Thursday 27 June 2019

Around the districts: Bannow-Ballymitty, Our Lady's Island, Piercestown, Rathangan-Cleariestown

Aoife Coyne and Lily Morrissey from Rosslare with Santa at the switching on of the Christmas lights in Wexford
Aoife Coyne and Lily Morrissey from Rosslare with Santa at the switching on of the Christmas lights in Wexford

Bannow-Ballymitty: Bannow PO closes - Last Friday saw the closing of Bannow PO a sad day for the people of Carrig and surrounding areas. Nicola, who was Postmaster for the last 33 years was sad to say goodbye to all her customers and wants to wish them well for the future.

Olive in Wellingtonbridge will look after you all well and don't forget Bredas Corner Shop where you can pay lots of the bills that you paid at the PO and do the logo as well. The post box will be left where it is and post will be collected every day, stamps will be on sale at Bredas also. So please support her so we don't loose the shop as well, as they say use it or loose it. Thanks to all the teachers and school children who came to the PO to post letters and say goodbye it was just brilliant an unforgettable experience.

Thanks to everyone who supported the post office during my time as postmaster I will miss the chats, tears, jokes and fun. Lastly I would like to thank Marie Carthy and Helena Tyler, who were great assistants and to Jack the former Postman and Anthony the new postman it was great working with you also. Adios.

Cullenstown Community Group

Cullenstown community group monthly meeting is Wednesday, December 5, at 8 p.m. in the Atlantic Bar cullenstown. ALL are very welcome.

Christmas Memorial Discs

The Bannow parents' council have Christmas Memorial Discs for sale again this year at a cost of €3 each. Alternatively you can reuse last year's disc for €1. Please contact Michelle Power at 086 3785780 or Breda's Corner Shop to place your order.

Social dancing

Dancing continues in Tír na nÓg every Thursday night with music this Thursday 29 th Tom Power the Latchico.

Thursday, December 6, no dance, Saturday December 8 Adrian Ryan, Thursday, December 13, Christmas party night music by Delta Dawn Free Admission, December 20 music by Michelle and Tom Murphy, Thursday, December 27, No Dance. New Years Eve dancing with Jimmy Barnwell all welcome refreshments served.

Happy Christmas from Ballymitty Handball club.


Join Green Road for a night of foot-tapping music at Grantstown cultural centre and sing along to old favourites, the truly great songs of the Irish Folk Tradition

Appearing at Grantstown church Saturday December. 15 - doors open l 7.30 pm, concert starting 8 p.m. This is a fully seated concert. Admission €12 under-14s €7. Tickets available from Wallaces Department Store, Costcutters and Grantstown Daycare Centre Reception. Tickets also available at door on the night. For further information on this exciting band, please see our Facebook page.

Grantstown news

Upcoming Events in Grantstown Community Village - Tuesday the fourth: Christmas party in Horse and Hound, Ballinaboola. Wednesday the fifth: Pongo/Local Quiz in the morning and Bridgetown Vocational College coming for Christmas Art/Card Making in the afternoon. Bingo at 8 p.m. Thursday the sixth: Pongo/Chair Exercises in the morning and Christmas Crafts/Cards/Games in the afternoon. Monday the 10th: Cards/Games/Exercises with Mairead in the morning and Pongo in the afternoon.

Christmas and New Year Arrangements - Closed: Monday the 24th, Tuesday and Wednesday, December 25, and 26. Re-open: Thursday, December 27. Closed: Monday, December 31, and Tuesday, January 1. Re-open: Wednesday, January 2. A Big Thank You for all your support during the year from the Board Members, management and staff at Grantstown Community Village.

Christmas Baking - Pudding: 2lb for €15, 3lb for €20. Christmas Cakes: eight inch round iced €30. Luxury Mince Pies: €8 per dozen. Last day for all orders this year is Thursday, December 6. Please phone reception at 051 561016 to place your order.

Hairdresser - Due to the popularity of the hairdressing service, we're delighted to announce that Cathriona Cullen will be here on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10 a.m. to 12.30 p.m. Please phone 051 561016 to book your appointment.

GAA club notes

Lotto numbers were 1, 3, 12 and 28. Alan Barden was a match-three winner well done. Next jackpot will be €9,500.

Welcome to our club our new Games Promation Officer Marty Kavanagh. Only six Clubs are lucky enough to have a GPO in place for the upcoming season. Checkout our Facebook page for more information.

The Ladies AGM will take place on Monday, December 10, at 7.30 in the complex. All members are encouraged to attend this very important meeting.

Sad passing

The parish of Bannow-Ballymitty were very sorry to hear of the death of Cristy Morris former Postmaster of Ballymitty PO Christy died after a car accident last Saturday. Christy was beloved husband of Eileen, father of John, Anna and Róisín and brother of Mary (Murtagh). Sadly missed by his loving family. relatives and friends.

He reposed in Ryan's funeral home Wellingtonbridge on Tuesday, November 27, from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. and on Wednesday the 28th from 4 p.m. with funeral prayers at 6 p.m. Cremation will take place privately. May he rest in peace.


Deepest sympathy to Henry Lambert and family on the death of his sister Josephine Lambert late of Oldcourt, Adamstown and Grantstown Court, Wellingtonbridge. She reposed in St Abban's church oratory Adamstown on Sunday, November 25, from 7 p.m. With Removal on Tuesday the 27th to St Abban's church for funeral Mass at 2 p.m., with burial afterwards in the adjoining cemetery. May she rest in peace.

