Tuesday 18 June 2019

Around the districts: Bannow-Ballymitty, Clongeen, Fethard-on-Sea, Taghmon-Camross

Pupils from Poulfur NS who were taking part in their school’s Nativity play: (back) Patrick Fitzgerald, Olly Bassett, Daniel Tubritt-Foley, Oisín Roche; (front) Evan Hickey, Seán Barry and Miquel Monte
Pupils from Poulfur NS who were taking part in their school’s Nativity play: (back) Patrick Fitzgerald, Olly Bassett, Daniel Tubritt-Foley, Oisín Roche; (front) Evan Hickey, Seán Barry and Miquel Monte

Sad passing: Deepest sympathy to the Stafford family Blackhall on the sad Passing of their mother Annie, who was 96. She was the beloved wife of the late Larry and loving mother of Marie, Hilda, Paschal, Frances and the late Laurence. Sadly missed by her children, grandchildren, extended family and friends.

She reposed at her home on Thursday, December 20, with removal on Friday 21st to the Church of Mary Immaculate and St Joseph Carrig-on-Bannow, for funeral Mass at 1 p.m., burial afterwards was in Rathangan cemetery. May she rest in peace.

Grantstown news

Upcoming Events in Grantstown Community Village - Tuesday 1st: Closed. Wednesday 2nd: Pongo/Yoga in the morning and Cards/Games in the afternoon. Bingo at 8 p.m. Thursday 3rd: Pongo/Chair Exercises in the morning and music in the afternoon. Monday 7th: Exercise with Mairead/Pongo in the morning and music in the afternoon. Don't forget you can find all of this information on Facebook.

Beginners Yoga

Eternal Beginners Yoga continues every Tuesday from 7 p.m. to 8.30 p.m. throughout the winter in Grantstown Daycare Centre. €10 per class or €85 for 10 classes. Please contact Sorcha Hyland at 087 7022262 or just turn up on the night.

Variety Concert

Ramsgrange Community School is having a variety concert on Thursday, January 24. A range of acts to include singers, comedians, trad players and much much more. Tickets €8 each or family ticket of three for €20. Ideal Christmas present. Tickets can be purchased in the school.



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Clongeen Study Group

The Clongeen Study Group were delighted to have raised €1,114 in a Christmas Raffle in Wallaces Wellingtonbridge recently. The cheque was presented to the principle of Clongeen National School John Colloton, who was delighted to receive it.

We would like to thank the parents, students, Wallaces of Wellingtonbridge and all involved on the day. A big thanks also to Clongeen National School for the use of your premises throughout the year for the group.

The study group will finish up for Christmas on Thursday, December 20. We wish you all a merry Christmas and look forward to seeing you all again in the New Year.


Congratulations to Reece Monaghan on winning €700 recently in the split-the-pot. Reece got his envelope in Shantha's Restaurant in Foulksmills. Envelopes are available in all local shops, pubs, restaurants. The next draw will have just taken place on New Year's Eve.

Ladies' Football

Congratulations to Grace Donovan, who was successful getting on the under-16 county team recently. Wishing Grace the best of luck from all at the Clongeen Ladies' GAA Club.

Church Memorial Tree

The Christmas tree in both Clongeen and Littlecullenstown churches, like previous years, has memorial discs available in the churches as well as being available at Sinnotts shop in Clongeen. Discs from previous years can be brought back and left in box at top of church. If you have any queries please contact Lisa Bennett 087 2860337 for further information.

Horetown Sports Field

Results from the Christmas Raffle that was to take place on Saturday, December 29, in Whites Bar will be in next week's edition, so watch this space for all the info. The proceeds all goes towards the running and maintenance of Horetown Community Sports field, currently used by the camogie, Football and Soccer clubs along with Stoney underage mainly. Thanks to all of you who supported the draw and we hope to have all the prizes delivered before this version goes to print.

Many thanks to sponsors also who were: firstly a couple of anonymous cash donors making up the first prize of €250, New Ireland for the One4All €100 Voucher, Foxe Hair and Aroma Beauty Vouchers, Markie/Ann Sinnott, Celtic Linen's Bath Gift Set, Foulksmills Stores' €50 Voucher, various wines and spirits from many individuals and hampers from Paddy Reville, Shanta's in Foulksmills meal voucher and many more to many to mention. We hope all the prizes have arrived and if not, please don't hesitate us at 086 8504245.

Baby/Toddler Group

This friendly group meets every Wednesday morning during school terms between 9.30 a.m. and 11.30 a.m. in the Sunshine room in Clongeen School. It is open to anyone from the Clongeen area and from further afield - parents, grandparents, guardians, childminders, etc. are all welcome, and of course the little ones too (babies to toddlers). The cost is only €4 per adult which includes refreshments for both the adults and children.

