Around the districts: Bannow-Ballymitty, Murrintown, Piercestown, Tagoat
Bannow-Ballymitty: Cake sale - Bannow C.C.É. will hold a cake sale on Good Friday, April 19, in Community Centre after church services. Please support.
'Movies and Musicals'
The Little Sea Musical Society in association with the KSM Concert Orchestra are presenting their 'Movies and Musicals' concerts, with performances also by the KSM Young Voices, at Camross Community Centre on Friday and Saturday, April 12, and 13 at 8 p.m. Tickets can be purchased online thelittleseamusicalsociety.com or call us at 089 9765414. Come and join us on for a wonderful night's entertainment. All proceeds are in aid of Caroreigh Church Funds and Clongeen Community Development Group. Adults €12. Children €8 (under 16 years)
Our Parish Journal
Last call for graduation photos, pls photos of interest, a baby photo for our guess whose age? and anything of interest you would like to include in the journal. Contact Nicola at 087 6859868.
Teach na nÓg
We are now taking bookings for September in both our play group and Montessori rooms. Booking form are available from the preschool. Feel free to contact us at 051 561773 for any enquirers regarding the ECCE eligibility.
Our AGM will also take place on Monday, April 29, at 8 p.m. in the preschool. We would be grateful if all parents would attend.
Bannow 1169 Norman Festival
On May 4/5 Bannow 1169 will commemorate the 850th anniversary of the first Norman landing in Ireland with a festival in Carrig-on-Bannow and a civic ceremony at Bannow Church. Battle reenactments, a living history tented village, historical lectures, a commemorative ceremony and concerts featuring local and Norman musicians will mark what is the most important and consequential event in Irish history.
The weekend will begin with the tented village being installed in a field in Carrig-on-Bannow where the battle reenactments will take place over two days. There will be 14 living history tents, 15 living history craft displays, a display of Norman cavalry warfare and fully trained warriors for the displays twice each day.
There will be warrior training for children each day after the battles plus free have a go at archery for the children along with free Norman replica coins.
A civic ceremony will take place at Bannow Church at 2 p.m. on Saturday, May 4, to which leading dignitaries will be invited.
On both May 4 and five there will be historical lectures in the marquee in the village. On Saturday we have Turtle Bunbury and on Sunday Emmet Stafford will be the guest speaker.
On both Saturday and Sunday there will be concerts in the marquee at Colfer's pub. On Saturday the inaugural performance of a specially commissioned piece by Greg French will be performed by the Danescastle school senior band along with other local guests. Our friends from Normandy, Strand Hugg will complete the concert.
Sundays concert will again feature Strand Hugg along with the local band Green Road.
Dancing continues every Thursday night in Tír na nÓg with music this Thursday, April 11, our fifth Anniversary dance with music by.
Pat Daly, April 18 Mary Pendergast and April 25 Adrian Ryan. All welcome refreshments served.
GAA club notes
Lotto numbers were 3, 9, 20 and 28. We had two match-three winners well done to Fiona Wallace and Michelle Power. Next jackpot will be €11,900. Thank you for your continued support to our club.
Well done to all our students, who play with their School. In Ramsgrange for the Leinster Schools football Joel, Conor Lee and Òisin had a great match while over in Adamstown Eoin plays with the under-14 Hurling.
We had five young girls who were involved in the under-13 Development football squad blitz over the weekend. Well done to Kate and Aideen, Aoife, Rachel and Kayleigh. Keep up the good work.
Our under-17 men football had a great win over Kilmore. Meanie kindly took the photographs thanks Meanie.
A few of this week's fixtures under-13 boys' football v Sarsfield in Grantstown at 6.30 on Tuesday. Under-15 boys' football v Taghmon away at 6.30 on Thursday. Our Junior Hurling team play in thefirst round of the championship this Sunday down in St Anne's pitch Rathangan. Their opponents are St Martin's and throw in is at 2 p.m. More fixtures and results are on the Facebook page and Twitter account.
It's Parish Journal time again Folks and anyone wishing to submit items must email either to firstname.lastname@example.org or Deecastle1@gmail.com. All photographs need to be printed versions. Deadline for these is Easter so we 've two weeks to gather information.
Upcoming Events in Grantstown Community Village - Tuesday the ninth: Mass at 11.30 a.m. in the morning and Exercise/Pongo in the afternoon, Eternal Beginners Yoga at 7 p.m. Wednesday the 10th: Imagination Gym/Cards in the morning and Pongo in the afternoon, bingo at 8 p.m. Thursday the 11th: Easter Arts and Crafts/Cards in the morning and Pongo in the afternoon.
