Monday 16 December 2019

Around the districts: Bannow-Ballymitty, Ramsgrange

Trisha and Alice Cullen from Gusserane at the New Ross pantomime society craft fair
Trisha and Alice Cullen from Gusserane at the New Ross pantomime society craft fair

Bannow-Ballymitty: Dancing - Next dance in Carrig-on-Bannow community centre will be on Friday, December 20, with music by Brendan Lee.

Christmas sale

The annual Christmas sale in aid of Balloughton church funds will take place on Saturday, December 7, in Balloughton hall starting at 2 p.m. We will have all the usual stalls cake, bric-à-brac, books, plants, toys etc and a raffle on the day. Afternoon tea will be available so everyone welcome to come along and enjoy the day.

Sad passing

Deepest sympathy to Phil Bennett and family Cullenstown on the death of her husband Nick on Thursday, November 14. Nick is survived by his wife Philomena son Louis, daughters Jenny, Rose and the late Elaine, brothers Tony and Vincent and sister Bessie. He will be sadly missed by his family, grandchildren, nieces, nephews relatives and friends. He reposed at Ryan's funeral parlour on Friday with removal to Carrig church at 7 p.m., funeral Mass was at 11 a.m. on Saturday with burial afterwards in Rathangan cemetery. May he rest in peace.

GAA news

The Annual General Meeting take place this Sunday December 1, at 5 p.m. in the Complex. Please attend this very important meeting.

Well done to our Rackard League boys and girls who are doing great work through their schools.

Thanks to everyone who attended the Foundation courses recently.

Corach News

Congratulations to the senior teams who all recorded wins last Sunday.

The Men's A team beat Glynn-Barntown 3-2 with a brace from Niall Harney and a goal from John Staples.

The B side travelled to Kilmuckridge and recorded a 4-3 win. Alan Diskin scored two with a goal apiece from Cathal Cummins and Jordan Hayes.

The ladies side recorded their second win with a 6-2 defeat of Kilmore. Aisling Waters and Grace Donovan both scored two each with Amy Eustace and Sophie Scallan also on target.

Finally the under-14 girls had a fantastic win on Saturday when they defeated Enniscorthy 3-1. Sarah Bennett scored a hat trick.

The split-the-pot draw in Staffords Pub saw Niamh Breen win €509. Thank you all.

Yoga Classes

Yoga classes in Ballymitty Hall every Thursday night at 7 p.m. Beginners welcome. Contact Ger at 087 0640081.

Community First Responders

To keep this VALUABLE resource in our community, we need more LOCAL volunteers. Please Contact Catherine at 086 3498804/051560683 for more information.


The Little Sea Musical Society invites you to come join them in opening this year's Christmas Season with 'Mary Poppins Returns with Willy Wonka and Christmas Classics' an event for all the family with our Christmas treats at interval in Carrig Hall on December 5 and 6, and Fethard on December 7. Tickets on sale now at and in local outlets.

Social dancing

Dancing continues in Tír na nÓg this Thursday, November 28, with music by Tommy Carroll, Thursday, December 5, by the Wicklow Man, Thursday, December 12, no dance, Saturday, December 14, the Christmas dinner dance four course meal music by Mary Prendergast tickets €25 all groups welcome. Thursday, December 19, party night with Delta Dawn, Thursday, December 26, no dance Tuesday, December 31, new years Eve El Paso.

Historical Society

Bannow Historical Society will hold their annual Christmas Dinner in Tír na nÓg, Wellingtonbridge on Saturday, December 7, at 7.30 p.m.

There will be a four course meal followed by some light entertainment, after which you can dance the night away or just relax and enjoy the music.

If you are a small group wishing to have a great night out do come along and join us. Great value at €25.00 and free raffle.

Anyone wishing to attend contact Kevin 087 0925853 - Anne 086 8469131 - Maryanne 087 3525262.

Historical talk

Tales of Unexpected Irish Connections, a talk by Jimmy O'Toole one of the most informed and entertaining speakers on matters historical, in Tír na nÓg, Wellingtonbridge, on Friday the 29th at 8 p.m. It's free to all spread the word.

