Thursday 12 December 2019

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

Finola Harpur, Fr Jimmy Ryan and Colette Rochford at the Cleariestown Field Day
Finola Harpur, Fr Jimmy Ryan and Colette Rochford at the Cleariestown Field Day

Ballymore-Mayglass: Annual Patron - The patron will be held in Ballymore Cemetery on Thursday, August 8, at 7.30pm and in Mayglass on Friday, August 9, at 7.30pm.


The jackpot now stands at €3,600. There is also a match-three prize of €200 up for grabs each week and Terry Wilson shared in this prize. The numbers drawn were 4, 8, 16 and 33. 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.

GAA Cúl Camps

St Fintan's GAA Club will be hosting their Cúl Camp this year from August 12 to August 17 and if you haven't already done so register at

A Sad Loss

St Fintan's GAA Club sends its deepest sympathy to the family and friends of Seán Ormonde Coolballow (former county secretary of the GAA) who sadly died during the recent past and his remains were laid to rest in St Ibar's cemetery, Crosstown following his funeral Mass in the Church of the Assumption, Bride Street. Seán will be a sad loss to his community and the GAA. May he rest in peace.

Mass Times

Ballymore church Wednesday morning Mass at 9.40 a.m. followed by Adoration from 10 a.m. - 12 p.m. Adoration also takes place on Wednesday evening from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. Evening Mass on Tuesday and Thursday at 7.30 p.m. and Sunday morning Mass at 10 a.m. Mass will be said in Mayglass church on Monday and Friday mornings at 9.30 a.m. and Saturday evening at 7.30 p.m. Items for the church newsletter may be dropped into the parochial house before Thursday at 10.30 a.m. Contact the parochial house on 091 58966 or email


Deepest sympathy is extended to the family and friends of Margaret (Maureen) Lawlor, Lingstown, Tomhaggard, who sadly died during the past week and whose remains were laid to rest in Ballymore cemetery following her funeral Mass in St Mary's church, Ballymore. May she rest in peace.

Coiste na nÓg

The underage players of St Fintan's/Our Lady's Island are kept busy at this time with the under-15 football team scoring a comprehensive 4-14 to 1-05 victory over Adamstown in the Gorey Guardian Roinn one South championship and the under-15 hurling team had two games during the past week in the Enniscorthy Guardian Roinn one South championship at home to Duffery Rovers and away to St James. The under-11 hurling team travelled to take on Ballyhale Shamrocks in a challenge game and was fortunate enough to meet Henry Sheflin.

Ladies' Football

The under-16 ladies' football team travelled to Bree to take on Ballyhogue in a division three game but were beaten by the home side in what was a high scoring and very entertaining game.

Ballycogley Players

Members of the Ballycogley Players performed on two occasions during the Novena to St Anne week and will also perform on the opening night of the sixth annual Leo Carthy weekend as part of a variety held in Our Lady's Island Hall on Saturday, August 3, at 8 p.m.

Leo Carthy Weekend

The sixth annual Leo Carthy weekend will take place on August 3 and 4 - the festival opens with a Variety Concert in Our Lady's Island Hall on Saturday, August 3 at 8 p.m. Another great night's entertainment is promised with the likes of Danescastle music group, George Lawlor, Brendan Wickham and friends, Intro music group, and Lee Bennett. You'll be sure of a laugh on the night with Ballycogley Players. Admission is €10 with free refreshments at the interval. Sunday, August 4. starts with a 6k Fun Run at 12.30 p.m. Registration from 11.30 a.m. in OLI Community Hall. Fee is €10 for adults and €5 per child with prizes for category winners and spot prizes. Refreshments after the race and there is kids' entertainment and live music on site.

Live music on the open-air stage from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. with various well-known local artists and a Mumming exhibition by the Ballycullane Mummers at 2 p.m. followed by Theresa and the Stars. Refreshments available in our beautiful new Coffee Shop with stunning views of the island. We also have kids' entertainment with obstacle course, bouncy castle, face painting. Finally, we are delighted to announce the return of the sheep racing this year, which was a huge hit last time round. First race at 3 p.m. Come and enjoy the free music and entertainment in what promises to be a great family day out. All proceeds to the RNLI, Irish Heart Foundation and various local voluntary groups.


GAA club news

Lotto numbers were 4, 10, 14 and 18. Congratulations to Denise Doyle/Sabrina Finn Maulditown and Bia Whityney Garrison Road, who were match-three winners. Next jackpot stays at €14,000.

The Pat Neville golf classics takes place on Friday, August 30, in Wexford Golf Club. Ten percent raised goes to Wexford Hospice Homecare. €200 for a team of four. All enquires to Jason Sinnott 086 8107111 or Donal McLoughlin 087 9175010.

