Thursday 27 June 2019

Around the districts: Bannow-Ballymitty, Piercestown, Rathangan-Cleariestown, Rosslare Harbour, Rosslare Strand and Tagoat

Bannow-Ballymitty - Yoga: Are you interested in becoming more energised and healthy by enjoying gentle yoga exercises during these cold wet winter months? Sorcha Hyland is holding a yoga class on Thursday afternoon 1.30 p.m. to 3 p.m. in the community centre Carrig-on-Bannow.

GAA club news

The following were elected after the AGM on Sunday last. Chair. Donal McLoughlin, Vice Gary Murphy, treasurer Monica Gayner, Assist Majella Currid, secretary Jason Sinnott, PRO Joeanne Roche, Regristar David Staunton, Irish officer Oliver Delvin, Child Officer John Mernagh. Best of luck to all in their positions both old and new.

Lotto draw this Tuesday evening with a jackpot of €9,500. Tickets are only two euro each and can be purchased from Doyle's Carrig, Seabreeze Drycleaners, Tír na nÓg, Staffords Tullacanna and from any Club Officer. Thank you for your continued support to our club.

The Coiste na nÓg AGM will take place on Tuesday, December 11, at 7.30 in the complex. All members are encouraged to attend this very important meeting for the upcoming season.

The Ladies' Football AGM was held on Monday last all information about this meeting on the Facebook page.

We welcome Martin Kavanagh to our club he is the our new GPO and we share him with Glynn-Barntown. He will be training our underage teams and will be involved with the school's.

Grantstown News

CONCERT - Inaugural Concert in Grantstown Cultural Centre on Saturday, December 15. Doors open 7.30 p.m. Admission €12 under-14 €7. Come join in a night of foot tapping music and craic with Ireland's finest Folk/Traditional band, Green Road. Sing along to old favourites, the truly great songs of the Irish Folk Tradition. Tickets available from Wallaces Department Store, Costcutters and the Reception Desk at Grantstown Day.

Care Centre. Tickets also available at door on the night.

UPCOMING EVENTS IN GRANTSTOWN COMMUNITY VILLAGE - Tuesday the 11th: Christmas party with music by Joan Quigley. Wednesday the 12th: Danescastle National School children performing the Nativity in the morning and Pongo in the afternoon. Bingo at 8 p.m.

Thursday the 13th: Pongo in the morning and Cards/Christmas Decoration making in the afternoon. Monday the 17th: Exercises with Mairead/Games/Cards in the morning and Pongo in the afternoon.

CHRISTMAS and NEW YEAR ARRANGEMENTS - Closed: Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday, December 24/25/26.

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.

THANK YOU - A huge thank you to Pat and Eileen Delaney, Murrintown for donating a Christmas Tree to the Daycare Centre and to Joe O'Reilly for donating the Christmas Lights. The staff, residents and clients really appreciate your kind gestures.

Ballymitty Hall

Big Christmas Bingo is on Monday, December 17, at 8 p.m. in Ballymitty Hall. Sit-beside prize money and bumper raffle prizes on the night. Tea, cakes and mince pies will also be served. Come along and enjoy the Christmas atmosphere with us and win some money for the Christmas purse.


Collection thanks

The SVP collection in piercestown last weekend raised a total of €2,400. Many thanks to the people of Piercestown for their generosity.

ARA club news

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 €16,600. The winning numbers were 9, 17, 18 and 28. There were two match-three winners who received €100 each. The winners were Eamon Roche, Mary Gallagher. The next lotto draw will be held on Tuesday, December 11, and the jackpot now stands at €16,800.

Christmas Lights

A large crowd enjoyed the Christmas Tree Lighting in Duncormick on Saturday night last, the lights were switched on by Sammy with carols from the Rathangan Choir followed by a great session in Sammy's. The following are the winners of the raffle.

Hamper. Kathy Kelly c/o Paddy O'Turkey. Pádraig Doyle, Belgrove. Ton of firewood. Danny McCrecken. Voucher. Oliver Crispin. Voucher. Mary Moore, Rochestown. Fuel voucher. Murt Nacey. Fuel voucher. Willie Fitzharris. Voucher. Rambo, c/o Rathangan Bar. Btl brandy. Carmel Berry, Lough. Btl of whiskey. Kevin Cahill, St Anne's Villas. Tower of chocolates. Poppy Roche. Three bottles of wine. Jim White, Heavenstown. Two bottles of wine. Ken Williamson. Electric kettle. Fr Jimmy Ryan. Box of sweets. Paddy O'Box of sweets. Niall Brogan. Tin of biscuits. Robert Moore, Rochestown. Bottle of wine. Mary Fallon, Lough. Voucher. Brian McGovern, Gibberwell. A Big Thank You to everyone who supported the night in anyway.

