Sunday 25 August 2019

Around the districts: Bannow-Ballymitty, Cushinstown, Duncannon, Gusserane

Bannow-Ballymitty: Social dancing. Dancing continues in Tír na nÓg every Thursday night with music this Thursday, August 8, by Michelle Murphy, August 15 Jimmy Hogan and Lar Kenny, August 22 El Paso and August 29 Cupla. All proceeds in aid of hand ball clubs new build, all welcome refreshments served.


The winner of last week's split the pot in aid of Corach Ramblers Club was Birdie Mulcahy from Tipperary winning €508.

GAA club notes

Lotto draw this Tuesday evening with a jackpot of €14,000. Tickets are two euro each and can be purchased from Doyle's Carrig, Seabreeze drycleaners, Tír na nÓg, Wallace's Hardware, Costcutters, Staffords Tullycanna and from any Club Officer down in the complex.

The Pat Neville golf classic takes place on Friday, August 30, in Wexford Golf Club. Teams of four €200. Anyone wishing to sponsor a tee or green please contact Jason at 086 8107111 and Donal 087 9175010.

Best of luck to all involved in the upcoming Fleadh.

Our under-seven footballers travelled to Kilmore for a recent blitz. Their opponents were Adamstown, St Joseph's and St Fintan's/Our Lady's Island. They played their hearts out and had a great day.

The Wexford Ladies Intermediate Football squad had a great win over Laois on Sunday last, they take on Meath in their next match. Well done Jane on representing our club.

The under-15 boys' hurling team took on Adamstown in a home game and took the points. Well done lads keep up the good work rate.

Our Intermediate Football team travelled to Bellefield to take on Ballyhogue in the next round of Championships at the weekend.

As all fixtures are only been sent to the club weekly please keep up-to-date with the latest news about these game on our Facebook page and Twitter account.

Sad Passing

Deepest sympathy to Caroline O'Connor and family on the death of her mother Mary Halley last week in Waterford. Her removal was on Tuesday evening to Holy Cross Church Tramore with burial after requiem Mass on Wednesday morning in St Declan's Cemetery.

May she rest in peace.

Grantstown news

Upcoming Events in Grantstown Community Village-Tues 6th: Imagination Gym/Pongo in the morning. Table Quiz in the afternoon. Wed 7th : Reiki/Boat Building Crafts in the morning & Pongo in the afternoon. Bingo @ 8.00 p.m.

Thurs 8th : Pongo in the morning & Music by Tony Jerrersin the afternoon. Mon 12th: Baking With Ger/Cards in the morning & Pongo in the afternoon. Don't forget you can find all of this information on Facebook

Services Available in Grantstown Daycare Centre Week-Tues 6th: Hairdressing from 10.30 a.m. Wed 7th: Sonas from 11.00 a.m. Counselling from 1.00 p.m. Thurs 8th: Hairdressing from 10.30 a.m. Mon 12th: Group Physio with Mairead.


Congratulations to our own Marica Cullen and the Wexford Ladies Football Team who beat Laois by two points to book their place in the All Ireland Quarter final against Meath on 4th August. Best of luck from everyone at Grantstown Daycare Centre.

Trip to Knock

A group from Grantstown Daycare Centre had a pilgrimage to Knock 26th & 27th July. It was a very enjoyable trip and everyone had a great time. Thanks to Betty Fox and Stella McNamara for organising this trip.

Monster Drive-in Bingo

Sunday, August 25, at 3 p.m. in Grantstown Community Village. €1,500 in prize money to be won, plus a Monster Raffle. Tea, coffee and homemade confectionery being served.


Cushinstown ICA

The ladies had a very enjoyable end of year day out recently among the beautiful hills and valleys of Co. Tipperary. Starting off with a very informative visit to Ormand Castle in Carrick-on-suir by an excellent tour guide Paul, who answered all questions with good humour. Next stop, Dove hill for refreshment's and retail therapy. Following on their was an interesting talk about the Fethard Horse Country experience in Fethard, Co Tipperary, before heading to Coolmore Stud where their was a very explanatory by Tour guide Jack and meet some amazing horses, then ultimately the most famous thoroughbred racehorse and active sire Galilea (who was trained by Co. Wexford trainer Aidan o Brien). after some more retail therapy in Clonmel, the day was completed by a lovely meal at Waterford Castle.

Terrerath Hall

Bingo every Wednesday night at 8 p.m., we would appreciate all support and all are welcome. Every Monday night, our new yoga classes have commenced in the community centre from 7.30-8.30. Open to both male and female. Friday nights: Irish dancing, and Thursdays - Slimming World. The local soccer club also has training sessions from five years upwards. The Hall Committee appreciates everyone using the facilities and helps the upkeep of the hall.

Clothes Bag Collection

Terrerath Community Centre are holding a clothes collection in the next couple of months, anyone who has unwanted clothes (shoes, bags, etc) no duvets, pillows or underwear. We would love everyone to support this cause in aid of NCBI (which supports people with sight loss).


Please remember split-the-pot is drawn each Sunday following 11 a.m. Mass in St Mary's Church, Cushinstown. Tickets for the split-the-pot is available locally at €2 each.

