Thursday 22 August 2019

Around the Districts: Rathangan/ Cleariestown, Rosslare Harbour, Rosslare Strand and Tagoat


Modelling at the
Modelling at the "Wexford Style 2015" fashion show in Wexford County Council was Karen Fitzpatrick
Arnoldas Aleskus, Jake Gilshinan and Karol Pabian having fun at the CBS Fun Run on Friday

If you have any news or information that you would like to submit in the weekly notes you can contact Rathangan Parish Hall on 051 563039 between 9.30am and 1.30pm or leave a message. Also you can e-mail your notice to At the latest all notes must be received by 10am on Friday morning.

Community Lotto

There was no winner of last week's jackpot of €8,400. The winning numbers were 1,10,17,19. Congratulations to the thirteen match 3 winner's who each received €23. The match three winners were Chris Keane, Niall Moore, Eamonn Mullins, Mary Curran, Rochford children, Paul Lynch, Brendan Carthy, John Sinnott, Cathal Devereux, Lena Kelly, Eamon Kearns, Lucy Morris, Kellie Stone. The next jackpot stands at €8,700 and the draw will take place on Tuesday 6th October at 8.30pm.

Christmas Fair

The Annual Christmas Fair held for the past number of years in Rathangan Hall will not take place this year. We would like to thank all the traders and everyone who supported the fair over the years.


We extend deepest sympathy to Breda Sinnott and family, Gibberpatrick and Kathleen Sinnott, Millview on the sad passing of their sister Agnes Sweetman, Carrig-on-Bannow recently. May she rest in Peace.


A couch to 5 K group is starting at Rathangan walkway from Monday 12th October and is suitable for anyone who would like to increase their fitness. The plan is to start at the beginning of the couch to 5 K programme on day one and progress through the six week programme.

The group will meet on Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays at the walkway at 7pm. There is no cost and the purpose of the group is to act as motivation for each other to show up.

There is no pressure to actually run 5K as not everyone will have that goal and may continue to mix walking and jogging. If you have any questions contact Eleanor Carpenter at 0857455434. There is no need to download the couch to 5K app as there will be a leader each week.


As previously announced the system for the payment of new graves in Rathangan Cemetery has changed, the payment will now be handled by the funeral undertaker's who will include the price on their invoice.

The prices which were agreed by the parish council in 2006 remain unchanged (Single €150, Double €300, Treble €450). Graves may be pre bought but the price per grave doubles (Single €300, Double €600, Treble €900) The facility to pre-buy graves is available only to parishioners, former parishioners and their immediate families.

Pre bought graves will only be allocated in rotation and must be kerbed within Six Months of purchase otherwise the plot reverts back to the parish with the payment non-refundable. The payment of pre bought graves will be handled by the parish council, All queries will be dealt with by the secretary Martina Furlong (051-563262, 086-3509600

The Golden Eagles

The Golden Eagles were in Carrigleade this week with John "High Handicap" Doyle winning the weekly prize and Jim Mackie taking the monthly competition. The course final was also played and Ger Stafford proving too strong on the day. Next week its matchplay in Blackwater.


Results: U16 Boys Football Championship Final, St. Anne's 3-7 HWH Bunclody 2-13; Junior A Men Football Championship Semi-Final, St. Anne's 2-12 Gusserane-O'Rahilly's 1-6

Ladies Football & Camogie: Presentation Night on Friday 16th of October in Cleariestown Community Centre at 7pm; AGM-Friday 6th November in the Clubhouse at 8pm

Coiste na nÓg: Presentation Night-Friday 30th of October in the Temple Bar, Rathangan at 7.30pm. AGM -Friday 27th of November in the Clubhouse at 8pm.

St. Anne's GAA Adult Club AGM-Friday 4th of December in the Clubhouse at 8pm

Table Quiz

Duncormick Area Action Group and Tidy Towns Committee will hold a table quiz in Sinnott's Pub on Wednesday 7th October at 9pm. Tables €20. Refreshments served. Proceeds in aid of river walk development.

Community Alert

The text alert is now active. Be aware & text! Signs are visible around the areas. Over the next few weeks you will receive a text of welcome as a registered member. Sorry about the delay. Watch notes and texts for updates.


