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Wednesday 22 May 2019

Around the districts Kilmore, Taghmon-Camross

Kilmore: Scouts - Our Shield team of Adam French PL, Senan Murray APL, Ava Lawton Breslin, Brendan Thompson, Emma Cave, Aimee Doyle, Josh Philips and Ben Lambert will represent Kilmore Scouts at this year's annual Scoutcraft Competition in Blackwater.

Four members of the team are in their first year in the Scout Section. Over the weekend the team will put into practice many of the skills they learned over the year: camping, pioneering, backwoods, first aid, map and compass. In addition to being self sufficient over the three days they will take on a series of skills, site build and fun challenges. Three Ventures Huan Er McBride, Cian Doyle and Conor Wall along with three Scouters will be on staff for the weekend also.

Beavers and Cubs were due to take part in the annual Beach Cleanup in Kilmore Quay which has been postponed due to forecasted bad weather.

Ballycogley Players

The final Tribute Performance of 'Same Old Moon' took place in Our Lady's Island Centre, with all proceeds in aid of Cardiac Risk in the Young in memory of Barry Goff, who died earlier in the year.

Coffee Morning

The Cousins Family are hosting a coffee morning in aid of Wexford Hospice Homecare in Kilmore community Hall on Sunday May 5th from 9 am until 1 pm .They will also have a raffle with some great prizes. All support would be appreciated

Literary festival

Details of the fourth Write By The Sea 2019 Literary Festival, have been announced. With "Drawn To The Sea" as this year's theme. The festival will take place in Kilmore Quay on Saturday, September 28, and Sunday, September 29, after an opening reception on Friday, September 27.

For Write By The Sea 2019 key contributors will include such major figures in Irish literature as Mike McCormack, Theo Dorgan, Sinead Gleeson, Dermot Bolger, Sara Baume and Catherine Dunne. Eilish Ni Dhuibhne and Ruth Fitzmaurice will be interviewed about books they've published on the deaths of loved ones, and award-winning young local poet Sinead O'Reilly will recite her work on-stage with one of her heroes, Paula Meehan. Kit de Waal, who was one of the key contributors last year, is back again in the village where she set part of her most recent novel A Trick To Time.

Other key contributors are yet to be confirmed, including many Wexford-based authors who will present workshops on different aspects of writing and getting published.

Announcing details of Write By The Sea 2019, the chair of the organising committee Lucy Moore explained, 'Write By The Sea has been an enormous success with established authors, readers and writers, and our stimulating mix of talks, readings, interviews and workshops draws visitors from all over Ireland and the UK. Even before any details were announced for 2019 we had many advance bookings. We are also hoping to confirm an art exhibition by a nationally-known local artist whose work fits perfectly into this year's "Drawn To The Sea" theme."

Past contributors to Write By The Sea include John Banville, Jennifer Johnston, Dervla Murphy, Sinead Crowley and Eleanor McEvoy. The Write By The Sea 2019 committee have expressed their gratitude to the Arts Council, Wexford County Council and various sponsors for their support.

Booking facilities and details of the programme are on the Write By The Sea 2019 website www.writebythesea.ie. For further information contact: info@writebytheseakq.ie

Kilmore Scope, Bridgetown IT Centre and Bridgetown Community Development Group are holding an open day this Saturday 4th May from 10am-12 noon in AOH Hall Bridgetown. This will be the official opening of our new IT Centre. All welcome. Do drop in for a cuppa and a chat. Light refreshments served. Free flower plants and planters available on the morning to enhance your local area in preparation for the Tidy Towns competition.

Ladies GAA Registration

Kilmore Ladies' Gaelic Football will have their final registration evening at the GAA field this Saturday, May 4, from 7 p.m. to 8.30 p.m.

Active Retirement news

Kilmore ARA will hold its monthly meeting on Thursday, May 2, at 7.30 p.m. in the GAA clubrooms, all members and intending members will be welcome to attend. Bowlers please note that bowls will not be held on Tuesday the 30th due to an event in the Stella Maris Centre.

Taghmon-Camross

Dancing at Camross

The May Dance will be held in Camross Ballroom on Friday, May 3, with music by Michael Collins. Dancing from 9.30 p.m. till late, Adm. €10 including the tea. We hope to see all our supporters dancing the night away.

ICA Has Got Talent

Congratulations to Camross ICA Novelty act on winning the county final of 'ICA Has Got Talent' in Camross Hall on Wednesday the 24th Apri. The act, 'Aggie and Maggie' written by Michael Doyle was performed by Breda Nolan, Cheryl O'Neill, Dympna Kelly and Breda Banville.

Morrissey also competed for Camross with a recitation, 'What senior citizens are worth' and Marian Donnelly, Margt Kelly, Margaret O'Gorman, Breda Nolan, Dympna Kelly, Mary Margaret Roche, Mary Kelly, Berna Cadogan, Mary Nolan and Breda Banville competed in group singing with 'Que Sara Sara and were accompanied by Joan Quigley. Well done to all from Camross Hall committee.

Frank O'Rourke Cycle

The annual Frank O'Rourke cycle race organised by Wexford Wheelers cycling club will be held in Camross on the morning of Sunday, May 5. The area around Camross hall and environs will be extremely busy so please be extra vigilant and careful while driving or walking as safety for all is paramount. The races start from Camross Hall.