Services Available in Grantstown Daycare - Tuesday the ninth: Hairdressing from 10.30 a.m. Wednesday the 10th: Counselling from 1 p.m. Thursday the 11th: Hairdressing from 10.30 a.m. Phone 051 561016 to make your appointment for the services. All of these services are available to everyone in the community.
CE Scheme Vacancies - 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.
Volunteer Drivers Needed - We are looking for minibus drivers, meals on wheels drivers and drivers to transport residents to doctor's and hospital appointments. Phone 051 561016 for more information. If you can give even one hour of your time per week, we would love to hear from you.
Eternal Beginners Yoga continues every Tuesday from 7 p.m. to 8.30 p.m. throughout the spring in Grantstown Daycare Centre. €10 per class or €85 for 10 classes. Contact Sorcha Hyland at 087 7022262 for more details.
Camross Drama Group
Camross Drama Group will perform three one-act comedy plays in Carrig Community Centre on Friday, April 26, at 8 p.m. Why not come along for a night of fun and laughter.
The winner of €603 in the last draw was Annie Quinn, who bought her ticket in Centra Trinity Street Wexford.
Draw takes place every Monday night at Murrintown bingo. Remember you must be in to win.
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 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 - 053 9145773.
DANCEFIT - Tuesdays 7.30 p.m. to 8.30 p.m. Contact Amanda Burke - 087 9713339.
YOGALATES - Thursdays 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. Contact Sharon - 086 1943527.
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 email@example.com.
Community Centre 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
March monthly draw winners: Nicola Murphy €100; Sara Murphy €100.
Cake sale/coffee morning
There will be a cake sale and coffee morning with a raffle on Friday, April 12, from 9 a.m. till 1 p.m. in Murrintown Community Centre in aid of Hope Cancer Support Centre. Donations of home baking would be greatly appreciated and may be left in the community centre on Thursday evening from 5 p.m. till 8.30. Please support this very worthy cause.
Macra Na Feirme reunion
This year is the 70th Anniversary of Macra Na Feirme in County Wexford. To mark this wonderful achievement we are organising a Macra reunion and dinner dance on Saturday, April 13, in the Riverside Park Hotel in Enniscorthy at 7.30 p.m. Tickets can be booked by contacting Sarah at 085 113308. We are also reaching out to past Wexford Macra members for any pictures they might have from their time in Macra. These can be emailed to email@example.com.
ARA Club news
Day Trip - On Tuesday, April 16, the group will take a trip on the Kilmeaden Steam Train in Waterford, followed by visit to the Japanese Gardens in Tramore and some free time in Tramore. Meal on way home in Horse and Hound Restaurant. Price including Coach €50 pp. minimum of 20 required for this trip.
21 people enjoyed a great day visiting Nicholas Mossed Pottery and Smithwicks Brewery in Kilkenny, followed by some 'retail therapy' in the Kilkenny shops. A lovely evening meal was enjoyed in Horse and Hound on way home. thank you to everyone who travelled with the group.
Tuesday, April 9, will be the big bingo with sit beside prizes - Raffle on the day (reminder bring your raffle prize please) usual times 2.30 p.m. to 4.30 p.m.
Club will be closed on April 16 due to Day Trip and closed for Easter on April 23. Weekly meetings will resume on Tuesday, April 30.
ARA Easter Draw - four hampers in this draw. Draw will take place on Sunday, April 21, in Londis Piercestown. Lines for sale from any members of ARA Group and in Londis. €2 a line or three lines for €5. Thank you for your support.
Knockingall Organisation Community Centre thank everyone who supported our line selling over weekend in Londis Piercestown, and thank you to Michael and staff for all their help. Draw took place on Thursday night, March 28, and winner was Matt White, Cousintown. A total of €1,243 was raised - again thank you all very much
Aerobics with Pat Dobbs takes place in St Martin's cemtre every Monday night from 7.30 to 8.30 p.m., Wednesday nights from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m., and Friday mornings from 9.30 a.m. to 10.30 a.m. Cost €7 pay-as-you-go - all levels of fitness welcome - just bring a mat and water.
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Doyle's, Orchard Park are opening their garden to the public every Sunday. All are invited; proceeds will be divided between Tagoat Parish Church and Tagoat Day Care centre.
The lotto was not won. The numbers were 1, 16, 23 and 28 on April 2. No winner. No match three. Lucky-dip winners were Stephen Whelan, Denis Cronin, Caroline Ellard, Kerry McCormick and Michelle Mearns.
Next draw is on April 9 in the clubhouse at 8 p.m. and is €4,300.
St Mary's GAA club are holding a two-day Easter camp on Thursday and Friday, April 18, and 19, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. It is for girls and boys aged five - 13.
Hurling/Camogie, Football and fun games. Cost €15 including Easter Egg hunt. To book call Derek at 086 8371879.