Thursday 27 June 2019

Around the districts: Ballymore-Mayglass, Bannow-Ballymitty, Our Lady's Island, Rosslare Harbour and Tagoat

John Donovan and Billy Gill enjoying the annual Kilrane-Rosslare Harbour senior citizens party in Hotel Rosslare
John Donovan and Billy Gill enjoying the annual Kilrane-Rosslare Harbour senior citizens party in Hotel Rosslare

Ballymore-Mayglass - Wedding Bells: Congratulations and best wishes to Louise Smyth, Kilrane and Adrian Devereux, Mountpleasant son of Larry and Marie, who were married in Mayglass church during the recent past. We wish them both all the joys, good health and happiness together in the years ahead.


The St Fintan's GAA Club lotto was not held over the christmas and New Years holiday period and the next draw will take place on January 8 with the jackpot standing at €17,200. A match-three prize is also up for grabs each week with tickets available from most club members at €1.50 each. The club thanks you for your continued support and wishes you all a very Happy New Year.

Injured Jockey

Mayglass man Jamie Codd suffered a nasty fall from a horse on Limerick racetrack during the recent past. Jamie sustained rib and lung injuries which will keep the top class jockey off the circuit for some time. Jamie is wished a full and speedy recovery by his family, friends, and all those involved in racing.


The St Fintan's GAA Club and all those involved in sport were saddened to learn of the sad passing of two great gaels in London over the holiday period.

One of the best forwards in his time in football with his club and for some 15 years with the Wexford team. Scott Doran died suddenly in his London home just one month short of his 45th birthday.

Former Horeswood man Tommy Harrell also passed away in London during the same period where he was the driving force behind the Fr Murphys GAA Club. If you or your club was to arrive in London you were always assured of a warm welcome and a meeting with the Fr Murphys.

Both were talented but in different ways and the game together with family and friends will miss them sorely. May they rest in peace.

All Blacks AFC

It's with the deepest sympathy that All Blacks AFC wish to acknowledge the untimely passing of Scott Doran, Kilmore. As can be seen from his exceptional talent in field sports, the All Blacks Club were privileged with his playing contribution. The GAA community, parish and area where Scott grew his inspiration has left no bounds. To Scott's parents Nick and Pauline, his brother Martin, his wife Geri and his children we extend our deepest sympathy at this very sad time.

At this time starting a new year, we celebrate and remember the wonderful moments one man has made in this world. His friends, family and all his loved ones cherish a fantastic role model. May Scott rest in peace.

Preschool and Montessori

Carolines Preschool and Montessori, Mayglass have free ECCE Scheme places available for children from three years - five years. For further information and to book your place please contact Caroline at 087 6800338.

Save the date

The St Fintan's ladies will be holding an anniversary celebration dinner on March 8, tickets will be on sale in the new year.

Ballycogley Players

The Ballycogley Players will hold a coffee morning and cake sale on Sunday, January 13, in Kilmore Village Hall from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Donations of cakes, buns etc would be very much appreciated. Contact Trish at 087 6733575 for more information. We look forward to seeing you for a cuppa and a chat.


Ballyoughton Christmas Sale

The annual Christmas sale which was held on Saturday, December 1, in aid of the Ballyoughton Church Funds was very well supported as in previous years making it very successful and huge thanks is given to all who came, bought goods, donated money and helped in many ways to make this sale such a success.

Winners of the raffle prizes were: Geraldine Flynn, Linda Williamson, Peter Hudson, Matthew Stafford, Mary Dwyer, Kathy Murphy, Chris Cummins, Susan Mountford, Margaret Butler, Ken Williamson, Mary Dwyer, Donal Keane, Ashling Murray, Mary O'Grady, Mary Stafford, Nicholas Stafford, Iris Sothern, Donal Keane, Bill Furlong and Margaret Doyle.

Congratulations to all the lucky winners. Wishing everyone a very happy Christmas and a healthy peaceful New Year 2019.

