Thursday 20 June 2019

Around the districts: Ramsgrange, Taghmon-Camross

Having fun at the St James GAA Fittest Family event were Aisling Stafford, Balliniry; Ava Burke, Battlestown, Laura Murphy, Ramsgrange and Emer Nolan, Ramsgrange
Having fun at the St James GAA Fittest Family event were Aisling Stafford, Balliniry; Ava Burke, Battlestown, Laura Murphy, Ramsgrange and Emer Nolan, Ramsgrange

Ramsgrange: Irish Cancer Society - Huge thank you to everyone that supported our recent fundraiser for this great cause. We raised a whopping €981.61 but could not have done it without you. Whether you baked for our coffee morning, bought a Daffodil Badge, Shaved or Dyed, donated cash, goodwill or time, thank you so much.

New PALS Group

New group starting at SWWFRC New Parents and Life Skills (PALS) group. Social group for parents that want to take 'time-out' from everyday life. First meeting Thursday, May 16, at 10 a.m. in SWWFRC, pop in for a cuppa and a chat, all welcome.

Child and Family Support Week

SWWFRC are hosting a week-long event to promote the services available from the centre for people in the local community. Contact Reception at 051 389418 for more information.

Living Well with a Long Term Health Condition

This is a six-week program and is aimed at adults over 18 who are living with one or more long term health conditions or caring for someone with a long-term health condition.

The Wexford group starts on Monday, May 13, at 7 p.m. (finishing at 9.30 p.m.) in South West Wexford Family Resource Centre, the Ramsgrange Centre, Ramsgrange, New Ross, County Wexford. Participants can self-refer and book a place by ringing Lana or Denis at 086 8163772 or online via Eventbrite the programme costs just €20 which covers the six sessions and a course handbook.

Education at SWWFRC

Evening courses commencing soon: Word Processing - QQI Level 5; Child Health and Wellbeing - QQI Level 5; Child Development - QQI Level 6; Training and Development - QQI Special Purpose Level 6; ECDL Essentials ICS Skills; Safety and health at work - QQI Level 5

Courses will run subject to minimum numbers confirmed. 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.

Forever Fit

A new fitness class is coming to South West Wexford Family Resource Centre - Forever Fit Wexford 'Active 50+'. Dancing and singing to lovely music + Stretching. Appropriate exercise suitable for ages 60+ 70+ 80+. Maintaining bone density, flexibility, strength, vitality and sociability. Join us for ongoing classes on Mondays from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. Classes are €10. All 'pay-as-you-go'. Please call or Text Amanda Burke at 087 9713339.

Mind and Body Class

Come and join Veronique Rooney at South West Wexford, Family Resource Centre on the second Friday of each month. The next class tbc from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. Drop in €10. For adults of all fitness levels.

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.

Blokes with Cameras

Blokes with Cameras meet at 7 p.m. every Wednesday evening at the South West Wexford Family Resource Centre in Ramsgrange. If you have an interest in photography come along learn about your camera and photo editing in a relaxed atmosphere. Beginners and advanced welcome. Contact Reception at 051 389418 or Jack at 087 1358254 for more info.

Fusion Youth Café

Fusion Youth Café at South West Wexford Family Resource Centre is a drop in service for young people aged 11-18 living in southwest Wexford. Fusion is open every Wednesday and Friday 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. A range of activities including pool, table-tennis and video games are now on offer. Hot and cold drinks and sweets are available at very reasonable prices. Call 051 389418 for more information.

Local Link Wexford

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

Active Retirement

Next monthly meeting will be held on Monday, June 3, in St Louis Day Care Centre. Sart 2.15 p.m. Our speaker TBC.

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 that the yearly membership fees of €20 per member due, 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. 087 6372084.

Trip to Castlecomer - We will be going on a day outing to Castle Comer on Wednesday, May 22. This trip will include a visit to the discovery park, A cookery Talk at Edward Hayden's cookery school including Scones Tea and coffee, we will also visit Dunne's in Kilkenny. We will also stop somewhere for lunch. I will let you know when we have more detail. Look forward to as many of you as possible joining us. Places still available.

Alcoholics Anonymous

A new AA meeting for women has commenced at South West Wexford Family Resource Centre (SWWFRC) Ramsgrange, every Friday at 7 p.m. For more information please contact Noreen at 087 2430282.

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.

