Wednesday 16 October 2019

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

Enjoying a cuppa at the coffee morning in St Louis Day Care Centre, Ramsgrange were Seamus Ryan, Boddern and Gaye Howlin, Nuke.
Enjoying a cuppa at the coffee morning in St Louis Day Care Centre, Ramsgrange were Seamus Ryan, Boddern and Gaye Howlin, Nuke.

Bannow-Ballymitty: St Patrick's Day parade. Get ready your floats for our 10th St Patrick's Day parade on Sunday 17 th March at Carrig-on-Bannow starting at 2 p.m. More information contact Greg at 086 8174231 or Marie 087 9709901.

Dates for your Diary

Camross drama group will perform three one-act comedy plays in Carrig community centre on Friday, April 26, A night of laughter and fun. Come along and enjoy the fun.

Bannow 1169.

Over the May bank holiday weekend we will be celebrating 850 years of the Norman Landing. Further information to follow later.

Social dancing

Dancing continues every Thursday night in Tír na nÓg with music this Thursday, March 7, by Michelle Murphy, March 14 by Richie Halpin, March 21 by the Wicklow Man and Thursday, March 28, Larry Campion from Laois. All proceeds in aid of handball club's new build, all welcome and refreshments will be served.

Tribute to ICA

At a recent meeting of Carrig Community Centre Committee, tributes were made to Carrig-on-Bannow ICA guild. The guild was founded in 1964 and ever since, it has been actively involved in our community, having catered for the senior citizens Christmas party each year and also forming the Sunshine Club. The guild held numerous talks, demonstrations and classes in the community centre which were well attended and enjoyed by members and non-members.

However, due to declining numbers over the past couple of years, it is with regret that the guild had to make the decision to close down. The community centre committee thanked the guild for their work and commitment to the parish.

Grantstown news

Upcoming Events in Grantstown Community Village - Tuesday, March 5: Imagination Gym/Family Fortunes/Cards in the morning and Pongo in the afternoon. Eternal Beginners Yoga at 7.30 p.m. Wednesday, March 6: Tap2Heal with Vero in the morning and Cards/Pongo/Games in the afternoon. Bingo at 8 p.m. Thursday, March 7: Pongo/Chair Exercises in the morning and music with Owney in the afternoon. Monday, March 11: Exercises with Mairead/Walks/Art/Cards in the morning and Pongo in the afternoon. Don't forget you can find all of this information on Facebook.

Services Available in Grantstown Daycare Centre - Tuesday, March 5: Chiropody from 10 a.m. Hairdressing from 10.30 a.m. Wednesday, March 6: Counselling from 1 p.m. Thursday, March 7: Chiropody from 10 a.m. Hairdressing from 10.30 a.m. Phone 051 561016 to make your appointment for the services. All these services are available to everyone in the community.

Chiropodist - The Chiropodist will be in Grantstown Daycare Centre on Tuesday and Thursday, March 5, and seven, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Phone 051 561016 to book your appointment. This service is available to everyone.

Mobile Library

The Mobile Library will be in Grantstown Daycare Centre on Wednesday, March 6, from 3.10 p.m. to 3.40 p.m. Membership is free and you can pick up an application form here in Grantstown Daycare Centre.

Bingo Night

Come along to Grantstown Daycare Centre on Wednesdays for the Bingo Night commencing at 8 p.m. Enjoy two hours of fun with Mary and the gang. Have a cup of tea, coffee, or a Cappuccino if you are really lucky, with some home baked cakes. Books cost: €10 Double. €5 Single. €2 Baby.

Beginners Yoga

Eternal Beginners Yoga every Tuesday from 7 p.m. to 8.30 p.m. throughout the spring in Grantstown Daycare Centre. €10 per class or €85 for 10 classes. Contact Sorcha Hyland at 087 7022262 for more details.

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.

