Thursday 23 November 2017

Around the Districts: Rosslare Harbour and Rosslare Strand

St Paul's A.C.

Sarah Newport and Triona Lambert at the fashion show fundraiser for St. Mary's Day Care Centre in Hotel Rosslare
Sarah Newport and Triona Lambert at the fashion show fundraiser for St. Mary's Day Care Centre in Hotel Rosslare

Cross country season is well upon us now, well done to Conn Mernagh, Peter Stefanova, Sammy Delaney, Zalan Kovacs, Chanel O'Leary, Jenny Higgins & Jelena Stefanova who all put in fine performances at the recent Open cross country in Taghmon. Full results can be found on our Facebook page. Also well done to all who ran the winter league races hosted by us last week, results to follow next week. Best of luck to all competing at Day 1 of the Cross country county championships this weekend!

Tops group news

Registration for this year's Kilarane Rosslare Harbour Tops Production will be on Tuesday 6th October at 7.00pm to 8.00pm in Kilrane School for all children teenagers and adults. Children must be of school going age. The Registration fee is €10 plus €5 for insurance per child and €20 plus €5 for insurance per adult with family rates of £20 per family plus insurance. This fee is for the year. Looking forward to an exciting year ahead.

Also a quick reminder that there will be a Junior Talent and Karaoke Night in Hotel Rosslare on Friday 16th October. No judging and a prize for every child who performs. Lots of fun and a chance for your little stars to shine!! Admission €3 per adult and €2 per child with family rates applied. Great night of fun and entertainment for all to support your local Tops Group.

The Village Christmas will be held on 22nd December this year in St Patrick Church at 6.30pm and will include a performance by The Wexford Male Voice Choir and a Children's Nativity. This performance will be followed by tea coffee and home baking in Hotel Rosslare with a visit to a very special Santa's Grotto for the children. Admission €3 per adult and €2 per child with family rates applied.

Active Retirement

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

Anyone who is retired or semi-retired is welcome to join Active Retirement. Please come along to the meeting and introduce yourself. You will be very welcome.

Dates for your Diary: Friday, 9th October, Over 50's Exhibition at RDS Dublin. Admission is free, Coach for ARA Members €10, non members €12; Monday, 26th October, WLOS Hits from the Musicals at Whites Hotel, Wexford. Admission €20, coach €8. Jim or Mairead will be in the Foyer of the Rosslare Hotel on Friday Mornings from 11.00am to 12.00 noon to take bookings from those interested.

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, together with members of Taghmon Camross and Wexford Active Retirement Groups, enjoyed a wonderful break in Macroom, Co Cork, recently. Our thanks go to Nicky and Alice of Joe O'Brien Tours, and to the other groups, for making it such a pleasant time.

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

Community Alert

The committee of the Rosslare Harbour / Kilrane Community Alert Scheme have reviewed the operation of the scheme to-date. The scheme must be supported by the entire community in order for it to succeed and requires a one off contribution of €10 per household to meet the set up costs for the scheme.

Unfortunately sufficient funds have not been realised to-date to meet the costs of the signage for the scheme. The committee acknowledges the amount of €1,300 that has been contributed to-date by the community together with the interest expressed by a further 65 individuals. This leaves a shortfall of approximately €1,000.

To facilitate payment of contributions committee members will be present in the Railway Social Club from 7.30pm to 8.30pm on Monday 5th October & Thursday 8th October. In the meantime if anybody requires any further information regarding the scheme they can contact any committee member. Contributions can be forwarded to Trisha Boyce, Aedan MacFadden, Maeve O'Brien or Joan Walsh.

The committee must stress that in the event that insufficient funds are secured after this, they will have no alternative but to disband the scheme and refund any monies received to date. It is hoped that it will not be necessary to take this course of action as it is in the interests of the whole community that the scheme succeeds as it has been proved to work in other areas.