Card Game

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

St James GAA lotto

The lotto jackpot is €12,500 and the next draw will take place on the evening of Tuesday, May 14. Lotto tickets are €2 each and can be purchased from committee members and in local shops and pubs. The club would like to thank all the ticket sellers and the premises who take their lotto books for ticket sales.

Artisan Market

The outdoor Dunbrody Food and Craft Artisan Market takes place every Sunday from 12 p.m. 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 or ring 051 389600. Instagram: @DunbrodyMarket

School Enrolment

Ramsgrange Central NS is now taking enrolments for September 2019. Enrolment forms are available in the school, or on the school website or by contacting Karen in the office at 051 389363/ 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.

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. 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.


Athletics club news

Taghmon AC athletes enjoyed success at the county T & F championships in Enniscorthy. Kayleigh Butler had a great day in the under-10 events with first in turbo javelin, second in the 500m and third in 100m. Emma Creane claimed second in the under-10 turbo javelin. Our under-11 relay team of Emma Creane, Kayleigh Butler, Mary-Kate Diskin and Deirbhile O'Dwyer claimed second. Ellie Murphy got third in the under-12 turbo javelin. Orla Kelly first in the under-14 high jump. Ben O'Toole first under-14 100m. Aisling Kelly again had a very impressive day in the under-17 events with first in 300m Hurdle, 100m, Shot Putt, Hammer and Discus. Dearbhla O'Hanlon got first under-17 High jump. Well done, everyone.

Camross Drama Group

The group would like to thank all the audiences who supported our three One Act comedies in the five venues recently - we got great feedback and we certainly enjoyed entertaining you. All welcome to our next meeting on Tuesday, May 14, at 8.30 p.m. in Camross Hall.

Taghmon ICA

Taghmon ICA will hold its next meeting on Wednesday, May 15, at 7.30 p.m. in the Scout hall. Competition: Smallest book.

GAA club news

Next up in terms of competitive action are the under-13 Footballers, who have an away game against St Mary's Rosslare on Tuesday evening at 7.30 p.m. the under-15 Hurlers are playing away to Adamstown on Thursday at 7.30.

The adult hurlers have two games this week. We play St James in the Foxe Cup semi-final at home on Tuesday night at 8 p.m. and then take on Blackwater in All County League action on Saturday evening at 7 p.m.

The adult teams are also running a parish league each Sunday for the next few weeks. Drop down any Sunday over the next few weeks for games from 10.30 onwards. Taghmon, Old Boley, Trinity and Camross will be playing football and hurling against each other for local bragging rights.

The lotto jackpot has increased to €12,500 and the next draw is on Tuesday, May 14, at 8.30 PM in Grantstown. Please encourage any family or friends living away from the area to support the draw through the new online option. Tickets can be purchased at the following website: klubfunder. Tickets are also available locally through all the usual channels.

Finally the Coiste club will be running a clothes collection from Tuesday till Saturday. Please donate all clean clothes, bed linen, towels, curtains, shoes, bags, belts and soft toys. No wet, dirty or damaged clothes please. No pillows or duvets. We will collect at GAA complex Tuesday 7 p.m. to 7.30 p.m., Wednesday 7 p.m. to 7.30 p.m. and Saturday 11 a.m. to midday Any queries please contact Sharon at 086 3881348.

Camross ICA

Our last meeting was on Monday, May 6, in Camross Hall. Mary Kelly congratulated the ladies for being so successful at the recent 'ICA got Talent' event which was also hosted by the Camross ICA guild in Camross Hall. She especially congratulated Maggie Morrissey for her excellent performance.

The winner of the 'prettiest table cloth' was Marian Donnelly. Margaret O'Gorman and Véro Rooney served some truly delicious tea and scones.

A few dates for your diary: May 19 - Ann Power's Walk, starting at 6 p.m. from Camross Hall. All donations will go to the Cottage Autism Network (CAN) everyone is welcome to join us in this great fundraising event. June 6 - Special Occasion, theme: 'ICA on Tour'. June 24 - Federation Meeting in Duncannon. June 28 - Garden Party in An Grianán

Our next meeting will be at 8 p.m. on Monday, June 10, in Camross Hall. The competition will be the 'funkiest pair of shoes', plus a €1 donation to our 'Pennies for friendship' box which content goes to the ACWN (the association of Country Women Network).

Did you know that the aim of the ICA is to provide a welcoming and fun organisation which offers support, friendship, personal development, education and live long learning? To find out more, visit

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