Monday 27 January 2020

Around the districts: Ramsgrange, Our Lady's Island, Rosslare Harbour

Some of the swimmers who took part in the Turkey burner swim at the Brandon House Hotel in aid of New Ross Search and Rescue
Some of the swimmers who took part in the Turkey burner swim at the Brandon House Hotel in aid of New Ross Search and Rescue

Ramsgrange: Family Support - A new family support drop-in service will take place at South West Wexford Family Resource Centre, on the first Wednesday of every month from three to 4.30pm. No appointment necessary.

Families with young and older children welcome. If you have concerns, need advice or a listening ear regarding your child/family, then drop in and see Emma, our family support worker. For more information please contact Emma at 051 389418 or 087 3605595.

New vacancies for 2020

Meet and Greet the Community Employment Supervisor at South West Wexford FRC, Ramsgrange Tuesday, January 7, from 11 a.m. till 1 p.m. This is a drop in service to find out about our Community Employment positions and training that you can avail of. Email if you require more information. We are seeking people in the following areas Cleaning/Community Café, Youth workers, Administrators, childcare assistants.

Forever Fit

Forever Fit Wexford 'Active 50+' will recommence on Monday, January 6, 2020.

St Louis Stitchers

The St Louis Stitchers Group will recommence on Wednesday, January 8, 2020.

Blokes with Cameras

Blokes with Cameras Group will recommence Wednesday on January 15, 2020.

Shelbourne Women's Group

The Shelbourne Women's Group will recommence on Monday, January 13, 2020.

Parent and Toddler Group

The parent and Toddler Group will recommence on Tuesday, January 7, 2020.

Yoga with Bridget

Yoga will recommence on Thursday, January 9, 2020.

Fusion Youth Café

Fusion Youth Café is open to young people aged 11-18 living in southwest Wexford. Located in South West Wexford Family Resource Centre, Ramsgrange.

It is open every Wednesday 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. and Friday 7 p.m. to 9.30 p.m. and members can stay for as long or as little as they like. Pick up and drop off service available free of charge.

Activities include pool, table-tennis, video games, arts and crafts, with day trips and camps over the holidays. Tuck shop available at very reasonable prices. Call 087 3607450 or 051 389 418 for more information.

Local Link Wexford

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

Slimming World

Slimming World Classes are held in South West Wexford FRC on Saturday mornings, weigh in time is 8 a.m. and 10 a.m. Please contact Yvonne Byrne at 086 3147332 for more details.

Active Retirement

Cinema Trip to Omniplex cinema, Wexford, Trip to Omniplex cinema, January date to be confirmed - Cost €12. Bus leaving Ramsgrange car park at 11.45 a.m. Lunch in Kelly's or Farmer's Kitchen before film. Pick-ups from Ramsgrange to Wexford. To book, phone 051 389 012 or 087 0544976. Usual pick-ups on way.

Holiday 2020 - annual holiday May 4 to May 8, 2020, to Castlebar, Co. Mayo, with Anis Kehoe as our guide. Cost of trip €365pps, single supplement €20 per night. Day trips, gratuities, etc. included in price. Deposit €50 before February 3, final payment by April 6. Non-members welcome to join us. Savings club open. Ring Mary B. at 087 2073966.

Card Game - Kings Bay Inn

45 Card Game is played every Friday night at 9 p.m. at the Kings Bay Inn.

Let's play Bridge

Beginner Bridge classes are ongoing in Colclough Hall, Saltmills; Start time 10.30 a.m. For more information contact Theresa at 087 7994363/Margaret 086 8791076/Maria 086 1014011.

Fethard weekly Bingo

The starting time for the weekly bingo in St Mary's Community Hall, Fethard-on-Sea has changed from 8.30 p.m. to 8 p.m. for the winter months.

Campile Bingo

There is a weekly game of bingo being held in Campile Hall every Monday night at 8 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. We welcome each and every one senior citizens, young and children alike to try it and enjoy a great night out and win some money into the bargain.

