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Sunday 24 September 2017

Around the districts: Duncannon, Fethard-on-Sea and St Leonards

Lennie and Lisa Wall taking part in the Ballycullane NS 5k/10k run/walk on Sunday last
Lennie and Lisa Wall taking part in the Ballycullane NS 5k/10k run/walk on Sunday last

St. Patrick's Day Masses: In Duncannon - Vigil Mass: Thursday at 7 p.m. Friday Mass: 10 a.m.

Active Retirement

Next monthly meeting: Monday, April 3.

Social Evenings: these are held in St Louis Day Care Centre at 7.30 every second Tuesday - in March it's seventh and 21st.

Cinema: Trip to Omniplex Cinema, Wexford, to see the following film: Wednesday, March 15 - LOVING, Cost - €12. Lunch in Kelly's cafe before meal. Bus leaving Ramsgrange car park at midday. Pick-ups from Ramsgrange to Wexford. To book, phone 051 389 012 or 087 0544976.

Trip to Kilkenny: Trip to Nicholas Mosse, Bennettsbridge and Kilkenny city on Monday, March 27. Cost to members €10, non-members €15. Bus leaving Ramsgrange car park at 9 a.m. Pick-up in Campile at 9.10 a.m. No evening meal. To book, phone 051 389 012 or 087 0544976.

Exercise Classes: Breathing and Relaxation and Exercise Classes, every Thursday in the Sewing Room, CDP Ramsgrange, starting on March 9 at 11.45 a.m., five classes, payable in advance, drop in class, €10, pay on the day.

Céilidhe

St James' GAA club is holding a Céilidhe Mór in the Star of the Sea Centre, Duncannon at 6 p.m. on St Patrick's Evening - March 17 - (after the parade). Music by Hal's Céilidhe Band. Craic, Ceoil agus Canadh. Ní neart go cur le chéile. Tóg Cara nó dhó leat. Admission: €5 - All proceeds go towards the running of the club.

Cockleshell Art Room

The Cockleshell Art Room is now open for the 2017 season. Opening hours are from 11 a.m. till 6 p.m. on Fridays Saturdays and Sundays, for the next few weeks.

Collection thanks

Thanks to all who contributed to the recent collection for Gorta - Self Help Africa. The amount raised was €323.83.

CE scheme

Would you like to join our team at South West Wexford Family Resource Centre and gain valuable Work Experience and accredited Training on our CE Scheme? While you are on the CE Scheme, you are also entitled to take on another job outside of the project.We have vacancies in the following areas.

Childcare - where you can gain your National Certificate over a period of time at QQI Level 5 and six while working alongside other qualified staff. Secretary/Receptionist - at the parish office to support the parish priest in administration. Cleaner - to support the Sughradh Childcare Centre.

Ring 051 389 418 for Application Form or pick one up at reception. Please ensure you are registered with DSP.

Open Water Swimming

If you are a competent swimmer and want to get fit, be social and swim safely in the waters of our beautiful coastal beaches, newly formed Slade Swimming Club are having an open night this Thursday, March 16, in Nevilles Pub at 8 p.m. If interested, please come along to hear our plans for the upcoming season, or just contact Úna 087 9425680 or Gráinne 087 9111498 for membership details. Over-18s only.

Duncannon notes

Items for the Duncannon Notes in the 'Standard' can be sent to: DuncannonNotes@gmail.com. Deadline - 5 p.m. on Sunday evenings (5 p.m. on Thursday evenings when Monday is a Bank Holiday).

Fethard-on-Sea

Soup Day

Colclough Hall Committee are holding a Soup Day on Sunday, March 19, in Colclough Hall Saltmills between 12.30 and 3.30 p.m., all are welcome to come along on the day.

Open Water Swimming

If you are a competent swimmer and want to get fit, be social and swim safely in the waters off our beautiful coastal beaches, newly formed Slade Swimming Club are having an open night this Thursday, March 16, in Neville's Pub at 8 p.m. If interested, please come along to hear our plans for the upcoming season, or contact Úna 087 9425680 or Gráinne 087 9111498 for membership details. Over-18s only

Weekly lotto

There was no winner of last week's Club's lotto jackpot of €9,400 so next week's jackpot stands at €9,400. This week's match-three winner is Ann B Colfer, Connagh, who won €250. The winning numbers were 1, 3, 30 and 32 and bonus number 36.

