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Thursday 13 December 2018

Around the districts: Fethard-on-Sea, Horeswood and Ramsgrange

Fethard-on-Sea - Christmas Country Market: Come along for festive fare, food and gift ideas on Sunday, December 2, from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. at St Mary's Community Hall, Fethard. Crafts, baking, preserves, chocolate and much more.

Christmas Lights

In conjunction with the Christmas Market on December 2, the Christmas lights will be turned on in the village at 5 p.m, - plus Santa will be arriving and there will be carol singing for the RNLI. All are welcome to come along.

Vintage Rally thanks

The organisers of Mac and Norman's Vintage Rally would like to say a huge thank you to all in Fethard-on-Sea, who kindly donated to our annual rally in aid of the Irish Cancer Society. A special thanks to all in Droopy's Bar where a cheque for €26,560 was presented Mark Keller and Brenda McCarthy of the Irish Cancer Society by Peter (Mac) Sully, Tommy Dillion, Dermot Fitzgerald, John Kennedy, Norman Egar, Trish Sully and Ann Sully.

St Mogue's GAA

The intermediate hurlers took on Kilkenny champions, Graigue Ballycallan in the Leinster semi-final in New Ross last weekend. Forced to field without Ciaran Dwyer, Bryan Power, Seán Foley and Darren Foley they found the going tough against a Ballycallan side containing a number of current and former Kilkenny senior stars. An early Mikie Dwyer goal kept Fethard in contention as they trailed by five points at the break.

They were further hampered by the loss through injury of Martin Power at the break though his replacement Jessie Foley made an impact as Fethard reduced the lead. Some earlier indecision by the referee led to a flare-up 10 minutes into the second half which saw both sides reduced to 14 men. Unfortunately, the loss of Mikie Dwyer proved a bigger loss to Fethard. However, Mark Wallace and Garrett Foley led the way as they reduced the lead to three points with 15 minutes to go. An upset looked possible but goalkeeper Kieran Furlong, who had a fine game was beaten twice in the space of a minute to give Ballycallan an unassailable lead.

Though disappointed at their loss on the day this team and their management team had a great run for the last two years bringing great excitement to the parish as was seen by the huge crowd who turned out to support them. They can now take a well-earned rest as they look forward to playing senior hurling next year.

The AGM of Fethard St Mogue's GAA Club will take place on Friday, November 7, at 8.30 p.m. upstairs in Neville's. Motions and nominations will be taken by sending in writing to the secretary before November 30.

Weekly lotto

There was no winner of last week's Club lotto jackpot of €7,900 so next week's jackpot stands at €8,000. The numbers drawn were 13, 17, 18 and 28. The club had one lucky-dip winner Michael Barden and the Seller's prize Lorcan Barden, who won €30 each.

Progressive 45

The winners of the Progressive 45 Card Game in Colclough Hall, Saltmills last Sunday night were Johnnie Doyle, Eileen Doyle and Dick Power. There was a tie for second place between David Murphy, Seán Finn and Billy Shannon and Nicholas Doyle, Johnnie Flynn and John Reville. Winners of the last game draw were Statia Finn, Mary Doran and Tony Murphy. The raffle winners were Dermot Bassett, Luke Power, Sonny Cahill and Michael Murphy.

Fethard split-the-pot

Congratulations to Susie Stafford, who won €82 in this week's split-the-pot (November 15). 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.

Creative Exchange

We are beginning a project with Mairead Stafford from Ballyelland Pottery to design and complete a Donor Wall piece to acknowledge Donors to our Fundraising efforts. This project has been funded under the Community Enhancement Program from Wexford County Council. More information via our Facebook page.

Disney Magic

The Little Sea Musical Society in association with the KSM Concert Orchestra are presenting their Disney Magic and Christmas Classics concerts.

Performances also by the KSM Young Voices in three locations: Carrig-on-Bannow Community Centre on Thursday, December 6, at 8 p.m. St Mary's Hall Fethard-on-Sea on Friday, December 7, at 8 p.m. Camross Community Centre on Saturday, December 8, at 8 p.m.

Tickets can be purchased online thelittleseamusicalsociety.com or call us at 089 9765414 and also in Fethard post office. Come and join us on for a wonderful magical night's entertainment this December. Mulled wine, mince pies and sweets available during the interval. Adults €14. Children €8 (under 16 years)

Christmas Baking

St Louis Day Care are holding a Christmas Bakery Fair on Saturday, December 8, between 9 a.m. to midday in the Day Care Centre. We are also taking orders for Christmas Baking. Order your Mince Pies, Christmas Pudding and Christmas Cakes. Last date for orders is December 12 - Phone 051 389509 or call to the centre to order.

