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Thursday 13 December 2018

Around the districts: Clonroche-Poulpeasty, Graiguenamanagh, Inistioge-The Rower, Rathnure and Tullogher-Rosbercon

Marie and Aodaoin Kiely at the Gusserane Tidy Towns fashion show in the Horse and Hound
Marie and Aodaoin Kiely at the Gusserane Tidy Towns fashion show in the Horse and Hound

Clonroche-Poulpeasty - Cloughbawn GAA: Dates for diary: camogie medal presentation followed by AGM Friday, November 30, 7 p.m. GAA Club AGM Friday, December 7, 8 p.m.

Split-the-pot

The winner of this week's split-the-pot, drawn in the Boro Inn, was Martha Doherty, Raheen. The pot was €248. All proceed go to upkeep of the village.

Rural Social Scheme

The Rural Social Scheme provides income support for qualifying farmers and Fishermen, who are in receipt of specified social-welfare payments, in return for 191/2 hours on the community each week. There are two RSS positions available in the area.

To qualify you must be: actively farming or fishing, be in receipt of Farm Assist or Job Seekers Allowance, must apply to the EU Basic Payment Scheme if you do not ordinarily apply for BPS and application can be made to join the Scheme.

Coffee morning

Poulpeasty Women Group (PPWG) are hosting a fundraiser event in Poulpeasty Hall on December 7 at 10 a.m. There will be tea/cofffee, cakes/buns, bric-à-brac, books, as well as a rafffle for a Christmas hamper, beauty voucher, wine and chocolates. Come along for a cuppa and chat and try your luck in the raffle.

Book Launch

'Where the Boro Waters Flow' by Damian Cullen will be launched in the Cloch Bán, Clonroche on Thursday, December 13, at 8.30 p.m. This book is combination of history and poetry largely relating to the Boro River.

The poems are mostly written in the 1930s and 40s by poets who lived near the Boro and preserve history and folklore in their verses. Historic ruins of mills and mansions, ancient churches, bridges and river crossings are all included along with some interesting stories about some of Boro's noted people. Light refreshments served.

St Vincent de Paul

The annual collection in aid of St Vincent DePaul will take place on Saturday, December 8, and Sunday, December 9. Please give generously.

Rathnure Panto

Rathnure Pantomime Society presents their 24th Christmas Panto, Broomstick: Tinkerbell's Christmas Adventure in Rathnure hall on December 9, 10, 12, 13, 14, 16, 17, 27, 28 and 29 at 7.45 p.m. nightly. Early evening performances on the Sunday shows. Call 087 0687801 or 087 6954112, or book through Messenger on our Facebook page.

Christmas Craft Fair

Coláiste Abbáin are holding their Christmas Craft Fair on Thursday evening, December 6, from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Free Entry to fair - Items on show will be wreaths, candles, fabric/knitted crafts, Christmas decorations/table centrepieces, buns/cakes, gifts and many many more.

This year trading is open to outside traders along with our own student creations. Looking forward to seeing you all there to enjoy the enterprise and creativity that is vibrant in Adamstown. Santas Grotto will be open from 6 p.m. to 7.30 p.m. Entry to Santa €3. Looking forward to your continued support.

Graiguenamanagh

Graig notes

Anyone wishing to submit news items, club events, announcements etc for those Notes, Can do so by emailing then to graignotes@outlook.com. Deadline is Thursday 6 p.m.

Lotto

The numbers drawn were 9, 15, 18 and 28, and there was no winner. Next week's lotto jackpot stands at €10,000, Reserve €1,950 Consolation winners of €30each were Thomas Cullen - Ballavara, Tammy Dreelan, Séamus Lannon, Margart Butler - Duiske Cresent, Caitriona Cass, Tickets available from all local outlets or from any committee member.

Aldi official opening

The official opening of the new Alsi store is on this Thursday, November 29. The store is welcomed by all the local residents of town and country and Well Lane has its resurfacing completed as part of the Aldi project.