Grantstown news

UPCOMING EVENTS IN GRANTSTOWN COMMUNITY VILLAGE - Tuesday, November 26: Remembrance Mass at 11.30 a.m. Pongo in the afternoon. Wednesday, November 27: Pongo in the morning and quiz in the afternoon. Thursday, November 28: Sonas/Cards/Pongo in the morning and Card Making/Arts and crafts with Anne in the afternoon. Monday, December 2: Christmas party in Grantstown Daycare Centre. You can find out all about Grantstown on our website:

SERVICES AVAILABLE IN GRANTSTOWN DAYCARE CENTRE - Tuesday, November 26: Hairdresser from 10.30 a.m. Wednesday, November 27: Counsellor from 12.30 p.m. Thursday, November 28: Hairdresser from 10.30 a.m. Monday, December 2: Christmas party. Phone 051 561016 to make your appointment for these services which are available to everyone in the community.

CHRISTMAS DIARY DATES - December 2 Monday at Daycare Centre: Client's Christmas party. December 12 Thursday at Ferrycarrig Hotel: Client's Christmas party. December 22 Sunday at Grantstown Community Village: Carol Service.

A HUGE THANK YOU - Thanks to all the artists and photographers who exhibited their artwork in our Art Exhibition on Friday last. The quality of work was fantastic and was admired by all who attended. Thanks to councillor Michael Sheehan, who officially opened the exhibition and thanks to everyone who attended and made the day a great success. We would also like to extend a big thank you to all the stallholders as well as the members of the community who each contributed to making the Craft Fair on Saturday the success that it was. A huge thank you to all the staff and volunteers who helped out on Friday and Saturday and to everyone who donated prizes. Without your help the show could not go on. Congratulations to all the raffle prize winners and the 'Guess the Weight of the cake winner.


Women's Refuge Collection

South West Wexford will be accepting charitable donations of basic essentials that will go to families in need in the run up to Christmas. Donated items will go directly to Women's Refuge. Slippers; toothbrushes; socks; toiletries; sanitary products etc., can all be given in to the South West Wexford FRC centre where there will be a box in the reception area for your donations. All donations accepted no matter how big or small; everything counts. For larger items, please get in touch with JOJO at South West Wexford FRC 051 389418. Thank you for your generosity.

CE Scheme Vacancies

South West Wexford urgently requires participants under the Community Employment programme. We have vacancies in childcare. For more information on eligibility please ring Jane at 051 389418.

Forever Fit

A new fitness class at South West Wexford Family Resource Centre - Forever Fit Wexford 'Active 50+'. Dancing and singing to lovely music + Stretching. Appropriate exercise suitable for ages 60+ 70+ 80+. Maintaining bone density, flexibility, strength, vitality and sociability.

Join us for ongoing classes on Mondays from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. Classes are €10. All 'pay-as-you-go'. Please call or Text Amanda Burke at 087 9713339.

St Louis Stitchers

The St Louis Stitchers Group meet every Wednesday 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at South West Wexford Family Resource Centre (SWWFRC) Ramsgrange. New members very welcome. For more information contact SWWFRC Reception at 051 389418.

Blokes with Cameras

Blokes with Cameras Group meet every Wednesday 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the South West Wexford Family Resource Centre in Ramsgrange. If you have an interest in photography come along learn about your camera and photo editing in a relaxed atmosphere. Beginners and advanced welcome. Contact Reception at 051 389418 or Jack at 087 1358254 for more information.

Parent/Toddler Group

The parent and Toddler Group meet every Tuesday 10 a.m. to midday at South West Wexford Family Resource Centre (SWWFRC) Ramsgrange. For more information contact reception at 051 389418.

Fusion Youth Café

Fusion Youth Café is open to young people aged 11-18 living in southwest Wexford. Located in South West Wexford Family Resource Centre, Ramsgrange.

It is open every Wednesday 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. and Friday 7 p.m. to 9.30 p.m. and members can stay for as long or as little as they like. Pick up and drop off service available free of charge.

Activities include pool, table-tennis, video games, arts and crafts, with day trips and camps over the holidays. Tuck shop available at very reasonable prices. Call 087 3607450 or 051 389 418 for more information.