Christmas Lights Road Run

This year's Christmas Lights Road Run will take place on December 9. Registration at 4 p.m., starting in Campile travelling through villages of Dunmain, Ballycullane, Saltmills, Fethard-on-Sea Templetown, Ramsgrange, Duncannon and finishing in Arthurstown with hot food served compliments of the Kings Bay Inn, Arthurstown. Come and see Ireland's largest tractor on display in Campile at 4 p.m. All proceeds in aid of St Louis Day Care centre Ramsgrange, enquiries contact John at 087 2028450.

Fitness Circuit Classes

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

Step/Tone Classes

Circuit Class every Monday Evening at 7.30 p.m. in Ramsgrange Community School Gym and every Wednesday morning at 10 a.m. in St Mary's Hall, Fethard, Step and Tone every Friday Morning at 10 a.m. in St Mary's Hall, Fethard. All fitness levels welcome and catered for. Contact Maureen at 087 7479258.

Notes Deadline

Please note that due to new deadline any items for inclusion in the District News will have to be with your local correspondent at tony46murphy@eircom.net before 7 p.m. on the Thursday before publication at the latest.

Horeswood

GAA lotto

No jackpot winner; numbers drawn 14, 28, 31, 32; two match-three winners Bart Slattery, Cushinstown; Nicky Hunt, Horeswood. Next draw on December 3 in Sooner's, Cassagh. Jackpot stands at €5,400.

Teen Disco

There will be a teenage disco in Campile Hall this coming Friday night, November 30, for all secondary school students. Doors open at 8 p.m. and it runs from 9 p.m. to midnight. Strictly no alcohol or drugs allowed. This is a fully supervised event.

Christmas Craft fair

Create some seasonal decorations and crafty cards. Festive fun for children aged five and upwards in Ballykelly Hall on Saturday, December 8, and 15. from 2.30 p.m. to 4 p.m. Cost is €10. Booking essential. Contact Siobhán at 087 6328653.

Family table quiz

Horeswood GAA is running a family table quiz in Dunphys on Saturday, November 30, at 9 p.m. A team must consist of three family members made up of parents, children and brother/sisters of parents.

Handball/Racquetball

Registration for handball and racquetball takes place on Tuesday, December 4, at the handball court in Horeswood from 7 p.m. till 8.30 p.m. annual fees are €40 for an adult, €25 for a student and €60 for family. There is a €10 extra charge if a key is not returned.

Ladies football AGM

Horeswood ladies' football will hold their annual general meeting on Wednesday, November 28, at 8 p.m. in the Indoor Complex. We would urge all parents of children playing to attend and anyone else that is interested in helping out in any way.

2019 Calendar

The Horeswood Historical Calendar 2019 has gone to print and will be available shortly in local shops or from members of the committee.

Christmas Baking

St Louis Day Care are holding a Christmas Bakery Fair on Saturday, December 8, between 9 a.m. to midday in the Day Care Centre. We are also taking orders for Christmas Baking. Order your Mince Pies, Christmas Pudding and Christmas Cakes. Last date for orders is December 12 - Phone 051 389509 or call to the centre to order.

Christmas Road Run

This year's Christmas Lights Road Run will take place on December 9. Registration at 4 p.m., starting in Campile travelling through villages of Dunmain, Ballycullane, Saltmills, Fethard-on-Sea Templetown, Ramsgrange, Duncannon and finishing in Arthurstown with hot food served compliments of the Kings Bay Inn, Arthurstown.

Come and see Ireland's largest tractor on display in Campile at 4 p.m. All proceeds in aid of St Louis Day Care centre Ramsgrange, enquiries contact John at 087 2028450.

Ramsgrange

Women's Aid 16 Days of Action

SWWFRC are supporting this year's 16 Days of Action Campaign against Domestic Violence. Between now and December 10 we are collecting toiletry items for Wexford Women's Refuge. Items can be left at reception in the Ramsgrange Centre and we will ensure that they are delivered to the Refuge. We are also holding a coffee morning on Friday, December 7, from 10.30 a.m. in our Community Café. All proceeds raised will be donated to this great cause. Everyone is welcome and your support is greatly appreciated.

