th: Imagination Gym/Cards in the morning and Games/Pongo in the afternoon. Wednesday the 12th: Pampering/Sonas in the morning and Pongo in the afternoon. Bingo at 8 p.m. Thursday the 13th: Pongo/Chair Exercises/Cards in the morning and music with Owney in the afternoon. Monday the 17th: Exercise with Mairead 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 the 11th: Hairdressing from 10.30 a.m. Imagination Gym from 11 a.m. Wednesday the 12th: Sonas from 11 a.m. Thursday the 13th: Hairdressing from 10.30 a.m. Monday the 17th: Group exercise with Mairead.

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.

Trip to Knock

The annual trip to Knock will be on July 26/27. The cost per person is €145 all inclusive. Places are limited so a deposit of €20 is required to secure your seat. Contact Betty at 087 9057391 or Stella at 087 6568207 for more information.

Monster Drive In Bingo

A Monster Drive In Bingo takes place on 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.

Imagination Gym

A free Imagination Gym workshop will be held each Tuesday in Grantstown Daycare Centre till July 9 with our fully trained staff. All you have to do is lie or sit in a warm, comfortable space and listen to a guided 30 minute meditation. You will wander along a forest path, meet a deer and stop at a wishing well.

This therapy is excellent for insomnia, stress management and promotes creative problem solving. This workshop is available to everyone in the community, however places are limited, so if you would like some more information or would like to book your place phone 051 561016.

Parish Patrons

Kilcaven: Sunday, June 9, at 2 p.m. Ballymitty: Sunday, June 30, at 2 p.m. Carrig: Sunday, August 11, at 7 p.m. Bannow: Thursday, August 15, at 7 p.m. Shemogues: Sunday, August 18, at 7 p.m.



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 €4,000. The winning numbers were 8, 16, 26 and 31. There was one match-three winner who received €200. The winner was Kathleen Meyler. The next lotto draw will be held on Tuesday, June 11, and the jackpot now stands at €4,200.


Last week's split-the-pot winner was Niamh and Katie Hannigan winning €101. Next draw will take place on June 13 in Rathangan Bar. 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.

PLC course

Post-Leaving Certificate course in Information Processing 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.

Tractor run

A Tractor/Bike/Car/Walk/Road Run (Old and New) in aid of Rathangan Parish Development Fund will take place on Sunday, June 23. Registration from 12.15 p.m. - Starting at Rathangan Church at 1 p.m. Refreshments will be served afterwards in Rathangan Bar. Contacts: John Sinnott 087 2453641/Martina Furlong 086 3509600. Your support would be much appreciated.

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