Friday 23 August 2019

Enniscorthy & District Noticeboard

Dancing - Marshalstown/Castledockrell Parish Councils present Shawn Cuddy and his band with Ally Harron and Marian Curry in the Riverside Park Hotel on Sunday, July 28. Dancing from 8.30pm.

Shawn is celebrating 30 years in the music business this year and we promise a great night. This is a great opportunity to celebrate after the match. Tickets €10 at the door. Proceeds go to Parish funds.

Uí Cinsealaigh Historical Society

The Society's next outing is on Tuesday, July 23 to Johnstown Castle. It will include a guided tour of the renovated Castle and after the tour of the Castle there will be time to visit the Museum and Gardens.

After lunch we will visit the Wexford Wildfowl Reserve, Ardcavan. Cost including tea/coffee will be €25. A coach will leave the Promenade, Enniscorthy at 9.30 am.

Please contact Kitty on or before the 20 July. Telephone 053 92 35165. Mobile 087 7546 202.

Personal items

Over the past few months we have received donations of clothes to our Hope charity shop in Millpark Road, Enniscorthy. We have found a number of pieces of jewellery and other personal items which may have been inadvertently donated. If you think that some of these items may be yours and you would like to reclaim them, please contact the Hope Cancer Support Centre on 053 9238555.

GROW meetings

Are you struggling with anxiety or depression? Finding life difficult? Isolated? GROW is here to help you.

Our mental health support groups are free and confidential and open to all, no referral or booking needed.

Meeting time: Monday at 2 p.m. Venue: The Presentation Centre, Nunnery Rd, Enniscorthy.

Outdoor concert

Local band Little Stevie & Mystery Train will be launching their new single during the upcoming Rock 'n' Roll festival with a special outdoor concert in the old Dunne's Car Park, in conjunction with Smyth's Homevalue, in Enniscorthy, from 2-4 p.m. on Saturday, August 3.

The seasoned band of local musicians, fronted by popular singer, Stephen Murphy, have been treating South East audiences to the best of late 1950s and early 1960s rock 'n' roll classics over the past few years, and Stephen says their new single was penned to get people back on to the dancefloor.

The Slaney

'The Slaney' Steam Train Special from Enniscorthy to Rosslare Strand and return takes place on Bank Holiday Sunday, August 4.

Join us on board our steam train at 1:40 p.m. for a fun day out from Enniscorthy along the River Slaney to Wexford Town.

Then we cross along the infamous Wexford Quay where the railway mixes in with cars and pedestrians.

We continue south to Rosslare Strand. At Rosslare Strand all passengers must alight from the train, where you will have an hour and a half to explore the village or take a walk on the beautiful beach. At 3.50 p.m. we will depart Rosslare Strand and head back to "Rockin" Enniscorthy for the Food Festival.

Tickets: €8.85 - €15.80.


On Saturday August 24 at 10 a.m. in Monksgrange House, Rathnure, a symposium celebrating the 250 years since Goddard Richards completed building Monksgrange in 1769 takes place.

Included in the ticket (priced €65) is light lunch and lecture presentations by: Prof. Seán Duffy - medieval historian; Dr. Edward McParland, architectural historian; Susan Corr, paper conservation and restoration; Robert O'Byrne, The Irish Aesthete; Anthony Hobbs, photography consultant; Jeremy Hill, 8th generation occupier of Monksgrange.

Prof. Roy Foster will also launch Dr Philip Bull's 'Monksgrange: Portrait of an Irish house and family, 1769-1969', published by Four Courts Press.

Beach party

On Saturday, July 20 in Benedicts Nightclub a beach party, complete with hot tub takes place.

Doors at 10 p.m. Tickets €9.24 - €13.56.

STEAM coding camp

Fun-filled learning experiences for young people aged 7-13, at Enniscorthy Enterprise & Technology Centre, Milehouse Rd from Monday, July 29 to Friday, August 2, beginning at 9.30 a.m. each morning.

Coding, technology, engineering and loads more.

A young engineers course run by engineers.

Hands-on building and creating covering all aspects of STEAM - science, technology, engineering, art and maths. Everything is supplied including laptops. Tickets: €90.

