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Thursday 17 October 2019

Around the districts: Duncannon, Horeswood, Ramsgrange

Karen Kiely Kelly and Eileen St Ledger at the New Ross Pantomime party in the Brandon House Hotel
Karen Kiely Kelly and Eileen St Ledger at the New Ross Pantomime party in the Brandon House Hotel

Duncannon: Active Retirement - Next monthly meeting - Monday, March 4, in St Louis Day Care Centre. Start 2.15 p.m. This will be our AGM Come along for a chat with new and old friends over a cup of tea and a bun. New members always welcome.

Just a reminder yearly membership fees of €20 per member due by end February, 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.

AFTERNOON TEA - Active Retirement Afternoon Tea will be held in 'The Kings Bay Inn', Arthurstown, February 20, this will be a drop in from 2.30 till 4.30. Please make sure you have your name down and please pay your €10 at the February 4 meeting. This will be a chance for all to have a good chat and catch up on old times, the tea menu is mouth-watering. (If you already have your name down you do not have to book again) call Kelly at 087 6372084.

TRIP TO OMNIPLEX - On Wednesday, February 13, we are off to see 'Mary Queen of Scots'. Cost of bus and ticket €15. Lunch in Kelly's Café before film. Non-members welcome. Bus leaving Ramsgrange car park at midday. Usual Pickups on the way from Ramsgrange to Wexford. To book, phone 051 389012 or 087 0544976.

ANNUAL HOLIDAY - This has been arranged with South East Tours for Monday, May 13, to Friday, May 17. Staying in the Maritime Hotel Bantry, Cost Per person Sharing €529, single sup €25 per night extra. Cost includes Bed/Breakfast/Evening Dinner, Transport to and from Bantry, Day Trips/Entrance fee/Gratuities. Deposit €100 payable at October meeting. Why not ask a friend to join you non-members welcome at no extra cost. To book, phone 051 389012 or 087 0544976.

Note deadline

Deadline for inclusion in the Duncannon Notes is 5 p.m. on Thursdays. duncannonnotes@gmail.com.

St James' GAA Lotto

There was no winner of the €10,400 jackpot in last Tuesdays draw. The winning numbers were 2, 19, 21 and 30. St James' Club had one match-three winner; Ben and Helen McPhillips, Kilbride. The jackpot for the next draw, on February 19, will be €10,700. Tickets are available from committee members and local shops and pubs. €50 yearly lotto tickets are also available from 086 8820773.

Chess and quiz success

Well done to the Duncannon National School chess club who surpassed themselves at the Wexford Primary Schools Chess Tournament in the Brandon House on Saturday last. They had 13 players in a field of 132 children from all over the county. Aaron Ely was presented with a beautiful plaque and won second in the overall competition. Dan Nolan took home gold in the under-13, Ryan Lynch won gold under-11, Kyle Shannon won silver under-11, Gavin Freeman won silver under-10 and Thomas Nolan won gold under-eight. Well done to all our players Luke Nolan, Rebecca Colfer, Maya Shannon, Alex Ely, Conor Ennis, Kayla Butler and Ava Dillon, who all played so well for their school. Many thanks to the parents and coaches Syd and Glyn.

Also, well done to the quiz teams who were within a 'hair's breadth' of winning the Credit Union Quiz. The senior team Molly Lynch, Sarah White, Aaron Ely and Dan Nolan, were leading throughout only to miss the prize in the end by two points. The junior team Kyle Shannon, Noah Burke, James Reburn and Ryan Lynch, performed very well finishing only four points behind the winners. Thank you to Martin Lyons for the coaching and to Hal and Dervella Reburn for the refreshments.

Horticultural Group AGM

Ramsgrange Horticultural Group will hold its AGM in the Strand Tavern, Duncannon on Wednesday, February 13, at midday New members are welcome.

Horeswood

GAA News

Lotto - Numbers 6, 15, 16, 29. Two match 3's Penny Tracey Clongeenand Alan Morrissey Cushinstown. Next draw February 18 in Alan Morrisseys Cassagh. Jackpot €6,400.

After two rounds of Last Man Standing organised by the players 174 entrants have picked the winners of the first two rounds in the Allianz Football League.