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.


Last week's winner was Eoin, Freya, Pippa and Thea Barry winning €109. Next draw Thursday, December 13, in Stafford's. Thank you for your support.

Rosslare Harbour

Village Christmas

KRH Tops/Community Group will hold its annual Village Christmas on Thursday, December 20, at 6.30 p.m. in St Patrick's Church, Rosslare Harbour. Christmas Carols and music performed by our talented group and invited guests, and a Ceremony of LIght with the Rosslare Harbour Lifeboat Crew to remember those lost at sea will also take place. A beautiful celebration of Christmas in your own community.

Afterwards there will be tea or coffee and homebaking served in Railway Social Club, combined with our Monster Christmas Raffle. Santa will arrive in style to his Grotto, with a gift for every child. Mrs Claus and Olaf will be there for face painting and musical fun and games.

Admission Children €35 and Adults Free. This is a festive evening not to be missed. A chance for everyone in our little community to come out and enjoy a festive evening, join in the singing, enjoy the music, see the children smile, meet your neighbour for a cuppa and remember those who have spent their Christmas in Rosslare Harbour over the generations.

There is no place like home so come on down to Kilrane-Rosslare Harbour for a real old fashioned Christmas. KRH Tops putting the community back into Christmas.

St Paul's AC

The third and final night of the winter league took place last Friday Night at the track in Enniscorthy.

We were will represented each night and 12 of our athletes taking part in all three nights - Ronan Looney, Tadhg Wright, Caolán Kelly, Catherine O'Leary, Caoimhe Ryan, Artem Kelly, Elijah Page Redmond, Peter Stefanov, Tosia Brezezimsk, Hannah Kelly, Sophie Whitehead and Ciara Martin. Lucas Page Redmond took part in the third night and Lucy Stafford competed on the first night.

Some of our senior athletes took to the streets of Waterford last Saturday competiting in the Waterford Half Marathon, ShammyO' Brien, Phil Murphy, Johnny Kelly, Yvonne Cloney and Martha congratulations and well done to all.

Training continues Mondays and Wednesdays in Rosslare Strand at the usual times, new members welcome.


We offer our sincere sympathy to Aisling Tubritt and family, Portside, Rosslare Harbour on the sad passing of her mother Maura Domican, Kilcullen, Co Kildare.

Maura was laid to rest on Monday November 19, after funeral Mass in the Church of the Sacred Heart and St Brigid, Kilcullen.

Rosslare Strand

Rosslare Youth Club

The club is organising a trip to Dundrum on January 4 - some places are still available.

Youth Club Leaders are available 24 hours if anyone needs to get in touch. The club meets every Friday from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Rosslare Community Centre. Follow our Facebook page for all the latest news.

New 2 U Charity boutique

Drop in for a browse and you might find just what you need. If you discover any unwanted items at home, please drop them in Monday to Saturday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Any out of hours donations can be left at the community centre.

Rosslare Tidy Towns

Tidy Towns is part of a Nationwide group of volunteers, who enjoy keeping their Villages and Towns looking their best. We welcome New Members; Please feel free to join. Contact Margaret at 086 1257487.

Cois Barry centre

We currently have the following weekly activities in the Cois Barry Community Centre in Rosslare.

MONDAY - 10.30 a.m. to 12.30 p.m. Art Group; 3.30 p.m. to 4.30 p.m. Code Club for primary school aged kids; 5.30 p.m. to 7.30 p.m. Youth Club; 7: 30-8.30 p.m. School.of trad music

TUESDAY - 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Crochet Club; 4.30 p.m. to 5.30 p.m. Drums; 5.30 p.m. to 6.30 p.m. Beginners' Guitar.

WEDNESDAY - 11 a.m. to midday Computer Skills for Beginners of all ages; 4.30 p.m. to 5.30 p.m. Intermediate Guitar (kids); 5.30 p.m. to 6.30 p.m. Intermediate Guitar (adults).

