Wednesday 29 January 2020

Around the districts: Bannow-Ballymitty, Glenbrien, Murrintown, Our Lady's Island, Piercestown

Bannow-Ballymitty: GAA News - Lotto numbers were 1, 15, 23 and 27. Jackpot stays at €14,000 while the reserve pot rises to €4,700. Thank you for your continued support to our club.

The camogie club are holding a Christmas raffle this Saturday in Wallace's SuperValu from nine to six. Contact Pam at 085 7396614 for further information. Lots of great prizes to be won.

Corach Ramblers news

Match reports: The weather played havoc this weekend will all games called off.

Split-the-pot: In this week's split-the-pot Linda Cahill was the lucky winner of €508. We appreciate your continued support - Next week it could be you.

Deepest sympathies: The entire soccer community and beyond is uniting together to show support for the family and friends of Shane Roche from North End FC the untimely death of the club chairman has been felt in all corners of the county and we send our thoughts and prayers to you all.


Next dance in Carrig-on-Bannow community centre will be on Friday, December 20, th with music by Brendan Lee.


The Little Sea Musical Society invites you to come join them to open this year's Christmas Season with Mary Poppins Returns with Willy Wonka and Christmas Classics. An event for all the family with our Christmas Treats at the Interval.

Shows in Carrig Hall on December 5 and 6 and Fethard on December 7. Tickets on sale now at and in local outlets.

Social dancing

Dancing continues in Tír na nÓg this Thursday, December 5, with music by the Wicklow Man; Thursday, December 12 - no dance; Saturday, December 14, Christmas dinner dance four course meal music by Mary Prendergast tickets €25 all groups welcome; Thursday, December 19, party night with Delta Dawn; Thursday, December 26 - no dance; Tuesday, December 31, new years Eve El Paso.

Historical Society

Bannow Historical Society will hold their annual Christmas Dinner in Tír na nÓg, Wellingtonbridge on Saturday, December 7, at 7.30 p.m.

There will be a four course meal followed by some light entertainment, after which you can dance the night away or just relax and enjoy the music.

If you are a small group wishing to have a great night out do come along and join us. Great value at €25.00 and free raffle.

Anyone wishing to attend contact Kevin 087 0925853 - Anne 086 8469131 - Maryanne 087 3525262.


Results w/e November 26: 1. Mick Harpur and Patsy Farrell. 2 Aidan colfer and Paddy Whitty. 3 Anna Kehoe and Ann Whitty. 4 Margaret Quigley and Nancy Wall.

Christmas draw is on December 3. Christmas party on December 10 - €20 pp - Christmas buffet/wine, cheese board, prizes and game of bridge after meal.

Ballymitty Hall

MONSTER BINGO - The next Monster Bingo is on Sunday, December 8, at 3 p.m. in Ballymitty Hall. €1,500 in prizes. Raffle and lots of prizes. Tea and sandwiches served. (fundraiser in aid of new hall development fund).

YOGA CLASS - Ballymitty Hall every Thursday night at 7 p.m. Beginners welcome. Contact Ger at 087 0640081.

TAE KWON DO CLASSES - Ballymitty Hall every Wednesday and Friday evening. Contact John Phillip's at 086 3893382.

Brackens Barn

Brackens Barn would like to thank the community for their support and good wishes for our launch night on Sunday, October 13. A night to hand over proceeds raised was held on Saturday, November 23, to hand over cheques for €1,269 each to two great causes - The Hope Centre and Wexford Marine Watch.

Festive Tractor Run

After a very successful event over the last two years this event is taking place on Sunday, December 15, in Campile village. Travelling through the villages of Dunmain, Ballycullane, Saltmills, Fethard-on-sea, Templetown, Ramsgrange, Duncannon and finishing in Arthurstown with food served, compliments of the Kings Bay Inn. Registration at 4 p.m. €20 per vehicle.

Proceeds contributing towards the New Stand recently built at Campile AFC Looking forward to seeing all types and sizes of vehicles in this great festive event. 087 2028450.

Grantstown News

SERVICES AVAILABLE IN GRANTSTOWN DAYCARE CENTRE - Tuesday, December 3: Hairdresser from 10.30 a.m. Wednesday, December 4: Counsellor not available this week. Thursday, December 5: Hairdresser from 10.30 a.m. Home Baking available all week. Pudding; 2lb for €15. Cakes; 10 inch (non-iced) €30. Mince Pies; €8 per dozen. Last orders is Thursday, December 5. Phone 051 561016 to make your appointment for these services which are available to everyone in the community.

