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Saturday 20 July 2019

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

Pip Firman, Michael Way and Irene Way at the Wexford Arts Centre gala fundraiser in Greenacres on Thursday evening
Pip Firman, Michael Way and Irene Way at the Wexford Arts Centre gala fundraiser in Greenacres on Thursday evening

Kilmore: Wamboree - Kilmore Scouts hosted a fundraising Scout camp in Kilmore Quay last weekend. Campsite was situated at back of Stella Maris Centre with activities on the Beach, Burrow and around the village.

The place was buzzing and we had great weather Friday and Saturday but we had to finish camp early on Sunday due to poor weather. 250 youth members and adults had a great time and enjoyed the hospitality of Kilmore Quay.

We would like to thank Kilmore Quay Development Association for providing facilities and RNLI volunteers who showed everyone the Lifeboat and did water safety sessions in the RNLI House. Thank you also to Sofrimar, IOAC, NJH Engineering, Ballycogley Players, Kilmore Variety Group and Pat Murphy, who sponsored or provided materials/equipment. Camp Proceeds will go to RNLI and Wexford Marine Watch.

Scouts news

Kilmore Scouts Group had their end of year party on Wednesday night in Tomhaggard Social Centre. Progression and Skills badges were awarded, shield team who have qualified for the all-Ireland Phoenix Scoutcraft Competition in Cork in August were introduced to the crowd. Brendan Thompson showed off his Irish Contingent Scout Uniform as he is the sole representative from Kilmore and Wexford, who along with 400 youths and IST Staff will attend the World Scout Jamboree in Virginia USA in July. The evening finished with an action packed foam and water fight much to the delight of youth members and parents who enjoyed watching the antics. The group will take part in the Seafood Festival Parade on Thur night 4July. Everyone meet at Coast Hotel and wear kneckers and Neon and we'll parade with Wamboree theme.

Women's Shed

The Shed ladies have plenty of outings on at the moment. Last week 13 ladies visited the Dail on Tuesday which was arranged by Minister Paul Kehoe. They enjoyed lunch, a guided tour of Dail Chamber and Seanad. On Friday 10 ladies visited Aras an Uachtarain as part of a Country Music evening. They enjoyed refreshments, met several country music stars who performed on the night. They also met president, Mrs Higgins and I heir beloved dogs. On Friday, June 28, a group will enjoy a day trip to Cobh and Fora Wildlife Park.

Community Drama Project

The Creative Ireland funded project has started. Meetings Mon and Thursday 7 p.m. to 9.30 p.m. participants are devising, writing and performing performance pieces which will be performed during the St Anne's Novena.

Kilmore Scope

AOH Hall, Bridgetown is available for meetings, events, or group activities. €10 per hour. To make a booking please ring 053 9175523 or email bicinfo18@gmail.com. The office is open 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Mon - Wed.

Kilmore AC

Good luck - Good luck to Fiona Kehoe, who is racing in next Saturdays British Milers Club Meet in Watford. In what is expected to be a high quality field it is hoped that Fiona will run a strong time.

Two MILE LEAGUE - There was super times and battles on the two mile course last Thursday for the league. Here is the leaderboard of the pairs so far, after two rounds where we have been paired up.

There was super times and battles on the 2 mile course last Thursday for the league. Here is the leaderboard of the pairs so far, after 2 rounds where we have been paired up. 1st: Cian Doyle & Colm Murray - 29 points. 2nd: Helen Doyle & Sean Doyle - 39 points. 3rd: Nicky Foley & Suzanne Foley - 41 points. 3rd: Adrian Reville & Ciara Martin - 41 points. 4th: Michael O'Flaherty & Jenny Burrell - 43 points. 5th: Senan Murray & Shauna Cousins - 45 points. 6th: Jackie Carthy & Sarah Mills - 46 points. 7th: Arwyn Thompson & Sinead O'Brien - 49 points. 8th: Ger Power & Sinead Fortune - 50 points. 9th: Rory Cassidy & Peter Thompson - 54 points. 10th: Eimear Fortune & Kate O'Flaherty - 69 points.