Sad Passing

The death has occurred of Teddy Quirke, Grantstown Court, Wellingtonbridge, formerly Kilcaven. Beloved husband of Mary, father of Martin, Ted, Philip, Tommy, Paddy, Dick and Jimmy and brother of Kitty, Eileen, Larry, Mary, Nancy, Stella, Tommy, Jimmy, Teresa and the late Patsy and Birdie. Sadly missed by his loving family daughters-in-law, grandchildren, great grandchildren, nephews, nieces, relatives and friends. May he rest in peace.

Teddy moved to Grantstown with his wife Mary in 2018. He always had a smile for everyone and was liked by all, young and old. He really enjoyed his wife's beautiful cooking and baking and loved sitting in his chair by the window watching the world go by. He will be sadly missed by all at Grantstown.

GAA club news

Our lotto draw takes place this Tuesday eveningwith a jackpot of €11,000 to be won. Tickets are Two euro each and can be purchased from Doyle's Carrig, Seabreeze drycleaners, Tír na nÓg, Staffords Tullycanna, Costcutters Wellingtonbridge and from any Club Officer.

The Horse and Hound District Awards will take place on Friday, March 15. Our worthy recipient for this year's award is Niall Murphy Brandane. Anyone wishing to attend please contact Jason Sinnott 086 8107111. Well done, Niall.

Congratulations to Evan Roche and Adi Roche O'Leary, who both have secured a place in the final of Wexford has talent this Saturday night starting at 8 p.m. in Whites.

The club's Scor group are in the Leinster Final this Sunday in the Opera House starting at 2 p.m. Great achievement for them.

Thanks to everyone who attended the fundamental course on Friday last only two more to go.

Also massive Thanks to you all who attended the four Regristar evenings. Remember deadline for your membership is March 31.

During the next couple of weeks we will be doing some more Bodibro fitting evening's. You will know more through Facebook and the club text.

The junior football team will travel to Horeswood this Friday while our intermediates take on St Fintan's in Grantstown at 3 p.m. in the first round of the league.

Deepest condolences to the Quirke Families.


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.

Weekly lotto

There was no winner of last week's Club lotto jackpot of €3,000. Next week's jackpot stands at €3,100.

The numbers drawn were 2, 4, 28 and 31 the club had one lucky-dip winner James Kelly, who won €30 each.

Community Development Association AGM.

The AGM for Fethard Community Development Association will take place on Tuesday, March 12, at 8 p.m. in St Mary's Hall.

An update will be provided on the progress of FCDA and the five Year Plan for the village will be presented. All welcome to attend.

St Patrick's Day parade

The Fethard-on-Sea's St Patrick's Day parade will take place on Sunday, March 17, at 2 p.m. There will be lots of family fun, floats and entertainment.

Anyone interested in entering a float please contact Lorraine O'Leary or pick up an entry form from Dillon's Londis.

Coiste na nÓg

The under-17 footballers were away to Gusserane last week in the O'Loughlin Cup semi-final. Unfortunately, they lost out on a final score line 2-6 to 1-8. They were away to Cloughbawn last Sunday morning in their opening Division 1 South championship game.

Race night

A great night's entertainment is guaranteed on Saturday, March 16, in the Vine Cottage Bar with Fantastic race night on offer. Beat the bookie and place your bets before hand. Buy your horse for €10 or sponsor your own race with your friends or family. Business sponsorship very welcome. Prizes galore. Commentary by Liam Spratt. We will be actively selling over next few weeks. Don't miss your chance to get a winners Rosette. This fun night is brought to you by St Kearns Rowing Club and Saltmills St Kearns Community Group.

Fashion Show

Senior citizens Concern CLG are hosting a Fashion Show on Thursday, March 21, at 8 p.m. in the Horse and Hound, Ballinaboola. Featuring a Variety of Local Shops and a raffle on the Night. Tickets can be purchased from the Day Care Centre in Ramsgrange or ring us at 051 389509 Cost of tickets €15. All proceeds in aid of St Louis Day Care Centre.

