Monday 21 October 2019

Around the districts: Bannow-Ballymitty, St Leonards, Tullogher-Rosbercon

Pupils from Shanbogh NS at their Confirmation in Rosbercon church
Pupils from Shanbogh NS at their Confirmation in Rosbercon church

Bannow-Ballymitty: Cake sale - Bannow C.C.É. will hold a cake sale on Good Friday, April 19, in Community Centre after church services. Please support.

Movies and Musicals

The Little Sea Musical Society in association with the KSM Concert Orchestra are presenting their 'Movies and Musicals' concerts, with performances also by the KSM Young Voices, at Camross Community Centre on Friday and Saturday, April 12, and 13 at 8 p.m. Tickets can be purchased online or call us at 089 9765414. Come and join us on for a wonderful night's entertainment. All proceeds are in aid of Caroreigh Church Funds and Clongeen Community Development Group. Adults €12. Children €8 (under 16 years)

Our Parish Journal

Last call for graduation photos, pls photos of interest, a baby photo for our guess whose age? and anything of interest you would like to include in the journal. Contact Nicola at 087 6859868.

Teach na nÓg

We are now taking bookings for September in both our play group and Montessori rooms. Booking form are available from the preschool. Feel free to contact us at 051 561773 for any enquirers regarding the ECCE eligibility.

Our AGM will also take place on Monday, April 29, at 8 p.m. in the preschool. We would be grateful if all parents would attend.

Bannow 1169 Norman Festival

On May 4/5 Bannow 1169 will commemorate the 850th anniversary of the first Norman landing in Ireland with a festival in Carrig-on-Bannow and a civic ceremony at Bannow Church.

Battle reenactments, a living history tented village, historical lectures, a commemorative ceremony and concerts featuring local and Norman musicians will mark what is the most important and consequential event in Irish history.

The weekend will begin with the tented village being installed in a field in Carrig-on-Bannow where the battle reenactments will take place over two days. There will be 14 living history tents, 15 living history craft displays, a display of Norman cavalry warfare and fully trained warriors for the displays twice each day.

There will be warrior training for children each day after the battles plus free have a go at archery for the children along with free Norman replica coins.

A civic ceremony will take place at Bannow Church at 2 p.m. on Saturday, May 4, to which leading dignitaries will be invited.

On both May 4 and five there will be historical lectures in the marquee in the village. On Saturday we have Turtle Bunbury and on Sunday Emmet Stafford will be the guest speaker.

On both Saturday and Sunday there will be concerts in the marquee at Colfer's pub. On Saturday the inaugural performance of a specially commissioned piece by Greg French will be performed by the Danescastle school senior band along with other local guests. Our friends from Normandy, Strand Hugg will complete the concert.

Sundays concert will again feature Strand Hugg along with the local band Green Road.

Social dancing

dancing continues every Thursday night in Tír na nÓg with music this Thursday, April 11, our fifth Anniversary dance with music by.

Pat Daly, April 18 Mary Pendergast and April 25 Adrian Ryan. All welcome refreshments served.

GAA club notes

Lotto numbers were 3, 9, 20 and 28. We had two match-three winners well done to Fiona Wallace and Michelle Power. Next jackpot will be €11,900. Thank you for your continued support to our club.

Well done to all our students, who play with their School. In Ramsgrange for the Leinster Schools football Joel, Conor Lee and Òisin had a great match while over in Adamstown Eoin plays with the under-14 Hurling.

We had five young girls who were involved in the under-13 Development football squad blitz over the weekend. Well done to Kate and Aideen, Aoife, Rachel and Kayleigh. Keep up the good work.

Our under-17 men football had a great win over Kilmore. Meanie kindly took the photographs thanks Meanie.

A few of this week's fixtures under-13 boys' football v Sarsfield in Grantstown at 6.30 on Tuesday. Under-15 boys' football v Taghmon away at 6.30 on Thursday. Our Junior Hurling team play in thefirst round of the championship this Sunday down in St Anne's pitch Rathangan. Their opponents are St Martin's and throw in is at 2 p.m. More fixtures and results are on the Facebook page and Twitter account.

It's Parish Journal time again Folks and anyone wishing to submit items must email either to or All photographs need to be printed versions. Deadline for these is Easter so we 've two weeks to gather information.

Grantstown News

Upcoming Events in Grantstown Community Village - Tuesday the ninth: Mass at 11.30 a.m. in the morning and Exercise/Pongo in the afternoon, Eternal Beginners Yoga at 7 p.m. Wednesday the 10th: Imagination Gym/Cards in the morning and Pongo in the afternoon, bingo at 8 p.m. Thursday the 11th: Easter Arts and Crafts/Cards in the morning and Pongo in the afternoon.

Services Available in Grantstown Daycare - Tuesday the ninth: Hairdressing from 10.30 a.m. Wednesday the 10th: Counselling from 1 p.m. Thursday the 11th: Hairdressing from 10.30 a.m.

Phone 051 561016 to make your appointment for the services. All of these services are available to everyone in the community.

