Wednesday 25 April 2018

District news round-up

Beard and head shave: A beard and head shave for the Geraldine O'Hanrahan's GAA Club takes place in Bolg Bui pub in New Ross on Friday, October 6, at 9 p.m. There will be live music and everyone is welcome to come along.

The Field

St. Michael's Theatre once again teams up with the talented young Wexford director Paul Walsh to present a classic of the Irish stage, The Field, by John B. Keane. on Thursday, October 12, Friday, October 13 and Saturday, October 14, at 8 p.m. Tickets are available at the theatre on 051 421255.

Creacon Lodge events

There are several events taking place at Creacon Lodge outside New Ross over the coming months.

A Yoga Retreat takes place on Saturday, October 7 and Sunday, October 8.

A Magdalene Divination Card Tour takes place on Tuesday, October 10 from 7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.

A 'Live Your Best Life Workshop' takes place on October 14 and November 18 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

NLP Business Practitioner Certified Training runs from October 7 to October 11.

Time Of Celtic Zen Retreat on Saturday and Sunday, October 21 and 22.

Sound Healing Retreat on Saturday October 28 until Monday, October 30.

See the Creacon Wellness Retreat website for more information.

Social group

A social group in the southeast welcomes new members both male and female.

The group encourages social activities such as outings, weekend breaks, social dancing, dining out.

There are no membership fees. For further information contact 089 4109410.

Dark to Dawn walk for Pieta

Everyone is invited to participate in the Joseph's Athletics Club Dark to Dawn 4 mile walk, which takes place on Sunday, October 22.

The walk will raise money for Pieta House suicide awareness in Waterford, which provides invaluable support to people in distress from the New Ross area. People of all ages will gather at the Pink Rock in Glenmore on October 22 at 6.30 a.m. and walk into the light while remembering loved ones who have passed on in tragic circumstances.

Maggie O'Connor of St Joseph's AC said: 'Everyone participating will be given a tealight to carry or bring home, and light later as a symbol of the light of hope.'

There is no requirement to register for the event, just turn up on the morning and give a donation. T-shirts will be provided on a first come, first served basis. 'All money raised will go to Pieta House in Waterford city.'

Breakfast with some light refreshments will be served in the field at the Pink rock after the walk. 'Last year we had approximately 500 people so please spread the word and come and raise much needed funds for Pieta House, Waterford. For Anyone that doesn't know where the Pink Rock in Glenmore is it's the old Waterford to New Ross Road Where construction of the New Ross bypass bridge is under way. Entrants to this road is at the New Ross side of Glenmore.'

There will be ample parking with numerous stewards at the turn off on the N25 to the venue. For more information see the St Joseph's A.C. Dark to Dawn event page or contact Maggie on 0876242017.

AIMS wants new members

The AIMS Choral Festival, which has been held in New Ross for the last 33 years, is looking for new members to join the organising committee for its 34th year. If anybody is interested please email or message the Facebook page.

Active Retired

New Ross Active Retirement is having its general meeting on Friday, October 6 at 10.30 a.m. in the Youth Centre Nunnery Lane. Please return your ARA tickets.

Breakfast meeting

The annual budget breakfast organised by New Ross Chamber of Commerce takes place on Wednesday, October 11 at 8 a.m.

The event will take place in the Paddy Murphy Suite at the Brandon House Hotel and guest speaker on the day will be Brendan Twohig.

Brendan is a Chartered Tax Consultant and has been working in the tax sector for over 20 years.

He joined the firm in 2006 having previously held key tax positions in both Irish and international firms. In addition to working with clients directly, Brendan also provides support consultancy services to other professional advisors and is a member of various consultancy and liaison groups.

Brendan is also a well known speaker and author on tax issues and regularly makes contributions to both local and national media, as well as to various trade journals.

Booking is essential and the deadline for registration is 1 p.m. on Tuesday, October 10.

For further information or to register tel:051-425077 or .

Musical Society 50th

New Ross Musical Society is celebrating its 50th year in 2018 and are making a plea to the general public and its members, past and present, for any old photographs you may have for projects planned for throughout the year. All photographs will be professionally scanned/copied and returned. Names would be an added bonus. Please contact chairperson Sean on 0857771116.

Better Business

There will be an open morning on October 5 for local businesses from New Ross who haven't already been along to the Better Business Breakfast Group to come along and see what the group is all about. The event is free and is happening in the Dunbrody Cafe, New Ross. Refreshments are available and an informal chat. If people would like to email or give Angela a ring on 0863019519. The event will take place between 8.15 a.m and 9 a.m.

Lake Region 4 mile run

This year's Lake Region Medical 4 mile charity run is in aid of children with learning difficulties.

It takes place at the John F Kennedy Arboretum in Dunganstown on Sunday, October 15. The two bodies which will benefit are Our Lady of Fatima school in Wexford who are actively fundraising for a new playground for pupils, and Touching Hearts which was established to support the building of a new Sacred Heart Centre in Waterford city for children with physical and learning disabilities. Registration is online or at the event, which begins at 12.30 p.m. The cost to enter the 4 mile run is €15 for adults and €5 for U18s. It costs €10 to enter the 2 mile run and admission is free for U18s.

There will be plenty of children's activities and races from 12.30 p.m. and the run and walk takes place at 1.30 p.m.

Refreshments will be served afterwards at the park.

Creative writing group

A new creative writing group meets once a month at New Ross Library and is guided by Tina Callaghan. Whether you're interested in fiction, prose or memoirs why not join? New members are always welcome. For more information phone 051 421877.

Fitness course

A part-time Certificate in Fitness Instruction which will run in the WIT Arena from Saturday, October 7, is currently taking applications. This course appeals to a broad range of people, from school leavers to the more mature person.

More details can be found on the course page at The closing date for applications is Saturday, September 30.

Crime Prevention

There will be an evening on crime prevention hosted by An Garda Siochana at New Ross Library on Tuesday night, October 3, at 7 p.m. This will be an informative talk by the Crime Prevention Unit of An Garda Siochána. Those attending can learn how to update personal and home security measures as the dark evenings approach.

To book contact 051 421877.

Halloween workshop

There will be a children's halloween workshop at New Ross Library on Saturday, October 14, at 2.30 p.m. Suitable for seven to ten year olds the children will learn how to make their own spooky hanging bat which is the perfect decoration for every house at Halloween! To book phone: 051 421877.

Computer course

There will be a CTEC computer course for beginners at New Ross Library on Thursday October 5, October 12, October 19, October 26 and November 2 starting each day at 10.30 a.m.

This course aims to provide people with the confidence and skills to participate in today's digital world. Areas covered will include: the Internet, Internet Safety & Security, Email, Social Media, Online Banking and Security, Online Government Services and Shopping Online. This course will run for five lessons, participants must attend all five mornings.

To book contact 051 421877.


New Ross Library is hosting Storytime with Susan on Saturday, October 21, at 11.30 a.m. This is suitable for children aged seven and under.

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