Next round of the league is also two miles and will take place on July 4. Thanks to Mary, Fiona and Paddy for starting and keeping track of times.

ROAD RELAYS - Kilmore Athletics Club are excited to confirm that at the Kilmore Quay Seafood Festival in a couple of weeks time, we will bring Road Relays to Wexford. In our minds this is a unique, different and fun idea that will hopefully draw big crowds to Kilmore Quay on Saturday, July 6.

AAI affiliated clubs in Co. Wexford are reminded that in 2020 there will be a ROAD RELAY COUNTY CHAMPIONSHIPS so this race would be an ideal test probably less than a year out from the races. Entry on the night of the races. AAI PERMIT.

WELL DONE - Well done to our young athletes who competed really well in the Mr Oil County Juvenile 'B' Championships in Friday evening in Enniscorthy.

Well done also to Fiona Kehoe, who finished 12th in the Women's 800m A race on Saturday at the Irish Milers Club Meet in Belfast. Fiona ran a time of 2: 10: 32.

TODDY MOORE 10K - Entry for the inaugural Toddy Moore 10k is now open. See our Facebook page for the link. The race takes place on Saturday, September 14, at 5.30 p.m. with a two Mile Fun Run beforehand that kicks off at 5 p.m. Entry online, which includes special race T-shirt is only €15 with on the day entry for the 10k priced at €20.

Sympathy

Sympathy to the McDonnell and McKenna families on the recent death of Kevin. May he rest in peace.

Piercestown

Hamper draw results

Results from the Wexford County Venturer Group's Hamper Draw in aid of the group's Normandy 75th Anniversary trip, held on Monday, June 24, in Sinnotts Bar, Bishopswater are as follows.

1. Line No 23; Annette O'Hara c/o Access Wexford, St Aidan's Crescent, Wexford. 2. Line No 207; Dano O'Leary, Co Commissioner Scouting Ireland. 3. Line No 150 Mag Balfe c/o Aaron Cummins. 4. Line No 88 Adrian Rochford, Liam Mellows Park. 5. Line No 13 Caroline O'Toole, Ballymurn. 6. Line No 207 Frank Shelley, Scouting Ireland. 7. Line No 137 Esther Flood, 19 Ard Alainn, Castlebridge. 8. Line No 59 Iris Nolan c/o Eileen Nolan, Coolballow.

Thank you to all our sponsors and supporters who sold and bought the lines. Your support is very much appreciated.

Open Garden

Alice Mernagh, Moorefield is holding a fundraising open garden day in aid of dogs for the disabled charity 17821 on Sunday, July 7, from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. This is a very special charity and the day will consist of tea, plant sale, raffle etc and a great opportunity for garden lovers to meet for a chat.

ARA Club news

The group is heading to Westport in August for four days of fun and craic at the Castlecourt Hotel, Castlebar, Co Mayo. Currently the tour is fully booked. Final Payments to be made on Wednesday, July 17, at 7.30 in St Martin's Centre Piercestown. Non-members reminded to obtain own insurance cover for the trip. Any queries please contact Ann at 087 6677411.

Songs of Praise

A Service of Songs of Praise will be held at St Enochs Church, Killinick on Friday July 5, at 8p.m. - everyone welcome.

Your news

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Our Lady's Island

Healing Mass

The monthly Healing Mass and blessing with Fr Jim Cogley will be celebrated in Our Lady's Island Church on Wednesday next, July 3, at 3 p.m.

New Coffee Shop

Our Lady's Island new Community Coffee Shop is now open daily from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. We are looking forward to welcoming you all again, for the beautiful home baking, tea and chat.

Tacumshane Patron

The annual Patron Masswill be in St Catherine's Church at 2 p.m., followed by blessing of graves and Garden Party.

A clean-up of the graveyard will take place on Wednesday evening at 7.30. Volunteers are welcome and needed. Please bring suitable tools.

