Sunday 15 December 2019

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

Johnny Dunne, Phil O’Byrne, Laura Roche, Bill Doyle and Andrew Smith at the Wexford Guitar Legends concert in the Riverbank House Hotel
Johnny Dunne, Phil O’Byrne, Laura Roche, Bill Doyle and Andrew Smith at the Wexford Guitar Legends concert in the Riverbank House Hotel

Bannow-Ballymitty - Grantstown News: Upcoming events in Grantstown Community Village - Tuesday the 19th: Tap2Heal with Vero/Cards in the morning and Pongo in the afternoon. Wednesday the 20th: Talk by Wexford Fire Service on Fire Safety in the Home at 11 a.m. and music with Gerry and Laurence in the afternoon. Bingo at 8 p.m. Thursday the 21st: Mass with Fr Pender in the morning and Pongo in the afternoon.

SERVICES AVAILABLE IN GRANTSTOWN DAYCARE CENTRE - Tuesday the 19th: Hairdressing from 10.30 a.m. Wednesday the 20th: Counselling from 1 p.m. Thursday the 21st: Hairdressing from 10.30 a.m. Phone 051 561016 to make your appointment for the services. All these services are available to everyone in the community.

OUR DOORS ARE ALWAYS OPEN - Do you keep saying you are going to get out a bit more? Why not come along and join us for a day out to meet people and enjoy our range of activities. If you live in our catchment area we can arrange transport, you can also avail of a wide range of services we provide once you get here. We have an on-site Nurse and transport for medical appointments if you are feeling a bit under the weather. You can book an appointment with the Chiropodist, the Counsellor or the Physiotherapist. Feeling a bit stressed? Then why not try our Reiki, Imagination Gym or Sonas treatments with our fully trained staff.

Computer Course

Computer course starting at Grantstown on Wednesday, February 27, 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. for five weeks. Contact reception at 051 561016 to book your place on this course. If these dates don't suit you, don't worry. We will be running this course again so please contact us to book your place on a future course.

Quiz Night

There is a Quiz Night in aid of Cystic Fibrosis in Roches Bar Duncannon on Saturday, February 23, at 9 p.m. A table of four is only €20. Raffle prizes on the night.

Ballymitty Hall events

Big Breakfast Morning - The next Sunday Cafe will take place on Sunday, February 24, 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.

Monster Drive-In Bingo: This is on Sunday, February 24, at 3 p.m. in Ballymitty Hall. €1,500 in prizes including Special page; €50 one line, €100 for two lines and €150 full house. Raffle and lots of prizes. Tea and cakes served.

GAA club news

Lotto this Tuesday evening with a jackpot of €10,700 to be won. Tickets are two euro each and can be purchased from Doyle's Carrig, Seabreeze drycleaners, Tír na nÓg, Staffords Tullycanna and from any Club Officer down in the complex.

Regristar/Membership evenings take place over in the complex starting this Tuesday the 19th, Thursday the 21st, Monday and Wednesday, February 25, and 27, from 6.30 - 8.30. Text your email address to Jason Sinnott 086 8107111 to receive the registration forms. All membership fee s are on our Facebook page.

Social dancing

dancing continues every Thursday night in Tír na nÓg with music this Thursday, February 21, Delta Dawn and 28th Bandit. All proceeds in aid of handball clubs new build, all welcome and refreshments will be served.



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

Congratulations to our one lucky winner of last week's jackpot of €18,200. The winning numbers were 5, 11, 16 and 32. There were five match-three winners who received €40 each. The winners were Ray McCoy, Trish Stafford, Lena Kelly, Liam Walsh, Ciara Sutherland. The next lotto draw will be held on Tuesday, February 19, and the jackpot now stands at €3,000.

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 Shane Walsh winning €107. Next draw Thursday, February 21, in Rathangan Bar. Thank you for your support.

'9 to 5'

Rathangan Variety Group proudly presents '9 to 5' - The Dolly Parton Musical in Rathangan Hall, from February 20 to February 23 at 8 p.m. nightly. Tickets will be on sale from February 1 by contacting 087 - 0909541 Adults €15.00/Children €10. Get your tickets early, a great night's entertainment not to be missed.

PJ McCall Musical Evening, Wednesday, March 6, marks the day of PJ McCall's death, a century ago, in 1919, and the day of his birth in 1861. To mark the double event, a musical evening will take place at Rathangan Bar on Wednesday, March 6, from 8 p.m. Events will include songs, music and stories of PJ McCall, along with memories of the Eigse PJ McCall, that so enlivened Rathangan from 1981-1986. This promises to be a great night for young and old. Admission Free.

Table quiz

Duncormick Area Action Group and Tidy Towns Committee will hold a table quiz in Sinnott's Pub on Friday, March 8, at 9 p.m. Tables €20. Refreshments served.


We extend sympathy to Liz White, Killag on the death of her mother, Margaret Murphy Ballyhiho, Tacumshin last week. May she rest in peace.

Duncormick Tidy Towns

It's that time of year again, when we begin preparations for the Tidy Towns Competition. Please help us in keeping the village and environs clear of litter. We will have the first clean-up in March, more details to follow.

