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Thursday 5 December 2019

Around the districts: Bannow-Ballymitty, Our Lady's Island, Rosslare Harbour

Bannow-Ballymitty: Bannow Historical Society - Bannow Historical Society will hold their annual Christmas Dinner in Tír na nÓg, Wellingtonbridge on Saturday, December 7, at 7.30pm.

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.

A few dates to keep in mind for the coming weeks. Saturday, November 16, 2.30 p.m., The second 'Know Your Place' talk 'The Kings of Barrystown', Speaker: Mairin Kenny. Location: at Barrystown (Ceadogán Rugmakers). This is the second in the new series of low-key and informal talks on some of the 'quieter' historical landmarks in the parish. The first talk by Canon Arthur Minion and Samantha Scanlon focused on the history of Balloughton Church since its foundation in 1822 and on personalities who frequented it was a winner, thoroughly educational and enjoyable.

Friday, November 29, 8 p.m. - BHS winter Lecture 'Tales of Unexpected Irish Connections', Speaker: Jimmy O'Toole. Location: Tír na Nóg Wellingtonbridge. Jimmy O'Toole is one of the most informed and entertaining speakers on matters historical. We have come across him before - in 2017 as part of our annual tour Jimmy gave the BHS members a compelling account of Ducketts Grove in Carlow. Spread the word please. And it's also free to all comers.

Bridge results

Results of simultaneous pairs November 5. 1 Rosarii Donovan and Dora Furlong; 2 Imelda Crosbie and Margaret Cullen; 3 Mary Mcnamara and Lorrie Butler; 4 Patsy Farrell and Mick Harpur.

GAA club notes

This week's lotto draw takes place this Tuesday evening with a jackpot of €14,000. Tickets are two euro each and can be purchased from Doyle's Carrig, Seabreeze Drycleaners, Tír na nÓg, Wallace's Hardware, Costcutters Wellingtonbridge, Staffords Tullycanna and from any Club Officer over in the complex.

The AGM of our club will take place on Sunday, December 1, at 5 p.m. in the complex. We would encourage all members and potential members to attend this very important meeting.

Thanks to everyone who donated their bags of clothes to the Ladies' Football Club Fundraiser.

Upcoming dual foundation course (hurling/Camogie and football) in the next couple of weeks. Attendence for the four nights is required. Anyone involved with underage teams must complete the course. November 13 Volunteers, November 20 Bannow-Ballymitty, November 27 Volunteers and December 4 in Bannow-Ballymitty. All inquiries to John Mernagh Children's Officer 087 9020775.

Well done to our boys, who were the Ross District winners in the Rackard League during the week. Well done to the parents and Teachers of both schools who encourage our children to play sport. Nice photograph on our Facebook page and Twitter account.

The camogie club are holding a meeting this Tuesday evening to discuss their plans for the upcoming season. All parent's and players are asked to attend.

Hope all the girls enjoyed their introduction to Football last Monday evening in the winter league. camogie was on last night with football on the 18th and camogie on the 25th. Tea and coffee are provided for all parents while they support their little ones.

Deepest condolences to the Nacey Family.

Corach news

Due to ladies and men's National Cup finals taking place there were no games last weekend. The weather also saw underage games cancelled across the county.

Last week's split-the-pot was won by Paddy Kelly Junior. €513 on the way to Kiltra.

Dancing

Dancing in Carrig Community centre continues on the third Friday of every month next dance on Friday, November 15, with Art Supple. All welcome proceeds in aid of new handball build.

Ballymitty Hall - dates for diary

BIG BREAKFAST MORNING - The next Sunday Cafe will take place on Sunday, November 17, from 9.30 a.m. to 12.30 p.m. in Ballymitty Hall. We will be serving a tasty Full Irish Breakfast on the morning.

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

Social dancing

Dancing in Tír na nÓg every Thursday night with music this Thursday, November 14, by South Bound, Thursday, November 21, by Michelle Murphy, Thursday, November 28, by Tommy Carroll.

Dancing in Carrig-on-Bannow community centre this Friday night with art supple.

Grantstown News

ART EXHIBITION AND CHRISTMAS CRAFT FAIR - Friday and Saturday, November 15, and 16, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. both days.

The Art Exhibition on Friday will feature some talented local artist's work in a variety of forms. The art will also be on show the following day at our Craft Fair and available for purchasing.

The Craft Fair on Saturday will have lots of specialised craft makers showcasing their fantastic work for sale. We will have items as diverse as homemade jams, chutneys, fresh home baking, to woodwork, hand poured candles as well as jewellery and specialised hand and face creams. These are just to name a few. We will also have some tea or coffee/luxury hot chocolate to keep us all nice and warm and if you get peckish we will have breakfast rolls or for the sweeter tooth we will have waffles with cream and nutella, a favourite for all. We will also have entertainment for the kids including face painting and games.