Big Tacumshane Weekend

Friday, July 5 - Storynight at the Old School. A special extended evening of the very popular monthly Story Night, featuring an eclectric mix of amusing stories, tall tales and yarns of every description, interspersed with music, song and laughter. Tea, coffee and cakes at interval, also raffle. Admission free.

Saturday, July 6 - Trad Session at Meylers Millhouse I lively session by our talented local musicians from 9 p.m. Join the craic and the hospitality at this landmark Public House. Finger food served. Amission free.

Sunday, July 7, annual patron and Garden Party annual patron takes place at St Catherine's Church at 2 p.m. The annual Garden Party will follow at the Old School with refreshments, Home baking and music by the Murphy Brothers.

GAA News

Bingo continues in the community centre every Tuesday at 9 p.m. Jackpot now stands at €725. Also, for the summer months we will be running bingo in the Lighthouse Bar in Carne on Wednesday night's at 9 p.m. This is a separate jackpot and will start at €350. Nursery training has started for all our 4/five-year-olds. It takes place every Wednesday evening at 6.30. Contact 087 2548236 for more information.

Split-the-pot

Congratulations to Mary Keegan (Ballymitty) on winning €110 in last week's split-the-pot draw. Envelopes available in O'Doherty's, Meylers and Rosslare HarbrPost office. Draw takes places in Community Hall after Sunday Mass.

Rathangan-Cleariestown

Notes contact

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 rathanganhall@gmail.com. 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 €4,600. The winning numbers were 1, 14, 21 and 28. There was nine match-three winner's who received €25 each.

The winner's were Noreen Walsh, Maureen Kavanagh, Chloe Fielding, Mary Gallagher, John Redmond, Paddy and Eadoin Miskella, Jessica Power, Jonathan Hogan, Annette Farrell. The next lotto draw will be held on Tuesday, July 2, and the jackpot now stands at €4,800.

Tullicanna Music Festival

Tullicanna Music Festival in Staffords pub on Sunday, July 14, starting at 5 p.m., barbecue and refreshments served tickets €5 all proceeds to Wexford MS.

Split-the-pot

Last week's split-the-pot winner was Shem Berry winning €119. Next draw will take place on July 4 in the Wheelhouse Bar, Baldwinstown. Thank you for your support.

McCall Community Centre

Work has commenced on the refurbishing and repurposing of the old parish house as a Community Centre. To be renamed as McCall Community Centre, plans for phase one are in progress to provide a communal sitting room kitchen and launderette for use by residents of the Cottages and their visitors.

Planning is at an advanced stage for phase two which will see the provision of a meeting room/training suite, a digital hub, a local history room and facilities for start up businesses, all of which will be open to everyone to use. Funding has already been granted by National Lottery and Sustainable Energy Ireland and the committee is hopeful for a grant from Village Renewal Scheme to complete the project. When completed this project looks set to greatly enhance the village and the life of the parish.

Tidy Towns

Duncormick Area Action Group has once again entered this year's Tidy Town's Competition with judging from June-August. We are appealing to everyone to help us in obtaining better results this year and be proud of our village. We would also like to ask everyone to use the litter bins provided in the village.

South East Music Festival

Volunteers and donations of confectionery are needed for the southeast music festival on Sunday, July 28. If you are available to help please contact Martina Furlong at 051563262/086 3509600 or any other member of the parish council.

Open Garden

Alice Mernagh's annual Open Garden Event will be held in Moorefields Y35NY22 on Sunday, July 7, from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. All donations are for Dogs For the Disabled. Tea and coffee will be served and there will be a plant sale and a raffle. Your support is greatly appreciated.

Fastnet Rovers AGM

The Fastnet Rovers AGM will be held on Friday, July 12, in Rathangan Hall at 8 p.m. We are asking all current players, ex players, parents of players and anyone who has an interest in the club if they could attend, just to see what happens during the year and what it takes to run the club and get any input or ideas for any improvements.

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