Camross Drama Group

Our three One Act Comedies have gone down a treat so far - we were delighted with the response from the audiences. Last chance to see this great night of entertainment is this Wednesday, May 1, in the Horse and Hound, Ballinaboola. 8 p.m., tickets on door. Online booking available for Arts Centre. Like our Page in Facebook for updates.

Community Games

Well done to all who took part in the county talent finals last Tuesday in Bree. The entries were very big this year. Ciara Goddard won the solo dancing under-12, Ella Banville won the solo dancing under-16, Una Walsh was second in the solo music and second in the solo dancing under-16, Rachel Hussey won the solo recitation under-16. Chloe Goff, Tiernan Crotty and Niamh Cullen all performed very well on the night. Ciara, Ella and Rachel will now go on to represent Wexford at the national finals in university of Limerick in May. Congratulations, again.

Castle Vintage Club

Castle Vintage Club's annual three-day Tractor Run in aid of National Rehabilitation Hospital, Dún Laoghaire, will take place on Friday, May 3, heading for Kilkenny, Ballinasloe and Galway. Leaving Taghmon Village at 11 a.m. All support would be greatly appreciated.

Taghmon ICA

Taghmon hed its last meeting on April 17 which was the AGM in the Scout Hall, Taghmon. President Mary Noonan opened the meeting and welcomed guest Breda Banville, Information Officer, Wexford ICA Federation.

Following minutes of March meeting, correspondence was dealt with, Chris Whitty and Meabh Dolan attended the craft school in Enniscorthy. Congratulations was extended to Mella Winters on coming second place in the national final of the Gem Pack competition for Oxford Lunch cake.

The ICA walk will take place in September. Planning is taking place for Special Occassion Competition on June 6, to be held in Kilanerin. Details for Brown bread competition were circulated. The Wexford weekend in An Grianan is on September 13 to September 15. Members asked to donate new socks to 'winter Warm' ,all socks will be donated to Fr Peter McVerry Trust.

A big Thank You to all who contributed and the ladies who collected for Daffodil Day, €1,247 was donated. Rehearsals for ICA Got Talent are ongoing, to be held in Camross Hall April 24 Wexford Federation meeting on in Camross Hall, April 29 at 8 p.m. A Bowling evening arranged for May 8 at 7.30.

At the AGM, Mary Monaghan read the secretary's Report for the last year, Eithne Magee gave the treasurers Report. Breda Banville presided over the election of officers, all existing officers to remain, new positions, Chris Whitty, competition secretary, Suzanne Kelly and Meabh Dolan, crafts secretary, Breda Banville praised the guild members for attending the Federation meetings, also congratulated the guild for attracting four energetic and talented new members. She also praised Mary Monaghan for an excellent Secterary's Report and the PRO for submitting articles to the local press. Tom O'Donnell Trophy for winner of most monthly competitions was Marie Greene, presented by Billie O'Donnell.

Raffle winners: Mary Monaghan and Joan Bell. Competition; Nicest decorated Hen Egg, Maureen Roche. Next meeting; May 15 at 7.30 in Scout Hall. President Mary Noonan thanked and presented Breda with a gift for attending our meeting and giving us valuable advice. Hostess Carol Gray served a lovely tea to conclude the meeting.

Tidy Town Group

We are holding an environmental event Saturday, May 4, at 10 a.m. at the Family Resource Centre. Information on our pollinator plan, our short term plans and other environment topics will be on display. We need volunteers to help get our village ready over the next few weeks, if you have a half hour a week to spare please let us know. There will be some wildflower seeds, flowers available on a first come first serve basis.

Pre-School/Montessori

ABC Club, Pre-school is now enrolling for September 2019 and September 2020. We cater for children two years upwards and will be offering the new National Childcare Scheme. Contact Laurena Kent at 087 1350823.

GAA Update

All our underage teams were recently in action and next up are the under-13 Hurlers, who have a home game against Marshallstown Castledockrell on Tuesday evening at 7.15 PM the under-15 Hurlers are playing St Mary's Rosslare at home on Thursday at 7.15. The adult hurlers have two midweek games this week with Foxe Cup game at home against Bannow-Ballymitty on Tuesday at 7.30 followed by All County League action away to Cloughbawn on Thursday evening at 8 p.m. Try and get out and support the lads.

Finally please note that the lotto jackpot has increased to €12,200 and the next draw is today, Tuesday, April 30, at 8.30 PM in Taghmon. Please encourage any family or friends living away from the area to support the draw through the new online option. Tickets can be purchased at the following website https://www.klubfunder.com/Clubs/Taghmon_Camross/lotto. Tickets are also available locally through all the usual channels.

Songs for Hope

Dont forget to drop into Stafford's pub in Tullycanna on Sunday, May 5, any time after 4 p.m. for some great live music, from Folk to Rock, Jazz to Country. All in aid of the Hope Cancer Support Centre.

We had a great turn out last year and raised over €2,300 with your help. Your support again this year will be greatly appreciated. Free admission. There will be a raffle on the day.

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