Dancing in Tír na nÓg

There is no dance on Thursday, January 10. Dancing starts back on Thursday night, January 17, with music by Mary Prendergast; we also will have €100 spin the wheel.

Corach Ramblers FC

Split-the-pot was won by Graham Kelly, Wexford to the amount of €637; the €100 SuperValu voucher was won by Seán Kelly, Ardinagh, Taghmon. Congratulations to the winners and wishing everybody a happy Christmas and thanks again for your continued support.

Grantstown news

Upcoming Events in Grantstown Community Village - Tuesday 8th: Safeguarding Talk by Sally Veale in the morning and Pongo in the afternoon. Wednesday 9th: Pongo in the morning and Cards/Sudoku/Word Search Games in the afternoon. Bingo at 8 p.m. Thursday 10th: Pongo in the morning and Imagination Gym/Cards/Table Quiz in the afternoon. Monday 14th: Cards/Games/Exercises 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 8th: Chiropody and Hairdressing from 9.30 a.m. Wednesday 9th: Counselling from 1 p.m. Thursday 10th: Chiropody and Hairdressing from 9.30 a.m. Monday 14th: Group Physiotherapy at 11 a.m. Phone 051 561016 to make your appointment for the services. All these services are available to everyone in the community.

Moloney Windows - Huge Thanks to Shane from Moloney Windows for replacing the glass in a window in our Laundry free of charge. We really appreciate your kind gesture.

Fundraising - Grantstown Daycare Centre is a Charitable Organisation so we are always in need of extra funding. If you are interested in organising a fundraiser or doing a charity event on our behalf or if you wish to make a donation, phone 051 561016, we will help in any way we can.

CE Scheme Vacancies - Do you want a new challenge this January? We have the following positions available in Grantstown: Carers, Kitchen Assistants and Bus Drivers. If you are in receipt of a social welfare payment, Tús or have been unemployed for one year or more, then you may be eligible for a CE Scheme. If you are interested in learning new skills while helping others then we would love to hear from you. Phone 051 561016 for more details.

Mobile Library

The Mobile Library will be in Grantstown Daycare Centre on Wednesday, January 9, from 3.10 p.m. to 3.40 p.m. If you would like to join, membership is free. You can pick up an application form here in Grantstown Daycare Centre. It's not just books you can borrow from Wexford Library, there are also e-Books and e-Audio books. If you're already a library member, you can collect a reserved book from the Mobile Library.

Our Lady's Island

GAA Bingo

GAA Bingo starts back tonight, Tuesday, January 8, at 8 p.m. in Butler's St Iver's. Jackpot now stands at €575 - come along for your chance to win.

Knitting Group

Tacumshane Knitting group are starting back this Monday, January 7, from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. and the Sewing Group are back on Thursday, January 10, 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. For further information please contact Kitty at 087 92332976 or Frances at 086 8118967.


Congratulations to Patricia Murphy on winning €140 in last week's split-the-pot draw. Draw will now take place in Parochial House Conservatory after Sunday Mass all are welcome for cuppa, chat and draw.

GAA lotto

With no jackpot winner prior to Christmads the big money has hit a whopping €17,200 for tonight's draw. Tickets available from members and local businesses for just €1.50 each

St Paul's AC

Training after Christmas resumed on Monday, January 7. We would like to wish all our members and their families Happy New Year and we look forward to seeing you all in 2019.

Coffee morning

The Ballycogley Players will hold a coffee morning and cake sale on Sunday, January 13, in Kilmore Village Hall from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Donations of cakes, buns etc would be very much appreciated. Contact Trish at 087 6733575 for more information. We look forward to seeing you for a cuppa and a chat.

Rosslare Harbour

Coffee morning

The Ballycogley Players will hold a coffee morning and cake sale on Sunday, January 13, in Kilmore Village Hall from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Donations of cakes, buns etc would be very much appreciated. Contact Trish at 087 6733575 for more information. We look forward to seeing you for a cuppa and a chat.

