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Saturday 23 February 2019

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Tintern run: The Tintern Abbey Trail Run takes place at 11 a.m. on Sunday, January 27, in Tintern Abbey.

Due to popular demand Gusserane Coiste na nÓg have announced the sixth staging of the Tintern Run, in the medieval grounds of Tintern Abbey. There are two courses to choose from - a 5km and a 8km.

Both courses capture the best of the stunning trails that surround Tintern Abbey. The event caters for all levels of fitness, from elite runner to casual walker.

Registration can be done by logging on to the Tintern Run Facebook page or go to active.com. You can also register on the day from 10 a.m.

The race commences at 11 a.m.

The entry fee is €10 for all persons over 16 years of age. The cost is €5 for under-16s and there is a family rate available of €25 for two adults and two + under-16s.

Complimentary refreshments are available in the registration marquee during the event. Secure car parking in the Boormalt compound (concrete yard) which will be stewarded till all vehicles are left. The organisers would ask all people attending to follow parking signs in the interest of road safety. Participants are advised to please allow plenty of time as the car park is about five to 10 minutes walk from the registration marquee.

Bridge Club

The club results for December are: December 6: First Breda O'Connor and Martin Forristal, second Sile Hayden and Frances O'Brien; December 13: first Jane Parker and Davy Doran, second Garry O'Farrell and Breda O'Connor; December 20: first Rossarii Donovan and Dora Furlong, second Sile Hayden and Helen Murphy.

Duiske Abbey historical talk

The next Graiguenamanagh Historical Society talk will be 'The story of Duiske Abbey' and will be given by historian and author Colm Walsh.

Duiske Abbey is the Catholic parish church in the town of Graiguenamanagh and has served its people as a continuous place of Catholic worship for over 800 years.

The talk will be held in the library on Friday, January 25, at 8 p.m.

In this talk Colm will deal with the history of this venerable 800-year old abbey. Included in his talk will be information on its foundation in 1204 when the Norman Cistercians from Stanley Abbey in Wiltshire, at the invitation of Earl of Pembroke William Marshal, founded Duiske Abbey and some details of the famous quarrel with Jerpoint Abbey. He will discuss what happened after the dissolution of the abbey in 1536 and its first restoration in 1812 followed by the restoration and grand opening on June 1, 1980.

Ross bridge club results

The New Ross Bridge Club results for December 2018 are: December 3: First Carmel Delaney and Breda O'Connor, second Annette Kelly and Breda Kehoe; third Alice O'Connor and Kitty Boden; December 10: first Collette Aylward and Fergal Weatherhead, second Gary O'Farrell and Elizabeth Roberts, third Betty Kelly and Kathleen Woodcock; December 17: first Mary Murphy and Kathleen Woodcock, second Alice O'Connor and Kitty Boden, third Breda Farrell and Gary O'Farrell.

Hall meeting

Ballykelly Hall AGM takes place on Thursday, January 31, at 8.30 p.m.

Open day

Catherine McAuley Junior School is open for enrolment for September 2019. Please visit the school for an application form or contact 051 425586 or newrossjuniorschool@gmail.com. The office is open from 8.15 a.m. to 3.15 p.m. every day.

An open day takes place on Tuesday, January 29.

Everyone is welcome to come and have a look at the facilities and the approach, between 12.30 p.m. and 2.30 p.m. The school will also open in the evening on January 29, from 6 p.m. till 7 p.m. for anybody who cannot make it during the day.

Rose run

Wexford Rose Saoirse Walsh is holding a 5km run in the John F Kennedy Arboretum park for Sunday, January 20, for a Chernobyl Children's Asylum in Belarus which she is volunteering at in February. The 2018 winning Rose of Tralee Kirsten Mate Maher and 18 other Roses including Saoirse, are travelling to Belarus to volunteer at the Vesnova Asylum for five days in February.

The run is in aid of Adi Roche's Chernobyl Children International and all funds raised will go to the asylum.

St Canice's enrolment

The closing date for the receipt of applications for enrolment into junior infants for August or September in St Canice's NS is Friday, February 8.

Application forms can be obtained from the school office by phoning 051 422813 or email stcanicesns@gmail.com.

Study group

There are still some places available in the Campile parents supervised study group for third, fifth or sixth year students in Campile Hall every Monday, Wednesday and Friday evening from 6 p.m. till 9 p.m. at a cost of €20 per month. If anyone is interested in joining for the new school term just ring Nicholas to book in or to make enquiries at 087 9418661 or Campile Hall at 087 2183300.

Historical society lunch

New Ross Historical Society is holding its annual Christmas lunch on Sunday, January 20, at 1.30 p.m. in the Horse and Hound Hotel. It will be followed by a lecture, 'Everyday life in the 1830s' by Frank Clarke.

Bookings to chairman Peter McDonald, 087 9279029 or email napo@eircom.net.

CV prep talk

As part of the nationwide Work Matters initiative, business consultant Alan Maher of Maher Consulting will be in New Ross Library to help people refine their interview skills and prepare their CV 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.

Creative Exchange

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

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

Garda policy

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.'

He said submissions will be treated in the strictest of confidence.

Sgt Wilde said: 'This will give people the opportunity to contribute to the policing plan in the district.'.

Contact 051 426030 to let local gardaí know how you feel they can improve policing in the area in 2019.

Ramsgrange concert

Ramsgrange Community School is putting on a variety concert on Thursday, January 24.

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

Ploughing match

The 16th annual Tullogher Glenmore Ploughing match takes place on Saturday, January 26, at 11 a.m. on lands kindly provided by the Grennan family in Ballyreddy.

Pre-entry only by Wednesday, January 23. Contact Nicholas at 087 2567866 or Edward at 087 9240019.

Gymboree

On Saturday, January 19, at 2 p.m. children can look forward to Gymboree at New Ross Library.

Gymboree programmes are specially designed to help young children learn and develop as they play. To book phone 051 421877.

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