The draw for the championship was made recently and in Football we are drawn with Glynn-Barntown, Shelmaliers, Fethard, Starlights, and St Anne's while the junior hurlers will play Marshalstown, Faythe Harriers, Davidstown, Rosslare and Ferns. In the league they will play the six teams in the opposite championship group.

The Football League will commence week ending March 10 with the hurling the following weekend. The first two rounds of the Football Championship will be played week ending March 31 and April 7 followed by two rounds of the Hurling Championship.

GAA dinner dance

Horeswood GAA Club is holding a dinner dance in the Horse and Hound on Saturday. Feb.23rd. The intermediate footballers who won the County Championship and the Junior Footballers, who won the league will be presented with their medals. Tickets cost €30 and are available from committee member and players or by contacting Charlie Rowe, 087 8210431, Denis Cadogan, 087 2878999, John Wallace, 087 4127280 or Theresa Lyng 087 6501578.

Coffee morning

Senior citizens Concern CLG are holding a coffee morning on Tuesday, February 19, from 9 a.m. to midday in St Louis Day Care Centre. Proceeds in aid of the Day Care Centre. All welcome.

Horticultural Group AGM

Ramsgrange Horticultural Group will hold its AGM in the Strand Tavern, Duncannon on Wednesday, February 13, at midday New members are welcome.

Historical Calendar

Some copies of the 2019 Horeswood Historical Calendar are still available from Tom Grennan, Denis Cadogan or John Flynn.

Scoil Mhuire Horeswood

Application for enrolment for September 2019 is open. Application forms are available from the school office. Please contact the school at 051 388255 or by email at horeswoodns@gmail.com to request an enrolment pack. Closing date for enrolment applications is Thursday, February 28.

St Louis Day Care Centre

The board, management and staff say a very big thank you to each and everyone who contributed in any way to the running of the centre. The acknowledgement and support received from the people of the five parishes we cover are really appreciated by all of us.

Your support is amazing and we could not do it without you. It all has contributed to the running of the Daycare Centre and its associated services. It is testament to the work, dedication and wonderful care given by all staff to our elderly citizens. Sincere and heartfelt thank you to all of you.

Ramsgrange

Blokes with Cameras

Blokes with Cameras meet at South West Wexford Family Resource Centre, Ramsgrange on Wednesday 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. Beginners and advanced photographers welcome, and you don't need a fancy camera to enjoy photography.

We will be running a basic photo shop course so you can have more fun with your photos. Make a note, come along and enjoy photography in a relaxed atmosphere.

For more information contact reception at 051 389418 or Jack at 087 1358254.

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.

Women's Group

The Shelbourne Women's Group meet every Monday 10.30 a.m. to 12.30 p.m. at South West Wexford Family Resource Centre (SWWFRC) Ramsgrange. New members very welcome. For more information contact SWWFRC Reception at 051 389418.

Local Link Wexford

To book your seat on the Local Link Bus please contact the office at 053 9196276 or email wexford@locallink.ie.

Coffee morning

Senior citizens Concern CLG are holding a coffee morning on Tuesday, February 19, from 9 a.m. to midday in St Louis Day Care Centre. Proceeds in aid of the Day Care Centre.

Active Retirement

NEXT MONTHLY MEETING - Monday, March 4, in St Louis Day Care Centre. Start 2.15 p.m. This will be our AGM Come along for a chat with new and old friends over a cup of tea and a bun. New members always welcome.

Just a reminder yearly membership fees of €20 per member due by end February, 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.

AFTERNOON TEA - Active Retirement Afternoon Tea will be held in 'The Kings Bay Inn', Arthurstown, February 20, this will be a drop in from 2.30 till 4.30. Please make sure you have your name down and please pay your €10 at the February 4 meeting. This will be a chance for all to have a good chat and catch up on old times, the tea menu is mouth-watering. (If you already have your name down you do not have to book again) call Kelly at 087 6372084.

TRIP TO OMNIPLEX - On Wednesday, February 13, we are off to see 'Mary Queen of Scots'. Cost of bus and ticket €15. Lunch in Kelly's Café before film. Non-members welcome. Bus leaving Ramsgrange car park at midday. Usual Pickups on the way from Ramsgrange to Wexford. To book, phone 051 389012 or 087 0544976.