Environment Group

The AGM of the Rosslare Harbour-Kilrane Environment Group will take place in the Railway Social Club at 7 p.m. on Friday, January 11.

Reminder: A WEEE (Waste Electric and Electronic Equipment) cage only for small Household electrical goods and a container for the recycling of fluorescent tubes is situated at the back of the Railway Social Club. It is open on Saturday Mornings between 10.00 and 11.30 a.m., weather permitting.

The Group's activities can be monitored on their Facebook page 'Rosslare Harbour-Kilrane Environment Group'

Operation Transformation National Walk Day.

Operation Transformation National Walk Day is Saturday, January 12. Rosslare Harbour Ramblers are out at 11 a.m. at the viewing point (opposite the Topaz garage). Make it bigger than last year. All welcome, get out Saturday morning. Get walking, get fit.


We extend sympathy to the following families in our parish who have suffered bereavements recently.

Thomas (Tommy) Gleeson, Ballygeary, Kilrane, passed away on Saturday, December 15. Tommy, who was a native of Castlecomer, played minor for Kilkenny before emigrating to England, where he spent most of his working life. He came to reside in our parish with his wife Ann over 25 years ago. He is deeply missed by his wife, sons Dennis, John and Andy, daughter Karen, son-in-law Den, daughters-in-law Julie, Sue and Sharon, grandchildren, great grandchildren, brother-in-law, sisters-in-law, relatives and friends. Tommy's funeral Mass was celebrated in St Patrick's church and he was laid to rest in St Aidan's cemetery, Kilrane.

Fr Patrick (Paddy) Dwyer OMI, late of Australia, Dublin and Rosslare Harbour passed to his eternal reward on Sunday, December 23. Fr Paddy's funeral Mass was said in the Oratory Chapel House of Retreat, Tyrconnell Road, Inchicore followed by burial in the community cemetery. Sympathy to his brother Joe and the extended Roche family.

Condolences also to Peter and Nuala Doran on the deaths of their sisters. Peter's sister Brigid Gilligan passed away in London on December 9. Nuala's sister Marie Egan (née Comerford), Borrisokane, Co. Tipperary, died on December 15.

We also extend sympathy to Betty O'Connell and Frances Piggott on the death of their sister-in-law Betty McHugh, Orristown, Killinick. Betty was laid to rest in Piercestown cemetery after funeral mass in St Martin's church.

May they all rest in peace.


St Marys day care

The board of management, staff and Patrons would like to sincerely thank everyone for your most kind donations during the year. We received monetary donations, donations of goods, new and nearly new, and we were also lucky enough to receive donations of your time and effort during every fundraising event we held during 2018.

Those, who supported us are just too numerous to mention by name, but our sincere gratitude goes out to all of you, business, individuals, schools and the general community, you have each contributed hugely to the continued success of St Mary's Day Care Centre.

Donations: We would really love if you could think of us if you have any unwanted gifts, chocolates, sweets etc. Anything you could donate would mean such a lot to us as we begin another year of fundraising. Thank you in advance.

Day Care: We have some vacancies in our centre for new patrons on a Monday and Friday, just a few slots left. Contact Siobhán or Caroline for information on availability.

Breakfast Morning

A Breakfast Morning will be hosted in Tagoat Community Centre on Sunday, January 20, start you day off with a cooked breakfast and you don't even have to wash up.

Ladies' night

Yes, it's back this year, mark your Calendar/Diary Thursday, March 28. More information later, We have a lot of interest in stands at the moment, and some therapies we have a waiting list, but more info to follow on this later.

Super Slimmers

We are once again going in search of the perfect body that we all know we possess, can't recall when we last saw it, but we are going to get it back, that's for sure. So come along to Tagoat Community Centre next Thursday, January 10, at 7 p.m. to commence our search. Looking forward to seeing the usual gang and perhaps a few new people.

Wexford People

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