Monday 27 January 2020

Around the districts: Rathangan-Cleariestown, Rosslare Harbour, Rosslare Strand

Melinda Dirrane, Brid MacFadden and Aileen Ironside at the the opening of the new upgraded store at Murphy’s Supervalu Rosslare Harbour
Melinda Dirrane, Brid MacFadden and Aileen Ironside at the the opening of the new upgraded store at Murphy’s Supervalu Rosslare Harbour

Rathangan-Cleariestown: Community lotto - There was no jackpot winner this week. There was one match-three winners. The winning numbers were 5, 7, 13 and 32. The winner was Audrey Devereux.

The next lotto draw will be held on Tuesday, December 3, and the jackpot now stands at €5,600.


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.


Last week's split-the-pot winner was Thos Ryan winning €102. Next draw will take place on Thursday, December 5, in Stafford's Bar. Thank you for your support.

Parent/Toddler Group

Every second Wednesday starting December 4 at 10 a.m. till 11.30 a.m. Upstairs in Rathangan Hall €3 per family all welcome.

SVP Appeal

The annual St Vincent de Paul Christmas appeal takes place in all of the churches of the diocese of Ferns on the weekend of December 7/8. For some Christmas is 'most worrying time of the year.' Gratitude is expressed for your consistent generosity down the years. Your support has saved some from a lifetime of poverty.

Christmas Tree Lights

The Christmas Tree Lights will be switched on in Duncormick on Saturday, December 7, at 8 p.m. There will be carols, music and light refreshments and Santa will drop by for a visit.

Breast Cancer Fundraiser

A fundraiser in aid of Breast Cancer will be held in Tír na nÓg, Wellingtonbridge, on Friday, December 6, at 8 p.m. A great night of music and dance with 'Hot Asphalt and DJ Julie' - Christmas Dress Encouraged Raffle and Spot prizes. NO ENTRY FEE - DONATIONS ON ENTRY - All proceeds Irish Cancer Society.

Mary Poppins

The Little Sea Musical Society invites you to come join them to open this year's Christmas Season with Mary Poppins Returns with Willy Wonka and Christmas Classics. An event for all the family with our Christmas Treats at the Interval.

Shows in Carrig Hall on December 5 and 6 and Fethard on December 7. Tickets on sale now at and in local outlets.

Housing Association AGM

The annual general meeting of Rathangan Senior Citizens Housing Association Ltd will take place in Rathangan Hall at 7 p.m. on Friday, December 6. annual Report and accounts will be presented along with information on work and plans at the McCaul Community Centre (old house). All and everyone welcome.


We extend sympathy to Louis Bennett Bellary, Duncormick on the death of his father Nick Bennett Cullenstown recently. May he rest in peace.

Southeast Country Music Festival

Southeast country music festival tickets are now on sale from the following outlets Murphy's Daybreak, Mace Kilmore quay, Billy Doyle's footwear Wexford and Enniscorthy, Rathangan hall, Fr Kevin Cahill Rathangan, Odlums shop Baldwinstown and southeast festival committee members, Special early bird price €20 for the month of December. The tickets would be an ideal Christmas present and o supporting our local parishes.

Rosslare Harbour

Village Christmas

The Big Switch On and Village Christmas will take place in the Memorial Park in Rosslare Harbour on Friday, December 13, starting at 6.30 p.m.

The Christmas Lights will be switched on simultaneously in Kilrane and Rosslare Hbr at 7pm sharp. Christmas Trees will be lit at Maritime Centre in Kilrane and St Patricks Church Rosslare Harbour, and The Memorial Park, with lots of other illimuniated decorations too. Then Santa will arrive with his Elves to The Secret Garden, which will be magically lit and beautifully decorated. There will be Carols sung around the Christmas tree in the Park, a Ceremony of Rememberance with the local Lifeboat Crew,. Santa tickets €3 per child can be purchased from The KRH Elves in the Foyer of Hotel Rosslare and tickets will be numbered to avoid the queues.

Environment Group

Our annual raffle and Christmas Card sale fundraiser will take place on Friday, December 13, at Murphy's SuperValu from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. The Environment Group's Christmas Cards are presently available from various outlets including SuperValu, Circle K Garage, Teresa's Shop, Maguire's Hardware, Vera Fox or a committee member.

Reminder: A WEEE (Waste Electric and Electronic Equipment) cage only for small Household electrical goods and a container for the recycling of fluorescent tubes is situated at the back of the Railway Social Club. It is open on Saturday Mornings between 10.00 and 11.30 a.m., weather permitting.

St Aidan's Cemetery

Please be advised that the annual pre-Christmas clean of up of St Aidan's Cemetery, Kilrane will take place on Friday, December 6, at 1.30 p.m. This is a great opportunity for relatives and friends to join with the rest of the community in preparing the cemetery for its many visitors over the festive season. Don't forget to bring along your gardening gear and any appropriate tools required to get the job done. Looking forward to seeing you there.

