Monday 21 October 2019

Around the districts: Newbawn, Raheen, Ramsgrange, Rathnure

Newbawn: Parish draw - The monthly parish draw took place after Mass in the local church on Sunday, March 31, and the following were the lucky winners - first prize €300 Máire French Raheenvarren, second prize - €200 Tomas Quinn Courthoyle, third prize €100 Pádraig Davis Naas Co. Kildare.

Thanks to all who support the monthly draw which is a big help in the maintenance of the church and the surrounding areas. The next draw will take place on the last Sunday in April with the usual valuable prizes on offer.

The late Tom Roche

Sincere sympathy is extended to his son Aaron and all other relatives and friends of the late Tom Roche, Ballyclemock, Newbawn, who passed away on Thursday last following a recent illness. Tom, who was in his early seventies, spent most of his life on a ship at sea after he had left Adamstown Vocational College in the early 1960s. He was pre-deceased by his late partner Gladys. May they both rest in peace, Tom's burial took place in Kilgarvan cemetery.

Split the pot

The lucky winner of the €245 prize in the Newbawn split-the-pot draw that took place in Foley's on Thursday night was Ethna McGrath of Courthoyle. Well done Ethna. The next draw will take place in Foley's again on Thursday, April 18, at 9.30 p.m. You too could be a winner for as little as €2. Envelopes for the draw are available from all business premises in the Newbawn area or in the back of the parish church. Proceeds in aid of the local community sportsground and other parish necessities.

GAA events

Well done to Joshua Power, who was granted a subsidised scholarship to Coláiste Laighan during the summer, We wish him well. Any club members who wish to help out at big match days in Wexford park etc are requested to contact our club secretary. On the playing fields St Abban's club footballers had mixed luck in recent games. In the first championship games of the season the intermediate footballers went under to St, Martins by a three point on a final score of 2-8 to 0-11 while the juniors had better luck as they defeated the St Martin's third team on a score of 2-10 to 1-12. The under-17 footballers did best of all with a 3-18 to 2-6 win over Taghmon-Camross.


Coffee Break and Bingo

Raheen Family Resource Centre is hosting a Coffee Break and bingo morning in Adamstown Community Centre on Tuesday, April 16, from 10.30 a.m. to 12.30 p.m. for older members of the community. The cost is €5 and all are welcome.


An affordable counselling service for children, young people and adults is available in Raheen Family Resource Centre.

This service is available to anybody who is experiencing any kind of difficulty in their life which is causing them stress or anxiety. For further information contact Catherine at 051 442888.

Tomi Reichental

Raheen Family Resource Centre is delighted to be hosting the renowned author, person of the year recipient and Holocaust survivor Tomi Reichental in Raheen community centre on Wednesday, April 24, at 8 p.m.

Tomi is an inspirational speaker and gives a very honest account of his time as a captive in Bergen Belsen Concentration Camp between 1944 and 1945. He has received many awards for his work and tireless efforts to promote tolerance and to educate people about the importance of remembrance and reconciliation and it has made him one of the most inspirational figures in modern Ireland. This is a free event and all are welcome to come along and listen to his story.


Volunteers needed urgently

At SWWFRC we run projects with a group of core staff, a team of CE workers (of which there is always space to join) and a dedicated group of volunteers. We are asking for people to join us - simply by offering their time. A few hours a week can make a huge difference to the services we can offer. Full training (if necessary) will be given. If you can help, contact reception for more details.

Family Support Worker at SWWFRC

The Family Support Worker Service offers practical and emotional support to families during difficult times.

The service offers support to families for an agreed number of hours per week in some of the following areas: Parenting Skills; Confidence and Personal Development; Home Care Management; Diet, Nutrition and Health Care; Budgeting and Family Finance.

For further information or to make an appointment please contact our Family Support Worker Denise Farrell at 087 7685934 or reception at 051 389418.

Education at SWWFRC Ramsgrange

Evening courses commencing soon in Work Experience Level 5; Health Care Support Level 5: Safety and health at work; Business Administration: Word Processing Level 5; Early Childhood: Early Childhood Education and Play Level 5.

Recipients of social welfare may be entitled to funding towards courses. Easy payment plans can be availed of for all courses. Phone Diane/Darren at 051 389418 for further details or to book a place on any of the above courses.

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.

Shelbourne Women's Group

The Shelbourne Women's group meet every Monday from 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.

Ramsgrange Community School

Gym/hall is available for hire. Very competitive rates. Contact Bridget at 051 389211 to book.

Local Link Wexford

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

Ramsgrange Active Retirement

We are always looking for new members, so if you are 50 or over, why not come along and join us.