CE Scheme vacancies 

Positions available in Grantstown: Carers, Kitchen Assistants and Bus Drivers. If you are in receipt of a social welfare payment, Tús or have been unemployed for one year or more, then you may be eligible for a CE Scheme. If you are interested in learning new skills while helping others then we would love to hear from you. Phone 051 561016 for more details.

Volunteer Drivers Needed 

We are looking for minibus drivers, meals on wheels drivers and drivers to transport residents to doctor's and hospital appointments. Phone 051 561016 for more information. If you can give even one hour of your time per week, we would love to hear from you.

Beginners Yoga

Eternal Beginners Yoga continues 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.

Camross Drama Group

Camross Drama Group will perform three one-act comedy plays in Carrig Community Centre on Friday, April 26, at 8 p.m. Why not come along for a night of fun and laughter.

St Leonards


Winners of the cards in St Leonards hall last week were; John Joe Murphy, Sonny Cahill and Jimmy Cullen. In second place were, Michael Kehoe, Seán O'Grady and Pat Whelan.

Third prize went to, Georgie Foley, John Sinnott and David Murphy. Last game draw winners were, Larry Larkin, Brendan Colfer and Alice Gaffney. The lucky raffle winners were Sonny Cahill, Mae Dunning (2) and Carmel Kehoe. The cards continue every Saturday night at 8.30 p.m.

Cookery demonstration

St Louis Day Care Centre are hosting an Easter Market Festival starting with a Cookery Demonstration with Kevin Dundon 'The Perfect Easter Feast' on Thursday, April 18, doors open at 8 p.m. in the Brewery @Dunbrody Country House. Raffle prizes on the night. Top prize is two nights B&B in Marlfield House. Tickets are €15 and can be purchased in the St Louis Day Care Centre or the local, Dunbrody Country House. We are fundraising to purchase a vehicle for the delivery of Meals on Wheels to the people in our community. All proceeds in aid of St Louis Day Care Centre. An Easter Market will be held at the local, Dunbrody Country House on Sunday, April 21, from midday to 4 p.m. where we hope you will join us and re-visit the Arthurstown Easter Market. The draw for the top prize of two nights B&B in Marlfield House will take place on Sunday.


There was no jackpot winner in the Tintern lotto draw last week. Three lucky punters matched three numbers and each receive €70. They were; Mick Rossiter, Paddy ans Stasia Furlong, Yoletown and Patty Power. The numbers drawn were 5, 9, 17 and 24. Next week's jackpot is €7,250 and next week's match-three winners will share €200. Tickets on sale in all local shops and pubs and from committee members.

Monthly Rosary

The Monthly Rosary will be recited at the Grotto in Grantstown, Wellingtonbridge this Saturday, April 13, at two o'clock.

Table quiz

There is a table quiz in aid of Tintern Commnity Playgroup in the Tintern Sports Complex Ballycullane on Good Friday Night April 19 commencing at 8.30 p.m. Table of four €30.

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.


Multicultural Day

New Ross Lions Club are holding a multicultural mingle and munch get together in New Ross Rugby Club on Sunday, April 17. It will run from 1.30 p.m. to 3.30 p.m. An informal gathering with the hope that people will mingle, chat and maybe make new friends. We are asking people who would like to do so to bring along some finger food but that is not essential. All are welcome to come along and join in and perhaps make new friends in the process.

GAA Development Draw

The Tullogher-Rosbercon GAA Club Development Draw For March saw Liz and Derek Furness from Raheen win the top prize of €500. Prizes of €100 each went to Liam Shiely, Castle Annaghs, and Pat Meaney from Ballyreddy. €50 cheques were won by Darren Atkins, Listerlin, Jimmy Mullally, Cappagh, Shem Lyng, Shanbogh and John Walsh, Brownstown.

Community Hospital

The recent church gate collection in Listerlin in aid of the New Ross Community Hospital raised €165-92 for which the Hospital Board are very grateful. Many thanks to all who contributed to this worthy cause.

Newly Baptised

We welcome into our Parish Community, Robert Joseph Hall, son of Emmet and Lisa (née Saunders), Bellevue Heights New Ross. Robert was baptised in the Church of the Assumption, Rosbercon, on Saturday, March 23.

Late Dan and Nonie Kenneally

On Friday last (April 5) the remains of Dan and Nonie Kenneally were laid to rest in Rosbercon Cemetery after Requiem Mass at midday. Dan was a native of Inchirarilly Co Cork while his wife, Nonie, was the former Nonie Hennessy from Glensensaw Rosbercon. The couple resided for many years in Ealing, England, and on retirement went to Benidorm in Spain. Nonie passed away on November 28, 2018, while husband, Dan, departed this life on February 26 this year. They are survived by son, Thomas, daughter, Marion, son-in-law, Fernando, grandchildren, Francisco, Daniel and Laura, nieces, nephews, sisters-in-law, brothers-in-law, and the extended Kenneally and Hennessy families to whom sincere sympathy goes in their double bereavement.

Cyclone and Floods

Two and a half million people have been affected by the devastating cyclone and floods that have hit Southern Africa. The charitable organisation, Trocaire, is responding on the ground there with life-saving support. The Lenten Alms campaign will help not only the people in Mozambique, Malawi, and Zimbabwe but thousands of others facing hardship across the developing world.

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