Local Link Wexford

To book your seat on the Local Link Bus please contact the office at 053 9196276 or email

Slimming World

Slimming World Classes are held in South West Wexford FRC on Saturday mornings, weigh in time is 8 a.m. and 10 a.m. Please contact Yvonne Byrne at 086 3147332 for more details.

Active Retirement

MONTHLY MEETING - Our next monthly meeting will be held on Monday, December 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. This is our Christmas meeting great raffle with Christmas cake, two hampers, throw, and many other prizes. Christmas quiz, carols and lots of fun.

CHRISTMAS SHOPPING TRIP - Tuesday, December 3. Pick-ups in: Waterford, New Ross, Ramsgrange, Wellingtonbridge, Wexford and Enniscorthy. €50 deposit. Tea or coffee and scone on route, Shopping at Dundrum, bed, breakfast and dinner, in Clane, Co. Kildare, Kildare Shopping Outlet Centre, use of the Leisure Centre at the Hotel, guided tour of Russborough House, afternoon tea. Cost is €150 pps. The total cost in a single room is €170. To book your place please contact Alexia at 087 9462160.

DECEMBER TRIP - The Arboretum, Leighlinbridge, Carlow, on December 16, for lunch, beautiful Christmas decorations, wonderful scenes, Woollen Mill shop, a great few hours out with friends. Please contact Alexia at 087 9462160.

HOLIDAY MAY 2020 - annual holiday May 4 to May 8, 2020, to Castlebar, Co. Mayo. Cost of trip €365 pps, single supplement €20 per night. Enquiries to Mary B. at 087 2073966. Deposit €50 at December meeting and full payment at February meeting. To book ring 087 9462160.

Card Game - Kings Bay Inn

45 Card Game is played every Friday night at 9 p.m. at 'The Kings Bay Inn'.

Let's Play Bridge

Beginner Bridge classes are ongoing in Colclough Hall, Saltmills; Start time 10.30 a.m. For more information contact Theresa at 087 7994363/Margaret 086 8791076/Maria 086 1014011.

Dunbrody Christmas Markets

Dunbrody Christmas Markets have commenced on Sundays from midday till 4 p.m. and run each week till December 29 the markets will boast an array of gourmet produce from the Dunbrody Gourmet Shop, Artisan food and craft products, local artists exhibiting their works in the gallery and Jazz Brunch in the local pub. The market is situated in the courtyard behind the Local Bar set on the idyllic grounds of Dunbrody Country House Hotel in Arthurstown. Y34 R597. For further information email

Flower Arrangement Demo

There will be a Flower Arranging Demonstration by florist Lennie Wall in St Louis Day Care Centre, Ramsgrange, on Thursday, November 28, at 7.30 p.m. There will be Pop Up Shops on the night. Tickets are €10 and can be purchased at St Louis Day Care Centre. 051 389 509. All proceeds in aid of St Louis Day Care Centre.

Christmas Bakery Fair

There will be aChristmas Bakery Fair on Saturday, December 14, between 9 a.m. to midday, in the Day Care Centre, Ramsgrange. Buy your Christmas Cakes, Puddings and Mince Pies. Last date for orders is December 13 - Phone 051 389509.

All Vehicle Road Run

An All Vehicle Road Run will take place on Sunday, December 29. All proceeds go to Duncannon FC and St James Coiste na nÓg. Run starts 3.30 p.m. at St James GAA Pitch, Mersheen - Registration from 2.30 p.m. Finishing at St James GAA Pitch approximately 6.30 p.m.

Green Road

Irish folk/ballad band, Green Road will perform in Campile Hall, on Saturday night, November 30, at 8 p.m. Expect a night of your favourite Irish songs and lots of singing-along. Tickets available on the door.

Campile Bingo

There is a weekly game of bingo being held in Campile Hall every Monday night at 8 p.m. in aid of the ongoing development of the hall, with prize money of €1,250 approximately being paid out each night with a rolling in house lotto and Snowball also being played each night. We welcome each and every one senior citizens, young and children alike to try it and enjoy a great night out and win some money into the bargain.

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