Free Digital Skills Course

This is funded by the Dept. Communication Climate Action and Environment, and is open to anyone wanting to know how to use laptop, I-pad, Smart phone or tablet. Course includes - Setting up email address, sending emails with attachments/photos etc, social media, Using e-government services car tax, ROS online, safety and shopping online. Library services available online. Courses are 2.5 hours over four weeks. Delivered in CTEC and in the Libraries. If you can get a group of 8-10 people together we can deliver a course for your group in any venue nearby with good WIFI access. For more information please contact CTEC 053 9121036 or email

Citizens online

A free computer course, Citizens on Line, is being offered to all citizens by Irish Rural Link. It involves five two-hour classes over five weeks and is being run in all the local halls. There is a separate Agri course also for herd owners. All laptops and course material is supplied for the course. If interested please contact Anna Kehoe at 087 2707606.


Notes deadline

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

St. James' GAA lotto

The lotto jackpot is €14,000 and the next draw will take place on the evening of Tuesday, August 6. Tickets are €2 each and can be purchased from committee members and in local shops and pubs. The club would like to thank all the ticket sellers and the premises who take their lotto books for ticket sales.

Active retirement

Next meeting is on Monday, September 2, in St Louis Day Care Centre, Ramsgrange, starting at 2.15 p.m.

Come along for a chat with new and old friends over a cup of tea and a bun. New members always welcome. Strangers soon become friends, so if you are 50 or over, why not come along and join us. 087 6372084.

Our speaker for September meeting is Danny Brennan speaking on the history of Arthurstown. This will be very interesting, and will, I'm sure, bring back many happy memories for our members.

Just a reminder yearly membership fees of €20 per member due, this yearly fee includes insurance cover and we also subsidise many outings where we can. We are always looking for new members, so if you are 50 or over, why not come along and join us. 087 6372084.

Also, just to remind everyone to please book early, as we need to book tickets for all of these function in advance. Non-Members are welcome at an extra fee of €5 as most of our events are subsidised out of membership fees, so why not just join us only €20 for the whole year.

Irish Country Concert - Talbot Hotel, Wexford, August 13 - Tickets including coach €27. Please book at next meeting. Artists include: Robert Mizzell, Stephen Smyth, Paddy O'Brien, Michael Collins, John Hogan, Gary Gamble as Daniel O'Double, also the Keltic Storm Band. Call Kelly at 087 6372084.

Tea Party - The Kennedy Park Tea Party will be on September 5, at midday. This will be held in the Marquee at Kennedy Park. The Tea Party will be hosted by Seán Connick; Guests are Marty Morrissey, Sports Broadcaster, Francis Black Singer and founder of the Rise Foundation. €27 incl. coach - this could change depending on numbers, so, please book early. Call Kelly at 087 6372084.

Christmas Shopping Trip - Tuesday, December 3 - Pick-ups in: Waterford, New Ross, Ramsgrange, Wellingtonbridge, Wexford and Enniscorthy - Tea or coffee and scone on route - Christmas Shopping at Dundrum Shopping Centre Bed, breakfast and dinner at the Westgrove Hotel, Clane, Co. Kildare (Full use of the Leisure Centre at the Hotel) - Enjoy music in the bar after dinner - Visit to Kildare Shopping Outlet Centre - Enjoy a guided tour of Russborough House and enjoy Afternoon Tea. The total cost per person for all the above is €150 per person sharing a twin or double room - single supplement €20 To book your place please contact Kelly at 087 6372084.

Holiday May 2020 - annual holiday May 4 to May 8 2020, to Castlebar Co. Mayo, with Annis Kehoe as our guide. Cost of trip is €365 pps - single supplement €20 per night. Day trips, gratuities, etc. included in price. Names and deposits taken at September meeting - Savings club open - Enquiries to Mary B. at 087 2073966. Please come along so much fun to be had.

Tri-the-Hook Triathlon

The countdown is on to the Tri-the-Hook Triathlon which takes place on Saturday, August 24. In its ninth year now, Hook Tourism is look forward to running the event. We invite entries and appreciate the local support from all involved. Get training now, there's still time. Enter as an individual or as part of a relay team. 750m Swim, 20km cycle, and 5km run.

5K sponsored walk/run

St Louis Day Care Centre, Ramsgrange is fundraising with a 5K Sponsored Walk/Run in JFK Memorial Park and Arboretum, on Wednesday, August 28, at 6.30 p.m. Registration on the day from 5.30 p.m. - Entry Fee: Adults; €10, children under-16; €5. Some of the Wexford Minor and Senior Hurling Teams will be supporting us at the event.



Winners in the hall last week were Pat Ryan, Tom Corcoran and Watty Byrne. Second went to Nick Doyle, Willie Kehoe and Mick Reville. In third place was James McDonald, Pat Whelan and Dave Murphy while the LGD went to Karl Hall, Johnny Cogley and James Larkin. Raffle winners were James Larkin, Kieran Keating, John Sinnott and Billy Shannon. Thanks to all for your continued support.


There was no jackpot winner last week when the numbers drawn were 4, 18, 21 and 27. There was no match-three winner either so the jackpot now stands at €9,800 while the match three pot stands at €400.


St Louis Day Care Centre, Ramsgrange are fundraising with a 5K Sponsored Walk/Run in JFK Memorial Park on Wednesday, August 28, at 6.30 p.m. Registration is on the day from 5.30 p.m. The entry fee is €10 for adults and children under-16 are €5. Some of the Wexford senior and minor hurling teams will be supporting the event. All are welcome and your support would be appreciated.

GAA Gathering

The impetus is gathering pace for Gusserane GAAs Gathering on Saturday, August 10. This event will see a coming together for all people with connections to the club. This could include players, former players, parents, grandparents, supporters etc. There will be a barbecue, music, activities and a hopefully some underage parish league games. There will also will be activities for the grown ups. This will be a free event, except the barbecue, and it should be a great social occasion with the intention of becoming an annual event.

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