Our Lady's Island

Chair Yoga

Chair Yoga with Eileen Rowe commences in Our Lady's Island Community Hall this Tuesday, January 7, at 11 a.m. For more info, please contact Patricia Grindon 087 9041300 or Eileen 087 6804279.

OLI Youth Club

We will be back again this Friday, January 10, from 7.45 p.m. to 9.30 p.m. in Our Lady's Island Community Centre. New members welcome.

GAA Bingo

GAA bingo starts back again tonight Tuesday, January 7, in the Community Hall at 8 p.m. The jackpot now stands at €625 would be nice start to the New Year come along for your chance to win.

Community Coffee Shop

The Coffee Shop will now be open only on Sundays from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Do come along for the cuppa, some nice home-baking and the chat. Thanks for all your support.

Tacumshane Knitting Group

Tacumshane Knitting Group starting back on Monday, January 13, and the Sewing Group are back on Thursday, January 16. Newcomers welcome phone Kitty at 087 9233296 or Frances 086 8118967.


Our Lady's Island ICA will hold their monthly meeting on Monday, January 13, at 7.30 p.m. in the Community Hall. New members always welcome.


We would like to say a special thank you to the kids at Scoil Mhuire for their beautiful cribs they made. They were fantastic and really enhanced our church. You can collect them now and keep for next year. Well done.

Rosslare Harbour

Environment Group notes

The AGM of the Rosslare Harbour-Kilrane Environment Group will take place in the Railway Social Club at 7 p.m. on Friday, January 10.

Reminder: A WEEE (Waste Electric and Electronic Equipment) cage only for small Household electrical goods and a container for the recycling of fluorescent tubes is situated at the back of the Railway Social Club. It is open on Saturday Mornings between 10.00 and 11.30 a.m., weather permitting.

The Group's activities can be monitored on their Facebook page 'Rosslare Harbour-Kilrane Environment Group'.

St Mary's GAA

A Happy and healthy New year to all involved in St Mary's Rosslare GAA Thank you for all you help over the last year.

The lotto was not won €9,700. The numbers were 14, 15, 19 and 31 on December 17, 2019. One match-three winner Sheila Lacey. Next draw is next year January 7 in the clubhouse at 8 p.m. and is €9,850.

Our 12 days of Christmas draw was a great success for the club and we wish to thank all who helped and bought tickets. The winners list was as follows. Day 1 - Aiden Waters, Day 2 - Billy Doyle Rosslare Strand, Day 3 - JW Rowe Ballymore, Day 4 - Jim Henessy Rosslare Strand, Day 5 - Pauline & Mary Barron Barntown, Day 6 - Bob Butler Our Lady's Island, Day 7 - W O'Keefe Dublin, Day 8 - Jo Roche Rosslare Harbour, Day 9 - John Devlin Kilrane, Day 10 - Mrs M Howlin Wexford Town, Day 11 - Tony Petit Our Lady's Island , Day 12 - €50 winners Karen Donohue Rosslare Strand , Ned Power Kilrane, Emma & Paul Kehoe Kilrane and Laura Cardiff Carlow. €500 winners Paula Hore Kilmore and Paddy Meyler Tagoat. The winner of €5,000 was Rita Byrne (Noonan) Tagoat.

We held our re-union on Sunday, December 29, in Ferrycarrig Hotel, who served up a lovely meal and we thank their hospitality which made the night so enjoyable. Our special guest were county chairman Derek Kent and Liam Og McGovern Wexford county Hurler. We honoured our County Minor winners of 1994 and County Junior Hurling Champions 1999. It was great to see some of our old players who live away. We celebrated our new Junior Hurling Champions of 2019 we medal presentation by Liam Og. We wish to thank Paul Kavanagh and his band Freeway, who played into the wee hours and got us all on the dance floor. We look forward to 2020 and holding our next dinner dance.

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