Bingo will be held in Rathangan Hall on Sunday 11th October 11th beginning at 2.30pm. Prize fund €1200. We are asking for the support of the people of the parish for the bingo and all other parish fundraising events.

Women's Shed

Meetings continue on Mondays from 10am to 1pm in Tomhaggard social centre. So if you want to learn new skills, share your own or just have a cuppa and chat why not give it a go. Cost is €5. This week it's Upholstery and Decoupage. Book swop in place, Creative Writing, and looking at Computer skills course.


Ballycogley Players are hard at work on three One Act Comedies which will be performed in St Michaels from 22nd-25th October at 8pm. Tickets €10. The group celebrate 40 years of drama with a function in Danby Lodge Hotel on 6th ovemberand would like current, former members and supporters to come along. Details from Rachel 0876408579, Trish 0876733575 and Nick 0872605506.

Tomhaggard Centre

The AGM of Tomhaggard community development group was held on 1st October, with following committee elected: Chairman Fintan Murphy, Vice Chair Peter Kehoe, Secretary Breda Hayes, Treasurer Eleanor Devereux Committee Fr Denis Doyle, Fr Jim Doyle, Con Doyle, Nick Hayes. Angela Byrne.

Details of fundraising income over the year: 5k run/walk and trolley raffles €2,891.28, Table Quiz €685, Afternoon Tea party €964, Social & Heritage evenings €978, Tractor Run €955. A big thank you to everyone who supported events and who used the Centre over the past year

Rosslare Harbour

40 years in Drama

The Ballycogley Players celebrate 40 years in drama this year & are having a celebration night to mark this milestone on Friday 6th November in The Best Western Danby Lodge Hotel at 8.30pm. All past & present members & all our loyal supporters are invited to attend. A great night in store which should not to be missed. Hope to see you all there

St Paul's A.C.

Well done to all those who competed at the first round of the Wexford County Championships last weekend. Results to follow next week. Best of luck to everyone travelling to day 2 of the championships which take place Sunday Oct. 11th in John F.Kennedy Arboretum. This is for the Uneven age groups and will also feature the Inter Women and then Inter Men starting at 12 noon. Throws training has resumed, come along this Saturday at 10am in the Kilrane school field if you would like to try any of the throwing events. Contact Eamonn Owens for more information.

Active Retirement

The next meeting will be on Tuesday, 6th October, 2015 at 3.00pm, at the Hotel Rosslare. There will be committee at 2.00pm at the same location.

Dates for your Diary: Friday, 9th October-Due to a lack of numbers we will not be travelling to the Over 50's Exhibition in Dublin.

Monday, 26th October, 2015, WLOS Hits from the Musicals at Whites Hotel, Wexford. Admission €20, coach €8. Payment must accompany bookings. And will be collected at the monthly meeting on the Tuesday 6th, or on Friday 9th October at the very latest, in the Foyer of the Rosslare Hotel, from 10.30am to 12.00 noon.

Bowling: Interest has been expressed in re-starting the indoor bowling. Anybody who is interested please come to the Railway Social club on at 02.30pm on Thursday, 22nd October, 2015.

Our members are reminded to be very aware of telephone and internet scams that would appear to be very common around the country at the moment.

Do not give bank account details to any caller on the phone or online. Your bank, or any reputable Company, will never ask for your account details on the phone. Never give your Debit or Credit card details to anybody who phones you unexpectedly asking for payments or donations over the phone.

Be aware that scammers are using the names of well-known charities and asking for donations on the phone. Tell them you will ring the Company or Charity back, but never use a telephone number that they give you to do that. Always obtain the number from an independent source (yellow pages, directory enquiries etc.)

We continue to remember in our thoughts and prayers those of our members who are currently ill.

St. Mary's GAA

Lotto: No results in at time of going to print.

Junior Hurlers Our Junior hurlers bowed out of the Championship Campaign last Saturday to a good Taghmon side. Despite playing well the Taghmon side never really looked like letting us in and although we got two late goals it simply wasnt enough to drag us over the line.

End Of Season: Our End of Season Party for all Boys in the club will be held at the complex on Sunday morning 4th Oct at 11am.

