Saturday 16 December 2017



A day of fun and entertainment at Stafford's Tullicanna on Sunday next July 3. The day kicks off with a tractor run starting at Stafford's at 11 a.m. then going on to Carrig-on-Bannow via Duncormick and ending up again at Stafford's.

At 3 p.m. we have up and coming rock band 'INK' who are not to be missed, then after 'INK' there will be entertainment by various local artists with a special performance of 'Dancing at the Crossroads' on stage at 6 p.m. so come along and enjoy a great afternoon and evening of music and craic in Tullicanna on Sunday July 3.


The Bannow & Rathangan 62nd Agricultural, Horticultural, Horse and Pony jumping competitions will be held at Killag, Duncormick on Thursday July 14 commencing at 10 a.m.

The feature event is the All Ireland 3 year old horse championship final with prizes and money to the value of €6,000. This final will have entries from all over Ireland and will have gained their final spot by winning qualifiers at shows around the country.

There are a number of qualifiers in the horse and pony classes. There are 10 Gain Premiums valued at €70 each, kindly sponsored by Glanbia. There are a number of nominations to top stallions kindly donated by, Mr. Walter Kent, Croase, Cleariestown, Redinagh Stud, Ms Ann Lambert, Killinick, Roche Family, Whitechurch, Glynn, Garryrichard Stud, Foulksmills, James, Peader and Vincent Devereux, Rostoonstown, Stud, Tacumshane, Mr. Eoin Banville, Artic Tack Stud, Newbawn Foulksmills, Mr. Ivan Hamilton, Hamford Stud, Hayestown and Knockmullen House Stud, New Ross.

Judging of horse classes in rings 1-4 commences at 10 a.m. and for ponies in rings 5-9 commences at 9.30 a.m. This is the first years of the RDS Connemara Championship qualifier and the committee are hoping for good entries. There will be three qualifiers for the RDS Breeders Championship Qualifier 2011 with the final taking place at the 2011 Failte Ireland Dublin Show from August 3-7.

The committee are hoping for good entries for the Driving Classes which take place after the All Ireland 3 year old Horse Championship Final which brings much beauty and elegance to the show.

The show has something for the whole family to enjoy. It is with regret we have no cattle classes this year, but the sheep and goat classes are still there. Entries close Friday July 1, contact Show Secretary Anne White on 053-9148847 or 0876121008, Ass Secretary Elizabeth Freeman, The Ballagh 053-9136588 or 0877560871 after 6 p.m. and for the Home Industry Section Secretary Ita Hannigan, Redmoor, 051-563434 or 087-7780106 after 4 p.m.


The Journal Committee are looking for old photographs of anything and everything for a photographic exhibition in July. The photos will be copied and returned immediately, leave into Bannow P.O. or Anne Farrell.


Swim week will take place on Cullenstown Beach from July 4 to 9 starting at 10 a.m. each day, contact Eleanor on 051561270 or Joan 085-1075079 to reserve a place.


An added attraction to the Phil Murphy Weekend is a 12K 'Trip to Cullenstown' run under A.A.I. rules on Sunday July 24 starting at 1.30 p.m. prize fund is €1,000, entry fee before July 24 is €10 or €15 on the day, walkers and joggers also welcome, for information contact 051-561159 after 4 p.m. or 051-561101 or emails


The Bumper Summer Fete at Grantstown is this Saturday July 2 from 15 p.m. We would be grateful if anyone has homemade produce, unwanted gifts, bottles, handbags, scarves, jewellery, bric-a-brac, plants, suitable products for a hamper etc, please bring a donation to Grantstown.

The Board would like to thank all volunteers that give their precious time freely to Grantstown, you are most valuable and very much appreciated. There is a meeting regarding the summer fete in the Day Care Centre on Wednesday evening starting at 7-7.30 p.m. anyone interested in helping out in anyway please come along.


The Bannow Historical Tour will take place on Saturday July 23 visiting Ferns/Camolin area, to reserve a seat on the coach ring Mary Stafford on 0863933100.


Congratulations to Leanne Davey, Bannow, daughter of Michael and Geraldine and Jason Sinnott, Welllingtonbridge son of Seamus and Catherine who got married in Carrig Church on Friday June 11. The bride looked stunning in a full length antique ivory dress, here three sisters Michelle, Claire and Feenagh were beautiful in full length raspberry coloured dresses.

The best man was James Sinnott and the groomsmen were Brendan Sidney and Stephen Nolan. The beautiful flower girl was Erin Sinnott. The reception was held in Whites where a great day and night was had by all. Wishing you both a long and happy marriage.


Our U-16 team were beaten by Rathnure in the premier championship. This was a very good Rathnure team; hopefully we will get back to winning in our next game against Glynn/Barntown.

Our U-14 team play Cloughbawn in their next game in Grantstown next week. Our U-10's were beaten by Ramsgrange and U-12's were narrowly beaten by Taghmon after a very exciting game. Their next game is away to Blackwater this Wednesday June 29 at 6.30 p.m. The U-10's play every Saturday; check with team mentors fro arrangements.

Sympathy: The Club extends sympathy to the McDonald Family, Kilcaven, The Levingstone Family Carrig and the O'Grady Family, Rospile on the death of Anne Cahill.

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