We are preparing several more courses and activities in the coming weeks, please refer to our website for news and updates. You can still join our classes and activities, get in touch to find out more.

The youth club will be on a winter break and resume activities on Monday, January 7, 2019.

Feel free to contact us via message to our Facebook page, email or phone 087 7631305. Check out our website for more info:

Kettle Club

Swing and Spin and Rosslare Kettle Club is now open in Rosslare...(at the former Watersports centre).

Clara and Melonie are offering a wide range of spinning and fitness classes with attractive drop in rates and membership packages available. Visit their website ( for more information

Community/Sports Centre

Schoolboys/Girls' Soccer Club - Academy Saturday 11 a.m. to midday/under-11s Monday 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. Girls/under-15s Monday 7 p.m. to 8 p.m/under-14s Tuesday 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. Girls/under-10s Wednesday 6 p.m. to 7 p.m/under-11s Wednesday 7 p.m. to 8 p.m/under-nines Thursday 6 p.m. to 7 p.m/under-12s Thursday 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. Call Colm at 087 6087475.

St Paul's Athletics Club Mon and Wed on Rosslare Track 5.30 p.m. to 7.30 p.m. Fridays 6.30 p.m. to 8 p.m. Call Leo at 086 3103417. Find us on Facebook.

Menapians Athletics Club - Tues, Thurs and Friday at 7 p.m., seven years +/€4 per session Call 087 9955505.

Boxing Club. Enrolment for this season on Tuesday, September 4, nine years + boys and girls. Training every Tue and Thursday 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Contact Teresa at 085 1592984 for information.

Youth Club - Come along on Fridays from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m/€2 per week/first to sixth year students. Lots of activities, discos and trips. Parents and members can join our Facebook group.

Rosslare Bowls Club - Finals on 15/16 and September 22/23. Call Catherine at 086 8177679

Tai Chi - Monday and Wednesday at 9.30 a.m. on the beach.

Men's Sheds - Mon, Tues and Thursday from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Call Jim at 087 6815029.

Women's Sheds - Wednesday 10.30 a.m. to 12.30 p.m. Call Jackie at 087 6468677 or Paula at 086 7870696.

Rosslare Tennis Club - Friday at 9.30 a.m. New players wanted. €2.

Rosslare Badminton Club - Saturday at 11.30 a.m. New members needed and welcome. €3 (pay-as-you-go)

Badminton Club - Saturday at 11.30 a.m. New members needed and welcome. €3 (pay-as-you-go)

KEEP FIT PROGRAMME - Yoga - Mondays at 6.45 p.m. and Fridays at 8.30 a.m. Contact Sharon at 086 1943527.

Full Body Circuit Classes - Tuesday evenings at 7 p.m. with qualified personal trainer Liam Kehoe.

Yogalates Thursdays 7 p.m. to 8.30 p.m. at the community centre. Blending Pilates and Hatha Yoga, this class is suitable for all age groups and levels of fitness. €10 per class - for more information please call Sharon at 086 1943527.

Pilates with Theresa on Fridays at 10 a.m. €10 per class. Call 089 4620552 for further info.

Forever Fit Dancefit. - Saturday at 10 a.m. Hi energy, heart pumping, body toning. €8 (pay-as-you-go) Call Amanda at 087 9713339. Visitors and drop-ins always welcome.

Forever Fit Active 50+ - Dance exercise to music. Every Saturday at 11.30 a.m. €8 (pay-as-you-go) Call Amanda at 087 9713339 to book. Visitors and drop-ins always welcome


St Mary's Day Centre

Christmas Party: We would like to thank everyone who made out Christmas Party such a success. Volunteers, staff and management all played an integral part in making the day what it was. We hope all out patrons and supporters had a great day and we're already looking forward to doing it all again next year!

C.E. Vacancies

We have vacancies on the St Mary's Day Centre C.E. Scheme. Bus Driver (CES-2093546), Caretaker (CES-2093551) Floor Assistant (CES-2093547) and Kitchen Assistant (CES-2093552). Please contact Intreo for eligibility (Applicants must also be in receipt of an Irish social welfare payment for 1 year or more and Garda Vetting will be required) or contact Jon at St Mary's Day Centre on 053-9132624 for details.

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