Sunday 8 December 2019

Around the districts: Piercestown, Rosslare Strand and Tagoat

Mick Browne and Paula Duggan at the open evening in Piercestown National School
Mick Browne and Paula Duggan at the open evening in Piercestown National School

Piercestown - ARA Westport trip: Piercestown/Murrintown ARA Club Annual Coach Tour to Westport - Bus fully booked, there is now waiting list names for this trip. Contact Ann 0876677411 to put your name on waitlist.

Tour leaves on 26 August 2019, saying at Castlecourt 4 Star hotel, Westport 3 dbb, 350.00 pp sharing ( price locked in before hospitality tax goes up) book early to avoid disappointment..

Pieta House Talk

Sally Griffiths CEO of Pieta House will come and speak to Piercestown-Murrintown ARA members and friends tonight Tuesday, February 19, at the St Martin's GAA Community Centre at 2.45 p.m. Please come along for a very informative talk on mental health. FOC and cuppa tea afterwards. Open to members and non-members. no charge.

Text alert AGM

Text alert group will hold their AGM in St Martin's centre on Wednesday February 20 at 7.30 p.m. Everyone welcome, if you are a member please come along and new members welcome.

Wexford Water Safety AGM

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

Community Centre AGM

The AGM of Piercestown Knockingall Community Centre will be held in the centre on 26 Feb at 7.45pm Everyone welcome.

Scout Group news

Registration of new beavers, cubs and scouts will be held next Tues 19th Feb at 7.30pm for any boys wishing to join any of the three sections. D come along to meet the leaders and register.

Scouts will hold their weekly meeting on 19th, but cubs are on midterm break, resuming full meetings on 26 Feb. 2019. Scout leaders have been to local schools recruiting youth members of past couple weeks so all new entrants very welcome. Meetings as follows: Tues 7.30-9pm Cubs and Scouts and Beavers on Thursdays 6.30-7.30pm.

3 leaders, 9 beavers, 6 cubs, 4 scouts were invested and renewed their Scout Promise on Tuesday last 12 Feb in Piercestown.

Presentation of badges followed the investiture. Co Commissioner, Dano O'Leary presented the group with their Standard of Quality Scouting Excellence award for 2018 scouting year.

Plans for many camps are ongoing with youth members, Wamboree in June, IOAC in July, group and county activities are also in the plan, a team will be entering the Shield 2019 in Blackwater in April and practises for this skills weekend will commence in next couple weeks.

A recruitment drive for youth members in the local and nearby schools is ongoing and we hope to welcome some new members in coming weeks. we are also in process of recruiting Adults for Cubs and Scouts.thank you to all the parents / guardians who have given us great support over past year and we look forward to a very active few months ahead with lots of fun and learning for our youths and leaders.

Tennis Club

Membership of St. Martins Club is now available for this year. Reasonable rates apply for adult/family & junior membership, with discount for those who pay by February 28th. All enquiries to 087 9266055 or email

Rosslare Strand

Social dancing

Fancy giving it a whirl? Sessions will be held every Wednesday from February 27 (7 p.m. to 9 p.m.) at Rosslare Community Centre. An opportunity to catch up with old friends, make new ones, keep fit, and maybe pick up a few fancy moves along the way. For more information, contact the centre at 053 9132202.

Rosslare Youth Club

Join us for weekly activities, hang-out, regular outings and great fun with your friends. We meet every Friday from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Rosslare Community Centre. Follow our Facebook page for all the latest news.

Scoil Mhuire Rosslare

The school is now enrolling pupils for September 2019. There are a number of ways to enrol; you can call to the school for a Registration Form, download the form from the school's website, or phone the office to at 053 9132501 to have a form posted to you. Please note completed forms must be returned before February Mid-Term break (February 21/22)

Charity Boutique

Sale continues at New two U Charity Boutique. All our winter stock is now available at unbelievably low prices - choose from a great selection of women's and children's clothing. We are open from Monday to Saturday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Donations are always welcome; any out of hours contributions can be handed into the community centre.

Rosslare Tidy Towns

Please help us in keeping the village clear of Litter by picking the area outside your Home/Business. We will have the first Formal Beach Clean of the Year in February; date and times will be published on our Facebook page.

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. For more information contact Margaret at 086 1257487.

Contact us at 053 9132202 or call to the office upstairs in the centre; we're open from 9 p.m. to 5 p.m., Monday to Friday.

GAA News

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's been 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 from committee members local outlets. 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 Nursery 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.


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.

Wexford 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.

Cois Barry Community House

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; 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 and Knitting Group ; 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Getting On the Road - Driver Theory Training and Test practice and Road Safety course; 4.30 p.m. to 5.30 p.m. Drums; 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. Code CLUB for primary school aged kids; 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.

OPEN DAY - All are welcome to visit us on on Thursday, February 21, from 2.30 p.m. to 5 p.m. to see the array of activities and find something you would like to do. We hope you will be able to join us.

Find us on Facebook, email us at or call at 087 7631305. Check out our website for more info:

Feel free to contact us via message to our Facebook page, email or phone 087 7631305.

Befriending Group

This is a free service offering companionship to older people through weekly visits and telephone calls. Volunteers are trained by 'Alone', and are Garda vetted and reference checked. We complement other services such as home help, homecare etc., but do not replace them. Self-referrals and professional referrals are welcome. If you, or someone you know, would benefit please call 085 8526866 for information.

Kettle Club

Clara and Melonie at Swing and Spin Kettle Club 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.

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


Day Centre open day

We would like to invite everyone to come along to St Mary's Day Centre on Wednesday, February 20, from 1.30 to 3: 30. Come along to our open day and enjoy free afternoon tea while you have a look at our facilities and see what we can do for you. Our friendly staff will be on hand to advise what we can do to make life easier, better and more fun.

Ladies' night

Mark your calendars. We will be running out ladies' night this year on Thursday, March 28, at the fabulous Coast Rosslare Strand hotel. We have already got very strong interest in stalls for the night so if you are interested in a stall for the night call 053 9132624 as soon as possible as places are limited. All proceeds in aid of St Mary's Day Centre.


The AGM 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.

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