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Thursday 13 December 2018

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Search and rescue thanks: New Ross River Search and Rescue would like to extend a massive thank you to the people of New Ross and surrounding areas for their continuous generosity and their support during the last few weeks.

A spokesperson for the group said: 'It is very much appreciated and will never be forgotten. We would also like to extend our deepest sympathies to the family of James O'Gorman and to say thank you for your donations. We are glad that we could help in this very sad situation and that we could bring James home. Thank you once again.'

Santa cruise

Santa and Rossy the Elf on the Shelf will be making a special return visit to Rosbercon this Sunday afternoon.

Santa and Rossy will be brought up the river Barrow from the Marina to New Ross Boat club by New Ross Search and Rescue, courtesy of John Daly.

Bob Saunders will be at Rosbercon abutment from 2.30 p.m. creating a Christmas atmosphere awaiting his arrival and Fr Dan Cavanagh will bless the occasion.

Santy will take his place at the old bridge site with his elves to meet and greet the children, while DMax Events will be on site with kiddie rides.

Face painting will be provided by Rosbercon Village Group and there will be glitter tattoos by Craft Central, and Disney characters from Rathnure Pantomime Society will join the Christmas celebrations.

There will be festive singing from Hayley Crosbie, Rosbercon Folk Choir and Shauna Davitt making for a wonderful festive atmosphere, offering guaranteed entertainment for all ages.

Organised by Jenny Murphy O'Neill of Rosbercon Village Group, there will be a special announcement made by Jamie Doyle, President of Tullogher Rosbercon Vintage Club, at the event.

Also at 5 p.m. two Christmas tractors will parade Santy to The Parish Pump for a free kids disco where Santy might have a little dance with the kids. The evening's celebrations conclude at the Parish Pump at 7 p.m.

The event is sponsored by New Ross Nollaig and New Ross Municipal District.

Shamrock Vintage Club

The Shamrock Vintage Club will hold its seven annual ploughing match on the Scully farm the Maudlins, New Ross, on Sunday. The usual classes are starting at 11 a.m. All are welcome and your support is very much appreciated.

Handball and racquet-ball

Membership for the 2019 season is now due. A registration evening for new and existing members will be held on Tuesday, December 4, from 7 p.m. till 8.30 p.m. in the club.

Keys will be changed from this date and only registered players with new key may play.

The fees come to €40 for adults, students pay €25 and a family membership costs €60.

There is an extra charge of €20 if not returning an old key.

SVdP appeal

New Ross St Vincent de Paul would like to thank all the people who contributed to their supermarket Christmas appeal. They are grateful to the support of the managers at Centra, Tesco and Supervalu and wish to give a huge thank you to all the men and women who gave of their time on collection duty.

The Christmas appeal continues this weekend with on street collection points on South Street and at all Masses in the Parish Church this Saturday and Sunday.

Toddler Storytime

Parents, grandparents and carers are invited to New Ross Library with their toddlers and babies for storytime fun and rhymes every Friday at 11.30 a.m.

Disney show

The Little Sea Musical Society and KSM Concert Orchestra present Disney Magic and Christmas Classics at Carrig on Bannow Hall on Thursday, December 6, and Fethard Community Hall on the following night. Book now on 089 9765414.

Pink Rock run

St Joseph's AC will hold its annual 5k Family Festive Fun Run Walk at the Pink Rock at 12 noon on St Stephen's Day. Fancy dress is optional. You are invited to bring the kids' pets (dogs must be on a lead). The fun Christmas event is a great way to test out the new bikes Santa might bring. Donations can be made on the day, with spot prizes and light refreshments afterwards.

Praise for council works

New Ross Municipal District council staff have been praised by a Tower Grove resident after they removed the traffic calming bumps at Irishtown traffic lights.

Patti Ellen Reidy said: 'Every time I drove there, which could be a dozen times a day, my neck hurt. I am so glad they took the bumps out. It makes it a lot easier on me and a lot of other people have said it as well. We all appreciate it. Now you can get six or seven cars through the lights where before you'd only get four or five as people were putting the brakes on with the bumps.'

Another benefit Patti has found is that rainwater isn't pooling as much at the traffic lights.

Charity spin and swim

The Apex is inviting anyone who would like to help raise money while getting fitter for free to participate in a 24 hour spin and swim event on Friday, December 14, beginning at 10 a.m.

Held in aid of New Ross River Search & Rescue and New Ross Special Olympics, the event aims to raise much needed money for both organisations.

Companies and individuals are invited to sponsor a bike.

Apex Manager Mark Winkle said: 'It's not only open to members. Anyone can sign up to get involved.'

The Apex can be contacted on 051 445522.

Cumas band

Cumas Traditional Music Band will provide a lively start to a Wednesday morning in New Ross Library on Wednesday, November 28, at 11 a.m. This event is a wonderful opportunity for a communal appreciation and celebration of traditional music. Admission is free and all are welcome.

Join the Lions

Would you like to learn more about the Lion's Club and the service it provides to your local community?

The club, which supports several important initiatives across the district from helping TY students with their interview techniques to a Reduce, Rescue & Recycle initiative - are hosting a recruitment and information evening here in New Ross Library today (Tuesday, November 27), at 7 p.m. All are welcome.

Irish classes

An bhfuil cúpla focail agat?

Would you like to learn more Irish or get some practice to revive the skills you have?

If so, then join an Irish conversational language class at New Ross Library on Wednesday, November 28, at 12 p.m.

The class will meet every second Wednesday and is guided by Irene Flanagan.

Festive Roadshow fun

Ireland's biggest tractor - a Case Quadtrack 620 HP - will be covered in Christmas lights as part of a festive roadshow travelling across south west Wexford on Sunday, December 9, in aid of St Louis Day Care Centre in Ramsgrange.

The organisers will be lighting up the roads and villages in the south west Wexford areas.

The event is starting in Campile with Ireland's largest tractor on display at 4 p.m. The road run will then start at 5 p.m. and will drive through Dunmain, Ballycullane, Saltmills, Fethard on Sea, Templetown, Ramsgrange, Duncannon and finishing in Arthurstown with hot food served compliments of the Kings Bay Inn.

A €20 registration fee for all drivers and donations from the public will be kindly accepted in both Campile and Arthurstown. Any enquiries to John on 087 2028450.

There will be a teenage disco in Campile Hall this Friday night for all secondary school students from 9 p.m. till 12 p.m. Doors open at 8 p.m. Strictly no alcohol or drugs are allowed at this fully supervised event.

Exhibition at Hook Cafe

Slade artist Helen Mason is exhibiting her Hook coastline themed paintings at Hook Lighthouse cafe.

In her first solo exhibition called `Along the Rocks' Helen said water, and being in the water whether or swimming, has inspired her paintings.

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