Thursday 17 October 2019

ICA committee elections

Martina Stafford from Barntown had her hen night in Central Station of Saturday night. Martina is getting married to James Stanners from Murrintown on June 27th.
Martina Stafford from Barntown had her hen night in Central Station of Saturday night. Martina is getting married to James Stanners from Murrintown on June 27th.

ICA committe elections

The following officers were elected at the AGM of the Wexford town ICA guild in Coolcotts Community Centre: president Breda Meagher; secretary Mary O'Hanlon; treasurer Mary Rowe; PRO Imelda Duggan; committee members Anne Kelly, Mary Strahan, Imelda Lacey, Liz Murphy, and Karen Ryan.

The meeting was chaired by federation president Breda Banville, who was accompanied by Dee Devereux of the Wexford federation.

The next meeting of the guild will take place in Coolcotts Community Centre on Thursday, May 16, at 7.30 p.m, when a drama workshop will be conducted by Heather Hadrill.

United supporters AGM

The Wexford branch of the Manchester United Supporters' Club will hold its annual general meeting in Browne's of Bishopswater on Sunday, May 19, at 2.30 p.m. All members are invited to attend.

Mental health talk

PEOPLE are invited to a mental health awareness day in in RehabCare in Whitemill Industrial Estate this Wednesday, May 15, at 11 a.m. A talk will be given by Eamonn Doran, the founder of It's Good To Talk. Everyone is welcome to attend. Coffee and refreshments will be served.

Peculiar footwear day

Friday, May 17, is the day when the citizens of Wexford will be treated to an unusual spectacle. The first and fifth year students at the Loreto school are due to venture out from their campus on Spawell Road, all wearing peculiar of footwear.

The Walk In My Shoes event encourages participants to pull on odd shoes or shoes that have been customised for the occasion. The idea is to raise funds for St Patrick's Hospital in Dublin. The walk will get under way at 9 a.m.

Gig at Vine restaurant

Wexford group Satori Stream will be joined by a new band member when they perform at the Vine restaurant this Friday, May 17, at 9.30 p.m.

Sisters Marina and Paula Keane with bass player Leo Staples and drummer Tommy Bates will be joined by Trish Gallagher on keyboard duties.

Trish is a traditional Irish multi-instrumentalist who moved to Wexford some years ago. She has performed with a Steely Dan tribute band and recorded with a number of original artists.

Satori Stream are gearing up for a busy summer, with planned appearances at both the Body & Soul and Strawberry Festivals.

Support at the Vine restaurant will be provided by the Watson Brothers from Rosslare Harbour.

Tickets are available from the Vine at 053 9122388. Booking is advised as seating is limited.

Parenting programme

Community Drugs Worker Ann Lacey is planning a six-week parenting programme in the FDYS in Francis Street, with the first session on Monday, May 27, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

The course will be aimed at parents of older children and teenagers from 11 years upwards.

Among the topics covered will be getting along with your teenager, effective communication, how to positively influence teenagers, dealing with conflict, discipline for teenagers and solving family problems.

Interested parents can contact Ann at the Community Based Drugs Initiative at 087 9351754

'Wine Goose Chase'

Two performances of the one-woman comedy show Wine Goose Chase will be presented at Wexford Arts Centre on Friday, May 24, at 6 p.m. and 8.30 p.m. The show was written by Susan Boyle and stars Sonya Kelly in a performance that fuses interactive wine tasting with story telling.

It was a sell-out during the Dublin Fringe Festival.

The wine offered during the performances will be sponsored by Kelly's Hotel, Rosslare with cheeseboards by D'Lush Cafe at Wexford Arts Centre.

Book at or 053 9123764.

Rock'n'roll fundraiser

The Applegreen service station in Drinagh has teamed up with Slive Entertainment's live band karaoke and special guest the Fulcrum Effect to bring an exciting fundraiser to Wexford this Friday, May 17. The rock'n'roll fundraiser will take place in Chocolate Bar, starting at 8 p.m., with proceeds going to the suicide prevention charity Console and the Jack and Jill Foundation.

Applegreen staff are asking people to invite friends, family and co-workers along to sing and perform a selection of songs from the Sixties, Seventies, Eighties and Nineties with the band.

The professional musicians will provide live backing music to create a concert-like atmosphere for the enjoyment of performers and audience alike.

If singing is not your forte you can help by sponsoring participating friends, family and colleagues.

Sponsor sheets and tickets are available at Applegreen Drinagh, Wexford.

Wexford People