Circuit Classes

Fethard fitness weekly circuit classes on Monday and Wednesday evenings at 7 p.m. Learn to lift Friday at 6.30 p.m. Beginner Friday at 7.30 p.m. Saturday morning at 10 a.m. Personal and group sessions weekly. Contact Nuala at 087 9111901 for more information or check out Facebook at FethardFitness

Coiste na nÓg

The Under-9s took part in the new 'Shed Blitzes' hurling in Horeswood last Sunday playing Gusserane and Horeswood, winning one and drawing the other. The Poulfur NS boys qualified for the next round of the national schools mini 7s hurling competition, defeating schools from Bannow, Ramsgrange and Taghmon in the first round in Grantstown.

The minor hurlers who are joined with Clongeen were at home to Crossabeg-Ballymurn last Sunday. They lost out on a 3-10 to 2-9 scoreline

Féile na nGael

The Féile na nGael under-14 hurling competition returns to Wexford this summer. The draw took place recently and in hurling Fethard have been draw with neighbours St James and teams from Kildare and Roscommon. In camogie they have been drawn with Wexford side Kilmore and teams from Monaghan and Cavan.

As a fundraiser for Féile the local Féile 2017 Committee are holding a used sports clothes sale in the next few weeks. If you have any shorts, hoodies, jerseys, football boots, helmets, hurls, shin guards, football gloves, skirts, base layers, runners, etc to donate, please contact Anne Nunan or Kelly Foley, or any GAA or Ladies' Club member.

Funds raised will go towards the hosting of Féile 2017. Venue and date of sale will follow in the next few weeks.

Fethard St Mogue's GAA

The intermediate hurlers were away to Shelmaliers in the All County Hurling League. The sides ended level on a 2-11 to 1-14 scoreline.

New School

After many years of waiting the board of management finally took over the new National School last Thursday evening. Work has already started on the demolition of the old school to make way for the new playing field. Parents will be viewing the school next Thursday while the board of management will confirm a date for the wider community to view the school.

The official opening will take place on June 1. Thanks again to everyone who have been so generous in contributing to various fundraisers to purchase additional equipment for the school.

Progressive 45

There was a three way tie for first place in the Progressive 45 Card Game in Colclough Hall, Saltmills last Sunday night between Tommy Morrissey, Billy Shannon and Tony Murphy and Maureen Eustace, Willie White and Carmel Kehoe and John Sinnott, James McDonald and Aidan Colfer. The winners of the last game draw were Kathleen Cadogan, Mary Doran and Dermot Bassett. The raffle winners were Kathleen Cadogan, Maureen Eustace, Carmel Kehoe and Maura Cahill.

Step and Tone Classes

New Step and Tone Classes in St Mary's Hall, Fethard-on-Sea on Friday nights at 10 a.m., also Circuit Classes in Ramsgrange CS Gym on Mondays at 7.30 p.m. and St Mary's Hall, Fethard on Wednesday at 10 a.m. All fitness levels welcome and catered for, contact Maureen 087 747-9258

Community Employment

Would you like to join our team at South West Wexford Family Resource Centre and gain valuable Work Experience and Training on our CE Scheme? While you are on the CE Scheme and you have worked your 19.5 hours, you are also entitled to take on another job outside of the project.

We have vacancies in childcare where you can gain your National Certificate over a period of time at QQI Level 5 and six while working alongside other qualified staff. Our Community Café is also looking for a person to work in this friendly and social environment meeting staff and members of the community. Training is also available to you. We are also recruiting for a secretary/Receptionist at the parish office to support the parish priest in administration. Also a Cleaner to support the Sughradh Childcare Centre.

Please contact Tilly Carroll, CE Scheme Supervisor at 051 389418 for Application Form or pick one up at reception. Please ensure you are registered with DSP.

Carrigbyrne Pike Choir

The Carrigbyrne Pike Choir will perform in concert in St Mogue's Church, Fethard-on-sea on Friday, April 7, at 8 p.m. The choir will sing excerpts from their show 'Spirit of Freedom' which they staged last October. Songs to include; Ave Maria, Prayer for the children, A Child Prayer, Amazing Grace, Going Home, One More Day, Grace, The Dawning of the day and lots more. The proceeds of this concert will go to the Wexford Women's Refuge which do tremendous work for women and their children at a time of crises in their lives.

