Monday 27 January 2020

Around the districts: Bannow-Ballymitty, Duncannon, Fethard-on-Sea, Horeswood, St Leonards

Seamus Doran from Tempeludigan and Aideen O’Flaherty, Castletown at the Tempeludigan fun run and walk on St Stephen’s day
Seamus Doran from Tempeludigan and Aideen O’Flaherty, Castletown at the Tempeludigan fun run and walk on St Stephen’s day

Bannow-Ballymitty: Historical Society - Bannow Historical Society's next tal;k will be on Saturday, January 25, at 2.30pm in Colfer's Pub, Carrig-on-Bannow. Speaker will be Brendan Hayes. Topic: Carrig-on Bannow, from Duff's Turn to the Cross of Carrig'.

Grantstown News

UPCOMING EVENTS IN GRANTSTOWN COMMUNITY VILLAGE - Tuesday, January 7: 'Who Am I' Game/Cards in the morning and Pongo in the afternoon. Wednesday, January 8: Imagination Gym/Cards in the morning and Pongo in the afternoon. Thursday, January 9: Sonas/Cards in the morning and Pongo in the afternoon.

Wishing you all a Happy and Healthy New Year from all the Board Members, management and staff at Grantstown Community Village.

Why not make 2020 the year you really make a difference in your community by volunteering in Grantstown Daycare Centre. There is no one more deserving of your time than the elderly. We do our best to provide them with an enjoyable day out when they visit us here in the Daycare Centre. We strive to provide the care that we would expect for ourselves when we reach our golden years and with your help we can achieve this.

CHIROPODIST - The Chiropodist will be in Grantstown Daycare Centre on Tuesday and Thursday, January 7, and nine, from 9.30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Phone 051 561016 to book your appointment. This service is available to everyone in the community.

Meals On Wheels

Would you like to have Hot Delicious and Nutritious meals delivered to your door? Grantstown Daycare Centre operates a Meals On Wheels Service every Tuesday and Thursday for a small fee. Why not give us a call at 051 561016 for more details.

Social dancing

Social dancing continues in Tír na nÓg every Thursday night with music this Thursday, January 9, by Southbound, January 16 by Bandit, January 23 by Richie Halpin, January 30 by the Wicklow Man and February 6 by Hogan and Kenny. All proceeds in aid of the handball new build.

Dancing in Carrig

The next dance in Carrig Community Centre will take place on January 17 with music by Michelle Murphy.


Notes deadline

Deadline for inclusion in the Duncannon Notes is 5 p.m. on Thursdays. Email

St James' GAA Lotto

The lotto jackpot is €14,000 (Reserve jackpot is €5,000) and the next draw will take place on this Tuesday, January 7. The club would like to thank all those who bought and sold tickets in 2019 and to wish all our supporters all the very best for 2020.

Your support is greatly appreciated.

Active Retirement

Cinema Trip to Omniplex cinema, Wexford, Trip to Omniplex cinema, January date to be confirmed - Cost €12. Bus leaving Ramsgrange car park at 11.45 a.m. Lunch in Kelly's or Farmer's Kitchen before film. Pick-ups from Ramsgrange to Wexford. To book, phone 051 389 012 or 087 0544976. Usual pick-ups on way.

Holiday 2020 - annual holiday May 4 to May 8, to Castlebar, Co. Mayo, with Annis Kehoe as our guide. Cost of trip €365pps, single supplement €20 per night. Day trips, gratuities, etc. included in price. Deposit €50 before February 3, final payment by April 6. Non-members welcome to join us. Savings club open. Ring Mary B. at 087 2073966.


Notes Deadline

Please note that any items for inclusion in the District News will have to be with your local correspondent at before 7 p.m. on the Thursday before publication at the latest.

Nativity Play

Well done to all the children from Poulfur National School, who took part in the recent Christmas Play and Recital called Everyone Loves a baby. St Aidan's Church Poulfur was packed to capacity for the Play and great credit is due to everyone involved including the children and their teaches and SNAs.

Race Night

Fethard St Mogue's GAA Club would like to thank everyone who supported their race night on December 28. Thanks to all our very generous sponsors, everyone who sold horses and all who supported it on the night.