Penny Bank to close

The volunteers operating the Penny Bank at SWWFRC regret to inform you that, due to increased responsibilities with regard to changes in Banking regulations we will not be in a position to continue our Penny Bank service in 2019. We would like to take this opportunity to thank you all for your understanding and support.

Blokes with Cameras

Blokes with Cameras are back meeting in South West Wexford Family Resource Centre in Ramsgrange on Wednesday. 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 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at South West Wexford Family Resource Centre (SWWFRC) Ramsgrange every Wednesday morning.

New members very welcome. For more information contact SWWFRC Reception at 051 389418.

Women's Group

The Shelbourne Women's Group meet on Mondays at 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.

Yoga

Yoga classes are running every Monday evening 7.30 p.m. to 8.30 p.m. at South West Wexford Family Resource Centre. Classes are €10 drop in or six class cards for €50. Contact Finola at 087 3641540 for more information.

Irish Dancing

Irish dancing classes every Monday 3.30 p.m. to 4.30 p.m. at South West Wexford Family Resource Centre.

Mind and Body

Veronique Rooney will be holding her next 'Mind and Body' class on Friday, December 14, 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. at South West Wexford Family Resource Centre.

Christmas Baking

St Louis Day Care Centre are holding a Christmas Bakery Fair on Saturday, December 8, between 9 a.m. to midday in the Day Care Centre. We are also taking orders for Christmas Baking - Order your Mince Pies, Christmas Pudding and Christmas Cakes. Last date for orders is December 12 - Phone 051 389509 or call to the centre to order.

Christmas Lights Road Run

This year's Christmas Lights Road Run will take place on December 9. Registration at 4 p.m., starting in Campile travelling through villages of Dunmain, Ballycullane, Saltmills, Fethard-on-Sea Templetown, Ramsgrange, Duncannon and finishing in Arthurstown with hot food served compliments of the Kings Bay Inn, Arthurstown. Come and see Ireland's largest tractor on display in Campile at 4 p.m. All proceeds in aid of St Louis Day Care centre Ramsgrange, enquiries contact John at 087 2028450.

Yoga with Bridget

Yoga classes are running every Thursday evening from 7.30 p.m. to 8.30 p.m. at South West Wexford Family Resource Centre. Contact Bridget at 089 4549029 for more information.

Active Retirement

Next monthly meeting is on December 3 in St Louis Day Care Centre. start 2.15 p.m. This will be a fun meeting with music and guess who from photos. Mince pies tea and coffee why not join in the fun. Come along for a chat with new and old friends over a cup of tea and a bun. New members always welcome.

Shopping Trip to Kilkenny - Wednesday, November 28. Non-members welcome at €5 extra. Cost €15 bus leaving Ramsgrange car park 09.00 Sharp, usual pickups on the way, Leaving Kilkenny 4 p.m. Non-members welcome. To book contact 051 389012 - 087 0544976. Please book early.

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.

Kings Bay Cards

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

Community Market

Ramsgrange Community Market is on every Friday morning from 9.30 a.m. in Ramsgrange Community Hall (opposite Centra). Pop in and have a cuppa and a chat and take the opportunity to meet and buy from local food producers and crafters.

If you want to book a stall for any week contact Ann at 085 7555844 or email ramsgrangecommunitymarket@gmail.com or drop in and see us on Friday mornings.

Patrons of the Community Market can park at Ramsgrange Church carpark just 100m away from the hall.

Fethard Market

Fethard-on-Sea Country Market Christmas Market will be held on Sunday, December 2, 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. Come and join us for some Christmas Treats, baking and crafts etc., following by turning on of the Christmas lights and Santa in the village.

St James GAA lotto

There was no winner of the €8,900 jackpot in last Tuesdays draw. The winning numbers were 5, 12, 21 and 25. St James Club had one match-three winner; Paul Barron, Battlestown. Jackpot for the next lotto draw on November 27 will be €9,200. Lotto tickets are available from committee members and local shops and pubs. €50 yearly lotto tickets are also available from 086 8820773.

Heartsave say thanks

South West Wexford Heartsave would like to thank all of those that donated to our recent successful fundraising coffee morning and cake sale - we really appreciate the support and hope that you enjoyed the morning also. The money raised will go towards maintenance of the defibrillators, and training of local people in their use. If you would like to partake in AED training, please call Tina at 087 6762993.

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