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Friday 18 January 2019

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Karate club needs a home: One of the region's most successful karate clubs will soon be without a training hall in New Ross so they are kickstarting their year with an appeal for someone with a suitable space to contact them.

Run by Mariusz Garlacz since February 2014, the SKIEF affiliated club has operated out of Kennedy College four evenings a week, but due to a change in rules cannot any longer.

Mariusz's club has 35 members ranging in ages from five and up.

Mariusz said: 'We are a typical, traditional karate club. February 8 is the last day we can train at Kennedy College.'.

Children learn discipline and respect for one another at the club, along with a bit about Japanese culture.

He can be contacted at 085 1074154.

Library eClinic class

On Friday, January 4, at 10.30 a.m. an eClinic takes place with New Ross Library staff. Did you know that there are an amazing range of eResources available through your local library? If you would like help with these resources or with placing holds and renewing your books online, then library staff will be on hand to help you at its eClinic. This clinic will take place on the first Friday morning of every month from 10.30 a.m. to 11.30 a.m. Please bring your library card with you.

Interview, CV prep talk

Do you need to update your CV? Are you preparing for an important interview? As part of the nationwide Work Matters initiative, business consultant Alan Maher of Maher Consulting will be here to help people refine their interview skills and prepare their CV at New Ross Library on Tuesday, January 22, at 7 p.m.

To book phone 051 421877.

Should you require any supports to fully participate in this event, please contact the librarian.

Graig's senior citizens party

There will be plenty of festive cheer at the annual Graiguenamanagh, Skeoughvosteen, Rower and Inistioge senior citizens Christmas party. Everyone is welcome to attend the party, you don't have to be a senior citizen and there will be fun for young and old.

The party which is one of the highlights of the year is taking place on Sunday, January 6, in the Springhill Court Hotel in Kilkenny with the meal taking place at 1.30 p.m.

It will be a fun-filled day a meal, music and dancing as well as prizes and a number of surprises.

The music at the party will be top notch this year with performances by the Muriel O'Connor and the Fran Curry Show.

There are also a number of other special guests expected on the day including legendary duo Foster and Allen.

These are sure to attract a large crowd and there will be plenty of opportunities for dancing on the day.

In addition to the raffle and spot prizes there will also be a game of fun bingo which is sure to provide plenty of laughs and friendly competition.

Everyone, who attends the event will also receive a present to take home.

Tickets are available from Nuala Barron's, Graiguenamanagh, or at the Rower or Inistioge post offices or from Denis Rackard Coady at 059 9724960 or any committee member.

A bus will be provided on the day for those attending this fun-filled day.

Blokes with cameras

The Blokes with Cameras group are back, meeting in South West Wexford Family Resource Centre in Ramsgrange on Wednesdays.

Beginners and advanced photographers are welcome to attend. For more information contact reception at 051 389418.

All are welcome to attend these meetings.

Creative Exchange

The Creative Exchange group meets in Colclough Hall from 10 a.m. till 1 p.m. on Fridays.

The group wrapped up in December for Christmas but have two new projects they'll be putting their creative minds to in early 2019.

Gymboree

On Saturday, January 19, at 2 p.m. children can look forward to Gymboree at New Ross Library. You and your child will build creativity, confidence and lifelong friendships.

Gymboree programmes are specially designed to help young children learn and develop as they play.

They also help you learn about your child, how to participate in and encourage his or her development, while enjoying the simple pleasure of playing together. To book phone 051 421877.

Should you require any supports to fully participate in this event, please contact the librarian.

Garda policy plan appeal

New Ross gardaí are appealing to people to highlight issues they want to include in the local force's policing plan for the New Ross district for this year. Sergeant Eddie Wilde said: 'We are asking for the public to highlight issues that they wish New Ross gardaí to deal with.' Contact 051 426030.

Tesco prize winners

There were numerous lucky winners of the Tesco Temple Street Christmas draw. John O'Neill won a €150 Staffords coal voucher.

Lee Cowman won 500 litres of Campus home heating oil, while Danny Kearney and Breda McManus won 250 litres of Campus Oil each.

Mary Furness was the winner of the collectors porcelain doll and Rebecca O'Neill was the winner of the large cuddle gorilla.

The winner of the soft toy meerkat was Peter Torell.

The next prizes to be announced will be a week long holiday for a group of six in Hookless holiday homes, Culcita garden furniture and an elite boxing team vest signed by Katie Taylor and 16 of the top Irish boxers and lots more great prizes.

On behalf of management and colleges community champion Mary McGrath said: 'I would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone for their support and please continue to donate in any way you can. A huge thank you to the very kind companies and customers who donated the fantastic prizes and to the local media.'.

More than €50,000 has been raised in Tesco New Ross to date for Temple Street Children's University Hospital, Dublin.

New Year's Goal Mile

The annual Duncannon Goal Mile walk takes place on New Year's Day at 12.30 p.m. on the beach.

Everyone is invited to run, walk, or crawl a mile for Goal, the third world charity working in areas of war, conflict and natural disasters.

One of the organisers Brian Stafford said: 'All are welcome to come along.' There will be bucket collections on the day for Goal Anybody, who would like a sponsorship card can direct message the organisers or call Brian at 051 389092.

Junior Book Club

Young readers are invited to come along to Junior Book Club on Friday, January 25, at New Ross Library.

Join Patricia on the last Friday of every month to read and chat about your favourite books.

This month's book is the Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett. The club is suitable for nine- to 12-year-olds and new members are always welcome.

For more information phone 051 421877. Should you require any supports to fully participate in this event, please contact the librarian.

Giving Tree

A Giving Tree is in place in the Church of the Assumption, Rosbercon.

Anyone, who wishes to take a tag are invited to do so and return the tag with the gift requested thereon. All gifts received will be distributed in the hospitals in New Ross in the coming weeks.

Variety concert

Ramsgrange Community School is putting on a variety concert on Thursday, January 24. A range of acts including singers, comedians, trad music players and more will take to the stage.

Tickets cost €8 each and a family ticket costs €20 and are available to purchase at the school.

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