CHRISTMAS DIARY DATES - December 2 at Daycare Centre: Client's Christmas party. December 12 at Ferrycarrig Hotel: Client's Christmas party. December 22 at Grantstown Community Village: Carol Service.

GREEN ROAD CONCERT - The Green Road will perform a concert in Grantstown on Saturday, December 21. Tickets will be on sale soon.

GIFT VOUCHERS - These are available for the Daycare Center. The ideal Christmas gift available at reception.

BUS DRIVER - We are in need of volunteer bus drivers to transport clients to and from the day care center. If you have a minibus driver licence with a couple of hours to spare please contact 051 561016.

Balloughton Christmas sale

The annual Christmas sale in aid of Balloughton church funds will take place on Saturday December 7 in Balloughton hall starting at 2 p.m.

Breast Cancer Fundraiser

A fundraiser in aid of Breast Cancer will be held in Tír na nÓg, Wellingtonbridge, on Friday, December 6, at 8 p.m. A great night of music and dance with 'Hot Asphalt and DJ Julie' - Christmas Dress Encouraged Raffle and Spot prizes.

NO ENTRY FEE - DONATIONS ON ENTRY - All proceeds Irish Cancer Society.


Social dancing

The next date for social dancing in Oylegate Community Centre is Sunday, December 8. Music is by Michelle Murphy. Michelle is making a name for herself on the social dancing scene so this is an opportunity to come along and enjoy a great night singing and dancing with our local artist.Dancing from 9.30 p.m. Admission €8.

Parish draw

November winners in Glenbrien Parish draw: First prize Patricia Mulvey. €40 each: Dick Jordan, Jimmy and Lil McCormack, Shionagh Downey and Ronan and Liz Burke. Congratulations to all. Christmas double draw will take place Sunday, December 22, Jack and Jill Foundation Christmas cards for sale. €6 for a pack of 12. Contact Carol Heffernan if interested 087 7921098.

Syndicate draw

November syndicate winners of €100 were Paddy/Marguerite Bolger and Bryan McCormack, lotto winnings were €98. December draw will take place on the 20th.

Community Text Alert

A general meeting of Glenbrien Community Text Alert will be held in the Old School Centre on Monday, December 2, at 8 p.m. Please attend as important issues will be discussed such as security within the parish and the Garda involvement in the text alert scheme.

Margaret Quinn from Muintir na Tire will be in attendance and we also hope to have a representative from An Garda Síochána in attendance as was the case last year.

First Responders

Oylegate-Glenbrien Community First Responders went live with the National Ambulance Service on Friday, November 22. Volunteers from the local community will be responding to calls from the Ambulance Service for chest pain, stroke, choking and cardiac arrest. We would like to thank all of the local community and businesses who have supported us so far.

Also big thanks to our fellow CFR Groups in Monageer, Bray, Ferns and Craanford-Monaseed for their help and advice. We provide all of the training you need and no previous experience is needed. If you or anyone you know would like to volunteer or to find out more information, please email or contact 086 2313281.


Community Centre

BINGO - Mondays 8 p.m. to 10 p.m. Bus pick up at usual points: Ballycogley, Tenacre Pub, Bramble Park 7.30 p.m., Lakelands, Mayglass and Mulrankin. Town pickups: 7.10 p.m. Green Street opposite CBS through Kennedy Park by Lidl to Liam Mellows 7.15 p.m. Whiterock Hill 7.20 p.m. We are in urgent need of volunteers for Bingo. Should you have some free time on a Monday evening and are willing to volunteer please contact the community centre at 053 9139328.

TAEKWON-DO - Mondays and Wednesdays 7 p.m. to 8.30 p.m. Contact Pat O'Rourke at 053 9145773.

DANCEFIT - Tuesdays 7.30 p.m. to 8.30 p.m. Contact Amanda Burke at 087 9713339.

YOGALATES - Thursdays 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. Contact Sharon at 086 1943527.

PILATES - Fridays 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. Contact Elaine at 086 8431723.

IRISH DANCING - Sullivan Academy of Irish dancing in Murrintown Community Centre on Tuesday and Wednesday. Contact Sarah at 087 7863165.

FOREVER FIT - Dancefit Tuesdays at 7.30 p.m. Pay as you go €10. Classes also held in Piercestown Scout Hall. Ongoing every week since 2010 please call Amanda Burke at 087 9713339 or just come along.

Murrintown Community Centre also has facilities for squash, badminton, soccer, volleyball and basketball. The centre is also available for hire for children's birthday parties. Please call the centre for details. For more information contact Murrintown Community Centre at 053 9139328; email

LIBRARY - Community Centre library opening hours Monday to Thursday 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Friday 9 a.m. to 12.30 p.m. 5.30 p.m. to 9 p.m.