Historical Society

This years historical calendar will be on sale in all shops in the parish from this week onwards. There are some very interesting pictures in this years edition and it would make an ideal Christmas gift. New members are always welcome in our society

Our Lady's Island

Healing Mass

The monthly Healing Mass with blessing of sick will be celebrated this Wednesday, December 5, in Our Lady's Island Church at 3 p.m.

Weekend Masses

Saturday, December 8, feast of Immaculate Conception - Tacumshane 10 a.m. OLI. 11 a.m. Vigil Mass 7 p.m. Sunday, Tacumshane 10 a.m. OLI. 11 a.m.

Seniors Christmas party

Our Lady's Island/Tacumshane Seniors Christmas party will take place on Sunday, December 16, in Ferrycarrig Hotel. If there are any senior citizens from OLI/Tacumshane parish who would like to join us on the night please contact Rosie at 087 9355340 or Tina 087 9400678 before December 10.

Youth Club AGM

OLI Youth Club annual general meeting will take place this Thursday, December 6, in the community centre at 8 p.m. It is very important that one, or both parents attend.

Advent Seminars

'A Time to Awaken' - letting go of the old and welcoming the new. A journey into adult faith - from religious practice to spiritual awareness. Seminars for three nights in Conservatory Parochial House, Our Lady's Island, on December 6, 13 and 20. 7.30 to 9.30 p.m. Donation to Pillgrimage Development €10, OAPs €5. Facilitator Fr Jim Cogley.

Trailer of logs

This weekend Our Lady's Island GAA Club will take up station on the main street in Wexford where we will have a trailer load of firewood to be won. Get your name in with lines €2 each or three for €5. Winner will be drawn at our weekly bingo at 8 p.m. in Butler's December 18.

GAA lotto

With no jackpot winner last week, tonight's lotto jackpot stands at a cool €16,600. Get your ticket weekly from members or at local business outlets for just €1.50 each. If anyone is interested in purchasing a 10-week ticket block for €15, just contact any committee member, this way you're sure to never miss a week.


Congratulations to Catherine Meyler on winning €116 in last week's split-the-pot draw. Draw takes place in Parochial House Conservatory after Sunday Mass.

GAA Bingo

GAA bingo continues every Tuesday night at 8 p.m. in Butler's Lounge, this week's jackpot is €500 come along for your chance to win.


ARA club news

December 4 - Christmas decoration floral arrangements by Paula Hore at the ARA club meeting at 2.30 p.m., come along and pick up some hints.

December 11 - Cup cake icing and decorating demonstration and practical by Joan Radford in St Martin's Centre at 2.30 p.m., come along get some tips for the Christmas Fayre - all welcome, non-members too.

Westport 2019 trip - A reminder to book early for Westport for next year, August 26, 2019, staying at Castle Court hotel three dbb, €350 pp sharing (price locked in before hospitality tax goes up) book early to avoid disappointment. Contact Ann at 087 6677411.

Club Christmas party Night; Reminder to all members and friends who plan to attend our Christmas party Night in Mary Barry's Kilmore please let Ann know a s a p 087 6677411 so you are included on the night. 7.30 p.m. start. Bus can collect you, just let us know.

Christmas Bingo/Raffle - Tuesday, December 18, will be our last day with lunch at Johnstown following by Christmas Bingo and the quarterly draw that day, don't forget your raffle prize folks. Club will close then till Tuesday, January 8, 2019.

Piercestown-Murrintown ARA Club would like to wish all its members, their families and friends a very Merry Christmas and Happy and Prosperous New Year for 2019.

Piercestown Scout Group

Christmas Draw Tickets are now on sale from all Scouts and leaders - this year we are taking part in the National Scouting Ireland Draw with fantastic prizes - Tickets €2 each. Please support the young members when they come selling. thank you as usual for your support. all tickets must be returned by Tuesday next, December 4, to the local Scout Group.

SVP Christmas carols

There will be Christmas carols in aid of St Vincent de Paul in Piercestown church on Wednesday, December 19, at 7 p.m.

Table quiz

There will be a table quiz on Friday, December 14, in Jordans pub Murrintown in aid of the senior citizens Christmas party. Please support.



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 €16,400. The winning numbers were 1, 10, 23 and 24. There was one match-three winner who received €200. The winner was Josephine Kavanagh. The next lotto draw will be held on Tuesday, December 4, and the jackpot now stands at €16,600.

St Anne's NS

St Anne's NS are currently taking enrolments for September 2019. Enrolment Forms are available from the School Office Tel: 051 563167.

Well done to all the boys and girls and their teachers for the recent broadcast on South-East Radio. Our thanks to Betty Stafford for organising this recording for us.

A Mass will take place on Sunday, December 9, at 10 a.m. in Cleariestown Church for the First Holy Communion Class.

Village Gathering

You are invited to a village gathering in Baldwinstown on Friday, December 7, at 7.15 p.m. to turn on the Christmas lights and enjoy some refreshments in the hall. Followed by a few drinks in the Wheelhouse. A great way to meet new people and catch up with your neighbours. There will be a raffle on the night in aid of the community fund. Lines are on sale in Odlums shop, Wheelhouse Bar, The Forge, F & M Whealns and Clearistown Credit Union. The prize is a large hamper. Supported by Clearistown Credit Union and Baldwinstown Community Group.


Last week's winner was Padge Banville winning €116. Next draw Thursday, December 6, in Sammy's. Thank you for your support.

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