Monday 22 April 2019

New Ross & District Community Noticeboard

David Looby

Movie time - 'The Boy Who Would Be King' (PG) is the 3 p.m. Saturday matinee film at St Michael's Theatre in New Ross.

Education classes

Want to improve your qualifications, education and keep/increase your social welfare payment while availing of free childcare? (day and/or after-school if needed). If so an open day is taking place at New Ross Adult Education Centre, Butlersland, on Wednesday, April 10, from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. where tea and cake will be served. The centre has cookery courses and office skills courses starting in September 2019.

People attending can have a chat with the friendly teachers and students and see the excellent facilities on offer at the school.

Blood clinic

People across the district are being urged to attend a blood clinic in the Brandon House Hotel in New Ross next week. The clinic will be held from 4.30 p.m. till 8 p.m. on today (Tuesday), and Wednesday and Thursday this week, to ensure there are enough blood stocks for patients in need.

Bunscoil Rís enrolments

Bunscoil Ris, New Ross is taking enrolments for the coming school year. The senior primary school caters for boys and girls from third to sixth class. For enrolment forms contact the office at 051 448378 or email

Classes at Creacon lodge

A class which teaches deep listening to connect takes place from 7 p.m. till 8 p.m. on Fridays in the Heart Room at Creacon Wellness Retreat. The format is a sharing circle, and the class is structured and facilitated. The class is free to attend.

For bookings contact 051 447666 or see

Pupils' water conservation

St Brendan's NS pupils in Drummond learned about the importance of conserving water in their taps during a water awareness day.

Parents and teachers of St. Brendan's NS took to a local route with water in backpacks as part of their green schools flag for water. Children walked 3km with anything from two to seven litres of water in their bags. This was to learn how lucky we are in Ireland to have water in our taps.

Pupils and parents alike learned that children in poorer countries have to travel 6km for water each day and that their mothers can carry 20 litres on their heads.

Lions event

New Ross Lions Club is inviting people from all walks of life in the community to come together for an informal gathering, a bite to eat and some friendly chatter at a New Ross.

The 'Multicultural Mingle and Munch' event takes place on Sunday, April 14, from 1.30 p.m. to 3.30 p.m. Music is by Cumas Trad Band, with face painting and an Easter Egg Hunt.

This is a fun, family friendly event. If you could bring a cold dish of food or dessert for sharing, the organisers would be most grateful, but this is not essential. For more information contact 083 4772245 or

English to play theatre

Making a first ever visit to St Michael's Theatre is Michael English and his band who will play at the New Ross venue on Wednesday, April 17, at 8 p.m. Michael's popularity has sky-rocketed since going on the road with his band four years ago. Tickets cost €25 to what is sure to be a packed event.

Learn to play Rummikub

Every Thursday at 3.30 p.m. you can learn the game Rummikub at New Ross Library. This is a tile-based game like a mix of Rummy and Mahjong. It will be played every Thursday at 3.30 p.m.

Bee keeping

A bee keeping course for beginners will be held on Saturday, May 11, in the Community Hall, Kilmacow, Co. Kilkenny.

Contact Maura Diamond at 086 2619993 for more information.

The closing date for registration is April 24.

Creative Writing Group

The next meeting of New Ross creative writing group takes place on the second Tuesday at every month at 7 p.m. Anyone interested in writing is invited to come along and learn more about the craft from published author Tina Callaghan.

For more information phone 051 421877.

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

Ranganna Gaeilge

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 a great conversational Irish classes in New Ross Library on Wednesday, April 10, and Wednesday, April 24, at midday. The class meets every second Wednesday and is guided by Irene Flanagan.

Viking Club results

The Viking Bridge Club results for March are: March 7: 1st Bernie Sweeney and Catherine Moylan, 2nd Breda O'Connor and Kathleen Bolger; March 14: 1st Anne Curtis and Sile Hayden, 2nd Mary Shannon and John McEvoy; March 21: 1st Ann Bailey and Mary Ryan, 2nd Kathleen Daly and Frances O'Brien; March 28: 1st Dora Furlong and Bernie Sweeney, 2nd Margaret O'Neill and Sile Hayden.

Pensions meeting

A meeting on people's state pension entitlements calling for dignity in retirement to all citizens will be held in the Horse and Hound, Ballinaboola, this Wednesday at 7.30 p.m. Among the speakers are: Fianna Fáil spokesperson for older people, Mary Butler TD, Peter Kavanagh of Active Retirement, Catherine Lane of the National Women's Council, Seamus Boland of Irish Rural Link and a representative of the ICA.

Junior Book Club

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

The club is suitable for 9-12 year olds and new members are always welcome. For more information phone 051 421877.

Easter fun at lighthouse

A fun-filled Easter celebration bank holiday weekend is taking place at Hook Lighthouse.

On Easter Sunday and Monday fun is to the fore for all the family as on Sunday, April 21, Hook Lighthouse presents free family fun events with Captain Hook and Pirate Pat from 1 p.m. There will be lots of chocolatey treats.

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