Christmas market

A Christmas Market is held in Abbey Hall on Saturdays, with loads of handcrafted Christmas gifts decorations art and crafts, Baked food and preserves.

Tidy Towns jackpot

This week's results are: First Prize - Paige and Annie - €221, second prize-Breda Bolger -€50, third prize - Nuala Whelan - €25.

Newtown hall fair

Newtown hall will be the venue for a Christmas fair on Sunday, December 9, 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. Those interested in selling their produce and crafts, including home baking, vegetables, fruits, jams, cards etc contact Bridget at 085 1165678 or Mary 086 0662408.

Horse racing success

Local jockey Danny Sheehy had two winners at Dundalk on Wednesday evening, November 21, Well done and congratulations to Danny.

Inistioge-The Rower

Ball Run

The Great Inistioge Ball Run will be held on December 2 the cost per ball is €5, with a fifth ball for free if four are purchased. People can visit bit.ly/2QmbA7N to purchase, no matter where they are in the world.

St Vincent de Paul

The local SVP can be contacted in confidence at 087 9211048 or email, svdpinistioge@gmail.com.

Rathnure

Evening Of Music and Song

Sincere thanks to all who participated in the Evening of music and song in the JKM Hall last weekend. Thanks to all who helped prepare the hall - with the chairs, the sound, lights, the technical stuff, the hospitality, sponsored prizes, sold and bought tickets.

Thanks to all who took to the stage: The School Choir and Samba Drummers, Fr Jim Fegan, The O'Connor Family, Taragh Nolan, St Senan's Choir, Joe Fallon/Matthew Murphy (presentation of plans), The Codd Family and Katie Reddy.

Our enjoyment would not have been possible without the audience; thanks to all who took time to be with us on a very wet and windy night.

Our performers on the night gave us a mix of the X-Factor and Rathnure's Got Talent all rolled into one and we had the best of entertainment as is always the case in the John Kelly Memorial Hall.

The whole effort got our fundraising for the refurbishment of St Anne's Church off to a great start as €3,500 was raised.

Bingo

The bingo jackpot on Tuesday the 20th is €6,000 with reserve jackpot at €300. Sit-beside prizes on each game in the bingo book continue till Christmas.

School news

There will be a Used Clothes Collection at the school on December 12. Bring your previously loved clothing, bed linen, curtains, belts, handbags and shoes (paired) in a large plastic sack to the school gate by 9.30 a.m. No cushions, duvets, pillows, socks or underwear please. Mobiles phones (placed in a separate bag) are also welcome. Please deliver items to the school on Monday/Tuesday beforehand and at the gate on December 12 before 9.30 a.m. Clothes are collected by NCBI and all proceeds go towards the activities of the children at the school.

St Anne's GAA Club

Celebration Night - Come join in the celebration of legends past present and future at John Kelly Memorial Hall on Friday, November 30, at 8 p.m. Presentation of medals to junior champions 2018. We are also honouring the Rathnure members of the Wexford all-Ireland jubilee team of 1968 and also the first Rathnure team to win the Rackard League of 1967. Refreshments served on the night.

Club Shop - Open every Friday night till Christmas from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. New stock now in.

Club lotto - The numbers drawn last Tuesday were 6, 14, 19 and 20. No jackpot winner. There were three match-three winners who each won €67 and the jackpot this week is €7,400.

Christmas Panto

Rathnure Pantomime Society presents their 24th Christmas Panto, Broomstick: Tinkerbell's Christmas Adventure in Rathnure hall on December 9, 10, 12, 13, 14, 16, 17, 27, 28 and 29 at 7.45 p.m. nightly. Early evening performances on the Sunday shows. Call 087 0687801 or 087 6954112, or book through Messenger on our Facebook page.

Killanne Development Group

Thanks to everyone who supported the Tractor Run last Sunday. Special thanks to Caim Vintage Club and to Leonard Fitzgerald, Robert Rackard, Micheál O'Neill, Patsy Coakley and Jim O'Connor, who sponsored prizes for the raffle. Your support and generosity is very much appreciated and it allows us to continue with our work for which received another reward this week at the Environmental Awards. This is our sixth award in five years which is a great achievement.