Frat party

In Benedicts on Tuesday, August 13, a Frat Party complete with good music, free shots, Giant Jenga, beer Pong takes place. Doors 10 p.m. Entry €11.40 - €13.56.

Fun in the sun sports camp

In Enniscorthy Sports Hub, Marconi Park on Tuesday, August 6 at 11 a.m. Fun in the Sun sports camp welcomes children aged 7-14 years old to a fun-filled day which is free.

The aim of this summer camp is to give young people the opportunity to try out multiple different sports which include soccer, rugby, GAA, cricket, tennis and a climbing wall.

If your child has any additional needs or special requirements please get in contact with Triona at Registration from 10:30 a.m. Activities start at 11 a.m.

Painting workshop

This is a two-day weekend (July 27 and 28) painting workshop with artist John Busher who works in a variety of mediums such as oil and acrylic on a range of different surfaces.

The programme will introduce participants to the basic fundamentals of drawing, and how this can provide a stimulus for painting.

Initially explored through a variety of dry and wet media such as charcoal and watercolour, participants will investigate a number of sources that provide a framework of works made in oil.

Practical workshops will support concepts such as colour theory, laying grounds, tools, equipment and contemporary approaches to paint.

Tutor: John Busher. Four Three-Hour Workshops, €180 (incl. materials and lunch)

Saturday and Sunday 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Maximum number of participants: 6 (Adults Only) Tickets: €180 at

Baby sensory classes

Come along to Bunclody Library for a special Baby Sensory class with Ciara O'Reilly on Saturday July 17 at 11 a.m.

Baby Sensory provides ideas for creative play, massage, tummy time, movement, and music in simple practical ways that can be easily repeated at home. A combination of original and traditional songs and rhymes help to develop early speech and language skills, and sensory signing activities to help you and your baby communicate from birth.

Children must be accompanied at all times by parents throughout the class.

Booking essential on 053 9375466.

Exhibition Talk

Hosted by Helen Fallon in Bunclody Library on Thursday, July 18 at 7 p.m. this talk focuses on Ken Saro-Wiwa.

Ken Saro-Wiwa (1941-1995) was an author of children's books, novels, plays, poetry and environmental and political writings.

He peacefully protested the destruction of his homeland Ogoni by the oil industry and established MOSOP (Movement for the Survival of Ogoni People). He was placed in military detention for his activism and was executed with his colleagues, the "Ogoni 9", despite international campaigns to save them.

Booking is essential on 053 9375466.

Understanding dogs

Takes place in Bunclody Library on Monday, July 22 at 11 a.m.

This workshop is for Children of primary school age and their parents.

In this workshop we combine the elements of our Be Dog Confident and Be Dog Smart workshops teaching children confidence but also safety around dogs along with elements of responsible dog ownership.

The workshop lasts about 45 minutes and as usual we have lots of nice Dogs Trust handouts and prizes for those who attend the workshop. There is also a possibility of the children getting a chance to meet one of our Education dogs.

Should you require additional supports to enable you to fully participate in this or any library event, please contact the librarian.

Please telephone 053 9375466 or email to book a place.


A Kinesiology Taster Event takes place in the Presentation Centre, Enniscorthy on July 24 at 7.30 p.m.

This is a wonderful opportunity for you to see some live demonstrations, get to experience being tested and "balanced" all under the expert guidance of a KinesiologyZone Course Leader.

Guaranteed to be fun and informative, you'll at the very least see something new and for many turns out to be the first step in changing their health and even their career. The event runs for about an hour and a half.

The fee to attend a taster is just €25.

This event is with local systematic kinesiologist Niamh Roche.

Wellbeing camp

Runs from Monday, July 29 to Friday, August 2 in the Presentation Centre from 10 a.m.

For children aged 7-11 the week will involve fun active games (focusing on fitness fundamentals), team building games, arts and crafts, yoga journeys. Teaching and promoting skills that will last them a lifetime.

Priced at €85 per child with 10% discount for added siblings. Children are asked to bring their own lunch with a limit of one sweet treat, One refillable water bottle. Attire: comfy clothes and shoes or runners.

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