Fethard Rangers

A huge crowd turned up for the annual St Stephen's Day game this year. It pitted a team of legends from the cup final team of 20 years ago against the current team. The legends came out on top in an entertaining game on the scoreline of 4-2. Seanie Colfer, Jim Byrne, Alan Chapman and Robert Whelan with the goals for the winners. The club would like to thank everyone who turned up on the day and donated money towards the running of the club, we would also like to thank Molloy's Bar for their sponsorship of the keg of beer. The clubs last man standing finished up on New Year's Day with two people left sharing the €500 jackpot. Congratulations to Lorcan Barden and Elaine Whelan on their win. We will be running a new LMS competition beginning the weekend of January 18. Thanks to everyone for their continued support. Finally we would like to wish all our members and sponsors a happy and prosperous new year.

Progressive 45

The winners of the Christmas Progressive 45 Card Game in Colclough Hall, Saltmills were John Joe Murphy, Margaret Cullen. In second place were John Sinnott, James McDonald and Aidan Colfer. In third place were David Murphy, Georgie Foley and Seán Finn. The last game draw was won by Willie White, Dermot Bassett and Carmel Kehoe. The organising committee would like to thank everyone for their support during the year and wish them all a happy Christmas and Peaceful New Year.

Weekly lotto

There was no winner of last week's Club lotto jackpot of €7,400. Next week's jackpot stands at €7,500. The numbers drawn were 3, 7, 27 and 30. The Fethard St Mogue's GAA Club would like to thank those people who support our weekly lotto which is one of the main fundraisers for the club every year and to wish everyone a peaceful and prosperous New Year.

Weekly Bingo

The weekly bingo in St Mary's Community Hall, Fethard-on-Sea has changed from 8.30 p.m. to 8 p.m. for the winter months.

Circuit and Step classes

Monday Circuit Class in Ramsgrange Community School Gym at 7.30 p.m. Wednesday Circuit Class in St Mary's Hall, Fethard at 9.45 a.m. Friday Step and Tone Class in St Mary's Hall, Fethard at 9.45 a.m. All fitness levels catered for pay-as-you-go classes €8. Contact Maureen at 087 7479258 Up2UFitness.

Yoga classes

YOGA continue every Monday Evening at 7.30 p.m. in St Mary's Community Hall, Fethard. All levels welcome, €10 Drop in class. Contact Finola 0873641540.


Historical Calendar

The 2020 Horeswood Historical Calendar is now on sale throughout the parish and from committee members Tom Grennan, John Flynn and Denis Cadogan. Costing €10 the proceeds go towards the running of Coiste na nÓg and the Historical Society which has funded many projects over the years, including the World War two Memorial in Campile and the new signs entering the village.


Ladies Finals Div. One Catherine Foley beat Jean O'Reilly. And Div. Two Emily Furlong beat Marie McWilliams. A new league will commence in mid January.

Get Walking

Horeswood GAA Club in conjunction with Operation Transformation will be putting on the lights every Wednesday night from January 15 from 7.15 to 8.30 and invite people of all ages to come along and get some exercise on the new walking track.

300 Club

Campile utd yearly 300 club tickets are on sale till end of January for €50 for 12 draws. Available from Henry's, Harts, Dunphys bar or call Anthony at 087 2378702 or Mick at 087 2816575.

Fethard Bingo

The starting time for weekly bingo in St Mary's Community hall in Fethard has changed to 8 p.m. for the winter months.

St Leonards


Winners of the cards in St Leonards hall last week were; Billy Shannon, Peter Stafford and Paddy Murray. Four teams finished joint second, they were; Larry Larkin, Brendan Colfer, Siobhán Doyle. Larry Power, Seán Diskin, Charlie Collins. Dave Walsh, Mae Dunning, James McDonald and Kathleen Cadogan, Willie White and Luke Power. The last game draw winners were, Seán Colfer, Conrad Cadogan and Johnny Flynn. The lucky raffle winners on the night were, Eilish Breen, John Sinnott, Tom Mullay and Carmel Kehoe.

The cards continue every Saturday night at 8.30 p.m.


There was no jackpot winner in the Tintern lotto draw last week. Two people matched three numbers and each received €100. They were, Paudai Cullen, Yoletown and Dylan Larkin, c/o Larkin's, Ballycullane.

The numbers drawn were, 4, 17, 20, 23. Next week's jackpot is €13,100. And next week's match-three winners will share €200. Tickets on sale in all local shops and pubs and from committee members.

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