UPCOMING EVENTS IN GRANTSTOWN COMMUNITY VILLAGE - Tuesday the 12th: Chair Exercises/Pongo in the morning and music with the Two Paddies in the afternoon. Wednesday the 13th: Chocolate Garden/Rathwood Day Trip. Thursday the 14th: Pongo in the morning and table quiz/Cards in the afternoon. Monday the 18th: Pongo in the morning and music in the afternoon. You can find out all about Grantstown on our website: grantstowncommunityvillage.ie.

SERVICES AVAILABLE IN GRANTSTOWN DAYCARE CENTRE - Tuesday the 12th: Chiropodist from 9.30 a.m. Hairdresser from 10.30 a.m. Wednesday the 13th: Counsellor from 12.30 p.m. Thursday the 14th: Chiropodist from 9.30 a.m. Hairdresser from 10.30 a.m. Monday the 18th: No Group Physio with Mairead this week. Phone 051 561016 to make your appointment for these services which are available to everyone in the community.

TOMI REICHENTAL - Tomi Reichental, a holocaust survivor will share his Journey of Rembrance with us in Grantstown Community Village on Friday, November 22, at 7.30 p.m. This is a free event and everyone is welcome.

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

CHIROPODIST - The Chiropodist will be in Grantstown Daycare Centre on Tuesday and Thursday, November 12, and 14, from 9.30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Phone 051 561016 to book your appointment. This service is available to everyone in the community.

Sad passing

Deepest sympathy to the Nacey family on the sad passing of their mother Betty on October 31. Betty was in her 87th year and her husband Michael predeceased her. She is survived by her sons Mikey, Pat, Albert, Dick, Tom and Martin daughter Bernie, sisters Maisie, Sheila, Patsy, Breda, Ursula, Peggy and Phil, bothers Joe and the late Seanie. Her remains were brought to St Peter's church Ballymitty on Saturday for funeral Mass with burial afterwards in Ballylannon cemetery. May she rest in peace.

RCS Christmas Market/Craft Fair

A Giant Christmas Market and Craft Fair will be held in Ramsgrange Community School on Sunday, November 24, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. - All exhibitors from the local area are welcome and can contact the school at 051 389211 to book a stand.

It is expected that there will be up to 100 stands of local art, quality hand-made craft, decorations, pottery, baked goods, jewellery, toys and fancy goods and lots more so it promises to be a great occasion for people to visit and buy their Christmas gifts while also supporting local small businesses/crafts people. Santa will also be there in his grotto and there will be lots of other fun activities for all the family.

Our Lady's Island

Community Coffee Shop

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

Fun Variety Concert

Our Lady's Island is the place to be on Saturday, November 30, at 8 p.m. We have a wonderful line up for you, singers, dancers, comedy, and fun fashion show with some very interesting females? A night to have a good laugh and a night you will certainly remember. Tickets €5 All proceeds in aid of parish funds.

Christmas Market

Light up Lady's Island and Christmas Market - We are having a big Christmas Market day on Sunday, December 1, noon - 6 p.m. with all kinds of stalls, handmade gifts, games, music and dancing and of course Santa will be arriving by unusual transport to turn on the lights and bring the whole community together. Hope you will join us. To book a stall contact Jacinta 086 0782404 or Louise 087 2053305.

Split-the-pot

Congratulations Congratulations to Áine Scallan on winning €108 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.

Ballycogley Players

The curtain came down on this year's one-act plays last Sunday night in Carrig-on-Bannow. All three plays were thoroughly enjoyed by audiences at all the venues we travelled to which included St Michael's SVP Hall, Our Lady's Island Community Centre, Ballycogley Hall and Carrig-on-Bannow Hall.

A huge well done to the directors, casts and crews for the fantastic entertainment, be very proud. Ballycogley Players very much appreciate the support of all our raffle prize sponsors, all those who helped out with serving tea and refreshments and as always, special thanks to our loyal supporters.

The focus is now on our full length festival play, 'Dreamland' by Jim Nolan. So far rehearsals have been going very well and as always director Breda Hayes is cracking the whip and making sure her cast of Will Troy, Justine Murphy, Con Doyle, Chris Maddock, Colm Doyle, Seán Carthy and Trish Boyce are kept on their toes. Keep up to date with all our drama news by logging on or liking our Facebook page.

Underage GAA

The under-20 football team of St Fintan's/Our Lady's Island got its season under way when taking on Glynn-Barntown in the first round of the Greenstar premier championship. This game was played in Killurin in extremely wet and windy conditions making it difficult for both sides to get any sort of grip on proceedings. It was the Glynn-Barntown team that adapted the quicker scoring two goals in quick succession making it an uphill battle for our boys and so it proved. Hard as they tried the St Fintan's/Our Lady's Island team could never bridge the gap formed by those killer goals.