ICA guild

There was a very good turnout at the coffee morning held in the Hotel Rosslare last Thursday 17th September as part of the National Coffee Mornings for the Hospices. The total amount collected was €740.

The guild would like to thank Hotel Rosslare and the staff who were extremely helpful, Roche Freight, Kilrane National School, Karen Sinnott Hairdressing, The Central Vehicle Office, Custom and Excise Rosslare Harbour, all those that baked for the occasion and finally to all of you that came to support the coffee morning. Well done everyone.

St Mary's GAA

Lotto: €4,300 Jackpot; numbers 8-13-15-20 Bonus 34; No winner; Match 3 winner: John Wickham; Next draw 28th September

ITS A GIRL: Congratulations to Patsy and Ellie Meyler on the birth of their baby daughter today Holly from all in the club...another little member for us!

GUESS THE SCORE WINNER: Congratulations to Padraig Hayes who as the winner of our Guess the Score Competition last weekend. Thanks to all members who sold lines and to everyone who bought a line!

Boys Watch Found: A boys watch was found last Tuesday Evening in the GAA Complex. It can be collected from the club shop.

U16 Hurling: congratulations to the Kilross Gaels who beat Ballyhogue in Tagoat last Saturday morning in the Quarter final they will now meet Our Ladys Island in the Semi Finals! Well done lads!

U14 Hurling: Best of Luck to our U14s on Sunday at 11am in their Sheild Semi Final V Wygram Gaels in Parc Garman!

Intermediate Footballers Our Intermediate Footballers bowed out of the Championship Campaign last Saturday to a determined Bunclody side. Despite leading all through normal time we were beaten in extra time. A bitter pill to swallow as we were the better side on the day but couldn't hold on to the lead just long enough to secure a semi final spot.

Camogie Club news

Well done to our U12 Camogie girls who took part in the U12 Mini League Final on Sunday 20th September in Oylegate. Our ladies beat Glynn/Barntown 4-9 to 0-0.

Sunday Nite Bingo - Hotel Rosslare - 8 pm - in aid of St Mary's Camogie Club.

St Mary's Camogie Club are running a clothes collection at the complex. If you are having a clear out, we would love if you would consider giving your unwanted items to the ladies. The bags of clothes will be weighed and the money raised will go directly back into the Camogie club for their players. The clothes will then be recycled. Thank you.

Sadly another season draws to a close and the girls enjoyed a fantastic party in Leisure Max on Sunday 20th September. A great time was had by all. Thanks to all of the parents for their continued support throughout the year and their exemplary behaviour at every match. Thanks to the coaching teams and mentors for their relentless drive and passion and finally thanks to the committee for steering the club in the right direction. Maith sibh go leir agus míle buíochas!

Rosslare Strand

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 can 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.

Date for your Diary

There is a Christmas Toy Sale on Sunday 29th November. We know Christmas can be an expensive time of year, so come along to our event and grab a bargain. This is a fundraising event for Rosslare Community.

WANTED: We are looking for toys in good condition to sell at our event, please leave any donations into the office at the Rosslare Community & Sports Centre. Stalls welcome please call us on 0539132202 for details.


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. 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 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!

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 7-9pm each week for secondary school students. Cost is €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!

Dates: 2nd October - Bree Disco (depending on numbers) Get your forms back to us.

Active Retirement

The AGM is on 5th October at 10:30am Upstairs in Rosslare Community & Sports Centre. Nominations for committee positions to Patricia 0872248264 or Philomena 0868327940.

Set/sean nos dancing is restarting end of OCtober from 7-9pm in National School. Contact Anne or Niamh 0539132633.


Tidy Towns Rosslare Strand are hosting a Thank You gathering for everyone who contributed in any way to our success in the 2015 Competition. Please join us for light refreshments in the Rosslare Community and Sports Centre on Wednesday 30th September at 12 noon.

We are looking for new members, please join us in Convent of Mercy 10.30am every Wednesday. See

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