Well done to all of you who attended the Cúl Camp's this year and the Camp Activities that took place the week after.

Our Ladies had an unlucky game with Clonard/Vols last week. There was only two point s between them in the end in the league semi-final of the Football.

Best of luck to all involved in the all-Ireland Fleadh which takes place soon.

Jane Rossiter and her Intermediate Football teammates took on Laois on Sunday last in Enniscorthy while both the senior and minor hurling teams were in Croke Park.

Well done to our under-17 boys' football squad who hosted Adamstown and took the points in Grantstown. Well done to them and their mentors John, Jack, Ned and Ken. Also thanks to Meanie for the photographs..

Social dancing

Dancing continues in Tír na nÓg every Thursday night with music this Thursday, August 1, by Jack Byrne, August 8 Michelle Murphy, August 15 Jimmy Hogan and Lar Kenny, August 22 El-Paso and August 29 Cupla. All proceeds in aid of hand ball clubs new build, all welcome refreshments served.


The winner of last week's split the pot in aid of Corach Ramblers Club was Margaret O'Dwyer, Ballygow winning €520.

Ballymitty Hall

Dates for diary - Monster Drive-In Bingo - Monster Bingo is on Sunday, August 4, 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 cakes served.

Grantstown News

Upcoming Events in Grantstown Community Village - Tuesday the 30th: Imagination Gym in the morning. Mass with Fr Pender at 11.45 a.m. and Pongo in the afternoon.

Wednesday the 31st: Pongo/Sonas in the morning and a Talk and Demonstration of Artwork by artist Terry the Weaver in the afternoon. Bingo at 8 p.m. Thursday, August 1: Games/Cards in the morning and Pongo in the afternoon. Monday, August 5. Closed for Bank Holiday.

Don't forget you can find all of this information on Facebook.

Services Available in Grantstown Daycare Centre Week - Tuesday the 30th: Hairdressing from 10.30 a.m. Wednesday the 31st: Sonas from 11 a.m. Counselling from 1 p.m. Thursday, August 1: Hairdressing from 10.30 a.m. Monday, August 5 Closed for Bank Holiday.

Monster Drive-in bingo - Sunday, August 25, 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.

SHOW PRIZES - Congratulations to everyone at Grantstown Daycare Centre, who won prizes for their work at the Killag Show. Justin Curtis in art. Eileen Bennett in Flowers. Sarah Somers in Craft. Geraldine Kelly in Baking. Martin Colfer in.Photography.

Volunteers Needed - We Need Volunteers, who are willing to drive clients to doctor and hospital appointments in our car. We Need Volunteers with a (D1) minibus license to collect clients in the morning and drop them home in the afternoon in one of our buses. We Need Volunteers to assist the clients in the Daycare Centre to ensure they are enjoying their day out. You could be making a cup of tea and chatting with the clients or helping them with pongo, games, crafts and having fun yourself.

Please phone us at 051 561016 for more details.

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.



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 on Friday Morning.

Community lotto

There was no winner of last week's jackpot of €3,600. The winning numbers were 4, 8, 16 and 33. There was two match-three winner. The next lotto draw will be held on Tuesday, July 30, and the jackpot now stands at €3,800.


Last week's split-the-pot winner was Áine Banville winning €127. Next draw will take place on August 1 in Stafford's.

Thank you for your support.


We extend sympathy to the family and Relatives of Cathy Roche Rath Duncormick, who died recently. May she rest in peace.

PLC 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.

McCall Community Centre

Work has commenced on the refurbishing and repurposing of the old parish house as a Community Centre. To be renamed as McCall Community Centre, plans for phase one are in progress to provide a communal sitting room kitchen and launderette for use by residents of the Cottages and their visitors.

Planning is at an advanced stage for phase two which will see the provision of a meeting room/training suite, a digital hub, a local history room and facilities for start up businesses, all of which will be open to everyone to use. Funding has already been granted by National Lottery and Sustainable Energy Ireland and the committee is hopeful for a grant from Village Renewal Scheme to complete the project. When completed this project looks set to greatly enhance the village and the life of the parish.

Tidy Towns

Duncormick Area Action Group has once again entered this year's Tidy Town's Competition with judging from June-August. We are appealing to everyone to help us in obtaining better results this year and be proud of our village. We would also like to ask everyone to use the litter bins provided in the village.

St Vincent de Paul

Thank you for the recent church gate collection. The Recent church gate collection was a great success, and we sincerely appreciate your generous donation. Thank you.

Thank you

The Ambrosetown cemetery community would like to thank Rathangan parish council for the continuous upkeep of the cemetery.

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