This is a fun and relaxed group with loads of fun activities, crafts and singing, where both adults and children can meet new friends. As toddlers are growing up and moving on to the next step in their young lives, we have loads of room for new comers this September. Please feel free to share this information and we look forward to seeing both new and familiar small and bigger faces. For more info, visit and like our Facebook page or you can call or text Véro at 086 1034878.

Over-35s Soccer

There were only 14 guys at the 35's on Saturday the 15th where an enjoyable game was had by all in attendance and the glory went to the younger guys again, who've really got into their stride over the past few weeks. Hopefully normality will resume over the coming weeks and into the New Year.

Remember that games take place on Saturday evenings at 6 p.m. indoor in Grantstown. Please try to be there 15 minutes beforehand so we can kick off in the allotted time. If you'd like to come along or want further information, please give Dave Burke a shout either by text or a call to 086 8596627.


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 Cathy Parle

The death occurred recently of Catherine (Cathy) Parle, Ashgrove, Fethard-on-Sea. Beloved mother of Jonathan, daughter of Edna and the late Michael and sister of Maria, Annette, Sally and Micky. She is sadly missed by her loving family, relatives and many friends in the Fethard area. May she rest in peace. Funeral service will take place at a later date.

Coiste na nÓg

The AGM of Fethard St Mogue's Coiste na nÓg will take place on Friday evening, January 4, at 8 p.m. in Neville's. All parents and anyone interested in being involved with the club is invited to attend.

Variety Concert

Ramsgrange Community School is having a variety concert on Thursday, January 24, 2019. A range of acts to include singers, comedians, trad players and much, much more. Tickets €8 each or family ticket of three for €20. Tickets can be purchased in the school.

Fethard Rangers

There was great entertainment on display in Ashgrove on St Stephen's morning when the Over-40s took on the Fethard Rangers Adult Team. There were genuine Santa bellies on display and the over-40s recorded a 4-3 victory over the adult team. Shoddy refereeing saw a goal disallowed for the adult team which would have seen the game end in a draw.

Last Man Standing

Huge congratulations to Gavin Waters on winning Fethard Rangers last man standing competition. The club would like to thank everyone who supported the competition and Cathal Walsh for running it for us. We will be starting a new LMS competition early in the new year and would appreciate everyone's support once again. It will be the usual €10 per entry with the prize money again being €500.

Fethard split-the-pot

Congratulations to Milly O'Grady, who won €86 in this week's split-the-pot (December 20). Envelopes for split-the-pot are available in the post office, Dillon's, The Wheelhouse, Droopy's, Molloy's, Neville's and the Tourist Office.

St Mogue's GAA

Club Gear is now available to buy on the O'Neill's website:

Weekly lotto

There was no winner of last week's Club lotto jackpot of €2,100. Next week's jackpot stands at €2,200. The numbers drawn were 24, 27, 29 and 32. The club had two lucky-dip winners Thersea Foley and Japa Molloy, who won €30 each. The club would like to thank everyone who supports this very valuable fundraiser and wish them a happy Christmas and peaceful New Year and look forward to your continued support in 2019.

Dr John Cox Surgery

The rota for doctors on call over the Christmas and New Year period is as follows. Tuesday, January 1, New Year's Day Surgery closed, ring CAREDOC 1850334999. Wednesday, January 2, normal surgery hours resume.

Abbey Ladies Golf

Abbey Ladies Golf Society held their annual AGM in the Abbey Club House on Saturday, December 15.The outing Captain welcomed and thanked the 21 members who attended the meeting. A further welcome and good wishes was extended to the incoming Captain Teresa Foley and vice Captain Teenie Murphy for 2019.

The presentation of prizes to the winners of the winter league took place. First team: Eileen Wallace, Teenie Murphy and Mgt. Doyle with 218 points. Second team: Bernie Murphy, Rosarii Donovan and Josie Kelly with 211 points. Third team: Martina Reidy, Marie McWilliams and Mary Fogarty with 206 points. Fourth team: Bgt. Murphy, Betty Sexton and Anne Crosbie with 199 points. Well done, ladies.

Thanks to Frank, who accommodated us all year and served us well with his delicious mulled wine, scones and mince pies. Our Kris Kindel treats for everyone finished our meeting with Christmas cheer and good wishes.


Farmers Meeting

Camross IFA will host a meeting for all farmers in the local and surrounding areas to discuss the New Areas of Natural Constraint Scheme on Thursday, January 3, at 8 p.m. in Camross Hall. The meeting will be addressed by Mr Ned Lyng, chairperson of Wexford Rural Development and all farmers are invited to attend.

Dancing at Camross

Peter Burke will provide the music for the first dance of 2019 which will be held in Camross Ballroom on Friday, January 4, with dancing from 9.30 p.m. till midnight. Admission €10 including the tea.

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