Book Launch

'Where the Boro Waters Flow' by Damian Cullen will be launched in the Cloch Bán, Clonroche on Thursday, December 13, at 8.30 p.m. This book is combination of history and poetry largely relating to the Boro River.

The poems are mostly written in the 1930s and 40s by poets who lived near the Boro and preserve history and folklore I their verses. Historic ruins of mills and mansions, ancient churches, bridges and river crossings are all included along with some interesting stories about some of Boro's noted people. Light refreshments will be served.

Tullogher-Rosbercon

St Vincent de Paul

The annual church gate collection in aid of the local Chapter of St Vincent de Paul will take place at all Masses in the parish on the weekend of December 1/2. All donations no matter how small will be greatly appreciated to enable the Chapter to give some assistance at Christmas time to the less well off in our area.

Every Euro received goes to the assistance of those in need strictly in the parish of Rosbercon. A discreet call from anyone in genuine hardship to any of the committee members will be treated in the strictest confidence and will get an immediate response. The committee members of the local Chapter of St Vincent de Paul are, Richard McElwee, Mary B Conway, Séamus Waters, Brid Vereker and Catherine Cotterell and the special help line is 087 7140112.

Parish Hall and Grounds

Over the past number of weeks the Hall Committee have been overseeing the upgrading of facilities there by replacing the doors on the outdoor toilets, upgrading the outside and internal hall lighting, to energy efficient standards. The cost of the total project was €9,000 and financial assistance was received from Kilkenny County Council, comprising an Amenity Grant and a Community Enhancement Grant, totalling €3,700. The remaining balance for the work done was met by fundraising from the Parish Hall Committee, who are very grateful to Kilkenny County Council for their financial support.

Remembrance Mass

A Special Remembrance Mass for all who died in the last year (November 2 017-November 2018) organised by the Parish Pastoral Council will be held in the Church of the Assumption Rosbercon on this coming Friday evening, November 30, at 7.30 p.m. Relatives, and friends of the deceased as well as the general public are invited to come along and join in the Remembrance Ceremony.

Christmas Cards

Time is running out for the annual practice of sending Christmas cards to our emigrants in various parts of the world. We have the usual list of would be recipients from past year's and they will be looked after. However, if there is anyone out there not on the list and to whom you might like to get a card, please contact the parish office, Fr Dan Cavanagh, or Jamesie Murphy jamesiemurphy@gmail.com as soon as possible.

Community Alert

At the recent well attended AGM of the Tullogher-Rosbercon Community Alert Group, George Walsh was elected chairman, Brigid Healy as secretary, John Kent, treasurer, and Patrick Bookle PRO Garda Conor Cleere attended and outlined the value of a community alert structure supporting Gardaí in rural areas and reducing crime through increased vigilance and communication by local residents.

In the past year Emergency Response units were installed in an increased number of homes in the parish with all the administration taken care of by a Community Alert representative. For more information on this scheme please contact Brigid Healy at 087 9020552.

The text alert idea is a very good one highlighting the movement of suspicious vehicles or persons throughout the parish and preventing possible robberies or thefts of valuable items. Some 420 households received 68 text alerts in the past year and if you would like to be included on the list contact 087 1999585 at your convenience.

Rosbercon United

Rosbercon United 1-0 Carne FC: Rosbercon United got back to winning ways with a hard-fought 1-0 win over top of the table Carne FC the Rosbercon boys dominated the early proceedings with some slick passing moves on display but clear cut chances were hard to come by. That was till Rosbercon were awarded a free kick in dangerous territory with Kevin Doyle's effort proving too hot for the keeper to handle with the rebound falling to Joe Meggs, who squared it to Jamie St Ledger to power the ball into the back of the empty net. Carne looked dangerous throughout from set pieces but couldn't find a way past Nathan Gaffney in the Rosbercon United goal.

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