The under-15 hurling team suffered defeat to Rathgarogue/Cushionstown in the semi-final of the Enniscorthy Guardian shiel Roinn one. These young lads battled hard only to lose out by the minimum margin 3-07 to 1-12.

Rosslare Harbour

RNLI Fish Supper

On behalf of the Rosslare Harbour RNLI fundraising committee we would like to thank you all for supporting our fish supper on Saturday, November 2, in the Coast Hotel Rosslare Strand.

Once again this was another huge success and a massive thank you has to go to Noreen Stedman events manager and the chef Mariauz and staff of Coast Hotel in Rosslare Strand for hoisting the event and everything they done for us on the night, another big thank you has to go to all our sponsors for your kind donations without you these events would not be possible.

The following is a list of all our sponsors: Coast Hotel Rosslare Strand, Atlantis Seafood, The Loft, Lotus House Restaurant, Saltees Fish, Lloyds Pharmacy Rosslare Harbour, Sofrimar (Tommy Carroll), UFU Coffee Wexford, Centra Whitemill, Bates Fish, Malcolm Whelan (Saturnus), Ciaran Whelan (Willie Joe), Willie Bates (Chloe B), Connor Moore (Lady Lu), Nosh and coffee, Murphy's SuperValu, Rosslare Pharmacy, Cappuccinos, Eamonn Black, Meyler's Fish Shop, Frank McRory, Phil Owttrim, Selskar Pharmacy, Cistin Eile, Bugler Doyle's, Buí Hairdressers Enniscorthy and all ticket sellers.

Raffle winners were Patrica Grindon, Irene Elgle, Chris Kelly, Breda Sheil, C Carey, Jack Campbell, Eileen Nolan and Tina Maloney.

As this was our last big event for this year we would once again like to thank all our sponsors for their kind generosity over the past year also anyone who helped out and supported our events during the year none of this would be possible without your support.

Active Retirement Group

The next general meeting will be on Tuesday, December 3, at the Rosslare Railway Social Club at 3 p.m. A Committee Meeting will take place at 2 p.m. The talk by An Garda Síochána postponed from the last meeting, will take place after the meeting.

On Thursday, December 5, a group of members have decided on an evening out in Wexford Town to do some late evening shopping, see the Christmas Lights and afterwards meet in Clayton Whites Hotel for refreshments. Anybody interested should meet at the Railway Social Club at 6 p.m.

The Group's Christmas Dinner will take place on Wednesday, December 11, at 07 p.m., at the Coast Hotel, Rosslare Strand. Music by Jimmy Hogan. A complimentary coach will leave the Railway Social Club at 6.15 p.m. Tickets for members €15 and for non-members €23. Jim or Jane will be in Lilly's Restaurant between 11 a.m. and midday, on Fridays the 15th, 22nd, and 29th, of November. You may also contact Jim at 053 9133291.

Coming into the Christmas Season our members are reminded to be on their guard against scammers. NEVER give your banking details over the phone. NEVER respond to a phone call or text message from a source you do not recognise that invites you the ring or text back. Anybody, who rings you and says they are from VISA Security or Mastercard Security is a scammer. Neither VISA or Mastercard will ever ring you. It is best not to engage in any conversation with these.people, just hang up.

Ballycogley Players

The curtain came down on this year's one-act plays last Sunday night in Carrig-on-Bannow. All three plays were thoroughly enjoyed by audiences at all the venues we travelled to which included St Michael's SVP Hall, Our Lady's Island Community Centre, Ballycogley Hall and Carrig-on-Bannow Hall.

A huge well done to the directors, casts and crews for the fantastic entertainment, be very proud. Ballycogley Players very much appreciate the support of all our raffle prize sponsors, all those who helped out with serving tea and refreshments and as always, special thanks to our loyal supporters.

The focus is now on our full length festival play, 'Dreamland' by Jim Nolan. So far rehearsals have been going very well and as always director Breda Hayes is cracking the whip and making sure her cast of Will Troy, Justine Murphy, Con Doyle, Chris Maddock, Colm Doyle, Seán Carthy and Trish Boyce are kept on their toes. Keep up to date with all our drama news by logging on or liking our Facebook page.

Tops Registration

Registration for Kilrane-Rosslare Harbour Tops/Community Group for 2020 Projects/Shows will be held on Tuesday, November 19, from 7 p.m. to 7.45 p.m. in Kilrane School.

The Village Christmas

The annual Village Christmas will be held on Friday, December 13, in Kilrane-Rosslare Harbour at 7 p.m. Lighting up of the Community Christmas Lights in both Kilrane and Rosslare Harbour will take place courtesy of Enda Murphy. Watch Santa arrive to the Hobbit House in the Secret Garden via the magical twinkling garden walk, with surprises along the way. A gift for every child in a magical setting, €3 per child and adults free. Followed by hot chocolate and cookies, tea, coffee and home baking in a beautifully decorated Hotel Rosslare.

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