Monday 27 January 2020

New Ross & District Community Noticeboard

Healthy Cookery - Cookery demonstrations focusing on healthy eating begin in Newbawn Hall on Tuesday, January 14, and will run for three weeks.

These sessions are free to participants and will place an emphasis on cooking healthy, nutritional meals. The first session begins at 10.30am and runs until 12.30pm.

For further information, or to book your place, please ring Angela on 087 979 0539.


Tuesday, January 7, at 7 p.m.

'Change One Thing' with nutritionist Antoinette Long

Give the new year a healthy kick start with nutritionist Antoinette Long. A lot of people make New Year's resolutions and end up disappointed, feeling worse in themselves than they did before January 1.

Antoinette will help to simplify the changes people want to make in their lives by focusing on four elements - nutrition, exercise, rest and sleep.

Booking is essential; phone 051 421877.

Thursday, January 9, at 10.30 a.m.

Baby and Toddler Storytime & Rhymetime

Parents, grandparents and carers are welcome for this weekly event with toddlers and babies for storytime fun and rhymes.

Thursday, January 9, at 3 p.m.


Would you like to learn the game Rummikub? This tile-based game has been described as a mix of Rummy and Mahjong. New players are welcome.

Friday, January 10, at 3 p.m.

Scrabble Club

This classic game is a firm favourite in New Ross Library every Friday afternoon and the club caters for beginners and advanced players. New members are always welcome.

Tuesday, January 14, at 6 p.m.

Adult Reading Group

New Ross Adult Reading Group meets on the second Tuesday of every month to discuss popular and literary fiction in a friendly environment.

Active Retirement

The New Ross Active Retirement are having their AGM on Friday, January 10, at the Youth Centre, Nunnery Lane, New Ross at 10.30 a.m. All members are asked to attend.

The annual subscription of €25 will also be due on the day of the AGM.

Whist results

Whist results for Monday, December 30: First Lady - Lily Treacy. Second Lady - Mary Whitty. Half Time score - Brid Murphy. First Gent - Ray Shannon. Second Gent - Garry Farrell. Half Time score - Tommy Rellis.

Specials: John McEvoy, Pat Doyle, Maura Young and Biddy Naddy. Raffle: Anne Murphy, Mary Shannon, Brid Murphy and Marion Dalton. Whist is played every Monday night in the Y.M.C.A. on North Street at 8 p.m. All are welcome.

Youth Café

Fusion Youth Café is open to young people aged 11 to 18 living in South West Wexford.

It is open every Wednesday from 3-6 p.m. and on Friday from 7-9.30 p.m.

Members can stay at South West Wexford Family Resource Centre for as long or as little as they like. A pick-up and drop-off service is available free of charge.

Activities at the café include pool, table tennis, video games, arts and crafts, and day trips and camps over the holidays. A tuck shop is available at very reasonable prices.


This newspaper offers tribute pieces to bereaved family members within the local community who have recently suffered the loss of a loved one.

The service is available free of charge, and will be completed in a manner sensitive to your own personal wishes and requests, shaped entirely by your direction.

Please contact the journalist whose details are listed above if this is something which interests you or something you would like to do to honour the memory of your loved one who has recently passed away.

Country markets

Every Friday, the country markets take place from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m.

There is a wide range of cakes and biscuits, crafts, knotted and crocheted, stained glass, organic soaps, deodorants and natural products.

Men's Shed

The New Ross Men's Shed AGM takes place on Wednesday, January 8, at 7.30 p.m.

The election of officers will take place at the AGM.

The year 2020 promises to be an exciting year for the Men's Shed as its new premises will be finished and ready to use.

It currently has a new snooker table and runs regular competitions.

New members are welcome.

Stitchers group

The St Louis Stitchers group in Ramsgrange meet every Wednesday at 11 a.m. at South West Wexford Family Resource Centre.

New members are always very welcome.

Contact the South West Wexford Family Resource Centre reception at 051 389418 for more information.

Fishing survey

Inland Fisheries Ireland is looking to gather the views of the public across the country around fishing via an online survey.

The findings of the survey will help inform a Novice Angler Strategy which will aim to increase angling participation across all types of angling.

The survey looks to discover the barriers that novice anglers could experience when it comes to fishing and to find out their perceptions and experiences of fishing to date.

It also will survey existing anglers around the type of fishing they practice and examine how angling clubs recruit and interact with novice anglers.

The questionnaire is easy to complete and will take approximately 15 minutes. All participants in the survey will be in with a chance of winning one of three €50 vouchers for fishing equipment.

You can participate in the survey by visiting the following link:

Line dancing classes

Line dancing classes are ongoing in the Rower Hall every Wednesday at 7.30 p.m.

Line dancing is renowned for its positive effects on the body and the mind, keeping participants fit.

Men and women aged 15 and older are invited to come along and beginners are more than welcome. Call Sarah at 087 979 2483 for more information.

Blokes with Cameras

Blokes with Cameras meet every Wednesday from 7 to 9 p.m. at the South West Wexford Family Resource Centre in Ramsgrange. The group is ideal for anyone interested in photography.

You can come along and learn about editing in a relaxed atmosphere. Beginners and advanced photographers are welcome.

Contact reception at 051 389418 or call Jack on 087 1358254 for further information.

Family support

Family life isn't always easy. Life events after birth, death, separation, abuse, illness, mental health difficulties, disability, job loss and financial concerns add to the stress and strain of everyday life.

Family support services can and do help, and having someone to talk to can be of great benefit.

The South West Wexford Family Resource Centre family support workers can chat with you over the phone and/or meet with you at home or at the centre.

Call Emma Fitzgerald on 051 389418 for more information.

Rag Doll

Local one-man band Seamie Kehoe, aka Rag Doll, performs in The King's Bay Inn on January 11 at 10.30 p.m., the Brandon House Hotel on January 24 at 10 p.m. and Corcoran's on January 25 at 10 p.m.

Visit his Facebook page for further details.

Laughter Lounge

On Saturday, January 25, at 8 p.m. in St Michael's Theatre, The Laughter Lounge bring their unique brand of comedy to New Ross. Featuring Eric Lalor, John Colleary and Gar Murran, The Laughter Lounge have been delivering humour to Dubliners for 21 years and are now touring Ireland.

Book early to avoid disappointment.

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