Friday 20 July 2018



The Board at Grantstown Day Carewould like to sincerely thank all of the kind people in this local community that have held fundraising events in aid of Grantstown over the last year. Every donation received makes a difference to all of the clients and residents here in Grantstown.

The Christmas party at the Stanville went well and everyone enjoyed themselves. Thank you Jim for the music and all staff and volunteers who made it such a success. We missed the Taghmon group who unfortunately couldn't make it due to the bad weather conditions. Thank you so much to the Clongeen Forge Vintage Club who generously donated the money for this party - it was a real success and all the folk who had been trapped in for the last two weeks were extremely grateful. A big thanks to Santy also.

The Board would like to say a special thank you to Noel for delivering the Meals on Wheels, whatever the weather and also Tom, Paul and Ted who have kindly used their jeeps to help the residents get out and about over the last two weeks!! We couldn't have managed without you. Thank you once again for your continuous support.

Merry Christmas from all at Grantstown and wishing you all a peaceful happy and healthy new year!


Preparations are underway for the Wexford Hunt's annual hunt canter which will take place in Cullenstown on Sunday January 2, at 10.30 a.m. This years chosen charity to benefit from the event is Grantstown day care Centre. For further information contact 086-8555071. Handball The outgoing officers were re-elected at Ballymitty Handball Club's A.G.M. held on November 16 last. It was another great year for the club winning for county championships one team of four leagues. Two divisions in the singles winter league and two Leinster Championships.

The Club was also host to several county championships and six tournaments during the year. The secretary congratulated all concerned and thanked everyone that helped or supported the Club during the year, especially the sponsors and the people that sent notes to the papers etc.

Sympathy was extended to all families who had bereavements during the year. A new date was fixed for the cabaret in Tirna-nOg, it is now to go ahead on January 22, 2011.

Officers elected as follows: President Paddy Moran, Chairman Myles Byrne, Vice Chairman Dick Tobin, secretary Alan O'Neill, treasurer Timmy Barnwell, youth officer Timmy Barnwell, pro Alan O'Neill and Timmy Barnwell, Delegates to County Board Aiden Sinnott and Timmy Barnwell, graders Myles Byrne, Dick Tobin, Aiden Sinnott, Timmy Barnwell and Alan O'Neill.

Alan O'Neill became the first Ballymitty Club member to be elected to the top table of the Handball County Board. He was elected as Vice Chairman at convention last week, well done Alan.


Adults Drawing Classes: Everyone can Draw! Drawing is the base of every artistic practice. In this course you will experience different techniques and media. From January 13 till Easter in Carrig-onBannow Community hall every Thursday from 7.30-9.30 p.m. For further information contact Els on 086-0369114 or Wendy on 086-2052168.

Adult Video Classes/Film Club: Beginning January 14 till Easter in Carrig-onBannow community hall every Friday from 7.30-9.30 p.m. contact Els on 0860369114 or Wendy on 086-2052168. Classes given by Els Dietvorst who has an MA in fine arts and an Hdip in education. She is a professional artist and filmmaker for over ten years. She also gives after school art classes in Rathangan and Carrig-on-Bannow.


The Christmas sale haled in aid of Balloughton Church funds on Saturday December 11 was very successful despite bad weather conditions. Sincere thanks are extended to all the kind people who supported the sale in so many ways, as they do year in and year out. Their loyal support is very much appreciated.

The following are the raffle winners: Bernie Power, Willie Bates, Betty Reid, Donal Keane, Susan Mountford, Donald Barrett, John Crosbie, Chaddie Mountford, Daphne Harris, Kay Gaul, Rachel Bennett, June Scanlon, Kitty Doran, Elizabeth Williamson, Nuala O'Neill and Addie Williams. Wishing everyone a very happy Christmas and peaceful new year.


Sincere sympathy is extended to The O'Mahoney Family, Ballingly, on the death of their mother Nancy last Friday morning. Her remains were brought to St. Peter's Church, Ballymitty on Saturday evening and she was interred in Kilcaven Cemetery after requiem mass on Sunday, may she rest in peace.


Bannow/Rathangan Darts results for Friday December 10: Staffords B. 3 v Scaville A. 5 Scaville B. 0 v Staffords A. 8 Doyles 6 v Tir na nOg 2 Wheelhouse v Murphys Postponed Breens Bye

Here are the Results for week 8 of the Bannow/ Rathangan Dart League. Tir na nOg 6 V Staffords B. 2 Staffords A. 7 v Wheelhouse 1 Murphys 5 v Doyles 3 Breens v Scaville B postponed. Scaville A. bye.

Next Meeting is in the Wheelhouse on Tuesday 4th January 2011 at 9.30pm. League to restart on Friday 7th January with Week 9.


Bannow-Rathangan Vintage Club will hold its seventh annual vintage ploughing event on Sunday, January 2.

As well as the vintage ploughing, there will be vintage displays, ladies ploughing and tractor pulling to enjoy on what promises to be a fun-filled day!

This year's event will be held in Rathangan and gets underway at 11 a.m. All proceeds are in aid of Wexford Hospice Homecare.

The Bannow-Rathangan Vintage Club raised €7,500 towards this very worthy cause last time around and are hoping that people will once again give generously.