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Attending the Gusserane GAA Junior B hurling champions 1979 reunion in Power’s Bar, Ballycullane were Michael Caulfield, Tintern; Luke Power, Garryduff and Pat Ryan, Nash

Attending the Gusserane GAA Junior B hurling champions 1979 reunion in Power’s Bar, Ballycullane were Michael Caulfield, Tintern; Luke Power, Garryduff and Pat Ryan, Nash

Attending the Gusserane GAA Junior B hurling champions 1979 reunion in Power’s Bar, Ballycullane were Michael Caulfield, Tintern; Luke Power, Garryduff and Pat Ryan, Nash

Bannow-Ballymitty: Death - Deepest sympathy to the Walsh family, Graigue Hill on the death of Alice last Thursday, January 30.

Alice is survived by her sisters Maudie, Kitty, Hannah and the late Chrissy, brother-in-laws, nieces, nephews, family and friends. She reposed at home on Thursday and Friday with removal on Saturday to church of Mary Immaculate and St Joseph Carrig-on-Bannow for funeral Mass at 11 a.m. with burial afterwards in adjoining cemetery. May she rest in peace.

GAA club news

This week's lotto draw takes place this Tuesday evening with a jackpot of €14,000 to be won. Tickets are Two euro each and can be purchased from Doyle's Carrig, Seabreeze Dry Cleaners, Wallace's Hardware, Costcutters, Tír na nÓg, Staffords Tullycanna and from any Club Officer over in the complex.

Bannow-Ballymitty, Kilmore and the Volunteers Award one Gaelic Football Course starts March 4 and will continue for 11th, 18th, 21st and March 25. Venues to be confirmed depending on numbers. Anyone interested please Lar Whelan 087 6683924 as soon as possible.

Ballymitty Hall

SUNDAY CAFE - no Cafe in January. Next Sunday Cafe is Sunday, February 23 - we will be serving pancakes on the morning. Looking forward to seeing you all after the year end break.

BALLYMITTY HALL AGM - TUESDAY 4TH FEBRUARY at 8 p.m. in Ballymitty Hall.

Update on the progress of the planned new hall will be provided on night. All welcome, PLEASE come out and show your support.

BALLYMITTY COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT PLAN - a meeting will take place in Ballymitty Hall on TUESDAY 18th FEBRUARY at 8 p.m. All from the locality are encouraged to attend to have an input into a development plan for the area.

YOGA CLASS - Ballymitty Hall every Thursday night at 7 p.m. Beginners welcome. Contact Ger at 087 0640081.

TAE KWON DO CLASSES - Ballymitty Hall every Wednesday and Friday evening. Contact John Phillip's at 086 3893382.

Social dancing

social dancing continues in Tír na nÓg every Thursday night with music this Thursday, February 6, Hogan and Kenny. All proceeds in aid of the handball new build.

Grantstown News

Upcoming Events in Grantstown Community Village - Tuesday, February 4: Talk by Dan Redmond/Exercise in the morning and Pongo in the afternoon. Wednesday, February 5: Pongo in the morning and Arts/Crafts in the afternoon. Bingo at 8 p.m. Thursday, February 6: Games/Cards in the morning and Pongo in the afternoon. You can find out all about Grantstown on our website:

Services Available in Grantstown Daycare Centre - Tuesday, February 4: Chiropody from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Hairdressing from 10.30 a.m. Wednesday, February 5: Counselling from 12.30 p.m. Thursday, February 6: Chiropody from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Hairdressing from 10.30 a.m. Home Baking available all week. Phone 051 561016 to make your appointment for these services which are available to everyone in the community.

Healthy Living

You are invited to attend a series of 'Healthy Living' talks in Grantstown Daycare Centre on the following dates.

Tuesday, February 4, at 7.30 p.m. Healthy Living Through Movement.

Tuesday, February 11, at 7.30 p.m. Practical Tips on Managing Diabetes.

Tuesday, February 18, at 7.30 p.m. Bladder Health For Women.

Tuesday, February 25, at 7.30 p.m. Introduction To Mindfulness (to be confirmed)

These free talks will be delivered by guest speakers. Places do not need to be booked in advance, just show up on the night. If you require further information, please phone Annie at 051 561016. These talks are sponsored by the WWETB).

Fitness classes

Karen Holmes will be starting fitness classes Monday nights 7.30 p.m. to 8.30 p.m. These classes are fully tailored to individual needs and are suitable for all ages and fitness levels. These are beginner friendly classes in a fun atmosphere. For further information or to book your place please contact Karen at 083 1100338.


The Chiropodist will be in Grantstown Daycare Centre on Tuesday and Thursday, February 4, and six, 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.

Weekly Bingo

Bingo in Grantstown Daycare Centre every Wednesday Night at 8 p.m. Raffle and split-the-pot. Tea or coffee and Cakes Served.

Horticulture classes

Grantstown Horticulture Classes will be starting back soon and are free to everyone to join. For more details phone reception at 051 561016 or email

Corach Ramblers

The Men's A side lost 2-1 to Adamstown despite some great play. Jon Reville was on target.

The B side went down 3-2 to Bridge Rovers with Mark Hayes and Conor Neville both scoring.

The ladies received a walkover which places them back on top of the league.

On Saturday the under-14 boys had a great 9-0 win v Shamrock Rovers. David McDonagh grabbed four goals, Emmet Ralph and Calum Kirin both scored two each and Kyle Cleary was also on target.

Finally well done to Ann North, who won this week's split-the-pot. Thanks to all our supporters and the host businesses.

