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Tuesday 19 March 2019

New Ross & District Community Noticeboard

New Ross Beekeepers: The New Ross Beekeepers Association is delighted to host an interactive evening with Mullingar Practical Bee Master Jim Donoghue (who will take your questions and demonstrate his practical approach to Spring Hive Management) on Monday, February 25, at 7.30 p.m. upstairs in Corcorans pub, New Ross. Everyone is welcome to attend.

Ramsgrange enrolments

Ramsgrange Central NS is now taking enrolments for September 2019.

Enrolment forms are available in the school, on the school website www.ramsgrangens.com or by contacting Karen in the office on 051-389363/stjamesns@eircom.net.

The three teacher school, situated in the heart of Ramsgrange village, has a motto: 'Educating for Enrichment and Enjoyment' and its staff aim to promote a positive learning environment with happy children.

Parents are invited to visit the school and/or speak to principal Lorraine Kennedy, at any time during the school day.

Active retired

New Ross Active Retirement Group is holding an interim meeting at the Youth Centre, Nunnery Lane, New Ross, on Friday, February 15, at 10.30 a.m. All welcome to attend.

Historical Society talk

New Ross Historical Society's next lecture will be held Thursday,February 21, in Parish Pastoral Centre, Michael Street, New Ross, at 8 p.m. where Brian Matthews will discuss the 'Greatest Knight' William Marshall, 1st Earl of Pembrok. He is credited with the foundation of New Ross town and port, and introduced a form of local government, some features remains to present times.

He was responsible for establishing numerous Cistercian Monastery's in Ireland. He married Isabel, Daughter of Richard 'Strongbow' de Clare and Aoife MacMurchada and died on May 14, 1219 - 800 years ago this year.

Cloth Hall wrapped up

The closure of The Cloth Hall landmark clothes and drapery business on South Street in New Ross was marked in style at the M&J Restaurant, where Sean and Barbara from the Bakehouse provided a wonderful cake for Paddy and Elizabeth Walsh shortly after they closed the doors on their business.

Bridge results

The New Ross Bridge Club results for January are: January 7: 1st Kevin Treacy and Frances Ryan, 2nd Kathleen Doyle and Mary Murphy, 3rd Patricia Quinn and Carol Freaney; January 14: 1st Annette Kelly and Carmel Delaney, 2nd Mary Murphy and Philomena Bennett, 3rd Martin Burke and Nancy Kent; January 21: 1st Kevin Treacy and Frances Ryan, 2nd Theresa McDonald and Martin Burke, 3rd Mary Murphy and Kathleen Doyle; January 28: 1st Kathleen O'Farrell and Anne Kennedy O'Brien, 2nd Joan Foley and Carol Freaney, 3rd Betty Kelly and Elizabeth Roberts.

Viking Bridge Club results

The Viking Bridge Club results for January are: January 3: 1st Margaret O'Neill and Dora Furlong, 2nd Sile Hayden and Breda Farrell, 3rd Johnny Hosey and Bernie Sweeney; January 10: 1st Ann Curtis and Sile Hayden, 2nd Kathleen Bolger and Kay Tyrell, 3rd Marie Kissane and Breda Farrell; January 17: 1st Frances O'Brien and Kathleen Daly, 2nd Dora Furlong and Rosarii Donovan, 3rd Mary Maher and Anne Houston; January 24: 1st Davy Doran and John O'Gara; 2nd Ray Shannon and Martin Burke, 3rd Rosarii Donovan Catherine Moylan; January 31: 1st Rosarii Donovan and Martin Burke, 2nd Jane Parker and Breda Farrell, 3rd Marie Kissane and Bessie Bennett.

Gymboree

A fun Gymboree afternoon lies in store for children at New Ross Library on Saturday, February 16, at 2 p.m.

At Gymboree, you and your child will build creativity, confidence and life-long friendships. They also help you to learn about your child, and about how to participate in and encourage his or her development, while enjoying the simple pleasure of playing together.

To book phone 051 421877.

GIY Talk

New Ross Grow-it-Yourself (GIY) group will inspire and empower you to grow some of your own food at New Ross Library on Tuesday, February 19, at 7 p.m. GIY is free to join and all are welcome to the monthly meetings in New Ross Library. For more information phone 051 421877.

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

Cumas band

Cumas Traditional Irish Music Band perform on Wednesday, February 20, at 11 a.m. Cumas Traditional Music Band will give library goers a lively start to their Wednesday morning. This event is a wonderful opportunity for a communal appreciation and celebration of traditional music.  All are welcome and admission is free. For more information phone 051 421877.

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

Sleep better library talk

If you're finding it difficult getting to sleep you could do far worse than attending a Healthy Ireland - Sleep Hygiene Strategies: how to get a good night's sleep with Deirdre McSwiney on Tuesday, February 26, at 7 p.m.

Learn how to develop good sleep habits and help tackle insomnia and sleep deprivation. Deirdre is an insomnia and sleep technologist who honed her skills in the Mater Private Hospital Sleep Disorders Clinic. She trained in Cognitive Behaviour Therapy for Insomnia and is a member of the Irish and British Sleep Societies.

This event is part of the nationwide Healthy Ireland Campaign. To book phone 051 421877.

Horeswood dinner dance

Horeswood GAA Club is holding a dinner dance in the Horse and Hound Hotel on Saturday, February 23.

The intermediate footballers who won the County Championship and the junior footballers who won the league will be presented with their medals.

Tickets cost €30 and are available from committee member and players or by contacting Charlie at 087 8210431, Denis at 087 2878999, John at 087 4127280 or Theresa at 087 6501578.

Historical talk on 1830s Graig

The next talk by the Graiguenamanagh Historical Society will be held on Friday, February 15, in the library in Graiguenamanagh.

The title of the talk will be: Everyday Life in the 1830s and will be given by the well-known historian and genealogist Frank Clarke from Glynn, St Mullins.

In his talk Frank will deal with the appalling living conditions of that time in the Baronies of Gowran and St Mullins.

Matinee film

'Spider Man into the Spider Verse' is the matinee film on Saturday, February 16, at 3 p.m. in St Michael's Theatre.

Black-tie ball

On Saturday, February 16, The Helen Blake project is holding an exclusive black tie ball at the Brandon House Hotel. The night begins with a prosecco reception at 7 p.m.

There will be special guests, a live auction, a live band followed by a DJ. To book visit thehelenblake.com/events or contact Brendan at 087 9861756.

Table quiz

A fun table quiz night for St Canice's NS in Rosbercon takes place on Friday, February 15, at 8 p.m. in the Parish Pump pub.

There will be lots of great prizes to be won as parents and staff pit their wits against one another in friendly competition. The cost of entry for a table of four is €20.

Dinner dance

St Joseph's Athletics Club's annual dinner dance and awards night will be held on Friday, February 22, at 7.30 p.m. in the Rhu Glenn in Slieverue. Admission for adults is €30 and juveniles pay 20. Music is by the Bottlebrothers. Tickets are available from Eddie 087 6376388, Maggiehelen 087 6242017 or Bob 086 1060689.

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