Rosslare Strand

Community/Sports Centre

Open all year round, visit us at Rosslare Community & Sports Centre.

We have a new and improved website up and running, please check it out! We are starting from scratch and need to improve our search engine results. So we ask you just once to please go to google and search for Rosslare holiday resort and click on our site. If we all do this just once it will send us right to the top of the search which will help others find us! Call 0539132202. We are a registered charity.


Activities & Classes in Rosslare Community & Sports Centre. New members always welcome to all classes/groups.

Pilates -Suitable for all Only €5 (payg) Every Friday Morning at 10am. So come on make the change in your life. Connect the mind body and soul. If you don't use it you lose it! Forever Fit-Sat at 10am. Fun dance fitness, suitable for all €8 (payg) Call Amanda on 0879713339. St Pauls Athletics Club-Mon & Wed at 6pm. Call Leo on 086-3103417. Menapians Athletics Club Thurs at 7pm. Call David on 085-1621700. Rosslare Bowls Club-Call Catherine 0868177679 Men's Sheds-Tues & Thurs from 2pm - 4pm. Call Jim 0876815029. Beginners Yoga with Robin - Tues 7pm - 8pm €5

Zumba-Thurs at 7pm Adults €5 16yrs and under €1

Mindfulness - Fridays at 7am €2 Rosslare Badminton Club-Meet every Saturday at 11am, new players welcome! €3. Rosslare Tennis Club -Fri at 9:30am. New players welcome. Members Free - Non Members €2. Free lessons have started, meeting Fridays at 10am

Rosslare Fitness Club-BOOT CAMP Tuesday and Thursday @ 10am NO booking just turn up on the morning that suits you! €5

Kids Crocheting -Thurs from 3:15pm-4:15pm in Rosslare Community & Sports Centre. Suitable for 3rd class students upwards. Please bring your own Crochet Hook Limited numbers however spaces still available €5 pw.-Max 10 call Annette on 085-7414303

Youth Club

Club meets on Friday from 7pm-9pm each week for secondary school students. €2 per week. Check out our group on Facebook for details! Volunteers Needed-if you can help out one night each month it would be a great help!

Paint Needed-if you have some old tins of paint lying around that you could donate to our club so they can decorate their own area please drop it into us! Thanks!

Active Retirement

Nominations for committee positions to Patricia 0872248264 or Philomena 0868327940. Set/sean nos dancing restarting end Oct 7-9pm in National School. contact Anne or Niamh 0539132633.


Thank you to all who joined in our Thank You celebrations on Wednesday in the Community Centre. Rosslare Tidy Towns results can be viewed on Now planning for even better things in 2016 come join us.

White House Montessori

A space has become available for the coming school year. Non ECCE space or ECCE space. Call Deirdre 087 8268203 / 053 9132635

Volunteer Program

Are you interested in volunteering in Village Information Centre or New 2 U Charity Boutique. Urgently in need of volunteers! Everyone Welcome call Anne on 0868293833.



Donations: We are asking for donations for our upcoming events. Any unwanted gifts, drink (Alcoholic and non-alcoholic), new or good as new items or clothes would be greatly appreciated. You can drop items into the centre or If you have items and want us to collect them please call on 053-9132624.

Day Services: We currently have a few vacant places for Day Services on a Friday. We offer breakfast on arrival, card games, chat, TV, etc. On to lunch time then, this consists of a 3 course meal, and in the afternoon we have some lively music entertainment, Karaoke or pongo and finally at the end of an exciting and entertaining day we have some afternoon tea with a cake/bun before going home.

If you or someone you care for would enjoy this, then please contact Chaddy or Siobhán on 053-9132624 between 9.30am and 3.00 pm on Monday, Wednesday or Friday for further information. Looking forward to hearing from you, alternatively please feel free to drop in during these times.

Operation Transformation

It's back and everyone is raring to go with the summer over! We meet in the Community Hall in Tagoat at 7pm every Thursday. Whatever your goal (Weight loss, fitness or just a bit of fun) we can help you get there.


Our parents and toddlers meet in the Community Hall in Tagoat every Tuesday morning from 10 am till 12 noon. New members welcome. Looking forward to seeing you all on Tuesday

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