Monday 16 December 2019

New Ross & District Community Noticeboard

Staying well at Christmas - Christmas is a magical time of year for many but it can also be a very stressful time for people.

A once-off workshop is being held at the Healthy Living Centre in New Ross on Tuesday, December 3, to help identify stressers and mental health difficulties for people at this time of the year.

The workshop will be delivered by people with professional experience, alongside with those who have lived experience of recovery and mental health difficulties.

They will share tips for managing and maintaining wellbeing more effectively at this time of year.

The workshop runs from 2 p.m. till 4.30 p.m. in the Healthy Living Centre on the groups of New Ross Hospital on Hospital Road.

Places are free but limited. You can book by email: or phone 086 1746330.

History and song night

An evening of History and Songs from the War of Independence, the Civil War and 1916 with history buff Seamus Kiely takes place at New Ross Library today (Tuesday) at 6.30 p.m.

Seamus will include a historical look at the huge part that the Capuchin priests played during that period of our history and the main protagonists of the time, Michael Collins, Éamon de Valera and others. Booking is essential on 051 421877.

Heart check

The Irish Heart Foundation is bringing a mobile heart check unit to Tesco New Ross on Thursday, December 12, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

The nurses will be available to provide heart health information and do free blood pressure and pulse checks. The one-to-one advice offered by the nurses is a vital part of this check.

Each person receives a personal record with their results and in the event of any abnormal results is advised to follow up with their GP.

High blood pressure, which is a major cause of strokes and heart attack, is one of the most prevalent risk factors in the population and one which once identified is very manageable there by reducing risk. A blood pressure check is a simple quick check and non-invasive test which could prove life-saving. An irregular pulse can be an indicator of a trial fibrillation, a condition that increases our risk of having a stroke. A pulse check can prevent this.

Those at risk will be advised to see their GP for a follow up from any individual having a blood pressure check. You must be 18 or older to avail of this free service.

No appointment is needed. Just come to Tesco car park New Ross.

St Mary's Open Service

St. Mary's Church, New Ross is holding an open service on Sunday, December 1, at 10.45 a.m. Everyone is welcome to attend.

Dora movie

'Dora and The Lost City of Gold' is the Saturday matinee on November 30 at 3 p.m.

Follow Dora as she embarks on her latest adventure at 3 p.m.

Historical talk on Asgard

The Graiguenamanagh Historical Society next talk will be on the Asgard and will be held on Friday, November 29, in the local library at 8 p.m. The talk on Ireland's famous yacht Asgard which was owned by Erskine and Molly Childers will be given by Mr Pat Murphy, a renowned sailor and adventurer. Pat will present the life of the famous yacht in history from her launch in 1902 to her conservation today in Collins Barracks Museum in Dublin. Also, her 23-day voyage to collect guns and ammunition for the Irish volunteers and the landing of them in Howth in July 1914 is described in detail with unique photographs. The talk also includes Conor O'Brien's Kelpie and the Kilcoole landing 100th Commemoration attended by the President of Ireland at which Pat was Master of Ceremonies.

Whist results

Whist is on every Monday night at 8 p.m. at the Y.M.C.A on North Street. New players are welcome.

Whist results for November 18 are: Top Ladies: Triona Moffitt and Maura O'Neill. Half Time Lady: Anna Lawlor, Top Gent: Mary Whitty, 2nd Gent Paddy Bennett, Half Time Gent: Eamon Doyle. Specials Michael Moffitt, Marion Dalton, Maura Young and Brid Murphy. Raffle Mary Whitty, Eamon Doyle, Ann Doyle, and Sean Walsh.

Ghost musical

Rehearsals for New Ross Musical Society's production of 'Ghost' take place at New Ross CBS on Tuesday, November 26, at 8 p.m.

Anyone aged 16 or over who wants to be in the chorus is invited to come along and new members are most welcome.

Injustice and law lecture

The date of the next South Kilkenny Historical lecture is Thursday, November 28, in Mullinavat Parish Hall (opposite church), at 8 p.m.

'Law, Language and Injustice': Myles Joyce and the Maamtrasna Trials, 1882' is the title of the talk by Professor Margaret Kelleher.

Another event to look forward to is this year's 'Night of Reminiscing', which takes place on Thursday, December 5, at the Thatch Cottage Cafe.

The special guest is Marion Fossett of Fossett's Circus. The night of reminiscing will be preceded, at 6.30 p.m., with a serving of colcannon and ribs, Christmas pudding and tea.

The cost is €25 per person. Pre-booking is essential, as places are limited. Further information from Brigid Barron (087 9507295,, or Katherine Grant (086 1954616,

Obituary service

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 that is 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 that interests you or something you would like to do to honour the memory of your loved one who has recently passed away.

Cumas band

Cumas Traditional Irish Music Band perform at New Ross Library on Wednesday, November 27, at 11 a.m.

Admission is free and all are welcome.

Michael's run raises €2,300

New Ross athlete Michael Fottrell ran the Dublin City Marathon in late October, raising €2,300 for Wexford Hospice Homecare.

'The New Ross committee took receipt of the money and 100 per cent of it will be used for their caring vocation mission,' Michael said.

Ann Somers of Wexford Hospice thanked Michael for his amazing achievement and generosity.

Town FC dinner dance

New Ross Town F.C is calling on all former players, club members, managers, coaches and friends of the club to a celebration next month.

The club will be celebrating their 25th anniversary on December 6 with a dinner dance in the Brandon House Hotel and are planning to celebrate in style with a great night of entertainment for all past and present supporters. The evening gets underway at 7 p.m. with a three-course meal with music by Take 5 followed by DJ Steven Davitt.

This year has been the clubs most successful year to date with 10 league titles/cups won, particularly in the schoolboys/girls section and what a fitting way to celebrate in what promises to be a great night.

Tickets can be obtained from any committee member or contact Liam on 087 9340968, Leighton on 086 8256253 or Joanne on 087 9495418. Tickets must be secured by December 3 and cannot be bought on the night.

New Ross Ramblers

A new walking club called the New Ross Ramblers will be officially launching at Corcoran's, Irishtown on Thursday, December 5, at 8 p.m.

Anyone aged over 18 is invited to come along and join. There will be an introductory presentation by Ruth Whelan of Mountaineering Ireland. The group meets on Tuesday mornings at 9 a.m. for walks which usually stretch to around 20kms.

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