Rosslare Harbour

St Paul's AC

Last weekend was day one and two of the Leinster Juvenile Indoor Championships which were held at AIT International Stadium, Athlone. Maeve Hayes had a great series of jumps in the under-18 Long Jump where she took Gold and retained her Leinster Title with a fine jump of 5.21cm. Danika Gilshinan took to the track for under-17 800m, this was a straight final and in a competitive field Danika ran a great race finishing in second place. Ciara Martin also on the track in the under-16 800m ran a great heat qualifying for the final and in a very strong field finished in sixth place. Wednesday was the Leinster Schools Cross Country Championships in Santry and Ciara was representing Presentation Wexford in the Intermediate 3000km, this was a very strong field and Ciara's first year moving up to intermediate, she competed well but unfortunately did not qualify for the all-Ireland's. Congratulations and well done to all three girls.

St Mary's GAA

Our under-17 Jim Byrne team play their next match in Tagoat on February 17 at 11.30 against Bannow-Ballymitty please come and support them. It has being great to see our own team compete in the Jim Byrne Cup for the first time in over 20 years.

Our lotto is €20,000 and tickets can be bought off committee members and around the locality. The numbers for February 12 were 14, 15, 29 and 30. No winner. Match-three winner was Kieran and Mary Donohoe. Next draw is February 19 in the clubhouse at 8 p.m.

Our Nursey starts this week for four- to six-year-old boys and girls in the clubhouse in Tagoat at 10 a.m. Saturday, February 16, and will continue up to Easter. It is a fun activity about balance and co-ordination.

Our under-nine boys (Boys Born 2010 and 2011) will begin indoor Hurling and Football training Tuesday, February 19, onwards in Tagoat. Patsy Meyler is our Team Manager and can be contacted at 086 6381207 if you have any questions.

Our under-seven boys (boys born in 2012 and 2013) will begin their indoor Hurling seven Football training on Monday, February 18, onwards in Tagoat. Any questions please contact the under-seven Team Manager Liam Lawlor at 086 8528299.

We had a great night on Sunday, February 10, in Coast Rosslare Strand to present the medals to under-17/15/14/13 teams. Medals were present by our chairman Conor Roche. Pictures can be seen on our Twitter and Facebook pages. It was great to see so many winning teams and the future looks good. We wish to thank all the managers, parents and club officials who help with them throughout the year and look forward to winning more trophies this year.

Gala Tops Show

KRH Tops Community Group presents a one night only Gala Tops Show, performed by our multi talented cast, with very special guests Ballycogley Players, Traditional Music from, Ceolteoiri Munna, and dance performances by Sheila Grace Dance Company. A night of comedy, music, song and dance that is not to be missed in Our Lady's Island Community Centre at 7.30 p.m. on Friday, April 5. Admission €12 Adult and €5 per child with family rates applied. Tuck Shop, tea and home baking available on the night.

Active Retirement

The next general meeting will be on Tuesday, March 5. The meeting will take place at the Rosslare Railway Social Club at 03 p.m. A Committee Meeting will take place at 2 p.m.

A St Patrick's Day social will take place in the Hotel Rosslare on Sunday, March 17. Bacon and Cabbage will be served at 01 p.m. Please advise Mairead of any special dietary requirements. Music by Jimmy Hogan. The price is €10 for KRHARG members and €16.50 for all others and may be obtained from Mairead at 053 9133702.

The Group's annual holiday has now been provisionally booked for August 26 to August 30 (five days and four nights) at the Central Hotel, Donegal Town. The Abbey Hotel is fully booked for September. The price will be €300pps with a €60 total single supplement. NOTE that the first 10 single bookings received will be free.

Early booking is essential and deposits of €50 should be paid at the next meeting.

Village Development Team Update.

Playground car park - The new car park at the playground is progressing well. The initial groundworks are complete and the kerbing is also finished. Over the next couple of weeks, we will see the Tarmac surfacing and other finishing touches completed. The carpark will help improve safety for those using the playground and adjoining walking trail.

New AED - A new Automated External Defibrillator has been installed on the outside wall of Murphy's SuperValu (Closest to the station road entrance). This item was high on the list of suggestions during and after the recent public meeting. Thanks to Cllr Ger Carthy for sponsorship of this potentially vital piece of equipment and to Alan Murphy for sponsorship of its cabinet.

Website and Signage - The design of the new website for our area and new road signage is at an advanced stage and both of these projects will be unveiled in the coming weeks.

Training and site visits - The Village Development team have been very busy behind the scenes working on the various projects and have visited community groups in Bree and Kilanerin recently to learn from what they have achieved. Members of the group have also been attending training sessions on various aspects of town and village renewal. The team are delighted with the support from the community to date and look forward to your continued support going forward. Together, we can continue to make this great area even better and build upon each and every success.


The A.G.M. of the fundraising section of the Rosslare Harbour RNLI branch will take place on Wednesday evening, February 20, at 8 p.m. in Hotel Rosslare. All supporters of the RNLI or those wishing to assist the Rosslare Branch in 2019 are invited to attend.

Water Safety A.G.M.

Wexford Water Safety's A.G.M. will take place on March 2 at 7.30 p.m. in the Talbot Hotel, Wexford.

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