ANNUAL HOLIDAY - This has been arranged with South East Tours for Monday, May 13, to Friday, May 17. Staying in the Maritime Hotel Bantry, Cost Per person Sharing €529, single sup €25 per night extra. Cost includes Bed/Breakfast/Evening Dinner, Transport to and from Bantry, Day Trips/Entrance fee/Gratuities. Deposit €100 payable at October meeting. Why not ask a friend to join you non-members welcome at no extra cost. To book, phone 051 389012 or 087 0544976.

Slimming World

Slimming World Classes are held in South West Wexford FRC on Saturday mornings, weigh in time is 9.30. Please contact Yvonne Byrne at 086 3147332 for more details.

Horticultural Society AGM

The Ramsgrange Horticultural Society AGM will be held on Wednesday, February 13, at midday in the Strand Tavern, Duncannon.

School enrolments

Ramsgrange Central NS is now taking enrolments for September 2019. Enrolment forms are available in the school, or on the school website ramsgrangens.com or by contacting Karen in the office at 051 389363/stjamesns@eircom.net. We are a three teacher school situated in the heart of Ramsgrange Village. Our school motto is 'Educating for Enrichment and Enjoyment' and we aim to promote a positive learning environment with happy children. Please feel free to visit our school and/or speak to our principal, Lorraine Kennedy, at any time during the school day.

Scoil Naomh Úna, Shielbaggan

If you wish to enrol your child in Scoil Naomh Úna, Shielbaggan for the academic year 2019/2020, please contact the school for an Application for Enrolment Form. The school can be contacted by email shielbagganns.ias@gmail.com or by telephone 051 562410. If you would like to visit the school or speak to the principal, Patricia Foran, please contact the school to make an appointment. Closing date for completed Application for Enrolment Forms is Friday, March 1.

Card Game

45 Card Game will be played every Thursday night at 9 p.m. at the Kings Bay Inn.

St James GAA lotto

There was no winner of the €10,400 jackpot in last Tuesdays draw. The winning numbers were 2, 19, 21 and 30. St James Club had one match-three winner; Ben and Helen McPhillips, Kilbride. Jackpot for the next lotto draw on February 19 will be €10,700. Lotto tickets are available from committee members and local shops and pubs. €50 yearly lotto tickets are also available from 086 8820773.

ICA notes

There were seventeen members in attendance at the Jan meeting of Duncannon ICA held at St Louis Day Care Centre on January 15.

All agreed that the exercise classes with Maureen Costello were a great success and would resume on Wednesday, January 23. This is an opportunity to lose a few inches or maybe some lbs. before our visit to Aldridge Lodge restaurant on February 7.

The Gem pack national competition is for a 2lb Oxford lunch loaf. The best entry at the Federation meeting on February 25 will go forward to the next round. The Federation competition is for six chocolate chip cookies and a selection of cookies were put forward for judging at the meeting. Marie's entry was chosen as winner with Mary O'K as runner-up.

What makes a winning chocolate chip cookie you may ask? The ideal cookie according to our judges has a slightly soft centre, crisp edges, a shiny cracked top, a buttery taste and pockets of chocolate throughout.

Catherine gave an insightful talk on colour, its significance and uses in our lives. This was followed by a quiz loosely based on the talk. Colour is culture related. In our society black is used in mourning whereas in Japan it is white. The colour blue suppresses appetite; something to consider for Operation Transformation. Orange/yellow promotes appetite. Orange is associated with joy, sunshine, the tropics and high visibility. Purple denotes power, nobility, wealth and extravagance. Think of the robes used by royalty and clergy. Light purple is used in advertisements for children's products. White is all colours of the spectrum. Black is the absence of colour.

Rosaleen had the highest score in the quiz followed by Deirdre. How would you do?

Name the colours of the rainbow. How long did Noah wait for the rainbow? What colour is the black box in aviation? What is the main colour of the UN flag?

A lovely tea with Christmas cake was served by Sarah and the raffle was won by Kathleen, Eileen, Margaret R. and Catherine. The next meeting will be held on February 12 We look forward to the judging and later tasting of the Oxford lunch loaf.

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