Sunday 8 December 2019

Around the districts: Rosslare Harbour, Rosslare Strand and Tagoat

Sabrina Hurley and James Murphy at the coffee morning in the VTOS centre in Wexford
Sabrina Hurley and James Murphy at the coffee morning in the VTOS centre in Wexford

Rosslare Harbour - St Paul's AC: We would like to wish our club chariman Leo Coy a speedy recovery and hope to see him back at training soon.

Congratulations and well done to Ciara Martin, who competed in the South Leinster Schools Championships in Carlow last Thursday representing Presentation Wexford.

Ger Maloney was also in Cross Country Action last weekend competing in the Irish Life National Intermediate and Masters Championships where he was fifth O'55 and 71st overall.

We wish Maeve Hayes, Dankia Gilshinan and Ciara Martin the best of luck this weekend in Day 1 and two of the Juvenile Leinster Indoor Championships in Athlone.

Training continues Mondays and Tuesdays at the Track in Rosslare Strand, new members welcome.

St Mary's GAA

Our Jim Byrne Football team have work very hard in January and have being very competitive against teams who will be playing in higher divisions in the championship. This has paid off with a good win over Duffy Rovers on Sunday February 3 on 1-13 to 0-8 score line. They will play their next match in Tagoat on February 17 at 11.30. It has being great to see our own team compete in the Jim Byrne Cup for the one sttime in over 20 years.

We are holding our registration day for all underage teams on Sunday February 17 in our clubhouse in Tagoat at 11 a.m. You will get to meet team managers on the day. We look forward to a big turnout on the day. Registration is €40 per child.

Our lotto is €20,000 and tickets can be bought off committee members and around the locality. The numbers for February 5 were 1, 19, 21 and 28. There was no jackpot winner. Match-three winner was Dianne Sinnott. Next draw is on February 12 in the clubhouse at 8 p.m.

Environmental Group news

Rosslare Harbour-Kilrane Environmental Group will be holding a fundraising table quiz on Thursday, February 28, at 8 p.m. in the Railway Social Club, €20 per table of four. On the night there will be a raffle and spot prizes.

Wexford County Council Community Grants are now available to apply for under the Amenity and Arts Grant Scheme 2019 and the residents' association Grant Scheme 2019. Application forms and details are available from the local office or The email address for this area is The maximum grant payable is €600.

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.

The Group's activities can be monitored on their Facebook page 'Rosslare Harbour-Kilrane Environment Group'


News of the sudden and unexpected death of Barry Goff has caused deep shock and sadness in our community. Barry, who is the eldest son of Mary and the late Noel, Boher, Kilrane, was living in Liverpool with his wife Millie and young son Henry.

Barry was a talented hurler, playing with St Mary's, Rosslare from a very young age. He also enjoyed being on the stage, with the Ballycogley Players. He was easy going, friendly and popular and will be sorely missed.

Sincere sympathy is extended to his wife, son, mother, brothers Niall and David, sister Laura, sisters-in-law, brother-in-law, nephews, nieces, uncles, aunts, extended family and many friends. Barry was laid to rest in Frankby Cemetery, Birkenhead, Wirral, after funeral Mass in St Brigid's Church, Kirby.

Barry's month's mind Mass will be held in St Patrick's Church, Rosslare Harbour on Sunday, February 17, at 10.30 a.m.

Active Retirement

The next general meeting will be on Tuesday, March 5. The meeting will take place at the Rosslare Railway Social Club at 3 p.m. A Committee meeting will take place at 2 p.m.

A St Patrick's Day social will take place in the Hotel Rosslare on Sunday, March 17. Bacon and cabbage will be served at 01 p.m. Music by Jimmy Hogan. The price is €10 for KRHARG members and €16.50 for all others and may be obtained from Mairead at 053 9133702.

This year it is planned to have the Group's annual holiday early in September in the Abbey Hotel, Donegal Town. The price is to be confirmed. Early booking is essential and deposits of €50 should be paid at the next meeting.

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 now on at New 2 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. Contact Margaret at 086 1257487.

Water Safety AGM

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

Cois Barry Centre

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 Waves; 3.30 p.m. to 4.30 p.m. Code Club for primary school aged kids - PLEASE NOTE WE WILL CHANGE TIMES FROM NEXT WEEK; 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 Club; 2 p.m. to 4 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. Drum lessons; 5.30 p.m. to 6.30 p.m. Beginners' Guitar lessons.

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). You can still join our classes and activities, get in touch to find out more. 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:

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 'Together we can combat loneliness'.

Kettle Club

Clara and Melonie at Swing and Spin and Rosslare 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 - 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


Open day in the Day Centre

We would like to invite everyone in the community to come along and visit our centre on Wednesday, February 20, from 1.30 p.m. to 3.30 p.m. We are holding an open day with Afternoon Tea where you can come in and have a look around and see what facilities we have to offer.

We have a Nurse in the centre, whom will be available on the day to chat about your requirements, We have two buses on the road three days a week, so you can chat with our manager and our Bus Drivers and see if you live in our catchment area. We have a chiropodist who calls once a month, and on the day you will have the opportunity to speak with our Senior Carer about this service and any other services you may be interested in.

Members of the board of management will also be on hand, there are so many other activities going on in our centre that I'm sure we will dispel the myth that we are a centre for 'One Foot in the Grave', but, instead we are a centre for 'The Young at Heart'. Please come along and meet all our Patrons, staff and BOM Looking forward to seeing you all on the day.


On Thursday, February 7, we held the first of a two night introductory taster session in Tagoat Community Centre, where we had great interest next Thursday, February 14, will be our second night, starting at 7.30 p.m., but if it is your first night please come along a few minutes earlier to complete screening form. Sandy.

Ladies' night

Have March 28 marked in your diary to attend our Fabulous ladies' night, which will he held for the first time ever in the Coast Rosslare Strand Hotel, and is shaping up to be one of our best yet - Lots of stands, lots of prizes, lots of fun to be had - more info as and when we have it. Just make sure you have the sitter organised.

Water Safety AGM

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

St Mary's GAA lotto

Our lotto is €20,000 and tickets can be bought off committee members and around the locality. The numbers for February 5 were 1, 19, 21 and 28. No winner. Match-three winner was Dianne Sinnott. Next draw is on February 12 in the clubhouse at 8 p.m.

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