ICA Guild

President Mary Kirwan welcomed members to the November meeting of Kilrane ICA Arrangements were made for our outing to Swan Lake at the Opera House on November 29. Mary O'Byrne and her team are making good progress with our cooking book 'From Our Table to Yours'. This will be launched at the Christmas Fair on Sunday, November 24.

Names were taken for our Christmas lunch in Kelly's Hotel on December 4. We are having a Mass for our deceased members on November 23. Membership fees are due in Dec. Names were taken for the Federation dinner in February in Whites Hotel. Competition for the nicest pair of slippers was won by Veronica Dolan. All the slippers will be donated to the Women's Refuge. Evening ended with a lovely tea and social time.

Rosslare Strand

Youth Club

The club will kick off their Christmas celebrations with their annual party on Friday, December 6, at the community centre. Then it's off to Ballykelly on Friday the 13th for a festive disco to wrap up the 2109 celebrations. A trip to Dundrum is planned for January - see out Facebook page for full details.

Active Retirement

Our weekly coffee mornings continue each Tuesday at 10.30 a.m. in Coast Hotel. A good day was had by all who travelled to Dáil Éireann and the Epic Centre last Wednesday, the day finished off with a lovely meal in the Ashdown Park Hotel on our return journey.

Our next meeting will be held on December 10 at our coffee morning, we hope to see a good turnout of all members.

We will have complimentary mince pies on December 17 which will be our last coffee morning before Christmas.

The AGM will be held on January 14 when a new committee will be elected and membership will be renewed for 2020.

A holiday is planned to Westport on April 20 for five nights. The cost will be €395 which will include the coach to and from Rosslare, five nights B&B, four evening meals, daily outings by coach and nightly entertainment in the Castlecourt Hotel. Non-members welcome but must have their own travel insurance. Deposits taken to book a place contact any member of the committee or ring 086 1917190.

Cois Barry Community House

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

Monday: 10.30 a.m. to 12.30 p.m. Art Group; 5.30 p.m. to 7.30 p.m. Junior Youth Club; 5.30 p.m. to 6.30 p.m. Code Club; 7: 30-8.30 p.m. School of Irish Trad (music lessons). Tuesday: 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Crochet and Knitting Group; 3.30 p.m. to 4.30 p.m. Guitar, 4.30 p.m. to 5.30 p.m. Drums; 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Youth Drop in Centre (087 7631605) Wednesday: 11 a.m. to midday German lessons; ; 4.30 p.m. to 5.30 p.m. Guitar; 5.30 p.m. to 6.30 p.m. Guitar. Thursday: 11 a.m. - 12.30 p.m.

Basic Computer Skills for Total Beginners Our rooms are available to rent, get in touch if you are interested. Basic Computer/Digital Skills Course - for total beginners. Every Thursday at 11 a.m.. Course is ideal for anyone who wants to learn how to use internet and email safely, how to make video calls, how to pay motor tax online, pay your bills online or order your shopping to be delivered online. We can also teach you how to order your library books to be delivered on the library bus. Best if you can bring your own laptop or phone, but if you can't no worries, we're fully equipped.

Feel free to contact us via message to our Facebook page:, email or phone 087 7631605.

Check out our website for more info:

St Mary's GAA

Our Nursery for four to six years olds is at 10 a.m. every Saturday and runs till December 14. It is good fun with lots of games. All are welcome and it is free. Tickets for the 12 days of Christmas are on sale throughout the parish from players, managers, selectors and committee members. You have 12 draws to win from. Tickets are €20 or three for €50. This draw is for the development of the pitches in Tagoat; your support is very welcome.

We are holding a re-union ball on December 29 ay 7.30 p.m. in Ferrycarrig hotel. Tickets will go on sale the end of November.

We would like to thank anybody who donated money throughout the year to the club. This is much appreciated and names have been put up on our social media throughout year. We would especially like to thank SuperValu Rosslare, who donated two sets of Jerseys, Fortunes Chemist Wexford Town, who sponsored an adult set of jerseys, PK Tiles Ardcavan/Burrow Holiday Park/Killeevan Investments Consultants/Billy Roche/Roche Group, who all sponsored various teams who won county finals this year. Without these very generous support the club would find it very hard to function.

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 Wednesday 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. Girls/under-12s 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 - 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 - Every Friday 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. 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)

KEEP FIT PROGRAMME: Judo - Wednesdays at 6.30 p.m. (age 3-12 years) Contact Fabiola at 083 0335866.

Yoga - Mondays at 6.45 p.m. Fridays at 8.15 a.m. Contact Sharon at 086 1943527.

Walking Football at 11 a.m. on Tuesdays. €2 per person per week - Light refreshments included.

Boot Camp - Tuesdays and Thursdays at 7.30 p.m. Contact Liam at 087 0635416.

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

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. ActiveDance50+ - 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

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