Trip to Omniplex Cinema - Wexford Wednesday, April 17. Film TBC Cost €15. Lunch in Farmers Kitchen before film. Non-members welcome. Bus leaving Ramsgrange car park at 12.00 Noon. 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.

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 a.m.

Please contact Yvonne Byrne at 086 3147332 for more details.

Campile bingo

There is a weekly game of bingo being held in Campile Hall every Monday night at 8.30 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.

Card Game - Kings Bay Inn

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 €11,600 jackpot in last Tuesday's draw.

The winning numbers were 3, 9, 20 and 28. St James Club had no match-three winners. Jackpot for the next lotto draw on April 16 will be €11,900.

Lotto tickets are available from committee members and local shops and pubs. €50 yearly lotto tickets are also available from 086 8820773.

Artisan Market

The outdoor Dunbrody Food and Craft Artisan Market takes place every Sunday from midday to 4 p.m. on the grounds of Dunbrody Country House Hotel. Why not pop by and have a listen to our Jazz artist and have brunch at the local, walk around the food and craft market, and take home one of our organic chickens from the smoker for Sunday dinner. Traders are welcome to apply to

The Perfect Easter Feast at Dunbrody

This year will see the return of the Easter Market here at Dunbrody hosted by the owners Kevin and Catherine Dundon with all funds raised going to the St Louis Daycare Centre in Ramsgrange. A worthy cause and a fabulous community service that is always so well-supported in the local area.

The event will be spread of a couple of days starting with the charity cookery demonstration with Kevin Dundon on Thursday, April 18, at 8 p.m.

The theme is the perfect Easter feast and tickets at €15 are on sale from both Dunbrody House (051 389600) and also the St Louis Daycare Centre (051 389509). Tickets for the grand raffle will be on sale on the night and the Local pub will also be open for food, drink and entertainment.

On Easter Sunday the family fun continues with the Easter Market from noon featuring local artisan food producers, crafts, art, Goodies from Kevin's Smoker, Face-painting and of course the Easter Egg Hunt at 3 p.m. and where better for that the wonderful daffodil-filled gardens of the estate? The Grand Raffle will take place later on Easter Sunday afternoon at 4 p.m.

We've managed to find some old photos of the original street market and also of Lady Donegall and the original documentation about the planning of the first markets.

This promises to be a wonderful community event and definitely fun for all the family. For all the information please contact us as follows.


Church Notices

Please Note: From the weekend of April 27/28 there will be one Mass celebrated in Templeudigan on Sundays at 9.30 a.m. To facilitate this new Mass time, Sunday Mass in Rathnure will move to 10.30 a.m.

Church Restoration: Tender documents are almost ready and hopefully work will begin in the not too distant future. Sincere thanks to all who have returned contributions and pledged offerings through bank standing orders.

Boxes of Restorations Envelopes are available for people who wish to make a weekly/monthly offering.


The bingo jackpot on Tuesday, April 9, is €2,100.

Active Retirement Group

If anyone is interested in helping out on a Thursday afternoon, please call or text Ann-Marie: 087 6359363. New members are always welcome.

St Anne's GAA

Hurling Championship first Round Fixtures - Senior vs. Naomh Eanna at 8.30 p.m. on Friday, April 12, in Bellefield.

Intermediate vs. Gusserane O'Rahilly's at 2 p.m. next Saturday, April 13, in Bree.

Blackstairs Adventure Race 

This is on Sunday, May 5. Seven Steps, five Steps, three Steps, one Step. Something to suit everyone. For registration, check out

Model County Tickets

These will be on sale shortly. €20 for one month or €50 for three draws. All proceeds for the first 80 tickets go to the County Board then Rathnure St Anne's retain €35 from every other €50 ticket sold.

GAA Club shop 

Open on Monday nights from 7 p.m. to 7.30 p.m.

GAA Club lotto 

The numbers drawn last Tuesday the second were 3, 13, 15 and 28. No jackpot winner. There were three match-three winners who each won €67. Jackpot this week: €11,000.

Camogie Club news

We are having our annual Good Friday table quiz at 7.30 p.m. on April 19 in the John Kelly Memorial Hall. Tables of four, all ages welcome.

Summer musical

Rathnure Pantomime Society have started on our summer musical 'Dancing At the Checkout'. If you are interested in getting involved please contact John: 087 6790354 or Nicholas: 087 6528973 as soon as possible.

Line Dancing

Line dancing is on Friday nights from 7.30 p.m. to 9 p.m. in Rathnure hall. Admission is €7. For information contact Pat Doyle at 087 9171916.

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