For tickets, contact Josephine Gleeson on 087 22 33 726 or Brid in the Post Office.

Active Retirement

Social Evening in St Louis Day Care Centre at 7.30 p.m. every second Tuesday. Holiday in Cavan staying in Slieve Russell Hotel from Monday, May 8, to Friday, May 12. Cost €350 per person, four nights B&B and evening meal. Transport to and from Cavan, single supplement €60. Booking deposit is €50, open to non-members from March 1. Contact 051 389012 or 087 0544976.

St Leonards

St Leonards Car Boot

Our new season for 2017 will commence on Friday, March 17, St Patrick's Day and every Bank Holiday Monday for the rest of 2017. Gates open at 7 a.m., Cars €10, Vans €15 Trailers Extra. Admission €2. Children are free. For further details please phone 087 3490280.

Easter camp

Tintern Childcare are holding their annual Easter camp from Monday, April 10, to Thursday, April 13, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Cost is €45 per child for children aged four to eight years. Activities include, Easter egg hunt, arts and crafts, puppet show, disco games, cooking, plus many more fun and games planned. Spaces are limited please call to the childcare centre to collect application form or phone 051 562015.

Paediatric first aid

Tintern childcare are organising a paediatric first aid course on Saturday the 25th of march in the sports complex from 9.30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Cost is €60 per person. If your interested in attending phone Lorraine at 051 562015.

School enrolments

St Leonards National School is now accepting enrolements for September 2017. If you wish to enrol your child and have not done so yet. Please contact the school at 051 562570.

Musical Society

The Pirates of Penzance will be staged in Carrig-on-Bannow Community Centre by the Little Sea Musical Society and the KSM Consert Orchestra on 22nd, March 23 and 24. Allocated Seating Tickets €12. Box Office bookings contact Daytime - 051 560849 or evening/weekend 087 6356085.

Soup Day

Colclough Hall Comittee are holding a Soup Day on Sunday next March 19, in Colclough Hall Saltmills. All are welcome to come along on the day.

Cards

Winners of the card game in St Leonards hall on Saturday night last were: John Sinnott, David Murphy and Georgie Foley; joint second were: Larry Larkn, Seán Doyle and Brendan Colfer. Four teams finished joint second; They were; Kathleen Cadogan, Luke Power, Kitty Roche and Peter Stafford, John Sinnott, David Murphy and Jack Waters, Seán O'Grady, Michael Kehoe and Nick Doyle, Johnny Flynn and Michael O'Hanlon.

Dave Walsh, Mae Dunning and James McDonald were the winners of the last game draw. Raffle winners on the night were: Michael Murphy, Sonny Cahill, Jimmy Cullen and Tom Culleton. The cards continue every Saturday night at 8.30 p.m. Your support would be greatly appreciated.

Irish night

All roads lead to Power's Pub, Ballycullane on St Patrick's Night for a wonderful night of entertainment from lots of local artists. Main attraction on the night will be the ever popular Ballycullane Mummers. Refreshments served.

CE scheme

Ballycullane, Clongeen, Horeswood CE Scheme have a number of vacancies for enviromental workers in Ballycullane, Clongeen, Horeswood and Wellington bridge. Also Childcare Workers in Tintern Complex. Full training will be given. Terms and conditions apply. Please contact Marie Jackman at 087 1973537.

Car boot sale

Our new season for 2017 will commence on Friday, March 17, St Patrick's Day and every Bank Holiday Monday for the rest of 2017. Gates open at 7 a.m. Cars €10 Vans €15 Trailers Extra. Admission €2. Children are free. For further details please phone 087 3490280.

Lotto

There was no jackpot winner in the Tintern lotto draw last week. Four lucky punters matched three numbers and each received €50. They were; JS J.S c/o Joan Doran, Richard Molloy, Fethard. Darren Sinnott, Ballycullane and Bridget Murphy, Kinnagh. The numbers drawn were 4, 10, 21 and 27. Next week's jackpot is a cool €16,700 and next week's match-three winners will share €200. Tickets at €2 each on sale in all local shops and from committee members.

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