CE WORKER VACANCY - We are currently looking to hire a CE Worker for Murrintown Community Centre. For more information please contact Colette Kennedy (CE supervisor) at 051 563038 or email

Table quiz

A table quiz in aid of the senior citizens Christmas party will be held in Jordans pub, Murrintown on Saturday, December 7, at 8.30 p.m. - come along and support this worthy cause.


The St Martin's AGM will be held on Friday, December 6, at 7.30 p.m.

Christmas Carol Concert

The Valda Chamber Choir and Piercestown church children's choir will present a beautiful evening of Christmas carols and songs on Monday, December 9, in Piercestown church. This is a fundraiser for the Saint Vincent de Paul Christmas appeal.

The Valda choir celebrated its 21st anniversary this year. They have performed in concerts all over Europe so we can look forward to a very special evening.

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, December 4, at 3 p.m.

Tacumshane Christmas Concert

Christmas Concert in St Catherine's Church on Wednesday, December 18, at 8 p.m., featuring, Paul Rossiter, George Lawlor and Guests, tickets €15 available from Lady's Island Coffee Shop, Meyler's Millhouse. Contact Ann at 087 2427247, Paul 089 2283406. Refreshments will be served afterwards in the Old School.

This will be a great night of music and song to celebrate Christmas.


Our Lady's Island GAA Club will hold their annual general meeting on Friday next, December 6, in the community centre at 7.30 p.m.

All players and members are asked to attend along with anyone that would like to get involved in the club in any way, be it as a club officer, coaching the young stars of the future or just to be a member. We look forward to seeing you there.

Story Night

Storytelling Night in Tacumshane Old School this Friday, October 6, at 8 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.

Remembrance Christmas Tree

This year the Christmas Tree in the church grounds will be for remembering our loved ones at Christmas, home or abroad, unwell or deceased. Personalised wooden ornaments to hang on the tree will be available to purchase for €5 at the community centre from Sunday, December 1, 12 six. Prayers for the names on the tree will be offered at Mass on Saturday, December 21, 7 p.m. For more information contact Teresa at 087 0541606.

Coffee morning and sale

A coffee morning and cake sale will take place in Cushen's Tagoat on Tuesday, December 17, at 11 a.m., in aid of Kilscoran Union of churches.


Congratulations to Teresa Dodd on winning €100 in last week's split-the-pot draw. Envelopes available in O'Dohertys, Meylers and Rosslare Harbour Post office.

Draw takes place in Community Hall after Sunday mass.

GAA Bingo

The GAA bingo continues every Tuesday night at 8 p.m. in the Community Hall Coffee Shop. Jackpot now stands at €550 come along for your chance to win some money for Christmas.

Community Coffee Shop

We are open every Sat and Sun 11 a.m. 5 p.m..and look forward to you joining us for the cuppa and chat. Thank you all for your continued support.

Church gate collection

The annual St Vincent de Paul Christmas Appeal takes place next weekend of seventh/December 8 after all Masses in the parish. Your support will be greatly appreciated.


Christmas Carol concert

The Valda Chamber Choir and Piercestown church children's choir will present a beautiful evening of Christmas carols and songs on Monday, December 9, in Piercestown church. This is a fundraiser for the Saint Vincent de Paul Christmas appeal.

The Valda choir celebrated its 21st anniversary this year. They have performed in concerts all over Europe so we can look forward to a very special evening.

Christmas draw

Tickets are now on sale by Scout Group youths and leaders for the 12 Days of Christmas Draw €2 per ticket, please support, great prizes - go on try your luck. thank you for your support.

ARA Club news

Seats are still available for Shopping day to Kildare Village and Whitewater Centre Newbridge and Newbridge Silver Shop on Tuesday, December 3. Contact Ann at 087 6677411 to book your seat. Cost €50.00 pp incl evening meal on way home.

Table quiz

A table quiz in aid of the senior citizens Christmas party will be held in Jordans pub, Murrintown on Saturday, December 7, at 8.30 p.m. - come along and support this worthy cause.


The St Martin's AGM will be held on Friday, December 6, at 7.30 p.m.

Forever Fit

Fitness classes with Amanda Burke: Dancefit Mondays at 10 a.m. or DanceActive50+ Mon and Thursday at 11.30 a.m. 'pay-as-you-go' €10 p.p. Ongoing classes weekly in the Piercestown Scout Hall. Please call 087 9713339 for more info. or just come along.

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