Tintern Abbey Walk/Run

Fethard St Mogue's GAA Club will be holding a 5k/8k walk/run through Tintern Abbey on Sunday, March 24. This will be starting from the Vine Cottage Bar in Saltmills at 11 a.m. Registration will be on the morning from 10.15 a.m. More details to follow soon.

Fethard split-the-pot

Congratulations to Pádraig Doyle, who won €91 in this week's split-the-pot (February 28). 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. Draw takes place every Thursday.

Progressive 45

The winners of the Progressive 45 Card Game in Colclough Hall, Saltmills last Sunday night were Tom Culleton and Michael Kehoe. In second place were Eileen Doyle, Johnnie Doyle and Dick Power. There was a tie for third place between John Joe Murphy, Margaret Cullen and Jimmy Cullen and Statia Finn, Mary Doran and Kathleen Cadogan. The last game draw was won by Georgie Foley, Siobhán Doyle and Seán Finn. The raffle winners were John Reville, Michael Kehoe, Billy Shannon and John Joe Murphy.

Creative Exchange Group

The Creative Exchange group is working with Ceramic Artist Mairead Stafford on a sculpture which will be set within the Pound in the village. This will acknowledge the Donors to the community group. We meet each Friday in Colclough Hall from 10 to one and if you would like to be part of this creative practice just drop in. €2 to defray costs. Work on your own project or be part of group practices. We welcome suggestions for workshops that are of low cost or if you have a creative skill you would like to share contact us. Kindly supported by Colclough Hall and hosted by Saltmills St Kearns Community Group.

Abbey ladies golf society

It was a damp morning in The Abbey but 23 golfers played in our first outing of 2019. Winners as follows 1st: Rosarii Donovan 32 points (back 9, 22 points) 2nd: Brigid Murphy 32 points (last 6, 12 points) 3rd: Ciss Wallace (last 6, 10 points) Cat 1 - Carole Murphy 31 points, Cat 2 - Teenie Murphy 32 points (last 6, 8 points) Cat 3 - Margaret Egan 28pts. Nearet Pin - Isobel Tubritt and Birdie Club €11.50 each, Marie Therese & Betty Sexton. Next outing in Carriglaide on March 23.

Circuit Classes

Fethard Fitness exercise classes daily, personal and group training on request. Contact Nuala at 087 9111901 for more information.

St Leonards

School enrolments

St Leonards National School is now accepting enrolments for September 2019. Should you wish to enrol your child and have not done so yet, please call to the school for an enrolment pack.


Seán O'Grady and Michael Kehoe were the winners of the cards in St Leonards hall last week. Three teams finished on 12 games to share second and third prize They were; Johnny Colfer, Carmel Kehoe, Aidan Colfer and Larry Larkin, Tom Culleton, Brendan Colfer and Dave Walsh, James McDonald and Mae Dunning. The last game draw was won by, Billy Shannon, Peter Stafford and Paddy Murray. The lucky raffle winners were Nick Doyle, Aidan Colfer, Pat Murray and Mick Reville the cards continue every Saturday night at 8.30 p.m.


There was no jackpot winner and no match-three winner in the Tintern lotto draw last week. The numbers drawn were 1, 3, 4 and 12. Next week's jackpot is €6,500 and next week's match-three winners will share €400. Tickets on sale in all local shops and pubs and from committee members.

Fashion show

Senior citizens Concern CLG are hosting a Fashion Show on Thursday, March 21, at 8 p.m. in the Horse and Hound, Ballinaboola. Featuring a Variety of Local Shops and a raffle on the Night Tickets can be purchased from the Day Care Centre in Ramsgrange or ring us at 051 389509 Cost of tickets €15 All proceeds in aid of St Louis Day Care Centre.

Monthly rosary

The Monthly Rosary will be recited at the Grotto in Grantstown, Wellingtonbridge on Saturday, March 16, at 2 p.m.

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