Sad passing

The parishes of Bannow and Rathangan were deeply sorry to say goodbye to John Sammy Sinnott, who sadly passed away last Saturday, January 25, in his 91st year. Sammy was a popular publican in Duncormick for the past 60 years and will be missed by all. He was a great character who had a smile and a good story for everyone. His remains were removed from Ryan's funeral parlour on Sunday evening to church of the Assumption Rathangan with funeral Mass on Monday at 11 a.m. with burial afterwards in adjoining cemetery. A large crowd attended his funeral and he will be sadly missed by his family, relatives, friend Ann and his many customers and wide circle of friends. Rest in peace Sammy.


Deepest sympathy to Michael O'Dwyer and family Ballygow on the death of his sister Mary Cooney in Tipperary last Thursday, January 30, Funeral Mass was on Saturday at 2 p.m. in St Michael's Church, Tipperary with burial afterwards in St Michael's Cemetery. May she rest in peace.


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.

Late Ciaran Cullen

The death occurred on Saturday, January 25, of Ciaran Cullen, Templetown, Fethard-on-Sea. Beloved son of Jimmy and the late Sheila and brother of Brian. Sadly missed by his loving family, sister-in-law Mairead, nephew Jack, niece Jessica, aunts, uncles, cousins, relatives and friends. His funeral Mass took place in St Aidan's Church, Poulfur on Tuesday the 28th with burial afterwards in the New Cemetery Poulfur. Sympathy is extended to his family, relatives and friends. May he rest in peace.

Late Willie Whelan

The funeral Mass of the late William (Willie) Whelan, Gurteens, Saltmills, who died following a recent fishing tragedy took place in St Aidan's Church, Poulfur on Monday, January 27, with burial afterwards in the New Cemetery Poulfur. Willie is sadly missed by his loving wife Mandy, stepdaughter Lily May, parents, Joe, Margaret and Breda, brothers Malcolm, Ciaran and Joseph, their wives, nieces, nephews, relatives, neighbours and friends to whom sympathy is extended. May he rest in Peace.

Wild bird crop

Any farmer in the Fethard area who is sowing wild bird crop under the GLAS scheme and wishes to avail of a limited quantity of seed through Fethard GPA please contact William Auld at 087 7912240.

St Kearns Rowing Club AGM

St Kearns Rowing Club will hold their annual general meeting on Thursday, February 13, next at 8 p.m. in Colclough Hall Saltmills. All current members and people interested in joining are welcome.

Fethard-on-Sea yoga classes

New yoga class every Monday for four weeks beginning Monday, February 17, at 7 p.m. in St Mary's Community Hall, Fethard. All levels welcome, €8 Drop-in class. Please bring your own mat. Contact Serena at 083 0723519 if you are interested in attending.

Fethard Rangers

Last weekend our adult team lost 3-2 in the Wexford Cup to Castledockrel. Jean Luc Tubritt with both goals. A depleted under-16 team lost 4-0 to Wexford Albion. Our under-14 team had a great 6-0 win.

Four goals from Alex Kane and two from Eoin McLoughlin. Paraic Wall saved a penalty in the game.

Come Dine with Us

Saltmills St Kearns Community Group and St Kearns Rowing Club are hosting a February Feast on Saturday, February 8, in Colclough Hall, Saltmills. Doors open at 6.30 p.m. for this ticketed event. Join us for a delicious three course meal priced at €25, with limited availability so book early.

Contact Pete Mullan 085 8227590, Kate Murphy 086 8077583, Charlene Hiscock 087 9841805 to reserve your seat at the February Feast.

Photo competition at SWWFRC

Mobile phone camera photo competition. Email your photo to Include your name, mobile number, age and photo title. Closing date February 19. Finalists photo will be displayed in the Community Café. More details available on SWWFRC Facebook.

Weekly lotto

There was no winner of last week's Club lotto jackpot of €7,800. Next week's jackpot stands at €7,900. The numbers drawn were 17, 19, 24 and 32. The club had two lucky-dip winners, Michael Barden and Charlie Walsh, who won €30 each.

Community Group AGM

Saltmills St Kearns Community Group will hold its annual general meeting on February 21 at 8 p.m. in Colclough Hall Saltmills.

American Tea Party

Fethard Community Development Association (FCDA) will be holding an American Tea Party in St Mary's Hall on Friday, February 28, at 8 p.m. We would love local people to host a table of 10. Alternatively, come along and enjoy a great night with a lovely meal, music and a chat for €20. FCDA have been awarded a number of grants for which we need to raise matching funds of over €20,000. All proceeds will go towards matching funds for the Castle Grounds and Village Walking Trails development. If you are interested in hosting a table or buying a ticket please contact 086 3401331.

Fethard split-the-pot

Congratulations to Geraldine Chapman, who won €62 in this week's split-the-pot (January 30). Envelopes for split-the-pot are available in the post office, Dillon's, The Wheelhouse, Molloy's, Tom Neville's and the Tourist Office. Draw takes place every Thursday.

Creative Exchange

We resume our weekly morning session in Colclough Hall from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. each Friday. We welcome adults interested in arts and craft experiences. We look forward to planning out our mornings and welcome any suggestions and indeed donations of materials. Hosted by Saltmills St Kearns Community Group and kindly supported by Colclough Hall Committee. Follow our Community Group Facebook page for regular updates.

Poulfur parish office

The Poulfur/Templetown Parochial Office has moved to the priest's house in Booley Hill where it is manned by the parish secretary, Geraldine Chapman on Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday from 9.30 to 12.30 each day. The office will be closed on Tuesday, Bank Holidays, weekends and annual leave. To arrange christenings, weddings, anniversary Mass and with information for the parish newsletter you can call to the office in person or phone 051 262971 or email information for the newsletter to

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.

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